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"Now let Me see. That means He's one part, and You're another Part. And if one part doesn't get along with another part, then You'll Have to part. And if the two parts are apart, how can I tell you apart?"
— Mr. Conductor on the kids' partnership with Schemer.

Sweet and Sour is the fifth episode of the second season.


The kids are selling lemonade and cookies. However, Schemer and Schemee encourage them to raise the prices and sell low-quality products. When Midge Smoot buys some cookies and finds out how awful they taste, she gets upset with Schemer.

Cast and Characters

Main Cast

The Flexitoon Puppeteers

Guest Starring

Mentioned Characters

Thomas Stories


Jukebox Band Segment Song

  • Erie Canal


  • There were many changes made to the Fox Family and Nick Jr. varaiants. These include:
    • Fox Family:
      • Mr. Conductor's lemonade drinking scene is slightly shortened.
      • An unused shot of Dan saying, "But he's our partner" to Mr. Conductor is used.
      • Mr. Conductor's explanation on partnership is cut.
      • Mr. Conductor saying he never told the kids about Donald and Douglas is shortened.
      • An unused shot of Schemer leaving behind the kids is used for when the banner appears to go to commercial.
      • The kids getting excited about making money at the garden party is cut.
      • Billy telling the kids that Schemer did them a favor of being taken out of the lemonade stand is cut.
      • Mirrored footage from Achoo is used to put a nickel in the Jukebox to start Erie Canal. Due to this, the Jukebox Band's prologue before beginning Erie Canal is cut.
      • The Deputation is cut from the airing.
      • Because "The Deputation" was removed, the shot of the kids' new stand revealed immediately goes to Schemer and Schemee seeing their new stand when Erie Canal ends. The song's fade is also slightly longer.
    • Nick Jr: (To Be Discovered)
      • The Deputation is cut from the airing.
  • This was the only Season 2 episode to be released on video being a part of the TV Teddy line.
  • Mr. Conductor says that he's running in a marathon against a tortoise. This is a reference to Aesop's fable, The Tortoise and the Hare.
  • The Thomas stories are listed in reverse order in the end credits.