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"Substitute Cedric" is the forty-seventh episode of the Disney Junior animated series, Sofia the First. It premiered on February 20, 2015, and is the twenty-second episode of the second season.


At Royal Prep, the students are learning the bouncing spell in sorcery class. Sofia learns it without any trouble but everyone else just can't seem to get it down. Flora announces that she, Fauna, and Merryweather are going to the united fairy teachers' meeting. But Fauna forgot about this and therefore didn't find a substitute teacher for sorcery class. Sofia decides to ask Cedric to be the substitute. At first, Cedric doesn't want to but Sofia manages to convince him by telling him there's an ingredient he needs for his potion in the greenhouse at Royal Prep.

The next day, at Royal Prep, Cedric resumes the bouncing spell lesson. Meanwhile, three students known as Elliot, Amy, and Kurt who are from Hexley Hall, Cedric's former sorcery school, show up and start playing magical pranks on everyone. James and Amber tell Sofia that every year the students from Hexley Hall play magical pranks at Royal Prep that leave the school in disarray for months and the tricks are far from harmless. At first, Cedric doesn't want to stop them but Sofia reminds him that he's in charge, and failing to handle three kids will make him look foolish. Cedric tries to stop them but they overpower him and stick him in a chair with a sticking spell. Sofia and her friends come out to help him and Cedric teaches them the disappearing spell to fix the damage. They all try it but everyone fails. Vivian isn't even trying because she has no confidence. Cedric tells the children the key to casting successful magic is to keep trying and never give up. One by one, everyone finally gets the spell down.

Meanwhile, the Hexley Hall trio cast the spell for their ultimate prank: Filling Royal Prep with bubbles to make the school float away. Sofia and her friends try to stop them but the trio overpowers them. Vivian saves her friends and they all stop the trio with the bouncing spell. Then, they save the school with the disappearing spell and force the evil trio to get out of Royal Prep and never prank them again. When the fairies get back, Cedric tells them what happened and the fairies assure them that the Headmaster of Hexley Hall will hear about it and punish the trio. They then free Cedric who leads them back to class to continue teaching them magic.




  • This is the fourth episode where Cedric sings, as well as his second solo song. His first solo was Cedric The Great in "Cedric's Apprentice", he sang the duet I'll Get My/That Amulet with Sofia in "The Amulet of Avalor" and was featured in the song Mystic Meadows in the episode of the same name.
  • This episode shows flashbacks when Cedric was a little boy. This is also the fifth episode that features a flashback of characters, the others were "Let The Good Times Troll", "Baileywick's Day Off", "Mom's the Word" and "The Princess Stays in the Picture".
    • He has made reference to his flashback in this episode in the lyrics of "Cedric the Great" in the episode "Cedric's Apprentice".
    • This is the third time these flashbacks are happening during the episode's song. The first two were in "Mom's the Word" and "The Princess Stays in the Picture".
  • This is the second time Desmond and Vivian both play an active role together. The first was "Enchanted Science Fair".
  • The painting James removes the mustaches from is a copy of a famous British painting entitled "The Two Princes in the Tower" depicting Richard and Edward V of England. The painting was originally done in 1483.
  • Two paintings of Aunt Tilly and the Old Man from "The Princess Stays in the Picture" can be seen in the school hallways.
  • This is the third episode which trouble triggers in Royal Prep. The first was "Make Way for Miss Nettle", then the second was "Scrambled Pets".
  • This is Cedric's first visit to Royal Prep.
  • The Three Good Fairies meet Cedric for the second time, the first was "Tea for Too Many".
  • Cedric and Sir Gillium meet for the first time but don't speak to each other, however, they are both voiced by Jess Harnell.
  • This is the second time some of Royal Prep Students wear their Gym uniforms, the first time was in "Scrambled Pets".
  • Other Princesses are seen trying to learn how to horseback ride just like Sofia.
  • Sir Gillium is seen teaching other Princesses how to Horseback ride.
  • Minimus makes a cameo in this episode.
  • When filling the school with bubbles the three Pranksters chant, "Bubble, bubble, let's make trouble! Fill this school on the double!" a nod to Macbeth.
  • In retrospect, the bubble prank was in fact extremely dangerous and potentially life-threatening as the three pranksters filled the school whilst there were still students inside it. Had the bubbles popped or been unable to hold the school up for long, the building crashing to the ground could have caused it to collapse and injure or even kill those inside it. This goes for their many other pranks, such as the bubble storm. Had it gained speed and power, Sofia, Amber, Desmond, and James could have very much been killed had Vivian not made the storm disappear.
  • Due to the Headmaster of Hexley Hall being corrupt as shown in the "Hexley Hall" episode, this could possibly be the reason why Prank Day has been allowed to go on for so long.
  • Moral: Commitment and confidence are the paths to success.


