Adventures With Kanga Roddy
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Each episode of Adventures With Kanga Roddy combines martial arts action with messages about morality for kids.
- Be Flexible:
When Kelly displays her disappointment for not having things her way, Kanga Roddy and the children teach her that flexibility means being ready to try other things.
- Daddy Doesn't Live Here Any More (Divorce; reassurance.)
Dwain's parents are getting divorced. Kanga Roddy reassures him that just because his parents are not together doesn't mean they don't love him any more.
- Equal as Can Be (Equality for boys and girls.)
- Everybody Do Your Share (Chores; responsibility.)
- Facing Your Fear (Camping; facing fear.)
- Friends to the End (Loyalty.)
Kelly ignores her friends for a cool girl on the block. Kanga Roddy teaches her that loyalty means standing by your friends.
- Grandpa Is Cool (Elders; Joe Montana; Bill Walsh)
- Honesty Is the Best Policy (Necklace; honesty.)
- I Like You Just the Way You Are (Disability; football; everyone is special.)
- I Want to Be Big (Determination; guest Marquez Pope.)
Luke wants to play football but can't because he thinks he is too small. Kanga Roddy teaches him that determination can overcome size and strength.
- It's Cool to Be Kind (Arrogance; songs; kindness.)
- It's So Hard to Be Humble (Dance; humbleness; talent.)
- Just Want to Be Me (Braces; pride.)
- Money Doesn't Grow on Trees (Value.)
Money-spending Amanda learns a lesson in value from Kanga Roddy and realizes that money is something people work hard for. True to the cliché, it doesn't grow on trees.
- The Music Lesson (Encouragement.)
Amy gets teased for wanting to practice her saxophone instead of going to the ball game. Kanga Roddy teaches the children that it is important to encourage Amy in pursuit of her interest.
- A New Baby (Attention; importance.)
T.J. gets upset when her new baby sister gets all the attention, until Kanga Roddy teaches her that being a big sister is a very important role.
- Please Don't Tease (Sensitivity; children mock Charlie's clumsiness; words can hurt.)
The kids all tease Charlie for being clumsy. Kanga Roddy teaches them that words can hurt and it is important to be sensitive to other's feelings.
- Promise of a Life Time (Friendship.)
- Promises, Promises (Dance recital; concert; promises.)
- Sharing Can Be So Easy (Importance of sharing.)
- Sibling Rivalry (Admiration; guest Peggy Fleming.)
Dwain is embarrassed that his little sister is imitating her in every conceivable way. Perhaps she is only admiring Dwain.
- Try to Remember (Memories.)
When Sarah's dog Shamrock dies, Kanga Roddy teaches her that remembering good times with her dog can keep him in her heart forever.
- Try, Try Again (Baseball; learning from failure.)
- Visit the Dentist (Fear; relaxation.)
Brittany is frightened to go to the dentist. Kanga Roddy teaches her to breathe, relax and calm her mind.
- We Are Family (Picnic; family.)
- Winning Isn't Everything (Sportsmanship; guests Terry Kirby, Christy Gaines.)
When Dwain loses to Kelly in a competition, he displays a bad attitude. Kanga Roddy teaches him that sportsmanship is not whether you win or lose, but being proud to be in the game.
- Yummy, Yummmy Food ( (Good nutrition.)
When T.J. fusses about eating, Kanga Roddy teaches her an important lesson about nutrition and how healthy food makes our body strong.