Samurai Jack

Season 3 Episode 3

XXIX: The Good, The Bad, And The Beautiful

Aired Saturday 12:30 AM Nov 08, 2002 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary


While taking a trip on a Old West-style train, Jack is stalked by a bounty hunter, Ezekiel Clench. He manages to defeat him but unwittingly falls prey to Ezekiel's ex-wife Josephine.

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    Phil LaMarr

    Phil LaMarr

    Conductor/Passenger #2

    Guest Star

    Greg Burson

    Greg Burson

    Quick Draw McGraw

    Guest Star

    Grey DeLisle

    Grey DeLisle

    Mrs. Josephine Clench/Clerk

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Trivia: Apparently, restraining orders still exist in this futuristic world.

      • As they were seated on top of the train, Jack's hat and Josephine's parasol should have created so much drag force from the speed of train that the items should have flown away.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Josephine: He's better than you!
        Zeke: Ain't no man better than me, woman. You outta know that. Besides, the court says you ain't even supposed to come within 150 feet of me, so back off!

      • Jack: Looking for a seat?
        Zeke: Yup... yours. I'm gonna make a lotta money cashin' in on your hide.
        Jack: I hear that often... but only from poor men.
        Zeke: Hmmm! Well, I've got bills 'ta pay, an' I've done already addressed the envelopes.
        Jack: I hope you have yet to stamp the postage on your parcels...
        Zeke: (sucker-punching Jack) Consider 'em stamped.

      • Josephine: Dagnabbit! Can't you shoot straight?
        Ezekiel: Don't get uppity, woman. I don't see you makin' no daylight in his broadside.

      • (Zeke slams Jack against the engine)
        Ezekiel: Good mornin'. You're just in time. I'm fixin ta make me some flapjacks!

      • Ezekiel: Dagburnit, Josie! You consarn, framalandin', flamdanglin' snake-in-sheep's-wool- over-my-eyes trick-up-her-sleeve whoo-hoo witchy woman!

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (4)

      • Title
        The title and the episode are based on the famous Western movie Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo, known in America as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966), with Clint Eastwood.

      • Josephine
        During the climax battle, Josephine refers to herself as a "mancatcher," which is sort of what her altered parasol is. A mancatcher was a rare medieval weapon that a soldier could use to restrain a foe without killing him; some had a cresent-shaped head and were thrusting weapons used to force a foe to the ground; others, like Josephine's bladed parasol head, required a pulling stroke, used either to force a horseman off his mount, or restrain a footman in the way Josephine attempted. Each variety had hooks of some sort on the business end and nastier ones - like Josephine's - had bladed hooks or barbs.

      • Background Music
        In the beginning of the episode, when Jack enters the bar, the background music suggests that of Clint Eastwood's The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. This is ironic, because like Eastwood's character in that film, Jack is also sort of a "Man With No Name": his real name isn't Jack, and we have never learned what it really is.

      • Two passengers on a train
        On the train we get a brief conversation between the horse Quick Draw McGraw and his sidekick Baba Looey. Sheriff McGraw fights crime in the Old West, usually by ignoring Looey's advice. The two appear on Cartoon Network and Boomerang.