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Season: 1 | 2
Year: 1995 | 1997 | 1998


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: A Tail in Twain: Part One

23 March 1995
Joe, Samantha, and David investigate the mysterious behavior of a man who is digging up a historical site in the local park; Wishbone experiences life as Tom Sawyer in Twain's classic novel.

Season 1, Episode 2: A Tail in Twain: Part Two

24 March 1995
Joe, Samantha, and David seek help from Ellen (Joe's mother), and neighbor Wanda, who is leader of the local historical society, in the mystery of the man digging up the unknown grave in the park; Wishbone continues as Tom Sawyer.

Season 1, Episode 3: Twisted Tail

9 October 1995
Joe befriends a new boy, Max, from school. When Max gets involved with another boy who may be a thief, Wishbone is reminded of the story of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Season 1, Episode 4: Rosie, Oh, Rosie, Oh!

10 October 1995
Wishbone falls in love with a dog from the pound and is reminded of the story of Romeo and Juliet.

Season 1, Episode 5: Homer Sweet Homer

11 October 1995
The kids work to save their favorite park from developers; Wishbone plays Odysseus from Homer's The Odyssey.

Season 1, Episode 6: Bark That Bark

12 October 1995
The kids help put on a traditional story-telling show to raise money. David's Uncle Homer is the star and throughout the episode, tells verbal African folk tales. Wishbone plays the part of Anansi and others in the folk tales.

Season 1, Episode 7: Cyranose

13 October 1995
Wishbone takes on the 'prominent' role of Cyrano de Bergerac as the kids have to study poetry in school. David struggles the most with having to write his own poem and uses his own anonymous Cyrano to cheat.

Season 1, Episode 8: The Slobbery Hound

16 October 1995
A stray dog is causing trouble in the neighborhood and Wishbone is getting the blame. As Joe, Sam, and David try to track the dog down, Wishbone is reminded of Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of Baskervilles.

Season 1, Episode 9: Digging Up the Past

17 October 1995
Joe, Ellen and Wishbone meet a woman who lived in their home over 40 years ago, who comes to see the house and find the treasures she left behind as a kid. Wishbone imagines himself as Rip Van Winkle who falls asleep for 20 years and doesn't recognize anything or anybody, and can't get anyone to believe who he is.

Season 1, Episode 10: Bone of Arc

18 October 1995
With their star player injured, Sam offers to help the boys win their soccer championship against an unbeatable team. Sam's bravery reminds Wishbone of the story of Joan of Arc.

Season 1, Episode 11: The Impawssible Dream

19 October 1995
Joe tries to set a world record for shooting baskets which inspires Wishbone to recall the story of Don Quixote. Wishbone plays the part of Sancho Panza.

Season 1, Episode 12: Fleabitten Bargain

20 October 1995
Joe runs into a shady businessman at the town fair who's marketing a new virtual reality helmet that sucks Joe into a different world. This reminds Wishbone of Faust, a scholar who traded his soul to the devil for fun, but everything he wants comes at a price.

Season 1, Episode 13: Sniffing the Gauntlet

23 October 1995
The kids have to do a spelling bee, Samantha has an allergic reaction to coconut which takes her out of the competition, and Wishbone plays Ivanhoe.

Season 1, Episode 14: The Hunchdog of Notre Dame

26 October 1995
Wishbone takes on the role of Quasimodo as the trio face off against bully Damont in hockey. A new boy, Nathaniel, is so clumsy that no one wants him to play - until he reveals his hidden worth.

Season 1, Episode 15: Golden Retrieved

27 October 1995
Wishbone is Silas Marner; Joe has a new mountain bike that is absorbing his attention, causing him to neglect and fail to appreciate Wishbone.

Season 1, Episode 16: A Tale of Two Sitters

30 October 1995
Wishbone brings Charles Dickens' 'A Tale of Two Cities' to life by playing Charles Darnay, while the boys feel like theirs is ruined. They have to babysit David's sister and her friend.

Season 1, Episode 17: Frankenbone

31 October 1995
David is making a secret project for the school science fair. This leads Wishbone to recite the classic story, Frankenstein.

Season 1, Episode 18: Hot Diggety Dawg

1 November 1995
In this episode, the kids digging a hole for an Arbor Day tree causes Wishbone to imagine himself as Professor Lidenbrock in Jules Verne's classic adventure story, Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Season 1, Episode 19: One Thousand & One Tails

2 November 1995
Wishbone becomes the magical Ali Baba in Scheherazade's Arabian Nights. The trio gets into trouble with a new computer and Wanda loses her purse. David's sister, Emily, finds it but doesn't want to return it.

Season 1, Episode 20: Mixed Breeds

3 November 1995
Wanda finds a fresh experience with a new man, leaving Bob Pruitt to wonder what's going on and causing him to act out of the ordinary. The shift in personality is mirrored in Wishbone's telling of Jekyll and Hyde as the title character's friend, Gabriel John Utterson.

