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  • The Painting / The Kiss / The Wedding

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    S 4 : Ep 13 - 2/12/99

    The Painting: Mr. Skunk is sad - he thinks that no one will ever want to kiss him because he's a skunk. Little Bear remedies this by getting Mr. Skunk to take a picture he painted to Mother Bear for him. She in turn, gives Mr. Skunk a kiss to take back to Little Bear.

    The Kiss: Little Bear watches as the kiss meant for him from Mother Bear gets passed on from Mr. Skunk to Little Bear's friends in a frantic game of kissing tag. Until it reaches Miss Skunk who gives the kiss back to Mr. Skunk. True love is born and the skunks decide to get married.

    The Wedding: Before the Skunks' wedding, a nervous Miss Skunk accidentally sprays Little Bear when he surprises her. Disaster is averted when Little Bear wears her lei of flowers to cover the stench and the wedding goes off beautifully.moreless
  • Emily's Birthday / The Great Race / Circus for Tutu

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    S 3 : Ep 12 - 11/11/97

    Emily's Birthday: It's Emily's birthday but Little Bear isn't in a partying mood. He's unhappy because Emily is getting older, but is comforted by Emily who reminds him he'll be a year older, too.

    The Great Race: Little Bear, Mitzi, Cat, Duck, and Frog decide to have a race to Little Bear's house. Caught up in the spirit of competition, they must be reminded that the race is just for fun and winning doesn't matter.

    Circus for Tutu: Tutu's nostalgia for her days in the circus prompts the gang to put on their own circus, which includes some surprise performances by the Otters.moreless
  • The Red Thread / Princess Duck / Little Bear Meets Duck

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    S 3 : Ep 10 - 10/30/97

    The Red Thread: Little Bear fantasizes about being small so he can follow a spool of Mother Bear's thread into the bushes. He has an interesting adventure being tiny, meeting insects, birds, and being rescued by No Feet.

    Princess Duck: The Gang is at Granny's house playing dress-up. Everyone's having fun pretending to be someone else except Duck who can't find a costume. Duck wants to be a "beeeeoootiful princess", and it's up to Emily, Little Bear, Owl, and Cat to transform her into one.

    Little Bear Meets Duck: This is the story of Little Bear and Duck's first meeting, when they are just a cub and a duckling. Little Bear Cub is sure he can fly south for the winter while Duckling, being raised by a chicken, cannot fly at all. So, the rambunctious Cub teaches the Duckling how to fly, but in the end the friends decide not to fly south for the winter.moreless
  • Little Bear Sing a Song / A House for Mitzi / Up a Tree

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    S 3 : Ep 3 - 5/21/97

    Little Bear Sing a Song: Little Bear and his friends create and act out their own song. They have fun doing such things as falling to the ground and wriggling their noses. It's getting late and it's nearly time for bed, but they're having so much fun that they don't want to stop --- at least not until everyone has taken a turn.
    A House for Mitzi: When Bear wakes up in the morning, he's surprised to not see Mitzi, who had been sleeping over. He and No Feet find her outside in a tree. Knowing that cold weather is coming, they decide to build a treehouse. Mitzi, however, seems less than excited, until Little Bear comes up with the perfect way to satisfy her wishes.
    Up a Tree: Bear is going out for a swim when he comes upon Mitzi in a tree. He finds that she's a great swinger and she soon tempts him into a swinging too. They get involved ina raucus game of tag and chase, until Little Bear turns the tables on Mitzi.moreless
  • A Whale of a Tale / Mitzi Arrives / Granny's Old Flying Rug

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    S 3 : Ep 2 - 5/15/97

    A Whale of a Tale: While out on a fishing trip, Father Bear recounts to Little Bear how he met his whale friend, Mighty. Mitzi Arrives: Mitzi is a precocious little monkey. She meets Little Bear and the gang and, after a shaky start, they all become friends. Granny's Old Flying Rug: Little Bear, Emily, and Tutu take a magical fantasy ride on Granny's Old Flying Rug.moreless
  • Owl's Dilemma / School for Otters / Spring Cleaning

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 5/6/97

    Owl's Dilemma: When Owl is having trouble sleeping Little Bear tries to find him a quiet place for a rest and discovers that the best place for Owl's much needed sleep is in Owl's own little house. School for Otters: Emily and Little Bear make a pretend school and the playful otters are their unruly students. Spring Cleaning: Little Bear and Father Bear make a game out of spring cleaning. Mother Bear keeps them from getting too distracted from the job at hand.moreless
  • Between Friends / The Blueberry Festival / Lucy Needs a Friend

