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Now's the time to think think think.

"My friends, Tigger and Pooh
We're always there for each other
You'll see just how fun it can be
With so much in the Wood to discover
And if I need help on the way, Buster might save the day
Or Piglet, Lumpy, or Roo
Eeyore has a paw to lend, Rabbit has an ear to bend
Now all we're missing is you!"
The show's "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune from the second season

My Friends Tigger & Pooh is a CGI-animated edutainment series that ran on Playhouse Disney from 2007 to 2010. Created by Bobs Gannaway and based on the Winnie the Pooh franchise, the series follows the adventures of a 6-year-old girl named Darby and her puppy Buster, who join Pooh and Tigger in the Hundred Acre Wood. The group help solve mysteries together in the Wood by becoming the Super Sleuths and using their brain.

In the UK, the show received a British English dub that also aired on Disney Junior.

In August 2016, the show came back on Disney Junior's app and On Demand services, and later reran on the channel on September 12, 2016. It is now available on Disney+.

This show provides examples of:

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: As well as Buster's collar, Porcupine wears only glasses.
  • Accidental Good Outcome: In "Lumpy Mixes a Mystery", Lumpy calls upon Tigger, Pooh, and Darby because wants to paint a birdhouse purple but has no purple paint. They don't realise that paint can mix together until Lumpy sneezes and knocks the paint cans over, leading to some red and yellow paint mixing together. Upon realising this, they discover the combination for purple and make purple paint.
  • Adaptational Skill:
    • Winnie the Pooh is better at inductive reasoning than his book counterpart.
    • Both Pooh and Tigger can ride scooters.
    • Rabbit can invent machines.
  • Adapted Out: Owl is noticeably absent from this part of the Pooh franchise, as is Gopher (though he hasn't been in any Pooh media after 2005 until Kingdom Hearts III). Although Gopher is briefly mentioned in "Tigger & Pooh and a Musical, Too".
  • All-CGI Cartoon: This was the first and to date only Pooh television series to presented in this format, following The Book of Pooh being a puppet show.
  • All Girls Like Ponies: Sort of. Darby likes reading about ponies and imagining having one, but admits she wouldn't actually want to have a real pony.
  • Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering?: In "Darby's Pony," Darby expresses a desire to have a pony, but says that ponies are really hard to take care of. Afterwards, Tigger walks with Pooh, asking him "Are you think what I'm thinking, Pooh boy?" Pooh suggests that it's if trees were honey, you could drink the leaves. As it turns out, that's not what Tigger's thinking, but rather that Darby really wants a pony and it's up to them to get her one.
  • Argument of Contradictions:
    • Roo and Tigger have a fairly long argument that consists of nothing but stating their positions in the opening of "Pooh Sticks Get Stuck" - Tigger wants to play Pooh Sticks, while Roo wants to play Butterfly Tag, pointing out that they played Pooh Sticks the day before. Darby suggests that they compromise, which Pooh says he's never played. So she explains what compromise is and they agree to play Pooh Sticks first for a little while and then Butterfly Tag.
    • In Super Sleuth Christmas Movie, Kanga suggests that Roo and Lumpy go outside to play and get their sillies out. Roo tells Lumpy that they should build an enormous snowman and Lumpy agrees "Last one there is a Woozle." Roo races over to the door and holds it open for Lumpy, telling him that he's a Woozle. As Lumpy chases him out the door, he says that Roo is and as they fade into the snow, they can be heard saying "No, you!" "No, you are!" as Eeyore closes the door.
  • Artistic License – Paleontology: When Roo tells the Super Sleuths that he lost his dinosaur (It turns out to be a stuffed toy dinosaur.), Tigger decides that since dinosaurs lived "a bajillion years ago", the Super Sleuths just have to do what people did a bajillion years ago. As such, the Super Sleuths become the Caveman Sleuths. As if people (and Tiggers and Pooh Bears) lived at the same time as dinosaurs, they were just way less advanced. And spoke using cavemen speech. Then again, Pooh and Tigger are known for their naivete and Darby's only six, so they may just not be very knowledgeable about paleontology.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Darby (and, later on, Buster) grows to be a giant in "Super-Sized Darby" when she gets Rabbit's instago-grow formula spilled on her.
