Johnny and the Sprites

Season 2 Episode 9

Ginger & the Shell / Fuzzies' Day Off

Aired Saturday 7:30 AM Apr 21, 2007 on Disney Channel
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Ginger & the Shell / Fuzzies' Day Off
"Ginger & the Shell"

Lily is returning from a conference and the Sprites are throwing her a "welcome home" party, but she has depressing news. She lost a really neat seashell that she received for making the most beautiful waterfall and can't find it anywhere. Johnny and the Sprites all agree to help and when Ginger is late to the party, she learns of the news. She agrees to go search Grotto's Grove, but when she finds the shell, she begins to think it might be better off with her.

"Fuzzies' Day Off"

As Johnny cleans up his instruments, the Fuzzies in Grotto's Grove prepare for their 15th Millennial Day Off. As they throw a huge beach party in Johnny's backyard, the Sprites struggle to take care of Grotto's Grove without their help. They discover that there's more to the job than they ever knew.moreless

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  • This show is just too darn cute!

    Yes, I'm an adult and I watch a children's show. I have my reasons. Usually what makes an episode my favorite is the song. And this one has the best song I've ever heard on the song that was not sung by Johnny. I'm a ballad person. always have been, and John Tartaglia's voice handle's them beautifully. But this episode featured Ginger singing a solo song about how the right thing to do is sometimes the hardest thing to do, and it was just lovely. To me, that makes the episode among the best. As for the second episode, a very fun parody of the old beach party movies that will amuse the parents watching with their kids.moreless
Carmen Osbahr

Carmen Osbahr

Lily (Full Series Only)

Heather Asch

Heather Asch

Root (Full Series Only)

Jennifer Barnhart

Jennifer Barnhart

Featured Puppeteer

John Tartaglia

John Tartaglia

Johnny, Miss Moldystew (Short Segments Only), Sage (Full Series Only)

Lara MacLean

Lara MacLean

Additional Puppeteer

Michael Schupbach

Michael Schupbach

Additional Puppeteer

Leslie Carrara

Leslie Carrara

Ginger (Credited as Leslie Carrara-Rudolph)

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In "Fuzzies' Day Off", you can see the photo of Johnny and Tina, his sister, that was seen in the story "Johnny's Sister Tina" on the table in Johnny's home.

    • This episode features the songs "The Hardest Thing To Do" and "Fuzzies' Frug." The first was written and composed by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and the second was written and composed by Gary Adler & Michael Patrick Welker. The "frug" was a popular dance craze in the 1960s.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Sage: You know, we Sprites have another name for Fuzzies' Day Off.
      Sprites: What's that?
      Sage: Fuzzie Appreication Day!

    • Basil: So I add these two acorns.
      Sage: Mm-hmm. Then multiply by six cabbages...
      Basil: 'K.
      Sage: Divide it by two shrubs...
      Basil: Right.
      Sage: And apply Elderberry's First Law of Cabbages.
      Basil: First Law of Cabbages. And I thought my accounting was complicated.

    • Johnny: (to the Fuzzies) My backyard is your backyard.

    • Johnny: Hi, sorry to interrupt. Um, I'm just wondering what's going on here.
      Fuzzy: Oh, why, a dance class, of course!

    • Fuzzies: (singing) We got a day-ay-ay-ay-ay off / We got a day-ay-ay-ay-ay / We're gonna party on our day off / All night long.

    • Lily: (to Ginger, after she returns her seashell) Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! I don't know how to thank you!
      Basil: Uh, I think you just did.

    • Ginger: Maybe I'll come back later.
      Sage: No, no, no. Echinacea..
      Ginger: Ginger.
      Sage: Okay. Do you need me?

    • Ginger: (singing) Without you, I'll be so sad and blue / Because sometimes the right thing is the hardest thing to do.

    • Ginger: (to Lily's seashell) Why, you're even more special than my favorite clover ball. If you were mine, I would never lose you. Heh heh. Hey, we'd have so much fun, we could fly to the top of the grove and I could show you where all the spoffle grows in the highest treetops. It would be so great.

    • Johnny: When I lose something, I retrace my steps and I can usually find it. So, where's the last place you had your seashell?
      Lily: Uh, out there, somewhere?
      Basil: Great. Well, now we've narrowed that down, it shouldn't be too hard to find. We only have to search every place in the world except for Johnny's house!

    • Basil: I can't wait to see Lily. She always comes back with lots of good stories to tell, huh?

  • NOTES (1)

    • "Fuzzies' Day Off" was mentioned in interview with John Tartaglia about the series published by TV Guide online just before the premiere of the full series. Tartaglia mentioned it among a few stories when asked if there were any particular fun episodes of the show he was looking forward to and described as "very 'Frankie and Annette.'" This references a series of popular beach party films.