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Mutt & Stuff
Nick Jr. Mutt & Stuff Logo Original.png
Genre Educational
Created by Sid and Marty Krofft
Bradley Zweig
Presented by Calvin Millan
Starring Calvin Millan
Puppeteers:
Meegan Godfrey
Donna Kimball
Drew Massey
Victor Yerrid
Theme music composer Michael "Smidi" Smith
Michelle Lewis
Opening theme "Let's Go to Dog School"
Ending theme "Let's Go to Dog School"
Composer(s) Michael Picton
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 73 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Sid and Marty Krofft
Bradley Zweig
Cesar Millan
Editor(s) Jeff Murphy, Katie Boyum
Running time 21 minutes
Production company(s) Sid and Marty Krofft Pictures
Cesar's Way
Nickelodeon
Distributor ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
Release
Original network Nickelodeon
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original release March 6, 2015 (2015-03-06) – November 1, 2017 (2017-11-01)

Mutt & Stuff is an American children's television series that aired on Nick Jr. The series premiered on March 6, 2015, with an hour-long pilot and began airing regularly on July 10, 2015. It was created by Sid and Marty Krofft (in their first new product in over a decade) and Bradley Zweig. It stars Calvin Millan, the son of the series' producer Cesar Millan.

Plot

Starring Calvin Millan, son of "The Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan, and his larger than life yellow dog named Stuff. The series follows the duo and their day-to-day activities at Mutt & Stuff, a wacky and whimsical school just for dogs.

Characters

Main

  • Calvin (portrayed by Calvin Millan) – The dog school's teenage teacher.
  • Stuff (performed by Meegan Godfrey, face-performed and voiced by Drew Massey) (Nick Mercer in UK) – Calvin's giant stuffed dog and best friend. In the double-length special "H.R. Pufnstuf Comes to Mutt & Stuff," it is revealed that his uncle is the title character of the Kroffts' earlier series H.R. Pufnstuf. He is very similar in appearance to Pufnstuf as well.
  • Zoe and Davenport (performed by Donna Kimball and Drew Massey) – Two cats who comment on the action from a tree outside the dog school where they often exchange jokes, similar to the characters of Statler and Waldorf from The Muppet Show. They have a tendency to fall out of their tree while laughing at their own jokes while stating that they are OK. They also wear glasses.
  • Zippy (performed by Jumpy) – Calvin's pet dog.
  • Cesar (portrayed by Cesar Millan) – Calvin's father.
  • Melvin (performed by Victor Yerrid) – A red, talking fire hydrant that is outside the dog school, and tells jokes.
  • Grandma (performed by Kuma von Clifford) – The dog in charge of the puppies while Calvin and Stuff are with the adult dogs.
  • Bow Wow (voiced by Victor Yerrid) – The automated A.I. of the Bow Wow Chow Snack Machine that appears in later episodes.
  • Marty and Sid (performed by Drew Massey and Victor Yerrid) – Two talking trees that were a gift from Stuff's uncle H.R. Pufnstuf that live on the playground. They are named after the show's creators, Sid & Marty Krofft.
  • Noodles (performed by Donna Kimball) – A mouse who lives in the wall next to the puppy tunnel; he loves to play jokes by pulling a rope and having confetti fall all over.
  • Junior Shades – A small dog who wears sunglasses. He appears in the episode "Dogs on a Plane" as co-captain with Zippy. He appears again in "Sherdog Bones" as a student at Mutt and Stuff.

Others

  • Clover (portrayed by Mila Brener) – Cuddles' owner.
  • Owen – (portrayed by Aiden Lewandowski) – Sunny's owner.
  • Luke (portrayed by Oskar Jacobs) – Dude's owner.
  • Dr. Christina (portrayed by Kristina Krofft) – The dogs' veterinarian.
  • Popcorn Vendor (portrayed by Omar von Muller) that appears at the end of the episodes handing out popcorn to people and zippy jumping into him losing his popcorn
  • Annie the Animal Rescuer who guest stars and later becomes a recurring character in season two (portrayed by Rachel Eggleston) An animal rescuer who befriends Stuff and the dogs.

