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Show Summary: Season 2

Show 8: The Small Fork is for Dessert (Unless You're a Dolphin)

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Grandma Ruffman needed Ruff to work on his manners, but he wasn't interested in reforming his slobbery, so he sent Nina and Rosario in his place to learn from an etiquette expert. Nina and Rosario got to eat a gourmet lunch and improved their table manners. Only... Nina got caught licking her spoon, and later Rosario forgot his manners as he stuffed his face with a hot dog.

Willie was hanging out with a more aquatic crowd in Orlando, Florida. He flew first class and got to be on first-name basis with Calvin the dolphin. Willie met with Patrick, the dolphin director of Epcot's "Living Seas." He raced Calvin and compared how dolphins are better adapted for living in the water.

Meanwhile, Mike, Madi, and Bridget scored 50 points on the half-time quiz!

After completing their challenges, Willie, Nina, and Rosario returned to Studio G for the Triumph Tally:

Willie:

  • 20 points: For racing a dolphin even though it could swim 20 mile/hour
  • 15 points: For improving his time by using flippers, making him more competitive with Calvin (dolphin)
  • 30 points: For jumping like a dolphin
  • 15 points: For sharing his reward (raw fish) with Calvin

Giving Willie a total of 80 points!

Nina and Rosario:

  • 30 points: For trying new food and not spitting them out
  • 35 points: For excellent party planning and hosting
  • 10 points: For learning lots of etiquette rules and keeping elbows off table

Giving Nina and Rosario a total of 75 points!

BUT: "Is that all the points a dog can give?"

Ruff awarded 5 points to Willie for being a good sport even though he lost the swimming contest to Calvin. With a grand total of 85 points, Willie was today's daily winner. For his superb swimming, Ruff gave him a pair of flippers.




Daily Scores
Winner!
Willie
85
Rosario
75
Nina
75
Bridget
50
Mike
50
Madi
50
Willie stands in a pool with his arm around Calvin the dolphin.
Triumph Tally
Show Scores
Mike

605


Nina

590


Bridget

555


Willie

540


Madi

535


Rosario

530