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This article is about Sofia the First episode. For That's So Raven episode, see Four's a Crowd.

"Four's a Crowd" is the twenty-fourth episode of the Disney Junior animated series, Sofia the First. It premiered on February 14, 2014, and is the final episode of the first season.

Plot

Clover is in the Royal Cabbage Patch and is about to help himself to a little lunch when suddenly a flying coach comes in, much to Sofia’s delight. She tells him that she and Amber are going to decorate it and ride it in the Flylight Pageant: a holiday where, on the first night of summer, flying coaches from every Kingdom come together and soar across the twilight sky in a magical parade near the stars. Sofia recalls the times when she and her friends used to watch the Pageant together, eating gooseberry pie and drinking cherry cider. Now that Sofia is a Princess herself, she gets to be part of the pageant. However, that means she won’t get to watch it with Jade and Ruby like she used to, so Clover suggests that she invite them to ride with her as her special guests.

Sofia flies to the village and finds Jade and Ruby. She tells them about the Pageant and asks if they like to help decorate the coach and ride with her which they happily accept. However, Amber isn't aware of Sofia’s plans and after being told about it she, at first, disagrees with Jade and Ruby being part of the Pageant and helping out. But that soon changes when they come up with a perfect idea for the coach: Decorate it as a tree and dress up like birds. They soon begin work on decorating the coach in flowers, ribbons and glitter. Sofia is happy that Amber, Jade and Ruby are getting along because she had feared Amber would be nasty to them.

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Amber, Jade and Ruby having fun together.

As Sofia is decorating one side of the coach she hears her big sister and friends giggling on the other side. When she goes over to see what they're doing she finds them wearing fairy wings, pretending to be enchanted fairies in the garden. Sofia makes wings of her own so she can join in only to find them now wearing crowns and pretending to be Queens. Before Sofia can even try to join in, the three of them move on to putting glitter on the coach. Sofia is hurt that her friends didn't include her in their fun but tries to be happy for them. Clover can tell that something is bothering her and, after she admits it, he tells her about his friends Stu and Cheeks and how they left him out by sneaking into the Royal Cabbage Patch without him. Because of Clover's story, Sofia becomes jealous of Amber and afraid that Ruby and Jade don't want to be her friends anymore, but she decides to try and make sure she's not left out.

They go to see Madame Collette and ask her to make their costumes. Sofia picks out orange for Ruby and blue for Jade since those are their favorite colors but Amber switches out those colors for red for Ruby and green for Jade which the pair declare their new favorite colors, much to Sofia's dismay. Sofia decides that she just needs to spend some time alone with Ruby and Jade without Amber and, knowing that Amber usually sleeps in, she goes to her mother and asks her if she can invite Jade and Ruby over for breakfast extra early. When Miranda asks why, Sofia tries to put on a brave face but Miranda sees through her daughter's excuses and manages to get the truth out of her. Miranda tries to tell Sofia that she has nothing to worry about by telling her "the more the merrier" but Sofia still insists on inviting them over which Miranda agrees on letting her do, pleased that Sofia's trying to handle her jealousy in a mature and responsible manner.

Ruby and Jade arrive the next day, the day of the Flylight Pageant. Sofia is looking forward to spending some time alone with them but, to her shock, Amber arrives because she was too excited about the Pageant to sleep in as usual. The four of them go to change into the costumes Madame Collette made for them. While Sofia changes into her costume she hears Ruby and Jade teaching Amber their hand clap, the special thing she and her friends created, which pushes Sofia past the point of no return. Later, Ruby, Jade, and Amber are outside decorating the coach when they notice that Sofia's been gone for hours.

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Sofia admits her jealousy.

