Three Little Piggies
Airdate Monday, September 4, 2000 (Nick Jr.)
Tuesday, August 21, 2001 (VHS)
Tuesday, February 4, 2003 (DVD)
Season 1
Episode 8
Written by Carin Greenberg Baker
Storyboard by:
Karen Heathwood & Zac Moncrief
Directed by George Chialtas
Previous Treasure Island
Next Big River
Three Little Piggies is the 8th episode of Dora the Explorer from season 1.

Characters present


Dora and Boots rescue the three little piggies, who escaped from a pig pen.


Dora and Boots visit a farm with three little pigs. The pigs were affectionate to Dora and Boots, with the latter naming one of the pigs "Oinky." Dora and Boots then gave the three little pigs a blue ribbon. Dora and Boots stop Swiper from swiping the blue ribbons, but the gate gets left open, causing the pigs to flee. Map tells them that one little pig went to the haystacks; one little pig went to the barn; and Oinky went to the apple tree. Dora and Boots went searching for the three little pigs. After finding the first little pig, Boots tries to carry her, but she was too heavy, so he and Dora put her in the wagon. The wagon then rolls on its own, prompting Dora and Boots to shout "abre!" to Tico, causing him to quickly push the gate open. Later, at the barn, Dora and Boots then find the second pig behind the barrels. En route to the apple tree, Dora and Boots could not get the wagon out of the mud, so the viewer at home helps the wagon get pulled out of the mud. They arrive at the apple tree, where Oinky was sitting on a branch eating apples and tossing them to the ground. The branch was about to break. After Dora gets a net from Backpack, she hurries over to the apple tree and catches him. After stopping Swiper once again, Dora and Boots take the three little pigs back home to their pig pen.

Places in episode

  1. Hayfield
  2. Barn
  3. Apple Tree

Listen to the sounds

  1. Cow behind the tractor
  2. Pig behind the barrels
  3. Sheep behind the bale of hay
  4. Duck behind the trough




  • When Dora and Boots are using a wagon carrying the pigs, the wagon has seatbelts which the pigs are wearing. Wagons in real life don't usually have seatbelts, they're only meant for cars and airplanes because wagons aren't even dangerous without seatbelts.
  • When Backpack was checked the first time, all she had was different colored ribbons. But when she was checked the second time, she had gadgets and gismos, like sunglasses, a flower in a pot, and a net, which was the right item.
  • iTunes lists this episode as "Three L'il Piggies". The word "little" is abbreviated.

Character Find



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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