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The Beaver brothers Norb and Dag have to find their own home, but this becomes a little bit difficult due to their constant disagreements.

Episode Summary[]

Rose Beaver with newborn daughters

Rose with the second litter

This episode first introduces Norbert and Daggett Beaver, who live with their parents in a dam. But when Mrs. Beaver gives birth to a second litter, by beaver law Norb and Dag are forced to leave the dam and build their own.

Unfortunately, Dag doesn't want to leave. Norb convinces him that life on their own isn't so bad, and Dag starts building the dam. It doesn't go so well and Dag has to ask his older brother for help, but Norb would rather find a place to live in that had already been built for them. Dag doesn't like the idea because it goes against beaver nature.

Norb finally convinces Dag to relax and let things take care of themselves, and they hide in an abandoned truck to get out of the rain and spend the night. Dag accidentally releases the emergency break, causing the truck to roll down a hill. The truck hits several trees and other stuff, then falls of a cliff and into a pond, taking everything they hit with them. The trees and other items fall perfectly into place, forming a completely furnished dam, and the two brothers move into their "bachelor pad".

Transcript[]

Read the transcript of Born to be Beavers.

Production Information[]

  • According to Mitch Schauer, the idea for this episode was developed from the fact that when beavers have a second litter, their first litter is forced to leave their dam and build a new one.
    • However in reality, the first litter only leaves when the mother is pregnant.[1] Meaning if this episode had been more biologically accurate, Norb and Dag would've left as soon as Rose got pregnant, not after Stacy and Chelsea had been born.
  • This episode, along with "Up All Night", aired on TeenNick October 7, 2011 during U Pick with Stick.

Trivia[]

Mileage sign
  • At the beginning of the episode, Norb and Dag walked by a mileage sign with the locations of Pawhuska (birth place of the series' creator Mitchell Schauer), Burbank (home of the Nickelodeon Animation Studio since 1998), and Fairfax on it.
  • This episode is one of the rare occasions where Dag acts more responsible than Norb.
  • This episode is the first for many things:
    • The first episode where Norbert has his current character design after having a different design in "Snowbound."
    • The first episode where a female character gets pregnant on screen.
    • The first episode where Norbert and Daggett's dam is built.
    • The first time Norbert does "Big hug!" to Daggett.
    • The first time Norbert and Daggett argue.
  • This episode re-aired on November 22, 2007, which was the final rerun of the series on the main Nickelodeon network.
    • Meaning, this episode and "Up All Night" were both technically the first and last episodes to air on the main channel.[2]
Stock
  • According to the Timeline, this episode and "Up All Night" aired exactly ten years before Norbert get married to his girlfriend Treeflower.
  • The scene of Norbert hugging Daggett at the beginning of the episode was redrawn as stock art for the series.

Allusions[]

Gallery[]

The image gallery for Born to be Beavers may be viewed here.

References[]

Cast[]

VEEpisodes
Season 1
"Born to be Beavers" - "Up All Night" - "A Dam Too Far" - "Long in the Teeth" - "Gift Hoarse" - "Go Beavers!" - "Box Top Beavers" - "Salmon Sez" - "Beach Beavers a Go-Go" - "Deranged Ranger" - "Muscular Beaver" - "Fish and Dips" - "Enter the Daggett" - "Bug-a-Boo" - "Mission to the Big, Hot, Thingy" - "I Dare You" - "Stinky Toe" - "House Broken" - "Tree's Company" - "Guess Who's Stumping to Dinner?" - "Fancy Prance" - "H2Whoa!" - "The Bing That Wouldn't Leave" - "You Promised!" - "Bummer of Love" - "Food of the Clods"
Season 2
"Beaver Fever" - "Same Time Last Week" - "Kandid Kreatures" - "Fakin' It!" - "Muscular Beaver 2" - "Stump Looks for His Roots" - "Tree of Hearts" - "Dag for Night" - "Un-Barry-ble" - "Another One Bites the Musk" - "The Mighty Knot-Head" - "Pond Scum" - "Utter Nonsense" - "Endangered Species" - "Lumberjacks' Delight" - "Zooing Time" - "Friends, Romans, Beavers!" - "Big Round Sticky Fish Thingy" - "The Day the World Got Really Screwed Up!" - "If You In-Sisters" - "Alley Oops" - "Open Wide for Zombies" - "Dumbwaiters" - "Sans-a-Pelt" - "Gonna Getcha"
Season 3
"My Bunnyguard" - "What's Eating You?" - "Omega Beaver" - "Bite This!" - "Spooky Spoots" - "Up All Night II: Up All Day. The Reckoning" - "Muscular Beaver 3" - "Sang 'Em High" - "In Search of Big Byoo-Tox" - "Moronathon Man" - "The Legend of Kid Friendly" - "Silent But Deadly" - "Tough Love" - "A Little Dad'll Do You" - "Pass It On!" - "Stump's Family Reunion" - "Muscular Beaver 4" - "Act Your Age" - "Too Loose Latrine" - "Pack Your Dags" - "Daggy Dearest" - "Dag's List" - "Mistaken Identity" - "Easy Peasy Rider" - "Stare and Stare Alike!" - "I am Not an Animal I'm Scientist #1" - "Norberto y Daggetto en El Grapadura y el Castor Malo" - "The Loogie Hawk" - "Kreature Komforts" - "Oh, Brother?" - "Das Spoot" - "Sqotters" - "Long Tall Daggy" - "Practical Jerks" - "Nice & Lonely" - "Soccer? I Hardly Knew Him!" - "Brothers... to the End?" - "Euro Beavers" - "Slap Happy" - "Home Loners" - "Ugly Roomers" - "Finger Lickin' Goofs" - "Strange Allure" - "Partying is Such Sweet Sorrow"
Season 4
"Chocolate Up to Experience" - "Three Dag Nite!" - "Fat Chance" - "Dag in the Mirror" - "Canucks Amuck" - "Yak in the Sack" - "Driving Misses Daggett" - "Big Fun" - "Moby Dopes" - "Present Tense" - "It's a Spootiful Life" - "The Mom from U.N.C.L.E." - "House Sisters" - "Muscular Beaver 5" - "Vantastic Voyage" - "Blacktop Beavers" - "Specs Appeal" - "Things That Go Hook in the Night" - "Damnesia" - "The Posei-Dam Adventure" - "The Big Frog" - "Dag Con Carny" - "All in the Colony" - "Line Duncing" - "Beavemaster" - "Deck Poops" - "Dagski and Norb" - "Shell or High Water"
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