WordGirl, Vol. 2Closed Captioning
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WordGirl follows the everyday life and superhero adventures of WordGirl as she fights crime and enriches vocabulary usage. Disguised as mild-mannered fifth grader Becky Botsford, WordGirl possesses superhero strength with the added benefit of a colossal vocabulary. She is joined in her adventures by a monkey sidekick named Captain Huggy Face. Each episode introduces up to four new vocabulary words in an engaging, humorous way. WordGirl is a superhero spoof, so the storylines are funny takes of familiar stories from that genre. For children 6 to 8 years old.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoShrinkin' In the Ray / Department Store Tobey||Shrinkin' In the Ray - WordGirl must defeat Dr 2-Brains when he invents a shrink ray, and uses it to shrink down the cheesy items he covets for easy stealing. / Department Store Tobey - Tobey interrupts the Botsford's shoe shpping trip, as he tries to impress WordGirl with his elaborate riddles - but he's too clever for his own good.||26:51||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoChuck E Sneeze / Swap Meat||Chuck E Sneeze - WordGirl has to battle Chuck's latest evil scheme, while also fighting off a nasty cold. / Swap Meat - The Butcher is making a bundle, auctioning off forgeries of famous lost works of art. WordGirl has to figure out how he's pulling it off.||26:52||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoGranny's Good Time All-Cure Spritzer / Mecha-Mouse||Granny's Good Time All-Cure Spritzer - WordGirl must put a stop to GrannyMay's latest con game - selling phony bottles of 'all-cure' spritzer that restores youth. / Mecha-Mouse - Dr 2-Brains builds a mechanical mouse muscle suit, to make him as strong as he is smart. WordGirl must stop him from robbing the annual 2-for-1 festival.||26:51||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoPrincess Triana and the Ogre of Castlebum / Heat Wave, Crime Wave||Princess Triana and the Ogre of Castlebum - WordGirl does battle with Tobey, who is determined to steal a copy of the newest sequel to everyone's favorite book series so he can read it before everyone else. / Heat Wave, Crime Wave - On the hottest day of the summer, GrannyMay uses her air-conditioned jetpack/suit of armor to go on a crime spree - and WG and CHF just might be too darn hot to stop her.||26:51||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoThorn In the Sidekick / Crime Takes a Holiday||Thorn in the Sidekick - Chuck reluctantly teams up with an obnoxious, exasperating new sidekick named The Whammer. WG and CHF must track them down - before everything in town gets whammed. / Crime Takes a Holiday - Dr 2-Brains is on vacation, and WG has to battle his replacement - a super-fan named Glen who isn't quite as scary as the real Doc.||26:51||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoMeat With a Side of Cute / Mr. Big Words||Meat with a Side of Cute - Tired of being defeated by WordGirl, the Butcher enlists the unlikely ally of an adorable kitten - hoping to conquer WG with cuteness. / Mr. Big Words - WordGirl is busier than ever when Mr Big invents a ray that causes everyone in town to use big, complicated words.||26:51||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoTwo Brains Forgets / Banned On the Run||Two Brains Forgets - It looks like all is lost when Dr 2-Brains discovers WordGirl's secret identity! But some quick thinking, some help from the Botsford family, and a little luck save the day when 2-Brains' amnesia ray ends up working on the Doc himself. / Banned on the Run - Mr. Big finally cheats his way to becoming the town Mayor - and his first order of business is to ban Word Girl! WG and Huggy must restore order to the town and undo all of the silly laws Mr Big keeps passing.||26:50||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoHave You Seen the Remote? / Sidekicked to the Curb||Have You Seen the Remote? - Tobey and WordGirl team up to track down missing remote control for his robots. When Tobey finally has a chance to spend time with his crush-WordGirl (sigh)- she has to ignore his distractions and stop whoever is in charge of the robots attack on the city. / Sidekicked to the Curb - The Whammer has had enough of all of this sidekick business. He wants to be his own boss, so he signs up for the Coach's motivational help program. Are all of these evil deeds really steps in the program, or has he just become a pawn in the Coach's master plan?||26:50||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoLady Redundant Woman / A Game of Cat and Mouse||Lady Redundant Woman - All Beatrice Bixby wants is to be named manager of the local copy shop where she works. But one day when she merges with a photocopier she becomes Lady Redundant Woman. / A Game of Cat and Mouse - Just when it seems like nothing can stop Dr 2 Brains from transforming hair gel into cream cheese, WordGirl teams up with the newest resident of 2 Brain's old science lab - Professor Tubing.||26:51||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Masked Meat Marauder / Sandwich World||The Masked Meat Marauder - While the Botsfords and the Mings go head to head in a charity car wash, the Butcher battles his new rival--the Masked Meat Marauder. Can this town handle two meat-flinging villains or will WordGirl have to send one of them packing? / Sandwich World - Chuck is fed up with living at home in his mom's basement. So he builds an evil lair, Sandwich World! Will WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face escape Chuck's crazy sandwich theme park? And will Chuck be strong enough to avoid getting homesick?||26:51||$1.99||View In iTunes|
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This is a series of episodes that revolve around WordGirl, who is a superhero. She is normally "Becky" and she has a pet monkey named "Bob." When crime erupts, they turn into WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face (LOVE him!!) to save the day. The show uses vocabulary words repeatedly to help kids remember, paired with the visual image of the scene. Several vignettes also provide vocabulary building. This show is creative and funny. It appeals to both genders, has great music, and likable characters that kids can relate to. Each episode generally contains two story lines, separated by a game show called "May I have a word" and several other small vignettes. Great if you like to limit your child's television time because there is a natural break after 15 minutes. Highly recommend!
not just for kids
I'm a 35-year-old engineer and I love this show! I'm actually a little surprised that kids like the show so much, since it has quite bit of humor aimed at adults. It's nice to have the show on my iPod for times like unexpected delays in the airport, or when I just want to take a break from being a nerd for a while :) Of course, it is awkward explaining to the guy next to me on the plane why I am laughing at a monkey putting banana peels in a photo album...
First review of this show. This is an entertaing, clean, appropriate, humorous, and adventurous show for kids of any age.