  • Baffled by Own Biology:
    • In "No Rumbly in Pooh's Tummy", Pooh is confused as to why his stomach isn't grumbling and searches for his "rumbly". He doesn't realise that he's just not hungry.
    • In one episode, Pooh doesn't realise that his type of bear doesn't hibernate.
  • Bag of Holding: In Pooh's Super Sleuth Christmas Movie, this is how Santa is able to carry all of his presents at once - he has a magic bag that holds them all. The main thrust of the film is journey to bring it back to him after he accidentally drops it while flying over the Hundred Acre Wood.
  • Bait-and-Switch Comment: In Pooh's Super Sleuth Christmas Movie, Rabbit spends much of the movie waxing rhapsodic about all the advanced organization and planning that Santa must need in order to get all the presents delivered, so his reaction to learning that it's mostly down just to magic comes as a bit of a surprise...
    Rabbit: You... you mean there's no inventory list? No tracking system? No routing strategy? It's all just magic? ... ... That's wonderful!
  • Banana Peel: In "Eeyore's Sad Day," Tigger tries this as a comedy gag to cheer up Eeyore, asking Pooh what kind of shoes you make out of a banana and saying, "Slippers," but there is no response except the caw of a bird.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal
    • Lampshaded in Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too when Pooh sings, "And it seems that you can't wear / Just one shoe, you need a pair / Even if I wore them, which I don't, I couldn't."
    • Earlier in the same film, Rabbit chastises Piglet for sweeping when it's supposed to be dishwashing time. As he leaves, he says that he'll be back at Piglet's for "sock-sorting time."
    Piglet: But I don't wear socks!
  • Baths Are Fun: In one episode, Buster hates taking a bath so they try to convince him it's a lot of fun so that he'll take a bath.
  • Blind Without 'Em: Porcupine is very nearsighted and can barely see at all without her glasses on.
  • Broken Aesop: In "Super Duper Super Sleuths", it seemed that the message they wanted to convey was that it's important to use your brain to solve a problem same as any other episode of the show. Yet, when the Super Sleuths get superpowers, they suddenly have a much easier time solving all of their cases. It's only after they lose their superpowers that they're forced to start truly thinking again.
  • Canon Foreigner: Several characters appear in this show but not in the books, including Darby, Buster, Beaver, Turtle, Porcupine, and Skunk.
  • Canon Immigrant: This is the first Disney Pooh work since Blustery Day to adapt a character from the original Milne books, namely Small the Insect, who makes a couple appearances and even A Day in the Limelight.
  • Character Catchphrase:
    • Darby's catchphrase is "Slap my cap!".
    • The Super Sleuth oath: "Any time, any place, the Super Sleuths are on the case!"
    • As well as "Another mystery is history!".
  • Companion Cube: Darby has a plush toy monkey named Billy Boo.
  • Composite Character: Beaver seems to be a stand-in for Gopher and even bears a damning resemblance to him.
  • Dark Reprise: Pooh's Super Sleuth Christmas Movie has "Christmas Isn't Coming," a sad reprise of the special's opening number "Christmas Comes Tomorrow," performed after the Sleuths and the rest of the cast, sans Darby, have given up the quest to reach the North Pole as hopeless.
  • Dogs Hate Squirrels: Darby's pet dog Buster often chases after squirrels and is sometimes taunted by them in return.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: Starting in Season 2, Darby sings the theme song in place of Kay Hanley.
  • "Double, Double" Title: One story is called "Piglet's Piglet's Echo Echo."
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Travis Oates' voice for Piglet is much deeper in the series than it is in later works.
