Clifford the Big Red Dog

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  • 2000
  • 5 Seasons
  • 6.5  (5,513)

Clifford the Big Red Dog is a children's animated television show produced by Scholastic Entertainment and aired by PBS from 2000 to 2003. The show is based on the classic children's book series of the same name by Norman Bridwell. The show follows the adventures of Clifford, a giant red dog who lives with his owner Emily Elizabeth Howard in the fictional Birdwell Island. Clifford is much larger than any other dog in the town, but he has a heart of gold and a desire to help those around him. Emily Elizabeth and her friends have many adventures with Clifford, learning lessons about friendship, sharing, and acceptance along the way.

The show features a talented voice cast, led by John Ritter as the voice of Clifford's loving owner, Emily Elizabeth. Grey Griffin provides the voice of Emily Elizabeth's best friend, Cleo, a poodle who is sometimes jealous of the attention Clifford receives but ultimately loves him as well. Tom Eastwood takes on the role of Clifford, bringing to life the lovable giant dog who is always eager to please and make friends.

Each episode of Clifford the Big Red Dog features a new adventure, taking the characters to new places and introducing them to new challenges. Whether it's helping a lost pet find its way home, rescuing a friend in danger, or simply learning a new lesson about life, Clifford and his friends are always up for the challenge.

But the heart of the show is the relationship between Emily Elizabeth and Clifford. Their bond is the foundation of the show, and the love and trust they share is evident in every episode. Emily Elizabeth understands Cliffords' unique needs and personality, and she does her best to provide him with the care and attention he deserves. Clifford, in turn, provides Emily Elizabeth with unwavering loyalty and boundless love.

In addition to the engaging storytelling, Clifford the Big Red Dog is known for its vibrant animation style. The show's colorful backgrounds and characters pop off the screen, capturing the attention of young viewers and drawing them into the world of Birdwell Island. The show's creators also pay attention to the little details, ensuring that every prop and object in each scene feels authentic and well-crafted.

The show is not just about entertaining children, but also educating them. Clifford the Big Red Dog aims to teach young viewers valuable life lessons using relatable characters and scenarios. Each episode introduces a new moral lesson, emphasizing the importance of qualities like empathy, kindness, and responsibility. Through the adventures of Clifford and his friends, children learn how to become better people and understand the world around them.

Overall, Clifford the Big Red Dog is a beloved and successful children's television show that has captured the hearts of generations of young viewers. With its engaging storytelling, likable characters, and valuable life lessons, it remains a popular choice for parents looking for quality programming for their children. The show has also spawned numerous spin-off books and merchandise, cementing its place in pop culture history.

Clifford the Big Red Dog is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (106 episodes). The series first aired on September 4, 2000.

