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"The Things You Can Do" is a song from "Yes, You Can!", one of the original Johnny and the Sprites shorts. It is performed by John Tartaglia as Johnny, Tim Lagasse as Basil, and various performers as the Fuzzies. It is performed by Johnny and the Fuzzies as a means to cheer Basil up because he is sad about not being able to fly, though Basil, cheered up, eventually joins the song as well. It was written and composed by Gary Adler.

Lyrics

Johnny:
Well, you're sad 'cause you can't fly
Please don't sit around and cry
It won't do you any good
Just feelin' blue

So allow me to suggest
That instead of being depressed
You should think about the things that you can do

Now, I know that you can dance

Fuzzies:
Dance!

Johnny:
Speak in French like you're from France

Fuzzies:
France!

Basil:
Omelette de fromage!

Johnny:
Paint a picture of a flower garden too

Fuzzies:
Paint a picture of flowers too!

Johnny:
Tie your shoes and fly a kite
Doesn't it make you feel all right

Johnny and Fuzzies:
When you think about the things

Johnny:
That you can do?

Fuzzies:
Do do do

Johnny and Fuzzies:
Everyone

Johnny:
Can't do

Johnny and Fuzzies:
Everything

Johnny:
Celebrate what you can do
And your heart will sing

Fuzzies:
Sing, oh-oh-oh!

Johnny:
You can help a friend when they're in need

Basil:
Cook a chicken that is fricassed

Now I'm thinkin' 'bout the things

Johnny:
It's the greatest way to spread your wings

Johnny, Basil and Fuzzies:
You should about the wonderful things that you can do!

v - e - d
Johnny and the Sprites logo
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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