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SEASON 8

"BECKY KNOWS BEST"
TJ entered himself in the school writing contest, and Becky is thrilled. After all, she has only won, like, a bajillion times! Only problem is that TJ doesn’t want Becky’s help. He wants to do it alone. Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy is facing a similar problem. His brother, Brent, has struck up a new friendship with Ms. Question and won’t heed Chuck’s warnings that Ms. Question is a no-good villain. But is Chuck right? Is Ms. Question up to something? And will he (and WordGirl) figure it out before it’s too late?
Vocabulary Words: Compatible, Certain
"AS SOMETHING AS SOMETHING"
It’s the first official Botsford family De-Clutter Day, and Becky is having a hard time parting with some of her old things. She has so many memories attached to them! Mrs. Botsford, on the other hand, has no trouble parting with her most valuable things. She’s eager to bring them down to the new game show “As Something As Something” hosted by everyone’s favorite villain, Seymour Smooth. Will WordGirl stop Seymour before he steals people’s most prized possessions, or will she find herself tricked by him, too?
Vocabulary Words: Clutter, Simile

"THE ORDINARY, EXTRAORDINARY BOTSFORDS"
Becky’s class at school is having fun with their family tree projects and discovering the extraordinary accomplishments of their ancestors. Unfortunately, the most extraordinary Botsford family member that Becky found was a paint inspector whose job was to literally watch paint dry. However, when the Butcher breaks out of jail, Becky realizes that her ordinary, human family possesses special powers of their own.
Vocabulary Words: Remarkable, Ordinary
"THE PENNY, THE PONY, AND THE PIRATE"
While normally the “Pretty Princess Magic Pony Power Hour” can be described as out-of-this-world amazing, the latest special episode was… awful, and Violet and Becky just can’t figure out why. As if this disappointment isn’t bad enough, Becky must attend the Rare Penny Exhibit with Mr. Botsford and TJ, which Becky is certain will be equally as uneventful as the Pretty Princess episode… that is, until Captain Tangent attempts to rob the Exhibit of all its doubloons.
Vocabulary Words: Attend, Rare

"PINEAPPLE OF MY EYE"
It’s the 129th Annual Botsford Family BBQ, and no barbeque would be complete without a bowl of pineapple coleslaw. This year, it’s Becky’s turn to prepare the (very elaborate) coleslaw. It’s an important rite of passage, and Becky is struggling to get the recipe just right. To make it even worse, Chuck the Evil Sandwich Making Guy is on a mission to rid the city of pineapples, the main ingredient in Becky’s coleslaw. Can WordGirl stop him in time, or will she ruin a family tradition?
Vocabulary Words: Eureka, Eradicate.
"BIG BABY"
Pretty Princess has released a limited edition Magic Sparkle Wand, and Becky Botsford really, really, really wants it. Mrs. Botsford tells her that if she wants the wand, she has to earn the money for it, so Becky gets a job plant sitting for her neighbor. The job seems easy enough, until Mr. Big begins his latest mind control scheme, which involves a ray that can turn anything – person, dog or beluga whale – into an adorable, baby version of itself. It’s WordGirl to the rescue! But will Mr. Big cause Becky to neglect her plant-sitting duties and miss out on that Pretty Princess Wand?
Vocabulary Words: Hire, Hydrate/Dehydrate

"STAYCATION"
The Botsford Family is excited for their big, tropical vacation. A week of relaxation is very much needed, especially for a tired WordGirl! However, their plans get ruined when a big snowstorm cancels their flight. Mr. Botsford decides they’re going to make the best of it by having a tropical(ish) vacation inside their own house! But that vacation gets put in jeopardy, too, when Mr. Big unveils his latest mind control scheme, causing Becky’s vacation to become anything but relaxing.
Vocabulary Words: Balmy, Frigid
"DR. NO-VOICE"
Dr. Two-Brains went out for a night of Villain Karaoke, and now his voice is hoarse, which is a big problem for a villain who loves to talk. Since he can’t just stop committing crimes, Dr. Two-Brains hires an actor to serve as his voice in the meantime. Now, WordGirl has Dr. Two-Brains, his henchman and his voice actor to defeat, and to make matters worse, Becky has really hurt TJ’s feelings. But how can she take the time to make things right with her brother when there’s a crime spree to stop?!
Vocabulary Words: Hoarse, Modify

