List of Wishbone episodes

This is a list of episodes of Wishbone, which first aired on PBS Kids from October 8, 1995, to December 7, 1997.

Series overview edit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
140October 8, 1995 (1995-10-08)December 1, 1995 (1995-12-01)
210October 15, 1997 (1997-10-15)December 7, 1997 (1997-12-07)
TV movieMarch 13, 1998 (1998-03-13)

Episodes edit

Season 1 (1995) edit

No. in
TitleInspired byWishbone's role(s)Original air date [1]Prod.
code [1]
11"A Tail in Twain"The Adventures of Tom SawyerTom SawyerOctober 8, 1995 (1995-10-08)129

Wishbone and the kids explore Jackson Park, where they discover a man digging up the "No Name Grave."

Note: "A Tail in Twain" aired as a one-hour premiere episode on Sunday, October 8, 1995. The episode was split into two parts and re-aired over the following two days, Monday, October 9, and Tuesday, October 10.[1]

Book tie-ins: Wishbone Classics #11: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
33"Twisted Tail"Oliver TwistOliver TwistOctober 11, 1995 (1995-10-11)101
A crime wave hits Oakdale and juvenile offenders are suspected. Joe can't believe his new friend Max is responsible, but Max is also friends with a rowdy older boy named Zack.

Book tie-ins: Wishbone Classics #5: Oliver Twist.
44"Rosie, Oh! Rosie, Oh!"Romeo and JulietRomeo MontagueOctober 12, 1995 (1995-10-12)102
Found without his collar, Wishbone is taken to the pound, where he falls in love with a female dog named Rosie. After being rescued, he conspires to lose his collar again to get back to his love. Meanwhile, Sam also falls for Rosie and seeks to adopt her.

Book tie-ins: Wishbone Classics #3: Romeo and Juliet.
55"Homer Sweet Homer"The OdysseyOdysseusOctober 13, 1995 (1995-10-13)105
The kids try to save Jackson Park from developers who want to build a shopping center, destroying a historical oak tree in the process. First appearance of Mr. King and the Suitor Development Corporation.

Book tie-ins: Wishbone Classics #2: The Odyssey, The Adventures of Wishbone #13: Homer Sweet Homer.
66"Bark that Bark""Anansi the Spider"
and "The People Could Fly"
Anansi, WanaOctober 16, 1995 (1995-10-16)106
The kids help put on a traditional storytelling show to raise money. David and Emily's maternal uncle, Homer Vincent (Akin Babatunde), is the storyteller, narrating African folk tales (with Wishbone introducing them before Homer takes over). Meanwhile, David overloads on responsibilities and refuses to ask for help, which causes them to blow up in his face.
77"Cyranose"Cyrano de BergeracCyrano de BergeracOctober 17, 1995 (1995-10-17)104
The kids struggle over a challenging poetry assignment for English class. David is especially perplexed, but Wanda helps him out in secret.
88"The Slobbery Hound"The Hound of the BaskervillesSherlock HolmesOctober 18, 1995 (1995-10-18)103
When Wishbone is blamed for neighborhood messes, he, Joe, David, and Sam must find the real culprit. (This marks the first of two occasions when Wishbone imagines himself as Sherlock Holmes.)
99"Digging Up the Past"Rip Van WinkleRip Van WinkleOctober 19, 1995 (1995-10-19)109
Wishbone and the kids meet Dr. Thelma Brown, an elderly woman who lived in Joe's house as a child, and help dig up a time capsule she once buried.

Book tie-ins: The Adventures of Wishbone #6: Digging Up the Past.
1010"Bone of Arc"Personal Recollections of Joan of ArcLouis de ConteOctober 20, 1995 (1995-10-20)112
Sam joins the boys' soccer team.

Book tie-ins: Wishbone Classics #4: Joan of Arc.
1111"The Impawssible Dream"Don QuixoteSancho PanzaOctober 23, 1995 (1995-10-23)108
Joe aspires to make it into the Encyclopedia of World Records for making the most free throws, but his rival Damont Jones sets himself against Joe, intending to beat the record himself.

Book tie-ins: Wishbone Classics #1: Don Quixote.
1212"Fleabitten Bargain"FaustFaustOctober 24, 1995 (1995-10-24)107
A salesman offers Joe a virtual reality machine, but only in exchange for Wishbone.
1313"Sniffing the Gauntlet"IvanhoeIvanhoeOctober 25, 1995 (1995-10-25)111
After an allergic reaction to coconuts causes Sam to miss the school's spelling bee, David must step up to win it for their team.

