Season 8 Episode 8

Laughing Shino

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Aug 09, 2008 on TV Tokyo



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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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