New Episodes of "WordGirl" in Nov/Dec 2009; "Word Hunt" iPhone App
Scholastic Media and PBS Kids have announced new episodes of their hit series WordGirl, with a new episode airing on November 23, 2009; a holiday-themed episode for December 10; and a two-part episode for December 28. In addition, a new iPhone app, WordGirl Word Hunt, is available now to help kids save the day while learning 100 word definitions in 40 levels of gameplay.
(via TZ staffer Jim Harvey)
The full press release follows:
Celebrate Thanksgiving, the Holidays and the New Year with Scholastic’s hit animated series – WordGirl!
Scholastic Media and PBS Kids GO! will air a new episode on November 23rd, a holiday-themed episode shortly after on December 10th and a two-part episode on December 28th. Plus, the WordGirl Word Hunt iPhone app.
WORDGIRL Word Hunt: Behind every good hero is a good word! Based on the Emmy award-winning television series from Scholastic, the WordGirl Word Hunt app takes budding superheroes on an action-packed adventure to help WordGirl save the city from villains by using vocabulary words. Featuring favorite characters from the TV show that airs Monday through Friday on PBS KIDS GO! and online at pbskidsgo.org, players will save the day while learning over 100 word definitions in 40 rounds of crime-fighting gameplay.
Ten-year-old Becky Botsford’s alter-ego defeats villains with superpowers and an awesome vocabulary. A 2009 Emmy Award nominee! (Check local listings.)
Monday, November 23, 2009 – Premiere Episode
Is asking questions a superpower? The Coach certainly doesn’t think so when he eliminates Ms. Question from Villain School. When lightning strikes, WordGirl is going to have to dodge more than just questions in order to stop her.
Vocabulary Words: Inquire, Hilarious
“Lunch Lady Chuck”
Rather than spend his time in jail, Chuck is recruited to serve in the cafeteria at Becky’s school. Chuck wows the students with superb sandwiches but things turn ugly when people request non-sandwich related lunches. Irritated by the lack of sandwich appreciation, Chuck returns to his evil ways forcing WordGirl to bring him to justice.
Vocabulary Words: Disorderly, Famished
Thursday, December 10, 2009 – Premiere Episode
The Botsfords kick off the holiday festivities with a cheese party. With lots of cheese and sing-a-longs, the party is a huge success until Dr. Two Brains shows up with his cheese-swiping ray. Can WordGirl save the party and get Dr. Two Brains into the holiday spirit?
Vocabulary Words: Curmudgeon, Festivity
Everyone is bringing their loose change to the bank to convert it into savings. What will happen when the Butcher locks Becky and Bob in the vault? Will the city’s police officers be able to stop him when WordGirl can’t come to the rescue?
Vocabulary Words: Quandary, Fidget
Monday, December 28, 2009 – Premiere Episode
Vocabulary Words: Flawless, Dominate
“WordGirl Makes a Mistake: Part 2”Mr. Big has captured WordGirl by exploiting her weakness to Lexonite. He’s building a mind control device on the moon to achieve total global domination. WordGirl is forced to battle Mr. Big in outer space but will she be able to save the Earth?
Vocabulary Words: Potent, Mission
Voice talent for these episodes includes Dannah Phirman (“MadTV”) as WordGirl, Chris Parnell (“30 Rock,” “Saturday Night Live”) as the Narrator, Ned Bellamy (“Scrubs”, “Seinfeld”) as The Coach, Fred Stoller (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) as Chuck and Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob Squarepants”) as Dr. Two Brains.