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Season 2 is the second season of Charlie and Lola. It aired from 2006 to 2007, starting with "It is Absolutely Completely Not Messy" to "Too Many Big Words". It also has a special episode called "How Many More Minutes Until Christmas?".

Plot[]

Charlie has a little sister named Lola; she is 'small, and very funny'. Lola often gets caught up in situations that she (inadvertently) causes, whether it's running out of money at the zoo and having to borrow Charlie's, to forgetting her entire suitcase when having a sleepover at a friend's house. These situations are sometimes comedic (for example, in the episode 'Help! I Really Mean It!') but often reflect real world problems that younger children may face, for example losing a best friend, not getting the preferred part in a school play, or becoming too excited about an upcoming event and accidentally ruining it.

When these situations happen, Charlie usually ends up having to solve her problems through imaginative or creative methods, or by explaining to Lola where she went wrong. This is particularly demonstrated in the episode 'I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato', when Charlie plays a trick on Lola to rename her least favourite food (carrots, mashed potatoes, fish fingers, and tomatoes) to more fantastical names so that she'll eat them, such as 'orange twiglets from Jupiter' and 'ocean nibblers from the supermarket under the sea'. In this same episode Lola imagines that the bowl of tomatoes in front of her are actually a bowl of "moonsquirters" making it the only time in history Lola actually EATS a tomato. So it might turn out she likes tomatoes. But in later episodes, it was proven otherwise. So it was back to the tomato-hating Lola we all know and love. This can teach little children to try different foods they never had (even tomatoes).

In many episodes, Lola's best friend Lotta, Lola's imaginary friend Soren Lorenson, and Charlie's best friend Marv become involved in some way or another. Although adults are mentioned through dialogue, none of them are ever shown or heard on-screen.

Episodes[]

Season 2 (2006–2007)[]

Episode Number Title UK Airdate US Airdate AUS Airdate Description DVD Volume Notes
27 "It is Absolutely Completely Not Messy" 1 May 2006 7 January 2008 Friday 27 April 2007 Charlie and Lola's parents tell them to clean their room. Charlie is willing but has a very hard time getting Lola to cooperate and when she refuses, Charlie moves from the room. Five
28 "I Spy with My Little Eyes" 1 May 2006 7 January 2008 Monday 30 April 2007 Lola likes spying and observing things and then drawing them. But in doing so, she and Soren Lorenson become convinced that a pack of wolves has moved in next door. Eight
29 "I Am Extremely Magic" 6 May 2006 8 January 2008 Tuesday 1 May 2007 Charlie has a new magic kit and dazzles Lola and their friends with his tricks. Lola thinks that if Charlie is a magician, that must mean that she is a magician too, so Lola tries a few tricks, but becomes frustrated when she can't seem to do any magic tricks. Eight
30 "This is Actually My Party" 22 May 2006 9 January 2008 Wednesday 2 May 2007 Today is Charlie's birthday, and he is planning a monster themed birthday party. But Lola hates this theme and starts changing everything, and she starts doing things (such as opening his cards) for him. This annoys him greatly, but she decides to help improve Charlie's party.

Guest Stars:

  • Luke Brooker-Morel, Ciara O'Sullivan, Eoin O'Sullivan and Charlie Scoular as Party Children
Seven
31 "How Many More Minutes?" 6 May 2006 10 January 2008 Thursday 3 May 2007 Charlie and Lola have to amuse themselves when they have to wait for their mother to have her appointment in the dentist's waiting room. They pretend to team up with the Tooth Fairy to defeat the evil pirates and save two children named Smiley Girl and Smiley Boy.

Guest Stars:

  • Lars Finlay as Smiley Boy
  • Annabel Williams as Smiley Girl
  • Abel Lundie-Brown as Pirate Squidbones
  • Annalise Liard-Bailey as the Tooth Fairy
  • Luke Brooker-Morel, Ciara O'Sullivan, Eoin O'Sullivan and Charlie Scoular as Pirates
Six
32 "I Am Collecting a Collection" 22 May 2006 11 January 2008 Friday 4 May 2007 Charlie is collecting a set of toy dinosaur figures from cereal boxes, and Lola decides that she'd like to collect something too, but doesn't know what. Six
33 "My Best Best Bestest Friend" 3 July 2006 12 January 2008 Monday 7 May 2007 Lola and Lotta are best friends. But when Lotta is asked to watch over Evie, a new girl at school, Lotta apparently starts to lose interest in Lola, and Lola is worried that she has lost her beloved friend forever.

