Dragon Tales

Season 2 Episode 25

Let's Start a Band

Aired Weekdays 8:00 AM Mar 02, 2003 on PBS
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Let's Start a Band
"Let's Start a Band"

Nina, the babysitter, introduces herself and says that sometimes she thinks morning comes too soon. However, she says that the sooner she gets up, the sooner she can see some special friends, who really know how to get up with some pep in their step.

Musical #1: "Wake and Say Good Morning"

Nina says that there's nothing better than singing dragons to get your energy going. She promises lots of surprises and introduces the viewers to Sam and Jennifer, two young kids who just moved to the neighborhood. Sam and Jennifer are just sitting around. They say that they're bored and there's nothing to do. Nina asks Jennifer if they watch Dragon Tales and Jennifer says that they do. Everybody does. Nina says that she knows what the dragons would tell them to do if they're bored:

Musical #2: "Doodli-Do"

After the musical, we see the Sam and Jennifer were trying to dance along with the song. However, Jennifer trips and jokes that she "tripped like a tripping bear." Looking for more things to do, Nina sees some other kids that she babysits. She suggests they go play with them. When Jennifer suggests that maybe they just "Doodli-Do" again, Nina asks if she's shy. Jennifer admits that she is and Nina says that she knows a certain dragon who would feel the same way:

Musical #3: "Cassie"

Nina says that even though Cassie's shy, she knows that Cassie would work up the courage to go over and meet the kids. She says that what to say is the easiest thing.

Musical #4: "The Hello Song"

So they introduce themselves. Sam and Jennifer meet Tiffany, Marcus, Blake and Brittney. At first they're not sure what to play. A number of games are suggested: hide-and-seek, hopscotch, kickball, freeze-tag and bike-racing. Then, there's one suggestion that everyone likes: "Be a Dragon." Nina comments that if you live in their neighborhood, you've got to be into dragon games.

Musical #5: "Be a Dragon"

Musical #6: "Shake Your Dragon Tail"

During this Dragon Tune, the animated segments cut to scenes of the kids dancing along with the music. After the song ends, they decide that it would be a good idea to start a band. Marcus, however, complains that they don't know the first thing about music. Nina says that maybe they actually do know the first thing about music and has them clap their hands and stomp their feet.

Musical #7: "Clap" (a.k.a. "One-Kid Band")

Nina announces that it's time for one of her surprises. She introduces Dan Zanes, who she says is "a real professional singer and musician." Dan Zanes performs his song "All Around the Kitchen," which is available on the CD "Family Dance." The kids join in and sing along. Dan Zanes explains that he say that people playing music together were having the most fun and he wanted to do that too. He has Tiffany play the banjo, while he joins in on the harmonica. He says that he bets you can do anything music if you try.

Musical #8: "Betcha Can"

Musical #9: "Try"

Nina takes the kids to the park, where she has another surprise: a musicain named Harry. She says that she's seen him at the park before, so she made sure they "accidentally ran into" him on purpose. Harry plays the drums and cymbals and has the kids give it a try. When Marcus suggests that it probably wouldn't be possible for any of them to have a giant drumset in their homes, Harry shows them that they don't just have to play drums. He has them make music by beating on garbage can lids, tree branches, fences and more.

Musical #10: "The Wiggle Song"

Harry leaves, saying that they have some great drummers. A deliveryman comes, with a uniform that has a Dragon Tales logo. He gives the group a package from Zak and Wheezie and has Nina sign for it. They open it and find that it's a seemingly never-ending trove of musical instruments. They all grab one and play a nice instrumental piece with piano accompaniment. Another group of kids hears them playing and asks if they can dance while they play.

Musical #11: "Dance"

Musical #12: "The Ord Shuffle"

Jennifer complains that has trouble remembering the words to songs. Then, Erkyah Badu appears with her son, Seven. She's scatting. (Singing, but just using random nonsense words.) Nina introduces her as "a singer and actrees and one of my all-time favorites." Erykah suggests that Jennifer just sing a silly song. Instead of singing words, just try singing sounds that make you feel good and smile. She scats again and the kids join in and love it.

Musical #13: "Silly Song"

Erkyah says she can think of another great way to use their voices without singing any words.

Musical #14: "Hum"

Erkyah says that it's been great and leaves. The group is one big band now and Nina comments that music sure has a way of bringing people together. Then, Max, Emmy and the dragons are animated into the special. The kids pair off with their favorite dragons, including Jennifer with Cassie. The dragons don't actually speak, but they help with playing instruments as they all play "Count on a Friend."

Musical #15: "Count on a Friend"

Nina thanks the viewers and says to remember that music makes the world go round.

Musical #16: "Round & Round"

After the "Round & Round" song, the kids all say "Loooove it!" as a dedication appears in white lettering on a black background:

In Loving Memory Of
Nina Elias-Bamberger

This is immediately followed by the credits, with the instrumental piece playing the background and then sponsorship messages.moreless

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