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"Owl in the Family" is the second segment of the first episode of the third season of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh that originally aired on ABC on August 18, 1990.

Synopsis

Rabbit is out checking his garden and counting his tomatoes, when he realizes that one plant is missing. Rabbit is quick to realize his plants are being eaten by the thieving crows. He tries to stop them and chases them away, but ends up with his head stuck inside the pumpkin head of his scarecrow after knocking it off in the chaos.

Pooh, Piglet and Owl arrive to investigate Rabbit's distress, and the incident reminds Owl of a story. However, Rabbit, in frustration, states he has no time for Owl's "nonexistent" relatives or Owl's stories. Hurt, Owl leaves to reexamine his family tree and see that his relatives are real. Owl disregards Rabbit's disbelief in his family, and is excited by a ring at the door, expecting his family. Instead, he only finds Piglet and Pooh. When he asks if they have seen any owls other than him, he is disappointed to hear them say that he is the only owl they know. Owl then goes inside, saddened as Piglet explains to Pooh that Owl misses his family. They then decide to hold a Family Reunion for Owl. Overhearing, Owl is thrilled by their wish to help him and ecstatically readies for their arrival.

Pooh and Piglet then send invitations tied to a balloon as "air mail" to invite Owl's family. As Piglet goes to help Owl ready for the party, Pooh waits for Owl's relatives, but doesn't see them and goes off to look for them instead.

As Rabbit drives away the crows yet again, Owl and Piglet are readying food for the family reunion. The crows, seeing this, watch greedily, hoping to steal all the food. Pooh then surprises them and mistakes them for owls (which the crows take advantage of).

While the crows are feasting on Owl's food, Owl is delighted that Pooh has "found" his relatives. Though Piglet is suspicious that the "owls" look like crows, Owl brushes their worries aside, even as the crows act obnoxious and cause mischief, including breaking his dishes.

Owl later is persuaded into stealing from Rabbit's garden later that night and is caught by Rabbit's trap when he tries to catch the crows. Rabbit is astonished by Owl's declaration that the crows are his relatives and decides to take action as Pooh and Piglet try to find their own plan to help Owl with the crow problem.

Pooh and Piglet later disguise themselves as Owl's Uncle Torbit and cousin Dexter to try and get rid of the crows, but are unmasked by crows. Owl is quite pleased to see them and believes the trick to be a wonderful prank. He is then surprised by the sound of more guests ringing his doorbell. Owl then opens the door to see his real Uncle Torbit, cousin Dexter and his Aunt Ophelia, and invites them inside. The crows, thinking the new owls are also frauds, make the foolish mistake of pulling out one of Aunt Ophelia's tail feathers, after which she smacks them with her purse. The crows fly away, scared and realizing their mistake as Owl wonders where they're off to in such a hurry. Rabbit, also thinking Owl's family are the crows in disguise, pulls out another of Ophelia's feathers, and is himself smacked by Owl's aunt.

As Rabbit lies dizzy on the floor, Aunt Ophelia reminisces on how Rabbit reminds her of their Uncle Tucker, causing Rabbit to realize Owl's family is real as Pooh explains their family reunion. Piglet also says that means four times as many stories to listen to, much to Rabbit's befuddlement and exasperation as he is forced to listen to Owl and his family tell their stories.

Cast

Uncredited

Trivia

  • This is the only episode of the series in which the often-mentioned Uncle Torbit actually appears.
  • This is Dexter's first appearance in the series. His next (and last) appearance was in The Bug Stops Here.
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TV Shows: Welcome to Pooh CornerThe New Adventures of Winnie the PoohThe Book of PoohMy Friends Tigger & Pooh
Video Games: Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre WoodTigger's Honey HuntPiglet's Big GameWinnie the Pooh's Rumbly Tumbly AdventureKinect Disneyland AdventuresKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts Birth by SleepKingdome Hearts:Chain of MemoriesKingdome Hearts IIWinnie the Pooh: Adventures of the Hundred Acre WoodAnimated Storybook: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey TreeAnimated Storybook: Winnie the Pooh and Tigger TooKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Emoji Blitz

