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Waiting for the Stars is both an installment of the original shorts of Johnny and the Sprites and song featured within the story. In the short, Johnny (John Tartaglia) has learned that his new friends, the sprites Basil (Tim Lagasse) and Ginger (Leslie Carrara), have never seen stars before because they can't see them from Grotto's Grove where they live. He decides to show them to them, but the two are impatient because the stars can only be seen at night and they don't want to wait. Johnny helps them to learn that sometimes you can only experience good things after waiting. The song is presented in two parts, one as Johnny convinces the sprites, and then at the end of the short when the group actually gets to see the stars. The song was written and composed by Stephen Schwartz.

Song

Johnny:
Sometimes you run to catch the schoolbus
If you're running late

Sometimes you get what you want right now

Basil:
When you do, it's really great

Ginger:
Yeah!

Johnny:
But sometimes you do another fun thing called "anticipate"

Basil and Ginger:
Huh?

Johnny:
When you're waiting for the stars
All you can do is wait

A trip seems a whole lot longer
If the moment you begin it
You're asking

Basil:
"Are we there yet?"

Johnny:
Every other minute

Ginger:
I hate that!

Johnny:
That's when you do that other fun thing

Basil and Ginger:
Called "anticipate?"

Johnny:
Right!

Johnny, Basil and Ginger:
When you're waiting for the stars

Johnny:
The beautiful, bright, mysterious stars

Basil and Ginger:
Where are they?

Johnny:
All we can do is wait

... ... ...

And there's really nothing else you can say, except reiterate

Johnny, Basil and Ginger:
When you're waiting for the stars

Ginger:
The beautiful

Basil:
Bright

Johnny:
Magnificent

Johnny, Basil and Ginger:
Aw, stars, it's worth the wait!

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