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"Jollybells"
Season 1, Episode 18B*
S1e09b title card
Half hour production code: 109B[1]
Broadcast Information
Disney XD airdate December 2, 2014
Disney Channel airdate January 25, 2016
Episode Credits
Directed by Charles Visser
Written by Deanna Oliver / Sherri Stoner
Storyboards by Douglas McCarthy
Episodes Chronology
In U.S. Broadcast Order
← Preceded by
"Gingersnaps and Grumpy Snaps"
Suceeded by →
"The Very Important Thingy"

"Jollybells" is a Christmas-themed episode that premiered on December 2, 2014 with "Gingersnaps and Grumpy Snaps" on Disney XD. It was revealed by series storyboard artist Douglas McCarthy who also posted several of his storyboard panels from "Jollybells" on his blog.[2]

It is the thirty-sixth episode in the series.

Synopsis

Happy must figure out a plan to bring the holiday spirit back to the villagers of Jollywood after the Glooms drain the joy out of the town using a magical Joybuster device.

Plot

Jollywood is celebrating Jolly Day at the village center with a huge Jollywood Tree, while the Glooms have their version of the holiday called Gloomy Day. Grim presents Hildy with a gift: a machine called the Joybuster, designed to drain the joy out of people. To test the machine, they use it on a group of carolers from the village arrived at their front door, and the machine sucks the joy out of them, literally turning them blue and depressing. The Glooms then go the village to make sure that one in Jollywood will be joyous.

Grim and Hildy appear at the Jolly Day events, which are hosted by Queen Delightful. They then target Doc, Grumpy, Sleepy, and Sneezy, and the other villagers, turning them blue. Happy notice his friends' depressing behavior, and tries to keep their spirits up. Later, the Glooms suck the joy out of Dopey, Lord Starchbottom, and Delightful, which is difficult because apparently she has a lot of happiness. Bashful, who hasn't been targeted yet, and Happy then found out it's the doing of the Glooms, and they set up a plan to return the villagers' joy.

Their first plan is to trick the Glooms into believing that they have all of the joy by using the Joybuster on two makeshift Bashful and Happy mannequins next to a table, with the real dwarfs giving out voices underneath them. The next plan involves Happy singing in an attempt to uplift The 7D's dull spirits at the cottage and then lead them and the villagers to the huge Jollywood Tree. Hildy can't believe that she was fooled, and the Glooms go back to use the Joybuster on Happy. But this is even more difficult than Delightful's -- Happy's joy is so big that it overloads the machine, causing it to explode, and all the joy cascades over the sky, returning it to everyone. As everybody gathers around the tree feeling happy again, even Grim and Hildy find joy inside themselves—though Hildy finds it gross. The episode end by Happy saying "Happy Jolly Day!".

Featured Songs

Running Gag

  • The Glooms draining someone's joy.

Trivia

  • "Jollybells" along with "Gingersnaps and Grumpy Snaps" are the second two Holiday episodes special for Christmas. The first two being "Buckets" and "Frankengloom" for Halloween.
  • This episode aired before in Italy that in the US on November 15, 2014 with the title "Le campane dell'allegria" (translation: "Jolly Bells").
  • In Disney Channel Asia, this episode premiered a week after the episode "Bathtub Bashful" and "Knick Knack Paddy Whack" was aired, skipping six other episodes.
  • This marks the second time Hildy finds some good in her; previously in "Hildy the Good", she felt a sense of good after performing good deeds as a good witch, though she doesn't want to let it happen.
  • Hildy sings for the fourth time since "Itsy Bitsy Spider Fighters" ("Spider Song"), "Welcome to the Neighborhood" ("Whoopty Dooptie Schmoodly Doo") and "Hildy the Good" ("La La La").
  • Bashful is the only character not being drained a joy by the Glooms.
  • Jolly Day is Jollywood's version of Christmas.

Goofs

  • When Queen Delightful is announcing Jolly Day, when the Jollywoodians say "Yip-yip-yooray", the closed captions say "Hip-hip-hurray!". Not only that, but "hooray" is spelled incorrectly.

Characters

International premieres

  • November 15, 2014 -- (Disney Channel Italy)
  • January 18, 2015 -- (Disney Channel Asia)
  • TBA, 2015 -- (Disney Channel Israel)[3]

References

The 7D Episodes
Season 1
The Long, Long Winter | Itsy Bitsy Spider Fighters | Sneezin' Season | The Delightful Diamond Mystery | Mirror, Mirror | The Big Bash | Surprise | Welcome to the Neighborhood | Sir Yipsalot and the Goose | Starchy Takes a Break | The Littlest Giants | Gnome Alone | Sleepytime | Goldilocks and the 7D | For the Love of Cheese | Let's Get Organ-ized | Grampa Grumpy and the Ogre | The Fairest in the Land | The 8th D | New Shoe | Bathtub Bashful | Knick Knack Paddy Whack | Grim the Dragon | Free Teensy | The Jollywood Jam | Hildy the Good | Buckets | Frankengloom | Uncle Humidor | Grim the Genius | The Enchanted Shoes | Hildyrella | Big Bad Sneezy | Cat on a Hot Grim Roof | Gingersnaps and Grumpy Snaps | Jollybells | The Very Important Thingy | Leaf It To Sneezy | 7 Frogs | Sir Yipsalot and the Mutt | The Queen's Quest | Finders Keepers | Abraca-Dopey | Bing Bong Beans | Doing the 7D Dance | Big Rock Candy Flim-Flam | The Rock of Sages
Season 2
When Pigs Fly | Knight School | In Yer Dreams, Pal | The Great Glitterpillar | Oh Happy Grumpy | Funniest Haircut Day | Say Pest to the Dress | Delight Me, Delight Me Not | Whose Voice is it Anyway? | Take Your Pet to Lunch Day | Giggleberries | Jollyball Anyone? | Miss Fortune Teller | Grump-Tiki | You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yeti! | Which Witch is Which? | The Family Pickles | Chicken Soup for the Troll | Dr. Jingleheimer | The Enchanted Forest Ranger | Take Me To Your Grumpy| Nicely Done and The 7D | Smarty Tooth | Surely You Jest | Hop To It, Dopey! | What Are You, Five? | Bedknobs and Gloomsticks | Take Care of Your Elf! | Game of Grumpy | The 7D and the Beast | Bummer Vacation | They Growl By Night | The Jollywood Games | Planks, But No Planks | Shapeshifter | There's a Monkey in My Hat | Water Ya Doin', Dopey? | Once in a Purple Moon | A Royal Pain in the Castle | A Sneeze in Time
Others
Pilot | Sir Yips and the Big Ips

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