Speak Like a Child
Cowboy Bebop Series 1

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Episode Info

Titled after a Herbie Hancock album, "Speak Like a Child" opens with Jet beginning a story which is actually a Japanese folktale. A package arrives for Faye and she takes off, thinking it is from one of her enemies. Out of curiosity, Jet and Spike open it to discover a video in the obsolete Beta format. They then travel all the way to a crumbling Earth in order to view the tape, only to return with a VCR in the incompatible VHS format. Another package in the mail arrives and the crew gets a fleeting glimpse into Faye's mysterious past. This episode features references to Beverly Hills 90210.

Cast

Megumi Hayashibara
as Faye Valentine
Steve Blum
as Spike Spiegel
Beau Billingslea
as Jet Black
Unshô Ishizuka
as Jet Black
Wendee Lee
as Faye Valentine
Aoi Tada
as Edward
Koichi Yamadera
as Spike Speigel
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Critic Reviews for Speak Like a Child

It's extremely touching to see what's on Faye's tape.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Everything I ever wanted the show to be with its consistently playful attitude... and even some genuine emotional punch.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The show bets, accurately so, that the audience likes these characters enough by this point that we'd be willing to watch a whole episode of people looking for a video machine from the 20th Century and watching a home movie.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…