Tigger is the Mother of Invention
|Season 3, Episode 8a|
October 27, 1990
Tigger makes an invention to help but causes more harm than good.
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Since then, Tigger has a sign on his door saying "Do Not Dstrb. This Means U" (actually meaning "Do not disturb. This means you.") He's been inventing all winter, spring, summer and fall. Just as an impatient and fed up Rabbit is about to force open Tigger's front door, Tigger opens it himself and announces that his invention has been invented. Pooh, Piglet and Rabbit are astounded at Tigger's creation. Pooh asks Tigger what it does, and Tigger tells hem that he'll demonstrate the device.
Unfortunately, Tigger's invention seems seems to do more harm than good. First he plucks out Rabbit's vegetables in a disorderly fashion. Rabbit is not amused. Tigger then uses the contraption to lower the honey tree for Pooh. But the disturbance causes the bees to chase Pooh and his friends. Finally, Tigger demonstrates how his machine house cleans Piglet's house... well, more like messing up the house.
Rabbit calls a meeting to do with "you-know-who"... He derails Tigger's invention as a menace! Is it Tigger "who's who"? Pooh asks... Tigger thinks they like his invention and thanks them for finding the inventor in himself. He presents his new improved invention. His invention invents lots of little inventy things on wheels, with disasters, sink un-blockers... brooms and the like, terrorizing the others. One of them brings Pooh a bee hive, with the bees buzzing around it... The other two are terrorizing Rabbit and Piglet. Rabbit and the others go to Tigger's house one night and Rabbit demands that Tigger come out, but his little inventions are terrorizing him, giving him a bath. The others go and free Tigger and get the contraptions into the mother contraption. Rabbit tells Tigger his invention has caused nothing but trouble from the start. Upset, Tigger agrees... He feels he's a failure and decides to leave the 100 Acre Wood. TTFG... Ta Ta for good... The others sadly watch Tigger walk away.
Three days later Piglet is snowed in and would be very grateful if someone had a few moments to save his life. Tigger wants to help, but he's been moping for three days now and he's just getting started. he blames his machine and kicks it, it spurs into life, as Pooh and Rabbit try to dig Piglet out as the machine comes... and digs Piglet out... and then falls apart... giving its all to save Piglet. He built it to clear snow in the first place. So it's obvious what Tigger's got to do next, invent another invention. It's going to be stupendeous, colossical... and monumentous, so incredibibble, so unbeleivabillbe, even he won't believe it. (Actually these misspelled words should be classical, marvelous, incredible, and unbelievable.)
|Jim Cummings||Winnie the Pooh|