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''TheNewAdventures of Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' is a Disney animated TV series in the style of the original ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'', the second ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' television series. It ran originally started on January 17, 1988 on The Disney Channel, moving to ABC's Saturday morning lineup in September of that same year and airing new episodes until October 26, 1991, while reruns aired until September 4, 1993 and again from December 9, 1995 until September 7, 2002, including a spot on Disney's Creator/OneSaturdayMorning and also on Disney's Playhouse Disney block. It also had a number of VHS releases and was also featured on a number of [=DVDs=]. The show also won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program twice (1989 and 1990).

Surprisingly for the source material, this was a somewhat DarkerAndEdgier installment by Pooh standards, with real villains and peril for Pooh and friends in some episodes. It's also noted for having the occasional StoryArc such as the story of Kessie.

The show's [[Recap/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh recap page]] is under construction.


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* ActionizedSequel: To an extent, some of the stories are more intense than previous Pooh features. Most notably this is the [[WhiteAndGreyMorality only interpretation of the franchise to occasionally use real villains]] (even if most of them are [[PokeThePoodle pretty low scale]] and [[HarmlessVillain nearly as hapless as Pooh]]).
* AdaptationDyeJob: Rabbit's fur is a pale green color as opposed to yellow in all other Disney adaptations.
* AdultFear: In "Find Her, Keep Her", Rabbit experiences this when Kessie nearly falls off a cliff to her death. In "Babysitter Blues", Kanga goes through this when Roo and Tigger's hide-and-seek game works too well.
* AndStarring: When Paul Winchell was still a part of the series, he received the credit "And Paul Winchell as Tigger."
* AnimationBump: The Walt Disney Australia- and Tokyo Movie Shinsha-animated episodes.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: The episode "Cloud, Cloud Go Away" features not only a tangible cloud that apparently feels "softer than fluff", but also a climbable (or bounceable, in Tigger's case) rainbow that the cloud produces.
* AsideComment: Tigger frequently does this with an accompanying glance to either the viewer, or the narrator.
* BabysittingEpisode:
** The episode "Babysitter Blues" had Christopher Robin, Pooh, Piglet, and Tigger being babysat by an unnamed babysitter who also appeared as TheFaceless like Christopher Robin's mother. Later on in the episode, Christopher Robin has to babysit Roo while Kanga goes out into the Hundred Acre Wood.
** "Find Her, Keep Her" starts off looking like this, but it turns out to be a Parenting Episode.
** "The Bug Stops Here" is a more proper babysitting episode where Pooh looks out for Roo and Owl's cousin Dexter while Kanga and Owl go out for an afternoon.
* {{Balloonacy}}: Done in, well, "Balloonatics."
* BathsAreFun: "The Old [=SwitcheRoo=]," based on earlier material, has Tigger and co. trying to help get Roo out of taking a bath because baths are "the end." Piglet ends up getting used as a substitute for Roo and being bathed by Kanga. But when Tigger and Roo get covered in mud and gum, they both end up in the bath. "Scrubbly bubbly." Tigger is forced to admit that when you take a bath "You get... you get ''clean''" and Roo declares "This is fun!" Tigger was right about one thing, though... it was ''The End''. (And the episode ends.) These events were later adapted for ''Piglet's Big Movie'' and the Carly Simon song "Mother's Intuition."
* BeTheBall: In the episode "Paw and Order," horse thief Nasty Jack shows Piglet the difference between bouncing and trouncing by turning another horse thief into a basketball... dribbling and shooting him into a hoop for good measure.
* BeYourself: Tigger tries to teach Eeyore the secret to being liked: "I've just got to be me!" Unfortunately, Eeyore interprets this as "[[IJustWantToBeYou I've just got to be Tigger]]"...
* BigBallOfViolence: One occurs with the angry toys in the store in Episode 13. Episode 15 had the two teams in a slightly different one while playing ice hockey.
* BigNo:
** Rabbit does it twice in "Luck Amok," when Tigger pulls the plug in the bathtub, and Rabbit gets sucked down the drain and he sees his watermellons rolling down on him.
** Tigger says it in "Honey for a Bunny," when he tells Rabbit to duck from the boomerang after Rabbit imitates the swan.
** Rabbit says another in "Un-Valentine's Day", preceded by a LittleNo when Tigger opens the closet of used valentines.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: In one episode, Rabbit utters Christopher Robin's "Silly old bear."
