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



  • Trivia

    • Captioning in both this episode and the second part, at least on the DVD version, misspells Doc Hogg's name as Doc Hog.

  • Quotes

    • 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

    • 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.

  • Allusions

    • 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."