Xiaolin Showdown

Season 2 Episode 19

The Year of the Green Monkey

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Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Apr 30, 2005 on The WB
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The Year of the Green Monkey
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Upon watching Jack lose to the Warriors once again, Chase Young decides to help by having him steal the Tongue of Saiping and combine it with the Monkey Staff to control an army of green monkeys. After succeeding, Jack sends his army to fight the Warriors and ultimately wins, trapping them inside the Xiaolin Temple. Also, two new Shen-Gong-Wu are revealed, the Fountain of Hui and the Eagle Scope, that when combined, are able to reveal the greatest secrets of the universe -- and how to rid the world of evil forever. While the Warriors are trapped, Chase tries to find these Shen-Gong-Wu first.moreless

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  • loved it!

    10
    This is a humorus and exciting episode.This is exactly why I watch this show.Jack Spicer is a monkey with an evil army of monkeys and Chase Young is planning on letting one of the monks joining him and ruleing the world for an eternity.Omi is still not quite getting slang and sayings like when he said "jack spicer is merely a puppy" when he should have said "jack spicer is merely a puppet".I love xiaolin showdown and this is one reason that I do.One reason I think it is so humorus is when monkey jack bites omi's butt then omi bites his butt back and wins the showdown.The monks then find out that Chase Young has found and tooken the eagle scope so the monks couldn't destroy evil forever.moreless
  • Chase has a plan to give jack his own army of evil and retrive the eagle scope.He only helps jack because he needs to distract the xiaolin warriors becuase if they get the eagle scope they could find out how to id he world of evil forever.moreless

    10
    This is a humorus and exciting episode.This is exactly why I watch this show.Jack Spicer is a monkey with an evil army of monkeys and Chase Young is planning on letting one of the monks joining him and ruleing the world for an eternity.Omi is still not quite getting slang and sayings like when he said "jack spicer is merely a puppy" when he should have said "jack spicer is merely a puppet".I love xiaolin showdown and this is one reason that I do.One reason I think it is so humorus is when monkey jack bites omi's butt then omi bites his butt back and wins the showdown.The monks then find out that Chase Young has found and tooken the eagle scope so the monks couldn't destroy evil forever.moreless
  • This episode is about the time that Jack control monkeys and Chase younge goes to look for 2 shen-gong-wu's.

    10
    Chase Young decides to help Jack by having him steal the Tongue of Saiping and combine it with the Monkey Staff to control an army of green monkeys. After succeeding, Jack sends his army to fight the Warriors and ultimately wins, trapping them inside the Xiaolin Temple. Also, two new Shen-Gong-Wu are revealed, the Fountain of Hui and the Eagle Scope, that when combined, are able to reveal the greatest secrets of the universe -- and how to rid the world of evil forever. While the Warriors are trapped, Chase tries to find these Shen-Gong-Wu first. My favorite part of this episode is when we see all the monkeys being controlled by Jack.moreless
  • MIldly interesting. Chase Young can be so boring...

    7.5
    Okay, in this episode, Jack Spicer becomes an Evil Boy Green Monkey. That is jolly lame and so is the Fountain of Hui. You get overloaded with information unless you have the Eagle Scope. This is absurd and useless. Furthermore, I do not understand why everyone is singing the praises of Chase Young. He is vain, spiteful and airy, the attributes of an overconfident crook. I much prefer Wuya, so easily agitated and imperfect. Chase is too bad to be true and not very good-looking anyway. Still, I suppose this show needs a bumbling villain to make it more challenging for the warriors.moreless
  • The monkey staff strikes again

    9.6
    I find it interesting that there are monkeys with green fur, that's strange. And why din't Jack just steal some other Shen gon wu while he was at it? Interesting new wu, the fountain of Hui and the Eagle Scope. I also found it funny when Jack's Junkbot failed because the wire wasn't long enough. Monkey Jack was quite good at the Xiaolin Showdown, but Omi still managed to win, fortunately. I just hope the monks will get the eagle scope back at some point so they can stop evil. Funny how Wuya joined Chase young, whil at first detested him in a way. A good episode!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • After Jack sends the green monkeys to attack the Xiaolin Temple, Master Fung (who was standing right behind the Xiaolin Warriors a few seconds earlier) disappears for the rest of the episode.