"PATCH GAME"
The city is giving away a Key to the City to whichever City Scout can earn the most skill patches in a single day. Even though WordGirl has won dozens of Keys, ordinary Becky Botsford hasn’t won any. Becky wants to win the Key to show that there is more to her than just super speed and super strength. Trouble is, Tobey also wants to win the Key. So badly in fact, he uses his robot to cheat and earn skill patches for him. Will Becky resist using her super powers and compete honestly or will her desire to win get the better of her?
Vocabulary Words: Award, Eventually
"GIRLS’ DAY OUT THROWS CHUCK"
Mrs. Botsford is treating Becky, Bob and Violet to a relaxing day at a spa far, far away - so far, that Becky’s super hearing can’t pick up any sounds from the city. Becky thinks this is great; WordGirl deserves a day off! But timing could not be worse when Chuck decides to go on a crime spree. Will Chuck finally get away with his crimes and WordGirl return to a city covered in ketchup?
Vocabulary Words: Tranquil, Haven

"WHAT WOULD WORDGIRL DO"
Becky, Bob, TJ and Johnson are spending the day at the city water park… right after Mrs. Botsford finishes her seemingly unending list of errands. As the kids follow Mrs. Botsford to the bank, the grocery, everywhere but the water park, TJ and Johnson amuse themselves by imagining what WordGirl would do if a villain were to suddenly appear. Little do they know, their crime fighting knowledge will be put to the test when they finally arrive at the park.
Vocabulary Words: Amuse, Errand
"GRANNY’S CORNER"
Granny May is the star of her own advice show called “Granny’s Corner”, and though her advice sounds innocent enough, it has a way of inciting chaos around the city. WordGirl knows Granny May is up to something (she always is), but how can a couple of pieces of bad advice be criminal?
Vocabulary Words: Suggest, Pester

"TRUSTWORTHY TOBEY"
Becky is returning a very, very large stack of books to the library, and – oh no! – she is one book short, which means she can’t rent the latest in the Princess Triana series. Suddenly, she remembers that she loaned that book to Tobey. Becky shifts the blame to Tobey, who insists he returned the book to Becky days ago. The librarian believes Becky, and Tobey, hurt at being called irresponsible, sends his robots out to destroy the library. Will WordGirl stop the robots, or will her beloved library be crushed?
Vocabulary Words: Trustworthy, Shipshape
"THE TOOTH HURTS"
Scoops is going to be absent from school for a few days (for reasons he wants to keep private), and he asks Becky to take over the Daily Rag while he is gone. While Scoops is gone, Becky makes the story behind his absence front-page news. Scoops is mortified – now everyone in the school knows his embarrassing secret! Scoops wants to make Becky feel as crummy as he did, but would he really go so far as to reveal WordGirl’s secret identity?
Vocabulary Words: Absent, Mortify/Mortified

"A STICKY SITUATION"
Somehow a broken figurine leads to WordGirl and TJ becoming glued together, back-to-back. Though TJ can’t think of anything better than spending time with his favorite superhero, WordGirl is desperate to get unstuck. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have much time to figure out a solution. Granny May is on a crime spree! Will WordGirl find her way out of this sticky situation in time to stop Granny or will TJ weigh her down?
Vocabulary Words: Adhesive, Precious
"EIGHT LEGS VS. TWO-BRAINS"
Unfortunately for Becky, it’s her turn to take home the class pet – a hairy, scary, crawly tarantula named Shaggy. Though she is afraid of the spider, it’s her responsibility to care for him, which means when Dr. Two-Brains reveals his latest cheesy crime, Shaggy comes along for the ride. Will WordGirl’s fear of the spider get in her way, or will she find a way to overcome her phobia?
Vocabulary Words: Volunteer, Habitat

