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FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman

FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman

Spring 2010 Television
Ages: 6 - 10 yrs.
Network: PBS
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman is a PBS show featuring an animated dog named Ruff Ruffman, who is host of his own game show. He invites six real (live action) kids to compete in a variety of tasks in each episode.

We follow them through the season, as they rack up points by working out a math or science problem, completing a community task or by taking quizzes on what the other kids are doing out in the field.

Ruff is assisted by Blossom the cat, a mouse named Chet, and a few other animated characters. Part game show, part cartoon, Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman moves along at a fast pace. It's fun to watch the real kids take on real challenges and win real prizes, all while the show maintains a good sense of humor.

Ann Oldenburg   ©2010 Parents' Choice
Ann Oldenburg, lecturer and interim director of the journalism program at Georgetown University, writes about television, food, workplace issues and other pop culture topics. A University of Florida Gator with a degree in journalism, she began her career at The Washington Post and spent more than two decades with USA TODAY. She and her husband have three sons and live in McLean, Virginia.

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