- AirsWeekdays @ 5:30PM on Lakeshore Public Television
Based on the best-selling children’s book series by Susan Meddaugh, the MARTHA SPEAKS animated TV series follows the adventures of Martha, a loveable dog whose appetite for alphabet soup gives her the ability to speak. Using her newfound abilities, Martha gets jobs, wears disguises, foils bad guys, wins contests and orders lots of steaks. A dog’s breakfast of messes and hilarious entanglements ensue for Martha, her family and the unsuspecting people of her town who make up the comic heart of the series.
Being a talking dog, Martha lives in a vocabulary-rich environment. The educational goal of the series is to bolster the vocabulary of 4 to 7-year-olds within the context of great stories in engaging, comical ways. Around and in between the half-hour’s two 11-minute stories are a variety of animated interstitials that reinforce the vocabulary. Sit. Stay. Watch out world; here comes Martha!
Find out more at pbskids.org/martha/
Dogs in Space/Dogs from Space
Dogs in Space: Mrs. Clusky asks the class to present projects on the solar system, but T.D. finds himself distracted by comic books. Can he save the Planet of the Dogs from evil space cats and still get his homework in on time?
Dogs from Space: Inspired by T.D.’s comic about the Planet of the Dogs, Martha has a dream about what life would be like as an alien space dog.
Itchy Martha/Martha and the Thief of Hearts
Itchy Martha: Martha has to wear a cone on her head to keep from scratching her itchy ear mites! Will Martha have to live in the cellar until her ears feel better?
Martha and the Thief of Hearts: The gang decides to make homemade valentines for each other… until the art supplies begin disappearing! Can Martha solve the mystery of the stolen supplies?
The Usual Dogspects
Mrs. Demson accuses Martha of knocking over her garbage can. Is Martha really to blame, or was she just taking advantage of a little free breakfast?
Martha questions the dogs of Wagstaff about the trash can tipping mystery.
With trash cans tipping all over town, Mrs. Demson starts a crusade for a new leash law in Wagstaff.
Mouse Patrol/The Big Knockover
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: Mrs. Demson thinks that neighborhood dogs are knocking down trash cans. Martha scrambles to find the real culprit before the town passes a restrictive new law.
MICE: The Musical
Martha has succeeded in getting the mice out of Mr. Pangborn’s house, but now they’ve invaded the Lorraines’ and refuse to leave!
A Mousy Predicament
The Lorraine’s newest neighbor Mr. Pangborn has a mouse problem, but not to worry–Martha is on the job!
When Mice are Invited... Er, Invade!
Martha has come up with an answer to Mr. Pangborn’s mouse problem, but it’s not the solution he expected!
The Lorraines got a new TV and Ronald just has to share his opinions… wanted or not.