Make Way for Miss Nettle
Season 1, Episode 16
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Air date August 23, 2013
Production Code 116
Written by Erica Rothschild
Craig Gerber
Directed by Jamie Mitchell
Larry Leichliter
Sam Riegel
Songs in this Episode Make Way for Miss Nettle
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"Make Way for Miss Nettle" is the sixteenth episode of the Disney Junior animated series, Sofia the First. It premiered on August 23, 2013.


A new fairy teacher, Miss Nettle, who was once the apprentice of Flora, Fauna and Merryweather arrives at Royal Prep to be a teacher for the after-school gardening club. However, Miss Nettle has ulterior motives for coming to the school, namely, to find a spell-book belonging to the three fairies, which would enhance her magic.


School's over, Sofia and James ask Amber if she would like to join them in the After School Gardening Club, but she refuses as she doesn't like digging in the dirt. Sofia and James head to the greenhouse and meet up with their friend, Prince Desmond. The three good fairies arrive to introduce Miss Nettle, a fairy who was their own apprentice, to be a teacher for Enchanted Gardening.

The three good fairies leave, and Miss Nettle teaches them about plants that grow big with magical plant food until they learn to grow plants on their own, demonstrating a Rising Rose and a quartet of Bouncing Bluebells. She then sets Desmond to grow a Singing Sunflower, Sofia a Dancing Daisy, and James some Laughing Lillies. Sofia produces a small, but still active daisy, Desmond grows a spectacular (both in height and singing ability) Singing Sunflower, and James falls into temporary fits of hysterical laughter due to standing too close to his bunch of lilies. Miss Nettle heads to the school campus, but Sofia notices Miss Nettle's glove fell and she attempts to return it, leaving James and Desmond to have fun.

After Miss Nettle sneaks into the main office of Royal Prep, she tries to find the spell book which would make her the most powerful fairy in the world until Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather show up and spot Miss Nettle. As the fairies confront her for finding the spell book in their office, Miss Nettle traps them in a bubble with their wands confiscated so that they won't go after her. Suddenly, Sofia witnesses Miss Nettle and the fairies trapped, and the fairies seek help from Sofia and her friends to get the spell book before Miss Nettle gets it.

Sofia warns James and Desmond about the fairies, and hurries to Professor Popov for help as no one else in the school is left. As they went from the ballroom to get him, Professor Popov spotted Miss Nettle messing up the library, but she traps him in a bubble. The three gang try to find more ways like finding a map of the whole school, and turns out the spell book is located in the clock tower as the fairies made Sofia some ideas while in the bubble.

The gang approaches the clock tower and it's impossible to climb up, Sofia uses her rose pinned from her hair to let Desmond grow it to a stalk, making them climb up while Desmond is afraid to do it. As they reach the top, the clock moves and they notice the spell book as it's carried by one of the figures that resembles Flora. Miss Nettle shows up, trapping them, and does "the best part" and made a "deal" to get the spell book. The three agree, but it leaves them tricked when she says that she would only free the fairies after learning every spell from their book and become the most powerful fairy in the world, and rushes to the greenhouse.

Sofia and the gang remembers what the laughing lillies did to James, and lets Desmond grow them, but he's is still too scared to face her, until James advises him about being royal and brave. Somehow, James makes an idea, and the gang rushes to the greenhouse, sneaking by Miss Nettle to distract her from doing her spells. Sofia and Desmond continue sneaking to grow the laughing lillies, until Miss Nettle spots them underneath the table, but the lillies grow and spray pollen on her face, which make her laugh uncontrollably until she drops the spell book. The gang rushes to the office where the fairies are trapped, and are saved by their cleverness to find the spell on the 24th page and a wand.

With the fairies freed from the bubble, They ask where Miss Nettle has gone to and find she has disappeared and sneaked up behind them. The evil fairy makes her final move but Desmond jumps on her, leaving her wand and him in a bubble. Miss Nettle has finally lost, and the fairies free Desmond. Finally, the fairies banish Miss Nettle with her wand confiscated. The brave gang still forgets one thing, they'll have to free Professor Popov, ending the episode as they chase the poor trapped professor across the grounds.



The transcript for Make Way for Miss Nettle (episode) may be viewed here.




  • When Miss Nettle hands out the flowers she introduces them in the wrong order.
  • Her wings morph through her cloak when you view her from the back.
  • During the scene in the clock tower, the rising rose is seen rising through the trapdoor but later the trapdoor is shut, and there is no trace of the rising rose.
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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