Season 8 Episode 8

Laughing Shino

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Aug 09, 2008 on TV Tokyo
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Naruto and Shino go on a mission together to Motoyoshi Village where a man named Futa has a strange request. When his father,Toubei Kagetsu, died he put in his will that at his funeral, if Futa were to laugh, the inheritance money would be split among the family. The relatives would be willing to do anything to make him laugh so he asks Konoha to put in a replacement for him. Shino seems like the perfect choice, but when he gets drugged with food poisoning, all hope lies with Naruto.moreless

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  • really great episode!!

    Man this episode was heck a funny! Naruto and Shino arrived at their mission so after a while Naruto wasabout to eat the rice but Shino said, " no wait stop let me taste it first." Shino ate it all up and he smiled and started laughing. I thought that he was just kidding to he can eat the rice by himself. Naruto had to not laugh at the funeral so e tried his best. No matter what joke was it he never did until the belly dance. The hair also so the Funeral guy started doing something but it was Shino after all. The old lady came and that was the funeral guy. At the very end Naruto said something to get Shino mad and Naruto is all like gezzz.moreless
  • For a Filler VERY, funny!!

    I finally get to hear and see Shino Laugh! One funny episode. Shino looked like a demon while he was laughing. Even his Bugs are laughing, so they can't stop Shino's laughing. Then comes the funeral. They try to make Naruto laugh with things that me burst into laughter. Those Monks hairs kept on coming off. Since Naruto is the main character, I knew he would not fail. A Flower out a guys nose but then it comes out from the other nose hole. Then the guy with the clown stomach. At least the mission was a success. Shino laughing was the Rising Action of the episode.moreless
  • Naruto & Shino get teamed up on an interesting mission.

    Even though its a filler, I still dug the dubbed version of this episode. Being a fan of the classic Love Hina, it was great to hear Derek (Shino & Keitaro) & Dorothy (Naru) working together again. Awesome! Younger kids will find it funny for sure. & its the only time you will hear Shino laugh. I still cant wait until episode 220 airs. Ive always been a fan of Derek since he makes a cool Shino a just as cool Uryu from Bleach, & others. & as for Dorothy, she just has that perfect voice. Long live them 2, yes!moreless
  • Naruto and Shino go on a mission together. Funny episode, though.

    Most people would disagree with me on giving this episode a 10, though this was pretty funny overall. Naruto and Shino head out together to help Futa for a funeral service for his father. The mission itself is odd, after reading the will, the mission was not to laugh during the funeral, or the entire estate is going split amongst everyone else. Futa says that he won't be hold in laughter, so he asks Shino to take his place. But things don't look good at dinner time, when Shino eats some rice that actually had some else added in, causing Shino to laugh uncontrollably. Now Naruto has to take Futa's place, but that seems almost impossible. During the funeral, Naruto tries to hold in his laughter from many things that the other family members do. Meanwhile, Shino investigates that someone is giving Futa's wife, Mai the laughing potion, and learns that Futa's father wasn't dead after all. He only disguised himself so that he could hear everyone laugh again. Shino and his insects then transform into Futa's father, and a Young Futa and Mai. They then do a silly song which everyone laughs, then Futa's father (the real one) appears, wishing that everyone could laugh again instead of fight for the estate. So the mission was a success, and Naruto and Shino head back home. A 10 out of 10.moreless
  • O_O Scarred for life and I don't even care...

    OK, to dilute the weirdness of Shino laughing, I closed my eyes and pretended it was Uryu from Bleach. They have the same voice actor, and even though Uryu is a serious chaacter too, he has laughed on occasion. Shino laughing was just too weird for my brain to comprehend. Not that it wan't side splitting hysterical, it was just weird. Like aliens invading earth wierd. Or Haruhi Suzumiya weird. Good anime, watch it. Anyway, Tsunade sends Naruto and Shino out to some guy's funeral and they run into some old lady who is really the dead guy in disguise. Know what? I'm tired and don't feel like explaining it. Watch it on your own time!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In the edited version of the English dub, during the preview of the next episode "Open for Business! The Leaf Moving Service", the word business is misspelled as "Buisiness".

  • QUOTES (27)

    • Naruto: Say, while you were posing as the old man, did you really come up with that? I mean seriously, all that dongity-ding, the bongity-bing stuff was yours?! (Shino grabs him by the collar) Gah!
      Shino: Not a word. It never happened, understand?
      Naruto: Right, never happened. Got it!
      Shino: Good.
      Naruto: Shino. (Sarcastically) Man, you really are a joy to work with. You know that?

    • Shino: What's the point of chemically induced laughter (Laughs) Laughter that doesn't come from the heart isn't laughter at all. (Laughs) It's the sound of someone in agony. Like I am now! (Laughs)

    • Futa: I want the laughter back in my life.
      Tsukiko: You're right. Quite frankly, it will be a relief not to live at the mercy of money all the time.
      Futa: This I've got to see. Money is all you've ever cared about.
      Tsukiko: Well I'm singing a different tune now. How does it go again? Ding dong ding or something. (Everyone laughs)

    • Toubei: Forgive me for having to put you all through this. I came up with this little scheme, and Mai helped me pull it off. I knew the only way I could ever bring you all together was to stage my funeral.
      Futa: Is that really you, father? You're alive and well?
      Tsukiko: Why? I don't understand.
      Toubei: To remind you of what we used to be like before our lands made us rich. We were poor then, but how loudly we used to laugh. Once we learned how valuable the herbs were that grew on our mountains, everything changed. There was no more laughter, only cries of money, money, more money. None of us ever really smiled again after that. I wanted to remind the family of what we had forgotten, what's really important. I wanted to see a smile on our faces again. I knew if I wrote that ridiculous will, everyone would go crazy trying to make Futa laugh. Then perhaps the forced laughter would turn into real laughter, real joy. Happiness has nothing to do with wealth, it's about being a family, loving and caring and laughing.

