Clifford the Big Red Dog

The BEST episodes of Clifford the Big Red Dog

Every episode of Clifford the Big Red Dog ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Clifford the Big Red Dog!

Clifford the Big Red Dog is a fun show aimed towards younger audiences. Clifford, a 20 foot tall red dog, plays with his dog friends, Cleo and T-Bone, and has great adventures with them. Clifford's best friend, however, is Emily Elizabeth Howard, his owner. Emily has friends of her own and all the characters live peacefully on Birdwell Island. Each Clifford the Big Red Dog episode consists of two stories, linked by a "Speckle Story," a story read to Clifford by Emily Elizabeth about the adventures of a dog named Speckle. At the end of each episode is a "big idea" presented by Clifford, followed by a short promotional spot for one of the characters on Clifford. Please note that some online guides list two big ideas for each episode. The "big idea" listed in this guide will always be only the one that actually airs at the end of the episode itself. Also included is a short segment featuring a real kid with his/her dog. However, most, if not all, PBS stations no longer show this s

Last Updated: 8/2/2022Network: PBS
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Food for Thought
star
9.50
2 votes

#1 - Food for Thought

Season 2 - Episode 43 - Aired 2/20/2003

Clifford and his friends are influenced by advertisements for a new dog food.

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Screaming for Ice Cream
star
9.50
2 votes

#2 - Screaming for Ice Cream

Season 1 - Episode 52 - Aired 7/12/2001

Charley and Emily Elizabeth find themselves up to their elbows in ice cream when Charley takes it upon himself to serve ice cream while his father is at a Doctor's appointment. Charley learns that there are some responsibilities kids should not attempt to shoulder without the help of an adult.

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Tie-Dyed Clifford
star
8.97
30 votes

#3 - Tie-Dyed Clifford

Season 2 - Episode 45 - Aired 2/21/2003

When Clifford accidentally gives himself a bath with tie-dye dyes, he ends up looking like a T-shirt from the 60's! Not wanting to upset Emily, he tries to hide the fact. But soon learns that he can tell the truth to Emily because Emily understands that everyone makes mistakes.

Stinky Friends
star
8.70
33 votes

#4 - Stinky Friends

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/24/2002

Clifford can't resist going into a field to play – even after Emily Elizabeth tells him he's not allowed. He and his friends soon learn that rules are there for a reason and it's a good idea to follow them!

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Good-Bye, T-Bone
star
8.50
2 votes

#5 - Good-Bye, T-Bone

Season 1 - Episode 41 - Aired 7/5/2001

Clifford and Cleo misunderstand a conversation they overhear, and think T-bone is moving away. They vow to make T-bone's last day on Birdwell Island extra special. They eventually learn to listen to a whole story before jumping to conclusions – but the good friends enjoy a truly special day nonetheless!

Directors: John Over
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Mr. Bleakman's Special Day
star
8.50
2 votes

#6 - Mr. Bleakman's Special Day

Season 1 - Episode 60 - Aired 7/18/2001

Mr. Bleakman appears to the dogs to be particularly grumpy one day. At first they are upset with him, but then they overhear Mrs. Howard say that sometimes a grumpy attitude can be changed through acts of kindness. This inspires the dogs to perform a series of "secret good deeds" to see if they can turn Mr. Bleakman's frown into a smile. They are surprised to learn that performing kind acts makes them feel much better too!

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An Itchy Patch
star
8.33
3 votes

#7 - An Itchy Patch

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 9/12/2000

Clifford is itching like crazy but tries his best to stop when he hears Emily say that she'll have to take him to the vet if he keeps it up. With the help of Cleo and T-bone, Clifford tries every trick to stop itching and conceal his discomfort to avoid a trip to the doctor!

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Clifford's Cookie Craving
star
8.13
31 votes

#8 - Clifford's Cookie Craving

Season 2 - Episode 33 - Aired 11/13/2002

Mr. Bleakman bakes a giant cookie for the Birdwell Fair, then leaves it unattended. Clifford gets one whiff of it and, try as he might, simply can't resist the temptation to taste it. Mr. Bleakman forgives the big dog when he realizes that everyone makes mistakes – including the mistake of leaving too big of a temptation in front of a child.

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The Big Sleepover
star
8.00
1 votes

#9 - The Big Sleepover

Season 1 - Episode 43 - Aired 7/6/2001

Emily is going off the Island for a night and asks Charley to babysit Clifford. The day goes pretty well, but when night falls Clifford really misses Emily. The whole town bands together to get the big red dog through the night, and they learn that this community has the kind of spirit that can accomplish anything if they put their minds to it!

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Babysitter Blues
star
8.00
1 votes

#10 - Babysitter Blues

Season 1 - Episode 55 - Aired 7/16/2001

Mr. Bleakman is ready for a quiet relaxing weekend of oil painting. But a monkey wrench is thrown in the works when he is asked to babysit Clifford for the day. Mr. Bleakman struggles to find a way to keep Clifford out of his way, but soon discovers that the big, red dog has much to teach him about being spontaneous and having fun!

