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This is a list of Dora the Explorer episodes from Season 1 that aired between August 14, 2000-March 4, 2002.

Note: Episodes are listed by airing order, and not the order they were produced.

Episode # Season # Title Thumbnail Airdate
1. 1x01 "The Legend of the Big Red Chicken" 785E2581-7A8E-41B2-B29D-B7902F93198B August 14, 2000
2. 1x02 "Lost and Found" Vlcsnap-2022-01-02-21h00m23s581 August 14, 2000
3. 1x03 "Choo-Choo!" Dora boots and azul August 14, 2000
4. 1x04 "Hic-Boom-Ohhh!" Vlcsnap-2022-01-02-22h39m35s997 August 21, 2000
5. 1x05 "We All Scream for Ice Cream" Dora and Boots with ice cream yummy August 28, 2000
6. 1x06 "Three Little Piggies" 421291 September 4, 2000
7. 1x07 "Treasure Island" Islandtreasure September 18, 2000
8. 1x08 "Beaches" Vlcsnap-2022-04-17-20h59m15s041 September 25, 2000
9. 1x09 "'Big River" Vlcsnap-2022-02-08-23h16m04s071 October 9, 2000
10. 1x10 "Wizzle Wishes" Vlcsnap-2022-02-08-00h56m47s619 October 23, 2000
11. 1x11 "Berry Hunt" 160003 October 30, 2000
12. 1x12 "Surprise!" Vlcsnap-2021-11-20-02h58m27s055 November 6, 2000
13. 1x13 "Grandma's House" Vlcsnap-2022-06-26-02h52m56s990 November 13, 2000
14. 1x14 "Sticky Tape" Sticky Tape November 27, 2000
15. 1x15 "Bouncing Ball" Bouncing Ball December 4, 2000
16. 1x16 "Bugga Bugga" Bugga Bugga April 30, 2001
17. 1x17 "Fish Out of Water" Vlcsnap-2022-02-05-22h26m21s811 May 1, 2001
18. 1x18 "El Coquí" El Coqui May 2, 2001
19. 1x19 "The Chocolate Tree" 152011 May 3, 2001
20. 1x20 "To the Treehouse" Vlcsnap-2021-11-29-02h19m08s605 May 4, 2001
21. 1x21 "Little Star" Vlcsnap-2022-02-04-02h18m06s926 May 21, 2001
22. 1x22 "Call Me Mr. Riddles" Vlcsnap-2022-02-05-14h57m04s749 September 24, 2001
23. 1x23 "Te Amo" Te Amo October 1, 2001
24. 1x24 "Pablo's Flute" 159988 October 15, 2001
25. 1x25 "Dora Saves the Prince" Captive Prince October 29, 2001
26. 1x26 "Backpack" ** First time wearing Backpack March 4, 2002

Production info

This season was mostly produced in 2000, while the last few episodes were produced in early 2001.


  • This is the only season of many things.
    • This and Season 2 are the only seasons where Dora always keeps her arms down during the picture pop-up sequence.
      • Starting in Season 3, she would raise one or both arms after asking, "Where do we go first/next?" and keeps them up until the blue cursor clicks the next place.
    • This is the only season where Dora asks "Who do we ask for help when we don't know which way to go?" to Boots.
    • This and Season 2 are the only two seasons that don't have any double-length episodes.
      • However, Season 7 also technically didn't have a double-length episode due to airing a double-length episode meant for Season 6.
    • This is the only season to feature the travel song in all episodes. Coincidentally, they all feature it at least twice (a few feature it three times).
    • This is the only season where, when Dora asks where the location is, there is only one path. In later seasons, there are multiple paths that lead to other places.
    • This is the only season where Dora says, "Get ready to stand up!" during a stand-up prompt to the viewer.
    • This is the only season where all the episodes aired on TV before they appeared on home media.
      • Speaking of home media, The Legend of the Big Red Chicken is the only episode to never be released onto VHS and/or DVD.
      • It was, however, released on DVD in international releases.
    • This the only season where Isa had a character find segment. It only happened in Choo-Choo! and El Coquí.
    • There are two different animations for Map when he zooms towards and swallows the whole screen after saying the name of each location for the fourth time.
    • This is the only season in which Map comes out of the right side pocket on Backpack when being called.
      • Beginning with Season 2, Map always comes out of the left side pocket.
      • However, he is seen in the right side pocket sometimes during "We Did It!" (except in Season 4 because Backpack only had her left side pocket that season).
      • This is the only season where Muhammad Cunningham voices Tico. He would replaced by Jose Zelaya in the next three seasons.
  • Each time the blue cursor clicks on something, from The Legend of the Big Red Chicken until Sticky Tape, there is a fading effect.
    • As of Bouncing Ball, it got switched to a split-second rapid glow. This gets put to permanent use after said episode.
  • When the three pictures appear during the picture pop-up sequence, they simply appear with a faint flash.
  • Dora has a total of five different face designs this season.
  • The background color for Map's segment is brown in all episodes. Starting with Season 2 and up until Season 7, the background colors are randomly chosen per episode (pink, red, yellow, blue, etc.).
  • After Map reviews on how to get to where Dora and Boots have to go, he says, "So you tell Dora…". He does this again throughout Season 2, then in Season 3 onwards, he says, "So remember…". In the episodes The Legend of the Big Red Chicken, Lost and Found, Treasure Island, Berry Hunt, and The Chocolate Tree, he says, "So here’s what you tell Dora…".
  • This is the shortest running season out of the eight. It took more than one and a half years (August 2000-March 2002) for all the episodes to be aired.
  • This season, tied with Season 2, has the most number of episodes in a single season, that being 26.
  • During the Travel Song, Dora and Boots simply just say out the place they are going to after asking each other, "Where are we going?". This also occurred in the Season 2 episode The Big Storm. Beginning in Season 2 with the episode The Magic Stick, they clap three times before doing so.
  • The walking animations during the travel song in some episodes are identical to others.
  • The animation of Dora during the picture pop-up sequence in Hic-Boom-Ohhh! is used multiple times throughout the season.
  • When Dora tells the viewer to stand up, in earlier episodes, Boots yells, "Up, up! Get up!". From Wizzle Wishes until early Season 2, he says, "Up, up, up!" once or sometimes twice.
    • Also, the first two episodes are the only times Dora says, "You can sit down, now!" following the "stand up" prompt. All later episodes don't have that.
  • The first three episodes (The Legend of the Big Red Chicken, Lost and Found, and Choo-Choo!) premiered on the same day.
  • Boots and Map's character find backgrounds are the same throughout the season up until the Season 2 The Missing Piece, but Boots' is mirrored. He (Boots) will have a new background in a later episode from said season, El Día De Las Madres.
  • For this season only, whenever Dora and Boots ride on a boat with Tico, he wears the same orange lifejacket as Dora and Boots; starting next season, he can pull a cord on his rainbow vest to turn it into a rainbow lifejacket.
  • All episodes produced in 2000 use the same exact animations during the Travel Song in the lines "Come on, vamonos...", which were introduced in Backpack!. The sole difference is Dora blinks before she looks at Boots and the viewer in the episodes produced after such.
    • In addition, all produced 2001 episodes that use said animations use the walking animations from when Dora and Boots were saying where they are going, introduced in Dora Saves the Prince.
  • The final two produced episode use a brighter color pallet than the rest of the season.