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Princess Cleo/Basketball Stories
13. Princess Cleo/Basketball Stories
February 21, 2003
Princess Cleo - Be a Good Friend - Cleo discovers her grandmother was a Queen - and that makes her a Princess! She begins to enjoy all the privileges she believes come with being a Princess - but soon learns that her friends are more important to her than any crown or title could ever be. Basketball Stories - Be a Good Friend - Skyscraper Jackson has come to Birdwell Island for a big exhibition game, which Charley wouldn't miss for anything - except a bad cold. But Emily, Vaz and Jetta each write a story about the game for Charley from their different points of view. Charley gets to relive the game through his friend's stories and they have a lot of fun writing and reading them to him.
Doghouse Rock/Guess Who's Coming to Birdwell
12. Doghouse Rock/Guess Who's Coming to Birdwell
February 21, 2003
Doghouse Rock - Believe in Yourself Mac wants to join the pop band T-Bone has put together, but has a hard time finding where his talents fit in. With the help of his good friends, Mac discovers he has a special talent for writing. Guess Who's Coming to Birdwell - Believe in Yourself When a famous dog champion Oscar Owen Bright Like The Sun comes to Birdwell, the dogs go out of their way to impress him. But they soon learn that the best way to impress someone is to just be yourself.
Tie-Dye Clifford/Stage Struck
11. Tie-Dye Clifford/Stage Struck
February 20, 2003
Tie-Dye Clifford - Be Truthful When Clifford accidentally gives himself a bath with tie-dye dyes, he ends up looking like a T-shirt from the '60's! Not wanting to upset Emily, he tries to hide the fact. But soon learns that he can tell the truth to Emily because Emily understands that everyone makes mistakes. Stage Struck - Believe in Yourself Mary has always been afraid to perform in front of an audience. But with the help and support of her friend Emily, Mary is able to overcome her stage fright.
Doggie Detectives/Camping it Up
10. Doggie Detectives/Camping it Up
February 19, 2003
Doggie Detectives - Work Together Equipment is disappearing from the local playground and it's up to K.C., inspired by the Detective Mike books he likes so much, to figure out what happened. He enlists the help of Clifford and the gang to form the "Doggy Detectives" to solve the mystery and the whole gang soon discovers the joy of discovery available in reading a good book! Camping it Up - Work Together Because she thinks camping is going to be boring, Jetta tries to bring all the comforts of home into the woods. But she soon realizes that there's more than one way to have a good time - and sometimes the simple way is just perfect.
Led Astray/Wedding Bell Blues
9. Led Astray/Wedding Bell Blues
February 18, 2003
Led Astray - Believe in Yourself A visiting dog influences Clifford to do things that he knows aren't right. But Clifford soon learns that he can has the strength of character to stand up for himself and what he believes. Wedding Bell Blues - Have Respect Ms. Carrington is getting married and the kids speculate about what kind of teacher "Mrs. Grumbly" will be. Based on her name, they assume she will not be very nice. But they soon learn that you can't judge someone until you've actually met them.
A Big Help/The Trouble with Kittens
8. A Big Help/The Trouble with Kittens
February 17, 2003
A Big Help - Help Others Cleo and T-Bone notice how often Clifford is able to use his large size to help out. But when the kittens, Billy and Betty, get stuck in a tree, the little dogs learn that you don't have to be big to be helpful. The Trouble with Kittens - Have Respect When kittens Betty and Billy insist on playing in Mr. Bleakman's yard, Clifford does his best to keep them out. But when they wreak havoc in the yard, Clifford gets the blame from Mr. Bleakman! Mr. Bleakman learns that it's not fair to judge a situation until you have all the facts.
Flood of Imagination/Lights Out
7. Flood of Imagination/Lights Out
February 14, 2003
Flood of Imagination - Be a Good Friend It's raining and Cleo's going stir-crazy with boredom! But Clifford comes to her rescue by helping her to imagine an exciting action/adventure story. Lights Out - Work Together Mr. Bleakman and Clifford save the day when a big power failure threatens to paralyze Birdwell Island.
Food for Thought/Friends Forever
6. Food for Thought/Friends Forever
November 20, 2002
Food For Thought - Responsibility Clifford and his friends are influenced by advertisements for a new dog food. Friends Forever - Be a Good Friend When T-Bone learns his old best buddy Burger is coming for a visit, he tells Clifford and Cleo about the time when he was a puppy, and thought he'd never be able to have another friend as good Burger.
Clifford's Cookie Craving/Jetta's Friend
5. Clifford's Cookie Craving/Jetta's Friend
November 13, 2002
Clifford's Cookie Craving - Be a Good Friend Mr. Bleakman bakes a giant cookie for the Birdwell Fair, then leaves it unattended. Clifford gets one whiff of it and, try as he might, simply can't resist the temptation to taste it. Mr. Bleakman forgives the big dog when he realizes that everyone makes mistakes - including the mistake of leaving too big of a temptation in front of a child. Jetta's Friend - Be a Good Friend When her pen pal visits the island, nothing goes as Jetta planned, but to her own surprise, she has fun anyway!
Who Moved My Bone/Clifford Pirate King
4. Who Moved My Bone/Clifford Pirate King
November 6, 2002
Who Moved My Bone - Be a Good Friend When Cleo accuses T-Bone of trying to steal her bone, Clifford gets caught in the middle of his two feuding friends. His efforts finally pay off when Cleo and T-Bone realize that their friendship is worth more than a silly old bone. Clifford the Pirate King - Work together After reading the book Treasure Island in school, the kids decide to throw a "Treasure Island" theme party. Clifford helps them prepare for the festivities on Charley's houseboat. But once the party begins, they discover Clifford is too big for the boat. The kids choose to relocate the party rather than let Clifford feel left out.
Cleo Gets a Cone/A Job Well Read
3. Cleo Gets a Cone/A Job Well Read
October 30, 2002
Cleo Gets a Cone - Be Kind The dogs see another dog wearing a cone collar and Cleo and Mac make assumptions about the other dog's "weakness of character" (she should have been able to stop scratching!) However, a few days later, Cleo is forced to "walk a mile in her cone" when she herself can't stop scratching - and the experience teaches her compassion. A Job Well Read - Be a Good Friend Jetta volunteers to watch her baby brother Cosmo but finds him a more energetic than she was expecting. With the help of her good friends Charley and Emily, she's convinced to try reading to the little guy - and activity that Cosmo really loves!
Vaz Goes Down The Tubes/Cyber Puppy Problems
2. Vaz Goes Down The Tubes/Cyber Puppy Problems
October 23, 2002
Vaz Goes Down the Tube - Be Responsible Vaz gets a new satellite dish with 632 channels and begins to lose himself to the world of TV until Clifford and his friends help him realize that he's missing out on some very fun and important real life experiences. Cyber Puppy Problems - Believe in Yourself When Mac worries that Jetta love her mechanical toy dog more than he loves her, his friends rally around to help him get through his crisis of confidence.
Special T Bone/Jetta's Sneak Peak
1. Special T Bone/Jetta's Sneak Peak
October 16, 2002
Special T-Bone - Believe in Yourself When Emily Elizabeth starts work on a project titled "What Makes Me Special," it gets all the dogs to thinking about what makes them special. T-Bone isn't quite sure, but soon discovers that he has a special gift of making others feel good. Jetta's Sneak Peek - Have Respect Jetta can't resist reading Emily Elizabeth's journal, but soon learns that it's important to respect someone's privacy.
Where to Watch Clifford the Big Red Dog
Clifford the Big Red Dog is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Clifford the Big Red Dog on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Hoopla and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 4, 2000
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (5,513)