|The Amazing Skippy|
|Season 5, Episode 17|
|Air date||December 7, 2002|
|Written by||Doug Cordell|
Chris Hoey and Lindsey Aikens (Script Supervisors)
Andy Yerkes (Producer)
Richard A. Fernandes and Erica Levin (and Post Production Supervisor) (Produced by)
Mitchell Kriegman (Created by and Executive Producer)
|Directed by||Dean Gordon|
Andrea Giles-Rich (Associate Director)
Adam Matalon (Stage Manager and Electrician)
Anne Louise Wallace (Stage Manager)
|Ojo Misses Her Friend||What's New, Skippy?|
The Amazing Skippy is the 17th episode of Season 5, 177th episode overall.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Treelo invites his squirrel friend Skippy for a visit to The Big Blue House, Bear and the kids are all excited to meet him. They are all surprised to learn that Skippy is blind and have a lot of questions for Bear while Treelo takes Skippy on a tour. They learn from Bear that Skippy has a disability, but isn't sick and that he likes to do many of the same things they do. As Skippy joins the kids during the day, they begin to wonder if he has special powers. He seems to know things that he seemingly couldn't know without some sort of special power. Skippy, however, teaches them that there's a lot one can tell by using all one's senses.
Songs[edit | edit source]
- What's That Smell? (Songs by Steve Charney)
- Oh What a World It Can Be (Songs by Brian Woodbury and Peter Lurye)
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The closing credits of this episode include the following note: "With special thanks to The American Council of the Blind for their generous participation."
- There is no Shadow Segment in this episode.
- Anne Louise Wallace Returns.
- The end stock footage is from You Learn Something New Every Day.
Goofs[edit | edit source]
Allusion[edit | edit source]
When everyone's wondering what's playing at the theater, Ojo suggests Take the Bunny and Run, a Woodsy Allen film. This is a riff on the Woody Allen film Take the Money and Run.