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The Berenstain Bears is a Gemini Award-nominated animated television series based on the children's book series of the same name by Stan and Jan Berenstain.

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113September 9, 2002 (2002-09-09)October 30, 2002 (2002-10-30)
213September 30, 2002 (2002-09-30)February 18, 2003 (2003-02-18)
314April 25, 2003 (2003-04-25)September 12, 2003 (2003-09-12)


Season 1 (2002)

Note: In the United States, all the episodes in season 1 (except for "The Homework Hassle" and "Go To Camp") aired alongside Seven Little Monsters on PBS Kids. Beginning in Fall 2003, all 26 episodes were paired with another Berenstain Bears episode.

No. in
Title [1]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date (Treehouse TV)U.S. air date (PBS)[2]
1a1a"Trouble At School"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstBrian LasenbySeptember 9, 2002 (2002-09-09)January 6, 2003
When Brother returns to school from being sick for a few days, he forgets about the makeup work he was supposed to do and fails his test as a result of not doing it so he hides his test from Mama & Papa. The next day, Brother decides not to go to school, feeling angry for the whole mess. When he realizes his mistake, he asks Gramps for advice who then shows him a sunken wagon from a long time ago when Gramps made a mistake himself. This story lead Brother to go to Mama and Papa who after apologizing for hiding something from them sign his test and Brother returns to school.
1b1b"Visit The Dentist"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstBrian LasenbySeptember 9, 2002 (2002-09-09)January 13, 2003
One morning, Sister wakes up a loose tooth who then shows it to Brother who thinks that the dentist will pull it out with yankers which scares Sister. Brother soon has his own tooth problem: He ate a piece of candy and slammed it in his mouth too hard and caused himself to have a cavity. When Mama finds out, she schedules a dentist appointment for both of them.
2a2a"Mama's New Job"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaBruce RobbSeptember 11, 2002 (2002-09-11)January 8, 2003
When other bears inspire Mama to start a business, she plans to open up a quilt shop in an old store. Papa and the cubs try to protest but Mama reassures them that that is what happens to all mama bears who have jobs. Papa and the cubs are left with Mama's chores and soon they get them done in no time. Mama is then proud of them and thanks to their help, she manages a grand opening of her quilt shop and that night, they eat out at Beartown Burger for dinner.
2b2b"Mighty Milton"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaPeter SauderSeptember 11, 2002 (2002-09-11)January 14, 2003
Too Tall and his no good gang always tease Brother because he has talent in his favorite sports: soccer, basketball, and baseball. One day, a new cub named Milton Chubb comes to school and Too Tall and his gang discover Milton has no talent in soccer, basketball, and baseball. Luckily, Brother gets him situated in a sport that he has talent in: wrestling.
3a3a"Go To School"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstBridget NewsonSeptember 13, 2002 (2002-09-13)January 15, 2003
During back-to-school shopping at the mall, Too Tall and his gang make Sister not want to start 3rd Grade because they had bad memories. So to make Sister try going to school by bringing up a memory of her in Kindergarten when she was afraid of going but she tried it and she loved it. So Sister tried 3rd Grade and she liked it.
3b3b"The Week At Grandma's"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstErika StrobelSeptember 13, 2002 (2002-09-13)January 16, 2003
Mama and Papa are going on their 2nd honeymoon to the Grizzly Mountain Lodge, so they drop off Brother and Sister for a week at Gran and Gramps' house. Brother and Sister discover that Gran and Gramps are fun and they like their visit. Mama and Papa didn't have such a good time on their honeymoon. It turns out the honeymoon has changed since the last time they were there. It is fully automated, there is a dog who likes to run off with tennis balls on the tennis court, a bee who buzz by Papa on their canoe ride managed to make him knock over their picnic lunch, the meals have been turned very small, and the ballroom dancing hall has a heavy metal band instead of calming music.
4a4a"Trouble With Pets"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaBrian LasenbySeptember 14, 2002 (2002-09-14)January 9, 2003
One day, Brother and Sister want to get a puppy from Farmer Ben and learn the big responsibility of taking care of a pet. They name the puppy Little Lady and soon they forget about taking care of her as they go off to play with friends. When they return home, Little Lady have chewed up the living room so Little Lady had to live outside. Brother and Sister apologize to Mama and Papa and promise to take care of it from now on.
