This is a list of episodes for Martha Speaks.
|Seasons||Episodes||First airdate||Last airdate|
|1||40||September 1, 2008||July 24, 2009|
|2||15||September 14, 2009||May 14, 2010|
|3||21||October 11, 2010||May 28, 2011|
Season 1: 2008 - 2009
Season 1 aired from 2008 to 2009 with a total of 40 episodes.
|#||Original airdate||Title||Plot||Vocabulary words|
|1/1-1||September 1, 2008||Martha Speaks||Self-titled series premiere. 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?||express, discuss, mumble, exclaim, shout, speak, jabber, talk, whisper, communicate|
|Martha Gives Advice||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?||persuade, defend, encourage, groan, advice, disagree, agree, suggest, offer, plead, sigh, opinion|
|2/1-2||September 2, 2008||Martha and Skits||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.||exceptional, stupendous, unique, specialize, extraordinary, one of a kind, excellent, perfect, super|
|Martha Plays a Part||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.||talent, expert, knack, gift, outstanding, superb, terrific, fantastic, practice, perform, cue, play|
|3/1-3||September 3, 2008||Martha Takes the Cake||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?||innocent, guilty, biased, witness, evidence, judge, jury, trial, prove, true, truth|
|Codename: Martha||Martha, Helen, and T.D. uncover a plot to rob the jewelry store, or so they think until their two suspects turn out to be police detectives on a stakeout. Now that everybody has gone home in disgrace, how will Martha catch the real criminals?||suspicious, accomplice, plotting, proof, expression, fishy, partner, planning, positive|
|4/1-4||September 4, 2008||Martha to the Rescue||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.||rescue, courageous, danger, protect, hero, save, strong, harm, escape, trouble|
|Martha Camps Out||Ronald finds out that Helen and Alice plan to go camping and warns them about Big Minnie, a mythical monster who lives in the woods. Undeterred, the campers set off. After all, everybody knows Big Minnie's imaginary. Or is she?||honorary, brave, earn, merit badge, frightened, helpful, guard, scared, afraid|
|5/1-5||September 5, 2008||Down on the Farm||Helen, Martha, and T.D. visit T.D.'s grandpa CK on his farm. When Martha tries to help with chores, things get a little out of hand. She doesn't think she's cut out to be a farm dog, until she raises the alarm, just in the nick of time.||chores, herd, pasture, responsibility, task, toil, job, tired, rise|
|Martha Runs Away||When Helen gets mad, Martha feels unappreciated and decides to run away. She finds the perfect job to match her abilities—as a telemarketer—and enjoys career success. But she realizes that no amount of success is a substitute for a loving family.||success, appreciate, opportunity, promote, employ, manage, hire, work, boss|
|6/1-6||September 8, 2008||Martha Blah Blah||Granny Flo decides to cut costs at the soup factory. Who would notice if each bowl of soup had only half the letters of the alphabet anyway? Martha would, that's who. As the letters are subtracted from the soup, they're also subtracted from her speech, and Martha loses her ability to communicate. Has Martha ordered her last burger?||limit, add, subtract, reduce, diminish, few, greater, higher, more, less|
|Skits Behaves||Now that Skits is full grown, his rambunctious behavior has really gotten out of hand. Mom and Dad tell Helen she has to train Skits or he will have to be an outside dog. Helen tries all the latest training techniques with no success, until she realizes there's only one sure–fire training method: practice, lots of practice.||improve, progress, expand, behave, develop, better, misbehave, grow, manners, learn|
|7/1-7||September 9, 2008||Martha and the Canine Caper||Martha inadvertently helps some stray dogs rob Karl the butcher. Worried that she'll get blamed for the crime, she conceals the evidence and pretends nothing happened. When the canine criminals recruit her for another heist, she's torn between the truth and a really big salami.||distressed, blame, confess, conceal, shame, rob, crime, punish, suspect, honest, hurt|
|Perfectly Martha||Martha thinks there's something fishy about the Perfect Pup Institute. Why are all these dogs behaving so, well, perfectly? Martha is determined to uncover the secret, before any more dogs lose their essential dogginess. Will she succeed or will she become a perfect pup too?||train, imperfect, obedient, disobedient, misbehave, wild, good, bad, sneaky, secret|
|8/1-8||September 10, 2008||Firedog Martha||Martha wants to be a firehouse dog, just like her favorite book, Firehouse Freddie. But somehow all the things Freddie makes look so easy—climbing ladders, carrying hoses—aren't as easy for a real dog to do. Will Martha give up on her dream?||reality, fantasy, fiction, imagine, tale, dispatcher, story, real, fact, pretend, actually|
|Martha's Pickle||Have giant alien pickles invaded Wagstaff City? Truman saw something just like it in a movie, but he never saw the ending. Now they're racing the clock to figure out how to defeat the aliens, before they're really in a pickle!||bizarre, odd, normal, farfetched, rumor, unusual, weird, wacky, ordinary, strange, report|
