Blue Ribbon Bunny (episode)
Season 1, Episode 7
Blue Ribbon Bunny titlecard
Air date March 15, 2013
Production Code 107
Written by Craig Gerber
Directed by Jamie Mitchell

Larry Leichliter
Sam Riegel

Songs in this Episode Blue Ribbon Bunny (song)
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"Blue Ribbon Bunny" is the seventh episode of Sofia the First.


Sofia learns of a pet contest and wishes to enter it, but after seeing that Clover puts little effort into getting ready, she loses faith and decides to enter a different rabbit. Clover becomes disappointed and Sofia must regain his friendship.


Sofia, Amber, and James are at the Village Fair and learn there's going to be a Pet Contest: The grand prize is a blue ribbon for the pet and both the pet and the owner get to ride a float in the Fair Parade. James plans to enter his baboon and Amber plans to enter her peacock. Sofia does not have a pet, so James suggests that she enter Clover. Amber says a plain bunny like him can't win and she should go to the castle zoo and pick a different pet. She also tells Sofia to go to the Castle Zoo and pick out a different pet.

Back at the castle, Sofia tosses some blueberries to Clover, which he expertly catches in his mouth. Sofia tells Clover about the contest and how she wants to enter him in it. Clover does not like being considered a pet, but Sofia talks him into it by telling him about the blue ribbon and the parade ride, which makes Clover brag about being a blue ribbon bunny through a rap number. Amber and James are practicing their pets' routines in the garden when Sofia arrives. When Sofia tries to brush his fur, an annoyed Clover quickly leaves to get a snack. Amber once again tells Sofia that a "plain old bunny like Clover" is not going to cut it and that she needs a pet with a special talent. She takes Sofia to the castle zoo to meet Ginger, a pretty white rabbit who can whistle, but Sofia still plans to take Clover. The other Royal kids arrive at the castle, and Crackle is, of course, delighted to see Clover again. Sofia is starting to become discouraged by how impressive everyone's pets are. After Clover refuses to wear a bow and digs for carrots again, Sofia loses all faith in him and decides to take Ginger instead. Crackle finds Clover, who sadly tells her Sofia's taking another bunny to the contest. However, Ginger doesn't turn out to be quite what Sofia expected. Crackle angrily confronts Sofia and tells her she hurt Clover's feelings. Sofia goes back to the castle.

Sofia finds Clover and apologizes to him for hurting his feelings. They then go back to the contest where Clover wins. He and Sofia then ride in the parade.



The transcript for Blue Ribbon Bunny (episode) may be viewed here.



  • During his "Blue Ribbon Bunny" song, Clover briefly does the Gangnam Style dance at one point.
  • When the camera zooms in on Amber and Praline as Sofia walks past them, Amber's fan disappears.
  • This is the first episode where Clover doesn't feel needed. 
  • Clover's ears are curved more than they usually (in the song and episode) 
Episode List
Season One: Just One of the Princes | The Big Sleepover | Let the Good Times Troll | Cedric's Apprentice | A Royal Mess | The Shy Princess | Blue Ribbon Bunny | The Princess Test | Baileywick's Day Off | Tri-Kingdom Picnic |The Little Witch | Two to Tangu | Finding Clover | The Amulet of Avalor | The Buttercups | Make Way for Miss Nettle · The Amulet and the Anthem | Tea for Too Many | Princess Butterfly | Great Aunt-Venture | The Baker King | Holiday in Enchancia | The Enchanted Feast
Season Two: Two Princesses and a Baby | The Enchanted Feast | The Flying Crown | Mom's the Word | The Silent Knight | Enchanted Science Fair | King for a Day | When You Wish Upon a Well | Gizmo Gwen | Sofia the Second | Mystic Meadows | Princesses to the Rescue! | Ghostly Gala | The Emerald Key | Scrambled Pets | The Princess Stays in the Picture | Baileywhoops | Winter's Gift | The Leafsong Festival | Substitute Cedric | Clover Time | In a Tizzy | A Tale of Two Teams | The Littlest Princess | Buttercup Amber | Carol of the Arrow | Sidekick Clio
Season Three: Cool Hand Fluke | Minimus is Missing | Cedric Be Good | Princess Adventure Club | Minding the Manor | The Secret Library | New Genie on the Block | The Fliegel has Landed | The Princess Ballet | All the Sprite Moves | Sofia in Elvenmoor | Stormy Lani | Lord of the Rink | The Secret Library: Olaf and the Tale of Miss Nettle | Gone with the Wand | Bad Little Dragon | Bunny Swap | Her Royal Spyness | Dad's and Daughter's Day | The Secret Library: The Tale of the Noble Knight | The Bamboo Kite | Beauty is the Beast | Cauldronation Day | Camp Wilderwood | Royal Vacation | Hexley Hall | The Princess Prodigy | One for the Books
Season Four: Day of the Sorcerers | The Secret Library: Tale of the Eternal Torch | The Crown of Blossoms | Pin the Blame on the Genie | The Mystic Isles: The Princess and the Protector | The Royal Dragon | The Mystic Isles: The Mare of the Mist | Through the Looking Back Glass | Princess Jade | Ivy's True Colors | Too Cute to Spook | Pirated Away | The Mystic Isles: The Falcon's Eye | The Mystic Isles: The Great Pretender | The Mystic Isles: A Very Mystic Wassalia | The Birthday Wish | In Cedric We Trust | The Mystic Isles: A Hero for the Hoodwinks | The Mystic Isles: Undercover Fairies | A Royal Wedding | The Royal School Fair | The Lost Pyramid | Return to Merroway Cove | The Elf Situation
Specials: Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess | Sofia the First: The Floating Palace | Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy | Elena and the Secret of Avalor | Sofia the First: The Mystic Isles | Sofia the First: Forever Royal

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