The reason for this is because Sofia has decided to serve Jade and Ruby some gooseberry pie and cherry cider to remind them of all the fun times they had together so they'll want to be her friends again. She puts a ton of gooseberry pies and cherry cider onto a serving trolley but she rushes so much that she loses control, causing the trolley to crash into the coach and ruin it. With the coach ruined, the flight in the Pageant seems unlikely, much to everyone's disappointment. Amber angrily turns to her little sister demanding an explanation and after a while of reluctance, Sofia finally tells her big sister and friends what's been bothering her. Ruby and Jade just smile and assure her they will always be friends, even when they make a new friend they would never leave her out. Amber also assures her little sister that she had nothing to worry about and understands how she feels because she felt the same way when Sofia first came to the castle and hearing all this makes Sofia feel better. With Sofia at peace with herself, the four of them manage to fix the coach by dressing it up like a real tree and then head to the Flylight Pageant. During the Pageant, the quartet create a new special hand clap.

Songs

Cast

Hand Clap

In this episode Sofia, Ruby and Jade show they have a special friendship hand clap. It is kind of like patty-cake but with three instead of two and together sing with a rhyme. When Amber learns how to do it the hand clap later includes four.

First Version

Like three birdies in a nest
Three friends are the very best
Like three berries on a vine
Three friends always make it fine

One, Two, Three
It’s how we’re meant to be

Second Version

Like four birdies in a nest
Four friends are the very best
Like four berries on a vine
Four friends always make it fine

One, Two, Three, Four
Now we have one more

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Trivia

  • Ruby's mother Helen Hanshaw makes a second but brief appearance in this episode. The first was in "The Buttercups."
  • This is the first time Sofia shows jealousy, though it is more emotional and less petty than Amber's. She also deals with it somewhat better than Amber because she is kindhearted and more mature than Amber.
  • The song "Royal Fun" is two minutes long in the soundtrack, but only forty-three seconds of the ending is performed in the episode.
  • Ruby and Jade liked orange and blue respectively, but then like red and green respectively when choosing the colors for their costume dresses; oddly enough Ruby and Jade's names matches their new favorite color.
  • Jade, Ruby and Amber dress up like fairies and pretend they talk like ringing bells, a reference to Tinker Bell and the other Disney Fairies.
  • This is the last episode to introduce a new character in the first season.
  • This is Jade and Ruby's last appearance in the first season.
  • Moral: The more the merrier.


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Media
Shows: Sofia the FirstSofia the First: Once Upon a PrincessElena and the Secret of AvalorVideography

Music: Songs and StorySofia the First (Soundtrack)Sofia the First: Songs From EnchanciaDisney Junior DJ ShuffleDisney Junior DJ Shuffle 2
Books: Disney Junior Storybook CollectionDisney Junior Little Golden Book LibrarySofia the FirstThe Floating PalaceHoliday in EnchanciaPrincesses to the Rescue!The Curse of Princess IvyThe Secret LibraryElena and the Secret of AvalorThe Perfect Tea PartyBunny Magic!Sofia the SecondThe Royal Slumber PartyThe Halloween BallThe Amulet and the AnthemThe Royal GamesSofia's Magic LessonThe Enchanted Science FairA Magical MatchMe and Our MomMystic Isles

