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Airdate Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Season 3
Episode 22
Written by Eric Weiner
Storyboard by:
Jose Silverio
Kuni Tomita
Directed by Sherie Pollack
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Louder! is the 22nd episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 3.

Characters present


Dora & Boots help soothe Red Rooster's throat and get to the highest hill to wake up the sun.


Dora and Boots headed outside in their pajamas to watch Red Rooster climb to the top of the highest hill. However, he actually appears in Dora's yard instead, so she sees him and gasps. Red Rooster explains that he had a sore throat and could not crow. Dora calls out to her mother to tell her that Red Rooster's throat is sore and could not crow to wake up the sun. Mamí explains that if the sun keeps sleeping it would be dark all day. So they get a jar of honey out of Backpack. Now, Dora, Boots, and Red Rooster have to go to the highest hill to wake up the sun. The problem is they do not know how to get there. So they ask Map for assistance. Map says that they have to go across the noisy river, over the troll bridge to get to the highest hill. He also tells them not to forget about star catching along the way. En route to the noisy river, they crow like roosters to wake up the frogs. At the Noisy River, they saw El Bote sleeping, so they crow like a rooster until he wakes up and gives them a ride. Shortly before putting their life jackets on, they hear Swiper. Swiper will try to swipe their life jackets, so Dora, Boots and Red Rooster have to say "Swiper, No Swiping!" three times. During the boat ride, Dora, Boots and Red Rooster have to avoid the snakes. After that, they head to the troll bridge Along the way, they catch the stars. Afterwards, they make it to the troll bridge, where the troll tells Dora, Boots, and Red Rooster to find all the loud things. Out of the four things: A drum, a siren, a feather, and radio, three of them were loud and a feature is quiet. After that, he lets Dora, Boots, and Red Rooster over his bridge. After crossing the troll bridge, Dora, Boots and Red Rooster saw 5 pigs in their pajamas and were sleeping in their way and crow to wake up the pigs. The pigs wonder where the sun is, and Boots says that he Dora, and Red Rooster are on their way to wake up the sun right now, and Red Rooster is late. Dora, Boots, and Red Rooster then reach the highest hill. They raise the loud-o-meter, with a little help from Noisy Star, and wake up the sun, causing everyone to wake up. 

Places in this episode

  1. Noisy River
  2. Troll Bridge
  3. Highest Hill

Items in Backpack (clockwise starting from the top right)

  • Jar of honey (correct item)
  • Play money
  • Binoculars
  • Rope
  • Stuffed bunny
  • Flashlight


  • This episode shows the characters in their pajamas. This would happen again in the episode Catch the Babies.
  • This is the first episode to feature Map's standard season 3 onwards song with him singing "I'm the Map" four times followed by the Fiesta Trio singing "He's the Map" four times. This doesn't happen again till Dora Saves the Mermaids.
  • This is the 75th episode of the show.
  • Dora does not say "¡Hola, soy Dora!", she instead says "¡Buenos días!". Also, Boots does not say "And I'm Boots!" to greet the viewer after Dora, he instead says "Good morning!".
  • In this episode, when Dora and Boots sing the Travel Song, they don't ask "Where are we going" or the last place, they instead say "What are we gonna do" and don't clap 3 times before answering "Cock-a-doodle-doo", just like in Season 1.
  • This is the last episode to use the 4-second Nick Jr. Productions logo variant.
  • The noisy river's effects were recycled from "Hic-Boom-Ohhh!"
  • When Dora and Boots are singing the Travel Song, Dora doesn't say her own line "I know that we can do it", Red Rooster says that line instead, and as they're finishing it, they don't spin around and jump up in the air yelling "cock a doodle doo", they just walk, laugh and say that line while flapping their arms instead, they also don't say the place they're going either, they say "cock a doodle doo".
  • Dora, Boots, and Red Rooster only sing the Travel Song once.
  • The scene where the Explorer Stars peak out of the star pocket is seen in the Season 3-4 intro.
  • In the beginning of this episode, Boots mentions to the viewer that he slept over at Dora's House. It is possible that this takes place directly after "Boots' Cuddly Dinosaur".
  • When Map says "Try and catch stars along the way!", the audio is taken from The Lost City.
  • Isa, Tico, Benny, the Blue Bird Family, and Big Red Chicken have non speaking and cameos in their pajamas.
  • Scenes from this episode were featured in the Drake & Josh episode "The Storm" as Crazy Steve watches it.
  • This is the last Season 3 episode featuring star catching.
  • When Dora and Boots talk about their favorite parts and count the stars they caught at the end of the episode, they are in their regular clothes.
  • This episode aired the same day as the Basra Bombings that happened in Iraq.


  • This is another episode where Noisy Star is referred as a male although Noisy Star is actually a female.
  • In the credits, it says "Louder". The exclamation mark is left out.

Number of stars


Explorer Star

Noisy Star

Dora the Explorer Season 3
Dora Had a Little Lamb | Star Catcher | Meet Diego! | Stuck Truck | Roberto the Robot | The Big Potato | Rescue, Rescue, Rescue! | Save the Puppies! | ¡Por Favor! | What Happens Next? | The Fix-it Machine | Baby Dino | Baseball Boots | Boots' Special Day | To the South Pole | Journey to the Purple Planet | Boo! | Dora Saves the Game | Dora's Pirate Adventure | The Super Silly Fiesta | Boots' Cuddly Dinosaur | Job Day | Louder! | ABC Animals
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