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Not Separated At Birth
Season: 1
Production code: 13a
Broadcast number: 13a
Written by:
Laurie Bauman Arnold
Broadcast Information
PBS Kids Premiere:
October 6, 1999
Paired with
"A Kite For Quetzal"

Not Separated At Birth is the first segment of the thirteenth episode of the first season of Dragon Tales.


Tired of each other’s antics and always having to do what the other one wants to do, Zak and Wheezie get annoyed with each other and wish to be separated from one another. But after a while when their wish comes true, they start to realize how much they actually need each other.


Max and Emmy are in the playroom pretending to build things. Emmy then reminds Max that they need to get to Dragon Land to help their friends build a new playground.

Once they arrive, everyone is getting ready to build, but first, they need Zak and Wheezie. Emmy calls for them and the two fly out of the knuckerhole and crash into a tree. When Quetzal assigns the gang their tasks, Emmy and Cassie choose to work on the drum trampolines while Max and Ord work on the xylophone slide. Wheezie wants to work on the slide, but Zak would rather help with the trampoline. The two of them keep on arguing to the point where they both wish they weren’t attached together. So Quetzal gives them each a crystal that will separate them if they say the rhyme; Alakazoo-split in two. After they do so, the two of them now have their own bodies. Now, Zak won’t have to worry about getting hurt or bumping into things and Wheezie can do her own stunts without anyone holding her back.

The boys and Wheezie begin to work on the slide. But when they put it together, it looks messy and there’s tons of pieces left over. Wheezie then goes to ask Zak for help. Zak notices the mess and realizes that Wheezie didn’t even read the directions, since he’s the one who usually does that.

Meanwhile, Zak is helping the girls out with the trampolines. But when they finish, the trampolines are too loose and saggy. Zak calls Wheezie for help, since she knows how to make things fun, and she says that the ropes need to be tightened so they can be super bouncy.

Finally, both the slides and trampolines are done, but now there’s another problem; the trampolines don’t have anything else going on besides bouncing, and the landing for the slide stinks. Zak and Wheezie then get an idea to put both things together, where the trampolines will be put at the end of the slide. In the end, the playground turns out well, but there’s one more thing to put back together; Zak and Wheezie. So Quetzal gives them each the crystals and instructs them to say: Alakazoo-stick like glue. Once they do, Zak and Wheezie are now together again.

When Max and Emmy arrive back from DragonLand, they both wonder what it would be like to be like Zak and Wheezie and share one body all the time. So they decide to try it out by holding hands and walking together, which results in them to both slip on a skateboard.



Not Separated At Birth (transcript)

Memorable Quotes[]

Zak and Wheezie: Alakazoo, split in two!

Home Video release[]




  • TBA

Notes and Trivia[]

  • Ord hands Max a lot of heavy tools. In real life, saws are way too sharp for children. Max, being a four-year-old, is too young for that kind of tool; children could get badly cut from the blade, especially the way it touched his pant legs. Although it implies they are toy tools.
  • This is the first and only episode that Zak and Wheezie got separated, because they prefer being together forever.
  • For the very first time, it was hard for Zak and Wheezie to learn to appreciate each other, yet their dragon badges do not glow from it.