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
In this flashback episode we see some of the challenges the Howards faced when they arrived on Birdwell Island with a very big red dog! Where will Clifford live? How will they feed him? What will they use as his water dish? The folks of Birdwell Island work together to help the new arrivals solve their dilemmas, forging strong new friendships in the process.
Jetta and Emily Elizabeth make plans to spend Saturday at the beach together, but Jetta breaks the play date when a "better offer" from an older girl comes along. However, when the older girl calls and cancels on Jetta, Jetta finally understands how Emily Elizabeth must have felt. She now realizes that being a good friend means keeping a promise.
Vaz's big sister Teresa is home from college and ready to dig for dinosaur bones & fossils on Birdwell Island! Who more perfect to help her dig than Clifford and his dog friends? Everybody has great luck digging up fossils that will complete a dinosaur skeleton that Teresa is piecing together – everybody but T-Bone that is. But by believing in himself, T-Bone ultimately comes up with one of the most important bones needed to complete the job.
Skyscraper Jackson has come to Birdwell Island for a big exhibition game, which Charley wouldn't miss for anything – except a bad cold. But Emily, Vaz and Jetta each write a story about the game for Charley from their different points of view. Charley gets to relive the game through his friend's stories and they have a lot of fun writing and reading them to him.
Clifford accidentally breaks a present he was supposed to deliver for Emily, then allows Cleo to convince him to try and hide the fact from Emily. Clifford learns that it's best to be honest, right from the start.Watch Now:iTunes
After Emily grooms Clifford in preparation for Prize Pooch Magazine's "Dog of the Year" contest, he is expected to "stay clean" until the contest judge arrives. Clifford struggles to stay clean, but getting dirty gets the better of him. In the end, Clifford learns that Emily loves him – clean or dirty!Watch Now:iTunes
Thinking that it'll make him more appealing to Sheriff Lewis, T-bone decides to "toughen up." T-bone eventually learns that it's much nicer to be nice than to be tough -- and everyone loves him just the way he is.
Emily and Charley are having a hard time deciding what kind of float to make for the annual Birdwell Parade. But, with a little help from Clifford, they learn the importance of compromise in making everyone happy.
A visiting dog influences Clifford to do things that he knows aren't right. But Clifford soon learns that he can has the strength of character to stand up for himself and what he believes.
Jetta ridicules Emily for not planning enough exciting activities for her "homemade" birthday party. Assuming that Jetta doesn't want to come to the party, Charley convinces Emily not to invite her. But Emily exercises compassion when she realizes that Jetta's feelings were hurt and ends up inviting her after all.
Charley gets a new telescope and offers to bring it to Emily Elizabeth's "space" theme party. When Jetta mentions that the telescope might get damaged at the party, Charley changes his mind. Thinking that his friends won't want him at the party without his telescope, he decides to stay home. In the end, Charley realizes that his friends like him for who he is rather than what he has.
Fed up with his "responsibilities," Charley decides he would like to lead a dog's life--no chores, no school, no problems. But courtesy of a hilarious dream he learns that while being a dog is just fine, he likes being just who he is.
When T-bone's "special Saturday time" with Sheriff Lewis doesn't turn out the way he expected one week, he goes on a quest to see how others spend their Saturdays. He learns that there are many different ways to spend time with the people you love.
Vaz babysits for Bob - a cute, but not very well-behaved little dog that Dr. Dihn recently acquired from the dog pound. This little mischief-maker is very good at getting into trouble – and causing Clifford to get the blame! Several people think Clifford has suddenly developed some very bad habits – but Emily Elizabeth never doubts her big dog for a minute. The truth about Bob finally comes out and Clifford receives apologies from all his doubters.
Jetta gets a new baby brother and at first is extremely proud to be a big sister. But when she realizes this means she will now have to share the spotlight with the baby, she goes all out to get back her position as the "center of attention." She eventually learns, however, that being a good "big sister" is far more rewarding than being the "star of the show."
Mrs. Bleakman is having a very special party for her book club members and Cleo and Mac convince Clifford that his regular good manners won't be good enough for the event. Clifford believes he is just fine the way he is, but Cleo and Mac insist on teaching him some special "fancy" manners. In the end, Clifford decides to just be himself – and ends up saving the party by providing shade for Mrs. Bleakman's guests.
Cleo, with some help from K.C., goes overboard preparing a special gift for Clifford and T-Bone. But when she doesn't get a big gift in return, she learns to recognize the joy in giving.
The dogs convince themselves that it's okay to keep eating treats as long as they've done something "special" to deserve them. All three learn that too much of a good thing can be bad.Watch Now:iTunes
Cleo gets a new toy and doesn't want to share it. Cleo learns it's not as much fun playing with a new toy without your friends.Watch Now:iTunes
Emily decides that she must find something "special" for Show and Tell. But after an exhaustive search of Birdwell Island for the perfect thing to share, Emily learns that sometimes the best things in life are right under your nose.Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
When Clifford's hero Gordo the elephant, star of the circus, comes down with a cold, Clifford volunteers to step in and help out. Star-struck Clifford learns that "stars" are just regular people and, like everyone else, they sometimes need a helping hand.Watch Now:Amazon
When Jetta's trophy and locket go missing, all fingers and paws point to Emily – all of them except for Clifford's! When the dogs finally prove Emily didn't steal anything, Clifford learns the value of having faith in a friend.Watch Now:Amazon