"Hashire Gohan! Chichi no Matsu Natsukashi no Paozu Yama"
(Run Gohan! Nostalgia For Mt. Paozu, Where Chichi is Waiting)
"Escape From Piccolo" (Never Aired)

Gohan's lifeless body drifts onto a beach, and he is restored to health by seven orphaned children. He makes friends with all of them, and helps fight off the police when they attempt to round everyone up. He goes with the group to steal food from a nearby town, and aids them in making their getaway. Unfortunately, there is another police raid, and all but Gohan and Pigero, the eldest of the orphans, are captured. Pigero takes Gohan home to Mt. Paozu, but just as he is nearing his front door, Gohan decides to be brave like the orphans, and returns to the forest. There he finds Piccolo, who reminds him of his obligation to save Earth, and they both return to the island to continue their training.

This episode makes up the second half of the "lost" English episode 10, and contains the "offensive material" that got it canned in the first place.

You see, the plot revolves around orphans who are showing disrespect to authority, and according to some moron somewhere, such a thing cannot be shown on North American TV, since it sets a "bad example" for children. So basically it's the good old-fasioned American solution to anything that is deemed unsuitable for kids: simply pretend that it doesn't exist. Let's not be honest with our children about things like violence and sex and (in this case) juvenile delinquency. Let's just sweep it under the rug and hope that they don't discover it for themselves. Yeah, great solution, America.

I don't know about the rest of you, but when I consider the circumstances and rationale that led to this episode being trashed, I have one of those cathartic moments where I am utterly disgusted with this twisted society and its incomprehensible values.

Well (ahem) but I digress. Anyway, once again, I haven't seen English episode 10, (which this Japanese episode is the second half of) so I can't report on the cuts, censors, etc. But if I see it at some point, I will.

**UPDATE, August 1st, '99**
Alright, basically the same deal as Ep. 15 (which I'm assuming you just read). Cartoon Network finally showed it, I have it, blah blah blah. Only difference here is that I actually have the Japanese version of this episode. So what's the hold up? Just good old fashioned laziness in this case.

English episode 10 continued

End English episode 10