Super Spies
Super Spies
Airdate Thursday, April 24, 2003 (Nickelodeon)
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 (DVD)
Season 2
Episode 20
Written by Valerie Walsh
Previous Egg Hunt
Next To the Monkey Bars
Super Spies is the 20th episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 2.

Characters Present


Super Spies Dora and Boots are on a secret mission to stop Swiper from swiping Isa's cupcakes.


Dora & Boots are super spies and they play I Spy. Later, they find Señor Tucán who is wearing sunglasses. Señor Tucán had a secret mission for Super Spy Dora and Super Spy Boots. Señor Tucán showed them their super spy ID cards and super spy gadgets. There was spy glasses used for seeing hidden objects; rocket sneakers so they can blast off if they're stuck in something deep like a big hole or a big pit; a spy phone so Dora & Boots can get help; a spy rope used to get down from high places and finally there was a Swiper detector so if Swiper was close by it'll go beep-beep-beep-beep. Now that they had a look on their spy gadgets, Señor Tucán gave Super Spy Dora & Super Spy Boots their secret mission. They were given a blank piece of paper. Dora realized that the message was written in invisible ink. Señor Tucán gave them a spy pen which is used to uncover messages that was written in invisible ink. Señor Tucán wished them good luck on their secret mission. Dora uses the spy pen and found out it was a picture of Isa the iguana. Dora uncovers a little more of the message. The 2nd picture was Isa's special cupcakes. So far Dora & Boots knew something was going to happen to Isa's special cupcakes. When Dora completely uncovered the full secret message, they saw a picture of Swiper. The full message was that Swiper is going to try and swipe Isa's special cupcakes. Super Spies Dora & Boots had to warn Isa that Swiper is going to try and swipe her cupcakes. Dora wears the spy phone, Boots wears the Swiper detector and Backpack got to hold the rest of the spy gadgets. Dora & Boots were ready for the secret mission. They had to figure out where to find Isa and her cupcakes. They asked Map for help. Map says that Isa is at the flowery garden. But before they can get there, they had to go through a hidden door camouflaged in the bushes and through a secret jungle. Dora & Boots got going and started searching for the hidden door. They couldn't see it because it was camouflaged in the bushes. Dora & Boots look in Backpack for the spy glasses. They get out the spy glasses which will help them find the hidden door. Dora puts on the spy glasses and the hidden door was found. Boots tried to open the door but wouldn't open. Dora said that they needed the secret password to open the door. The secret password was "abre" which was Spanish for "open". Dora & Boots whispered the secret password and the door opens. Suddenly, the Swiper Detector started beeping. Dora & Boots went through the door and now they had to close the door. Once Dora and Boots closed the door, it disappears. Swiper shrugs and wondered where the door went. Swiper runs away and the spy glasses were put back inside Backpack. Dora and Boots continue on their secret mission. Dora & Boots saw a tree and thought the path was blocked but once the branches were pushed out of the way, they slid down the path and fell into a hole. They tried walking up and slipped back down. They tried again but couldn't get out. Dora & Boots look in Backpack for a spy gadget that will help them get out of the hole. The rocket sneakers is what Dora & Boots put on their feet so they can blast out of the hole. They counted down from 5-1. In no time, Dora & Boots blasted out of the hole. They take their rocket sneakers off, put them into Backpack and continued their secret mission on the path. Super Spies Dora & Boots found the secret jungle and there was a sign telling them they needed a boat car. Dora calls Tico on the spy phone and explained they needed help on their secret mission. Tico was dressed in secret agent apparel. Dora & Boots climbed into Tico's boat car which rides on water and drives on land. Dora, Boots and Tico whispers the secret password so they can go through the secret jungle. They whispered "Abre" and a secret entrance appears and opened 3 different ways. The 1st door rises up, the 2nd door split in half horizontally and the 3rd door swings open. The boat car drives through the secret jungle. Super spies Dora & Boots saw spiders and snakes and they had to be careful. They told Tico "cuidado" for "watch out" or "be careful". Tico dodged a spider, a snake and another spider. The boat car drives up to the pond. Tico turns his car into a boat and rides along the water and then it turned back into a car. Dora & Boots told Tico "gracias" for "thank you" and then a door lifts up and the boat car drives out of the secret jungle and then the door lowers down to the ground and mysteriously disappears. Super spies Dora & Boots were getting close to finding Isa and her special cupcakes in the flowery garden. The Swiper Detector beeps and saw Swiper down below. Super spies Dora & Boots had to figure out how to get down to the flowery garden. They get out the spy rope from backpack and decided that they can swing down the spy rope to get to Isa's cupcakes before Swiper gets to them. They wrap the spy rope around the biggest tree and then rope stretches down and wraps around a big rock. The spy rope activates into a sitting zip line. It's where Dora & Boots sit down and zip down on the spy rope. After Dora & Boots zipped down the spy rope, they had to find Isa. Sure enough, they found Isa the iguana and they warned her that Swiper was going to try and swipe her cupcakes. The Swiper Detector beeped once more and Swiper was close by. But they managed to stop Swiper by saying "Swiper, no swiping" 3 times. Dora and Boots defended Isa's cupcakes from Swiper. Señor Tucán congratulated Super Spy Dora and Super Spy Boots by completing their mission and they all had a bite of some of Isa's cupcakes.


