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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!
Hooray! It's a honeyful day
So let's laugh and let's play here together...
With my friends, Tigger and Pooh
(My Friends Tigger and Pooh)
Darby, Tiger and Pooh (My Friends Tigger and...)
My friends, Tigger and Pooh!"
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.


This show provides examples of:

  • All-CGI Cartoon
  • 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. Yeah, because people (and Tiggers and Pooh Bears) lived at the same time as dinosaurs, they were just way less advanced. And spoke using cavemen speech.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Happens to Darby in "Super-Sized Darby" when she becomes infected with Rabbit's instago-grow formula.
  • 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.
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  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Blind Without 'Em: Porcupine
  • 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 Immigrant: Darby and Buster.
  • Christmas Episode: Pooh's Super Sleuth Christmas Movie
  • 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.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: Starting in Season 2, Darby sings the theme song in place of Kay Hanley.
  • Dramatic Irony: Sometimes used and it makes no sense whatsoever when combined with Fake Interactivity. Actually played with in "Darby's Super Sleuth Surprise" when Rabbit asks for our cooperation to keep a Surprise Party a secret from the Sleuths.
  • Every Episode Ending: "This Mystery Is History!"
  • Fake Interactivity: Used quite frequently, but not as much.
  • 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!")
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: In "The Tiglet and Pigger Switcher Roo", Roo's magic trick causes Piglet and Tigger to switch personalities.
  • 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 Read It for the Articles: Used in-universe. Rabbit, hilariously, regarding the magazine Rutabaga Monthly in Pooh's Super Sleuth Magazine.
  • Iris Out: This is the standard method of closing episodes of the show, 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.
  • Job Song: Beaver often sings about how "work, work, work, work is all [he seems] to do".
  • 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.
  • Meganekko: Porcupine
  • The Musical: "Tigger & Pooh and a Musical, Too"
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Role Reprisal: Many of the regular voice actors reprise their roles, though this time, Travis Oates fully voices Piglet after filling in for the deceased John Fielder in Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie. Likewise, Brenda Blethyn once again voices Mama Heffalump.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Shout-Out: In the episode "It's Eeyore's Birthday" the gang present Eeyore with red balloons of which Tigger claims there are 99.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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 & Title Theme Tune: "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 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.
  • Visible Odor: In "Beaver Gets Skunked," Skunk's stinky spray that upsets Beaver so much is depicted as a noxious cloud of green odor.
  • 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.

Another mystery is history!

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