Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (3070)

  • Naruto: Well, that's it. I can't hold it anymore. (Naruto imagines being surrounded by flowers and petal-filled winds. In reality, he's let his bowels go, to the disgust of all eleven ninjas, which are heard outside Naruto's mind) It doesn't get any better than this!

  • (During the Bowling Round, Naruto runs from a giant ball while Sakura and Sasuke roll it.) Sakura: Naruto, move! Sasuke: What are you doing you loser!? Naruto: (A giant ball squishes Naruto and he's stuck in it) YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND!

  • Naruto: (Thinking) If this goes on much longer, it's not going to be pretty. Okay, I better finish this thing if I want to go to the bathroom.

  • Naruto: No! My clone locked the door from the inside!

  • Shikamaru: Uh, you okay? Naruto: (Grabs and shakes Shikamaru) What did you do with my port-a-potties?! Choji: Ino told me I should be working on my bowling technique. Naruto: What are you guys, morons?! Ino: I'm sorry, who's a moron? (Cracking her knuckles) Are you telling me we can't practice, Naruto?!

  • Hinata: I... Uh... I have something... Uh... I was hoping to... Uh... To tell you. Naruto: (Stomach really hurting) I'm all ears, let's hear it already. Hinata: Well I... Anko: (Over the broadcast system) Next up is the obstacle course, all competitors report on the double. Hinata: Well it looks like you're up then, Naruto. Good luck to you! Naruto: That's all she had to tell me?!

  • Naruto: Why did they have to clean the stupid bathrooms at a time like this?!

  • Sakura: The winning team gets one whole week off from missions. Let's nail this one, Sasuke! Sasuke: Hmph. Naruto: All right! Let's do it! (Stomach starts to hurt) Oh man, my stomach's not feeling so hot. (Runs to find the bathroom) Sakura: Hey, Naruto, the opening ceremony is about to start. Naruto: Ah! It's gonna blow! Move-move-move!

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Notes (1690)

  • YTV Airdate: September 7, 2007

  • This is the first Naruto special episode seen in the United States.

  • The first part, The Adventures of Naruto!...Oh, and Everyone Else Too!, is the recap of The Forest of Death episodes (27-36) told by Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke. The second part, One on One: Every Genin For Themselves!, is the recap of the Prelimanry matches episodes (37-52) told by Kakashi and Gai.

  • This was a 1-hour special that never occured in Japan.

  • The song played at the end is "Gyu-Ru-Ru" by Junko Takeuchi (as Naruto Uzumaki). The song was left alone in the dub, not translated and sung by Maile Flanagan, making it the only time Naruto's original voice is heard in the dub.

  • Original Episode Title: Konoha Sports Festival

  • Naruto's team wins the paid vacation.

  • Hinata tried to tell her feelings to Naruto, but changed her mind and wished him good luck when the announcer called out the next event.

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Trivia (257)

  • When it first shows Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura in the forest remembering their trip in the forest, Sakura has long hair (even when one of their memories was of Sakura cutting her hair).

  • While Naruto is captured, he uses his teeth to grab a nail file from his shoe. When it shows the close-up of Naruto trying to file through the chain, his whiskers are gone.

  • When Naruto, Sasuke and Shibuki are hiding behind a rock in the cave, Naruto's whiskers are missing.

  • When Sakura says "Sasuke-kun is so cool!", her head looks a bit too big for her body.

  • The Falls Ninja uses the Water Dragon Blast technique without doing the long series of hand seals done in the Kakashi VS Zabuza fight

  • When Naruto uses his Orioke no Jutsu (Sexy Jutsu), in the Japanese version, Iruka is shown having a nosebleed and then yelling at Naruto with tissues up his nose to stop the bleeding. However, in the edited version of the English dub, when the blood was edited out, the tissues were still there when he yelled, "CUT THE STUPID TRICKS!"

  • During the confrontation scene with Naruto, Iruka and Mizuki, watch the shoulder of Iruka's vest. First, it's pinned to the wall behind him after Mizuki first attacks. When Iruka first yells at Mizuki not to tell Naruto the truth about his past, his vest is free from being pinned, yet when he yells at Mizuki the third time to stop, his vest is again pinned to the wall and Iruka rips the shoulder of his vest out from the kunai that pinned it there.

  • When Mizuki and Iruka were talking in the forest Iruka's vest had a cut on the shoulder, but when Iruka said "How's that?" the cut was gone.

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Allusions (74)

  • When Naruto realizes his clone locked the bathroom door, he turned into The Scream by Edvard Munch.

  • Naruto is also a type of Japanese steamed fishcake, which features swirls on them in the same shape as the swirl on the back of his outfit. These fishcakes are often used in ramen dishes, also Naruto's favorite food.

  • Did you know that the name of Uzumaki Naruto comes from a city in the Tokushima Prefecture of Japan named Naruto? The city of Naruto was founded on March 15th, 1947 and has a population of 64,257 and a density of 474.40 per kmĀ². Naruto is most famous for the Naruto Whirlpools (Uzumaki, hence Uzumaki Naruto), a famous tourist attraction. Naruto also is home to the Ryozenji and Gokurakuji temples, the first two temples of the 88 temples on the Shikoku Pilgrimage that are believed to have been visited by the famous Buddhist monk Kukai, who was born in Zentsuji of the Shikoku Prefecture in 774. The pilgrimage is 745 miles long (1200 kilometers) and traditionally walked, which can take up to 60 days to do completely. Those who do complete the entire pilgrimage are known as o-henro-san and are often recognizable by their white clothing, sedge hats, and walking sticks. Also in Naruto is the Ohnaruto Bridge, a suspension bridge on the route that connects Kobe with Naruto. Completed in 1985 the bridge crosses the Naruto Strait (location of the Naruto Whirlpools) and has a span of 876 meters (2,874 feet), good for being named the 25th largest bridge in the world.

  • Monument: The Hokage faces These rock faces Naruto paints and cleans have a similarity to Mount Rushmore because the Hokage's were the leaders of the village, and on Mount Rushmore the faces of U.S.A. presidents are seen.

  • The Nine-Tailed Demon Fox is based on a demon fox in Japanese mythology called Kyubi.

  • The name Haruno means "spring of" and Sakura means "cherry blossom," which is cherished in Japan due to its beauty and short life span (sakura blossoms have historically been associated with samurai).

  • The alter-ego that keeps talking behind Sakura's back is almost the same as the character, Launch from Dragon Ball. The only difference is that Launch's alter-ego comes right out in a bodily form, while Sakura's just keeps talking only from behind her like a spirit.

  • Kakashi's "Thousand Years of Pain" is a prank called "Kancho" that is played by Japanese children.

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