Bear in the Big Blue House

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 4 : Ep 27

    Bear in the Big Blue House Live! Surprise Party

    Aired 4/1/03

  • S 4 : Ep 26

    This Is Your Life, Bear

    Aired 4/28/06

  • S 4 : Ep 25

    Let it Go

    Aired 4/28/06

  • S 4 : Ep 24

    Volunteers of Woodland Valley

    Aired 4/27/06

  • S 4 : Ep 23

    Tutter's First Big Sleepover Bash

    Aired 4/26/06

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lynne Thigpen


  • Geoffrey Holder


  • Tyler Bunch


  • Carmen Osbahr


  • Peter Linz


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  • show Description
  • Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Bear in the Big Blue House guide at! Bear in the Big Blue House recently returned to Playhouse Disney with a new episode week, airing from April 24-28, 2006. The new episodes have ended now, but you can still catch repeats of the fourth season of the program (including the new episodes) on weekends. This guide is in the process of being updated! Keep watching for more episode summaries and other details. Bear in the Big Blue House is a very popular children's show based on a bear that learns and explores through the lessons of each episode! With help from his friends Luna, Tutter, Shadow, Pip & Pop, Treelo and Ojo, Bear takes us into a world of imagination as we learn new things like music, dancing, and colors! In each episode of Bear in the Big Blue House, Bear welcomes viewers in and tells them that he thinks they smell good! Viewers then join Bear as he helps out his friends in the Big Blue House and joins them in fun-and-games. Tutter loves cheese and can sometimes be very opinionated and fussy, but he's also ready with a cheerful "Thank you, Bear!" when Bear helps him out. Ojo's a bear cub who definitely looks up to Bear. She can be a bit shy and nervous at times, but Bear and all of her friends help her to learn new things. Pip and Pop are otters who just *love* a good time. Whether they're hanging out at the otter pond or playing in the bathtub, these two are always ready for fun. Treelo, a lemur, swings from vine-to-vine, but enjoys popping into the Big Blue House as well. Shadow's hard to find, but if you help Bear to sing her song ("Where-o, where-o, where is Shadow?"), she might just appear with a story! These stories are sometimes completely zany, sometimes very musical, but always great fun. Finally, late at night, Bear always visits the attic to talk with his long-time friend, Luna. Luna and Bear reflect on the events of the day and then join each other in singing "The Goodbye Song." The fourth season of the show saw great changes, as Bear in the Big Blue House branched out a bit. Tutter began attending mouse school and the characters began exploring the neighborhood of Woodland Valley more. Ojo began riding her bike and went on journeys. Viewers met many new friends, but many of the same familiar elements of the show remained as well. Bear in the Big Blue House was a part of Playhouse Disney's daytime line-up for many years. Currently, repeats can only be seen on weekends at 6:30 A.M., usually of the fourth season of the show (generally excepting holiday episodes.) However, you can still catch Bear himself weekday mornings at 6:30 A.M. on Playhouse Disney's "Breakfast With Bear" --- as he joins preschoolers in their morning routines. Bear in the Big Blue House is also available on video and DVD. Look for a number of releases, most containing three episodes, with more possibly to come. You can also find Bear in the Big Blue House books --- both original stories and some based on TV episodes. Check your local bookstore, library, or online merchants. Three Bear in the Big Blue House albums have been released --- the third being a compilation of songs from the first two. A few other songs are available on Playhouse Disney compilation albums. Other merchandise is available as well --- check secondhand merchants and eBay.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (747)

    • Luna: Well, Bear, it seems to me that maybe the whole Big Blue House is your most extra-special, favorite place. It's your home, after all. Bear: Wow, Luna. When you're right, you're right. Luna: What can I say? I'm the moon.

    • Bear: I gave everybody a tour of the Big Blue House. Luna: Oh, I'd love to take that tour someday.

    • Pip and Pop: (singing to tune of 'La donna รจ mobile') When I take my bathy-by / I get soap in my eye / It really stings, so I / Think I am gonna cry.

    • Pip: Fun is our middle name. Pop: No, fun is your middle name. Mine is Angelica, remember? Pip: Oh, right. Sorry.

    • Bear: You know, Tutter, I think the best part of the kitchen is that you like it so much. Tutter: Ha ha. Thank you, Bear.

    • Tutter: There's nothing like a gutsy Gouda or a crispy Cheddar.

    • Bear: Now look at this. This is the kitchen table. It's the best part of the kitchen. Tutter: (talking over as Bear continues) Oh, no, no, no. Bear: With this table, you sit an' you can have a whole mess of cooked and buttered string beans. Tutter: All wrong, Bear. All wrong.

    • Bear: A bear's three favorite words are breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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    Notes (31)

    • This episode is available on video along with "What's in the Mail, Today?"

