Baileywick's Day Off
Season 1, Episode 9
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Air date April 26, 2013
Production Code 109
Written by Doug Cooney
Craig Gerber
Directed by Jamie Mitchell
Larry Leichliter
Songs in this Episode (You Can Always) Count On Baileywick
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"Baileywick's Day Off" is the ninth episode of the Disney Junior animated series, Sofia the First. It premiered on April 26, 2013.


Baileywick celebrates his birthday with his elder brother Nigel, but keeps getting distracted because of James, Amber and Sofia.


While Sofia's still sleeping, Baileywick cleans up her room and presents her with breakfast when she wakes up. She notes that he is in a particularly good mood, and he tells her today is his birthday. Sofia wishes him happy birthday and asks if there will be a party, but Baileywick says he doesn't need to have one since doing his job well is good enough for him. Sofia and everyone else in the castle sing a song praising Baileywick for being someone you can always count on. Baileywick announces that the kids' friends will be arriving shortly for their playdate and he will be on hand if they need anything. However, King Roland commands that he take the day off, since he always refuses. It also turns out that his brother Nigel has come to visit, and wants to spend the day doing all the fun things they used to do together as children: picking apples, eating ice cream and fishing. Zandar, Hildegard, Ruby, and Jade arrive, and everyone except Amber and Hildegard run off to go play pirates in James's treehouse. While getting ready to head out with his brother, Baileywick expresses uncertainty about not being around in case the kids need him, but Violet assures him they'll be fine.

During the pirate game, James accidentally breaks a part of his treehouse, and decides to ask Baileywick if he can fix it, since he hasn't left yet. Baileywick hears James calling him and goes to see what the matter is, despite Nigel's protests. He uses his walking stick as a splint to keep the broken pieces of the treehouse together. Right after James's problem has been solved, Amber and Hildegard arrive to fetch everyone for the tea party. After Baileywick returns, Nigel says it's too late to go pick apples now, but they can still go for ice cream.

Although Amber's 'perfectly pink' tea party starts off well, she is horrified when she sees that the cookies have plaid-style frosting instead of pink like she wanted and screams for Baileywick. He and his annoyed brother arrive, and Baileywick directs everyone to the kitchen, where the frosting is re-done exactly as Amber wants, and she is much happier with the new cookies. Nigel says they've now missed out on picking apples and getting ice cream, but Baileywick reminds him they can still go fishing.

After the tea party, Sofia takes everyone to the garden to paint butterflies. Meanwhile, Baileywick and Nigel are waiting for their fishing boat to arrive, but Baileywick forgot his fishing pole back at the castle and leaves to go retrieve it. The kids start having trouble painting their butterflies - and in the case of James, a lizard - because they keep moving around, and James and Zandar scare off all the butterflies after trying to catch the lizard. Sofia calls for Baileywick, and so does Nigel from the dock, and Baileywick chooses to respond to Sofia. He catches the exact color butterflies that everyone asks for and even James's lizard, and places them inside a tent, making them easier to paint since they can't escape. Unfortunately, once Baileywick returns to the dock, the boat has already left. Nigel says they can fish right there at the dock, but a maid runs over to tell Baileywick it's time to start preparing the royal supper, so he and his dejected brother follow her back to the castle.

While the other kids bring in their paintings to dry, Sofia sees that Baileywick and Nigel have returned and asks how his day off went, but Baileywick tells her he and his brother never got around to doing anything they had planned since he spent all day helping her, James, and Amber, but that was more important to him. While her mother takes her to go say goodbye to her friends, Sofia tells her about Baileywick having to spend his birthday solving everyone's problems and clearly feels guilty. Amber and James also feel guilty. While they are thinking of what to do before Baileywick's birthday is over, Sofia gets an idea and asks James to get some apples, and Amber to get ice cream (though she has a maid do it for her). Sofia also goes to get Nigel, just before he leaves. Finally, she brings Baileywick out to the treehouse, where the entire royal family and Nigel are waiting for him. There are even apples hanging from a nearby tree to pick, an ice cream cart, and since the treehouse is designed like a boat, Nigel jokingly brought their fishing poles. While Baileywick is flattered by everything they've done for him, he says they're missing the royal supper, but Sofia says he is more important.



The transcript for Baileywick's Day Off may be viewed here.


Episode List
Season One: Just One of the Princes | The Big Sleepover | Let the Good Times Troll | Cedric's Apprentice | A Royal Mess | The Shy Princess | Blue Ribbon Bunny | The Princess Test | Baileywick's Day Off | Tri-Kingdom Picnic |The Little Witch | Two to Tangu | Finding Clover | The Amulet of Avalor | The Buttercups | Make Way for Miss Nettle · The Amulet and the Anthem | Tea for Too Many | Princess Butterfly | Great Aunt-Venture | The Baker King | Holiday in Enchancia | The Enchanted Feast
Season Two: Two Princesses and a Baby | The Enchanted Feast | The Flying Crown | Mom's the Word | The Silent Knight | Enchanted Science Fair | King for a Day | When You Wish Upon a Well | Gizmo Gwen | Sofia the Second | Mystic Meadows | Princesses to the Rescue! | Ghostly Gala | The Emerald Key | Scrambled Pets | The Princess Stays in the Picture | Baileywhoops | Winter's Gift | The Leafsong Festival | Substitute Cedric | Clover Time | In a Tizzy | A Tale of Two Teams | The Littlest Princess | Buttercup Amber | Carol of the Arrow | Sidekick Clio
Season Three: Cool Hand Fluke | Minimus is Missing | Cedric Be Good | Princess Adventure Club | Minding the Manor | The Secret Library | New Genie on the Block | The Fliegel has Landed | The Princess Ballet | All the Sprite Moves | Sofia in Elvenmoor | Stormy Lani | Lord of the Rink | The Secret Library: Olaf and the Tale of Miss Nettle | Gone with the Wand | Bad Little Dragon | Bunny Swap | Her Royal Spyness | Dad's and Daughter's Day | The Secret Library: The Tale of the Noble Knight | The Bamboo Kite | Beauty is the Beast | Cauldronation Day | Camp Wilderwood | Royal Vacation | Hexley Hall | The Princess Prodigy | One for the Books
Season Four: Day of the Sorcerers | The Secret Library: Tale of the Eternal Torch | The Crown of Blossoms | Pin the Blame on the Genie | The Mystic Isles: The Princess and the Protector | The Royal Dragon | The Mystic Isles: The Mare of the Mist | Through the Looking Back Glass | Princess Jade | Ivy's True Colors | Too Cute to Spook | Pirated Away | The Mystic Isles: The Falcon's Eye | The Mystic Isles: The Great Pretender | The Mystic Isles: A Very Mystic Wassalia | The Birthday Wish | In Cedric We Trust | The Mystic Isles: A Hero for the Hoodwinks | The Mystic Isles: Undercover Fairies | A Royal Wedding | The Royal School Fair | The Lost Pyramid | Return to Merroway Cove | The Elf Situation
Specials: Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess | Sofia the First: The Floating Palace | Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy | Elena and the Secret of Avalor | Sofia the First: The Mystic Isles | Sofia the First: Forever Royal