MARTHA SPEAKS

Program Details
Air Time: 
01/12/2015 - 10:00am - 10:29am
Program Title: 
THE DOG WHO CAME TO DINNER/MARTHA CALLING
Program Service: 
KD
Program URL: 
http://pbskids.org/martha/
PSIP Description: 
Helen agrees to take care of Mrs. Clusky's dog Francois, who is very demanding and manipulative.
Long Description: 
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, Francois 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? Vocabulary - (E) jealous, visitor, privileges, envy, demanding (I) houseguest, welcome, rude, polite, manners. Martha Calling* (*book based) - 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? Vocabulary - (E) allow(ed), forbid(den), permit, restrict, problem (I) guest, rules, invite, vacation.