A Trip to the General Store
Season 4, Episode 4
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Air date September 24, 2001
Written by Claudia Silver (and Co-Producer)
Directed by Dean Gordon
Andrea Giles-Rich (Associate Director)
Keith Conod, Jack Cooke, Mike Moran and Jim Washburn (Utilities)
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A Trip to the General Store is the 4th episode of Season 4, 124th episode overall.


On a nice day, Bear decides to make a trip to the General Store to pick up some things he needs. Hearing that he's going to the store, everyone in The Big Blue House asks if they can come too, and Bear agrees. They ask him just how the whole process of buying things and getting money works, so he tells them all about how to earn money and how clams are used as currency in Woodland Valley. Bear wants to get going to the store, but instead they all split up to find ways to earn money. Finally, they all get going to the store. But something happens at the store that teaches them another lesson entirely. In the Shadow segment, Bear spends some time with Shadow at the store, and she tells him a story about a turtle who saved money.


Bear's Sense of SmellEdit



24 minutes


A Trip to the General Store (Credits)

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Episode LinkEdit 24 minutes [1]
24 minutes, 42 seconds (Extended Version)


  • To make money, Ojo, Treelo and Tutter create a lemonade stand. Sales are slow, but they sell Bear cookies and lemonade for a total of four clams. The lemonade was made with salt instead of sugar and Bear gets a horrified look on his face after he gulps down an entire pitcher full. Pip and Pop make money by gathering clams, which they sell to Lois, who says that she'll make jewelry out of them. They receive two Woodland Valley clams for their sale.
  • Two rabbit characters are introduced in this episode --- a little boy named Billy and his mother Bonnie. Their home was flooded in the storm that wrecked the library in "Welcome to Woodland Valley Part 1".
  • Jeremiah Tortoise is the sole proprietor of the Woodland Valley General Store.
  • The clip Bear picking up a varsity berry picking jacket is reused from You Learn Something New Every Day in the extended version.

Shadow's AppearanceEdit

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