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After stopping Amin Damoola from stealing a diamond, Genie gets covered with guava juice, which causes him to catch a cold. Aladdin tells him that the cold is not as bad as he thinks it is, but Genie is still concerned, since he warns Aladdin that Genie magic goes rampant when they catch colds. Sure enough, at the palace garden, Genie's magical cold goes out of control and puts everyone at risk.
Iago tells Aladdin that they have to go after the Orb of Machana to cure Genie. So the two get on Carpet and go to the Cavern of Machana. Aladdin, Iago, and Carpet first run into a giant crocodilian monster named Machana, who makes Aladdin stick out his tongue and touch his forehead. Then, they run into a giant spider version of Machana with a human head, who puts a sword in a basket and shuffle all three baskets to make Aladdin pick the right one. Then, they get to a griffin version of Machana, who gives them a riddle about saving them the trouble they are going to in order to get the orb.
After Aladdin gets the answer right by saying they should have stayed home, a bug, who is actually Machana himself, comes out of the griffin machine and gives them the orb. Meanwhile, back at the palace, Genie's sneezing causes more and more trouble until a two-headed fire breathing serpent appears and chases him, Jasmine, and Abu out into the palace courtyard. Abu tricks the serpents into breathing fire on each other, killing them. Aladdin, Iago, and Carpet return with the Orb of Machana, but Genie leaves Agrabah and gives them a letter that says that he went away so he won't have to cause anymore damage with his sneezing cold.
The gang goes out to the desert to find Genie. After they find Genie and tell him they have the orb to cure him, Genie's sneezing makes Fashoom, the Al Muddy Sultan, and Mechanicles's large mechanical horn beetle appear and attack them. After a fierce battle, Aladdin throws Genie the orb and he swallows it and regains control of his magic to defeat all three of the monsters. After that, Aladdin catches a cold and Genie, with control of his magic regained, doctors him.
- The title is a play on the 1956 novel, Seize the Day.
- The beginning of this episode is a reference to the scene where Aladdin steals a loaf of bread in the 1992 film.
- The challenge with the sword in the basket is also called the shell game, which is, in reality, an unwinnable trick game, since the sword or other object is invariably hidden elsewhere.
- Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Team Genie