Season 1, Episode 21: The Canine Cure

4 November 1995
Joe's highly allergic friend Nathaniel stays at the Talbots' for the weekend but his overprotective mother announces he's allergic to dogs so Wishbone has to stay in the yard. Wishbone likens Nathaniel's affliction to that of Argon in Moliere's play The Imaginary Invalid, whose family convince him he's sick so they can collect his inheritance.

Season 1, Episode 22: The Pawloined Paper

6 November 1995
Wishbone plays C. Auguste Dupin in Poe's 'The Purloined Letter'. Joe has a crush on a teacher and a classmate, Curtis, sees Joe writing a love note, which ends up in the teacher's hands. Will Joe be able to get it back before she reads it or Curtis uses it against him?

Season 1, Episode 23: Bark to the Future

14 November 1995
Joe thinks using a calculator instead of his own mind will help him do better in math. Meanwhile, Wishbone as The Time Traveler in H.G. Wells' The Time Machine, travels to the year 802701 A.D. and finds the human race has diminished all forms of intelligence.

Season 1, Episode 24: Paw Prints of Thieves

8 November 1995
Wishbone is Robin Hood as Joe helps a cafeteria worker friend break the rules to help others. They get caught by the stern director who cares more about time and money than charity and Wishbone distracts him as they get away. But that isn't the end of their problems.

Season 1, Episode 25: Furst Impressions

9 November 1995
Based on Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Wishbone plays as Mr. Darcy while Joe has to deal with David and Sam falling out over rumors about who's asking whom to the school dance.

Season 1, Episode 26: The Prince and the Pooch

10 November 1995
Wishbone and Joe live parallel stories of experiencing how the other half lives in this adaptation of 'The Prince and the Pauper'. Joe believes he'd be better at coaching than the coach, so he gets his shot to prove it.

Season 1, Episode 27: The Count's Account

13 November 1995
'The Count of Monte Cristo' and Edmond Dantes are brought to life by Wishbone as David builds a snow machine that Damont uses to make trouble. But the revenge David and the others take is not the best path.

Season 1, Episode 28: Salty Dog

14 November 1995
Samantha enlists Joe and David's help to find a legendary horseshoe in a condemned barn before it's torn down. Wishbone plays Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island, where he also encounters dangerous obstacles to search for a great treasure.

Season 1, Episode 29: Little Big Dog

15 November 1995
Wishbone delivers the Biblical story of David and Goliath. Meanwhile, Joe and Ellen go on a trip and leave Wishbone with David's family. Emily and David both cause some trouble, but David's is dangerous and destructive. He must tell the truth before it gets worse.

Season 1, Episode 30: A Dogged Expose

16 November 1995
Somebody has secretly taken embarrassing pictures of Sam and posted them all over the school and signing an alias to his fliers. Sam, Joe and David try to figure out who the mysterious photographer is while Wishbone plays Sherlock Holmes, going in disguise to retrieve a stolen photograph in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Scandal in Bohemia".

Season 1, Episode 31: A Terrified Terrier

17 November 1995
Joe starts hanging with a new bunch of guys, ignoring Sam and David, and even Wishbone. He starts to imitate the behavior of his new friends and soon realizes it could cost him his best friends. Wishbone imagines himself as Henry Fleming, a boy who also takes on more than he can handle when he goes off to fight in the Civil War in The Red Badge of Courage.

Season 1, Episode 32: Shakespaw

20 November 1995
The school is putting on a production of Shakespeare's The Tempest, with David directing, Joe working as stage manager, and Sam as Miranda. Meanwhile, in the fantasy sequences, Wishbone portrays Ariel in the same play.

Season 1, Episode 33: Muttketeer!

21 November 1995
Wishbone is d'Artagnan in one story, while also trying to join the kids in school in the other. Once inside, he hunts down Mort the rat, who has been chewing up the school.

Season 1, Episode 34: Hercules Unleashed

22 November 1995
Sam searches for the perfect present for her father's 40th birthday, which reminds Wishbone of Hercules' quest for the golden apples of the Hesperides.

Season 1, Episode 35: Viva Wishbone!

23 November 1995
Ellen befriends a young man who has recently lost his own mother, which causes Joe to wrestle with his jealousy. To help him, Senora Julia, an old friend who is like a second mother to him, tells him the story of Juan Diego (played by Wishbone, of course) and Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Season 1, Episode 36: The Entrepawneur

24 November 1995
Joe starts a grocery delivery business, but learns that his single-minded pursuit of money could cost him his friendship with Sam and David. In the fantasy sequence, Wishbone tells the story of Midas and his golden touch.

Season 1, Episode 37: Pantin' at the Opera

27 November 1995
After a magazine article is published praising Ellen's computerized library cataloging system, mysterious things begin to happen at the library reminding Wishbone of The Phantom of the Opera

Season 1, Episode 38: Dances with Dogs

28 November 1995
Wishbone becomes a Native American warrior in the Dakota tale told by visiting storyteller Lee Natonabah. Joe and David volunteer to tell their own family stories as well at a story-telling performance, which leads to Joe feeling inadequate in his father's shadow.