|9/1-9||September 11, 2008||The Dog Who Came to Dinner||Helen agrees to take care of Mrs. Clusky's dog for a few days, and Martha can't wait to welcome their houseguest. To Martha's chagrin, François turns out to be a demanding and manipulative guest who knows just how to charm the humans. When Martha gets blamed for the teacup poodle's bad behavior, something has to be done, but what?||jealous, visitor, privileges, envy, demanding, houseguest, welcome, rude, polite, manners|
|Martha Calling||When Martha wins a trip to the Come–On–Inn from a radio call–in show, there's only one problem: No dogs allowed. Helen and Martha put their heads together to come up with a solution, enter "Granny Martha". But when a "mad dog" eats Granny Martha, pandemonium ensues. Where's Martha and why is everybody running for the exits?||allow, forbid, permit, restrict, problem, guest, rules, invite, vacation|
|10/1-10||September 12, 2008||Oh, Nooo!||Granny Flo's Alphabet Soup is taking a licking from the competition, Oodles of Os. If Granny Flo goes out of business, how will Martha communicate? To increase sales, Helen, Martha, and T.D. set out to convince Granny Flo to advertise on the popular TV show, International Icon. Who will Granny Flo choose as a spokesperson?||deceive, honest, dishonest, mislead, popular, trust, believe, fooling, right, wrong, advertise|
|Bye Martha||Nefarious con artist Weaselgraft hatches a scheme to kidnap Martha by pretending to be Martha's long–lost owner ... from Poland. The family sniffs something suspicious, but why has Martha suddenly begun speaking Polish? Will they really have to say pożegnalny to Martha?||deny, admit, claim, false, translate, switch, mistake, trick, fraud|
|11/1-11||September 15, 2008||Martha Walks the Dog||There's a new dog in town and, boy, is he mean! He barks so much that nobody can sleep. Helen and Martha decide they have to do something. They try steak, squeaky toys, soothing music, but nothing calms the beast within. Then unexpectedly Ronald's parrot reveals the power of a few well–chosen words.||annoy, beware, insult, pleasant, unpleasant, bully, mean, loud, tough, naughty|
|Martha's Got Talent||Weaselgraft just can't get Martha off his mind. He must have her. Maybe he can tempt her into his clutches with some well–placed praise and a lifetime supply of bones. He invites her to a talent show, and Martha tells the gang. TD, Truman, and Carolina are game, but they aren't the kind of game Weaselgraft was hoping to catch.||coax, compliment, flatter, tempt, praise, tongue twister, care, friendly, practice, treat|
|12/1-12||September 16, 2008||Martha the Hero Maker||Martha has an idea for a thrilling adventure story, so Truman, T.D., and Helen decide to draw it for her. Much to Martha's dismay, they all add their own special touches, including peanut butter, a ground squirrel, and the Incredible Exo–Skeleton–of–Wow. But when life imitates art, things get a little too exciting!||thrilling, hero, villain, astonish, humongous, boring, exciting, adventure, incredible, amazing, dull|
|Starstruck Martha||Martha is thrilled when she hears Courageous Collie Carlo is coming to town. But when Martha unexpectedly reveals how uncourageous Carlo really is, she has to help him save his reputation or Carlo's TV career could be history.||ecstatic, embarrass, enthusiastic, eager, reputation, fear, excited, glad, upset, fan|
|13/1-13||September 17, 2008||Martha in Charge||Helen comes down with laryngitis, and she's sent to bed to recuperate. Martha decides to use her powers of speech to take care of the patient and find a cure. So why are a police car, fire engine, pizza delivery van, and chimney sweep truck all blocking the road in front of Helen's house?||remedy, recover, recuperate, cure, medicine, hoarse, rest, well, sick|
|Truman and the Deep Blue Sea||Truman can't believe his luck when Alice invites the gang to go whale watching ... until he realizes that he has to actually get on a boat. Which means he'll get seasick. But Truman's desire to see Balaenoptera musculus drives him to overcome his fear, with a little help from someone who knows the true meaning of perseverance!||remedy, recover, recuperate, cure, medicine, hoarse, rest, well, sick|
|14/1-14||September 18, 2008||Escape from Flea Island||Carolina is determined to outdo Tiffany Blatsky on the science project. She organizes an expedition with TD, 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.||cooperate, consensus, government, law, supervise, agree, lead, in charge, rule, team|
|No Dogs Allowed||Tiffany wants to make Helen's treehouse into a girls' clubhouse. But who should be president? When the girls hold an election (Carolina vs. Tiffany, of course), both candidates aggressively court Helen's vote.||campaign, debate, elect, influence, issue, choose, decide, lose, vote, win, club|
|15/1-15||September 19, 2008||Ain't Nothin' But a Pound Dog|| Two-part episode:
Martha loses her collar and winds up in the animal shelter. She leads an escape attempt, only to find that freedom isn't much without a family. When Martha's family comes to take her home, she decides she can't leave her shelter friends behind. Adopting that many dogs is out of the question, so Martha, Helen, and TD cook up a plan to find families for the pound pooches.
