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Tobey Or Consequences/High Fat Robbery (#101) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

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  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jun 25, 2017 -- 7:30am

Royally Framed/Wordgirl Vs. Tobey Vs. The Dentist (#713H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

* Royally Framed - Lady Redundant Woman is at the museum copying famous works of art when she becomes distracted and accidentally copies the Royal Dandy, bringing him to life... again. Royal Dandy's first priority is to make himself some mates, so he steals items from the museum and hands them out around town as gifts. When WordGirl confronts him, Royal Dandy pins the crime on her. Now the whole town thinks WordGirl is a thief! How will WordGirl outsmart the Royal Dandy and save her reputation? Vocabulary Words: Vain, Knickknack. < br>* WordGirl vs. Tobey vs. The Dentist - TJ, Becky and Bob are spending the afternoon with the coolest person in town - the dentist! Every kid loves their time with Dr. Clocktormocktor, except Tobey, who comes storming out of the exam room, adamant that there is no way he has a cavity. He tries to console himself with a delicious candy bar, but one bite sends him reeling in pain. Cradling his jaw, Tobey orders his robots to destroy the candy factory, which he sees as the cause of his pain, and since Becky (aka WordGirl) is stuck in a dentist's chair, this just might be one crime Tobey gets away with... Vocabulary Words: Appointment, Cavity.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jun 26, 2017 -- 7:30am

Coupon Madness/When Life Gives You Potatoes.... (#103) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

Coupon Madness - Granny May goes on a crime spree by using her coupons printing-press to get things for free... WordGirl has to track her down and foil her plan. When Life Gives You Potatoes. . . Dr 2-Brains has escaped from prison again! WordGirl must find him before he perfects his latest weapon... a ray that can turn gold into cheese. (Luckily, so far, he's only succeeded in turning gold into potato salad.)

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jun 27, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Jerky Jerk/Becky's Birthday (#104) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

JERKY JERK: When Becky/WG's class takes a trip to the local museum, she must stop the Butcher from stealing their famous artifact: the ancient Beef Jerky of Supreme Power. Vocabulary Words: Clumsy/Supreme. BECKY'S BIRTHDAY: WG/Becky battles an expanding Energy Monster while her parents plan a surprise birthday party for Becky. Vocabulary Words: Appetite/Expand.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jun 28, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 2, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Chuck!/Down with Word Up (#105) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

CHUCK!: Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy tries to steal gold instead of sandwiches, which is confusing to everyone else. WG must decide which is a bigger threat to the city - Chuck's crimes, or Mr. Botsford's strange-smelling traditional family recipe. DOWN WITH WORD UP: The clever villain Granny May tricks the townspeople to turn against WordGirl - providing a cover for her latest crime spree. WordGirl must save the town and turn public opinion back to her side.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jun 29, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Becky Knows Best/As Something As Something (#801) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

Becky Knows Best - TJ entered himself in the school writing contest, and Becky is thrilled. After all, she has only won, like, a bajillion times! Only problem is that TJ doesn't want Becky's help. He wants to do it alone. Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy is facing a similar problem. His brother, Brent, has struck up a new friendship with Ms. Question and won't heed Chuck's warnings that Ms. Question is a no-good villain. But is Chuck right? Is Ms. Question up to something? And will he (and WordGirl) figure it out before it's too late? Vocabulary Words: Compatible, Certain. As Something as Something - It's the first official Botsford family De-Clutter Day, and Becky is having a hard time parting with some of her old things. She has so many memories attached to them! Mrs. Botsford on the other hand has no trouble parting with even some of the more valuable things, eager to bring them down to the new game show "As Something As Something" hosted by everyone's favorite villain, Seymour Smooth. Will WordGirl stop Seymour before he steals people's most prized possessions, or will she find herself tricked by him, too? Vocabulary Words: Clutter, Simile.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 3, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Super-Grounded/Mouse Army (#107) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

SUPER-GROUNDED: Becky is grounded for not cleaning her room; when she sends Captain Huggy Face in WG's place to battle the Butcher, he feels like chopped liver. MOUSE ARMY: Dr... 2-Brains has created an army of super-smart mice - but they've become too smart! WordGirl must step in and save the city before the mice take over.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 4, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Tobey's Masterpiece/Chuck The Nice Pencil-Selling Guy (#108) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

TOBEY'S MASTERPIECE: After Tobey fails to paint a masterpiece in art class, Tobey's robot turns out to be a great artist in its own right. CHUCK THE NICE PENCIL-SELLING GUY: Chuck, freed from jail, tries to go straight - but when he finds out his new boss doesn't like sandwiches, he snaps and takes him captive. WordGirl must broker a compromise to save the day.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 5, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 9, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

The Birthday Girl/Granny-Sitter (#109) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

THE BIRTHDAY GIRL: WordGirl meets The Birthday Girl - a spoiled brat who enlarges when she doesn't get her way. WG's only hope is to use Violet's help to teach her to be generous. GRANNY-SITTER: Granny May answers an ad to be the Botsford's new babysitter - so she can have an alibi for her latest crime. But she didn't plan on babysitting WordGirl!

