Bear in the Big Blue House
Home is Where the Bear Is Title Card
Premiere October 20, 1997
Written by Andy Yerkes
Director Chuck Vinson
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One morning, Bear finds Ojo playing pretend, having created a tent that's she's pretending is her home. Her imaginary home gets Bear thinking about his real home, the Big Blue House. Bear decides to take us all on a guided tour of the home. He takes us to the kitchen, which we learn is Tutter's favorite room. The bathroom is the favorite haunt of Pip and Pop. Treelo likes Bear's bedroom, mainly because of the bed. Shadow retells the story of the little old lady who lived in a shoe. Finally, Bear also enjoys going up to the attic, because he gets to talk there each night with his friend Luna, the moon.



Noel MacNeal as Bear
Vicki Eibner as Ojo
Peter Linz as Tutter and Pip
Tyler Bunch as Pop and Treelo
Tara Mooney as Shadow (voice)
Lynne Thigpen as Luna (voice)


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  • In the first "What Do You Think?" segment, kids talk about their homes (or fantasize about them).
  • Pip and Pop perform their short bath song to the tune of the classic opera song La donna è mobile.
  • This being the first episode, Bear's asking of Luna if she'll sing the "Goodbye Song" is a bit different than other episodes. He asks her if she'll sing a goodbye song with him, rather than the "Goodbye Song." A subtle difference in phrasing to note that this is a routine that is being established.
  • This episode, as the premiere, features the first use of the opening theme, "Welcome to the Blue House" and the "Goodbye Song." There are also two other original songs "(It's) Great to Be at Home" and "No Place Like My Bedroom." The first song is Track 11 on the album Songs from Jim Henson's Bear in the Big Blue House and is titled simply "Great to Be at Home" on that album. It is Track 4 on the first Playhouse Disney album and is titled "It's Great to Be at Home" on both that album and the closing credits for this episode.

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