|abandon, deserted, neglected, overlooked, fortunate, alone, forgot, harsh, lonely, tough, rough, adopt, affection, devoted, embrace, loyal, adore, belong, care, dream, hope|
|16/1-16||October 13, 2008||Raiders of the Lost Art||After TD 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 TD 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?||apologize, dilemma, forgive, miserable, regret, mistake, solve, sorry, swap, unhappy|
|Martha Says it with Flowers||Martha always seems to do the wrong thing around Grandma Lucille. To prove that she's really considerate, she decides to do something really special for Grandma's birthday. But finding the perfect present for a human is a lot harder than it looks.||considerate, delightful, thoughtful, sincere, considerate, kind, lovely, nice, sweet|
|17/1-17||October 14, 2008||Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey!||Professor Monkey is coming to town to promote his craft books with co–author Beppo. But his directions to the bookstore end up under Bob the dog's fiercely guarded porch. Can Martha help Professor Monkey find the bookstore before Beppo turns in her banana suit?||directions, retrieves, instructions, follow, lead, inside, behind, under, on top, in front, find|
|Martha and Truman Get Lost||Truman needs Martha to help him find something he lost at Dog Head Lake. The only problem is he won't tell Martha what they're looking for because he's too embarrassed (it's a rock). After getting lost deep in the forest and coming face–to–face with his fears, Truman learns a valuable lesson about himself and his ... whatsit.||track, trail, misplace, locate, search, lost, found, missing, near, far, around|
|18/1-18||November 28, 2008||Best in Show||Carolina decides to enter François in the dog show, and Helen just can't help herself. She has to enter Martha, too, so she can show Carolina who the true champion really is. A little competition between cousins isn't a bad thing, or is it?||competition, contest, champion, rival, victory, beat, enter, lose, prize, win|
|Truman on the Ball||Why does Truman want to become a hobo and/or join the circus? Is he actually trying to run away? Maybe it has something to do with tomorrow's softball game, and the fact that Truman can't actually catch the ball. Can Martha and Alice help?||achievement, attempt, concentrate, effort, patient, throw, catch, toss, lesson|
|19/1-19||October 31, 2008||Martha Gets Spooked||Is someone fixing up the haunted house? If not, who ordered those flowers? Was it the ghost of Mrs. Parkington's Great–Aunt Martha? Whoever or whatever it was, Martha has to go in there to protect Helen, before it's too late!||eerie, explain, gullible, logical, impossible, creepy, ghost, haunted, unlikely, spook|
|Martha Changes Her Luck||Uh–oh. Martha walked under a ladder — and broke a mirror — so now she thinks she's jinxed. And she's worried her bad luck is rubbing off on everybody else. Helen tries to explain that all the accidents are just coincidence, but things just keep getting worse.||jinx, superstitious, curse, coincidence, reason, luck, chance, accident, fluke, doomed|
|20/1-20||December 9, 2008||Martha Runs the Store|| Two-part episode:
Skits and Martha are feeling desperate while they wait in the broiling sun for Helen to finish shopping. Fed up, Skits decides to follow the cool air into the store, and Martha has to follow to get him out. What are they going to do now that they're stuck in the bathroom and the store is about to close?! Helen can't find Martha and Skits anywhere. Little does she know, they're trapped inside the darkened department store, trying to find the exit ... when they aren't distracted by the comfy beds, overflowing garbage cans, and automatic tennis–ball shooter. Will they find their way out before it's time to blow out Mom's birthday candles?
|escape, entrance, flee, stuck, trapped, hurry, closed, inside, open, outside, avoid, capture, distract, exit, intruder, catch, door, get away, guard, hide|
|21/1-21||February 13, 2009||Itchy Martha||Martha can't keep her paws away from her itchy ear mites. Until they're gone, she has to wear a cone on her head to keep her from scratching. Martha hates the cone; it gets in the way and makes everything sound weird. Worse than that, it terrifies Jake. Will Martha have to live in the cellar until she gets better?||device, contraption, devise, invent, variation, helmet, gadget, machine, idea, cone|
|Martha and the Thief of Hearts||The gang decides to make homemade valentines for each other. But when everybody's art supplies begin disappearing, their affectionate mood begins to fade. Can Martha solve the mystery of the stolen supplies?||craft, personalized, design, exquisite, original, draw, create, supplies, materials, decorate|
|22/1-22||February 17, 2009||There Goes the Neighborhood||Martha can't believe that Helen and Alice are making such a fuss about a kitten. Everyone knows kittens are not to be tolerated. But could this kitten be different?||discriminate, prejudice, territory, tolerate, socialize, sociable, buddy, pal, greet, ignore|
|Ice Scream||Alice is shocked to discover that Truman has never actually tried ice cream. Alice thinks deciding you won't like ice cream without trying it is, well, prejudiced! Can Helen and TD find a compromise that satisfies Alice but doesn't force Truman to give in to peer pressure?||aversion, disgust, peer pressure, prefer, narrow–minded, against, choice, dislike, flavor, like|
|23/1-23||February 18, 2009||Nurse Martha||Being able to translate animal speech sure comes in handy when Martha gets a job as the vet's assistant. But when Mrs. Clusky's niece brings her puppy to the vet — and he speaks nothing but incomprehensible puppy talk — Martha's going to need more than her linguistic skills to figure out what's wrong.||examine, observe, research, symptom, vaccine, test, treat, checkup, veterinarian, healthy|
|T.D. Gets the Scoop||Carolina is starting a newspaper, the Carolina Town Crier, and she needs some crack reporters to track down the news. TD turns investigative reporter, until he becomes the headline himself. Martha thinks she's uncovered a real scoop, but Carolina disagrees, no bones about it.||inspect, information, investigate, scoop, uncover, news, story, headline, cover, print|
