"If At First You Don't Succeed..." is the forty-third episode of Bear in the Big Blue House. It aired on February 16, 1998.

Summary

When Ojo decides to pretend that she's a big bear, Bear invites her to join him on a berry-picking expedition at the Otter Pond. He's going to make a triple-berry pie, but first needs the most important ingredients. He teaches Ojo the essentials; showing her what types of berries are good to pick. After she learns the basics, Bear leaves her to the picking so he can prepare the crust for the pie. He and Ojo also find that Pip and Pop are trying something new. They each have a new toy: their very own otter hoops. When they can't them to work, they express concern that they're broken. Bear and Ojo help them to see that often you have to practice at something before you can be good at it. In the Shadow segment, Shadow puts her spin on "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush." In her version, a dog and a woman are washing clothes by hand, but decide instead to take them to a laundromat. They're then freed up to go perform in a circus, until a man sends them back to work on the laundry.


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Media
Bear in the Big Blue House (Episode list) • Breakfast with Bear

Soundtracks: Songs from Jim Henson's Bear in the Big Blue HouseMore Songs from Jim Henson's Bear in the Big Blue House

Disney Parks
Bear in the Big Blue House: Live on StagePlayhouse Disney - Live on Stage!Disney Stars and Motorcars Parade
Characters
BearAnnetteBaby BlotterEdwina BadgerBenny the BatBig Old BullfrogBillyBonnieChristineDoc HoggDoc OwlEarlFerret JeeterGrandma FlutterGrandpa Highland McTutterHarry the Duck • Hephaestus Tortoise • Jack the DogJacques the BeaverJeremiah TortoiseJet Setter TutterJim MouseJune MouseKeishaKlutter TutterThe Klutter TuttersUncle KoalaLilyLoisLukeLunaMama DuckMiss MaxwellMossMousey the GreatOjoOtto and Etta OtterPip and PopThe PossumsPuckRay the SunRita Mouse • Rocko • ShadowSkippySnookTardyTreeloTucker TutterTutterNutter TutterTutterly T. TutterTwizzler TutterUncle Tito del TutterUrsaMs. Henrietta VanderpeenWhiner Tutter
Episodes
Season One: "Home is Where the Bear Is" • "Water, Water Everywhere" • "Mouse Party" • "Shape of a Bear" • "Picture of Health" • "Share, Bear" • "Why Bears Can't Fly" • "Falling for Fall" • "What's in the Mail, Today?" • "Dancin' the Day Away" • "A Wagon of a Different Color" • "Dirt, I Love You So!" • "Music to My Ears" • "All Connected" • "Summer Cooler" • "The Big Little Visitor" • "A Winter's Nap" • "Working Like a Bear" • "Magic in the Kitchen" • "Spring Fever" • "A Plant Grows in Bear's House" • "Eat, Drink Juice and Be Merry" • "Need a Little Help Today" • "Lost Thing" • "Listen Up!" • "Friends for Life"

Season Two: "Ooh Baby, Baby" • "Raiders of the Lost Cheese" • "The Big Sleep" • "Clear as a Bell" • "Good Times" • "You Learn Something New Every Day" • "Back to Nature" • "The Ojolympics" • "The Great Pretender" • "It's All in Your Head" • "Oops, My Mistake" • "Bear's Birthday Bash" • "Picture This" • "The Big Blue Housecall" • "Change is in the Air" • "Look What I Made" • "If At First You Don't Succeed..." • "All Weather Bear" • "I Built That!" • "Tutter's Tiny Trip" • "Dance Fever!" • "Afraid Not" • "I Gotta Be Me!" • "Buggin'" • "Love is All You Need" • "It's a Mystery to Me" • "As Different as Day and Night" • "Grandparents Just Want to Have Fun" • "The Way I Feel Today" • "You Go, Ojo!" • "Scientific Bear" • "Boys Will Be Boys" • "I Was Just Thinking" • "Wish You Were Here" • "And to All a Good Night" • "Call it a Day" • "We Did it Our Way" • "What's the Story?" • "When You've Got to Go!"
Season Three: "Friends At Play" • "Nothing to Fear" • "Lost and Found" • "The Senseless Detectives" • "Halloween Bear" • "You Never Know" • "It's All About You" • "Woodland House Wonderful" • "I've Got Your Number" • "What's Mine is Yours" • "Bear's Secret Cave" • "Smellorama" • "I For-Got Rhythm?!?" • "Wait for Me" • "Morning Glory" • "That Healing Feeling" • "The Tutter Family Reunion" • "Bats are People Too" • "Words, Words, Words" • "Let's Get Interactive" • "The Yard Sale" • "The Best Thanksgiving Ever" • "Read My Book" • "Go to Sleep" • "A Berry Bear Christmas"
Season Four: "Welcome to Woodland Valley" • "Step by Step" • "First Day at Mouse School" • "Rockin' Rocko" • "When Harry Met Hallie" • "Show and Tell" • "Tutter Gathers Some Moss" • "History, Herstory, Bearstory" • "At the Old Bear Game" • "The Amazing Skippy" • "Let's Hit the Road" • "Great Ball of Firefighters" • "Appreciation Day" • "Show Your Stuff" • "Grandma Flutter's 100th Birthday" • "The View from You" • "To Clean or Not to Clean" • "The Great Bandini" • "Volunteers of Woodland Valley" • "Big Blue Home of the Brave" • "A Trip to the General Store" • "Tutter's First Big Sleepover Bash" • "A Strange Bird" • "Let it Go" • "This is Your Life, Bear"

Location
The Big Blue HouseDoc Hogg's OfficeMouse SchoolOtter Pond • River City • Sequoia CityWoodland ValleyWoodland Valley CinemaWoodland Valley General StoreWoodland Valley LibraryWoodland Valley MallWoodland Valley Post Office
Songs
Welcome to the Blue House • Where O Where is Shadow • Goodbye Song • Great to Be at Home • No Place Like My Bedroom • Oh, Water, Water, Water • Need a Little Help Today (song) • When I'm Older • Happy, Happy Birthday • Shape of a Bear (song) • Picture of Health (song) • Quiet Time • The Bear Cha-Cha-Cha • Always Something to Share • Clean Up the House • Gravity • Falling for Fall (song) • What's in the Mail Today? (song) • Dear Grandma • Dancing the Day Away (song) • Treelo's Dance • The Otter Dancing School • Some of the Colors I See • Dirt, Dirt I Love You So • Why Can't the Dirt Just Leave Me Alone? • Everybody in the Tub • Everywhere There's Music • Hey, We Can Play • All Connected (song) • In the Middle of the Summer • In the Middle of Winter • Workin' Like a Kid • Magic in the Kitchen (song) • Springtime, Oh, Springtime • Spring Fever (song) • Always Something Good to Eat • Lost Thing (song) • Snow Bear, Where Can You Be? • Wonderful Sounds • Friends for Life (song) • When You Make Yourself a Friend
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