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It Happened One Nightmare
Season: 1
Production code: 16a
Broadcast number: 16a
Written by:
Jeffrey Scott
Broadcast Information
PBS Kids Premiere:
October 18, 1999
Paired with
"Staying Within The Lines"

It Happened One Nightmare is the first segment of the sixteenth episode of the first season of Dragon Tales.


Everyone is all sleepy and out of sorts after Ord has a nightmare one night. So Emmy, Max and their friends try to get him to fall asleep again and make sure he doesn’t have the same nightmare again.


Max was busy stacking up bottles for a skittle game when Emmy called him and tells him that it's time to go to the Dragon Land Carnival. Max explains to Emmy that he is practicing a skittle game and Emmy says to him that they don't want to miss all the fun. Max agrees and after they wished on the Dragon scale, they are transported to the Dragon Land Carnival, where a dragon walks by selling Toasty marshmallows. Emmy and Max wanted some and the dragon gave them a marshmallow, but they said it wasn't toasted. The dragon understood, tossed a marshmallow in the air and toasted it with fire breath and the marshmallow landed on his claw. Emmy and Max ate it.

Then, Emmy and Max went inside the carnival, where Cassie was playing a game of Unicorn Ring Toss though she missed a ring and yawned. Emmy and Max arrived at the ring toss and Emmy tossed the rings on to the unicorn and won a prize. When Emmy showed her prize she won, Cassie was asleep standing. Cassie woke up and said, "Hi, Emmy. Hi, Max".



It Happened One Nightmare (transcript)

Memorable Quotes[]

  • Emmy: What's going on here? Why is everyone so tired? You've been yawning all afternoon!
  • Max: Yeah! This is supposed to be a carnival!
  • Cassie: Ord invited us to his cave last night for a sleepover, but we didn't get any sleep. [yawns]
  • Emmy: Why not?
  • Cassie: We're all really tired now.
  • Wheezie: Not me. I'm wide-awake. I slept all night long.
  • Zak: You could sleep through anything.

Home Video release[]

  • N/A


  • TBA

Notes and Trivia[]

  • Moral: Scary dreams may seem real, but they can't hurt you.
  • This is the third episode where the playroom isn't seen in the end. The first episode is "The Fury Is Out On This One," and the second episode is "Eggs Over Easy." The fourth and last episode is "To Fly With A New Friend, Pt. 1."
    • However, this is the last such episode not only of season 1, but in a single-episode storyline.
    • However, of all such episodes, this is the first not to have a villain.