Martha Speaks

The BEST episodes of Martha Speaks

Every episode of Martha Speaks ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Martha Speaks!

Martha Speaks is an animated children's television series based on the 1992 children's book of the same name by Susan Meddaugh, about a talking dog named Martha (voiced by Tabitha St. Germain), who is owned by ten-year-old Helen Lorraine (known in the books as Helen Finney). When Helen feeds Martha some alphabet soup, the soup travels to her brain instead of her stomach, resulting in her ability to speak. The show focuses on synonyms and vocabulary, with each episode featuring an underlying theme illustrated with key words. The show takes place in the fictional town of Wagstaff City, a parody of Flagstaff, Arizona.

Last Updated: 9/26/2022Network:PBS
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Cora Encore!
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10.00
1 votes

#1 - Cora Encore!

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/20/2012

Confusion ensues as Martha and Ham cross paths with a troupe of circus dogs who all look exactly like Cora. Can our heroes find the real Cora before she’s sent off to perform in the big top? Or before Kit finds out about the mess they’ve made? Vocabulary (E) actress, stash, bold, chaos, understudy

Directors: Dallas Parker
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Martha's Pack
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9.00
1 votes

#2 - Martha's Pack

Season 1 - Episode 68 - Aired 4/9/2009

When Helen leaves Martha off her family tree, Martha decides to make her own pack. However, the call of the wild becomes the call of the can opener for her pack mates, and soon Martha is left alone at Doghead Lake, hunting for dinner. But can she really eat that poor wounded duck? Vocabulary (E) family tree, ancestors, descendant, pack, relatives (I) wolf, sister, brother, cousin, daughter

Directors: Dallas Parker
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Escape from Flea Island
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8.50
2 votes

#3 - Escape from Flea Island

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired 9/18/2008

Carolina is determined to outdo Tiffany Blatsky on the science project. She organizes an expedition with T.D., Truman, and Martha to gather "exotic" plants. When the canoe capsizes, a storm blows up, and the sun starts to go down, they worry they may never get off Flea Island. Vocabulary (E) cooperate, consensus, government, law, supervise (I) agree, lead, in charge, rule, team

Directors: Dallas Parker
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Martha Takes the Cake
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8.50
2 votes

#4 - Martha Takes the Cake

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/3/2008

It's Alice's birthday and everybody's invited, including Martha. The only problem is that Nelson (Martha's cat nemesis) will be there too. When somebody—or some animal—ruins the birthday cake, Alice's brother Ronald thinks Martha's responsible. Martha proclaims her innocence . . . but why was she surrounded by cake crumbs? Vocabulary: (E) innocent, guilty, biased, witness, evidence (I) judge, jury, trial, prove, true, truth

Directors: Dallas Parker
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Martha Plays a Part
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8.00
2 votes

#5 - Martha Plays a Part

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/2/2008

Helen is miserable after Martha volunteers her for a part in the school play. With practice—and a little help from Martha—Helen finds she can do anything she wants, if she puts her mind to it. Vocabulary: (E) talent, expert, knack, gift, outstanding (I) superb, terrific, fantastic, practice, perform, cue, play

Directors: Dallas Parker
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Martha to the Rescue
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8.00
30 votes

#6 - Martha to the Rescue

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/4/2008

Martha is inspired by her favorite show, "Courageous Collie Carlo." Unfortunately, her attempts to become a doggie hero don't quite work out the way she plans. In the end, both Martha and Helen discover they can be courageous when it really matters. Vocabulary: E) rescue, courageous, danger, protect, hero (I) save, strong, harm, escape, trouble

Directors: Dallas Parker
Writer: Joe Fallon
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Raiders of the Lost Art
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8.00
1 votes

#7 - Raiders of the Lost Art

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired 10/13/2008

After T.D. passes in the wrong drawing in art class (a caricature of his art teacher instead of a perfectly good drawing of the back of Chuck Smith's head), he panics. With Truman and Martha keeping an eye out for the janitor, Helen and T.D. sneak into the school after hours to switch the drawings. But will they get caught, or worse still, eaten by a desert mountain snow wolf? Vocabulary (E) apologize, dilemma, forgive, miserable, regret (I) mistake, solve, sorry, swap, unhappy

