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  • Johnny Helps Mother Nature / The Sprites Grow a Rainbow

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    S 3 : Ep 13 - 4/19/08

    Johnny Helps Mother Nature: Looking to give his garden some extra boost, Johnny sprays it with a new spray, not realizing that its actually harmful to the environment. The foul mixture soon spreads to Grootto's Grove, polluting the water, the air and all of the plants. Mother Nature makes a special appearance to get to the bottom of the problem and to remind both Johnny and the Sprites why it's important to care for nature. The Sprites Grow a Rainbow: Grotto's Grove finds itself looking decidedly duller when it is infested by color worms, which suck the color out of anything they touch. Johnny and the Sprites consult Sage for help and find that the only solution to the problem is to grow a rainbow from scratch. They pull together to find needed items in every color, but one Sprite must make a big sacrifice when the rainbow turns out to be lacking in yellow.moreless
  • The Sprites Save Grotto's Grove / Seymour's New Home

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    S 3 : Ep 10 - 3/22/08

    The Sprite's Save Grotto's Grove: Johnny is enjoying a normal, peaceful day when suddenly a woman named Yolanda Ivanna appears in his backyard along with construction equipment. She announces that she's going to be tearing down his garden and the woods to make way for a new hotel. Johnny protests that he doesn't want a hotel in his backyard, but she just calls him "Johnny Cakes" and sings to convince him he'll love it. After having a Sprite Conference, Johnny and the Sprites realize they must spare no effort to convince Miss Ivanna to build her hotel elsewhere. Seymour's New Home: After big rains, Seymour finds the entrance to his schmole hole blocked. The Sprites decide to help out, but Seymour doesn't like all the noise that would accompany the fuzzies's building him a new home. The Sprites try to think up other ideas for a home, but Seymour only wants his own hole back.moreless
  • A Johnny for Everyone / Lily and the Frog Princess

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    S 3 : Ep 8 - 3/8/08

    A Johnny for Everyone: Basil, Ginger and Lily all want to do different things with Johnny. Basil wants to do some gardening, Ginger wants to have a cloverball game, and Lily is doing yoga. Rather than taking Johnny's advice to take turns, they use a magic spell to split Johnny into three, so they can all do what they want. The Johnnies, however, want too much of what they want -- they want to play, play, play all the time, even though the Sprites are getting exhausted. Lily and the Frog Princess: When Johnny tells Ginger and Lily the story of the frog prince, Lily decides to tell it to her pet frog, Francesca. Francesca likes the story and has Lily turn her into a frog princess. At first, being a princess seems like a fun idea. Francesca soon discovers, however, that it's hard to do the fun froggy things that she likes when she's a human.moreless
  • Johnny and the Love Bug / The Twenty-Foot Root

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 2/9/08

    Johnny and the Love Bug: It's Valentine's Day and Johnny is making Valentines for all his friends and family, including the Sprites. When Lily sees this, she decides she wants to do something really special to show how much she appreciates Johnny. She decides to make him a love bug, not realizing that the old legend about the love bug is true -- that if one lands on a human, he falls in love with the first thing he sees. In Johnny's case, he starts going hopping wild for a frog named Francesca. The Twenty-Foot Root: Root is tired of always being told that he's too small to do certain things. As he uses his magic to cause some plants to grow, he decides to use the same magic on himself. Root is suddenly twenty-foot tall. He finds that there's many things he can do, but he's scaring all his friends with his stomping, and he can no longer do many things he enjoys, like sitting in Johnny's lap.moreless
  • Johnny the Mud Troll / Helpful Basil

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    S 3 : Ep 3 - 2/2/08

    Johnny the Mud Troll: When Ginger flies to retrieve a cloverball, Johnny expresses how great he thinks flying must be, and the idea that he would like to fly too. Ginger gets to thinking that Johnny really wants to be a Sprite and decides to ask Sage for a spell to make him one. When Sage is otherwise occupied, she looks up the spell in his spellbook, but ends up turning Johnny into a mud troll instead of a Sprite. Johnny pleads to be turned back, but Ginger doesn't know the countercharm. The Sprites all urge her to admit to Sage what happened so he can help, but she's embarrassed. Helpful Basil: When Johnny can't get to sleep, he visits Basil so that Basil can look up information on sleeping in his Helpful Hints book. Basil helps Johnny with a great tip, but that night the key to the book is stolen. That morning, Basil faces an increasing queue of those wanting help, but feels he can't help anyone without his book. He uses a special finding spell he was taught by Sage, but only ends up finding lost items of Johnny's. Basil is sure that he can't help anyone without his book, but Johnny feels Basil is more capable than he thinks.moreless
  • The Bridge Troll / This is Your Life, Johnny!