Disney Parks
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Entertainment: "A Whole New World" A Magical Disney SongbookFantasy FestivalIt's Party Time... with Mickey and FriendsMickey presents: “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris”Winnie the Pooh and Friends, too!
Restaurants: Crystal Palace
Shops: Pooh Corner
Parade: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney Friends Springtime ProcessionalDisney Magic on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeDreaming Up!Flights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Mickey's Storybook ExpressMickey's WaterWorksMain Street Electrical Parade
Firework: Disneyland ForeverOnce Upon a TimeRemember... Dreams Come True
Halloween: Happy HallowishesMickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade
Christmas: La Parade de Noël Disney

Characters
Winnie the PoohChristopher RobinPigletTiggerEeyoreRabbitKangaRooOwlGopherBeesHeffalumpsWoozlesMr. NarratorRobert RabbitHappyDexterKessieCrowsBugsPack RatsRabbit's relativesTigger's momPygmy PigletsSkippyNasty JackNasty Jack's GangMama HeffalumpJunior HeffalumpPapa HeffalumpStan and HeffWoosterCrudSmudgeBrunoTed, Pinky & Vacuum HeadBirdzillaLong John CottontailChristopher Robin's MomJagularDarbyBusterBeaverWoodpeckerOpossum TwinsSkullasaurusWinifredSquirrelLumpyMama HeffalumpSanta ClausHollyBalloonThe BacksonMadeline Robin
Episodes
Welcome to Pooh Corner
"You Need a Friend" • "Doing What I Do Best" • "The Pooh Scouts" • "Brighten Your Corner" • "Safety First" • "Rabbit Learns to Share" • "The Great Outdoors" • "Surprise, Surprise" • "Piglet Pride" • "Roo's Great Adventure" • "Eeyore Talks to Himself" • "Snow Falls on Pooh Corner" • "Hello, Hello There" • "Practice Makes Perfect" • "The Old Swimming Hole" • "Pooh Makes a Trade" • "A Bicycle Built for Five" • "My Echo and I" • "Pooh Learns to Remember" • "Wishing" • "Don't Quit" • "Holiday for Pooh Bear" • "Pooh Builds a Bee House" • "Piglet Lends a Helping Hand" • "Pooh Borrows Trouble" • "Clouds" • "The Fastest Rabbit in the Wood" • "When I Was Younger" • "Eeyore Joins the Band" • "Eeyore's Costume Party" • "A Swing for Eeyore" • "Do it Now" • "Carrots, Carrots, and More Carrots" • "Hi Neighbor" • "Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti" • "Rabbit's Cousin" • "The Great Kite Race" • "Fine Feathered Friend" • "Piglet's Slumber Party" • "Piglet Learns to Swing" • "Handyman Tigger" • "Pooh Corner Singing Society" • "Pooh Cares for a Carrot" • "Tigger Finds a Hobby" • "Almost Perfect Picnic" • "The Iceboat Cometh" • "It Must Be Summer" • "Song of Eeyore" • "Tale of a Tail" • "Pooh Goes Boom"

