Season 2 Episode 11

Best Behavior (La bonne conduite)

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In the puppet segments, Gilbert is reciting his "Ode to Can of Tuna" for Teddy when Rexy comes in, asking if anyone's seen his lost shovel. They tell him that he has to be quiet, but he keeps going on about his shovel. He's told that it's rude to interrupt someone when they're speaking, but he doesn't understand. So Teddy gives him a course in manners and good behavior. He learns about not interrupting, considering other peoples' feelings, how to hug properly and also how to apologize for something done wrong. He then apologizes to Gilbert and gives him a hug, but the hugging still needs a little work. Caillou too is learning about behavior and, like Rexy, it takes him some learning, but he usually ends up getting it in the end.

"Sunday Brunch" Caillou is excited to get up out of bed because today is Mother's Day and he's got a special gift for his Mom. He goes downstairs and wonders where Mommy is. Daddy explains that he let her sleep in and he's making her breakfast. They take the breakfast up to her and Caillou wishes her a happy birthday. Mommy tells him that it's not her birthday, it's Mother's Day. Caillou wants to give her the present, but Daddy suggests that he give it to her when they go to brunch. Since it's a special day, they're going to brunch (breakfast/lunch) at a restaurant. At the restaurant, Caillou and Rosie press their faces against a fishtank and then are escorted to the table by a waiter who calls them sir/madam. Caillou likes this. At the table, there's no food and Caillou learns that it's a buffet, so you have to go get the food. He's eager to get the food, but learns that you have to take your place in line. He wants to carry his own plate, but when he ends up sneezing and blowing away some of his food onto the floor, Mommy ends up carrying it for him. Caillou loses his appetite, but it perks up when the dessert tray is brought out. He asks if Mommy is going to get a cake with candles and is told that they don't usually do that for Mother's Day. The waiter, however, decides to be accommodating and brings a cake with candles. Caillou helps Mommy blow them out as he wishes her a happy birthday, or rather a happy Mother's Day and he also gives her his gift, one of his toy cars.

"Off to School" Caillou is watching out the window because he wants to see the school bus when it comes. Daddy keeps calling him to do things, which annoys him because he might miss the bus. He does get to see it, though and it gets him to wishing that he could go to school. That evening, Sarah comes over with an invitation. Her school is having a little brother/sister day. She doesn't have one, so she wants to invite Caillou to come instead. Caillou's parents agree and the next day, Caillou is off to school. He wants to bring his dinosaur, but his Mommy says he doesn't need it. He'll have so much fun at school that it'll just get forgotten in his backpack. Caillou's Mommy drives Caillou and Sarah to school. There, Caillou thinks the school is very big. Sarah holds his hand as they go in. Caillou gets to see Sarah's classroom briefly, but then they have to go to the gym for assembly. Once there, Caillou wants to play, but Sarah tells him they have to sit and listen. As the principal drones on about "fun-filled, action-packed day," Caillou starts to get antsy. He has to use the bathroom. Later, Caillou and Sarah are back in the classroom, drawing on the blackboard. Normally they couldn't do this, but it's allowed since it's a special day. Then they have recess, during which Sarah comments that she likes school, but wishes they had more time outside. Caillou doesn't understand until the bell rings and Caillou realizes that recess seems very short. Back in class, Caillou enjoys painting. Then later, they have lunch and Caillou and Sarah decide to switch their lunches. On the way home that day, Caillou tells Mommy all about what he did in school and then goes to sleep in the back of the car.

"Rosie Bothers Caillou" Lifted from the original series. Caillou's playing block when Rosie comes around and knocks part of the structure down. Caillou asks Rosie to leave him alone, but she refuses. Caillou calls for Mommy, but Mommy's busy. She tells him that she can't always solve his problems for him. Caillou departs for his room and go read a book. Rosie comes bother him again, and Caillou hits Rosie with the book. Rosie cries. Caillou's mom comes and ask Caillou if he made Rosie cry. Caillou denies it. He plays by himself for a while, but then starts feeling bored. He remembered that playing with Rosie was fun. So, he makes things up to her and plays with her.

"Caillou and the Doll" Lifted from the original series. Caillou is watching his Mommy put on makeup. He thinks she looks pretty, but when he tries to play with the makeup, she tells him to leave it be. She has to go out for a while, and Julie will be there any minute. Julie arrives. She feeds Rosie lunch and then go make Rosie take a nap. She asks Caillou to go play by himself for a while. Caillou chances upon Rosie's doll, and decides to apply mommy's make up onto it. Suddenly, Rosie calls out for Julie. She can't sleep without her doll. Caillou tries to hide the doll with the make-up, but Julie finds it anyway. Caillou's mom returns. Caillou breaks down and confesses. He just wanted the doll to look pretty like his mommy. They try to clean it up. And despite failing to completely remove the stains completely, Rosie still likes the doll.moreless

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Vanessa Lengies

Vanessa Lengies

Boy/Girl (Season 1) (English Language version) (voice)

Jonathan Koensgen

Jonathan Koensgen

Leo (English Language version)

Tim Gosley

Tim Gosley

Deedee (sometimes captioned as "Deidi") (English language version)

Bob Stutt

Bob Stutt

Gilbert Felinieus Cat (English language version)

Holly Gauthier-Frankel

Holly Gauthier-Frankel

Julie (English language version), Cailette Singer

Nathalie Coupal

Nathalie Coupal

Maman de Caillou (@ Doris) (French language version)

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