Characters
Princess SofiaQueen MirandaKing Roland IIPrince JamesPrincess AmberPrincess HildegardCedric the SorcererWormwoodBaileywickRobinMiaCloverWhatnaughtGoodwyn the GreatWinifred the WiseJadeRuby HanshawPrincess ClioPrincess MayaPrincess LakshmiPrince ZandarPrincess JunPrince HugoMinimusPrincess VivianCrackleQueen CecilyGnarlieTrollsTeenyGingerMrs. HigginsNigelLucindaPrincess LeenaPrince JinMagic CarpetJasperConstable MylesPrince KhalidMeg and PegBoswellMadam UbetchaPrince DesmondMiss NettleSir GilliumProfessor PopovHelen HanshawOonaQueen EmmalineCoraPlankAunt TillyWilbur the WombeastAdmiral HornpipeSvenFarleyLuluEmperor QuonEmpress Lin-LinRexRoseyPrince AxelKing GarrickElectraVaughan and VanceCrankle the OgreMarlaSir BartlebySir MaxwellSir FinneganQueen AnyaGwenChef AndreSofia the WorstLady JoyLord GilbertWu-ChangJade JaguarSir DaxBooPrincess LaniMamanuKamea and HaliaPralineFreedoPrincess ZooeyQueen AveryPrincess AstridSlickwellGreylock the GrandPrincess IvyDragons of EnchanciaWinterWhiskersGlacia the Ice WitchHexieDirector DoveElliot, Amy and KurtTizzyMaster ErwinBryce TwigleyButton, Benngee and BrodyMossyCarol of the ArrowJanePrincess KariMiss ElodieFlukeSlimShellyFlipMantacornOnyx and OpalWendell FidgetMrs. FidgetSaffronMuck, Gunk and GrimeSpruceBallerinaMazzimoPrince RoderickGavinKazeemSergeant FizzKing Habib and Queen FarnazChief GnucklesFlinchGrottaQueen TessaKing OberlynKing MarcusHerb the HedgehogDuncan and HerbElfonsoElfredMilo the SnakePrince DerekSir HenleyKing HenrikCordelia the ConjurorCalistaMorganaCrispyBarleySassofrasProfessor Zacharias FleeberGrand MumGemina and ArgusCount BarnstormRaja VijaySir OliverSir JaxonWillawingKing of BrazendellKaiPrincess CharlotteMorrisZinessaKing Philip and Queen EverlyLilyIndigoMarty and MapleMandyGrimtrixWriggley, Pumpkin and ChesterSkyePiccoloBaron Von RochaProfessor PecullianSea MonstersOmar

Elena of Avalor: Princess ElenaPrincess IsabelFranciscoLuisaShurikiAlacazarZuzoMateoMigs, Luna and SkylarRafaChancellor EstebanNaomi TurnerArmandoKing Raul and Queen Lucia
Guest Characters: Flora, Fauna and MerryweatherCinderellaJasmineMagic CarpetBelleArielAuroraSnow WhiteMulanRapunzelTianaMeridaOlafMerlin

Episodes
Season One: "Just One of the Princes" • "The Big Sleepover" • "Let the Good Times Troll" • "Cedric's Apprentice" • "A Royal Mess" • "The Shy Princess" • "Blue Ribbon Bunny" • "The Princess Test" • "Baileywick's Day Off" • "Tri-Kingdom Picnic" • "The Little Witch" • "Two to Tangu" • "Finding Clover" • "The Amulet of Avalor" • "The Buttercups" • "Make Way for Miss Nettle" • "The Amulet and the Anthem " • "Tea for Too Many" • "Princess Butterfly" • "Great Aunt-Venture" • "The Baker King" • "The Floating Palace" • "Holiday in Enchancia" • "Four's a Crowd"

Season Two: "Two Princesses and a Baby" • "The Enchanted Feast" • "The Flying Crown" • "Mom's the Word" • "The Silent Knight" • "Enchanted Science Fair" • "King for a Day" • "When You Wish Upon a Well" • "Gizmo Gwen" • "Sofia the Second" • "Mystic Meadows" • "Princesses to the Rescue!" • "Ghostly Gala" • "The Emerald Key" • "Scrambled Pets" • "The Princess Stays in the Picture" • "Baileywhoops" • "The Curse of Princess Ivy" • "Winter's Gift" • "The Leafsong Festival" • "Substitute Cedric" • "Clover Time" • "In a Tizzy" • "A Tale of Two Teams" • "The Littlest Princess" • "Buttercup Amber" • "Carol of the Arrow" • "Sidekick Clio"
Season Three: "Cool Hand Fluke" • "Minimus is Missing" • "Cedric Be Good" • "Princess Adventure Club" • "Minding the Manor" • "The Secret Library" • "New Genie on the Block" • "The Fliegel Has Landed" • "The Princess Ballet" • "All the Sprite Moves" • "Sofia in Elvenmoor" • "Stormy Lani" • "Lord of the Rink" • "The Secret Library: Olaf and the Tale of Miss Nettle" • "Gone with the Wand" • "Bad Little Dragon" • "Bunny Swap" • "Her Royal Spyness" • "Best in Air Show" • "Dads and Daughters Day" • "The Tale of the Noble Knight" • "The Bamboo Kite" • "Beauty is the Beast" • "Cauldronation Day" • "Camp Wilderwood" • "Royal Vacation" • "Hexley Hall" • "The Princess Prodigy" • "One for the Books"
Season Four: "Day of the Sorcerers" • "The Secret Library: Tale of the Eternal Torch" • "The Crown of Blossoms" • "Pin the Blame on the Genie" • "The Mystic Isles" • "The Mystic Isles: The Princess and the Protector" • "The Lost Pyramid" • "Princess Jade" • "The Birthday Wish" • "Too Cute to Spook" • "The Great Pretender" • "A Hero for the Hoodwinks"