* BoxAndStickTrap: In "Where, Oh Where Has My Piglet Gone?", Pooh tries to locate Rabbit's lost hammer by using one of these and setting out a bunch of nails as bait. The trap gets set off and when Pooh goes over to see what he caught, he finds that he caught a saw instead.
* ByNoIMeanYes: Tigger gives one in "Pooh Moon":
--> '''Tigger:''' "Never mind the retreat, let's get out of here!!"
* CallingCard: The Pack Rats' gimmick of stealing things and leaving behind walnuts as "payment".
* {{Calvinball}}: It is not at all clear what the point of the game that they are playing in "What's the Score, Pooh?" is, or what even the basics of the game are.
* CartoonBugSprayer: Sometime wielded by Rabbit in his battles with the bugs that invade his garden. He wants one for Christmas in "Winnie the Pooh and Christmas, Too".
* ChristmasCarolers: In the ChristmasEpisode Rabbit hears someone singing at his door and thinks they're carolers, but it's actually the vegetable eating bugs, trying to get into his kitchen.
* ChristmasEpisode: "Winnie the Pooh and Christmas, Too". There were also special episodes for New Year's Day, and Valentine's Day.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Pooh does this often.
* ContinuityNod:
** In "Friend in Need" Rabbit asks how Pooh got into his house with the door locked, Pooh responds that his back door was open, which is what he did in ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh''. (Although the wooden door leading to the garden ''was'' the "back door" in that film.)
** One episode says that Pooh is a pro at doing "nothing," a reference to the end of the film.
* ClothingDamage: The back of Pooh's shirt gets torn off at the end of "Gone with the Wind".
* CoolCar: Rabbit drives away in one of these (called the "car"rot ala mode) in a bad dream Piglet has.
* CoveredInMud: Usually with Tigger (willingly) and often with Rabbit (to his dismay).
* CrazyEnoughToWork: In "Things That Go Piglet in the Night," Tigger's plan to help Eeyore swing from the tree is to attach wooden wings and a parachute, and then launch him from another swing. Even Tigger is shocked that this works.
* CulturalTranslation: Moreso than the original: Christopher Robin now had an American accent and lived in what looked like a typical US suburb -- albeit one that seems to use the British street-numbering system.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared this one to the original featurettes, and more to the later movies and shows such as ''My Friends Tigger and Pooh'' this show has surprisingly many dark and scary moments, even if most of them have a distinct comical undertone. While it's all still thoroughly light hearted and cutesy, this is probably as Dark And Edgy as you'll ever see Winnie the Pooh, aside from ''Pooh's Grand Adventure'', obviously.
** "Sorry, Wrong Slusher" is probably the darkest episode of the series. It takes place wholly at night, and the gang incurs the wrath of a ''very'' real threat when Tigger gives Christopher Robin's address to an angry man on the phone. The gang themselves realizes they've just given their location to a potentially very dangerous man and try to prepare for his attack. The escapade takes them outside to the surrounding neighborhood, where they create a disturbance in the neighbor's yard and the neighbor ''calls the police'' on them and has them arrested in a GainaxEnding. While thankfully a "slusher" (their word for a ''slasher'' murderer) didn't actually get their address, the episode is one of the most adult of the series and is extremely tense, dark, and filled with some nightmarishly real dangers.
* DarkReprise: "There's No Camp Like Home" opens with Piglet in a scary version of "Heffalumps and Woozles" from ''Blustery Day''.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Nearly every supporting character gets at least two or three episodes where they are the main focus.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Villains aren't very common and often turn out friendly after all. Exceptions being [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Crud]] and [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Heff and Stan.]]
* DemotedToExtra: Kanga and Roo made sporadic appearances throughout Season One and then disappeared altogether besides a couple episodes. Christopher Robin, despite being a regular in Season One, also became a nominal cast member afterwards.
* DespairEventHorizon: In "Pooh Oughta Be in Pictures", Piglet of all characters almost crosses it after having been too scared to save Pooh from the mutant carrot (which turned out to only be Tigger in a costume). Piglet quickly snaps out of it when Pooh gets entangled in the tattered costume, and uses his "hero scarf" from earlier in the episode to come to Pooh's rescue.
* DisneyAcidSequence: "Eeyore's Tail Tale" has one starring Tigger the Private Ear chasing Eeyore's tail through a very trippy, cartoony city, including some classic cartoon chase-scene gags.
* DisproportionateRetribution: In "Up, Up and Awry", Winnie the Pooh is placed in house arrest for "breaking the law of gravity". Played for Laughs, of course.
* DreamIntro:
** The episode "There's No Camp Like Home" opens with Piglet having a nightmare about being chased by heffalumps and woozles.