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Friends, Morning, Noon, and Night
star
8.00
2 votes

#11 - Friends, Morning, Noon, and Night

Season 1 - Episode 59 - Aired 7/18/2001

Cleo and Clifford are excited to learn that Cleo will be Clifford's houseguest for a weekend while her house is being painted! But soon Cleo is filling Clifford's doghouse with her stuff, taking over his bed, and butting in on his time alone with Emily Elizabeth. It takes time, but Cleo eventually learns that being a good houseguest means respecting the needs of your host.

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A Bunny in a Haystack
star
8.00
1 votes

#12 - A Bunny in a Haystack

Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired 7/10/2001

When Emily brings home the class bunny, Clifford, Cleo and T-bone learn what a big responsibility it is to take care of a pet!

Directors: John Over
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Jetta's Sneak Peek
star
8.00
1 votes

#13 - Jetta's Sneak Peek

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired 10/16/2002

Jetta can't resist reading Emily Elizabeth's journal, but soon learns that it's important to respect someone's privacy.

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Cyber Puppy Problems
star
8.00
1 votes

#14 - Cyber Puppy Problems

Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired 10/23/2002

When Mac worries that Jetta love her mechanical toy dog more than he loves her, his friends rally around to help him get through his crisis of confidence.

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King Mac
star
8.00
1 votes

#15 - King Mac

Season 2 - Episode 30 - Aired 10/30/2002

When T-Bone thinks he is responsible for getting Mac in trouble, he goes overboard to help Mac in any way he can. But Mac shows a lack of respect for their friendship by taking advantage of his little friend's guilt.

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No Baths for Cleo
star
8.00
1 votes

#16 - No Baths for Cleo

Season 2 - Episode 36 - Aired 11/20/2002

To avoid baths, Cleo runs away from home. With the help of her friends, she comes to understand and respect the fact that giving Cleo a bath is just one of the many ways Mrs. Diller shows her love.

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The Trouble with Kittens
star
8.00
1 votes

#17 - The Trouble with Kittens

Season 2 - Episode 40 - Aired 2/18/2003

When kittens Betty and Billy insist on playing in Mr. Bleakman's yard, Clifford does his best to keep them out. But when they wreak havoc in the yard, Clifford gets the blame from Mr. Bleakman! Mr. Bleakman learns that it's not fair to judge a situation until you have all the facts.

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Wedding Bell Blues
star
8.00
1 votes

#18 - Wedding Bell Blues

Season 2 - Episode 42 - Aired 2/19/2003

Ms. Carrington is getting married and the kids speculate about what kind of teacher "Mrs. Grumbly" will be. Based on her name, they assume she will not be very nice. But they soon learn that you can't judge someone until you've actually met them.

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Little Big Pup
star
7.67
3 votes

#19 - Little Big Pup

Season 2 - Episode 49 - Aired 2/25/2003

A very small new dog named Frankie moves to Birdwell Island and is envious of Clifford's size until he realizes that sometimes being small can be just right.

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Follow the Leader
star
7.67
3 votes

#20 - Follow the Leader

Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired 7/4/2001

Cleo has a hard time giving up her role as "leader" in a game of Follow The Leader, but soon learns that playing with friends is more fun when everyone cooperates and takes turns with one another.

Directors: John Over
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Clifford's Doggy Reunion
star
7.64
11 votes

#21 - Clifford's Doggy Reunion

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/7/2000

Clifford and Emily are excited – Cousin Laura and her dog Rex are coming to visit! They haven't seen each other since Clifford was a little puppy! When they arrive, however, Clifford and Emily learn that people change and adjustments have to be made in a relationship.

Directors: John Over
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That's Snow Lie
star
7.50
10 votes

#22 - That's Snow Lie

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/21/2002

Cleo pretends to hurt her paw so she won't have to embarrass herself on the ice rink.

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Boo
star
7.50
2 votes

#23 - Boo

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 9/18/2000

It's Halloween and Jetta can't stop bragging about how brave she is. When the whole town gets a little spooked after watching a scary "ghost" movie together, Jetta learns that it's okay to have fears.

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Guess Who's Coming to Birdwell
star
7.50
2 votes

#24 - Guess Who's Coming to Birdwell

Season 2 - Episode 48 - Aired 2/24/2003

When a famous dog champion Oscar Owen Bright Like The Sun comes to Birdwell, the dogs go out of their way to impress him. But they soon learn that the best way to impress someone is to just be yourself.

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Clifford and the Beanstalk
star
7.40
5 votes

#25 - Clifford and the Beanstalk

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/12/2000

Emily works hard to prepare for her audition for the lead in the school play, but loses the role to Jetta. But Jetta doesn't practice or learn her lines so Emily steps in to play the lead role at the last minute – and Jetta learns the hard way that hard work and preparation are the things that make you successful.

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