  • Either "World Domination", or Something About Bananas:
    • In "Stuck Be a Piglet," Piglet is covered in dried mud and can only talk out of the side of his mouth. He's also stuck in the dried up mud puddle and one point, Darby asks him how he's doing.
    Piglet: Uh-huh. I'm 'ine.
    Pooh: He said he's fine. Or a ponderosa pine. I'm not sure exactly which.
    • In "Too Many Helpings of Tigger," Pooh claims to be able to speak squirrel. However, when Tigger provides the squirrels with a big bag of haycorns to make up for an earlier mistake, Pooh comments "He said 'thank you'. Or was it 'pancake'?" Darby giggles at the happy squirrel, saying it looks like "thank you" to her.
  • Every Episode Ending: Each episode ends with someone declaring, "This/the/another mystery is history!"
  • Fair-Play Whodunnit: Some mysteries can come off like this. For example, in "Lumpy's Pet Project", the viewers already know Max is a goldfish long before the Super Sleuths even realize it.
  • Fake Interactivity: Quite frequently the characters will pretend the audience is joining in, but not as often as other children's shows.
  • Fantasy Helmet Enforcement: The Super Sleuths (Pooh, Tigger and Darby) always wear their helmets when riding their Sleuther Scooters. ("Somebody's needing our help today, so helmets on and scooters away!")
  • Fooled by the Sound: In "Piglet's Piglet's Echo Echo", several characters (starting with Piglet) mistake an echo as someone else talking.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: In "The Tiglet and Pigger Switcher Roo", Roo's magic trick causes Piglet and Tigger to switch personalities.
  • Got Volunteered: Piglet was only involved in the magic trick described just above in the first place because when Roo asked for volunteers from the audience, Tigger volunteered himself first and then suggested Piglet, despite Piglet not actually wanting to have anything to do with it.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Pooh wears his shirt as always, and also Tigger becomes one when he puts on a shirt (and no pants) to become a Super Sleuth.
  • Hates Baths: One episode involves Buster hating his bath.
  • Help, I'm Stuck!:
    • In "No More Honey For Pooh", Pooh's honey obsession results in him getting stuck in a tree trunk with his face poking out of the hole.
    • In "Stuck Be a Piglet", Piglet enjoys playing in the mud during a heat wave and decides to take a nap in the sun; the end result is the mud drying around him, rendering him immobile and cannot talk properly.
  • Hiccup Hijinks: The subject of "Tigger's Hiccup Pickup" - Tigger gets the hiccups after eating some of the soup brought for Rabbit's rutabaga potluck party too fast. The Super Sleuths eventually succeed in stopping it by giving Tigger a big surprise.
  • How Many Fingers?: Played for Laughs - in "Tigger's Shadow of a Doubt," Tigger takes a tumble after the replacement shadow that Pooh and Darby made for him gets snagged in a tree branch and tears. Darby asks if he's okay and he replies that he thinks so and holds up his paw, asking how many fingers he's holding up.note 
  • Hurt Foot Hop: In "Super Duper Super Sleuths", Tigger lifts a rock using super-strength that he's gained, but then drops it on his foot when the super-strength disappears. He manages to free his foot and then says that it's okay because it only hurts when he hops.... "Owie, owie, owie! Why am I hopping?"
  • I Ate WHAT?!: In "Pooh's Honey of a Problem," Rabbit decides to deliver some of sour squash soup to Pooh. However, since he's out of the pots that he was using to deliver it to everyone else, he puts in a honey pot and leaves it outside Pooh's front door. Pooh eats it, not knowing that it's not honey. He becomes convinced that he no longer likes honey and even goes into a full-on identity crisis that if he doesn't like honey anymore, he must longer be a Pooh Bear. Fortunately, the Super Sleuths are on the case and eventually suss out the truth.
