Season 3 Episode 4

Keep on Training: Pop Goes the Water Balloon!

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM May 12, 2007 on TV Tokyo



  • Trivia

    • The mark that Jiraiya draws on Naruto's palm is the same as the marks on the pink kimono worn by Haku in episode 12 when he meets a sleeping Naruto in the forest while picking herbs.

  • Quotes

    • (During the preview for the next episode.)
      Naruto: Focus, focus, focus! What am I, a telescope?!

    • Naruto: You're the one to talk about growing up and acting like a shinobi! Why don't you act like a shinobi instead of a pervy old bag of bones?

    • Naruto: Rise and shine, Pervy Sage! Come on, drag those old bones out of bed.

    • Naruto: (Wakes up to find Jiraiya snoring with his mouth open.) Yuck! He could seriously use some mouthwash.

    • Jiraiya: Darlin', everything about me is real!

    • Jiraiya: Ha, I wonder if Naruto has what it takes. I can't wait to see what happens.

    • Naruto: I'll have this down before you close your eyes, you lazy old buzzard.

    • Naruto: Before you go, I'd like you see you pop that rubber ball again.
      Jiraiya: Pay me.

    • Naruto: I rule!

      ~Japanese version

    • Jiraiya: Don't act like a spoiled child. Understand this: I promised you to teach you skills but I don't have to accompany you. If you can't learn it yourself, you're no good. Don't act like a kid. Be more like a ninja.

      ~Japanese version

  • Notes

    • YTV Airdate: June 29, 2007

    • Original Airdate: June 9, 2004

    • Original Episode Title: Will Power! Break the Water Balloon!!!
      Romaji Episode Title: Konjyou!!! Warero Mizufuusen!
      Kanji Episode Title: 根性!!!割れろ水風船!

    • If the hairs on a ninja's head grow rightward, then that ninja spins chakra clockwise, and visa versa.

    • Jiraiya instructs Naruto to go through three phases to fully learn an A-rank ninja technique. The First Phase requires the bursting of a water balloon which focuses largely on learning how to spin chakra within a medium. In this case it is a water balloon. The Second Phase requires the bursting of a rubber ball. This is much harder than the first since the ninja can't imagine the twirling directions of Chakra. This phase requires power. The Third Phase is unknown at this point. This technique took the fourth Hokage three years to complete.

    • To break the water balloon, Naruto used his left hand to hold the ball and directed his chakra into the ball to churn the water in one direction, and he used his right hand to churn the water in many different directions.

  • Allusions

    • Dub Episode Title: Keep on Training: Pop Goes the Water Ballon!

      The English title is a pun derived from the children's song "Pop Goes the Weasel".