Catch the Babies!
Airdate Monday, April 4, 2005 (Nick Jr.)
Tuesday, July 19, 2005 (VHS and DVD)
Season 4
Episode 10
Written by Christine Ricci
Previous Super Babies
Next Dora's Got a Puppy

Catch the Babies! is the 10th episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 4.



Dora tells a true, but silly story about the time her entire family had to catch Dora's twin siblings, who were heading to the Gooey Geyser on their runaway stroller.


Dora and her family got together at Dora's house. Dora tells the story on the day she and her family had to catch the babies. It all started when Dora woke up and says "good morning" in Spanish. Perrito the Puppy was sleeping on her bed. Soon after, she hears her baby brother and baby sister. Dora couldn't see them but she can hear them. The babies weren't in their cribs. Instead, they were outside reaching for their rattles. The babies reach for their rattles in the stroller. The babies get into the stroller and the babies get buckled up. The stroller started moving on its own. It rolls onto the path and out the gate. Dora was in shock. She tells her parents that the babies fell in the stroller and that the stroller is rolling away. The parents were surprised. So, Dora and her parents went outside (in their pajamas) to catch the babies. Papi sees the babies go and notices that they was going faster than they should. The problem was that they didn't know where the stroller was going. Dora checks Map for assistance. Map tells Dora that the stroller was heading towards the gooey geyser. But to stop the stroller, they have to go through the farm and through the flowery garden to get the gooey geyser to catch the babies. After memorizing the places, Map tells the viewer to tell Dora that first she and her parents had to find the farm. The tree was obstructing their vision. Suddenly, Boots appears and moves the leaves out of the way to reveal the farm. Boots comes down from the tree and lands into Dora's arms. Dora tells Boots that the babies fell in the stroller and that the stroller was rolling away. Boots was in shock about the news and came to come and help Dora and her parents catch those babies. Dora, Boots and Dora's parents got going. The path splits into 3 different directions. 1 path leads to the barn, 1 path leads to a silo and 1 path leads to some bales of hay. Dora and Boots take the path to the barn while Papi takes the path to the silo and Mami takes the path to the bales of hay. Suddenly, Dora and Boots run into a horse. He was hungry for his breakfast. He wanted 3 apples. They feed him 3 apples and continued through.

Papi had a problem too. But he had to deal with a pig who was hungry too. But he wants 4 watermelons. They count out 4 watermelons and Papi continued through. Immediately after, Mami had to feed the sheep 5 carrots. They count out 5 carrots and Mami got through. Dora, Boots, Mami and Papi got back together as they make it through the farm. Dora checks Map to figure out where to go next. Map places a check-mark by the farm. The path traces to a flowery garden. The viewer tells Dora that next they have to go through the flowery garden. Dora, Boots, Mami and Papi continued to try and catch the babies. The stroller goes over the bridge. But then, pieces of the bridge broke apart. The babies got across just in time. Suddenly, they saw someone swinging on the vine. It was Abuela. Dora, Boots, Mami and Papi grabbed the vine and swung across the bridge. At the flowery garden, the path splits into 4 different directions. The group decided to split up. As the viewer checks on Dora and Boots, they had to wake up the clapping flowers. As the viewer checks on Abuela, she had to make a silly face with silly flowers. Next the viewer had to help Papi do a silly dance with the silly dancing flowers. Finally, the viewer helps Mami go quietly through a field of flowers with bees sleeping on top of them. The group gets back together one more after making it through the flowery garden. Dora checks Map once more to figure out where to go next. Map places a check-mark on the Farm and Flowery Garden. The path traces to the gooey geyser. Map tells the viewer to tell Dora that next they have to go to the gooey geyser. As the group continued down the winding path, they saw capybaras obstructing the path. Diego comes down with his parasail. Diego imitates the sound of the capybara so the capybaras can move out of the way. Dora, Boots, Diego, Abuela, Mami and Papi walk past the capybaras. The babies weren't at the gooey geyser just yet.

Suddenly, the path splits into 5 different directions. They couldn't tell which way they went. Papi suggested that they split up. Abuela had to swing over the prickers and thorns. Mami had to climb over a rocky wall. Papi had to jump over 2 mud puddles and Diego had to crawl underneath some low branches. After that, the group gets together and is now caught up with the babies. Dora gets ahead of the others. She wiggles her fingertips as she tried to reach for the stroller. Inch by inch, Dora finally stops stroller, saving the babies at last. The rest of her family plus Boots arrive and are glad that the babies are saved. Unfortunately, the joy doesn't last long when to everyone's shock and dismay, the ground started to shake, causing everyone else to shake. The gooey geyser was getting ready to go ker-sploosh. Everyone took cover. But suddenly, the gooey geyser made bubbles instead of spurting out goo. There were pink and blue bubbles. Dora asked the babies if they liked their ride. The babies really enjoyed it.

Places in this episode

  1. Farm
  2. Flower Garden
  3. Gooey Geyser


  • This is one the few times where Mami, Papi and Abuela have a larger role in an episode.
  • Dora's family and her best friend Boots wear their pajamas in the sunlight instead of their normal clothes.
    • Dora, Boots and Mami were previously seen wearing their pajamas in the sunlight instead of their normal clothes in the episode Louder!. Map even wears his same yellow night cap from said episode as well.
  • Perrito is seen in this episode sleeping on Dora's bed. This episode most likely takes place after Dora's Got a Puppy.
  • This episode premiered the same day as the series premiere of Pinky Dinky Doo, with the episode "Where Are My Shoes?".
  • Tico, Benny, Isa, Alicia, Baby Jaguar, Daisy, and Swiper don't appear in this episode.
  • This is the 86th episode of the show.
  • This is the first episode Dora's Mami, Papi and Abuela travel with Dora and Boots and it's also the first episode Mami and Papi sing the Travel Song.
  • When everyone's singing the Travel Song, Dora and Boots don't say "come on let's get to it" "I know that we can do it", Mami and Papi say those lines instead.
  • When Dora asks the viewer what their favorite part is (in their opinion), she doesn't ask "what was your favorite part of the trip", she instead asks "what was your favorite part of the story" and she says "that was a fun part!" after the viewer's response instead of the usual, "I like that too".
  • This is the third episode the Gooey Geyser is the last place, first being in Lost Squeaky, and second being in Rescue, Rescue, Rescue!.
  • The Gooey Geyser does not spurt out goo, it instead spurts out pink and blue bubbles.
  • This is the ninth episode where Backpack was not checked.
  • When Dora and Boots are singing the Travel Song, after saying "where are we going", they don't say the last place Gooey Geyser, they instead say "to catch the babies", they also say "where are we going" in English 3 times and Dora says it in Spanish once.
  • This is the last episode to find Señor Tucán.
  • Map does not stand on the top left corner of the picture map in this episode, he instead stands on the bottom left corner.


  • It's unknown how the babies got out of their cribs and got outside.


Character Find

Señor Tucán

Dora the Explorer Season 4
Dora's Fairytale Adventure | Daisy, La Quinceañera | Star Catcher | La Maestra de Música | The Shy Rainbow | Swiper the Explorer | Star Mountain | Big Sister Dora | Super Babies | Catch the Babies | Dora's Got a Puppy | We're a Team! | Super Spies 2: The Swiping Machine | Dora & Diego to the Rescue | A Crown for King Juan el Bobo | The Mixed-Up Seasons | Best Friends | Dora's Dance to the Rescue | Save Diego | Dora's First Trip | Baby Jaguar's Roar | Dora's World Adventure! | Boots to the Rescue | Baby Crab | Dora Saves the Mermaids
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