Guests

  • Marco (portrayed by Ashton Arbab) – Calvin's cousin.
  • Gabby Groomer (portrayed by Raini Rodriguez) - the dog school's dog groomer and she appears in 6 episodes, "Skate Doggin", Gabi's Groom-A-Thon, "The Wag 4 Rock Concert", "The Happy Hallowoof Party", "H.R. Pufnstuf's Happy Tree Jamboree", and "Surprise Birthday Balloon Bash".
  • Sergio Style (portrayed by Rico Rodriguez) Gabi Groomer's Brother appeared in the episode, "Surprise Birthday Balloon Bash".
  • H.R. Pufnstuf (face performed by Donna Kimball, performed by Mary Karcz, voiced by Randy Credico) – Stuff's uncle who is from Living Island in the Krofft Series H.R. Pufnstuf.
  • Freddy the Flute (performed by Donna Kimball) – H.R. Pufnstuf's magic talking flute.
  • Cling and Clang (performed by Arturo Gil and Joseph S. Griffo) – H.R. Pufnstuf's Rescue Racer Crew. Like in the original series, they never speak.
  • Olive – A skunk that appears in the episode "Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Skunk." All the dogs were scared of her and they wouldn't get along. After Noodles disguised Olive, the dogs got along with Shirley (Olive in disguise). While Calvin and the dogs were dancing, Olive's dress fell off. All the dogs were scared, and Calvin got confused. The dogs did a nose-to-nose with Calvin, then they were not scared of Olive anymore, and they found out that they could keep her.
  • Wally Whiskers – A comedian that appears in the episode, "Sit Stay, Stand Up".
  • Meow Meow Kitty (portrayed by Jon Heder) – A villainous cat who takes over Mutt and Stuff, played by Jon Heder in season 2.
  • Simone Biles - appears as herself in season 2, helping the dogs compete and win a gymnastics competition.
  • Johnny in Charge (portrayed by Samm Levine) - appears in multiple episodes, typically managing an event or attraction that the dogs visit.
  • Enchanted Irving (portrayed by Josh Sussman) - is a magician that visits Mutt & Stuff.

Episodes

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
First aired Last aired
1 34 July 10, 2015 (2015-07-10) August 19, 2016 (2016-08-19)
2 40 August 30, 2016 (2016-08-30) November 1, 2017 (2017-11-01)

Season 1 (2015–17)

