Little Bill - Season 3

Nickelodeon (ended 2004)


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  • Wabbit Worries/ Wabbit Babies

    Wabbit Worries: Little Bill is very excited one morning at school when Miss Murray hands out the class assignments and asks him to look after the class' new pet rabbits, Dwayne and Wabbit. Little Bill becomes concerned when Wabbit, who usually loves to be held and eats the rabbit food as soon as it's served, is strangely quiet and isn't hungry. Miss Murray suggests calling a veterinarian in the morning to check Wabbit out. As he walks home, Little Bill decides to consult pet shop owner Mr. Percy with Wabbit's symptoms. Mr. Percy agrees to come to school the next day and examines Wabbit; he announces he has two surprises for the class-- Wabbit is really a female, and she's going to have babies soon, fathered by Dwayne. Mr. Percy volunteers to take Wabbit to his pet shop to keep her under observation until the litter is born. That night, Little Bill expresses his worries over Wabbit's condition to Brenda; she explains that Wabbit has the baby rabbits growing in her tummy, just like people have babies, and to reassure him, she takes out his baby album and shows him photos of when Brenda was pregnant with him. A few days later, Mr Percy returns Wabbit to the classroom with her eight new babies.

    Wabbit Babies: Little Bill, Kiku, Andrew, and Fuschia announce to Miss Murray that they've named the rabbits, choosing the names Rosie, Ringo, Spot, Harvey, Daisy, Brownie, Peter, and Malcolm. Little Bill says it will be fun having ten rabbits to take care of, but Miss Murray tells them the baby rabbits are old enough to leave Wabbit now, and new homes will have to be found for them. The students want to keep the rabbits all together rather than separate them so they can still visit them regularly. When asking their parents fails, Little Bill tries his neighbors. Hair Salon owners Linda and Johari gently explain that although they love rabbits, they can't keep them in the salon and take care of the customers,too. Mr. Percy says he'd gladly take all the rabbits in, but his business is to sell pets, and sooner or later someone would buy the bunnies. After listening to everyone's ideas, Little Bill comes up with the suggestion of donating the bunnies to the children's petting zoo.

  • Number One On Honeywood Street: April and Bobby are having a friendly competition of racing, and when April wins, she begins to brag that she's "Number One on Honeywood Street." The children run into Little Bill's friend, Andrew, and his visiting cousins, who claim that they win every type of game they play on their block. Spurred on by competitiveness, April challenges them to a series of track and field type games to prove who's the best. Andrew and Little Bill want to play on the same team, but April and Andrew's cousins argue that they have to play as families against another. When Andrew's team appears to be winning, April gets angry and accuses Bobby and Bill of not trying hard enough, so they quit playing. The other children make April realize that she is taking the game too seriously in wanting to be the best, and that they began playing the game as a way to have fun together. Baseball Glovers: It's time for the annual Glover Family Picnic and Baseball Playoff Game, but Big Bill isn't really in the mood to attend because Uncle Al's team always wins the big game, and he's tired of his brother's bragging. Alice the Great, the best player on Bill's team, says she's hoping they can win this year for a change, but worries about her knees aching which might keep her from playing. When they get to the park, Uncle Al starts his usual teasing, which annoys Big Bill. The families divide into teams, with Uncle Al, Aunt Vanessa, Aunt Debra and Uncle Gary playing against Big Bill, Brenda, Bobby, and Alice the Great, with April acting as catcher and umpire. Fuschia and Little Bill are considered too young to play, so they play cheerleaders for the teams. At the bottom of the game, with Uncle Al's team one run ahead, Brenda hits a fly ball that gets her to second base. When Alice the Great still worries about her knees when it's her turn to bat, Little Bill comes up with a great suggestion: He will be Alice's "Super Helper" and run the bases for her if she'll hit the ball. Alice the Great hits a home run, and Brenda and Little Bill bring in the winning score. Big Bill is so thrilled he lets Little Bill carry the trophy home for him.moreless
  • Monty Joins The Class/ Dad Goes To School
    Monty Joins The Class: Little Bill's friend, Monty, moves closer to town, so he will be going to Bill's school now. Little Bill volunteers to be Monty's "Super Helper," and show him around the class, since he already knows Monty. Unfortunately, in his efforts to be helpful, Little Bill ends up doing everything for Monty rather than waiting for Monty to ask for help, or letting Monty do it himself. Resentful, Monty says he doesn't want Bill's help anymore, and that he would like to play with someone else. Later that night, Little Bill understands what he must have been doing to Monty when he has difficulty putting on his pajamas, and Alice the Great tries to offer assistance; Bill argues that he can do it, and isn't a baby. The next day at school, Bill apologizes to Monty, who teaches him how to use the magnetic fishing game more efficiently. Little Bill points out that Monty helped him-- in more ways than one.

