¡Por Favor!
Por favor dora
Airdate Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Season 3
Episode 8
Previous Save the Puppies!
Next What Happens Next?
¡Por Favor! (translated in English as Please!) is the 8th episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 3.

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A young kinkajou is about to take his rightful place as the king. But the royal crown is magic and he can't get the crown down, so Dora and Boots must help him learn the magic words "Por Favor" to get it down. Unfortunately, from another kingdom, Sir Swiper is planning to swipe the crown.


Dora and Boots were about to read a story about a kinkajou and a magic crown. Boots yelled "read me about the fairytale" twice and then a face appears on the book saying "what's the magic word?" Dora and Boots both say "Please" and the book says "...en Español?". Dora and Boots had to use the Spanish word for please which was "por favor". They tried saying it and it worked. Dora reads the fairytale. It starts with Kinkajou coming out of his royal fairytale castle. He was kind and brave and everybody loved him including the dragon. A fanfare plays. Dora continues reading. The story continues where Kinkajou celebrates his 10th birthday and everybody came to the castle to watch him take the royal crown. The Fiesta Trio bring the royal crown to Kinkajou which was in a clear plastic container. But when Kinkajou tried to put on the royal crown, it shot itself up and it was out of the Kinkajou's reach. Kinkajou tried to tell the royal crown to come down. He even tried saying the Spanish word for "down" which was "abajo". Unfortunately, none of them worked, because it wasn't just any crown, it was a magic royal crown and will only come down if it hears the Spanish word "por favor". Kinkajou didn't know it and couldn't get his royal crown to come down. Kinkajou felt sad and everybody left with sadness. Meanwhile, in another kingdom lived a naughty fox named Sir Swiper who wanted to be king and so he set off to swipe the royal crown for himself. Dora and Boots decide to help Kinkajou by telling him that the magic words are "por favor", so they jump into the fairytale book. Now, they just have to find a way to get to Kinkajou's castle. They check Map for help. He says that they have to go through the dragon's forest, over the drawbridge to get to Kinkajou's castle. He also mentions they can catch stars along the way. Dora and Boots get going and decided to practice using the magic words "por favor". Suddenly, an owl calls out for help and uses the word "por favor". Dora and Boots asked the Owl what is wrong. The Owl said that he got himself stuck in the net. They tried pulling on the net but it didn't work. So, they need something to cut the net. Dora checks Backpack for a cutting tool to cut the net. Backpack had a pair of scissors which was a tool used for cutting. Dora gets it out and with a snip-snip-snip, Owl was free at last and thanks them and some words of advice to Dora and Boots. He says: "On your trip, there's a lot in store, just remember to say por favor". Dora and Boots take Owl's advice and they get going.

They find a gate to the dragon's forest. Boots tries to pull open the gate, but it did not work. So, Dora and Boots say "open, por favor" and it worked. Suddenly, they hear Sir Swiper coming by. Dora and Boots enter the dragon's forest and have to close the gate. Dora and Boots say "close, por favor". The gate closes in front of Sir Swiper and he snaps his fingers and goes away. Now, Dora and Boots saw a dragon. The dragon roars so loud that it was hard for Dora and Boots to hear each other. They cover their ears and tell the dragon "quiet, por favor". The dragon stops roaring and apologizes. She mentions that sometimes her roaring is too loud. Dragon then asks Dora and Boots what they were doing in her forest. They explain to her that they have to go through her forest to get to Kinkajou's castle. Dragon says she loves Kinkajou. She offers Dora and Boots a ride on her back. Dora and Boots hop on the dragon's back. Then, she flaps her wings and starts flying up into the sky. Soon after, they hear stars. They even saw an explorer star named Slipperooni. Dora and Boots catch the stars and put them into the star pocket. After that, the dragon takes Dora and Boots through the dragon's forest and they slide down on her tail back to solid ground. Dora and Boots thank the dragon for the ride.

