Excel Saga

Season 1 Episode 5

The Interesting Giant Tower

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Aired Unknown Nov 04, 1999 on
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To find out just how corrupt F City's officials are, Excel and Hyatt are sent to infiltrate City Hall, where they soon find themselves embroiled in a sea of deceitful, underhanded and downright crazy goings-on! But with the help of some Resident Evil-style hints scrawled on the bathroom wall, the duo just might be able to unravel the events going on at City Hall, not to mention add their own brand of chaos to the mix…moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Brett Weaver

    Brett Weaver

    Nabeshin

    Hilary Haag

    Hilary Haag

    Menchi

    Jason Douglas (I)

    Jason Douglas (I)

    Ilpalazzo

    Jay Hickman

    Jay Hickman

    Watanabe

    Jessica Calvello

    Jessica Calvello

    Excel Excel (Episodes 1-13)

    Kelly Manison

    Kelly Manison

    Great Will of the Macrocosm; Pedro's Sexy Wife

    Hilary Haag

    Hilary Haag

    Miyo

    Guest Star

    Cynthia Martinez

    Cynthia Martinez

    Excel Kobayashi; Additional Voices

    Guest Star

    Sheri Simms

    Sheri Simms

    Mikako Hyatt; Additional Voices

    Guest Star

    Mike McRae

    Mike McRae

    Additional Voices

    Recurring Role

    Andy McAvin

    Andy McAvin

    Additional Voices

    Recurring Role

    Greg Stanley

    Greg Stanley

    Additional Voices

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Nabeshin doesn't appear in this episode (except at the end) because, as he said in the preview for this episode, he is on vacation.

    • QUOTES (7)

    • NOTES (10)

      • (Fake) Credit to: Ms. Calvello's Wardrobe Maintenance Drool Removal LTD.

      • The scribble on the bathroom wall that was left by Masa (and apparently the access code to the PC that Excel finds in the locker) is "fumisorisupirepakanishiteraki".

      • Today's Experiment...... Failed

        Today's Nabeshin...... On Vacation

      • Kabapu's mustache is detachible in the anime, but in the manga, it's not.

      • Authorization: Koshi Rikdo gives his permission to turn Excel Saga into a drama about social problems.

      • City Hall's "Kill Right Away" department is a parody of the "Do Right Away" department, which was set up to specifically handle issues that were not being dealt with prompty enough by other departments.

      • Having been demoted to ACROSS toilet cleaner in Episode 2, and again in her fantasy in Episode 4, Excel finally gets to clean toilets for real in this episode.

      • Excel Kobayashi and Mikako Hyatt are the avatars of Mikako Takahashi and Yumiko Kobayashi, the singers who perform the opening theme, "Love (Loyalty)".

      • Puchuu sightings
        -on the screensaver of Locker 109's PC
        -in the pit when Excel falls down for the first time.
        Also in the pit are Snuffkin from "Moomin", Good Excel, an octopus and Koshi Rikdo's head (riddled with bugs).

      • This episode includes two references to the video game series "Resident Evil": the helpful clues scrawled on the bathroom wall (just one of the places hints may be found in the game) and the normal office workers transformed into ravening zombies.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Iwata: Maybe our futures are inextricably tied with the red string of fate.
        This is a reference to an old piece of Japanese folklore that says a man and woman destined to fall in love are joined together by a length of invisible red string tied to each other's little finger. The red string also appears in the second episode of "Tenchi in Tokyo".

      • Ilpalazzo: Have you somehow forgotten that the first rule of Across is not to talk about Across?
        This is an obvious reference to the movie "Fight Club," in which the first rule of Fight Club is that you don't talk about Fight Club.

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