|Goodbye Lake Hoohaw|
|Season 3, Episode 25|
|Air date||September 10, 2000|
|Written by||Reed Shelly|
|Directed by||Jeff Buckland|
Opal and the New Otter
A Hoohaw Halloween
Nothing to Do on Lake Hoohaw Edit
Peanut, Butter, Jelly, and Mia are at the beach near Lake Hoohaw where they try to think of something to do. But they just simply can't find anything to do at all due to the fact that they already did these activities, and that's when they start singing a song about it.
It's Gonna be Great Edit
Not much longer after they finish singing a song about it do they find something interesting. The Snooties are giving them stuff. But why? It is explained that Mr. Bigdog is planning to turn Lake Hoohaw into a resort place, and everyone is guarenteed to have a mansion and just about all the luxuries anyone could dream of. Edouard explains this by singing a song. Before the Snooties and Mr. Bigdog are finished with their presentation, they tell everyone to let them know what they'd like in the new and improved Lake Hoohaw. Now, everyone is so excited that they can't stop thinking about this new change.
The First Noodle Dance Edit
The kids are at PB&J's sandbox, thinking about how awesome it is going to be in the new Lake Hoohaw. They decide to do a Noodle Dance to come up with what kinds of things that they'd want to have. Peanut and Mia ignores the dance. Jelly wants a huge curlicue waterslide that goes into the lake, Munchy wants a big telescope and several video cameras in the Cranes' treehouse, and Peanut wants a rocket ship for everyone to go to outer space on their next vacation.
Everyone goes to tell Mr. Bigdog what they want. It turns out, however, that in order to make all of these luxuries possible for all of Lake Hoohaw's residents, Lake Hoohaw will have to go. As anyone can imagine, they don't want to lose the lake. After all, it means so much to them. But Mr. Bigdog is just about ready to get rid of it. A machine with a vacuum cleaner-like device connected to it to help it drain the entire lake in a snap comes out through the trees, telling those who want the lake to stay that there isn't much time left. They try to explain to Mr. Bigdog how important the lake is to them, but he has his mind set. Jelly asks Edouard for just enough time to show them why they can't get rid of the lake.
The Second Noodle Dance Edit
The kids do the Noodle Dance to come up with an idea for how they will convince Mr. Bigdog to keep Lake Hoohaw. They eventually come up with the idea to show him through song. Mr. Bigdog is hesitant to have them sing, but Peanut assures him that it's not a long song. Mia agrees.
No Place We'd Rather Be Edit
As they sing, many clips from past episodes are shown. They use things like the beach and watching the clouds go by to show Mr. Bigdog why Lake Hoohaw can't go. Now, even the adults and Ootsie and Bootsie join in with the rest of the kids and more and more wonderful aspects of Lake Hoohaw are shown to Mr. Bigdog. Opal shares Babbleberry Cookies with Mr. Bigdog, and Mayor Jeff gives him a glass of Pompalope Juice.
The Third Noodle Dance Edit
Butter jumps into Mr. Bigdog's lap. He finally decides that Lake Hoohaw should be left the way it is and joins in with everybody as they do a country style Noodle Dance.
The Lake Stays Edit
Everything goes back to normal. Mr. Bigdog has a little fun with the kids and Mia before the episode ends. He finishes off the episode by saying that there really is no place better than Lake Hoohaw. The family explains that they should have Babbleberry Pie as a treat and most fun: saying goodbye to Mia because Stephanie is picking her up to go back to Heartlake City. Then, the entire family leaves the dock back to the houseboat and Mia goes home to Heartlake City as the PB&J Otter theme song plays.
- This episode was the series finale. That is, in production order. A Hoohaw Halloween was probably supposed to air before this because it's production number is 309. The production number for Goodbye Lake Hoohaw is 326. And with a name like "Goodbye Lake Hoohaw", you'd think it would be the last episode of the series. Especially with the word "Goodbye". Maybe this was supposed to air as episode 65. And A Hoohaw Halloween as episode 64.
- This episode marks Mia's final apperance.
Executive Producers - Jim Jinkins
Supervising Producer - Jack Spillum
Produced by - Bruce Knapp
Directed By - Jeff Buckland
Writer - David Campbell
Executive Story Editor - Peter Parker
Voice Director - Phil Parker
Line Producer - Jim Houston, Linda Rowley
Production Manager - Masako Kanayama
Assistant Director - John Schnall
Story Editor - Reed Shelly
Written By - Reed Shelly
Script Coordinator - Robert David
Voice Director - Kent Meredith
Talent Coordinator - Tsukasa Nakamori
Music By - Dan Sawyer
Songs By - Fred Newman, Dan Sawyer
Character & Prop Supervisor - Miguel Martinez-Joffre
Background Supervisor - Freya Tanz
Design Coordinator - Heather L. Heath
Character Designers - Fariba Adams, Mike Foran, Pat Giles, Matthew C. Peters, Vinh Truong
Background Designers - Zigang Chen, Ray DaSilva, Ray Feldman, Miriam Katin, Andrei Poteryaylo
Storyboards by - Jean Lajeunesse, Stephan Martiniere
Storyboard Supervisor - Christopher McCulloch
Storyboard Coordinator - Deidre Stammers
Storyboard Slugging - My Chatterton
Production Assistant - Laura Dalesandro
Storyboard Revisions - Fariba Adams, Ray Dam, Ray Silva, Matthew C. Peters, Elaine Roche, Irene Wu
Sheet Timing & Mouth Exposures - Barking Bullfrog Cartoon Co., Scott and Kathy Fiander, Jill Halliday-Velazquez, Noel Kelly, James Stephenson
Additional Mouth Exposures - Pat Giles
Color Background Supervisor - Sophie Kittredge
Background Painters - Zigang Chen, Miriam Katin, Michael Zodorozny
Color Key/EFX Supervisor - Mariana Dominis-Dunnigan
Color Stylists - Candi Harrah
Production Interns - Brian Glambocki, Michael Lambardo, Brian Trainor
Animatic Coordinator - Charlene McBride
Track Reading - Harry Chang
Overseas Animation Studio - Plus One Animation
Animation Director - Choon Man Lee
Overseas Animation Supervisor - Ric Machin
Overseas Layout Supervisor - Marcus Wagenfϋhr
Post Production Supervisor - Marcus Pauls
Editor - Daniel J. Rosen
Dialogue Editor - Albert Height
Video Supervisor - Frank Drucker
Sound Designer - Bob Pomann
Recording/Mixing Studio - Pomann Sound
Video Facility - Post Perfect
Executive Consultant - Bill Gross