Bear in the Big Blue House
126 Friends for Life
Premiere November 24, 1997
Written by Mitchell Kriegman
Director Mitchell Kriegman
Theme Friends

Pip and Pop are playing tag, but disagree on where they should play. Bear introduces them to the method of flipping a coin. Bear stops to contemplate friendship and then finds Treelo waiting for Ojo. He wants to play their favorite game --- Rock Boy and Snow Bear, but Ojo keeps dashing off outside. Treelo tries to get Tutter to play the game instead, but finds that Tutter's not interested in the game. Both of them eventually join Pip and Pops' game of tag and then find out the reason why Ojo has been so busy.

In the Shadow segment, Shadow tells the story of Old Mother Hufford. She looks for a bone for her dog so she went to the Bakery to get him some bread, the grocery store to get him some fruit, then she went to the barber shop to get him a wig and he really loved the wig. After the story, Shadow said dogs are great friends to her.



  • Ojo makes a new friend in this episode --- a little bunny rabbit who hangs around the Otter Pond. Although no name is given for this character in this episode, she will later be known as Christine.
  • This is the first episode when Shadow comes without the song. She laughs three times before appearing.

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