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"Rules are Made for a Reason" is a song from the Johnny and the Sprites episode "The Sprites' Rules." It is performed bby John Tartaglia as Johnny, Heather Asch as Root, Leslie Carrara as Ginger, Tim Lagasse as Basil and Carmen Osbahr as Lily, though Root has no individual lines and only sings with the group. In the story, the Sprites are having trouble with rules and Johnny helps them to understand that rules only work if they're created for a good reason.

Lyrics

Johnny:
A rule is an important thing
That helps you through your day
To not have rules, in fact, would be quite silly
They let you know that sometimes you should act a certain way
But rules should not be made up willy-nilly

Lily:
Willy Nilly? Who's Willy Nilly?

Johnny:
No, Lily. That just means that rules are made for a reason.

Lily:
Rules are made for a reason?

Johnny:
Yeah!
What if we made a rule
Whenever the clock strikes two
Everyone must act like a cow
And scream out a great big "moo!"?

Sprites:
Moo!

Johnny:
Sounds like a good idea
A two o'clock moo-- why not?
But mooing's very loud, my friends
And guess what you forgot

Sprites:
What?

Johnny:
Rules are made for a reason

Sprites:
Moo!

Johnny:
They're not just made for fun

Sprites:
Moo!

Johnny:
Rules are made for a reason

Sprites:
Moo!

Johnny:
And here's an excellent one
Rules are made for a reason
No need to make a big fuss
For rules are made for a reason
The good of all of us

Ginger:
What if we made a rule
Whenever we see some plants
We stop whatever we're doing
And do a big antenna dance, whee

Lily:
Or whenever we see a fuzzie
We give him a squishy hug, squish

Basil:
Or whenever someone says "hello"
We have to jitterbug, ha!

Sprites:
Oh, rules are made for a reason

Ginger:
Whee!

Sprites:
They're not just made for fun

Lily:
Squish!

Sprites:
Rules are made for a reason

Basil:
Ha!

Sprites:
And here's an excellet one

Johnny and the Sprites:
Rules are made for a reason
No need to make a big scene

Johnny:
For rules are made for a reason

Sprites:
I know just what you mean

Lily:
Though you might think a rule is nice for you

Ginger:
Rules should work for all the others, too

Basil:
So from now on, this day forth
And for all days hence
We'll work out rules together
And make sure they all make sense

Sprites:
Yeah!
Rules are made for a reason

Johnny:
Moo

Sprites:
They're not just made for fun

Johnny:
Whee!

Sprites:
Rules are made for a reason

Johnny:
Squish

Sprites:
And here's an excellent one
Rules are made for a reason

Johnny:
Ha!

Sprites:
No need to doubt or discuss

Johnny and the Sprites:
For rules are made for a reason

Johnny:
Shh!

Johnny and the Sprites:
Rules are made for a reason
Rules are made for a reason
The good of all of us
Moo!

v - e - d
Jats title
Media
Johnny and the SpritesMusic album
Characters
Johnny • Tina • Gwen • Ginger • Basil • Lily • Root • Sage • Seymour • Fuzzies
Episodes
Shorts: "Who's on First?" • "Laugh, Basil, Laugh" • "Leave a Little Lettuce" • "Yes You Can!" • "Waiting for the Stars"

Season One: "Turbo-Car Johnny" • "Ginger's Antenna Dilemma" • "Root's Dadoots" • "The Rare Nospotalotacus" • "Johnny's Sister Tina" • "Spritesgiving!" • "The Sprites and the What?!" • "Doctor Basil" • "Ginger Listens" • "Aloha Johnny" • "Seymour's Guest" • "Root of Passage" • "The Sprites Sleepover" • "Seymour the Sleuth" • "Spring Tuning" • "Where's the Water, Lily?" • "Ginger and the Shell" • "Fuzzies' Day Off" • "Basil's Band" • "The Sprites Rule" • "Ginger's Grounded" • "Baby Johnny" • "Laugh Sprites, Laugh" • "Hola Lily" • "Very Spritely Holiday" • "Sprites Snow Day"
Season Two: "Gwen Meets the Sprites" • "A Biddow for Root" • "The Bridge Troll" • "This is Your Life, Johnny!" • "Johnny the Mud Troll" • "Helpful Basil" • "Johnny and the Love Bug" • "The Twenty-Foot Root" • "The Sprites Plan a Party" • "Basil and the Magic Watermelon" • "Root and the Tickle Troll" • "Ginger Goes for the Glory" • "Lily's Hair" • "Ginger and the Cloud" • "A Johnny for Everyone" • "Lily and the Frog Princess" • "Johnny's Not Invited" • "Basil and the Beanstalk" • "The Sprites Save Grotto's Grove" • "Seymour's New Home" • "Johnny and the Sprites Shrink" • "Johnny's Gotta Dance" • "Johnny's Troll Trouble" • "Basil the Dogsitter" • "Johnny Helps Mother Nature" • "The Sprites Grow a Rainbow"

Songs
Series: Johnny and the Sprites Theme SongHeads Up

Shorts: One Good TurnMake Someone LaughLeave a Little LettuceThe Things You Can DoWaiting for the Stars
Season One: I Just Can't Get EnoughMuddle in the PuddleThere's Nobody Quite Like YouWhat a Surprise!NospotalotacusIt All Adds Up to My SisterA Fungus Among UsHow it WorksAll You Have to Do is AskStop and ListenAlohaGit Along Little SpritesThrough the PortalFeelin' "Grove"-ySeymour the SleuthTime to Wake UpReason and RhymeThe Hardest Thing to DoFuzzies' FrugThat's What Friends DoRules are Made for a ReasonNo SpoffleSleepytime LullabyIt's a Funny ThingSo Many Ways to Say "Hello"Brightly ShiningTil You Try Out Something New
Season Two: A New FriendNot My BiddowA Good SongGive It a TryBad Day to Be a Mud TrollI Believe in You, BasilYou Make My Heart Go 'Hop'The Right SizeIt's Party TimeNever Give Up!The Tickle TrollI Can Do It!A Brand New 'DoPlaying in the Air!Play With MeI Wanna Be MeWelcome to Grotto's GroveMy Lucky DayEverything Must GoHome Sweet Home Sweet HomeA Giant WorldDancin' FeetFollow MeI Will Find YouClean and Green!All Because of You and Me