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The Nutcracker is the second Christmas episode of the PBS Kids'/CBC Kids preschool computer animated series Super WHY!. As the title suggests, it is based on The Nutcracker. This episode debuted on November 25, 2009 on most PBS stations in the USA and CBC in Canada.


SPOILER: Plot details or story follow.

Princess Pea, the daughter of the King and Queen from the story "The Princess and the Pea" is having a royal party at her castle, and Sleeping Beauty, who had not enough sleep, is grumpy. When Whyatt Beanstalk, the brother of Jack of "Jack and the Beanstalk" fame, decides to play some dance music, Sleeping Beauty can not take it, and after a minute turns off the music. This leads Whyatt to bring Princess Pea, The Littlest Pig (of "The Three Little Pigs") and Little Red Riding Hood to their book club at Storybook Village. There, they transform into The Super Readers - Whyatt as Super Why, Pig into Alpha Pig, Red Riding Hood becoming Wonder Red and Princess Pea changes into Princess Presto.

There, they fly (and literally, dance) into The Nutcracker book and meet up with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince, who are trying to get to the Land of Sweets only to find an angry Mouse King stopping their every move. First he sends out three henchmice, but Alpha Pig encourages viewers to find the letters in the word "fly", and Clara and the Prince escape. Then after meeting three snow maidens, the king makes all the snow disappear but Princess Presto helps out by asking the viewing audience to spell the word "SNOW", and the snow returns. Finally, they arrive at the Land of Sweets for a party, but the King stops the music, so Super Why asks the children on the television for a word that replaces "stops" (which is in this case, "starts") and the music is restored, and Wonder Red teaches the Mouse King to dance his grumpiness away.

Along the way, the young audience is asked to search for red, glittery letters that form a "Super Story Answer", which in this case is "DANCE", of which Red Riding Hood and Princess Pea teach Sleeping Beauty to dance her grumpiness away.

Spoilers end here.

See also

WildBrain Spark "Twinkle's Wish" • "Christmas" (Yo Gabba Gabba!) • A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! Christmas Special! • "SheZon's Greetings"
Studio B Productions Snowden: Raggedy Ann & Andy's Adventure • "Snow Biz" • The Legend of Frosty the SnowmanTis the Season for RevengeSecret Santa • "Jungle Bells" / "Goat of Christmas Presents" • Sleighs of HazardJingle Cans • "Kid vs. Kat vs. Christmas" • "Fangs for the Memories" • "Hearth's Warming Eve" • "I Heard the Barks on Christmas Day" • "Christmas Evil" • "Hearthbreakers" • "Charles Dickens" • "A Hearth's Warming Tail" • "Robert Edwin Peary" • "The Hearth's Warming Club" • My Little Pony: Best Gift EverMy Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Holidays Unwrapped
CINAR / Cookie Jar Entertainment "Madeline's Christmas" • "The Real Story of O Christmas Tree" • "A Gift of Munsch" • "The Night Before Christmas" • "The Perfect Christmas" • "The Best Christmas Present Ever" • "Abe and Babe's Christmas Lesson" • "Sally Cat's Christmas Dream" • "The Big Apple Christmas Caper" • "Santa Needs Help" • "Christmas Star" • "Snowmobile to Panic" • Arthur's Perfect Christmas • "Caillou's Christmas" • Caillou's Holiday MovieGotta Catch Santa ClausThe Velveteen Rabbit • "A Holly Johnny Christmas" • "That's Swellaphant!"
DiC Entertainment The Littles Christmas Special • "Christmas Memories" • "North Pole Cat" • "Xmas Marks the Spot" • "There's No Such Thing as Stego-Claws" • "The Year Scroogenip Swiped Christmas" • "Koopa Klaus" • "Santa Claus is Coming to Flatbush" • "Merry Christmas, Mr. Carroll" • "Christmas in July" • "The Night Before Cave Christmas" • A Christmas Adventure • "Merry Christmas, Super Dave!" • Inspector Gadget Saves ChristmasA Hollywood Hounds Christmas • "Do Not Reboot 'Til Christmas" • "Kilo Is Coming to Town" • "It's a Gorganus Life" • "Madeline at the North Pole" • "Just Like Old Times" • Twas the Night Before BumpyJingle Bell RockSonic Christmas BlastThe Adventures of SnowdenA Christmas Carol • "Holiday on Ice" • "A Gadget Boy Christmas All Around the World" • "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" • "Witchmas Carole" • "The Christmas Phantom" • "Across the Delaware" • "Berry Merry Christmas" • "Santa Claw" • "The Claw Who Stole Christmas"
Ragdoll Productions "Magical Lights" • "Christmas Tree" • "Making Christmas Cards" • "Crackers" • "Christmas Carols" • "The Perfect Tree"
Decode Entertainment "Santa Sword is Coming to Town" • "Secret Santa" • "Last Day of Christmas" • "A Very Sadie Christmas" • "His Master's Choice" • "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" • "The Nutcracker" • "The Happy Holidays Issue" • "How to Make a Christmas Miracle" • "Lobster Claus is Coming to Town"
Halifax Films "Bob's Broken Sleigh" • "A Wish World Christmas"
Iconix Brand Group A Charlie Brown Christmas • "The Play" • It's Christmastime Again, Charlie BrownCharlie Brown's Christmas Tales • "Berry Merry Christmas" • I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown • "Christmas is Coming" • "Christmas is on Its Way" • "Happy First Frost"
FilmFair "Paddington's Christmas" • "Paddington and the Christmas Shopping" • "Christmas in Fabuland"
Nerd Corps Entertainment "A Christmas Wish" • "Monster Machine Christmas" • It's Not a Very Merry Endangered Species Christmas