  • Sir Gillium intervenes with the Pranksters, but they put him in the clock tower. In the scene where the song is set in, Sir Gillium is instead in a room where the floor becomes a trampoline. After Miss Fauna and Miss Flora arrived, Sir Gillium calls help in the clock tower. (Although, this goof is overlooked due to Sir Gillium having some likeness to Professor Popov, and will take a sharp eye to spot the differences... it's a mistake none-the-less.)
  • Princess Maya is joining the sorcery class and the flying derby training at the same time.


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Elena of Avalor: Princess ElenaPrincess IsabelFranciscoLuisaShurikiAlacazarZuzoMateoMigs, Luna, and SkylarRafaChancellor EstebanArmandoKing Raul and Queen LuciaNaomi Turner
Guest Characters: Flora, Fauna, and MerryweatherCinderellaJasmineMagic CarpetBelleArielAuroraSnow WhiteMulanRapunzelTianaMeridaOlafMerlinArchimedes

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" • "The Floating Palace" • "Holiday in Enchancia" • "Four's a Crowd"

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" • "The Curse of Princess Ivy" • "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" • "Best in Air Show" • "Dads and Daughters Day" • "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 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" • "Forever Royal"

Theme SongI'm Not Ready to Be a PrincessRoyal PrepA Little Bit of FoodTrue SistersRise and ShinePrincess ThingsAnythingPerfect Slumber PartyMake Some NoiseCedric the GreatGoldenwing CircusAll You NeedBlue Ribbon BunnyI Belong(You Can Always) Count On BaileywickPicnic of the YearGood Little WitchThe Ride of Your LivesBring My Best Friend BackI'll Get My/That AmuletThe ButtercupsMake Way for Miss NettleEnchancia AnthemMake It RightBigger Is BetterWho's That?A Recipe for AdventureThe Simple LifeMerroway CoveThe Love We ShareWassaliaPeace and JoyRoyal FunSisters and BrothersTwo by TwoAll You DesireHuzzah! Huzzah!Me and My MomTilly, Oh TillyFriendship Is The FormulaBe Your Own KingMake Your Wishes WellBelieve in Your DreamKeeping Promises No Matter WhatMystic MeadowsStronger Than You KnowGhostly GalaA Princess TrueIn Your PawsKnow It AllHelping HandA Kingdom of My OwnSmoke, Wings and FireDare to Risk it AllFrom the HeartI Feel So FreeNever Forget the Sorcerer's SecretHoppin' Out With YouMake Our Dreams Come TruePlay With UsIt's a Small New WorldImproviseAny Deed For Those In NeedMy First FlightWings of a DreamMoment to ShineWendell's WayA Better MeWhen It Comes To Making FriendsIt's Up To YouDo I DareGenie RulesThis Fliegel Has LandedGotta Reach a Higher HeightI Like You So MuchElvenmoorHappy ThoughtsTake A LeapMy Finest FlowerMagic Like MerlinYou're the Cutest ThingLiving It UpBe an Expert ExpertI'm A New Horse NowDads and Daughters SongA Knight Such As IThis Panda Just Wants to DanceMore to AdoreThe Broomstick DanceThe Summer Camp BluesWhat A VacationThe Great UnknownThe Spirit of AvalorMy TimeOur Wizards Are the BestThe Magic in the MusicLive It to Learn ItMy Evil DreamsThis Island Belongs To UsThe Right Wrong Thing To DoGive The Kid One More ChanceThe Magic of the Mystic IslesOur Royal PlanMy Power Will Be Crystal ClearThat's Not Who I AmTough EnoughAll Fired UpPick MeMagic TouchThe Dunwiddie DittyThis Feeling I'm Feeling In MeSuper Spooky NightNever Lost AgainListen UpLearn This RhymeThat's What Wassalia's ForGonna Be GreatI Am On Your SideThe Boldest, Bravest Bunny of All TimeThe Fairy WayMeant To BeWhat You're Gonna DoCome To Your Senses With MeWhen I Start to Make Some WavesYou've Gotta Have FunA Big DayGet WickedFor One and AllOn Your/My OwnBe Who You Wanna Be
EnchanciaRoyal Preparatory AcademyTanguMerroway CoveWei-LingMystic MeadowsWildwing ValleySecret LibraryElvenmoorHakaloFreezenburgEnchanted Animal ParkAvalorDragon HoldMaruHexley HallMisty PalisadesMystic IslesEverRealm
Amulet of AvalorAunt Tilly's Carpet BagEnchanted MirrorFloating PalaceTridentMermaid Comb of Merroway CoveEnchanted Swing SetWishing WellEmerald KeyPin of KlutzenheimerFlying CrownFamily WandDazzleballSnowdropsDragonclaw WandKazeem's LampBehind the WallsShuriki's WandEternal TorchForever FountainCrown of the GnomesEnchantletLooking Back GlassWicked Nine
See Also
Elena of AvalorButtercupsSpells and MagicJaquinsMerpeopleChanulHoodwinks