Martha Speaks, Vol. 1Closed Captioning
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What would happen if your dog were suddenly able to speak? Find out on Martha Speaks, an outlandish animated series from the creators of Curious George and Arthur. The series follows the adventures of Martha, whose appetite for alphabet soup gives her the power of human speech. Using her newfound abilities, Martha gets jobs, wears disguises, foils bad guys, wins contests, and orders lots of steaks. Based on best-selling books by Susan Meddaugh, the series is designed to address the substantial vocabulary deficit common to many young children. The series targets children ages 4-7, as well as parents, caregivers, preschool- and early elementary teachers, librarians, and dog lovers.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoMartha Speaks / Martha Gives Advice||When Martha eats alphabet soup, the letters go to her brain and she develops the ability to talk. And boy, does she talk. After her family complains that she talks too much, she clams up and stops eating her soup. Then a cat burglar breaks into her house, and Martha finds herself speechless. Can she get help in time? / Helen’s cousin Carolina is a little bit older but a lot more fashion-conscious. Helen tries to take her advice, even though she’s pretty happy with how she looks already. Then Martha becomes the new host of a radio advice show, and people start doing some pretty strange things. Will Helen learn whose opinion really matters?||27:49||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoMartha and Skits / Martha Plays a Part||A new puppy joins Martha’s household, bursting with puppy energy and the desire to chew everything. Unlike Martha, when Skits eats alphabet soup, nothing comes out except “Woof.” Feeling like he’s let the family down, Skits runs away. But soon Skits discovers that everybody is special in their own way. / Helen is miserable after Martha volunteers her for a part in the school play. With practice—and a little help from Martha—Helen finds she can do anything she wants, if she puts her mind to it.||27:49||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoMartha Takes the Cake / Codename: Martha||It’s Alice’s birthday and everybody’s invited, including Martha. The only problem is that Nelson (Martha’s cat nemesis) will be there too. When somebody—or some animal—ruins the birthday cake, Alice’s brother Ronald thinks Martha’s responsible. Martha proclaims her innocence . . . but why was she surrounded by cake crumbs? / Martha, Helen, and T.D. uncover a plot to rob the jewelry store, or so they think until their two suspects turn out to be police detectives on a stakeout. Now that everybody has gone home in disgrace, how will Martha catch the real criminals?||27:49||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoMartha to the Rescue / Martha Camps Out||Martha is inspired by her favorite show, “Courageous Collie Carlo.” Unfortunately, her attempts to become a doggie hero don’t quite work out the way she plans. In the end, both Martha and Helen discover they can be courageous when it really matters. / Ronald finds out that Helen and Alice plan to go camping and warns them about Big Minnie, a mythical monster who lives in the woods. Undeterred, the campers set off. After all, everybody knows Big Minnie’s imaginary. Or is she?||27:49||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoDown On the Farm / Martha Runs Away||Helen, Martha, and T.D. visit T.D.’s grandpa CK on his farm. When Martha tries to help with chores, things get a little out of hand. She doesn’t think she’s cut out to be a farm dog, until she raises the alarm, just in the nick of time. / When Helen gets mad, Martha feels unappreciated and decides to run away. She finds the perfect job to match her abilities—as a telemarketer—and enjoys career success. But she realizes that no amount of success is a substitute for a loving family.||27:49||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoMartha Blah Blah / Skits Behaves||Granny Flo decides to cut costs at the soup factory. Who would notice if each bowl of soup had only half the letters of the alphabet anyway? Martha would, that’s who. As the letters are subtracted from the soup, they’re also subtracted from her speech, and Martha loses her ability to communicate. Has Martha ordered her last burger? / Now that Skits is full grown, his rambunctious behavior has really gotten out of hand. Mom and Dad tell Helen she has to train Skits or he will have to be an outside dog. Helen tries all the latest training techniques with no success, until she realizes there’s only one sure-fire training method: practice, lots of practice.||27:49||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoMartha and the Canine Caper / Perfectly Martha||Martha inadvertently helps some stray dogs rob Karl the butcher. Worried that she’ll get blamed for the crime, she conceals the evidence and pretends nothing happened. When the canine criminals recruit her for another heist, she’s torn between the truth and a really big salami. / Martha thinks there’s something fishy about the Perfect Pup Institute. Why are all these dogs behaving so, well, perfectly? Martha is determined to uncover the secret, before any more dogs lose their essential dogginess. Will she succeed or will she become a perfect pup too?||27:49||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoFiredog Martha / Martha's Pickle||Martha wants to be a firehouse dog, just like her favorite book, Firehouse Freddie. But somehow all the things Freddie makes look so easy—climbing ladders, carrying hoses—aren't as easy for a real dog to do. Will Martha give up on her dream? / Have giant alien pickles invaded Wagstaff City? Truman saw something just like it in a movie, but he never saw the ending. Now they're racing the clock to figure out how to defeat the aliens, before they’re really in a pickle!