Excel Saga

Season 1 Episode 13

The New Year's-Year End Hidden Talent Contest

Aired Unknown Jan 06, 2000 on
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The New Year's-Year End Hidden Talent Contest
It had to happen eventually. The producers got behind schedule- there's way no way enough material for a whole new show could be produced in time. So what plan than to polish off some old clips, do some fancy editing, and make up a review episode? Yes, it's Excel Saga's turn for a clip show, framed by a seasonal New Year-Year's End Hidden Talent Content, as presented by Excel and Hyatt.moreless

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    Cynthia Martinez

    Cynthia Martinez

    Excel Kobayashi

    Guest Star

    Sheri Simms

    Sheri Simms

    Mikako Hyatt

    Guest Star

    Larry Davis (II)

    Larry Davis (II)

    'Pedro the Movie' narrator

    Guest Star

    Tiffany Grant

    Tiffany Grant


    Recurring Role

    Hilary Haag

    Hilary Haag

    Child/Additional Voices

    Recurring Role

    John Gremillion

    John Gremillion

    Additional Voices

    Recurring Role

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Hyatt: Is this program pushing things too far?
        Excel: It's too late! It cannot be stopped!

      • Hyatt: Senior, do you suppose that this review episode is actually a way to relieve the tight production schedule for the staff?

      • Mikako: And we've got some fool trying to line dominoes from here to the studio.
        Excel: What kind of goofy eccentric has that kind of time at this time of year? [Close up on a very intent Ilpalazzo.] Blowfish! Lord Ilpalazzo, sir!

      • Production Staff: God, these review episodes are such a pain to edit.
        Nabeshin: Ah, sorry about that- put a fade-out there.
        Ilpalazzo: This world is so corrupt.

    • NOTES (11)

      • After Menchi says her only line, we see Menchi's Japanese voice actress, Satomi Koorogi, make (somewhat of) a cameo appearance. She is seen walking pass Excel and Hyatt, but we only see the top of her head at the bottom of the screen. It's a joke on how Satomi is very short in real life.

        Consequently, since Hilary Haag is the English voice for Menchi, the English dub refers Satomi Koorogi as Hilary Haag when she is walking by Excel and Hyatt.

      • At the end of the episode, you get to hear the full version of the opening theme: Ai (Chuuseishin)

      • The Hyatts in the audience are in various stages of illness- some have already died and turned into spirits with wings and halos.

      • The Nabeshin trailer and logo parodies Lupin III.

      • During the end of the "Love(Loyalty)" performance, one of the people using the urinals in the background is Da Cider from Ramune & 40. Also, Maetel from Galaxy Express 999 stands beside Excel and Hyatt in this scene.

      • The 'Engrish' Beauty Theatre segment is not redubbed for the English language version.

      • Puchuu sightings
        -on the 'please bear with us' screen
        -falling on Excel and Hyatt at the end.

      • There is a poster of the two Ropponmatsus on the wall of Watanabe's apartment.

      • Koshi Rikdo gives permission to do a review episode.

      • Other items dropped on Excel and Hyatt at the end include Zaku from Mobile Suit Gundam, Tetchan, planes and pots.

      • This episode is a parody of a popular Japanese program shown every New Year's Eve, where two teams, the Kanto team (from eastern Japan) and the Kansai team (from Western Japan), compete in a singing and talent contest.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Excel: I'm Excel, and until just a while ago, I thought a "Loli-complex" was short for "Rolling Computer". But then again, I'm a huge idiot.
        By "Loli-complex", Excel means "Lolita Complex". A Lolita Complex is when one has an attraction to any girl beneath the age of consent. Also, in Japanese, "l" and "r" have the same sound. So, "lol" and "rol" sound the same. Furthermore, Excel could be foreshadowing the appearance of Gojo Shioji, a character who will first appear in the next episode and has a Lolita Complex.

      • When an angry Ilpalazzo gets behind Excel Kobayashi and Mikako Hyatt, the scene cuts to a statue of Ashura, a very mean and vengeful Buddha.