The BEST Episodes of Franklin
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 23, 2020
Described by Doug Thomas of Amazon.com as "a little more hip than Little Bear and a little less talky than Arthur," Franklin is a delightful cartoon about Franklin Turtle, his family and his many friends. Although Franklin is a turtle, he's like any kid his age. He attends school, enjoys playing with his friends and likes to try new things on his own, although sometimes he still he needs some help from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Turtle. He has a goldfish named Goldie and a stuffed dog named Sam. There were a few changes to Franklin throughout its run, including the introduction of a new opening sequence and the introduction of Franklin's baby sister. There were also a few cast and crew changes. However, the important things stayed the same. The program went on to air six seasons, as well as a direct-to-video movie, Franklin and the Green Knight and two other direct-to-video releases. Additionally, a Franklin CD was released: Hey, It's Franklin, which contains the show theme song, m
#1 - Franklin's Cellar
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 22, 1999
Franklin deals with his fear of the cellar located in the basement. While him and his friends are playing hide and seek, Franklin faces his fear of the cellar while trying to locate Bear, who is hiding somewhere in the cellar. Later on, Franklin's friends put on super costumes and try get rid of the imaginary monsters one by one in every cellar of each household, just for a game.
#2 - Franklin and Wolvie
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 25, 2004
Wolvie, the son of one of Mrs. Turtle's friends is coming to visit Franklin and pretty soon Franklin and all of his friends are on their guard when Wolvie's play turns out to be a little rough for them. Wolvie seems to be rough, rude and just not fun to be around. It turns out, though, that there's a reason for Wolvie's behavior and he can change if need be.
#3 - Franklin's Party Plans
Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 29, 2004
When Franklin finds Skunk crying and learns that she's moving, he tells some of his friends about it and they decide to put together a surprise party to cheer her up. They create a number of items for her to remember them by, but when it comes time for the surprise party, it turns out to be Skunk who surprises them.
#4 - Franklin's Library Book
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 21, 1998
In ""Franklin's Library Book"", Franklin receives his first library card and takes out his first library book. He was so excited with this new responbility. Unfortunately, he left his library book out in the rain and tries to hide the damaged book.
#5 - Franklin Rides a Bike
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 20, 1997
In ""Franklin Rides A Bike"", Franklin noticed all his friends are riding their bikes without training wheels. At first, he was a little embarrased with his training wheels but with the help of his mother, he learned how to finally ride a bike without training wheels.
#6 - Franklin's Fort
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 8, 1997
In ""Franklin's Fort"", Franklin and his friends decide to build a fort but in a tree. What his friends don't know is that Franklin is afraid of heights.
#7 - Franklin the Teacher
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 22, 2004
When Franklin learns that Bear has taught his little sister, Beatrice, to count up to five, he decides it's time to start teaching Harriet things himself. He sets up a school session for her, complete with lessons on counting, painting and more. He soon begins to despair when it seems like Harriet isn't learning anything from his lessons.
#8 - Franklin's Bad Day
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 6, 1997
In ""Franklin's Bad Day"", Franklin is sad his best friend, Otter had moved away. Even though he refuses to admit it, he's also angry and mad at everyone. He then realizes, no matter what, it's no excuse for his behavior.
#9 - Franklin Not-So-Broken Bone
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 7, 1998
In ""Franklin Not-So-Broken Bone"", Franklin noticed the attention Skunk was getting with a cast on her arm. He finds a way to put a cast on too but learns there are down sides too.
#10 - Franklin's Blanket
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 27, 1997
In ""Franklin's Blanket"", Franklin is spending a night at his aunt's place but couldn't find his favorite blue blanket. His friends and father tried to give Franklin something in it's place but in the end all Franklin really want is his special blanket.
#11 - Franklin's Halloween
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 13, 1997
In ""Franklin's Halloween"", it's Halloween and everyone's buzzing about. They all can't wait for the Halloween party. When strange noises and ghosts appear, Franklin thought it was Bear until he heard he was home with the flu.
