The BEST Episodes of Caillou
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 21, 2020
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 - I Made it Myself/Do It Yourself
Season 2 - Episode 31 - Aired Sep 11, 2000
(A42 WIP title: "Caillou and the Paper Hat") Caillou's Grandpa comes over to watch him. Soon after, Clementine stops by to show Caillou a birdhouse she made for her father. Caillou wants to make one too, but doesn't want Grandpa's help at first. When he's unable to make one, Grandpa tries to show Caillou the art of paper crafts instead. He finally comes up with the idea of a paper hat. Caillou uses Grandpa's crossword puzzle to make it, Grandpa couldn't solve it anyway. When Dad arrives home, Caillou presents it to him and at first he thinks that it's a sailboat. Caillou's upset at first, but then Daddy praises it, calling it the best present he's ever given him.
#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 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.
#6 - New Places and New Things!
Season 2 - Episode 89 - Aired Sep 15, 2003
Caillou has a variety of new experiences as he continues to grow and see the world around him. The Big Boat: Caillou and family go on a trip on Helen's boat, an old friend of Mom's. Caillou is surprised to find there's a whole house packed into the boat. Caillou learns about wind and sails, and even gets to steer the boat too! Caillou Becomes a Waiter: When Mom and Dad are getting ready to go out to a restaurant, Caillou doesn't understand why he can't go too! He's disappointed until Julie the babysitter suggests they make their own restaurant, complete with menus! Everyone dresses up and Caillou and Julie take turns being waiters! Sticking to It!: When Caillou accidentally breaks one of his toys because his room is a mess, Mom suggests a way to make cleaning up fun: with colorful stickers and a chart. Now Caillou and Rosie get to pick out their very own stickers for brushing their teeth, and more importantly, cleaning up the toys in their bedrooms! New Clothes: When Caillou dresses himself, he learns it's okay to change from your favorite shorts when you find out it's cold outside. And when you put your pants on backwards, you can change and put them on right. So when he sees Dad and Grandpa in suits and ties for a big party, he changes into his grownup clothes too. In today's puppet segment, Rexy says he wants to go on a worldwide adventure. He says to Gilbert that he told him he was growing up, so he thinks he's ready for his adventure. Gilbert, however, tells him that he's not grown up enough yet. Rexy waits like a few seconds and then asks if he's grown up enough. Gilbert tells him it takes years to grow up. Rexy then sings a downbeat song about how he was going to have a great adventure, but now he has to stay right where he is. As he finishes the song, Gilbert and Teddy show up, saying they're going on a worldwide adventure. They tell him that just because they can't really go on a worldwide adventure doesn't mean they can't pretend. They si
#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 - Step By Step!
Season 2 - Episode 90 - Aired Sep 16, 2003
Caillou learns about the value of helping others, whether they are close friends or new acquaintances in this Caillou episode. A Good Friend: When Leo forgets his brand new toy dinosaur in the park, Daddy and Caillou go looking for it. With no success, Caillou, with Mommy's help, puts up a Lost and Found Poster, and then, finds 'Dino' at the Park Office Lost and Found! Mr. Fix It: When the washing machine needs fixing, Caillou ends up helping Bob the repairman. Inspired, Caillou helps Dad hammer a nail and glue the leg onto a wobbly stool too! Grandma's Helper: Caillou accompanies Grandma to the Senior's residence where he finds out 'driving' the meal cart is more fun than driving his toy truck because it has bigger wheels. Caillou even helps push Mrs. Wilson around in her wheelchair, proving to be the best driver she's ever had! Caillou's Paper Route: When Sarah asks to borrow Caillou's wagon for her new paper route, Caillou offers to help too! Caillou, with Daddy's help, learns about getting up early, folding the papers and delivering them too. He even delivers one to Mr. Hinkle, and Daddy too! In the puppet segment, Rexy, Teddy and Gilbert are assembling a bird feeder, step by step. Gilbert has the instructions and he says that the first step is to take the birdfeeder out of the box. They've already done that, so they move to the next step, which is to assemble the birdfeeder. Hearing that, Rexy wonders if that step comes with instructions. Teddy looks at it and figures it out, though, so it is quickly assembled. Gilbert reads Step 3, find a perfect spot and hang the birdfeeder. So the puppets begin looking for a spot, singing a song as they do, about how "working together is so much fun" and "you help me and I'll help you." They find a perfect spot, but notice that the birds aren't coming. They wonder what's wrong at first and Rexy asks if perhaps there's a Step 4. Gilbert looks at the instructions and sees that Rexy is absolutely right. The fo
#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 1 - Episode 80 - 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 - Animals and Me!
