"My Hero" is the first segment of the eighteenth episode of the first season of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh made by Walt Disney Television Animation. It originally aired on January 14, 1989.
It was windy out in the Hundred Acre Wood and Piglet was being carried by the wind while holding a kite. While trying to get help, he spots Tigger in an even more dangerous situation, drowning in a puddle. Piglet manages to save him rather by accident and everybody is surprised to know what happened. A happy Tigger expresses his gratitude by offering to be Piglet's personal servant for the rest of his life, which he insists on doing in spite of Piglet's refusal. The next morning, it doesn't go very good when Piglet woke up. First, Tigger got him food on the bed, then the red carpet treatment, cleaned Piglet's house, and washed and hung Piglet's shirts (ultimately including the one Piglet was wearing and Piglet himself). But the more he tries to help, the more troubles he causes for Piglet. Piglet then realizes that he needs to find a way to get his own life saved by Tigger, so that the life debt will be gone. However, this causes trouble for everyone else in the Hundred Acre Wood, who end up saving each other thanks to Piglet's attempts to get Tigger to save him; i.e.; Eeyore saving Pooh, Rabbit saving Gopher, Owl saving Eeyore. However, when all is said and done and the confusion ended, Tigger remains Piglet's servant. They then decide to celebrate everyone saving each other, and as Piglet brings a cake, a baby bee tries to eat the honey on top. When Piglet shoos the bee away and upsets it, he angers the entire hive and Tigger ends up saving Piglet from the bees, causing Tigger to no longer be Piglet's servant, much to Piglet's relief. But when Tigger suggests he can still be Piglet's servant, Piglet runs away in terror, while Tigger wonders what his problem is, as Tigger knows good help is hard to find.
- Winnie the Pooh (voiced by Jim Cummings)
- Piglet (voiced by John Fiedler)
- Tigger (voiced by Paul Winchell)
- Rabbit (voiced by Ken Sansom)
- Eeyore (voiced by Peter Cullen)
- Gopher (voiced by Michael Gough)
- Owl (voiced by Hal Smith)
- The Bees (voiced by Frank Welker)
- Gopher didn't whistle the "S" in "saved" when he said, "I saved you twice."
- When Tigger said, "He's practically in tears," this was done by Jim Cummings instead of Paul Winchell.
Tigger: Ya got it all twisty-tailed around! Pig-a-let saved me! He's my k-night in shining armor! My hero sandwich!
[All the Hundred Acre Wood Animals are gathered around a table in Pooh's house, trying to figure out who is a hero to whom]
Pooh: But, if I saved you-
Piglet: No-no-no, you saved me.
Gopher: Hmm, I saved you twice!
Rabbit: Eh, don't you have to call for help first?
Owl: [Bangs gavel] I have it! It's a simple matter of Arithmetic. All we do is invert the height of the sun in the sky, and multiply by the square root of the hypotenuse!
Gopher: Hey! Who're you callin' a hippopotamus?!
[All the Hundred Acre Wood Animals are seated around a table with balloons, streamers and other party decorations, looking rather impatient as they wait for Piglet]
Pooh: So, where is Piglet...exactly?
Tigger: He told me to wait for him here, 'cause he's got a big surprise.
Eeyore: Maybe the surprise is...he's not comin'.
Tigger: [shocked] Not coming?! My hero of heroes, miss his own party? [Chuckles sarcastically]. Nev-er! [Storms off to get Piglet]
[Tigger has just saved Piglet from the bees]
Owl: Hoooo! You're a hero Tigger!
Pooh: And heroes don't have to be servants anymore!
Piglet: Oh, thank goodness! [His forehead drops into his hands in relief]
Tigger: Aww, the poor little guy's so upset, he's practically in tears. Don't worry Piglet [pats Piglet's head] I can still be your servant if ya want?
Piglet: Gah! Someone save me!!! [Runs away in a panic]
Tigger: Say, what's the matter with him? [Looks at the camera, breaking the 4th wall] Doesn't he know good help's hard to find? [Growls playfully while rolling his eyebrows and smiling]
- Volume 9: Everything's Coming Up Roses (VHS)
- Friendship: Clever Little Piglet (VHS)
- A Valentine For You Special Edition (DVD)
- Pooh Bear's Big Surprise (VHS)