Hamtaro

Season 2 Episode 42

The Flying Carp

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Aired Unknown Jun 05, 2003 on Cartoon Network
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Laura is out an about, admiring some flying windsocks in the shape of fish, hanging from a pole. She's talking to Hamtaro about them: she really likes them and wants to hang one up herself, but her Mom doesn't like them and won't let her do it. Laura heads home and tries to convince her Mom. She uses the "everyone is doing it" strategy, but it doesn't work. Her Mom tells her that she won't have any fish flying from their home's rafters and that's the end of the story. Laura tries to argue some more, but just then the doorbell rings. Laura goes to get the door, as they expect it's Grandpa and Grandma coming for a visit. Indeed, they have, but Grandpa has gotten a little well, taller. Actually, a lot taller. It's just another of his inventions though, "spring pants." Grandma comes out, she was hiding behind Grandpa. Hamtaro comments that Laura's Grandpa's inventions are getting weirder all the time. Grandpa heads inside, where he talks about the flying fish with Laura. He says that he always dreamed of flying when he was young. However, people just thought he was weird. Laura responds that he is weird and she thinks that's what makes him a great inventor. She inspires him to try creating a mechanical flying fish. Hamtaro takes the news of this to the clubhouse. The ham-hams, particularly Boss, are at first skeptical. Boss doesn't understand how a fish could fly without any wings and Dexter comments that there's no way a fish could fly. Howdy seizes the moment to make a wordplay joke about fish and flies, which, naturally, flops. As the ham-hams continue to discuss the flying fish, Jingle shows up. He says that the winds have brought him back home. Hamtaro greets him and Jingle calls him "Hamgogo" and asks him how he is. Hamtaro decides to take this moment to have it out with Jingle about his name. He says that if he can just say it right once, it's easy. After Jingle gets it wrong a second time, Boss tries to get it through his brain. Jingle finally gets it right, but then ends up blowing it again. The ham-hams decide it's hopeless if he's not even going to try. The scene changes to Laura's house, where Laura and Grandpa are getting ready to fly the mechanized fish they've created. The ham-hams are looking at it from a tree and don't understand how it can fly. Grandpa sends it flying, but it malfunctions and ends off flying into the distance, where it crashes near an area where Sabu is out and about trying to peddle seeds. He sees it fly by and wonders what on earth it was. Laura tells her Grandpa that it was a good try. Grandpa, however, says that they're not done yet. There's something to be learned from failure. They'll create a flying fish that's twice as good as that one. Seeing Grandpa's determination, Hamtaro announces that he thinks the ham-hams should try and create a flying fish too. Boss tries to dissuade him, saying that he's just a hamster and has to face the facts. Bijou, however, thinks that maybe they can give it a try and the rest of the ham-hams agree. First, the ham-hams decide to examine the windsocks in the hopes of getting some inspiration. Boss and Hamtaro climb up a pole to investigate them. But when Hamtaro tries to hop onto one, the wind ends up blowing him and he ends up hanging for his life at the end of it. Boss rescues him, but not before nearly being blown away himself. The ham-hams decide to forget this idea. Back at Laura's, Laura and Grandpa are hard at work on flying fish mark 2. Laura's Mom is concerned about the fact that Laura is so involved that she won't even stop for lunch. But Laura's Grandma calls it a positive sign that at least Laura sat down for a moment. The ham-hams begin their attempts at making a flying fish. But nothing seems to be working. They have a number of good ideas, but none of them will fly. Then, Maxwell comes up with an idea - instead of getting wind to blow the fish, perhaps they could get air inside it. Helium, actually, in the form of balloons. They consider a mission to head into town to get the balloons, but the ham-hams think it may be too complicated. Boss comments that he knew he should have saved the balloons from his last birthday. Then Oxnard announces that Laura and her Grandpa are going to launch their new fish. And launch they are - like a rocket! After launching it, it begins to fall, but then Laura's Grandpa takes it into "Stage Two." It flies for a while, but then, like the last one, it crashes, this time in water. It once again disturbs Sabu, who comments on the size of it. While in the water, it actually swims around for a while like a fish, before finally giving up the ghost. Laura's Grandpa is ready to give up on the whole idea. The ham-hams manage to get their balloon fish flying, but Laura and her Grandpa don't see it. Then, Hamtaro gets an idea. He asks Sabu, who has joined the ham-hams nosw, if he knows where Francois is. His plan is to have Francois and her flock of birds help out. The ham-hams work together and decorate the birds as fish. They fly high in the sky, with Hamtaro and several of the other ham-hams riding. Laura and her Grandpa can't help but see this and the ham-hams' plan is a success. Laura's Grandpa says to imagine thousands of flying fish. Maxwell comments that it "pays to have friends in high places." That evening, Hamtaro reflects on the day and how he was so high up that Laura couldn't have seen him. Laura thinks it was fun helping Grandpa try to make a mechanical flying fish and that tomorrow will be even better.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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