Olly and the Long Way Home (1999) Post 351
Olly and the Long Way Home is another Olympic Mascot story. In this episode, Olly is off on another long flight, spreading the Olympic message. He promises Millie to take care, but he's so pleased with himself that he flies extra fast. His confidence grows as he sets off home, startling a seagull, an albatross and a parrot. He feels so sorry for birds who aren't mascots, and flies some fancy swoops and rolls. One dive between two trees brings him up smartly, right into a net.
Well, his Olympic magic will help... but no. It doesn't work because he used it to show off. Olly struggles to no avail, and eventually yells for help. The gull, albatross and parrot come to his aid, using their particular talents to free him, feed him and carry a message to his friends. Lesson learned, Olly gets home, knowing he might be special, but so are other birds.
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