Get ready for Martha Speaketh Weeketh! Summer Learning Day is June 20 and the PBS Kids hit Martha Speaks will join the campaign to encourage young ones to get some summertime education with three new episodes and a cool online game.
The goofy fun begins June 16 when Martha, the ever-hungry talking pooch, eats a copy of William Shakespeare's Hamlet and suddenly starts spouting Elizabethan English. There's more hilarity online with the brand new game, Martha's Steaks (pbskids.org/martha). Kids will expand their vocabulary as they help Martha's furry friends hurdle, dash, soar and tumble to catch treats through Martha's dreamscape of steaks, bacon and drumsticks. Beware of falling hamburgers!
Call it puppy love. That's the best way to explain why Mad Men's Jon Hamm and his
longtime girlfriend, actress Jennifer Westfeldt, couldn't resist an offer to guest star on PBS' kiddie cartoon Martha Speaks. "They are dog lovers," says executive producer Carol Greenwald.