Bear in the Big Blue House

Season 4 Episode 1

Welcome To Woodland Valley (1)

Aired Weekdays 6:30 AM Sep 09, 2002 on Disney Channel
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Welcome To Woodland Valley (1)
And we'll have everything we need / And there'll be no harm, no harm In the first part of "Welcome to Woodland Valley," viewers learn that a tragic event has happened in Woodland Valley --- a tree has fallen and ruined part of the village library. Everyone's upset about it, but the entire Woodland Valley community is pulling together to help out. When the kids of the Big Blue House, including Harry, find out, they decide to help in their own way. Viewers explore more of Woodland Valley than they've ever seen before, visiting the library, the post office, the general store and the mouse school that Tutter will be attending, among other locations.moreless

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  • We finally get to see all of Woodland Valley!

    I very much enjoyed this episode. Seeing a lot more of Woodland Valley was very interesting. I was also amazed at how much Pip, Pop, Treelo, Tutter, and especiall Ojo, have matured since the last season. It's been a long break between seasons, so they grew up a lot, especially Ojo.

    I was so shocked when I saw what had happened to the library. It was heartbreaking to see the tree right through the window. When I saw the look on Ojo's face and how she reacted to the mess, I saw how disasterous it was. But I loved that Bear invited the whole town over for a meeting to help fix up the library. I also loved how everyone pitched in by gathering books from people.

    When Ojo sat in the living room, feeling vey depressed and worried, I cried so much. I cried even more when Bear comforted her and sang to her. It was so sweet and moving.

    If only this whole world could be like Woodland Valley.moreless
Dave Goelz

Dave Goelz

Jack (Uncredited)

Guest Star

Jennifer Barnhart

Jennifer Barnhart

Unknown Voice

Recurring Role

Eric Jacobson

Eric Jacobson


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Ojo: Well, sometimes when things happens, like what happened to the library, it's weird when buildings get hurt and it worries me, Bear.
      Bear: Yeah, I know what you mean, Ojo. But maybe this'll help. (sings) Let me hold you in my arms / Let me keep you safe and warm / Let me bring you to a place / Where there is no harm, no harm / And as long as you're with me / Then we've both got family / And we'll have everything we need / And there'll be no harm, no harm.

    • Bear: Um, did the library worry you?
      Ojo: Worry me? Um, yeah, Bear. Did you see the way it looked in there?

    • Jack: I was having this dream. There were these fire hydrants and they were chasin' me.

    • Doc Hogg: (singing) There's the movie theater / The biggest one around / We get the latest movies / Even ones with sound.

    • Ojo: But Bear, where will we get our books now?
      Harry: (sighs) We'll never go to the library again.
      Ojo: The library was my favorite place.

    • Doc Hogg: Can't be a Woodland Valley firefighter without the hat, Bear. (chuckles)
      Bear: Yes, I know, Doc. Hey, I bet you didn't know that Doc and I are volunteer firefighters.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Songs in this Episode: "Welcome to Woodland Valley" (first time airing), "Woodland Valley," "No Harm"

    • This episode is available on video and DVD. This version combines it and the second half into one continuous airing.

    • The events of this episode are continued directly in Part 2

    • This episode was created partly as a response to the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001. Though there is most certainly no reference to these in the episode, the theme of a building being destroyed and a community coming together relates to it.

    • This episode is actually the start of the fourth season of Bear in the Big Blue House. Beginning with this episode, the opening sequence and theme, as well as the closing sequence are changed. The opening sequence and theme now take viewers on a short tour of Woodland Valley before finishing at the Big Blue House.


    • Doc Hogg insists on dropping what he's doing to catch a showing of Ben Hare at the theater. This is, of course, a reference to the classic film Ben-Hur.

    • Doc Hogg sings that "They say the city never sleeps / Except of course at night." Many towns, including most noteably New York, have been touted as "The City That Never Sleeps."