| Of Meowth and Pokémon (Part 2)
Nyarth with a Part-Time Job!?
|| March 4, 2003
| United States
|| October 7, 2006
|| Team Koitabashi
|| 武上純希 Junki Takegami
|| 辻初樹 Hatsuki Tsuji
| Assistant director
|| 橋本三郎 Saburō Hashimoto
| Animation director
|| 渡辺章 Akira Watanabe
| No additional credits are available at this time.
Of Meowth and Pokémon (Japanese: アルバイトはたいへんニャース！？ Nyarth with a Part-Time Job!?) is the seventh Weekly Pokémon Broadcasting Station side story episode. It was first broadcast in Japan on March 4, 2003. In the dub this episode was combined with HS06 to form Of Meowth and Pokémon, the 19th episode of Pokémon Chronicles, which first aired in the United Kingdom on September 14, 2005 and in the United States on October 7, 2006.
In the middle of a busy city, the Pichu Bros. are summoning their friends—Smoochum, Wooper, Magby, and Teddiursa—to play. Meowth is in town, too: it's taking a vacation from Team Rocket and dreaming of building a monument to itself. It sets out with a picnic basket to look for place to build its statue, but trips over Smoochum along the way. Smoochum has its own basket of accessories, and it accidentally walks away with Meowth's basket instead. When Meowth chases Smoochum to get its picnic basket back, Smoochum runs to the alley where all its friends are, and everyone plays keep away with the basket. Meowth finally grabs the basket, but then it steps on a sleeping Houndour and ends up running for its life. Its basket rolls into Teddiursa's path, and Teddiursa eats everything before Meowth can get the basket back.
The next day, Meowth decides to get a job so it can afford to build its monument. It gets a job delivering pizza, them promises to treat the other Pokémon if they deliver the pizza for it! However, Smoochum runs afoul of the local Squirtle gang, and crashes into Wooper. Teddiursa is squashed by a Snorlax. The Pichu Bros. run into the grumpy Houndour, and all of them collide with Magby. In short, all the pizza is ruined, and Meowth is fired!
Meowth then gets a job as janitor for a rooftop garden. The Pokémon try to make things up to Meowth by helping it clean, but the Pichu Bros. almost knock a statue off its pedestal in the process. That starts a chain reaction that causes the entire statue to collapse, knocking over all the pillars and statues in the garden. Poor Meowth is fired again! But as Meowth sits in the park, the Pokémon cheer it up by bringing the only thing they have left: a bowl of acorns. The acorns may taste terrible, but being admired by the other Pokémon feels great. It's a moment Meowth would like to last!
It's another beautiful day in Big Town as Meowth happily strolls down the street. Still set on building a giant statue dedicated to himself, he realizes he needs to find a job to fund his statue project. He looks around at the many advertising posters, with one for a pizza delivery buy catching his attention. With his uniform on, Meowth is quickly put to work. He then think of a plan to get the job done quicker – he will recruit the Pichu Brothers and their friends to do the work for him.
Meowth goes to the tire playground and the Pokémon gather round. Teddiursa smells the pizzas and tries to grab one, but Meowth tells it to back off. He then tells them that when he gets done with his deliveries, they can all enjoy some pizza, and as planned, the Pokémon offer to help. Meowth grins and hands each Pokémon an address and a pizza. The Pichu Brothers fight over who gets to carry their pizza, but Pichu Big ends up winning. Meowth laughs out loud, exclaiming that with the Pokémon delivering the pizzas, he won't have too.
Smoochum runs down the street carrying her pizza. She turns a corner to find the road is blocked. Suddenly, a sewer erupts in front of her and she is ambushed by the Squirtle Squad. The leader explains that she has entered their territory. Smoochum tries to run, but they surround her and use Water Gun, sending Smoochum sky high. Wooper notices Smoochum falling its way, so it tries to Water Gun it away, but it doesn't work. Both Pokémon lay on the ground stunned with their now soggy pizzas next to them. Meanwhile, Teddiursa sits by some trash cans and prepares to chow down on its delivery, but a Snorlax sleeping in the alley rolls over on top of it.
The Pichu Brothers are still delivering their pizza. They take a shortcut through an alley and find a fence blocking their way. Pichu Little snatches the pizza away and jumps on a board. The box on the other end flies up then crashes back down, sending Pichu sailing over the fence. It thinks it has landed safely, but it had landed right on top of Houndour's head. It runs off as the other Pichu makes it over the fence. It calls to its brother and the two run as fast as they can as the Houndour gives chase. The Pichu suddenly smash into Magby as it was trying to get its bearings, sending both their pizzas flying directly into Houdour. Magby is now aggravated, and it prepares a Flamethrower. The Pichu Brothers step aside and the attack hits Houndour right in the face, causing a huge explosion. Houndour sits there stunned, burned to a crisp. It then yelps and rushes off.
The Pokémon return to Meowth with their destroyed pizzas. Meowth freaks out, knowing he'll never get his paycheck. He returns to the pizza parlor, and in turn is fired. The Pokémon watch as the owner kicks him out. Meowth soon gets another job, this time as a park maintainence member. The Pichu Brothers peek out from behind a tree, and Meowth just think he's seeing things. All the Pokémon then appear, and Meowth freaks out, telling them to leave before they cause trouble again. Wanting to makeup from the pizza delivery disaster, the Pokémon all pull out brooms and offer to do his work for him.
Meowth’s lounging around is short-lived, as the Pichu Brothers turn their attention to cleaning a delicate garden ornament. The crescent moon is precariously balanced atop of a globe and supported by strings, but begins to rock from Pichu's cleaning. Meowth rushes over there and one jumps off, exclaiming that they are almost done. Meowth notices the other Pichu still on and sees the ropes break on the opposite side of it. He lunges and grabs the ropes before the moon falls off. Though Pichu’s zap attack sets of all the other Posse, with Magby accidentally burning the ropes away. The crescent moon falls into some pillars, which in turn create a domino effect. Pillar after pillar falls over; the last smashing into the fountain and rupturing its water supply pipe. The area quickly floods and the Pokémon are all washed away.
After Meowth gets the boot from that job too, he retires himself to a nearby park, very depressed. The Posse shows up again and he freaks out, but they just hold out a bunch of acorns for him. Meowth is touched by their kind gesture and chows down on one. As soon as he puts it in his mouth, Meowth realizes that the acorns do not taste good. Not wanting to hurt the feelings of the other Pokémon, Meowth pretends to enjoy it. He picks another one and reluctantly takes a bite. Suddenly Meowth realizes that he did get his monument afterall, himself, as the Pokémon all happily watch him eat.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
- This episode aired between AG014 and AG015 in Japan. However, despite this episode taking place in Johto, Meowth appears when he should still be in Hoenn.
- Meowth reads the title card of this episode.
- He is also the narrator for the entire episode.
- The English dub title is a reference to the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.
- Several signs in the episode get the text erased in the English dub.
- The "Pizza, Pizza, Pizza" sign gets changed to "Delivery Boy Wanted" for the English dub.
- In the original Japanese version, the narrator narrates the episode. In the English dub, Meowth narrates the whole episode.
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