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Sticky Tape
Sticky Tape
Airdate Thursday, August 31, 2000
Season 1
Episode 14
Previous Surprise
Next Bouncing Ball

Sticky Tape is the 14th episode of Dora the Explorer from season 1.

Characters present


Dora and her friends helps Benny by fixing the hot air balloon using sticky tape.


Dora & Boots sees Benny the Bull riding his hot air balloon and keeps saying "sticky tape". Dora & Boots ask Benny the reason he needs sticky tape and he tells them that he has a hole in his balloon and needs sticky tape to fix it. So, Dora & Boots get some sticky tape out of Dora's backpack and they started racing after Benny's balloon, but Benny's balloon disappears behind the clouds and Dora & Boots need to figure out where it's heading. Map says the balloon is going to Crocodile Lake. Before they can get there, Dora & Boots have to go across a windy river, go over a slippery rock to get to crocodile lake. Dora & Boots' goal is to get the sticky tape to Benny before the balloon goes into the lake. Not only do Dora & Boots have to fix Benny's balloon, they fix other things too. They fix Backpack's broken strap and Tico's sailboat. They also wrap sticky tape on the nest to the branch of the tree to prevent the wind from knocking it off and Benny's net ladder. Dora & Boots use the sticky tape to put around their shoes to prevent themselves from slipping on the slippery rock. Dora & Boots had to watch out for Swiper. Swiper swipes the sticky tape and hides it. But Dora & Boots find it by remembering what the sticky tape looks like. Once they found it, Dora & Boots climb up Benny's balloon and Boots' climbed up the balloon, took a piece of tape and patched the hole. The balloon rised and was out and away from crocodile lake.

Places in episode

  1. Windy River
  2. Slippery Rock
  3. Crocodile Lake


  • This is the 1st episode on what Dora looks like without her backpack.
  • Usually Boots explains his favorite part of the trip after the viewer tells their favorite part first; but Dora explains her favorite part first and then Boots explains his favorite part next. This also happened on "Call Me Mr. Riddles".
  • This is the 2nd episode in a row they had to find Swiper at the end of the episode.
  • Isa does not appear in the episode.
  • This episode had 2 bodies of water. (A river and a lake)
  • First episode of 2 to premiere on VHS.
  • This was an episode from Nick Jr's Imagine That which was released on VHS.
  • This is the 14th episode of the show.
  • This is the only episode to feature Crocodile Lake as the destination.


  • During the Travel Song for a 2nd time, Backpack's strap was purple and didn't have any sticky tape mended on it.
  • It is unknown as to what happened to Backpack's broken strap on later episodes. It could have been colored purple or a brand new purple strap was mended on.


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