Save Diego!
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Airdate Sunday, October 16, 2005 (TVO Kids)
Monday, January 23, 2006 (Nickelodeon)
Tuesday, June 13, 2006 (VHS and DVD)
Friday, April 17, 2009 (Nickelodeon Play Date)
Season 4
Episode 19
Previous Dora's Dance to the Rescue
Next Dora's First Trip

Save Diego! is the 19th episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 4.



Diego is an animal rescuer and a friend to all the animals, but now HE has gotten in trouble (when he tried to rescue a baby parrot) and needs to be rescued! Dora and Boots have to hurry because if he falls, he will get impaled by a large pile of prickers and thorns!


Dora and Boots love animals and so does Dora's cousin Diego. He even saves animals who are in trouble. He rides his parasail down from the sky to the ground. Diego sees that Baby Jaguar is in trouble. Diego rescues him to safety. Diego saw a rolling rock and it was heading towards the leaf-cutter ants. Diego makes a ramp using the logs and tying them together using a vine. Once the ramp was placed, the rock rolls onto the ramp and goes over the leaf-cutter ants. So far, Diego saved two creatures. But then, he sees another animal in distress. Diego saw a mountain goat who had his foot stuck on a prickly thorny bush. Diego pulls the bush apart. The mountain goat had a thorn in his foot and it was pulled out. Now Diego saved 3 creatures. Suddenly, an animal goes caw-caw. Diego couldn't see what creature made that sound. He gets out his spotting scope and saw it was a baby parrot. The wind was about to blow the nest off the edge of a cliff atop of Rocky Mountain. Diego gets harnessed up and is attempting to save the baby parrot. Diego climbs up and grabs the nest with the baby parrot inside. Suddenly, after saving four creatures, Diego couldn't get to safety. There was a snag on the rope hanging on the branch. Diego was about to fall into the prickers and thorns. Diego needed help saving. The viewer tells Dora and Boots that Diego needed saving and fast. So, Dora and Boots had to figure out how to get to Diego by asking Map for assistance. He says that they have to go across El Rio Rápido (the fast river) and down the super big mudslide to get to Rocky Mountain and rescue Diego and the baby parrot.

Dora and Boots get going. Along the way, Dora and Boots get help from lots of animals. Spider monkeys swing through the trees. They ride a mountain goat up the steep hill. Soon after, they reach the fast river. Dora and Boots needed a boat. They find one, but then the animals tell Dora and Boots that they had to watch out for Swiper the fox. Dora and Boots see Swiper and had to stop him before he swipes the boat. Dora and Boots say "Swiper no swiping" 3 times. Swiper snaps his fingers and runs away. They thank the animals for the warning. Dora and Boots had to put on their life-jackets and helmets. Because El Rio Rápido is rough and has big rocks and whirlpools. Dora and Boots needed a creature to help them get across the fast river. An angelfish appears and tells them that all they have to do is follow the path that the angelfish is on. Dora and Boots get going. They find the angelfish on the 2nd path of 3 which was the safest because there were rocks on the other paths. Now they find the angelfish on the 3rd path of 4. Rocks were on the other paths. They locate the angelfish once more on the middle path of 5. Whirlpools were on the other four paths. Dora and Boots make it through the fast river and thanked the angelfish for showing the way. After that, they check Map to figure out where to go next. A check-mark was placed on El Río Rápido. The blue cursor clicks on the mudslide just after the path traced to it. Dora and Boots get going again. They use the turtles as stepping stones to get across the water. Next a spectacled owl directs them to go right. After getting more help from the animals, Dora and Boots reached to the muddy mudslide. They had to find a way to get down the muddy mudslide without getting muddy. the Leaf Cutter Ants come into view and cut the leaves out off the tree. The leaves floated on top of the muddy mudslide. Boots jumps onto some brown leaves and it started to break into apart. Dora and Boots have to find the green leaves because they don't break as easily. Dora and Boots ride the green leaves down the muddy mudslide. and had to stop twice. But eventually, they make it all the way down the muddy mudslide. and onto solid ground once again. Dora and Boots check Map once more to figure out where to go next. A check-mark was placed on El Río Rápido and the big mudslide. The blue cursor clicks on Rocky Mountain just as the path traces to it. Dora and Boots couldn't see Rocky Mountain. All of a sudden, Baby Jaguar rushed to Dora and Boots and he leads them through the bush to Rocky Mountain. Diego was still hanging over the prickers and thorns with a yellow rope snagged on the end of a branch. Diego's rescue pack and field journal was still on the ground. Dora and Boots had to figure out a way to get to the top of Rocky Mountain. Baby Jaguar pulls out the field journal. Dora uses the touchscreen pen. They had a choice of 4 animals. They needed an animal that can climb up mountains. They figured out that the mountain goat is the correct animal that can help. Now, they had to call out to the mountain goat. Sure enough, the mountain goat came and gives Dora and Boots a ride on his back. In no time, they reach the top. The yellow rope was starting to rip. Diego needed saving fast. Dora tells Diego that she has a rope in Backpack. A flash of light goes off. Backpack had 3 blue ropes. They needed a rope that is the longest. The viewer finds it and the other objects go inside Backpack. Dora hands Diego the blue rope. Diego switches from the yellow rope to the blue rope. Diego was almost to safety. Dora takes Baby Parrot in the nest. Soon after, Diego climbs up to safety. Dora and Boots saved Diego as well as the baby parrot. Diego finds a safe place for the baby parrot. After that, Dora, Boots, and Diego call out to its parents. They all go caw-caw. The mommy and daddy parrots came and saw their baby in a safe tree.

