In order: Caillou Gets Dressed Caillou Stays Up Late Caillou Helps with Lunch Caillou in the Bathtub
"All in a Day's Work" (A42 WIP title: "My Alarm Clock Didn't Go Off") It's morning and Gilbert wakes Caillou up He goes into Mommy and Daddy's room. They wish him good morning. Then, Mommy realizes that their alarm didn't go off. Dad has Caillou go downstairs and feed Gilbert. Mom makes Caillou rush through breakfast and he's not happy about it. In the bathroom, Caillou sees Mom's makeup. He uses it on Rosie, to make her look like Mommy. Mom notices this and Caillou says he wanted Rosie to look like her. Mom scolds him for playing with her makeup. Dad asks Caillou to get dressed so that he and Rosie can go to playgroup, but Caillou doesn't want to . He wants to stay home and play with Daddy. Daddy, however, has to go to work. So Dad goes downstairs and tells Mommy to go ahead on to the playgroup with Rosie. Back upstairs, we learn that Dad's alarm clock definitely isn't going off because he's decided that he can be even later than he is now for work by taking Caillou around the neighborhood to see other people who are working. Caillou meets the mailman, a garbage collector and cops. They also stop an ATM, where Dad clears up Caillou's misconception that the ATM simply "gives him money." (A common misconception among little children.) He drops Caillou off at his playgroup, where he tells Mrs. Martin about all the stuff he did "at work."
Today, Rexy is hiding inside a box when Gilbert and Teddy come outside and say it's lunchtime. There are three boxes and they can't find him in two of them. He then pops up of the one in the middle and scares them both. He wants to play a game, pretending that the boxes are a singing train. It's okay with Gilbert, just as long as it doesn't take too long. He's getting hungry. So they all sing the "Silly Train" song and arrive back in time for lunch. As for Caillou, he's learning all sorts of things about machines and even doing some machine operating of his own. "As Good As New" Caillou's inside watching Sarah biking from a window and asks Daddy if they can go biking too. Daddy says that it's a good idea, since it's a nice day out. They head outside and both get their bikes, checking to make sure that everything is okay with them, such as air pressure on the tires. They bid goodbye to Mommy and Rosie who are going out to shop. Just then, Leo and his Dad show up. Leo has a fancy new bike with a flag and streamers. Caillou wants to try it out, but at first Leo won't let him. Leo's Dad urges Leo to let Caillou ride it for a bit, saying that he's sure Caillou would let him ride his bike. Caillou has fun riding on it and thanks Leo for letting him try it. Leo and his Daddy head on their way and now Caillou seems a bit sad. He wants his bike to be like Leo's. Daddy says that if they clean their bikes, he's sure they would be better. So they clean them off, but Caillou still isn't satisfied. He wants streamers (or "steamers" as he calls them at first) and a flag. They go inside and use yarn and other materials to create these things. Caillou decorates his bike and now it looks nice like Leo's. Mommy and Rosie return home and Mommy gives Caillou a toy horn she got when she was out shopping. Now it's time to ride. Daddy, Caillou, Mommy and Leo and his Dad all go for a ride together. "Trip on the Subway" Caillou is going to Clementine's. He's just finishing talking to Clementine on the phone and he gives it to Mommy because Clementine's Mom wants to talk to her. After Mommy gets off the phone, she tells Caillou that they'll be going to Clementine's just as soon as she finishes writing a letter. Caillou's a bit annoyed because he wanted to go right away. Just then, Dadd comes in the door. He's going to work and has to leave in a hurry. He's taking the car and doesn't have time to take Caillou over to Clementine's, although he can drop Rosie off at Grandma's. Caillou wonders how they'll get to Clementine's without the car. Mommy says that they'll take the subway, which she describes as an underground train. Caillou thinks this is a neat idea, since he likes trains. At the subway station, he sees a female guitarist, who people have been giving money for her efforts. Mommy gives some money to Caillou to give to her. They talk with a subway attendant who looks kind of like Daddy who gives them each a ticket. Caillou tries to go through the turnstile, which he thinks is stuck. Mommy shows him that his ticket will get it unstuck. After the turnstile, they push a button on a machine to get another ticket. This one is just a ticket stub, though, which Mommy says that Caillou can keep as a souvenir. Caillou wants to go through the turnstile again and the attendant happily obliges. Mommy shows Caillou a map of the subway, pointing out