"TIME-OUT WITH TWO-BRAINS"
When Dr. Two-Brains realizes his vault of cheese is going to expire, he decides the only way to save his beloved cheese is to freeze time. WordGirl and Captain Huggyface start to enjoy the extra hours of relaxation, until they find out the city could be frozen forever! Can our dynamic duo put a stop to Dr. Two-Brains and before his pause is permanent?
Vocabulary Words: Expire, Pause
"DR. WORDGIRL-BRAINS"
Dr. Two-Brains is up to his old tricks – this time using his Mind-Exchange Ray to take over the Mayor’s body and turn the whole city into cheese. When WordGirl tries to destroy the ray, it ends up blasting her and Dr. Two-Brains instead! The superhero and the super villain have switched bodies! Can WordGirl convince the Warden of her true identity and get out of jail before Dr. Two-Brains uses her powers for his evil plans?
Vocabulary Words: Exchange, Permanent

"TIM BOTSFORD: NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANT"
Mr. Botsford, Becky, and Bob are walking through the park when they hear Pete the Porcupine crying for help. Becky is confident she can climb the tree to save Pete, but Mr. Botsford is convinced that she needs his help and protection. Hurt that Becky refuses his help, Tim becomes the Neighborhood Assistant, determined to help anyone who needs it (or doesn’t). Can WordGirl save the city from Chuck’s sandwich-making schemes AND keep Mr. Botsford from interfering?
Vocabulary Words: Prevent, Assistant
"SET SAIL FOR THE BAKE SALE"
When Becky finds out there’s a Pretty Princess on Roller Skates show, she has to see it. She decides that the debate club should use the money from their bake sale to buy tickets instead of buying new podiums. But when Nocan the Contrarian sets out to steal all the granola bars from the bake sale, WordGirl springs into action! Will the debate team get their new podiums, Pretty Princess tickets, or nothing at all?
Vocabulary Words: Distant, Transport

"THE BEST OF THE BESTS"
After TJ tells Becky all about his new friend Victor, she has a sneaking suspicion that he’s related to the boastful Victoria Best. Turns out she’s right – and now both Bests are spending the day at the Botsfords. As Becky tries to get along with Victoria, Victor makes a devious plan to not only best his sister, but to take away WordGirl’s superpowers! Can WordGirl find a way to stop the bragging Bests and get back her powers?
Vocabulary Words: Ancient, Twist
"THE GOOD OLD, BAD OLD DAYS"
Becky and Scoops are ready to start working on their school project when the Butcher charges past them. After Becky finds out that he’s up to no good, WordGirl is on the case – but the Butcher has changed his usual routine, and leaves WordGirl in the dust! WordGirl discovers that the Butcher’s new moves came from a book about how to defeat super heroes. Can WordGirl take back the book and defeat the Butcher before it’s too late?
Vocabulary Words: Hazy, Reminisce

"RHYME AND REASON, PART 1"
Rhyme and Reason, a new villainous duo, arrive in the city for a crime spree. But when WordGirl goes to put a stop to them, she finds that these scoundrels aren't on the same page - resulting in some of the strangest crimes she's ever seen. As WordGirl chases the quarreling villains around town, she realizes one of her own friendships is in jeopardy, too! Can WordGirl save her friendship AND her city?
Vocabulary Words: Harmony, Resolve
"RHYME AND REASON, PART "
Heroes, villains, and narrators alike are feeling down. WordGirl can't muster the enthusiasm to battle Tobey's robots, and Rhyme is lost without Reason. In order to stop these ridiculous (and destructive) crimes, WordGirl decides to get the villains back together and making sense. But once their back together, will Rhyme and Reason be too powerful to stop?
Vocabulary Words: Forlorn, Chaos

"WORLD’S BEST DAD"
When Becky orders a gigantic book of world records, she decides it's time to help her dad break one. Unfortunately, Victoria Best finds out about their plan and decides she should be the world record holder, not Mr. Botsford. After being bested by Victoria again and again, Becky comes up with a brand new record - one that isn’t even in the record book! Will Mr. Botsford beat Victoria fair and square, or will she find a way to take the prize?
Vocabulary Words: Attempt, Combine/Combination
"ART’S PARTS"
When someone starts stealing every piece of art in the city, Becky sees just another crime - but Violet sees a downright awful tragedy. Although Becky has a hard time putting the importance of art into words, she's determined to catch this thief and put the art back where it belongs. Can she catch the villain in the act, or will all the creativity be sucked out of the city?
Vocabulary Words: Evasive, Linger