Strawberry Shortcake's Housewarming Surprise



AIRDATE

Strawberry Shortcake's Housewarming Surprise premiered in 1983. It was shown on Channel 20, WDCA in the Washington, DC market on Monday October 22, 1984 at 3 pm.


DESCRIPTION

Strawberry Shortcake moves into a big new house, and all her friends throw her a surprise housewarming. They give her a recipe box for a present, which the Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak tries to steal.


CAST OF CHARACTERS

Strawberry Shortcake, Huckleberry Pie, Blueberry Muffin, Raspberry Tart, Lime Chiffon, Mint Tulip, Crepe Suzette, Almond Tea, Cafe Ole, Lem and Ada, The Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak, Sour Grapes, Mr. Sun, Custard, Pupcake, Cheesecake, Parfait Parrot, Marsh Mallard, Eclair, Marza Panda, Burrito, Sugar Woofer, Captain Cackle, Dreggs, Berry Birds, Philbert Wormly, III.


GENERAL THOUGHTS

This was the fourth Strawberry Shortcake cartoon made, but it was shown first on our tape.

This is actually my second favorite SSC special. I love Marsh Mallard and Marza Panda. They are so cute!

This is the only SSC special that has a good chunk of Lime Chiffon in it. Lime Chiffon is my favorite SSC character.

Most of Strawberry's international friends came from very interesting named places: Mint Tulip from Hollandaise, Almond Tea from China Cup, Cafe Ole from Mexicoco, and Lem and Ada from Pickle-Dilly Circus. Crepe Suzette came from Paris.

Funny thing, only Crepe Suzette and Lem and Ada spoke with the accents from their lands. Mint Tulip did not have a Dutch accent, and Cafe Ole didn't have a Spanish accent. Almond Tea didn't have any accent, either, and she didn't even have any lines!

There are some changes to the Purple Pieman's design in this than from the first three SSC cartoons.

The animation company that did this was MAD, like the first two Care Bears specials.


QUOTES

STRAWBERRY: This is my good friend Crepe Suzette, and her French poodle, Eclair.
PUPCAKE: Ow, ow, owwwwooooooo!
HUCKLEBERRY: Settle down, Pupcake!

STRAWBERRY: You be careful that you don't get lost on your way to the bathroom!

STRAWBERRY: That sure looks like a funny cake.
PIEMAN: Foiled by a furry feline!
STRAWBERRY: You can't fool me! One, two, three on the . . . . (gasp) the Peculiar Purple Pieman!
PIEMAN: Rats!
OTHER KIDS: (gasp) The Peculiar Purple Pieman!
PIEMAN: Of Porcupine Peak! Yah-tah-tah-tah-tah-tah-tah-tah, yah-tah-tah-tah! Zah!

PIEMAN AND SOUR GRAPES: (sung) 'Cause we're the Peculiar Purple Partners of Porcupine Peak! Yah-tah-tah-tah-tah-tah-tah-tah, yah-tah-tah-tah-tah! Yah!

SOUR GRAPES: Look, Dreggs, a giant worm! We should take him fishing. He'll make perfect whale bait!
PHILBERT: Yoiks!

SOUR GRAPES: You muffin-minded fruit cake!

SOUR GRAPES: Hurry up, you overweight crouton! I can't hold this position much longer!
PIEMAN: You? What about me?! I can't stand snakes!


MUSIC

Pack 'Em Up and Move 'Em Out

Friends From Around the World

If You Want to Talk Berry

International Party

International Party (Reprise)


PICTURES

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Click Here to Watch Strawberry Shortcake's Housewarming Surprise


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