Hamtaro

Season 2 Episode 5

Laura is Really Gone!

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Aired Unknown Apr 14, 2003 on Cartoon Network
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Laura and Kana are walking home from school. They're discussing class, where their teacher, Mr. Yoshi, gave a surprise quiz. Laura is disappointed at how bad she did. She claims she's going to go and tell Mr. Yoshi that it's not fair to give surprise quizzes. As they walk along, they pass by Maria's house and stop to enjoy her beautiful piano playing. At home, Laura's parents are less than pleased with her quiz grade: a 35%. They tell her that until she can shape up her grades, she's not going to be able to get a CD player she wanted. Also, they're canceling a trip so that they can help her study. Laura storms off to her room, where she complains that she already told all of her friends she was going to get the CD player on Monday. As she continues to gripe, her Mom calls her for lunch. But she says she's not hungry and leaves the house to go over to Kana's. However, when she gets to Kana's, she finds that not only does Kana have a new CD player, but she's also leaving with her parents on that trip. Meanwhile, Hamtaro meets up with the other hamsters. He's worried about Laura and the bad mood that she was in. She seemed really upset. Boss, calling himself an "expert on the pre-teen psyche," suggests that Laura might try to join a circus. Their fears seem to be confirmed when it's reported that Laura was seen heading downtown. Downtown, however, it turns out that Laura is just looking for sheet music. She heard Maria's playing again and she's hoping to improve her own skills, by starting out with some simple tunes. She asks a lady at the store if they have anything like that and she suggests some simple childrens' tunes. Laura says that she was hoping for something a bit more adult, so the lady goes to see if she can help out. After concluding her business at the record store, Laura gets on a bus, where she runs into Maria and Maria ends up dropping some of her sheet music. Laura picks it up and gives it to her. She wants to talk more, but it's Maria's stop and Maria gets off. Laura decides to follow. The hamsters are following too and Bijou goes off after Maria, while the rest continue following Laura, still convinced that she may be trying to join the circus. Laura looks at the money she has and realizes that she may not even have enough to take the bus back home. Meanwhile, back at home, Laura's parents are starting to get worried about her and start contacting her friends. Laura wanders around town and ends up in a dark alley. But then hears Maria's playing and follows it to a music hall. The concert has already started, but the lady at the counter lets Laura in anyway, since she promises to be quiet. When the hamsters see a stagehand operating the spotlights over the piano where Maria is playing, they decide to cause some havoc, as they think that Laura is going to be going next and become part of the circus. When they do this, the spotlight ends up shining on Laura. Maria sees this and recognizes Laura as the girl who's always stopping in front of her house. The hamsters find Maria and Laura in the lobby, talking. Maria and Laura get to know each other and Laura learns that she doesn't have to be afraid of Maria, just because she's a good piano player. Maria says that sometimes she gets lonely and Laura suggests that maybe she could help with her making some friends. Maria, in turn, offers to help her to become a more dedicated piano player. Then, Laura realizes how late it is. Fortunately, Maria intervenes on her behalf and calls home for her. She says that her parents sounded pretty upset, but promises to come home with her to help her out. She does just that and while Laura's parents are upset, they're glad that she's back home. Laura agrees to let them help her study and, therefore, she'll be getting the CD player next week. Not only that, but with Maria's help, she thinks she can become a more dedicated piano player.moreless

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Dave Ward

Dave Ward

Elder Ham

Brad Swaile

Brad Swaile

Maxwell

Scott McNeil

Scott McNeil

Mr. Yoshi

Noel Fisher

Noel Fisher

Stan

Cathy Weseluck

Cathy Weseluck

Pepper, Penelope, Laura's Mother (Marion Haruna)

Richard Newman

Richard Newman

Laura's Grandfather

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