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Little Bill

Season 1 Episode 8

Chicken Pox / Shipwreck Saturday

Aired Weekdays 12:30 PM Jun 19, 2000 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Chicken Pox: Little Bill is recovering from the Chicken Pox and is disappointed that he won't be able to attend a Blue Sox baseball game with the rest of the family. Brenda tries to cheer him up by watching the game on TV, but the cable goes out, so they pretend to play the game themselves. Little Bill perks up after he receives a puzzle in the mail from his cousin Fuschia, and Miss Murray stops by with a get well card from his friends.

Shipwreck Saturday: The Glovers have decided to hold a cookout with family and friends, and Little Bill is excited to float the boat he made with Big Bill, the Moby Dick. Unfortunately, while he is sailing the boat with Kiku, an unobservant rower crashes into the toy boat and smashes it. Kiku suggests they try to fix the boat, and using some of Kiku's grandmother's origami paper, they transform the boat into the Moby Kite and join Bobby in his kite sailing.moreless

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  • The two stories in this episode can show you how a bad day can turn into a good day if you look ahead.

    In the first story, "Chicken Pox," Little Bill has to stay home with his mama while the rest of the family goes to a baseball game. Little Bill, who longs to watch the game himself, thinks his day is ruined because he can't go with them since he has chicken pox. His mama tells him that good things can come if you just look ahead of your day. Lots of surprises do come along for Little Bill, but the biggest one was a visit from his school teacher.

    In "Shipwreck Saturday," the family goes to the park. Bobby flies his kite, April plays basketball, and Little Bill plans to sail a boat he and his dad made. When a big boat crashes into it, it couldn't be repaired at all.

    We know Little Bill loves to laugh, but I think "Shipwreck Saturday" marks the very first time ever in the series where Little Bill is seen crying. Little Bill hardly ever cries.

    Anyway, Little Bill finds out, just like when he had chicken pox, you can have fun if you look ahead. Little Bill ends up making a boat-shaped kite.moreless
Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad

Brenda Glover

Ruby Dee (I)

Ruby Dee (I)

Alice The Great

Tyler James Williams

Tyler James Williams

Bobby Glover (Season 3-4)

Xavier Pritchett

Xavier Pritchett

Little Bill Glover

Monique Beasley

Monique Beasley

April Glover

Devon Malik Beckford

Devon Malik Beckford

Bobby Glover (Season 1-2)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • While Kiku and Bill are making the Moby Kite, Kiku contributes her necktie to be used for the kite's tail, but when we see them start to fly the kite, Kiku is wearing her tie again, yet the kite still has the tail. How can it be in two places at once?

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    • Little Bill: I'm calling my boat the Moby Dick
      Bill names his boat the Moby Dick after the famous whaling novel by Herman Melville, titled after the whale, Moby Dick.