** "[=Rock-A-Bye=] Pooh" likewise opened with Piglet having a bad dream where he was going on a picnic with Pooh, Tigger, and Rabbit, only for the three of them to suddenly disappear in strange ways[[note]] Tigger bounces into the sky and doesn't come back down, Rabbit drives off in a carrot-shaped go-kart, and Pooh climbs into his own honey pot and doesn't come back out[[/note]], leaving poor Piglet all alone as a terrible thunderstorm approached. Piglet then woke up, [[InsomniaEpisode but wound up afraid of going back to sleep]].
* DrunkWithPower: Rabbit and Tigger in "The Piglet Who Would Be King." While Piglet averts this as he doesn't even want to be the Piglies' king, Rabbit and Tigger let things go to their head as they act as his personal assistants.
* DuckSeasonRabbitSeason: Played with in "The Monster Frankenpooh," when Piglet and Tigger argue over what time of day the story should take place:
-->'''Tigger''': Night!\\
'''Piglet''': Day!\\
'''Tigger''': Night!\\
'''Piglet''': Day!\\
'''Tigger''': Morning!\\
'''Piglet''': Evening!
* DumbassHasAPoint:
** In "Three Little Piglets", when Pooh's attempt to read the story of the Literature/ThreeLittlePigs strays into a scene more resembling Literature/LittleRedRidingHood:
--->'''Tigger:''' Say, for a Big Bad Bunny, he's sure not being very bad.\\
'''Rabbit:''' For once, you're right, Tigger. We have lost track of the story, haven't we?
** In "A Knight to Remember," Rabbit asks Pooh what to do about missing chess pieces:
--->'''Rabbit''': How can we play with missing pieces?\\
'''Pooh''': By [[RolePlayingGame playing the missing pieces.]]\\
'''Tigger''': Are my ears on too tight or is Fluff Boy making sense?
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first season featured several original songs, and also a penchant for ending the episode with Pooh reflecting on the story's events with Christopher Robin, ending with "silly old bear". The pilot episode also included such an ending, but with the camera panning out to replicate the final shot of the opening credits. Many Season One episodes were also far more surreal and experimental, utilizing one-shot antagonists and different backdrops such as fictional settings or Christopher Robin's suburban home, while the later episodes usually played closer to the laid back setup of the books and original film.
* EatTheCamera: Seen in "Invasion of the Pooh Snatcher", when Tigger explains that he must protect his friends from the "jagulars," he then growls right into the camera for no real reason except as a visual effect. ''Inverted'' by Tigger with "Rabbit Marks the Spot."
* TheEeyore: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Guess who.]] Although in the episode "Donkey for a Day," after surviving his friends' attempts at cheering him up, Eeyore explains that he isn't really depressed. In fact, he's happy because he gets to watch [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome the most breathtaking sunset ever seen.]]
* EldritchAbomination: Crud from "Cleanliness is Next to Impossible", [[VileVillainSaccharineShow at least by this show's standards]].
* EtTuBrute: Rabbit's nightmare in "Rabbit Marks The Spot" which causes him to worry of [[WeUsedToBeFriends losing his friends' trust]] when they found out that he hid rocks in the chest that he buried for them, [[spoiler:even though their reaction is quite the opposite towards the end.]]
-->'''Stone Gopher:''' [[WhatTheHellHero Genius, hm]]?
-->'''Stone Piglet:''' It wasn't a nice thing to do, Rabbit!
-->'''Stone Pooh:''' You built up all our hopes!
-->'''Stone Tigger:''' You got us all excite-erated!
-->'''Stone Gopher:''' [[NiceJobBreakingItHero And what'd we get, huh? A bunch of rocks!]]
-->'''Rabbit:''' I'm sorry! It was just a joke! It was just a joke! '''''[[BigWordShout A JOOOOOOOOOOKE!!!]]''''' ''(wakes up from his nightmare)'' It was just a joke... just a... just a... [[CatchPhrase Oh, my]], it was just a bad dream!
* EverybodyCries: In "Party Poohper", Piglet invokes this trope onto Rabbit's 500 relatives by reading a DownerEnding version of "Jack and the Beanstalk". The rabbits [[CuteButCacophonic cry so loudly that they end up shaking up Rabbit's house and causing a mess!]]
* EvilCounterpart: The three thuggish stuffed animals at the toy shop in "How Much is That Rabbit in the Window?" strongly resemble Pooh, Piglet, and Tigger.
