The Worst Episodes of Samurai Jack: The Cringe-worthy Tales You Must Avoid

Ah, Samurai Jack. The classic animated series that had us all on the edge of our seats as we watched the titular character take on the evil Aku. With its stunning visuals and action-packed episodes, it’s no wonder this show has a dedicated fan base. However, as with any show, there are some episodes that just don’t quite hit the mark. In this listicle, we’ll be diving into the worst episodes of Samurai Jack. From lackluster storylines to cringe-worthy dialogue, we’ll be breaking down why these episodes missed the mark. So sit back, grab some popcorn, and let’s take a journey through the not-so-great moments of this beloved show.
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Season 3 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2002-11-01

When a man’s daughter is kidnapped by Aku’s Children, Jack must infiltrate a rave to stop the musical brainwashing.

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XXVII

Season 3 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2002-10-18

Jack is turned into a chicken by a cranky wizard. While he tries to fix this, he gets caught by a “handler” and becomes a prize-winning Creature Combat fighter.

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XXIX

Season 3 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2002-11-08

Jack boards a train to his next destination only to be attacked by a couple of arguing bounty hunters.

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XXXI

Season 3 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2002-11-15

Jack must read hieroglyphics, solve riddles and assemble a sacred scarab to call upon Ra for help in fighting evil ancient Egyptian shadow warriors.

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XXXII

Season 3 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2003-04-26

Jack must travel along a water creature, a mountain creature and a flying creature to get to a portal to return home. But once he reaches the portal, it is guarded by an undefeatable warrior who tells him that this portal is not for him.

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IX

Season 1 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2001-10-15

Jack has an underwater adventure with a jelly-whale and sea monkeys while hunting for an ancient time portal.

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XIII

Season 1 – Episode 13

Air Date: 2001-12-03

Aku tells fairy tales to the children to try and win them over to his side instead of Jack’s.

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Season 2 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2002-03-08

Three short stories: Jack vs. the Worm: Jack confronts a two-headed riddling serpent who will grant him his wish if he can answer their questions; The Metal-Eaters: Jack confronts a family that feed on metal and eat Jack’s sword; Jack, the Gargoyle and the Fairy: Jack tries to rescue a wish-granting fairy from a gargoyle so that she may grant his wish to return home.

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XVI

Season 2 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2002-03-15

Jack is kidnapped and placed in a chain gang of warriors chosen to battle in front of a coliseum audience against the Dome of Doom’s Champions.

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XXI

Season 2 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2002-09-06

When a flatulent dragon begins stinking out an entire village. Jack slays the beast and ventures inside it to cure to source of its bellyache.

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Season 3 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2002-10-25

Aku leads Jack to a graveyard where the dead begin to rise. An evil spirit takes over Jack’s sword, leading Jack to defend himself against his own weapon. When Aku gets hold of the sword, Jack fears he’s finally met his end.

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VIII

Season 1 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2001-10-12

Jack meets up with Mad Jack and must battle his darker self.

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XIV

Season 2 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2002-03-01

Jack comes upon a monkey-man and agrees to train his tribe in the ways of defending themselves if the monkey-man teaches him how to “jump good”.

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XVIII

Season 2 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2002-03-29

Jack goes from destroyed village to another looking for those responsible, only to find the destruction was commissioned by Aku.

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XIX

Season 2 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2002-04-05

Jack comes upon ruins of a village and realizes it is his home. He then reflects on the past when he was a young boy.

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Season 2 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2002-04-12

Jack travels vertically up a mountain with three monks to witness the magic of the mountain only to have the power of the mountain save his very life.

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XXIII

Season 2 – Episode 10

Air Date: 2002-09-20

Aku sends out Demongo, the soul collector, to destroy Jack. Now Jack must fight all the mighty warrior souls that Demongo has collected.

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XXIV

Season 2 – Episode 11

Air Date: 2002-09-27

When Jack has his sword and clothing stolen, he must give chase to a white rabbit who took them while trying to maintain his modesty.

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Season 1 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2001-08-20

When Jack mistakenly destroys a group of scientists’ chance to escape Aku, he and the scientists join forces to try and fix the problem, hopefully returning Jack home as well.

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Season 1 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2001-08-13

Jack helps free the Woolies from the tyrannical Chritchellites.