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
0 "Pilot" Hugh Martin Bradley Zweig March 6, 2015 (2015-03-06) 100 N/A
The Dogs start their first day at dog school and learn about their very first theme: chicken.
1 "Hip Hop Dogs" Hugh Martin Dan Danko, Brian Elling & Corey Powell July 10, 2015 (2015-07-10) 101 1.31
Calvin helps one of the canine students cope with missing his owner. When a dog’s owner needs backup dancers for a performance, Calvin helps her out.
2 "A Pawsome Circus Show" Christian Jacobs Dan Danko July 17, 2015 (2015-07-17) 105 1.47
3 "Zippy's Birthday Bash" Jason DeVilliers Brian Elling July 24, 2015 (2015-07-24) 104 1.24
Calvin puts together a surprise birthday party for his best friend, Zippy; Cesar gives Calvin some great advice that helps him find the perfect gift for his friend.
4 "The Fast & The Furriest" Christian Jacobs Brian Elling July 31, 2015 (2015-07-31) 111 1.59
Vroom Vroom! It's Race Day at Mutt & Stuff, and Calvin has invited race dog extraordinaire Mario Bonedretti to join in on the racing fun. The dogs learn a thing or two about playing by the rules when it's revealed that Mario may not be the rule-abiding champion he's made out to be.
5 "Doggy Movin'" Jason DeVilliers Corey Powell August 7, 2015 (2015-08-07) 103 1.58
Calvin and the other dogs work to get Pixie moving when she won't come out of her carrier.
6 "Lady Woof Woof" Jason DeVilliers Corey Powell August 14, 2015 (2015-08-14) 110 1.33
A famous rockstar dog visits Mutt & Stuff.
7 "A Goldfish Opportunity" Christian Jacobs Brian Elling August 21, 2015 (2015-08-21) 106 1.08
Stuff gets a goldfish and learns how to take care of it.
8 "Class Picture Day" Hugh Martin Dan Danko August 28, 2015 (2015-08-28) 102 1.11
Today is the class Picture Day for Mutt and Stuff. Everyone will get to dress up for their picture. When Rocket and Princess Pickles are fighting over a pirate hat because they both want to be pirates for Picture Day, Calvin and Ceasar tell the two dogs to take turns.
9 "Doggy Dino" Hugh Martin Corey Powell October 2, 2015 (2015-10-02) 114 1.05
10 "Get Along Little Piggy" Christian Jacobs Dan Danko October 13, 2015 (2015-10-13) 112 1.18
The class welcomes a new student, a pig named Norman to Mutt & Stuff.
11 "Skate Doggin'" Hugh Martin Corey Powell & Brian D. Clark October 15, 2015 (2015-10-15) 117 1.01
Today is the day everyone gets to go to the skate park. However Rocket has never ridden a skateboard before and is a little nervous about skateboarding for the first time. Calvin helps Rocket overcome his nervousness and gets him on a skateboard.
12 "Ninja Dog" Jason DeVilliers Brian D. Clark October 16, 2015 (2015-10-16) 115 1.20
13 "Cloudy with a Chance of Accidents" Jason DeVilliers Dan Danko November 10, 2015 (2015-11-10) 108 0.87
14 "Achey Breaky Bark" Jason DeVilliers Corey Powell November 12, 2015 (2015-11-12) 109 1.02
15 "Veterinary Loves Company" Hugh Martin Brian D. Clark November 13, 2015 (2015-11-13) 113 0.89
When Mutt & Stuff began, Owen came up to Calvin and told him that his dog Sonny is a little nervous about his visit to the vet. Stuff appears to be nervous when Calvin told him that he is going to the vet too with Sonny. So to avoid going to the vet, Stuff does many needless things. Calvin and Ceasar manage to calm down the dogs by saying that dogs will react on how they're acting and that going to the vet isn't scary at all.
16 "I Bark of Genie" Hugh Martin Dan Danko November 20, 2015 (2015-11-20) 107 0.86
17 "A Very Mutty Christmas" Jason DeVilliers Brian D. Clark December 11, 2015 (2015-12-11) 124 0.92
Today is Christmas Eve at Mutt & Stuff. Calvin explains to Stuff that Little Cricket ( or Cricket as he was called) has never seen snow before. The class read a story about Phil the Snow Dog who can magically make snow for dogs who has Christmas spirit. When Stuff wishes for Cricket to see snow, it was magically snowing outside! The class all went to play in the snow and they found out that it was Phil the Snow Dog who makes snow at Mutt & Stuff because Stuff used his wish to wish for Cricket to see snow for the first time.
18 "Mutt & Stuff Express" Hugh Martin Dan Danko January 5, 2016 (2016-01-05) 119 1.13
19 "Cleo Kibble or Fix the Machine" Hugh Martin Evan Sinclair January 7, 2016 (2016-01-07) 120 1.06
When Calvin accidentally breaks the Bow Wow Chow Snack Machine trying to speed it up when he forgets snack time for the Mutt and Stuff picnic, he summons Cleo Kibble to help him fix the snack machine.
20 "Princess & the Cone" Jason DeVilliers Corey Powell January 8, 2016 (2016-01-08) 123 0.90
Today is Royal Day at Mutt & Stuff and everyone is excited, especially Princess Pickles. But Dr. Christina said that Princess Pickles has a rash and has to wear the cone for a whole week. The class tried playtime, snacktime, and dance class, but the cone seems to be in the way. Finally, they have arts & crafts and turn Princess Pickles' cone into a collar for a queen. The Royal Day begins and there's Sir Zippy, Stuff the dragon, King Rocket and finally Queen Pickles. They learn that you can make something that's in the way part of the fun.
21 "Take Me to your Pack Leader" Jason DeVilliers Evan Sinclair January 15, 2016 (2016-01-15) 116 0.90
At Mutt & Stuff, the class gets a special visit from an alien dog named Wagnoid from the planet Sniff. Wagnoid came to find out why Mutt & Stuff is the greatest dog school in the galaxy. When Stuff accidentally broke Wagnoid's ship, Calvin and the class volunteered to help fix Wagnoid's ship so he can fly home to planet Sniff.
22 "Game of Bones" Hugh Martin Dan Danko January 22, 2016 (2016-01-22) 118 1.18
Today is the day of the Doggy Olympics and Grumbles is afraid that he might not do well in the Doggy Games. Calvin's younger cousin Marco volunteered to watch the other dogs and Stuff while Calvin helps Grumbles get over his fear of competing in the Doggy Olympics.
23 "Dogs on a Plane" Hugh Martin Brian D. Clark January 29, 2016 (2016-01-29) 121 1.07
The dogs take a plane ride to Hawaii.
24 "H.R. Pufnstuf Visits Mutt & Stuff" Hugh Martin Amara Nolan February 15, 2016 (2016-02-15) 125 N/A
The class is getting ready for the arrival of Stuff's uncle H.R. Pufnstuf. When Pufnstuf arrives, Calvin shows him Mutt and Stuff. Stuff thinks that he's not important to his uncle. In the end, Calvin made Stuff the mayor of Mutt and Stuff to show Stuff that he's important too.
25 "Welcome Noodles!" Hugh Martin Evan Sinclair February 23, 2016 (2016-02-23) 127 N/A
Calvin and the dogs try to include their new class pet, a mouse named Noodles in all of their activities.
26 "Lights! Camera! Bark!" Christian Jacobs Evan Sinclair February 25, 2016 (2016-02-25) 128 N/A