* EvilLaugh: Rabbit of all people gets these from time to time. "Donkey for a Day" provides a particularly creepy example:
-->'''Rabbit''': Happiness is seeing the benefits of good hard work. Ah... watching the things you planted with your own hands springing up fresh and green. And then.... MUAHAHAHAHAHA!!! HARVESTING THEM!!!
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: "No Rabbit's A Fortress": When Rabbit is finally fed up with Pooh, Piglet and Tigger messing up his garden, he builds a fortress around it, complete with booby traps, and harshly orders his friends to never bother him again. However, he soon realizes that he has ''trapped himself inside the fortress!''
-->'''Rabbit''': Now for a little peace and quiet... and gardening. Hmm. Where did I leave my shovel? Oh, yes, it's right outside ''THE DOOR?!'' (''screams and panics'') THE DOOR! ''[[DidntThinkThisThrough I FORGOT TO MAKE A DOOR!]]'' I can't get out! I'M TRAPPED! ''DOOMED!''
* TheFaceless: Christopher Robin's mother. Whenever she appears, we only get to see the back of her head.
** Also the babysitter in "Babysitter Blues" and the store manager in "A Pooh Day Afternoon", though we get a brief glimpse of his face when Skippy the dog rushes past.
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: In the Western themed episodes, characters would use [[ImprobableWeaponUser ice cream scoopers]] in place of guns.
* FoolsMap: "Rabbit Marks The Spot" saw Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Gopher looking for buried treasure, with help from a fake treasure map that Rabbit had created.
* ForgottenBirthday: In "How Much Is That Rabbit in the Window?", Rabbit thinks it's happened to him due to a complicated series of misunderstandings. Pooh (sticky with honey) accidentally pulls several pages off Rabbit's calendar, leading Rabbit to mistakenly believe it's his birthday and misinterpret his friends' activities as preparations for a surprise party. Angst ensues when he concludes they've forgotten, but fortunately there's a party on his actual birthday the next week.
%%* FracturedFairyTale:
%%** The episode "Three Little Piglets".
%%** While not a Fairy Tale, the episode "The Monster Frankenpooh" is fractured storytelling.
* FrankensteinsMonster: "The Monster Frankenpooh" is a parody of this, with Piglet as Frankenstein, and Pooh as the monster.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In "Donkey for a Day", there is a scene of Piglet going over a checklist of possible activities to make Eeyore happy. In the background, Eeyore is seen bouncing with Tigger and Roo, going higher and higher with each bounce and eventually clearing the treetops.
* GainaxEnding:
** “The Monster Frankenpooh": This shorter episode revolves around Tigger making Piglet’s story a scary story, but Rabbit, Tigger, and Gopher assure Piglet that it was all imaginary. Only for a very large Pooh Bear to reveal himself in the house.
** "Rabbit Marks the Spot": Rabbit reveals that there was no pirate’s treasure... only for an actual pirate ghost to appear and scare the gang.
** "Sorry, Wrong Slusher": The group gets arrested by the police, only for it to appear to be a dream.. only for it to turn out to be real? The jury is still out on this one.
* GoldfishPoopGang: The Packrats.
* GrandFinale: ''Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too'' was the last official episode of the series, though many DirectToVideo specials after shared the same cast and production values and even used clips and continuity from episodes of the show. Poetically the third ChristmasSpecial ''A Very Merry Pooh Year'' and the final featurette to do so, reused ''Christmas Too''.
* HeelFaceTurn: Nasty Jack in "Paw and Order" ends up becoming the sheriff.
** Also, Wooster in "The Great Honey Pot Robbery" learns to share.
* HollywoodToneDeaf: Owl's problem in "Owl's Well That Ends Well". His hooting is beyond awful, and even gives the birds a headache.
* HonorBeforeReason: In "Prize Piglet", Tigger, Rabbit, Eeyore, and Gopher get stuck in a swamp during a race. Owl, wanting to keep the race fair, refuses to help them, saying that whichever one he helps first would gain an unfair advantage.
* HumanLadder: Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger and Rabbit (listed from top to bottom) form this when attempting to reach the sky in the episode "Pooh Skies."
* TheHyena: In "The Piglet Who Would Be King", Tigger, Rabbit, and Piglet encounter an ''actual'' hyena on their way to the Land of Milk and Honey, who simply laughs when Rabbit asks for directions.
* IJustWantToBeYou: Tigger tries to teach Eeyore how to be more cheerful. Eeyore interprets his lessons as "being just like Tigger", and soon he's painted himself in orange and black stripes and bouncing the others.