    • When Omi replies "I am not small, I am compact" to the rabbit's comment of, "What a mouth on someone so small", his arms are outstretched in a gesture - meaning he is not using the Tongue of Saiping (which is needed for him to communicate with the animals). How could the nearby birds as well as the other animals have heard his remark to joke and laugh about it then?

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Omi: I smell something most rotten in Denver.
      Raimundo: That's Denmark, and I do too.

    • (Omi is in a showdown against Monkey Jack)
      Omi: Banana Please!
      Clay: Shouldn't you focus on winning first?

    • Raimundo: (About Monkey jack) You think he even remembers he's a human?
      Kimiko: I know I don't!

    • Monkey Jack: I look like a monkey! I sound like a monkey! I think like a monkey! I AM a monkey!

    • Clay: (About the green monkeys) I haven't seen this much bitin' and scratchin' since last Thanksgiving!

    • Omi: Now I understand! Jack Spicer is but a mere puppy!
      (Everyone looks at Omi)
      Raimundo: Puppet, I'm guessing.

    • (Junkbot walks, pulling out the wire at the back and stops working)
      Wuya: What do you have to say for yourself?
      Jack: I should have got an extension lead?

    • Rabbit: What a mouth on someone so small!
      Omi: I am not small, I am compact!
      Bird: Yeah, any more compact and we'd need a microscope to see you!

    • Kimiko: (to Jack) So, where are your robots? Did you program them to run away?

    • (After winning the showdown)
      Omi: We have no time for your much-deserved praises.

    • Omi: Not only does he look like a monkey ... he smells like one, too.
      Kimiko: Considering it's Jack Spicer, anything is an improvement.

    • Omi: It appears Jack Spicer has chosen not to show up at a battle he will most certainly lose.
      Jack: Wrong again. I show up at all the battles that I'm certain to lose.
      Wuya: Do you even think before you speak?

    • Master Fung: I'm afraid by itself, it can only provide random information, but when combined with its sister Shen-Gong-Wu, the Eagle Scope, the two can be used to unlock the greatest secrets of the universe.
      Omi: You mean like why baboons have such colorful bottoms?

  • NOTES (19)

  • ALLUSIONS (6)

    • Title: The Year of the Green Monkey This episode's title is areferencew to the 90's movie The Year of The Jade Monkey.

    • Reference: Fountain of Hui.
      As well as the Fountain of Hui possibly referring to Christy Hui, the word "Hui" also means "itself" which could translate to "Fountain of itself". (reply: Correction: Christy's last name, Hui, means knowledge which could translate to "Fountain of Knowledge". The show used her last name for the Shen-Gong-Wu that would sound cool rather than using English.)

    • Reference: Trojan Horse
      When Jack tried to infiltrate the Xiaolin Temple to acquire the Tongue Of Tsaiping, he did what the Greeks done and used the Trojan Horse to invade the city of Troy. (Only the Warriors seen through Jack's plan and destroyed the statue, only Jack hid himself amongst the fruit.)

    • Quote: Omi: Not only does Jack look like a monkey, but he (ugh) smells like one too!

      This is the reference to the mocking version Happy Birthday Song, Which goes "Happy birthday to you you belong in a zoo you look like a monkey and you smell like one too!"

    • Green Monkeys
      In the comic book version of Teen Titans, in Beast Boy's most recent origin (Teen Titans #13), as a child Beast Boy was bitten by a very rare green monkey, which gave him Sakutia, the disease that gave him his shapeshifting powers and green coloring. In earlier versions of Beast Boy's origin (appearing between 1965 and 2003), his father used experimental "de-evolution" techniques to turn his son into a green monkey to save his life from the Sakutia.

    • Title: The Year of the Green Monkey
      The title gives reference to 2004's Chinese New Year, Year of the Monkey. 2005 is Year of the Rooster.

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