    • The closing credits at the end of the episode run longer than usual.

    • A big deal is made about Tutter's present in this episode, but viewers never even get to find out what it is.

    • Luna is so old that she doesn't remember when her birthday is.

    • Shadow does not appear in this episode. The time normally spent on her story is eaten up by Tutter's birthday party.

    • The events of this episode are the basis for the stage show Bear in the Big Blue House: Surprise Party. This stage show no longer tours, but is available on video.

    • This episode is available on video along with "Home is Where the Bear Is."

    • Ursa later sees the Big Blue House in person when she surprises Ojo for her birthday in "You Never Know."

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    Trivia (232)

    • This episode includes a brief real-kids segment in which kids talk about their homes (or fantasize about them.)

    • This being the first episode, Bear's asking of Luna if she'll sing the Goodbye Song is a bit different than other episodes. He asks her if she'll sing a goodbye song with him, rather than the Goodbye Song. A subtle difference in phrasing to note that this a routine that is being established.

    • This episode, as the premiere, features the first use of the opening theme, "Welcome to the Blue House" and the "Goodbye Song." There are also two other original songs "(It's) Great to Be at Home" and "No Place Like My Bedroom." The first song is Track 11 on the album "Songs from Jim Henson's Bear in the Big Blue House" and is titled simply "Great to Be at Home" on that album. It is Track 4 on the first Playhouse Disney CD and is titled "It's Great to Be at Home" on both that album and the closing credits for this episode.

    • This episode features two songs --- "Oh, Water, Water, Water" and "Need a Little Help Today." "Need a Little Help Today" is Track 23 on the album "Songs from Bear in the Big Blue House."

    • Tutter uses various boxes in his attempt to construct something to help him reach the faucet. Although some of the letters are somewhat obscured, one of them is most definitely a box of Kellogg's Apple Jacks.

    • This episode includes a brief segment in which real kids talk about some of the shapes that water takes on. These include raindrops, drops from a sprinkler and waves.

    • There are two songs in this episode: "When I'm Older" and "Happy, Happy Birthday." "When I'm Older" is Track 8 on the album More Songs from Bear in the Big Blue House. "Happy, Happy Birthday" is Track 5 on the album Songs from Jim Henson's Bear in the Big Blue House and is listed as "The Birthday Song" in the closing credits for this episode.

    • This episode is one of three on the DVD "Party Time with Bear."

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    Allusions (29)

    • Ojo: Ho ho ho and a bottle of milk. This may be a parody of Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum which is a sentence that pirates usually say.

    • When Ojo is playing with her blocks, she sings "Hi-ho. Hi-ho. I love my blocks, you know." This is a play on "Hi-ho. Hi-ho. It's off to work we go" --- lyrics from the song "Hi-Ho" in Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

    • Pip and Pop reference a well-known U.S. Postal Service slogan when they say that they won't let things like rain or snow stop them from delivering the mail.

    • Bear and Tutters' line at the end of the episode is almost certainly a nod to Dean Martin, who told viewers at the end of every episode of his variety show to "Keep those cards and letters coming in!" This episode was directed by Hugh Martin, who is not known to have any relation to Dean.

    • Pip and Pop both refer to Bear as "Smokey." This may be a reference to Smokey Bear of the United States Forest Service who encourages people to remember that "Only YOU can prevent forest fires" and more recently "Only YOU can prevent wildfires."

    • When considering where to do nothing first, Bear decides on the Bear swing. "To the Bear swing!" he shouts, a likely reference to the phrase "To the Batmobile!" from Batman.

    • In "What's the Story?" Shadow sings the tale of a frog prince who did a good deed for a princess. The story is the tale of The Frog Prince with a twist. The princess is reluctant to kiss the frog at first, but eventually agrees after prompting from her father, the king. Upon kissing the frog, she turns into a frog herself. This is similar in nature to the ending of the film Shrek, in which the character Princess Fiona received a kiss from the ogre Shrek and assumed Love's true form --- she became an ogre herself.

    • For the Storytelling Festival, Pip and Pop read from The Adventures of Clamiana Jones. This title is a spoof on Indiana Jones, a popular film character who appeared in a series of films that began with Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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  • Fan Reviews (30)
  • use to like it when i was young... now it just scares me.

    By alyyiki, Jun 21, 2014

  • Bring Bear In The Big Blue House, BACK PLEASE!!

    By bringbearback, Aug 09, 2012

  • Wonderful, beautiful show

    By CatherinePear, Apr 23, 2012

  • One of my faves when I was little, ad still my fave today.

    By brown_cows, Jul 29, 2007

  • This is wrong. Just plain wrong.

    By YamataDragon, Oct 28, 2005

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