* InsomniaEpisode: The episode "Rock-A-Bye Pooh" had Piglet unable to go to sleep, due to a bad dream that he had where he lost his friends while they were going on a picnic. Pooh, Rabbit, and Tigger then work hard using different methods to try to get Piglet to go back to sleep, but to no success, until a storm blows up to which Piglet's dream does sort of come to reality. Fortunately for him, he's reunited with his friends in the end and he is able to sleep at night again.
* IOweYouMyLife: In "My Hero", Piglet "saves" Tigger from [[StopDrowningAndStandUp drowning in a puddle]], and Tigger tries to "help" him with everything until Piglet begins trying to set up a situation where Tigger can "save" him. This leads to a chain of rescues by each of the cast, and the group ends up having to have a meeting to settle things due to so many rescues and life debts.
* InterspeciesAdoption: In "Find Her, Keep Her," Rabbit becomes an adoptive parent to a baby bird. He turns out to be an OverprotectiveDad.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Most everyone agrees that Rabbit's a jerk, but he has several moments throughout the series and features where he's clearly a softy and a good friend in the long run.
* JokerJury: The trial by balloons in "Balloonatics".
* KnightOfCerebus:
** Crud of "Cleanliness Is Next To Impossible" is a pretty comedic villain by normal standards, but placed in a ''Winnie The Pooh'' feature, he makes for a blatantly darker tone than most of the harmless affairs of the series.
** Similarly, [[TheBrute Wooster]], the gigantic Woozle from "The Great Honey Pot Robbery", is pretty frightening by the standards of the show, [[spoiler: at least until his HeelFaceTurn]].
** The crows in "A Very, Very Large Animal" are much larger and more menacing than the very goofy and cartoony crows typically seen in the show.
* LadyMondegreen: Used in-universe. Tigger's alter ego [[MeaningfulName "The Masked Offender"]] (from a mishearing of "The Masked Avenger", the hero from a story Christopher Robin read to them).
* {{Leitmotif}}: Rabbit has his own theme, heard in many, many episodes throughout the series, usually played whenever he gets upset with another character. The theme can even be heard in episodes that do not feature Rabbit, such as "A Pooh Day Afternoon".
* LetsGetOutOfHere: During "Pooh Moon" episode, Rabbit suggests a strategic retreat from an (imagined) danger.
-->'''Rabbit''': P-perhaps we should retreat and think this over...
-->'''Tigger:''' [[ByNoIMeanYes Never mind the retreat, let's get out of here!!]]
* LiteralMetaphor: In "Sorry, Wrong Slusher", after being apprehended by the police and interrogated individually, the slightly off-camera judge rules to Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore, "I find you guilty of first degree causing noise! And I'm throwing the book at you!", and [[VisualPun throws an actual book at them]], just missing them a few inches, to which Pooh replies, "[[ComicallyMissingThePoint It's too bad I can't read]]".
* LivingToys: The cast, minus [[FullNameBasis Christopher Robin]] and sundry antagonists are living plushies; as per the book. The episode "Monkey See, Monkey Do Better" featured an obnoxious clockwork gorilla in a blue three-piece-suit and matching top hat Chris was set to receive for his birthday.
* LoopholeAbuse: In "Sorry, Wrong Slusher", Christopher Robin's mom tells him to not let his head leave his pillow. Christopher then straps his pillow to his head and sneaks downstairs, because, as he says, "She said for my head not to leave the pillow, but she never said anything about the pillow leaving the bed!"
* {{Malaproper}}: Mostly Tigger, but occasionally other characters too, such as Pooh. Tigger is the origin of this, at least in Winnie the Pooh. Heffalump, Woozle, Gabloon, Animule, anything except Jagular which Pooh came up with.
* MagicFeather: In "Magic Earmuffs", Christopher Robin gives Piglet the titular pair of earmuffs so that he could ice-skate. Piglet loses the earmuffs, and believes that he cannot skate without them...until his friends are in danger. Naturally, Piglet saves the day, even without the "magic."
* MostCommonCardGame: A group of "horse thieves" (actual horses) in "Paw and Order".
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast:
** Lampshaded in regards to Nasty Jack.
** [[KnightOfCerebus Crud]].
* NeverSayDie:
** When Rabbit disappears in one of Gopher's many dynamite explosions and a search of the area fails to turn up any sign of hide nor bunny, Tigger states glumly, "We're just gonna have to face it! Bunny-Boy is gone." (He turns up immediately afterward dangling from a high branch in a tree).
