A really fun episode. I was smiling almost the whole time I was watching it.
I think Angie's appearance in this episode is one more likely to stay with you than all of the other summer academy episodes combined. Her use of the scarf to help transport Likilicky is something that gives her a bit of a unique characterization (as Brock says, she has quite an imagination), and I think that's really important for any character.
Ash has some nice characterization as well, particularly in the morning when the trio try to convince Angie to come clean with her parents when they come back. Ash notices Angie getting a little worried about the scolding she'll get from her parents, and so, after a little pause, offers to be with her when she apologizes. It's quite a nice gesture on Ash's part, and really shows his kindness. The fact that he doesn't have his hat on when he says this emphasizes, for me, that this is Ash the person talking, and not necessarily Ash the pokemon trainer (Ash's cap is also missing when he does eventually apologize with Angie). Angie's parents comment that Ash is sweet for doing this, and he really is. It didn't make a difference, in terms of the mistake, and the parents point that out as well. But it does make Angie feel better, and that was the real pt of Ash's action, I think. Ash looks so different w/o his cap to me, and one of the nice things about switching outfits every region is that sometimes, even though Ash might be animated almost the exact same way he was in Kanto, he just looks like he's grown so much from when he started out, b/c the outfit reminds you of what region you're in and how far he's come along. It might be this particular outfit as well, which is just a simple shirt and a sort of loose vest, as opposed to the jackets/sweatshirts he's worn in other regions (even the next one-although it's a really neat outfit). It feels to me like a more casual outfit compared to the others, as if I'm supposed to focus on Ash the character more than Ash the pokemon trainer-add that with the lack of a cap, as in this episode, and I definitely focus on Ash as a character as opposed to Ash as a pokemon trainer.
TR is pretty hilarious in this episode. I liked Meowth's role as a photographer; he took pictures almost the entire time TR was talking to Officer Jenny. TR's inability to recognize Lickilicky for a Lickilicky as long as it had its scarf was funny stupidity, and the joke was played out with Jessie looking like a monster with a scarf to intimidate James and Meowth into sticking with the plan once the real charm of it had worn out.