Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

Season 1 Episode 2

Kirby Comes to Cappy Town

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Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Sep 14, 2002 on FOX
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Kirby Comes to Cappy Town
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Trouble is brewing on Dreamland, and it's in the form of a giant octopus that's eaten a herd of sheep! King Dedede claims to know nothing about this monster, saying the only thing fitting the description is his new pet octopus. But the people of Cappy Town don't believe him. The wise ancient Kabu says a Star Warrior named Kirby will come to solve their problem. Sure enough, he does, although he isn't what the Cappies expect. That night, the mysterious Meta Knight makes his entrance and shows off what Kirby can do! Kirby uses his inhaling-and-copying abilities to defeat the octopus monster!moreless

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  • The people of Cappy Town lead a relatively simple life.

    8.0
    The people of Cappy Town lead a relatively simple life. Its people Tiff and Tuff go about their daily business working for an obnoxious dictator called King Dedede. With the aid of his minion doctor Escargoon whatever the king wants is final and who cares about the people anyway. Right? Everyday life goes normally until one day when sheep everywhere start being eaten by a giant octopus beast named Octacon. It turns out the beast belongs to King Dedede, a mail order present from a shadowy company that wants the evil dictator to rule the whole planet. The great knowledgeable being known as Kabu foresees the arrival of a thousand year old Star Warrior named Kirby who will rid the land of evil. When Kirby's ship crash-lands in Cappy Town Dedede does his best to show Kirby up as a fraud. Can Kirby foil the king's plans and defeat his evil octopus monster?



    In transferring Hal Laboratories Kirby games a number of changes were made from not only the original games but also the original dub so gone is the Japanese pop culture references (although a couple still survive) along with references to adult humour as well as violence (although again it's slightly disconcerting seeing sheep bones and skulls spitted out by Octacon). Kirby's planet is no longer called Pupupu but is now called Cappy Town while a number of extra characters have been added like Tiff and Tuff. The series shows a lot of enthusiasm which is what you'd expect in the first episode. Everything is more or less crystal clear. Kind Dedede is there to be mocked; his plans always fail while Kirby always triumphs in heroic fashion. The whole series plays out like a routine pantomime which is no bad thing although the obvious problem with Kirby: Right Back at Ya! is that it doesn't treat its young target audience with enough intelligence. The series seems happy to throw in as many characters as it can without making us care enough about them. There are mysterious, helpful knights that will one day reveal their true identity, shadowy figures working behind the scenes and comic relief sidekicks. Also why does Dedede want to rule the planet with a giant octopus? He's already the king so why does he need a giant octopus to terrorize everyone? The mixture of CG and 2D traditional animation is a little jarring at times as only Kirby and Dedede ever appear to be CG. For what it is its fun for kids to see a pink cuddly creature do battle with evil monsters although the series suffers either from the US dub or original Japanese dub from having a number of unnecessarily awful puns. After being hit by Kirby's Star Warrior spaceship Dedede exclaims "I've just been star struck!" Fun in small doses but in rapid succession of viewing Kirby's adventures in Cappy Town still leave something to be desired.moreless
  • I love kirby

    10
    kirby is so cute he loves to eat and sleep but I love his abilities the best suplex, nija, fighting and yo-yo are my favrite abilities well sleep and light are my least favrite abilities his mane enemy is a king dedede his other mane enemy is meta knight kiby\\\'s dream land was his first game kirby\\\'s adventure was his second game his first SNES game is kirby\\\'s dream course and his first gameboy advance game is kirby: nightmare in dream land he can suck or eat objects and can shoot the object he sucked kirby is very kind to eveyone even king dedede.moreless
  • One episode and I'm hooked to the show!

    10
    This episode was very well done. I enjoyed it and just seeing this got me hooked and absessed with the show. The most interesting character is Metaknight. I really thought Metaknight was going to be a villain right from the second I saw that commercial. One thing is for sure, though. This only proves that you need to watch a lot of episodes to understand a series. I really didn't think that DDD was going to be dum and that his servants wouldn't like him. Anyway, this episode was very well presented and I hope to see more SOON soon, as in not having to wait a month or two.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Why did King Dedede blame Kirby for eating the sheep? He wasn't around during the first time the sheep got eaten!

    • The usual text edits are performed as well. Despite nearly all the visible text on the show being English, the text is airbrushed out or replaced with meaningless symbols. Even the made-up language used in the original, Pupupumoji, despite being unreadable without knowledge on how to decode it, is also replaced.

