Ruff got injured after losing his balance! Terrified of hospitals, he sent Rosario and Bridget to check one out. They had to convince him that hospitals aren't so bad. Their experts, William and Nurse Maria gave them the grand tour. Amidst the chaos of getting injured, Ruff forgot that he booked a puppeteer for the episode! Thinking on his feet, Ruff sent the puppeteer to the hospital, and Rosario and Bridget wound up performing their own puppet show for some of the patients.
Mike and Willie had to help Ruff learn to keep his balance. They visited with Dr. Rauch, an otologist, an ear doctor and balance expert, to learn how people stay balanced. The real challenge came when they had to wear Ruff costumes, glasses, and foam shoes and walk across a balance beam. If they fell, they landed in shaving cream!
Meanwhile, back at Studio G, Nina and Madi scored 35 points in the half-time quiz.
After completing their challenges, Rosario, Bridget, Mike, and Willie returned to Studio G for the Triumph Tally:
Rosario and Bridget:
- 15 points: For making Ruff less frightened of hospitals
- 30 points: For making awesome puppets (especially the one of Ruff)
- 40 points: For writing and performing an excellent puppet show
Giving them 85 points!
Mike and Willie
- 40 points: For spinning and waddling their way to greater balance knowledge
- 20 points: For fulfilling lifelong dreams of being otologists
- 20 points: For looking good while reenacting Ruff's "less than proudest day"
Giving them 80 points!
BUT: "Is that all the points a dog can give?"
Ruff has a rare Double-Bonus-Point giveaway for this episode.
Mike earned 5 points for falling with humor and grace in his Ruff costume. And Bridget earned 5 points for "Rescuing Rosario in his puppet form when he got unbalanced." That made Bridget the daily winner with 90 points. For her prize, Ruff gave her a very rare Action-to-the-Maxion Ruff Ruffman doll.
- BRIDGET: 90
- MIKE & ROSARIO: 85
- WILLIE: 80
- NINA & MADI: 35
- MIKE: 310
- BRIDGET: 305
- WILLIE: 285
- MADI: 255
- NINA: 245
- ROSARIO: 240
- During the Half-Time Quiz Show, Ruff rejected one answer from the quiz. Nina & Madi said Ernie the puppet pig, but the actual answer was Bernie the puppet pig.
- As the kids were gasping at Ruff, At one second, Nina was seen sitting on a lounge. But at the next second, She was sitting on the floor with Bridget.
The Gallery for Ruff's Big Break can be seen here.