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EP242 : As Clear as Crystal
Original series
EP244 : Enlighten Up!
Same Old Song and Dance
Pupurin Twins VS Purin! Singing Pokémon Concert!
First broadcast
Japan April 11, 2002
United States April 19, 2003
English themes
Opening Believe in Me
Japanese themes
Opening Ready Go!
Ending ポケッターリ・モンスターリ
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 大橋志吉 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
Storyboard 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.

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In the midst of their travels, Ash and friends meet up with a young girl who, along with her two Igglybuff assistants, stars in her own musical variety television program. Our heroes are content to sit back and enjoy the show, but unfortunately Team Rocket has other plans in mind. Unable to steal the show, Jessie and James content themselves by stealing the young girl's Pokémon instead. As Ash and friends run to her assistance, Jigglypuff shows up, disgruntled at having been left out of the show.


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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. Ash and friends are enjoying the show, 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 appear 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, Ash and friends get to 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.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.


Pokémon debuts

TV episode debuts



Pocket Monster TV


Who's That Pokémon?

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.
    • As Misty does so, she pulls out a Poké Ball, as if she were about to send out another Pokémon.
  • When Jessie tells Wobbuffet to use Counter again, the glove on her left hand disappears.
  • 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.
    • This may have been a confusion from the previous scene when Jigglypuff hid behind Brittany.
  • When Misty throws Corsola's Poké Ball, it is shown as a regular Poké Ball, instead of a Lure Ball.
  • When James sends out Weezing it doesn't move its mouth while making a noise.

Dub edits

  • In the streaming dub version of this episode, after Togepi jumps out of Misty's arms at the beginning, it is shown running through a hedge and emerging on the other side. In the home video dub version, a few seconds of this sequence are cut, resulting in Togepi being seen running toward the hedge and then immediately appearing on the other side in the next shot.

In other languages

EP242 : As Clear as Crystal
Original series
EP244 : Enlighten Up!
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