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Doctor Dora
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Airdate Earlier airings: Tuesday, March 26, 2002
Current airings: Tuesday, September 17, 2002
Season 2
Episode 6
Written by Valerie Walsh
Storyboard by:
Edwin Alcala
Enrico Vilbar Santana
Directed by Sherie Pollack
Previous Earlier Airings: Rojo the Fire Truck

Current Airings: Lost Squeaky

Next The Golden Explorers

Doctor Dora is the 6th episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 2.



Dora and Boots play doctor and find a way to make their friends feel better. They also need to help Benny cure his sneezes.


Dora and Boots pretend to be doctors. Dora shows the viewer the stethoscope. She says that doctors use a it so they can hear one’s heart beating. Boots wanted to listen to his heart. So, Dora tries to find Boots' heart. His heart wasn't on his foot, nor his head. It was on his chest. Dora listened and Boots' heart went "pump-pump, pump-pump, pump-pump". Dora was amazed at how Boots' heart was strong. Suddenly, Oh no! they heard a big loud sneeze from afar. Boots knew somebody had the sneezes. Dora knew somebody needed help. "Doctor Dora to the rescue!", she shouted. Then, Dora puts her stethoscope in her backpack. But, Dora & Boots walk a little but then Dora stops and Boots bumps into her from behind. They didn't know where the sneezing was coming from. So, they asked Map for help. Map knew where the sneezing was coming from (and who has the sneezes). A barn roof jumps up and stays in place for momentarily and the blue cursor clicks on Benny. The barn roof comes back down into place. Map said that Benny had the sneezes and also says that he is in his barn. Map says that to get to Benny's Barn, they had to go through the jungle and over the big hill. Every time Benny sneezes, his barn roof jumps but comes back down into place. Dora and Boots are now ready to help their friend Benny the bull who has the sneezes. First Dora & Boots had to go through the jungle. Along the way, they got stopped by a crocodile who won't let them pass. The crocodile swishes his tail and then his tail goes into a thorny bush. He sobs, pulls his tail out of the thorny bush and gets thorns stuck on his tail. Dora told the crocodile to calm down and had to get the thorns out. In no time, Dora gets them out of Cocodrillo's tail. But now, they had to heal the boo-boos. Dora & Boots check Backpack. She had lollipops and stickers of green, red, blue, and yellow, a box of bandages, liquid soap, the stethoscope, and a box of tissues. They pick out the box of bandages to heal the boo-boos for Cocodrillo's tail. And because Dora and Boots were doctors, they decided to give each patient a treat. So, they get out the green lollipop and green sticker with a treasure chest on it. Boots holds the green lollipop and sticker in his hands.

Now, they had to figure out how many boo-boos Cocodrillo had on his tail. They counted in Spanish and found out that Cocodrillo had 7 boo-boos. So, they needed to put 7 bandages. After putting bandages over the boo-boos, Boots hands out the green lollipop and sticker for Cocodrillo because he was a good patient and told him the sticker had a treasure chest on it. Cocodrillo said "Gracias por su ayuda" which is Spanish for "Thank you for your help" Dora & Boots go "De nada" for "You're welcome". Suddenly, as Dora & Boots waved goodbye to Cocodrillo, they overheard Benny sneezing again. Dora & Boots finally made it through the jungle and now they had to go over the big hill. But just then, they saw Big Red Chicken by the bush. He had a bucket stuck on his foot and couldn't get it off. Dora & Boots walked up to him and tried pulling the bucket off Big Red Chicken's foot. But it was really stuck tight. They needed something slippery to make the bucket slide off Big Red Chicken's foot. Dora & Boots check Backpack. Luckily, Backpack had something that will make the bucket slip off Big Red Chicken's foot. She had liquid soap and it was slippery. And they also decided to give him a lollipop and sticker for the big guy. They got out the red lollipop and sticker. Dora gets the liquid soap, squirts some on the bucket stuck on Big Red Chicken's foot and puts it back in her backpack. Dora & Boots tried again and started pulling and pulling and then the bucket slipped off. Boots hands out the red lollipop and red sticker which had a star on it to Big Red Chicken because he was a good patient. After that, they heard Benny sneezing again. Dora & Boots went between Big Red Chicken's feet and he waved goodbye to Dora & Boots as they headed off to help Benny who has the sneezes. But first, they had to go over the big hill. They found Azul the blue train. Dora goes "Hola Azul" while Boots goes "Hi Azul". Then Azul said "Hola" to Dora and "Hi" to Boots. They asked Azul what was wrong. He said that he lost his whistle in one of his 4 train cars and he can't find it. Boots couldn't hear his whistle, neither does Dora. They check Backpack once again for something to help them listen. Backpack had something to help them listen to the sounds to find Azul's whistle. They used the stethoscope. They also got a lollipop and sticker for Azul after they finish finding his whistle.

