Samurai Jack

Season 3 Episode 11

XXXVII: The Birth Of Evil (Part 1 of 2)

Aired Saturday 11:00 PM Aug 16, 2003 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: Aku's first act of evil when he comes to Earth: annihilating the dinosaurs.

    • When Aku comes to Earth it is the time of the dinosaurs, but when Earth is shown the landscape is not Pangea.

    • When the monk that gives Jack's father the elixir is seen from a faraway view, the container of the poison is like a cup. When the view zooms in, it looks like a perfume bottle. Then when Jack's father puts it in his belt, it's a cup again.

    • Odin wields a trident, but in Norse mythology, Odin wielded a spear called Gungnir, which never misses its target.

    • In medium shots of the village that becomes Jack's civilization, a river can be seen running though the village, but it's not there in long shots.

  • Quotes

    • Aku: Nothing of this world can harm me. For I am Aku – the Shogun of Sorrow, the Deliverer of Darkness, your new master, and you will bow to me!

  • Notes

    • Genndy Tartakovsky was nominated for the 2004 Annie Award for "Outstanding Directing in an Animated Television Production" for this episode.
      Scott Wills won the 2004 Annie Award for "Outstanding Production Design in an Animated Television Production" for this episode. Genndy Tartakovsky, Brian A. Miller, Don Shank, Robert Alvarez, Randy Myers, Mun Jeong Yu, Bong Koh Jae and James T. Walker won the 2004 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)" for this episode.

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

    • When first aired by Cartoon Network on 8/16/03, this and Part II were aired as a single one-hour episode with no ending credits at the end of Part I, and no opening credits at the beginning of Part II.

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