Step By Step!
: Ep 10 -
In the puppet segment, Rexy, Teddy and Gilbert are assembling a bird feeder, step by step. Gilbert has the instructions and he says that the first step is to take the birdfeeder out of the box. They've already done that, so they move to the next step, which is to assemble the birdfeeder. Hearing that, Rexy wonders if that step comes with instructions. Teddy looks at it and figures it out, though, so it is quickly assembled. Gilbert reads Step 3, find a perfect spot and hang the birdfeeder. So the puppets begin looking for a spot, singing a song as they do, about how "working together is so much fun" and "you help me and I'll help you." They find a perfect spot, but notice that the birds aren't coming. They wonder what's wrong at first and Rexy asks if perhaps there's a Step 4. Gilbert looks at the instructions and sees that Rexy is absolutely right. The fourth and most important step is to put food in the birdfeeder. Gilbert wonders how Rexy knew and Rexy explains that he figured it would be odd to have a restaruant without food. They put the food in and the birds finally come. Caillou is learning how to do things step by step too, such as assisting a repairman, or helping Grandma during a visit to the seniors' home. "Mr. Fix It" It's laundry day at Caillou's house. Caillou likes laundry day because the whole house smells nice. Daddy has some sheets which he's folded and Gilbert sits down on top of them, as if he's doing to take a nap. Daddy gets him to leave and says that he knows he put two socks in the washer, but he can only find one. Just then, the washer starts acting crazy. Soap suds start flying out of it and it's definitely not working right. Mommy comes downstairs to see what's going on and Caillou quips that they're washing the whole basement. They decide they'd best call a repairman. So they call in Bob, who they already know because he fixed their dryer last year. He arrives the next day and asks Caillou if he remembers him. Caillou says that he doesn't. Bob says to Caillou "I'm hear to fix your washer" and Caillou responds that it isn't his washer, it's Mommy's and Daddy's, but he knows where it is. He accompanies Bob to go to fix it. Mommy suggests that Caillou leave so that Bob can work in peace, but Bob says that he doesn't mind and could use some help. Caillou goes and gets toy tools. He shows them to Bob, who points out a toy wrench. He shows Caillou how to use it for tightening and uses it to tighten the stem of the washer. He shows Daddy that the problem was that the missing sock was wrapped under the stem. After he's gone, Caillou is still feeling helpful. He helps Daddy to nail a picture onto the wall. Then, he notices Mommy with a wobbly stool. So he and Dad work together to fix it, Caillou applying glue to keep the leg on. He says that this time, Daddy helped him. "A Good Friend" Caillou is gathering some toys to take to the park. He wants to take a whole bunch, but Mommy convinces him that it would be best to take just a couple. She also suggests that he leave his dinosaur, Rexy, behind so that it doesn't get dirty. He meets up with Leo, who chose to bring his new dinosaur, who he calls Dino. (Pronunced Dine-O) They go to the park and have a good time, playing on the slides, in the sand and on the monkey bars. When Leo gets on the monkey bars, he sets Dino at the end of the ladder leading up to them. As he and Caillou are playing on them, Mommy calls, saying that it's time for them to go. They leave, but Leo forgets to take Dino. Back at Caillou's house, Caillou says that he wants to play with Leo again tomorrow. Leo's Mom says that Leo has to visit his aunt tomorrow morning, so they agree that Leo can come over in the afternoon. That evening at dinner, Caillou and the family get a phone call. It's Leo's Mom, saying that Leo lost his dinosaur. Daddy has Caillou check to see if it's in with his toys, but it's not there. Then, Caillou remembers that Leo left it at the park. Even though it's starting to get dark, he convinces Mommy and Daddy to let him go look for it after dinner. They go to the park, but can't find it anywhere. They can't stay any longer because it looks like it's going to rain. It does rain and that night, Mommy tells Caillou that they can make a "Lost" poster tomorrow, which should help to find Dino. Caillou's sees the rain outside and is glad Rexy is safe inside. In the morning, they make the poster and then go to the park, where they meet a park attendant. She tells Caillou that there's a lost and found at the park office. So they go to check it out. Caillou's fascinated by the lost and found and notices that there's a lot interesting things there that people have lost. Rosie finds and tries on a pair of sunglasses that's missing a lense. They also find a creepy dool which is broken and keeps repeating "Hello, my name is (hic)." Unfortunately, Caillou can't seem to find Dino anywhere. Mommy tells him they'll just have to keep looking. But just then, as they get ready to leave, Caillou notices Dino's tail sticking out of the sleeve of a lost shirt. Later that afternoon, Caillou returns the dinosaur to Leo who thanks him and says he's his best friend. Caillou then suggests that they play indoors because Leo wouldn't want to lose Dino again. "Grandma's Helper" Caillou is over at Grandma's, playing with a toy truck in her driveway. Grandma tells him that it's time to visit her friends at the Seniors' Home. Caillou says that he wants to keep playing with his truck and she tells him he can take it with him. They get to the Seniors' Home and Caillou starts playing with his truck again. Grandma has a cart of hot meals and says she could use a driver. Caillou looks at the cart and notices it has wheels like his truck. He agrees to help her and she tells him that there are a few rules: follow her, be careful other people and most importantly, no speeding. Caillou helps out and the job is soon done. Caillou then meets a lady in a wheelchair named Mrs. Wilson, who says that she's going down to the garden. She says that she could use a driver, so Caillou agrees to push her in the wheelchair. Along the way, she talks with Caillou, saying that he's a good driver. He says it's because he's been driving ever since he was a little kid. They arrive at the garden, where Mrs. Wilson suggests that he could be a driver when he grows up. She tells him that there are lots of jobs driving, such as a bus driver, an ice cream driver, or even car racing. Caillou responds that he likes ice cream. He and Grandma leave and Caillou thanks her for a lot of fun. "Caillou's Paper Route" It's Saturday Morning and Caillou and Daddy always like to start their Saturday the same way, by reading the Saturday paper. Caillou goes out to get it, but finds that it's not there. He's upset, but just then, a van pulls out. Sarah comes out. It turns out she has a new paper route and is running a bit late because she doesn't have a wagon yet. Caillou tells her that he has a nice wagon, which she can use to deliver the papers if she wants. Sarah agrees and suggests that perhaps he could help her deliver the paper tomorrow. Daddy says that it's okay with him, but suggests that he or Sarah's Mom accompany them. The next morning, Caillou wakes Daddy up extra early because he can't wait to deliver the paper. He and Caillou get the papers bundled for delivery and then get to work. Daddy asks if he can help out, but Sarah and Caillou tell him that they can do it on their own. They get to the end of the route and Caillou gets to deliver Mr. Hinkle's paper. He explains that he's helping Sarah. The final delivery is his and Daddys' very own paper and for this, Caillou asks Daddy to go inside. He then rings the doorbell and hands Daddy the paper. Sarah thanks Caillou for helping and says he's welcome to help her any time.moreless