It's morning and Hamtaro is in for a rude awakening! Laura shakes his cage and tells him to hold on - there's an earthquake! Then, she reveals the truth - there wasn't really an earthquake, she was just shaking his cage. She explains to Hamtaro that at school they're having a fire and earthquake drill and so she figures they should practice at home. Hamtaro's a bit confused, as he doesn't understand the concept of a "fire drill" and so he comments that he thought kids were supposed to stay away from fire and drills. He gets to thinking that a fire drill is a drill that shoots fire, which you can use when there's an earthquake. He heads to the clubhouse to talk about it. There's some more discussion about what it could possibly be, before Maxwell finally explains it. Boss snippily asks him if he found the definition in one of his books. Maxwell says that it's important to be prepared in an emergency, so that you don't panic when one happens. Hamtaro thinks this is all interesting, although he still likes the idea of a drill that blows fire. Howdy cracks some fire-related wordplay jokes. They decide to do their own earthquake/fire drill. As they're talking about it, Stan comes in. He wants to know what they're doing. Sandy tells him that he's late and that they're doing an earthquake/fire drill. Stan decides not to participate, saying that he doesn't have to practice anything. He knows his way around. The ham-hams all think is a bad idea, but decide that if he doesn't want to do the drill, they can't force him to. As for the earthquake drill - Panda shows the ham-hams that he's had safety in mind. He built an emergency tunnel that they can use. So they do their earthquake drill, only to find that there's a problem with Panda's emergency tunnel. They don't have any idea where the exit it is. It turns out that it connects to a whole bunch of exits and they don't know which is the fastest. As they ponder this, we see some chickies above ground. They find a hole leading into one of the tunnels. So while the ham-hams are heading up, the chickies are heading down, into the clubhouse. The ham-hams finally reach one of the exits. They made it out in about five minutes. They decide that it was certainly a learning experience, finding out about all the different exits, so it's a good thing they did the drill. They'll have to test more of them later. They stop to have a picnic. At school, Mr. Yoshi demonstrates an "earthquake simulation device" to show what to do in the event of an earthquake. Laura says that Mr. Yoshi seems so confident and Kana says that since he's married, he can handle anything. The ham-hams return to the clubhouse, to find that the chickies have taken over! Pashmina thinks it's awful - they're going to wreck everything! Worse, isn't Snoozer stuck in there? It turns out that he's not, he actually came with the ham-hams during the drill. Stan, however, is stuck inside, since he chose to skip the drill. Stan, inside, soon wakes up and panics when he sees the chickies. Oxnard tries to make chicken calls to get them out, but he doesn't sound like them. Then, Howdy has an idea: someone could dress up as a chickie and try to trick them out. He just wonders who. The ham-hams soon answer that for him: they make him go in. He seems to have them tricked at first, but then he lets lose with a "why did the chicken cross the road?" joke and blows his cover. Hamtaro finally decides that he's not going to have a bunch of "puffballs" barge in and take over. So he and Boss institute a daring plan to chase the chickies out. They send the chickies scurrying the tunnels and finally out and away. When the chickies reach ground again, Charlotte finds them. They're hers and she was wondering where they went. She apologizes to them - she's been spending so much time with Mr. Yoshi lately that she hasn't given them proper attention. Stan is left to clean up the mess that the chickies made, since he's the one who skipped out on the drill.moreless
Please read the following before uploading
Do not upload anything which you do not own or are fully licensed to upload. The images should not contain any sexually explicit content, race hatred material or other offensive symbols or images. Remember: Abuse of the TV.com image system may result in you being banned from uploading images or from the entire site – so, play nice and respect the rules!