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"Run Down Race Car" is the second segment of the second episode of the Disney Junior series Doc McStuffins, which premiered on March 23, 2012.


Ricardo Racecar loses his energy during a race. Then, Doc and the gang need to recharge it.


Doc and Donny are playing with racecars in their backyard. Donny brings out Ricardo, his favorite toy racecar. He plans to have him race at the championship best racecar ever race this afternoon, against Luca and his fastest car. As he's playing with the toy, Ricardo begins to move slower and slower until he doesn't move at all. He ultimately ends up losing his very first race. Donny is really upset and since he was up very late racing his cars his dad has him go take a nap so he'll be recharged when Luca comes over. While Donny takes his nap, decides to see what is wrong with Ricardo.

Stuffy is excited to see Ricardo, who wants to show him his speed. Lambie and Doc inform him that he lost a race, but Ricardo is confident that it was just a mistake. Stuffy cheers him on, as Ricardo prepares to race again. However, Ricardo is barely able to move, and he considers quitting racing because he can't go fast. Luckily, Doc promises she'll find out what is wrong with him, and decides to give him a check-up.

Once Doc checks the toy out, she finds out that Ricardo is out of energy to race. She realizes that Ricardo is run down because Donny was playing with him all night. All that racing drained his batteries, leaving him with no energy to race that morning. Doc diagnoses him with "No-Vroom-Vroom-atosis", meaning that he can't drive because he is tired and has no energy. All Ricardo needs is his batteries recharged. Doc's dad plugs in Ricardo to charge his batteries, and Doc lets him rest. As soon as he's finished recharging, Ricardo is once again going fast and at top speed. After Ricardo's nap is over, and he is able to race a super-quick lap around the room, his "No-Vroom-Vroom-atosis" is cured, just in time for Donny's race with Luca. With his charged batteries, Ricardo is able to win the championship best racecar ever race, and Doc is happy with another patient cured.




For more quotes, see the episode's transcript
Donny: Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to watch the world famous Ricardo Racecar win another race.
Doc: Donny, we haven't even started. How do you know Ricardo is going to win?
Donny: Because he is the best racecar ever. And he always wins. I raced him at least a bajillion times last night, and he never lost, ever!
Stuffy: You're the greatest racecar there is.
Ricardo: Heh heh. This is true. I am. So why am I being carried?
Doc: Ricardo, you haven't been going as fast as usual. I'm worried something might be wrong with you.
Ricardo: Doc, I only go one speed--the fastest.
Lambie: But what about the race?
Ricardo: So I lost a race. It was obviously a mistake. Put me down and I'll show you that I still have plenty of zip.
Doc: Great. And I can observe what's happening to you.
Doc: (to Ricardo) Whatever's wrong with you, it seems to be getting worse.
Stuffy: Ricardo, Ricardo, he's our man. He can drive circles round the fastest lamb!
Lambie: (Whispering to Stuffy) No, he can't.
Stuffy (to Hallie): Ricardo Racecar--the fastest race car there is.
Hallie (to Ricardo): Well, good for you, sugar.
Lambie: Ohh. But Donny's friend Luca is coming over for a championship race today.
Ricardo: And I will not be able to race unless Doc can help me.
Hallie: Oh, my stars and gators! What are you gonna do, Doc?
Doc: What we always do, Hallie. We're going to diagnose what's wrong with Ricardo, and then we're gonna make it better.


  • Diagnosis: No-Vroom-Vroom-atosis
  • Toys that debut in this episode: Ricardo Racecar
  • Moral: It's important to get a good night's rest to recharge your body.
  • This is the second episode Chilly is absent from.
  • Stuffy is revealed to be a huge fan of Ricardo Racecar in this episode.
  • This episode reveals that Stuffy knows how to whistle.
  • This episode reveals that Lambie knows how to do cartwheels.