Petshop of Horrors

Season 1 Episode 3

Despair

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Aired Unknown Mar 15, 1999 on Tokyo Broadcasting System
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Despair
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Robin Hendrix, a one-hit wonder actor, could never break the mold that he was typecast into. One of the Count's favored customers, Robin receives a heart-stopping-beautiful specimen of the nearly extinct Medusa subspecies. However, Medusa must remain in darkness, dependent on Robin, and she will follow him in love, life, and death.moreless

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  • The best episode so far.

    9.5
    A really sad episode, where u might have been better to give it a happy ending instead of a gothic one. This episode, even though it ends with everyone dying, starts off with the main character strangely happy. He gets his own Medusa, who is probably the only one who actually understands his feelings. However, because of her presence, he finds himself pushed to the limit on trying to protect and strive for her. In the end, he looks into his own eyes, stressed and finally unable to cope with life. His Medusa lover, however, is grieffed over this, and kills herself with a mirror.



    I love this episode.moreless
Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Robin Hendrix

Guest Star

Julia Fletcher

Julia Fletcher

Jill

Guest Star

Itsuki Yukino

Itsuki Yukino

Jill [J]

Recurring Role

Miho Yamada

Miho Yamada

Q-chan [J]

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When Robin goes in for his audition, the marker is labeled Paramount Pictures.

    • The Count mentions the phrase raison d'etre which means 'reason for being' in French.

    • Goof: About six minutes into the episode, the Count pours tea for himself and Leon. He takes one sip from his own cup, and the cup is shown to already be empty. He later takes another sip and still the cup is shown to be empty.

    • Goof: In the opening scene when the snake eats the mouse, there are crunching noises. As snakes don't chew their food; rather, swallow it whole, these noises should not be present.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Priest: A wise child is the joy of the father. A foolish child is the sorrow of the mother. Material wealth is of no meaning; justice is what saves man.

    • Count D: Robin's heart was still as innocent as a little boy's. What he saw in Medusa's eyes was... a sweet darkness called despair.

    • Robin: My goodness! I didn't know you had an opium den.
      Count D: Now please, this is a pet shop.

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  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Basilisk

      A basilisk is, according to the Greek, a legendary reptile who is said to be the King of serpents. It is said that it can cause death with a single glance. This is based off some truth; the actual reptile has an extremely deadly poison.

    • Medusa

      Medusa is a figure from Greek mythology who could turn those who looked at her to stone. She was eventually killed by Perseus, who was aided by the gods to fulfill that destiny.

    • "I didn't know you had an opium den."

      An opium den was an establishment where opium was sold and smoked. Opium dens were prevalent in many parts of the world in the nineteenth century, most notably China, Southeast Asia, North America, and France. Throughout the West they were frequented by and associated with the Chinese because the establishments were usually run by Chinese who supplied the opium as well as prepared it for visiting non-Chinese smokers.

    • Space Wars poster seen on the wall.

      Space Wars was the first vector graphics arcade game. It is based on Spacewar!, a PDP-1 program that might arguably be the earliest computer game.

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