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Benny the Castaway
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Airdate Tuesday, June 26, 2012 (DVD)
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 (Nickelodeon)
Sunday, June 2, 2013 (Nick Jr.)

Thursday, September 14, 2023 (YouTube)

U.S. Premiere Time (est.) {{{premiere}}}
Season 7
Episode 10 (aired)
3 (produced)
Written by Jorge Aguirre
Storyboard by:
Bismark "Butch" Datuin
Clint Taylor
Directed by Allan Jacobsen
Henry Lenardin-Madden
Previous Dora & Diego's Amazing Animal Circus Adventure (airing order)
A Ribbon For Pinto (production order)
Next Baby Bongo's Big Music Show (airing order)
Feliz Dia De Los Padres (production order)

Benny the Castaway (or Coconut Island) is the 10th episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 7.

In production order, it's the 3rd episode of Season 7.



Dora and Boots are getting ready for a big beach picnic with their friends, but when Benny gets stranded on Coconut Island while trying to get some coconuts for the picnic, they must hurry there to rescue him!

Places in this episode[]

  1. Ocean Rocks
  2. Seaweed (infested with spiky fish)
  3. Coconut Island




  • This is the last episode where Matthew Gumley voices Benny. He would be replaced by Aidan Gemme starting with Perrito's Big Surprise, which premiered two days before this episode (proving that this was produced before the aforementioned episode).
    • Gumley will later become the voice of Clod on Nella the Princess Knight.
  • This is the second episode to feature the Ocean Rocks after Dora's Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom, except they are not underwater. It is also the first location in this episode, while in said episode, it was the second.
  • This is the second of only three Season 7 episodes in which Dora and Boots sing the Travel Song in full with the original lyrics, although the instrumentals are different.
    • This is also the only episode in which the Pirate Pig and the Pirate Piggies sing parts of it with them.
    • This is one of the few episodes where Map gives out a warning; they have to watch out for the spiky fish in the seaweed.
  • Swiper is seen with a red lifejacket, just like in The Shy Rainbow and Dora's Moonlight Adventure.
  • This episode was seen on the DVD title "Dora's Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom" before it aired on TV.
  • This episode premiered exactly 9 years after The Fix-it Machine.
  • This is the one of the few episodes where Dora and Boots returned to where they started after reaching the final destination on the map.
  • This marks the time when Pirate Pig and the Pirate Piggies successfully stop Swiper after they failed to stop him from swiping the blue key in Treasure Island more than 12 years before this premiered.
  • This is the first episode to premiere on the new "Dora & Friends" YouTube channel, a relaunch from "Bubble Guppies". The episode uses the cut transition as with classic episodes after the intro and before the credits. The credits and cloud scenes are both sped-up, using the beginning of the credit music, but fades out for the normal-paced 2012 Nickelodeon logo with its own theme, ending with a westward shift.
  • When Boots says, "That sneaky fox is always trying to swipe our stuff!", the audio is recycled from Dora's Knighthood Adventure.


  • Despite an attempt to do a cut to the fast-paced credits in the YouTube version, a frame of the fade-out can be seen.
  • When the Pirate Pig says, "Swiper, no swiping!" the second and third times, he sounds a lot like the Grumpy Old Troll, who would later appear in the picnic.
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Dora the Explorer Season 7
A Ribbon For Pinto | Dora's Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom | Dora's Easter Adventure | Feliz Dia De Los Padres | Dora's Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure | School Science Fair | Dora's Moonlight Adventure | Perrito's Big Surprise | Dora & Diego's Amazing Animal Circus Adventure | Benny the Castaway | Baby Bongo's Big Music Show | Dora's Royal Rescue* | ¡Vamos a Pintar! | Check Up Day | Little Map | Dora's Thanksgiving Day Parade | Book Explorers | Dora Rocks! | The Butterfly Ball
* - Denotes held-back episode