Daniel Tiger, Ana Platypus, and Prince Tuesday are pretending as they walk to school. Ana talks about her superskirt which allows her to fly and Prince Tuesday tells about his super spoon which can ward of monsters. He mentions a dream he had where a dinosaur came to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and the spoon is what protected everyone from the creature.
Cynical as always, Lady Elaine will not stand for Tuesday's ridiculous claim and insists that the only thing in the Neighborhood that can keep monsters away is her boomerang. The children continue on their way to school as Lady Elaine decides to play a trick on Prince Tuesday.
The next day, as the children are playing, a "dinosaur" appears nearby and frightens the children. As King Friday and Queen Sara come to help, Lady Elaine uses her boomerang to make the dinosaur disappear.
Queen Sara finds this to be very curious as the only one with the ability to appear and disappear like that is Purple Panda. King Friday issues an all-out search for Purple Panda or the dinosaur. While most everyone comes up empty-handed, Queen Sara sets out a bowl of purple pumpernickel pudding in hopes of luring Purple Panda. Sure enough, the pudding is too much for Purple Panda to resist.
As he gobbles down the pudding, he explains to the King and Queen that he is tired of being a dinosaur and was unaware that he would be scaring people by wearing the costume.
It becomes clear to Lady Elaine that her idea of a joke is not funny to anyone besides herself. To celebrate the fact that there are no monsters in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the group polishes of the rest of the purple pumpernickel pudding.
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