Strawberry Shortcake

Season 2 Episode 15

The Blueberry Beast

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Aired Daily 8:00 PM Aug 30, 2005 on CBS
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Something strange is lurking in Strawberry Land and has all the kids worried.

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  • Delayed origin ahead.

    9.8
    Figures. One can't have a female-dominated show or group without the token male annoying everyone else (reference Matt from Cyberchase). Following a dare from Huckleberry Pie, the group is headed on an excursion into the Huckleberry Briar. Little showoff, all decked up in his hiking outfit. I suppose friends will tease each other from time to time; further proof that they're friends at all. How each child crosses the river must hint something about their personalities: Angel Cake treads carefully and straightforwardly, same with Strawberry Shortcake, Orange Blossom stops to meet the fishes' gaze, Huckleberry Pie stampedes, and Ginger Snap hovers over.



    Just a frog...unless it's a bear pretending to be a frog...or a lion...blah blah. I'm guessing the producers must be great Wizard Of Oz fans. Anyhoo, the group's tackling whatever the unknown throws their way until Pupcake disappears down an unknown direction. There goes Huckleberry Pie's confidence. "All the inches except down there" no doubt translates to "That's BEYOND the briar". But hey, Angel Cake does return a quip. An old house ahead is harsh enough without that shadowy figure lurking within; the group runs screaming back into Strawberry Shortcake's house.



    Time for a good night's rest, which soon turns into a sleepover. Uh oh, someone else is nearby! Cower into the corner. A turn of the knob which sends Ginger Snap leaping into Huckleberry Pie's arms escalates into a visit from Honey Pie, relieving the scared procession. According to her, what they saw in that house was something called a Blueberry Beast. Orange Blossom fails to realize that she's got more to worry about than mere rudeness. In any case, Honey Pie and Pupcake dismiss it all like nothing and sleep easily.



    Next morning, a tired Strawberry Shortcake advises her tired clique that they should welcome this so-called Blueberry Beast with open arms. Reluctance gives way to said visit. The other kids leave again, but Strawberry Shortcake won't let Custard join them. Oh, criminy, here it comes! It's...it's...a new human face? Why, none other than Blueberry Muffin! She appeared prematurely, but this episode explains how everybody met her. The girl's personality is better developed here. Oh yeah, I can't forget her pet mouse Cheesecake, whom Custard smartly doesn't chase (and the rodent shows no fear in return). Blueberry Muffin was already back in the picture; now all I can do is see where the show goes from here.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • At the shot where Strawberry says to Huckleberry "You said you knew every inch of this place!", Huckleberry's shoulder that is shown still wears his daily outfit, which reverts back to his hiking outfit right after the screen changes.

    • In the shot following the "Chasin' The Boos Away" number, the holes on Strawberry Shortcake's shoes are missing.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Strawberry Shortcake: You can't judge a book by its cover
      Or a story by the way it ends
      So be alert and aware
      Of the things that spook and scare
      But never be afraid to make friends

      You can't judge a house by its colors
      Or a road by the way it bends
      'Cause that road may lead you
      To a house that's painted blue
      So never be afraid to make friends

      Making friends takes some work, and it's scary
      But it's worth it to give it a try
      Or else you might miss a friend like Blueberry
      And that'd be a reason to cry

      Oh, you can't be afraid they won't like you
      Or there's no way you're gonna blend
      'Cause the best work of art
      Comes directly from your heart
      When you make a berry brand-new friend

      Strawberry Shortcake, Ginger Snap, Orange Blossom, Angel Cake, Huckleberry Pie, and Blueberry Muffin: So you don't want to jump to conclusions
      Just because someone's different or new
      Ghosts and goblins are only illusions
      But a friend is always true

      Strawberry Shortcake: So don't judge a book by its cover
      And your story will have a happy end
      When you work through your fear
      The reward that may appear
      Is a berry, berry dear new friend

      All: Now we've all got a brand new friend

    • Strawberry Shortcake: Though it's creepy
      And the dark is deepy

      Strawberry Shortcake, Ginger Snap, Orange Blossom, Angel Cake, and Huckleberry Pie: We're not worried
      We're chasin' the boos away

      Strawberry Shortcake: Through the howlin'
      In the moonlight

      All: We've got courage
      We're chasin' the boos away

      When you find that courage crumbling
      Have your bravest face prepared
      Don't be afraid of bein' frightened
      Or a-scared of bein' scared

      Strawberry Shortcake: Keep on movin'
      And don't be frightened

      All: 'Cause remember
      We're chasin' the boos away

      Huckleberry Pie: Ghosts and goblins
      Still off-track
      Give a whistle

      All: Scare 'em back

      Huckleberry Pie: What's that slinkin'
      'Round my shoes
      Just start stompin'

      All except Huckleberry Pie: Chase the boos

      Strawberry Shortcake: Hold your head up
      Never let up
      That's the secret

      All: To chasin' the boos away

      Through the howlin'
      (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
      In the moonlight
      (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
      We got courage
      (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
      We're chasin' the boos away

      Give a laugh
      In the face of danger

      Huckleberry Pie: You can do it

      Strawberry Shortcake: Piece of cake

      All: 'Cause laughter is the one sure thing
      Those boos just cannot take

      Terrifying
      Ain't so trying
      Stick together
      We're chasin' the boos away

      Those silly little boos
      Better get their runnin' shoes
      We're chasin' the boos away

    • Honey Pie: (about the "Blueberry Beast") Barge right in without an invitation, they do.
      Orange Blossom: That is so rude!

    • (Pupcake finds a frog and is confused by it hopping away)
      Strawberry Shortcake: It's okay, Pupcake. It's just a frog.
      Custard: Unless it's a bear pretending to be a frog.
      Orange Blossom: Or a lion acting like a bear pretending to be a frog.
      Angel Cake: Or a tiger who wants us to think he's a lion acting like a bear pretending to be a frog.

    • Huckleberry Pie: Yeah, this is better...huh?
      Custard: (crawls out from underneath sleeping bag) Ermph! Maybe if you're a sardine.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Custard: "Unless it's a bear pretending to be a frog."
      Orange Blossom: "Or a lion acting like a bear pretending to be a frog."
      Angel Cake: "Or a tiger who wants us to think he's a lion acting like a bear pretending to be a frog."
      A play on the "Lions and tigers and bears" bit from The Wizard Of Oz.

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