The BEST episodes of Caillou

Every episode of Caillou ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Caillou!

This show is about the life of a young bald boy named Caillou, his family and his friends. It is based on the books by Christine L'Heureux and Helene Despeteaux, which is highly popular in the Quebec area in Canada. There are actually two versions of the show. The first version premiered in late 1997, is only 5 minutes in length, consists of 65 episodes, and is fully animated. The plot line of this version is that a grandmother reads her grandchildren a Caillou book. While this version enjoys success in some countries outside the US, it was never formally aired in the US. The second version, which premiered in late 2000, has the show extended to 30 minutes, and has puppets, music and live action segments thrown in. The animation parts, however, are a mixture of the first version of the show with the "grandma reading to kids" part of the story lopped off and some new stories (however, Season 3 no longer contains animation parts from the first version of the show).

Last Updated: 11/20/2022Network:PBS
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Caillou's Summer Goodnight
star
9.56
34 votes

#1 - Caillou's Summer Goodnight

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 9/19/2000

Caillou's parents are going out, and Grandma's coming over to babysit. Later, it's naptime, and he dozes off. Until Glibert comes and wakes him up. Then he has trouble going back to sleep because it's too bright. Grandma comes up with an idea - a cardboard cutout of the night sky, and Caillou eventually falls asleep.

Caillou's Big Discovery
star
8.80
30 votes

#2 - Caillou's Big Discovery

Season 2 - Episode 60 - Aired 5/8/2001

Caillou explores the dinosaur age when he and Leo find a fish fossil rock in Caillou’s backyard.

The Spider Issue
star
8.00
4 votes

#3 - The Spider Issue

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/13/2010

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Caillou Helps Out
star
7.97
35 votes

#4 - Caillou Helps Out

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/22/2000

Everyone’s lending a helping hand today. Caillou plans a surprise birthday party for Grandpa with Grandma’s help. He and Grandma get everything ready, and Grandpa is very surprised and very happy. Rexy, on the other hand, is disappointed when Teddy and DeeDee are too busy with their chores to play with him. Gilbert suggests that Rexy help the others out - that way they’ll be finished sooner and ready to play. Caillou really likes to play with Leo’s pet hamster and would love to have one of his own. He doesn’t realize how much hard work having a hamster can be until he offers to look after Leo’s pet while Leo and his parents are out of town. He soon realizes it’s not all fun and games – especially with Gilbert around! In the puppet segments, Teddy is out raking leaves, while Deedee is busy gathering nuts for the winter. Gilbert sees Teddy raking the leaves and says that he'll come and help him later, but for the time being, he's going go have a catnap. Rexy also notices Teddy raking the leaves and asks him why he's doing it. After pestering him with "why" questions for a little while, he asks him if he's seen Deedee. Teddy says that he has, but tries to warn Rexy that Deedee is busy. Rexy doesn't listen and goes and asks Deedee if she wants to play pirates. Deedee is so busy that she doesn't really have time to do much more than say that she can't. Rexy doesn't understand why she'd choose gathering nuts over playing pirates, since playing pirates is much more fun. He decides to try playing pirates himself to show how much fun it is, but just ends up playing by himself. He starts to get sad and then Gilbert comes out, apparently having finished his catnap and asks him what he's doing by himself. Rexy explains how everyone's busy and Gilbert suggests that he ask if he can help out. So both Rexy and Gilbert help with everyone's chores and pretty soon they're all playing pirates together. Caillou is helping out too, whether it be taking care of a frien

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Caillou in the Bathtub
star
7.50
6 votes

#5 - Caillou in the Bathtub

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 5/11/2001

Lost in the Jungle
star
7.43
7 votes

#6 - Lost in the Jungle

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/3/2000

Caillou learns all about the jungle at playschool

Caillou at the Beach
star
7.33
3 votes

#7 - Caillou at the Beach

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 9/5/2000

Caillou's family goes to the beach. It's Caillou and Rosie's first time. Caillou goes into the water with his Daddy. He has a picnic with his family, but a seagull steals his sandwich. He follows a crab to the sea and sees lots of sea creatures. Then, he builds a sand castle with his Mom. Finally, the tide comes in and they have to leave for the time being, but they'll come back the next day (and the next day and the next day...)

