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"What a Surprise!" is a song from the Johnny and the Sprites episode "Root's Dadoots." It is performed by John Tartaglia as Johnny and Natalie Venetia Belcon as Johnny's friend Gwen. It is about how sometimes things that seem like a bad thing can end up leading to a wonderful surprise. It is featured as track 5 on the Johnny and the Sprites music album. The album version includes an extra verse not featured on the television show. Additionally, the character of Root can be heard "dadooting" throughout the song on the television version, while this is absent in the album presentation.

Lyrics

Johnny

Once, long ago, on a warm summer day
I was writing a song
As the sky turned to gray
The rainclouds came and the rain wasn't far behind
Then sun appeared and the sun and the rain combined

What a surprise
There was a rainbow that stretched out so long
What a surprise
It was so beautiful
I finished writing my song
The rainbow was inspiration from the skies
What a surprise
What a surprise
What a wonderful surprise

Gwen

Once I was gardening
And pulling up weeds
When I was done
I decided that I'd plant some seeds

Johnny

Some Brussels sprouts and carrots and honeydew

Gwen

But then something happened when all those little plants grew

Johnny and Gwen

What a surprise

Johnny

Daisies and sunflowers and a lone buttercup

Johnny and Gwen

What a surprise

Johnny

I must have gotten my seeds all mixed up


(Following portion on Johnny and the Sprites album only...)


Johnny and Gwen

But their blooms were so pretty
I couldn't believe my eyes

Johnny

What a surprise

Gwen

What a surprise

Johnny and Gwen

What a wonderful surprise

Johnny

There are surprise endings
Surprise guests
Surprise parties, too
Surprises, when they're really great
Can make your dreams come true
Make your dreams come true

Johnny and Gwen

What a surprise
(Both scat on "do")

Gwen

Do, do, song!

(end album only portion)


Johnny

Sometimes what you don't expect is what truly satisfies
What a surprise
What a surprise

Gwen

What a surprise

Johnny

What a surprise

Gwen

What a surprise

Johnny and Gwen

What a surpri-i-i-i-i-i-i-se

Johnny

What a wonderful surprise

Gwen

What a surpri-i-i-i-i-se!


v - e - d
Jats title
Media

Johnny and the Sprites | Music 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 Song | Heads Up
Shorts: One Good Turn | Make Someone Laugh | Leave a Little Lettuce | The Things You Can Do | Waiting for the Stars
Season One: I Just Can't Get Enough | Muddle in the Puddle | There's Nobody Quite Like You | What a Surprise! | Nospotalotacus | It All Adds Up to My Sister | A Fungus Among Us | How it Works | All You Have to Do is Ask | Stop and Listen | Aloha | Git Along Little Sprites | Through the Portal | Feelin' "Grove"-y | Seymour the Sleuth | Time to Wake Up | Reason and Rhyme | The Hardest Thing to Do | Fuzzies' Frug | That's What Friends Do | Rules are Made for a Reason | No Spoffle | Sleepytime Lullaby | It's a Funny Thing | So Many Ways to Say "Hello" | Brightly Shining | Til You Try Out Something New
Season Two: A New Friend | Not My Biddow | A Good Song | Give It a Try | Bad Day to Be a Mud Troll | I Believe in You, Basil | You Make My Heart Go 'Hop' | The Right Size | It's Party Time | Never Give Up! | The Tickle Troll | I Can Do It! | A Brand New 'Do | Playing in the Air! | Play With Me | I Wanna Be Me | Welcome to Grotto's Grove | My Lucky Day | Everything Must Go | Home Sweet Home Sweet Home | A Giant World | Dancin' Feet | Follow Me | I Will Find You | Clean and Green! | All Because of You and Me

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