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Don't Cry, Anna is the fifth episode of the second season of Hoop-a-Joop. It aired on Netfllix Toons on October 21, 2000.

Plot

  • While Stella and Carlos are away in their anniversary, Mel and Lori are left in charge of Anna, their 5-year-old sister. Due to the fact that Anna's cries are loud than ever, the two seek help from Polly The Therapist who agrees to help out. The Wolfpack are interested and want Anna to cry even louder. After Stella and Carlos return, they see that Anna is asleep and they thank Mel and Lori.

Cast

  • Stephanie Morgenstern as Mel Blake
  • Candi Milo as Lori Blake
  • Debi Derryberry as Anna Blake
  • Susan Roman as Stella Blake
  • Steven Blum as Carlos Blake
  • Lauren Tom as Polly The Therapist
  • Peter Kelamis as Vin Walterson
  • Carlos Alazraqui as Sam Williams
  • Grey DeLisle as Erica Roberts
  • Katie Griffin as Jacqueline Adair
  • Phil LaMarr as Flan Cabot
  • Lainie Frasier as Dark Onion

Songs

  1. Take On Me (the opening theme)
  2. Billie Jean (sung by guest star Michael Jackson)
  3. Up Up Up by Rose Falcon (as the episode's end theme)

Trivia

  • This is the second episode where Anna cries, with the first being Fear of A Shot.
  • It is revealed that Mel and Lori used to argue.
  • Polly The Therapist makes her only appearance.
  • This is the episode where we focus on Mel and her family.
  • Neither Al, Amy, or James appear.

