The World of Teddy Ruxpin

Adventure Series

"Safe At Home With Teddy Ruxpin"

Grubby's Special Assignment

Production Number
  • 40
  • Chronological Order
  • 38

  • Story By
  • Michelle Baron
  • Lyrics By
  • Eileen Raycroft
  • Music Composed By
  • George Wilkins
  • Illustrated By
  • Julie Armstrong
  • Allyn Conley
  • Russell Hicks
  • Theresa Mazurek
  • Lisa Souza
  • Fay Whitemountain
  • Su-Zan
  • Created By
  • Ken Forsse
  • Art Director
  • Theresa Mazurek
  • Music Producer
  • George Wilkins
  • Production Supervisor
  • Don Riedel
  • Director
  • Larry Larsen
  • Script Supervisor
  • Margaret Hughes
  • Script Coordinator
  • Eileen Raycroft
  • Technical Director/Sound Engineer
  • Bradley Hartman
  • Sound Effects
  • Bradley Hartman
  • Animation Programming
  • Matt Earnest
  • Darwin Thompson
  • Musician
  • George Wilkins
  • Voices
  • Phil Baron
  • Will Ryan
  • With Special Thanks to the Entire Alchemy II Staff

    Can ya help me, Teddy? It’s important!


    “Safe At Home With Teddy Ruxpin” is a story from the World of Teddy Ruxpin Adventure Series. It was released for the Worlds of Wonder and Playskool Teddy Ruxpin talking toy. In order of production, this is the third of three entries in what would become the Teddy Ruxpin “Safe ‘N’ Sound” series, including “Water Safety With Teddy Ruxpin” and “Fire Safety With Teddy Ruxpin”. These stories are characterized by their focus on teaching children to be safe in various scenarios, complete with their own safety song and replacing the traditional Map of Grundo on the back inside cover with a list of safety points to remember.

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    “This story shows the value of recognizing and preventing safety hazards in the home.”

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    When Grubby receives a special assignment from Leota the Woodsprite to write a paper about something important, he continues to procrastinate as he tries to come up with an appropriate topic. Meanwhile, he and Teddy roam the house searching for Grubby’s six lost roller skates, leading to a discussion of how to be safe at home...and sparking some inspiration for Grubby’s assignment.

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    The story begins with Teddy and Grubby’s safety song (“Safe ‘N’ Sound”).

    Teddy greets the listener and explains that he’s about to tell a story about safety. The story, much to Grubby’s delight, involves Grubby himself.

    Teddy explains that Grubby had decided to take a class at Leota’s school and she’d assigned them all to write a paper about something important. Assuming it would be an easy task, Grubby procrastinates writing the paper until the day before it’s due, and he begins to panic when he still can’t come up with an appropriate topic.

    After trying fruitlessly to brainstorm with Teddy, Grubby takes a walk outside to try and get some ideas, but returns shortly with nothing in mind. He resigns himself to the fact that he will have nothing to hand in to Leota, and heads to his room, depressed.

    To cheer Grubby up, Teddy makes a Root Butter and Jelly sandwich. As Grubby hurries down the stairs, he slips on a lone roller skate and slides through the kitchen, knocking things over in the process. While Grubby is largely unharmed, Teddy reminds him that it’s not a good idea to leave toys lying on the floor, and that stairs should be kept clear of objects so people can walk up and down them safely. As a rule, if there’s something on the floor that shouldn’t be, they should pick it up (“Pick It Up, Wipe It Up”).

    Teddy suggests they pick up the other roller skate before someone slips on it, but Grubby announces that there’s actually five other roller skates as he skates on six of his eight legs! He and Teddy decide to search the house for the remaining skates, and Grubby notices a puddle of water that was spilled when he slipped on the first roller skate and resolves to clean that up first (“Pick It Up, Wipe It Up”).

    As Grubby leaves to get a towel to wipe up the spilled water, Teddy reminds the listener that if an accident should ever happen at their house, they should use the telephone to call for help. Teddy takes a few moments to review emergency telephone rules, such as keeping a list of important numbers near the phone, speak clearly, and never hang up until you’ve given all the information being asked for.

    Grubby returns with the towel, but slips on the second roller skate on his way back into the kitchen. He mentions that he’d assumed the transparent glass door at the end of the room was open, but it was actually closed. Grubby suggests they put a sticker or sign on the door so they can tell when it’s shut, and Teddy finds a mushroom sticker and places it on the door.

    Grubby wipes up the spill, and tells Teddy he’s going to hang the wet towel on the stove to dry. But Teddy reminds him that it’s dangerous to leave towels or clothing near clothes or heaters and suggests Grubby hang the towel outside. Grubby agrees, and as he heads outside, he slips on the third roller skate.

    Grubby hangs the wet towel outside while Teddy heads back indoors to search for the three remaining roller skates. He looks behind the couch and finds the fourth roller skate. At the same time, he sees that the electrical cord for Gimmick’s “automatic room lighter-upper” has frayed and broken. He calls Grubby inside to show him the broken wire and they decide they should tell Gimmick about it when he returns.

    Grubby becomes more frustrated at not having found a suitable topic for his paper, and as he walks away he slips on the fifth roller skate and sails into the broom closet. Inside the closet, Grubby finds a strange bottle of something he doesn’t recognize. He opens the lid and sniffs it. It smells good and appears to be the same color as Root Butter, but Teddy warns him that it’s not safe to sniff or eat something if you don’t know what it is.

    Grubby decides to sit down and finish his real Root Butter and Jelly sandwich, but as Teddy helps him up, he slips on the final roller skate.

    After putting away Grubby’s roller skates, he and Teddy sit down to eat and Grubby realizes he has a topic to write his paper on: safety! Excited, he gets up and hurries out of the room to write his paper, and slips once more. Astounded, Teddy laments that they’d found all the roller skates, but Grubby had forgotten about his skateboard!

    Teddy and Grubby review what they learned about being safe at home, and mention that Grubby received an A+ from Leota for his paper on safety, and they say goodbye.

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