|Need a Little Help Today|
|Season 1, Episode 23|
|Air date||November 19, 1997|
|Written by||P. Kevin Strader|
|Directed by||Hugh Martin|
|Eat, Drink Juice and Be Merry||Lost Thing|
Need a Little Help Today is the twenty-third episode of the first season.
Bear has caught a cold and his nose is so stuffed up that he just has to take it as assumed that the viewers smell good today. Tutter suggests he get a little rest on the couch and then the kids all decide that they'll do their best to help Bear feel better. Tutter recalls that when he needed some water, Bear helped him to reach the faucet. Ojo brings Bear her favorite toy, Snow Bear, to help cheer him up. She recalls the time when he helped her to feel better when she fell down while trying to fly. Pip and Pop deliver Bear a package containing a clam with the message "Get Well Soon." They recall the time when Bear let them be postal delivery otters. Treelo gives Bear a hug and recalls the time that he was afraid of going down the drain in the bathtub. And Tutter recalls a time when he wasn't feeling all that well himself.
That night, Bear wakes up feeling better. Then he sniffs to see if they smell good. Then he decides to visit Luna. So, he walks up to the viewy to visit her. She says hello to him. Then Bear tells Luna that he was a little stuffed up and under the weather. Luna was sorry to hear that. She asks what he did about it. Bear says that he had some quiet time, and a lot of help. Luna notes that love and caring is the best medicine of all. Bear agrees. Bear notes that sometimes when you're not feeling well, it feels so good to have, even just a little bit, of help from your friends. Luna thinks it goes to show that, when you help others, they will help you. Then they sing the goodbye song.
- This episode consists in part of flashbacks to scenes from past episodes, like "Why Bears Can't Fly", "Water, Water Everywhere", "Picture of Health", and "What's in the Mail Today?".
- There is no Shadow segment in this episode and no real-kids segment.
- Bear tries to sniff, but his nose is clogged. He cannot smell. He sounds like a pig.
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