FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman

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  • TV-Y
  • 2006
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.3  (1,071)

FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman was a popular educational television show for kids, produced by PBS Kids and airing from 2006 to 2010. The show was hosted by Ruff Ruffman, an animated dog who would task a group of young contestants with various challenges and quests that were designed to teach them important lessons about science, history, math, geography, and more.

Each episode of FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman would start with Ruff receiving a challenge from his boss, a mysterious voice known only as "The Head of Wherever." Ruff would then turn to his trusty computer, YES (Your Extraordinary Supervisor), who would help him choose a team of real-life kids to help him complete the challenge.

The team would often consist of four contestants between the ages of 10 and 14, each with their unique backgrounds and skills. Over the course of the show, the team members would work together to complete various challenges that Ruff would lay out for them. These challenges ranged from creating a working Rube Goldberg machine and reenacting a historic event to designing a new invention and pitching it to a panel of judges.

One of the unique aspects of FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman was that the show combined live-action segments with animated segments. The animated segments featured Ruff and his friends, as well as a variety of other characters that helped move the story along. The live-action segments showcased the real-life adventures of the contestants as they completed the challenges.

In addition to the challenges, FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman also included educational segments. Each episode would include a "Fetch 3000 Report," where Ruff would send one of his friends to report on a scientific concept or historical event related to that episode's challenge. The show also featured "Grand Finale" events, where the contestants would showcase everything they had learned throughout the episode and compete in a final challenge to see who would earn the most points.

The show was hosted by Jim Conroy, who voiced Ruff Ruffman, and featured a cast of live-action actors and actresses, including Rosario Corso as the voice of YES and Marc Prophet as the "Fetch 3000" reporter. The voice-acting and live-action performances were supported by a team of writers, animators, and producers who were dedicated to creating a fun and educational show that would engage young viewers.

Overall, FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman was a beloved show that became a favorite of many children and parents alike. With its unique combination of animated and live-action segments, educational elements, and fun challenges, it provided an exciting and engaging way for kids to learn about the world around them. While the show ended its run in 2010, it remains a classic example of high-quality children's programming that continues to be enjoyed by viewers of all ages.

FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (100 episodes). The series first aired on May 29, 2006.

