The Snorks

Season 4 Episode 34

Wish or Wish Out

Aired Saturday 8:00 AM Jan 07, 1989 on NBC
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Wish or Wish Out
A sneaky Snail comes to town to sell his ware. Junior's brother, Willie, is discouraged because he is too little to go on the rides and stuff. Casey is discouraged as well because she seems to have a boring life. Allstar wishes he had a life like Occy. On cue, the Snailsman comes up and tries to sell stuff. He brings out a wishing pearl, a trinket that can only grant one wish. All of the get their wishes, and one by one they start to feel very successful. Then Willie starts to feel too big to do anything, Casey starts to feel the pressures of being a superhero, and Allstar gets in trouble with a dog fish catcher. Allstar then finds out that being a dog isn't all that it is cracked up to be. The Snailsman then gives them one pearl, and Casey and Willie starts fighting over it. Allstar then makes a wish for all of them back to normal.moreless

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  • Entertaining episode with a good message

    A snailsman (salesman) sells wish-granting pearls to the snorks. Casey wishes for a more exciting life, and the pearl gives her superpowers. Allstar, believing that Occy lives the best life, wishes for a life as good as his. The pearl takes away his ability to speak and walk, reducing him to the mannerisms of a dog, although he is still capable of intelligent thought.

    Soon, the snorks realize that their granted wishes are not so great. Allstar soon hates being treated like a dogfish, especially since he is fed dogfish food and attracts fleas. They return to the snailsman, who says he has only one pearl left. Allstar takes the pearl and wishes them all to be returned to normal.

    The message for the children is that they should be satisfied with who they are. But, what about the poor snailsman? He didn't do anything wrong, besides exploit the snorks for their money (clams). They use his last pearl without paying for it. That doesn't seem right. It was their decision to buy and use the pearls. They should blame themselves, not the snailsman.moreless

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