Season 3 Episode 1

Knowing How!

Aired Wednesday 9:00 AM Feb 10, 2003 on PBS
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In one segment, Caillou learns that he lives at 17 Pine St. when a letter addressed to him is mistakenly delivered to his next-door neighbor Sarah. In other segments, Caillou learns to ice skate and attempts teaching the alphabet to his little sister Rosie. Beginning with this episode, there is only one puppet segment and it features Rexy forming a band. Rexy is looking for musicians and instruments and he manages to get Teddy and Gilbert to join his band, although at first Gilbert won't join right away, as he's busying practicing his tai-chi. He comes up with a name for them, "Rexy's Rock Band" and chooses the trumpet for himself to play. When Rexy tries to play the trumpet at first, it sounds awful and he believes the instrument to be broken. The puppets tell him that he just needs to learn how to play and practie. Rexy tries again and is still awful, so he wants to give up. Gilbert says that he had trouble with tai-chi at first, but the important thing is to not give up and keep practicing. Rexy finally gets a good note and he puts it together with Gilbert and Teddy to make a nice song. He figures that they'll soon be touring the neighborhood. In the Caillou segments, Caillou is learning how to do all sorts of things and he even gets some chances to pass some of his knowledge onto others. "Where I Live" Caillous is drawing sidewalk pictures when his Daddy asks him for help. He wants Caillou to help him drive a wheelbarrow of dirt to the flower garden. After Caillou helps Daddy with this, Sarah from next door calls him over to her house. She says that she got a letter for Caillou. It was addressed incorrectly and so ended up coming to her. It said 15 Pine Street, Sarah's address. Caillou's is 17 Pine Street. Sarah shows Caillou that she's created a helpful rhyme to remember her address. Daddy helps Caillou to come up with his own rhyme to remember 17 Pine Street. Sarah draws a 17 onto Caillou's sidewalk picture of his house and inside, Caillou uses refrigerator magnets to make the number 17. Mommy opens Caillou's letter and they find that it's an invitation to Clementine's birthday party, that Saturday at one. She has Caillou call Clementine's house to confirm the invitation and also to pass on the correct address. Caillou talks to Clementine's Mom and uses the rhyme he learned to tell her his correct address. Then, Clementine's Mom puts Clementine on the phone and Caillou tells her that he's coming to her party. "Skating Lessons" Caillou is outside, pretending to fly a box airplane. Sarah shows up, as Caillou's Mommy is taking her to go figure skating. Caillou doesn't understand this, as it's summer and he believes that you can only skate in winter. He doesn't know about indoor arenas. When Caillou, Sarah and Mommy arrive at the arena, Caillou doesn't understand why there are people wearing ice skates indoors. Mommy shows Caillou that they have special indoor ice that won't melt because they keep everything very cold. Caillou sees Sarah skating and wonders if he can skate too. Sarah suggests that Caillou take lessons. Caillou asks his Mommy if he can. A few days later, they return to the arena for Caillou's first lessons. They meet, George, the skating instructor. Caillou joins the other young students on the ice and he wonders if his Mommy is going to come with him, but his Mommy says that she'll just watch him from the sidelines, as she doesn't have any skates. George gives the students their first lesson, how to fall properly. He demonstrates by falling himself. The kids all find this funny. George says that if they ever fall, it's okay because they can just get right back up. Next, he asks them to walk in the skates between some cones and he has Caillou goes first. Caillou is only able to walk a few steps towards the cones before he falls. He gets back up and tries again. Another kid falls and Caillou falls again too, just as he's completing the cones. They practice some more and afterwards, George gives everyone a sticker. Caillou wonders out loud why he isn't as good as Sarah. He says that he doesn't want to come back, but his Mommy encourages him to give it another try. Then, Caillou sees the zamboni, which he finds very interesting. His Mommy explains it's purpose, to lay down new water to form fresh ice. At home, Caillou changes his box plane into a zamboni. He doesn't want to go back to his lessons, but his Mommy says that he should at least go once more and then if he still doesn't want to do it any more, he doesn't have to come back. She also promises that after the lessons, he can stay to see the zamboni. At the lessons, a new kids shows up and George makes the new kid Caillou's project. He wants Caillou to get the kid up to speed on the things they learned before. Caillou demonstrates falling and other important things for the kid. Eventually, the lesson ends, but this time, Caillou doesn't want to leave, as he's having fun. Mommy says that they'll come back and she also wants Caillou to meet someone. Caillou meets the driver of the zamboni, Henry. Henry lets Caillou ride in the zamboni and Caillou even gets to honk the horn. "Just Like Me" Caillou is in the park with Rosie and his Mommy. Clementine shows up. She shows Caillou that her brother, Billy, taught her how to ride her bike without training wheels. Caillou notes that he's a big brother and tries to think of something that he's taught Rosie. He can't come up with anything and is disappointed. As he, Rosie and Mommy leave the park, he helps Rosie to fasten her helmet. At home, Caillou is building with train tracks and he teaches Rosie to put two of them together. He excitedly heads off to get Mommy to show her what Rosie did, but when he returns, Rosie has taken them apart. Mommy figures that Rosie's too young to do it. Caillou is annoyed and complains that he's not a very good big brother, since he can't teach Rosie anything. Mommy says that he is a good big brother and that Rosie watches everything he does and copies him. She suggests that Caillou teach Rosie the A B C song. Caillou does and at first Rosie messes up, getting some of the letters out of order. But then Caillou shows the alphabet with refrigerator magnets and Rosie finally gets it right, at least some of it. Mommy says that Caillou can't stop now. He should teach Rosie the rest of the song. "Just In Time" It's morning and is time for breakfast. Mommy tells Caillou not to dawdle, as they're meeting Leo at the park. Caillou seems to pay attention, but when he sees his toy car, he just has to stop to play with it. He arrives at the kitchen, where Rosie has already eaten her breakfast. Worse, he hasn't even changed clothes or brushed his teeth yet. He keeps stopping to play with his toy car. In the bathroom, he plays some more and so ends up taking forever to brush his teeth. Then, he takes forever to get dressed. They finally leave, but on the way to the playground, Caillou keeps stopping to look at things such as caterpillars. When they arrive at the playground, they are too late and Leo and his Mommy have to be on his way. That evening, Caillou wants his Daddy to read him three bedtime stories. His Mommy, however, reminds him of what happened that morning, saying that there won't be time for any bedtime stories if he messes around like he did. Caillou's Daddy decides to make it into a game. He gets out an hourglass and says that if Caillou can get ready in five minutes, he'll get to hear three bedtime stories. Caillou treats it like a game and gets everything done before the sand even runs out, so Daddy keeps his promise.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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