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Teasing Is Not Pleasing
Teasing Is Not Pleasing-Emmy and Max
Season: 2
Production code: 15a
Broadcast number: 15a
Written by:
Cynthia Cohen
Storyboards by:
Carol A. Turkington
Written & Storyboarded by:
Chantal Strand
Directed by:
Kathleen Barr
Broadcast Information
PBS Kids Premiere:
September 7, 2001
Paired with
"Team Work" (2001 Broadcast)
"Down The Drain" (2005 Broadcast)

Teasing Is Not Pleasing is the first segment of the fifteenth episode of the second season of Dragon Tales.


Emmy joins a dragon basketball game in Dragon Land and she and the dragon friends are excited for their team to win the game. However, the other team has lots of bullies, especially two dragons named Buster and Mooky who often tease Emmy and laugh at her about her shooting, blocking and size. To get their teasing and name calling to stop, the dragon friends try to help Emmy on walking away from the bullies, telling them to leave her alone and let her play the game well and have fun.


In the playroom, Max was doing some art works on his desk while Emmy entered playing with a basketball and said "Hey Max!". Max responded to her by saying "Hey Emmy" and asked her that how is her practice going on. Emmy replied that it's going great and she is definitely ready for the big game in Dragon Land. Max said that he would not wait for watching the game. Emmy said to him that he can also play. But he said that he would play from the next year since the hoop is quite higher for him. They both laughed and then looked at the drawer from which the Dragon Scale was shining brightly and then ran towards it after saying that it's game time to each other. Emmy lifted up the box and took out the Dragon Scale from it and said the Dragon rhyme together holding it. The dragons on the room's wall revolved around them and they teleported to Dragon Land.

Near that place at the School in the Sky, all the dragons were gathered. Ord ran towards them shouting "Emmy and Max" and hugged them. Zak and Wheezie...



Teasing Is Not Pleasing (transcript)

Memorable Quotes[]

  • Emmy: Well, I can't walk away forever. I want to play, but how do I make Buster and Mooky stop teasing me?
  • Max: Tease them back. Tell them they have stinky feet and they run like turtles and—
  • Quetzal: I'm afraid that won't solve anything, Max.
  • Lorca: Flying isn't everything. Trust me.
  • Buster and Mooky: ♪You can't fly! You can't fly! You can't soar up to the sky!♪
  • Emmy: They're right. I can't fly.
  • Buster and Mooky: ♪You can't fly! You can't fly! You're gonna lose the game and cry!♪
  • Emmy: You're right. I can't fly. But I know someone who can.
  • Max: She's not just a superstar! (He and Cassie hug.) She's a shooting star!
  • Emmy: We won!
  • Lorca: We rule/roll! (Whichever is the word.)
  • Zak: We're number one!
  • Wheezie: ♪Loooove it!♪
  • Ord: We oughta celebrate! We can go back to my house for pie and cake and ice cream, and if there's room, dessert!
  • Emmy: (to Buster and Mooky) Good game.
  • Buster: (sarcastically) Yeah, sure. Go ahead. Let us have it.
  • Mooky: You're gonna tease us back now, right?
  • Emmy: I could, but I won't. Because I don't like hurting other people's feelings. I came to play my best and have fun.
  • Emmy: (gives Max a high five) Looks like we've got two superstars in the family. (Max and Emmy both put their arms around each other and hug)

Home Video release[]




  • Earlier, the sole of Cassie's left foot has a bandage because she had stepped on a thorn prior to the events of the episode. However, when she and Max cheer on the team and she jumps or runs in place, the bandage is absent. If she really somehow miraculously healed, shouldn't she have been back on the team?

Notes and Trivia[]

  • Morals:
    • Taunting your opponent(s) in a sporting game just because you think they're weak or incapable of winning only makes you the weak person.
    • If someone is bullying or taunting you in a sporting game, tell the proper authorities about what is happening. Don't go down to their level by taunting them back, as it will only make you no better than those who have bullied you.
  • This is the second time someone gets bullied in the show. The first time being in "Bully For You" with Cassie being bullied by a new dragon at school named Spike, until he apologizes near the end of the episode, making good friends with Cassie and rest of the gang.
    • Unlike Spike who apologized to Cassie for his actions, Buster and Mooky never apologize to Emmy, and instead call each other names and blame each other for their team's loss.
  • The referee has a resemblance to how Zak would have looked if he was in a single-headed, slightly husky body.