    Dad Goes To School: Miss Murray arranges for all the children's fathers to visit the school to describe their careers. Uncle Al demonstrates how he operates his store, and gives out juice pops at snack time. Little Bill is excited about Big Bill coming to talk to the class, but worries that his father's job as a housing inspector isn't as exciting as some of his friend's parents, like Kiku's father, who is a fire fighter. Big Bill promises that he's going to make a presentation Little Bill will be proud of. At school, Big Bill tells the tale of "The Three Little Pigs and the Housing Inspector," explaining how his job is to make sure people's homes are safe to live in. With the children playing the pigs and the Big Bad Wolf, Big Bill illustrates how some building materials are better than others when making a house. All the kids enjoy interacting in the story, and Little Bill knows his father's job is just as important as everybody else's, even if it isn't as exciting.moreless
  • Michael Sleeps Over: Little Bill invites his friend Michael to spend the night when Michael's mother has to go out of town for the day. At first, Michael enjoys playing games and meeting the family, but by dinnertime, he becomes homesick and wants Big Bill to take him home. Little Bill tries to make Michael feel more comfortable by letting his friend sleep in his bed on Captain Brainstorm sheets, since Michael's bed at home has the same bedding. He also allows Michael to play with Elephant so Michael won't miss his own pet goldfish as much. When they finally go to sleep, Michael says he'll repay Little Bill for all his hospitality by inviting him to sleep over at his house.

    Michael's First Snow: As Brenda is putting the boys to bed, she notices that outside a heavy snowfall has started, and by morning the back yard is blanketed with snow. Michael remarks that since he grew up in Florida, where it's usually sunny all year round, that this is the first time he's seen snow. April, Bobby, and Little Bill quickly get caught up in the antics of snowball fights and making snowmen, but Michael tires of the cold after Bobby teaches him to make a snow angel. Remarking that he's all cold and wet from lying on his back to make the angel, Michael goes inside to warm up. Little Bill can't understand why his friend doesn't seem to be having as much fun as the rest of them, until April explains how some people just don't like cold weather as much as other people, and that's it's good that they're different. Michael points out that the good thing about coming inside after playing in the snow is having some of Big Bill's hot chocolate.moreless
  • A Day At The Beach: The Glovers go to the beach for a day off, and while Big Bill just wants to relax, the children want him to join in with them and have some fun. They go swimming, play games, build sand castles, and go exploring for shells. As Big Bill lies down to finally try to relax, Little Bill suggests to his siblings that they bury their father in the sand. Although he pretends to protest, Big Bill actually enjoys not having to worry about moving and falls asleep while everybody else has lunch. Little Bill asks Brenda why Big Bill doesn't want to play, and she explains that his father is tired from the long drive to the beach and all the things he did for everybody else. When he realizes how much he appreciates all the things Big Bill does without being asked, Little Bill goes over to where Big Bill is lying and offers to read to him so they can relax together. The Get Well Song: Big Bill catches a cold and has to stay home from work. Little Bill volunteers to take care of him, but Bill and Brenda insist he go to school so he doesn't get sick, too. At school, Little Bill can't concentrate because he's worried about Big Bill; Fuschia, Andrew and Kiku suggest they make a Get Well card for Mr. Bill, like they did when Little Bill had Chicken Pox, to cheer him up. During music time, the children make up a Get Well Song that Miss Murray records so Little Bill will have a copy to bring home. When Little Bill comes home from school and gives Big Bill the card and the tape, his father says the thing that made him feel better was having Little Bill do all these nice things for him.moreless
  • The No-Talking Contest / The Search For The Sock
    The No Talking Contest: The children are helping to clean the kitchen, and Bobby and Little Bill complain to Big Bill that April's singing is annoying them. Their father says that while they are working together they are not to fight, so April proposes a "No Talking Contest" so they won't say anything hurtful to one another. Bobby gets Little Bill to be the first one to break the silence by dropping his watch, but Bill claims Bobby cheated by saying "Oops" when he dropped the watched to get his brother's attention. When a second round causes April to laugh, they decide to make a rule that no one can make any type of sound, not just talking, in order to win. Big Bill wonders what's going on when the children refuse to answer the telephone and don't want to talk to Brenda. The children manage to stay quiet while cleaning the kitchen, but Little Bill notices that Bobby accidentally knocked his watch into the trash, and Big Bill is about to deliver the bag to the garbage man. He screams for his father to stop so they can retrieve Bobby's watch; April and Bobby decide that although Little Bill was the first one the break the silence, he did it for a good cause, so he's the real winner of the game.

