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Dora the Explorer trivia questions and quiz questions

  • Dora the Explorer BagDora the Explorer became the first Hispanic character in the 79th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 24, 2005.
  • Years before this cartoon, in 1971, English group Stackridge released a single entitled Dora the Female Explorer.
  • 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 the spectrum.


Dora the ExplorerReferences 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 Storm") shows 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 Lunch Box", 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 is Explorin".
  • 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.

 
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