Call Me Mr. Riddles
Te amo g8pbr
Airdate Monday, October 15, 2001
Season 1
Episode 26
Written by Valerie Walsh
Storyboard by:
Kelly Kennedy
Ty Schafrath
Directed by Ken Kessel
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Earlier Airings: Lost Squeaky
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Call Me Mr. Riddles is the 26th episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 1, as well as the Season 1 finale.

Characters present


Boots loves riddles! He loves them so much, that he wants to be called Mr. Riddles. Now he's confident he can solve the very silliest riddles when he and Dora are chosen to put their riddle-solving skills to the test at the Tall Mountain in a big riddle contest. Can Dora and Boots make it over the troll bridge, through the knock-knock door, and solve the silliest riddle at Tall Mountain?


Dora & Boots introduce the viewer about riddles. The first riddle was: "What's furry, swings from tree to tree and goes ooh-ooh ahh-ahh?" The answer was a monkey, like Boots. Dora had another riddle. It was: "What's yellow on the outside, white on the inside and you can peel it?" The answer was a banana. Boots loves riddles and wanted to be called Mr. Riddles. Suddenly, the Fiesta Trio made an announcement and said there was going to be a riddle contest to see who can solve the silliest riddle and it was gonna be at the tall mountain. So, Dora & Boots (Mr. Riddles) wanted to solve the silliest riddle, so they decided to go to the Tall Mountain. But first, they had to check the map for the route to the tall mountain. Before that, Dora had a riddle in mind: "Who can they ask for help when they don’t know where to go?", and the answer was Map. He said that they had to cross the troll bridge, go through a knock-knock door to get to the tall mountain. As Dora & Boots (Mr. Riddles) were on their way to the Troll Bridge, He asks Dora to tell him another riddle. The riddle was: "What goes hee-haw hee-haw, has a tail that swishes and 4 legs?" The answer was a donkey. Dora & Boots (Mr. Riddles) saw Señor Burro. He was going to give Dora & Boots (Mr. Riddles) a ride on his back. Boots (Mr. Riddles) told him "fast, rápido". Señor Burro went fast but left Dora behind. Boots (Mr. Riddles) didn't know how to get Señor Burro to wait. Dora tells the viewer to say "espere" which is Spanish for "wait". The viewer told Señor Burro "espere" and he waited. Dora climbs on Señor Burro and she and Boots (Mr. Riddles) rode on Señor Burro's back to the troll bridge.

As they got there, The grumpy old troll had a tricky riddle for Dora, Boots (Mr. Riddles) and Señor Burro. It was "What goes hee-haw hee-haw, has 2 tails and 8 legs?" So, they took the troll's riddle in pieces. First they had to figure out what goes "hee-haw hee-haw". Boots (Mr. Riddles) knows that Señor Burro makes that sound but he only has 1 tail and the riddle was asking for 2 tails. Boots (Mr. Riddles) had a tail too. Señor Burro and Boots (Mr. Riddles put together have 2 tails. The riddle said they needed 8 legs. When they counted how many legs Mr. Riddles) and Señor Burro have, they only had 6 legs and the riddle said they needed 8 legs. They were 2 legs short. But as Dora joined in, they had 8 legs. Boots (Mr. Riddles) had 2 legs, Dora had 2 legs and Señor Burro had 4 legs. So the answer to the troll's riddle was a donkey, a monkey and Dora. In no time, they crossed the troll bridge. The troll got angry and said eventually he would stump them in the future. Dora & Boots (Mr. Riddles) slid down his back and thanked Señor Burro for the ride. And Señor Burro told them "Buena Suerte" for good luck. En route to the knock-knock door, Boots (Mr. Riddles) asked Dora to tell him another riddle. It was: "What goes up when the rain comes down?" The answer was an umbrella. As Dora & Boots (Mr. Riddles) saw a rain cloud they backed up and tried to outrun it. Dora & Boots (Mr. Riddles) needed an umbrella and fast so that they don't get wet. They get an umbrella from Dora's backpack. And Dora & Boots (Mr. Riddles) got the umbrella up just before the rain came down. Dora had another riddle of her own. It was: "What rustles, is sneaky and is always trying to swipe their stuff"? the answer was Swiper the fox. Dora & Boots (Mr. Riddles) saw Swiper and stopped him by saying "Swiper no swiping" 3 times. After they stopped Swiper, he gets wet and runs away holding a bush around his body. Dora puts the umbrella back in her backpack. Dora & Boots (Mr. Riddles) come up to the knock-knock door. Boots (Mr. Riddles) tries to pull the door open, but it wouldn't open. Just then, a face appears on the door and said "knock-knock". Dora asks "who's there?" The knock-knock door said "Boo!" Dora says "Boo who?" The knock-knock door goes "Boo who? Boo who?! Aw, don't cry it's just a joke" and then he laughs which caused Dora & Boots (Mr. Riddles) to laugh too. Dora goes "boo who, that sounds like we're crying. That's funny" and Boots (Mr. Riddles) goes "Yeah, that’s a funny knock-knock joke!".  The knock-knock door came up with another silly joke he goes "knock-knock" Dora & Boots (Mr. Riddles) go "who's there?" He goes "chooch" they go "chooch who?" he then goes "chooch who, chugga-chugga chooch who, you're a train" and they all laugh again. Boots (Mr. Riddles) goes "You're knock-knock jokes are so silly".

