Dora the Explorer: “Swiper the Explorer” – Nickelodeon Special

Oh, that sneaky Swiper! He’s been a pest to Dora and her merry band of explorers, but this time Swiper’s taking on a new role. The sneaky, clever fox who takes items Dora needs during her adventures is actually helping her this time around.

On Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 8pm PST on Nickelodeon, Swiper will help Dora, Boots, Backpack, and Map search for the parents of a missing baby fox. Will Swiper be able to change his selfish ways and use his talents for good? My money is on yes.

The new episode titled “Swiper the Explorer” teaches kids the value of cooperation, using one’s talents for different things, and also the power of forgiveness. It also shows kids that no matter our opinion of those who have wronged us in the past they have the power to change their ways. It all sounds deep and insightful, but Dora and company pull it off with high-energy excitement and fun.

Those who know Dora the Explorer will enjoy seeing Swiper in his new role for this particular episode. Whether or not they will keep him as a helper instead of a swiper remains to be seen. I hope for the sake of the series that they change him back to his old ways. Every show needs a fun and charismatic nemesis and Swiper definitely fits the bill.

So get ready for some Swiper-centered fun on an all-new Dora the Explorer this Sunday, March 21 at 8pm PST, only on Nickelodeon! Check it out!!!

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