    The Search For The Sock: Brenda is going around the house emptying laundry hampers to start the wash when Little Bill asks if he can be her "Laundry Helper." His mother allows him to add the soap to the washing machine and asks him to sort the socks after the load is finished. Little Bill is almost done organizing the socks when he discovers he's misplaced one of April's "lucky" socks that she wears during basketball practices. He searches the laundry room, the dryer and all around the house looking for the missing sock; in his quest, he manages to locate other lost items, such as one of Brenda's hair combs and April's attendance pin she won at school. Brenda praises Bill for all his help and offers to reward him with ice cream, but he's disappointed about not finding the sock and feels he let his mother down. April returns home, and when Bill tells her he lost her sock, she understands and says it will turn up eventually. Just as they are about to leave for the ice cream shop, Little Bill notices the missing sock-- it was stuck to the bottom of Brenda's skirt the whole time.moreless
  • 5/10/01

    Monty Visits: Little Bill is excited when Alice the Great tells him his friend Monty is coming over to spend the day; he brings all his favorite toys down to the living room so Monty won't have to worry about maneuvering his wheelchair upstairs. When Monty arrives, he seems to be more interested in helping Alice the Great prepare a sweet potato pie than playing any games. He tells her he wants to become a chef when he grows up, and is always helping his parents in the kitchen. Alice the Great appreciates the assistance and his company, but Bill gets angry that his great grandmother is taking away his friend; he becomes even more upset when Alice remarks that she loves Monty-- he thinks she loves Monty more than him. Alice explains that she is only being hospitable to Monty because he is a guest, and although she did say loves him as a good friend, she will never love anyone the way she loves Bill. Monty apologizes for upsetting Little Bill, and invites him to join in to make the pie.

    Mom's Trip
    : Brenda has to travel to New York City for the day to attend a work related day long seminar. Little Bill worries that he will miss her too much, and that they won't be able to do the usual things they do together, like take his bath or make dinner. Big Bill explains that Alice the Great is preparing supper, he will give Bill his bath, and that Brenda will be home the next morning. April and Bobby try to cheer their brother up by playing his favorite board game, but Little Bill frets about what to do with the piece Brenda plays with. His siblings say he can use both pieces to feel like he's playing the game with their mother, and he perks up when he wins. Brenda calls during dinner to check up on everyone, and they all tell her how much they miss her. After his bath, Little Bill joins Big Bill on the couch because neither one can sleep while waiting for Brenda to come home. They nod off sitting on the sofa, and Brenda gently wakes them up when she comes in the next morning, saying she kept her promise to be home at the appointed time.

  • 5/9/01
    The Violin Lesson: Little Bill is playing outside with Andrew and Kiku when they hear Bobby practicing his violin for an upcoming recital. Bobby is still a fairly new performer, so the violin occasionally squeaks while he's learning a new song. Little Bill and the others think the instrument sounds funny and start to imitate the noise. At dinner, Bill does his violin impression for his parents, but Bobby thinks his brother is making fun of him and runs off, hurt. April explains to Little Bill that learning to play an instrument takes time and practice, and that sometimes you might make mistakes. Bill apologizes to Bobby and asks him to play the new song he learned.

    Squirmy: Andrew and Bill are playing in the back yard when they see an earthworm crawling out of Alice The Great's garden. Little Bill is intrigued by the worm and decides to keep it as a pet, naming it Squirmy for the way it wiggles. When he asks for permission to keep it, however, Brenda is adamant about not having worms in the house and forces him to take it back outside. Bobby says that some animals, like insects and worms, are meant to live outside, while Alice the Great points out that earthworms help to make her garden grow better by digging up the soil. Little Bill finally understands that his "pet" would be better off living in the ground and lets Squirmy go.moreless
  • 5/7/01

    Ready, Set, Read!: Little Bill decides he wants to learn to read after watching Bobby enjoy reading a joke book. At school, he asks Miss Murray for assistance, so she devises a word game of looking up things in the room that start with the same letter and writing the words on the board so the children can see how they're spelled. During story time, Miss Murray talks Bill through reading one of his favorite stories, Harry the Helpful Horse; Little Bill recognizes some of the words thanks to the game they played earlier. When he gets home, Little Bill shows Bobby how well he can read the story, and Bobby offers to help him learn the jokes in his book.

    I Got A Letter
    : When Little Bill helps Big Bill bring in the mail one afternoon, he asks how people get mail addressed to them. His father points out that in most cases, if you write a letter, you receive letters, so Little Bill chooses to write a letter to one of his friends. He draws a picture for Andrew, and Big Bill helps him address the envelope. A few days later, Andrew comes to school very excited and shows the class the letter Bill wrote. All the other children ask Miss Murray to teach them how to write letters, too. The next time Bill helps his father bring in the mail, Big Bill points out that Little Bill received letters from Kiku, Andrew and Fuschia. Little Bill decides to write his friends right back.