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Shape of a Bear
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Season 1, Episode 4
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Air date October 23rd, 1997
Written by Jason Root
Directed by Hugh Martin
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Shape of a Bear is the fourth episode of the first season.


Tutter is excited because Bear has promised to bring him a box, but he's getting a bit impatient at the wait. Viewers learn that the box is a rectangle and that there are shapes all around. They also find out that everyone has their own unique shape --- something that Ojo, Pip and Pop learn when they become shape explorers. Treelo also learns about shapes when Bear plays with him in a "tent" he made out of a bedsheet. Shadow also pays Bear a visit and tells a song of a very special shape --- a star. After that, Bear goes up to the attic to see Luna. Luna tells Bear that she is only a circle right now, and from time to time she can change into any shapes. They also sing the Goodbye Song.



  • Me, I'm the Shape of the Bear (and Reprise) (Music and Lyrics by Brian Woodbury)
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star


  • When Ojo is playing with her blocks, she sings "Heigh-ho. Heigh-ho. I love my blocks, you know.", this is a play on "Heigh-ho. Heigh-ho. It's off to work we go" --- lyrics from the song "Heigh-Ho" in Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
  • The Bear-only version of the song in this episode is Track 18 on the album Songs from Jim Henson's Bear in the Big Blue House. On the album it is titled simply "Shape of a Bear," but on the credits at the end of the episode, it is listed as "Me, I'm the Shape of the Bear."
  • The music is different in the introduction of this episode. Jason Root is Writer in it.



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