4b4b"The Sitter"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaBob ArdielSeptember 14, 2002 (2002-09-14)January 17, 2003
One evening, Mama and Papa have to attend a meeting so Brother and Sister are left with Mrs. Grizzle. But the cubs had an accident earlier in which Brother hit his best baseball in her yard and they ran out of her yard before she caught them. The cubs apologize to her for their actions of what they did to her yard and she gave Brother back his baseball.
5a5a"Too Much TV"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstLaura KosterskiOctober 30, 2002 (2002-10-30)January 20, 2003
One Saturday, the cubs seemed more interested in watching cartoons all day than getting outside. After fighting over the remote, Mama bans TV for a week along with Papa. The cubs try to find things to do and Papa tries his best to not turn on the TV to watch the hockey playoffs.
5b5b"Trick or Treat"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstBen JosephOctober 30, 2002 (2002-10-30)January 21, 2003
On Halloween night, the cubs decide not to visit Widder Jones' house on Crooked Lane because they think she is a witch. But Mama insist that they visit her and soon they discover, she is not a witch, she is a kind person who offer them candy apples and to scare off Too Tall and his gang.
6a6a"Trouble With Money"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaDawn ParishSeptember 16, 2002 (2002-09-16)January 22, 2003
Brother and Sister want one thing more than anything else: Bear Air Jackets. When Mama and Papa can't afford to buy them, they tell the cubs to make their own money to get them. There is one problem: they wouldn't hang out with their friends because they are too busy. So Brother and Sister have to make up with their friends.
6b6b"Double Dare"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaBen JosephSeptember 16, 2002 (2002-09-16)January 23, 2003
One day, Sister asked Brother to get her jump rope from Too Tall who took it from her. Too Tall does return it but wants Brother to join him which leads to forcing Brother to steal watermelons from Farmer Ben. Luckily, Farmer Ben will not call Brother's parents but remind Too Tall and his gang if they get caught stealing watermelons again, he will report them to their parents.
7a7a"Out For The Team"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstLaura KosterskiSeptember 18, 2002 (2002-09-18)January 24, 2003
One day, Papa asks Brother to join the town's baseball cub league but Sister also wants to join too. Sister also has better baseball skills than Brother so Brother tries to work on improving his skills for tryouts.
7b7b"Count Their Blessings"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstBridget NewsonSeptember 18, 2002 (2002-09-18)January 7, 2003
Brother and Sister are jealous of friends of having everything but what they don't know that they should count their blessings of what they already have. And that's a good thing because a storm brews outside the tree house and inside of the tree house is protecting them.
8a8a"Slumber Party"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaNicole DemerseSeptember 20, 2002 (2002-09-20)January 27, 2003
One day, Lizzy invites Sister to a slumber party at her house and Sister has to learn from Mama about privilege and responsibility. But soon Sister lets the words slide when more cubs want to come and Lizzy allows them. On the big night, what Mama and Papa forgot that the Bruins weren't home and left Lizzy with a sitter. The party gets so out of control with half of the cubs in the neighborhood that when the Bruins came home, they called off the party and send the other cubs home. Mama is then angry at Sister for not understanding her words but Papa explains to Mama that it also goes to parents. Sister then calls all her friends to help clean up the mess they made.
8b8b"The Homework Hassle"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaBob ArdielSeptember 20, 2002 (2002-09-20)October 6, 2003
When Brother spends all day after school goofing off instead of doing his homework, Papa takes away his TV time, his music listening, his talking on the phone, and his video games till Brother is caught up with his homework. Brother goes to see Gran and Gramps who tell him when Papa was Brother's age, he spent all his time goofing off instead of doing his homework and Gramps took away Papa's privileges to goof off. Brother then discovers why Papa was so hard on him. Papa is too falling behind his taxes. They both learn an important lesson and decide to catch up on their respective work.
9a9a"The Talent Show"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstKen CuperusSeptember 21, 2002 (2002-09-21)January 28, 2003
One day, Teacher Bob wants Brother to be the talent scout to find some people who have talent for the talent show. Brother found some people who have talent but there is one person whom he can't find who can sing beautifully. When he found the mystery singer, it was Too Tall and at first Too Tall refuses to sing in the talent show but agrees to.
9b9b"The Haunted Lighthouse"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstDawn ParishSeptember 21, 2002 (2002-09-21)January 29, 2003
The Bear Family decided to go visit the Rocky Island Lighthouse for an overnight stay and soon Brother and Sister discover a green bear walking and discover that it is the original lighthouse keeper. The keeper plans to leave town and go somewhere but the Bear Family want him to stay and so turns the lighthouse into a museum.
