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  • TV-Y7
  • 2007
  • 9 Seasons
  • 7.1  (1,426)

WordGirl is a children's animated television show that aired on PBS Kids from 2007 to 2022. The show follows the adventures of a young girl named Becky Botsford, who transforms into the superhero WordGirl. With her superhuman strength and extraordinary vocabulary, WordGirl battles villains and saves the day in the city of Fair City.

Each episode of WordGirl features a new villainous character for WordGirl to fight against. The villains are usually up to no good, whether they're trying to steal valuable items, cheat in a contest, or cause general chaos throughout the city. However, WordGirl always manages to outsmart them with her quick thinking and impressive vocabulary skills.

WordGirl's superpowers stem from her extraordinary vocabulary, and the show emphasizes the importance of language skills and learning new words. Each episode features a variety of new vocabulary words, which are defined and used in context throughout the show. As WordGirl battles against the villains, she often uses her words to confuse and outwit them.

The show is filled with humor and witty banter between the characters. WordGirl's alter ego, Becky Botsford, attends school alongside her best friend Violet, and together they navigate the ups and downs of growing up. WordGirl also has a pet monkey named Captain Huggy Face, who becomes her sidekick in her superhero adventures.

The voice talent on WordGirl is top-notch, featuring Dannah Feinglass Phirman as WordGirl/Becky, Chris Parnell as the Narrator and various villains, and Maria Bamford as Becky's mother. The show's creators also employed a team of science advisors to ensure that the show was both entertaining and educational.

One of the standout features of WordGirl is its use of humor to teach important lessons. The show tackles issues such as bullying, the importance of honesty, and the dangers of cheating in a way that is accessible to young viewers. Each episode has a clear moral lesson, but the lessons never feel preachy or heavy-handed.

In addition to its lesson-based storytelling, WordGirl also features high-quality animation and a catchy theme song. The show's art style is bright and colorful, with characters that are easily recognizable and memorable. The theme song, performed by the band The Pop Ups, is infectious and easy to sing along with.

Overall, WordGirl is an excellent children's show that manages to be both entertaining and educational. It introduces young viewers to new vocabulary words, teaches important life lessons, and does it all with humor and heart. The show's cast, animation, and storytelling all come together to create a truly excellent viewing experience for children and adults alike.

WordGirl is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (161 episodes). The series first aired on September 7, 2007.

