Strawberry Shortcake

Season 2 Episode 17

The Costume Party

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Aired Daily 8:00 PM Oct 18, 2005 on CBS
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The Costume Party
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Things don’t go well when Peppermint Fizz meets Rainbow Sherbet for the first time. Peppermint decides that Rainbow can’t be her friend because she looks and acts too differently. But Strawberry knows that Peppermint would like Rainbow Sherbet if she learned to accept her differences. To teach Peppermint Fizz a lesson, she gets all the other kids to help her play a prank at an upcoming costume party.moreless

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  • The true motivation behind conquest, slavery, and colonialism.

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    "The Costume Party" starts off with the group at Blueberry Muffin's house playing dress-up again and singing about it. (Haven't the producers heard of any female artists? And aren't terms like "actress" sexist?) Then Honey Pie comes along announcing the arrival of yet another new resident in Strawberryland. Can't forget the presents! Heh, Angel Cake picks up a stick with a leaf on it and tickles Orange Blossom's face. Now they march towards the newbie's district.



    But wait, Peppermint Fizz - without Cola for the first time - is back and means business. This time, she's neither hiding anything nor trying to cheat through a contest. And criminy, is she full of questions. The newbie is none other than Rainbow Sherbet, a girl who like Blueberry Muffin before her appeared prematurely on the Seaberry Beach Party DVD and gets a more formal introduction rather late. Popeye's got nothing on her. All except of course Peppermint Fizz deliver a gift and are thrilled. Strawberry Shortcake suggests a party tomorrow commemmorating Rainbow Sherbet's arrival, the little sailor being the guest of honor.



    Leave it to Peppermint Fizz to ruin it, needless to say, all because Rainbow Sherbet doesn't confirm to unwritten social standards. Plus, the feels no remorse that the latter heard it all unless hints of denial are considered. Strawberry Shortcake insists Peppermint Fizz may indeed like Rainbow Sherbet if she gives her a chance. Perhaps a nice new game will do the job? Darn it, Peppermint Fizz forfeits too easily. Before I saw the episode, I guessed "Not Like Me" was sung at the end - maybe a duet between Peppermint Fizz and Rainbow Sherbet - and sounded more sociable. Nope. Teacher! And, Peppermint Fizz? Your friends are already "not like you".



    Hearing that Rainbow Sherbet plans to leave as a result sees Strawberry Shortcake unable to continue the day awake: She's decked up in her sleepwear, pacing back and forth searching for ideas. Custard says the job belongs to Peppermint Fizz since the angry human girl is responsible. Oh, but Strawberry Shortcake has a new idea, alright. Invitations are sent to all human characters that have appeared thus far for a costume party. Rainbow Sherbet swaps hats; captain!



    Peppermint Fizz can't wait to show off. Oh, scratch that, everybody's wearing the same costume as her. Somebody's having second thoughts about the world being perfect if all were the same. Confusion erupts, and a cracked-up Peppermint Fizz mistakes Rainbow Sherbet for Strawberry Shortcake...in short, revolution.



    Another wonderful lesson. Peppermint Fizz's attitude towards Rainbow Sherbet here is in a nutshell the very driving force behind all forms of conquest, slavery, colonialism, and otherwise discrimination throughout the world's history. Who's running this show anyhow? Whoever it is, they're doing a superb job. Adults and children alike can learn some excellent values from this medium.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • This is the first time Strawberry and the gang pulled a prank on one of her friends, the second time would be in Mind Your Manners.

    • In this episode Rainbow Sherbet can lift and hold an anchor without much effort, while in "Mystery of Seaberry Shore" three persons struggle to lift it.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Honey Pie: I knew I'd find you here. Should've looked in this place in the first place rather than the last place…and I'd have found you in the first place first!
      Strawberry Shortcake: You said something about news?
      Honey Pie: News? What news? Why am I always the last to hear? Please, please, tell me, do!
      (Strawberry looks to Blueberry Muffin, who shrugs)
      Strawberry Shortcake: But you were going to tell us.
      Honey Pie: Well, no time for that now. I have important news to tell you.

    • Peppermint Fizz: Not like me, she's not like me
      The problem with this kid is that she's not like me
      She'd even take this song and sing it differently
      But worst of all
      She's not like me

      Her prize parfaits are not my type
      My tuba's so much better than her sailor's pipe
      And houses should not sail upon the open sea
      She's much too strange
      And she's not like me

      Strawberry Shortcake: If everybody was the same
      How boring life would be
      How glad I am that I'm like me
      And she's like she

      She's so extraordinary
      Like a breath of fresh air

      Peppermint Fizz: I'd say she was scary
      That's if I could care

      Don't like her dress, her hair's a mess
      I'm not a fan of how she cooks, I must confess
      She's taking all my friends away deliberately
      She wants to make them not like me

      Strawberry Shortcake: But life would be so beautiful
      If she'd join with me

      Peppermint Fizz: If she went away
      Then I'll be happy as can be

      Strawberry Shortcake: We would get along
      Peppermint Fizz: But she's still she
      Strawberry Shortcake: There's no right or wrong
      Peppermint Fizz: We'd always disagree
      Oh, why can't you be you
      And I'll be me

      Strawberry Shortcake: Soon you would see
      Peppermint Fizz: I guarantee
      Strawberry Shortcake: We could agree
      Peppermint Fizz: She'd still be she
      Instead of being more
      A little more like me

    • Strawberry Shortcake, Ginger Snap, Orange Blossom Angel Cake, and Blueberry Muffin: I can be
      (I can be)
      I can be
      (I can be)
      I can be
      (I can be)
      I can be
      (I can be)
      Whoever I wanna be
      Whatever I wanna see
      I can be and still be me

      Orange Blossom: I can be a great explorer
      Looking strong and oh-so-brave
      I would search for jungle treasure
      While exploring every cave

      Ginger Snap: And I can be a pilot
      As around the world I'd roam
      My plane just like an eagle
      And I'd bring her safely home

      All: I can be
      (I can be)
      I can be
      (I can be)
      I can be
      (I can be)
      I can be
      (I can be)
      Whoever I wanna be
      Whatever I wanna see
      I can be and still be me

      Angel Cake: I can be a Leonardo
      Painting portraits from the heart
      My beret the perfect angle
      Every smile a work of art

      Blueberry Muffin: And I can be an actress
      In a brilliant stage debut
      And make a million movies
      And appear on TV too

      All: I can be
      (I can be)
      I can be
      (I can be)
      I can be
      (I can be)
      I can be
      (I can be)

      Strawberry Shortcake: I could be your favorite doctor
      Making hurty boo-boos stop
      And you'd get a rainbow bandage
      And a strawberry lollipop

      Others: Whenever we play dress-up
      It's as fun as it can be

      Strawberry Shortcake: 'Cause beneath the clothes and makeup
      I'm still me

      Others: And we're still we

      All: I can be
      (I can be)
      I can be
      (I can be)
      I can be
      (I can be)
      I can be
      (I can be)
      Whoever I wanna be
      Whatever I wanna see
      I can be and still be me
      Yes, I can be
      And still be me

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