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"Pooh Oughta Be in Pictures"
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh episode
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Episode no.Season 1
Episode 1
Written byBruce Talkington
and Mark Zaslove
Original air dateJanuary 17, 1988 (1988-01-17)
Running time23 minutes
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"Pooh Oughta Be in Pictures" is the first episode of the American animated television series The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. The episode was written by Bruce Talkington and Mark Zaslove and premiered on January 17, 1988 on Disney Channel.[1]

Plot

Christopher Robin's mother has made him a deal that if he eats his carrots he can go to the movies with Pooh, Piglet and Tigger. Christopher Robin hates vegetables, but he has to eat them (which results in him fainting).

Much to Piglet’s dismay, they go to see Birdzilla, a monster movie, as he thought they were seeing a cartoon. Pooh tries to convince Piglet that it is only a movie, with no success. Piglet has his eyes closed most of the time while Tigger is not impressed with the monsters. Pooh loses his hunnycrunch bars on the floor and Piglet helps to find them, only for both to get caught in a web of gum, thinking the spider in the movie is after him. Christopher Robin rescues them and Piglet is even more scared.

Tigger tried to convince Piglet not to be scared, stating that the monsters are not actually real and instead are make-believe, to which Christopher Robin and Pooh agree. However the usher does not like the mess they are making, forcing Christopher Robin, Pooh, Tigger, and Piglet to escape. Back in the woods, Christopher Robin, Pooh and Tigger decide to make their own scary movie. Pooh is the hero with his white scarf. Tigger is the gigantic monster, but he keeps his costume a secret. Piglet’s part is very important, he is the one who gets chased by a monster, much to his disliking.

Tigger’s monster identity is revealed; a humongous carrot. Tigger inadvertently scares Rabbit into never eating carrots again. Tigger tries to convince Rabbit who he really is, but the zipper is stuck and Rabbit thinks the monster carrot has eaten Tigger. The others are filming when Rabbit runs to them and panics. Everybody hides and panics, but Tigger tries to convince them that it is only him in a costume, and he needs help to get out of his suit. They can hear him calling and want to help him, but they still think the carrot has eaten Tigger, and discuss capturing the carrot.

Tigger comes to them, and they all panic. The carrot falls into the hole and Tigger got free and they try to bury the carrot, but Tigger tells them to stop, saying that it is just his costume and that he was going to use it for Christopher Robin’s movie until it became ruined. Realizing that Tigger is right, Rabbit and Pooh start to laugh after having themselves panic for something silly. Then Rabbit happily throws the ruined costume over at a large branch. However, Piglet is extremely upset that he was not brave enough to help Pooh in his time of need. Pooh tries to reassure him that everyone gets afraid once in a while, but Piglet just sadly walks home. In the blustery rainy evening, Pooh comes to Piglet’s house and brings Piglet his hero scarf to cheer him up, but Piglet is still upset, hiding under his chair. Pooh leaves the scarf in Piglet’s house and decides to get Christopher Robin to help Piglet with his problems. However, the stray costume loses hold of the branch due to the blustery wind, and Pooh is “attacked” by it, calling for Piglet’s help. Piglet grabs his scarf and runs after Pooh, saving him.

The epilogue is that Pooh, Christopher, Tigger and Piglet are make another monster movie and Piglet is made the hero. They watch it and they are all very satisfied, especially Piglet.

Then Christopher Robin and Pooh discuss about Piglet’s bravery, and even though they do not have to worry about monster carrots anymore, Christopher tells Pooh that his mom is preparing broccoli for dinner. Pooh suggests that they just skip dinner and go right to breakfast instead as the episode pilot ends.

References

  1. ^ The Union Democrat. January 15, 1988. ((cite news)): Missing or empty |title= (help)