second season was Mattel's last attempt to advertise some
of the later He-Man figures, and of course the
She-Ra figures, some of which never got released.
She-Ra's season two began, the alarm bells were
ringing for Mattel, and so they had Filmation introduce
many new toy-based characters, and try and get them into
the mainstream of the show. Thus toy sales would pick up
and She-Ra as a toy product would become a success.
Sadly, it did not work out the way they had planned and
after 28 episodes of She-Ra's season two, the series
was over. But we enjoyed seeing all these strange and colorful
- One To Count On
Even though Peekablue had been seen very briefly in "Enchanted
Castle" from season one and "A Christmas Special,"
it was time to place her in the series as one of the main
rebels. And so season two's first episode "One To Count
On" had her fighting alongside Bow and She-Ra. I think
it was hard to just accept Peekablue as a rebel overnight.
A woman who had giant peacock feathers sprouting from her
back deserved some kind of origin.
episode was also good because it debuts Entrapta, who was
a completely new character and completely upstages Catra.
Entrapta was a wonderfully designed character, and she should
have been more used in the series. The animators gave her
a wincing, evil look that works, and Linda Gary endowed
her with a deep-throated, haughty voice that distinguishes
her from the rest of the cast. The voice gave Entrapta a
whole aura of superiority and intelligence.
To Count On" also debuts Clawdeen, who was an existing
toy that had never been seen on the show. Filmation did
a good job on bringing the character into the animated world,
because the toy would never make the transition; a giant
cat with makeup and a beautiful curly mane. At least the
artists created something to fear as Clawdeen looked like
a match for Battle Cat. No facial make up and no curly mane,
just an aggressive-looking evil cat. Surprisingly this was
Clawdeen's only appearance, and I doubt that sales increased
- Out Of The Cocoon
Flutterina debuted in season two's "Out Of The Cocoon,"
which was her origin story. This is generally considered
as her first appearance, even though she, like Peekablue
had also appeared briefly in "Enchanted Castle,"
and "A Christmas Special." It's a strong debut
story nevertheless, and viewers immediately like Flutterina.
After the transformation, she promises Light Hope she will
use her powers for good. This leaves the entire audience
begging the question, "What powers?" The biggest
problem with Flutterina--and the reason why she hardly ever
appeared in the series--is that no writer knew what to do
episode also gives the audience another look at the He-Man
character Snout Spout, also known as Hose Nose throughout
his few She-Ra appearances. The only episode that
takes him seriously is "Day Of The Flowers," where
Snout Spout is supposed to be Eternian after these She-Ra
episodes have already indicated that he lives on Etheria.
- Something Old, Something New
This episode made sure it reminded the audience which characters
were the new toys with a few rather blatant shots of Perfuma,
Peekablue and Flutterina. As Robert Lamb who storyboarded
that episode stated, "I hated having to put extra characters
in for window dressing to sell toys. If the toy characters
were integral to the plot, fine. But not in that one."
- Loo-Kee's Sweety
Loo-Kee's second appearance in an episode may have had something
to do with the impending release of his toy. "Loo-Kee's
Sweety" really builds up a background story for Loo-Kee,
a character who had previously only appeared in one other
episode to help out.
episode is also known for advertising the He-Man
toy the Slime Pit. The Slime Pit toy was one of the most
recognized He-Man toys, but it never had a chance
to appear in the He-Man animated series. As with
quite a few inconsistencies in the series, the Slime Pit
on the cartoon barely resembles the toy version.
- When Whispering Woods Last Bloomed
"When Whispering Woods Last Bloomed" is the debut
appearance of both Spinnerella and Netossa. While Netossa
at least appeared in a few more episodes, Spinnerella's
appearance in the She-Ra series was only in this
one episode. It may be that the writers were forced to write
an episode around her, but could not use her again because
her power was really too strong. To have her as part of
the rebel army would mean that they have a bigger chance
of beating Hordak.
- The Locket
This episode is of course known for the crossover of two
recurring guest characters, Sea Hawk and Sorrowful. One
other thing that this episode does in the first few minutes,
is advertise the new toy for the She-Ra line, the
- Bow's Magical Gift
"Bow's Magical Gift" has the rather forced and
rather blatant appearance of the Star Sisters. Bow demonstrates
his newfound magical weapon while Tallstar, Jewelstar, and
Starla watch. For those that do not know, the Star Sisters
were one of the last line of toys to be released for the
She-Ra series, but even though prototype figures
were made and advertised, the figures sadly never made it
to toy shelves. The Star Sisters are sadly to remain as
a very small part of the She-Ra concept that could
have gone onto bigger and better things had the toys and
the series continued.
- Sweet Bee's Home
"Sweet Bee's Home" is of course the classic He-Man
and Frosta episode, directed by Tom Tataranowicz and written
by Bob Forward. The other thing that people often forget
about this episode is that it also features the debut of
Sweet Bee. Sweet Bee does get immensely good screen time,
but by the time the episode has finished, all anybody ever
really cares about is the brilliant comedy between He-Man,
Frosta, She-Ra and Mermista. This is truly one of She-Ra's
best episodes, and Sweet Bee was lucky to be in it.
worth mentioning is that Enchanta makes her debut in this
episode, who was one of the later series of She-Ra
toys, the giant swan that flies. The idea sounds awful,
but surprisingly the animators manage to make the scene
look normal in the world of He-Man and She-Ra.
- Hordak's Power Play
The Butterflyer toy debuts in this episode piloted by Adora
and Bow. The vehicle appeared to traverse land at a tremendous
speed. Again like most of the toys in season two, this was
the only appearance it managed to have.
- Assault On The Hive
"Assault On The Hive" was the She-Ra
series final big push to advertise the later toys. From
watching this episode it is quite obvious that they knew
this was one of the last episodes to be made. Coming in
at episode 91, it features a crossover with He-Man, uses
Skeletor as the main villain, reminds us of Netossa and
Sweet Bee, debuts Crystal Sun Dancer and oddly debuts Comet
Cat and two Dinosorbs. This episode is packed with new toys,
and from the writer's pen, bids a fond farewell to He-Man
and the Masters of the Universe.