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Season 5 Episode 9

Franklin's Float / Franklin's Party Plans

Aired Weekdays 11:00 AM Mar 29, 2004 on Noggin
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Episode Summary

"Franklin's Float"

Franklin and his friends have always enjoyed watching the annual Woodland parade, but this year, some of them are actually going to be in it, riding their bikes. At least, that was the plan, until Franklin thinks big and suggests that they create their own float. They create the Mothership One and load it up with gimmicks, only to find that it won't even move.

"Franklin's Party Plans"

When Franklin finds Skunk crying and learns that she's moving, he tells some of his friends about it and they decide to put together a surprise party to cheer her up. They create a number of items for her to remember them by, but when it comes time for the surprise party, it turns out to be Skunk who surprises them.moreless

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    Richard Newman

    Richard Newman

    Mr. Turtle

    Noah Reid

    Noah Reid

    Franklin Turtle

    Janet-Laine Green

    Janet-Laine Green

    Narrator (Credited as Janet L-Greene)

    Julie Lemieux

    Julie Lemieux

    Various (Uncredited)

    Bryn McAuley

    Bryn McAuley

    Harriet Turtle

    Luca Perlman

    Luca Perlman


    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Towards the end of "Franklin's Float," Mrs. Turtle snaps a photo of Franklin, chuckles and says his name. The voice that comes out, however, is Mr. Turtle's and close-captioning credits the line to him. Also, Mr. Turtle has the camera when he is shown a bit later.

    • QUOTES (15)

      • The following quotes are from "Franklin's Float".

      • Narrator: Franklin could count by twos and tie his shoes. He liked riding his bicycle and watching parades. But Franklin had never been in a parade before.

      • Fox: Space Rabbit 1?
        Rabbit: That's what I'm going to call my bike. I'm decorating it up to look like a spaceship.

      • Mr. Turtle: Are you boys going to decorate your bikes for the parade?
        Franklin: Oh, we're decorating our bikes all right... aren't we, Bear?
        Bear: Yeah, we sure are.

      • Fox: We'll be able to receive messages from other worlds.
        Bear: And send messages back home.
        Franklin: (in a robotic voice) Hello, Mom, Dad. We've just landed on the planet Og. I don't think I'll be home in time for dinner.

      • Mr. Fox: Doing some plumbing, are we?
        Rabbit: Actually, it's so we can hear the commander on the mothership... oops, I mean, it's a secret.

      • Mr. Fox: This is quite the contraption you've built. It's good and solid.
        Bear: Oh yeah, it's really solid.
        Franklin: And heavy.

      • The following quotes are from "Franklin's Party Plans".

      • Narrator: Franklin could count by twos and tie his shoes. He felt all of his friends were special. But one day, he thought about making one friend feel extra-special.

      • Goose: What's wrong, Franklin?
        Beaver: You look like you've lost your best friend.
        Bear: Wait, that's me. And I'm not lost.
        Franklin: We're all gonna lose a friend. (sniffles)

      • Goose: We wanted to play with you, but you weren't home.
        Bear: Yeah, we saw the cardboard boxes at your place. There must be a hundred of them!
        Beaver: Bear!

      • Bear: Can't I try just one?
        Beaver: You mean may I try just one?
        Bear: May I?
        Beaver: No way! (Bear looks stunned) They're for the party.

      • Skunk: I never had a surprise like this before.

      • Franklin: You mean the Maple St. here in Woodland?
        Skunk: Uh huh.
        Bear, Beaver and Goose: Skunk's staying!

      • Skunk: Oh! You're giving me a moving away party. I'm sorry.
        Franklin: That's okay. It just means that this isn't a going away party. Because when this party is over, we won't have to say goodbye.

    • NOTES (3)

      • "Franklin's Party Plans" is available as a book by the same name. As is typical for the Franklin First Reader series, the plot is greatly modified from that of the original television story.

      • "Franklin's Party Plans" also appears in online listings as "Franklin's Party Plan."

      • The plotline of someone moving away only for it to turn out that their new location is actually somewhere close nearby has been done in numerous cartoons.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)