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The Talent Pool
Season: 1
Production code: 8b
Broadcast number: 8b
Written by:
Elana Lesser
Cliff Ruby
Broadcast Information
PBS Kids Premiere:
September 22, 1999
Paired with
"A Picture's Worth A Thousand Words"

The Talent Pool is the second segment of the eighth episode of the first season of Dragon Tales.




Emmy is playing soccer in the playroom while Max is getting hungry but didn't realize he has a bowl of food balancing on his head. She kicks the soccer ball claiming she never miss but the soccer ball hits the book shelf, throws the plate in which Max had balancing on his head flying off of it and the bowl of food is spilled on Emmy's head. Their mother asks if she's playing ball in the playroom, to which Emmy says, "Not anymore!" After Max took the bowl off of his sister's head, he took a piece of the food on Emmy's head and taste it. He got disgusted how bad his food taste while Emmy brush off the rest of the food on her head cleaning it. She and Max decided to go to Dragon Land as Emmy wanted to play soccer and Max wanted to eat dragonberry cookies. When they reached, they found all dragons doing something. Cassie notices that all her friends have special talents except her, so she goes to the Talent Pool to finds a talent. However, the Pool turns out to be grumpy and refuses to give Cassie a talent. The pool says that if she makes the pool laugh, she will give Cassie a talent. Cassie tried but failed. They all went back, while returning Cassie thought something and went again to the pool to make her laugh. Cassie showed her empathy when she found out the pool was unhappy because she had no friends. So Cassie made her laugh by offering to be her friend and visit her often. The pool asked her which talent does she want. Cassie said that she does not want any talent, she just wanted to make her laugh. She returned back to the place where competition was held. She helped others for getting them ready for the competition. Cassie said that she has got her talent i.e., she helps everyone.



The Talent Pool (transcript)

Memorable Quotes[]

  • Max: I’m hungry! My belly’s making.…[makes gurgling sounds] noises.
  • Emmy: [she is seen bouncing a soccer ball on her knee without letting it fall] Hey, Max! Max, look what I can do!
  • Max: Wow.…!!
  • Emmy: I NEVER miss. Oops!! [she accidentally loses footing and the ball goes sailing across the room, knocking a bowl of some pink stuff Max was balancing on his head and landing in her hair with a SPLAT!!!]
  • Mom: Emmy! Are you playing ball in there?
  • Emmy: Not anymore!
  • Max: [takes some of the pink stuff on her hair and tastes it. Needless to say, it’s not very tasty at all] YUCK!!!!!

Home Video release[]

  • N/A


  • While Zak painfully exclaims that Cassie hit his toe, and she bandages it up, actually, it was the innermost side of his foot (the side that faces Wheezie's foot) that she accidentally hit.

Notes and Trivia[]

  • Moral: Sometimes, you don't need a special talent to prove you're worthwhile. Being you is the best talent you can have.
  • Cassie was first shown shrinking in this episode.
  • Cassie's voice is very different in most of this episode, sounding more like she did in "The Forest of Darkness," and the same is true with Ord. This presumably means that this was one of the first episodes recorded.