where they are and where they're heading. Caillou hears an announcement on the intercom and is startled by it. He's also startled by the heat produced by the oncoming train, but once he sees the bright colors of the train, he's not scared anymore. On the train, he wants to change seats, but Mommy tells him he has to wait until the train stops. He does and then pretends that he's riding backwards. Over at Clementine's, Clemtine's Mom offers to drive them home. Caillou really liked the subway though and he wants to take it home - right away! Mommy suggests that he at least play with Clementine first. "Caillou and the Bulldozer" Caillou and Mommy are out walking when Caillou sees a large, red truck go by. He sees it pull into a construction site and wonders where it went. Mommy shows him a hole in the fence where he can look through. It's too high up for Caillou to see through, so Caillou asks Mommy to lift him up. She does, but not before getting him to say "please." (But not before getting him to turn around the blue-and-yellow pinstriped cap he happens to wearing backwards.) Inside the construction site, Caillou sees a bulldozer moving a mound of dirt. He says that he wants to be a big bulldozer when he grows up. Mommy quips that then maybe someday she can watch him through the hole. Mommy says that they have to go home, but Caillou wants to keep watching. They go home anyway and Caillou pretends to be a bulldozer. At home, Caillou grabs a dustpan and really gets into his role. He finds Rosie and bulldozes down a block tower she made. Rosie's not pleased, so Caillou shows her that bulldozers don't just wreck things, by rebuilding the tower. He heads onwards and finds Daddy, who's going out to rake leaves. This is a perfect job for a bulldozer. With Caillou the bulldozer's help, it isn't long before the leaves are all raked up. "Caillou's Test Drive" Caillou is outside playing with a toy car when Mommy pulls up in the car. The car's not sounding very good and Daddy says that they should take it in for repair. Mommy says that instead, they'll go look at some new cars. They go to a dealership and meet a nice salesman, who asks what kind of car they're looking for. Caillou not-so-helpfully specifies that they want one that's not broken. They check out one with a voice-warning system, but decide that Caillou and Rosie already make enough noise in the car. They check out a mobile home and then a convertible, which fascinates Caillou, since it apparently doesn't have a roof. They take it for a test drive and the salesman demonstrates that you can just hit a button when it rains and the roof covers the car. Back at the car lot, he hands Daddy a price list. Both Daddy and Mommy agree that new cars are a lot of money. They decide they'll just get the old one repaired. So they send it to the garage and it isn't long before it's back good as new. Then, Caillou breaks his toy car, but Daddy says that he can fix it.moreless
Today, Rexy is outside pretending to be an explorer. He's already conquered "Mount Sandbox" and now he's going to explore the world around him. Teddy comes out and Rexy tells him that he's searching for such things as icebergs and volcanoes. He thinks he hears a volcano, but it turns out that it's actually thunder. Gilbert shows up and says that it was thunder and they'd best be getting inside. Rexy can't believe this is happening. He's not done exploring yet. It's starting to rain and it's totally spoiled his plans. Gilbert and Teddy say that rain is important. It helps to water the flowers, among other things. Rexy is still upset and sings a song about how there's nothing to do and he wasn't expecting this. Eventually, he changes his mind and decides that it could be fun to play indoors. Just then, though, the sky clears up and Gilbert and Teddy send him on his way. Cailliou is exploring the world around him too, whether it be at his own house or at the park in his neighborhood. "Caillou's Favorite Plate" Caillou's Grandma has given him a plate with spaceships on it and he loves it. He's just going to bed and wants to sleep with it, but Mommy suggests that it would be best if she takse it downstairs. It'll be there for him in the morning. In the morning, Caillou comes downstairs and sees Rosie admiring the plate. Caillou's upset that Rosie is apparently messing with his plate, so Daddy gives it to him. He tells him that Rosie was just admiring it. Caillou has breakfast on his plate, pretending that his toast is a rocket. Mommy takes the plate to wash it off, so Caillou heads off and draws a space picture. It finally gets to be lunchtime (or "tupper" as Rosie calls it) and Caillou can't wait to have macaroni and cheese on his plate. Daddy washes off Caillou's hands and then they have a problem. The plate is nowhere to be found. Caillou really