Book tie-ins: Wishbone Classics #12: Ivanhoe, The Adventures of Wishbone #20: Ivanhound.
1414"The Hunchdog of Notre Dame"The Hunchback of Notre-DameQuasimodoOctober 26, 1995 (1995-10-26)115
The boys become jealous when Sam befriends and helps an awkward boy named Nathaniel Bobelesky.

Book tie-ins: The Adventures of Wishbone #5: The Hunchdog of Notre Dame.
1515"Golden Retrieved"Silas MarnerSilas MarnerOctober 27, 1995 (1995-10-27)122
Joe only realizes how much Wishbone means to him when he goes missing. Meanwhile, Wishbone is adopted by a kind older man who names him "Spot."
1616"A Tail of Two Sitters"A Tale of Two CitiesCharles DarnayOctober 30, 1995 (1995-10-30)117
Joe and David refuse to properly babysit David's little sister Emily and her friend Tina since it would interfere with their plans. Instead, the girls are left alone, where they wreak havoc on the Talbots' home.

Book tie-ins: The Adventures of Wishbone #9: A Tail of Two Sitters.
1717"Frankenbone"FrankensteinVictor FrankensteinOctober 31, 1995 (1995-10-31)113
David's science project causes unending trouble when it comes to life.

Book tie-ins: Wishbone Classics #7: Frankenstein
1818"Hot Diggity Dawg"Journey to the Center of the EarthProfessor Otto LidenbrockNovember 1, 1995 (1995-11-01)121
While helping Wanda plant a new tree, the kids and Wishbone discover half of a very old medal, and set out to find the other half, as well as where it came from.

Book tie-ins: Wishbone Classics #9: A Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Adventures of Wishbone #17: Digging to the Center of the Earth.
1919"One Thousand and One Tails"One Thousand and One Nights
("Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves")
Ali Baba, Sinbad the Sailor (cameo), Aladdin (cameo)November 2, 1995 (1995-11-02)118
When David has a run in with cyber criminals on the Internet, the FBI is accidentally sent to the Barnes' home. This causes Wishbone to think the cops are after Emily, who has stolen Wanda's lost purse.
2020"Mixed Breeds"Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeGabriel John UttersonNovember 3, 1995 (1995-11-03)110
Wanda falls for an Elvis impersonator named Lou Dublin, jeopardizing her relationship with Mr. Pruitt. Wanda doesn't realize that Lou Dublin is Mr. Pruitt.

Book tie-ins: Wishbone Classics #8: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Adventures of Wishbone #14: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Dog.
2121"The Canine Cure"The Imaginary InvalidMolièreNovember 6, 1995 (1995-11-06)120
Nathaniel Bobelesky, who's allergic to almost everything, including dogs, spends the night at Joe's house. Wishbone thinks Nathaniel might not be as frail as he thinks he is and tries to prove it.
2222"The Pawloined Paper""The Purloined Letter"C. Auguste DupinNovember 7, 1995 (1995-11-07)114
Joe tries to get back an embarrassing word puzzle he made before anyone sees it, especially Curtis, who intends to use it to humiliate him.

Book tie-ins: The Adventures of Wishbone #11: The Pawloined Paper.
2323"Bark to the Future"The Time MachineThe Time TravelerNovember 8, 1995 (1995-11-08)119
While struggling with math, Joe tries to use a calculator instead of his own intellect, only for it to cause more trouble with the subject.
2424"Paw Prints of Thieves"The Merry Adventures of Robin HoodRobin HoodNovember 9, 1995 (1995-11-09)123
Joe and Ellie, a cafeteria worker, take perfectly good food headed for the dumpster so that it can go to the local food bank, despite the objections of a strict cafeteria manager.

Book tie-ins: Wishbone Classics #6: The Adventures of Robin Hood.
2525"Furst Impressions"Pride and PrejudiceMr. DarcyNovember 10, 1995 (1995-11-10)116
The kids agonize over finding dates for the Oakdale beach party social, and a fight between Sam and David doesn't help matters.
2626"The Prince and the Pooch"The Prince and the PauperTom Canty, Edward VI of EnglandNovember 13, 1995 (1995-11-13)126
Believing he would be just as good at coaching as he is at playing, Joe tries to coach a girls' tee-ball team that includes Emily and Tina. The naive 5-year-olds are easily confused and distracted. Still, since they're smitten with the adorable Wishbone, the playful canine gets the starry-eyed youngsters to chase him around the diamond (with the reward of petting him at each base). This causes them to win the game by one point.

