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"The Monster Frankenpooh" is the second segment of the sixth episode of the second season of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. It originally aired on October 14, 1989.

Plot

Tigger, Rabbit, Gopher, and Piglet are telling stories on a dark night in the Hundred Acre Wood. Tigger wants Piglet to tell a story about ghosties, spookables and "things that go shopping in the night". But Piglet says he wants to tell a "not-so-scary story" about a scientist.

In the story, Piglet sets the scene in a castle in the middle of the day. Tigger says the story should be in the nighttime, and the day turns to night. Piglet and Tigger go back and forth, changing the story from day to night. Tigger confuses Piglet and the story stays at night. Tigger adds a thunderstorm. Inside the castle, a scientist who looks exactly like Piglet is in a laboratory making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Tigger interrupts again and says, "this story is so unscary, it's scary!"

Outside the story, Tigger is fed up with how the story is going and gets up to leave to "go trim Pooh's toenails". Rabbit tries to get Tigger to stay. Tigger says that if the story is going to be about a scientist, then he should be doing something "terribibble," like creating a "boogly, boogey monster!"

In the story, there is something under the blanket on the table the scientist Piglet is working on. Tigger names it The Monster Frankenpooh as it sits up. The blanket comes off and the Monster Frankenpooh looks exactly like Winnie the Pooh. Tigger says the monster is "absolutely perfect," but thinks the monster should be bigger. Frankenpooh suddenly grows bigger, big enough to sit on the table. Tigger is still displeased with the size of his monster, so he makes Frankenpooh even bigger. Tigger wants the monster to be even bigger still, so he makes Frankenpooh so big that he hits his head on the ceiling of the castle. Finally, Tigger is happy with the size of The Monster Frankenpooh. The terrified scientist runs around Frankenpoohs feel yelling for help, and then breaks the fourth wall, saying "this is so very terrifying," before running away. Frankenpooh slowly begins to walk out of the castle, looking for honey.

Outside the castle, Frankenpooh walks through a farmer who looks like Rabbit's garden, and he yells of a monster. Frankenpooh makes his way to Gopher's hole, and walks over it, making Gopher, who also yells of a monster, fall a very long fall all the way down his hole. Tigger appears and asks if the audience is scared.

Outside the story, Tigger says how the "giganticically monstrous monstrosity" is unstoppable.

Inside the story, the giant Frankenpooh walks along, yelling for honey.

Outside the story, Piglet stops the story and tells Tigger that the story is much too scary, and suggests that he take over.

Inside the story, Rabbit and Gopher are running scared around Frankenpooh's feet. Piglet says the size of the monster is all wrong to have on him, and Frankenpooh instantly shrinks back to the small size he was at the beginning of the story. Outside the story, Tigger agrees with Piglet about the monster's size, and says that the monster should be "quadroopily as big!" Inside the story, Frankenpooh grows very rapidly, and grows so big that he reaches the top of the film strip the cartoon is being made on. Frankenpooh breaks the fourth wall and comments on his size to Tigger. Tigger agrees that he overdid the size of the monster, and shrinks Frankenpooh back to his original, but still big, monster size. Frankenpooh continues on his way looking for honey. Eventually, he finds a house, sits down in front of it and tries to reach inside it (only being able to fit his arm inside it) to look for honey.

Meanwhile, a trio of angry villagers (Rabbit, Gopher, and Owl) Run to the scientist's castle, claiming that he is the one who made the giant monster. The scientist, who is putting out empty milk bottles, is frightened by the villagers and runs away into the castle, as the villagers chase after. Piglet hides and pleads that the whole thing was an accident.

Outside the story, Piglet is trembling in fear. Tigger, Rabbit and Gopher are confused, and go to comfort Piglet, assuring him that it was only a story and there is nothing to be afraid of. Rabbit says that Piglet should learn the difference between what is real and what is not. Rabbit asks Pooh if he agrees.

Across the room, Pooh is sitting on the ground, but he is the same giant size he was in the story. Pooh also agrees that he shouldn't take things so seriously either.