And then, they got going to the drawbridge. Once they got there, they almost go overboard and saw crocodiles in the moat. Dora and Boots have to go across the drawbridge. Boots tells Drawbridge "Down, please". The drawbridge says "¿Como?". Dora tells Boots that Drawbridge speaks Spanish. So, they not only had to "Abajo", but they also have to use the magic words after that. Dora and Boots tell the viewer to say "Abajo, por favor". The viewer did so. Drawbridge tried to lower its floor, but the chains got stiff and got rusty. Dora and Boots needed a way to loosen the chains. Slipperooni comes out of the star pocket. Slipperooni adds soap and water to loosen the chains, so they don't get stiff and rusty. Once the chains were loosened, the Drawbridge can now lower its floor. Dora and Boots thank Slipperooni and then they immediately go across. Drawbridge raises its floor back up. Dora and Boots were getting close to Kinkajou's castle. They find it and got going again. Dora and Boots made it to Kinkajou's castle. Once there, they saw knights in shining armor blocking the castle door. Dora and Boots had to wake up the knights. They did so by saying "Wake up, por favor". Each knight woke up one at a time singing "Hola" and all the knights say "Hola" in unison. The knights move aside and open the castle door. Dora and Boots are going to see Kinkajou. The knights tell them: "His room is at the top of the stairs. Just look for the blue door". Dora and Boots listened carefully and entered Kinkajou's castle at once. One there, they see the blue door but no steps. Suddenly, there was a lion statue that says: "I am the lion of wiggamore. how many steps to the first floor?" Dora and Boots counted the invisible rectangles that lead to the 1st floor. They counted up to 9. "9 steps, por favor" says Dora to the lion statue and the lion statue made 9 steps appear. Dora and Boots climb up to the 1st floor. The lion statue says: "I am the lion of wiggamore. how many steps to the 2nd floor?" Dora and Boots counted 7 invisible rectangles that lead to the 2nd floor. "7 steps, por favor" says Dora to the lion statue. The lion statue makes 7 steps appear. In no time, Dora and Boots reach the blue door on the 2nd floor. Kinkajou stares at his own window. Dora and Boots tell Kinkajou that they know the magic words to get his crown to come down. Boots tells him that they have to hurry because Sir Swiper is coming. Kinkajou listened to Boots and he, Dora and Boots exited the castle. The fanfare plays. The people return and watched if Kinkajou will ever get his royal crown down. "Time to crown the king. Hurry! Rapido", the knights said. Kinkajou has to get his royal crown to come down. Dora and Boots have to tell Kinkajou the magic words to get his royal crown to come down. Dora and Boots ask the viewer if they know the magic words. The viewer tells them "por favor". Kinkajou listened to Dora and Boots and realizes that he has to say more than "abajo". Kinkajou says "abajo, por favor" and the royal crown came down and landed on Kinkajou's head. They all cheered for King Kinkajou. Suddenly, Sir Swiper came and he is attempting to swipe the royal crown. The crowd gasps. They all say "Swiper no swiping" 3 times. Swiper snaps his fingers and is going far away back to his own kingdom. Kinkajou was now crowned king and it was all because he was taught the magic words, "por favor".


¡Por Favor!/Transcript

Places in this episode

  1. Dragon's Forest
  2. Drawbridge
  3. Kinkajou's Castle

Items in Backpack (clockwise starting from the top right)

  • Pencils
  • Forks
  • Maracas
  • Lollipops
  • Pair of scissors (correct item)
  • Spoons


  • The title, "¡Por Favor!" is the Spanish word that means "please".
  • Dora asks "What do we say?" in Spanish which is "¿Como se dicen?".
  • This episode basically teaches viewers how important it is to say "please" to ask someone with nice manners. To the Treehouse is another episode that teaches viewers about manners, as it shows the importance of saying "Thank you!".
  • This is the fifth episode to have a Spanish title.
  • Dora and Boots only sing the Travel Song once but they don't say the places they're going and asking the question "where are we going", they instead sing about getting Kinkajou's crown back to him and asking the different question "what do we say".
  • When Map says "Try and catch stars along the way!", the audio is taken from Meet Diego!.
  • Swiper is called Sir Swiper in this episode and the book.
  • It's unknown how Swiper and the Fiesta Trio got into the fairytale book.
  • Dora and Boots stop Swiper the first time but they don't say Swiper No Swiping! 3 times, they instead close the gate to the Dragon's Forest on him just so he can't get through which also makes him too late.
    • This is the second episode in which Dora and Boots stop Swiper by closing a door on him. The first time it happened was in "Super Spies".
  • Dora and Boots stop Swiper twice in this episode.
  • During Sliparooni's mini game, the Blue Cursor is facing left instead of right.
  • When the owl says "Help, por favor!", he sounds like Tico.
  • Benny, Isa, and Tico don't appear in this episode.
  • This episode premiered exactly 2 years after Call Me Mr. Riddles premiered.
  • This is the first episode (excluding To the South Pole, which was shown on the Meet Diego! video before airing on TV) where Map sings the full version of the Season 3 onwards version of I'm The Map.
    • He added verses such as "Who's the guy you need to know when you got a place to go?" and "Who can help you say 'Hey, I figured out the way!' ", followed by "What's my name?" and "Say it again!" with the Fiesta Trio saying "The Map!" after both questions.
  • This is the second episode where Dora and Boots count to 3 before jumping into a book. However it is the technically the third time, but the second time it occurred was where they jumped into a video game and not a book.
  • Sir Swiper didn't make his whisk sound he instead toots a trumpet.


  • iTunes lists this episode as "Por Favor!". The upside down exclamation mark is left out.


Number of stars


Explorer Star


Dora the Explorer Season 3
Dora Had a Little Lamb | Star Catcher | Meet Diego! | Stuck Truck | Roberto the Robot | The Big Potato | Rescue, Rescue, Rescue! | Save the Puppies! | ¡Por Favor! | What Happens Next? | The Fix-it Machine | Baby Dino | Baseball Boots | Boots' Special Day | To the South Pole | Journey to the Purple Planet | Boo! | Dora Saves the Game | Dora's Pirate Adventure | The Super Silly Fiesta | Boots' Cuddly Dinosaur | Job Day | Louder! | ABC Animals
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