  • I Can't Hear You: In "Rabbit's Sounds of Silence," Rabbit needs total quiet while his cake his cooking or else it will collapse. Unfortunately, Beaver is hard at work nearby, resulting in it collapsing. He comes outside to tell him that he has to stop making all the noise.
    Beaver: Sorry, can't hear you, Rabbit. I'm making too much noise!
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Episode titles usually feature the name of whoever is crucial to the episode's plot and therefore whoever the Super Sleuths are helping in the episode.
  • Incredible Shrinking Man:
    • Defied in "Super-Sized Darby" when they shrink the giant Darby bit by bit to avoid shrinking her too small.
    • Similarly averted in "The Incredible Shrinking Roo" where the gang mistakenly think Roo is shrinking after they height check him on a growing sunflower.
  • Incredibly Lame Fun: Certain stories involving Rabbit focus on the fun he finds in household chores, particularly washing dishes. "Funny Rabbit" in particular is about the Super Sleuths thinking that Rabbit simply doesn't know how to have fun. After trying everything they can think of, they discover him having his own fun counting seeds for his garden and learn a lesson that everybody has their own idea of what fun is, and isn't.
  • I Read It for the Articles: Used in-universe. Rabbit, hilariously, regarding the magazine Rutabaga Monthly in Pooh's Super Sleuth Christmas Movie.
    Rabbit: That's why I asked Santa for a subscription to Rutabaga Monthly instead...for the articles, of course.
  • Iris Out: This is the standard method of closing episodes of the show (it'll slowly fade to black with a circle of colour that shrinks), though Tigger will sometimes play around with it. Also, in "How to Say I Love Roo," the iris in the shape of a heart, closing in on Kanga and Roo hugging.
  • I've Heard of That — What Is It?:
    • In "Rabbit's Ruta-Wakening," Darby excitedly declares that the Super Sleuths will have a stakeout to determine why Rabbit's radishes are disappearing. Pooh agrees that a stakeout is just what they need to have.
    Pooh:... What... exactly is a stakeout, Darby?
    • In "Pooh Sticks Get Stuck," the mystery is why there isn't any water in one side of the steam. Roo suggests that the water went down the drain. Tigger agrees "I bet you're right. Hoo hoo! ... What's a drain?" Roo explains about how when Kanga gives him a bath she pulls the plug and the water goes down the drain. Darby points out that streams don't have plugs or drains.
    • In "Tigger Cleans House," Darby suggests a game of "trashketball" as a means of keeping cleaning the trash in Tigger's home from being boring. Pooh says that he loves trashketball, then asks Darby if he's ever played it.
    • In "Darby's Fog-Gone Mystery," in the song "Floating in a Cloud," Pooh sings "We sail, oh yes! Up above the trail, over hill and dale," then asks Tigger if he happens to know what a dale is. Tigger replies that he doesn't even know where his tail is because it's kind of hard to see.
  • Job Song: Beaver often sings about how "work, work, work, work is all [he seems] to do".
  • Jumping-to-Conclusions Diagnosis: In "Darby, Solo Sleuth", Tigger, Pooh, Roo, and Eeyore are confirmed to actually have colds, but for Rabbit, Beaver, Buster, and Darby herself she just assumes they have colds after one sneeze. It's a big jump when Beaver reveals that it's the right time of year for hay fever.
  • Kid Detective: The series is all about six-year-old Darby leading the Super Sleuths on their sleuthing adventures.
  • Later-Installment Weirdness: In the final season when the Finder Flag is checked, Darby uses a periscope instead of someone using a telescope to look at it.
  • Leaving Food for Santa: In Pooh's Super Sleuth Christmas Movie, Rabbit leaves out artichokes for Santa and carrots for his deer.
  • Limited Wardrobe:
    • Lampshaded like crazy in "Pooh Loses His Shirt." When Pooh loses his signature red shirt and it becomes the mystery of the day, Tigger says that he has an easy solution. They'll just search Pooh's closet, since surely Pooh must have a bunch of them. Wrong. It turns out that Pooh only has the one red shirt and washes it every evening then hangs it out to dry before going to bed. Later in the episode, when it's suggested that he wear a different shirt, Pooh comments that his red shirt just "feels right" on him.
