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"That idiot Kakarot failed! FREEZA'S STILL ALIVE!"
Vegeta, delivering the Wham Line

Original Airdate: January 28, 2013

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A mysterious young man shows up to make a stand against Freeza.
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Vegeta has returned to Earth, and moves into Capsule Corp without preamble. The sitcom hijinks are cut short when the Z-fighters sense a disturbance; Freeza has come back! An even bigger surprise awaits when they move to confront him on his quest for blind vengeance.


THESE TROPES ARE BACK, BITCHES!

  • Actually Pretty Funny: Yamcha changes his tune on Vegeta living at Capsule Corporation when he's amused at Vegeta getting used to Earthly things...like soap.
    Vegeta: Earth woman! Where's the cleansing powder?
    Bulma: We don't have that here. We have soap.
    Vegeta: The hell is "soap"?
    Bulma: It's that yellow block there made of animal fat.
    Vegeta: That sounds awesome! (chomp) Blah! This tastes nothing like you just said!
    Yamcha: Okay, I change my mind. This is pretty neat.
  • Bond One-Liner: Trunks at the end of the episode after killing Freeza's henchmen after the latter told them to treat their invasion of Earth as a scavenger hunt: "So, how many points were those?"
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  • Brick Joke: This is the birth of Vegeta's infamous pink shirt. And the fact that his Saiyan armor needs to be dry-cleaned.
  • Call-Back: The Jockstrap Incident is brought up once again. According to King Cold, Freeza ended up getting "boxed in" during it.
  • The Chew Toy: Vegeta becomes this over the pink shirt, as Tien and Piccolo both make a point of mentioning it when they arrive.
  • Distracting Disambiguation: When Vegeta first senses the approach of Freeza, Yamcha initially asks him if he's still angry about the pink shirt, and Vegeta stops to matter-of-factly state that he's "absolutely livid" about it.
  • Double Entendre: Krillin with one of his best, when Gohan asks him if he's sure Freeza is on the way:
    Krillin: Gohan, once you'd had a man inside of you, you know when he's coming.
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": King Cold pronounces the "a" in "Earth", thereby making it sound like "Ee-arth". Though Freeza corrects him, King Cold insists on pronouncing it his way. In the end, it doesn't matter to Freeza: by the time he's done, he intends Earth to be known as "vacant lot".
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: Yamcha is disregarded twice in the episode:
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    • First by Vegeta, when he confronts the returning Saiyan:
      Yamcha: Hey! You've got a lot of nerve coming back here!
      Vegeta: Oh, a valet. Neat. I'm not tipping.
      Yamcha: Don't you remember who I am?! We fought when you landed on Earth!
      Vegeta: No, I fought Kakarot. Nappa fought everyone else. Well, except for that one scrub who got killed by a Saiba—(beat, then Vegeta starts laughing hysterically)
    • Then by Bulma, when Vegeta calls out from the shower after Yamcha says him being there was "neat" after all:
      Vegeta: Is that the beta male?!
      Bulma: No! Krillin just got here!
      Vegeta: Oh God, they're breeding!
  • Porky Pig Pronunciation: Thanks to his new mechanical implants frequently short-circuiting, Freeza ends up stammering a lot before switching to a different word.
  • Shout-Out: "Woman, where is my Saiyan suit?"
    Bulma: It's in the wash.
    Vegeta: YOU BITCH!
  • Tempting Fate: Vegeta tells Bulma he hates the color pink. Naturally, the clothes she set out for him beforehand include his infamous pink shirt.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: Vegeta does this when he returns to Earth.

"So... how many points are those?"
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