Holy Matrimony!

Season 1, Ep 48, Aired 3/13/99
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  • Episode Description
  • While walking down a long road, Ash and friends notices a sign with a picture of James as a young kid. A limo then pulls up, and a butler reveals that James' parents have died recently and he wants to find James so that James can receive his inheritance. Team Rocket is nearby, and Jessie and Meowth encourage James to go and get his inheritance. He reluctantly returns, where everyone finds out that his parents are actually alive! It turns out to be a plan to lure James home so that he can marry his fiance Jessiebelle, a girl who looks similar to Jessie. James once again refuses, so Jessiebelle takes matters into her hands and decides to get rid of Jessie and Meowth and force James to marry her.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rachael Lillis


  • Eric Stuart

    Young James

  • Ikue Ohtani


  • Veronica Taylor


  • Maddie Blaustein


  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • Jessiebelle.

    By HarrisonKonig, Sep 09, 2012

  • Some things happen in this episode.

    By putertrekkie, Oct 25, 2005

  • It was hilarious! Now I remember why I used to watch Pokemon.

    By onceinabluemoon, Sep 15, 2007

  • Bonanza! lol

    By TeamRocketGurl, Nov 24, 2005

  • This is the episode where james looks like he has proper fellings for his companion in crime.

    By HopeTennant, Nov 08, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Meowth: (about Jessiebelle) Her voice is catnip to my ears! Now that's what I call a real lady, not a tough, mean, nasty girl like Jessie! Jessie: (hits Meowth) I'll show you tough, mean and nasty!

    • James: I've got to escape! Jessie: Oh no, James, you're tying the knot. Meowth: (laughs) Jessie means you're tying the noose!

    • (Everybody but Misty is crying over James's story) Jessie: That's such a sad ending! Meowth: Dat poor kid! Brock: I can't believe James is gone! Ash: I miss him! Pikachu: Pi! Misty: Rrr…James is standing right here!

    • Young Jessiebelle: (To James) I wanna teach ya how to eat spaghetti properly!

    • Jessie: James, this kid looks a lot like you. James: You think so? He looks pathetic. Meowth: That's what she means.

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    Notes (2)

    • Who's That Pokémon: Vileplume

    • This episode is on the VHS/DVD "Charizard!!"

    Trivia (4)

    • This is the only episode in which we see James' parents outside of flashbacks. Jessiebelle would later make a cameo in "Two Degrees of Separation!", before reappearing in "The Treasure is All Mine!".

    • This episode reveals James' past.

    • James mentions in his flashback that he joined a bike gang. This refers to the bike gang that he and Jessie used to belong to, seen in "The Bridge Bike Gang".

    • Jessiebelle says that Stun Spore will make James sleep, but Stun Spore is a paralysis attack.

    Allusions (1)

    • The scene with young James and the Growlie in the snow is a reference to another anime series called "Dog of Flanders". At the end of this series the main character and his dog die and are taken to heaven by angels.

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