|24/1-24||February 16, 2009||Alice Twinkle Toes||Alice is a talented athlete, but grace is not her middle name. After she sees a performance of the ballet, she secretly wishes she could take ballet lessons. But how can she ever admit she's interested when she knows her brother Ronald will tease her mercilessly?||awkward, balance, clumsy, graceful, coordinated, athlete, dancer, klutz, stumble, beautiful|
|Martha Fails the Course||After she sees a dog agility course on TV, Martha decides being an agility dog is just the thing for her. But when she tries out a course that Mrs. Clusky built for François, her agility dream becomes a nightmare. Now Martha won't even walk in public. How can Helen and Alice get Martha back on her feet?||agility, flexible, nimble, challenge, course, speed, smooth, quick, move, fall|
|25/1-25||March 2, 2009||Martha Sings||Martha wakes up singing and not just because she's happy. She can't stop! Helen and Martha visit the vet, some musicians, and an opera singer, trying to discover the source of her musical malady to no avail. Will Martha ever be able to talk without a tempo again?||instrument, musician, vocalist, recording, tempo, melody, sing, song, music, hear, sound|
|T.D. Makes the Band||Everybody's singing about Shecky the Sea Lion and it's driving TD nuts! He could write a better song than that, and that's just what he's going to do! He recruits the gang to join his band and then sets out to write a hit song... about Belgium? Inspiration strikes, but what will they do for an encore?||lyrics, audience, rhythm, inspiration, encore, band, beat, hit, concert, catchy|
|26/1-26||March 16, 2009||Skits Under the Weather||Martha and Skits hate the sound of thunder. One day Skits gets fed up and tries to outrun the storm, but soon discovers that all roads somehow lead back home.||storm, thunder, lightning, shower, precipitation, hail, wet, downpour, rainfall, drizzle|
|Martha the Weather Dog||Windy McCloud, Wagstaff City's meteorologist, wants Martha to be her weather dog. Martha's thrilled that she'll be able to change the weather to suit Helen and her friends, until she finds out she's not going to make the weather, she's going to predict it. But all her predictions are way off. What should she tell Windy?||forecast, temperature, meteorologist, predict, weather, sunny, shower, snow, rain, cloudy, lightning|
|27/1-27||March 17, 2009||Martha in the Doghouse||Martha just wants a nice quiet place to take a nap. All she needs is for everybody to be quiet for, oh, 16 hours a day. Is that too much to ask? Helen and the gang try to help by designing a doghouse for Martha.||architect, blueprint, construction, shelter, model, build, building, tools, sketch, porch|
|Martha Models||Carolina is over the moon when she finds out that Mindy Munchhausen, host of "Operation Catwalk," will be judging Wagstaff City's dog costume parade. She teams up with Helen to design outfits for Martha and Skits, sure that this will be her big break. Is Carolina on her way to Fashion Avenue?||apparel, measurement, outfit, pattern, style, sew, fit, hem, model, fashion|
|28/1-28||March 18, 2009||T.D. and Martha Gopher Broke||Martha, TD, and TD's dad spend the weekend at CK's farm, trying to keep a gopher from eating all the crops. After many failed schemes to catch the gluttonous gopher, they realize the best way to keep him from eating the crops is by offering him a better meal elsewhere!||agriculture, burrow, crop, pest, produce, farm, gnaw, plants, trap, underground|
|T.D. and the Steak Tree||TD gets hoodwinked by Weaselgraft and Pablum into buying a steak tree. He's sure if he takes good care of it, soon he'll be harvesting freshly blossomed steaks. But when the buds open to reveal flowers instead of sirloins, TD has to think fast before he's humiliated in front of his friends.||bloom, blossom, harvest, sprout, trend, branch, bud, grow, plant, pick|
|29/1-29||March 19, 2009||Martha vs. Robot||Alice's family gets a robotic pet called Dynamo who can do everything a real dog can do and help you with your math homework. Martha decides to show that she's even more perfect than the perfect pet, so Helen won't replace her with a mechanical mutt. If that fails, can she work with Nelson to get rid of Dynamo?||command, function, manual, mechanical, program, robot, charge, fetch, alive, button|
|Virtually Martha||While playing with Alice's laptop computer, Martha accidentally hits the wrong button and gets zapped inside! Will Helen figure out a way to get her out of there before those marauding video monsters gobble her up?||deleted, attach, email, folder, file, computer, send, desktop, laptop, icon|
|30/1-30||March 20, 2009||Martha's Dirty Habit||Every spring, Martha gets an urge to dig that she just can't control. When Martha's habit gets her in trouble with the whole neighborhood, the family decides they need to put her desire to dig to good use.||habit, weakness, urge, crave, drive, want, stop, desire, need, irresistible|
|Helen's All Thumbs||Ronald gives Helen his old gamekid, and pretty soon she's hooked! She forgets to walk Martha, neglects her homework, and becomes completely preoccupied. When Helen forgets to feed Martha and Skits again, and misses the fieldtrip because she forgot her permission slip, she turns to Martha for help. Can Helen break the habit?||addict, obsessed, preoccupied, monitor, restraint, hooked, quit, level, rid, break|
|31/1-31||April 6, 2009||Martha Bakes||Helen is sad when her drawing doesn't win the art competition, so Mom decides to bake her a cake to cheer her up. But when a last–minute order comes in at the flower shop, Martha and Skits decide to take over. Do two dogs with no thumbs (and a cookbook) have what it takes to bake?||recipe, ingredients, from scratch, blend, beat, mix, pour, bake, oven, stir|
|Martha Makes Scents||Always on the lookout for a way to avoid bathing, Martha decides TD's dad OG should invent a perfume that will cover up her doggy scent. After a few tries, he concocts the perfect pooch perfume. So why is Martha begging for a bath?||combine, concoct, dissolve, separate, extract, spritz, drop, spray, fragrance, perfume, strong|
