Oct 13, 2010
Vanishing Violets is an episode of Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures.
Lemon Meringue makes assumptions when the violets she grew for the upcoming Flower contest begin to vanish.
Strawberry serves Mr. Longface his tea and snack before leaving to go and check up on her flowers. She sees the others and greets Berrykin Bloom, who offers her advice to go and water her flowers before commenting that Lemon's violets stand a very good chance at winning. Lemon doesn't agree, but goes on to imagine being awarded the first prize. She snaps out of it upon seeing the time and recalling she was supposed to meet with the others. But before going inside she wishes her violets a good night.The following morning, the berry girls come by to see some of the violets missing. While trying to determine what happened, Lemon assumes a thief took them. To make sure of it she tries to show up extra-early the next day, but only sees Berrykin Bloom. This makes her suspect that he is the thief, but when the others show up to find out how upset she is they explain what happened. She is further sure of herself upon seeing his strange behavior.
In hopes of calming Lemon down, Strawberry offers to make her some pancakes and Wake Me Up Fruit Juice Surprise for breakfast. There, Lemon reveals her suspicions to them but the girls don't share the thought. Strawberry tries to warn her about making rash decisions without having any proof, which appears to convince Lemon that she should calm down. She promises to be more careful.
Later, when Lemon shows up, she notices two more violets have been stolen. Berrykin Bloom says he did not see anything, despite being there the entire time, and Strawberry points out that this isn't exactly a crime. The girls decide to set up Gazebo for the upcoming event and they continue to chat about the problem after he leaves. Plum is beginning to think that Lemon may be right about Berrykin Bloom since he's her biggest competition, when suddenly Pupcake runs by and steals one of the banners. The girls chase him around until they manage to corner him, and Strawberry apologizes to Lemon for her missing violets but asks her not to make up her mind so quickly when she begins to suspect Berrykin Bloom again.
The next morning the girls see more of their flowers are missing and Lemon points out that Berrykin Bloom's roses are still there, not touched at all. He apologizes to the others for their loss of flowers but this causes the group (minus Strawberry) to follow Lemon's suspicions.
It's then Princess Berrykin comes by to speak to the girls about something, but they are interrupted by an alarmed cry and find that some of Berrykin Bloom's flowers have also been stolen. Realizing Berrykin Bloom couldn't have stolen his own flowers causes Lemon to express concern and she offers sympathy. The Princess points out that the festival is only two days away so they need to hurry up and find the missing flowers and the girls decide to do some research. But they are only able to conclude that someone is carrying off the flowers somehow- meaning the thief is large, or there are more than one.
Lemon, meanwhile, is playing bad cop with two butterflies and a bee. But when Strawberry sees this she makes her apologize and point out she has no basis to be making accusations. This works until Lemon spots Mr. Longface and accuses him of eating her violets after seeing him munching on a flower. He quickly explains that he wouldn't have touched hers though, as he only eats the flowers he grows as they're not fine enough for the festival but still good enough to eat. Annoyed with Lemon, Strawberry decides they should set up a camp out to try to determine who is stealing the flowers.
By now, Lemon starts to feel remorse over hurting Mr. Longface's feelings, especially since Strawberry warned her a few times already. She attempts to comfort her and mentions that it can be difficult to avoid jumping to conclusions, and once more Lemon promises to try not to do it again. The girls set up camp but in a hurry, they end up taking several bad pictures in a panic when they believe they overheard the thief outside. They laugh it off when Lemon suddenly spots a strange object in one of them and points it out. The girls are unable to identify it until they see a patch of flowers that find out it's merely a strange flower.
As a precaution, Lemon decides to dig up her best flower so that she may enter it in the contest and keep it safe. The girls then go back to their homes and Lemon falls asleep on the floor of her salon, keeping her flower close when all of a sudden the ground begins to shake. They then meet at the cafe and Lemon describes the incident and compares it to the end of the world, causing Plum's imagination to run away with her until Strawberry snaps her out of it. They decide to investigate this weird occurrence and go back to the flowers to find several holes in the ground, causing Blueberry to mention that the flowers aren't being picked- but pulled underground.The girls see one about to be taken and they try to save it but are nearly pulled underground instead. This causes more suspicion and they decide they must go underground in order to check things out, thinking that the flowers are probably all there. After preparing for this trip they take turns until they are all inside the newly formed holes. Lemon is somewhat nervous until reminded that it's the only way to solve the problem and save the flowers.
As they begin hearing strange sounds, the other girls are beginning to get nervous until Strawberry sees a gopher hopping up and down trying to grab nearby plants. She realizes this is the thief, explaining that it was only hungry and was eating the flowers, it didn't know it was stealing. The girls are apologetic and try to figure out what they can do to fix the predicament. Suddenly inspired, Lemon is willing to sacrifice her last flower, using its petals to lead the hungry gopher to a random flower field out of Berry Bitty City. So whenever it's hungry, it can just take those, but now Lemon is left flowerless.
When the contest arrives, she offers to help Berrykin Bloom with his flowers before confessing that she was blaming him for what happened to her flowers. She asks to be forgiven and he quickly agrees, stating that as much as he wanted to win, it wouldn't have been any fun to be the only one in the contest. Princess Berrykin then proceeds to announce the winners. Berrykin Bloom comes in second and this makes everybody else confused; Princess Berrykin reveals that Lemon won first place.
Shocked by this, Lemon tries to determine how this was possible since she didn't have any flowers to enter. Strawberry goes on to show her that she entered the photo they took earlier of her violets though, and points out it was Berrykin Bloom's idea.
- Plum: Pupcake's the thief? It's always the cute ones.
- Lemon: Funny.
- (Lemon interrogates three "suspects" - two butterflies and a bee)
- Lemon: Where were you on the night when this terrible tragedy occurred?!
- Red butterfly: Asleep.
- Bee: Me too.
- Lemon: Oh... asleep, huh? That seems mighty suspicious!
- Strawberry: Ah... Lemon? They always sleep at night.
- Lemon: Oh. Ah... I'm sorry.
- Lemon: A mmm, a mmm, a mmmo...
- Plum: MONSTER?!?!?!
- Lemon: AHUH!
- Plum: Oh, why did you have to say that?
Lemon learns a valuable lesson in jumping to conclusions after she starts suspecting several people without proof. After seeing how distraught it makes those she suspects, Lemon begins to feel remorse and realizes that doing this accomplishes nothing besides hurt other people.
- Only Lemon and Berrykin Bloom's flowers were revealed.
- This is the first appearance of Berrykin Bloom in the show.
- When the episode originally aired, there was a Transformers countdown icon present on the screen for the premier of its new episode.
- This is one of the few episodes that feature talking bees and butterflies. Mostly they are presented as non-talking creatures.
- The TV guide for the episode states that the violets disappear from Lemon's garden. But the garden didn't actually belong to Lemon; Berrykin Bloom gave her permission to grow her flowers there.
- At the end, when Lemon thanks Strawberry for the photo submission, Plum's hair has a blue-ish hue.