Ash finally got a rival, but really late in the AG series. Morrison was a goofy rival, but the rivalry between him and Ash was fun. Morrison and Ash had a lot of funny moments in this episode, I liked Morrison's reaction when Ash showed him his badges. It's really funny when Ash and Morrison were chasing after Team Rocket's balloon, I LOL'd when both of them bit the Meowth balloons 'ears'.
Overall this was a good introduction episode, but I didn't like how 4kids pointlessly edited the Riceballs into Sadwitches this episode. Seriously, what's up with 4kids changing Riceballs into Sandwitches or Donuts? It's really stupid in my opinion.
It's interesting how Morrison's English voice sounded like Goku's(DBZ) English voice, I guess it was Goku's VA voiced Morrison in this episode.