June 28, 2003

Storyboarded and Written by
Chris Reccardi and Aaron Springer

Directed by
Robert Alvarez and Genndy Tartakovsky
Samurai Jack / Innkeeper / Robot
Da Samurai / Junk Monster
 Phil LaMarr
 David Alan Grier

An overconfident braggart challenges Jack to a duel. Jack soundly defeats him using just a length of bamboo. Aku's bounty hunters arrive and the amateur samurai watches in awe as Jack destroys them.







Jack's duel with Da Samurai using bamboo sticks is an homage to a scene from Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai in which a master swordsman wielding a stick, refusing to draw his blade, defeats an overconfident thug

Jeremy's Review

A rather light episode that's entirely comedic save for the creepy design of the metallic bounty hunters. Da Samurai is played by comedian David Alan Grier with an incredible amount of energy. It's a good one but barely substantial enough to be truly classic. B+