|Bear in the Big Blue House|
|Premiere||November 13, 1999|
|Written by||Andy Yerkes|
|Director||Richard A. Fernandes|
Bear is holding his weekly book club. He's excited that the mail has come because he ordered a new book and sure enough, there's a package waiting for him. However, when he opens the package, he finds that the book is called 1001 Ways to Cook Slop. This definitely isn't the book he ordered. A quick phone call to Jeremiah Tortoise reveals the mixup --- Bear must have received Doc Hogg's cookbook by mistake, while Doc Hogg got the book intended for Bear. He says that he'll get the problem taken care of as fast as he can. This leaves Bear with a bit of a dilemma, as he still needs a book to read for his club, but it could take a while for Jeremiah to bring the right book. Bear decides to search the Big Blue House for another book to read. As he goes about his search, he finds that everybody in the Big Blue House has ideas on books that he could read. In the Shadow segment, Shadow tells the story "Books for Everyone" featuring the Shadow segment characters from "Friends at Play", "You Go, Ojo!" / "Boys Will Be Boys", "What's the Story?" and "The Yard Sale" except for the unknown Shadow segment characters that weren't in many episodes.
- The books that Bear finds in the kitchen are titled "The Brothers Bearmazov" and "Jane Bear."
- Bear mentions that when he was little cub, he read a book called "Buck Antler: Deer in Space." This is a reference to Buck Rogers.
- Earl has an appearance in the book "Mousey the Great".
- The book that Bear gets is called "The Big Blue Book of Stories and Rhymes."
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