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Kaubôi Bibappu: Brain Scratch

Faye disappears from the Bebop for days, only to be found on a talk show on television shouting the praise of Brain Scratch, a new religious cult claiming to be a new religion. The leader of Brain Scratch is Dr. Londes, a man wanted for murder after several members of his cult committed suicide to seek eternal life inside the net. It's up to Jet and Spike to nail Dr. Londes in a desperate attempt to rescue Faye, and claim the huge bounty.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x10
Production Number: CBB23
Airdate: Friday April 02nd, 1999

Guest Stars
Hiroshi NakaHiroshi Naka
voiced Jobin
Jin HiraoJin Hirao
voiced Antonio
Miki NagasawaMiki Nagasawa
voiced Judy
Toshihiko NakajimaToshihiko Nakajima
voiced Carlos
Tsutomu TarukiTsutomu Taruki
voiced Punch
Chikao OtsukaChikao Otsuka
voiced Londes
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Seatbelts23 Hanashi 
The SeatbeltsCBC News 
The SeatbeltsTelephone Shopping 
The SeatbeltsBrain Dream 
The SeatbeltsThe Egg And You 
The SeatbeltsAmerican Money 
The SeatbeltsFunk 

Episode Quotes
Spike: You're like a kid with a toy....if you wanna dream, then do it on your own.

Londas: Why do people believe in God? Because they want to. Its not easy living in such a corrupt world....

Londes: What is a physical body? The body is merely an object. It is an existence all too impure to store the gods within us called souls. Now you will remember... the bloodstained history! Material desire. Hunger. Sexual drive. Desire to dominate. Desire for fame. As long as there is a body, desires will be born. As long as there is desire, human ego will not disappear. Humans will continue to fight to fulfill their bodies' desire, and it will never end. There is no future! Now awaken your soul! Now be rid of that filthy body!

Londes: Do you want to know the greatest and worst device that humans have invented? It's Television, Television controls people by bombarding people with information until they lose their sense of reality. Now television itself has become a new religion. Television has created a people who believe instantly in dramatic fantasies and can be controlled by tiny dots of light.

Londes: The souls that god has given us, our spirits-our spirits, which found a way to swim through the immense network and live in the infinity of space. Is not the human body a mere shell, a form of existence all too small and weak for consciousness with such vast reach and potential?

Cultural References
Dr. Londes's character design was shaped after criminal Marshall Applewhite.

Video game character, Lara Croft has a cardboard cutout in the toy store.

The Heaven's Gate Cult inspired the plot of this episode.

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