10a10a"The Birthday Boy"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaSteven WrightSeptember 23, 2002 (2002-09-23)January 30, 2003
Brother Bear is going to be 10 years old on his birthday and Sister needs a family member to write about so she chooses him. Sister decides to make a movie about Brother and in the movie, she chooses him for a hero and the best brother for she could ever have and soon she gives the movie as a present to Brother for his birthday.
10b10b"The Green-Eyed Monster"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaBruce RobbSeptember 23, 2002 (2002-09-23)January 31, 2003
One day, Brother has outgrown his bike and Sister has been giving his old bike as a hand-me-down. When Brother returns from the bike shop, his new bike is super cool that Sister wants to ride it. Papa tries to explain to Sister that it is too big for her but Sister is still mad. That night, she meets the Green-Eyed Monster and it pressures her in the morning to ride Brother's bike. But just like Papa said, she could not even almost barely reach the pedals and so Brother has to stop her before his bike is destroyed.
11a11a"The Baby Chipmunk"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstAlice ProdanouSeptember 25, 2002 (2002-09-25)February 3, 2003
One day, Sister finds a baby chipmunk all alone with no mother. She really wants to take care of it till the mother returns but Papa tells her that chipmunks don't belong in the house but lets her keep it till the mother returns. Sister names the chipmunk Brown Eyes and soon she loves it and wants to keep it forever. One morning, Brown Eyes became a normal chipmunk and soon it tells Sister that it wants to be released outside. Sister is sad at first but soon Brown Eyes returns with his mother and becomes close friends with Sister.
11b11b"The Wishing Star"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstDave DiasSeptember 25, 2002 (2002-09-25)February 5, 2003
One night, the Wishing Star comes and Mama explains to Sister that you can wish for anything you want. First, Sister wishes for her birthday gift, a teddy bear she saw in the toy store which came true. Next, Sister wishes for a good grade on her math test. Then, Sister wishes that she can ride a horse from Farmer Ben but soon Sister learns that wishes on the Wishing Star don't always come true.
12a12a"Get The Gimmies"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaJennifer PertschSeptember 27, 2002 (2002-09-27)February 4, 2003
Brother and Sister think that every trip to the supermarket that they are entitled to get whatever they want, but it soon becomes a problem for Mama and Papa. When Gran and Gramps visit, instead of saying hello, they beg for stuff again which results in an angry Papa sending them to their room for their bad behavior. Then, Gran and Gramps inform Papa that he was a gimmie-cub himself until he gave his toy truck to a little cub at the general store. This gets Brother and Sister to think about others and give up their greedy ways.
12b12b"Lost In A Cave"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaKen CuperusSeptember 27, 2002 (2002-09-27)February 6, 2003
The Bear Scouts have to go cave-exploring to earn their merit badge in cave-exploring. Brother and Sister are excited but not Cousin Fred who is scared of caves. Soon, Brother and Sister get Cousin Fred to face his fears.
13a13a"Too Much Junk Food"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstBen JosephSeptember 28, 2002 (2002-09-28)January 10, 2003
Papa decides to enter the Bear Country Run like he did last year but soon he discovers his performance isn't as good as it used to be. The cubs try to help him but soon their performance is the same as Papa. Luckily, Dr. Grizzly suggests they stop eating junk food and to eat healthy food in time for the race.
13b13b"Go To Camp"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstBridget NewsonSeptember 28, 2002 (2002-09-28)September 19, 2003
A week after school has been let out for summer break, Mama encourages Brother and Sister to go to day camp in which they enjoy. One day, Grizzly Ted announces for a sleep out on the last day of camp which Sister is scared of going to so she asks Lizzy for help in which the two sleep outside for a night and in the morning, Sister wasn't scared of the sleep out and soon she enjoys it.

Season 2 (2002–03)

No. in
Title [3]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date (Treehouse TV)U.S. air date (PBS)[4]
14a1a"The Excuse Note"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaBrian LasenbySeptember 30, 2002 (2002-09-30)October 8, 2003
Sister and her friends hate one thing about school: gym. It's not even in the gymnasium, it's in their classroom and all they do is exercise which make them hot, sweaty, and sore afterwards. The only thing to get out of it is to get hurt and have one parent make an excuse note to get them out of gym. One day, Sister got off the bus and twisted her ankle so Mama writes an excuse note for her to get out of gym. Sister enjoys having relaxing time but soon her ankle gets better and she has to remove her bandage. After Mama explains that gym is good for her, Sister starts to get better at gym so Teacher Jane lets her lead the class in the one thing the class hates: the duck walk.
