All You Have to Do is Ask is a song from the Johnny and the Sprites episode "Doctor Basil".

Lyrics

(Basil)

I tried brewing him a cup of my wheatleberry tea

(Sage)

Did it work?

(Basil)

No.

(Sage)

So?

(Basil)

So I tried telling him a joke so he would laugh along with me

(Sage)

Did he laugh?

(Basil)

No.

(Sage)

So?

(Basil)

So I tickled Johnny's nose with the needles off a spruce

I sprinkled all his toes with dandelion juice

I tried a lot of things, but they weren't any use

The situation's starting to look grim

(Sage)

Basil, did you try asking him?

(Basil)

No, but I—

(Sage)

Ask, ask, ask

All you have to do is ask

What is the one thing you have to do?

(Basil)

Ask, ask, ask

Yeah!

But I made tickly moss packs and I stuffed them down his socks

(Sage)

A fine remedy. Did it work?

(Basil)

No, but I emptied out his pockets and I filled them up with rocks

(Sage)

How'd that go for him?

(Basil)

Uh uh.

(Sage)

I didn't think so.

(Basil)

I'm trying to stay positive and be a real go-getter

I followed all my remedies exactly to the letter

It seems no matter what I try, Johnny won't get better

(Sage)

Basil, let me go out on a limb

(Basil)

Uh huh?

(Sage)

And say you should try asking him

Ask, ask, ask

All you have to do is ask

What is the one thing you have to do?

(Basil)

Ask, ask, ask

(Sage)

You've got to ask him questions and see where they lead

Don't waste your time doing stuff he doesn't need

Only Johnny knows what he needs you to do

If you want to help him, help him help you

(Basil)

So maybe I'll go back over to Johnny's house right now

(Sage)

Good! And what are you gonna do when you get there?

(Basil)

I'll be there to support him, but I'll let him tell me how

(Sage)

Excellent, Lily!

(Basil)

Basil!

(Sage)

You got it!

(Basil)

When someone has a problem and you want to lend a hand

(Sage)

When nothing that you're trying is going as you planned

(Basil)

Ask them what they need and they will help you understand

(Both)

And then you're sure to be up to the task

(Sage)

All you have to do

(Basil)

All you have to do

(Sage)

All you have to do

(Both)

Is ask

Just ask!


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Media
Johnny and the SpritesMusic album
Characters
Johnny • Tina • Gwen • Ginger • Basil • Lily • Root • Sage • Seymour • Fuzzies
Episodes
Shorts: "Who's on First?" • "Laugh, Basil, Laugh" • "Leave a Little Lettuce" • "Yes You Can!" • "Waiting for the Stars"

Season One: "Turbo-Car Johnny" • "Ginger's Antenna Dilemma" • "Root's Dadoots" • "The Rare Nospotalotacus" • "Johnny's Sister Tina" • "Spritesgiving!" • "The Sprites and the What?!" • "Doctor Basil" • "Ginger Listens" • "Aloha Johnny" • "Seymour's Guest" • "Root of Passage" • "The Sprites Sleepover" • "Seymour the Sleuth" • "Spring Tuning" • "Where's the Water, Lily?" • "Ginger and the Shell" • "Fuzzies' Day Off" • "Basil's Band" • "The Sprites Rule" • "Ginger's Grounded" • "Baby Johnny" • "Laugh Sprites, Laugh" • "Hola Lily" • "Very Spritely Holiday" • "Sprites Snow Day"
Season Two: "Gwen Meets the Sprites" • "A Biddow for Root" • "The Bridge Troll" • "This is Your Life, Johnny!" • "Johnny the Mud Troll" • "Helpful Basil" • "Johnny and the Love Bug" • "The Twenty-Foot Root" • "The Sprites Plan a Party" • "Basil and the Magic Watermelon" • "Root and the Tickle Troll" • "Ginger Goes for the Glory" • "Lily's Hair" • "Ginger and the Cloud" • "A Johnny for Everyone" • "Lily and the Frog Princess" • "Johnny's Not Invited" • "Basil and the Beanstalk" • "The Sprites Save Grotto's Grove" • "Seymour's New Home" • "Johnny and the Sprites Shrink" • "Johnny's Gotta Dance" • "Johnny's Troll Trouble" • "Basil the Dogsitter" • "Johnny Helps Mother Nature" • "The Sprites Grow a Rainbow"

Songs
Series: Johnny and the Sprites Theme SongHeads Up

Shorts: One Good TurnMake Someone LaughLeave a Little LettuceThe Things You Can DoWaiting for the Stars
Season One: I Just Can't Get EnoughMuddle in the PuddleThere's Nobody Quite Like YouWhat a Surprise! • Nospotalotacus • It All Adds Up to My Sister • A Fungus Among Us • How it WorksAll You Have to Do is Ask • Stop and Listen • Aloha • Git Along Little SpritesThrough the PortalFeelin' "Grove"-y • Seymour the Sleuth • Time to Wake Up • Reason and Rhyme • The Hardest Thing to Do • Fuzzies' Frug • That's What Friends DoRules are Made for a Reason • No Spoffle • Sleepytime Lullaby • It's a Funny Thing • So Many Ways to Say "Hello"Brightly ShiningTil You Try Out Something New
Season Two: A New FriendNot My BiddowA Good SongGive It a TryBad Day to Be a Mud TrollI Believe in You, Basil • You Make My Heart Go 'Hop' • The Right SizeIt's Party Time • Never Give Up! • The Tickle Troll • I Can Do It! • A Brand New 'Do • Playing in the Air! • Play With MeI Wanna Be MeWelcome to Grotto's Grove • My Lucky Day • Everything Must Go • Home Sweet Home Sweet Home • A Giant World • Dancin' Feet • Follow Me • I Will Find You • Clean and Green! • All Because of You and Me

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