Season 2 - Episode 93 - Aired Sep 19, 2003
In this Caillou episode we explore animals and how Caillou relates to them. The puppets are all outside, imagining things in the clouds. Gilbert spots a bird in a tree and they all hear it singing. They don't really understand it, but they figure if maybe they sing a song, it'll help, since birds communicate by singing. They sing a big number called "The Animal Song" with lots of different animal sounds. Once they're done, Rexy asks if the bird liked it and it chirps back as if it did. Caillou also enjoys seeing and interacting with a bunch of different animals. "Elephants" Caillou is inside, showing Rosie animals in a storybook. He points out an elephant to Rosie. Mommy comes in and says that they'll see some today during the trip to the zoo. They go to the zoo and Caillou sees a parrot. Caillou likes it, but he really wants to go see the elephants. So they follow a sign, which has a picture of an elephant pointing in one direction and a picture of a whale pointing in another. They see a monkey on the way to the elephants. Rosie likes it and Caillou tries to imitate it. Then they see hippos, which Caillou likes because they're really big, but he still wants to see the elephants. Mommy gives both him and Rosie a piggyback ride to where the elephants are. Caillou is happy to see them and they're as neat as he thought they would be. He sees a baby elephant and also sees an elephant spraying itself with water. "Caillou and the Sheep" Mommy has a bad cold and is trying to get some rest, so Caillou is spending the day with Grandma. Grandma has a special surprise for him. She takes him to the farm of an old friend of hers. It's a sheep farm and Caillou is afraid of the sheep at first, but he gets the courage to go up to one and say hello. He meets Emma, Grandma's friend, who possibly kind of like what Rosie might when she grows up. Emma shows him around her house, showing him some of the different things they use the wool from the farm for. Then, Caillou meets
#13 - Doing It Together!
Season 2 - Episode 96 - Aired Sep 24, 2003
In this Caillou episode we explore the things we do together: Things we need help with and the things that require more than one person. "Caillou Helps Grandpa" Caillou and Daddy are outside, walking to Grandpa's house. It's a cold winter day and everything is covered in snow. Caillou's starting to get a bit impatient. He can't wait to get to Grandpa's so they can go skating. They get there, but the driveway is covered in snow and so if they want to go to the skating rink, they're going to have to shovel out first. Caillou volunteers to help, but soon finds that he has trouble keeping up. Daddy, however, praises him and tells him to keep going. His shovel gets stuck in the snow. He pulls on it hard and manages to get it out. He then starts a snowball fight with Daddy and Grandpa. This is fun for a little bit, but then Grandpa stops it and says that if they're ever going to go skating, they need to get going on shoveling the driveway. Caillou finds a green pot laying in the snow. He uses it to make neat snowcastles, which Daddy and Grandpa compliment. Grandma calls everyone in for a break and inside, Grandpa and Daddy are both looking tired. They suggest that maybe they could go skating tomorrow, but Caillou doesn't even care anymore anyway. He's at the window watching a snowplow pile up even more snow in the driveway. He can't wait to go outside and build more snowcastles, while Daddy and Grandpa sigh resignedly at the prospect of shoveling out more snow. "Our Rocket Ship" Caillou and Leo are outside playing with their toy rocket ships. They've decided that they want to play all day. Daddy takes them to the park with Rosie. There, they decide to make a spacestation for their ships in the sand. Rosie sees that they're having fun and tries to join in, but Caillou just gets annoyed at her and makes her leave. Daddy takes her away so that they can play a game together. It comes time to leave because Rosie has to take a nap. Caillou's upset that they have to leave
#14 - Caillou the Artiste
Season 3 - Episode 74 - Aired Jun 28, 2006
Caillou makes a picture for Mommy; the twins Jeffrey and Jason make a creative pizza; Caillou makes a painting for Grandma. "A Present for Mommy" - It's a wintry morning following a big snowstorm. Caillou and Mommy are already off to a late start and Mommy can't find her car keys. Caillou manages to find them, though --- they're in a boot! They go outside for going to playschool, but they can't see the car. The car is buried in snow and they have to dig the car out. They finally get things all shoveled, but then the car won't start. Mommy's a bit flustered, but decides to have Grandpa drive Caillou to playschool with their car. They make it there safely. They're doing crafts at playschool. Caillou imagines some things he could make to brighten Mommy's day. He imagines making a fan to blow away snow, the warmest coat in the world and a huge sun to melt the snow. He decides to make a clay sun. The sun gets messed up, but he's able to fix it. Ms. Martin bakes the clay sun and it ends up breaking in two, but they're able to fix that too. Next, Caillou colors the clay sun yellow and gives it a smiley face. Then, Clementine accidentally splashes some blue paint on it. At first, Caillou is upset, but then Leo points it that it looks like sunglasses. Caillou agrees and does some more painting to finalize the design. Back at home, Mommy is cheered up by Caillou's sun. She and Grandpa hang it up to use as a hanger for keys. "Caillou the Chef" - It's morning and Caillou is excited because Jason and Jeffrey are coming over to play. They're also staying for lunch. It turns out that Mommy has set up a special surprise for lunch --- "make your own pizzas." Caillou helps out by washing the mushrooms. Jason and Jeffrey arrive. They have some pretty weird lunch ideas, but Caillou explains that they're making pizzas. He's helped Mommy with this in the kitchen before, so he gives them some tips. Just then, Daddy shows up and mentions that he once worked in a pizzeria. Unfortunate
#15 - The Spider Issue
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 13, 2013
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - Where's Gilbert
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 1, 2000
Gilbert has gone missing and Caillou is very concerned.
