Postcards from Buster

The Giant Pumpkins (Mt. Hood and Canby, Oregon)

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 10/14/04
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  • Episode Description
  • Near Mt. Hood, Buster meets some regular-sized kids who grow giant pumpkins for competition. He also goes mountain biking, extreme, Oregon-style with siblings Jordan and Ashley.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Marcel Jeannin

    Bo Baxter

  • Norman Groulx

    Carlos of Los Viajeros

  • Elizabeth Diaga

    Mora of Los Viajeros

  • Cameron Ansell

    Arthur

  • Billy Aronson

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (5)

    • Show Promo: Buster details some of the cold, snowy places he's been on his trip and the winter sports he's seen.

    • Wait! I forgot to tell you one last thing that I learned in Oregon: Buster discusses buffalo soldiers.

    • PBSKids GO! - Oral Report - A boy talks about how he had to give an oral report on ecosystems.

    • Although it says in the episode that the pumpkin was 1404.5 pounds, this page indicates it was actually 1385. It also indicates that this episode was filmed on and around October 4, 2003.

    • The giant pumpkin featured in this episode is no longer the world-record holder, but that's not surprising, since the record has been broken every year since 1996. The current record is 1,446 pounds for a pumpkin grown by Al Eaton of Canada. Learn more about it here.

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