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"The New Girl" is the first segment of the tenth episode of the Disney Junior series Doc McStuffins, which premiered on April 4, 2012.


Doc gets an "action toy" doll from Japan from her Grandmother called Kiko, and emphasizes exercise when she finds out that Kiko has weak legs.


Doc returns home one day when her mom points out that she has received a package from her grandmother in Japan. Her mom reads over the note, then reminds Doc to send a thank you letter in return before she leaves. Inside the Clinic, Doc takes out Kiko and allows her to meet the others. Kiko greets them, thanking them in Japanese, when Stuffy thinks she just sneezed, Kiko explains what it meant, and Doc adds that she spoke Japanese. Kiko explains she is from Japan, and she and Doc show the toys where Japan is located. Kiko begins to talk of her action kick, and upon being asked, she hops out of Doc's hand and tries to do it, but she only falls over instead!

Kiko mentions how she can normally do much better then that and they resume trying to show Lambie where Japan is. Lambie then comments that Kiko must be worn out, though Kiko claims to be fine and Lambie offers to play a game with her instead, to which Kiko agrees to before warning her how good she is at them due to being an action figure and all. They decide to play jump rope, with Hallie playing against Kiko. Hallie does amazing but when it's Kiko's turn, she just falls flat onto the floor! Everyone is very confused about this, as Kiko then tries to do her Action Kick, but falls again! Doc offers to give her a checkup, since something clearly seems to be wrong. And so, she heads to the checkup area in the back of Doc's clinic in order to check Kiko and make sure she is okay and she checks her heart, looks into her mouth, then checks out her reflexes. Kiko warns them that her reflexes are lightning fast and she proves it, until Doc begins to tap her knees and legs, and nothing happens.

Doc then gives Kiko a test involving moving around to see if anything happens. Kiko struggles and comments that she just can't do it, despite how easy it is for some reason. Doc then has her diagnosis. Doc diagnoses Kiko with "Weak-Muscle-itis", meaning her muscles are weak from her not stretching. because of She shows Kiko and the others that somehow the muscles in her legs have weakened severely, and she compares a muscle to a rubber band, saying that if one doesn't stretch it enough, it can become very weak. Doc also informs them that Kiko's leg muscles have become weak because of how long she was stuck in her box.

Upon being asked by Lambie is there is a way to fix it, Doc explains that if Kiko just bends, stretches, and flexes, that should fix the muscles in her legs and everyone begins to exercise by singing a song! After the song ends, Kiko manages to flip her way back into the front of the clinic. She is very happy, as Doc explains that stretching really helps, and it comes in handy a lot of the time, so she'll need to remember this from now on. After Kiko thanks Doc in Japanese again, she then teaches it to Doc, who manages to say it! While Doc happily comments on how she's learned to speak Japanese, Kiko decides she wants to try again with the jump rope and she successfully manages to jump rope and even invites Hallie to jump rope with her!

It's then Doc's mother comes inside and she mentions how she's going to take Doc and Donny to dinner since their Dad will be out and can't make dinner. Doc thanks her in Japanese and upon being asked how she learned this, Doc claims it was from a new friend and leaves with her mom, asking if they could go out for Japanese food and mentions how she wants to write her grandmother a thank you note first.




For more quotes, see the episode's transcript
Grandma's letter: "Dear Doc, I hope you enjoy this doll from Japan. Her name is Kiko, and I'm sure she can't wait to meet you. Love, Grandma".
Doc: I can't wait to meet her, either! (Her mother gives her a look) I mean, I'm meeting her right now, obviously.
Kiko: (after Doc frees Kiko from her package) Arigato gozaimasu.
Stuffy: Bless you.
Doc: Stuffy, that wasn't a sneeze. That was Japanese.
Kiko: I said "thank you."
Chilly: (After he falls on bubble wrap) I popped!
Doc: You don't have anything that pops, Chilly. You're all stuffing in there.
Chilly: Well, then my stuffing popped.
Doc: Stuffing doesn't pop. You're bouncing on bubble wrap.
Chilly: Oh. That explains it. (Continues to bounce on the bubble wrap) Hoo-hoo. Hey, hey, this is fun.
Kiko: Who wants to take me on...
Stuffy: Oh, me.
Kiko: In jump rope?
Stuffy: Wait, jump rope? But I'm not good at jumping rope. Ha. Tail gets in the way.
Kiko: (After Doc takes out her reflex hammer) Cool hammer, Doc. What are we gonna build?
Hallie: That's Doc's reflex hammer to test your reflexes.
Stuffy: Right. And, uh, just to be sure Lambie knows, what are reflexes, again?
Lambie: Reflexes are how your muscles move when they're working right.
Stuffy: See, now she knows.


  • Diagnosis: Weak-Muscle-itis
  • Toys that debut in this episode: Kiko
  • Doc's grandmother is mentioned in this episode for the first time. She is said to be visiting friends in Japan.
  • Stuffy mentions that he's not good at jumping rope because his tail gets in the way. While Hallie states that she has been known to "skip a rope or two in her day".
  • Arigatou Gozaimasu is the formal way one would say "Thank you". Arigatou alone means "Thank you" and Gozaimasu just makes it formal.
  • This episode along with "Wrap It Up" is the 18th Season 1 episode in production order.