Dora the Explorer
trivia questions and quiz questions
- Dora the Explorer became the first Hispanic character in
the 79th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November
- Years before this cartoon, in 1971, English
group Stackridge released a single entitled Dora the Female
- Ricardo Montalbán was the voice
of El Encantador in the episode The Missing Piece.
Although Tico the Squirrel mainly speaks Spanish, he can be
heard speaking English in some episodes.
- In "Shy Rainbow" the rainbow
colors are not in the correct order. Blue is shown next to
red, whereas the bluish colors are on the opposide side of
References in other media and parodies
- Dora the Explorer appears in the Robot Chicken episode "Werewolf
VS Unicorn" voiced by Mila Kunis. Border Patrol found her
exploring near the border to California during Arnold Schwarzenegger's
Public Service Announcement about Mexican Illegal Aliens. Border
Patrol also dealt with Boots by breaking his neck.
- Rap artist Ludacris made a few references
to Dora in the song "Number
One Spot"; the lyric goes, "Explora Like Dora, those
swipers can't swipe me."
- An episode of Drake & Josh ("The
Crazy Steve watching Dora (It is unknown whether he enjoys this
show or not, because he is shown both liking it at some times
and at other times not understanding the point.) .
- The show The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
makes reference to Dora in episode 66: "A Grim Day/Pandora's
where a character bearing a suspicious resemblance and the same
name as Dora tries to convince people to open her lunch box.
- This show was parodied on Foster's Home
for Imaginary Friends, when Eduardo was watching a show named "Lauren
- This show was also parodied on Saturday
Night Live in a TV Funhouse sketch entitled "Maraka",
created by Robert Smigel. The Dora-like character is called
Maraka, while the Boots-like character is called "Mittens".
The sketch made fun of the pauses in the show for the child
viewer to react, the translations from Spanish to English
(and Chinese, German, Portuguese, Hebrew, Swahili, Xhosa,
Korean and Russian.) in Maraka's sentences and had many sporadic
events. Maraka was voiced by Becca Lish, who imitated Kathleen
Herles' voice for Dora.
- Saturday Night Live also featured a Dora
reference in their MTV 4 sketch. A rapper (played by Zach
Braff) talks about his Dora the Explorer tattoo. He mentioned
he likes calling her, "Explora".
When asked why he got the tattoo, he said he had a lot in common
with Dora as they both, "grew up on the streets". Another
character mentions he grew up in the suburbs. "Yeah, but
they had streets", the rapper replies.
- In another episode of Saturday Night
Live, Tina Fey accuses Dora of being a "rug muncher" in
response to the alleged homosexuality of SpongeBob SquarePants.