To the Treehouse
Airdate Monday, October 8, 2001
Season 1
Episode 25
Previous Pablo's Flute
Next Call Me Mr. Riddles
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To the Treehouse (or simply just "Treehouse" or "Tree House") is the 25th episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 1.

Characters present


Dora and Boots are invited to the treehouse for a big thank-you party.


Dora was looking for Boots. Dora saw Boots in the trees. Suddenly, they heard a female voice that went "Help, help" and more voices went "bugga-bugga" many times. Dora & Boots saw Mami Bugga Bugga with only 9 bugga-bugga babies. She had 10 bugga-bugga babies but one of the them was lost. Dora & Boots searched for the baby bugga-bugga. They found the baby bug stuck inside a rock. The rock crumbles open and the baby bugga-bugga was free and flew to her mom. Dora & Boots found a talking bottle in the bush, a talking burger owl in the tree and a talking bubble man in the flowers. The bugga-bugga babies each took a turn saying thank you in English and in Spanish. 6 bugga-bugga babies including the littlest bugga-bugga baby said "gracias" while the other 4 said "thank you". Then it was time for Mami Bugga Bugga and her bugga-bugga babies to fly away. She says that there is a big party at a treehouse. The bugga-bugga babies beg Dora & Boots to come. So, they decided to go to the treehouse. But they didn't know how to get there. Map says that they had to go across crocodile lake, over a stone wall to get to the big party at the treehouse. Dora & Boots walk on a path and find Tico pumping up 5 balloons and he said "Tengo globos para la fiesta" which means "I have balloons for the party" in Spanish. All of a sudden, they heard Swiper. They thought he is going to try to swipe the balloons. Swiper gets out a pair of scissors and cuts the strings and the balloons floated up to the top of the tree. Dora and Boots helped Tico get back his balloons. Tico had 5 balloons and they were each a different color. They found a yellow balloon, a red balloon, an orange balloon, a green balloon and a purple balloon. Once Dora & Boots found the balloons, they counted in Spanish to make sure they had 5 and sure enough they got back the 5 balloons. Dora & Boots handed the balloons to Tico as they counted to 5 in Spanish one more time. Tico thanked them and he was lifted of the ground and floated across crocodile lake. After that, Dora & Boots saw Pirate Parrot and he had a problem with his boat. It was broke into pieces. Once the pieces were put back together into their corresponding gaps, Pirate Parrot's boat was fixed and as good as new. He thanked Dora and Boots for fixing his boat and gave them a ride across Crocodile Lake. They went super fast across the lake. Pirate Parrot said that he’ll see Dora & Boots later at the party. After getting across the lake, they continue walking on the path and saw Isa the Iguana needing help. Dora and Boots saw that Isa's scooter was broken and had to get to the party. Isa's scooter was missing a wheel. The front wheel is there, but there was no back wheel. Dora checks Backpack for a wheel that's the right size for Isa's scooter. It had to be small and round. Sure enough, Backpack had a wheel that was just the right size for Isa's scooter. Isa puts on the wheel on the back of her scooter, thanked Dora & Boots and rode away. As Dora and Boots approached the stone wall, they realized somebody was stuck in the wall. They realized that it was Benny the Bull who was stuck in the wall. Dora & Boots climbed over the wall to get to the other side. Dora & Boots tried pulling Benny out of the wall, but he was stuck tight. So, they pulled harder and harder and harder. And at last, Benny got out of the wall. Benny had to hurry, because he has to get to the party. Dora & Boots were almost to the Treehouse. So far, they went across Crocodile Lake and over the stone wall. Dora & Boots were excited for the party. As they approach the treehouse, their friends were outside all sad, because the treehouse door got stuck and couldn't get in. But Dora & Boots decided to try opening the treehouse door themselves. It was stuck tight but they were determined to push open the door. With help from the viewer, Dora & Boots each put out one hand and reached. Then they pushed and pushed harder and harder, and before long the door was pushed open and they climbed inside. Confetti spilled all over the treehouse. It spilled on Dora & Boots. More friends are inside. Señor Tucán, Baby Blue Bird, the Fiesta Trio and even Big Red Chicken was at the treehouse. Boots realized it was a party for him and for Dora. And the reason was that Dora & Boots were always helping out and that is because they are having this party so they can say "thank you". They helped Mami Bugga-Bugga find her lost bugga-bugga baby, They helped Tico get his balloons back after Swiper swiped them, They helped Pirate Parrot fix his boat, They helped Isa fix her scooter, they helped Benny out of the stone wall, and to top it all off, they helped everyone get inside the treehouse by pushing open the door. Their friends really appreciated for what Dora and Boots have done because of the way they helped their friends.

Items in Backpack (clockwise starting from the top right)

Note: All of the items are wheels.

  • Toy Ferris Wheel
  • Car wheel
  • Scooter wheel (correct wheel, but flat)
  • Scooter wheel (not flat; correct item)
  • Bike wheel
  • Wagon wheel

Places in this episode

  1. Crocodile Lake
  2. Stone Wall
  3. Treehouse

Listen to the sounds

  1. Talking Bottle in the bush
  2. Baby Bugga Bugga in the rock
  3. Burger Owl in the tree
  4. Bubble Man in the flowers


  • This is the 2nd episode where Mami Bugga Bugga and Pirate Parrot makes their appearances. First being Bugga Bugga for Mami Bugga Bugga and Treasure Island for Pirate Parrot.
  • This the first episode where Benny speaks Spanish. He said "Gracias" to both Dora and Boots after pulling him out of the stone wall.
  • While Dora talks about her friends that came to the party, it is revealed that the frog, grasshopper and snail are called the Fiesta Trio. 
  • This episode basically teaches viewers how important it is to say "thank you" to show appreciation. However, ¡Por Favor! teaches viewers how important it is to say "please" to ask someone nicely.
  • This is the 25th episode of the show.
  • This is the first episode the Treehouse is the last place of Dora and Boots' destination.
  • Tico is shown crying in this episode.
  • This is the first episode where Swiper uses a tool to help him swipe something rather than by hand. He uses a pair of scissors to cut the strings on Tico's balloons. He does this again in other episodes such as Dora's Got a Puppy.
  • This episode aired on Columbus Day 2001.
  • This is the second episode where Isa spoke Spanish. She says "Gracias!".
  • This is not only Pirate Parrot's second appearance of the show, but also his first appearance without Pirate Pig and the Pirate Piggies.


  • In the credits, it said "Tree House". The words "To" and "the" are left out and there is a space between "Tree" and "house".


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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