The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Season 1 Episode 2

Friend in Deed / Donkey For a Day

Aired Saturday 8:00 AM Sep 10, 1988 on ABC

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  • The Heart of Pooh: All the more to make me laugh and cry.

    This was truly a great start-off in the series, and it has truly led up to being my favorite episode of all time. First off, Winnie the Pooh, the simpleminded, dumpy, little bear never passes the opportunity to visit his good friend Rabbit and borrow some hunny. Rabbit, however, not being able to keep hunny in the house, is not keen on Pooh's constant visiting and decides to take a stand. Rabbit puts up "For Sale" signs, saying that he is moving away, in order to keep Pooh Bear from ever coming back. Pooh sees this, and goes to find some more hunny for Rabbit. His plan includes Piglet dressed as a flower and Tigger as a bee. I laughed at Tigger's "buzz-uzz-uzz" dance. But the gang gets chased by the un-fooled bees and Pooh still manages to get the hunny. In the end, Rabbit realizes that Pooh only meant to be a friend and the two share the hunny. Now, the next episode was truly full of heart and laughs. Piglet feels really bad for Eeyore, always sad, just sitting up on his mountain top alone, just staring at the clouds. The entire gang then pitches in to make Eeyore happy, but poor Piglet doesn't know what to do. Pooh feeds Eeyore with hunny, Owl shows him how to fly, Rabbit shows him how to garden, and Tigger and Roo show him how to bounce... and it becomes all just one hilarious snafu after another. But in the end, Piglet admits that everyone was just trying to cheer him up, and he wishes he can do the same. Even though they almost killed him, Eeyore is very grateful for what they all did, and returns the favor by showing them what makes him happy when he is on that mountain top: Cloud painting! The rest of the gang joins in, and discover that somethings, the most treasured things in life is just using your imagination, looking at shining, colorful lights in the sky with good friends. A truly heart-warming episode.