Out of the Box
Season 1, Episode 2A
Out of the Box
Air date March 23, 2012
Written by Noelle Wright
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"Out of the Box" is the first segment of the second episode of the Disney Junior series Doc McStuffins, which premiered on March 23, 2012.


Little Jack, a jack in the box, can't pop, but he's scared of getting a check-up, so his dad, Big Jack, goes first.


While Doc and Emmie are taking items out of Doc's toy chest, they stop to pull out a Jack-in-the-box. Doc shows Emmie how it works and she then goes on to show her the slightly smaller box, but nothing happens! The small jack takes a peak over the edge and hides inside the box again. Which Doc comments as strange since it usually always pops up like Big Jack.




For more quotes, see the episode's transcript
Emmie: Ooh! A jack-in-the-box.
Doc: Yeah, that's Big Jack. Watch.
["Pop Goes the Weasel" playing]
Emmie: Aah! It popped! And I was all like, "aah!" and you were like, "aah!"
Doc: I know! [Both she and Emmie chuckle] And this is Little Jack.
Emmie: Make him pop up! Make him pop up!
Doc: Okay. Ready? He's...
[Winds Little Jack's crank but he doesn't pop up]
Emmie: Aw. I wanted him to pop up.
Doc: Hmm, that's weird. He usually pops just like Big Jack.
[knock on door]
Dr. McStuffins: Hi, girls.
Doc: How was work, mom? Did you have any cool patients?
Dr. McStuffins: Nothing too interesting. Just a few colds--oh! And a sprained finger. How was your day?
Doc: Good. I have a really interesting patient.
Stuffy: A tiara? Really? May I remind you I am a dragon. Dragons and tiaras don't go together. It's a big no-no.
Lambie: But tiaras and lambs are a big yes-yes.
Doc: Hi, Little Jack.
Little Jack: Hi, Doc.
Doc: I want to help you so you can pop up like you used to. Why don't I give you a checkup?
Little Jack: [Gasps and goes back in his box]
Stuffy: Maybe the little guy has stage fright.
Lambie: Hmm. I think maybe he's afraid to get a checkup.
Big Jack: Are you, Little Jack?
Little Jack: I've never had one before.
Doc: It's OK. Everyone gets a little scared.
Chilly: Some of us get a lot scared--ha--like me. I'm talking about me.
Doc: But I promise it won't hurt. In fact, I'm here to help you feel better.
Chilly: Oh, no! Not can't-pop-itis. Can I get it? Is it contagious? Ooh! It sounds contagious.
Doc: Chilly, if you don't have anything on you that pops, how can you get can't-pop-itis?
Chilly: Oh, good point, Doc. Whew! That was a close one.


  • Diagnosis: Can't-pop-itis
  • Toys that debut in this episode: Big Jack and Little Jack
  • Moral: Check ups are just a way for doctors to see how you're growing and doing. There's no reason to be afraid of getting one.
  • Lambie has a scarf on for this entire episode.
  • Out of the Box is the title of a show that aired on Playhouse Disney, the predecessor to Disney Junior.