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Japanese Episode AG 068: "Papa wa Aidoru!? Itsuwari no Jimu Riidaa!!"
Ookido-Hakase Pokemon Lecture: Pokemon Senryuu Contest information
Japanese Air Date: March 18th, 2004
American Air Date: March 5th, 2005
Important Characters: Yaohei (Rose), Reporter (Dee Dunstan)
Important Places: Touka City (Petalberg City)
Satoshi and the gang have finally arrived in Touka City! As the townspeople shower the children of their beloved Senri with attention, Musashi and Kojirou devise a plan. By dressing up as Senri and his family, the Rocket-Dan plans to cash in on the Gym Leader's popularity. While Haruka and Masato are busy answering questions from the townspeople, Satoshi finds himself being challenged by a group of Senri's groupies. These trainers attack Satoshi, one after another, until the young trainer's pokemon are worn out. Haruka is called in to take care of the "disrespectful trainer," so she uses her Achamo to wipe the floor with Satoshi's worn-out pokemon. Afterwards, one of the townspeople notice that there must be a group of imposters out there, and soon enough the disguised members of the Rocket-Dan are found. The trio's plot is quickly discovered, and Pikachu sends them packing. The townspeople finally warm up to Satoshi (well, his Pikachu anyway) and finally accept him as a worthy challenger to the Touka City gym.
But I have to
wonder...where were all the Senri fans during Satoshi's first trip
through Touka City? Was he a celebrity at the time, or is the Gym
Leader's fame come about only recently? And if so, why?
Neighbor: "Just look how much you've grown, young man.
But ya look a little blue around the edges. Are ya cold or
excuse given for "Masato's" strange face is that he's been studying so
much lately. It's stupid and doesn't make any sense, but that's
sort of the whole joke here.
for "Haruka's" odd apperance (mainly, her height) is more or less the
same in the dub as it is in the Japanese version.
Dee Dunstan: "Who the pokemon are you?"
Really, I'm not going to waste another word describing how
unbelievably stupid that line sounded.
Also, does anyone
else think it's odd how Pikachu can just scale a tree the way
it did? It pretty much pulled a Spider-Man and ran up the side of
a tree to reach the Rocket-Dan's balloon.
Three seconds are
taken away from the shot right after the final commercial break, and
two more seconds are taken away from the TO BE CONTINUED... screen.
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