Martha Speaks

Martha Speaks

  • TV-Y
  • 2008
  • 5 Seasons
  • 6.7  (815)

The animated young children's show Martha Speaks is about a dog who can speak after eating alphabet soup. Martha is owned by a ten year old girl named Helen Corraine. They live in Wagstaff City, which is modeled after Flagstaff Arizona. The series is based on the children's series written by Susan Meddaugh. It was adapted to television by writer Ken Scarborough. The executive producers are Carol Greenwald, Chris Bartleman, and Blair Peters. They have also produced other animated children programs. Susan Meddaugh works with the producers regarding the selected words showcased in each show. One day Martha is accidently fed alphabet soup and discovers that she can talk. Martha learns that she loves to talk and has an extensive vocabulary. Helen's other dog is not able to speak after eating the soup. Martha, however, has the problem of giving unwanted advice, thus getting herself into trouble. Also if Martha eats from the bottom of the soup can, she will say one thing but she would have meant to say the complete opposite. Martha is also an expert in animal languages too. Her friend Helen has the job of trying to keep Martha out of trouble. Helen has both human and animal friends that round out the cast. Around 20 new words are featured in each show. The object of the show is to teach children meanings of words before they can read them. It is the first stepping stones of building a large vocabulary and an introduction to early reading skills. Tabitha St. Germain is the voice of Martha and Madeline Peters is the voice of Helen. The show is narrated by J.T. Turner. The theme music and the music used in the show is the work of composer Daniel Ingram. Ken Scarborough wrote the words to the theme song. The series originated in both the United States and Canada.

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Eyes on the Skies/Camp Truman
19. Eyes on the Skies/Camp Truman
June 15, 2012
Eyes on the Skies: Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson is holding a seminar at the library. Truman becomes more and more certain that his activity partner T.D. is going to embarrass him in front of his idol. Camp Truman: Milo is super-exited to go to Camp Winnetka this summer. But when Truman discovers that Camp Winnetka is closing, he takes it upon himself to cheer Milo up!
Martha's Thanksgiving (Pts. 1  2)
18. Martha's Thanksgiving (Pts. 1 2)
November 19, 2012
Martha's Thanksgiving, Part One: When Martha learns that Helen's extended family will be coming for Thanksgiving, she decides to search for her own long-lost canine siblings. Martha's Thanksgiving, Part Two: Still in search of her mother, Martha digs into her past to uncover the reason they were separated.
T.D. Gives A Report/Martha's Canine Cleaners
17. T.D. Gives A Report/Martha's Canine Cleaners
March 31, 2014
T.D. Gives A Report: When T.D. finds out the Pony Express wasn't a train for horses, he's crushed. It was the only thing worth doing a report on for Mrs. Clusky's class. Martha's Canine Cleaners: Lily needs help. She tore a pillow while she was sleeping. Canine Cleaners Martha and Skits answer the call€¦and make things a whole lot worse.
Martha's Holiday Surprise/We're Powerless!
16. Martha's Holiday Surprise/We're Powerless!
November 18, 2014
Tomato, You Say: Why is there a tomato on T.D.'s shirt? Helen's eager to know. Unfortunately, she'd have an easier time getting Martha to skip breakfast than getting a straight answer from T.D. Martha Questions: Is Martha only speaking in questions? Why would that be? Will the questions ever stop???
Tomato, You Say/Martha Questions
15. Tomato, You Say/Martha Questions
June 18, 2014
Tomato, You Say: Why is there a tomato on T.D.'s shirt? Helen's eager to know. Unfortunately, she'd have an easier time getting Martha to skip breakfast than getting a straight answer from T.D. Martha Questions: Is Martha only speaking in questions? Why would that be? Will the questions ever stop???
April Fools/Bully For You!
14. April Fools/Bully For You!
April 1, 2014
April Fools: It's April Fools' Day in Wagstaff City and T.D., the King of Pranks, is€¦too busy to plan pranks? Bully For You!: A ferocious new pooch has the neighborhood dogs' fur on end. Martha may never go outside again. Can anyone neutralize this bully's bark?
Thou Callest Me a Dog/Martha's Paper Chase
13. Thou Callest Me a Dog/Martha's Paper Chase
June 16, 2014
Thou Callest Me a Dog: A dog speaking Shakespeare? 'Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished and achieved when Martha swallows Hamlet. Martha's Paper Chase: It's the Town Crier deadline and Carolina needs a headline. Hot on the trail for a story, and a biscuit, Senior Canine Reporter Martha stumbles into a scoop that screams front page...
Bookbots 3: Fit Fights Fat/Grandpa Bernie Cleans Up
12. Bookbots 3: Fit Fights Fat/Grandpa Bernie Cleans Up
May 14, 2014
Bookbots 3: Fit Fights Fat: No cat is stronger than a Bookbot€¦unless the Bookbots are out of shape! And with little crime to fight, our heroes have become just that. Grandpa Bernie Cleans Up: When the dogs join Helen and T.D. to clean Grandpa Bernie's garage, they meet Candy, an elderly dog who claims she was bit by a ball from outer space!
Martha's Sweater/The Mystery of the Missing Dinosaur
11. Martha's Sweater/The Mystery of the Missing Dinosaur
November 17, 2014
Martha's Sweater : A dog in a sweater? Not on Martha's watch. But what can she do when Grandma Lucille presents her with a neatly knitted pullover? The Mystery of the Missing Dinosaur: T.D.'s day starts like any other. But when he passes by a toy that looks suspiciously like one he used to own, he's pulled into a mystery that even he couldn't dream up.
Alice Tells a Story/Pirates and Princesses
10. Alice Tells a Story/Pirates and Princesses
June 17, 2014
Alice Tells a Story: When Alice tells the story of how she got Nelson, her class is confused. Pirates and Princesses: Princesses Carolina, Alice and Helen needeth a castle. Skipper Truman and First Mate T.D. are scouring the land for a ship. The problem: Helen only has one tree house.
The Return of Ralph/Little Bo's Sheep
9. The Return of Ralph/Little Bo's Sheep
November 14, 2013
The Return of Ralph: Buying a bigger TV usually means a better entertainment experience. For the Lorraine's, it means the return of Ralph, the conniving duck! Little Bo's Sheep: Martha can't figure out why there's a sheep in her kitchen until Bo, a border collie, rushes in to explain that they got lost on their way to a herding festival.
Stanley Saves the Day/Milo Goes for Gold
8. Stanley Saves the Day/Milo Goes for Gold
November 11, 2013
Stanley Saves the Day: Kenan Thompson guest stars as Truman's cousin, Stanley, whose obsession with watching movies tends to get on his cousin's nerves. Milo Goes for Gold: Milo never wins anything. Tired of being trophyless and second-bested by his friends, he devises a way to triumph by making up his own games.
Mouse Patrol/The Big Knockover
7. Mouse Patrol/The Big Knockover
November 12, 2013
Mouse Patrol: Mice have invaded the neighborhood and Martha's here to help. Her rodent-ridding skills are superb, but once she gets to know these friendly, furry nomads the job gets complicated. The Big Knockover: Trash cans are being knocked down across Wagstaff City and Mrs. Demson knows just who to blame: dogs.
Martha's Puppy/The Cheating Chum Caper
6. Martha's Puppy/The Cheating Chum Caper
June 27, 2013
Martha's Puppy: Martha feels it's high time to get a puppy, but the family disagrees. Even Jake knows that two dogs is plenty. The Cheating Chum Caper: Inspired by her favorite mystery novel, Heroic Helen is on the hunt for trouble. When she notices TD's grades have suddenly improved and spies him meeting secretly with Martha and Francois, things get personal.
My Mother the Dog/Martha's Must-Have
5. My Mother the Dog/Martha's Must-Have
November 13, 2013
My Mother the Dog: Inspired by Ronald's parrot, Martha starts doing impersonations. But when she starts answering phone calls in Mariella's voice, she gets a bit more than she bargained for€¦ Martha's Must-Have: When Martha finds out that wearing a Courageous Collie Carlo Collar makes people give you food, she has to have one.
The Puppy Show/Never Forget to Remember
4. The Puppy Show/Never Forget to Remember
June 26, 2013
The Puppy Show: TV producer Laslo Huckey knows just what people want to watch: puppies. But puppies doing what? Never Forget to Remember: It's the first day of spring and everybody wants to play their favorite outdoor game, Kickup! Only, where's the ball?
The Puppy Tooth Fairy/Martha's Blue Period
3. The Puppy Tooth Fairy/Martha's Blue Period
June 25, 2013
The Puppy Tooth Fairy: Martha is hit with a stark realization: the Tooth Fairy doesn't like dogs. Determined to right a wrong, Martha and Skits bound boldly into the night as the Puppy Tooth Fairies. Martha's Blue Period: It's impossible. It's unthinkable. It's unbearable. Helen is leaving Martha and going to art camp.
Puppy Skits/Dinosaurs in Trouble!
2. Puppy Skits/Dinosaurs in Trouble!
June 24, 2013
Puppy Skits: Can a dog break through the space-time continuum? T.D. thinks so. Dinosaurs in Trouble!: Due to a lack of funds, the museum's fossil exhibit is closing and Milo and Truman are devastated. What's more fun than fossils? Can the Mesozoic enthusiasts find a way to save the dinos?
Too Many Marthas/Too Much Martha
1. Too Many Marthas/Too Much Martha
February 4, 2013
Too Many Marthas: When Martha is asked to sing at an animal rescue fundraiser, she's thrilled. But on the day of the concert, Martha gets mixed up with another Martha! Too Much Martha: Martha's constant pursuit of snacks has added some extra pounds and the vet says she needs to lose some weight.
Description