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Caillou to the Rescue
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7.25
4 votes

#8 - Caillou to the Rescue

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 9/7/2000

(A42 wip title: "Caillou the Lion Tamer, or Firefighter") Caillou tries to teach Gilbert tricks like a lion tamer, but Gilbert is more interested in chasing butterflies. When a dog on a leash approaches him, he gets scared and races up a tree. Caillou tries to lure him down with his favorite toy mouse, but then notices how high up he is and runs to get his Dad's help. Dad gets a ladder, but it's not tall enough to reach Gilbert. He calls the fire department and when the firefighters get there, Dad recognizes an old friend of his who he played with when he was a kid, Eric. The firefighters set up a ladder and Gilbert is retrieved successfully. Gilbert proceeds to show his gratitude by running off. Caillou is invited for a tour of the firestation and rides in the firetruck. At the firestation, Caillou meets Sparky, their dalmatian, who helps them sniff for fires. Finally, the firestation's alarm sounds and the firefighters have to leave. Back at home, Caillou tells Gilbert that he's saved him and notes that Gilbert should be glad he's a firefighter.

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Caillou's All Alone
star
7.22
96 votes

#9 - Caillou's All Alone

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/4/1998

Caillou wants to play, but everybody's too busy to play with him. Caillou's Mom has to do the taxes, Caillou's Dad is repairing the washing machine, and Caillou's grandma is tucking Rosie in for her nap. Even Gilbert doesn't seem to want to play. Caillou then goes back into his room and plays with his plush toys.

Caillou's Sea Adventure
star
7.00
3 votes

#10 - Caillou's Sea Adventure

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 9/25/2000

Caillou is inside the house, playing with his kite again. He tries to interest Gilbert in it, but Gilbert doesn't care. He goes downstairs to get Mommy because they're supposed to be going to the park, but Mommy opens the door and shows him that it's raining. She says that the forecast is for rain all day. Caillou is upset. He feels that he has nothing to do and doesn't like the suggestion of playing with Rosie. Daddy suggests that Leo could come over. So Caillou calls over to Leo's house, but is simply told that Leo isn't home. Daddy suggests that he use his imagination to find something to do. He finds Roise playing peekaboo, but gets upset because she's playing with something of his. He ends up deciding to let her play with it, though. He's gotten an idea of something he can do. He grabs the tablecloth off the kitchen table and creates his own pirate ship. Rosie comes in and wants to play, but Caillou won't let her. They argue and Mommy ends up taking the tablecloth away. Caillou tries playing a matching card game and Rosie interferes. At first he's mad again, but then he makes her laugh and decides to play with her. So they once again set up the pirate ship and Caillou gets a cardboard tube from Dad to use as a periscope. They pretend that they're trying to escape from Gilbert, who's a shark. Then, Daddy joins in the game and pretends to be a pirate.

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Where's Gilbert
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7.00
5 votes

#11 - Where's Gilbert

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/1/2000

Gilbert has gone missing and Caillou is very concerned.

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Under Sail
star
7.00
4 votes

#12 - Under Sail

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 9/14/2000

Caillou goes to the park with Rosie and his mother. There they see toy boats sailing on the lake. Later, at his grandparents’ house, Caillou finds his grandpa's old boat in their basement. Caillou and Grandpa repaint the boat and then sail it.

