Celebrations with Majin Buu (戻った平和!!正義の味方魔人ブウ!?, Modotta Heiwa!! Seigi no Mikata Majin Bu!?) is the twelfth and final episode of the Kid Buu Saga and the two hundred eighty-seventh overall episode in the original dubbed and the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. The episode first aired on December 20, 1995. Its original American air date was March 31, 2003.
Gohan, Trunks, Goten and Piccolo sense that Kid Buu is dead. Mr. Satan informs everybody on Earth that Kid Buu is gone for good. Everybody cheers. Everybody on Kami's Lookout is happy. Then, Old Kai, Kibito Kai and Dende arrive on the Sacred World of the Kais to pick up Goku and the gang. Then Dende heals Vegeta and Goku.
They are about to leave when Bee spots fat Majin Buu. Mr. Satan wants Majin Buu to be healed, a suggestion which Vegeta angrily rebuffs because of the possible dangers. He says that fat Majin Buu might get angry again and produce another Evil Buu, and that the world would again be put into danger. Mr. Satan says that Buu would not have produced Super Buu if Van Zant never shot Bee (Buu produced Super Buu even after this, after he shot Mr. Satan). Mr. Satan begs Vegeta and says that he would take care of Majin Buu if he comes to Earth. Vegeta threatens to kill Mr. Satan along with Majin Buu if he would not listen to Vegeta. Goku tells Vegeta to stop, and reminds Vegeta that if it were not for fat Majin Buu saving Vegeta and Mr. Satan carrying Vegeta away from the Spirit Bomb, the whole Earth would be destroyed (again) by now. Vegeta then grudgingly agrees. Goku then comments that they would use the dragon balls to erase everyone's memories of Majin Buu (except for the Z Fighters' and their friends') so that no one would be scared of him.
Then, they all are transported back to the lookout. When Goku arrives, Chi-Chi, Gohan, and Goten run towards him. When Vegeta comes, Bulma and Trunks go to him and Bulma gives Vegeta a thumbs up to show that she loves him. Videl is happy to see Mr. Satan, her dad, but everybody is scared out of their wits to see Majin Buu. Trunks prepares to launch an attack, but Vegeta stops him and says that Majin Buu is their 'guest'. Goku then apologizes to everyone for being gone for so long, and says that he is alive again because Old Kai brought him back to life. Overjoyed by hearing this, Chi-Chi asks if this means that she, Goku, Gohan, and Goten can live as a family of four, and when Goku says yes, she breaks down in tears and hugs Goku, who then comforts her and tells Chi-Chi that he loves her.
As planned, six months later, Shenron is summoned and Goku wishes that the memory of Majin Buu be vanished from the minds of everybody on Earth. Now Majin Buu is happy and free to roam around the city. He wants ice cream, but for that he needs money. He almost has an angry outburst when he learns that he is unable to buy his tasty treat, but manages to stop himself in time when remembering that Mr. Satan warned him to never get angry, no matter what. He then meets a human boxer named Pit Bull Pete, who challenges anyone willing to give him a starting fee. Pit Bull Pete says he will give a person even more money than they gave if they can win against him. Buu does so easily and gets the money. He eagerly buys out the entire ice cream shop and sits down on a bench. He then meets Bulma, who requests his help with shopping, because Vegeta and Trunks ran off due to the shopping taking over an hour. While they are at the jewelry store, Majin Buu tries eating the diamonds (to which he spits out in disgust), much to Bulma's irritation. Pit Bull Pete and his manager try and rob the store, but freak out when they see Buu. Pete shoots Buu, but Buu simply pops the diamond back out and is unaffected. Great Saiyaman and Great Saiyagirl (Videl) arrive, but before they can do anything, the two criminals turn themselves in out of fear for Buu.
