EPISODE XIII


 
Airdate
December 3, 2001

Storyboarded and Written by
Chris Mitchell and Carey Yost

Directed by
Rob Renzetti and Genndy Tartakovsky
Samurai Jack
Aku
Huge Bear / Middle Bear / Lil Red Hood
Lil Red Hood's Mom / Grandma
A Kid / Pig #2
Wolf
Girl / Wee Bear / Pig #1
S Kid / Pig #3 / Alien Kid

 
 Phil LaMarr
 Mako
 Jeff Glen Bennett
 Grey Delisle
 Gary Leroi Gray
 Tom Kenny
 Anndi McAffe
 Josh Peck

Displeased that children mock him and regale in tales of Jack, Aku calls an assembly in an attempt to glorify himself and ruin Jack's reputation. After numerous failed attempts, Aku flees with frustration and the children tell their own tale of Jack's ultimate victory.
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Phil, the boy who does the best impression of Jack, is played by Jack's voice actor Phil LaMarr

 
Aku tells twisted versions of traditional fairy tales and nursery rhymes including:
- Little Red Riding Hood
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears
- Three Little Pigs
- Cinderella
- A mash-up of Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rumpelstiltskin
- The Frog Prince
- A mash-up of Little Bo Peep and Puss in Boots
- Rapunzel
- The Pied Piper of Hamelin
- Aladdin
- Little Miss Muffet
- The Ugly Duckling
- There was an Old Woman (Who Lived in a Shoe)
- Three Blind Mice
- Rub-A-Dub-Dub (Three Men in a Tub)
- William Tell
- Humpty Dumpty

 
The wolf's design and mannerisms in Aku's version of Little Red Riding Hood are modeled after Yogi Bear

 
The line "Here's Jacky" is a nod to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining

Jeremy's Review

This is one of the the funniest episodes in the series. The animation style cleverly alternates between the show's normal style and a highly cartoonish style to set the fairy tales apart from the framing narrative. Aku's frustrated rapid-fire storytelling sequence is highly amusing. B+