Guest Star: Lara Mayers as Evie

Seven
34 "Lucky, Lucky Me" 19 June 2006 13 January 2008 Tuesday 8 May 2007 Lola feels extremely lucky. But when she and Charlie set out to go to the cinema to see a movie called 'Bat Cat' (a parody of Batman), a series of events convinces Lola that her luck has run out, and that she may never be lucky again. Seven Although he can be spotted on Lola's lunch-box in several episodes previously, this is Charlie and Lola's favourite superhero "Bat Cat"'s first appearance.
35 "I Just Love My Red Shiny Shoes" 19 June 2006 14 January 2008 Wednesday 9 May 2007 Lola's favourite red shiny shoes are too small for her. Charlie takes her to buy a new pair, but Lola wants to keep the pair that she has. Seven
36 "I Really Wonder What Plant I'm Growing" 3 July 2006 22 January 2008 Thursday 10 May 2007 Lola is impressed by the tomato plant that Charlie is growing (even though she hates tomatoes). She decides to grow a plant of her own and gets a seed, but doesn't know what it will grow. Eight
37 "Charlie is Broken!" 28 August 2006 23 January 2008 Friday 11 May 2007 Charlie and Lola are creating a circus for their grandparents, with Charlie juggling and Lola desperately trying to do forward rolls. But when he is playing soccer in the park with Marv, Charlie breaks his arm. This leaves the siblings afraid that they may have to cancel the show. Eight
38 "I Will Be Especially, Very Careful" 28 August 2006 1 February 2008 Monday 14 May 2007 Lola likes Lotta's brand new white fluffy coat. She swaps the coat for a handbag that her mom handed her, promising to keep it clean and intact and return it at school the next day. Lola discovers that this is easier said than done. Five
39 "Yes I Am, No You're Not" 4 September 2006 2 February 2008 Tuesday 15 May 2007 Charlie and Lola are looking forward to a Chinese puppet show, but first they must deal with their own squabbling or they cannot go. Five
40 "I Am Really, Really, Really Concentrating" 4 September 2006 3 February 2008 Wednesday 16 May 2007 Sports day is coming up. Charlie and Marv are going to do the three-legged race, Lotta is going to enter the obstacle course, and Lola is very determined to enter the egg & spoon race. Eight
41 "Will You Please Stop Messing About" 15 January 2007 4 February 2008 Thursday 17 May 2007 Mom has told Charlie and Lola that they must do many chores, or else Charlie won't be able to watch his favourite TV show, Space Family Hudson. But all Lola seems to want to do is play games. Seven
42 "I Completely Know About Guinea Pigs" 15 January 2007 5 February 2008 Friday 18 May 2007 Lola wants to look after Bert, the class guinea pig, over vacation. Lola figures out how to look after guinea pigs properly, and is allowed to bring Bert home. At first, all is well, but then Bert goes missing. Eight
43 "What If I Get Lost in the Middle of Nowhere?" 10 November 2006 10 February 2008 Monday 21 May 2007 Lola has a fear of getting lost. She is not looking forward to the school field to a maze trip and would rather stay behind. Charlie teaches her some methods that should stop her getting lost and help her if she does. Seven
44 "Welcome to Lolaland" 10 November 2006 11 February 2008 Tuesday 22 May 2007 Charlie and Marv are learning Spanish. Lola would like to learn a foreign language too, but can't grasp it. With Soren Lorenson, she decides to make up her own imaginary language and place – Lolaland.

