The BEST episodes of Ask the StoryBots

Every episode of Ask the StoryBots ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Ask the StoryBots!

Based on the award-winning educational apps, the StoryBots are curious little creatures who live in the world beneath our screens and go on fun adventures to help answer kids' questions.

Last Updated: 1/5/2023Network:Netflix
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How Do Eyes See?
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8.29
7 votes

#1 - How Do Eyes See?

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/1/2019

The StoryBots brave a castle on a dark and stormy night to understand how eyesight works. Maria Bamford guest-stars as an eccentric scientist.

How Do People Catch a Cold?
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8.29
7 votes

#2 - How Do People Catch a Cold?

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/24/2018

The StoryBots travel to the Land of the Lymph to learn how a cold virus spreads. Wanda Sykes guest-stars as a doctor with the sniffles.

How Do Cell Phones Work?
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8.10
10 votes

#3 - How Do Cell Phones Work?

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/1/2019

To see how cell phones work, the StoryBots hop inside one. Jennifer Garner guest-stars as a cell tower switching-station operator.

Where Do French Fries Come From?
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8.07
14 votes

#4 - Where Do French Fries Come From?

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/12/2016

The mysterious Molepheus takes the StoryBots on an underground journey to learn how French fries are made."Weird Al" Yankovic guest stars.

How Do Airplanes Fly?
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8.06
16 votes

#5 - How Do Airplanes Fly?

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/12/2016

The StoryBots embark on a high-flying adventure to learn how airplanes fly. Kevin Smith guest stars as the superhero Super Mega Awesome Ultra Guy.

Where Does Rain Come From?
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8.00
12 votes

#6 - Where Does Rain Come From?

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/12/2016

The StoryBots visit an amusement park in the sky to learn where rain comes from. Tim Meadows and Chris Parnell guest star as a pair of silly reindeer.

How Does Night Happen?
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7.96
24 votes

#7 - How Does Night Happen?

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/12/2016

The StoryBots visit mountaintops, the deep sea and even outer space to understand how night happens. Jay Leno guest stars as a helpful knight.

Why Can't I Eat Dessert All the Time?
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7.92
13 votes

#8 - Why Can't I Eat Dessert All the Time?

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/24/2018

A piece of broccoli and a rebellious cupcake teach the StoryBots about proper nutrition. Christina Applegate guest-stars as a bakery owner.

Why Do People Look Different?
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7.73
11 votes

#9 - Why Do People Look Different?

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/1/2019

No two people are exactly alike, thanks to a little thing called DNA. Reggie Watts guest-stars as a nurse who explains it all.

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How Do You Make Music?
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7.70
10 votes

#10 - How Do You Make Music?

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/1/2019

After tumbling into a tuba, the StoryBots enter a magical, musical wonderland. John Legend guest-stars as the King of Music.

How Do Flowers Grow?
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7.67
6 votes

#11 - How Do Flowers Grow?

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/24/2018

The StoryBots get a bug's-eye view of a flower's journey, from seed to bloom. David Cross guest-stars as Bang's free-spirited pal.

Where Does Chocolate Come From?
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7.67
6 votes

#12 - Where Does Chocolate Come From?

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/1/2019

The StoryBots jump into a vending machine to find out where candy bars come from. Alyssa Milano guest-stars as a chocolatier.

Why Do I Have to Brush My Teeth?
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7.67
18 votes

#13 - Why Do I Have to Brush My Teeth?

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/12/2016

To understand why humans need to brush their teeth, the StoryBots travel to a mouth taken over by a gang of bad bacteria. Whoopi Goldberg guest stars.

How Many Types of Animals Are There?
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7.64
14 votes

#14 - How Many Types of Animals Are There?

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/24/2018

The StoryBots take on an awfully big task: counting every kind of animal there is. Kristen Schaal guest-stars as a biologist.

Where Do Planets Come From?
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7.63
8 votes

#15 - Where Do Planets Come From?

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/1/2019

The 'Bots blast off into outer space to learn how planets are made -- and what they're made of. Zoe Saldana guest-stars as an astronomy professor.

What Is Electricity?
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7.60
10 votes

#16 - What Is Electricity?

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/24/2018

To find out where electricity comes from, the StoryBots go straight to the source. Edward Norton guest-stars as an electronics salesman.

Why Do We Have to Recycle?
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7.60
10 votes

#17 - Why Do We Have to Recycle?

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/1/2019

A trip to a landfill teeming with trash teaches the StoryBots the importance of recycling. Tony Hale guest-stars as the owner of a sorting facility.

How Do Ears Hear?
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7.58
12 votes

#18 - How Do Ears Hear?

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/24/2018

A talking boombox turns it up to show the StoryBots how ears help us hear. Ali Wong guest-stars as an all-knowing brain.

Why Is the Sky Blue?
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7.54
13 votes

#19 - Why Is the Sky Blue?

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/12/2016

To learn why the sky is blue, the StoryBots get a science lesson in colors. Garfunkel and Oates' Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci guest star.

How Do Computers Work?
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7.10
10 votes

#20 - How Do Computers Work?

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/24/2018

The StoryBots climb inside a computer to learn about input, output and processing. Snoop Dogg guest-stars as a tech-savvy operating system.

What Happens When You Flush the Toilet?
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7.00
8 votes

#21 - What Happens When You Flush the Toilet?

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/1/2019

We use the toilet every day, but how does it work -- and where does our waste go? Jason Sudeikis guest-stars as a plumber in the know.

How Do Volcanoes Work?
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6.77
13 votes

#22 - How Do Volcanoes Work?

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/24/2018

The StoryBots help the lead of a subterranean musical deal with the pressures of fame. David Koechner guest-stars as a pirate.

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