wants the plate, but Mommy says it'll have to wait till after lunch. Lunch doesn't go very well for Caillou, as without the plate, he's lost his appetite. They finally begin the search, but it's nowhere to be found. Finally, when they think they've looked just about everywhere, it turns out the plate was in a container right around where Rosie was playing. Daddy says that for finding the plate, it's time for a "space snack." "Games in the Park" Caillou is outside with Rosie and Rosie wants to play with a bouncy ball they have. Caillou rolls it over to her and they play for a little while until Miss Martin, Caillou's daycare instructor shows up. She's there with Caillou's friends, as they're all going to the park together. Rosie wants to come too, but Mommy says that she can't. So Rosie just waves goodbye. Miss Martin says that she has a new game and Leo says that he's going to win. Caillou counters that he will. At the park, they have fun crawling through a playground tube until Miss Martin calls everyone over. It's time for her game and they're going to be playing in teams of two. Caillou and Leo immediately try to pair themselves in a team, but Miss Martin says that she'll be drawing the teammates randomly. (Although somehow it ends up being one boy and one girl on each team.) Caillou is paired with a girl named Mara, an orange-haired girl with glasses, who looks almost boyish. Miss Martin's game is bean-bag race in which one member from each team runs a course. They'll then have to run back and hand off their bean-bag to their partner, who will then complete the course. Caillou really loves the race, but it comes time to handoff the beanbag, he forgets and heads off for the finish line. Mara's aghast and can't believe Caillou forgot her. Caillou crosses the finish line first, but because he didn't hand off, Clementine and Leo win the race. They then create a new race, adding in elements of pushing the beanbags down the slides and an idea of Leo's to walk along the edge of the sandbox. This time, Caillou and Mara still don't win the race, but Caillou doesn't mind. Mara actually got to play this time and Caillou enjoyed trying to walk along the edge of the sandbox, finding it more difficult than he thought it was going to be. Miss Martin then gives them all beanbags of their own - filled with jellybeans! Caillou takes his home and teaches Mommy and Rosie the race he learned and shares the jellybeans with them. Mommy and Rosie enjoy the race so much that they want to try it again. Caillou says that they can't, as he's all out of jellybeans. "All Aboard" Caillou is helping Daddy dust some bookshelves. As they dust, they come across an old photo album with a black-and-white picture of Daddy. Caillou thinks that it's of him, but it's actually of Daddy, when he was four years old. In the picture, he's at Grandpa's house, playing with an old trainset. Caillou wonders if the trainset is still around and Daddy thinks that it probably is. They'll have to wait until the dusting is done to go over and look for it though. To keep himself busy, Caillou goes off and plays with Teddy and his own train. Finally, they head over to Grandpa's. They search all over for the trainset in the basement, but can't find it anywhere. They do, however, find an old train conductor's cap of Daddy's, which Caillou puts on. Grandpa's sure he didn't throw it away and they finally find it in a cabinet. They wonder if it still works. They set it up and it's still working quite well. Daddy and Grandpa show Caillou how it works. They have fun with it and Grandma snaps a photo of all of them together, which placed with the other pictures in the old photo album. "Gilbert's House" Caillou and Daddy are out walking. It's a cold autumn day and so they're hurrying home. As they head home, Caillou points out a small little house. Caillou's Daddy tells him that it's actually a doghouse. Caillou sees that there's a dog in it. When they get home, Caillou decides that Gilbert might like a house too. Daddy thinks that it's a great idea, although Gilbert doesn't seem to sure. Caillou goes down to the basement and looks for a box for the house, while Gilbert watches on. He finds one he thinks is just right and gets Mommy's permission to use it. She sees that Gilbert has already hopped into it, so it would seem he's claiming it for his own. Caillou colors it red, blue and green and draws some doors and windows on it. He has Daddy cut it so that it has actual, real doors and windows. Daddy also gets out a small piece of carpeting for Gilbert to use as a bed. Caillou thinks the house is ready, but Gilbert refuses to step foot in it. Daddy suggests that maybe it would be better if it had some of Gilbert's things in it. So they get Gilbert's toy mousey and now Gilbert is ready to try it out.moreless