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    S 2 : Ep 12 - 12/16/96

    Between Friends: When Little Bear and Emily get the mumps they cheer each other up by making a book that recounts their fun times together. The Blueberry Festival: Little Bear and friends put on a play to celebrate the annual blueberry harvest. Lucy Needs a Friend: Little Bear gets Mother Bear to help him sew a small stuffed bear to keep Emily's doll, Lucy, company so that Lucy won't be alone when Emily and Little Bear have adventures.moreless
  • Rafting on the River / Little Bear's Kite / Night of the Full Moon

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    S 2 : Ep 10 - 11/25/96

    Rafting on the River: Little Bear and friends race to see who's faster -- the landlubbers or the sailors on a raft. Arriving at the finish line in one group, Little Bear decides that they've all won the race. Little Bear's Kite: Little Bear and Grandfather Bear make a kite on a windy day and Little Bear imagines himself flying around the world on it. Night of the Full Moon: While waiting for Mother Bear to return from an errand with a goodnight kiss, Little Bear has Father Bear read him a monster story and they carouse like monsters under the full moon.moreless
  • Little Bear's Garden / Prince Little Bear / A Painting for Emily

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    S 2 : Ep 8 - 11/5/96

    Little Bear's Garden: Inspired by Mother Bear's garden, Little Bear plants sunflowers and imagines a garden of giant vegetables that he and No Feet visit. Prince Little Bear: Little Bear goes on a quest for his royal title so that he may marry Princess Emily. A Painting for Emily: Little Bear attempts to paint Lucy's portrait despite Tutu's antics at being left out.moreless
  • Little Bear's Tooth / Little Red Riding Hood / Little Bear and the Cupcakes

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    S 2 : Ep 6 - 10/11/96

    Little Bear's Tooth: When Little Bear's first tooth comes loose Little Bear's friends suggest ways to extract the tooth in order to speed the visit from the tooth fairy. Little Red Riding Hood: When Granny is asked to tell a story one rainy afternoon she recruits Little Bear and the gang as actors for her retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood." Little Bear and the Cupcakes: When Little Bear and Emily botch their first batch of cupcakes, Mother Bear makes another batch while telling how Little Bear inherited his love of cupcakes when he was still an unborn cub.moreless
  • Rain-Dance Play / Falling Leaves / Your Friend, Little Bear

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    S 1 : Ep 13 - 2/12/96

    Rain-Dance Play: Little Bear and his friends perform a play about rain. Falling Leaves: While raking leaves, Little Bear imagines playing with Emily and his friends throughout the seasons. Your Friend, Little Bear: Little Bear writes to Emily during the school year.moreless
  • Duck, Baby-Sitter / Little Bear's Band / Hop-Frog Pond

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 1/22/96

    Duck, Baby-Sitter: As Duck is babysitting the ducklings, one wanders off. Little Bear and his friends work together to find the lost duckling. Little Bear's Band: Little Bear and his friends put together a band to play at Grandmother and Grandfather Bears' golden anniversary. Hop-Frog Pond: At the end of the summer, Little Bear and his friends take one last dip in the pond.moreless
  • Little Bear's Mermaid / Father's Flying Flapjacks / Maracas

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 1/8/96

    Little Bear's Mermaid: When Little Bear's family goes on a picnic by the lake, Little Bear meets a mermaid.

    Father's Flying Flapjacks: Little Bear and his father surprise Mother Bear with a breakfast of Father's famous flying flapjacks.
    Maracas: When the Bear family cleans out the attic, Little Bear uncovers some of Mother Bear's old treasures, including a pair of maracas with a very colorful history.moreless
  • First Frost / Hello Snow / Duck and the Winter Moon

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    S 5 : Ep 5 -

    Father Bear tells Little Bear winter is on it's way and that Old Frost is coming to visit. Little Bear looks in the garden with Mother Bear for Frost, but only finds No Feet! Then Little Bear helps Father Bear with the firewood, but Old Frost isn't there. It's only when Little Bear isn't expecting it that Old Frost shows himself. Little Bear has decided it will snow today so Little Bear, Duck, Owl and Cat wait for snow on Pudding Hill. They sing songs about snow to encourage it to come and play fun winter games. Then it turns out that snow might have been listening all along! The winter moon is just to bright and he's keeping Little Bear and Duck awake. The two try telling stories about warm places to lull themselves to sleep. But when that doesn't work, they decide to fly to the moon to help their bright friend fall asleep.moreless