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Nice as Nails
Lemon nails

Season

1

Episode #

22

Series #

22

Air Date

Nov 9, 2010

Previous Episode

Glimmerberry Ball

Next Episode

How You Play the Game

"Nice as Nails" is an episode of Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures.

Summary

Initially everyone loves Lemon's brand new nail creation; but after they start to get in the way they get tired of it. However, they don't tell the heart to tell Lemon this and try to avoid her.

Episode Review

One day, Lemon suddenly bursts out of her salon and runs all over town proclaiming she's finally done something amazing. She tells the girls to stop by the salon and once they are all gathered she shows them her new sparkly, bejeweled, musical manicure she made. She calls it a "Glamicure", and wishes for them all to get one too. Excited by what she's come up with they agree and admire their beautiful nails once she finishes.

After finishing, Lemon decides to check in on everyone to see how they are doing. At first the girls are having a lot of fun, but eventually they begin to struggle and their Glamicures cause problems. Strawberry accidentally ruins Mr. Long Face's concert when she moves her hands and the music in her nails plays over his own, then later, as she bakes she follows the beat of her nails and accidentally puts in too much vanilla.

Plum swimming
The other berry girls also suffer from the same things- the manicures are too distracting, bright, and noisy, and because they are waterproof they can't even wash them away. Blueberry suggests that they just tell Lemon that they don't like the Glamicure, but right away everyone worries she will be unhappy; maybe she'll leave if they confess the truth. They also believe that Strawberry would just put up with it because she's so polite, so they decide to emulate Strawberry and just grin and bear it.

As time goes by, Lemon begins to worry that she's purposely being avoided by the others, considering they're not showing up at the Salon, or to the picnic she was going to hold that day. She goes to Strawberry, who she finds pruning plants by the Gazebo. After confessing her worries, Strawberry suggests that Lemon go ask the others about it. But Lemon realizes she isn't sure she can, so Strawberry decides to join her for support, but first they decide to have a picnic.

In the nearby bush, Raspberry and Orange are hiding as they witness this and praise Strawberry for being brave enough to endure the Glamicure with Lemon during a picnic.

By the time their picnic finishes Lemon finds herself uneasy and Strawberry reminds her of her support. First they go to Orange Mart, and Orange begins to blame her business as to why she couldn't come to the picnic. It sounds reasonable at first but then Lemon hears the same story from every girl. While she is left satisfied by this, she still thinks something is wrong and while Strawberry appears to understand, she decides to keep quiet, instead calling a meeting at the Cafe with the others.

After they arrive the girls are shocked to find that Strawberry no longer has her Glamicure. They ask how she got rid of it and Strawberry reveals that she just honestly told Lemon that the Glamicure was causing her problems with work, so Lemon removed it. Realizing Lemon wasn't upset, the others admit that they feel the same way and wish to have them removed. Strawberry responds by pointing out that being a good friend means having to be able to give and take constructive criticism. Hearing this, the girls realize they hurt Lemon's feelings by trying to avoid telling her the truth and Strawberry tells them they could always go to her now and tell her the truth.

They agree and head over to her Salon, hesitating a little until Strawberry lends them a hand. The girls confess their true feelings and ask Lemon to remove the Glamicure, but to their surprise, she agrees within seconds and gets to work. She only asks why they didn't tell her the truth sooner and she tries to think up some improvements she can make to the Glamicure to make them happy, even asking them for some opinions. The girls quickly begin to make suggestions; but in the end, everyone agrees on a single feature together: they need an off and off switch.

Lessons

The Berry girls learn that by avoiding a friend to avoid telling them their true opinions only hurts the friend and makes them feel worse. A good friend may feel hurt by honesty, but it is better to tell them, rather than avoid it entirely.

The group also learned that forcing oneself to be happy to please others is not only dishonest, but it causes further problems.

Quotes

  • Lemon: (runs out of her salon) Woohoo! I did it! I did it!

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  • Raspberry: That's the most incredible manicure ever!
  • Lemon: But, there's more... (giggles after music plays) ...THEY'RE MUSICAL!

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  • (all the girls make the Glamicure play the music. Lemon cannot stand the noise)
  • Lemon: (covers her ears) Stop it! Stop it! STOP!

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Trivia

  • Glamicure is a mixture of two words: Manicure and Glam.
  • Out of all the girls, Plum and Strawberry were shown to struggle the most with the glamicure.
  • Postmaster Bumblebee, Kadiebug and Sadiebug have cameos in this episode.
  • This is the only episode to show Mr. Long Face playing music.

Goofs

  • As Orange moved her hand at the swimming area with Plum, her nails didn't make noise when they should have.
  • Lemon painted her nails green, although yellow is her theme color. All the other girls had their nails painted with their own theme colors.

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