Dr. Wonder's Workshop

Dr. Wonder's Workshop

46 Episodes

Dr. Wonder's Workshop teaches kids about faith in a unique way. The show's cast is hearing-impaired, so dialogue is in American Sign Language with English voice-over. Dr. Leward Wonder runs the workshop named for him, where he and his colleagues teach the importance of developing values through stories and characters.

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Dr. Wonder's Workshop
  • Be Fair with One Another

    Episode 1

    Billy is really excited about entering a model boat in a boat building competition. When he learns that Pops had built an award winning boat for last year's contest, borrows Pops' boat and enters it in the competition. The boat wins first prize, but Paula and Lisa help Billy understand that ent...

  • Respect Others

    Episode 2

    Personal items are disappearing from the lab. Tools or equipment vanish from various workbenches. Later some of these are returned but wind up in a different place. Dr. Wonder investigates and finds that Billy is borrowing things without the permission of the owner. Paula sprays Billy with a ...

  • Trust God
    23:45
    Episode 3

    Trust God

    Episode 3

    Lisa has a new desk. She asks Billy to put it together for him. Billy is happy to do it, but he doesn't think he needs to follow the designer's directions, so he tosses them aside. Later Lisa comes back to see how Billy's doing, but the desk is an absolute mess. Lisa explains why Billy should...

  • Sharing Can Be Fun

    Episode 4

    Dr. Wonder presents a new piece of equipment for the lab - a video camera. Edwin explains that the equipment is very expensive and the lab can't afford for each person to have one so they will all need to share this one. But Billy wants to use it all the time. This causes a problem in the lab ...

  • Don't Hold on to Anger

    Episode 5

    Billy is working on a project and it blows up over and over again. Finally in disgust he looses his temper and smashes several things. Dr. Wonder teaches Billy about anger and helps him to understand how to channel his anger in positive ways. Billy learns how to control his anger and make it w...

  • Care for Others

    Episode 6

    One of Dr. Wonder's old friends is a magician. Dr. Wonder invites to perform his act for the staff just before he leaves on a trip. He cannot take his pet rabbit with him so he asks the staff to take care of the rabbit while he is away. But moments after he leaves for the airport, the rabbit h...

  • Obedience is Important

    Episode 7

    Pops and Dr Wonder are working on a surprise -- a new soft drink for the Finger Food Café. Dr. Wonder tells the staff not to go into his office until the project is finished. But one night Lisa goes into his office to straighten it up. She is so thirsty she drinks a green liquid sitting in a b...

  • Always Be Honest

    Episode 8

    Paul has a problem. Every time she turns on the water at the sink in her lab it sprays her in the face. She asks around to find someone to fix the plumbing. Billy claims he can do it. But his solution is silly and doesn't work. It's obvious he knows nothing about plumbing but lied about it b...

  • Let Your Light Shine

    Episode 9

    There is a terrible thunderstorm and all the lights go out in the lab. While Lisa and Dr. Wonder go to try to repair the problem, Billy decides he can make his way around the lab in the dark. So Paula turns off her flashlight and let's Billy grope around in the dark. He trips over things and b...

  • Spiritual Fruit

    Episode 10

    Billy invents a cactus bush that grows beautiful apples, but they taste terrible! In the meantime, Lisa asks Doc how we develop the "fruits of the spirit." When Billy shows up with his cactus, Doc answers both questions: a cactus can't produce tasty apples in poor soil. And if we want to produce ...

  • Think of Others

    Episode 11

    Lisa has been saving up money in the company budget to replace her office chair with a fancy new one. But Edwin shows her how the old accounting software is no longer dependable. Carlo's calls from the Finger Food Cafe with an emergency request for help with his broken freezer, but when Dr. Won...

  • Stop Gossip
    28:45
    Episode 12

    Stop Gossip

    Episode 12

    Before Lisa arrives for work, Paula tells everyone a funny (but embarrassing) story that happened to Lisa over the weekend. When Lisa arrives, everyone laughs and teases her about it. Lisa is angry at Paula for telling the story. She decides to get back at Paula by telling an embarrassing stor...