Places in this episode

  1. El Río Rápido
  2. Super Big Mudslide
  3. Rocky Mountain

Items in Backpack (clockwise starting from the top right)

  • Longer rope
  • Rubber duck
  • Short rope
  • Shorts
  • Longest rope (correct item)
  • Bongo drums



  • This episode premiered the same day as the Go, Diego, Go! episode Linda the Librarian.
  • This is the only time Dora uses Diego's field journal.
  • Map's dancing is recycled from La Maestra de Música and Super Babies.
  • This is the 1st episode to premiere in 2006.
  • Benny, Tico, and Isa don't appear in this episode.
  • Map does not zoom wipe in this episode.
  • This is the 95th episode of the show.
  • Dora and Boots don't sing the original Travel Song in this episode, they instead sing the Animal Help Travel Song
  • This episode premiered on TVO Kids exactly 2 years after "What Happens Next?" premiered on Nick Jr.
  • When this episode aired on Nickelodeon on April 17, 2009, it was not a primetime airing, it actually instead aired during the day (the Nick Play Date block) at 9am et.
  • This is the first episode for El Río Rápido. It will return in "Baby Jaguar's Roar".
    • Coincidentally, both of these episodes (this and the aforementioned one) were put together on the Animal Adventures VHS and DVD, and they both feature the same location.
      • However, in this episode, it was the first location, whereas it was the second location in the episode mentioned above.


  • iTunes lists this episode as "Save Diego". The exclamation mark is left out.
  • It is unknown how Baby Jaguar got stuck on the mudslide.
  • When Dora, Boots, Baby Jaguar, and the goat pick up Diego, they used the blue rope and Diego had his helmet on. However, when Diego was picked up, his helmet and the blue rope disappear and it is unknown what happened to them.


Character Find

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Dora the Explorer Season 4
Dora's Fairytale Adventure | Daisy, La Quinceañera | Star Catcher | La Maestra de Música | The Shy Rainbow | Swiper the Explorer | Star Mountain | Big Sister Dora | Super Babies | Catch the Babies | Dora's Got a Puppy | We're a Team! | Super Spies 2: The Swiping Machine | Dora and Diego to the Rescue! | A Crown for King Juan el Bobo | The Mixed-Up Seasons | Best Friends | Dora's Dance to the Rescue | Save Diego! | Dora's First Trip | Baby Jaguar's Roar | Dora's World Adventure! | Boots to the Rescue | Baby Crab | Dora Saves the Mermaids
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