Haruhi in Wonderland! is the 13th episode of the anime series. Haruhi Fujioka has a dream about the day she interviewed at Ouran Academy. Funny thing, the dream about that wondrous day turns into a journey through Wonderland where it is always 3 p.m. and every Host has a part to play - including Usa-chan - in this parody of Carroll Lewis Carroll's in Wonderland Alice in Wonderland Ouran-style.
The episode begins with Haruhi as a middle-schooler visiting Ouran with her father, Ryoji "Ranka" Fujioka. In the admissions office, the dean remarks on her intelligence, while Ryoji says she's too smart and so independent that she completed the school application on her own and wanted to come to the interview solo, as well. Haruhi sits to one side of the room. Behind her is a large painting of a woman and a young girl sitting together under a tree, its possible symbolism being Haruhi and Kotoko Fujioka. The dean invites Haruhi to explore the campus and she agrees; the painting now altered to show the little girl chasing a pink rabbit resembling Usa-chan.
Haruhi wanders the halls until she spies Usa-chan dancing in Music Room 3. When she enters, a hole in the floor descends with the bunny. Haruhi chases after, slipping on a banana peel and tumbling into the hole. She lands in an Ouran salon, with her bottom stuck inside a vase similar to the one she broke. She topples off the pedestal but lands on her stomach, vase intact. Shiro Takaoji pops out of a grand piano, looking like a mouse. Haruhi begs for help, but Shiro eats a banana and is suddenly tiny and disappearing through equally tiny doors at the far end of the room. Haruhi eats an entire bunch of bananas, shrinks and heads through the doors, too.Kyoya Ootori sitting on a mushroom, blowing bubbles and writing in a notebook. He tells Haruhi that the pool is filled with her tears, and warns that the water isn't safe just as the ruling council of the The Zuka Club surfaces in alligator-shaped submarines that chase her. Haruhi dashes out and asks if she's back to her original size, to which Kyoya replies, "Not yet, but we can take care of that, if you're interested. It won't be cheap though." Umehito Nekozawa and Kirimi Nekozawa arrive and ask for a bite of mushroom which Kyoya provides, along with an addition to their tab. Haruhi inquires what he's always writing in his black notebook. Kyoya is noncommittal, but points out that she said "always," even though they've never met. As Haruhi considers this, the Nekozawa siblings each take a bite of mushroom and transform: Kirimi into a teen and Umehito into a baby. Haruhi chases the baby and finds herself in a room with the Duchess who resembles Renge Houshakuji, her cat who resembles Hikaru Hitachiin, and her cook who resembles Princess Seika Ayanokoji. Renge holds the baby and asks if Haruhi is concerned for it, to which Haruhi says, "Being with your mother is always the best thing." Renge hands over the child, saying she must go to court, then vanishes.
Mr. Cat says Renge is joking with her; the doll isn't even hers. When Haruhi looks at the baby, it's turned into a Beelzenef curse doll. When she looks up again, the cat has disappeared. As Haruhi continues her tour, Mr. Cat reappears and disappears, seemingly in two places at the same time and Haruhi soon calls them out on being Hikaru and Kaoru Hitachiin, leaving them with puzzled looks on their faces. In another courtyard sits the Dodo who resembles Kanako Kasugazaki, having tea and hoping that her fiance, Toru Suzushima, comes back soon.Tamaki Suoh, a Dormouse resembling Takashi "Mori" Morinozuka and a March Hare resembling Mitsukuni "Honey" Haninozuka dressed in an Usa-chan costume sit at table. They tell her there's no room and she begins to leave until Honey invites her back. Tamaki comments on her long hair, but reminds her it will have to be shorter in the future. Honey comments that she's wearing a skirt to which Haruhi responds, "I am a girl; not that it matters." A cart full of cakes rolls up and Honey digs in with Haruhi warning that if he keeps eating sweets, he'll get a cavity. Honey's eyes nearly pop out of his head and Mori's nose-bubble bursts, awakening him long enough to remind Honey to brush his teeth.
Haruhi establishes that they're at Ouran Academy to which Tamaki smiles and asks, "What will you do here?" She replies, "Study, I suppose." She tells him about her dreams and he responds, "What good are dreams if all you do is work?" Hatter, Dormouse and Hare all agree that it's also important to have a good time and Haruhi mulls over the idea. Usa-chan blows "Call to Post" on a bugle signaling that court is in session with the Duchess scheduled to be executed. Haruhi is outraged and runs off to help her.Ouran Host Club ready to cosplay Wonderland and in spite of her melancholy, she smiles and admits that, "Around here, I can hardly tell when I'm awake."
- Main article: Ep 13 - Haruhi in Wonderland!/Image Gallery
Each main character corresponds to a character in Alice's Adventures In Wonderland:
- Haruhi Fujioka - Alice
- Tamaki Suoh - The Mad Hatter
- Kyoya Ootori - The Caterpillar
- Hikaru Hitachiin - The Cheshire Cat
- Kaoru Hitachiin - The Cheshire Cat
- Mitsukuni "Honey" Haninozuka - The March Hare
- Takashi "Mori" Morinozuka - The Dormouse
- Renge Houshakuji - The Duchess
- Umehito Nekozawa - as himself and The Duchess's Baby
- Ryoji "Ranka" Fujioka - The King of Hearts
- Kotoko Fujioka - The Queen of Hearts
- Shiro Takaoji - Mouse (cameo appearance only)
- Kanako Kasugazaki - The Dodo (cameo appearance only)
- Seika Ayanokoji- The Dutchess's Cook (cameo appearance only)
- Kirimi Nekozawa- as Teenage Kirimi (cameo apperance only)
- Usa-chan - The White Rabbit
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