EPISODE XIV


 
Airdate
March 1, 2002

Storyboarded and Written by
Bryan Andrews and Brian Larsen

Directed by
Randy Myers and Genndy Tartakovsky
Samurai Jack
Aku
Monkey Boy
 
 Phil LaMarr
 Mako
 Jeff Glen Bennett

In the jungle, Jack encounters an incredibly agile bearded man who was raised by a peaceful tribe of monkeys. Jack teaches the monkeys how to defend themselves from an aggressive tribe of food-stealing gorillas while the monkeys teach Jack how to "jump good."
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
To learn how to "jump good," a skill similar to qing gong from Chinese wuxia fiction, Jack subjects himself to an intense training routine with heavy stones and a giant boulder strapped to his body

 
The three wise monkeys are visually referenced after Jack climbs a vine that snaps during his training

Jeremy's Review

Featuring striking animation and a plot that shifts quickly from silly to epic, this episode perfectly exemplifies what the show is all about. Jack's first "good jump" and the climatic gorilla beat-down are among the most satisfying moments of the series. A