||27:49||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Dog Who Came to Dinner / Martha Calling||Helen agrees to take care of Mrs. Clusky's dog for a few days, and Martha can't wait to welcome their houseguest. To Martha's chagrin, François turns out to be a demanding and manipulative guest who knows just how to charm the humans. When Martha gets blamed for the teacup poodle's bad behavior, something has to be done, but what? / When Martha wins a trip to the Come-On-Inn from a radio call-in show, there's only one problem: No dogs allowed. Helen and Martha put their heads together to come up with a solution. Enter Granny Martha. But when a "mad dog" eats Granny Martha, pandemonium ensues. Where's Martha and why is everybody running for the exits?||27:49||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoOh, Noooo! / Bye, Martha||Granny Flo’s Alphabet Soup is taking a licking from the competition, Oodles of Os. If Granny Flo goes out of business, how will Martha communicate? To increase sales, Helen, Martha, and T.D. set out to convince Granny Flo to advertise on the popular TV show, International Icon. Who will Granny Flo choose as a spokesperson? / Nefarious con artist Weaselgraft hatches a scheme to kidnap Martha by pretending to be Martha’s long-lost owner . . . from Poland. The family sniffs something suspicious, but why has Martha suddenly begun speaking Polish? Will they really have to say pozegnalny to Martha?||27:49||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoMartha Walks the Dog / Martha's Got Talent||There's a new dog in town and, boy, is he mean! He barks so much that nobody can sleep. Helen and Martha decide they have to do something. They try steak, squeaky toys, soothing music, but nothing calms the beast within. Then unexpectedly Ronald's parrot reveals the power of a few well-chosen words. / Weaselgraft just can't get Martha off his mind. He must have her. Maybe he can tempt her into his clutches with some well-placed praise and a lifetime supply of bones. He invites her to a talent show, and Martha tells the gang. TD, Truman, and Carolina are game, but they aren't the kind of game Weaselgraft was hoping to catch.||27:49||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoMartha the Hero Maker / Starstruck Martha||Martha has an idea for a thrilling adventure story, so Truman, T.D., and Helen decide to draw it for her. Much to Martha’s dismay, they all add their own special touches, including peanut butter, a ground squirrel, and the Incredible Exo-Skeleton-of-Wow. But when life imitates art, things get a little too exciting! / Martha is thrilled when she hears Courageous Collie Carlo is coming to town. But when Martha unexpectedly reveals how uncourageous Carlo really is, she has to help him save his reputation or Carlo’s TV career could be history.||27:49||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|13||Closed CaptioningVideoTruman and the Deep Blue Sea / Martha In Charge||Truman can't believe his luck when Alice invites the gang to go whale watching . . . . until he realizes that he has to actually get on a boat. Which means he'll get seasick. But Truman's desire to see Balaenoptera musculus drives him to overcome his fear, with a little help from someone who knows the true meaning of perseverance! / Helen comes down with laryngitis, and she's sent to bed to recuperate. Martha decides to use her powers of speech to take care of the patient and find a cure. So why are a police car, fire engine, pizza delivery van, and chimney sweep truck all blocking the road in front of Helen's house?||27:49||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|14||Closed CaptioningVideoEscape from Flea Island / No Dogs Allowed||Carolina is determined to outdo Tiffany Blatsky on the science project. She organizes an expedition with TD, Truman, and Martha to gather "exotic" plants. When the canoe capsizes, a storm blows up, and the sun starts to go down, they worry they may never get off Flea Island. / Tiffany wants to make Helen's treehouse into a girls' clubhouse. But who should be president? When the girls hold an election (Carolina vs. Tiffany, of course), both candidates aggressively court Helen's vote.||27:49||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|15||Closed CaptioningVideoMartha Ain't Nothin' But a Pound Dog, Pts. 1 and 2||Martha loses her collar and winds up in the animal shelter. She leads an escape attempt, only to find that freedom isn't much without a family. But when Martha's family comes to take her home, she decides she can't leave her shelter friends behind. Adopting that many dogs is out of the question, so Martha, Helen, and TD cook up a plan to find families for the pound pooches.||27:49||$1.99||View in iTunes|
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This has become my daughter's newest favorite show. My wife and I even enjoy watching it with her. With everything else out there, who could go wrong with a talking dog who teaches good morals in a fun and entertaining way. Well worth it!
Even though I am not the target audience for this show, I downloaded the free episode and I think it is great! It is very cute and entertaining. I think any kid would love it! They learn without being aware of it, a bonus for parents!
Who wouldn't want a dog who talks? I love this show! It's really cute and Martha is hillarious! Great for kids!
- SD Version
- Genre: Kids
- Released: Sep 01, 2008
- © 2008 WGBH Educational Foundation
- CCin English