Guest Stars:

  • Felix Yanez as Spanish Boy
  • Edward McNamara as Russian Boy
  • Jasmine Kato-Naughton as Japanese Girl
  • Ella Forster as Spanish Girl
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45 "Please May I Have Some of Yours?" 9 October 2006 12 February 2008 Wednesday 23 May 2007 Granny and Grandpa are taking Charlie and Lola to the zoo. But Lola eats all of her sandwiches before lunch, wastes all her bread to feed to the ducks, uses up all of her camera film, and spends all of her money – when she is set on buying a toy seal for the bath. Charlie reluctantly helps her out, but wants her to learn to save things. Five
46 "Can You Maybe Turn the Light On?" 9 October 2006 13 February 2008 Thursday 24 May 2007 After Charlie reads her a story about an ogre, Lola becomes scared of the dark. But all of the things that make her feel safe keep Charlie awake. Five The voice of the Ogre is provided byAbel Lundie-Brown, no doubt a relation of Jethro Lundie-Brown, who provided the voice of Charlie in the first season.
47 "You Can Be My Friend" 20 April 2007 14 February 2008 Friday 25 May 2007 While Marv's father takes him and Charlie to the insect house, Lola is left in the company of Marv's little brother, Morten. But Morten is rather quiet and shy, and doesn't seem to want to play any of the games that Lola suggests.

Guest Star: Macauley Keeper as Morten

Five
48 "I Wish I Could Draw Exactly More Like You" 20 April 2007 15 February 2008 Monday 28 May 2007 Charlie, Marv, Lola, and Lotta all have to draw pictures of their houses for a school project. They all have their own ways of drawing and look at some famous paintings for inspiration. Six
49 "Never Ever Never Step on the Cracks" 26 February 2007 17 February 2008 Wednesday 30 May 2007 Lola is very superstitious and gullible. She hops to bed so some "living sea plants" won't tickle her, sleeps tightly so the bed bugs won't bite, washes really hard behind her ears so mushrooms won't grow there, and turns around three times when she sees a magpie. Charlie quickly regrets it when he tells her not to step on the cracks in the pavement, or else the bears, crocodiles and lions that live underneath will get her. Six
50 "I Will Not Ever Never Forget You, Nibbles" 26 February 2007 16 February 2008 Tuesday 29 May 2007 Charlie and Lola get a pet mouse, which they name Nibbles. Nibbles can do lots of tricks, and they love him very much. But eventually, Nibbles dies, and the siblings must learn to cope with the melancholy of losing a pet. Six This episode was only shown on DVD and was replaced by "This is Actually My Party" on Cable TV due to perceived animal censorships-death, cruelty, and abuse.
51 "Look After Your Planet" 12 March 2007 18 February 2008 Thursday 31 May 2007 Lola learns all about environmentalism. In a magazine, she and Charlie spot a competition to win a tree, if they recycle 100 things in each of four categories. Finding it difficult to complete this alone, they get their school involved. Seven
52 "Too Many Big Words" 12 March 2007 1 March 2008 Friday 1 June 2007 Lola is learning to count and read at school. But she finds it very difficult and does not like it. Eventually, Charlie persuades her not to give up, and helps her read about Piccolo, a little bird who cannot sing. Five Elements in this episode are adapted from Lauren Child's original book, I Am Too Absolutely Small For School.

(Note: The second series is listed here in its production order, the order in which it was originally broadcast on CBeebies and BBC Two in the United Kingdom. The episodes were broadcast in a slightly different order in America.)

Christmas Special (2006)[]

Episode Number Title UK Airdate US Airdate AUS Airdate Description DVD Volume Notes
53 "How Many More Minutes Until Christmas?" 25 December 2006 16 December 2006 24 December 2007 Lola is very excited for Christmas, but her Christmas is about to be ruined when she mixes Lotta's card for Father Christmas' by accident. When Lola and Charlie find that the door for Christmas on their advent calendar has been lost, they make their own door on the calendar, making their way to the magic elves at the North Pole. Eight This is the first episode to be listed as a special.

Characters[]

Returning[]

Debut[]

  • Charlie and Marv's Friends
  • Smiley Girl and Smiley Boy
  • Evie
  • Arnold Wolf
  • Bat Cat
  • Girl One and Girl Two
  • Bert
  • Bert's Children
  • Ogre
  • Morten Lowe
  • Nibbles
  • Tickles
  • Squeak
  • Marty Lowe
  • Piccolo
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