May 3, 2003

Storyboarded and Written by
Chris Reccardi and Aaron Springer

Directed by
Robert Alvarez and Genndy Tartakovsky
Samurai Jack / Leader
Creature / Rat / Gummagog
 Phil LaMarr
 Jeff Glen Bennett

Jack encounters a bumbling creature that incessantly follows him and interferes with his quest. After a group of greaser robots ambush Jack, the creature transforms into a ferocious beast and rescues Jack from certain doom.







The creature resembles Totoro, the titular furry behemoth from Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro

The Crystal of Cagliostro is named after The Castle of Cagliostro, another animated film directed by Miyazaki

The song "Wild Ride" is written and performed by series regular Tom Kenny and the Boozehounds

Jeremy's Review

A rather silly episode with a simple story and all the standard action beats. Not a bad episode but it's far from the best the series has to offer despite the Miyazaki references. C