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"Rescue Ronda, Ready for Takeoff" is the first segment of the ninth episode of the Disney Junior series Doc McStuffins, which premiered on April 3, 2012.


Doc has to fix Luca's helicopter, Rescue Ronda, when she can't fly, due to getting a little twig from a bush in her propeller.


Doc and Donny are playing basketball with Stuffy and Chilly, when Donny gets Chilly stuck on the top of the basketball hoop by accident. While wondering what to do about it, Donny's friend Luca shows up with his toy, Rescue Ronda. Donny then gets the brilliant idea to use her in order to reach Chilly and get him down, but both boys wish to use her. Donny argues that it was his idea, while Luca says the toy is his, but they luckily manage to agree to both use it together. However, they begin to argue again, since they both are trying to control her.

As Doc tries to get them to calm down and focus, Ronda ends up crashing!

They dig her out of the bushes and try to control Ronda, but it is no use as her propeller doesn't move. Luca also notices that her basket fell off and he goes to retrieve it, but he pricked his finger from the bush. Donny takes him inside to see his mother in order to get a look at it. Then Doc uses her stethoscope which brings her toy friends to life.

As Chilly begins to panic, Ronda tells them that she will get him to safety but Doc tries to tell her she can't. Ronda tries to fly, only to find out that she can't.

Both girls then sing a song about how much they love to help others ,when Chilly suddenly reminds them that he's still on the basketball hoop! Stuffy then tries to save him, but isn't able to. Doc promises to help Ronda, once she can get Chilly down and she finds a small step stool help her reach Chilly. Once she puts him down and Lambie gives him a tight hug, Doc continues on to Ronda and asks Hallie to bring her the medical bag.

Doc then begins to examine Ronda at the table. First she checks her engine, then her propeller, which grabs onto Stuffy and sends him flying by accident! After she checks with Stuffy, Doc resumes and tries to check on Ronda's propeller, but Ronda stops her momentarily to mentions she's very ticklish. Doc shows that she is too, but she really needs to check them anyway and she asks her to try to calm down to make it easier. She then tries to spin the propeller but it won't budge! Doc does not see anything so she asks Ronda if anything happened today.

First, Ronda cant think of anything, but then she remembers how she crashed into that bush earlier. She adds that Luca always takes good care of her, so Doc decides she'll go ask Luca if he may have known about anything that may have happened to Ronda. Inside, she finds Luca being examined by their mother, who informs the three children that he has a splinter! Luca is very worried and when she goes on to take it off, Luca will not let her, until she explains that if she just lets him see it, she can remove it very easily and the splinter will be all gone. With a little bit of hesitation, Luca finally allows Dr. McStuffins to take it off and Luca thanks her.

Doc suddenly realizes that Luca got the splinter from his finger when he tried to grab the rescue basket from the prickly bush, so Doc rushes back outside to go and check on Ronda's propellers for second time while telling her stuffed animal friends she knows what the problem is. Upon closer inspection, Doc finds the small splinter in the bolt where Ronda's propeller is held. Doc diagnoses her with "Stuckpropatosis", meaning that a splinter has locked up Ronda's propeller, and is preventing her from flying. Ronda asks if she can take it out, and Doc eagerly assures her that she can. Ronda then admits she is scared, since she's usually the one who helps others and she has never needed help before, but with a bit of help, knowing that Doc is only trying to help her, she lets her take the splinter out. Ronda tries to fly and holds Stuffy as she does so by accident! Stuffy then untangles from her rescue rope, and Ronda swoops in just in time to rescue him! After singing, Ronda puts down Stuffy right before Luca and Donny run from the house. Happily, they thank Doc for the help and the episode ends as the boys start to play.




For more quotes, see the episode's transcript
Dr. McStuffins: Donny, Luca's here!
Luca: Hey, Donny!
Donny: Luca! Wow! You brought your rescue helicopter? That thing is awesome.
Doc: My favorite thing is helping toys.
Ronda: Then you do understand, Doc. I've never left a toy behind. Ever!
Doc: I've never left a toy behind either, and I'm not gonna start now!
Doc: Hallie! Can you bring my--
Hallie: You did want your doctor's bag, didn't you?
Doc: Yes, but how did you know that?
Hallie: Hippo-hunch.


  • Diagnosis: Stuckpropatosis
  • Toys that debut in this episode: Rescue Ronda
  • It is revealed in this episode that Hallie has a hippo hunch that always tells her what Doc will need before she tells her.
  • Luca mentions that Ronda's basket had fallen off. But they are never seen retrieving it and by the end of the episode she seems to have required it.
  • Doc is shown to be very ticklish.
  • This episode along with "All Washed Up" is the 7th Season 1 episode in production order.