Sticky Tape
Near the water
Airdate Monday, November 27, 2000
Season 1
Episode 14
Written by Chris Gifford
Storyboard by:
Karen Heathwood
Zac Moncrief
Directed by George Chialtas
Previous Surprise!
Next Bouncing Ball
Sticky Tape is the 14th episode of Dora the Explorer from season 1.

Characters present


Dora and her friends helps Benny by fixing the hot air balloon using sticky tape.


Dora and Boots sees Benny the Bull riding his hot air balloon and shouting that he needs sticky tape to fix the hole in his balloon. So, Dora and Boots get some sticky tape out of Dora's backpack and they started racing after Benny's balloon, but Benny's balloon disappears behind the clouds and Dora and Boots need to figure out where it is heading. Map says the balloon is going to Crocodile Lake. Before they can get there, Dora and Boots have to go across a Windy River, go over a Slippery Rock to get to Crocodile Lake. Dora and Boots' goal is to get the sticky tape to Benny before the balloon goes into the lake. Dora and Boots not only have to fix Benny's balloon, they fix multiple things, such as Backpack's broken strap, Tico's sailboat, wrap sticky tape on the nest to the branch of the tree to prevent it from blowing off the tree, and Benny's net ladder. Dora and Boots use the sticky tape to put around their shoes to prevent themselves from slipping on the Slippery Rock. Swiper swipes the sticky tape, but Dora and Boots later find it. Once they found the sticky tape, Dora and Boots climb up Benny's balloon and Boots' climbed up the balloon, took a piece of tape and patched the hole, fixing the balloon and rising it away from the crocodiles.

Places in episode

  1. Windy River
  2. Slippery Rock
  3. Crocodile Lake


  • This is the first episode where Dora is seen without her backpack.
  • This is one of two episodes where Dora explains her favorite part before Boots explains his favorite part. This also happened on "Call Me Mr. Riddles".
  • This is the third episode in a row they had to find Swiper at the end of the episode.
  • Isa does not appear in this episode.
  • This episode had two bodies of water. (A river and a lake)
  • This is the first of two episodes to be released on videocassette.
  • This is the 14th episode of the show.
  • This is the only episode to feature Crocodile Lake as the destination.
  • Just like with "Hic-Boom-Ohhh!", Dora and Boots do not ask the question "where are we going". Instead, they ask the question "what do we need".
  • This was later adapted into a sticker book at the Nick Jr. website.
  • Even though Dora and Boots stop Swiper, they stop him the first time saying Swiper No Swiping! 3 times but then in the next 5 minutes he comes back right away the second time and starts swiping from them again which he did as this time they're too late for the sticky tape.


  • During part of the Travel Song for a second time, Backpack's strap was purple and did not have any sticky tape mended on it, because they recycled the animation and forgot to make it have sticky tape.

Character Find

Swiper the Fox

International premieres

  • November 9, 2000 (Latin America)
  • November 16, 2000 (Portugal)
  • February 15, 2001 (Spain)
  • April 4, 2001 (Brazil)

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 | Bugga Bugga | Fish Out of Water | Little Star | Dora Saves the Prince | El Coquí | The Chocolate Tree | To The Treehouse | Te Amo | Pablo's Flute | Call Me Mr. Riddles