14b1b"On The Job"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaSheila DinsmoreSeptember 30, 2002 (2002-09-30)October 8, 2003
Brother's assignment is write about what he wants to be when he grows up but Brother doesn't have a clue on what job he wants. So he and Cousin Fred go around Bear Country to find jobs that are interesting. There are many jobs that are great, but Brother can't find one. So in his paper he writes that they are many different jobs and that he has lots of time to choose one. Luckily, Teacher Bob approves his assignment.
15a2a"Too Small For The Team"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstBridget NewsonOctober 11, 2002 (2002-10-11)October 9, 2003
One day, Sister wants to join a girls' soccer team but she is too young to attend. The coach has only one position available for her: team manager. At first, Sister finds it tiring but Brother persuades her to work harder and get her jobs done quicker so that she can watch the other cubs play. Sister is then has to be an understudy when one of the cubs is out sick and she manages to win the soccer game for the team.
15b2b"The Jump Rope Contest"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstDawn ParishOctober 11, 2002 (2002-10-11)September 18, 2003
One day, Sister is chosen to represent the school's jump-roping contest. She finds it fun to do until a cub named Alice is also in the contest and she is a real pro. So Sister practices real hard and in the contest, she found out she was tied with Alice in 2nd place and the real winner is another cub.
16a3a"The Bad Habit"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaBrian LasenbyOctober 14, 2002 (2002-10-14)October 10, 2003
Sister's class has been working on fractions for a while and it got her nervous so she nibbles her nails. When this bad habit gets on and on, Brother teaches her fractions and soon she stops biting her nails and puts on nail polish when they grew back when she showed them to Lizzy.
16b3b"The Prize Pumpkin"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaBen JosephOctober 14, 2002 (2002-10-14)October 9, 2003
Papa has been working extra hard to get his big pumpkin: The Giant in the pumpkin growing contest, not knowing the true meaning of Thanksgiving is to give thanks, not beat the pants off someone. He has been competing with Farmer Ben against his big pumpkin: The Monster. In the end, it revealed that the Monster is bigger than the Giant so Farmer Ben wins and the Giant didn't even come in 2nd, Mrs. Grizzle's pumpkin turn out to be closer to the Monster so the Giant came in 3rd. Even though, Papa is sad that he didn't win but Mama and the cubs reassure him that he will try again next year and soon the Bear Family enjoys a nice Thanksgiving dinner.
17a4a"Ferdy Factual"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstSteven WrightNovember 4, 2002 (2002-11-04)October 10, 2003
A new cub is starting his first day at Brother and Sister's school. He is Professor Actual Factual's super smart nephew Ferdy Factual. Ferdy would be rather interesting in reading books and playing chess alone than watch sports. Soon, one of his chess moves was very helpful in the next football game.
17b4b"Lend a Helping Hand"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstBrian LasenbyNovember 4, 2002 (2002-11-04)September 26, 2003
One day, Brother and Sister had eaten their time to play with their friends to help Widder Jones with chores. That evening, Widder Jones calls them to help her clean her attic. Brother and Sister want to decline, but Mama and Papa insist that they help her and their plans can wait till another time. The next day, when they were cleaning her attic, the cubs discover old things that Widder Jones has and want to keep them. Soon, with their stuff to get rid of, they decide to sell it in a yard sale.
18a5a"The Big Blooper"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaBrian LasenbyNovember 6, 2002 (2002-11-06)October 13, 2003
One day, Sister and Lizzy watch a video targeted at a teenage audience called "Trouble at Big Bear High" about a basketball game. The video has a foul word in it called "furball" on what Sister and Lizzy don't realize that it is not a nice word. They accidentally use it on Millie and Stacy and at the dinner table, Sister spills the word on Brother. When both Sister and Lizzy realize that the word is a foul word, they make amends with Millie and Stacy and at bedtime, Sister almost spilled it again on Brother before correcting herself by saying "Fur-ry Brother."
18b5b"Nothing to Do"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaBridget NewsonNovember 6, 2002 (2002-11-06)October 13, 2003
One day, the cubs are bored and Mama suggests they help her with her chores. The cubs at first declined but see that Papa and Mama will be busy all day doing chores, they decided to secretly help them without them knowing. Once all the chores got done, the cubs surprise them with a picnic and revealed to be the secret chore helpers.