Dora catches the stethoscope while Boots catches the blue lollipop and sticker. Boots takes the stethoscope from Dora and listens to the sounds of the 4 train cars. He hears a "ding-ding", a "boom-boom", a "choo-choo", and a "wail-wail". The viewer tells Dora & Boots that the whistle was in Car 3. They check to make sure if Car 3 had the whistle. Sure enough, it did. Car 1 had the bell that went ding-ding, Car 2 had the drum that went boom-boom and Car 4 had a firetruck that went wail-wail. Dora & Boots laughed. Then they put Azul's whistle back on. Boots puts the blue lollipop and blue sticker with a train on it on Azul's front buffer. Azul asks where Dora & Boots were going. They explained to him that they had to go over the big hill to get to Benny's Barn because Benny has the sneezes. Azul gives Dora & Boots a ride. They cheered for Azul by saying chugga-chugga choo choo a few times. In no time, Azul gets Dora & Boots over the big hill. Dora & Boots thanked Azul for the ride. So far, Dora & Boots went through the jungle and over the big hill. They were close to Benny's Barn. All they had to do is go there to help Benny who has the sneezes. Dora & Boots got to Benny's Barn and starts sneezing. Dora goes "Bless you Benny" and Boots goes "You don't sound so good". Benny couldn't stop sneezing and really wishes he had tissues so he can blow his nose. Luckily, Dora had some tissues in Backpack and she and Boots can't forget the lollipop and sticker for Benny so he'll feel all better. After getting the tissues, the yellow lollipop and sticker, they heard Swiper. Benny thinks that Swiper will try and swipe the tissues. Boots thought he can also swipe the lollipop and sticker in addition to the tissues. Dora, Boots, and Benny watched out for Swiper. They stopped Swiper by saying "Swiper no swiping" 3 times. Swiper runs away. Benny thanked Dora & Boots for the tissues. Now he can blow his nose.

But, he still has the sneezes. He just wishes that his sneezes would go away. Dora told Benny not to worry and Boots said that Doctor Dora is really good at helping people. Dora & Boots decided to stop and think. Dora would sneeze if she had a cold and asked Benny if he had a cold. Benny wasn't sick, he feels fine except for his sneezes. Boots would sneeze whenever he has allergies. Dora thinks that maybe he is allergic to something in his barn. So, they looked around Benny's Barn to see what made Benny sneeze. Benny didn't sneeze when he was near the feather pillow and he didn't sneeze when he was near the hay. But as Benny sniffed the flower, he started sneezing. So, Benny was allergic to the flower. Boots walks over, picks up the flower off the table, and keeps it back from Benny, who then explained he just got that flower today. Boots decided put it outside and he did so. And now Benny's sneezes were gone. Boots come back and gives Benny the yellow lollipop and yellow sticker with a teddy bear on it. Benny thanked Dora & Boots for curing his sneezes. 

Places in this episode

  1. Jungle
  2. Big Hill
  3. Benny's Barn

Items in Backpack (clockwise starting from the top right)

  • Red lollipop and sticker (for Big Red Chicken)
  • Stethoscope (3rd correct item)
  • Green lollipop and sticker (for Cocodrillo)
  • Tissues (4th correct item)
  • Yellow lollipop and sticker (for Benny)
  • Bandages (1st correct item)
  • Blue lollipop and sticker (for Azul)
  • Liquid soap (2nd correct item)

Listen to the Sounds

  • School bell dinging in the first train car
  • Kettle drum booming in the second train car
  • Azul's whistle whistling in the third train car
  • Toy firetruck wailing in the last train car


  • The Travel Song is sung and heard only once, because the other 2 times, Dora and Boots no longer sing it again. Instead, they immediately run into the places and help other friends.
  • This episode is very similar to Hic-Boom-Ohhh!.
  • Dora & Boots use all their medical tools, lollipops, and stickers from Backpack.
  • This is the second episode where Azul is seen without his whistle, first being Choo-Choo!.
  • Isa and Tico do not appear in this episode.
  • This is the 32nd episode of the show.
  • Backpack was called upon four times.
  • As of this episode, Dora's voice again becomes higher.

Scene from the commercial.

  • It is unknown how Swiper got to Benny's Barn. He also somehow got there in Pinto, the Pony Express.
  • In April 2003, the scene showing Dora and Boots waving goodbye was featured in an alphabet-themed commercial for Noggin. The commercial was also available as a video on (source)
  • This is one of three episodes that had never been released to home video, the other two being The Legend of the Big Red Chicken and Whose Birthday is It?.


  • In real life, house roofs (or roofs in general) do not jump, even when one sneezes.
  • In real life, a lollipop would fall off if one puts it on the train (although it does not apply here due to cartoon logic).
  • In some scenes, Dora has her Season 1 face.

Running Gags

  • Whenever Benny sneezes in his barn onscreen, the roof jumps.
  • Dora keeps shouting "Doctor Dora to the rescue!" on her way to Benny's Barn.

Character Find

Benny the Bull

Dora the Explorer Season 2
The Big Storm | The Magic Stick | The Missing Piece | Rojo the Fire Truck | Lost Squeaky | Doctor Dora | The Golden Explorers | El Día De Las Madres | Lost Map | Pinto, the Pony Express | The Big Piñata | The Happy Old Troll | Super Map! | Click! | ¡Rápido, Tico! | A Present For Santa | A Letter for Swiper | Dora, La Música | Egg Hunt | Super Spies | To the Monkey Bars | Hide and Go Seek | School Pet | Quack! Quack! | Whose Birthday is It? | The Lost City | León, the Circus Lion