The BEST Episodes of Caillou
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2021
Network: PBS Kids Sprout
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).
#1 - Do It Yourself
Season 2 - Episode 31 - Aired Sep 28, 2000
#2 - One, Two, Boom!
Season 2 - Episode 33 - Aired May 7, 2001
#3 - Caillou's Big Sale
Season 2 - Episode 32 - Aired Feb 19, 2002
#4 - Pumpkin Patch Kid
Season 2 - Episode 29 - Aired Feb 22, 2002
#5 - Caillou's Summer Goodnight
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Sep 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.
#6 - Caillou's Big Discovery
Season 2 - Episode 60 - Aired May 8, 2001
Caillou explores the dinosaur age when he and Leo find a fish fossil rock in Caillou’s backyard.
#7 - Caillou's Sea Adventure
Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Sep 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.
#8 - Caillou in the Bathtub
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired May 11, 2001
#9 - Caillou to the Rescue
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Sep 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.
#10 - Lost in the Jungle
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 3, 2000
Caillou learns all about the jungle at playschool
#11 - Caillou Helps Out
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 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
#12 - The Spider Issue
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 13, 2010
#13 - Top Bunk
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Sep 8, 2000
(A42 wip title: "Caillou & Rosie at Grandpa & Grandma's") Caillou and Rosie stay overnight at Grandpa and Grandma's. Caillou is told that he now has to share a room with Rosie and he's upset because before he always had his own room, but now it's Grandma's sewing room. Then he's told about Grandpa's surprise. It's bunkbeds. Rosie wants the top bunk, but Caillou wins because it's too high for Rosie. That night, Caillou loses Teddy over the side of the bunkbed. Rosie tries to get it up to him, but she can't, so he climbs down. Then, he's too scared to climb back up, so they sleep together on the bottom bunk.
#14 - Under Sail
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Sep 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.
#15 - Next Stop... Fun!
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 14, 2000
Caillou and his family travel to their vacation spot via rail. On the train, Caillou learns about how fun train rides can be.
#16 - Say Cheese
Season 2 - Episode 37 - Aired Jan 8, 2001
Dad lends Caillou his old camera and helps him take pictures of every member of their family — including Gilbert.
#17 - Where's Gilbert
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 1, 2000
Gilbert has gone missing and Caillou is very concerned.
#18 - The Cat's Meow
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 7, 2000
(A42 wip title: "Gilbert Goes to the Vet") It's time for Gilbert to go to the vet, but Caillou can't find him anywhere. Mommy finds him and the narrator notes that Gilbert doesn't like to ride in the car. In the car, Gilbert gets out of his box and hides. At the vet's, Caillou meets Sarah. Her cat Ollie is having his teeth cleaned. The vet examines Gilbert and declares everything fine. The vet gives Gilbert his yearly shots, having Caillou pet him to keep him calm. Gilbert runs off, ending the segment.
#19 - Where I Saw it Last
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 2, 2000
Caillou realises that he has misplaced his new toy car.
#20 - Dog Dilemma
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 12, 2010
#21 - Caillou Hates Vegetables
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 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.
#22 - Downhill from Here
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 9, 2001
Caillou, his Mommy and Sarah go skiing, and his Daddy and Rosie have hot chocolate.
#23 - Caillou's Cricket
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 1, 2010
Caillou accidentally brings a cricket into the house and decides it will be a fun pet to keep.
#24 - Caillou isn't Afraid Anymore
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 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.
#25 - Caillou's Check-Up
Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired Sep 6, 2000
Caillou hears some horror story from Leo about his cousin's visit to the dentist, and becomes very afraid when his mom wants to take him to one. But Caillou soon learns that the dentist isn't as scary as he thinks. In fact, he even got some freebies after the visit.