    • Shino: I've finally stopped laughing.

    • Naruto: (Thinking) Got to think of something else... Something sad... Something not funny at all... (Thinks of Jiraiya) Wrong, not Pervy Sage!

    • Kiyoyasu: (Thinking) Kid thinks he's tough, but I've got a trick that never fails. (Starts to sneeze)
      Naruto: (Thinking) Suck it up, Naruto. Whatever this joker's got in mind, you can't laugh no matter what.
      Kiyoyasu: Ah... Ahh...
      Tsukiko: (Thinking) Do it Kiyoyasu!
      Kiyoyasu Ah... Ahh...
      Naruto: (Thinking) Go on, hit me with your best shot!
      Kiyoyasu: Ahh... Ahhhhh...
      Naruto: (Thinking) Can't make me laugh!
      Kiyoyasu: Achoo! (A flower comes out of his nose) Sorry, hay fever.

    • Tsukiko: Young man, did I hear start to laugh just now?
      Naruto: Who me? Laugh at a funeral? No way.
      Tsukiko: Mai, you heard him, didn't you?
      Mai: Um... All I could hear was that bucket falling or whatever it was.

    • Shino: (Watching from a distance) So many greedy people. You can see it in their eyes.

    • Naruto: (Narrating) Right then we had no idea of the nightmare we were getting into; we hadn't even been told what the mission was. I suppose that should have given us a clue that things were about to get scary.

    • Naruto: Hey, old lady, are we getting close to Motoyoshi Village?
      Old Woman: Is it Motoyoshi Village you're headed to?
      Naruto: That's right.
      Old Woman: Well then, it's just up ahead over that rise.
      Naruto: Really? What a relief.
      Old Woman: But be warned, you must be very careful.
      Naruto: Huh?
      Old Woman: Motoyoshi is a place where even the dead laugh. If you start laughing too, you're finished (Cackles)

    • Tsukiko: (Thinking) He's a harder nut to crack than I would have thought, but how much longer can he hold out? Before this funeral is over, I will make him laugh.

    • Tsukiko: (Thinking) Oh well, no need to worry. The ceremony is just beginning, plenty of time and my only obstacle is this idiotic boy.

    • Naruto: (Thinking) Did you have to find the silliest looking monk on the planet?!

    • Tsukiko: Wasn't that a curious will that father left? To think, you'll lose everything if the chief mourner laughs. Good luck, young man.
      Futa: (Speaking quietly to Naruto) That's Tsukiko, the oldest sister. She married into a rich family from the next village, but that's not enough for her. She wants my father's estate more than anyone.
      Tsukiko: (Thinking) Little squirt, this'll be easy.

    • Futa: Well Naruto, it's up to you. But to be honest, I wonder if you're the man for the job.
      Naruto: Yeah, well to be honest, I'm kinda wondering the same thing.

    • Naruto: (Thinking after seeing Shino laughing) Okay, this is officially starting to freak me out now!

    • (Shino finishes his meal and chuckles)
      Naruto: I guess it's alright. Huh? (Thinking) Did Shino...just...laugh?!
      (Shino laughs uncontrollably)
      Futa: Well, he seems to be in good spirits. I guess that means the food is alright then.
      Naruto: No, don't eat it! The way Shino is laughing his head off, there's definitely something wrong!

    • Futa: It says right there that I'm allowed to find a substitute chief mourner to take my place. So that's why I asked the Leaf Village to send me a stand-in. Someone guaranteed not to laugh.
      Naruto: This is a perfect mission for him. Don't worry mister, Shino never laughs.

    • Tsunade: Tomorrow, in Motoyoshi Village, there will be a funeral for Toubei Kagetsu, the head of a wealthy land owning family. I need you two to be there.
      Shino: A security detail, eh? Why on earth would you pick Naruto?
      Naruto: What's that supposed to mean?
      Shino: I certainly wouldn't want his goofy face turning up at my funeral.
      Naruto: Goofy what?!

    • Naruto: Shino, can we take a break maybe? We've been walking since the sun came up, I'm exhausted.
      Shino: If you have enough energy to keep groaning about how tired you are, it seems to me you can't be that tired.
      Naruto: Gimme a break! Just my luck to be stuck having to do a mission alone with Shino.

    • Shino: You're fine if you can say that you're tired. After all, you still have the energy to speak.
      Naruto: Always quibbling as usual.

      ~Japanese version

    • (When Shino laughs in the dining room)
      Futa: He's in quite a good mood today, isn't he? Then I guess the food's okay.
      Naruto: Don't Eat It! For Shino to laugh so much, there's definitely something wrong!

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: Shino...laughed? But...Shino never laughs!

      ~Japanese version

    • Man: The tears are washing away my face.

      ~Japanese version

    • Shino: Guard duty? That's impossible for Naruto.
      Naruto: What's that supposed to mean?!
      Shino: It means you have the most reckless face in all of Konoha.

      ~Japanese version

    • Shino: Forget it! You will forget!
      Naruto: I-I understand...
      Shino: Good, then that's out of the way.

      ~Japanese version

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