Bear in the Big Blue House (1997– )

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Bear lives in a Big Blue House with several of his muppet friends: Treelo the lemur, Ojo the bear cub, Tutter the mouse, and Pip and Pop the otters. Every day bear uses his reassuringly ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Noel MacNeal ...
 Bear (9 episodes, 1997-1999)
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 Tutter (8 episodes, 1997-1999)
Vicki Eibner ...
 Ojo (8 episodes, 1997-1999)
Tyler Bunch ...
 Treelo (8 episodes, 1997-1999)
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 Luna (8 episodes, 1997-1999)
Tara Mooney ...
 Shadow (7 episodes, 1997-1999)
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 Bonnie Bunny, additional puppeteer (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
James J. Kroupa ...
 Otto (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Jack the Dog (2 episodes, 1999)
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Bear lives in a Big Blue House with several of his muppet friends: Treelo the lemur, Ojo the bear cub, Tutter the mouse, and Pip and Pop the otters. Every day bear uses his reassuringly shaggy presence to help solve problems and explore a different topic of the day (for instance "finding" or "helping"). He also frequently talks to his other friends, Shadow, who tells stories and sings nursery rhymes, and Luna the moon, who helps provide 'The Big Picture'. Written by Stephanie Paris

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[repeated opening line]
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A Jewel in a Sea of Mediocrity
14 March 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I can't say enough good things about this show. It is the only children's program that consistently addresses the everyday aspects of life, such as potty training, cleaning the house, bathing, brushing one's teeth, going to school, etc. The amazing thing is how it's all done in the most entertaining way with fun songs and lots of dancing -- not an easy thing to do well. My kids absolutely love it when Bear feels the Cha Cha Cha coming on! The entire cast is extremely talented. I never hear them talking down to children as I do on many other shows. The segment with Luna is wonderful to open children's minds to contemplation -- it is so soothing.

My children, now 3 and 1, have adored this show since they were old enough to hold their heads up and it's one of the few programs that I actually enjoy myself as there is a subtle humor that adults can appreciate. Most importantly, however, this is a show that actually teaches kids about real life while entertaining them and opening their imaginations. My personal favorite of all the current kids shows, and objectively speaking, one of the three best kids shows on TV. Also, the pacing is great and it does not contribute to the short attention span syndrome like so many other kids shows.


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