Season 3 Episode 6

The World Around Me!

Aired Wednesday 9:00 AM Feb 17, 2003 on PBS
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Caillou plays at the park, finds an old toy train, receives a gift from Grandma and creates a "doghouse" (cathouse?) for Gilbert.

Today, Rexy is outside pretending to be an explorer. He's already conquered "Mount Sandbox" and now he's going to explore the world around him. Teddy comes out and Rexy tells him that he's searching for such things as icebergs and volcanoes. He thinks he hears a volcano, but it turns out that it's actually thunder. Gilbert shows up and says that it was thunder and they'd best be getting inside. Rexy can't believe this is happening. He's not done exploring yet. It's starting to rain and it's totally spoiled his plans. Gilbert and Teddy say that rain is important. It helps to water the flowers, among other things. Rexy is still upset and sings a song about how there's nothing to do and he wasn't expecting this. Eventually, he changes his mind and decides that it could be fun to play indoors. Just then, though, the sky clears up and Gilbert and Teddy send him on his way. Cailliou is exploring the world around him too, whether it be at his own house or at the park in his neighborhood. "Caillou's Favorite Plate" Caillou's Grandma has given him a plate with spaceships on it and he loves it. He's just going to bed and wants to sleep with it, but Mommy suggests that it would be best if she takse it downstairs. It'll be there for him in the morning. In the morning, Caillou comes downstairs and sees Rosie admiring the plate. Caillou's upset that Rosie is apparently messing with his plate, so Daddy gives it to him. He tells him that Rosie was just admiring it. Caillou has breakfast on his plate, pretending that his toast is a rocket. Mommy takes the plate to wash it off, so Caillou heads off and draws a space picture. It finally gets to be lunchtime (or "tupper" as Rosie calls it) and Caillou can't wait to have macaroni and cheese on his plate. Daddy washes off Caillou's hands and then they have a problem. The plate is nowhere to be found. Caillou really wants the plate, but Mommy says it'll have to wait till after lunch. Lunch doesn't go very well for Caillou, as without the plate, he's lost his appetite. They finally begin the search, but it's nowhere to be found. Finally, when they think they've looked just about everywhere, it turns out the plate was in a container right around where Rosie was playing. Daddy says that for finding the plate, it's time for a "space snack." "Games in the Park" Caillou is outside with Rosie and Rosie wants to play with a bouncy ball they have. Caillou rolls it over to her and they play for a little while until Miss Martin, Caillou's daycare instructor shows up. She's there with Caillou's friends, as they're all going to the park together. Rosie wants to come too, but Mommy says that she can't. So Rosie just waves goodbye. Miss Martin says that she has a new game and Leo says that he's going to win. Caillou counters that he will. At the park, they have fun crawling through a playground tube until Miss Martin calls everyone over. It's time for her game and they're going to be playing in teams of two. Caillou and Leo immediately try to pair themselves in a team, but Miss Martin says that she'll be drawing the teammates randomly. (Although somehow it ends up being one boy and one girl on each team.) Caillou is paired with a girl named Mara, an orange-haired girl with glasses, who looks almost boyish. Miss Martin's game is bean-bag race in which one member from each team runs a course. They'll then have to run back and hand off their bean-bag to their partner, who will then complete the course. Caillou really loves the race, but it comes time to handoff the beanbag, he forgets and heads off for the finish line. Mara's aghast and can't believe Caillou forgot her. Caillou crosses the finish line first, but because he didn't hand off, Clementine and Leo win the race. They then create a new race, adding in elements of pushing the beanbags down the slides and an idea of Leo's to walk along the edge of the sandbox. This time, Caillou and Mara still don't win the race, but Caillou doesn't mind. Mara actually got to play this time and Caillou enjoyed trying to walk along the edge of the sandbox, finding it more difficult than he thought it was going to be. Miss Martin then gives them all beanbags of their own - filled with jellybeans! Caillou takes his home and teaches Mommy and Rosie the race he learned and shares the jellybeans with them. Mommy and Rosie enjoy the race so much that they want to try it again. Caillou says that they can't, as he's all out of jellybeans. "All Aboard" Caillou is helping Daddy dust some bookshelves. As they dust, they come across an old photo album with a black-and-white picture of Daddy. Caillou thinks that it's of him, but it's actually of Daddy, when he was four years old. In the picture, he's at Grandpa's house, playing with an old trainset. Caillou wonders if the trainset is still around and Daddy thinks that it probably is. They'll have to wait until the dusting is done to go over and look for it though. To keep himself busy, Caillou goes off and plays with Teddy and his own train. Finally, they head over to Grandpa's. They search all over for the trainset in the basement, but can't find it anywhere. They do, however, find an old train conductor's cap of Daddy's, which Caillou puts on. Grandpa's sure he didn't throw it away and they finally find it in a cabinet. They wonder if it still works. They set it up and it's still working quite well. Daddy and Grandpa show Caillou how it works. They have fun with it and Grandma snaps a photo of all of them together, which placed with the other pictures in the old photo album. "Gilbert's House" Caillou and Daddy are out walking. It's a cold autumn day and so they're hurrying home. As they head home, Caillou points out a small little house. Caillou's Daddy tells him that it's actually a doghouse. Caillou sees that there's a dog in it. When they get home, Caillou decides that Gilbert might like a house too. Daddy thinks that it's a great idea, although Gilbert doesn't seem to sure. Caillou goes down to the basement and looks for a box for the house, while Gilbert watches on. He finds one he thinks is just right and gets Mommy's permission to use it. She sees that Gilbert has already hopped into it, so it would seem he's claiming it for his own. Caillou colors it red, blue and green and draws some doors and windows on it. He has Daddy cut it so that it has actual, real doors and windows. Daddy also gets out a small piece of carpeting for Gilbert to use as a bed. Caillou thinks the house is ready, but Gilbert refuses to step foot in it. Daddy suggests that maybe it would be better if it had some of Gilbert's things in it. So they get Gilbert's toy mousey and now Gilbert is ready to try it out.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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