All in a Day's Work
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7.00
3 votes

#13 - All in a Day's Work

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/4/2000

(A42 WIP title: "My Alarm Clock Didn't Go Off") It's morning and Gilbert wakes Caillou up He goes into Mommy and Daddy's room. They wish him good morning. Then, Mommy realizes that their alarm didn't go off. Dad has Caillou go downstairs and feed Gilbert. Mom makes Caillou rush through breakfast and he's not happy about it. In the bathroom, Caillou sees Mom's makeup. He uses it on Rosie, to make her look like Mommy. Mom notices this and Caillou says he wanted Rosie to look like her. Mom scolds him for playing with her makeup. Dad asks Caillou to get dressed so that he and Rosie can go to playgroup, but Caillou doesn't want to . He wants to stay home and play with Daddy. Daddy, however, has to go to work. So Dad goes downstairs and tells Mommy to go ahead on to the playgroup with Rosie. Back upstairs, we learn that Dad's alarm clock definitely isn't going off because he's decided that he can be even later than he is now for work by taking Caillou around the neighborhood to see other people who are working. Caillou meets the mailman, a garbage collector and cops. They also stop at an ATM, where Dad clears up Caillou's misconception that the ATM simply "gives him money." (A common misconception among little children.) He drops Caillou off at his playgroup, where he tells Mrs. Martin about all the stuff he did "at work."

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The Treasure Chest
star
7.00
3 votes

#14 - The Treasure Chest

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/4/2000

Caillou finds an old trunk in the attic with some of Dad's old treasures in.

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Caillou Tidies His Toys
star
7.00
95 votes

#15 - Caillou Tidies His Toys

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/5/1998

Caillou's hiding in a pile of plush toys when his mom comes in and calls him to eat chocolate pudding. Now, if it's one thing Caillou really likes, it's chocolate pudding, so he comes out of hiding. On his way downstairs, he's made to tidy up the mess on the stairs. Then, just as he's about to eat the pudding, he's called outside to tidy up the mess he's made on the porch. And then, just as he's back at the table, he's called into the bathroom to tidy up another mess. Finally, he has his chocolate pudding. Caillou's Dad suggests that he do something about all his old toys. Caillou decides to give some to Rosie, and his Dad suggests that they make a toy chest after eating. Scene cuts to when the chest is finished. We see the lid close, and a picture of Caillou's face is on the lid.

Caillou Goes Bowling
star
6.97
32 votes

#16 - Caillou Goes Bowling

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/18/2013

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Off to School
star
6.97
31 votes

#17 - Off to School

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 9/18/2000

Caillou is watching out the window because he wants to see the school bus when it comes. Daddy keeps calling him to do things, which annoys him because he might miss the bus. He does get to see it, though and it gets him to wishing that he could go to school. That evening, Sarah comes over with an invitation. Her school is having a little brother/sister day. She doesn't have one, so she wants to invite Caillou to come instead. Caillou's parents agree and the next day, Caillou is off to school. He wants to bring his dinosaur, but his Mommy says he doesn't need it. He'll have so much fun at school that it'll just get forgotten in his backpack. Caillou's Mommy drives Caillou and Sarah to school. There, Caillou thinks the school is very big. Sarah holds his hand as they go in. Caillou gets to see Sarah's classroom briefly, but then they have to go to the gym for assembly. Once there, Caillou wants to play, but Sarah tells him they have to sit and listen. As the principal drones on about "fun-filled, action-packed day," Caillou starts to get antsy. He has to use the bathroom. Later, Caillou and Sarah are back in the classroom, drawing on the blackboard. Normally they couldn't do this, but it's allowed since it's a special day. Then they have recess, during which Sarah comments that she likes school, but wishes they had more time outside. Caillou doesn't understand until the bell rings and Caillou realizes that recess seems very short. Back in class, Caillou enjoys painting. Then later, they have lunch and Caillou and Sarah decide to switch their lunches. On the way home that day, Caillou tells Mommy all about what he did in school and then goes to sleep in the back of the car.

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Caillou isn't Afraid Anymore
star
6.95
38 votes

#18 - Caillou isn't Afraid Anymore

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/2/1998

Caillou is afraid of Mr. Hinkle, and when Mr. Hinkle waved to Caillou, Caillou panicked and ran. That made Mr. Hinkle really sad, so he goes over and apologizes. Caillou's Mom couldn't get Caillou to go downstairs, so they engage Caillou in a game of "Hide and Seek". In the end, Caillou is no longer afraid of Mr. Hinkle. As a matter of fact, Caillou decides that he likes Mr. Hinkle after all.

