I always assumed that I missed an episode. (I had to do homework when the show was on.)Man, did I laughed when Team Rocket did their motto while being under fire. This episode itself was pretty much vitally important for the continuity in the series. I remember a lot of people that I grew up with were really confused when Ash suddenly had thirty Tauros.
Ash catching 30 Tauros made me lol
and I liked how Ash kept accidentally catching Tauros in the Safari zone.
and I still don't get why Brock didn't keep the Tauros that he caught...
I think it was due to the fact that he used Ash's Safari ball and not his own.
Maybe he caught it for Ash though.
It's a shame that this episode is banned, but I can see why this is banned, Kaiser pointing a gun at Ash is one of the reason, but guns were pointed at Ash in the Squirtle squade episode too.
But scenes like Mewoth putting hitler mustaches, Kaiser firing gun at Team Rocket is a good reason for 4kids to ban this episode.
But still, this violent episode is important because in this episode, Ash caugth 30
Tauros. So the banning of this episode left a plot-hole in the english version of the Kanto saga episodes.
What is your source for the claim that the Dratini episode got dubbed?4Kids didn't ban the episode. One of the voice actors said that the Dratini and Porygon episodes DID get dubbed, but didn't get broadcasted for different reasons:
1. The networks wouldn't let them air the Dratini episode because of the violence.
2. Nintendo wouldn't let them air the Porygon episode because of the seizure scenes...despite the fact that the dub edited those scenes to slow the framerate.