Dora and Swiper travel around the world. They go to France, Tanzania, Russia, and China. Dora needs to pass out friendship bracelets that Swiper took from around the world. Once all the bracelets are passed out, the sky will light up. Each country has its own "Swiper" that they need to stop stealing friendship bracelets.
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The episode starts with Dora and her friends at a party to celebrate Friendship Day.
This isn't the last Dora the Explorer episode to be released onto VHS, the actual last episode to do so was "Boots to the Rescue".
This is one of the few times were kissing is involved. Dora and Amelie kissed each other's cheeks twice. However, most French people greet each other with a cheek kiss in reality.
This episode premiered on TV exactly 1 year after Wayside aired on TeleToon.
This is the first double-length episode where Dora wears different outfits throughout the adventure instead of just at the end.
This is both the first double-length episode and also the first episode in general where four pictures pop up one at a time. The last picture that popped up had a tone pitch increase of 15. The official return of the picture pop-up sequence however wasn’t until Dora Saves the Mermaids.
This is the only time the picture pop-up sequence appears without Map's zoom wipe
This is the second double-length episode where Boots does not go with Dora and where the Fiesta Trio played their original fanfare four times. The first episode in which this has happened is "Dora's Fairytale Adventure".
Fifi the skunk in France, Sammy the hyena in Tanzania, Fomkah the bear in Russia and Ying Ying the weasel in China always tries to swipe things like Swiper and all wear the same mask and gloves as Swiper.
Not only Fifi the skunk, Sammy the hyena, Fomkah the bear and Ying Ying the weasel appear right away to swipe everyone's stuff, they also make the same whisking sound Swiper does.
Everyone says the character's name followed by "no swiping!" three times to stop them, and they all say "Oh, man!" in their own ways. ("Alors, zut!" for Fifi, "Eee!" for Sammy, "Oye!" for Fomkah, and "Nin-nah!" for Ying Ying).
In addition, there is also a Russian Cranky Troll who is the Grumpy Old Troll of Russia, except he is purple instead of yellow.
This is the first time the Travel Song (but with different instrumentals) features four places to go instead of three. It is also the second episode in which Swiper sings it with Dora. Also, the answer to the question "Where are we going?" is "Around the world". The fourth "Where are we going?" is asked in Spanish.
The Fiesta Trio don't jump out to say where they're going.
Isa mentions that everyone has got to stop Swiper from swiping the bracelets but they are too late anyway.
Dora travels without Boots in this episode as he does not travel with her because she tells him to stay behind looking after everything by being in charge while she is gone.
This is the last episode to find Swiper.
As soon as Dora goes behind the Paris fountain, her old clothes magically disappear and change immediately into Paris clothes.
Swiper wears a blue bowtie to the Friendship Day Party when he and Dora return home.
During the Travel Song sung for a second time, Swiper is the only one clapping after he and/or Dora ask "Where are we going?", because Dora is holding onto the handlebars of the scooter to steer it and if she took her hands off the handlebars to clap as well, the scooter would most likely not drive in the right direction. However, she does take one hand off at many parts of the song.
This is not only the Grumpy Old Troll's 14th appearance but also the second instance in which he appears away from his bridge (excluding any of his characters find segments). This previously occurred in The Happy Old Troll.
When each of the animals makes the same whisking sound as Swiper, everyone says the same line "that sneaky (animal) is always trying to swipe our stuff" which is exactly what Boots always says whenever he's traveling with Dora.
Fifi the skunk has the same first name as Fifi La Fume from the 1990 cartoon Tiny Toons. Coincidentally, they are both female skunks and they speak with French accents.
This is the 99th overall episode aired on TV (or 98th due to VHS/DVD).
This is the last episode to premiere in 2006 on TV.
Although Swiper is on his bad side when he is first shown in the episode, he then turns into is good side while helping Dora returned the bracelets.
However, Fifi, Sammy, Fomkah, and Ying-Ying later take his place as the antagonists.
After Dora puts on her France outfit, her flower bracelet disappears for the rest of the episode.
Dora changes her outfits very fast
In the closed-captions, "Previet" is listed as "Afraidyet".
When Dora and Swiper reach to China and have already jumped over the wall, Dora can be seen in her regular garments.
When Dora comes off the jet plane, her backpack disappears, then Backpack is found in the crowd.
During the end credits, Swiper's name is in the end credits but it's credited as Swipers instead of Swiper.
Perhaps Fifi the skunk, Sammy the hyena, Fomkah the bear, and Ying Ying the weasel are part of the Swipers along with Swiper and the end credits state that Marc Weiner voiced them all, including Map.
When Dora enters the airplane, she is still in her China outfit. In one scene on the plane, she's in her casual outfit. In the next scene, she's back in her China outfit.
During the Map song, the world is spinning the wrong way.
iTunes (under double-length episodes volume 2) lists this episode as "World Adventure". Both "Dora's" and the exclamation mark are left out.
In real life, it is impossible for one to travel around the world in one day (although here it doesn't apply due to cartoon logic).
Older Episode Reference
The scene where Dora has to make silly faces to make the Russian Cranky Troll laugh and get the gate to open is a reference to The Super Silly Fiesta, in which Dora and Boots make silly faces to get the Grumpy Old Troll to laugh.