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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. Doc comments that this is strange, since it usually always pops up like Big Jack. After Emmie leaves, Doc takes Little Jack, Big Jack, Lambie, and Stuffy to the clinic to give Little Jack a check-up.

Inside the clinic, Little Jack is nervous about having a check-up, but Big Jack, Doc, and the rest of the toys are all supportive, with Doc allowing him to have a sticker when he is done. Big Jack even volunteers to have a check-up before Little Jack, to show him that check-ups aren't scary.

After Big Jack's check-up is done, Doc begins her examination on Little Jack. Everything looks good, until she opens up his box, and notices that his clothes are stuck in the gears of the music box. As such, she diagnoses him with "Can't-pop-itis", meaning that the clothes caught in his gears are preventing him from popping out of his box. Once Doc gets him unstuck, Little Jack is able to pop again! Little Jack is glad that check-ups aren't scary, and is happy he can pop again. With his "Can't-pop-itis" cured and check-up over, Doc gives him a sticker, and Little Jack asks to be taken to Emmie, who is delighted that he works, as the two continue playing with him .




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 wore her scarf for this entire episode.
  • Out of the Box is the title of a show that aired on Playhouse Disney, the predecessor to Disney Junior.
  • This is Doc's first time shown playing with Emmie.
  • This is Emmie's first appearance.