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A Tale of Tails is a Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! episode from season one.

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Summary

Nobody wants to play with Wubbzy because of his kooky tail, so he decides to see his friends for help.

Recap

Wubbzy is at the playground and asks several other children to enjoy playing Kickety-Kick Ball with him. They all disagree with playing with Wubbzy as they are disturbed by his "kooky" tail. Wubbzy goes to Widget's workshop to ask Widget if she wants to play with him. She refuses as she is finishing work on a robotic chicken, the Robo-Cluck 3000.

Wubbzy asks what the large machine is: the robot's controls, and Widget tells him to be careful. Wubbzy tells her he won't touch anything and accidentally throws the switch with his tail, causing the robotic chicken to start shooting eggs out of its mouth and runs off. After apologizing, he asks if she could change his tail. Widget tells Wubbzy that she can fix anything, even his tail. She builds the Tail-O-Tronic 3000, a machine that will change whatever tail enters it. Wubbzy hops on to a conveyor belt and enters the machine. His tail is given many different styles, but Wubbzy does not like any of the new tails.

With the Robo-Cluck still out of control, Wubbzy and Widget go to Walden's House. They tell him about Wubbzy's tail being too "kooky" and that no one will play with him because of it. Walden tells him that being different isn't a bad thing, and shows him many "kooky" things that fish, animals, and dinosaurs have. Wubbzy's tail still didn't make him feel special. Widget's robotic chicken busts through the wall and starts shooting eggs everywhere. Walden is worried that it could destroy his dinosaur bones. Widget needs her wiggle wrench to stop it, but she left if in the workshop. Wubbzy uses his tail to not only jump onto the robot but also shape it like a wiggle wrench. She says that twisting the red thruster bolt will cause it to stop. She corrects herself and tells him that she meant the blue one. She then unsurely tells him that it's the red one. Wubbzy decides to twist both bolts with his tail causing the robot to malfunction.

The robotic chicken falls apart, and the dino-bones are safe, all thanks to Wubbzy's tail. Wubbzy finds out that having a "kooky" tail isn't so bad, after all. He heads back to the playground and shows the children there many different actions he can perform using his tail. They are all amazed and want to play kickety-kickball with him.

Transcript

See: A Tale of Tails/Transcript

Names in other languages

  • German: Wubbzy und seine Freunde ("Wubbzy and his Friends")
  • Portuguese (Brazil): A História do Rabo Esquisito ("The story of the strange Tail")
  • Portuguese (Portugal): Uma Cauda Esquisita ("A Weird Tail")
  • Spanish (Latin America): La Mejor Cola de Todas ("The Best Tail of All")
  • Spanish (Spain): Esta Cola Trae Mucha Cola ("This Tail Brings a Lot of Tail")

Quotes

Kooky Kid: Your tail is kooky.

Wubbzy: Oh, this? It's just a normal, everyday tree branch.

Widget: Oh, no problemo, little buddy. I can fix anything. *Gets splat in the face with eggs* Anything except robot chickens.

Walden: Is it a math problem? Wubbzy: No. Walden: Is it a science problem? Wubbzy: No. Walden: How about geophysical psychology in relation to global economics? Wubbzy: Uh.. I don't think so.

Widget: It's the red one, Wubbster! Oh! Wait a minute. Uh, maybe it's the blue one. No, no no no, no, It was the red one. I think.

Common Elements

Widget's Invention:

Widget invents the Robo Cluck 3000 and Tail-O-Tronic 3000 in this episode.

Post-Show Skit

The short, "Flutterflies" is played.

DVD

Along with Special Delivery, Widget's Wild Ride, Attack of the 50-Foot Fleegle, Come Spy With Me, Wubbzy Tells a Whopper, Mt. Fizzy Pop, & Puddle Muddle, this episode is the first story of the DVD of the same name.

Trivia/Goofs

  • This is the first episode in production order.
  • It's the only episode to be written by series creator Bob Boyle.
  • This is the first episode to be produced by IDT Entertainment. the last episode would to be produced by them would be Widget Gets the Blooey Blues after Starz bought IDT Entertainment in 2007.
  • This episode was shown in full length on the Wubbcast before its television premiere.
  • Differences between the beta version and the final version:
    • In the beta version, everybody at the playground has tiny little tails, except for Wubbzy. They tease Wubbzy for having a long and bendy tail. In the final version, only Wubbzy is seen having a tail.
    • In the beta version, Walden sings a song about being different. The song was cut from the final version of the episode.
  • When this episode was shown in Wubbzy's Big Movie!, Wubbzy's voice was re-recorded to sound higher like the rest of the series.
  • The characters' voices are of a lower pitch than in other episodes.
  • Being the first episode it introduces running gags used throughout the show. Gags making their debut in this episode include: "Wow!", "Kooky!", "That's not supposed to happen.", and Walden's wacky words (e.g. "Great rings of Saturn!").
  • In the first scene he appears in, Kooky Kid's voice is different. When he passes by Wubbzy shortly after, his voice resembles that of which would appear in the rest of this series.
  • In a video colouring book adaptation of this episode it shows Daizy and Wubbzy flying on a hot air balloon. However, Daizy didn't appear in any episodes from this video, as she was yet to be introduced at the time.
  • This is the first time Wubbzy, Widget, Walden, Kooky Kid, Birdy Bird, The Children, and the pink girl had appeared in the episode

References

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