Songs
Theme SongI'm Not Ready to Be a PrincessRoyal PrepA Little Bit of FoodTrue SistersRise and ShinePrincess ThingsAnythingPerfect Slumber PartyMake Some NoiseCedric the GreatGoldenwing CircusAll You NeedBlue Ribbon BunnyI Belong(You Can Always) Count On BaileywickPicnic of the YearGood Little WitchThe Ride of Your LivesBring My Best Friend BackI'll Get My/That AmuletThe ButtercupsMake Way for Miss NettleEnchancia AnthemMake It RightBigger Is BetterWho's That?A Recipe for AdventureThe Simple LifeMerroway CoveThe Love We ShareWassailiaPeace and JoyRoyal FunSisters and BrothersTwo by TwoAll You DesireHuzzah! Huzzah!Me and My MomTilly, Oh TillyFriendship Is The FormulaBe Your Own KingMake Your Wishes WellBelieve in Your DreamKeeping Promises No Matter WhatMystic MeadowsStronger Than You KnowThe Ghostly GalaA Princess TrueIn Your PawsKnow It AllHelping HandA Kingdom of My OwnSmoke, Wings and FireDare to Risk it AllFrom the HeartI Feel So FreeNever Forget The Sorcerer's SecretHoppin' Out With YouMake Our Dreams Come TruePlay With UsIt's a Small New WorldImproviseAny Deed For Those In NeedMy First FlightWings of a DreamMoment to ShineWendell's WayA Better MeWhen It Comes To Making FriendsIt's Up To YouDo I DareGenie RulesThis Fliegel Has LandedGotta Reach a Higher HeightI Like You So MuchElvenmoorHappy ThoughtsTake A LeapMy Finest FlowerMagic Like MerlinYou're the Cutest ThingLiving It UpBe an Expert ExpertI'm A New Horse NowDads and Daughters SongA Knight Such As IThis Panda Just Wants to DanceMore to AdoreThe Broomstick DanceThe Summer Camp BluesWhat A VacationThe Great UnknownThe Spirit of AvalorMy TimeOur Wizards Are the BestThe Magic in the MusicLive It to Learn ItMy Evil DreamsThis Island Belongs To UsThe Right Wrong Thing To DoGive The Kid One More ChanceThe Magic of the Mystic Isles
Locations
EnchanciaTrolls' GrottoRoyal Preparatory AcademyTanguMerroway CoveWei-LingMystic MeadowsWildwing ValleyThe Secret LibraryElvenmoorHakaloFreezenburgEnchanted Animal Park‎‎AvalorDragon HoldMaruHexley HallThe Mystic IslesThe Misty Palisades
Objects
Amulet of AvalorAunt Tilly's Carpet BagEnchanted MirrorFloating PalaceTridentMermaid Comb of Merroway CoveEnchanted Swing SetWishing WellEmerald KeyPin of KlutzenheimerFlying CrownFamily WandIce LiliesDazzleballSnowdropsDragonclaw WandKazeem's LampBehind the WallsShuriki's WandThe Eternal TorchThe Forever FountainCrown of the GnomesMedusa Stones
See Also
Elena of AvalorButtercupsSpells and MagicJaquinsMerpeople