Word Girl: Department Store Tobey

March 1, 2010

Summary: Tobey and Becky (Word Girl) run into each other at a department store.  Tobey reveals to Becky his plan to destroy the city.  Tobey built several robots that he programmed to carry out his plan.   Word Girl stops the robots and saves the day.

Theme: none

Bad/Hurtful language: none

Violence: Word Girl destroys Tobey’s robots.

Spirituality/Religion: none

Morality/Ethics: Becky lies to her dad on several occasions.  She says she is going to a hat club meeting when she is really going to meet Tobey.  She also lies to hide her Word Girl identity.  She also lies about why she was gone so long when she leaves her dad to become Word Girl.

Sexuality: none

Educational value: Vocabulary words: malfunction, clever.

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Cyberchase: Totally Rad

February 23, 2010

Summary: The Hacker goes to Radopolis (a planet of skaters) and takes the throne from King Dudeicus.  The Hacker outlaws skating, which makes the residents unhappy.  The Cyberchase kids challenge Hacker to a skate-off.   If the kids win, Hacker must leave Radopolis.  Hacker keeps changing the dimensions of the skate-off field, which makes it harder for the kids to compete.  The kids eventually realize that while Hacker’s changes keep the perimeter the same distance, the area inside of the perimeter is smaller.   With this knowledge they are able to adjust, turn the tables on Hacker’s team, and win the skate-off.

Theme:  The kids use geometry to help them win the skate-off.

Bad/Hurtful Language: The Hacker calls Digit a silly looking turkey.  He also calls his sidekicks pathetic.  He also calls Inez a “tiny tot,” which make her angry.

Violence: none

Spirituality/Religion: none

Morality/Ethics: The Hacker steals the throne away from the rightful king.  Hacker is an unkind king.

Sexuality: none

Educational Value: The episode explains rectangles and that  the perimeter around may remain constant while the area of the rectangle changes.

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Word Girl: Jerky Jerk

February 22, 2010

Summary: The local museum has a new exhibit, the beef jerky of supreme power.  This necklace allows anyone with meat powers to become supremely powerful.  The Butcher, who has meat powers, steals the necklace.  When the Butcher returns to the museum to steal the matching bacon earrings, he is thwarted by Word Girl and Captain Huggy Face.

Theme: none

Bad/Hurtful language: none

Violence: The Butcher attacks people by shooting meat out of his hands.

Spirituality/Religion: none

Morality/Ethics: The Butcher steals to gain more power.

Sexuality: none

Educational value: Vocabulary words: clumsy, supreme, devour.

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Word Girl: Becky’s Birthday

February 22, 2010

Summary: Becky’s parents are setting up a surprise birthday party for her.  Becky (who is also Word Girl) finds out about the party.  However, before she can return home for her party, she must stop the energy monster from destroying the town.  Word Girl does stop the energy monster and is able to return home and enjoy her surprise party.

Theme: none

Bad/Hurtful language: none

Violence: none

Spirituality/Religion: none

Morality/Ethics: none

Sexuality: none

Educational value: Vocabulary words: appetite, expand, and flabbergasted.


Word World: Happy Birthday Dog

February 20, 2010

Summary: Dog’s friends are planning a surprise birthday party for him.  Dog is sad because he can’t find his friends.  He doesn’t know that they are all away getting things for the party.  Dog is surprised when he returns home to his own surprise party.

Theme: none

Bad/Hurtful Language: none

Violence: none

Spirituality/Religion: none

Morality/Ethics: Dog’s friends successfully pull off the surprise party without lying to Dog.

Sexuality: none

Educational Value: The viewer is taught to spell the words HAT and CAKE.  (In Word World, words are always spelled out in all capital letters).

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Word World: Runaway O

February 20, 2010

Summary: Kangaroo delivers a box to Cat’s junkyard.  Since Cat is sleeping, she leaves the box at the door.  Bear and Sheep find the box and try to open it.  Instead they break the box and the o rolls away.  The o rolls all through Word World before they finally catch it.

Theme: none

Bad/Hurtful Language: none

Violence: none

Spirituality/Religion: none

Morality/Ethics: Bear and Sheep try to open mail that does not belong to them. They never confess to Cat.

Sexuality: none

Educational Value: The viewer is taught to spell the word BOX.  (In Word World, words are always spelled out in all capital letters).


Go, Diego, Go!: Kicho’s Magic Flute

February 19, 2010

Summary:  The evil wizard Dranimal turns into a rat and steals Kicho’s magic flute.  Diego and Kicho track down Dranimal and get back the flute.  Dranimal just wanted the flute to make friends with the animals, so Diego and Kicho help Dranimal to make friends with the animals.

Theme: It is important to have friends.

Bad/Hurtful Language:  none

Violence: none

Spirituality/Religion: Kicho’s magic flute is alive and has the power to make plants grow and to summon animals.  Dranimal is an evil wizard who can turn into any animal.

Morality/Ethics: Dranimal steals Kicho’s magic flute.  In the end Dranimal apologizes for stealing the flute.

Sexuality: none

Educational Value: Diego teaches the viewer a few facts about peregrine falcons.

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