    • In "Piglet's Wish Upon a Star," however, Piglet is shown doing laundry having hung up five identical copies of his standard pink jumpsuit on a clothesline, with several additional ones in a laundry basket nearby.
  • Malaproper: Tigger's frequent instances of this continue in line with how he is in other Disney Pooh productions. More specifically, in "Buster's Buried Treasure," Lumpy repeatedly uses the phrase "gold balloon" in place of "gold doubloon."
  • Mythology Gag:
    • In "Many Thanks for Christopher Robin," Pooh states that pretending to a be a woozle is rather "confusle-fying." This is a reference to the "Heffalumps and Woozles" song from the classic Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh in which it's stated that A Heffalump or Woozle is very confusle / A Heffalump or Woozle's very sly."
    • In "Doggone Buster," the Super Sleuths are searching for Buster and think that Lumpy might be with him, since Darby left them together that morning. They speculate also that Roo might be with them because Kanga had indicated that he's missing. Tigger comments "He is Lumpster's best friend forever, ya' know. I mean, you heard the song." The comment is apparently apropos of nothing, as the only song in this installment has to do with Buster being missing. However, Tigger is referring to the song "Shoulder to Shoulder" from Pooh's Heffalump Movie, which is sung by Carly Simon but presented from the perspective of both Lumpy and Roo in the lyrics "I've never had a best friend before / So I can't be sure what it feels like / But I think it feels more like this, I do / I think I feel more like myself when I'm with you." Furthermore, Tigger is Leaning on the Fourth Wall here because nobody in the Hundred Acre Wood actually heard that song, as it wasn't performed by the characters, unlike a lot of other songs in the franchise.
    • The episode "Small's World After All" not only adapts Small the Insect, a minor character in the novels, but involves the character going missing and the other characters searching for him, much like the chapter "In Which A Search Is Organized and Piglet Nearly Meets A Heffalump Again" in The House At Pooh Corner.
  • Never Trust a Title: "How to Say I Love Roo" is about Roo trying to find an "I Love You Day" gift for Kanga, rather than the reverse.
  • Never Wake Up a Sleepwalker: In "Eeyore Sleeps on It," when it's discovered that Eeyore is sleepwalking, Tigger warns Pooh and Darby not to wake him up, saying that it's in the book of things you're not supposed to do. He gives this warning to a couple others who suggest it. Finally, when Porcupine asks why they didn't just wake him up, Tigger asks if nobody other than him has read the book.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: Raccoon has several shades of this.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: In "Pooh, Light Up My Life," Lumpy thinks that he saw gobloons in the wood. Pooh points out that gobloons are never actually seen. Roo says that this is what makes them so scary.
  • Not Where They Thought: In one episode, the Super Sleuths and Eeyore try to go to the moon but they fail. However, when Tigger jumps higher than usual and Eeyore feels happier than usual, they think they've actually landed on the moon.
  • Once per Episode: Every episode has the Super Sleuths responding to the Sleuth Siren's call, suiting up, reciting the oath, checking the Finder Flag where the mystery takes place, then heading off on their Sleuther Scooters.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In "Darby, Solo Sleuth", Tigger and Pooh don't show up for the case. It turns out there's a reason for that— they have colds.
  • Out Sick: In "Darby, Solo Sleuth", Tigger and Pooh can't join Darby and Buster sleuthing because they both have colds. When Darby reckons Beaver and Rabbit have colds, she tells them to rest instead of working too.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: The Super Sleuth outfits worn by Tigger and Pooh normally wouldn't be an example, as they aren't actually trying to hide their identities. Lumpy, however, refuses to accept them as being Tigger and Pooh when they're in their outfits, even when Darby tells him that it's just them. (See Running Gag below.) He presumably recognizes her because her only special Super Sleuth apparel is a cap with the question mark logo of the Sleuths on it.