Transcript

  • (We open this episode with the 1992 Warner Bros. Family Entertainment logo)
  • (We afterwards open with Take On Me)
  • Woman: Talking away I don't know what I'm to say I'll say it anyway Today isn't my day to find you Shying away I'll be coming for your love, OK?
  • Chorus: Take on me (take on me), Take me on (take on me)
  • Woman: I'll be gone In a day or two.
  • (The episode then opens at the Blake Household)
  • (We see Stella dressed in a beautiful red dress)
  • Stella: How'd I look, girls?
  • Mel: Wonderful!
  • Anna: And totally cute, too!
  • Lori: Yeah right.
  • Stella: I know about all my cuteness.
  • (Doorbell rings)
  • Stella: Coming!
  • (Stella opens the door and saw Carlos in a black tuxedo, holding some flowers)
  • Stella: Wow, Carlos!
  • Carlos: These flowers are for you.
  • Stella: (sniffing the flowers) They look wonderful.
  • (Stella puts the flowers on a vase)
  • Mel: What are you going to?
  • Stella: We're going out on a perfect anniversary.
  • Lori: An anniversary, huh?
  • Stella: Exactly.
  • Carlos: We remember the first time we fell in love with each other.
  • (Flashback to Stella and Carlos as teenagers)
  • Carlos: I knew you were beautiful.
  • Stella: Do you find the ring?
  • Carlos: (grabs Stella's hand and kneels down) I'll give it to you.
  • (Carlos gives the ring to Stella)
  • Carlos: Will you marry me, my beautiful lady?
  • Stella: Exactly.
  • (Carlos slips the ring on Stella's finger)
  • Stella: Oh, thank you so much!
  • (Stella kisses Carlos on a cheek)
  • Carlos: You're welcome.
  • (End of flashback)
  • Stella: And we have our perfect wedding.
  • Carlos: Since we've been a married couple.
  • (Another flashback to Stella and Carlos' wedding)
  • Priest: Do you, Carlos, take Stella as your lawfully wedded wife?
  • Carlos: I do.
  • Priest: And do you, Stella, take Carlos as your lawfully wedded husband?
  • Stella: I do.
  • Priest: I now pronounce you man and wife. You may kiss the bride.
  • (Carlos dips Stella and they both kiss each other)
  • (End of flashback)
  • Stella: We love to be a married couple.
  • Carlos: And we mean it.
  • (Stella and Carlos both kiss each other)
  • Mel: Wow.
  • Lori: What are you going to do to us, dad?
  • Carlos: Just make sure you two will babysit Anna while we are away.
  • Mel: We will.
  • Lori: You'd be interested in having a fight with you.
  • Mel: That isn't true.
  • Stella: We'll be back at midnight.
  • Carlos: Yeah, I want you to be good.
  • (Mel's Parents leave)
  • Anna: Why are you talking about?
  • Mel: Don't you see, Anna? It's 8:00pm and we can't spend the whole night through.
  • Lori: Oh please. I don't have time for your lame excuses.
  • Mel: Really, Lori! How could you be so mean to me at a time like this?
  • Lori: For your information, Mango-Head, you're the weakling.
  • Mel: That's it! I've had it with you!
  • Lori: Grr! Was that what you really think!? Then, fair chance.
  • (They both stare at each other while growling)
  • Anna: I hate fighting!
  • Mel and Lori: Who cares!?
  • (Anna starts to cry like a ruthless little baby and starts throwing a tremendous tantrum)
  • Mel: It's your fault that you can't keep a better look out, Lori!
  • Lori: Yeah right, especially the way you cry when you were little!
  • Mel: I'm not a crybaby, I'm a Hoop Kid and my parents are gone for an anniversary!
  • Lori: Well then, your parents won't be seeing you when they get stranded!
  • Mel: They're not stranded, they're on an anniversary!
  • Lori: Who knows they'll be stranded?
  • (Mel and Lori continue to argue as Anna continues to cry)
  • (The Wolfpack watch from the windows)
  • Vin: Poor little Anna! I'm sorry that Stella and Carlos are away.
  • Sam: Maybe we'd better get a backup plan!
  • Erica: By making Anna cry louder, that's how!
  • Jacqueline: My my, it's easy!
  • Flan: We'll be just as rich as we are!
  • Dark Onion: Let's do this!
  • (Back with Mel and her sisters)
  • Mel: I'm not letting Anna calm down because of you, Lori!
  • Lori: Not until you get busted, Mango-Head!
  • Anna: (through her tears) I can't take it anymore! I want to live myself in peace!
  • (She continues to cry louder than ever)
  • Mel and Lori: Grr!
  • (Mel and Lori continue to argue, until Polly the Therapist arrives)
  • Polly: What on earth are you doing!?
  • (Mel and Lori stop arguing)
  • Mel: Polly the Therapist.
  • Lori: Then, what are you going to do to Anna?
  • Polly: I'll make sure she'll stop crying.
  • Mel: Why not?
  • Polly: Because she has a big upset.
  • Lori: Ha! I told you.
  • Mel: Sheesh.
  • (Meanwhile, Stella and Carlos are in their anniversary)
  • Stella: Ah, it's good to have us free as a loving couple.
  • Carlos: Yeah. It's essential to everybody.
  • (Michael Jackson comes by)
  • Michael Jackson: I'll sing Billie Jean for you. Watch.
  • (He performs Billie Jean)