    • As with all their other properties, 4Kids replaced all the background the music of the series with synthesized themes they create and reuse in many of their dubs. Many criticize their music replacements as sounding too generic and not fitting the themes of the shows they use them in. The Japanese version has original music and remixed versions of songs from the Kirby games like Castle Lololo and Green Greens from Kirby's Dreamland for the original Game Boy.

    • In the Kirby: Right Back At Ya! comic for Nintendo Power, the second part of this episode had Dedede talking to Nightmare Enterprises saleman. In the backround, it says "Holy Nightmare". That is the Japanese name for Nighmare Enterprises.

    • Animation Goof: When Meta-Knght entered the old shack, the line on his mask went over the mask.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Triple D: There goes my refund!

    • Kirby: (in the cute way he talks) Kirby Kirby!...KIRBY!

    • Tiff: (to Kirby) My name's Tiff.
      Kirby: Name: Tiff.
      Tiff: Huh?
      Kirby: (Smiles) Name: Tiff.
      Tuff: And I'm her brother Tuff.
      Kirby: Tuff.
      Fololo and Falala: And we're their friends Fololo and Falala.
      Kirby: Fololo, Falala.
      Tuff: Kirby must be a baby warrior.
      (Everyone Laughs)

    • Tiff: (to Sword and Blade Knight) There's no Star Warrior in here.
      Meta-Knight: (Appears) I am not so sure.

    • King Dedede: I believe we been star struck.

    • King Dedede: Heh heh heh! Some Warrior. Now stand back, this boy's goin' into orbit!
      Tiff: No! Please don't!
      King Dedede: Fore! (Whacks Kirby with his mallet)

    • Escargoon: A monster?! Thats crazy! There's no monster here!
      Cappy: Yes there is! It's big and it eats everything in sight!
      Escargoon: Thats King Dedede!

    • King Dedede: I order a monster and I wind up with a wimp!

    • King Dedede: That's trash you're talkin', Kabu! Ain't no such person as Kirby!
      Escargoon: That's right! You're full of Kabu-loney.
      Kabu: Kabu can see the future.
      King Dedede: Ha ha ha ha! Then why don't you predict what's gonna happen when I push this here button?
      Kabu: I predict you will not push it.
      King Dedede: 'Ey Escargoon, did you hear that? Ha ha ha! Well, I predict you're dead wrong!

    • King Dedede: Find the receipt for this thing, 'cause I want my money back!

  • NOTES (12)

    • The theme song ("Kirby, Kirby, Kirby") was composed by Norman J. Grossfield and Ralph Shuckett.

    • The music that plays when Kirby is inhaling sounds strangely familiar to the rhythm of the chorus to Moskau by Dschinhis Khan.

    • Introduced technology in this episode: Dedede Jeep. King Dedede's personal assault vehicle, this thing's part jeep, part tank, all trouble. Assumedly, Escargoon does the driving while Dedede mans the weapons. Mostly, it just fires diminutive cannon fire, but the blasts are potent. Nightmare Enterprises Interface System. This is likely the most expensive thing in Castle Dedede, a massive internet connection to Nightmare Enterprises. Aside from hidden monitors and audio/visual contact, it also features a download device that instantly transports a monster from Nightmare's headquarters to Dedede's throne room. This also works for uploads to Nightmare.

    • Fire Kirby's ring on his head is different then his games. The same for his Spark mode and his Ice mode.

    • This is the only episode so far in which Kirby's voice is redubbed for the English version. It's when Kirby repeats Tiff and Tuff's names. (Their Jap names are Fumu and Bun)

    • Although the Cappys are enemies in a lot of Kirby games, these Cappys are good guys. Unfortunately, the Cappys in the Kirby games wore mushroom hats.

    • Fololo and Falala are based on Lololo and Lalala, the second bosses of Kirby's Dream Land for Game Boy. In turn, those bosses are based on the title characters from "The Adventures of Lolo and Lala", an early NES game

    • The character Tuff resembles the Yaban enemy from Kirby's Dream Land 3.

    • This aired the same day as the first episode of Pokémon: Master Quest.

    • Tokkori makes a very brief cameo at the start of this episode.

    • Villain: A fire-breathing octopus named Octocon.

    • Kirby becomes Fire Kirby in this episode.

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