#12 - Hurry Up, Franklin
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 6, 1997
In ""Hurry Up, Franklin"", Franklin heads over to his best Friend Bear's surprise birthday party. However, Franklin tends to take his take as he is sidetracked with nature's beauty. He enjoys the adventure and even picks up treasures along the way. In the end, he still makes it to the birthday party just in time.
#13 - Franklin Goes to School
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 10, 1997
In ""Franklin Goes to School"", Franklin is excited about the first day of school. However, he is also scared as to the expectations. He then learns what school is all about and even drew a picture of his family to take home.
#14 - Franklin Plays the Game
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 3, 1997
In ""Franklin Plays The Game"", Franklin is not looking forward to playing soccer for his team always loses. During a practice, Franklin notices how his teammates play and suggest they practice every day to get to know their positions. Eventually, they all learn to play as a team and have fun, even though they haven't won a game.
#15 - Franklin Is Messy
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 20, 1997
In ""Franklin Is Messy"", Mr. & Mrs. Turtle are always on Franklin to clean up his room. Franklin never seemed to have time to get around to it until he accidently stepped on his favorite toy. He also realized he couldn't find anything. He starts to organize his room with his dad's help and eventually have everything in place.
#16 - Franklin's Kite
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 28, 1998
In ""Franklin's Kite"", Franklin's kite broke and he threw it away. Fox asked if he could have it and fixes it. When Franklin saw what he did to it, he wished he never threw it away.
#17 - Franklin Is Lost
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 10, 1997
In ""Franklin is Lost"", Franklin and his friends are playing hide and seek. However, things turn to worst when Franklin and Fox tries to hide in the forest and wound up getting lost.
#18 - Franklin's New Friend
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 15, 1997
In ""Franklin's New Friend"", a new family have moved into Woodland and Franklin is curious. Little did he know the new kid in town is also a six foot tall Moose!
#19 - Franklin's School Play
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Dec 25, 1997
In ""Franklin's School Play"", Franklin was thrilled to be the lead his his school play, the Nutcracker. He would rehearse for his parents and spent extra time memorizing all his lines. However, on opening night, Franklin ended up with stage fright.
#20 - Franklin and the Red Scooter
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 5, 1998
In ""Franklin and the Red Scooter"", Franklin sees Rabbit's new red scooter and tried to convince his parents to buy him one. But he just got a new bike. Franklin tries to earn some money but without any success. He then had an idea which Rabbit agreed to.
#21 - Franklin's Visitor
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 7, 1998
In ""Franklin's Visitor"", Mr. Mole's grandson visits and Franklin have to keep him company. Mole doesn't seem to be interested in anything Franklin wants to do so Franklin has to find a way to compromise.
#22 - Franklin's Gloomy Day
Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Nov 23, 1998
In ""Franklin's Gloomy Day"", Franklin is bored and there was nothing to do especially with the weather not cooperating. With his parents' encouragement, Franklin used his own creative imagination to chase away those boredom blues.
#23 - Franklin's Test
Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired Nov 30, 1998
In ""Franklin's Test"", Franklin so deperately wants to win a pen during a spelling test that he cheated. When Bear didn't get a pen because he didn't pass the test, Franklin felt guilty for not earning the pen fairly.
#24 - Franklin and the Bus Patrol
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 25, 2004
As part of ""Bus Safety Month,"" Bear is named ""bus patrol officer"" by Mr. Owl. Bear is familiar with the rules and seems to be good at the job, but when he ends up ticketing his friends for violations, they become upset with him. Franklin ends up commenting about how he'd do things if he became bus patrol officer and then regrets it when that's exactly what happens. Both he and Bear learn a lesson.
#25 - Franklin's Big Game
Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 27, 2004
Franklin and his friends are out playing baseball when the Churchill Bears, a visiting team on their way to a big tournament, roll onto the baseball field. Mr. Mole knows them and invited them to stop by. He arranges for a big game between them and Franklin's team, but when Franklin and his friends see how well the Bears play, they try to back out of the game, worried that they'll get ""murgalized.""