** Subverted by Eeyore in "Donkey For A Day": "Even though you almost ''killed'' me."
* TheNewAdventures
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: When you hear about "horse thieves", you'd expect thieves who steal horses instead of thieves who ''are'' horses.
* NoirEpisode: In ''Eeyore's Tail Tale'', Tigger takes the role of 'Private Ear' to investigate the mystery of Eeyore's missing tail, complete with PrivateEyeMonologue and black-and-white scenes.
* NonFatalExplosions: Gopher's dynamite causes plenty of property damage, but the characters emerge from the same explosions unharmed.
* NoodleIncident: In ''The Bug Stops Here'', Tigger, Rabbit, and Piglet go off to try and catch a bug. When Pooh and the others find them in a place set off with traps, the three of them are caught in a net suspended in the air, with no explanation of what happened.
-->'''Rabbit''': Never. [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain Never again.]]
* NormalFishInATinyPond: Most of the antagonists are petty bumblers, and in any other cartoon would likely be a {{Harmless Villain}} at best. Within the defanged Pooh universe however, they almost look fearsome.
* NukeEm: Believe it or not, suggested by Gopher as an option for getting Rabbit out of a tree in "No Rabbit's a Fortress"
-->'''Gopher''': Well, in that case, I just have to use dynamite again. Like my daddy always used to say, "What gets blown up must get blown down."
-->'''Rabbit''': No! No! Not dynamite again!
-->'''Gopher''': You're right! Better make it nitroglycerin. Wait, how about [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill U-235]]!
* OffTheRails: Very subtly done in "Paw And Order," involving [[ShowWithinAshow a Western play]]; [[TheHero Sheriff Piglet]] is supposed to be rescued from [[BigBad Nasty Jack]] by the Masked Bear and his Faithful Steed (Pooh and Eeyore), but Jack simply steps out of the way of their dramatic charge.
-->'''Gopher''': Oops. Looked like they *whistle* missed.
-->'''Townspeople''': What?!
-->'''Tigger''': That's not in the play!
** It's never stated outright, but the subtext here is that Jack, as an actor, had really wanted the Sheriff role but was denied it, so he's now [[MethodActing taking his villain role very personally]] and wants to trounce Sheriff Piglet for real as payback for not getting the part he wanted. This makes his actions at the climax, and lines like "I *HATE* sheriffs!" from earlier and "I always wanted to be Sheriff" when he's given the badge in the end, take on a more significant meaning.
* OhCrap: In "Donkey for a Day", Eeyore, after eating too many apples, registers a look of pure horror when Pooh reminds him that they still have lunch and dinner to go.
** Whenever Pooh's signature "Oh, bother" phrase is said, it's typically in one such moment.
* OrMyNameIsnt: At least two episodes had Pooh say, "...or my name isn't Winnie the Pooh! Which it is..."
** One episode had Tigger say, "Or my name isn't T-I-double-'guh'-er! TIGGER! Which, by the way, it is!"
* OutOfCharacterMoment: In "The Piglet Who Would Be King", Rabbit is friendly with Tigger and enthusiastic about going on a journey with him and Piglet. Normally, he would try to keep himself out of these journeys, especially if Tigger's involved.
* ParrotExpowhat: In ''[[Recap/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePoohS1E8bMonkeySeeMonkeyDoBetter Monkey See, Monkey Do Better]]'', Rabbit challenges toy ape Bruno to gardening.
-->'''Rabbit:''' How are you at horticulture?
-->'''Bruno:''' Horsi-what?
* PaperThinDisguise: Pooh's disguise as the Masked Bear was just a mask. Possibly justified by being part of a ShowWithinAShow.
** In the Christmas special, Pooh dresses up as Santa Claus. Despite his costume only consisting of a fake white beard over his trademark red t-shirt that still exposes his round yellow tummy, it somehow manages to convince all his friends (especially Tigger).
* PerformanceAnxiety: Piglet in "Un-Valentines Day"
* PirateSong: There was a Pirate themed episode with the Pooh Pirates opening with the song "Pirates is What We'll Be".
* PortableHole: "Bubble Trouble" reveals the entrance of Gopher's tunnel home as one of those.
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: Used as a RunningGag in the episode "Hunny for a Bunny". "'''DUCK!!'''"
* PricelessMingVase / ItsGoingDown: Continuing a running gag from the various specials. Rabbit's home is very immaculate and ordered, and he is the only person in the wood who owns things like ornate plates and furniture, expensive looking jars and other bits of finery. Naturally, his house it wrecked nearly every time we see the inside of it. Lampshaded in "Gone With The Wind."
