The Berenstain Bears

Too Small for the Team; The Prize Pumpkin

Season 3, Ep 19, Aired 9/15/04
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  • Episode Description
  • Too Small for the Team: Sister wants to join the girl's soccer team, but Coach Brown thinks she's still too young to take part because the cubs are bigger than her. Sister grudgingly accepts the position of team manager instead. It's a tough job, and Sister's perseverance doesn't go unnoticed by the coach, who ultimately invites her to play in a big soccer match when a team member goes home sick with a stomach virus. The Prize Pumpkin: Papa bear is growing a giant pumpkin for the pumpkin contest on Thanksgiving day. He becomes obsessed with it being bigger than farmer Ben's and winning the contest. Farmer Ben himself has won the contest 10 years in a row. At the contest, Papa wins third place. Ben tells him 3rd place is good for a first time entry.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Mendenhall

    Brother Bear

  • Frank Welker

    Raffish Ralph / Weasel McGreed / Farmer Ben / Henchweasels / Various

  • Ruth Buzzi

    Mama Bear / Grizzly Gran

  • Christina Lange

    Sister Bear

  • Brian Cummings

    Papa Q. Bear / Mayor Honeypot / Big Paw / Various

  • Fan Reviews (1)
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    By Thymezz, Sep 11, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Sister: If I'm not big enough for the team, how come I'm big enough to be team manager?

    • Sister: I'm fast, I'm tricky, and I kick really hard.

    • Papa: You know, you can have your colorful autumn leaves and your golden sunsets. What I like best about fall is a big spread of orange pumpkins.

    • Sister: What is Papa doing? Papa: (To The Giant) Come on, Buddy. Keep growing. You can do it. Think big. Mama: Papa read a book that says you can make plants grow faster by talking to them. Sister: Hmm. Was it a comic book? (Brother and Sister laugh.) Papa: I heard that.

    Notes (5)

    • "Too Small for the Team" is the 5th of 6 episodes on the DVD, Bears Team Up!

    • "The Prize Pumpkin" is the 2nd of 6 episodes on the DVD, Family and Friendship.

    • The Opening Rhyme for "Too Small for the Team": When someone says "No, you're too small for the team," Practice and patience may help realize your dream.

    • The Opening Rhyme for "The Prize Pumpkin": First prize, second prize, third prize or none. At Thanksgiving time, more than a contest is won.

    • "Too Small for the Team" is based on the book entitled The Soccer Tryouts.

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