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"Monkey See, Monkey Do Better" is the second segment of the eighth episode of the first season of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.


Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit and Tigger go visit Christopher Robin, but they don't find him in his room. Instead, they find a large birthday present. Despite Pooh's warning that it belongs to Christopher, Rabbit opens the package. Inside there is a large wind-up robot monkey. They wind it up and the monkey comes to life, introducing himself as Bruno, the best toy a child can have. After Bruno says he can do anything, Pooh and the others get worried that Christopher Robin might be planning to replace them with Bruno.

The guys try to prove that they can do things better than Bruno, but fail. The monkey seems to be a better jumper than Tigger, a better gardener than Rabbit and a better honey taker than Pooh Bear. Pooh and his friends sadly realize their inferiority and decide to move out, but before they can, Christopher Robin finds them and assures them that he doesn't want them to leave, and that he won't stay with Bruno. When Bruno overhears this, it is him who gets depressed. He's the best toy a child can have, and they're rejecting him! Bruno escapes to the woods and sits sadly in a log. As he takes off his own key, his battery goes out, and he turns off. Christopher, Pooh and the others find Bruno, wind him up once again and he wakes up confused. Christopher Robin then explains that Bruno is a gift, but not for him; Christopher had bought him for an unseen human friend of his who's having a birthday party. Everyone is happy now and Bruno goes back to his package waiting to be given to Christopher Robin's friend, with Pooh hungry along the way.



  • On the back cover to The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Great Honey Pot Robbery VHS (which included this episode), a picture depicting the scene where Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, and Tigger dress up as birthday presents mistakenly included Eeyore, who does not appear in this episode.


Voice actor Character
Jim Cummings Winnie the Pooh and Bruno
John Fiedler Piglet
Paul Winchell Tigger
Ken Sansom Rabbit
Tim Hoskins Christopher Robin

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