19a6a"House of Mirrors"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstJohn de KleinNovember 8, 2002 (2002-11-08)October 14, 2003
Due to a misunderstanding that she has big ears, Sister runs home and covers her ears with a hat. Mama tried to help her with her appearance by taking her to the carnival's house of mirrors. Sister then sees that bears come in different sizes and shapes. Then she looks in the last mirror, and discovers it does make her ears look big.
19b6b"Too Much Pressure"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstBruce RobbNovember 8, 2002 (2002-11-08)October 14, 2003
The Bear family has been very busy with extracurricular activities and haven't found any time to squeeze with Gran and Gramps or fixing the family car. So Papa organizes a schedule to keep them on time with their daily activities. But the next day, it turns into a big disaster when Mama realizes that she forgot to get the car fixed; she bawls her eyes out, with the cubs joining her in the crying. So Papa calls off everything and restarts their schedule and puts other things at a different time. With the schedule organized again, they have time to play together, visit friends, and sometimes doing absolutely nothing at all.
20a7a"Visit Fun Park"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaBen JosephNovember 11, 2002 (2002-11-11)October 15, 2003
One day, Mama surprises Papa and the cubs with tickets to the amusement park in which Brother and Cousin Fred are excited to ride the biggest, fastest, coolest roller coaster called the Thunderbolt. When they arrived, Brother wasn't so sure about going when he saw other cubs have an aftermath dizziness from getting off the ride. Brother stalls their way there with other things until he confessed that he wasn't ready and that made Cousin Fred get off the ride; as for Papa, the ride takes off with him still in the front car. After the ride, Papa was too dizzy to do anything and decide to rest till it was time to go.
20b7b"The Perfect Fishing Spot"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaSteven WrightNovember 11, 2002 (2002-11-11)October 15, 2003
Today is Gran and Gramps' wedding anniversary and the Bear Family are getting it ready with the best dinner ever. Papa is getting them a big fish from the perfect fishing spot he can find and Sister tags along with him. But everywhere they went, the fish was too small and had to be thrown back and one fish they found was the perfect but it jumped back into the ocean before they could get it. When they go on a boat, they find many fish jumping on board their boat and the reason for that is because they are in the way of a big ship catching a net of fish underwater. So they resort to one more place: the supermarket. This worked, as they found the perfect fish for the perfect dinner.
21a8a"The Summer Job"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstJohn Van BruggenFebruary 17, 2003 (2003-02-17)October 16, 2003
When Brother and Sister have been released from school on their summer break, they decided to spend it helping Farmer Ben on his farm. They like the job a lot and they find many chores to do. There is one problem: Farmer Ben's corn crop hasn't been growing in a while and it hasn't been raining for a while. So after a day of dumping water on the crop, it rains the next day and in the autumn, they have fresh corn for a harvest.
21b8b"The Big Red Kite"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstDawn ParishFebruary 17, 2003 (2003-02-17)October 16, 2003
The cubs and their friends have found kites for sale at BearMart but see that they are going to be gone if they don't tell their parents to buy them one right now, they won't enter the kite-flying contest. So Brother and Sister rush home to tell Papa they need kites right away but Papa insists they make a kite instead of buying it. But the big red kite they made is too big and won't get off the ground and into the air as the wind is not strong enough. At the contest, the strong wind comes and now the kite wants to be free so Papa, the cubs, and their friends come to help them and soon the cubs' friends want them to make them a kite for them too. Soon with everyone flying the big red kite, no one won the contest because they all had fun flying the big kite.
22a9a"Too Much Vacation"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaPeter SauderFebruary 18, 2003 (2003-02-18)October 7, 2003
The Bear Family is planning to spend a week in a mountain cabin in the Great Grizzly Mountains from their safe, comfortable tree house in the valley. Papa is being predicted the "best vacation ever" but turns into an alpine avalanche. The car blows a tire on the way and Papa had to undo the fastening of the trunk to change the tire in which the tire runs away and when they looked at the view, a skunk made them get back in the car and drive away fast, the cabin is a rundown place and full of leaves and wild animals, the lake is full of weeds, the wild berries turn out to be sour and Papa falls into a stream when he slipped into the water, Papa tried to fish them dinner but the boat sinks when he steps in and his fishing rod's hook gets caught in the weeds, the stew turns out to be terrible from the taste of bark, roots, and leaves, the rain ruins their chance of seeing the sunset, the roof turns out to have holes in the roof when it rains again and the family is kept up to get the leaks in the pots and pans, and a flood from the river goes into the cabin and takes Papa into the lake and in the morning, Papa falls in. Papa plans on heading home, calling the vacation a horrible one; however, the cubs show him it's still the best one with the photos they took of Papa. Papa realizes the cubs are right, along with Mama telling him sometimes the difference between having a bad time and having a good time depends on how someone looks at it. With that, Papa allows the vacation to go on.
