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Recap / Dragon Ball Z Abridged E 7

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"You know what, Nappa? One of these days you're going to die, and then you'll be out of my hair forever."
Vegeta (He was only half right.)

Original Airdate: December 25, 2008

Vegeta and Nappa finally arrive on Earth. After wasting a city just to break the ice, they seek out the Z-Fighters to find the Dragon Balls. When Nappa brings out the Saibamen, Yamcha tries to amp up the Earthlings...only to get destroyed in a double-kill.

That's right: We were able to grow tropes!

  • Are We There Yet?: Vegeta finally responds "yes" right before he and Nappa crash-land on Earth.
    Nappa: Yaaaaay.
  • Can't Catch Up: Immediately set up when Krillin brags about becoming stronger, and Piccolo telling him he's almost as strong as Gohan, even though Gohan's only 5.
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  • Hiroshima as a Unit of Measure: The Running Gag about Radditz's power level as a small unit of measure starts here.
  • Lampshaded the Obscure Reference: When Nappa claims that "Growing Radditzes" could lead to Fraggles, Vegeta just groans:
    Vegeta: Godammit, Nappa, no one's going to get that.
    • Then Tien immediately averts it:
      Tien: As a matter of fact... (he and Chiaotzu fly in and land) ...I did.
  • Never Live It Down: Nappa introduces Vegeta as a former prison bitch.invoked
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Vegeta invokes this when Nappa glasses the city they landed in, warning him that he could've potentially destroyed a Dragon Ball.
  • Rousing Speech: Yamcha gives these near the end of the episode... which is undercut by his immediate death.
  • Shout-Out: Nappa confuses Chiaotzu as a Pokémon.
  • Take That!: When Vegeta states that the readings from their scouters are useless, Nappa quips, "Like Youtube friends?"
    • They take a shot at the Ocean Group dub's attempts at censorship when the News shows up.
      Paparazzi: "Oh my god, he blew up the cargo robot! And the cargo was people!"
  • Tempting Fate: Vegeta's page quote up top.
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