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Hilarious In Hindsight / Samurai Jack

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Seasons 1-4
  • In "Jack and the Flying Prince and Princess" we meet Verbina, a winged princess with pink hair played by Tara Strong.
    • Likewise, her brother Astor has blue hair like Twilight Sparkle's brother Shining Armor.
    • The royal siblings' story in general feels like a precursor to Genndy Tartakovsky's later series Sym-Bionic Titan.
  • Might also be Harsher in Hindsight. Aku's Opening Narration, with just some words replaced, might as well be the meta situation between the show and the Cartoon Network.Explanation 
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  • At the end of "Jack and The Gangsters", the titular gangsters use a fabled undersea gem and make money off of it as a major utility source. Well, Scrooge McDuck had a similar idea.
  • The titular dragon in "Jack and the Farting Dragon" is a character played by Clancy Brown who's responsible for a smelly smell that smells smelly.
  • During the (non-canon) comics in which Jack's sword is broken, "Time Passes", and he leaves his hair unbound, carries a staff, and grows a long beard, and wears different clothing, much like after his sword is lost in Season 5. Of course, in the comics the beard and costume change are a ploy to make himself less recognizable.
  • A retired, almost unstoppable gunslinger is called back into action after an incident involving his beloved dog. Are we talking about X9 or John Wick?

Season 5
  • If you think about it, Azula worships Uncle Iroh in this show, as opposed to Avatar: The Last Airbender where she scorned him as a "kooky, tea-loving failure". Well, look who's worshiping 'his tea-loving kookiness'.
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  • One clip from the original series that underwent Memetic Mutation was Aku shouting "EXTRA THICK" into a phone. It was revived with the Daughters of Aku, who are attractive women with wide hips, and then we meet the Scotsman's daughters, who are all even thicker.
  • "XCVII" caused a lot of guffaws when Scaramouche said somebody "looked like a talking penis". However, this is not the first time that his voice actor saying "penis" has gone memetic, as Mission Hill viewers can attest.
  • In XCVII, one of the combatants who lost to Jack in Da Samurai's bar is a robot lookalike of Popeye. Genndy Tartakovsky had been prepping a feature-length Popeye movie for Sony Pictures, but Sony put the project on hold after the Sony Hack of 2014. Some people (mistakenly) believed that the movie was cancelled in favor of The Emoji Movie... Which makes the presence of the Emoji Family in the season premiere all the more amusing.
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  • Jack having Ra, Rama, and Odin give him back his sword and classic outfit after banishing his inner rage, provides a hilarious retroactive explanation for all the times that Jack's clothes have been destroyed and then somehow replaced throughout the series; he literally had three gods as his personal tailors!
  • In Episode 4, an imaginary puffball tells Jack to ditch Ashi and find his own way out of the giant beast that both of them were trapped inside. After Jack saves Ashi from a crab monster, Ashi (who still wanted to kill Jack at the time) was ungrateful and even would've preferred to have been eaten alive by the creature. The puffball sarcastically tells Jack "What were you expecting, a hug and a kiss?" Guess how the ending of Episode 8 ended up? Both of them kiss at the very end of the episode after surviving a battle inside of a prison.
  • One of the critiques about Jack/Ashi came from some fans who preferred a father/daughter dynamic between them instead of a romantic one. The episode after Jack & Ashi were confirmed as a romance, it was soon revealed that Ashi does a father/daughter relationship.... with Aku!
  • In the Duck Dodgers episode "Samurai Quack" (which is an Affectionate Parody of Samurai Jack), Daffy demands Achoo to use his magic to send him back home. In the last episode, once Ashi fights off Aku's control, she discovers she can use all of Aku's powers, including time travel in order to get Jack and herself back to the past.
  • This season and Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame end up having a lot of similarities, including Jack and Captain America starting out with a Beard of Sorrow, most of the story taking place in a Bad Future and both of them ending with the defeat of an alternate timeline version of the Big Bad and Jack and Cap returning to the past.
  • The whole April Fool's Day prank where the show was pre-empted for Rick and Morty is pretty funny to look at now as the Season 5 finale for that show is called "Rickmurai Jack", which Genndy Tartakovsky made a drawing to go along with it.


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