Characters

Home video

  • Frankenpooh (VHS)
  • Special Holiday Edition (Laserdisc)

Trivia

  • When Gopher falls down his hole, he falls and screams for about 20 seconds before he hits the bottom.
  • The reason Rabbit tells Tigger to "behave" remains unknown.
  • In the Disney+ edit, Gopher’s broken bottle is replaced with a hammer.
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Media
Films: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey TreeWinnie the Pooh and the Blustery DayWinnie the Pooh and Tigger TooThe Many Adventures of Winnie the PoohWinnie the Pooh and a Day for EeyorePooh's Great School Bus AdventurePooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher RobinWinnie the Pooh: Seasons of GivingThe Tigger MovieThe Book of Pooh: Stories from the HeartPiglet's Big MovieWinnie the Pooh: Springtime with RooPooh's Heffalump MoviePooh's Heffalump Halloween MoviePooh's Super Sleuth Christmas MovieTigger & Pooh and a Musical TooWinnie the PoohChristopher Robin

TV Shows: Welcome to Pooh CornerThe New Adventures of Winnie the PoohThe Book of PoohMy Friends Tigger & Pooh
Video Games: Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre WoodTigger's Honey HuntPiglet's Big GameWinnie the Pooh's Rumbly Tumbly AdventurePooh's Party Game: In Search of the TreasureKinect Disneyland AdventuresKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts Birth by SleepKingdom Hearts:Chain of MemoriesKingdome Hearts IIWinnie the Pooh: Adventures of the Hundred Acre WoodAnimated Storybook: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey TreeAnimated Storybook: Winnie the Pooh and Tigger TooKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle Mode

Disney Parks
Fantasy GardensGarden of Twelve FriendsHunny Pot SpinPooh's Hunny HuntPooh's Playful SpotThe Magic of Disney AnimationThe Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Entertainment: "A Whole New World" A Magical Disney SongbookFantasy FestivalIt's Party Time... with Mickey and FriendsMickey's Magical Music WorldMickey presents: “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris”Once Upon a MouseWinnie the Pooh and Friends, too!
Restaurants: Crystal Palace
Shops: Pooh Corner
Parade: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's FantillusionDisney's Magical Moments ParadeDisney's Party ExpressDisney Carnivale ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeDisney on Parade: 100 Years of MagicDisney Stars on ParadeDreaming Up!Flights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Mickey's Rainy Day ExpressMickey's Storybook ExpressMain Street Electrical Parade
Firework: Cherish the MemoriesDisneyland ForeverOnce Upon a TimeRemember... Dreams Come True
Spring: Disney Color-Fest: A Street Party!Disney's Easter WonderlandDisney's Spring PromenadeUsatama on the Run!
Summer: Mickey's WaterWorks
Halloween: Happy HallowishesMickey's Boo-to-You Halloween ParadeMickey's Halloween Celebration
Christmas: Disney's White Holiday ParadeLa Parade de Noël Disney

Characters
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Winnie the PoohChristopher RobinPigletTiggerEeyoreRabbitKangaRooOwlGopherBeesHeffalumpsWoozlesMr. Narrator

Welcome to Pooh Corner: Robert Rabbit
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Mrs. RobinBirdzillaMama HeffalumpJunior HeffalumpPapa HeffalumpCrowsKessiePygmy PigletsCrudSmudgeStan and HeffWoosterBrunoTed, Pinky & Vacuum HeadPack RatsNasty JackNasty Jack's GangBugsJagularRabbit's relativesLong John CottontailDexterSkippy
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin: SkullasaurusTyrannosaurus Rex
Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You: Winifred
Pooh's Heffalump Movie: LumpyMama Heffalump
My Friends Tigger & Pooh: DarbyBusterBeaverWoodpeckerOpossum Twins
Pooh's Super Sleuth Christmas Movie: Santa ClausHolly
Winnie the Pooh: BalloonThe BacksonRabbit's Friends and Relations
Christopher Robin: Evelyn RobinMadeline RobinGiles Winslow Jr.

Episodes
Welcome to Pooh CornerThe New Adventures of Winnie the PoohThe Book of Pooh
Locations
Hundred Acre WoodPooh's HousePiglet's HouseTigger's HouseRabbit's HouseEeyore's HouseOwl's HouseRabbit's GardenChristopher Robin's RoomSkull CaveNorth PoleGopher's TunnelsHeffalump HollowThe Scary Woods
Objects
Winnie the Pooh dollWinnie the Pooh storybookRock Remover
Songs
Movie Songs