  • Power Glows: In the special "Super Duper Super Sleuths", a glowing rock that fell from the sky causes Rabbit's vegetables to grow huge. When the Super Sleuths eat the vegetables, they gain superpowers. Tigger gets super-strength, Pooh gets super-sight, Darby is able to fly and Buster has super digging powers. When the rock stops glowing, it signifies that its power is gone. All of the vegetables shrink back to normal size, and the Super Sleuths lose their powers.
  • Precious Puppy: Buster. Nominally, he's part of the Super Sleuths, but most of the time his job consists of simply hanging around and being cute.
  • Pun-Based Title: "Lumpy's Pet Project" - a "pet project" is one pursues as a personal favorite, however, this episode is about Lumpy needing help to take care of his pet fish named Max.
  • Race Against the Clock: In "Tigger a Yo-Yo", Tigger loses his yo-yo and the Super Sleuths need to retrieve it in time for Tigger to break the yo-yo record before the hourglass runs out.
  • Real After All: This series proves that Woozles actually exist (even though they were already proven to exist in New Adventures).
    • The Woozle Wizard at the very end of "Darby Goes Woozle Sleuthin'".
    • Also the woozle in "Many Thanks to Christopher Robin".
  • Record Needle Scratch: In "Eager Beaver," Beaver is trying to get the Super Sleuths to solve their cases more efficiently. He interrupts the "Think, Think, Think" song after about two seconds, complete with a record needle scratch.
  • Removable Shell:
    • Turtle has this and when he and Rabbit re-create the historic race between their grandparents, ala The Tortoise and the Hare, he removes it and gains a great boost in speed, becoming about the same speed as Rabbit. In the end, after they both end up calling the Super Sleuths to help the other, they end the race in a tie... just as their grandparents did.
    • An entire installment, "Turtle Comes Out of His Shell" is about Turtle taking his shell off, saying he doesn't want to wear it anymore because it slows him down. However, he soon discovers that he can't do things he used to enjoy doing like slide on his back and he also gets cold in the snow, though he didn't before.
  • Running Gag:
    • There's a small running gag that Lumpy is apparently unable to recognize Tigger and Pooh so long as they're wearing their Super Sleuth outfits. Even when Darby tells him they're just Tigger and Pooh, he insists she's pulling his leg.
      Lumpy: You're so silly. Tigger and Pooh don't dress in costumes or wear masks.
      Tigger: Hoo! No arguin' with logic like that.
    • Tigger refers to the coloring on Raccoon's face as a mask, only for him to insist "It's not a mask."
  • Saving Christmas: Pooh's Super Sleuth Christmas Movie is about the Super Sleuths and most of the rest of the cast going on a quest to bring Holly the reindeer back to the North Pole after she finds Santa's magic sack of toys, which he dropped while flying over the Hundred Acre Wood.
  • Screen Tap: At the end of the "One Big Happy Family" song in Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too, Buster licks the screen. He also does this in the opening of the story "Roo's Kite-Tastrophy." In "Good Night to Pooh," he sniffs the screen and fogs it because it's cold and the ground is covered with snow in the story.
  • Seeking the Intangible: In "No Rumbly in Pooh's Tumbly", Pooh is surprised that his stomach isn't rumbling, so he and his friends search for his "rumbly". Eventually, they conclude that he simply isn't hungry.
  • Sequel Hook: The end of "Darby Goes Woozle Sleuthin'" implies the Woozle Wizard may be real.
  • Share Phrase:
    • The oath ("Any time, any place, the Super Sleuths are on the case") is said by all three protagonists.
    • "This/the/another mystery is history" is said by any of the Super Sleuths.
  • Shout-Out:
    • In the episode "It's Eeyore's Birthday" the gang present Eeyore with red balloons of which Tigger claims there are 99.