At Mount Paozu, Goku, Goten, and Trunks, are playing outside in a hot tub, completely naked, while Chi-Chi is cooking inside the house, reassuring herself that everything is back to normal. To try and get revenge on Goku for dunking them underwater, Goten and Trunks perform the Fusion Dance. After a brief battle underwater, Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan, destroying the tub. Goku and Gotenks are then exposed totally nude in the cold air,Showing Goku nice butt. Goku standing with his naked butt shown to his friends at the back and Gotenks sitting on the grass embarrassed and awed at Goku's hot naked Super Saiyan transformation. This makes everyone laugh, and then comes out of the house Chi-Chi so mad that she threatens to give Gotenks a spank, something Goku warned them about, with Goku also suggesting that they remain fused so they would not have to endure a spank each.
At the end of the episode, Chi-Chi chases Gotenks running around Goku while the rest of the crowd is laughing in shame. In the very last scene, the narrator comments that "almost everyone" is having a good time, to which the camera focuses on Vegeta, scowling, leaning with his back on a tree, and saying "What are you looking at?"
- In the beginning of the episode, Piccolo, Gohan, Goten, and Trunks are back on the cliff they were revived on, despite having journeyed to Kami's Lookout in the previous episode.
- In the original Japanese version, Goku says that Dai Kaio-sama (which would be Grand Kai) gave his life to revive him, but it was actually the Elder Kai who did.
- This is the first time in the Dragon Ball Z series that Goku tells Chi-Chi that he loves her onscreen.
- When everyone on the lookout is overjoyed at Goku defeating Kid Buu, Bulma saying "Vegeta I love you" followed by Yamcha saying "Yeah I bet you do!" can be heard.
- It is shown in this episode that Vegeta is concerned about the well being of Earth.
- Mr. Satan says Buu went crazy when his puppy was shot. In actuality, Buu went mad when Mr. Satan was shot. However, Mr. Satan could have meant that the puppy being shot was what started his madness. Another explanation is that Mr. Satan could have viewed himself as not as important as the puppy.
- The wish that Goku made the memories of Majin Buu erased later spawned Eis Shenron in Dragon Ball GT.
- The scene where Majin Buu fights Pit Bull Pete for some money is reminiscent of the episode "A Trip to the City", in which Goku (as a kid) enters a fighting contest on the street to win some money so he can find Bulma. Also, neither of the two had to pay an entrance fee to fight the champion. In Goku's case the fighter let him enter for free because he was a kid, and in Buu's case a man in the crowd paid for Buu because he wanted to see a fight. Also they both gave away all of the money instead of just a bit of it (due to the both not knowing much about money at the time).
- Majin Buu flicking a bullet at Pete (but missing him) is reminiscent of Raditz doing the same to a farmer in the first episode of Dragon Ball Z.
- Even though Trunks and Goten use the Fusion Dance to form Gotenks, Gotenks is not wearing the clothes that the Fusion Dance usually creates. This could be due to that fact that neither Trunks nor Goten were wearing any clothes in the first place.
- Vegeta breaks the fourth wall at the end of the episode. When he is standing behind the tree by Goku's house, he says "What are you looking at?" The wall break is only in the English versions; in the original Japanese he merely comments on how vulgar Goku and Gotenks are.
- Though it may be due to the animation team, Dende's height in this episode changes constantly from short to tall from his height at the end of the Cell saga but other instances throughout the Buu saga show he is at least as taller than Popo.
- This is the fifth episode where Bulma has feelings for Vegeta. The first being "Goku's Alive!!", the second being "Frieza's Counterattack", the third being "Z Warriors Prepare" and the fourth being "Call to Action".
|Kid Buu Saga|
|Evil Kid Buu! · End of Earth · True Saiyans Fight Alone · Battle for the Universe Begins · Vegeta's Respect · Minute of Desperation · Old Buu Emerges · Earth Reborn · Call to Action · People of Earth Unite · Spirit Bomb Triumphant · Celebrations with Majin Buu · He's Always Late · Granddaughter Pan · Buu's Reincarnation · Goku's Next Journey|