Wow, this was actually the first Pokemon episode I ever seen in my entire life. For some reason I kept catching to this episode back then, but this episode sparked for me in the interest in Pokemon. I used to think Tentcruel was that gigantic until I found out why it was that big. And this episode got me so into Misty since at the time I was more interested on the female roles than the male.
Too bad it doesn't play much anymore, I can't wait until I get the Boxset to watch it again. I believe it was the first time that a Pokemon used Meowth a puppet to translate for the humans. But awesome eppie!