The class makes a movie starring themselves.

Guest starring Oscar Nunez
27 "Sherdog Bones" Jason DeVilliers Julia Prescott March 8, 2016 (2016-03-08) 122 N/A
When things starts to go missing, Calvin and the dogs become detectives to solve the mystery and get their stuffs back.
28 "Goat in 60 Seconds!" Hugh Martin Evan Sinclair March 10, 2016 (2016-03-10) 132 N/A
When Stuff loses Jenny Jasper's prize-winning goat, Bubba, the class tried to find Bubba for the cutest goat competition.
29 "Pool Party" Hugh Martin Brian D. Clark June 10, 2016 (2016-06-10) 140 N/A
30 "Super Doggy Adoption" Hugh Martin Julia Prescott July 22, 2016 (2016-07-22) 126 1.42
31 "Puppy Pirates!" Shannon Flynn Brian D. Clark July 29, 2016 (2016-07-29) 133 N/A
32 "Amusement Bark" Christian Jacobs Corey Powell August 5, 2016 (2016-08-05) 129 N/A
33 "World Pup" Hugh Martin Evan Sinclair August 12, 2016 (2016-08-12) 131 N/A
34 "Gabi's Groom-A-Thon" Christian Jacobs Brian D. Clark August 30, 2016 (2016-08-30) 130 N/A
35 "Dogs in Space" Hugh Martin Evan Sinclair September 1, 2016 (2016-09-01) 139 N/A
36 "Ruffin' It Camping" Jason DeVilliers Dan Danko September 20, 2016 (2016-09-20) 135 N/A
The dogs go camping at Mutt & Stuff.
37 "Ba-a-a-ack To School!" Christian Jacobs Corey Powell September 22, 2016 (2016-09-22) 138 N/A
38 "Sick As A Dog" Jason DeVilliers Dan Danko October 4, 2016 (2016-10-04) 136 N/A
Calvin has come down with a cold! So, Stuff and Marco needed a way to help make Calvin feel better and operate Mutt & Stuff for him.
39 "Dinner With Cesar" Christian Jacobs Evan Sinclair October 6, 2016 (2016-10-06) 137 0.84
40 "Fire Dogs" Shannon Flynn Dan Danko January 30, 2017 (2017-01-30) 134 0.75

Season 2 (2016–17)

