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Episode 411: The Amazing Skippy

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Bear in the Big Blue House
Air Date October 7, 2002
Written by Doug Cordell
Director Dean Gordon
Theme Disability
Skippy

Treelo invites his squirrel friend Skippy for a visit to the Big Blue House and the kids are all excited to meet him. They are all surprised to learn that Skippy is blind and have a lot of questions for Bear while Treelo takes Skippy on a tour. They learn from Bear that Skippy has a disability, but isn't sick and that he likes to do many of the same things they do. As Skippy joins the kids during the day, they begin to wonder if he has special powers. He seems to know things that he seemingly couldn't know without some sort of special power. Skippy, however, teaches them that there's a lot one can tell by using all one's senses.

Songs

Notes

  • The closing credits of this episode include the following note: "With special thanks to The American Council of the Blind for their generous participation."
  • The song "What's That Smell?" returns for the fourth season.

Allusions

When everyone's wondering what's playing at the theater, Ojo suggests Take the Bunny and Run, a Woodsy Allen film. This is a riff on the Woody Allen film Take the Money and Run.

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