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Baseball Boots
Baseball Boots
Airdate Thursday, October 23, 2003 (Nickelodeon)
Tuesday, August 15, 2006 (DVD)
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 (All Star Sports Day DVD)
Sunday, August 9, 2009 (Noggin)
U.S. Premiere Time (est.) {{{premiere}}}
Season 3
Episode 13 (aired)
21 (production order)
Written by Chris Gifford
Storyboard by:
Dominic Orlando
Eric Sanford
Directed by Sherie Pollack
Previous Baby Dino (airing order)
The Fix-it Machine (production order)
Next Boots' Special Day (airing order)
Best Friends (production order)

Baseball Boots is the 13th episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 3.

In production order, it's the 21st episode of Season 3.

Characters[]

Summary[]

Take Dora and Boots out to the ballgame where Boots will try to get his first hit ever! To get there, they'll need the viewer's help to catch, throw, stop Swiper, and more!

Plot[]

Dora and Boots are in their baseball outfits because they were going to be playing in a baseball game today. Boots proved that he can throw a baseball and catch a baseball. But he had a struggle of hitting the baseball. Boots sings a song about he can do at every baseball game and includes that he never hit a baseball. Boots thinks that even he was doing to hit the baseball later in the baseball game, the whole crowd would cheer for him. Boots practiced and practiced and was going to give it his all. Boots tells Dora that he really wants to hit the baseball and Dora replies to him that she knows that he can do it. Dora and Boots had to get going to the baseball game. They ask Map for the quickest route. Map tells Dora and Boots to go over the troll bridge and across Pitcher's Pond to get to the baseball game. He also mentions that there will be star-catching.

Dora and Boots got going and then they stop because Swiper was nearby. They didn't see Swiper all they saw was a giant hot dog but it wasn't just any hot dog. Somebody was in the hot dog suit. Dora and Boots saw that Swiper the fox was in there. They had to stop Swiper 3 times by saying "Swiper no swiping". They did so and Swiper falls down backwards and rolls away. After stopping Swiper, they put their baseball equipment in Backpack for safe keeping. After that, they see the troll bridge. Grumpy Old Troll tells Dora and Boots that they can't go over his bridge unless, instead of a riddle, he wants to see if Boots can catch all the baseballs that the troll can hit. Grumpy Old Troll had a rhyme that goes: "I love to hit baseballs, baseball is great! But to get over the bridge, you have to catch 8!" Boots tells him that he was a great catcher. Boots catches the baseballs and the viewer catches the last baseball. Dora and Boots had to double-check to be sure they caught all 8 baseballs. Sure enough, they caught 8 and all the baseballs formed an 8. Grumpy Old Troll was impressed and will now let Dora and Boots go over his bridge. Mr. Troll says another rhyme which went: "I'm the Grumpy Old Troll. Yes indeed, that's my name! And I wish you good luck in your baseball game!". Dora and Boots thank Mr. Troll, gave him a high-five and got going over the troll bridge.

After going over the troll bridge, Dora and Boots picked up speed. As they do so, they heard stars. They even saw a star that looked like a baseball. Dora and Boots jumped to catch the stars as they continued running. The stars go into the star pocket. After that, Dora and Boots reach Pitcher's Pond. When they got there, they saw a boat shaped like a giant baseball. Dora and Boots put their life jackets on and hopped onto the baseball-shaped boat. Suddenly, they saw a gate. A turtle pops up and tells them: "To open the gate, pitch a baseball in the air but make sure you pitch it at the red square". The problem is that Dora and Boots don't have a baseball. They decided to call on Baseball Star from the star pocket. He comes out and is ready for action. The viewer shows Baseball Star where the red square was. Baseball Star hits the red square on the gate and it opens. Suddenly, Dora and Boots find another gate. The turtle pops up and says: "You opened the first gate. Nice pitch. Good for you. Now, help your star ball find the square that is blue". Dora and Boots had to find the blue square. The viewer finds it and Baseball Star hits the blue square on the gate. Then, it opens. Dora and Boots go through. Dora and Boots had one more gate to pass through. The turtle pops up one last time to say: "to open this gate, find the green square. But you better look fast, because here's comes a bear". Dora and Boots look behind themselves and saw the bear coming towards them. The viewer acted fast by telling Baseball Star that the green square was in the middle. Baseball Star hits the green square and the gate opens. Dora and Boots pass the gate but they have to be sure the bear doesn't go past it. They shout "cierra" to get the gate to close. The gate closes and the bear can't chase after Dora and Boots. Soon, Dora and Boots made it across Pitcher's Pond. They were getting close to the baseball game.

