Martha Speaks is a Canadian/American 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, who is owned by ten-year-old Helen Lorraine. 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. The show is produced by WGBH in Boston, along with Vancouver based animation studio DHX Media Vancouver, and debuted on September 1, 2008 on PBS Kids and PBS Kids Go! stations across the United States. Some episodes of this TV series were available for limited theatrical release on January 3, 2009. The second season began airing on September 14, 2009. The third season of Martha Speaks premiered on PBS Kids on October 11, 2010, and the fourth season began airing on February 20, 2012. In May 2013, PBS Kids renewed Martha Speaks for a fifth and sixth season of 8 new episodes each. The fifth season premiered on June 24, 2013.
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Season 1Amazon Prime | PBS Kids | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Sep 1, 2008
Martha Speaks/Martha Gives Advice From PBS KIDS - Martha Speaks: 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? 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...
S01 E02Sep 1, 2008
Martha and Skits/Martha Plays a Part From PBS KIDS - 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. 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.
S01 E03Sep 2, 2008
Martha Takes the Cake/Codename: Martha From PBS KIDS - 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? 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 ...
S01 E04Sep 2, 2008
Martha to the Rescue/Martha Camps Out From PBS KIDS - 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. 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?
S01 E05Sep 3, 2008
Down on the Farm/Martha Runs Away From PBS KIDS - 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. 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.
S01 E06Sep 3, 2008
Martha Blah Blah/Skits Behaves From PBS KIDS - 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? 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 ...
S01 E07Sep 4, 2008
Martha and the Canine Caper/Perfectly Martha From PBS KIDS - 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. 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 ...
Season 2Amazon Prime | PBS Kids | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Sep 14, 2009
Martha's Chair; TD the Pack Rat 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. Vocabulary (E) antique, donate, upholstery, profit, valuable (I) furniture, worth, worthless, rich, cost, clean
S02 E02Sep 14, 2009
Painting for Peanuts; Martha's No Dummy 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? Vocabulary (E) worthless, rubbish, clutter, salvage, priceless, perspective (I) garbage, junk, collect, keep, sell
S02 E03Sep 15, 2009
Martha Puts Out the Lights 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... Vocabulary (E) realistic, easel, participate, abstract, portrait (I) painting, artwork, brushes, course, sculpture, pose
S02 E04Sep 15, 2009
The Penguin Always Rings Twice; The Martha Code 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? Vocabulary (E) pantomime, routine, rehearse, ventriloquist, entertain (I) host, show, old-fashioned, star, act
S02 E05Sep 16, 2009
Martha in the Hold; Get Along, Little Dogies 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? (1st of two parts) Vocabulary (E) petition, illegal, cause, picket, goal, ban, protest (I) sign, ask, on strike
S02 E06Sep 16, 2009
Martha Plays Favorites; Martha and the Doggie Lover Helen and her friends are devastated about the fireworks ban. Martha realizes that she helped Mrs. Demson ruin their fun, but can she find a way to reverse the ban and still protect her sensitive ears? (2nd of two parts) Vocabulary (E) purpose, signature, unite, majority, prohibit (I) fireworks, summer, write, support
S02 E07Sep 17, 2009
The Jakey Express; Martha, Sled Dog 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