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Stripes
Season 1, Episode 8a
Stripes
Production Information
Director

Karl Geurs
David Block & Terence Harrison (Animation Directors)

Writer

Terrie Collins (story and teleplay)
Mark Zaslove (story and teleplay)
Bruce Reid Schaefer (teleplay)

Prod code

108a

Airdate

March 6, 1988

Episode Chronology
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The Great Honey Pot Robbery

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Monkey See, Monkey Do Better

Stripes is the first segment of the eighth episode of the first season of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. It originally aired on March 6, 1988.

Plot

Tigger loves bouncing in mud puddles, which forces Pooh, Piglet and Rabbit to give him a bath. But the bath causes his Stripes to vanish. Due to this, they cannot figure out what Tigger is. Tigger tries to be a rabbit, but fails when he unsuccessfully tries to protect Rabbit's garden from the bugs. Shortly after, he tries to be a bear, but accidentally bumps into a honey tree, making the bees attack him. Afterwards, Tigger says. “I don’t think I like being a bear. It gives me a heady-ache.” Later, after Piglet covers Tigger in Christmas lights, they try to paint Stripes on him at Piglet’s suggestion which tickles. Overjoyed, Tigger bounces outside, but a rainstorm washes away the Stripes. Discouraged, Tigger leaves in the middle of the night, wondering what he is. By daybreak, Eeyore passes by and tells him that he’s still Tigger on the inside. Then Tigger happily bounces around and his Stripes reappear. After that, Pooh and his friends recognize their old friend and Tigger continues bouncing in mud puddles.

Quotes

  • Eeyore: (sees Tigger sadly walking alone): Hello, Tigger.
    Tigger: You know? That's the third time today you called me Tigger.
    Eeyore: Well, aren't you?
    Tigger: (glumly): No, I don't have any stripes.
    Eeyore: (shakes his head): Oh, doesn't matter. You're still Tigger, on the inside.
    Tigger: (checks himself): I didn't know Eeyores have X-ray vision.
    Eeyore: (walks along): No, don't need it. You'll always be Tigger. It's all in the stuffing.
    Tigger: (stammers happily): I'm a Tigger, no matter what?!
    Eeyore: Well, of course.
    Tigger: (bounces): YAHOO!!!!
    Eeyore (gets startled): Nothing to get hysterical about it.

Trivia

  • This is the first and only time that Tigger has ever gone stripeless.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of the Bugs.
  • This episode is similar to the Pixar short Boundin':
    • The main character (Tigger/Lamb) loses something on the outside, which he is proud of (stripes for Tigger; wool for Lamb).
    • They are both sad and discouraged by their loss.
    • Late thetic character (Eeyore/Jackalope) comes along and tells the main character that what is on the inside is what counts.
    • Both Tigger and Lamb bounce (or bound) when they are happy, and both instances end with them
Voice actor Character
Jim Cummings Winnie the Pooh
John Fiedler Piglet
Paul Winchell Tigger
Ken Sansom Rabbit
Peter Cullen Eeyore
Frank Welker Bugs/Bees

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