When they arrived at the baseball game, Boots realized they needed their baseball equipment which was the baseball, the bat and their baseball mitts. They look in Backpack. Luckily, Backpack had all of Dora and Boots' baseball equipment. The viewer gets them out and Backpack wishes them good luck in the baseball game. Each baseball equipment came towards them one at a time. As Boots catches his baseball mitt, he catches the baseball too. Dora and Boots enter the baseball stadium. They meet up with Benny, Isa, Tico, Baby Blue-bird, Diego, Baby Jaguar and Dora's father as their team coach. Diego was worried that Dora and Boots weren't going to make it but Dora and Boots are here and ready for action. Dora's father comes along. Dora tells her father that Boots is going to hit the baseball later. Dora says: "Right, Boots"? Boots says: "Right", as he and Dora give a high-five with their gloves. Boots tells Mr. Márquez that he has been practicing real hard. The baseball announcer tells the crowd that it was Boots' turn to try to hit the ball. Dora's father tells Boots that it was his turn to bat. Boots thinks that if he hits the baseball, his team wins. The baseball announcer tells the crowd that the dinosaur team is changing pitchers. Replacing Little Pete was Big Mike. Benny tells the team that Big Mike throws the baseball really fast. Boots had to switch his baseball hat to a baseball helmet. Dora and Boots do a secret baseball handshake called "the hammer hit". Dora pounds Boots' fist while Boots pounds Dora's fist, and they both slap a high-five.

Boots was up to bat. Big Mike taunts to Boots that he'll never get a hit when he throws the baseball. Big Mike pitches the baseball and Boots misses. Big Mike pitches a 2nd time and Boots misses again. Big Mike knew Boots missed twice and knew he couldn't hit the ball. Dora tells Boots not to listen to Big Mike and says that he can prove him wrong. Boots really had to get ready for the baseball this time because he has 2 strikes. If he misses this time, he will be out! So the viewer yells out the Spanish word for "ball" to Boots for encouragement. Boots finally hits the ball. The baseball announcer was impressed. The baseball goes over the fence. It was going, going, and gone! It was a home run for Boots' team. They won the baseball game and everyone was happy for Boots and the crowd went wild.

Songs[]

Places in this episode[]

  1. Troll Bridge
  2. Pitcher's Pond
  3. Baseball Game

Items in Backpack (clockwise from the top right)[]

  • Baseball (2nd correct item)
  • Sticky tape
  • Boots' bat (3rd correct item)
  • Osito
  • Mitts (1st correct item)

Releases[]

This episode can be found in We're a Team! on VHS and DVD. It can also be found in the DVD release, Dora & Boots Best Friends Forever, and the Nickelodeon: All Star Sports Day DVD.

Trivia[]

