Close Encounters of the Bird Kind
Season 1, Episode 3
Air date September 23, 2000 (Canada)
October 14, 2000 (United States; PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch)
January 23, 2003 (United States; independently-aired episode)
Written by Richard Elliot and Simon Racioppa
Directed by Doug Thoms
Episode guide
Can We Keep Him?
Ants in the Pantry
Close Encounters of the Bird Kind is the third episode of the first season.


George meets a new kid on the block named Becky, and helps a little bird get back to its home.


  • This is the first appearance of Becky and the first of a only few appearances of George and Junior's favourite TV show, Dash Smasher.
  • This is the first episode where George doesn't wear his regular clothes throughout the entire episode.


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George Shrinks - Close Encounters of The Bird Kind


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