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 6, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Accordion Tradition/Can't Touch This (#710) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

ACCORDION TRADITION - When Becky inherits Mrs. Botsford's old accordion, she discovers she comes from a long line of stellar female accordion players. At first, Becky is excited about learning an instrument, but she quickly realizes that she, well... isn't very good. She is pretty terrible actually. But her practice session gets cut short by Granny May who, with the help of the stolen Magnifying Diamond, is cracking safes all around the city. Can WordGirl defeat Granny May and still get in enough accordion practice to make Mrs. Botsford proud? Vocabulary Words: Hesitate, Select. CAN'T TOUCH THIS - The Botsfords are out enjoying a family hike through the woods. The sounds of leaves rustling, birds chirping and TJ and Becky's incessant arguing fill the air. TJ won't keep his hands off of Becky's things, and she is getting fed up. When the Botsfords stumble across WordGirl's secret spaceship hideout, TJ immediately runs inside, eager to play with all the cool gadgets inside. As Becky is rushing to get her family out of the hideout, she hears the Whammer whamming trees close by. If he discovers her hideout, WordGirl will really be in trouble! But how can she defeat the Whammer and monitor TJ at the same time? Vocabulary Words: Property, Tinker.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 7, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 10, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Mr. Big's Big Plan/Vocab Bee (#110) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

MR. BIG's BIG PLAN: WordGirl must get to the bottom of Mr. Big's plan to steal the local election when he claims he's reformed and runs for Mayor. VOCAB BEE: Becky enters a vocabulary bee, but the Butcher's latest crime spree proves to be a major distraction for WordGirl.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 11, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Shrinkin' in the Ray/Department Store Tobey (#111) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

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 shopping trip, as he tries to impress WordGirl with his elaborate riddles - but he's too clever for his own good.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 12, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Chuck E Sneeze/Swap Meat (#112) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

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.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 13, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 16, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

News Girl/Diorama Drama: The Scene of the Crime (#707) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

NEWS GIRL - There's a new girl in school, and though Becky wants to do her best to make Rose feel welcome, the new arrival may spell trouble for WordGirl. Rose fancies herself the town's greatest kid reporter (which really irks Scoops), and she makes uncovering WordGirl's real identity her first big assignment. When the Energy Monster breaks lose, WordGirl must not only figure out how to contain the Monster, but how to avoid a snooping Rose. Vocabulary Words: Expose, Details. DIORAMA DRAMA: THE SCENE OF THE CRIME - The Diorama Bonzana Extravaganza has the whole school - and especially Violet - excited to create their own unique diorama. Becky, however, is dreading the event. While she might have a way with words, art is not her strong suit. She doesn't want to be embarrassed by a sub par project, so she does everything in her power to procrastinate, even letting herself get tangled up in the Amazing (and completely inept) Rope Guy's latest scheme. Vocabulary Words: Confront, Diorama.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 17, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Princess Triana & The Ogre of Castlebum/Heat Wave, Crime Wave (#114) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

Princess Triana & 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.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 18, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Thorn in the Sidekick/Crime Takes A Holiday (#115) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

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 Take 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.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 19, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Meat with a Side of Cute/Mr. Big Words (#116) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

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.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 20, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

The Best of the Best/Art's Parts (#811) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

The Best of the Best - 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. As Becky tries to get along with Victoria, Victor makes a devious plan to not only best his sister, but to take away WordGirl's superpowers! Can WordGirl find a way to stop the bragging Bests and get back her powers? Vocabulary Words: Ancient, Twist. Art's Parts - When someone starts stealing every piece of art in the city, Becky sees just another crime - but Violet sees a downright awful tragedy. Although Becky has a hard time putting the importance of art into words, she's determined to catch this thief and put the art back where it belongs. Can she catch the villain in the act, or will all the creativity be sucked out of the city? Vocabulary Words: Evasive, Linger.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Two Brains Forgets/Banned on the Run (#117) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

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.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Have You Seen The Remote?/Sidekicked to the Curb (#118) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

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? Vocab words: Motivate, Finale

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 29, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Lady Redundant Woman/A Game of Cat and Mouse (#119) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

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.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 27, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Sparkling Clean/The Smile Collector (#704) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

SPARKLING CLEAN - It's the day of the Pretty Princess Power Hour Marathon, and Becky is anxiously waiting for it to begin when Mrs. Botsford tells her that she cannot watch any TV until she finishes her chores. Becky decides to use her WordGirl superpowers not to complete her chores, but to hide the mess, and she discovers that her lack of responsibility may not only disappoint her parents, but Pretty Princess herself. Vocabulary Words: Shirk, Unruly. THE SMILE COLLECTOR - Violet is selling drawings to the public in exchange for smiles, and Becky, her best friend in the world, has promised to help her with her new business. However, when Chuck the Evil Sandwich Making Guy causes trouble near Violet's art stand, Becky feels torn between her duties as a friend and her duties as the city's #1 superhero. Will WordGirl sacrifice her relationship with Violet to stop Chuck or will she keep her word to her friend, letting the super villain win? Vocabulary Words: Unique, Repulsive.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 31, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
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