#22 - 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.
#23 - Where I Saw it Last
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 2, 2000
Caillou realises that he has misplaced his new toy car.
#24 - Lost And Found
Season 1 - Episode 78 - Aired Sep 20, 2000
A day of new discoveries! Caillou loses his voice, finds a frog in his throat, and finds other neat ways to communicate, until the frog goes away. The puppets are also in on the discovery action when Rexy finds what he believes to be a magic Bauble on the ground. But when he finds out DeeDee lost her precious “thing,” Rexy magically returns it to her. Caillou, later on, is missing one of his favorite socks. He searches the house, and accidentally locks himself in the basement. Daddy comes to the rescue – only he locks himself in the basement too. All is well when Mommy saves them both and finds the missing sock. Rexy casts a few spells, Caillou loses a sock. The writers lose the will to write new segments and start throwing in segments from previous episodes of the new version of the show. In the puppet segments, Rexy finds what he believes to be a magic crystal ball and declares himself a wizard and starts casting spells with it. Meanwhile, Deedee is looking for her precious thing that she lost. Rexy casts a spell for Caillou, wishing that all of his friends will want to play with him. He also casts a spell so that Gilbert won't be bothered when he's taken on a car ride. Then, Deedee asks him to find her precious thing and he goes off to cast a spell. Deedee, however, follows him and praises Rexy find finding her precious thing. It turns out that Rexy's magic crystal ball was actually Deedee's "precious thing." Rexy realizes that he's a fraud, or is he? Gilbert and Teddy show and up and they're both very happy and Gilbert didn't mind his car ride at all. Meanwhile, in the Caillou portion of the show, it's lost and found and hit and miss as Caillou and his friends search for and find things that they've lost. "A Frog in Caillou's Throat" (A42 wip title: "Let's Play Charades") At first, Caillou's throat is sore and he's given some medicine and instructed to go to bed. But then, the next morning, it seems he's lost his voice. So instead of saying what
#25 - People I Love
Season 2 - Episode 85 - Aired Feb 14, 2003
In this Caillou episode we explore the special people in Caillou's life. Caillou gets a Valentine's Day card, learns about dancing, plays baseball and has a sleepover. Mystery Valentine: It's Valentine's Day and Caillou is invited to a Valentine's party at his best friend Leo's house. Caillou is excited and with Mom's help, he prepares special Valentine cards for his friends. When he gets to the party and hands out his Valentine's cards, he finds a mysterious Valentine card addressed to him! It's not from anyone at the party. A little investigation back home leads him to his secret admirer: a little sister with a big heart. (Additional Lessons: Sharing) Dancing at Grandma's: It is a rainy day and Caillou is disappointed because he will not be able to go play at the park with Grandma. Caillou's mood changes when he discovers an old photo of a younger Grandpa and Grandma dancing. He gets more excited when he finds a first-prize ribbon they won at a dancing contest. He wants to dance too! With Grandma as his partner, Caillou follows her lead and learns to dance in the living room. Soon Caillou is even inventing his own steps! The dance goes on and the park is long forgotten, even if the weather has changed and the sun is now shinning outside. (Additional Lessons: Dealing With a Change in Plans) Play Ball!: When Dad's baseball team, the Tigers, are playing a game at the park, Caillou, Rosie and Mom, go to cheer him on. However, Caillou gets restless. He wants to participate too. Although he's too little to go up and bat, he becomes part of the team as the water boy and does a great job. When Dad's game is over, they take out Caillou's toy baseball gear and have a baseball game of their own. (Additional Lessons: Patience, Teamwork) Caillou's Sleepover Guest: Leo is spending the night at Caillou's. Mom, Dad and Caillou provide him with all he needs: a sleeping bag to sleep in and a new toothbrush. Caillou would like all these special treats too but he lear