Suddenly Knock-knock door shuts it's eyes. Dora & Boots (Mr. Riddles) had to figure out how to get through. Dora had a knock-knock joke in her mind and needed help from the viewer to knock on the door. So, Dora & Boots (Mr. Riddles) had the opportunity to start a knock-knock joke. They both said "knock-knock" as they knocked on the door twice. The door woke up and goes "who's there?" Dora goes "Orange" The door goes "orange who?" Dora goes "Orange you gonna unlock the door and let us through"? After the door heard what Dora said he laughs so hard that he finally opens himself. Dora & Boots (Mr. Riddles) explained that they enjoy playing knock-knock jokes with him, but they have to get going. They were going to the tall mountain to solve the silliest riddle. Just as Dora & Boots (Mr. Riddles) went through the door, it's shut closed behind them. So far, Dora & Boots (Mr. Riddles) crossed the troll bridge and went through knock-knock door. They made it to the tall mountain. Benny, Isa, Tico and Big Red Chicken were there too. The Fiesta Trio wanted to see who can solve the silliest riddle. The riddle was: "Who can jump higher than the tall mountain?" Isa, Benny, Tico and Big Red Chicken took their turns trying, and they thought to themselves they couldn't jump higher than the tall mountain.

So, it was up to Dora & Boots (Mr. Riddles) to solve the silliest riddle. To jump higher than the tall mountain, first they have to figure out how high a mountain can jump. Boots (Mr. Riddles) thought about it and asks the viewer if a mountain can jump, and it can't. It’s impossible for a mountain to jump. So, Dora & Boots (Mr. Riddles) said that THEY can all jump higher than the tall mountain because mountains can't jump. Dora & Boots (Mr. Riddles) confirm their answer to the Fiesta Trio. After that Dora and her friends started jumping. They jumped higher and higher and higher. Dora & Boots (Mr. Riddles) knew that is it true that anyone can higher than the tall mountain because mountains can't jump. The Fiesta Trio plays a fanfare for them and they said they solved the silliest riddle and the won the riddle contest. Everyone cheered.

Places in this episode

  1. Troll Bridge
  2. Knock-Knock Door
  3. Tall Mountain


  • This is the last episode where Muhummad Cunningham voices Tico.
  • Señor Burro crosses the troll bridge with Dora and Boots.
  • Just like in "Sticky Tape", Dora explains her favorite part first and then Boots explained his favorite part after that instead of the opposite of that.
  • This is the fifth instance in which Dora and Boots went over the troll bridge.
  • This is the third time the Fiesta Trio played their original fanfare three times, first being Berry Hunt and second being El Coquí.
  • This is the 26th episode of the show.
  • This is the first time Backpack's full song is not sung (excluding any episodes where she is used more than once).
  • This is the last episode to premiere in 2001 and the last episode for Season 1.
  • When Dora and Boots are singing the Travel Song, the first time they list the places they're going 4 times but they only list them twice the second time.
  • This episode is about riddles and Grumpy Old Troll is always into them whenever Dora and Boots want to cross his bridge. And coincidentally, he appears in this episode.
  • When Dora tells a riddle to Boots about Swiper always trying to swipe their stuff, Swiper makes his whisking sound twice.
  • If one looks closely, Dora looks down at the blue cursor when it clicks on her at the Troll Bridge.
  • The Fiesta Trio plays a special fanfare when they announced the riddle contest. It will return in the episode The Big Piñata.

Running Gags

  • Boots is always saying "call me Mr. Riddles" almost for the whole episode which could be about him as it says the name of the episode.


Character Find

Grumpy Old Troll

Dora the Explorer Season 1
The Legend of the Big Red Chicken | Lost and Found | Hic-Boom-Ohhh! | Beaches | We All Scream for Ice Cream | Choo-Choo! | Treasure Island | Three Little Piggies | Big River | Berry Hunt | Wizzle Wishes | Grandma's House | Surprise! | Sticky Tape | Bouncing Ball | Backpack! | Fish Out of Water | Bugga Bugga | Little Star | Dora Saves the Prince | El Coquí | The Chocolate Tree | Te Amo | Pablo's Flute | To The Treehouse | Call Me Mr. Riddles
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