I liked this filler episode. Having a human hospital treat injured pokemon was an interesting twist, but there are a few things I don't get.
First of all, I heard Dr. Proctor mentioning that they're weren't enough doctors or nurses to help, so the twerps had to pitch in, but in the rest of the episode I never saw in other doctors or nurses, not even a cameo...wierd?
Also, how can a human hospital in Japan be closed? Last time a checked, Japan is a very heavily populated area and no matter what day it is, wouldn't there be at least one medical emergency. After all, that town they were in did look pretty big.
Where'd all the Chanseys come from? The pokemon center was busy, so they couldn't have possibly loaned out any of their Chanseys, so does that mean that those Chanseys actually work in the hospital and help treat the humans? I wonder if softboiled would even work on a human...
Actually, IMO the english dub did do a good job with more of the "charm puns" than you think. The first one with "I'll pay any price." and rice was spot on. I'm not sure about the game, but I think its name sounded similar to the word "rice" or something...apparently its called "go" in japan. Also, Meowth said "I want my charm, PLEASE!", the words "police" and "please" do sound similar if spoken really fast or loud. The only one that didn't make sense was with the raticate.
It was fun seeing TR and the twerps working together in the episode, as this is one of the few episodes that it happens. These "working together" episodes continually reinforce my belief that Jessie, James, and Meowth could have been nice guys if some of the circumstances in their pasts were different.
LOL, this one of the few episodes where a guy actually finds Jessie attractive and wants to date her! Most are turned off by her obnoxiousness and short temper, so it was pretty surprising when Dr. Proctor actually asked her out for pizza.
That was funny when Ash tried to capture the Dodrio but Brock stopped him.
I think I'm in agreement with 4kids editing of the needle in the arm scene, as the uncut one, which I've seen, probably would have frightened most of the younger viewers and older ones with bellanophobia (fear of needles and/or other sharp objects).
I makes me think, how could Pikachu have possible gotten a whole apple in its throat like that? I mean, I didn't think its mouth could open that big, and even after the apple was in, why did Pikachu not suffocate...oh wait, that's right, this is pokemon, and NOBODY DIES IN POKEMON! It's the most sacred in unwritten rule of the anime, RPGs, and the world of pokemon in general...not sure about the manga though...
Boy, Dr. Proctor was fast with that scapel...makes me think of what kind of "training" he actually got in medical school...
Well, all in all, this is a pretty entertaining filler, and I never pass up a chance to see it.
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