|32/1-32||April 7, 2009||Martha the Witness||Mrs. Demson hates dogs and blames them for everything, which is a problem since she lives right down the street from Martha. But she changes her tune after Martha witnesses an accident that destroys Mrs. Demson's lawn furniture. Now Mrs. Demson will do anything to get Martha to appear as her witness in court.||accuse, testify, defendant, plaintiff, objection, describe, answer, question, explain, accident|
|Martha Takes a Stand||Something smells bad and it's Martha. Faced with yet another bath, Martha makes a stand for her right to, well, stink. But if Martha is going to stand up for her rights, Dad says she can do it outside. Will Martha be an outside dog forever?||right, compromise, principle, resolve, option, fair, unfair, give in, freedom, civilized, demand|
|33/1-33||April 8, 2009||Martha Goes to School||TD thinks it would be funny to put Martha's name on the list for substitute teachers. What started out as a joke, turns into a nightmare for Helen, Alice, and TD, when Martha gets the job and takes it very seriously.||attendance, substitute, attention, behavior, report, teacher, lesson, student, school, homework|
|T.D. and the Light Bulb of Doom||TD swears he'll start working on his report just as soon as he watches the "Harry Blotter, Boy Wizard" movie marathon, all nine parts! As Helen predicted, TD winds up in a panic until he has a moment of inspiration. Can he pull off his project in time?||assignment, inventor, discover, biography, subject, chapter, study, project, class, grade|
|34/1-34||April 9, 2009||Martha Treads the Boards||Helen's mom and dad are starring in the community theater production, and Helen's the stage manager. Even Martha gets a part... as a bull. When the big night finally comes, Mom and Dad get trapped in their dressing room. The play must go on, but now the bull is the bullfighter and the bullfighter is... her sister? What will they do for an encore?||tradition, custom, culture, generation, annual, family, different, community, theater, marry|
|Martha's Pack||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?||family tree, ancestors, descendant, pack, relatives, wolf, sister, brother, cousin, daughter|
|35/1-35||April 10, 2009||Martha Smells||Martha is secretly trapped inside Pablum and Weaselgraft's hideout. She manages to call Helen and tell her how to get there by smell. Can Helen and TD follow her scent map and uncover Weaselgraft and Pablum's lair?||aroma, fragrance, scent, stench, reek, smell, stink, whiff, odor|
|Martha Hears||For the same story from a different sensory perspective, Martha once again finds herself trapped in Weaselgraft and Pablum's lair, but this time she leads Helen and TD to their hideout by describing what she hears. It sounded like a good idea...||blaring, clanging, creak, rumble, audio, noise, listen, siren, bell, ears|
|36/1-36||July 13, 2009||Martha's Worst Best Day||Why is Martha so grumpy? She's offended just about everybody with her insults. Truman figures out that she's saying the exact reverse of what she means to say. But can they figure out the cure before she ruins Grandpa Bernie's birthday party?||exactly, correct, offend, reverse, contrary, opposite, meant, top, backwards, bottom|
|Truman's Brother||Truman and TD both wish they had a brother. If Skits and Martha can be sort of siblings, why can't the two of them? Helen and Alice bet the boys that they can't keep the brother thing up for a week, because they don't exactly have a lot in common.||sibling, common, similar, contrast, identical, together, alike, twins, both, only|
|37/1-37||July 14, 2009||Here's Martha!||Martha hosts a TV show where she helps people understand their animals better by explaining what they're saying. Unfortunately, the only viewers are Martha and her friends, so the producers try a new format, Crime Scene Doggie.||interview, conversation, understand, interpret, comprehend, chat, thoughts, think, mind, know|
|Dog Fight||Martha and Skits don't want to share their newest, coolest dog toy. Their bickering is driving Helen nuts, and now TD and Alice have taken sides. Can't they all just get along?||quarrel, bicker, negotiate, barter, truce, selfish, fight, share, take a turn, trade|
|38/1-38||July 15, 2009||Therapy Dog||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?||therapy, patient, cheer, relief, treatment, hospital, rash, pain, doctor, nurse|
|Martha's Duck Trouble||Ralph, the wounded duck from the lake (Martha's Pack), 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?||mend, heal, fake, mood, spirits, feel, worse, glum, down, low|
|39/1-39||July 16, 2009||Truman's Secret||Where has Truman been and why is he acting so weird? He's hiding in the garage, lurking in the shadows. He finally agrees to tell the whole gruesome story, but will it be too horrible for them to bear?||appearance, self–conscious, mortified, flaw, vain, picture, horrible, barber, photo, haircut|
|Skits Monkeys Around||Skits loves to watch Malcolm, the blue monkey on TV. In fact, he loves Malcolm so much he wants to be Malcolm, and he starts wearing a polka dot bowtie. Martha is mortified to be seen with him in public. How long is this phase going to last—or could it be pephase, temporary, outgrow, imitate, mature, copy, same, babyish, younger||phase, temporary, outgrow, imitate, mature, copy, same, babyish, younger|
|40/1-40||July 24, 2009||What's Bothering Bob?||What's gotten into Bob? He's off his chain and he's chasing Truman all over town. Soon Truman, Helen, Alice, TD, Kazuo the dog officer, the pizza guy, and Bob's owner are all up a tree, imprisoned by a barking Bob. Can Martha figure out what's bothering Bob?||anxious, serene, provoke, disturb, bother, calm, settle down, relax, awful, quiet|
|Martha Spins a Tale||Season finale. It's sweltering hot and everybody is miserable. To distract Jake from the heat, Martha tells him about Goldi–Martha and the Skits Hatter and Little Red Riding Helen and their adventures among giants, queens, and a very familiar fire–breathing cat all played by all the characters from the past episodes of the season.||irritating, soothing, comfortable, cozy, sweltering, scratchy, cool, lumpy, bumpy, hot|
Season 2: 2009 - 2010
Season 2 aired from 2009 to 2010 with a total of 15 episodes.
|#||Original airdate||Title||Plot||Vocabulary words|
|41/2-1||September 14, 2009||Martha's Chair||Martha's family has a birthday surprise — a new dog bed! After a few sleepless nights, the family realizes that Martha misses her stinky old chair. But Mrs. Demson bought it and has plans of her own for the chair after she sees one just like it on Antiques Roadshow.||antique, donate, upholstery, profit, valuable, furniture, worth, worthless, rich, cost, clean|
|T.D. the Pack Rat||T.D. has too much junk! T.D.'s mom makes him an offer: He can keep everything he has, as long as he doesn’t bring anything else home. Does T.D. have the willpower?||worthless, rubbish, clutter, salvage, priceless, perspective, garbage, junk, collect, keep, sell|
|42/2-2||September 15, 2009||Painting for Peanuts||The zoo is in danger of closing! Helen and T.D. volunteer for an animal painting class to try and save it. But it turns out animal painting isn't exactly what they thought...||realistic, easel, participate, abstract, portrait, painting, artwork, brushes, course, sculpture, pose|
|Martha's No Dummy||Granny Flo is hosting a variety show. Helen and Carolina team up to perform a pantomime, Alice practices her tap routine, and Truman perfects his water glass symphony, but T.D. and Martha struggle to come up with an act. Will they ever find their voice?||pantomime, routine, rehearse, ventriloquist, entertain, host, show, old-fashioned, star, act|
|43/2-3||September 16, 2009||Martha Puts Out the Lights|| Two-part episode:
For Martha and the other dogs, Saturday night fireworks are the worst part of summer, and Mrs. Demson couldn't agree more. In fact, she's trying to get people to sign a petition to ban fireworks. Can Martha get enough signatures to make summer less scary for dogs?
Helen and her friends are devastated about the fireworks ban.(Luckily Mrs. Dempson called her Magda.) Martha realizes that she helped Mrs. Depmson ruin their fun, but can she find a way to reverse the ban, make sure the kids don't know Madga's true identity, and still protect her sensitive ears?
|petition, illegal, cause, picket, goal, ban, protest, sign, ask, on strikem, purpose, signature, unite, majority, prohibit, fireworks, summer, write, support|
|44/2-4||September 17, 2009||The Penguin Always Rings Twice||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?||mystery, clue, culprit, hunch, motive, first, second, next, last, after|
|The Martha Code||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?||code, decipher, message, gibberish, arbitrary, break, unbreakable, crack, secret, key, figure out|
|45/2-5||September 18, 2009||Martha in the Hold||Martha's family is going out West on vacation and Martha doesn't want to be left behind. But that cargo hold where dogs have to travel sounds scary. Can Martha find her ticket to ride?||cargo, passenger, turbulence, arrive, depart, travel, suitcase, flight, trip, take off|
|Get Along, Little Dogies!||Martha is excited to go on a cattle drive. Cookie the cowhand isn't so sure that Martha is fit for the trip and he might be right. Can Martha show Cookie that she has what it takes to be at home on the range?||vacation, stampede, lodging, sightseeing, cattle drive, scenery, wagon, cowboy, camp, outdoors, tour|
|46/2-6||May 10, 2010||Martha's Life in Crime|| Two Part Episode:
Martha tells the story of her puppy days in the animal shelter and her excitement of finding a family. But it turns out that Helen wasn't the first person who adopted Martha. Puppy Martha's new owner turns out to have unsavory plans for her. Can Martha turn the tables on the bumbling crooks and still find a family?
|autobiography, possible, yearn, promise, narrate, flashback, tell, back then, now, recall, before, reminiscing, background, aspire, sequence, time, past, wish, happened, when|
|47/2-7||May 11, 2010||Martha Plays Favorites||Truman is worried that his mom doesn't think he's special anymore. She's too busy taking care of the babies at her daycare. Martha knows just how he feels. She felt the same way when the family got that cute puppy Skits.||include, exclude, notice, snub, replace, favorite, special, touchy, cute, cuddly|
|Martha and the Doggie Lover||T.D.'s little cousin C.D really likes dogs. Really, Really likes dogs. C.D. loves dogs so much he squeezes them too hard. Can Martha teach C.D. how to be gentle with dogs? Finally at the end of the episode, Martha said C.D. can "find a dog who can handle it."||sensitive, aggressive, delicate, aggravate, out of control, shy, gentle, choke, careful, tame|
|48/2-8||February 17, 2010||Paws and Effect|| When Martha gets a piece of glass in her paw, Everyone realizes that littering hurts more than the environment.
