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 4Amazon Prime | PBS Kids | Rent or Buy
S04 E17Feb 4, 2013
Too Many Marthas Feb 4, 2013 When Martha is asked to sing at an animal rescue fundraiser, she’s thrilled. But on the day of the concert, Martha gets mixed up with another Martha – a dog belonging to a lady named Jennifer (Jennifer Garner). Can Martha help Jennifer locate her missing pup before it’s time to sing? Vocabulary (E) number, diva, solo, aria, a cappella
Season 6PBS Kids | Rent or Buy
S06 E01Mar 31, 2014
T.D. Gives A Report Mar 31, 2014 When T.D. finds out the Pony Express wasn’t a train for horses, he’s crushed. It was the only thing worth doing a report on for Mrs. Clusky’s class. Helen tries to spark his interests in other topics, but it just won’t work. Is there anything he can get passionate enough about to research? Vocabulary (E) apathetic, avid, eliminate, indifferent, passionate