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Cowboy Bebop: Mushroom Samba

Out of fuel, out of food, and sideswiped in a spaceborne hit-and-run incident, the Bebop crew are stranded in the wilds of Europa. A haul of suspect mushrooms causes trouble among the crew, with Spike accosted by a talking frog, Faye swimming in the toilet, and Jet trying to teach his bonsai trees the meaning of life. It’s up to Ed and Ein to save the day, and that entails catching fugitive pusher Domino Walker, unless rival bounty-hunter Coffee or avenging bad-mother brother Shaft catch him first.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x17
Airdate: Sunday October 28th, 2001

Director: Kunihiro Mori
Writer: Michiko Yokote

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Guest Stars
William BassettWilliam Bassett
voiced Domino Walker
Episode Notes
The Bounty Information
Name: Domino Walker
Reward: 1,200,000 Woolongs
ID: K78235HDY
Height: 5' 10''
Weight: 243 lbs
Age: Unknown
Domi: Mars
Criminal Record: Selling illegal mushrooms

When this episode first aired on Adult Swim, there was a sound problem that resulted in the sound of bullets being fired getting muted out (which some mistook as an act of censorship). When this episode reran, the sound was fixed.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The SeatbeltsSocks 
The SeatbeltsAmerican Money 
The SeatbeltsThe Egg and You 
The Seatbelts featuring Masayoshi FurukawaYou Make Me Cool 
The Seatbelts featuring Sydney ThiamGive and Take 
The Seatbelts featuring Sydney with Sister RChicken Bone (Instrumental) 
The Seatbelts featuring Tulivu-Donna CumberbatchMushroom Hunting 

Episode Quotes
Spike: At this point, even Ein looks good enough to eat.
Faye: Watch it Spike, I bet you're lookin' pretty good to him too.

Spike: Obnoxious little frog.

Cultural References
The name for Coffee is named after the movie "Coffy".

The name for Shaft comes from the movie "Shaft".

Shaft's coffin dragging habit pays homage to the movie "Django".

Spike's hallucination comes from the song "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zepplin.

The Mellon Man's character design comes from the song "Watermelon Man" by Herbie Hancock.

Warning: Cowboy Bebop season 1 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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