Welcome to the PB&J Otter guide at TV Tome. 1997 must have been a good year for New York-based animation studio Jumbo Pictures, Inc. The company was enjoying the success of its recently renewed "Doug", and was also working on producing "101 Dalmations: The Series" - which premiered later that year. 1997 was also the year that the company's founder, Jim Jinkins, created the upbeat, musical animated series "PB&J Otter" for the Disney Channel. Developed with the cooperation of Harvard Cognitive Skills Group, Project Zero, the show premiered in March of 1998. "PB&J Otter" tells the continuing story of the day-to-day adventures of three young Otter siblings - older brother Peanut, younger sister Jelly, and baby sister Butter - and their friends and family, living life in a small community known as Lake Hoohaw. Other characters include PB&J's friends: sarcastic Flick Duck; slightly paranoid Munchy Beaver; and Pinch Raccoon, a lover of anything dainty. Pinch's r
A.) While trying to fall asleep, PB&J suspect that there is a gorilla hiding in their room, waiting to gobble them up. Faced with the terrible situation, the siblings begin to plan their defensive strategies. B.) When Opal comes down with a cold, and must rest in bed for the day, PB&J volunteer to take over the daily chores and responsibilities.
A.) Jelly and her best friend, Pinch Raccoon, have a big argument, and therefore refuse to speak to each other, ever, ever, ever again. B.) Peanut and Jelly try to keep Butter from playing in the mud, so they can all stay clean for the upcoming family picture.
A.) Pinch accidentally rips Jelly's prized rodeo cape. Even though it was an accident, Jelly refuses to forgive her. B.) Peanut gets a new pair of shoes, only much LARGER and much COOLER than his old ones. Trouble is, he has a heck of a hard time trying to walk in them.
A.) PB&J help Opal prepare a batch of her famous Lake Hoohaw Beauty Mud. B.) Munchy worries about saying something silly, so he decides to stop talking, entirely.
A.) Peanut builds a toy sailboat out of popsicle sticks, and feels defeated when his friends say they don't like it as much as he thought they would. B.) When Opal returns from a week-long visit to Aunt Nanner's house, Butter immediately grabs ahold of her mom's leg, refusing to let go (fearing that Opal might leave, again). Peanut and Jelly then try to think of a way to show Butter that when their mom leaves, she always does come back.
A.) Peanut accidentally loses his library book, and, to make matters worse, the book is due back to the library that very same day. What's a young otter to do, except...FREAK OUT! B.) Mr. Raccoon tries to get his day's sleep, but, despite good intentions, the neighborhood kids are constantly keeping him awake.
A.) Peanut becomes jealous when Aunt Nanner begins spending all her time with her new ""acquaintance"", Rudolpho. B.) In a continuation of the first story, Nanner and Rudolpho plan to get married on Lake Hoohaw.
A.) Peanut, Jelly, and Baby Butter fear that they will have to move away from Lake Hoohaw. B.) Ernest is supposed to pick babbleberries so he can make turnovers and sell them at his storeboat, but he has to fix the Snooties' water pipes. So PB&J decide to pick babbleberries for their his annual batch of babbleberry turnovers.
A.) Mayor Jeff takes PB&J on a treasure hunt, to find the long-lost cachÃ¨ of toys he buried near Hoohaw Rock when he was a kid. B.) On one of the snowiest days of the year, PB&J try to figure out where to find a makeshift sled, when they remember that they don't have a real one.
A.) Peanut takes his father's set of heirloom bagpipes without asking, and lands in a world of trouble when he accidentally drops them in the lake. B.) The kids decide to create their own individual clubhouses, each with their own ""exclusive"" set of rules. However, they soon discover that having a club without friends to be in it isn't much fun at all.
A.) While playing in the yard, Jelly finds and captures a grasshopper. And when it manages to secretly escape, Jelly begins to panic, fearing that the grasshopper was maybe a victim of an alien abduction. B.) PB&J keep watch over Mayor Jeff's pompalope melon patch. Later, they accidentally break the stem off of one of his prize melons, but they do try their best to fix it.
A.) When the mail carrier accidentally loses PB&J's invitation to Ootsie and Bootsie Snooty's big birthday bash, the Otter kids begin to feel as though they weren't wanted there in the first place. B.) When a massive heatwave hits Lake Hoohaw, drying up every ounce of water in the lake, PB&J and their friends try to figure out how to keep themselves cool.
