Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends

Season 1 Episode 11

Hum Bug; Dashing Through the Snow

Aired Daily 10:00 AM Dec 10, 2004 on Treehouse
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Hum Bug; Dashing Through the Snow
Hum Bug: It's the day before the winter solstice - the longest night of the year. All the bugs are finishing up their good deeds to make sure the Dream Bug brings them a long night full of good dreams. When Bounce enlists Spiderus help to complete his good deed - delivering some seeds to Eunice Earwig, Spiderus can't resist keeping the goodies for himself. As a result, he is in for a long solstice night that includes a dream that turns his attitude around.

Dashing Through the Snow:The time has come for the annual Holly Day festival in Sunny Patch. While preparations are well underway in the Cozy Hole, Squirt and Bounce are out with Miss Spider, delivering a pie. They're hoping to make it home in time, but find their progress hindered by the storm. As they find refuge with an old friend, they reflect on what's really important for the holidays.moreless

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    Cara Pifko

    Cara Pifko

    Eunice Earwig

    Recurring Role

    Patricia Gage

    Patricia Gage

    Betty Beetle

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Squirt, Bounce and Stinky: (singing) Berries for eating / Berries for play / Wishing all buggies / A jolly holly-day / Though snow is falling / We shall hooray! / Snuggled up with our berries / Jolly holly-day.

      • Squirt: What's that smell?
        Bounce: Oh. Are we in the cabbage patch?
        Squirt: Wait, I know, that smells like...
        Stinky: Heh heh, heh heh.
        Bounce and Squirt: Stinky!
        Stinky: You were expecting maybe the Yellow Rose of Texas? Hmm. What a storm. Come on in and warm your antennae by the fire.

      • Spiderus: Berries. Heh heh. Huh huh. Much tastier than good deeds. Heh heh heh, heh heh...

      • Spiderus: Dream bug! Humbug!
        Bounce: Don't you want the dream bug to visit you?
        Spiderus: Why don't you leave the berries right here? I-I'll watch them for you and then bounce by for a taste anytime you're hungry.
        Bounce: Nuh-uh! I've got to get these berries over to Mrs. Earwig. In a hurry!

      • Dragon: We have to finish one last good deed, so we're sure to get lots of visits from the dream bug.
        Bounce: I forgot about the dream bug!
        Squirt: Bounce, the dream bug always comes on winter solstice night. Didn't you do your good deeds.
        Bounce: (moans) I forgot.

    • NOTES (3)

      • "Dashing Through the Snow" is available as large picture book by the same name, written and illustrated by David Kirk. The plot largely follows that which was aired on television. "Hum Bug" is also available as the book "Humbug!" in a similar style and also written and illustrated by David Kirk.

      • Due to the holiday nature of this episode, it is not part of the regular broadcast rotation on Nick Jr. and Noggin.

      • Dream Bug is kind of like a mixture of Santa Claus and The Tooth Fairy.

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Title: "Dashing Through the Snow"
        In this story, Stinky jokes that Bounce and Squirt were maybe expecting the Yellow Rose of Texas. "The Yellow Rose of Texas" is a legend about an indentured servant, popularized in a song by the same name.

      • Title: "Dashing Through the Snow"
        As many know Dashing Through the Snow is a popular verse in the song Jingle Bells.

      • Title: "Hum Bug"
        Humbug is a classic phrase used by Ebenezer Scrooge in the class ic story A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. "Bah humbug!" he would declare at the mention of Christmas. The plot of the story "Hum Bug" somewhat resmbles that of this book in that Spiderus is initially down on the holiday season, but later reforms.