|Bear in the Big Blue House|
|Premiere||September 20, 2002|
|Written by||P. Kevin Strader|
Pip and Pop are eager to introduce Bear and everyone at the Big Blue House to Rocko --- an old friend of theirs that they haven't seen in a long time. On the way to pick him up, they describe him to Bear as being a bit shy, so it comes as a big surprise when the Rocko they meet up with turns out to be full of energy --- singing and dancing and raring to go. Indeed, it seems like Rocko's going to be a lot of fun at first, but then he starts trying to play games that everyone's uncomfortable with and behaving rudely. Suddenly, nobody wants to play with Rocko, but Bear wonders if Rocko is hiding something behind his "cool" personality.
- Rocko Rocks
- What a Good Friend I Could Be
- Everyone goes to the movies to see Hare, starring puppets from The Tale of the Bunny Picnic. The title of the movie is a spoof on the title of the hit Broadway musical, Hair.
- When telling Bear about the movie Hare, Lois tells him that Roger Ebert says that it captures an important moment in bunny culture and goes on to say that he gives it a "great big wing up."
- The name of the game that Rocko suggests in this episode, "William, Don't Tell" is a reference to the Swiss hero William Tell who was the reference for the famous "William Tell Overture."
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