American Dragon: Jake Long

Season 1 Episode 2

Dragon Breath

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Aired Daily 2:30 AM Jan 22, 2005 on Disney Channel
8.8
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Jake comes down with a case of serious Dragon Breath, which causes his breath to smell horrible. Even worse, the school dance is coming up and all the girls reject him due to his breath. So Fu makes Jake a necklace to suppress the odor and takes Jake to the mythical world to find a date. Jake sees a beautiful girl walking pass and invites her to the dance without Fu's knowledge. When his date turns out to be a soul sucking Nix, Jake must once again try to save the day.moreless

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  • jake tries to ask rose to the school dance but she is already going with brad. so jake brings a soul sucking nix to the dance.........

    8.6
    jake tries to ask rose to the school dance but she is already going with brad. so jake brings a soul sucking nix to the dance we can only see how that going to go. Jake's fire glands in his mouth are maturing so the all around bad breath train landed in his station woot woot! During this ep. jake and rose begin to develup stronger feelings for each other ( rose: "maybe next time we'll come with better people" ) the one thing that i wonder is how did spud and trxie getback to their own bodies when the soals returned from the nix?moreless
  • Good mix of fantasy-action and angst.

    8.0
    When he misses the opportunity to ask Rose to an upcoming dance, Jake is shocked to learn that a severe case of dragon-breath (brought on as his fire-breathing glands mature) is killing his chances with other girls. Enter Fu, who not only whips together a pendant to hold the breath at bay, but sneaks Jake into this world's version of Diagon Alley to find a date from the mystical realm. After a few shocking attempts, Jake meets a beautiful girl named Jasmine and she hesitantly agrees to go.



    What Jake doesn't know is that Jasmine is a Nix; a creature that's beautiful by day, but a soul-sucking monster in the moonlight. So they go to the dance and, of course, things go bad.



    This was a nice episode, definitely an improvement over the last (production order). The dragon-breath was milked for some clever teen angst that was supported by wonderfully sharp humor. The plot was nicely structured, some fun new elements of the magical world were added, and (finally!!) the action didn't feel like it was choreographed by a third grader.



    And I'm a fan of characters with a little depth, so imagine my joy when I learned that Jasmine wasn't entirely evil. In fact, she tried several times to leave the dance early, afraid of what would happen when the moon appeared. I hope she'll return one day.



    Speaking of return appearances, I'd love to see the Oracle twins again. We only got a glimpse of them here, but they have a great dynamic (perky Sarah sees bad futures and downer Kara sees good futures) and would make nice additions to the supporting cast. They'd be a heck of a lot more fun than Trixy and Spud. Seriously, I'm only on the third episode (production order) and I'm already tired of these two.



    Anyhow, good episode. Enjoy.moreless
  • Jake gets bad breath and goes to a dance with a pretty girl named Jasmine. Then he finds out shes an knix and she sucks up everyones sole.

    9.2
    Dragon Breath was a great episode for season one. Before Jake knows the truth about Rose being huntsgirl and before Rose knows that Jake is the American dragon. It is a great episode because Jake gets to dance with the prettiest girl in the room. Which was Rose, of coarse. Brad was a jerk in this episode leaving rose for knix girl, who sucked everyones sole away and Jake tried to do it to Jake and everyone else. In the end when they all get there soles back trixi is in Spuds body and vise versa which was a funny thing.moreless
  • this is one of the best episodes ever!

    8.4
    The episode starts off as Jake, Grandpa and Fu Dog are looking for a magical creature terrorizing the creatures. Jake goes down to the sewers and fights the monsters, but so far Jake loses but when he throws fire at the creature she leaves running.



    Later at school, everyone gets away from Jake for his bad breathe, he tries to ask some girls out on a date but they all leave disgusted from the bad breath. When he goes to Grandpas shop and tells him about the bad breath and Grandpa tells him that he is maturing and it should be gone in about 3 weeks, Grandpa leaves and Fu Dog pulls Jake away and makes him a potion that makes it so that his breath doesn't smell anymore.



    Fu Dog later takes him to the mythical world to find a date, Fu Dog shows him a couple of girls but Jake finds one that is really pretty. He asks her if she wants to go the dance with him and she says yes but he has to bring her at an exact time. At night in the dance everyone is amazed with the girl that Jake brought. Rose gets lonely because her date said that he just wanted to go out on a date with the prettiest girl in school. Jake comforts her and they start dancing. But what Jake doesn't notice is that he forgot about the time and the girl he brought to a date turned into a soul sucking Nix. Jake goes under the table to talk to Fu Dog and Fu Dog tells him about the Nix but it is too late because she just sucked the living souls out of everyone.



    Fu Dog comes with Grandpa and gives Jake the potion which he drinks but he wasn't suppose to drink it, Fu Dog tells him that it was for the Nix. Now Jake is powerless. He takes out the potion and now his breathe stinks again and the Nix gets powerless and gives all the souls back. He then leaves, but Rose tells him that maybe next time they will make better choices on picking their dates they smile at each other and Jake leaves but falls down the stairs.



    In the Mythical World, he takes the girl back home, she apologizes and Jake says it is okay. The episode ends on that.



    man this episode is great!!moreless
  • First real Jake/Rose episode of the series!

