|Season 2, Episode 9|
|Air date||July 25, 2014|
|Written by||Michael G. Stern|
|Directed by|| Jamie Mitchell|
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"Sofia the Second"
Sofia helps a young kitchen maid pursue her dream of being an inventor.
Amber is preparing for a berry banquet for everyone from Royal Prep, and as always, she wants everything perfect. Sofia has picked some berries for her and takes them to the kitchen where she meets Gwen, a kitchen maid who likes to invent, however, her father Chef Andre, doesn't appreciate her being inventing because he too once tried to invent something, a pudding serving machine, but it ended in disaster.
Gwen takes Sofia to her secret workshop and shows her all her gizmos, an Automatic Sponge, a Built in Baker Cupcake Maker that automatically creates cupcakes, a Teeter Totter Rug Swatter that can beat the dust out of rugs, and a Bicycle Built for Tunes which plays music while peddling. Sofia really likes her gizmos, and Gwen always dreams of being an inventor but, because of her father's worries, she feels she will always be a kitchen maid.
Meanwhile back at the great hall, disaster strikes when the castle servants drop the giant jewelled strawberry while trying to hang it up. Sofia and Gwen hear the crash and decide to see what has happened. Little did they know they left Gwen's Teeter Totter Rug Swatter running loose. They arrive at the hall and find the giant strawberry cracked and ruined, including Amber's berry bowls. Seeing there will be no time to paint some new ones, Sofia has an idea and asks Gwen if she can invent a gizmo that can paint new berry bowls much faster. At first, Gwen isn't too sure, but she is willing to try.
She draws up a plan and has Sofia and her animal friends find all the parts she needs to build her new machine for Amber. In no time, she finishes it, and after a successful test, Gwen and Sofia take it to the great hall. Amber brings over the blank bowls for painting, but as they get started, Gwen's gizmo suddenly goes all haywire, throwing bowls everywhere, trashing Amber's perfect banquet. This chaotic disaster shows why Gwen's father didn't want her to be an inventor, which she finally agrees too. She puts her pencil away, and returns to her job of being a kitchen maid.
Meanwhile Clover, Robin, Mia, and Whatnaught spot Gwen's Teeter Totter Rug Swatter still running loose in the hallways and try to catch it. It heads back to the kitchen where Whatnaught finds a missing screw that fell off Gwen's machine, which was why it went wrong. After showing Sofia, she tries to convince Gwen to fix her machine, but she has decided to give up on her dream of becoming an inventor. However through a song, Sofia tells her if she gives up on her dreams, they will never come true. All she has to do is to believe in them. With that encouragement, Gwen goes off to fix her gizmo, and this time it works perfectly. Everyone is very impressed and so is Gwen's father. For the first time ever, he is proud of her.
With the use of Gwen's other gizmos, as well as her father's pudding-serving invention, now fixed with a screw, Amber's berry banquet is back on track, and King Roland makes Gwen a full-time inventor.
- Ariel Winter as Princess Sofia
- Darcy Rose Byrnes as Princess Amber
- Ginnifer Goodwin as Gwen
- Wayne Brady as Clover
- Zach Callison as Prince James
- Sara Ramirez as Queen Miranda
- Travis Willingham as King Roland II
- Tim Gunn as Baileywick
- Ashley Eckstein as Mia
- Meghan Strange as Robin
- Robin Atkin Downes as Chef Andre
- Whatnaught makes his first appearance in the second season in this episode.
- In this episode, Whatnaught gets his first major role when he helps Sofia find out why Gwen's gizmo went haywire.
- This episode is the first time where Sofia says Whatnaught's name.
- Princess Vivian, Princess Maya, Princess Mae, & Princess Penelope know how to Ballroom Dance.
- Chef Andre is the third character that Robin Atkin Downes voices in the series, previously he has done the voice for Sir Finnegan in "The Silent Knight" and the Fisherman in "Mom's the Word".