WORDGIRL TAKES ON VILLAINS!

WordGirl  will premiere five new episodes on KLRU, starting March 11 at 3:30 PM, as part of “(M)Arch Enemy Week,” during which WordGirl will fight against a variety of the series’ most popular – and fan favorite – villains. WordGirl’s adventures that week will include battles for word domination against such formidable villains as Big Left Hand Guy, InvisiBill, Granny May, Dr. Two Brains, and many others.

Monday, March 11, 3:30 pm
PLAIN OLD MISCHIEF MAKERS
When best friends Big Left Hand Guy and InvisiBill risk losing their super villain status, they decide to pull off their biggest heist to date. Can WordGirl stop this determined duo who always manage to escape her at the last minute?
Vocabulary Words: Diminish, Declare
HOUSE ARREST
While Chuck’s jail cell is being painted, he’s put under house arrest at the Botsfords’. Becky is stuck spending more time waiting on Chuck than fighting the other villains.
Vocabulary Words: Release, Rowdy

Tuesday, March 12, 3:30 pm
MONKEY BUSINESS
After a battle, WordGirl accidentally leaves Captain Huggy Face behind (again), so he spends the day doing all of his favorite things. When an overzealous Chuck strikes, it’s up to Captain Huggy Face to single-handedly save the day.
Vocabulary Words: Recall, Zeal
SAY IT AGAIN, EILEEN
Eileen won’t stop copying Becky ? and it’s driving Becky nuts! Can WordGirl stop Eileen from transforming into the Birthday Girl before the bake sale (and Becky’s treasured crumpets) is ruined?
Vocabulary Words: Stymie, Guidance

Wednesday, March 13, 3:30 pm
DAY AT THE MUSEUM
Scoops takes Becky, Bob and Violet to the museum to find inspiration for his news story for The Big City Times. The team goes on a search when they hear a rumor about a haunted treasure – with The Butcher close behind! Can Scoops, Becky, Bob and Violet find the treasure and evade The Butcher in time for Scoops to meet his deadline?
Vocabulary Words: Rumor, Deadline
BEST FAN CLUB MEETING EVER
TJ plans a meeting to divulge a secret about WordGirl to International WordGirl Fan Club members. However, when Tobey finds out that a secret about his love/nemesis will be revealed, he crashes the meeting with an eavesdropping robot and threatens to destroy the clubhouse. WordGirl has to spring into action to save the clubhouse and her fans!
Vocabulary Words: Divulge, Eavesdrop

Thursday, March 14, 3:30 pm
WHO’S YOUR GRANNY?
Granny May decides to become more notorious by committing bigger crimes involving crazy contraptions. Meanwhile, Becky is frustrated that she does not appear in any yearbook photos since she always has to escape to fight crime as WordGirl. Will Becky/WordGirl ever be able to get her photo in the yearbook and find time to interact with the new, high tech Granny May?
Vocabulary Words: Interact, Contraption
WIN A DAY WITH WORDGIRL
The Big City Times announces a writing contest prize: win a day with WordGirl! A chance at a full-day encounter with everyone’s favorite superhero causes Tobey, Scoops and TJ to go to extremes to win ? ending in a robot-filled squabble at the library.
Vocabulary Words: Encounter, Squabble

Friday, March 15, 3:30 pm
DINNER OR CONSEQUENCES, PART 1
Dr. Two Brains is stealing the entire city’s milk and using it?with help from the unusually talkative Energy Monster?to superpower his new ray and turn the whole city into cheese! It’s up to WordGirl to find the disappearing dairy and stop Dr. Two Brains, even if it means missing her family feast and having to face the consequences.
Vocabulary Words: Feast, Consequences
DINNER OR CONSEQUENCES, PART 2
Becky has to rely on an old Botsford tradition ? the family trial ? to convince her family that she vanished from the feast for a good reason. But when the Energy Monster breaks Dr. Two Brains out of jail and the two head over to the Botsfords’ to take back a powerful invention, will Becky be able to prove her innocence and transform into WordGirl in time to stop two super villains?
Vocabulary Words: Vanish, Rely

Word Girl

WordGirl News: Word of the Month -- InventiveWill WordGirl defeat the Learner or get beat by her own moves? Find out in a NEW episode on Friday, March 23rd at 3:30 pm

(repeating, Thursday, March 29 at 3:30 p.m.)

Episode: #410
THE LEARNER – Using his talent to see things once and learn them immediately, The Learner is able to steal the giant Santa Tortuga diamond from Ms. Von Hoosinghaus. When WordGirl arrives to save the day, all of her moves are thwarted by The Learner, who has been studying her every move. Will she come up with a new move or will The Learner get away with the diamond? Vocabulary Words: Suffix, Misjudge.

MR. BIG’S DINNER AND A SCAM
– Mr. Big uses a mind control machine to convince an audience that his dinner theater show is a masterpiece worthy of big bucks, when in reality, it’s the farthest thing from that. WordGirl must destroy the mind control machine and expose Mr. Big before he is able to empty the audiences’ pocketbooks. Vocabulary Words: Embellish, Leery.

Worrrd Up…WordGirl has a SPIFFY new website!

WordGirl and her sidekick
Need a break from fighting vocabulary crime? Visit pbskidsgo.org/wordgirl to strengthen your linguistic lexicon. WordGirl  greets visitors directly as soon as they land on the site and encourages them to explore.

Here are a few of the fun activities that await you:
- Get behind the wheel in the new game “Chuck’s Extreme Sandwich Crusher.”
- Watch complete episodes, Huggy dance clips, favorite word segments and more.
- Submit your favorite word to the show and send a message to a friend.
- Get inspired to decorate your office, house, apartment, or hideout with “Build-A-Lair.”
- Visit “Tobey’s Robot Workshop” while the boy genius is grounded from his latest attempt at world domination.
- Become a WordGirl star by creating your own avatar.

WordGirl’s DAZZLING new awards include:

- The 2011 Gracie Award
in the Outstanding Children/Adolescent Animated Program Category from the Alliance for Women in Media. This organization celebrates and honors programming created for women, by women and about women. This is the second time WordGirl has received a Gracie Award!

- A 2011 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards “Silver World Medal”
in  the Children’s Programming category. The NYF? Television & Film Awards are one of the world’s largest and most respected international competitions dedicated to both the TV and film industries.

- a 2011 Telly Silver Award
in the Children’s TV Program category. This is the second Telly Award for WordGirl! The Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web.