    9.6
    Jake has a school dance coming up, but when he wants to ask his crush Rose, he finds out that his nemesis Brad has already asked her,and, she said yes. Jake is sad after he hears this, but then he thinks there is only one thing to do, find a hot date. Jake tries to ask girls out, but everytime he does, he seems to have bad breath. So, he goes to Lao Shi's shop and he gives him a necklace and prevents dragon breath. He puts it on, then goes to the magical world where he finds a hot date named Jasmine. What he doesn't know is she is actually a dangerous magical creature known as a Nix. The Nix eats souls! At the dance Jake dances with Jasmine, but when Brad sees her he dumps Rose and takes Jasmine. Rose is sad, but Jake knows he likes her more. As for the Nix, things get out of hand, she changes into a soul eater and Jake ends up fighting her off with dragon breath. Overall, this episode was superb 9.6.moreless
Lacey Chabert

Lacey Chabert

Jasmine

Guest Star

Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett

Jake's father/Petite Messenger Fairy/Loud Speaker

Recurring Role

Matt Nolan

Matt Nolan

Brad

Recurring Role

John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

Herbert Goblin, Ogre/Fu Dog

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • In this episode, Rose's dragon tattoo is gone, but when Jake asks her to dance, it appears, and then it is gone again.

    • At the school dance, we can see that many of the girls are wearing the same style of dress except that they're different colors.

    • Jasmine's character is supposed to be a Succubus, but that plan was nixed for various legal reasons.

    • When Gramps shows Jasmine's picture she's wearing a sweater which she is never seen wearing before.

    • It can clearly be seen that when Jake and Fu pull into the train station, they are in the front car. But when the train is seen again, they are in the middle car.

    • The dragon mark on Rose/Huntsgirl's arm seems to only be visible when the animators want to make a big deal about it. For example, at the dance, Jake takes Rose's hand and you can see the dragon, but a split second later, we zoom out to a shot of everyone dancing in the gym and her arm is completely clean.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Fu: Now if you really wanna impress Miss Rose you gotta show up at the dance with a grade A prime hottie. You gotta show her that you're a serious player.
      Jake: I am a serious player.
      Fu: Hehehe, yeah that's good kid, keep tellin' yourself that.

    • Trixie: So Jakey Jake, who you takin' to the dance?
      Jake: I'm gonna ask Rose.
      Spud: Gonna!? You better get on that train buddy, or Rose is gonna pull out of the station without you. She'll be all whoo-hoo, later dude I got an older guy and you'll be all nooo, I...I'm mature and then you bam! You hit a telephone pole and then you'll just be lyin' there, watching her caboose, get away...

    • Trixie: Ya'll smell somethin' funny?
      Spud: It's not me. I showered today,wait...was that yesterday? Or, maybe it was last... Tuesday? I can't remember when I showered last.

    • Trixie: You know it's that time of year again. Time to make things right with the universe and do the charity thing.
      Jake: So... you're volunteering at the homeless shelter instead of goin' to the dance?
      Trixie: What's you bananas? This dance is my charity thing. I'm takin' Spud, not only as a charity to him, but to all the home girls that won't have to be his date.

    • Jake: (Looks down at the sewer) I'd prefer not to get my face rearranged the day before the Fall dance.
      Gramps: Ah Jake. Even the thirstiest frog, cannot drink two ponds at once.
      Fu: In other words, duties before cuties!

    • Rose: Jake!
      Jake: Yeah I know, my breath stinks, I'm going home to take a shower and some mouth wash

    • Jake : (on the phone) My date just sucked the souls out of the entire student body, talk about killing the party vibe

    • Jakes: Like I said to my hot date Jasmine, hot date Jasmine I says, if you wanna get the hotties you got to move ya bodies.

    • Fu: So, maybe we can get you a date in Troll Town.
      Jake: It's cool, Fu. I'm fine.
      (Jake looks back at Jasmine, who is waving back at him)
      Jake: Just fi-ine.

    • Sara: Hi! (giggles) Wanna know the exact date and place you're gonna die?

    • Kara: (to Jake) You're getting a GameStation 3000 for Christmas. Whoop-de-tap-dancing-woo.

    • Jasmine: Hi, is Jake home?
      Haley: You must have the wrong house. My brother's NEVER dated anyone as pretty as you before. In actual fact, he hasn't ever dated!

    • Spud: (in Trixie's body) Dude, I could have sworn I was a dude.

    • Grandpa: A horn does not make the unicorn.
      Jake: Actually it does, otherwise it's just a horse.
      Grandpa: Do not question dragon master.
      Fu dog:You seriously taking advice from a man who hasn't had a date since the Ming Dynasty?

    • (Trixie waves her hand in front of Spud's face.)
      Trixie: Spud! (slaps him with her purse) Spud! Snap out of it!

  • NOTES (7)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • The way that Jake produced bad breath looks the same way Danny Phantom uses his ghost sense, it also looks like an episode of Spongebob Squarepants where he and Patrick had bad breath

    • Danny Phantom: "Parental Bonding"

      This episode has many similarities to the second episode of Danny Phantom when Danny accidentally gives his date a pendant that transforms her (more ironically) into a dragon that crashes the dance. Like Jake, Danny also ends up dancing and having a good time with his quintessential romantic interest instead. Both were also the second episodes of their series.

    • The flea market is similar to Diagon Alley in Harry Potter.

    • Title: Wadjet
      Nix is very similar to another mythological monster called "Wadjet", a terrible and winged Snake.

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