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"A Whale of a Time" is the second segment of the fifteenth episode of the Disney Junior series Doc McStuffins, which premiered on April 13, 2012.


Doc helps Lula, the sponge Beluga Whale toy grow.




For more quotes, see the episode's transcript
Hermie: As a crab, I know a thing or two about water animals, and let me tell you, whales are wicked big!
Chilly: Oh. I hope we have enough room. If we don't, I'll have to live outside. And when it gets hot, I'll melt! Oh, this new toy is the worst thing that's ever happened to me.
Lambie: Oh, Chilly. You can't melt. You're a stuffed animal, remember?
Chilly: Ooh. Now that you say it, I do.
Stuffy: That's Lula? She's so small. (Lambie nudges him) Ow! I mean cute! So cute!
Lula: Ugh. I know. I'm tiny. I don't like it, but I'm not gonna be small for long. I'm gonna grow sooo big someday. I can't wait!
Lambie: Oh, I hate to break it to you, but toys don't grow.
Lula: I don't know about other toys, but I'm gonna grow at least 5 times the size I am now.
Doc: Lula is a special kind of toy. She's made out of sponge, and when we put her in water, she's gonna grow.
Doc: It says here that you have to wait in the water before you grow. I have a diagnosis. Lula, you have Wanna-Be-Big Syndrome, but as much as you want to be big, you're just gonna have to wait until your body is ready.


  • Diagnosis: Wanna-Be-Big Syndrome
  • Toys that debut in this episode: Lula
  • This episode chronologically takes place after "Bronto Boo-Boos" as Hallie mentions Bronty in this episode.
    • This episode along with "Out in the Wild" is the 20th Season 1 episode in production order.
  • It is revealed that Doc got Hermie at the aquarium.