March 17, 2012
"On Ice" is an episode of Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures.
One winters evening Blueberry is reading a story to the baby berrykins. It began on a spring day, when Raspberry was making plans for a fashion show. She planned to hold it near the fountain in town when suddenly Plum interrupts her, only to walk away shortly after with their friends.
Meanwhile, Berrykin Bruce tells Princess Berrykin and Berrykin Bill about the spring water show extravaganza he plans to hold at the same place. He asks them to keep it secret, having told only them and to Strawberry.
At another place in town, Berrykin Ed and Berrykin Earl are doing some work on a very big, colorful object. They discuss the odd-ness in the current season and how Earl wishes winter would come back. Since he loved to ice skate on the skating rink, he suddenly suggests to glue ice cubes to the Icy Skites, but Ed lectures him about his idea when suddenly Berrykin Bruce comes by. He has a surprise but he refuses to tell them just yet.
Meanwhile at her fashion boutique, Raspberry is making a dress for Strawberry and puts a fake crown she had made onto her head, for the full effect. It's then Postmaster Bumblebee comes inside and hands Raspberry her mail, along with Strawberry's. After stating they will both make the City proud, he leaves. Strawberry opens the letter to see that it's an invite for her fashion show, then remembers that Berrykin Bruce has already made plans there, and when he approaches they inform him that Raspberry has planned to hold her fashion show on the same day as his water show. Raspberry asks if there is anyway he can change the date to his Water show, and even mentions he would be invited to her Fashion Show, and he agrees, so she thanks him.
At the Berrykin mechanics, Berrykin Bruce tells his workers he'll be back in a few hours and he leaves. Earl wonders if it involves his surprise, but Ed tells him not to worry about it.
At the fountain, Raspberry is having her three friends work on their fashion show's plan. Bruce comes by to talk in private with Raspberry and tells her he needs to rehearse his water show. She suggests he practices during the evening, but as it would be too noisy this won't work out. Unfortunately due to their talk about it the others overhear them and ask about the surprise. Berrykin Bruce is forced to tell them what it was when Berrykin Earl arrives, stating that Bruce forgot his lunch. He overhears what Bruce said as well, but promises not to tell anyone. Frustrated, Bruce is disappointed that his surprise will no longer be a surprise and they decide to speak to Strawberry, who manages to help them learn about compromising their timing to make both events work out.
The following morning, Raspberry is becoming flustered as they notice that the entire place is soaked. It is too wet for her to be able to do anything at the time.
At the Mechanics, the berrykins wonder where Berrykin Bruce is and the one berrykin leaves to go and find Berrykin Bruce. Earl manages to find him hanging from the decorations Raspberry and the girls had set up earlier. He is beginning to have doubts now as well so he goes to speak with Strawberry in hopes of having an idea. He then tells Earl to go back to work and leaves. As Earl stands there, he begins to dismiss his previous idea of just putting up umbrellas.
Both Berrykin Bruce and Raspberry speak with Strawberry. She suddenly gets an idea, stating that sometimes ideas that don't make sense end up making sense in another way. She suggests that they should just combine the ideas, and Bruce suggests the models use umbrella to avoid getting wet to keep themselves dry and the girls agree. They practice with umbrellas as Berrykin Bruce practices with the water.
Later, Lemon is busy painting the sails for the upcoming Regatta. Meanwhile at the Mechanics, they inform to Berrykin Bruce that they fixed up the object
that would help improve work at the Berryworks. He decides to ask them for any advice on how to improve his water show, now concerned nobody would focus on it due to Raspberry's fashion show. During the evening they sneak back and adjust the fountain to apply more pressure, and not realizing something hit the machine, they take off before water starts to shoot out.
Blueberry continues on with her story, telling the berrykins how the weather continued getting colder and colder, and the wind kept blowing.
Pupcake slips to see the ground has become frozen that next morning! Strawberry does the same, along with the other girls as they notice the frozen statue there suddenly. After they all
slip, they note how cold it is as the Berrykins come by. At Strawberry's Cafe, she has made them some warm drinks and everybody sits down. Everybody is a bit upset now, considering the fact that now winter is coming back. It's then, Earl gets an idea, but is too shy to say it aloud. Strawberry and Raspberry persuade him to tell the idea, and he does hesitantly: on the ice, they could have a winter, ice-skating fashion show. And they could also put the frozen fountain on the ice, like a center piece.
Raspberry likes this idea, along with Berrykin Bruce.
They then try to figure out what they can do about the Regatta. They can't sail their boats on the ice until Earl mentions that if they can borrow some Icy Skites then they can sail then. So later, the girls sail on the boats while modeling their winter themed dresses.
Blueberry finishes her story shortly as the episode ends while panning outside to reveal the wintery evening.
- (Plum rushes to the fountain, where Raspberry and Orange are waiting)
- Plum: (panting) Sorry I'm late for the rehearsal.
- (Plum fails to see the water puddle on the path)
- Orange: Wait, stop!
- Raspberry: Slow down!
- (Plum steps in the puddle, loses her balance and slips along the path. Cherry arrives)
- Cherry: Nice beat...
- (Raspberry and Orange get ready to catch Plum)
- Orange: We've got you, Plum.
- (Plum bumps into Raspberry and Orange, knocking them over. Cherry approaches)
- Cherry: I liked that all the way up to that last move...
- (Berrykin Bruce got entangled in the paper decorations that the girls hung above the fountain. Berrykin Earl helps him down)
- Berrykin Bruce: Thank you! How am I supposed to practice my water show here with all these paper decorations?!
- Berrykin Earl: Oh, maybe we can put umbrellas over them!
- Strawberry: Sometimes, the ideas that don't seem like they make very much sense - end up making sense more than you think.
Both Raspberry and Berrykin Bruce learn how to compromise to see to it that both parties can end with happy results, and not only that, but remain true to their ideals.
Everyone also learns that any advice is worth listening to, even if it's suggested by the most timid and shy member of the group.
- This is the first appearance of Berrykin Ed and Berrykin Earl.
- This was the fifth and last episode that occurs during winter.
- When Raspberry and Berrykin Bruce discuss the "surprise", someone exclaims "what surprise?!" before the commercial break. The voice sounded like Lemon, but Lemon was not there, only Cherry, Plum, and Orange.
- On Ice at the Internet Movie Database