Episode Info Transcript

"Play Ball!" is an episode of Oobi from the first season.


Kako becomes frustrated with T-ball and refuses to play. After Oobi learns the basics of Kako's hand-clapping game, Oobi teaches Kako the fundamentals of T-ball. Kako gets a hit and we also discover that Uma is a T-ball natural.ABC Television


Oobi and Kako are wearing baseball helmets. They prepare to play a game of tee-ball as they chant the phrase "Batter up!". Grampu sets the equipment up outside and lets the boys know that everything is ready. He shows them the bat they will be using and leaves to go watch the game. Oobi and Kako ask Uma to catch the ball after they hit it. Oobi steps up to bat first. He hits the ball, but Uma misses it. She picks it up and brings it to Kako, who takes the bat and tries to hit the ball. He misses and claims that he is just warming up. Kako tries again, only to become frustrated. Kako angrily puts the bat down and Oobi asks if he wants to try again. Kako quits and tells Oobi that the game is "silly" anyway.

He angrily enters Oobi's room and tells Oobi that they should play a hand-clapping game instead. Oobi does not understand how to play at first, so Kako offers to teach him. Oobi tries and plays the game successfully. Oobi gets the idea to teach Kako how to play tee-ball, similarly to how Kako taught him the hand-clapping game. Kako accepts and walks outside.

Meanwhile, Uma wonders if she will ever catch the ball. On the field, Oobi teaches Kako to keep his eye on the ball while at bat. Kako does this and swings. He misses, but Oobi tells him to try again. In a slow-motion sequence, Kako hits the ball successfully. Uma finally catches the ball and happily brings it to the boys. Uma asks if she can bat and Kako shows her what to do. Uma hits the ball, which lands on Grampu's face. He comes over to find Uma at bat . He appears very angry at first, but quickly changes his tone and tells her that he is very proud.

Later, Kako asks the viewers if they like to play sports. The next scene shows Oobi and Kako in the field again. They notice that their baseball helmets are numbered. This inspires them to play a counting game with the number 3. After the game, the characters give each other "high-fives." The episode ends.




Oobi - Play Ball!

Oobi - Play Ball!


  • A clip from this episode is included as a special feature on the Dora the Explorer DVD "Pirate Adventure."
  • The tee-ball hats worn by the children are their favorite colors (Oobi's is blue, Uma's is yellow and Kako's is red).
  • Slow motion is used during the two scenes in which Kako hits the ball and Uma catches it. This is the only episode that uses slow motion.


ve Episodes
Shorts "Dance!" • "Tag!" • "Flush!" • "On & Off!" • "Share Pretzels!" • "Watermelon!" • "Soup!" • "Hot Dog and Ketchup!" • "Prince Oobi!" • "Bubbles!" • "Empty and Full!" • "Popcorn!" • "Worm!" • "Apple Picking!" • "Pretend Wind!" • "Tea!" • "Ice Cream!" • "Water Games!" • "Guess!" • "Bird!" • "Cat!" • "Puppy!" • "Animal Cookies!" • "Slide!" • "Follow the Leader!" • "Peekaboo!" • "Dig!" • "Hide and Seek!" • "Nature!" • "Pretend Catch!" • "Music!" • "Guitar!" • "Bongo Drums!" • "Quiet Read!" • "Clap Hands!" • "Painting!" • "Macaroni Jewelry!" • "Paint Shapes!" • "Pinch Pot!" • "Drawing Game!" • "Neighborhood Art!" • "Toothpaste!" • "Feelings!" • "Cake!" • "Wet and Dry!" • "Bubble Bath!" • "Itsy Bitsy Spider!" • "Toys!"
Season 1 "Camp Out!" • "Uma Swing!" • "Uma Bathroom!" • "Dance Class!" • "Kako's Puppy!" • "Uma's Birthday!" • "Asparagus!" • "Haircut!" • "Grampu Day!" • "Make Pizza!" • "Showtime!" • "Oobi's Car!" • "Garden Day!" • "Piano Lesson!" • "Uma Chicken!" • "Sleepover!" • "Play Ball!" • "Build Fort!" • "Petting Zoo!" • "New Friend!" • "Uma Sick" • "Playdate!" • "Make Art!" • "Rainy Day!" • "Pretend Circus!" • "Make Music!"
Season 2 "Video!" • "Grown-Up!" • "Shopping!" • "Uma Dreams!" • "Chopsticks!" • "Clean Up!" • "Kako Dinner!" • "Sign Language!" • "Halloween!" • "Checkup!" • "Uma Trip!" • "Frieda Friend!" • "Neighborhood!" • "Uma Preschool!" • "Theater!" • "Baby!" • "Chez Oobi!" • "Valentine!" • "Parade!" • "Babysitter!" • "Recital!" • "Dinosaur!" • "Nature Walk!" • "Sing!" • "Fishing!" • "Superheroes!"
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