Hamtaro

Season 2 Episode 43

The Ham-Ham Express

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Aired Unknown Jun 06, 2003 on Cartoon Network
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The Ham-Ham Express
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Laura and her class are getting ready for a hike. They're heading up Chick-Ah Chick-Ah mountain. Mr. Yoshi is taking them and he has a new toy: a video camera. Laura comments that he's so obsessed with it, he never puts it down. Travis, however, manages to get it away from Mr. Yoshi long enough to film him. He tells the class to say "cheese." Hamtaro takes the news to the clubhouse and suggests that they try to climb the mountain too. The ham-hams have several objections, among them being that it's a very long way to climb and that they "don't got no survival skills." (This is Howdy's objection and no one bothers to correct his bad grammar either.) It's suggested that they use landmarks, leading Howdy to wonder what landmarks are and if they could be dangerous. Panda takes the moment to announce that he's made a ham-ham train. He made alterations to the locomotive at the Ham-Ham Fun Park and now they can take it anywhere they want. He calls it the Ham-Ham Express. The first question is: who gets to drive? It doesn't take long for the boys (some of them, anyway) to have a big fight about this. Bijou finally breaks up the fighting and they decide to play rock / paper /scissors in order to determine the driver. They're all shocked and surprised when Penelope joins in the match - and wins! She chose scissors, but everyone else chose paper. Boss says they should declare a rematch. Penelope's too young to drive and not only that, she can't reach the brake pedals. Hamtaro, however, says that Penelope won, so she's the driver. They can just lower the brake pedals. The issue is finally settled and the Ham-Ham Express takes off. As they ride along, they sing the Hamtaro theme song. Snoozer's even riding along, at the back of the train and Boss is functioning as a tour guide of the overground tunnels. They pass under Hamtaro's home and then Bijou's. Then, they come to a fork in the road. Boss tells Penelope to go right, but she accidentally messes up and goes left. Pashmina notes that Penelope isn't very good with her directions yet. The tunnel takes them to parts unknown. They finally end up in a back alley and the train breaks down. Panda manages to find something to repair it, but they are faced with a cat. Penelope blows the train whistle and it is scared away. After Panda fixes the train, they are back on their way. At the mountain, Laura's class is well on the way up. However, they're getting tired and want to take a break. Mr. Yoshi, however, doesn't sense their tiredness and has them keep going. Laura comments that someone should take out his batteries. The ham-hams get back on track up the mountain, but it's really rough. Even with the train, it's a difficult journey. Then, Jingle comes along, with his pig Herbert. He calls Hamtaro "Ham and Eggs," but fortunately is the solution to their problems. Or rather, Herbert is. They hook the train up to Herbert, who takes them up the mountain. Jingle finally leaves them, saying that he always travels alone. The ham-hams catch up to Laura and the class. They're finally taking a break and are having something to eat. Mr. Yoshi tries to film this, but Laura tells him to stop, it's embarrassing. The ham-hams take a break to eat too. They gather up some nuts and such and have themselves a feast. While this is happening, Mr. Yoshi tries to film some birds. He ends up being attacked by the birds, however and in the process loses his camera, which goes tumbling without him noticing. He finally realizes it is gone and the class all helps him search for it. The ham-hams see this and at first think they're looking for nuts. We get to hear Travis's thoughts: after hearing Mr. Yoshi comment that the video on the camera was irreplaceable, he thinks that Mr. Yoshi must really care about them. The ham-hams finally realize what is happening too. They decide to help out as well and start searching. As they're searching, Mr. Yoshi gives up on searching. The class needs to be heading back. He says that he'll come back by himself the next day. The ham-hams are still searching though and as they do, Penelope falls down a hole. The ham-hams are scared at first, but they manage to rescue her. Then, they take another look at the hole - the camera's in it! With the help of the Ham-Ham Express, they rescue the camera from the hole and leave it for Mr. Yoshi to find. He finds it and checks it: it's working okay. Interestingly enough, though, the video he checks isn't of the class: it's of him and Charlotte! The class comes to a realization: that video is what he was really interested in! He speaks quickly, saying that his class is important to him too. Then he makes an announcement to the class: that he and Charlotte and getting married. He says that they haven't set a date for the wedding yet, but it's coming. He asks them who the greatest class in the world is and they all say that they are. That night, Laura reflects on the day's events, as well as Mr. Yoshi getting engaged.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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