Stanley

Season 2 Episode 14

Mysterious Moe / Spelling Bee Situation

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Aired Daily 6:00 AM Jan 10, 2003 on Disney Channel
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Mysterious Moe / Spelling Bee Situation
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Mysterious Moe: When Elsie accidentally kicks a ball into a neighbor's yard, she and the kids are reluctant to retrieve it when Mimi and Marci say that it's the home of "Mysterious Moe." Moe is apparently a strange man who prefers to be alone and has the power to turn people invisible. Everyone is scared of the story except Dennis, who is sure that the story is just a rumor. He has everyone venture into The Great Big Book of Everything to meet a mysterious animal (an orangutan) to show them that sometimes we only fear things because they're unknown to us. Spelling Bee Situation: After Mimi becomes the spelling bee champion of Ms. Diaz's class, Ms. Diaz agrees to a competition with Mr. Bartalone's class. Pleased to know a champion speller, Marci and Stanley ask Mimi to help them practice, but soon find that Mimi's championship status has gone to her head. As she bosses them around, they begin to despair of getting any real practice done. When Mrs. Griff suggests that Mimi is behaving like a "queen bee," the expression sparks an interest in learning more about real bees. Inside The Great Big Book of Everything, Mimi learns something surprising about these buzzy creatures.moreless

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    • QUOTES (18)

      • Dennis: When a bee finds a lot of nectar, she tells the others by doing a dance.
        Marci: A funny dance.
        Dennis: It's called the waggle dance.

      • Mimi: So I guess the queen needs the hive as much as the hive needs the queen.
        Dennis: That's right, Mimi. They all need each other for the hive to survive.

      • Harry and Elsie: (singing) Let's open up the book and see / What it's like to be a bee!
        Harry: (handing Mimi The Great Big Book of Everything) Here you go, Mimi. But "bee" careful.

      • Mimi: Can you spell "doorknob"?
        Marci: Can you spell "bossy"? 'Cause that's what you are, Mimi. B-O-S-S-Y. "Bossy."
        Mimi: I don't want to practice with you anymore!

      • Stanley: Mimi's being impossible. She won the spelling bee-- now we're trying to practice, but she keeps telling me and Marci what to do.
        Mrs. Griff: Aha. And now the queen bee wants honey in her lemonade, huh?

      • Mimi: Marci, spell "dog."
        Marci: "Dog." D-A-G. "Dog."
        Mimi: wrong. That's "dag." Try again.
        Marci: D-A-W-G?

      • Mimi: Stanley, spell "cat." (holds up Elsie)
        Elsie: This is so humiliating.
        Stanley: E-L-S-I-E. "Elsie."

      • Marci: The big spelling bee is going to be so much fun.
        Stanley: "Fun." F-U-N. But we'd better start practicing.

      • Mimi: W-I-N-N-E-R. "Winner."
        Ms. Diaz: That's right! You've won the spelling bee.

      • Elsie: (annoyed by the sounds of Harry grunting and straining) Harry!? What in the world are you doing?
        Harry: I'm trying to turn myself invisible. Can you see me?
        Elsie: Of course I can!
        Harry: Mmmm... umnh! Can you see me now?
        Elsie: Yes, Harry.
        Harry: Can you still see me?
        Elsie: (covering her ears) Yes... Harry.
        Harry: How 'bout now.
        Elsie: Yes, Harry.

      • Stanley: So, Moe turned out to be pretty friendly after all, huh, Elsie?
        Elsie: I have to admit-- Moe is a very nice person.

      • Harry: After you?
        Elsie: Oh, no, no, no. Age before beauty.

      • Dennis: Stanley's hand is most like the orangutan's. Humans and orangutans both have opposable thumbs.
        Stanley: Wow! I had no idea orangutans were so much like people.
        Dennis: It's true, Stanley. They're one of your closest relatives. In fact, "orangutan" is an Indonesian word that means "people of the jungle."
        Harry: Neato, dude!

      • Elsie: (observing the orangutan inside The Great Big Book of Everything) You know, I just got the funniest urge to hide under Stanley's bed.
        Dennis: Don't worry. You're only afraid because you don't know all there is to know.

      • Dennis: All kinds of things that seem weird and mysterious often turn out to be perfectly normal.

      • Dennis: All these stories about Moe are just rumors. There's nothing to be afraid of. He's probably a perfectly nice man.

      • Elsie: There he is. Okay, so I'm thinking we leave the ball right where it is and when it feels like coming back, it will.
        Stanley: Elsie, that's not gonna work.
        Elsie: Works for me.

      • Stanley: Who's Mysterious Moe?
        Mimi: He lives in that house.
        Marci: He's 150 years old and he's got long, red hair and he never talks to anybody.

    • NOTES (2)

      • The storyboards for the first story are credited to a company, Barking Bullfrog Cartoon Company Inc., rather than a person.

      • Beginning with this episode and ending with the season two finale, these episode had first aired in Canada before airing in the United States.

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