But what can they do about it? As Alice, Helen and T.D. know, Protecting the environment (and Paws) is important, But it is easier said than done.
|discard, litter, thoughtless, debris, recycle, careless, trash, important, broke, injured|
|The Trouble with Teddy||Teddy, a neighborhood dog, is sick, and the vet doesn't know why. When Martha is called in to consult, even she can't diagnose the patient. Enlisting the help of the dog pack, they scour the yard for hazardous materials — when the cause of the problem could be right under their noses.||hazardous, ingest, environment, poisonous, pesticide, rotten, spoil, safe, dangerous, gross|
|49/2-9||February 18, 2010||¿Qué Pasa, Martha?||Señor Craig expects everyone to present an oral report in Spanish, and Alice is a nervous wreck! With the help of Martha and some Mexican alphabet soup, she aces her presentation, but did she actually deserve her grade?||recite, memorize, bilingual, pronouce, articulate, speech, oral, aloud, voice, remember|
|T.D. Is Talking Dog||Inspired by an old Tarzan-style movie, T.D. decides to learn animal languages and become an animal linguist. Under Martha's tutelage, he begins his lessons.||enunciate, language, linguist, vocabulary, accent, tone, again, repeat, animal, phrase|
|50/2-10||February 19, 2010||Dogs in Space||Mrs. Clusky asks the class to present projects on the solar system, but T.D. finds himself distracted by comic books. Can he save the Planet of the Dogs from evil space cats and still get his homework in on time?||planet, star, solar system, constellation, orbit, sun, moon, earth, space, spaceship|
|Dogs from Space||Inspired by T.D.'s comic about the Planet of the Dogs, Martha has a dream about what life would be like as an alien space dog.||universe, extraterrestrial, astronomy, astronaut, asteroid, invasion, humane, alien, world, creature|
|51/2-11||February 15, 2010||Martha in the White House|| Two Part Episode
The new president is looking for a dog to live in the White House. Martha knows the perfect dog for the job! What better way to recommend some of her neighborhood pals than to put in a few calls to the White House herself?
The president is calling! One of his aides heard about Martha's speaking ability and he needs her to report to the White House immediately. But why does the president want Martha? Is there a top-secret cat conspiracy?
|neighborhood, national, volunteer, recommend, community, nominate, president, white house, leader, country, mission, function, appoint, advise, representative, cabinet, aide, serve, official, secretary|
|52/2-12||February 16, 2010||The Jakey Express||Stuck in a traffic jam, Helen's dad tells the story of the day Jake was born, and how Martha was able to drum up an inventive means of transportation to get mom to the hospital on time.||schedule, delivery, funicular, delay, transportation. flag down, lift, early, late, traffic, on time|
|Martha, Sled Dog||Truman tells Martha the story of Balto, the heroic Alaskan sled dog. Now Martha wants to become a sled dog, too! Weaselgraft and Pablum overhear her desire to mush. Will "Malto" deliver herself right into their hands?||serum, sled, vehicle, transform, accelerate, glide, hitch, steer, haul, brake|
|53/2-13||April 12, 2010||Skits on Ice||Skits is afraid of hockey pucks, but why? Helen tells the story of how puppy Skits chased a puck onto thin ice, and how quick thinking by Martha saved the day.||risky, thaw, solid, freeze, frozen, defrost, ice, cold, melt, puck, hockey, thin|
|Martha's Steamed!||When Helen and Martha discover a dog locked in a hot car on a sweltering summer's day, they snap into action. While they try to track down the owner, it becomes almost impossible for them to keep their cool.||emergency, scorching, parched, sizzling, broiling, panting, sweat, heat, thirsty, page|
|54/2-14||May 13, 2010||Martha and the One Thousand Fleas||Helen is shocked to find that someone has eaten the cookies she was supposed to sell for the school fundraiser. Feeling stuffed and guilty, Martha knows just the thing to raise the money: a dog circus!||charity, contribute, fundraiser, salesman, benefit, funds, grand finale, money, owe, raise|
|Nice and Crabby||Crabby Mrs. Demson is suddenly friendly, cheerful, and fun. What could be wrong with her? Martha sets out to get to the bottom of the mystery.||complain, disposition, cruel, personality, amiable, grumpy, crabby, lovable, cranky, cheerful|
|55/2-15||May 14, 2010||Martha: Secret Agent Dog|| Two Part Episode
Martha is on a super secret mission to find out who's trying to steal the formula for Granny's soup. Can Martha stop the crooks before they put Granny Flo — and Martha's speaking voice — out of commission?
