In "Fruit Picking Day," Prince Wednesday "royally commanding" apples to come off a tree, and then begging them to please come off when his royal commands have no effect.
This tends to be a habit of Prince Wednesday, such as when he royally commands the rain to stop. Obviously, it doesn't work.
In "Play Pretend," O the Owl rigidly insists that a box that Teacher Harriet is having them play pretend with is a box and nothing more. "That's a box, not a boat. ... I think I'll stay here and read my book about boxes. Just boxes. ... If you look at it like this, it still looks like it's a box." Until, finally, to everyone's delight, he pretends it's a race car.