Book tie-ins: The Adventures of Wishbone #3: The Prince and the Pooch.
2727"The Count's Account"The Count of Monte CristoEdmond DantèsNovember 14, 1995 (1995-11-14)127
After one of David's inventions is used by Damont to ruin Wanda's garden and Wanda blames David, he thinks of a clever way to get revenge. Unfortunately, an innocent party is caught in the crossfire.
2828"Salty Dog"Treasure IslandJim HawkinsNovember 15, 1995 (1995-11-15)124
Sam convinces the boys to help her look for "Blackbeard's Horseshoe" inside a condemned barn.

Book tie-ins: The Adventures of Wishbone #2: Salty Dog.
2929"Little Big Dog"David and GoliathDavidNovember 16, 1995 (1995-11-16)132

Wishbone stays at David and Emily's house when Ellen and Joe go to Vancouver. After he and Sam break a side-view mirror off his parents' new car, David tries to hide the damage. When the mirror breaks off and Mr. Barnes prepares to sue the manufacturer, Emily convinces her brother to come clean.

Note: A segment of this episode is featured in the video, Kids For Character: Choices Count.
3030"A Dogged Exposé""A Scandal in Bohemia"Sherlock HolmesNovember 17, 1995 (1995-11-17)135
Sam tries to find out who is distributing embarrassing pictures of her and Amanda.
3131"A Terrified Terrier"The Red Badge of CourageHenry FlemingNovember 20, 1995 (1995-11-20)128
Neglecting David, Sam, and Wishbone, Joe hangs out with more popular kids and starts to imitate their behavior, but soon realizes it could cost him his best friends.

Book tie-ins: Wishbone Classics #10: The Red Badge of Courage.
3232"Shakespaw"The TempestArielNovember 21, 1995 (1995-11-21)133
The kids attempt to put on their own production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, but the rehearsal proves challenging.
3333"Muttketeer"The Three MusketeersD'ArtagnanNovember 22, 1995 (1995-11-22)125
Wishbone tries to join the kids at school.

Book tie-ins: The Adventures of Wishbone #8: Muttketeer!.
3434"Hercules Unleashed"Hercules and the Golden ApplesHerculesNovember 23, 1995 (1995-11-23)131
Sam tries to find a perfect gift for her father's 40th birthday.
3535"¡Viva Wishbone!"Our Lady of GuadalupeJuan DiegoNovember 24, 1995 (1995-11-24)134
Ellen befriends a young man who recently lost his mother, which causes Joe to get jealous. To help, Señora Julia (Sylvia Caplan Rawley), who's a second mother to him, tells him the story "Our Lady of Guadalupe" after a store's policy doesn't allow Joe to return a broken music box that was intended for his mother's gift for Mother's Day.
3636"The Entrepawneur"MetamorphosesKing MidasNovember 27, 1995 (1995-11-27)136
Joe becomes overbearing toward Sam and David when he tries to run a grocery delivery business.

Book tie-ins: Wishbone Adventures #1: Curse of Gold.
3737"Pantin' at the Opera"The Phantom of the OperaViscount Raoul de ChagnyNovember 28, 1995 (1995-11-28)137
Books start disappearing from the library, and one of the former librarians is reported dead. Things are definitely not as they seem, however, and Ellen, Joe, Sam, David, Wishbone, Wanda, and a security guard jump on the case.
3838"Dances with Dogs"The Story of the Deathless VoiceA young braveNovember 29, 1995 (1995-11-29)138
Wanda and Ellen plan their 5th annual Lee Natonabah (Apache-Mexican American actor Adan Sanchez) event at the library. A Native-American friend of Joe's speaks about Navajo culture, family, and storytelling. Joe and David volunteer to tell their family stories at a performance, which leads to Joe feeling inadequate in his father's shadow. Lee narrates a story from a Dakota tribe that once lived in Minnesota.
3939"Rushin' to the Bone"The Inspector GeneralOsipNovember 30, 1995 (1995-11-30)139
Wishbone gets the chance to be a star in a dog food commercial, but it may not really be his big break.
4040"Picks of the Litter"variousvariousDecember 1, 1995 (1995-12-01)140
In the season finale, Wishbone tells some of his favorite stories (with clips from A Tail in Twain, Bark That Bark, The Impawssible Dream, Furst Impressions, Homer Sweet Homer, Sniffing the Gauntlet, Frankenbone, Bone of Arc, and Twisted Tail) to a visiting female dog named Penny, who shocks Wishbone by revealing she has something in common with him at the very end: she, too, can speak.

