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Boots' Banana Wish
Airdate Tuesday, September 22, 2009 (DVD)
Friday, October 1, 2010 (Nickelodeon)
Sunday, October 3, 2010 (Nick Jr.)
U.S. Premiere Time (est.) {{{premiere}}}
Season 5
Episode 19 (aired)
16 (produced)
Written by Valerie Walsh Valdes
Storyboard by:
Carol Delmindo Datuin
Enrico Vilbar Santana
Ysty Veluz
Curt Walstead
Directed by Allan Jacobsen
Previous First Day of School (airing order)
Dora Helps the Birthday Wizzle (production order)
Next Dora Helps the Birthday Wizzle (Season 5, airing order)
Dora's Pegaso Adventure (TV airing order)
Dora Saves the Snow Princess (production order)

Boots' Banana Wish is the 19th episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 5.

In production order, it's the 16th episode of Season 5.

Characters present[]


Boots wishes that he will get bananas every time he says "bananas." Now he needs help from Dora, the viewer, and a special Wishing Machine to fix his out-of-control wish!

Places in this episode[]

  1. Troll Bridge
  2. Big River
  3. Abuelo's Workshop


  • The Amusement Park




  • During the banana boat song, Pirate Pig says "I can't hear you!", which may be a reference to Painty the Pirate from SpongeBob SquarePants. But the crew says, "Bananas!" instead of "Aye-aye, captain!"

Older Episode References[]

  • The Grumpy Old Troll also says that phrase ("I can't hear you!") in two episodes. In The Fix-it Machine, he says it to make sure the viewer counted the sixteen holes in the cheese before the mouse eats it, and in Louder!, he says it when he makes sure that three out of the four items in his riddle are really loud.
  • Isa also says "I can't hear you!" during the song, "Isa, Turn the Wheel" in "Dora's Pirate Adventure".


Running gags[]

  • Not only Boots always says "Bananas", he also says "Banap…", censoring bananas.
    • The reason why is to avoid bananas from falling from the sky due to his wish of bananas appearing every time he says "Bananas".
Dora the Explorer Season 5
The Backpack Parade | Benny's Big Race | Isa's Unicorn Flowers | Dora's Jack-in-the-Box | Dora Saves the Snow Princess | The Mayan Adventure | Bouncy Boots | The Big Red Chicken's Magic Show | Benny's Treasure | Dora Saves Three Kings Day | Dora Saves the Three Little Pigs | Bark, Bark to Play Park | Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom | Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure | The Super Babies Dream Adventure | Pirate Treasure Hunt | Dora's Big Birthday Adventure | First Day of School | Boots' Banana Wish | Dora Helps the Birthday Wizzle