Mushroom Samba
Cowboy Bebop Series 1

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One of the funnier episodes, "Mushroom Samba" features the antics of Ed, followed by her companion, the data dog Ein. Out of food as usual, the crew is stranded in a desert which bears a landscape straight out of an old Western movie. Searching for food, Ed and Ein encounter the bounty villain Domino and manage to get Spike, Jet, and Faye to hallucinate on magic mushrooms. This episode features characters influenced by blaxploitation films like Shaft and Coffy, as well as the spaghetti Western Django.


Megumi Hayashibara
as Faye Valentine
Wendee Lee
as Faye Valentine
Unshô Ishizuka
as Jet Black
Steve Blum
as Spike Spiegel
Beau Billingslea
as Jet Black
Aoi Tada
as Edward
Melissa Fahn
as Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV
Koichi Yamadera
as Spike Speigel
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Critic Reviews for Mushroom Samba

With a great action sequence, some funky music from Kanno, and some great high voice acting, this ends up being one of the most enjoyable non-arc stories of the series.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The mood is unapologetically psychedelic, and each hallucination that the crew faces is different in tone, showing just how diverse the series is when it comes to animation.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Mushroom Samba is as inexhaustibly joyful as it is because it's totally elastic and high on its own giddiness. It's a great palate cleanser and features a number of really well-choreographed gags

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…
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