Season 2 Episode 54

Ham-Ham Games

Aired Unknown Aug 21, 2004 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • Bijou calls the captain of the Pirate Team 'Captain Hamcook' in the game his name is Captain Hamstern.

    • After The Rainbow Girls steal the Torch from Hamtaro and jump into the tree. If you have a really quick eye you will see that both Daisy and Ivy have green hair. (Daisy's hair is supposed to be yellow)

    • At one point, the ham-hams all say "Hamcropolis" and Penelope's mouth moves as if she's saying it too.

    • When Hamtaro tries lighting the ship's boiler with the everlasting torch, the torch goes out when Hamtaro stumbles backward. In the next scene, the torch is lit again.

    • The ham-hams got the number of years, 8686, wrong several times. (They would say 3186 and 1386.)

    • When the ham-hams are escaping from the Rainbow Girls on Junglebell Island, they all have a go on the pole jump. The ham-hams knock down the bar, but when the Rainbow Girls give it a go, the bar is back up again.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • This episode featured almost all the characters from the video game "Ham-Ham Games."

    • The YTV airing had closings after Part 1 and Part 2. At the end of Part 1, there are different pictures in the background of the closing. In Part 2 of the special, when they play the theme song, it is shortened. In the second picture of the ending theme song, their is a hamster that looks remarkably like a young Auntie Viv and Stuckey also appeared in the new pictures. Boss was animated twice in the last picture.

    • Sparkle, Pepper, and Auntie Viv can be seen walking across the rainbow to Hamcropolis.

    • This episode was aired with close-captioning on YTV, but not on Cartoon Network. In closed-captioning, Sabu is spelled Zaboo and Francois is spelled Francoise. Also, Rainbow Girls has a lower case g, making it Rainbow girls.

    • Cartoon Network followed the special with four repeat episodes of Hamtaro as part of their "Saturday Block Party." For the first time ever, episodes of Hamtaro aired on Cartoon Network with close-captioning. Cartoon Network had originally planned to air "Clubhouse Intruders" during this block, but decided to remove it, most likely because it would be redundant after "The Ham-Hams Rescue Stan." Instead, " How To Rescue a Wedding" was added into the rotation.

    • The first appearances of Prince Bo, the Rainbow Girls, the Sea Hams, and the Junglebell Islanders. Since the plot was based on a later Japanese story, Hamtaro and the gang acted as if they already knew some of them.

    • Laura and Brandy appear only once at the very beginning, and Laura only has one line, about the shooting star.

    • The Ham-Hams are animated differently, and they appear thinner.

    • First aired on August 13 on Canada's YTV. YTV's airing included a special closing sequence that was not shown on Cartoon Network.

    • Based on a Game Boy Advance game as well as the fourth Japanese OVA special. The "Ham-Ham Games" video was released on Japan on August 6, 2004. The date was chosen to match the Japanese pronounciation of 'ha mu'. Released in the U.S. and Canada to tie in with the Summer Olympics.

    • The 8686 year interval between games refers to the production crew of the Hamtaro movies (unreleased in the U.S.), Tottoko 8686 Project.

    • The colors of the Everlasting Torch alternated from red to orange to yellow to green and finally blue.

  • Allusions

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