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"As long as it's not my pride, I can swallow anything!"
— 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 on partnership is cut.
      • Mr. Conductor saying he never told the kids about Donald and Douglas is shortened.
      • An unused shot of Schemer being scene 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)
  • This is the first appearance of Schemee. It is also revealed that Schemee does not live in Shining Time, but is merely visiting his Uncle Schemer, so it is unknown where he really lives.
  • Gina Wilkinson guest starred as a customer.
  • This was the only Season 2 episode to be released on video being a part of the TV Teddy line.
  • This is the second time that a reference is made to the Friends of the Flowering Cactus Ladies Auxiliary, the first being in the season 1 episode Too Many Cooks.
  • Jonathan Shapiro joins the cast.
  • Mr. Conductor tells Donald & Douglas to Dan, Becky and Kara in this episode.
  • Mr. Conductor tells The Deputation to Stacy, Dan, Becky and Kara in this episode.