The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Season One: "Pooh Oughta Be in Pictures" • "Donkey for a Day/Friend, In Deed" • "There's No Camp Like Home/Balloonatics" • "Find Her, Keep Her" • "The Piglet Who Would Be King" • "Cleanliness is Next to Impossible" • "The Great Honey Pot Robbery" • "Stripes/Monkey See, Monkey Do Better" • "Babysitter Blues" • "How Much is That Rabbit in the Window" • "Gone with the Wind/Nothing But the Tooth" • "Paw and Order" • "Honey for a Bunny/Trap as Trap Can" • "The Masked Offender/Things That Go Piglet in the Night" • "Luck Amok/Magic Earmuffs" • "The Wishing Bear" • "King of the Beasties/The Rats Who Came to Dinner" • "My Hero/Owl Feathers" • "A Very, Very Large Animal/Fish Out of Water" • "Lights Out/Tigger's Shoes" • "The "New" Eeyore/Tigger, Private Ear" • "Party Poohper/The Old Switcheroo"
Season Two: "Me and My Shadow/To Catch a Hiccup" • "Rabbit Marks the Spot/Good-bye, Mr. Pooh" • "Bubble Trouble/Ground Piglet Day" • "All's Well That Ends Wishing Well" • "Un-Valentine's Day" • "No Rabbit's a Fortress/The Monster Frankenpooh" • "Where, Oh Where Has My Piglet Gone?/Up, Up and Awry" • "Eeyore's Tail Tale/Three Little Piglets" • "Prize Piglet/Fast Friends" • "Pooh Moon/Caws and Effect"
Season Three: "Oh, Bottle/Owl in the Family" • "Sham Pooh/Rock-a-Bye Pooh Bear" • "What's the Score, Pooh?/Tigger's Houseguest" • "Rabbit Takes a Holiday/Eeyi Eeyi Eeyore" • "Pooh Skies" • "To Bee or Not to Bee/April Pooh" • "A Knight to Remember" • "Tigger is the Mother of Invention/The Bug Stops Here" • "Easy Come, Easy Gopher/Invasion of the Pooh Snatcher" • "Tigger Got Your Tongue/A Bird in the Hand"
Season Four: "Sorry, Wrong Slusher" • "Grown But Not Forgotten" • "A Pooh Day Afternoon" • "The Good, the Bad, and the Tigger" • "Home is Where the Home is" • "Shovel, Shovel, Toil and Trouble/The Wise Have It" • "Cloud, Cloud Go Away/To Dream the Impossible Scheme" • "Piglet's Poohetry/Owl's Well That Ends Well"
Special: "Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too" • "Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh" • "A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving" • "Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You" • "Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year"

The Book of Pooh
Season One: "Best Wishes, Winnie the Pooh/Double Time" • "Are You Me?/Rabbit's Happy Birthday Party" • "Circumference Equals Pirate 'Arrr' Squared/Pooh's to Do" • "Pigletry/Dinosnores" • "I Could Have Laughed All Night/X Spots the Mark" • "My Gloomy Valentine/Mr. Narrator" • "Vegetable of Contents/A Welcome to Beat the Band With" • "Owl's Book/The Autobiography of Tigger" • "You Can Lead Eeyore to Books/The Spice of Life" • "The Words Are Out/Brain Drain"
Season Two: "Please and Thank-You's/The Rumor Millstone" • "Over the Hill/Tigger's Replacement" • "The Wood Without Pooh/Friends of a Different Stripe" • "Mothers of Invention/Once Upon a Happy Ending" • "Piglet's Perfect Party/A Wood Divided" • "Bravehat/Scaredy Cat" • "Blue Ribbon Bunny/Under the Pig Top" • "The Book of Boo" • "Could it Be Magic?/Diary of a Mad Gardener" • "The Case of the Disappeared Donkey/The Littlest Dinosnore"

Locations
Hundred Acre WoodPooh's HousePiglet's HouseTigger's HouseRabbit's HouseEeyore's HouseOwl's HouseRabbit's gardenChristopher Robin's roomSkull CaveNorth PoleGopher's TunnelsHeffalump HollowThe Scary Woods
Objects
Winnie the Pooh dollWinnie the Pooh storybookRock Remover
Songs
Movie Songs

