Lilo & Stitch: The Series

Season 1 Episode 14


Aired Weekdays 12:00 PM Dec 05, 2003 on Disney Channel
out of 10
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Episode Summary


Experiment 025: TOPPER

Stitch is having his first Christmas on Earth, and Lilo is trying to teach him about the holiday.

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  • It's Stitch's first Christmas and Lilo's trying to teach him about the holiday spirit. But when he steals all the presents, is Stitch turning bad again?.....or just looking for an experiment pod he saw being wrapped as a gift.moreless

    Lilo is teaching Stitch about the holiday spirit and traditions. But when Stitch sees an experiment pod being wrapped for Gantu he goes to extreme lengths to try and retrieve the pod. When Lilo, who doesn't know what's going on sees that Stitch has stolen the town's presents, she starts to wonder if Stitch is turning to his original bad self again. she turns to Jumba for help, When they find out through one of Jumba's methods, that Stitch was simply trying to retrieve the experiment pod he saw being wrapped as a gift so that gantu can give it to Hamsterviel as a Christmas gift, they discover the reason behind the stolen presents and set out to retrieve the pod before Gantu can get his hands on it. Meanwhile, Jumba and Pleakley are also learning about Christmas, and the meaning behind it, with Pleakley dressing up as the family Christmas tree(lol). At the end, after some antics in the shopping square, everyone comes together in the spirit of Christmas, even Gantu after an encounter with a little girl, realising that Christmas isn't only about getting presents, it's about giving too. Experiment 025 or Topper is activated and turns out to be star shaped and glowing, Originally designed to be a signal he found his one true place as the star on the town Christmas tree

    A wonderful holiday special from Lilo and Stitch, with everything from fun holiday antics to the true meanings behind the Christmas festivities and what Christmas is really all about. A delightful episode which will touch your heart(ESPECIALLY at the end) :)moreless
  • oh was a looong time since i watched this one Stitch:(at the top of his lungs) Fa-La-La-LaLa-LA!-LaLa-La-La!

    this episode was okay and since this was one of the first episodes i watched disney i remember that's where i learned gantu's name.

    it was a nice thought that gantu came up with the gift idea (although it was to try and get him of his back)

    a better thing to send hamsterviel would be

    1-a nail filer

    2- a phaser

    3- something

    4-a ship ready for him to fly off with

    stitch goes bannana's hunting for the experiment pod and topper becomes a star thing

    maybe for other days of the year he lights up hawaii a bit though his purpose was laugh

    topper: creates bright light so habitants cant sleep.

    sounds more irritating................moreless
  • So christmas so dramatic you may get the sniffles!!!

    Anyway it may not really symbolized Christ after all but it was great I am telling you Topper is so cute Stitch is funny and he is just playing great Mr. Chris Sanders played the role of Stitch just right with his expressions that can make you really happy! Christmas christmas christmas!
  • Holiday special NOOOOOOO....

    Decent experiment, check. Somewhat believable storyline, check. So what's with the low rating? The simple fact that Christmas Specials are hardly ever enjoyable and not ones you'd want to watch again.

    Just the amount of Christmas junk floating about isn't very appealing. It's not the show's fault, but this seems to happen with all Christmas Special cartoons or series. There are a few good lines, but not enough to redeem it.

    A signal beam experiment isn't a bad idea, it doesn't look half bad and it's safely in the early numbers before Jumba started doing evil things. But what on Earth does Topper do for the other 364 days of the year? Poor guy. I already pity him because he got the worst luck when it comes to being named.moreless
  • Awesome! ! !

    This episode is a pure classic! ! ! It showed really how much the other Experiments mean to Stitch. . . . . . . . . .

    It really showed a different side of Gantu as well. . . It showed a softer side that was penetrated by a little girl. . . . . . .

    Also it was the second best animated show Christmas episode. . . . Second to Kim Possible's X - mas episode. . .moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • How can this be Stitch's First Christmas on Earth? In the end credits of the original Lilo and Stitch Movie there is a picture taken at Christmas and Jumba is playing Santa Claus?

  • QUOTES (12)

  • NOTES (3)

    • A: Airdates for channels other than The Disney Channel (US)

      1. ABCKIDS (Canada/US)

      12/06/03, 12/25/04, 12/24/05

      2. THE FAMILY CHANNEL (Canada)

      Tue 01/20/04, Sun 01/25/04, Sat 01/31/04, Mon 03/15/04, Fri 05/07/04, Thu 07/01/04, Fri 09/10/04, Sun 09/12/04, Fri 11/05/04, Wed 12/08/04, Sat 12/25/04, Mon 01/03/05, Thu 01/20/05, Sat 02/05/05, Fri 02/25/05, Wed 03/20/05, Wed 06/08/05, Tue 06/28/05, Mon 09/26/05, Fri 11/04/05, Mon 12/19/05, Fri 12/23/05, Tue 12/27/05, Tue 03/28/06

      3. DISNEY CHANNEL (Australia/NewZealand)


      Wed 11/09/05

      5. TOON DISNEY (UK)

      Sat 11/05/05, Sun 11/20/05


      To be added

    • B: Miscellaneous Notes

      --> Pleakely refers to a bowling ball as "the holed round recreational projectile orb"
      --> Pleakley has destroyed THREE trees
      --> This entire episode takes place on CHRISTMAS EVE

      --> The Brain Analyser, let's them see what thoughts are going through Stitch's mind.

      --> Cute scene: Lilo and Stitch trying to break into Gantu's ship and 625 opens the door and the ramp lands on Stitch. Twice.

      --> Gantu dresses up as Santa Claus
      Jumba dress as an elf
      and Pleakley, well all he wants is to be the Christmas Tree.

      --> The card on the present Gantu was going to give Hamsterviel read: "To Hamsterwheel From your space buddy Gantu. Have a cosmic Christmas and a nebulous New Year"

      --> Lilo tries to teach Stitch about Christmas.
      --> Topper's pod is strangely large.
      --> At the end of the episode, when Stitch is trying to say "Merry Christmas" in Hawaiian, he says "Mele Karma Chameleon". "Karma Chameleon" is a #1 single by 80's pop group Culture Club.

    • C: Today's Experiment Info and Standard questions

      Name: Topper
      Number: 025
      Pod Colour: White
      Activated: When Lilo dropped it into the fountain.
      Function: Beacon to signal the enemy fleet
      Gender: Unknown
      One True Place: the star on the Christmas tree

      Experiment Cameos: None
      Who is missing?
      Nani's Job: Mr Wong's Rental Hut
      Was the Buggy destroyed?:
      Character Nicknames


    • Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
      Gantu says: "It's time I make part of Christmas past!" Christmas past is from A Chistmas Carol.

    • How The Grinch Stole Christmas
      Stitch sees the wrapping lady wrap up a pod. Stitch destroys the pile of gifts trying to find the one with the pod. He then notices a truck full of gifts leaving. Stitch then proceeds to steal all of the presents in town trying to find the right one.

    • Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed In The House Of Mouse

      The music heard when Stitch is taking all the presents in Hawaii is the same music heard in the cartoon where Mickey and Pluto are decorating their house.

    • Christmas

      Topper is Experiment 025, and Christmas day is December 25th.

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