22b9b"Trouble with Grown-Ups"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaJohn de KleinFebruary 18, 2003 (2003-02-18)September 15, 2003
Mama and Papa have been stressed with quilt orders and a broken jigsaw, and they have been taking out their grumpiness on the cubs when Sister uses the phone to call Lizzy and Brother takes Papa's newspaper to paint. Inspired, the cubs and their friends decided to make their Friday Night play at school about what Mama and Papa did to Brother and Sister. When Mama and Papa find out about this, they decided to be the cubs the next day and the cubs be the parents. But soon, the cubs find it very stressful.
23a10a"Go to the Doctor"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstBridget NewsonFebruary 11, 2003 (2003-02-11)October 17, 2003
Brother and Sister's little cousin Honey is scared of her very first checkup at Dr. Grizzly's, despite Sister telling her that Dr. Grizzly is really nice. So Sister makes a pretend doctor's office to help Honey get ready for her real one, which Honey likes a lot and isn't scared. Dr. Grizzly stops by the tree house that night to give Sister an award for helping Honey with her trip to the doctor's office. Meanwhile, Papa says that he doesn't need checkups and that he is fit as a fiddle, but soon catches a cold from not seeing a doctor; Dr. Grizzly suggests that Sister make sure Papa gets plenty of bed rest and lots to drink, and sternly tells Papa to do what Sister says. When Sister tells him, "Papa, if you'd gone to see Dr. Grizzly sooner, you might not be so sick now," he admits, "I didn't think about that." When Brother tells him he'd never get sick if he went to the doctor regularly like Sister and himself, Papa admits, "Never? Well, I don't know about that. But maybe it's a good idea to see the doctor once in a while."
23b10b"Don't Pollute (Anymore)"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstDawn ParishFebruary 11, 2003 (2003-02-11)October 17, 2003
The cubs have an assignment that they have to show an environmentally friendly Bear Country but there is one problem: there is too much trash, and some of it is in the river. They also see another problem: the bumbleberry trees are endangered because Papa is using the wood to make the Squire's tables. When they tell Papa that the bumbleberry trees are going to be gone, he surprised them with little baby bumbleberry trees; he talked the Squire into using regular wood instead. Mama and a group of bears are going down to clean out the river.
24a11a"The In Crowd"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaBruce RobbFebruary 12, 2003 (2003-02-12)October 20, 2003
A new cub named Hillary comes to school and steals Sister's friends by starting an "in-crowd" with her cooler looks with Sister's friends copying her. Sister tries to be normal, but Hillary dislikes Sister's normal looks. Sister then jumps rope and her friends start to join her, which made Hillary have a change of heart over disliking Sister's likes.
24b11b"Fly It"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaBrian LasenbyFebruary 12, 2003 (2003-02-12)October 20, 2003
Brother and Cousin Fred have a science project to do and they picked making an airplane of their own. But many of their attempts backfire with just tossing the paper airplane or adding popsicle sticks to make propellers. Luckily, Sister gives them an idea that makes them use balloon power and lands them a perfect grade.
25a12a"By The Sea"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstJennifer PertschFebruary 13, 2003 (2003-02-13)October 21, 2003
Brother and Sister are excited of their family vacation to a house by the lake, they really want to go swimming. But Mama insists they stay and clean the house; the cubs initially find it boring, but soon lighten up to it. At the end, the family gets to go swimming, but they have just one more thing to do: wait for Mama and Papa and then they enjoy their time.
25b12b"Catch the Bus"Scott Glynn & Gary HurstLaura KosterskiFebruary 13, 2003 (2003-02-13)October 21, 2003
Brother's tardiness has been really riding on him, so Mama and Papa give him a watch with alarms set for waking up, being at the bus, and back home for dinner. Brother likes the watch but still manages to be tardy for several things like going to the bookstore to meet Sister's favorite author, and keeping Lenny waiting at the movies. Brother soon learns that it is not best to be tardy, so he does his best to be right on time, even getting to the bus without Sister even knowing.