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    S 3 : Ep 2 - 1/26/08

    The Bridge Troll: When Johnny, Gwen and the Sprites head to Grotto's Grove for a picnic, a troll appears to block their path. He tells them that he's a Bridge Troll and will not let them cross unless they do the one thing that will make him ha-ha-happy. Everyone is shocked that their path is blocked, especially the Sprites, who can't get home. They find themselves stuck, however, and realize they must try to satisfy the troll if they're going to get anywhere. They try various ideas, all while not realizing that the troll has already told them what he wants. This is Your Life, Johnny!: It's Johnny's birthday and the Sprites and Gwen are throwing him a big party. When Johnny shares family photos, including a real photo of him when he was four, the Sprites get an idea to create a play about one of his birthdays when he was young. They assign roles and put together a great play. They also invite everyone from the Grove. The play seems to go well, but it turns out that Ginger has a case of stage-fright.moreless
  • Gwen Meets the Sprites / A Biddow for Root

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 1/19/08

    Gwen Meets the Sprites: Gwen is over visiting at Johnny's while the Sprites are outside using magic. When Ginger misdirects a spell to turn a cabbage into a rabbit, she ends up causing Gwen to start slowly transforming into a rabbit instead. The Sprites call for Sage's help, but he tells them that in order to perform the countercharm, they'll have to be in a place where they can see her, and she can see them. They have never revealed themselves to any grown-up human other Johnny before, but decide to give it a go. Despite their fears, Gwen turns out to be a great new friend, and is impressed when they take her to see Grotto's Grove. A Biddow for Root: When all the dust on Root's special cuddle-toy, his "biddow," causes Lily to sneeze, she decides to give it an extra-thorough cleaning. Root reluctantly parts with it and she takes it to her stream to use magic cleanings spells on it, but ends up ruining it instead. Root is upset by the loss of his biddow, but Johnny and the Sprites have an idea. They all get their own biddows from when they were very young and offer them to Root.moreless
  • Spring Tuning / Where's the Water, Lily?

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    S 2 : Ep 8 - 3/17/07

    "Spring Tuning"

    It's been a long winter and Johnny and the Sprites are all excited by signs of spring. Basil alerts all the Sprites that it's Spring Tuning Day, a day when some very incredible Sprites called the Spring Tuners come and visit Grotto's Grove to put on a performance to wake up the Earth. The Spring Tuners, however, send a message saying that they won't be able to make it, so the Sprites take action themselves to ring in spring.

    "Where's the Water, Lily?"

    While Johnny and the creatures of his garden are enjoying a brand-new fountain, the Sprites have found that all of the water has disappeared from Grotto's Grove. Lily, as the Water Sprite, is especially disturbed by the lack of water. When Basil's logs reveal this to be an unprecedented event, she consults with Sage. He advises her that things don't simply happen without a reason, so she needs to figure out what's changed that could be causing the problem.moreless
  • The Sprites Sleep Over / Seymour the Sleuth

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    S 2 : Ep 7 - 2/17/07

    "The Sprites Sleep Over"

    When the Sprites learn about the concept of a sleepover, they decide to have one with Johnny, as they've never had one before. Not having any experience with them, they have no idea what to do, but Johnny helps them to see what happens at sleepovers. When the Sprites learn that sleeping happens during a sleepover, they're worried because none of them except Lily have slept outside of Grotto's Grove before.

