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Little Bill

Season 4 Episode 3

What About Me?/ Happy Not Birthday To You

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Aired Weekdays 12:30 PM Feb 20, 2003 on Nickelodeon

Episode Recap

What About Me? The episode begins with Little Bill waking up and singing the Good Morning Song. He tells Elephant good morning. He tells Elephant that Big Bill is taking him to the park later today. Little Bill sees some robins outside his window in a nest. He tells the robins good morning and the robins chirp. He notes that there are three baby robins and he notes that there are three kids in his family: April, Bobby, and him. One of the baby robins tries to get out of the nest and Little Bill tells him to be careful so he doesn't fall. The robin gets back inside the nest with the others. Big Bill comes in and asks Little Bill if he's ready to go to the park. Little Bill says that he is ready. Big Bill shows Little Bill April's basketball and tells Little Bill that April let them borrow it for a little while when they go to the park. Little Bill hopes that he is as good at basketball one day as April is. Little Bill pretends that he is dribbling a basketball. He pretends to shoot the basketball and he scores, making the fans cheer. Big Bill asks Little Bill if he's ready to go to the park. Little Bill runs out, but then runs back inside to get his hat. Big Bill asks if he's ready for one on one basketball. Little Bill says that he's going to win. Big Bill chuckles. Little Bill and Big Bill walk down the hall when April calls for Big Bill to come into her room. Big Bill tells Little Bill that they should see what April needs first before they leave. April tells Big Bill that she's trying to print her homework, but the printer isn't working. Big Bill looks at the printer and notes that there's a paper jam in the printer. Little Bill asks Big Bill about the park. April tells her that this is more important than the park. Big Bill promises that this will only take a minute. He starts to work on something, but then the computer screen turns off. April yells and asks Big Bill what he did. Big Bill asks what happened. April tells him that the computer screen turned off. Little Bill asks if they can leave now. April tells Little Bill again that this is more important. Little Bill notes that Big Bill is supposed to take him to the park. Big Bill notes that this is an important homework assignment for April and he needs a few minutes to look at the computer. Little Bill asks them what he is supposed to do for a few more minutes. Big Bill suggests to Little Bill that he go downstairs to see if Brenda is done fixing Bobby's bike yet. Little Bill agrees and heads downstairs. Little Bill walks downstairs to the basement to find Brenda and Bobby fixing Bobby's bike. Little Bill asks Brenda if she wants to go to the park with him to play basketball. Brenda says that they'll go to the park as soon as they're done fixing Bobby's bike. Little Bill asks how long that will be. Brenda doesn't think it will be much longer. Little Bill asks if it'll only be a few more minutes. Brenda thinks it might take more than just a few minutes. Little Bill is disappointed. Bobby asks Brenda how she learned how to fix bikes. Brenda notes that she had to learn because the only thing Big Bill can fix is a sandwich. Little Bill asks Brenda if she can fix the bike later. Bobby notes that this is very important. He notes that if he doesn't have any brakes then he can't ride his bike. Little Bill asks what he's supposed to do. Brenda asks Little Bill what Big Bill is doing. Little Bill says that he is helping April fix the computer. Brenda thinks that he might be done soon. Little Bill doesn't think that he's going to make it to the park today. Brenda asks Little Bill if he can go make her a beautiful picture and then they'll all be ready to go. Little Bill agrees and gives Brenda a kiss on the cheek. She and Bobby go back to fixing the bike. Little Bill walks back into April's room. April thanks Big Bill for fixing the computer. Little Bill asks if the computer is really fixed now. Big Bill says it is and he knew it would only take a few minutes. Little Bill is glad and says that they can go to the park now. Big Bill tells April to click to print when she's ready. Little Bill and Big Bill walk downstairs saying that they are going to the park. Just before they walk out the door, April yells down to Big Bill and notes that the computer isn't working again. Big Bill tells Little Bill he'll be back in a few minutes. Little Bill is very upset and walks upstairs with Big Bill. Little Bill asks Big Bill how long this will take. Big Bill notes that this might take longer than he thought. Little Bill asks what he's supposed to do. Big Bill tells Little Bill that there are some days that just don't turn out like they planned. Big Bill promises that they will head out to the park as soon as he's done with the computer. Little Bill goes to his room to color a picture for Brenda. Little Bill tells Elephant that it isn't fair and thinks that his parents think that April and Bobby are more important than he is. He doesn't feel that he is important. Little Bill imagines that if he was a teacher he would be so important he would be able to take the whole