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"Let the Good Times Troll" is the third episode of the Disney Junior animated series, Sofia the First. It premiered on January 25, 2013.

Plot

Sofia, James and Amber are flying kites when Sofia trips and loses hers. She is about to go down and retrieve it when Amber tells her the area down below is where the Castle Trolls live, and that they're supposed to be dangerous. However, Sofia still goes down there, anyway, though she is scared off when she sees a troll peering out through the rocks and leaves her torn kite behind. Sofia brings up the trolls at dinner, which prompts King Roland to mention the story of King Gideon and the trolls. Back when their great-grandfather Gideon was King, he heard a loud thumping outside the castle one night, and discovered a bunch of trolls banging their clubs on the ground. The frightened King summoned his guards to chase trolls away and since then no one has ever seen them outside their cave because King Gideon later made a rule saying that the trolls have to stay below in their cave and the castle's inhabitants have to stay above close to the castle.

The next morning, Sofia's repaired kite has somehow been returned to her. Realizing the troll she saw yesterday fixed it and returned it, she decides to go and thank him. While Sofia is looking around in the cave for the troll, he pulls her off the bridge she was crossing, since it's unsafe. He then introduces himself as Gnarlie and brings her to the grotto, where there is a giant wall of crystals that look like a starry night sky, since the trolls love looking at stars. When Sofia asks why they stay in the cave looking at these fake stars instead of going out to see the real ones, Gnarly tells her the story she was told last night, though from the trolls' point of view: Their great-grandparents went out to look at the stars and were so happy they started banging their clubs on the ground, before they were chased away by the king's guards and forbidden to leave their cave again. Sofia also learns that the trolls make music by banging their clubs against the ground, and realizes that King Gideon's story was all a misunderstanding that occurred because the late King had jumped to conclusions without getting the facts first. Sofia tells James about her meeting with the trolls and what actually happened between them and King Gideon. The two decide to come up with a plan to show everyone there is no reason to be afraid of the trolls. When they notice a troupe of acrobats going into the castle, who will be performing for their family that night after dinner, Sofia comes up with an idea to have the trolls perform for the King and Queen. Sofia tells Gnarly that she and James can sneak them in while everyone else is having dessert, and they will hide until the acrobats are finished. Although Gnarly is unsure, he still chooses to go along with the plan.

After dinner, Sofia and James claim they are full and don't want dessert and then run off. The trolls are successfully brought into the throne room and hidden behind the curtains, where they will wait until Sofia announces there is one more surprise. Once the acrobats are finished, Sofia makes the announcement and, after James pulls back the curtains, the trolls reveal themselves and begin to make their music. Thinking they're attacking, Roland orders his guards to seize them despite Sofia's plea to leave them alone. The trolls manage to escape, but Roland remains displeased about Sofia bringing them into the castle and has her along with James and Amber sent to their rooms until the castle is safe, as he plans to have a guard placed outside the trolls' cave by tomorrow. Knowing she may never see her new friends again, Sofia goes to the cave with her animal friends so she can apologize to Gnarly and say goodbye since this will be her only chance to do so. In her haste to get to the cave, Sofia fails to notice that she has been spotted by Roland who goes after her. Roland manages to catch up with Sofia as she once again crosses the unsafe bridge resulting in the two of them falling through it and into a pit. Trapped together at the bottom of the pit, Sofia manages to get her father to see that everything that everyone believed about the trolls was wrong and the whole "troll attack" was a huge misunderstanding that happened because his grandfather jumped to conclusions without even trying to get the facts first just like he did. Just then, Gnarly and the other trolls arrive to help pull Sofia and Roland safely out of the pit. Roland apologizes for how the trolls have been treated and later goes on to issue a proclamation that the trolls are free to come to the castle and look at the stars whenever they want and Miranda makes Sofia promise she'll never go into a dark cave alone again.

Songs

Cast

Trivia

  • The title is based on "Let the Good Times Roll".
  • This episode also makes references to two songs by Qulinez, "Troll" and "Noise".
  • This is the first time Roland shows that he is very protective of Sofia.
  • This is the first time Sofia is seen wearing a robe.
  • This is the first time Sofia strengthens ties between her family and supernatural creatures.
  • Moral: Don't jump to conclusions until you have all the facts.

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Sofiathefirstlogo
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 MonstersMalacite and FigOmarPrismaAzurineOrionVegaChrystaSizzleCinderThe DuchessSingeMare of the MistKing Roland IMs CandooRoma

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 Royal Dragon" • "The Mystic Isles: The Mare of the Mist" • "Through the Looking Back Glass" • "Princess Jade" • "Ivy's True Colors" • "Too Cute to Spook" • "Pirated Away" • "The Mystic Isles: The Falcon's Eye" • "The Mystic Isles: The Great Pretender" • "The Lost Pyramid" • "The Birthday Wish" • "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 IslesOur Royal PlanMy Power Will Be Crystal ClearThat's Not Who I AmTough EnoughAll Fired UpPick MeMagic TouchThe Dunwiddie DittyThis Feeling I'm Feeling In MeSpend This Super Spooky Night
Locations
EnchanciaTrolls' GrottoRoyal Preparatory AcademyTanguMerroway CoveWei-LingMystic MeadowsWildwing ValleySecret LibraryElvenmoorHakaloFreezenburgEnchanted Animal Park‎‎AvalorDragon HoldMaruHexley HallMisty PalisadesMystic IslesEver Realm
Objects
Amulet of AvalorAunt Tilly's Carpet BagEnchanted MirrorFloating PalaceTridentMermaid Comb of Merroway CoveEnchanted Swing SetWishing WellEmerald KeyPin of KlutzenheimerFlying CrownFamily WandDazzleballSnowdropsDragonclaw WandKazeem's LampBehind the WallsShuriki's WandThe Eternal TorchThe Forever FountainCrown of the GnomesMedusa StonesEnchantletLooking Back Glass
See Also
Elena of AvalorButtercupsSpells and MagicJaquinsMerpeopleChanul