Directors: Dallas Parker
Writer: Joe Fallon
Martha Gives Advice
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7.50
4 votes

#8 - Martha Gives Advice

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/1/2008

Helen's cousin Carolina is a little bit older but a lot more fashion–conscious. Helen tries to take her advice, even though she's pretty happy with how she looks already. Then Martha becomes the new host of a radio advice show, and people start doing some pretty strange things. Will Helen learn whose opinion really matters? Vocabulary: (E) persuade, defend, encourage, groan, advice (I) disagree, agree, suggest, offer, plead, sigh,

Directors: Dallas Parker
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Martha and Skits
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7.33
6 votes

#9 - Martha and Skits

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/2/2008

A new puppy joins Martha's household, bursting with puppy energy and the desire to chew everything. Unlike Martha, when Skits eats alphabet soup, nothing comes out except "Woof." Feeling like he's let the family down, Skits runs away. But soon Skits discovers that everybody is special in their own way. Vocabulary: (E) exceptional, stupendous, unique, specialize, extraordinary (I) one of a kind, excellent, perfect, super

Directors: Dallas Parker
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Martha Speaks
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7.13
8 votes

#10 - Martha Speaks

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/1/2008

When Martha eats alphabet soup, the letters go to her brain and she develops the ability to talk. And boy, does she talk. After her family complains that she talks too much, she clams up and stops eating her soup. Then a cat burglar breaks into her house, and Martha finds herself speechless. Can she get help in time? Vocabulary: (E) express, discuss, mumble, exclaim, shout (I) speak, jabber, talk, whisper, communicate

Directors: Dallas Parker
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Martha Acts Up
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7.00
1 votes

#11 - Martha Acts Up

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/23/2011

Mrs. Boxwood offers Martha a part in Alice in Wonderland, and Martha is thrilled at her new chance to become a star of the stage. But when Martha finds out what she's cast as, she's horrified. Vocabulary (E) character(s), motivat(e)(ation), portray(s), psychology, instinct(ual) (I) part, actors, play, line(s), show

Directors: Dallas Parker
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Ronald Is In
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7.00
1 votes

#12 - Ronald Is In

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/23/2011

When Ronald finds a book on psychology, he becomes the expert on everyone's "problems." Is his cure worse than the complaint? Vocabulary (E) attitude, diagnose(is)(ed)(ing), emulate(ing), mimic(ing) (I) mental, borrow, worried, used book(s), yogurt

Directors: Dallas Parker
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Therapy Dog
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7.00
1 votes

#13 - Therapy Dog

Season 1 - Episode 75 - Aired 7/15/2009

Martha becomes a hospital therapy dog, spreading cheer among the patients. But trouble brews when Mrs. Demson, who claims a horrible allergy to dogs, is admitted for an invisible rash. Can Martha sneak in to help the other patients without Mrs. Demson knowing? Vocabulary (E) therapy, patient, cheer, relief, treatment (I) hospital, rash, pain, doctor, nurse

Directors: Dallas Parker
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Martha's Duck Trouble
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7.00
1 votes

#14 - Martha's Duck Trouble

Season 1 - Episode 76 - Aired 7/15/2009

Ralph, the wounded duck from the lake, has settled in at Martha's house to convalesce. Pretty soon, it feels like the duck is taking over. How long does it take for a duck's wing to heal anyway? Is it possible that Ralph has gotten a little too comfortable? Vocabulary (E) mend, heal, fake, mood, spirits (I) feel, worse, glum, down, low

Directors: Dallas Parker
Writer: Joe Fallon
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The Martha Code
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7.00
1 votes

#15 - The Martha Code

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/17/2009

After Martha accidentally eats a secret code, it's really, really hard to understand what she's saying. Now Martha's lost and she's leaving Helen coded phone messages. Can Helen break the code and find out where she is? Vocabulary (E) code, decipher, message, gibberish, arbitrary (I) break, unbreakable, crack, secret, key, figure out

Directors: Dallas Parker
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Stanley Saves the Day
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7.00
1 votes

#16 - Stanley Saves the Day

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/11/2013

Kenan Thompson guest stars as Truman’s cousin, Stanley, who’s obsession with watching movies tends to get on his cousin’s nerves. When the gang spots two crooks at the Wagstaff City Hotel, Stanley’s knowledge of heist movies may be the best tool they’ve got to prevent a robbery. Vocabulary (E) athletic, burly, lanky, muscular, scrawny