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World's Best Dad / The Good Old, Bad Old Days
11. World's Best Dad / The Good Old, Bad Old Days
June 19, 2015
When Becky orders a gigantic book of world records, she decides it's time to help her dad break one. Unfortunately, Victoria Best finds out about their plan and decides she should be the world record holder, not Mr. Botsford. After being bested by Victoria again and again, Becky comes up with a brand new record - one that isn¢‚¬´t even in the record book! Will Mr. Botsford beat Victoria fair and square, or will she find a way to take the prize? / Becky and Scoops are ready to start working on their school project when the Butcher charges past them. After Becky finds out that he¢‚¬´s up to no good, WordGirl is on the case " but the Butcher has changed his usual routine, and leaves WordGirl in the dust! WordGirl discovers that the Butcher¢‚¬´s new moves came from a book about how to defeat super heroes. Can WordGirl take back the book and defeat the Butcher before it¢‚¬´s too late?
Rhyme and Reason, Part 1 / Rhyme and Reason, Part 2
10. Rhyme and Reason, Part 1 / Rhyme and Reason, Part 2
August 7, 2015
Rhyme and Reason, a new villainous duo, arrive in the city for a crime spree. But when WordGirl goes to put a stop to them, she finds that these scoundrels aren't on the same page - resulting in some of the strangest crimes she's ever seen. As WordGirl chases the quarreling villains around town, she realizes one of her own friendships is in jeopardy, too! Can WordGirl save her friendship AND her city? / Heroes, villains, and narrators alike are feeling down. WordGirl can't muster the enthusiasm to battle Tobey's robots, and Rhyme is lost without Reason. In order to stop these ridiculous (and destructive) crimes, WordGirl decides to get the villains back together and making sense. But once their back together, will Rhyme and Reason be too powerful to stop?
The Best of the Best/Art's Parts
9. The Best of the Best/Art's Parts
August 5, 2015
After TJ tells Becky all about his new friend Victor, she has a sneaking suspicion that he's related to the boastful Victoria Best. Turns out she's right - and now both Bests are spending the day at the Botsfords. / When someone starts stealing every piece of art in the city, Becky sees just another crime - but Violet sees a downright awful tragedy.
Tim Botsford: Neighborhood Assistant / Set Sail for the Bake Sale
8. Tim Botsford: Neighborhood Assistant / Set Sail for the Bake Sale
July 31, 2015
Mr. Botsford, Becky, and Bob are walking through the park when they hear Pete the Porcupine crying for help. Becky is confident she can climb the tree to save Pete, but Mr. Botsford is convinced that she needs his help and protection. Hurt that Becky refuses his help, Tim becomes the Neighborhood Assistant, determined to help anyone who needs it (or doesn¢‚¬´t). Can WordGirl save the city from Chuck¢‚¬´s sandwich-making schemes AND keep Mr. Botsford from interfering? / When Becky finds out there¢‚¬´s a Pretty Princess on Roller Skates show, she has to see it. She decides that the debate club should use the money from their bake sale to buy tickets instead of buying new podiums. But when Nocan the Contrarian sets out to steal all the granola bars from the bake sale, WordGirl springs into action! Will the debate team get their new podiums, Pretty Princess tickets, or nothing at all?
Time-Out with Two-Brains/Dr. WordGirl-Brains
7. Time-Out with Two-Brains/Dr. WordGirl-Brains
July 17, 2015
Unfortunately for Becky, it's her turn to take home the class pet " a hairy, scary, crawly tarantula named Shaggy. / When Dr. Two-Brains realizes his vault of cheese is going to expire, he decides the only way to save his beloved cheese is to freeze time.
A Sticky Situation / Eight Legs vs. Two-Brains
6. A Sticky Situation / Eight Legs vs. Two-Brains
June 12, 2015
Somehow a broken figurine leads to WordGirl and TJ becoming glued together, back-to-back. Though TJ can¢‚¬´t think of anything better than spending time with his favorite superhero, WordGirl is desperate to get unstuck. Unfortunately, she doesn¢‚¬´t have much time to figure out a solution. Granny May is on a crime spree! Will WordGirl find her way out of this sticky situation in time to stop Granny or will TJ weigh her down? / Unfortunately for Becky, it¢‚¬´s her turn to take home the class pet " a hairy, scary, crawly tarantula named Shaggy. Though she is afraid of the spider, it¢‚¬´s her responsibility to care for him, which means when Dr. Two-Brains reveals his latest cheesy crime, Shaggy comes along for the ride. Will WordGirl¢‚¬´s fear of the spider get in her way, or will she find a way to overcome her phobia?
What Would WordGirl Do / Granny's Corner
4. What Would WordGirl Do / Granny's Corner
June 26, 2015
Becky, Bob, TJ and Johnson are spending the day at the city water park... right after Mrs. Botsford finishes her seemingly unending list of errands. As the kids follow Mrs. Botsford to the bank, the grocery, everywhere but the water park, TJ and Johnson amuse themselves by imagining what WordGirl would do if a villain were to suddenly appear. Little do they know, their crime fighting knowledge will be put to the test when they finally arrive at the park. / Granny May is the star of her own advice show called ¢‚¬ÅGranny¢‚¬´s Corner", and though her advice sounds innocent enough, it has a way of inciting chaos around the city. WordGirl knows Granny May is up to something (she always is), but how can a couple of pieces of bad advice be criminal?
Patch Game / Girls' Day Out Throws Chuck
3. Patch Game / Girls' Day Out Throws Chuck
June 10, 2015
The city is giving away a Key to the City to whichever City Scout can earn the most skill patches in a single day. Even though WordGirl has won dozens of Keys, ordinary Becky Botsford hasn¢‚¬´t won any. Becky wants to win the Key to show that there is more to her than just super speed and super strength. Trouble is, Tobey also wants to win the Key. So badly in fact, he uses his robot to cheat and earn skill patches for him. Will Becky resist using her super powers and compete honestly or will her desire to win get the better of her? / Mrs. Botsford is treating Becky, Bob and Violet to a relaxing day at a spa far, far away - so far, that Becky¢‚¬´s super hearing can¢‚¬´t pick up any sounds from the city. Becky thinks this is great; WordGirl deserves a day off! But timing could not be worse when Chuck decides to go on a crime spree. Will Chuck finally get away with his crimes and WordGirl return to a city covered in ketchup?
Staycation / Dr. No-Voice
2. Staycation / Dr. No-Voice
July 10, 2015
The Botsford Family is excited for their big, tropical vacation. A week of relaxation is very much needed, especially for a tired WordGirl! However, their plans get ruined when a big snowstorm cancels their flight. Mr. Botsford decides they¢‚¬´re going to make the best of it by having a tropical(ish) vacation inside their own house! But that vacation gets put in jeopardy, too, when Mr. Big unveils his latest mind control scheme, causing Becky¢‚¬´s vacation to become anything but relaxing. / Dr. Two-Brains went out for a night of Villain Karaoke, and now his voice is hoarse, which is a big problem for a villain who loves to talk. Since he can¢‚¬´t just stop committing crimes, Dr. Two-Brains hires an actor to serve as his voice in the meantime. Now, WordGirl has Dr. Two-Brains, his henchman and his voice actor to defeat, and to make matters worse, Becky has really hurt TJ¢‚¬´s feelings. But how can she take the time to make things right with her brother when there¢‚¬´s a crime spree to stop?!
Pineapple of My Eye / Big Baby
1. Pineapple of My Eye / Big Baby
July 8, 2015
It¢‚¬´s the 129th Annual Botsford Family BBQ, and tradition decrees that any Botsford 10-years-of-age must prepare a bowl of pineapple pistachio coleslaw in order to earn their apron. That means this year, it¢‚¬´s Becky¢‚¬´s turn to prepare this (very elaborate) coleslaw. It¢‚¬´s an important rite of passage, and Becky is struggling to get the recipe just right. To make it even worse, Chuck the Evil Sandwich Making Guy is on a mission to rid the city of pineapples, the main ingredient in Becky¢‚¬´s coleslaw. Can WordGirl stop him in time, or will she end the day apron-less? / Pretty Princess has released a limited edition Magic Sparkle Wand, and Becky Botsford really, really, really wants it. Mrs. Botsford tells her that if she wants the wand, she has to earn the money for it, so Becky gets a job plant sitting for her neighbor. The job seems easy enough, until Mr. Big begins his latest mind control scheme, which involves a ray that can turn anything " person, dog or beluga whale " into an adorable, baby version of itself. It¢‚¬´s WordGirl to the rescue! But will Mr. Big cause Becky to neglect her plant-sitting duties and miss out on that Pretty Princess Wand?
Where to Watch WordGirl
WordGirl is available for streaming on the PBS Kids website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch WordGirl on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 7, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (1,426)