Fruits Basket

Season 1 Episode 20

Ayame's Secret Life

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 15, 2001 on



  • Trivia

    • Goofs: Ayame, in the flashback of when he was a teenager, had shorter shoulder length hair. But in a previous episode, when asked by Tohru, Ayame replied that even back in middle school, he has always had long hair.

  • Quotes

    • Yuki: Miss Honda, I think, I think I figured something out about my brother. I don't necessarily like what he does, and half of everything he says is nonsense, but if I'm ever going to understand him I have to accept him the way he is and try to move beyond his faults. Otherwise, I think the more I see of him, the more it's only going to wear me out. Somehow, that makes me very sad to say that. But still, Miss Tohru, I'm glad we came here today. (Yuki turns and smiles at Tohru) Because, I also got to see you looking so adorable.

    • (commercial breakaway after hostess appears and apologizes.)
      Hostess: Anyway, the reason I'm here is that we see very little of Kyo in this episode. So the producers thought you might enjoy this little segment we've named "Kyo's corner".
      (Footage of Kyo posing, holding his shoulder.)
      Hostess: As you can see behind me, I've edited together a brief "Kyo highlight reel."
      (footage changes to Kyo getting his ass kicked by Kagura and everyone else.)
      Hostess: I sifted through hours of footage of previous episodes, and from that I've selected many of Kyo's greatest moments.
      (Kyo appears with anger marks on his head.)
      Hostess: I hope you enjoy the segment as much as I do.
      Kyo: Hey, how the hell are these supposed to be my greatest moments?!
      Hostess: (nervously) ha ha ha
      Kyo: Don't "ha ha ha" me? And what's with this part? It only has you in it!
      (Ritsu's mom giggles nervously again.)
      Hostess: (screaming with large scary face) I'm sorry! I'll do it again! I never should have put myself into the reel! What was I thinking?! I'm sorry!
      Director: (voiceover) I told him we shouldn't have asked her to come.

    • (Ayame, wearing a wedding dress, runs toward Yuki.)
      Yuki: What is that; that hideous thing? I don't know, but it's coming right for me!

    • (After Mine explains her different dress preferences and gets a compliment from Ayame.)
      Ayame: Yes, well I give praise where praise is due. But I also have to disagree with you on one thing...
      (Mine is puzzled)
      Ayame: I still think the best *beep* for a *beep* uniform is *beep*. Although recently, I have been experimenting with a few designs using *beep*.
      Mine: Now why would you choose a *beep* scheme like that?
      Ayame: The *beep* itself is the whole point! I'm striving for something a bit more 'stoic'
      Mine: Well, that's a good quality for a nurse to have, but aren't you worried that gray might be more "somber" than it's "stoic".
      Ayame: Ah, but you're probably imagined this nurse wearing dark stockings since you know that black and navy are typically worn with grays. But what if she were instead wearing gleaming white knee-highs and a white nurse's cap on her head?
      Mine: That might be interesting...
      Ayame: Of course it is! Remember it's important to be mindful of tradition but we cannot let our ties to the past preventing us from soaring into the future, in search of new things!
      Mine: Aye-Aye Captain!
      Tohru: (Seeing Yuki wobbling in dazed confusion) Yuki...Uh!

    • (A rice ball in a sailor suit appears after the commercial break.)
      Rice Ball: (Singing) Sailor suit, sailor suit, a rice ball alien in a sailor suit!

    • (The show pauses on a picture of Ayame as if it were on a film, and at the bottom right corner, Ritsu's mom appears.)
      Hostess: (giggling) Excuse me, I'm sorry. You may not remember me from my previous appearance. If you've forgotten, I'm the hostess who manages the Sohma hot spring. (laughing awkwardly) I don't often leave the resort, but today the producers asked me if I might come and introduce master Ayame. So in spite of my shy nature, here I am. (giggle) I'm sorry. I hope my being here isn't an intrusion.
      (A random script appears.)
      Hostess: Huh? What do we have here? Oh, I see. The show's already started. What?! We've started?! Oh No! What do I do?! Lines. Lines!
      (Ritsu's mom scatters the script.)
      Hostess: Oh no! My script! Uh, Master Ayame is.
      (She ripped a page of her script in half.)
      Hostess: (screaming and freaking out in front of the camera) Ahhh! I'm taking too long! I was supposed to tell you about his store! I'm sorry! I've messed up the introduction! I'm sorry Mr. Director! And all you people watching me at home, I'm so sorry! (camera abruptly turns off)

    • (Mine asks Ayame how his bonding time with Yuki went.)
      Ayame: Hmm, I'm not so sure. It's hard to say really. In the end, I'm not sure what he got from it. But I know that I, at least, will always cherish the moment we had today.

    • (Ayame asks Yuki what he thinks of Tohru in a dress. Yuki is stunned.)
      Ayame: Well if you won't do it then I will honor her with a kiss.

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