The animated young children's show Martha Speaks is about a dog who can speak after eating alphabet soup. Martha is owned by a ten year old girl named Helen Corraine. They live in Wagstaff City, which is modeled after Flagstaff Arizona.

The series is based on the children's series written by Susan Meddaugh. It was adapted to television by writer Ken Scarborough. The executive producers are Carol Greenwald, Chris Bartleman, and Blair Peters. They have also produced other animated children programs. Susan Meddaugh works with the producers regarding the selected words showcased in each show.

One day Martha is accidently fed alphabet soup and discovers that she can talk. Martha learns that she loves to talk and has an extensive vocabulary. Helen's other dog is not able to speak after eating the soup. Martha, however, has the problem of giving unwanted advice, thus getting herself into trouble. Also if Martha eats from the bottom of the soup can, she will say one thing but she would have meant to say the complete opposite. Martha is also an expert in animal languages too. Her friend Helen has the job of trying to keep Martha out of trouble. Helen has both human and animal friends that round out the cast.

Around 20 new words are featured in each show. The object of the show is to teach children meanings of words before they can read them. It is the first stepping stones of building a large vocabulary and an introduction to early reading skills.

Tabitha St. Germain is the voice of Martha and Madeline Peters is the voice of Helen. The show is narrated by J.T. Turner. The theme music and the music used in the show is the work of composer Daniel Ingram. Ken Scarborough wrote the words to the theme song. The series originated in both the United States and Canada.Martha Speaks is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (131 episodes). The series first aired on September 1, 2008.

Where to Watch Martha Speaks

Martha Speaks is available for streaming on the PBS Kids website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Martha Speaks on demand at Amazon Prime, Hoopla and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 1, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (815)