Dragon Tales

Season 2 Episode 11

I Believe In Me / Bye, Bye Baby Birdie

Aired Weekdays 8:00 AM Sep 03, 2001 on PBS
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Episode Summary

"I Believe In Me"
Cassie decides to try out for a school play. She's never been in one before and her shy nature threatens to keep her from even trying. Her friends help her to find the confidence she needs to try out for a role.

"Bye, Bye Baby Birdie"
Emmy finds a baby bird and grows attached it, but has a hard time letting go when it's separated from its family. Max and the dragons help to convince her that it's for the best.moreless

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  • The first half is average but the second half . . . the writers already did this!

    The more I think about this episode, the more I am convinced it was here that the writers began running out of ideas.

    The first story part, 'I Believe In Me,' was an average episode. Cassie's line (for the play), "In order to be a good queen, I have to believe in myself," was a little redundant. With shows these you run two risks: you might not get the point across or you could end up pounding the lesson into the heads of the viewers. I Believe In Me almost does the latter.

    The second story part was a disappointment. 'Bye Bye Baby Birdie' has already been done 25 episodes ago with 'Frog Prints.' Go up the episode list and you'll see what I mean. And if you watch the episodes yourself you'll find that they're identical; except that in this case it's Emmy with a rhyme bird instead of Max with a dragonfrog. At some points you can trace it line per line.

    Overall, a bit of a disappointment for the show.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In "Bye, Bye Baby Birdie," the adult rhyme birds only said three rhyming words like the baby birds did, but back in "Eggs Over Easy," the mother rhyme bird could say whole sentences as long as the last word of each sentence rhymed.

    • In "I Believe in Me," when Cassie dances with castanets in front of her friends for the second time, Ord's foot is green for a few seconds.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Cassie: We'll make up rhymes with you, Emmy.
      Zak: To remind you of Cutie-Pie.
      Ord: We can even make some up right now.
      Emmy: Really? You would?
      Max: Would, should, could!
      Ord: I have one! Dragonberry, dragonvery, uh... And another dragonberry! (laughs)
      Zak: Look! The Ding-a-ling flowers are ringing.
      Wheezie: Ringing, dinging, (loudly) singing!
      Zak: (irritated) You don't have to yell!

    • Ord: I made you something, too, Max.
      Max: Really? What?
      (Ord pulls out a snowflake-shaped piece of cardboard on a string)
      Zak: 'What' is the word I'd have used, too.
      Ord: I call it a twirly-wirly!
      Max: Thanks, Ord. I think it's the best twirly-wirly I've ever seen. (Ord's stomach growls) Whoa! It even makes a funny noise!
      Wheezie: That's not the twirly-wirly, that's Ord's stomach. (laughs)

    • Emmy: Hey, Max, would you like to see a play on Broadway?
      Max: Where's Broadway?
      Emmy: (laughs) In the living room.
      Max: Whoa, that's far! Better take the train! (imitates a train)

    • Cassie: This is too hard. It felt like you were all staring at me.
      Emmy: We were. That's how it's going to be during the play.
      Ord: Yeah. Everybody's going to be looking at you, they'll never take their eyes off you, except maybe to get some dragon corn, but when they come back, they'll all be looking at you again.

  • NOTES (2)