Hamtaro

Season 2 Episode 4

The Scary Principal!

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Aired Unknown Apr 13, 2003 on Cartoon Network
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The Scary Principal!
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Laura and her parents are discussing Laura's principal, who is just returning from a trip around the world. He likes to travel a lot. He also is known to have huge eyebrows and he keeps a collection of weird plants, which he sometimes lends out to teachers. Laura thinks that he sounds kind of hairy. Hamtaro is listening in to the conversation and gets the idea that principal is "a scary, flying teacher with itchy feet." Laura's Dad had said he has itchy feet because he likes to travel a lot. Hamtaro heads to the clubhouse, where he tells the ham-hams that he's off to see the "flying principal." The ham-hams talk about the principal. Oxnard adds his input based on what he heard from Kana. They come up with all sorts of a crazy theories, such as that the principal is an alien, or a gigantic monster. They envision him roaming around, terrorizing the town, like something out of a Godzilla movie. They decide that they need to go to the school and check him out. At the school, Laura is rushing and ends up bumping directly into the principal. He asks for her name and she gives it to him. He says he'll remember it and tells her not to run in the hall. Laura can't believe it. She tells Kana that she's sure that now that the principal knows her name, he's going to go find her file and mark her as a troublemaker or something. Kana tells her to relax, saying that she worries too much. The ham-hams still think maybe he could be an alien in disguise, but Boss says that he was wearing pink and anyone who wears pink can't be too scary. Just then, the principal walks right by them and boss's tail fur sticks up straight on end. Maxwell says that his stature is definitely intimidating and his manner is brusque. Even if he's not an alien, he sure is scary. Laura gets to class and Mr. Yoshi asks her to go to the principal's office to get a potted mimosa. Laura says she'd rather wait until Kana gets back, but Mr. Yoshi needs it and time is of the essence, so she'll have to go and get it. She goes to the office, but finds that nobody is there. Thinking she's all clear, she goes inside to get the plant. She gets it, but then stumbles and ends up dropping on top of another pot, breaking it. The ham-hams see this and figure she should go and tell the principal right away. Laura goes to find him, but she overhears him talking to another teacher about the importance of taking care of plants. The ham-hams now aren't so sure. Some of them now think it would be best for Laura to wait until he cools off before she says anything. Laura runs off and heads back to class. The ham-hams decide to provide a distraction for the principal. Some of them hide under a ceremonial mask and draw his attention, while the others attempt to repair the pot. Back in class, Laura is spazzing out, imagining what the principal will say to her when she tells him about breaking the pot. Mr. Yoshi calls for her attention, saying that she needs to concentrate during class. He lectures about the mimosa and how the name literally means "touch me not." He demonstrates this by showing how the leaves of the plant curl upon touch. The ham-hams meanwhile continue distracting the principal, while the others are having a hard time repairing the pot. The ham-hams manage to get a lead on the principal when he gets distracted by Mr. Yoshi, who has stepped out of class for a minute. They get into a conversation, which allows the ham-hams under the mask a bit of a break. The ham-hams under the mask end up in what seems to be a pantry for the school cafeteria. They're well hidden, but they end up coming out when they smell food, as they're starting to get hungry. The principal finds them and nearly catches them. In escaping, the eventually end up bowling straight into the broken flowerpot. Their repair efforts have failed, but as it turns out, it doesn't matter because Laura has just come to apologize, with Kana along for moral support. She explains what happened and the principal isn't mad at all. He explains that she didn't break the flowerpot, he did. It was already broken when she dropped the other pot on it and so maybe she just chipped it a little more. He was going to repair it, but hadn't had a chance yet. He thanks her for telling him about it, but is a bit confused about why she didn't tell him sooner. She explains about how she was scared of him. He sends her on back to class and after she's gone comments that he does look sort of like a gangster. Hamtaro comments that when you've done something wrong, it's best to admit to it right away. That evening, Laura reflects on the day's events in her journal. She's glad that she's better at taking care of hamsters than she is plants.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

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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