Season 2 (1997) edit

No. in
TitleInspired byWishbone's roleOriginal air date [1]Prod.
code [1]
411"Halloween Hound:
The Legend of Creepy Collars"
The Legend of Sleepy HollowIchabod CraneOctober 15, 1997 (1997-10-15)201

In the season premiere, Joe accidentally throws a ball near the old Murphy house while playing with Wishbone. Wishbone meets a black cat, but Joe warns him to leave due to its unpleasant appearance. Joe meets Oakdale's Sports and Games store owner, Travis Del Rio (Julio Cedillo), who develops a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt. He also meets Mr. Del Rio's niece, Melina Finch (Mikaila Enriquez), and nephew, Marcus Finch (Paul English, Jr.). Joe participates in the scavenger hunt with Sam and David, while Damont and his cousin, Jimmy (Jarrad Kritzstein) are competing against them. The hunt begins with playing a carnival game that involves shooting simulated wild animals behind Wanda's house. Next, they go to the Dart animal clinic, where Sam plays in the simulated horse racing game. After that, they go over to Jackson Park, where David drops a coin into the orange slot to begin a gadget. It ends with an invitation to a Halloween "tea party" at 13 Thunder Road.

Oakdale's first annual Halloween-themed scavenger hunt continues with Joe, David, and Sam at Thunder Road in front of the old Murphy house, along with Jimmy, who tells them Damont went inside before their arrival. Wishbone pursues a black cat, which leads Joe, Sam, and David into the house. It's the same house where Joe saw an eerie disembodied spirit while trick-or-treating with David several years earlier. Damont sneakily closes doors on Joe, Sam, and David. Wishbone closes the door on Damont and the black cat. The hunt ends with Joe finding the gift certificate under a floor downstairs, and Damont quickly exits the house after Joe opens the door that shuttered him, but Joe encounters the eerie eyes, which turn out to be the black cat. After exiting the house, Travis congratulates them for finishing. He announces a Halloween party at his store afterward. Travis tells Joe that the scavenger hunt on Halloween was his lucky day after all. The black cat disappears on Wishbone for the final time.

Book tie-ins: Super Adventures of Wishbone #2: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
433"The Prince of Wags"Henry IV, Part 1Prince Henry (Hal)October 19, 1997 (1997-10-19)203
Joe is elected captain of his basketball team, and learns what it means to be a leader.
444"Groomed for Greatness"Great ExpectationsPipOctober 26, 1997 (1997-10-26)204
Wanda's cousin, Renee Lassiter (Shelley Duvall) arrives in Oakdale to create a sculpture for Jackson Park.
455"A Bone of Contention"The Courtship of Miles StandishJohn AldenNovember 2, 1997 (1997-11-02)205
Joe and David compete for the affections of the same girl named Sarah Johnson (Melissa Archer), whom they each want to take to a school dance.
466"War of the Noses"The Black ArrowRichard SheltonNovember 9, 1997 (1997-11-09)206
Wishbone tries to get out of an appointment with the vet, while also attempting to rescue his red chair.
477"Moonbone"The MoonstoneFranklin BlakeNovember 16, 1997 (1997-11-16)207
When football star Daryl "Moose" Johnston comes to town and his Super Bowl ring goes missing, Wishbone is suspected because of his digging habit.
488"Barking at Buddha"Monkey (Journey to the West)MonkeyNovember 23, 1997 (1997-11-23)208
Jimmy and Marcus want to impress Joe and his friends, but their attempts to be more mature have unintended consequences. Afterward, Travis tells Marcus to apologize to Joe, his friends, and Sam's father for being irresponsible by burning the pizzas and damaging the banquet's setup for Oakdale's athletic competition banquet at Pepper Pete's. The next day, Marcus and Jimmy go to Pepper Pete's to clean up their big mess.
499"Pup Fiction"Northanger AbbeyHenry TilneyNovember 30, 1997 (1997-11-30)209
Wanda receives mysterious anonymous notes in the mail, but the mystery about those notes turn out to be a birthday surprise for her from her friends in Oakdale.
5010"The Roamin' Nose"AeneidAeneasDecember 7, 1997 (1997-12-07)210
In the series finale, a gas leak in the neighborhood forces the neighbors from their homes. At the same time, Joe, Sam, and Damont are feeling nervous about their upcoming high school years while Wishbone recalls a story about destiny and history.

TV movie (1998) edit

TitleInspired byWishbone's roleOriginal air date [1]Prod.
code [1]
Wishbone's Dog Days of the WestHeart of the West ("A Call Loan,"
"The Reformation of Calliope," "Cupid à la Carte")
"Long Bill" LongleyMarch 13, 1998 (1998-03-13)211
After saving Melina from a falling beam and being treated like a hero, Wanda has to deal with a sneaky TV reporter who tries to make people view her as a tyrant.

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "WebVoyage". Retrieved January 26, 2023.