Samurai Jack – Episode XXI: Jack and the Dragon

by Alan Rapp on July 28, 2020

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Samurai Jack – Episode XXI: Jack and the Dragon
  • wiki: link

Samurai Jack - Episode XXI: Jack and the Dragon television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the adventures of the time-displaced samurai and his quest to make his way home. Jack‘s (Phil LaMarr) wanderings lead him into woods and a nearby village both plagued with an ungodly stench. Many of the early scenes feature Jack trying to keep the stench away (which his sword can miraculously cut through) and haggling with the Scissorsmith (John Kassir) of the town, unwilling to offer up any information for free (even if it might help save the town from the stench which is ruining their crops and forcing wildlife to flee). The man’s bird (which may or may not have once been his wife) proves more helpful in starting the samurai on the right path.

Often referred to by fans as “Jack and the Farting Dragon,” the episode is one of the goofier of the series as it involves Jack scaling a mountain by flying on the back of a gigantic moth before finding the flatulent dragon (Clancy Brown) in his cave unable to prevent his noxious farts from descending to the town below. Much of the episode takes place inside the dragon, where Jack searches for the cause of the creature’s pain until he discovers a cracked dragon egg with a baby dragon spurting fire on an unknown organ of the larger creature. Launched out the of the larger dragon’s backdoor (so to speak), the town is saved (except for the fact that now it has to deal with a baby dragon lighting all their buildings on fire).

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: