The Ruff Ruffman Show

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  • TV-Y
  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 5.7  (24)

The Ruff Ruffman Show is a popular educational series produced by PBS KIDS for children between the ages of 4 and 8. The series stars Jim Conroy, Caleigh Anne, and Raelle Stevens and ran during 2017 and 2018. The show is an animated series that follows the adventures of Ruff Ruffman, who is a dog with his own reality TV show. Ruffman's show is all about science, games, and learning. Each episode of the show features Ruffman and his team of young scientist contestants who must use their knowledge and problem-solving skills to complete challenges and solve puzzles in a fun and interactive way.

One of the unique features of The Ruff Ruffman Show is that it blends animated segments with live-action challenges. This creates a dynamic learning experience that engages children, fosters their curiosity and desire to learn, and helps develop their critical thinking skills, which are necessary twenty-first-century skills. The show's engaging format makes it a valuable resource for both parents and teachers looking to supplement their children's learning.

The show's content covers a wide range of topics, including history, environmental science, engineering, mathematics, and health. One of the show's primary goals is to encourage and facilitate children's exploration of the world around them. Each episode focuses on a particular theme and features a variety of games and activities designed to make learning fun.

In every episode, Ruff Ruffman gives the young scientists a set of clues or a puzzle that they must solve to explore the theme of the episode. The contestants work in teams to complete the challenges and collect points. The team with the most points at the end of the episode wins a special prize.

Ruff Ruffman is the perfect host for this series. He is energetic, enthusiastic, and loves solving puzzles. He is always encouraging the young scientists to think outside the box and use their imaginations to come up with creative solutions.

Overall, The Ruff Ruffman Show is a fantastic addition to the PBS KIDS educational programming lineup. It is an engaging, interactive, and fun way for young children to learn about science and problem-solving. The show's unique blend of animation and live-action challenges makes it a dynamic and exciting learning experience for children. The show's format encourages children to be curious, ask questions, and think critically, promoting a love of learning that kids can carry with them throughout their lives.

In short, The Ruff Ruffman Show is an excellent educational series that is sure to entertain and educate children for years to come.

The Ruff Ruffman Show is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (18 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 2017.

