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Paw and Order
Season 1, Episode 12
Paw and Order
Production Information
Director

Karl Geurs
David Block (Animation Director)

Writer

Mark Zaslove (story)
Len Uhley (story and teleplay)

Prod code

112

Airdate

April 3, 1988

Episode Chronology
Previous

Nothing But the Tooth

Next

Honey for a Bunny

Paw and Order is the twelfth episode of the first season of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. It first aired on April 3, 1988.

Synopsis

In a Western themed episode, Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Tigger and the rest are building the stage for a play called “The Legend of Sheriff Piglet”. It’s not too long before the story becomes real.

Plot

This article/section features spoilers. Continue reading at your own risk.

The episode starts with everyone building a stage in the Hundred Acre Wood. Piglet asked what was going on and Pooh told him, “Don’t worry, Piglet. You’ll find out.” Later that day, everyone is in their seats and Christopher Robin appears and he introduces their play called The Legend of Sheriff Piglet. As Roo opens the curtains, Owl and Gopher starts to sing their song about the hero of the play. In the next scene, we see Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, and Eeyore traveling through the hot desert on their wagon until they reached in the a town where the town folks (who are Prairie Dogs) who are moving out of their city because of a gang of Horse Thieves. Piglet suggests that the town needs a sheriff and the town’s sheriff gives Piglet his badge and promotes him to the job. Just then, the Horse Thieves (turning out not to be thieves who steal horses, but thieves who are horses) arrive and their leader, Nasty Jack tells Pooh and his friends that since Sheriffs and Horse Thieves don’t get along and plans to trounce Piglet. When Pooh suggests that Nasty Jack would be “Satisfied with a hug instead?”, Nasty Jack just kicks their wagon and the heroes land in the Sheriff’s office. Then Tigger starts to tell them that they need to stand and fight against Nasty Jack, but Owl and Gopher interrupt the conversation and tells them that they have no chance standing up against him. Rabbit starts to panic and ran out of the office and runs into Nasty Jack in a Tavern. He becomes a Bartender and serves the Horse Thieves Root Beers and Banana Splits with carrots on top (which disgusts Jack).

Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore start to plan a rescue. Tigger starts to come in with a lasso tells Nasty Jack to drop Rabbit or he’ll get roped. Pooh and Eeyore start to go in, but are put into barrels by the Horse Thieves. Tigger starts to do his lasso trick, but gets tangled up is used as a Yo Yo while Piglet and Pooh help Eeyore get out of his barrel. Nasty Jack starts to kidnap Piglet. Pooh and Eeyore come into the Tavern as “The Masked Bear and his Faithful Steed” and starts to battle with Jack with Ice Cream. As Pooh starts to ran out of his ammo, Nasty Jack accidentally shoots the piano and the piano hits him and makes him land in the water tub outside the Tavern. As Pooh and Eeyore go into the sunset, Nasty Jack comes out of the Water and said, “I’m gonna have to do something about that Masked Bear.” Later Pooh and his friends start to “Clean up this town” by sweeping the streets. Nasty Jack appears as a delivery person showing a Telegram for The Masked Bear. Pooh tells him that The Masked Bear isn’t here, but he and the others would give him the message. Jack reads the message which only says “Help!”, which frightens Piglet so much that he rushes to the Jail cell to hide.

While Rabbit and Tigger tried to get Piglet out of the Jail cell, Pooh and Eeyore starts to become The Masked Bear and his Faithful Steed again only to be captured by Nasty Jack. He gives a letter to Piglet and since Tigger and Rabbit can’t read it, Christopher Robin appears and reads the letter saying that Piglet must have a showdown at sunset and the Masked Bear and his Faithful Steed cannot help him for they are tied up and can’t be freed. So for the sake of the Townspeople and with the encouragement of Rabbit and Tigger (not to mention Christopher Robin), Piglet decided to face Nasty Jack once and for all. As he stalls Jack so Pooh and Eeyore can come to the rescue, Owl and Gopher are in the mines singing a song to Pooh and Eeyore who are tied up in a mine wagon and Gopher lets go of the mine wagon and Pooh and Eeyore are rushed to the rescue, but as they got to Town, they missed Nasty Jack and they crashed into the Sheriff’s Office, but Tigger finds out that it didn’t happen in Christopher Robin’s book. Piglet starts to tell Jack what important it is to be Sheriff of the town and as Jack is about to trounce him, the badge starts to fell out of Piglet. Jack starts to complain that he can’t trounce Piglet anymore and wonders what is he supposed to do now. Then Piglet tells Jack that he could be Sheriff now and that made Nasty Jack very happy. Next Nasty Jack tells the gang that he’s going to clean up this town, and asks them, “¿Comprendo?” then the frightened gang runs into the jail cell. Later, Piglet was rewarded a medal by the Mayor. Pooh and Eeyore rode off into the sunset, and Owl and Gopher starts to end the story with a song about themselves, but the curtain closes on them.