-->'''Rabbit''' ''(buried under a pile of his ruined furniture and dishes)'': "Why does this always happen to ''me?"''
** "The Masked Offender" subverts this with Tigger swiping a table cloth that's got Piglet's fine china on it. They manage to land back on the table without a scratch, causing Tigger to remark "[[LampshadeHanging Thought they were all going to crash, didn't ya]]?". Then it's double subverted, as they crash anyway due to the vibration of Tigger slamming the closet door.
* ThePromisedLand: The Land Of Milk and Honey.
* RaincoatOfHorror: In "Pooh Oughta Be in Pictures", Piglet (who has been struggling with fear the whole episode) gets spooked by a shadowy figure wearing a raincoat, [[SubvertedTrope which turns out to be Pooh]]. This scene is also shown in the theme song.
* RealAfterAll: Prior to this series, Heffalumps and Woozles were merely creatures of Pooh and the others' imagination in both the original books and Disney features. Starting from ''New Adventures'' they begin appearing in person, usually as bumbling antagonists.
* RearrangeTheSong: The same theme was used throughout the series, however Season Two onwards rerecorded it with a ''slightly'' different instrumentation. The theme everyone is familiar is actually the rerecorded version. [[https://youtu.be/5R8ygARofzk here's the original]] Curiously the ending credits, which played a short orchestral version of the theme in Season One, were lengthened to play a full mostly instrumental edit of the opening theme proper, subverting the trope.
* ReplacedTheThemeTune: The ''Growing Up with Pooh'' (''The Magical World of Winnie the Pooh'' in the UK) DVD releases of the series do use a different intro and theme however.
* RhymingList: In "All's Well That Ends Wishing Well", Tigger makes a rhyming list of all of his birthday wishes, notably "banana splits and pogo sticks".
* RunawayTrain: The basis for the fantasy sequence in "The Good, The Bad and the Tigger."
* TheRuntAtTheEnd: "The Piglet Who Would Be King" had a herd of heffalumps thunder past, followed by a tiny heffalump chanting "The land of milk and honey! The land of milk and honey! Hooray!"
* SanitySlippage: Rabbit, very quickly, when he first starts taking care of Kessie, giggling and making faces like maniac and babbling about having carrots to take care of. He snaps out of it before long, though.
** He has another one in "Honey for a Bunny" when he learns the mate to his bookend was actually the same one he dumped.
* ScoobyDoobyDoors: Part of the DisneyAcidSequence in "Eeyore's Tall Tail."
* SchmuckBait: In "No Rabbit's A Fortress" Tigger spies an incredibly obvious decoy of Rabbit, and mistaking it for the real deal, bounces on it. When Tigger sees that it's a fake, he just can't believe he just fell for the oldest trick in the book!
-->'''Tigger''': Quiet, fellas! It's Long-ears! I'm comin' for ya, Bunny-boy! (''bounces on the dummy'') Wait a minute! This isn't Rabbit! I've been ''boobied''!
* SecurityCling: There are three examples of this in the episode "Lights Out." First, Gopher jumps on Tigger's head at the mere mention of the word "dark." Later in the tunnel, Tigger jumps on Pooh when he hears a noise. And lastly, Tigger jumps into Rabbit's arms who in turn jumps on Pooh.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Owl talks like this, and his cousin Dexter takes this UpToEleven.
* SequelEpisode:
** "Trap as Trap Can" is this for "There's No Camp Like Home".
** "The Rats Who Came to Dinner" and "Oh, Bottle" are these for "Nothing but the Tooth".
** "A Bird in the Hand" is a follow-up to both "Find Her, Keep Her" and "The Great Honey Pot Robbery".
* ShoutOut: In "Rabbit Takes a Holiday", the others manage to completely destroy Rabbit's home and garden while he's away, so they erect huge murals depicting them in pristine condition to try to fool him. [[Film/BlazingSaddles Sound familiar?]]
* ShownTheirWork: Though more directly based on [[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh the Disney featurettes]], occasional episodes make references to story material from the original A.A. Milne novels. In "The Big Switcheroo", for example, Tigger switches Piglet with Roo inside Kanga's pouch so Roo can avoid getting a bath (this story would again be adapted for part of ''Piglet's Big Movie''), while in "Eeyore's Tail Tale" Owl mistakes Eeyore's tail for a door bell (this story would again also be adapted for part of the 2011 Winnie The Pooh film).
