Set two years (1998) before the events of Clifford the Big Red Dog, the series focuses on when Clifford was a tiny red puppy, the runt of the litter in a litter of puppies given birth to by the pet dog of Emily Elizabeth's neighbor, Mr. Bradley (who appeared in an episode of the first cartoon series, "Little Clifford"), after he had been adopted by Emily Elizabeth before he grew up into a giant red adult dog, forcing the Howard family to move to Birdwell Island so Clifford would be able to live comfortably. The series shows Clifford and Emily Elizabeth's life and friends before they moved from New York City to Birdwell Island and all of their adventures to make room magic.
Ken Burns pays a visit to the class of Emily Elizabeth and her friends, explaining that he's at work on a documentary about pets. He's been invited as a guest to the class because the class project is for everyone to group into teams and make their own documentaries. Emily Elizabeth, Nina and Shun get their first turn with the class video camera and decide to make a video about the people in their neighborhood. They get so caught up in the roles of cameraperson, producer and interviewer that are assigned to them that at first they have trouble creating a meaningful documentary.
Nina has been learning knitting from her abuela (grandmother) and has knitted two handsome sweaters for her and Jorge to wear together for a family portrait. Jorge likes the sweater, but doesn't treat it with the care it deserves and it ends up getting a huge rip. He tries to hide what happened, but the plan fails when the situation gets even worse.
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Emily Elizabeth gives a presentation about Clifford for her class's show-and-tell.Watch Now:Amazon
Flo and Zo are excited about opening a big, big present for Hanukah. Clifford pays a visit to their festivities and they play some fun Hanukah games. All the play, however, causes Mr. Solomon's menorah to be broken. While he goes in search of a new one, Clifford, Flo and Zo try to figure out how to repair the old one.Watch Now:Amazon
Clfiford pays a visit to the laundry room and agrees to play with one of the Sidarsky children --- Lewis. The little mouse is happy to have someone to play with out, as he's often left out of the fun and games among his older siblings. However, he begins to feel left out again when Clifford goes off to play a game with Flo, Zo and Jorge.Watch Now:Amazon
When Clifford spots several strange things floating in the air, none of his friends believe him except Norville. The others just think he's imagining things, or worse, fibbing. But Clifford's insistence on believing his eyes turns out to be a big help.Watch Now:Amazon
It's Daffodil's birthday and Emily Elizabeth is putting together a surprise party for her, complete with Daffodil's favorite dessert --- carrot cupcakes with icing. Hearing about this, Clifford decides to put together a surprise party of his own. He decides to just invite a few of their friends, but they all have their own ideas on things to do fort he party. Clifford works hard to put together a great party, but is in for a surprise of his own.Watch Now:Amazon
Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and friends take part in a neighborhood Halloween party. Emily Elizabeth has some trouble deciding on Clifford's costume, but Clifford finally comes up with it himself. Then strange things start happening --- peoples' food disappearing and a treats table being wrecked. The evidence seems to point to Clifford, but Emily Elizabeth and his friends stand by him.
Emily Elizabeth has been helping Mr. Solomon with a presentation of one of his art books and he graciously offers to tutor in her painting. She's excited by it at first and invites Nina to join in. Nina picks up painting quickly, while Emily Elizabeth worries that her paintings aren't any good and that she should give up art.
There's a neighborhood street fair being held in Emily Elizabeth's neighborhood and Clifford gets to come along as Emily Elizabeth and Evan help out Mrs. Howard with the Adopt-A-Pup booth. These are all dogs from the animal shelter who haven't yet been adopted. Clifford makes friends with a small, pink poodle named Teacup who never seems to have any chance at being adopted because she's too small to even be noticed. Clifford sympathizes and vows to help her find an owner.
Jorge is excited about his first-ever visit to the grooming shop with Nina until Norville's misinformed ramblings convince him the experience is something to fear. His friends try everything from giving him their own makeover to having him hide, until Daffodil takes the matter into her own paws.
Due to the birth of their new son (""Oh, Brother"") and their growing children, the Sidarskys are moving into a new, bigger mouse hole. It's just around the corner and Clifford offers to help them move a rather large heirloom - a family clock that helps lull the baby to sleep. Called away for lunch, he finds that various distractions keep him from getting back to help out in time.
There's a new baby mouse in the Sidarsky family and Lucy is feeling a bit left out. To cheer her up, Daffodil tells her the tale of when Clifford first became a part of the Howard family.
Clifford, Emily Elizabeth, Daffodil and the family are all headed to the train station for Fall Feast. They enjoy this tradition every year with their grandparents and it's going to be Clifford's first time. Bad weather forces a change in plans, but everyone still enjoys the celebration in the company of friends.
Emily Elizabeth is learning how to skate for the first time. She's ready to learn with a skating book she checked out from the library. She's then offered something better --- skating Elizabeth's from her friend Evan. Unfortunately, it looks like she might be skating alone after all when Evan ducks out to play basketball instead.
With Nina's super-scheduled life, Jorge begins to feel as she doesn't play with him enough. He concocts a plan to have her all to himself, but finds that it doesn't work so well.
During a sleepover, Emily Elizabeth lets out a secret to a friend. It's a big deal to her, but the secret gets out and soon it seems like everyone knows. Emily Elizabeth is completely embarrassed and her friend finds that though it doesn't seem like a big deal; it's something she has to take seriously.
When Clifford learns that Valentine's Day can be a great day to make new friends, he tries to befriend a small, yellow puppy by getting her to be her Valentine. Norville thinks that the best way to do would be through fancy tricks, so Clifford tries this, with disastrous results. Even thinking small doesn't help and Clifford learns a lesson about being himself.
Emily Elizabeth, Shun and Nina all have some fun and crazy jokes for Wacky Wednesday at school. From the beginning, Nina seems to want to be the very best --- the Queen of Wacky Wednesday. But her gags continue outside school and start to become annoying rather than funny.
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Daffodil tells a story to the Sidarsky children.Watch Now:Amazon
Zo loves Hanukah, but is annoyed by having to wait night after night for eight days to get new presents. Temptation gets the better of him and he opens them all. At first he has no problem with it, but then becomes depressed because there are no surprises left. Flo shows what a great sister she is by helping Zo out.
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