26a13a"Family Get-Together"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaSheila DinsmoreFebruary 15, 2003 (2003-02-15)October 22, 2003
The Bear family are having a family-gathering but not for Papa's family, it's for Mama's family. The cubs get to know their strange cousins Sylvester and Penelope and soon they bond with them over their favorite things.
26b13b"The Stinky Milk Mystery"Gary Hurst & Kervin FariaDawn ParishFebruary 15, 2003 (2003-02-15)October 22, 2003
Brother and Sister learn not to hide their mistake when they visit Farmer Ben and accidentally let the cows out and what they didn't know that the cows were eating onion grass and that made their milk taste sour. Back home, they learned from Papa that he made a mistake fixing a plumbing issue and let Mama call a plumber. They go to apologize to Farmer Ben and he forgives them and invites them for lunch using the sour milk they had.

Season 3 (2003)

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Title [5]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date (Treehouse TV)U.S. air date (PBS)[4]
27a1a"New Neighbors"Gary HurstBruce RobbApril 25, 2003 (2003-04-25)October 23, 2003
When the Kodiak family moves away, a family of bears named the Ursus family takes their place. Papa has trouble accepting the Ursus family because they are different from the Kodiak family. Brother and Sister quickly befriend Aidan and Bonnie, who teach them how to play lacrosse in exchange for playing soccer while Mama befriends Mrs. Ursus and learns that Mr. Ursus has a sweet tooth just like Papa. As the Bear family eats the fruitcake Mrs. Ursus gives them, Papa learns to accept neighbors for who they are. Suddenly, he takes a liking to Mr. Ursus when he says that his high-speed mower gives him enough time to go fishing, something that Papa enjoys.
27b1b"The Big Election"Gary HurstBruce RobbApril 25, 2003 (2003-04-25)October 23, 2003
Papa tries to run for mayor when Mayor Honeypot isn't doing anything to address Bear Country's arising issues, though he learns that part of being a mayor is keeping his promises.
28a2a"At the Giant Mall"Gary HurstJohn de KleinApril 26, 2003 (2003-04-26)October 7, 2003
A new mall has opened in Bear Country and the Bear family decides to go and visit it. After entering, Mama sets some rules for her, the cubs, and Papa to make sure that nobody gets lost. Papa disagrees, saying that a woodsbear like him doesn't get lost. As Mama and the cubs go around looking into and visiting various shops, Papa goes to look for a hardware store, only for him to find himself in the lost cubs station while doing so. Eventually, when Mama and the cubs find him, he admits he does know where he is most of time, but only when he's in the deep woods or frozen north. He then decides to give up on finding the hardware store, only to change his mind when the cubs and Mama show him it's right next to the lost cubs station, and says he had to get lost to find what he was looking for. After Papa gets the 1 and 1/2-inch carving set for the table he's making and the Bear family leaves the mall, Brother reminds Papa about Mama's first rule: "Always find something to mark your spot." Papa then apologizes for all the trouble he'd caused, admitting he should've listened and obeyed the rules so he wouldn't get lost: "Well, I've learned my lesson. Rules are for everyone. No matter how big or small, rules keep all of us safe."
28b2b"The Giddy Grandma"Gary HurstDawn ParishApril 26, 2003 (2003-04-26)September 17, 2003
For her school assignment, Sister has to write an essay on the bear that she admires the most. She gets the idea of going to visit Grizzly Gran and borrow her book titled "100 Most Famous Bears". Instead of using the book, Sister learns more about Gran's achievements, prompting her to write a report about Gran being the bear she admires the most.
29a3a"Think of Those in Need"Gary HurstBrian LasenbyApril 28, 2003 (2003-04-28)October 24, 2003
When the Bear family's treehouse becomes overloaded with their belongings, Mama gets the idea of giving some of their things away to bears who are less fortuate than them.
29b3b"The Hiccup Cure"Gary HurstBen JosephApril 28, 2003 (2003-04-28)October 24, 2003
Papa gets a case of the hiccups after eating a sandwich too quickly. Mama, Brother, and Sister try to help him get rid of them just in time for Mrs. Squire's birthday party.
