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Just One of the Princes
Season 1, Episode 1
Justoneoftheprinces
Air date January 11th, 2013
Production Code 101
Written by Craig Gerber
Directed by Jamie Mitchell
Sam Riegel
Songs in this Episode Princess Things
Anything
Episode Guide
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"Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess"
Next Episode
"The Big Sleepover"
"Just One of the Princes" is the first episode of Sofia the First, a television series on Disney Junior. It aired on January 11th, 2013.

Overview

After seeing a flying derby race, Sofia decides to try out for Royal prep's flying derby team. But everyone tells her that flying derby isn't a "princess thing". However, Sofia is determined to become the first princess on the team. But it isn't easy especially with Prince Hugo, the best rider in Royal Prep, making fun of her. With the help of her mother she overcomes the doubts that a princess cannot be on the school's flying derby team.

Plot

The Royal Family of Enchancia go to watch a Flying Derby race. Sofia states that Flying Derby is her favorite sport in the Kingdom with her mother adding how Sofia used to pretend to race using their old mop as her flying horse. During the race, James reveals that Royal Prep has it's own Flying Derby Team, and Sofia agrees to be there for the tryouts. The next day at Royal Prep, Sofia reveals she's actually there to try out for the team instead of watching, to everyone's shock. Prince Hugo and Amber, through a song, tell her it's not a princess thing since it's traditionally a prince-only thing. A depressed Sofia tells her animal friends what Hugo and Amber said. They encourage her to go for it because it means a lot to her and she agrees. At dinner, she announces she's going to try out for the Flying Derby team to mixed reactions: Her parents and Bailiwick are supportive, but Amber and James aren't. Amber still insists that princesses shouldn't be flying derby racers while James is just worried that his little sister will make him a laughing stock. When James points out that Sofia doesn't even know how to ride a horse, much less about being a flying derby racer, Roland tells him to show her the ropes and has Bailiwick make her riding clothes.

The next day, Sofia is ready to get a horse of her own and ends up with the one horse nobody wants: Minimus. Unfortunately, Sofia has trouble from the very start and is mocked by Hugo. James helps her get the hang of it and shows her the ropes. He then teaches Sofia how to race, but she can't get through the steeple, the last hurdle on the course. That night, Amber once again tries to discourage Sofia from racing, stating she almost crashed after failing to get through the steeple and she doesn't want her to get hurt. Sofia's animal friends encourage her to get an early start at practice tomorrow.

The next day, Sofia practices on the course. Through a song, Sofia voices her determination to make the team. However, she still can't make it through the steeple. Hugo appears and tells her that there's no point starting a race you can't finish and she should just go back where she belongs: with the other princesses. When she gets home, Miranda tells her not to give up because she knows she can make the team.

On the day of the race, lots of people show up to see if a princess can make the team. Sofia starts in last place, but quickly makes progress, which makes Hugo decide he needs to take Sofia out of the race. He brings his horse to a sudden halt and causes Sofia to fall off her horse, to the shock of Amber and the crowd. Furious, Amber closes her fan and boos Hugo. James helps Sofia back on her horse, and they catch up to Hugo, with Sofia finally making it through the steeple. Sofia and James pass Hugo and win the race and their spot on the team.

Cast

Goofs

  • Shortly before Princess Things starts, James is shown in his flying derby uniform. When the princesses and princes march around as the song begins, James is wearing his regular clothes.
  • When Prince Hugo gets down from his horse at the end of the episode, his helmet mysteriously disappears.

Transcript

The transcript for Just One of the Princes may be viewed here.

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 | Sofia the First: The Mystic Isles | 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
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

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