Just Say, 'Yes I Can'

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"Just Say, 'Yes I Can'" is a song from the Welcome to Pooh Corner Cable TV series which premiered in the Disney Channel's inaugural season in 1983. The song was written by the Academy Award-winning song-writing duo of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. The Sherman Brothers also wrote the majority of the well known Winnie the Pooh songs, such as "The Wonderful Thing about Tiggers" and "Heffalumps and Woozles" from the 1960s, and in 2000 wrote the score to The Tigger Movie.

Song placement[edit]

New episodes played from 1983-1986 in the first run. Reruns continued to air until 1997. The Sherman Brothers wrote five songs, one for each of the major characters to sing, repeatedly each week. A storyline would "belong" to one character and at the end of an episode, the appropriate character would sing his "lesson song".

"Just Say, 'Yes I Can'" is sung by Eeyore as his personal "theme song" specifically for this show. In it Eeyore explains his philosophy of maintaining a positive attitude in life.