Characters

Song

Legend of Sheriff Piglet

Cast

Voice actor Character
Jim Cummings Winnie the Pooh and Nasty Jack
John Fiedler Piglet
Paul Winchell Tigger and Nasty Jack’s Member
Ken Sansom Rabbit and Nasty Jack’s Member
Peter Cullen Eeyore and the Mayor Prairie Dog
Michael Gough Gopher
Hal Smith Owl and the Librarian Prairie Dog
Timothy Hoskins Christopher Robin
Patricia Parris The Female Prairie Dog and the baby Prairie Dog

Credits

Produced by

WALT DISNEY

TELEVISION ANIMATION

Producer/Director

KARL GEURS

Story Editor

MARK ZASLOVE

“Paw and Order”

Story by

LEN UHLEY

and

MARK ZASLOVE

Teleplay by

LEN UHLEY

With the Voice Talents of

JOHN FIEDLER

KEN SANSOM

PETER CULLEN

MICHAEL GOUGH

PATTY PARRIS

TIMOTHY HOSKINS

HAL SMITH

JIM CUMMINGS

as Winnie the Pooh and Nasty Jack

and

PAUL WINCHELL

as

Tigger and Nasty Jack’s Member

Animation Director

DAVID BLOCK

Assistant Producer

KEN TSUMURA

Associate Story Editor

BRUCE TALKINGTON

Storyboard Designer

BOB KLINE

Art Director

ED GHERTNER

Character Designer

TOBY SHELTON

Additional Character Design

KENNY THOMPKINS

Background Stylist

PARO HOZUMI

Additional Background Styling

GARY EGGLESTON

Color Stylist

JILL STIRDIVANT

Additional Color Styling

DEBRA JORGENSBORG

Timing Directors

DAVE BRAIN

BOB ZAMBONI

TERENCE HARRISON

Artwork Coordinator

KRISTA BUNN

Overseas Animation Supervisor

MIKE REYNA

Post Production Coordinator

SARA DURAN

Production Assistants

JACALEEN VEBER

LUANNE WOOD

Track Reader

SKIP CRAIG

Managing Film Editor

RICH HARRISON

Supervising Editor

CHARLIE KING

Editor

RICK HINSON

Assistant Editor

GLENN LEWIS

Songs Written and Produced

by

STEVE NELSON

Music by

THOM SHARP

&

STEVE NELSON

“Legend of Sheriff Piglet”

Performed by

PETER CULLEN

MICHAEL GOUGH

HAL SMITH

JIM CUMMINGS

Animation Production by

TMS

ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

Animation Director

NOBUO TOMIZAWA

*.

©1988 THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

All Rights Reserved

Walt Disney

Television

Distributed by

Buena Vista International, Inc.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Kessie, Roo and Kanga, make cameo appearances in the beginning of the episode. However, it is possible that Kessie’s cameo is just a random blue bird.
  • The title of the episode is a parody of the TV series, Law and Order.
  • This is the first episode that has a story arc set in the wild west, with the second and last being “The Good, the Bad, and the Tigger.”
  • Pooh’s alter ego, The Masked Bear, along with Tigger’s, The Masked Offender, were both based off of the fictional character, Zorro.
  • This episode is the template to have a setting in the Pooh's Adventures video campaign on YouTube.
  • The title of the episode was renamed “Wild West Winnie” in the UK VHS release.

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