The life of a secret agent dog turns out to be trickier than Martha expected. Undaunted, Martha uses disguises and gadgets to hound the evil soup thieves.
|secret agent, service, formula, surveillance, defeat, safe, steal, spy, chief, warn, trespass, self-destruct, invisible, scheme, mastermind, disguise, combination, crook, hideout|
Season 3: 2010 - 2011
Season 3 aired from 2010 to 2011 with a total of 21 episodes.
|#||Original airdate||Title||Plot||Vocabulary words|
|56/3-1||October 11, 2010||The Martha Show|| Two Part Episode
Martha has been offered a chance to host a children's TV show with her friends! The gang tries to agree on the perfect kids' show.
Having your own kids' show is more complicated than Martha expected. Our talking dog comes up with a whale of a show. But is her new partner — or TV — ready for it?
|genre, drama, educational, merchandise, style, comedy, co-star, medical, program, watch, script, pilot, imaginative, suspense, depict, duo, viewers, children, pirate, whale|
|57/3-2||October 12, 2010||Martha's Millions||When Carolina reads about a dog inheriting millions, she's appalled. What could a dog do with all that money? Martha discovers that it isn't who spends it, but how you spend it, that matters most.||inherit, wealthy, greedy, generous, fortune, will, buy, spend, stingy, give|
|Carolina's Gifted||Everyone is excited for Carolina's birthday, everyone, that is, except Carolina. She still hasn't used her gift certificate from last year's birthday, and it is going to expire... tonight! She and Helen rush to the store to pick out the perfect gift. What will it be?||gift certificate, expire, purchase, splurge, redeem, squirrel away, save, cash, pay/paid, pick|
|58/3-3||October 13, 2010||Truman's Mad||When Truman sends away for a science kit, he dreams about all the new inventions he will create. But can reality really live up to his big dreams?||explore, theory, analyze, outcome, effect, note, lab, kit, finding, magnet|
|Dog for a Day||TD thinks dogs have it easy — no school, no homework, no schedule — but Martha begs to differ. When the two decide to switch roles for a day, they discover that life can be surprisingly tough in someone else's shoes (or tail).||hypothesis, experiment, conclusion, compare, result, human, canine, science, easy, hard|
|59/3-4||October 14, 2010||Martha: Deadline Doggie||When Martha begins to sniff out leads for Carolina's paper, the news is not fit to print. Can Martha redeem herself before she puts the paper out of business?||article, deadline, eavesdrop, gossip, private, type, read, tip, paper, surprise|
|It's the Giant Pumpkin, Martha||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.||fabricate, source, exaggerate, reliable, anonymous, retract, reporter, lie, record, ton, pounds|
|60/3-5||October 15, 2010||The Dog Did It||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?||primitive, civilization, prehistoric, ancient, philosopher, origin, stone, fire, caveman, history|
|Martha Out West||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?||pioneer, frontier, founded, outlaw, property, western, mayor, sheriff, town, settle|
|61/3-6||October 25, 2010||T.D.'s Magic||TD has found the best birthday gift of all time for his cousin CD: He's going to put on a magic show at his party. He wants to really "wow" the crowd, so the bigger the trick, the better. But what happens when his magic gets out of control?||feat, rational, vanish, illusion, dubious, disappear, magic, appear, explanation, powers|
|Scaredy Cat||To escape a storm, the kids and dogs retreat into the Boxwood's house. TD, Alice, and Helen decide to tell spooky stories to pass the time. But as spooky things start happening in the house, they wonder if their stories might be a little too real.||silhouette, unexpected, nightmare, phantom, ominous, scare, dark, windy, rainy, night|
- Six episodes were based on the original books. They were Martha Speaks, Martha and Skits, Martha Blah Blah, Perfectly Martha, Martha Walks the Dog, and Martha Calling.
- The episodes Martha Blah Blah, Martha Plays Favorites and Skits on Ice were flashback episodes.
- Knowledge first aired Raiders of the Lost Art.
- In "Martha Ain't Nothing But a Pound Dog", Dad says that Martha could have gotten a job as a telemarketer or a radio talk show host; these two events both happened (in "Martha Runs Away" and "Martha Gives Advice", respectively).
- In "Martha and Skits", T.D. states that he cannot keep Skits because his dad is allergic to dogs. However, in later episodes, T.D.'s dad interacts with Martha several times and shows no signs of an allergic reaction.
- In "Martha Goes to School", T.D.'s oral written report included part of the Boy Scout Law.
- The episode Martha in the White House featured a dog who bore resemblance to Obama's dog Bo. The dog in that episode was called "Chessie."
- Martha Speaks creators have been putting in Easter eggs in the show. Arthur was found in the episode Martha's Life of Crime. He is hard to find, so look closely in the in the sports shop.
- ↑ http://www.iptv.org/series.cfm/19699/martha_speaks/ep:126
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- ↑ http://www.iptv.org/series.cfm/19699/martha_speaks/ep:132
- ↑ http://www.iptv.org/series.cfm/19699/martha_speaks/ep:133
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- ↑ http://www.iptv.org/series.cfm/19699/martha_speaks/ep:135
- ↑ http://tv.msn.com/tv/episode/martha-speaks/martha-plays-favorites-martha-and-the-doggie-lover/