* SkewedPriorities: Pooh, after Tigger sadly walks away in "Luck Amok".
--> '''Pooh:''' We can't let him leave, not for seven years! He'll miss my birthday.\\
(''Rabbit faints'')
* SneezeOfDoom: In "There's No Camp Like Home", a family of heffalumps are introduced with the papa Heffalump being allergic to pretty much ''anything'', such as deep dark pits, heights and "furry woodland creatures". He lets out a mighty sneeze once someone reminds him about his allergies.
* SpitTake: Piglet does this in "My Hero" during a meeting on who saved what, when Owl mentions Tigger is still Piglet's servant.
* SpotlightStealingSquad:
** Rabbit is by far the most fleshed out member of the cast. He has the most spotlight episodes, despite the fact he tends to not get as much advertising as the other four main characters (Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore). Additionally, much of the series seems to center around Rabbit’s house as a sort of general home base for the Hundred Acre Wood characters.
** Gopher also counts, as this series greatly increased his prominence to the point where he’s easily the sixth main character - and usually eclipses Eeyore.
* StealthInsult: This exchange in "The Piglet Who Would Be King":
--> '''Pooh:''' I cleverly put [''my honey''] where it's safe from honey-nappers...right in here! [''pats stomach'']\\
'''Rabbit:''' [[AchievementsInIgnorance Sometimes, Pooh Bear, you really amaze me.]]\\
'''Pooh:''' Why, thank you, Rabbit!
* SuperstitionEpisode: In "Luck Amok", Tigger breaks a mirror in Rabbit's home, and Rabbit tells him that means seven years bad luck. Tigger dismisses it, as it wasn't ''his'' mirror that broke, and he tries to help Rabbit avoid bad luck, which just results in Rabbit getting one misfortune after another. Eventually, it's revealed that the mirror belonged to Pooh, so Tigger tries to help him avoid bad luck, with the same results. Eventually, after everyone but Tigger suffers from bad luck, it become apparent that Tigger is the one who is unlucky, so he's cast out. The others feel sorry for him and reverse the bad luck by "fixing" the mirror (taping a picture of Tigger so that he thinks it's his reflection).
* SurpriseParty:
** In "Goodbye, Mr. Pooh," Winnie the Pooh's friends throw him one because they think he's moving away. Because of it, he actually ''does'' move away, but soon returns, only to find his house taken by Eeyore.
** As a result of a screw-up involving his calendar, Rabbit ''thinks'' he's about to be thrown one in "How Much Is That Rabbit In The Window?". He's sorely disappointed when he realizes otherwise.
* SurvivalMantra: Subverted in "A Knight to Remember" with Piglet chanting "I am ''not'' brave, I am ''not'' brave..."
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: ''No one'' in the Hundred Acre Wood is sending valentines.
%%* SwappedRoles: Nearly everyone in "Sham Pooh."
%%* SynchronizedSwarming
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Pooh tries this with the giant Woozle at the end of "The Great Honey Pot Robbery," and Piglet tries this with Nasty Jack at the end of "Paw and Order." Being part of the most [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism idealistic]] franchise Disney owns, [[HeelFaceTurn it works]].
* TermiteTrouble: The main conflict of "Tigger's Houseguest", wherein Tigger "befriends" a termite that's been ravaging the Hundred-Acre Wood.
* TerseTalker: Gopher's Grandpappy talks like this most of the time, usually only saying either, "Yup," or, "Nope."
* ThirdPersonPerson: Kessie, but only right when she's introduced. She seems to pick up the use of pronouns very quickly.
* UnexpectedlyDarkEpisode: The fourth episode, [[Recap/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePoohS1E4FindHerKeepHer "Find Her, Keep Her"]], while not particularly dark, has a BittersweetEnding and is far more emotionally complex than any other episode of the show, or any animated show at the time, for that matter.
* UnwantedAssistance: [[invoked]] Eeyore went through this when everyone tried to cheer him up in "Donkey For A Day".
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: With the literally "vile villain" being Crud from the episode ''Cleanliness Is Next To Impossible''
* WalkIntoCameraObstruction:
** "Pooh Skies" where Tigger is jumping on a trampoline and falls on Rabbit.
** "A Knight to Remember" with Rabbit after he, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore quickly run out of a closet and up the stairs Pooh was climbing
* TheWestern: "Paw and Order" and "The Good, The Bad, and the Tigger".
%%* YankTheDogsChain: Happens often to Rabbit.
* YourOtherLeft: In "A Pooh Day Afternoon", Gopher says, "Right! No, your other right!".