    "Seymour the Sleuth"

    When a few melons disappear from Johnny's garden, Seymour the Schmole decides it's a mystery worth investigating. He dresses up as a detective and starts searching for clues. Seymour finds himself stymied in his investigation, not realizing that the culprit is closer than he ever could have imagined.moreless
  • Seymour's Guest / Root of Passage

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    S 2 : Ep 6 - 2/10/07

    "Seymour's Guest"

    Seymour the schmole has a guest from Down Under --- a schwombat cousin named Russell. Seymour is the middle of fixing up his borough, so he asks the Sprites if Russell can stay with them. The Sprites agree, but soon learn that Russell is a nocturnal animal when his noisy activities keep them up at night.

    "Root of Passage"

    Root is facing a big moment in his life --- the first time he makes the journey to the portal to Johnny's yard on his own. Root goes through a special ceremony and chooses Johnny as his friend to wait for him at the end of the portal. The others encourage Root to make his journey, but Root is scared and worried that he's not ready.moreless
  • The Sprites & the What?! / Doctor Basil

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    S 2 : Ep 4 - 1/27/07

    "The Sprites & the What?!"

    Johnny is cooking for dinner with Gwen, hoping to get everything perfect for the first time. Though he encounters some problems, he manages to get everything together, but then can't find his colander. Unbeknownst to him, Seymour found his colander and wasn't sure what it was. He's showing it to all the Sprites, who not knowing what it actually is, come up with many creative uses for it.

    "Doctor Basil"

    When Johnny gets a bad cold, Basil decides to take care of him. He tries out various remedies, but none of them seem to help Johnny. He turns to Sage for advice and discovers something very important that he forgot to do.moreless
  • Johnny's Sister Tina / Spritesgiving!

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 1/20/07

    "Johnny's Sister Tina"

    Johnny is excited by a visit from his sister Tina (Tony award winner Sutton Foster), but the Sprites have no idea what a sister even is. Johnny has difficutly explaining it to them, but comes up with the idea of singing a song to express his feelings about his sister. The Sprites understand and observe as Johnny spends time with his sister. Johnny expresses that he misses not being able to see his sister more often, but the Sprites remind him that he has family in the wood --- them!

    "Spritesgiving!"

    While Johnny makes balloon animals for Gwen, the Sprites all prepare for the most important Sprite holiday --- Spritesgiving. Everyone has a lot to do and Basil is in charge of preparing the vegetables. He's convinced that Spritesgiving will be great this year, but then discovers that the vegetables have all caught the forgetgful fungus. Johnny suggests asking Sage for advice, but it turns out that Sage gets the day off. Johnny decides to encourage Root, knowing that since Root is good at gardening, he may be able to come up with a solution on his own.moreless
  • Turbo-Car Johnny / Ginger's Antenna Dilemma

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    S 2 : Ep 1 - 1/13/07

    "Turbo-Car Johnny"

    After winning his first-ever cloverball game, Johnny receives a package from Gwen containing a new video game called Turbo-Car Racer, which he declares to the best video game ever. He tries to explain the concept to the Sprites, but they don't understand what's fun about sitting around controlling something on a TV screen. As Johnny becomes more and more involved in the game, the Sprites try various ways to get his attention and get him back outside. When they ask Sage for advice, he tells them that humans have a short attention-span and Johnny will eventually come to his senses. Johnny ends up dozing off and gets a wake-up call in the form of a disturbing dream.

    "Ginger's Antenna Dilemma"

    When Lily paints portraits of the Sprites, Ginger discovers that her antenna are much curlier than she thought and she thinks that they look weird. Though nobody else dislikes her antenna, Ginger is convinced that her antenna make her look stupid and girly. She tries everything from hiding herself to hiding her antenna. Her friends do her best to help her to see that her antenna help to make her special.moreless
  • Norval the Great

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    S 1 : Ep 14 - 3/30/97

    Binkham Tamino McDoyal the Third (but everyone calls him Binky) spins a mighty yarn about the many adventures he has had with his amazing goldfish, Norval. Of course, such tall tales couldn't possibly be true, could they?moreless
  • Oh, the People You'll Meet

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    S 1 : Ep 11 - 2/9/97

    It's moving day, and no one is more bummed than Julian Jeremy Jaroo Jalloo. But when the Cat in the Hat appears, Julian is whisked away on a magical elevator ride to meet all (or as many as we can meet in 24 minutes) of the interesting and whimsical people who may be in his future.moreless