Dragon Tales

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Quotes (697)

  • (Max gives Ord gum that he chews. He blows a bubble so big that it lifts him up into the sky. When it pops, Ord falls and sinks into the ground.) Ord: Is that how bubble gum works, Max? Max: Well... kind of.

  • Emmy: Let us know what your surprise was Ord, next time we see you. Quetzal: Who says you're going to miss Ord's surprise, eh? Está noche, look out your window. Emmy: Tonight? Definitely!

  • Ord: Look, my dragon badge! It's shining! Max: What's a dragon badge? Ord: All dragons wear them. Cassie: They shine when you do something really hard, like Ord did!

  • Ord: With all of you with me, I'm not scared... much.

  • Ord: I guess there are some happy things you can only see in the dark. Like the stars.

  • Ord: Are we there yet? Zak: Do you see Half-Moon Rock? Ord: No. Zak: Then we aren't there yet. Ord: I wish this was the Forest of Light.

  • Big-Eyed, Helpful Bird: Which is it? Lost, or not lost?

  • Ord: Are you scared Max? Max: Me? Nah, I'm big... but maybe we should hold hands. Ord: Good idea!

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Notes (385)

  • Jeffrey Scott says of these stories that both were written to completion, but then the series was redeveloped. He highly doubts that any form of them will ever be made available to the public.

  • Written in 1997, around two years before any episodes of Dragon Tales first aired.

  • The characters were different in these stories then in the actual series.

  • One of the major reasons "One Small Step For Cassie" was scrapped was because it did not fit the Dragon Land model. You would never see the characters doing something like visiting the moon in the actual series.

  • Thanks to writer Jeffrey Scott for kindly providing details about this episode.

  • Since this episode was never produced, no Dragon Tune was used with the episode.

  • "To Fly With Dragons" is the first of 5 episodes on the "Experience New Things!" DVD.

  • "The Forest of Darkness" introduces us to the dragon badge, which is device that the dragons wear around their necks. It glows when they've accomplished something that's particularly tough for him. In Ord's case, his badge glows when he overcomes his fears. For Cassie, her badge glows when she speaks up for herself, or is feeling confident. Zak and Wheezie's dragon badges glow when they do a particularly good job of working together or getting along. You can design a dragon badge for yourself or one of your kids by flying with either Zak and Wheezie, Ord, or Cassie at the PBSKids Dragon Tales website. You need Macromedia Shockwave to play this free game.

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Trivia (161)

  • After Ord makes a wish on his baby tooth at the end of "To Fly with Dragons," he has a fully grown adult tooth where the old tooth was about three seconds later.

  • After Ord comments on how things like stars are good things to see at night in "The Forest of Darkness", his left fang turns blue for a couple of frames.

  • In "The Forest of Darkness", after Ord suggests that a light would make him feel better, and the camera pans out to show the whole gang, Zak's leg (or what we can see of it, anyway) is purple.

  • Ord states in "The Forest of Darkness" that all of the dragons wear dragon badges, but in "Cassie, the Green-Eyed Dragon," Finn, Cassie's younger brother, is not wearing a dragon badge.

  • When Ord wishes his friends to Kingdom Come, they hadn't yet learned Monsieur Marmadune's name, but Emmy calls him by his name.

  • When the dragonfrog stands on its hands in the "Shake Your Dragon Tail" segment, the dragonrooster does the same thing, but appears to be hovering since it is not standing on any limbs while upside-down.

  • In the beginning of "Shake Your Dragon Tail," Cassie's reflection has its mouth open when the "real" Cassie's mouth is closed.

  • A few times in "To Kingdom Come", Mr. Marmadune acts as if his key is incredibly heavy for him, lifting it with both hands, but other times, he is able to lift the key past shoulder level using only one hand.

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Allusions (10)

  • Ord: Slam dunk... Max: For Air Ord-an! When Max says "Air Ord-an," he's referring to one of the nicknames of Michael Jordan, considered by most to be the best basketball player of all time.

  • Mr. Pop: ...With my sound switcher! Mr. Pop's sound switcher is similar to the "Sound Sweeper" in the Dr. Seuss cartoon, The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat.

  • Title: "My Way or Snow Way" This title is a pun on the phrase, "My way or no way."

  • Light My Firebreath This episode title is based on a song by The Doors: "Light My Fire".

  • Sid Sycamore: Hey-hey-hey, knot a problem! (laughs)

    There is also an episode from the first season of Dragon Tales called Knot a Problem.

  • Arlo: Ya'll come back soon, ya' hear? At the end of every Beverly Hillbillies episode, viewers were told, "Ya'll come back now, ya' hear?"

  • Wheezie: He likes it! Wheezie's line here dates back to the celebrated commercial for Life cereal. None of the kids would eat it except for Mikey. It is one of the best-remembered commercials of the 1970's.

  • Mr. Dustfree: ...the perfect balance.
    The Mr. Dustfree character was eerily similar to Patricia Routledge's starring role as Hyacinth Bucket on Keeping Up Appearances. In this BBC sitcom, "Hyacinth Bouquet" (as she preferred to pronounce her name) was a working-class housewife obsessed with behaving like an upper-class lady.

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