class to the park. Little Bill then imagines that he was a fireman that could keep people safe. Little Bill then says that if he was a space explorer like Captain Brainstorm he would be very important. He wishes that he was important. Big Bill comes into the room and notes that Little Bill did a good job on the drawings. He asks Little Bill if he's ready to go to the park now. Little Bill says that he doesn't want to go to the park anymore. Big Bill asks why not. Little Bill says it's because he isn't important. Big Bill insists that he is and tells him to come sit down. Big Bill tells Little Bill that he, Bobby, and April are very important to him and Brenda. Little Bill thinks that Bobby and April are important, but he isn't. Big Bill notes that when there's more than one person in the family sometimes things come up that have to be dealt with right away. Little Bill realizes that April needed the computer fixed so that she could print her homework. He also realizes that Bobby's brakes needed fixed so he could ride his bike. Big Bill says that he needed Brenda to help him fix it. Little Bill notes that Brenda had to fix it because the only thing Big Bill can fix is a sandwich. Big Bill laughs. He tells Little Bill that he is important. Little Bill understands and tells Big Bill that he loves him. Big Bill says the same. Just then, they hear April calling for them again. Little Bill thinks that there is a problem with the computer again. However, April isn't in her room. Big Bill and Little Bill come downstairs to find that April is ready with her kite and Bobby is ready with his bike. They are ready to go to the park. Bobby says that they are going to the park with them. Brenda says that they should head out. Little Bill runs upstairs to get his hat and picks it up. Little Bill tells Elephant that he'll see them later. He tells the baby robins goodbye as well. Just then, he sees one of the baby robins fall out of the tree. He runs downstairs and says that there's an emergency. He says that the baby robin fell out of the nest. Little Bill tells the family that the baby robin fell out of the nest and they need to put him back inside. Big Bill tells Little Bill not to touch the robin and insists he'll be right back with the ladder. The family hopes that the robin isn't hurt. Little Bill notes it's a good thing that he was here. Big Bill puts the robin back inside the nest. Little Bill asks Big Bill if the robin is alright. Big Bill says that the robin will be alright. Big Bill notes that what Little Bill did was very important. April and Bobby agree and tell Little Bill that he did a very important thing. The family is finally ready to go to the park. Little Bill tells the baby robins that he's glad that they are safe. The episode ends with the family heading outside to go to the park. Happy Not Birthday To You: The episode begins with Little Bill drawing a picture of April playing basketball. He pretends that April is playing a game and she just won the game for the team. Little Bill shows Alice the Great the picture and Alice the Great thinks that the picture looks very nice. Little Bill asks Alice the Great if April's basketball team won today. Alice the Great says that they won't know until April gets home. Little Bill notes that the team always wins. The door opens and Alice the Great thinks that April is home now. Alice the Great and Little Bill walk out to show April the picture he drew of her winning the basketball game. April doesn't look happy and she walks upstairs without talking to him. Little Bill asks Brenda what's wrong with April. Brenda tells Little Bill that April is upset because the team lost the basketball game. Little Bill is sad to hear that they lost. Brenda says that April missed an important shot and feels awful about it. Little Bill notes that April is the best basketball player in the world. Big Bill thinks that the drawing is wonderful and tells Little Bill that April will want it when she's feeling better. Brenda suggests that he save it for her. Little Bill says that he's going to go cheer April up. Little Bill walks into April's room to see her laying on the bed. Little Bill tells April that he brought her something to cheer her up. April tells Little Bill that she doesn't want the picture. Little Bill is sad that she doesn't want the picture. April states that she doesn't want to have anything to do with baseball ever again. Little Bill can't believe what she's saying. April asks Little Bill not to say the word basketball ever again. Little Bill tells April that he wants to cheer her up. April doesn't think that anything could cheer her up. Little Bill thinks that he can and starts to do a dance for April saying that she is the best at basketball. Little Bill realizes that he said basketball. April tells Little Bill to go away. Little Bill agrees. When Little Bill leaves, April takes her trashcan outside of her room and throws away her basketball and her trophy. Little Bill tries to talk with April. Bobby tells Little Bill that he wouldn't do that if he was him. Little Bill gives up and goes into Bobby's room. He asks Bobby why April would throw out her basketball and trophy. Bobby says that is a bad sign. Little Bill notes that April also said that nothing would cheer her up. He asks Bobby if April is mad at