Hamtaro

Season 2 Episode 34

Nin-Ham The Ninja!

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Aired Unknown May 23, 2003 on Cartoon Network
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Laura's in her room, complaining about her score on her math test. (a fairly simple decimal multiplication test, with problems all of the same type) She only get 10% on it, but she could have gotten much higher, it's just that she accidentally skipped a problem and wrote the correct answers in the wrong places. Her Mom calls up to her and she realizes that she's supposed to be doing something with Kana today. She folds the test paper in her jacket pocket so her Mom doesn't see it. Hamtaro's there and kind of figures out what's going on. She heads downstairs and meets up with Kana, who's excited about getting 100% on the test. Laura's Mom asks what Laura got on the test. Laura lies that she got a 100% too and leaves. Outside, Kana asks if it's true and Laura tells her the real deal. Kana thinks that maybe Laura should tell the truth, but Laura's not so sure, especially considering how excited her Mom was. She'll just have to hope that she never asks to actually see the test. In the meantime, Hamtaro heads off to meet the ham=-hams at the park. They're having a picnic of sunflower seeds. Hamtaro joins in and then everyone sees what appears to be a kite flying in the air. (It has a Japanese symbol on it.) Looking at it more closely, it appears that there's a hamster flying on the back of it. The kite crashes and they all go to investigate. When they find it, there's no hamster on the back of it and they wonder if they're seeing things. They finally spot the hamster, who calls himself "Nin-Ham." He has his own unique ham-speak sound: "nin nin nin nin, nin nin nin nin." He says that they have very keen eyes for spotting him, but now he's going to disappear. He attempts to vanish in a cloud of smoke, but the trick fails. The ham-hams try to get to know him. Howdy wants to know what's with his ninja "get-up." Boss wants him to teach them cool ninja tricks. He says that he can't as "bein' a ninja is no cakewalk." They share some of their sunflower seeds with him, as he's very hungry from his journey. Boss says that he has to show them some of his moves now that they've shared their seeds, but he still won't show them anything. Laura and Kana return to Laura's home, as Kana has convinced Laura that she should tell the truth about the test. Then, they overhear Laura's Dad inside. He's very excited about Laura getting a 100% and wants to take her out to dinner. Laura decides that it would be best to just go over to Kana's for the time being. Back at the park, Nin-Ham talks to himself. He doesn't want to return to his village, as his grades are low and he'd just be the laughingstock of his ninja school. But he doesn't want to stay there at the park either. The ham-hams return from having left from a bit: they all made themselves ninja outfits! Nin-Ham throws some ninja-stars in an attempt to escape. But then he gets pegged by somebody else's ninja stars! It's Elder-Ham! It turns out that he spent some time a while back training to be a ninja in the same village and under the same instructor as Nin-Ham. He'd like Nin-Ham to show everyone some of what he's learned. The ham-hams all agree. They ask him to show them how to throw some ninja stars. Nin-Ham complains that they're not that easy (they're actually his worst skill) but Oxnard says that if he's such an expert, like he claims, then they should be easy for him. They set up a dartboard target, which Nin-Ham fails to even hit. He claims that he wasn't aiming for the target. Then he offers to show them the "Kushi-Kushi 36 trick." He says that if they "kushi-kushi" 36 times, then they'll disappear! To himself, he notes that someone is going to disappear: him! He tries to make his escape, but they see him and stop him. Elder Ham continues to try the trick and is surprised when everyone is gone. They decide that if he's a ninja, then maybe he can help with Laura's test. They "nin-nin-nin" on over to Laura's house, but find that Laura's not there. Howdy cracks a bad joke about why the ninja didn't cross the road. Then, Oxnard reports that Laura is at Kana's house. So they head there, where Nin-Ham just attempts to escape again. In the process, he ends up writing an extra "0" next to the existing one on Laura's test. The score now reads "100." Laura's parents arrive, they'd been looking for her. Laura breaks down and tries to tell them the truth about what happened with the test. But then they see the 100. Laura's Dad thinks that it's odd the ones she got right have slashes through them, but whatever. They tell her that she shouldn't be so hard on herself, she obviously knew the material. Nin-Ham admits to the ham-hams that he's been lying about being such a great ninja. And Elder Ham reveals that he's actually known the truth all along. He got a message to tell Nin-Ham to go home to finish his training. Nin-Ham's surprised that they want him back. Boss wonders why Elder Ham didn't say anything if he knew all along. Elder Ham responds that he should have, but what happened was fun! That night, Laura reflects on how much she learned by being honest. She wonders how the test grade got changed, though.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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