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  • Episode 1 ("Tempestuous Temperaments"):
    • The crowning moment as it cuts away from the rather grim opening of Mugen and Jin accepting their "execution":
      Title Card: Three Days Earlier...
      (Long, awkward beat)
      (Episode rewinds a la VHS back to "Three Days Later" Title Card)
    • After the shop burns down, the unconscious Mugen dreams that he and Jin are still trapped in the fire... and Jin just so happens to be having a bath while Mugen stands there bewildered by the fire. Mugen wakes up, finds that he and Jin are tied up, and the following exchange ensues:
      Mugen: That was a dream, right? There was a fire, and—
      Jin: That was no dream.
      Mugen: Oh right. And you were there in a bathtub with your dong hanging out...
      Jin: (twitches) That was a dream.
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  • In episode 2 ("Redeye Reprisal"), the samurai who gets in the spring with Jin starts talking about how fireflies mate, sometimes homosexually.
    Samurai: [Enters bath and interrupts greetings to observe fireflies] Beautiful, aren't they? Do you know why fireflies glow like that? It's a form of communication. Signals sent by the males and females to attract one another. However, they say that every once in a while, a male will try to attract another male.
    Jin: Time to go.
  • Episode 3 ("Hellhounds for Hire, Part 1"):
    • Jin's brief Shamisen performance near the end. It is hilariously bad, and both Jin and the mooks know it. After a couple seconds, Jin gives up and draws his sword.
    • This mook's exclamation after Jin drops his Disguised in Drag. "Cross-dressers! I mean, double crossers!"
  • Fuu's epic diceroll in episode 4 ("Hellhounds for Hire, Part 2").
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  • Episode 5: Fuu decides to not be mad about the nude painting based off of her, because the artist gave her big boobs...but then gets made when Jin and Mugen comment upon her lack of.
  • Episode 6 ("Stranger Searching")
    • The eating contest, where the narration is so Hot-Blooded.
      This... this girl's stomach is a Cosmos unto itself! It's connected to the void of the universe!
      How much can a human being eat? One has to ask: Where have we been? Where are we going? Their forms are like unto the gods themselves! This is truly awe inspiring!
      What we may very well be witnessing here today is a birth... the birth of the next stage in human stomach evolution.
    • Isaac’s Occidental Otaku tendency to spout out bits of info he’s learned about, especially if you’ve started taking East Asian studies in college.
      Isaac: (Excitedly) That’s wabi-sabi, right?
      Mugen: (Irritated) That’s wasabi.
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  • "Something just popped out."
  • The beatboxing guy in episode 8 ("The Art of Altercation"). Also, Drunk Jin is pretty hilarious and so is him and Mugen being hungover.
  • The end of episode 9 ("Beatbox Bandits"), where an entire field of weed burns. Mugen's trip (even if it's a little...excessive for weed) is only the beginning.
  • Episode 15 ("Bogus Booty"):
    • When Jin utterly fails to catch fish with a good old fashioned fishing rod, Mugen and Fuu (happily chowing down on their own catches) begin mocking him behind his back. Cue a beat, followed by promptly diving into the water and jumping around like a fish.
    • "Maijin Fuu". Whenever Fuu gets a chance to engorge herself with food, her entire body physically changes. She becomes so bloated, that in this episode two men try to search for her... but when they see her (now back to normal size), they continue looking, saying that there's no chance it could have been her.
    • When Mugen and Jin are introduced to the only pretty Geisha in the brothel, they immediately start playing Rock Paper Scissors like two frat boys. When Jin loses he collapses dramatically to the ground. Mugen, on the other hand, gloats like the champ he is.
    • Jin, despite dispatching five ninja in a Single-Stroke Battle (as in he kills five ninja with one slash), groans about his backache due to his night with the ladies.
    • How does the plot progress? Mugen gets promised for sex if he helps out... and he does. It's amazing what he will do to get some action.
    Mugen: I want my nookie!!
    • Yatsuha, a female ninja disguised as a Geisha, who ends up manipulating Mugen with promises of sex if he kicks a criminal group's ass. And falls in love with him in the end. It's clear she's way in over her head with the guy, but that doesn't stop her from clobbering him over the head twice with a simple distraction:
    Yatsuha: Hey look, a naked lady!
  • The travellers in episode 16 ("Lullabies of the Lost") who rap about Yoshitsune.
    He's fat, he's fly, he's tall as the sky/Always grabs his rocks when the bitches walk by!
    And the dude's so handsome all the bitches wanna pants him!
  • Episode 18 ("War of the Words"):
    • What you have here is a graffiti rivalry of epic proportions and a Crazy Awesome teacher. He overpowers Mugen, lectures him on the disgrace of being an illiterate and forces him to CHUG a bottle of sake in a fit of drunk rage and then passes out with Mugen in a headlock. The next day, he KIDNAPS Mugen and forces him to learn how to read through a rousing motivational speech! And he's voiced by Norio Wakamoto!
    • When there's a graffiti battle going on, the teacher gets real pissed, but he's not mad at the graffiti. He's mad that the graffiti artists wrote the character wrong!
    • At the end of the episode, Mugen graffitis everything Jin and Fuu owns, including themselves and Momo (whom he has labeled "Animal").
  • Episode 19 ("Unholy Union") gives us Xavier III, who's bizarre introduction is capped off with an extreme closeup of his spaced-out-looking gonkish face as he gallops away on his horse.
  • Episode 23 ("Baseball Blues" ie. SAMURAI BASEBALL!)
    • Manzo disguised as an American. Naturally, his scheme fools no one.
    • The line of corpses the Japan team accumulates mid-match... with one of them being Jin.
    • The narration attempts to end the episode on a good note with a scene of Mugen seemingly lost in thought while looking at the sea. Annoyed, he then turns around, revealing his half-beaten face from before, and tells the narrator to stop making things up.
  • Jin and Mugen's last confrontation in the final part of "Evanescent Encounter". They've survived self impalement and explosions respectively and are damn tired, but they FINALLY have their last battle. They clash blades once, and both of them break. Their reaction?
    Mugen: Damn, we suck!
    *Both of them faint*
  • From "The Disorder Diaries", Mugen's hair 'rising' over the monk's bald head in a spoof of 2001: A Space Odyssey.


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