|León, the Circus Lion|
|Airdate||July 14, 2003|
|Previous||The Lost City|
|Next||Dora Had a Little Lamb|
León, the Circus Lion is the 27th episode of Dora the Explorer from season 2.
Dora and Boots encounter a lion, named León, who wants to join the circus.
Dora and Boots hear the circus train. There was a monkey juggling 3 balls. 2 elephants, 2 clowns and a group of animals playing in a band. They also see a lion named León. He tells Dora and Boots he wanted to be a circus lion. León the circus lion gets out 10 hot dogs. He juggles with him and eats them all up one by one. Dora tells León that he should join the circus. So, they had to find the circus train. They find it and found out it was heading to the circus tent which was very far away. Map gives them directions on how to get there. He tells them that they have to swing on 3 different swings in the swinging forest. Next, Map tells them they have to cross a tightrope bridge. Finally, he tells them that they'll reach the circus tent. Dora, Boots and León had off to the swinging forest. It was so far away but, León had a unicycle in his blue circus bag. He picks up Dora and Boots and give them a ride. But, he wasn't going very fast. León asked the viewer to help him peddle. With some help, they got to the swinging forest. León gets on the swings while Dora and Boots hold to him. They had to reach the next swing when it's right towards them. Once the swings, were close to the swing they were on, they got through the swinging forest. Dora, Boots and León had to figure out where to go next. They went through the swinging forest. Now, they had to go across tightrope bridge. And off they went. León gets out his juggling balls and his hula hoop. He was able to spin the hula hoop around his waist and balance balls on the tips of his paws and on his nose. Suddenly, they hear Swiper the fox. Swiper was hanging low on a vine trying to swipe León's circus toys. He swipes them and hides them. Then, he runs away with a sinister laugh. However, Dora and Boots manage to find León's circus toys. León gets his circus toys back and puts them in his blue circus bag. Now, they were on their way to tightrope bridge. They had to do the tightrope walk to get across. León went first. He puts his arms out to the side to hold his balance. Next, he puts one foot out in front of the other and repeats the sequence until he made it across. Then, it was Boots' turn. He put his arms out to hold his balance and walks carefully across. León thought Boots could be a circus monkey after he had his turn across tightrope bridge. Then, it was Dora's turn. She also expanded her arms and walks carefully across. Together, one by one, they got across tightrope bridge. Now, they had to find out where to go next. They went through the swinging forest and walked across tightrope bridge. Now, they had to go to the circus tent. As Dora, Boots and León were on their way, they find Isa rolling skating. Isa tells them that the circus starts soon. Dora, Boots and León all gasp. They had to get to the circus quick. Dora checks her Backpack to see if she has any roller skates and helmets. Now, that the three are on wheels, they were ready to go. The elephant's trunks raised up so Dora, Boots and León can pass through. León gets out some coins to pay for some cotton candy and some balloons. As Dora, Boots and León were on their to the circus, the tent closed. They had to tell the circus tent "Abre" so it can open. Once they said "abre", Dora, Boots and León let go of the balloons as they all went inside the circus tent. Once inside, Dora and Boots wondered where León the circus lion went. They find León on a tall platform. He needed help finding the right colored rope that will take him down to the ground. He couldn't take the green, blue or purple rope. So, he used the yellow rope to get him down to the ground. They all clap for León as he makes his way across to one tall platform all the way down to the ground. León had some more circus tricks. He shows them how to juggle. The ringmaster makes León a circus lion and puts on a black hat. And that was how León got to join the circus.
Places in episode
- Swinging Forest
- Tightrope Bridge
- Boots couldn't pick one favorite part.
- This is the last episode where the 1st original theme song plays in the beginning of the show but it's not the last episode for the original theme song to play at the end of the show.
- This is also the last episode where the 3 picture sequence went 1st square appears, 2nd square appears, 3rd square appears, Dora says what's on the 1st square, 2nd square and 3rd square. Then, Dora reviews to the viewer what they had to do.
- This episode had a fade out, fade in video transition.
- This is the 53rd episode of the show though it was supposed to be the 52nd episode to air next but it got aired out of order.
- This is the last episode for Season 2.
- Benny and Tico does not appear in this episode.
- Backpack didn't have wrist guards, elbow pads and knee pads and it's uncertain how the three manage to have them on.
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