Awesome / Wishbone

  • In "Salty Dogs", Sam saving David and Joe from a burning barn.
  • In "Bark to the Future", Joe finally learning how to apply fractions, with Wishbone's help.
  • David's scientific prowess. In one of the mystery books, he reprograms a metal detector to only go off if it senses gold (he was looking for a class ring that had belonged to Joe's dad that Joe had lost prior to the story).
  • How the main trio can always deal with the bad guy of the contemporary story without stooping to their level.
  • Ellen is a fantastic mom. Some stand-out moments for her include
    • In the "Prince and the Pauper" episode, she gets ready to tear into Mr. King when the latter insults Joe's coaching skills. Sure, she got stopped by Wanda but it was still pretty cool.
    • In the "Robin Hood" episode, she shows up in the middle of Joe's protest and when he tries to explain himself, she tells him that he's standing up for what's right, what she and his father raised him to do, and that he might be in trouble with the school but he is not in trouble with her. Then when the vice-principal Mr. Bison shows up and starts to bad mouth Joe, Ellen shuts him down with the statement that she's proud of her son and that she doesn't care what he says about it (okay; not in those words but that was the sentiment).
      • Ellen mentioning that she and her late husband raised Joe to show this level of courage. His Dad would indeed be proud of the brave young man his son turned out to be.
  • In "The Hunchdog of Notre Dame", Nathaniel narrowly saving Sam's prized memento of her mother.
    • Also on the same page, Sam discovering Nathaniel's potential skill as a goalie. During a rematch with Damont, Nathaniel proves his talent on the court, and Joe's team wins! Ironically, Damont changes his mind and wants Nathaniel on his team next time. But Nathaniel knows who his real friends are and sticks with Joe, David, Sam.
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