  • Share the Gift

    Episode 13

    Doc, Miguel and Pops are working on a big new electronics project together. Lisa and Edwin are busy, too, working on contracts and marketing for the project. The only person not involved is Paula, because the project doesn't have any chemistry in it. Paula feels left out, working alone in her l...

  • I'm Sorry
    28:43
    Episode 14

    I'm Sorry

    Episode 14

    Miguel and Pops haven't worked together all day. Paula has noticed and asks Miguel what's wrong. Miguel explains that they've had a disagreement, but that Miguel apologized, so he's not sure what the problem is anymore. We use flashbacks to see Miguel, Paula, Lisa, and Edwin apologizing in dif...

  • Celebrate Diversity

    Episode 15

    A hearing chemist from another inventing lab wants to collaborate with Paula on a new formula to reduce pollutants in car exhaust. But Paula is reluctant because of all the extra hassles of working through a sign language interpreters on a complex chemical formula. Meanwhile Edwin and Miguel lea...

  • Work Hard
    28:46
    Episode 16

    Work Hard

    Episode 16

    It’s inventory time and no one wants to do it, so Paula, Miguel and Dr. Wonder play around all day. But in the end Lisa insists they must get back to work and work all night, if needed, until everything has been counted. They all realize that working hard and getting the job done right in the fi...

  • Celebrate You

    Episode 17

    Lisa feels she isn’t making much of a difference at the lab, so Dr. Wonder sends Lisa into the Hologram Room to show her what Dr. Wonder's Workshop would be like if she'd never come to work there. What she learns is that, without her ideas and her unique gifts, the lab would have become a huge, ...

  • To Be Fair About It

    Episode 18

    It all starts when Lisa makes a cup of cocoa from a packet in the break room. She doesn't know that it's Paula's and that it's the last one. So when Paula comes looking for some chocolate, there isn't any cocoa. But she does find a chocolate cake in the fridge with Lisa's name on it. Paula de...

  • Face Your Problems

    Episode 19

    Plot 1: Lisa needs Edwin to get a doctor's physical for the Insurance company. He's been with DWW for a while now and still hasn't gotten it done. He's putting it off because he hates the hassle of going to the doctor. Plot 2: Miguel is supposed to be working on a project and he has to borrow ...

  • Be Grateful

    Episode 20

    Dr. Wonder is hyper focused on a new invention that he thinks could make Dr. Wonder's Workshop world famous, but he can't seem to get it to work like it should. Paula's chemistry analyzer is broken. She's very frustrated because she really needs it to do her work. She will need to wait a long tim...

  • Giving and Accepting Praise

    Episode 21

    Lisa feels Edwin doesn't get enough praise. So the team make an effort to praise him. but Edwin doesn't really know how to accept praise. He brushes them off and that, in turn, makes his friends feel badly. Dr. Wonder helps him understand that the others MEAN it when they praise him. He starts t...

  • Be Patient
    28:46
    Episode 22

    Be Patient

    Episode 22

    Billy and Edwin are so excited about the big ball game this weekend that they are neglecting their work and driving everyone crazy! Doc makes them finish their work before they can leave for the game. But when the big game is rained out and rescheduled for next weekend, the crew expects another ...

  • Be Faithful
    28:52
    Episode 23

    Be Faithful

    Episode 23

    It's a banquet in Pop's honor for 50 years of faithful service to the community. Billy, Lisa, and Paula all give short testimonials about his steadfast friendship and dedication to others. Edwin and a young woman talk about how he has been such an inspiration in their church. A short clip is show...

  • Your Choices Affect Others

    Episode 24

    A different kind of show where Dr. Wonder uses his new invention – the Hologram Room – to show how our choices affect others. Then action resumes and we see the consequence to others of the decision that was made. Then time is reversed and the alternate decision is made and we see the consequenc...