  • Dora, Boots and their friends are in baseball apparel with a shirt, pants and hats to boot.
    • Map is also seen wearing a baseball cap in this episode.
  • Grumpy Old Troll was seen for the ninth time. This is also Dora and Boots' eighth time over the troll bridge.
  • This is the second episode in which Grumpy Old Troll gives an instruction instead of a riddle, first being To the Monkey Bars.
  • This is Diego and Baby Jaguar's third appearance.
  • This is the first episode where Papi is voiced by Fidel Vicioso, replacing Esai Morales. He would continue the role throughout Seasons 3 and 4.
  • Mami, Abuela, the Bobo Brothers, Alicia, Click and Rescue Pack do not appear in this episode or go to the baseball game.
  • However, Diego is not wearing Rescue Pack on his back.
  • Mami, Abuela, the Bobo Brothers, and Alicia are one of the characters that did not go to the baseball game.
  • Dora's father is the baseball coach.
  • Dora and Boots hit each other's knuckles and give a high-five.
  • This is the second time Dora and Boots are chased by a bear, first being Berry Hunt.
  • This is the 65th episode of the show (66th in earlier airings).
  • When Baseball Star first appeared, he said "Baseball! Baseball!" in a fun manner. That same manner would later be implemented in the episode "The Fix-it Machine" when Disco Star says "Disco! Disco!" and on Go, Diego, Go! when the Bobo Brothers say "Bobos! Bobos!".
    • Coincidentally, both the Bobo Brothers, Disco Star and Baseball Star are voiced by Jose Zelaya.
  • This episode's title could be based on the Looney Tunes cartoon entitled "Baseball Bugs".
  • This is the first episode where Dora calls the Explorer Star's name to call it. This happens again in "Best Friends" and "Job Day".
  • This episode premiered exactly 3 years after "Wizzle Wishes" premiered.
  • Dora and Boots don't sing the Travel Song in this episode, they catch stars on the way to the first place, and then just run to the other places they're going right away.
  • Dora doesn't ask the viewer "what was your favorite part of the trip", all she says is "what was your favorite part" like the episodes "The Big River" and "Rojo the Fire Truck".
  • Dora doesn't say how many stars her and Boots caught at the end of the episode, instead Boots says it.
  • After Grumpy Old Troll sings I'm the Grumpy Old Troll song, he doesn't say "solve my riddle" after that since he doesn't give out a riddle in this episode.
  • After passing locations, the Fiesta Trio play a baseball-themed fanfare rather than their usual one. And they also yell "Charge!".
    • They do not play their extended fanfare to begin the "We Did It!" song.
  • When Dora and Boots are almost finished singing We Did It!, Boots doesn't say "Hooray!", instead, Baby Jaguar says it.
  • When Boots says "Awesome!", the audio is taken from Te Amo.
  • This is the first Pre-Season 4 episode where Gabriel Alvarez voices Diego; although his voice sounds similar to brothers Andres and Felipe Dieppa. He will return in Boots' Cuddly Dinosaur (with Felipe Dieppa), Dora's Pirate Adventure and almost the entirety of Season 4. It is possible that the episodes where Andres and Felipe Dieppa voiced Diego were produced before the ones featuring his Season 4 voice.
  • When Dora and Boots are at Pitcher's Pond, it is unknown why they used Baseball Star as a baseball instead of just using the baseball that they put in Backpack to throw the ball at the correct shape to open the gates. It is possibly because that if they used an actual baseball, it would get lost in the water. However, Baseball Star floats in the air like all other explorer stars so they used him instead.
  • The speaker used from the baseball announcer is the same kind of red and purple speaker from Choo-Choo!. It (the speaker) will return in The Backpack Parade.
  • It is unknown what number Dora was, because the back of her shirt was covered up by Backpack throughout the whole episode.
  • The only parent of Dora who is in charge of the baseball game is Papi.
  • When the Fiesta Trio says, "Estrellas!" the audio is taken from What Happens Next?.

Goofs/Errors[]

  • There is a song featured in the Dora the Explorer album called, "Baseball, Baseball, Fun in the Sun!", but it does not appear in this episode. It is possible that the song was intended for this episode but was cut from the actual episode. However, if they did sing that song, it would most likely replace the Travel Song, or perhaps even be sung at or on the way to the Baseball Game.
  • Boots mentioned that Swiper would swipe the baseball bat. However, it is unknown what Swiper was actually going to swipe when he appeared. It could either be the baseball bat, mitts, caps, or all of them. But luckily, thanks to the viewer, they stopped him anyway.
  • Boots took off his baseball cap to put his helmet on. However, when the helmet comes off, the baseball cap is underneath it for some odd reason.
  • Big Mike the pitcher wears a blue cap instead of a red one, when he looks at Boots the monkey, as a batter.

Number of stars[]

4

Explorer Star[]

Baseball Star

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