Season 1, Episode 39: Rushin' to the Bone

29 November 1995
Wishbone stars in a Mr. MacPooch dog commercial. The play, "The Inspector General" by Nikolai Gogol.

Season 1, Episode 40: Picks of the Litter

30 November 1995
In a recap of many of the episodes, Wishbone is one again everyone from Tom Sawyer to Oliver Twist. Wanda leaves a friend's dog with the Talbots, for them to dog-sit, and Wishbone tries to entertain her by re-telling his favorite stories.
Larry Brantley ... Wishbone (voice)
Jordan Wall ... Joe Talbot

Christie Abbott ... Sam Kepler (credit only)
Adam Springfield ... David Barnes (credit only)

Mary Chris Wall ... Ellen Talbot
Angee Hughes ... Wanda Gilmore
Christopher Reagan Ammons ... Huck Finn (archive footage)
Lynn Mathis ... Preacher / Fat Master (archive footage)
Sharon Bunn ... Aunt Polly (archive footage)
Akin Babatunde ... Homer / Baba (archive footage)
Nicole McDuffie ... Binti (archive footage)

Kevin Page ... Overseer (archive footage)
Randy Moore ... Don Quixote (archive footage)
Dee Hennigan ... Elizabeth Bennett (archive footage)
Lisa-Gabrielle Greene ... Lydia Bennett (archive footage)

Matthew Tompkins ... Suitor #1 / The Monster (archive footage)
Cliff Stephens ... Suitor #2 (archive footage)

Sally Vahle ... Penelope (archive footage) (as Sally Nystuen)
Charles Sprinkle ... Telemachus (archive footage) (as Chuck Sprinkle)

Brent Anderson ... Sir Brian de Bois Guilbert (archive footage)

Jeanne Simpson ... Rebecca / Joan of Arc (archive footage)

Sean Hennigan ... Prince John (archive footage)

Jonathan Brent ... Maurice de Bracy (archive footage)
Becca Duffield ... Penny (voice)
Bear the Dog ... Wishbone
Phoebe the Dog ... Wishbone
Slugger the Dog ... Wishbone

Soccer the Dog ... Wishbone

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Halloween Hound: The Legend of Creepy Collars: Part 1

15 October 1997
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' dominates as Halloween comes to Oakdale. Wishbone is Ichabod Crane while Joe and friends do a scavenger hunt.

Season 2, Episode 2: Halloween Hound: The Legend of Creepy Collars: Part 2

15 October 1997
Wishbone and the gang participate in Oakdale's first annual Halloween scavenger hunt, complete with a haunted house.

Season 2, Episode 3: The Prince of Wags

6 November 1997
Joe is elected captain of the basketball team. Wishbone, as Prince Hal, in Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Part I" must learn to be a leader as well.

Season 2, Episode 4: Groomed for Greatness

20 November 1997
Wishbone is chosen to be the model for a dog statue built in Jackson Park, but the 'famous' artist, Wanda's cousin, is a snob. 'Great Expectations' is the book of the day, with Wishbone as Pip.

Season 2, Episode 5: A Bone of Contention

13 November 1997
Joe can't find the nerve to ask Sarah to the dance, so he gets David to ask her for him. But David and Sarah really hit it off, and Joe feels betrayed. Wishbone, as John Alden in "The Courtship of Miles Standish" is asked by Captain Standish to court the orphaned Priscilla for him, with a similar result.

Season 2, Episode 6: War of the Noses

27 November 1997
Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Black Arrow: A Tale of Two Roses' is the backdrop for Wishbone's portrayal of Richard Shelton. In reality, Wishbone is being taken to the vet and feels betrayed by Ellen. What's worse, Wanda accidentally sends his chair to be reupholstered and Joe has to deal with a pathological liar.

Season 2, Episode 7: Moonbone

7 March 1998
The full moon is out and Wishbone goes 'loony', burying everything in sight. Sam is accused of stealing a ring. And Wishbone alternatively sees himself as Franklin Blake in 'The Moonstone' by Wilkie Collins.

Season 2, Episode 8: Barking at Buddha

13 March 1998
Wishbone is impressed by, yet jealous of, a hero dog named Rex and wants to be a hero, too. Some younger boys in town wish they could hang out with the older kids. And Wishbone imagines himself as the ambitious Monkey in traditional Asian tales.

Season 2, Episode 9: Pup Fiction

25 March 1998
Based on Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. Wishbone tries to discover who's been sending Wanda letters with mysterious meanings.

Season 2, Episode 10: A Roamin' Nose

12 March 1997
Wishbone plays Aeneas, a hero of Troy, in Virgil's 'Aeneid'. There is a gas leak in the neighborhood and the area is forced to evacuate. They spend the time reminiscing about high school and getting to know each other better.

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