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree: "Winnie the Pooh" • "Up, Down, Touch the Ground" • "Rumbly in My Tumbly" • "Little Black Rain Cloud" • "Mind Over Matter"
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day: "A Rather Blustery Day" • "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers" • "Heffalumps and Woozles" • "Rain, Rain, Rain Came Down, Down, Down" • "Hip-Hip-Hooray!"
Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh: "I Am Not Afraid" • "I Wanna Scare Myself"
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin: "Forever & Ever" • "Adventure is a Wonderful Thing" • "If It Says So" • "Wherever You Are" • "Everything is Right"
The Many Songs of Winnie the Pooh: "It Really Was a Woozle, Yes it Was"
Sing a Song with Pooh Bear: "Kanga Roo Hop" • "You're the One and Only One" • "Harvest What You Grow" • "My Song"
Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You: "Girls are Like Boys" • "When the Love Bug Bites" • "Places in the Heart"
Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year: "Jingle Bells" • "Snow Snows" • "Merry Pooh Year" • "Hunny, Not for Me" • "Auld Lang Syne"
The Tigger Movie: "Someone Like Me" • "Whoop-de-Dooper Bounce" • "Lull-a-Bee" • "Round My Family Tree" • "How to Be a Tigger" • "Your Heart Will Lead You Home"
Piglet's Big Movie: "If I Wasn't So Small" • "A Mother's Intuition" • "With a Few Good Friends" • "Sing-Ho (For the Life of a Bear)" • "The More It Snows (Tiddely-Pom)" • "The More I Look Inside" • "Comforting to Know"
Springtime With Roo: "We're Huntin' Eggs Today" • "Sniffley Sniff" • "Easter Day With You" • "The Way It Must Be Done"
Pooh's Heffalump Movie: "Little Mr. Roo" • "The Horribly Hazardous Heffalumps" • "The Name Game" • "Shoulder to Shoulder" • "In the Name of the Hundred Acre Wood/What Do You Do?"
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie: "Trick 'R Treating With Our Friends" • "Brave Together"
Winnie the Pooh: "The Tummy Song" • "A Very Important Thing to Do" • "The Winner Song" • "The Backson Song" • "It's Gonna Be Great" • "Everything is Honey" • "Pooh's Finale"
Christopher Robin: "Goodbye, Farewell" • "Busy Doing Nothing" • "Christopher Robin"

Television Songs
Welcome to Pooh Corner: "Welcome to Pooh Corner Theme Song" • "Try a Little Something New" • "The Right Side" • "Yes, I Can" • "You're the Only You" • "I Hum to Myself" • "Please and Thank You" • "Responsible Persons" • "Welcome to Pooh Corner Ending Theme"
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: "Pooh Bear" • "'Cause It's Make Believe" • "The Floating Song" • "Nothing's Too Good for a Friend" • "Under the Bed" • "I Don't Have A Name" • "King of the Beasties" • "The End" • "Pirates is What We'll Be" • "Tigger, the Private Ear is Here"
The Book of Pooh: "Everyone Knows He's Winnie the Pooh" • "Goodbye for Now" • "Your Best Wishes" • "On the Double" • "Who is Me" • "Think, Think, Think" • "What Piglets Are" • "I Watch for Signs" • "We're Making a Cake" • "If I Could Be Big" • "Isn't that Funny?" • "Find the X" • "Everyone Wants a Valentine" • "That's What We Do" • "Keep it Simple" • "Have You Got a Book For Me?" • "Give It a Try" • "On Your Way Back Home" • "The Birdbird Song" • "Nightmare Wranglers" • "Carry On" • "What's Your Name, River" • "Where Do Words Go?" • "Under a Spelling Bee's Spell" • "Adventure" • "Mental Altitude" • "I Want to Know Everything Now" • "Happy Tailiversary" • "Get Growin'" • "Tigger's Lullaby" • "Perfect Party" • "If We Were Talkin'" • "Someone New to Meet" • "My Hero" • "I Want To Be Scary" • "Broken Friendships" • "Do the Roo" • "Call Me Buck-a-Roo" • "At Chez Piglet" • "Nothing Ever Happens" • "Too Much Honey" • "Lost in a Book"
My Friends Tigger and Pooh: "A Few Simple Rules" • "Bouncin'" • "The Grass is Greenier" • "The Password Song" • "Underneath the Same Sky" • "One Big Happy Family" • "Think, Think, Think" • "The Question Song" • "Floating in a Cloud" • "Different Can Be Good" • "The Little Things You Do" • "There's a Party" • "No More Fun In the Snow" • "Butterflies" • "What Makes a Pony a Pony" • "When We Work Together" • "Christmas Comes Tomorrow" • "Time to Go (On a Trek Through the Snow)" • "Snowman Song"
Miscellaneous: "Luv-a-bye" • "Playtime Song" • "Learning Song" • "Friendship Song"

See Also
Winnie-the-Pooh and His FriendsWinnie the Pooh Discovers the SeasonsThe Disney AfternoonThe Many Songs of Winnie the PoohSing a Song with Pooh BearSing a Song with TiggerWhoopty-Dooper-Loopty-Looper-Alley-Ooper bounce • "Into the Hundred Acre Wood!" • Too Smart for Strangers