Strawberry Shortcake

Season 1 Episode 1

The World of Strawberry Shortcake

Aired Daily 8:00 PM Mar 01, 1980 on CBS
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The World of Strawberry Shortcake
Today's a special day in Strawberry Land - it's Strawberry Shortcake's sixth birthday! All her friends decide to throw her a suprise party in Lilac Park and set out to find her the perfect gift. But Strawberry's forgotten about her birthday and can't figure out why no one wants to play with her today. Meanwhile, the Peculiar Purple Pieman has devised a devious plan to ruin the birthday party and gain all the berries in the valley for his pies.moreless

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    Russi Taylor

    Russi Taylor

    voice of Strawberry Shortcake (Season 1)

    Joan Gerber

    Joan Gerber

    voice of Blueberry Muffin (Season 1-2) / Apricot (Season 1)

    Sarah Heinke

    Sarah Heinke

    voice of Strawberry Shortcake (Season 2)

    Samantha Triba

    Samantha Triba

    voice of Ginger Snap (Season 2)

    Rachel Ware

    Rachel Ware

    voice of Angel Cake (Season 2)

    DeJare Barfield

    DeJare Barfield

    voice of Orange Blossom (Season 2)

    Romeo Muller

    Romeo Muller

    voice of Mr. Sun

    Guest Star

    Julie McWhirter

    Julie McWhirter

    voice of Huckleberry Pie

    Guest Star

    Pamela Anderson

    Pamela Anderson

    voice of Raspberry Tart

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • When Apple Dumplin' first appears, the coloring of her skin is very orange. When the focus of the camera changes, her skin has a more natural coloring. The orange coloring briefly reappears when Purple Pie Man returns her.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Blueberry Muffin: Shortcake's birthday? I plumb forgot.
        Huckleberry Pie: You sure do forget things lately.
        Blueberry Muffin: You're right.
        Huckleberry Pie: Well, let's get Plum Puddin' and plan a party for her.
        Blueberry Muffin: For whom?
        Huckleberry Pie: Aw, come on.

      • Purple Pie Man: Why must you keep saying "berry?"
        Strawberry Shortcake: It's fun to say "berry."

      • Strawberry Shortcake: Smile a sunny morning
        Sunny all the way
        Something new is dawning
        Bet it's called today

        Smile a sunny morning
        Sunny is the style
        Even if you're yawning
        You can yawn a smile

        Come on and smile bees and bunnies
        Wake up birds and trees
        You'll find if you're sunny
        Your morning is a breeze!

        Life can be so berry
        Berry, berry grand
        Mornings can be merry
        Give the sun a hand

        (joined by her animal friends)

        Smile a sunny morning
        Sunny all the way
        Something new is dawning
        Bet it's called today

        Something new is dawning
        Bet it's called today!

      • "Count Off" – sung by Mr. Sun and the tree army
        S: Count off!
        T: One! Two!
        S: Count off!
        T: Three! Four!
        S: Count off!
        T: Five! Six! Seven! Eight – let's go!

        S: Count off!
        T: One! Two!
        S: Count off!
        T: Three! Four!
        All: Count off for Strawberry Shortcake – count off!

        S: Whatya know about wood?
        T: It's good!
        S: Whatya know about pine?
        T: It's fine!
        S: Whatya know about oak?
        T: No joke!
        S: Whatya know about ash?
        T: Not trash!

        All: Count off! One! Two!
        Count off! Three Four!
        Roll out for Strawberry Shortcake – watch out!!

      • "Berry Talk" – sung by Strawberry Shortcake and the Pieman

        S: It's fun to say berry
        P: Fun to say berry?
        S: I berry talk all the day thru
        P: If you could just teach me,
        Perhaps you could reach me!
        I'd like to berry talk too

        S: (speaking) Okay, I'll show you how!
        P: (speaking) Goody!

        S: (singing) If a day is real hot, it is berry hot
        And if it is cold, berry chilly
        If a book is real long, it is berry long
        P: And if it is short – (speaking) I feel silly!

        S: (speaking) Oh no, don't feel silly.

        (singing) But you didn't say berry
        P: I tried to say berry
        My mouth won't do what it's told
        S: Well listen to Berry,
        I'll sing some more berry
        On berry talk you must be sold!

        Like to ride cross the stream on the Berry Boat
        P: Her berries are extra-ordinary
        S: And what do I see when I turn on TV?
        My favorite cartoon Tom and Berry!

        (both laugh)

        P: Incredible berry!
        A berry fine berry
        I did it! I know what to say!
        You'd better stand far back
        I'm just gonna roll back
        And berry talk all of the way!

        S: (speaking) Okay, now you do it!

        P: (singing) On Halloween night I am berry scared!
        The berry bad guys I can't dismiss
        And what do I say on Christmas day?
        S: With a berry?
        P: Yah! Berry Christmas!

        S: (speaking) Oh wonderful!!

        (singing) You've learned to say berry!
        P: Oh I love to say berry!
        S: Then I'll be your berry good friend
        P: We'll berry together
        S: In all kinds of weather
        Both: Berry good friends to the end

        We'll berry together
        In all kinds of weather
        Berry good friends to the end!

    • NOTES (4)

      • The cast introduced so far is as follows: Strawberry Shortcake, Custard the Cat, Huckleberry Pie, Pupcake the Dog, Blueberry Muffin, Raspberry Tart, Apple Dumplin', Purple Pie Man, and the Berry Birds.

      • Featured Songs (These are not official titles, they were chosen by the editor): "Strawberry Shortcake Opening Theme," "Smile a Sunny Morning," "Count Off" and "Berry Talk."

      • The "Strawberry Shortcake Opening Theme" was performed by Flo & Eddie.

      • Strawberry Shortcake's berry talk and the Peculiar Purple Pieman's dance (Ya ta Ta ta Ta Ta, ta Ta Ta Ta – Haaaa!!!) are character traits that are introduced in this episode and maintained in all six specials.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)