This episode has a particularly strong lesson for a child’s cartoon.
Two guys in the video are criminals who work with a monster.
The monster goes to a town and terrorizes the people. The two guys go to the town and offer to stop the monster for money. After the townspeople agree to pay, the two guys tie up their friend the monster, and tell the townspeople they have killed the monster. The townspeople pay the money, and the two criminals and the monster go to the next town to do it again.
Goku knows that the two criminals and the monster are working together. The two criminals have done something to Goku and he is chasing them.
Goku finds the criminals at the next village that is their victim. The monster is tied upside down and it is supposed to be dead. The two criminals are ready to collect the money.
Goku runs up and tells the townspeople that the two criminals and the monster work together.
He tells them the monster is really alive, and tickles the monster to prove it.
The monster begins to laugh, and the towns people get angry and are ready to get the criminals.
The criminals are desparate, so they accuse Goku of working with the monster. This is the first lesson that this cartoon can teach. No matter how stupid something is, if you are convincing, people will believe you. It makes no sense at all that Goku is working with the monster. Why did Goku run up to warn the townspeople if he was working with the monster? But the two criminals are so confident, that even though what they say is stupid, the townspeople believe them.
If you are ever in a situation where you are counting on people to be smart and to understand what is going on, don’t do it. Just as this cartoon shows, people will usually do the stupidest thing possible, and that stupid thing will almost always cause you grief.
Next, to prove that they don’t care about the monster, the criminals start to burn the monster.
They tell the townspeople this proves they do not care about the monster. They tell the townspeople that if Goku stops the monster from burning, that proves Goku is working with the monster.
This next lesson is an ugly one in my opinion. Burning a monster on purpose in a childs cartoon? The monster burns for awhile until Goku cannot stand it. Goku cuts the monster down and puts out the fire. During all this time, no one else had an empathy for the burning monster.
If you think that people will care, or that they will have sympathy or empathy, you are going to get in trouble. Just as this cartoon shows, an entire crowd of people will stand their and watch a monster burning and crying out from the pain. They don’t care.
The criminals then tell the townspeople that because Goku cut down the monster, that proves that the monster and Goku are working together. This again shows how stupid people are. No one thinks that Goku did what he did to spare the monster pain. No one thinks that Goku is a good guy who is doing what is right by stopping the suffering of the monster. All of those people think that Goku, the sweet young boy, must be working with the monster.
Again, if you expect people to show that they have brains, you will get in trouble. People will do the stupidest thing possible, and that stupid thing they do will almost always cause you grief.
As I said at the beginning, this is a strong lesson for a child’s cartoon. People are stupid. People are so callous they would stand and watch a living creature burning alive. People are easy to fool. People will tell lies right to the face of anyone.
I suppose it is good for a child to learn those lessons at a young age instead of wasting the time until they are old to learn the lessons.
The audio is out of sync with the video. The video is still watchable enough to understand what is going on.