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Wizzle Wishes
Airdate Monday, October 23, 2000 (Nickelodeon)
Tuesday, June 5, 2001 (VHS)
Saturday, April 12, 2003 (Noggin)
Tuesday, October 7, 2003 (DVD)
U.S. Premiere Time (est.) {{{premiere}}}
Season 1
Episode 10
Written by Chris Gifford
Directed by George Chialtas
Previous Big River (airing order)
Berry Hunt (production order)
Next Berry Hunt (airing order)
Grandma's House (production order)
Dora Helps the Birthday Wizzle (chronologically)

Wizzle Wishes is the 10th episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 1. In production order, it is the 11th episode of Season 1.



Meet the Wizzle, a cute little creature who has lost his wishes and can't wish himself home. To help the Wizzle, Dora and Boots need to catch his run-away wishes before they all get used up! They can't do it without you!


Dora and Boots read a story about a Wizzle called "The Wizzle and the Four Wishes". First, they get it out of Backpack. After that, they start reading. In the story, the Wizzle finds a bag of wishes. There were four in the bag. The Wizzle makes his first wish for ice cream. Then, the Wizzle wanted to make another wish but the remaining three wishes fly out of the bag. The wizzle came out of the book when it was trying to catch the other three wishes, separating him from his parents. Dora and Boots do all they can to help Wizzle get home by asking Map. The Map says they have to go past a flowery garden, past a nutty forest and then they have to get up to a wishing well. When Dora, Boots, and Wizzle got to the flowery garden, they find Isa. Dora, Boots, and Wizzle try to catch the first wish, but Isa gets it first and wishes for her sunflower to grow. The foursome got onto the flower. Dora, Boots, Wizzle, and Isa climbed down. After that, Dora, Boots, and Wizzle exit the Flowery Garden and got going to the Nutty Forest. Dora, Boots, and Wizzle finds a wish on a nutty bush. Tico makes a wish for nuts. Suddenly, some nuts hit Tico's head. Boots tries to tell Tico to watch out, but does not respond, as Tico speaks Spanish, getting them to tell him "cuidado" to dodge the nuts instead.  Soon after, Dora, Boots, and Wizzle exit the Nutty Forest. Now, Dora, Boots, and Wizzle have to figure out how to climb up to the top of the hill and up to the wishing well. They use the stepping stones that were shaped like squares, six of which were missing. The empty slots get filled in making a complete stepping stone path for Dora, Boots and Wizzle to use to climb up to the hill and get to the wishing well. Dora catches the wish and now they have to get the Wizzle book. After getting it from Backpack, they heard Swiper the fox. Dora, Boots, and Wizzle stop Swiper from trying to swipe the last wish. After that, the last wish escapes from the book and comes to the viewer at home. He or she then catches the last wish and wishes the Wizzle back home with Dora and Boots. Wizzle then jumps back into the book and reunites with his parents.

Places in this episode[]

  1. Flowery Garden
  2. Nutty Forest
  3. Wishing Well

Items in Backpack (clockwise starting from the top right)[]

  • Yellow book with a star (correct item)
  • Green book with a triangle
  • Purple book with a rhombus
  • Red book with a circle
  • Blue book with a square
  • Orange book with a rectangle

Wishes made (in order)[]

  • To have ice cream (Wizzle)
  • For her sunflower to be big (Isa)
  • For lots of nuts (Tico)
  • For Wizzle to go home (Dora and Boots)


This episode can be found on the VHS tape Wish on a Star and the DVD titles Meet Diego! and Dora's Big Birthday Adventure.


  • This is the first episode that introduces the Wizzle and its species.
  • This is the 10th episode of the show.
  • This is the first episode to find Señor Tucán.
  • This is the first episode where Isa is light green instead of dark green.
  • Benny doesn't appear in this episode.
  • This is the first and only episode Wizzle stops Swiper with Dora and Boots.
    • Also, it is unknown how he (Swiper) got to the Wishing Well.
  • This is the second episode the Fiesta Trio don't jump out and shout out the place after Dora and Boots ask "Where are we going?" during the "Travel Song". Instead, Wizzle said it.
  • This was the first episode to be written by Chris Gifford.
  • When Dora and Boots ask the viewer to say "Map!", Dora does not say "Louder!", she instead says "I think you have to say it again!".
  • Map's dancing is recycled from Hic-Boom-Ohhh!.
  • This is the second episode where Boots stands to the left of Dora instead of the right during the Favorite Parts segment, with the first being Beaches.
  • Tico's line for when he wishes for nuts will be reused in Little Star.


  • iTunes lists this episode as "WizzleWishes". There is no space between "Wizzle" and "Wishes".
  • When Backpack was checked the second time, the same books from the first segment switched positions.
  • Before the first Travel Song, part of Dora's hair is cut off for a frame.
  • When Dora and Boots say "De nada" to Tico, Dora's mouth disappears.
  • The second time Dora and Boots say "I wish the Wizzle home!", Dora's neck disappears for one frame.
  • Boots mentions that Swiper will try to swipe the last wish, and the Wizzle will never be able to go home with mom and dad. However, it is unknown what he would actually swipe when he appeared. It could either be the book, the last wish, or even both of them.
    • Luckily, they stopped him anyway.

Character Find[]

Señor Tucán

Dora the Explorer Season 1
The Legend of the Big Red Chicken | Lost and Found | Choo-Choo! | Hic-Boom-Ohhh! | We All Scream for Ice Cream | Three Little Piggies | Treasure Island | Beaches | Big River | Wizzle Wishes | Berry Hunt | Surprise! | Grandma's House | Sticky Tape | Bouncing Ball | Bugga Bugga | Fish Out of Water | El Coquí | The Chocolate Tree | To The Treehouse | Little Star | Call Me Mr. Riddles | Te Amo | Pablo's Flute | Dora Saves the Prince | Backpack!