Watch when Naruto makes his first batch of clones. Just when he's about to jump, you'll see a foot to his right when they show his feet. This is the foot of a clone. Clones are supposed to be exact copies, so why is this clone wearing brown shoes instead of blue?
Naruto: (About Shukaku) So that's the Sand Spirit?
Gamakichi: Man, that is one freaky demon.
Gamabunta: Those possessed by Shukaku, the sand spirit, are no longer able to sleep soundly through the night. The terror is too great. If one does sleep, the Shukaku will eat away at your psyche until the person that you once were ceases to exist. Since he normally doesn't get much sleep, the medium's personality tends to become quite unstable.
Naruto: (Sarcastically) Great.
Naruto: Gee, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to keep you waiting so long. So get ready for an original jutsu straight from my ninja handbook.
Gamakichi: Nice, kid, not too shabby.
Sasuke: (Thinking) He's releasing a massive amount of chakra! How's he doing that?!
Naruto: If you never fight for anyone but yourself, you'll never be strong, no matter what you do.
Gaara: (In his partial demon form) He attacked at the base of the tail, where the defense is weakest.
Pakkun: That was a nice move the kid made.
(When Naruto utilizes the "Thousand Years of Death" on Gaara)
Pakkun: An enema, great!
Gamabunta: I did say that I would make you my subordinate...but we haven't had a drink together.
Naruto: That's ridiculous! I'm not even 21 yet! I can't drink alcohol!
Gaara: Interesting... Interesting! Not bad, Naruto Uzumaki!
Gaara: Uzumaki Naruto, you continue to amuse me.
(Gaara slowly turns his head towards Naruto, who has a kunai knife jammed in his rear. Gaara knocks him away, leaving the kunai in place. A letter bomb with a fuse is seen wrapped around it)
Naruto: (Smirks) Boom!
(Bomb explodes while still lodged into Gaara's rear)
Shukaku: Finally there is somebody I want to kill!
Naruto: Gama-oyabin, fight with me please!
(Gamabunta blows smoke out the side of his mouth)
Sasuke: All that work and you've only gotten one hit?
Naruto: This time I'll use my legs for a Naruto 4,000 Combo!
Naruto: This is a technique I learned from Kakashi-sensei. Take this, Konoha village's most secret and sacred taijustu technique, 1000 years of pain!
Poland Airdate: May 21, 2008
YTV Airdate: April 27, 2007
This episode marks the first time the edited version of the dub used the original Japanese theme song, with the original footage, and with the original season. In other words, they used the opening "GO!!!" without changing anything.
In this episode Gamabunta indicates that he isn't good at transformations without a human to do the handsigns.
It is revealed that Gamakichi is the son of Gamabunta.
Original Airdate: April 7, 2004
Original Episode Title: Explosion! This is the Naruto Ninpocho!
Romaji Episode Title: Bakuhatsu! Korezo Naruto Ninpouchoutsu
Kanji Episode Title: 爆発！これぞナルト忍法帖～～っ!!
It is revealed that Gaara's weakpoint is right below the tail.
Shukaku is a tanuki.
Gamabunta explains that the rings around Gaara's eyes are symptoms of insomnia, meaning he can't sleep. In addition, the rings are also a trait of the tanuki, which Shukaku happens to be.
Naruto uses the same "1,000 Years of Pain" technique on Gaara that Kakashi used on him during their first training exercise. However, instead of his fingers, he used a kunai with an explosion tag wrapped around it.
First episode to use the opening theme "GO!!!" by FLOW, and the ending theme "Ima Made Nando Mo" by Mass Missle.
Naruto and Gamabunta transform into Kyubi.