In the second through fourth seasons, they are introduced like any other short on the show. Iin the third and fourth ones, Henry or June would announce them being the world premiere to emphasize its importance.
List of Shorts
- Lava! – This one is the most recurring out of all, appearing in the Season 1 episodes Comics for Tomorrow Today!, Not Just for People Anymore!, All Purpose KaBlam!, KaBlam! Gets Results and last seen in the Season 2 episode Better Than A Poke In The Eye!, but in the latter it is not introduced as a Surprising Short. The story of each segment is random. Its copyright for KaBlam! has expired, and thus depending on how long they are, they are either cut from episodes (if it is short) or episodes with it has been banned (for longer segments). Most international airings cut out these segments from not only the episode itself but also from the end credits.
- Anemia and Iodine – This segment appears in the Season 1 episode What the Astronauts Drink!. It involves two girls trying to find a cat, who is a ghost, in a haunted house.
- Angela Anaconda – This segment made two appearances, in the Season 1 episodes Untitled (Why June Refuses to Turn the Page) and Comics of Champions, in the former it is only introduced as a Surprising Short. A girl named Angela Anaconda is a social outcast who finds herself unpopular in school and always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. It was later aired as a series that aired on Fox Family from 1999 to 2002.
- The backdrop of the Surprising Shorts segment in What the Astronauts Drink! is space-themed, like everything else in the episode (except Anemia and Iodine).