Finder's Keepers
star
6.94
32 votes

#19 - Finder's Keepers

Season 2 - Episode 38 - Aired 9/20/2000

(A42 wip title: "Da Plane, Where's Da Plane?") Caillou and Leo are playing, but they both want to play with the same truck. Caillou decides to add his toy airplane to their pretend farm, but he can't find it. He searches all around the house with Leo, finding money, a bracelet that Mom lost and other toys that he lost. Along the way, he's constantly stopped by his parents and told to clean things up. Eventually, he finds his airplane after cleaning up his room. Encouraged, he and Leo decide to try and find Caillou's train that he lost.

Caillou Makes Cookies
star
6.91
99 votes

#20 - Caillou Makes Cookies

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/1/1998

Caillou is drumming and singing badly. Mom tells Caillou to quiet down so Rosie can take a nap, but he doesn't want to at first. Eventually he stops and heads off to the kitchen to get some cookies. They're hard to reach though, so he tries to use a stool and ends up spilling the cookies as well as a jar of honey. He tries to make honey cookies, but ends up making a mess. Mom comes in and decides that rather than get upset about it, she'll just have Caillou help her clean up. He does and then he and Mom make cookies together. Sometime at the park, apparently later that day, Caillou and Mom share the cookies with Dad and Rosie. Then Caillou runs off and starts covering himself with mud. Dad asks him what he's making and he answers "a big mess."

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Downhill from Here
star
6.88
8 votes

#21 - Downhill from Here

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/9/2001

Caillou, his Mommy and Sarah go skiing, and his Daddy and Rosie have hot chocolate.

Sunday Brunch
star
6.87
30 votes

#22 - Sunday Brunch

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 9/18/2000

Caillou is excited to get up out of bed because today is Mother's Day and he's got a special gift for his Mom. He goes downstairs and wonders where Mommy is. Daddy explains that he let her sleep in and he's making her breakfast. They take the breakfast up to her and Caillou wishes her a happy birthday. Mommy tells him that it's not her birthday, it's Mother's Day. Caillou wants to give her the present, but Daddy suggests that he give it to her when they go to brunch. Since it's a special day, they're going to brunch (breakfast / lunch) at a restaurant. At the restaurant, Caillou and Rosie press their faces against a fishtank and then are escorted to the table by a waiter who calls them sir/madam. Caillou likes this. At the table, there's no food and Caillou learns that it's a buffet, so you have to go get the food. He's eager to get the food, but learns that you have to take your place in line. He wants to carry his own plate, but when he ends up sneezing and blowing away some of his food onto the floor, Mommy ends up carrying it for him. Caillou loses his appetite, but it perks up when the dessert tray is brought out. He asks if Mommy is going to get a cake with candles and is told that they don't usually do that for Mother's Day. The waiter, however, decides to be accommodating and brings a cake with candles. Caillou helps Mommy blow them out as he wishes her a happy birthday, or rather a happy Mother's Day and he also gives her his gift, one of his toy cars.

Star Light, Star Bright
star
6.85
34 votes

#23 - Star Light, Star Bright

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/19/2000

Caillou's grandma is making her special top potato sald which Caillou says it's "Yummy!" Caillou's family looks up at the beautiful night sky. It reminds his daddy of when he used to look for shooting stars. Caillou really wants to see a shooting star for himself. While Caillou and his daddy look at the moon and several star constallations, Caillou tries being patient to watch a shooting star going by.

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Caillou Hates Vegetables
star
6.85
13 votes

#24 - Caillou Hates Vegetables

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/3/1998

Caillou doesn't want to eat vegetables - he wants cookies instead. Then his grandpa comes over, and they go out for a walk. Along the way, his grandpa shows him various animals and their food. Cut back to the house. They're home, and they're as hungry as bears - because they are pretending to be bears. Caillou eats his vegetables, and he's allowed to have some cookies.

One, Two, Boom!
star
6.67
3 votes

#25 - One, Two, Boom!

Season 2 - Episode 33 - Aired 5/7/2001

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