A.) The Otter family tries to help Jelly overcome her fear of going in the water, hopefully in time for the neighborhood's big Waterball Tournament. B.) PB&J's father acquires an authentic popcorn popping machine for his storeboat. When he leaves the room for a moment, the kids decide to pop the popcorn themselves, so they can surprise him when he comes back in. What results is a pandemonious flooding of popped corn!
A.) PB&J plan to trick the tooth fairy into leaving them money, so they can afford to buy their mother a good birthday present. B.) Peanut sends away for a Super Spy Ring, from the back of a Frosted Fish Flakes cereal box. When it finally arrives, though, Peanut finds that the ring doesn't work quite the way he thought it would.
A.) While getting ready for an upcoming soap box derby, an intense rivalry develops between Peanut and Jelly. B.) When Peanut is chosen for the lead role in the Founder's Day Pageant, he begins to suffer from severe stage fright.
A.) When Baby Butter's favorite toy, a red balloon, mysteriously vanishes, Flick becomes the prime suspect of theft. B.) To benefit the Lake Hoohaw Historical Society, Mayor Jeff holds a raffle for a machine that will take care of all household chores FOREVER. The kids then try and rake up enough money (via odd jobs and just plain begging) to buy a raffle ticket.
A.) Flick dares Peanut to go along with him to a dangerous and forbidden cave. B.) What begins as a plan for a quiet Otter family camping trip eventually turns into a neighborhood affair, when Peanut and Jelly invite all their friends along.
A.) A fishing contest is held on the lake, and the Snooties hope to win using the fanciest high-tech fishing equipment that money can buy. The Otters, however, prove to be tough opponents to beat, just by using a simple homemade fishing pole. B.) When a rainy day washes out the family's plans to go see a performance of ""The Sleeping Beagle"" on the Show Boat, PB&J decide to stage their OWN performance of the story.
A.) A make-up-your-own-dance contest is held for all the kids in Lake Hoohaw, and this causes Peanut to completely flip out. You see, he thinks that he can't dance. B.) Jelly comes down with a case of Otter Pox on the day of her birthday party. Obviously, this prevents her from taking part in the festivities. Or does it?
A.) Munchy mistakenly chews up Pinch's favorite toy: a wooden dollhouse her father built for her. PB&J then try to help Munchy figure out the best way to tell Pinch about what happened. B.) Flick secretly devours all of PB&J's favorite candy, and leaves nothing but a big bowl full of wrappers. He then makes a hasty exit, hoping to avoid getting caught. However, his ""conscience"" (a little green candy wrapper stuck to his feathers) begins to bring him unbearable guilt for his crime.
A.) Flick tries to hide the fact that he must now wear reading glasses. B.) Peanut and Jelly get into an argument over whether you're supposed to high-five or low-five. Upon overhearing the siblings' squabbling, Mayor Jeff proceeds to tell them a story about a similar argument, which took place on Lake Hoohaw a long time ago.
A.) PB&J perform a Mothers' Day concert for all of the moms on Lake Hoohaw. B.) After failing to pass a test of strength at the local fair one night, Peanut wishes that he were a bodybuilder, just like the super-buff weightlifting pros on TV.
A.) A baby turtle thinks that Peanut is his mother, and begins following him around everywhere he goes. But when things start to get out of hand, Peanut tries to think of a way to show the little turtle that he's just a kid, not a mommy. B.) When the Otters' pet bass, Bubbles, is nowhere to be found, PB&J decide to go around the neighborhood, asking the Lake Hoohaw folks if they have any information as to his whereabouts.
A.) Butter goes along with Peanut, Flick and Munchy on an adventurous trip ""around the world"". B.) Flick finds one of Ootsie and Bootsie's toys on the ground, and wants to keep it for himself.
A.) Peanut and Jelly try to convince Butter to take her bath, so they can all be in bed by 8:00pm, and still have time for their nightly bedtime story. B.) Mayor Jeff holds a big exhibit of old toilet seats, and PB&J mistakenly ""borrow"" his main attraction: an inflatable, imitation gold-plated rubber seat dubbed EL DORADO.