him. Bobby says he doesn't think so and says that April is only mad at herself. He notes that April really wanted to win that game. He tells Little Bill that the best thing they can do for April right now is leave her alone. Little Bill asks Bobby if April will stay like that forever. Bobby promises Little Bill that she won't. Little Bill is determined to make April feel better. Bobby tells him not to say he didn't warn him. Little Bill walks back to April's room. Alice the Great sees Little Bill and tells him to come into her room. She notes that he won't do April any good by just staring at her door. Little Bill shows Alice the Great that April threw away her basketball and her trophy. He also notes that April doesn't want to hear the word, basketball, in the house. Alice the Great says that April is feeling very sad right now. Little Bill wishes that she could make April happy right now. Alice the Great asks Little Bill about the things that make him happy. Little Bill says that he likes birthdays. He notes that on his birthdays he gets presents, ice cream, and cake. He imagines that it's his birthday and he's surrounded by presents and a cake. He opens up a gift and inside is April's trophy. He starts to cheer. Little Bill is snapped out of his imagination by Alice the Great telling Little Bill to be careful with April's trophy. Little Bill says that they should throw April a birthday party. Alice the Great notes that it isn't April's birthday. Little Bill says that they should throw her a not-birthday party. Alice the Great laughs and says it's a wonderful idea. Little Bill runs into the room and tells Bobby that they are going to have a not-birthday party for April. Bobby is confused. Little Bill says that it is a party that will hopefully cheer April up. Little Bill says that it's a surprise. Bobby doesn't think it makes any sense. Little Bill insists that it'll be fun and Bobby can help him. Bobby agrees to help out. Little Bill and Bobby sneak past April's door and they go downstairs. In the kitchen, Little Bill and Bobby tell their parents about the not-birthday party. Big Bill and Brenda are confused. Little Bill says that they should get not-birthday gifts, cake, and ice cream. Big Bill thinks he'll make pizza for dinner tonight because it's April's favorite. Little Bill tells Big Bill to put pineapple on it. Big Bill thinks that's a good idea. Little Bill notes that April loves pineapple on her pizza and asks if Big Bill can make it tonight. Big Bill says that he can. Everyone is happy. Little Bill asks Brenda if they can put birthday candles on it. Brenda says that she has some leftover ones. Little Bill thinks they should put them on the pizza like a birthday cake. Bobby asks about decorations. Brenda says that they have decorations in the party box. Big Bill asks for Bobby's help with the pizza dough. Little Bill tries to think about a not-birthday present for April. Later that night, Little Bill goes into April's room. April tells him that she wants to be alone. Little Bill tells her that it's dinner time. April tells Little Bill to tell everyone that she's not hungry. Little Bill knocks again and runs downstairs. April comes out and Little Bill starts to laugh. April asks him what he's doing. Little Bill laughs and runs down the stairs. April tells Little Bill to quit being weird and follows him down the stairs. Little Bill peeks around the corner and laughs again. April yells that Little Bill is being weird. She notices that everyone is missing. April walks outside to find balloons, party decorations, the pizza, and everyone outside. They wish April a happy not-birthday. April comes out and everyone starts to sing. April laughs and notes that Little Bill tricked her. Little Bill tells April to blow out the candles. She does and everyone claps. Big Bill asks April if she's ready for her presents. April can't believe that there are presents. Little Bill pulls out a present and April knows what it is. It's her trophy. April thanks Little Bill for not throwing it away. Little Bill gives her another present and it's April's basketball. Little Bill notes that April said basketball. April thanks everyone and asks them why they're having the party. She notes she lost the game. Brenda tells April that they will always be proud of her no matter what. Big Bill says that she'll always be a champion to them. Alice the Great tells April that Little Bill wanted to do something special for her. Bobby notes that he wanted to cheer her up. Little Bill asks April if she is cheered up. April says she is and kisses Little Bill on the cheek. Big Bill asks everyone if they want some pizza. Everyone says yes and the episode ends with everyone eating some pizza. Later that night, Little Bill has April's basketball. He notes that April let him borrow it. Little Bill says that the basketball is important to April. He says that some things that is important to him are elephants, hamsters, going to the park, birthdays, and many other things. He asks them if they've ever had a not-birthday party before. He starts to sing the Happy Not-Birthday song. Alice the Great calls into the room and asks Little Bill who he's talking to. Little Bill chuckles and the episode ends with him playing with the basketball.
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