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Manners Meltdown
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Season

1

Episode

16

Series #

16

Air Date

Nov 1, 2010

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Where oh Where has my Blueberry Gone?

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"Manners Meltdown" is an episode of Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures.

Summary

The girls prepare themselves for the Berry Bitty Buggy Derby, a formal event with traditional etiquette rules. But after making a bad manners flub in front of the Berrykin Princess, Blueberry ends up taking it overboard.

Episode Review

Strawberry is showing the girls how to properly ice a cake while Custard tries to lick it. She explains how careful one must be while decorating or else it's possible to very easily ruin the entire thing, then offers to let the other berry girls try it. Lemon worries she'll mess up the cake upon being volunteered, but Strawberry reassures her that no matter how it turns out it will still taste the same. To Lemon's surprise, it actually comes out looking very nice; though she accidentally gets some on Orange's face after being surprised by Princess Berrykin.

She has come in to tell the girls about a berry old tradition that they have planned to bring back, the "Berry Bitty Buggy Derby". She mentions that it had vanished years back due everyone being so incredibly busy with the harvest and eventually everyone just forgot about it, but now she has reconsidered and asks the girls to help with the plans. As Raspberry mentions that she recalls it being a formal event, the Berrykin Princess goes on to say that some of the traditions are weird, but suddenly, Blueberry bursts into the Cafe.

Everyone is shocked by this, but Blueberry doesn't understand until Lemon goes on to point out that she just interrupted the Princess. While embarrassed, Blueberry apologizes for her mistake since she had no idea the Princess was even there. But the Princess isn't angry, nor is she upset and she soon leaves in order to locate the entire list of rules and preparations. Over time, Blueberry still feels badly about the rude way she accidentally acted, and in hopes of making her feel better they give her the job of being the Manners Expert. Something she takes great pride in and stays up all night to review the book.

Plum meanwhile, is excited for the racing, and Orange is excited to Decorate for the event. Blueberry shows up later on with the perfect book they need to help them. She begins to go over some of the points, such as bowing to the Princess every single time she approaches or greets someone. But the girls point out that this isn't common practice anymore, and the Princess doesn't even make them do this. But Strawberry thinks that even if it's strange, they should probably just go along and do it since it's tradition. They decided to go over what they have done up to this point when Blueberry asks what they should do if someone makes a mistake. Strawberry assures her that nobody is perfect and it's okay to make mistakes.

However, Blueberry is very worried over making another mistake and plans on never doing it ever again.

The next day the Princess is going over what they have so far, Lemon then asks why they have to introduce themselves to the drivers, to which Strawberry explains that it's a nice gesture to those from out of town, to make them feel welcome. A baby Berrykin comes over to ask her what a tradition is so she takes a moment to explain. Orange admits to being nervous as Blueberry mentions having read the entire book three times since she's owned it now. When Plum ask why three bows are on the car, Blueberry points out that it's to remember the very first drivers from years back. Plum continues on to say that holding up an umbrella doesn't make sense to her when suddenly she's splashed by a puddle.

The drivers are brought up to the stage to meet the girls when Blueberry suddenly panics upon realizing they forgot to do an introduction. So she tries to help the others before taking her turn, Strawberry's, then finally everybody else. She then worries Strawberry forgot what she was to do next, and helps her as well.

So far everything is going fine, and Blueberry is helping greatly. But she thinks she can do much better and soon that night, a party is being held. Lemon makes conversation with Raspberry about the dresses she made for all of them when she suddenly asks where Blueberry is. They find her trying to make small talk with Postmaster Bumblebee when Plum approaches and sees Blueberry say the exact same thing to the nearby Bee Postman. But Blueberry explains she doesn't want to mess up and proceeds to nitpick many little things every now and then as the party resumes.

Seeing that hardly anybody is having any fun, Strawberry goes to have a chat with Blueberry. She refuses to listen to her though and keeps reading up on her manners book.

The next day, Strawberry notices how sleepy Blueberry looks and she starts to panic upon yawning. She is unable to properly chastise herself, because she happened to spot a mistake Raspberry made. None of the girls want to hear any more of these rules and pointers though, so they all just start to hide from her instead of dealing with it.

Princess Berrykin ends her speech after a moment when suddenly she notices a berrykin going to approach the Princess to tell her they can't start yet due to one of the racers having a flat tire. But Blueberry interrupts and accidentally embarrasses the racer, causing him to run off and hide before she is given disapproving or disappointed looks. She is unable to understand what she did wrong, until Strawberry reveals that it can be rude to correct a rude manner in front of others.

The racer refuses to come out of the Cafe and because it is holding up the race, Blueberry apologizes. She hadn't meant to do what she did, and her apology makes the Berrykin feel somewhat better now, but he's also nervous like she was, not wanting to make another mistake - but he is willing to race and in the end, he wins.

Happily, Blueberry hugs Lemon. She is quick to pull away and ask if it is okay that she did this, and Lemon assures her that it is fine. Strawberry then performs a song for everyone.

Quotes

  • Raspberry: (speaking about Blueberry) She's correcting everyone's mistakes...
  • Plum: (angrily) She was correcting me even before I made a mistake!

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  • (Blueberry approaches the other girls)
  • Blueberry: (shouts from afar) Bad manners!
  • Plum: Uh-oh! Manners maniac coming our way! Quick, hide!
  • (the girls quickly disperse)
  • Blueberry: Where'd they go? I could have sworn they were here a minute ago...

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  • (Lemon unintentionally sprays icing on Orange's face, for the second time)
  • Orange: Why do you keep frosting ME? Do I look like a cake?
  • Plum (helping Orange clean her face): Hehe, you do now!

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  • (repeated line)
  • Blueberry: Bad manners! Bad manners!

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Lessons

Blueberry learns the importance of good manners, but also learns that taking it overboard causes inconvenience to others. She learns of the middle ground between having fun and being polite.

Trivia

  • This is the second episode in a row that is about Blueberry.

Goofs

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