    • In "Roo's Kite-Tastrophy," Pooh reaches into a hole in a tree and says that the others will never guess what he found. Tigger asks "Is it bigger than a bread box?" which was a well-known question for comparison on the panel show What's My Line?
    • In "Lumpy Joins In," Lumpy says that he isn't sure where to start when it comes to learning how to sing. Tigger tells him that perhaps he should start at the beginning. "It's a very good place to start, ya' know." In The Sound of Music, the song "Do Re Mi" begins with the lyrics "Let's start at the beginning / It's a very good place to start..."
  • Sick Episode: In "Darby, Solo Sleuth", everyone in the Hundred Acre Wood (except Turtle, Kanga, Porcupine, Owl, Christopher Robin, the ants, and Small) catches a cold and Darby has to find some lemons for Kanga's cure-a-cold soup that would heal them.
  • Sleep Aesop: In "Tigger's Bedtime for Bouncer", Tigger stays up all night bouncing and is tired the next day, making him not very good at detective work. Darby and Pooh try to get him to take a nap.
  • Sleep Deprivation: In "Tigger's Bedtime for Bouncer", Tigger becomes very groggy from staying up all night.
  • Smelly Skunk: Skunk hardly ever sprays and only when he's really scared, just like real skunks. But just being able to is important to him because that's what skunks do, and when he first appears, he actually angsts over it. Even he didn't know the real reason why skunks stink at first.
  • Sneeze Interruption:
    • In "Lumpy Mixes a Mystery", Lumpy sneezes while trying to enthuse about how his uncle will love the birdhouse, knocking it over.
    • In "Darby, Solo Sleuth", Beaver sneezes in the middle of the "work, work, work" song and Darby sneezes in the middle of the "Mystery is history" tagline. These are both played for laughs but also used to imply they have colds.
  • So Proud of You: In "You're a Big Boy, Roo," Roo is tasked with delivering a pouch watch to Kanga, but loses it. The Super Sleuths help him find it, but afterwards he has to decide whether or not to tell her that he lost it, afraid she won't think him a big boy. Instead, she says she's proud of him for telling the truth and that she knows he's growing up.
  • Soup Is Medicine: "Darby, Solo Sleuth" features "Cure-a-Cold" soup that does just what it says. Its key ingredient is lemons, which are known for helping people recover from colds due to vitamin C.
  • Spoiler Title: In "Flowers from Roo," the mystery of the story is that Piglet, Kanga and Rabbit all have butterflies flitting all over their homes that just won't leave. Reason? Flowers given to them by Roo that the butterflies like laying their eggs on, and some of which already have chrysalises on them.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Title: A rather unusual case in that said spotlight-stealer isn't actually in the title, at least, assuming one is considering it to be Darby and not the fact of Tigger being given equal billing in the title. No, it's Pooh and Tigger in the title, but it's My Friends, and it's Darby who's the "My."
  • Stock Audio Clip: The dialogue of the Super Sleuths saying their oath used the same exact recording every episode, with the exception if someone is absent from the group, someone is feeling upset or in a bad mood, or sometimes their lines are exchanged.
  • Stock Footage:
    • The Super Sleuths gearing up, saying their oath, and riding out on their scooters, which adds any extra characters or changes who says what and how they say it when needed.
    • The "Finder Flag" sequence in the final season used the same animation of Darby presenting a periscope to the viewer which showed the flag through the glass.
  • String-on-Finger Reminder: In "Down Woodpecker's Memory Lane," when Woodpecker calls the Super Sleuths, they discover that he has a pink ribbon tied around his foot. As it turns out, it's to help him remember that he has a problem for them to solve. Thing is, he says it's too hot for him to remember what the problem is, so they have to figure out what it is before they can help him solve it.
  • Surprise Party: This is the subject of "Darby's Super Sleuth Surprise" - Rabbit is putting together a surprise party with the rest of the Hundred Acre Wood for the Super Sleuths - Darby, Pooh, Tigger and Buster.
