Ash leaves his Tauros at Oak's lab with all his other Tauros.
Tracey finally gets to meet Professor Oak in person. However, they did meet in the second movie, although movies are usually considered non-canon.
Running Gag: Brock sulking everytime someone says Professor Ivy's name. Ash also does this when Gary is mentioned.
At the end of the episode, the narrator asks if Ash will have the "home town advantage" in his battle with Gary. However, as both Ash and Gary are from Pallet Town, there is no advantage to either in this respect.
Tracey: (to Ash) Wow, you must have enough Tauros to start your own personal stampede!
Tracey: (about Professor Oak) (sighs) He's really real!
Ash: I'm home!
Brock's Voice: Is that you Ash?
Ash: He's back?
Delia: You're home!
Delia: I'm so glad your back!
(Ash goes to hug her)
Delia: Hello, Pikachu! (Delia passes Ash)
Ash: And me?
Delia: Oh. Hi, honey.
Ash: Same old mom.
Tracey: Would you listen!?
(Everybody stops talking)
Tracey: I'm so sorry, but can we go to Professor Oak's now?
Ash: I forgot!! I have to get the GS Ball to him right away. (shows his mom the trophy) Ta-da!
Delia: Oh, Ash.
(She uses the trophy as an exercise weight)
Delia: 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2...
Ash: What's this thing supposed to be?
Professor Oak: It looks like a circus.
Team Rocket: (laughs)
Jessie: Prepare for trouble and the greatest act yet!
James: Better make that double cause we don't use a net!
Jessie: To protect the world from devastation!
James: To unite all peoples within our nation!
Jessie: To denounce the evils of truth and love!
James: To extend our reach to the stars above!
Jessie: Team Rocket blast off at the speed of lightning!
James: Surrender now cause these clown suits are frightening!
Meowth: Meowth, that's right!
Ash: What are you doing here?
Jessie: We thought Pallet Town could use a little excitment.
James: And what's more exciting than a circus?
Brock: Wow, I wonder if they'll have an old fashion slide show?
Ash: No, just three freaks...
Who's That Pokémon: Omastar
Cartoon Network Air Date: June 29, 2004
Gary makes a return appearance at the end of the episode.
Title Pun: A Tense Situation
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