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| Same Old Song and Dance
Pupurin Twins vs Purin! Singing Pokémon Concert!
|| April 11, 2002
| United States
|| April 19, 2003
|| Team Ota
|| 大橋志吉 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
|| 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
| Assistant director
|| 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
| Animation director
|| 岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
| Additional credits
Same Old Song and Dance (Japanese: ふたごのププリンＶＳプリン！うたうポケモンコンサート！ Pupurin Twins vs Purin! Singing Pokémon Concert!) is the 243rd episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on April 11, 2002 and in the United States on April 19, 2003.
In the midst of their travels, Ash gets hungry, so they go to get lunch. But, Togepi runs off and meets a young girl named Brittany practicing with her twin Igglybuff. She stars in her own musical variety television program along with her two Igglybuff. Jigglypuff shows up and begins to sing, but Ash snatches her microphone and stashes it in his backpack. Jigglypuff is jealous of Brittany's Igglybuff, so she bullies them when Ash and his friends aren't looking.
Team Rocket spies on them like usual and Jessie daydreams of having her own show with the Igglybuff. Our heroes sit back and enjoy the show for a bit, but Team Rocket appears, in costume on a platform, singing their motto. Weezing uses SmokeScreen to distract Ash and others while they take Brittany's Igglybuff and accidentally Jigglypuff. Ash, Misty, and Brittany go to rescue Brittany's Igglybuff while Brock entertains the audience. The audience appears to love Brock at first, but Brock keeps singing the same song over and over again. They eventually get tired of his singing and so does Brock. Ash, Misty, and Brittany finds Team Rocket and battles them. When Ash, Misty, and Brittany come back, Brock is more than happy to have Brittany take over the show.
Finally, our heroes sit back and relax. Jigglypuff goes backstage to retrieve her microphone by going into Ash's, Brock's, and Misty's backpacks. She appears on the stage and starts to sing. At the end of the episode, Jigglypuff walks away; appearing upset. Everyone in the audience, including Brittany and her Igglypuff, are shown with their faces drawn on by Jigglypuff.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
TV episode debuts
Who's That Pokémon?: Yanma (US and international), Igglybuff (Japan)
The additional Jigglypuff
- During Brittany's first on-stage performance, before Jigglypuff goes to retrieve its microphone, the Igglybuff twins are missing from their pedestals.
- Misty instructs Poliwhirl to use Water Gun on Wobbuffet who in turn uses Counter when it should have been Mirror Coat for it to work.
- After James's Weezing uses SmokeScreen and Team Rocket escape, Jigglypuff is seen behind Brittany. However Jigglypuff was taken by Team Rocket by mistake and is in their bag at the same time.
- When Misty throws Corsola's Poké Ball, it is shown as a regular Poké Ball, instead of a Lure Ball.
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