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The FETCH Finale
20. The FETCH Finale
November 4, 2010
It all comes down to this! In the Season Five FETCH Finale, Ruff has learned that PURRS, the organization that runs Go Get It, is an EVIL CAT ORGANIZATION! PURRS plans to brainwash the entire country with a device that makes everyone think they're cats! PURRS is also responsible for the disappearance of Ruff's parents€¦After learning that PURRS headquarters is hidden somewhere inside a water park, Ruff sends the FETCHers to find a way inside. Now all Ruff needs to do is stop the brainwashing device, find his parents, and crown a FETCH Grand Champion!! All in a day's work for Ruff Ruffman!
Long Glen Silver and the Pursuit of the Golden Fetchie!
19. Long Glen Silver and the Pursuit of the Golden Fetchie!
November 3, 2010
Ruff's nephew Glen has been playing a pirate-themed video game on the Go Get It Web site. Through this game he's somehow gotten into the Go Get It mainframe computer, and discovers that they're hunting for something called The Golden Fetchie€¦ Ruff wants to find the FETCHie first, so he sends the kids off to the island. And at Glen's request, he makes them dress up as pirates€¦
Snoop Dog
18. Snoop Dog
November 2, 2010
FETCH's rival game show Go Get It is produced by a mysterious organization called PURRS. Ruff sends all six kids to meet with a team of private investigators and learn how to become gumshoes. Ruff and the FETCHers then try to use their sleuthing skills to get to the bottom of who is behind PURRS.
Go Belugas Go!
17. Go Belugas Go!
October 31, 2010
FETCH competes with Go Get It, the rival cat game show, in a synchronized swimming match, so he sends Marco, Shreya, and Rubye to learn about synchronized swimming, and he sends Marc to Mystic Aquarium to learn how beluga whales are adapted for the water.
Wolfing Down Some Barbeque
16. Wolfing Down Some Barbeque
October 28, 2010
Ruff has a family reunion barbeque, and invites some distant relatives-wolves! He sends Emmie and Rubye to Yellowstone National Park to learn all about wolves, and sends Jay and Marc to South Carolina to make some authentic southern barbeque.
Birds Are Handy!
15. Birds Are Handy!
October 27, 2010
Ruff's rockstar cousin R¼f R¼fman wants to record songbirds on his next album. So Ruff sends Emmie and Rubye to Wyoming to work with songbirds in the field. He also sends Marc and Shreya to meet with a hand model due to a misunderstanding between the word "Hands" and the name "Hans."
Ruff Follows His Dream
14. Ruff Follows His Dream
October 26, 2010
After Ruff has a dream where he's flying with an elephant, he decides to see if he can make his dream come true! He sends Marco off to Tennessee to the Elephant Sanctuary to learn what it takes to own and care for an elephant. He then sends Marc and Rubye to learn how to indoor skydive.
Look What the Dog Dug Up!
13. Look What the Dog Dug Up!
October 25, 2010
When Ruff digs up a sarcophagus in his backyard, he's convinced it's an authentic Egyptian mummy, and he's also convinced it comes with a curse. He sends the FETCHers to the Museum of Fine Arts to authenticate the artifact, and also to a carbon dating lab to verify the age of the mummy. The kids then go through Tomb, an Egypt-themed amusement park to solve the mystery of the mummy.
That Sculpture Isn't Yours, It's Mime
12. That Sculpture Isn't Yours, It's Mime
October 21, 2010
Ruff learns that he's horrible at charades. To help him figure out how to act without making a sound, he sends Emmie and Marc to meet some mimes. Then he sends Jay and Rubye to learn how to make sculptures that move called kinetic sculptures.
Eureka is Not a Brand of Dog Food
11. Eureka is Not a Brand of Dog Food
October 20, 2010
Ruff's owner is running him ragged making him fetch, so he sends Emmie and Shreya to build him a vehicle he can ride on so he doesn't have to run. He then sends Jay and Marco to an invent another device that will make his life easier.
Who Wants to Trade for Some Old Tracks
10. Who Wants to Trade for Some Old Tracks
October 19, 2010
Someone has just stolen Ruff's garden gnome and he's determined to get it back! In fact, he's so obsessed that he hasn't bathed in several days and is covered in flies-prompting Charlene to send him some fly swatters. Ruff sends Emmie and Marco to analyze the footprints left behind by the perpetrator who stole the garden gnome; while Rubye and Shreya try to barter the flyswatters for something better that Ruff can give to Charlene.
The Legend of Ruffman's Gold
9. The Legend of Ruffman's Gold
October 18, 2010
Ruff's ancestor Gus Ruffman is believed to have hidden gold in an abandoned mine somewhere in Colorado. He sends Marc, Jay, and Rubye to solve clues, find the mine, and most importantly, find the gold!
How Much Frosting Can You Bear?
8. How Much Frosting Can You Bear?
October 14, 2010
Grandma Ruffman takes over today's show. Her friends Fig and Tucker's person is getting married, so she calls upon Ruff and the FETCHers to help her with the wedding gifts! She sends Rubye and Jay to meet up with some grizzly bear experts to engineer a bear-proof picnic basket for the couple. Meanwhile Shreya, Emmie, Marc, and Marco bake the bride and groom's actual wedding cake!
A Whole Flock of Cheese
7. A Whole Flock of Cheese
October 13, 2010
Chet has gone on a cheese craze, replacing everything in the doghouse (including the furniture) with cheese-inspiring Ruff to send Emmie on a cheese-themed challenge. Meanwhile, Ruff is searching for his long-lost parents and decides to employ the help of a carrier pigeon. He sends Jay and Rubye out to learn about carrier pigeons and then compete in a race against one!
It's Ruff in the Ring
6. It's Ruff in the Ring
October 12, 2010
Ruff gets accidentally booked in a boxing match against the legendary boxer Whipped Cream McGee, so he sends Shreya out to learn how to box, and sends Marc and Marco to engineer a safe boxing helmet for him..
Ruffman Manor Is Haunted
5. Ruffman Manor Is Haunted
October 11, 2010
Ruff has just learned that he's set to inherit Ruffman Manor from his ancestor Maximilian Ruffman. The only problem€¦ Ruffman Manor is said to be HAUNTED! Ruff sends all six FETCHers out to check out the manor and find out if it's safe for him to move in.
The Ol' Shell Game
4. The Ol' Shell Game
October 7, 2010
Ruff gets a phone call from his friend Crush, the sea turtle from Disney's Finding Nemo, who tells him that his turtle friends are in trouble. Ruff sends Marco and Shreya to Florida to learn about turtles and help turtle hatchlings on the beach. He also sends Jay to be a contestant on a mysterious radio game show, which turns out to be a little unfair€¦
You Can't Teach an Orange Dog New Tricks
3. You Can't Teach an Orange Dog New Tricks
October 6, 2010
Ruff's cousin Bluff Ruffman is about to send a gaggle of mysterious animals to the doghouse. In a panic, Ruff sends Marco and Shreya to Disney's Animal Kingdom to learn how to take care for animals. As a backup plan, Ruff wants to know how to make the animals disappear, and sends Rubye to Las Vegas to learn some magic from Penn and Teller.
Game Show Isle
2. Game Show Isle
October 5, 2010
After losing his FETCHers at the end of the Season Five premiere, Ruff discovers that they're stranded on a mysterious island-Game Show Island. To get off the island and back to Studio G, they must find the "Fabulous Four" game show relics before sundown or they will be trapped on the island forever! Ruff also learns some important clues about the mysterious disappearance of his parents.
Ruff Fetches the FETCHers
1. Ruff Fetches the FETCHers
October 4, 2010
Season Five is about to start but Ruff has been so busy trying to find his long-lost parents, he's forgotten to choose his Season 5 FETCHers! In this casting special, viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at how Ruff goes about picking his contestants. Unfortunately, shortly after selecting his intrepid kids, Ruff loses them on the way to Studio G!
Where to Watch FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman is available for streaming on the PBS Kids website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    May 29, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (1,071)