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Music Video: That'll Work!
20. Music Video: That'll Work!
January 1, 2017
A music-video in which Ruff reviews the different approaches to structural puzzles mentioned in the four previous videos. The musical genre is new-wave upbeat dance party. The song is structured so that Ruff lists approaches that won't work, and then suggests the approach that will.
Ask Ruff First: Winging It
19. Ask Ruff First: Winging It
January 1, 2017
A live-action kid wants to know if Ruff has any tips for building a birdbath. Ruff says he has first-hand experience for what a bird needs in a birdbath. He tells how years ago he was cast as the lead in a Broadway musical called Hello Birdie! During a crucial scene, Ruff (singing, in bird costume, and hanging from cables) is lowered into a birdbath, but the bath topples over.
Ask Ruff First: Eye of the Hamster
18. Ask Ruff First: Eye of the Hamster
January 1, 2017
Two live-action kids call in to Ask Ruff First because their hamster is bored and needs some excitement in his life. Can Ruff help? Ruff, noting that not only does the hamster look indeed bored, draws on a moment in his past when was hoping to compete in the dogcathalon.
Ask Ruff First: Building Is A Breeze
16. Ask Ruff First: Building Is A Breeze
January 1, 2017
Ruff is offering a new service called Ask Ruff First! or ARF! Before you start any project, get useful tips from a dog who knows a thing or two (or nothing at all). In this episode, some live-action kids call Ruff with a problem. They're building a tower-like structure for a mini-golf course in their yard, but it keeps tipping over in the wind.
Music Video: Now We're Cookin'!
15. Music Video: Now We're Cookin'!
January 1, 2017
With the kids calling it a tie between Ruff and Scruff, the brothers agree to merge their businesses and become partners. In a Broadway-style duet entitled Now We're Cookin'!, the brothers sing about all they know about food prep and review the lessons learned in the previous episodes in a big splashy musical number with lots of tap-dancing and fun with food.
The Cook-off Part 4: Ruff Mixes It Up
14. The Cook-off Part 4: Ruff Mixes It Up
January 1, 2017
The live-action kids request an orange, green, and purple dessert—it can be any kind!—so long as it has these colors on full display, each color completely separated from the others. Ruff blends up a smoothie of orange juice, mint ice cream, and raspberry sorbet—only to find that it turns brown. Yikes. He tries to unmix the liquid smoothie and finds out this is a no go.
The Cook-off Part 3: Duck, Duck, Egg!
13. The Cook-off Part 3: Duck, Duck, Egg!
January 1, 2017
The live-action kids want a delicious egg dish in the shape of a duck. Ruff dives in with equal parts confidence and ignorance. Blossom fashions a duck-shaped mold, and Ruff fills it with boiled eggs, but his dish is disqualified for being egg-shaped eggs in a duck-shaped pan. He learns that liquids (as opposed to solids) conform to the container they are in.
The Cook-off Part 2: How to Un-toast Toast
12. The Cook-off Part 2: How to Un-toast Toast
January 1, 2017
For the second course, the kid clients order finger sandwiches. Ruff toasts the bread. This, the kids say, will not do—everyone knows finger sandwiches must be on un-toasted bread! But Ruff doesn't have any more bread! Attempts by Ruff to untoast his toast do not go well. If toasting required heat, then he can untoast the toast by freezing it!
Music Video: I Won't Give Up, Ruff Ruffman Action Plushie!
10. Music Video: I Won't Give Up, Ruff Ruffman Action Plushie!
January 1, 2017
Ruff has finally managed to track down and deliver the now battered plushie to his Grandma for her birthday. When asked why he was late to her party, Ruff explains via song his trials, tribulations, and experimentations with force, friction, and gravity with the plushie.
Win a Plushie
9. Win a Plushie
January 1, 2017
Scouring the games at the County Fair for his plushie, Ruff finds it at the milk bottle toss booth operated by his nephew Glen. Glen insists that Ruff has to get the plushie back by winning the game. Ruff is given a choice of three balls (a pompom ball, bouncy ball, and soft ball) and must knock down all the bottles with just one throw.
Pulling for the Plushie!
8. Pulling for the Plushie!
January 1, 2017
Ruff follows the kibble truck carrying his plushie to the county fair where the annual Llama Pull competition is about to begin. Llama Pull competitors must pull 200 pounds of dry kibble on a sled over a surface of their choosing-mud, grass, or pavement. The contestant that travels the fastest wins all the kibble.
Plushie On Ice!
7. Plushie On Ice!
January 1, 2017
Ruff is at the edge of the frozen pond in the zoo's penguin enclosure trying to figure out how to retrieve the plushie, but finds the ice is too slippery to walk on. When Blossom shows Ruff a curling video, he realizes he can send another object on the ice to ricochet against the plushie and send it to the edge.
A Plushie for Grandma
6. A Plushie for Grandma
January 1, 2017
It's Grandma Ruffman's Birthday and Ruff has decided to give her an Ruff Ruffman Action-to-the-Maxion Skate-Pro Plushie as a gift. Ruff decides to roll the plushie (mounted on a mini-skateboard) right up to Grandma's front door, but her perfectly flat sidewalk foils his plan. Ruff recruits help from live-action kids who explain that he needs an incline to deliver his present to Grandma.
Music Video: A Well-Dressed Rhinoceros
5. Music Video: A Well-Dressed Rhinoceros
January 1, 2017
A music-video in which Ruff and Fluff show viewers that clothing made out of different materials has different properties. Ruff sings about how Fluff always dresses appropriately for every occasion, while Ruff has the wrong choice of attire. On a hot day, Fluff wears a cool cotton while Ruff dons a hot rubber slicker.
Pet-Sitting Tip #4: A Dry Pet Is A Happy Pet
4. Pet-Sitting Tip #4: A Dry Pet Is A Happy Pet
January 1, 2017
Ruff confides to his viewers that pet-sitting a rhinoceros disguised as a giant Puli dog is hard, especially if you have to take them out for a walk in the rain. Their first try leads to a very unhappy Fluff, whose absorbent mop costume is now soaked. Ruff has to find a water-resistant material he can use to keep Fluff dry.
Pet-Sitting Tip #3: Turn Your Rhino Into a Dog
3. Pet-Sitting Tip #3: Turn Your Rhino Into a Dog
January 1, 2017
With Blossom due home any moment, Ruff frets that she won't approve of his pet-sitting a rhinoceros. His desperate plan? Disguise Fluff as a dog. His dog breed research leads him to the perfect pooch to base Fluff's costume on—the shaggy, dreadlocked Puli Dog. Ruff and Chet set to work analyzing and sorting different materials based on their shagginess scale.
Pet-Sitting Tip #2: Plarn It!
2. Pet-Sitting Tip #2: Plarn It!
January 1, 2017
Pet-Sitting Tip #2: Plarn It!- Fluff, the rhinoceros Ruff is pet-sitting, has just destroyed several valued items belonging to his roommate, Blossom. When Ruff's attempts to paste, tape, and glue the items back together fail miserably, his kid viewers introduce him to plarn, a versatile material made from plastic bags that can be woven, knit, or crocheted to recreate the items Fluff shredded.
Pet-Sitting Tip #1: Make Sure It's a Hamster
1. Pet-Sitting Tip #1: Make Sure It's a Hamster
January 1, 2017
Pet-Sitting Tip #1: Make Sure It's a Hamster- Ruff, expecting the delivery of a hamster for his new Pet-Sitting Service, receives a rhinoceros instead. His failed efforts to make a leash to bring the rhino to heel eventually lead him to enlist the help of live-action kids to help him test the strength of household materials.
Where to Watch The Ruff Ruffman Show
The Ruff Ruffman Show is available for streaming on the PBS KIDS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Ruff Ruffman Show on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    5.7  (24)