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree: "Winnie the Pooh" • "Up, Down, Touch the Ground" • "Rumbly in My Tumbly" • "Little Black Rain Cloud" • "Mind Over Matter"
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day: "A Rather Blustery Day" • "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers" • "Heffalumps and Woozles" • "Rain, Rain, Rain Came Down, Down, Down" • "Hip-Hip-Poohray"
Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh: "I Am Not Afraid" • "I Wanna Scare Myself"
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin: "Forever & Ever" • "Adventure is a Wonderful Thing" • "If It Says So" • "Wherever You Are" • "Everything is Right"
The Many Songs of Winnie the Pooh: "It Really Was a Woozle, Yes it Was"
Sing a Song with Pooh Bear: "Kanga Roo Hop" • "You're the One and Only One" • "Harvest What You Grow" • "My Song"
Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You: "Girls are Like Boys" • "When the Love Bug Bites" • "Places in the Heart"
The Tigger Movie: "Someone Like Me" • "Whoop-de-Dooper Bounce" • "Lull-a-Bee" • "Round My Family Tree" • "How to Be a Tigger"
Piglet's Big Movie: "A Mother's Intuition" • "With a Few Good Friends" • "Sing-Ho (For the Life of a Bear)"
Springtime With Roo: "We're Huntin' Eggs Today" • "The Way It Must Be Done"
Pooh's Heffalump Movie: "The Horribly Hazardous Heffalumps" • "The Name Game" • "Shoulder to Shoulder" • "In the Name of the Hundred Acre Wood/What Do You Do?"
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie: "Trick 'R Treating With Our Friends" • "Brave Together"
Learning Adventures: "A Word That Sounds Like Autumn" • "Letter Shapes and Sounds" • "Counting" • "Bouncerific" • "The Shape of Things" • "Big Small Wonderful Wood" • "Different as Night and Day" • "Honey Pot"
Winnie the Pooh: "The Tummy Song" • "A Very Important Thing to Do" • "The Winner Song" • "The Backson Song" • "It's Gonna Be Great" • "Everything is Honey" • "Pooh's Finale"

Television Songs
Welcome to Pooh Corner: "Welcome to Pooh Corner Theme Song" • "Try a Little Something New" • "The Right Side" • "Just Say, 'Yes I Can'" • "You're the Only You" • "I Hum to Myself" • "Please and Thank You" • "Welcome to Pooh Corner Ending Theme"
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: "Pooh Bear" • "'Cause It's Make Believe" • "The Floating Song" • "Nothing's Too Good for a Friend" • "Under the Bed" • "I Don't Have A Name" • "King of the Beasties" • "The End" • "Pirates is What We'll Be" • "Tigger, the Private Ear is Here"
The Book of Pooh: "Everyone Knows He's Winnie the Pooh" • "Your Best Wishes" • "On the Double" • "Who is Me" • "Think, Think, Think" • "What Piglets Are" • "I Watch for Signs" • "We're Making a Cake" • "If I Could Be Big" • "Isn't that Funny?" • "Find the X" • "Everyone Wants a Valentine" • "That's What We Do" • "Keep it Simple" • "Have You Got a Book For Me?" • "Give It a Try" • "On Your Way Back Home" • "Nightmare Wranglers" • "Carry On" • "Where Do Words Go?" • "Under a Spelling Bee's Spell" • "Adventure" • "Mental Altitude" • "I Want to Know Everything Now" • "Happy Tailiversary" • "Get Growin'" • "Tigger's Lullaby" • "Perfect Party" • "If We Were Talkin'" • "Someone New to Meet" • "My Hero" • "I Want To Be Scary" • "Broken Friendships" • "Do the Roo" • "Call Me Buck-a-Roo" • "At Chez Piglet" • "Nothing Ever Happens" • "Too Much Honey" • "Lost in a Book" • "Goodbye for Now"
My Friends Tigger and Pooh: "A Few Simple Rules" • "Bouncin'" • "The Grass is Greenier" • "The Password Song" • "Underneath the Same Sky" • "One Big Happy Family" • "Think, Think, Think" • "The Question Song" • "Floating in a Cloud" • "Different Can Be Good" • "The Little Things You Do" • "Christmas Comes Tomorrow" • "Time to Go (On a Trek Through the Snow)" • "Snowman Song"
Miscellaneous: "Luv-a-bye"

See Also
Winnie the Pooh Discovers the SeasonsThe Disney AfternoonThe Many Songs of Winnie the PoohSing a Song with Pooh Bear (and Piglet Too)Sing a Song with TiggerWhoopty-Dooper-Loopty-Looper-Alley-Ooper bounce