PBS Kids’ hit vocab building based show, Wordgirl, returns next week with another brand new half hour episode. Wordgirl is facing two familiar foes in next Monday’s new episode. First, Wordgirl has to face off against the evil boy genius, Toby, in “Wordbot.” And then Mr. Big is up to his old tricks, taking over the townspeople’s minds. This time it’s so they’ll build a gianttributeto him in “Mount Rushhere.” And what episode of Wordgirl is complete without everyone’s favorite vocabulary based game show, “May I Have a Word?” That’s right. Bo Handsome and his young contestants are back with another new episode, too. We’ve got a first look at Monday’s new episode right here int his edition of Reel Reviews.
“Wordbot” takes the first half of Monday’s new episode. In this episode, Wordgirl faces off against her old foe, Toby, the evil boy genius. As long time fans know, Toby faces off against Wordgirl a lot. Ironically, he is also quite devotedto her. But this time, Toby is so fed up with losing to Wordgirl that he builds his own version of little literary superheroine, that he dubs, “Wordbot.” Wordbot can do everything Wordgirl can. There’s just one problem. In commanding Wordbot to show her devotion to him, Toby makes Wordbot toodevoted. In fact, she’s more than justdevoted. She turns jealous whenever Toby talks to Wordgirl, thus causing his evil plan tobackfire on him. It leads him to have to workwith Wordgirl in order to get the batteries out of Wordbot and stop her. And of course, what episode featuring Toby is complete without his mom catching him?
In the second half of Monday’s new episode, Wordgirl has to face off against another old foe in “Mount Rushhere.” In this new episode, Wordgirl has two problems to deal with. While in disguise as Becky Botsford, Becky and her friends discover that all the adults in town have suddenly disappeared one day. What they don’t know is that their parents’ minds have been taken over by Mr. Big. Mr. Big has taken control of the adults’ minds so that they’ll build atributeto him that he has dubbed, “Mount Rushhere.” His idea is that everyone will “rush here” (thus the name) to see histribute. In the process, he tells his assistant, Leslie, that he’ll sell everyone that comes lots of souvenirs and become rich. Of course, when Wordgirl realizes that all the adults have fallen under another of Mr. Big’s mind control schemes, she and Captain Huggyface come and destroy his latest mind control device, releasing the adults from his control. Having Captain Huggyface with her yet again gave her theadvantagethat she needed to defeat him and destroy Mr. Big’stribute. In the process of everything, Becky learns an important lesson herself. She learns just how important it is to have her parents around and to have limits.
And of course, what episode of Wordgirl is complete without the hit vocabulary based game show, “May I Have a Word?” In Monday’s brand new episode, the contestants have to define and show an example of the word, “shatter.” Just as one of the contestants it about to define it, Captain Huggyface swings in and accidentally shatters the contestants’ podiums. Because of that, the judges allow her to answer. Young audiences will love not only the familiar antics of Captain Huggyface in this episode, but the always funny prizes that the contestants win. So stay tuned Monday for that and the adventures of Wordgirl for another brand new episode, only on PBS KidsGo! Check local listings to find out when the episode airs in your area. Families can also watch it for free online at http://pbskids.org/go.
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