  • The End... Or Is It?: Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too ends with a voiceover of Pooh, Darby and Tigger saying "The End" over a streamer in the sky that reads this, followed by Tigger humorously asking, "Or is it?"
  • Theme Tune Roll Call: "And if I need help on the way / Buster might save the day, or Piglet, Lumpy or Roo / Eeyore has a paw to lend / Rabbit's got an ear to bend / Now all we're missing is you! ... ... With my friends Tigger & Pooh. / Darby, Tigger and Pooh..."
  • This Is My Side: Down with the entire Hundred Acre Wood by Tigger and Rabbit in "Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too" forcing everyone but Darby and Buster to pick sides.
  • Title Reading Gag: Darby reads "Darby, Solo Sleuth" in a questioning voice, implying she's wondering why she'll be doing sleuth work alone this episode.
  • Title Sequence Replacement: Reruns of Season 1 episodes after the Season 2 premiere use the "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune in place of the original, though the captions were not adjusted.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Of the two main female characters, Darby is an adventurous baseball cap-wearing girl who rides a scooter, while Porcupine wears pink, plays the flute, and likes to cook.
  • Uninvited to the Party: In one episode, Tigger is in a funk because he wasn't invited to a birthday party, but then it turns out that his friends just forgot to invite him.
  • Unusual Euphemism: Lumpy sometimes says "Oh, heffle huffle" when upset or frustrated by something.
  • Visible Odor:
    • In "Beaver Gets Skunked," Skunk's stinky spray that upsets Beaver so much is depicted as a noxious cloud of green odor.
    • Similarly, in "Skunks Non-scents," all of the stinky scents that the Super Sleuths try out for Skunk, as well as the stench that Skunk is eventually able to make are depicted as stinky green odors.
  • Waking Up Elsewhere: In "Eeyore Sleeps On It," Porcupine finds Eeyore sleeping by a stump in a meadow. When she and the Super Sleuths finally wake him after much effort, he says he doesn't know how he got there and that he went to sleep at home the night before. They discover that he's sleepwalking and it turns out it's because he's being lured in his sleep by Porcupine practicing her flute music, which he considers the most beautiful he's ever heard. She always practices right before she goes to sleep.
  • Wanting Is Better Than Having: In "Darby's Pony," when Darby talks with Pooh and Tigger about reading a book about ponies, they get the idea that she wants a pony herself. They therefore dress Eeyore up as a pony and present him to her. It turns out that Eeyore doesn't make a good pony and as Darby explains...
    Darby: But that's what makes reading so great. You can imagine anything you want. And that's what I like: imagining having a pony, not really having one.
  • Wasn't That Fun?: In "Buster's Bath", when the group can't persuade Buster to take a bath, they decide to try hosing him down. This results in a madcap scenario in which the water builds up because Eeyore is sitting on the hose, then when it all gets released, Piglet goes up in the air with the hose and it sprays around wildly. At the end of the whole thing, Roo exclaims, "Let's do that again!"
  • Whole-Plot Reference: "Rabbit and Turtle's Re-Run" is one for The Tortoise and the Hare. Apparently, the story was about their grandfathers and they re-enact it to find out how it really ended.
  • Wish Upon a Shooting Star: The plot of "Piglet's Wish Upon a Star" revolves around Piglet making a wish on a shooting star in the sky and Pooh trying to find out what he wished for.
  • Your Size May Vary: Some characters' heights vary from their hand drawn selves. Kanga is much taller, Christopher Robin is only slightly taller than Darby, and Piglet is even smaller than Roo.

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Let's Do That Again!

In "Buster's Bath" from "My Friends Tigger & Pooh," a stopped hose results in a madcap escapade in which everyone runs around wildly trying to avoid getting sprayed by the hose. Even the normally excitable Tigger reacts by saying that hoses are dangerous, but Roo shouts happily that they should do it again.

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