Directors: Dallas Parker
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Mouse Patrol
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7.00
1 votes

#17 - Mouse Patrol

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/12/2013

Mice have invaded the neighborhood and Martha’s here to help. Her rodent-ridding skills are superb, but once she gets to know these friendly, furry nomads the job gets complicated. Vocabulary (E) invade, obstacle, predicament, relocate, solution

Directors: Dallas Parker
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Martha’s Sweater
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7.00
1 votes

#18 - Martha’s Sweater

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 8/23/2015

A dog in a sweater? Not on Martha’s watch. But what can she do when Grandma Lucille presents her with a neatly knitted pullover? Desperate to rid herself from woolly embarrasment, Martha sets out to prove that no sweater can withstand the rugged lifestyle of a dog. Vocabulary (E) dignified, fib, hideous, loathe, undignified

Directors: Dallas Parker
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The Mystery of the Missing Dinosaur
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7.00
1 votes

#19 - The Mystery of the Missing Dinosaur

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 8/23/2015

T.D.’s day starts like any other: getting on a bus and riding it to the end of the line. But when he passes by a toy that looks suspiciously like one he used to own, he’s pulled into a mystery that even he couldn’t dream up. Who’s behind this game of a boy and his missing plastic dinosaur? Vocabulary (E) absorbing, appealing, fascinating, intriguing, rendezvous

Directors: Dallas Parker
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Martha’s Canine Cleaners
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7.00
1 votes

#20 - Martha’s Canine Cleaners

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/31/2014

Lily needs help. She tore a pillow while she was sleeping. Canine Cleaners Martha and Skits answer the call…and make things a whole lot worse. Can they clean up their mess made before Milo’s dad gets home? Vocabulary (E) destroy, mess, ruin, spotless, tear

Directors: Dallas Parker
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Milo Goes for Gold
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7.00
1 votes

#21 - Milo Goes for Gold

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/11/2013

Milo never wins anything. Tired of being trophyless and second-bested by his friends, he devises a way to triumph by making up his own games. The only trouble is, his friends are pretty good at those too… Vocabulary (E) dexterity, endurance, sport, stamina, swift

Directors: Dallas Parker
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It's the Giant Pumpkin, Martha
star
7.00
1 votes

#22 - It's the Giant Pumpkin, Martha

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/14/2010

With The Ronald Report as her new competition, Carolina needs stories, big stories, to keep her paper afloat. But then she finds a story that's stranger than she bargained for. Vocabulary (E) fabricate(d), source, exaggerate(d)(ing)(tions), (un)reliable, anonymous, retract(ed)(ing)(ion) (I) reporter, lie(s), record, ton, pounds

Directors: Dallas Parker
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Martha Out West
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7.00
1 votes

#23 - Martha Out West

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/15/2010

The gang has borrowed a video camera from the library so they can film their very own Wild West production. They each tell their version, featuring with pioneers, outlaws, and...strawberry milkshakes? Vocabulary (E) pioneer, frontier, found(ed), outlaw, property (I) west(ern), mayor, sheriff, town, settle(r)(d)

Directors: Dallas Parker
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The Dog Did It
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7.00
1 votes

#24 - The Dog Did It

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/15/2010

Martha shares the Great Oral History of Dogs with Helen, TD, and Truman. According to Martha, dogs gave humans lots of stuff: fire, philosophy, physics, art, and even language. Could this explain why Shakespeare's hero is named Hamlet? Vocabulary (E) primitive, civilization, prehistor(y)(ic), ancient, philosopher, origin (I) stone(s), fire, cave(man)(boy)(girl)(dog)(kids), history

Directors: Dallas Parker
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The Penguin Always Rings Twice
star
7.00
1 votes

#25 - The Penguin Always Rings Twice

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/17/2009

Someone keeps stealing the zoo's peanut supply. All clues point to Jeffy the elephant, but Martha and Skits are determined to prove his innocence. Can their crack crime-fighting team — a lemur, a bat, a penguin, a baby tiger, and Jeffy — help them outwit the thieves? Vocabulary (E) mystery, clue, culprit, hunch, motive (I) first, second, next, last, after

Directors: Dallas Parker
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