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Big Funky Cloud
Season: 2
Production code: 4a
Broadcast number: 4a
Written by:
Lane Raichert
Broadcast Information
PBS Kids Premiere:
June 7, 2001
Paired with
"Copy Cat"

Big Funky Cloud is the first segment of the fourth episode of the second season of Dragon Tales.


Max and Emmy make an emergency visit to Dragon Land informed by Zak, Wheezie and Cassie that poor Ord has fallen under the spell of a Big Funky Cloud, a dark raincloud that comes to dragons who are overcome with intense sadness.


Max and Emmy are playing horses at home, when they receive a call from the dragons. They grab the dragon scale and head to Dragon Land, where they are told that something terrible has happened to Ord.

It turns out that he's lost his favorite blanket down the "lost-forever hole." The blanket was very special to him and now he's sad, so sad that a black raincloud is continuously hovering over his head and raining on him for Ord crying. The dragons tell Max and Emmy that this type of big, funky cloud appears whenever a dragon is really sad about something. In order to get rid of the cloud, they have to find a way to make Ord feel some way other than sad.

They first try surprising him, but it only succeeds in scaring him. Then they try putting on a parade to make him happy, but this ends up causing Ord to remember how he used to watch parades sitting on his blanket, which makes him sad again. What else can they do to keep Ord from feeling sad to help him get over the loss of his blanket?



Big Funky Cloud (transcript)

Memorable Quotes[]

  • Ord: "I tried to grab it Max, but I couldn't, AND NOW IT'S GOOOOOOOONE!!!!! [unable to endure the heartbreak he had to endure over losing his blanket, he collapses in Max’s arms sobbing his heart out as everyone else feels terrible at Ord’s misfortune, unsure how to make things better]
  • Max: I’m sorry, Ord.…
  • Wheezie: [close to crying herself] Isn’t that the saddest story you’ve ever heard?!
  • Zak: Uh-oh…! Here he goes again! [Ord continues crying himself silly and the storm cloud above his head is heard rumbling, which scares Max, causing him to scream and run for cover before he can get wet.]

Home Video release[]

  • N/A


  • TBA

Notes and Trivia[]

  • After Ord's friends failed to cheer him up again with a parade, Zak says, "Oh, this never ever, ever going to work!"
    You will hear Ord answer, "Zak's right. I will be sad forever and ever and ever!"
    but it is different when you use closed captioning. Instead of Ord saying "Zak's right," the text says "That's right."
  • Ord had a big funky cloud on the top of his head and it follows him where ever he goes, but in Season 1, Ord turns invisible when he feels sad or scared.
  • This is the first time someone lost their blanket. The second was in "Finn's Blankie," when Finn lost his blanket.
  • This is the second time Ord lost one of his belongings, the first time was in "Lucky Stone," when he lost his lucky stone.
  • This is probably the second time Max rode Zak and Wheezie, not including any where so did Emmy, the first being "Stormy Weather."
  • Ord had the same crying sound effects from "The Forest of Darkness" and "No Hitter."
    • Speaking of "The Forest of Darkness," Ord makes a reference to that scene where they had a parade going through the titular forest.
    • Moral: It’s always sad when we lose one of our favorite things and you can’t help but cry, but when you have good friends and people who love you dearly, it’s hard to stay sad.