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Bear in the Big Blue House

Season 3 Episode 1

Friends At Play

Aired Weekdays 6:30 AM Sep 09, 1999 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

Friends At Play
Ojo is excited about a visit from her friend, Christine Rabbit. The two quickly get involved in one of Ojo's imaginative games --- a pillow castle. Tutter arrives and asks if they'd like to play checkers, but Ojo tells him she's in the middle of her game with her "best friend," Christine. Tutter is hurt by the use of the term "best friend." He creates his own friend to play with, "Mr. Cheese," but Bear helps to mend his friendship with Ojo. He also finds Pip and Pop at odds with Treelo out at the Otter Pond. He keeps pretending to be a monster during their Deep-Sea Divers game and they don't like it at all. Bear, however, introduces them to a game called The Treasure of Kalamazoo Bay. In the Shadow segment, Shadow retells the story of "Mary Had a Little Lamb." The lamb in this version drives a car, skies and scuba dives in its efforts to follow Mary everywhere she goes.moreless

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  • They did one similar to this one, but hey, I still very much enjoyed it. I wouldn't care if the did a hundred episodes similar to this. It's completely worth it.moreless

    Like the summary says, I would not mind if they did this one a hundred times. I love episodes of friendship in a series.

    I felt Tutter's pain. He felt like Ojo replaced him with another best friend. He felt Treelo's pain back when Ojo met that same rabbit. But he found out that you can have more than one best friend. I'm sick of people saying that you can only have one best friend, because that is not true. You can have as many as you want.

    It made me laugh when I saw Treelo pretending to be a monster, but I nearly cried when Pip and Pop tried to end their friendship with him. I saw Treelo's sad face, and it broke my heart. Poor baby! But Bear fixed the situation by find a way for them to all play together.

    That's what friends do. They play together, and they are there for each other.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • This is at least the second time that Bear has suggested a game to the kids that he once played when he was a cub. In "Share, Bear", Bear tells Ojo and Treelo about a game called "Snow Bear in the Woods" when Ojo doesn't want to share Snow Bear with Treelo.

    • This episode includes a brief real-kids segment in which kids talk about their friends --- who they are and what they do for or with them.

    • This episode features one song --- "Where Would You be Without Your Friends." This song is Track 5 on the "Playhouse Disney 2" album.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Bear: Gee, you know me so well, Luna.
      Luna: Well, of course I do, Bear. We've been friends a long time.
      Bear: Mmm.
      Luna: And, you know, the longer you know someone, the better friends you become. Friends know you better than anyone. And that's a good thing.

    • Bear: Did you know that you can have more than one best friend?

    • Tutter: Hey, Bear. Meet my new best friend, Mr. Cheese. Huh? Oh, yup, yup. Mr. Cheese says I'm his best friend ever. Aw, I feel the same way about you, big guy.
      Bear: Tutter, isn't that a piece of cheese?
      Tutter: Whoa, you betcha, Bear. Cheese has always been a good friend to this mouse... unlike a certain little girl bearcub named Ojo who shall remain nameless.

    • Pip: But we don't want a monster, Treelo.
      Pop: Yeah.
      Bear: Come on, you guys. I mean, you are friends. I'm sure you can work this out.
      Pip: If Treelo can't play our game
      Pip and Pop: Then maybe he's not our friend. (gasp)
      Treelo: (gasps and moans)
      Bear: Whoa. Wait a second. That's a really big thing to say.

    • Tutter: So, who's up for a rousing game of checkers? Huh? Huh? Huh?
      Ojo: Checkers?
      Tutter: Yeah, I've got the game all set up in the kitchen. I'm read. Uh.. but, uh, if you wanna go first --- that's okay.
      Ojo: Oh, thanks for asking, Tutter. But Christine, my best friend, and I are building a pillow castle. Do you to help?
      Tutter: Best friend? Christine is your best friend?

    • Bear: (singing) When you ride your bike / you set the pace / go as fast as you want to / but if you'd like to have a race / you'd better ask a friend.

    • Bear: There's nothing like spending the day with a good friend. I oughta know. I love spending time with you. Come on in. Hey! Friends. Friends. Friends are people you like to spend time with. Sometimes I like to do stuff alone. But I really love to do things with my friends.

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