Dug Days

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Emily Clark

TV Series Review

We all remember Dug from Pixar’s Up. He was the lovable pup with a collar that translated his doggy barks into human speech.

Well, after the movie, Carl (the grouchy old man with a heart of gold) adopted Dug, and they found a new home together (after leaving their famous balloon house at Paradise Falls).

Now, each day is a new adventure with new things to learn and discover for Dug. Whether he’s guarding a bird feeder from squirrels or taking care of newborn puppies, Dug is eager to dig in.

It’s Not Such a Dog-Eat-Dog World After All

Dug is easily distracted, especially by squirrels. And though it’s clear he doesn’t like the critters, he isn’t malicious, and he even feels bad after he accidentally causes their supply of nuts to fall down a drain.

However, Dug’s also easy to love. And even when obeying is hard for the enthusiastic dog to do—and he really does try—Carl still loves him and makes sure that Dug knows that.

Kids watching will learn that it’s OK to make mistakes, as Dug often does. It’s just a part of growing up. What’s important is that you always try to do better next time. And that’s a pretty nice message from a sweet show.

Episode Reviews

Sep. 1, 2021: “Squirrel!”

Dug guards Carl’s new bird feeder from squirrels.

Dug puts a plunger next to Carl’s face. Squirrels taunt Dug. After Dug accidentally spills a squirrel’s stash of nuts down a storm drain, the squirrel dramatically puts his head inside Dug’s mouth, and Dug then closes it (though the critter isn’t harmed). Dug replaces the nuts he lost with peanut butter.

When the bird feeder is accidentally destroyed, Carl isn’t angry. He tells Dug that Dug is a good dog and that he’s lucky to have Dug.

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Emily Clark
Emily Clark

Emily studied film and writing when she was in college. And when she isn’t being way too competitive while playing board games, she enjoys food, sleep, and indulging in her “nerdom,” which is the collective fan cultures of everything she loves, such as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.

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