Places in episode

  1. Hidden Door (camouflaged in the bushes)
  2. Secret Jungle
  3. Flowery Garden


  • Big Hole

Items in Backpack (clockwise starting from the top right)

  • Spy pen
  • Paper where the secret message was written on
  • Rocket sneakers for Boots (2nd correct item)
  • Rocket sneakers for Dora (2nd correct item)
  • Spy rope (3rd correct item)
  • Spy glasses (1st correct item)


  • Dora & Boots do a secret handshake where Boots makes a fist and pounds Dora's fist and then, they high-five each other.
  • This is the 46th episode of the show.
  • Benny does not appear in this episode.
  • A sequel to this episode called Super Spies 2: The Swiping Machine aired on the show's 4th season.
  • The Super Spies music left to "Guitar Medley" and "Computer".
  • The Swiper Detector lights up just as the Hidden Door opens.
  • Dora and Boots don't sing the original Travel Song in this episode, they instead sing the Super Spy Travel Song and they'll sing it again in Super Spies 2: The Swiping Machine.
  • Dora and Boots stop Swiper the first time without saying "Swiper, no swiping!" three times, they never had the need to stop him that way because instead, they had the hidden door as their chance, they run through it, and close it on him just so he can't get through and for him not knowing where it is. Something similar to this happens in the Season 3 episode "¡Por Favor!", where instead of pushing the gate to the Dragon's Forest close, they say "Close, Por Favor!" to get it to close.
  • Dora and Boots stop Swiper twice in this episode.
  • Dora and Boots checked Backpack three times in this episode, and they used all of their spy gadgets inside.
  • When Dora uses the picture pop-up sequence the first time, she does not review what she and Boots have to do to get to their goal, she instead asks the viewer where they have to go first. And she does not ask "So next comes...?" the second and third time, she instead asks "Where do we go next?".
  • The book uses the same episode title seen here.
  • It is unknown how Swiper got to the Flowery Garden after Dora and Boots closed the hidden door on him. However, it is possible that he jumped over the camouflaged bushes without anyone looking.
  • Despite this episode being on iTunes, it is not listed in Season 2, it is on "Dora the Explorer: Volume 9" and "Dora the Explorer: Swiper the Explorer". However, A Present For Santa, Whose Birthday is It?, and this episode are on other streaming providers on the Season 2 list. And on the Season 2 on YouTube, it actually lists this episode in Season 2, but it is called "Super Spies - part one".
  • This is one of few episodes that premiered on Nick instead of Nick Jr.


  • Unlike the TV and iTunes version, the DVD version of this episode uses the seasons 3-4 intro.
    • Although this episode uses the seasons 1-2 intro on TV and iTunes, this is technically the first episode to use the seasons 3-4 intro in general.
  • iTunes lists this episode as "Super Spies Pt. 1" in the "Dora the Explorer: Volume 9". The "Pt. 1" is added. However, in the "Dora the Explorer: Swiper the Explorer" list on iTunes, the "Pt. 1" is left out, therefore this episode's title is listed as its real name. Also, YouTube lists it as "Super Spies - part one", very similar to iTunes in the Volume 9, except the word "part" is not abbreviated and it uses the word "one" instead of the "1" symbol.


Character Find

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Dora the Explorer Season 2
The Big Storm | The Magic Stick | The Missing Piece | Rojo the Fire Truck | Lost Squeaky | Doctor Dora | The Golden Explorers | El Día De Las Madres | Lost Map | Pinto, the Pony Express | The Big Piñata | The Happy Old Troll | Super Map! | Click! | ¡Rápido, Tico! | A Present For Santa | A Letter for Swiper | Dora, La Músico | Egg Hunt | Super Spies | To the Monkey Bars | Hide and Go Seek | School Pet | Quack! Quack! | Whose Birthday is It? | The Lost City | León, the Circus Lion
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