Episode Info Transcript

Hic-Boom-Ohhh! is the 3rd episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 1.

Characters present


Dora and Boots are beckoned by an odd noise that they keep hearing. So they come to investigate.


The episode begins with Dora speaking softly and loudly to the viewer. Boots later surprises Dora by saying "Loud!". The two of them hug, but they are suddenly shocked when they hear an odd sound that went "HIC!! BOOM!!! OHHH!!!", leading to Dora and Boots wondering what the sound is, who is making it, and where the sound is coming from. Dora thought is was thunder and Boots thought is was a monster making the sound. Luckily, the Map told Dora and Boots that the sound is coming from Yellow Valley. But before they can get there, they have to cross the Noisy River and go through the Quiet Forest. They then reach the noisy river and listened. Dora and Boots have to figure out how to get across the noisy river, so they get a blue boat, but it is on the other side of the river. Dora and Boots tell Tico that they needed a boat, but Tico did not know which boat to use, so they had to shout out "Azul". Dora and Boots rode on the boat with Tico and managed to cross the Noisy River (though they do not like how loud it is). After getting across the noisy river, Dora and Boots had to go through the quiet forest. They bump into Big Red Chicken, who was sleeping, so they had to get a horn inside of Backpack. They then try to wake up the Big Red Chicken, but are stopped by Swiper, who is stopped in time. Afterwards, they attempt to wake him up again and he soon wakes up. Dora apologizes for waking up Big Red Chicken, who then unblocks the path for the duo, and explains that he was blocking the path to the quiet forest. Big Red Chicken then explains to them that he was taking a nap but he is done with his nap so he leaves. Later, Dora and Boots see Swiper, who is asleep, so they had to tiptoe past him. In no time, Dora and Boots managed to get through the quiet forest without waking him up. They reached Yellow Valley and still wondered what the sound could be. Dora thought is was a sleeping giant and Boots thought is was a dancing potato. They soon found out that it was Benny, who was having the hiccups, making that sound. They counted to ten to cure Benny's hiccups, and soon his hiccups were gone.


Items in Backpack

  • Book
  • Doll
  • Party Hat
  • Flashlight
  • Pencil
  • Horn (correct item)

Places in this episode

  1. Noisy River
  2. Quiet Forest
  3. Yellow Valley


  • This is the third episode of the show.
  • Big Red Chicken makes his second appearance for the series.
  • Benny and Tico make their 1st appearance.
  • Ashley Fleming voiced by Isa is listed in the end credits, but Isa doesn't appear in this episode.
  • This is the first episode revealing that Dora has a mother (who does not appear in any episodes until Grandma's House). She taught Dora that the best way to get rid of hiccups to count to ten.
    • In a later episode, Papí will make his debut, which will reveal that Dora has a father.
  • As Dora and Boots tell their favorite parts, flashbacks of how Dora and Boots tip-toed past Swiper and where Dora and Boots saw Benny at the bottom of Yellow Valley.
  • From now on, the theme song plays from the beginning during the credits instead of starting when Dora says, "We had such a fun trip today" (or something similar) and continuing when the credits start to roll.
  • This is the first episode where Dora and Boots sing the Travel Song but they do not say the places they are going to. They instead repeat "Hic-Boom-Ohhh!" four times at warp speed. Also, this is the first episode where they do not ask the question "Where are we going?", they instead ask "What's that sound?" and answer it with the sound "Hic-Boom-Ohhh!" instead of the last place.
  • Dora and Boots sing the Travel Song the second time, but the Big Red Chicken technically cut them off from singing it because they bump into him and he is blocking their way to get through the Quiet Forest, plus they already arrived at the second place they are going so quickly somehow.
    • Because of this, the full Travel Song was sung only once.
  • When Dora and Boots put on their life jackets, they do not say "Lifejackets! So we can be safe!".
  • This is the first episode to find Swiper.
  • After rowing over the Noisy River, the Fiesta Trio play their fanfare in a higher pitch to transition with the music already playing.
  • This is the first time (excluding every "We Did It" song) where Backpack's face is seen outside her segment.
  • This is the first episode where Map does not say "So here's what you tell Dora". He instead says "So you tell Dora". Beginning with the Season 2 episode Whose Birthday is It?, he says "So remember".


  • When Dora is yelling "Go Tico!", while Boots is yelling "Tico, come on, you can do it!", Boots' tail is missing.
  • When Dora and Boots ask "what's that sound?", the Fiesta Trio have seen lip syncing in gibberish because they don't have any audio.
  • It is unknown what Swiper would swipe if he woke up when he appeared the second time.


  • The question "What's that sound?" asked by Dora and Boots in the Travel Song may be a reference to the 1999 episode "What's that Sound?" from "Blue's Clues".

Character Find

Swiper the Fox

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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