Tigger is the Mother of Invention
Season 3, Episode 8a
Production Information

Terence Harrison
Jamie Mitchell
Ken Kessel (Supervising Director)


Carter Crocker
Evelyn Gabai

Prod code



October 27, 1990

Episode Chronology

A Knight to Remember


The Bug Stops Here

Tigger is the Mother of Invention is the first segment of eighth episode of the third season of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. It originally aired on ABC on October 27, 1990.


Tigger makes an invention to help but causes more harm than good.


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

Rabbit wishes the snow would fall neatly. Piglet wished it would fall in the Summer when it’s warmer. Pooh wants to stop for a small smackerel. Tigger bounces them, looking for fun! Rabbit angrily says they’re working and wishes there was something to make snow shoveling less work. Tigger vows to invent some stupendous thing! Accepting a challenge is what Tiggers to the best! Woo hoo hoo hoo! He’s off to invent something the likes of which nobody’s never seen! He’s been inventing for seven whole days... Now it’s Spring and he’s still inventing. Even when Pooh tells him that it is a beautiful spring day and that he and Piglet are going on a picnic, Tigger still refuses, as he has “no time for pic-a-nics.” (Actually, it’s “no time for picnics.”) Since then, he has a sign saying “Do Not Dstrb. This Means U.” (Actually, it’s “Do Not Disturb. This Means You.”) He’s been inventing all Winter, Summer, Spring, and Autumn. Now his invention is invented! Behold the dawn of a new error! He unveiled his contraption! No more back breaking work for ’ol Long ears... No more picking vegebibbles! No more climbing hunny trees for Pooh... It brings the tree to you... It house cleans... House messes more like. (Actually, there are only one b and no i in vegetables, and there are no u and only one n in honey.) Rabbit calls a meeting to do with you know who... He derails Tigger’s invention as a menace! Is it Tigger who’s who? Pooh asks... Tigger thinks they like his invention and thanks them for finding the inventor in himself. He presents his new improved invention. His invention invents lots of little inventy things on wheels, with disasters, sink UN-blockers... brooms and the like, terrorizing the others. One of them brings Pooh a bee hive, with the bees buzzing around it... The other two are terrorizing Rabbit and Piglet. Rabbit and the others go to Tigger’s house one night and Rabbit demands that Tigger come out, but his little inventions are terrorizing him, giving him... gasp, a bath! The others go and free Tigger and get the contraptions into the mother contraption. Rabbit tells Tigger his invention has caused nothing but trouble from the start. Upset, Tigger agrees. He feels he’s a failure and decides to leave the 100 Acre Wood. TTFG... Ta Ta for good... The others don’t want him not to show his handsome face again. Three days later in Winter Piglet is snowed in and would be very grateful if someone had a few moments to save his life. Tigger wants to help, but he’s been moping for three days now and he’s just getting started. he blames his machine and kicks it, it spurs into life, as Pooh and Rabbit try to dig Piglet out as the machine comes and digs Piglet out and then falls apart giving its all to save Piglet. He built it to clear snow in the first place. So it’s oblivious what Tigger’s got to do next, invent another invention. It’s going to be stupendeous, colossical and monumentous, so incredibibble, so unbelievabibble, even he won’t believe it. (Actually these misspelled words should be stupendous, classical, marvelous, incredible, and unbelievable.)



Voice actor Character
Jim Cummings Winnie the Pooh
Paul Winchell Tigger
John Fiedler Piglet
Ken Sansom Rabbit
Frank Welker Bees