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
41 "Basketball Dogs vs. the Harlem Globetrotters" Hugh Martin Dan Danko August 19, 2016 (2016-08-19) 206 1.07
42 "The Happy Hallowoof Party" Jason DeVilliers Brian D. Clark October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21) 220 1.08
43 "Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Skunk" Hugh Martin Corey Powell January 31, 2017 (2017-01-31) 202 0.78
44 "Doggy Adventure Day" Christian Jacobs Brian D. Clark February 1, 2017 (2017-02-01) 204 0.75
45 "Sit, Stay, Stand Up!" Hugh Martin Dan Danko February 2, 2017 (2017-02-02) 205 0.82
46 "Roller Dogs" Christian Jacobs Corey Powell March 13, 2017 (2017-03-13) 203 1.24
47 "Grandma's Day Off" Christian Jacobs Evan Sinclair March 14, 2017 (2017-03-14) 211 1.00
48 "Annie To The Rescue" Hugh Martin Evan Sinclair March 15, 2017 (2017-03-15) 209 1.03
49 "Doggy Dining Disaster!" Hugh Martin Corey Powell March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16) 213 1.01
50 "Doggy Mermaid Island" Hugh Martin Brian D. Clark March 17, 2017 (2017-03-17) 210 1.04
51 "Cowboy" Hugh Martin Evan Sinclair May 1, 2017 (2017-05-01) 201 0.75
52 "H.R. Pufnstuf's Happy Tree Jamboree" Jason DeVilliers Brian D. Clark May 2, 2017 (2017-05-02) 207 0.71
53 "Putt & Stuff" Jason DeVilliers Dan Danko May 3, 2017 (2017-05-03) 208 0.77
54 "Woof Out!" Christian Jacobs Dan Danko May 4, 2017 (2017-05-04) 212 0.82
55 "The Wag 4 Rock Concert" Hugh Martin Evan Sinclair June 19, 2017 (2017-06-19) 214 1.18
56 "A Chew Toy Fairy-Tail" Jason DeVilliers Brian D. Clark June 20, 2017 (2017-06-20) 215 1.20
57 "Hocus Puppy Pocus" Jason DeVilliers Corey Powell June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21) 216 1.17
58 "Dog Star Challenge" Hugh Martin Evan Sinclair June 22, 2017 (2017-06-22) 217 1.20
59 "Doggy Gymnastics!" Christian Jacobs Dan Danko & Evan Sinclair July 14, 2017 (2017-07-14) 231 1.17
60 "Construction Dogs!" Hugh Martin Evan Sinclair & Margaret Hoffman July 17, 2017 (2017-07-17) 218 1.31
61 "Hop Dog" Christian Jacobs Dan Danko July 18, 2017 (2017-07-18) 219 1.24
62 "The Woof Zone!" Hugh Martin Evan Sinclair July 19, 2017 (2017-07-19) 221 1.26
63 "Superhero Dogs!" Hugh Martin Dan Danko July 20, 2017 (2017-07-20) 222 1.17
64 "Surprise Birthday Balloon Bash!" Jason DeVilliers Corey Powell August 7, 2017 (2017-08-07) 224 1.13
65 "Twin Day!" Shannon Flynn Sindy Boveda-Spackman August 8, 2017 (2017-08-08) 225 1.05
66 "Get Up And Bark!" Christian Jacobs Corey Powell August 9, 2017 (2017-08-09) 226 1.02
67 "CannonDOG Run!" Christian Jacobs Dan Danko August 10, 2017 (2017-08-10) 227 1.02
68 "The Dog Boat!" Jason DeVilliers Brian D. Clark October 2, 2017 (2017-10-02) 223 0.40
69 "Pixie, I Shrunk the Class!" Hugh Martin Sindy Boveda-Spackman October 3, 2017 (2017-10-03) 228 0.46
70 "Woofing 9 to 5" Hugh Martin Brian D. Clark October 4, 2017 (2017-10-04) 229 0.38
71 "Dog Submarine!" Jason DeVilliers Evan Sinclair October 5, 2017 (2017-10-05) 230 0.42
72 "Doggy Safari!" Hugh Martin Jacob Moffat October 30, 2017 (2017-10-30) 232 0.59
73 "Choo Choo Trouble" TBA Brian D. Clark & Corey Powell November 1, 2017 (2017-11-01) 233 0.57

Awards

2016: Mutt & Stuff was nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series and Outstanding Directing in a Children's or Preschool Children's Series