Samurai Jack

Season 4 Episode 6

XLV: Scotsman Saves Jack (Part 1 of 2)

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Aired Saturday 12:30 AM Aug 23, 2003 on Cartoon Network

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  • Trivia

    • It was incredibly conventient that the Scotsman was riding on the boat that Jack was serving on after such a short time for there to be "sandal tracks."

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  • Notes

    • When first aired by Cartoon Network on 8/23/03, this and Part II were aired as a single one-hour episode with no ending credits at the end of Part I.

    • When this episode originally aired, there was no Roman numerals identifying the episode at the end.

  • Allusions

    • The Ancient Mariner:
      The "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" was an epic poem written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1798. In the poem, a cursed sailor tells his horrible story of a haunted voyage to a passerby (the sailor committed a horrible sin on the voyage, and is thus cursed to forever tell the story to whoever will listen); the poem is quite a hair-raiser, and it is anything but short (still, it is an excellent work of literature, which may explain why Jack liked it).

    • Many Speakers: The references to Star Wars (mostly Episode IV) are numerous.
      First, the Scotsman says "I have a bad feeling about this" before the fish men appear, a line quoted by at least one character in every Star Wars movie. Second, the Scotsman calls the seaport a "wretched hive of scum and villainy," just as Ben Kenobi describes Mos Eisley in Ep. IV. Third, the Scottsman's and Jack's bargaining with the ship captain is a lot like how Ben and Luke bargain with Han Solo in the Mos Eisley Cantina in Ep. IV. Also, the bounty hunter that threatens the Scotsman at the beginning looks a lot like Greedo (again, from Ep. IV). (editor's note: and meets an equally ignominous fate. Also, at the beginning the camera pans across a bounty hunter who looks a lot like an armored Boba Fett.)

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