30a4a"Go to the Movies"Gary HurstDawn ParishApril 29, 2003 (2003-04-29)April 5, 2004
Mama notices that the family hasn't been spending much time together, so she decides to propose an outing. She first proposes a picnic, which falls through as Brother, Sister, and Papa all have other things to do. On the second Saturday night, Mama suggests the family should go see a movie at the multiplex. Instead of going straight there, the family searches for Papa's car keys which he finds in the back pocket of his overalls. On the way to the multiplex, Papa has to deliver the Squire's end tables, but is unable to deliver them as he isn't home. Mama and Sister pass the time by stargazing. They continue on to the multiplex, but the car runs out of gas, and Mrs. Grizzle, who was out looking for her cat Percy, takes Papa and Sister to get gas for the car. When the family finally arrives at the movie theater, all of the films are sold out, but they realize that they had a special time of their own.
30b4b"Car Trip"Gary HurstSheila DinsmoreApril 29, 2003 (2003-04-29)April 6, 2004
Mama and Papa take the cubs on a trip around Bear Country. The cubs, at first, think they're going to Grizzlyland, but Mama and Papa tell them that they're going to visit Bear Country's national parks. During their trip, the cubs realize that there's more to a park's history and something that the cubs cannot find at places like Grizzlyland.
31a5a"Pet Show"Gary HurstBridget NewsonSeptember 1, 2003 (2003-09-01)April 5, 2004
The cubs want to participate in a pet show, but the rules state that each owner must have a pet. Sister enters Little Lady in the contest, leaving Brother to enter the pet show with Gran's pet parakeet.
31b5b"Pick Up and Put Away"Gary HurstDawn ParishSeptember 1, 2003 (2003-09-01)April 6, 2004
Brother works on a birdhouse to earn a Bear Scout merit badge, but after finishing, he trips over his soccer ball and it lands on his birdhouse, breaking it. Mama teaches him and Sister the importance of keeping their things organized. Although Brother doesn't receive a merit badge for the birdhouse, he does receive a merit badge for organization.
32a6a"Hug and Make Up"Gary HurstBridget NewsonSeptember 2, 2003 (2003-09-02)April 7, 2004
32b6b"Big Road Race"Gary HurstBruce RobbSeptember 2, 2003 (2003-09-02)April 7, 2004
33a7a"Attic Treasure"Gary HurstJohn de Klein & Peter SauderSeptember 3, 2003 (2003-09-03)September 16, 2003
33b7b"Moving Day"Gary HurstAlice ProdanouSeptember 3, 2003 (2003-09-03)September 16, 2003
34a8a"Gotta Dance"Gary HurstPamela SlavinSeptember 4, 2003 (2003-09-04)April 8, 2004
34b8b"The Bad Dream"Gary HurstBruce RobbSeptember 4, 2003 (2003-09-04)April 8, 2004
35a9a"Say Please and Thank You"Gary HurstPeter SauderSeptember 5, 2003 (2003-09-05)April 9, 2004
35b9b"Help Around the Workshop"Gary HurstPamela SlavinSeptember 8, 2003 (2003-09-08)September 6, 2004
36a10a"White Water Adventure"Gary HurstDawn ParishSeptember 5, 2003 (2003-09-05)April 9, 2004
36b10b"Showdown at Birder's Wood"Gary HurstAlice ProdanouSeptember 8, 2003 (2003-09-08)September 6, 2004
37a11a"That Stump Must Go"Gary HurstBruce RobbSeptember 9, 2003 (2003-09-09)September 7, 2004
37b11b"Draw It"Gary HurstBruce RobbSeptember 9, 2003 (2003-09-09)September 7, 2004
38a12a"Papa's Pizza"Gary HurstDawn ParishSeptember 10, 2003 (2003-09-10)September 8, 2004
38b12b"The Female Fullback"Gary HurstPamela SlavinSeptember 10, 2003 (2003-09-10)September 8, 2004
39a13a"Bears for All Seasons"Gary HurstBruce RobbSeptember 11, 2003 (2003-09-11)September 9, 2004
39b13b"Grow It"Gary HurstDawn ParishSeptember 11, 2003 (2003-09-11)September 9, 2004
40a14a"Go Up and Down"Gary HurstPeter SauderSeptember 12, 2003 (2003-09-12)September 10, 2004[6]
40b14b"Big Bear, Small Bear"Gary HurstBruce RobbSeptember 12, 2003 (2003-09-12)September 10, 2004[6]


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