  • Michael Jackson: (singing) She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene I said don't mind, but what do you mean, I am the one Who will dance on the floor in the round She said I am the one, who will dance on the floor in the round.
  • Stella: (as she listens to the song) This is awesome.
  • Carlos: Mmm, would you like to dance?
  • Stella: I'd love to.
  • (Stella and Carlos start dancing)
  • Michael Jackson: (continues singing) She told me her name was Billie Jean, as she caused a scene Then every head turned with eyes that dreamed of being the one Who will dance on the floor in the round People always told me be careful of what you do And don't go around breaking young girls' hearts And mother always told me be careful of who you love And be careful of what you do 'cause the lie becomes the truth Billie Jean is not my lover She's just a girl who claims that I am the one But the kid is not my son She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son For forty days and forty nights.
  • (Carlos starts twirling Stella)
  • Stella: You're a man.
  • Carlos: (kisses Stella's cheek) I am.
  • (Stella and Carlos continue dancing)
  • Michael Jackson: The law was on her side But who can stand when she's in demand Her schemes and plans 'Cause we danced on the floor in the round So take my strong advice, just remember to always think twice (Don't think twice, don't think twice) She told my baby we'd danced till three, then she looked at me Then showed a photo my baby cried his eyes were like mine (oh, no!) 'Cause we danced on the floor in the round, baby People always told me be careful of what you do And don't go around breaking young girls' hearts She came and stood right by me Just the smell of sweet perfume.
  • (Carlos starts twirling Stella again)
  • Carlos: You're as beautiful as ever.
  • Stella: Indeed.
  • (Stella and Carlos continue dancing)
  • Michael Jackson: This happened much too soon She called me to her room Billie Jean is not my lover She's just a girl who claims that I am the one But the kid is not my son Billie Jean is not my lover She's just a girl who claims that I am the one But the kid is not my son She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son Billie Jean is not my lover She's just a girl who claims that I am the one But the kid is not my son She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son She says I am the one, (you know what you did, (she says he is my son)breaking my heart babe) She says I am the one Billie Jean is not my lover Billie Jean is not my lover Billie Jean is not my lover Billie Jean is not my lover (don't Billie Jean) Billie Jean is not my lover Billie Jean is not my lover.
  • (Billie Jean ends)
  • Stella: (as she and Carlos finished dancing) Bravo, what a nice song.
  • Carlos: Thanks for doing that.
  • Michael Jackson: You're welcome.
  • Stella: Kiss me on my cheek again.
  • Carlos: (as he puts the wig back on his bald head) I accept.
  • (Carlos kissing Stella's cheek again)
  • Stella: Thanks a lot.
  • (Back with Mel and her sisters)
  • Mel: Why is Anna crying?
  • Polly: Because she's got a bad upset.
  • Lori: I'd never thought about that.
  • Polly: (holding Anna) Are you all right, Anna?
  • Anna: (through her tears) Yes.
  • Polly: Good. Then, a lullaby will make you stop crying.
  • (She turns on Anna's radio and Go To Sleep plays)
  • Anna: (hearing the lullaby) Oh, I'm so drowsy.
  • (She yawns and falls asleep)
  • Mel: Wow, Polly, you're an expert.
  • Lori: Sorry to interfere, but you did it.
  • Polly: You're welcome.
  • (Stella and Carlos return from their anniversary)
  • Stella: We're back.
  • (She doesn't notice Anna asleep)
  • Stella: But, what is Anna sleeping in her bed.
  • Polly: Don't worry about her, she's taking a nap.
  • Carlos: A nap?
  • Polly: Yes.
  • Mel: Polly's a good therapist.
  • Lori: And of course she's out to console children.
  • Stella: Well, I'm sorry that you two are arguing. You deserve a good time.
  • Mel and Lori: Thanks, Mom.
  • (The next morning)
  • Mel: Dear diary. I'm glad Anna has stopped crying. Polly the Therapist has saved the day and it's all thanks to her. You can be part of the team too. Sincerely, Mel Blake.
  • (She closes the diary as she hears the music)
  • Mel: Huh?
  • (Mel saw Stella and Carlos dancing to the same song)
  • Mel: Well, that's gonna like it.
  • (Mel closes the door as we conclude the episode)
  • (We then show the end credits with the Group O' Frands photo)
  • (While they roll, Rose Falcon's Up Up Up plays)
  • Rose Falcon: Get ready or not Cause here I come Dance dance dance Have some fun 654 321 Get up get up Oh no Never ever gonna stop Try to fly and if I drop Not gonna quit Get up get up get up Stand back I'm gonna make some noise Sing until they hear my voice Can't keep me down Get up get up.
  • (After that, we show the 1995-2001 Warner Bros. Animation logo)

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