Bear in the Big Blue House (partially lost Disney puppet TV series; 1997-2006)

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The show's logo.

Status: Partially Lost

Bear in the Big Blue House was a puppet TV series made by the Jim Henson Company for Playhouse Disney. The show debuted in 1997 and ended in 2006.

The show aired episodes regularly until 2003, when the actress for the character Luna, Lynne Thigpen, had suddenly died, and the show was put on hiatus. In the meantime, Breakfast with Bear aired in its place.

The show returned in 2006 and aired its last 8 episodes. Despite airing in 2006, only one of these episodes has been found in English.

Premise

The show focused on the adventures of Bear and his friends as they explored the town of Woodland Valley. They would encounter a problem in each episode which would often be solved with the help of family members and friends.

The show was very similar in style to Mister Roger's Neighborhood. Each episode had a different theme, with segments flowing from one to another, and each episode usually having at least one unique song. Every episode had a segment with Shadow, a living shadow girl played by Tara Mooney, and a segment with Luna, the Moon, played by Lynne Thigpen.

Availability

Many episodes are found in other languages, but 32 of the show's original English episodes are currently missing.

Episodes

# Episode Title Status
7 "Why Bears Can't Fly"* Found
12 Dirt "I Love You So" Found
14 "All Connected" Found
20 "Spring Fever" Found
21 "A Plant Grows in Bear's House" Found
22 "Eat, Drink Juice, and Be Merry" Found
27 "Ooh Baby Baby" Found
28 "Raiders of the Lost Cheese" Found
30 "Clear as a Bell" Found
31 'Good Times" Found
32 "You Learn Something New Everyday" Found
33 "Back to Nature" Found
34 "The Ojolympics" Found
35 "The Great Pretender" Found
36 "It's All in Your Head" Found
37 "Oops My Mistake" Found
39 "Picture This" Found
41 "Change is in the Air" Found
42 "Look What I Made" Found
45 "I Built That" Found
46 "Tutter's Tiny Trip" Found
49 "I Gotta Be Me" Found
50 "Buggin'" Found
51 "Love is All You Need" Found
52 "It's a Mystery to Me" Found
54 "Grandparents "Just Want to Have Fun"* Lost
55 "The Way I Feel" Lost
56 "You Go, Ojo" Found
57 "Scientific Bear" Found
58 "Boys Will Be Boys" Found
59 "I Was Just Thinking" Found
60 "Wish You Were Here" Found
66 "Friends at Play" Found
68 "Lost and Found" Lost
71 "You Never Know" Found
72 "It's All About You" Found
74 "I've Got Your Number" Found
76 "Bear's Secret Cave" Found
79 "Wait for Me" Lost
82 "Tutter Family Reunion"* Song Partially Found
85 "Let's Get Interactive" Found
91 "Bear and the Big Blue House LIVE: Surprise Party" Found
93 "Step By Step" Lost
94 "First Day at Mouse School" Found
95 "Rockin' Rocko" Found
96 "When Harry Met Hallie" Lost
97 "Show and Tell" Lost
98 "Tutter Gathers Some Moss" Lost
99 "History, Herstory, Bearstory" Lost
101 "The Amazing Skippy" Lost
102 "Let's Hit the Road" Lost
103 "Appreciation Day" Lost
106 "Big Blue Home of the Brave" Found
107 "A Trip to the General Store" Found
108 "A Strange Bird" Found
109 "The View From You" Lost
110 "To Clean or Not To Clean" Found
111 "Great Ball of Firefighters" Lost
112 "Grandma Flutter's 100th Birthday" Lost
113 "Tutter's First Big Sleepover Bash" Found in Polish
114 "Volunteers of Woodland Valley" Lost
115 "Let it Go" Found
116 "This is Your Life, Bear!" Lost

(*) Released on home video (Hong Kong release in Cantonese/English)

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