"Prepare for trouble, do you want fries with that?"
"Double the delish with half the fat!"
"To protect the world from unhealthy food."
"To give great service and never be rude."
"To denounce the evils of high carbohydrates."
"To extend our reach to the Earth and its primates."

Another excellent twist on the motto. In particular, the way James says "primates" just cracks me up. And the fact that they tried to do it again later in the ep but Meowth interrupted them with some amusing use of the various forms and meanings of the word "get" was also pretty nice.

I guess this was Ash's first chance to get serious about his power. He came to Hoenn and started out sort of as a big shot, and it couldn't have helped having May and Max both look up to him for being well-traveled and a League contender, respectively. We know Ash has had problems in the past with overconfidence, so I suppose seeing it brought to a head and dealt with isn't really a bad thing as far as episodes go. Treecko also shone in the battle, very impressive determination and - there's no other word for it - endurance. Good stuff, altogether.