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The Doomsday Broadcast (視聴率100%!! 死を呼ぶセルゲーム独占生放送, Sichoritsu Hyaku-pacento!! Si wo Yobu Seru Geemu Dokusen Nama Hoso) is the second episode of the Cell Games Saga and the one hundred sixty-seventh overall episode in the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. The episode first aired on December 2, 1992. Its original American air date was November 13, 2000.


Yamcha and Krillin are training for the Cell Games tournament. At Capsule Corporation, Dr. Brief's cat, Scratch, takes an instant liking to Android 16.

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Cell at the TV station

Perfect Cell is flying through Central City looking for the TV station.[1] When he finds it he goes up to the News Room to start his broadcast. Just then something interrupts Master Roshi's fitness show. Yamcha and Krillin run inside to hear what Perfect Cell has to say. Perfect Cell says that he wants for all of the best fighters in the world to fight him at his Cell Games. He explains the rules, in addition to anyone first arriving, new combatants can join in. If the fighter gives up, goes outside the ring, they lose; If the fighter dies in battle, they will be disqualified. Then he blasts a hole through the wall that destroys half the city and says that "this is a sample of what you will be fighting", then he flies out the hole. Now Future Trunks knew he still had to train some more. But before he could leave, Bulma said he should get his hair cut first.

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Gohan's dream about Cell

In the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, Gohan has a dream about Cell killing Chi-Chi and Piccolo, but he wakes up and Goku tells him he was having a nightmare and also tells him that they will get Cell as he promises.


  • Although Gohan had never seen Cell, he has a dream about Cell in his perfect form in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber.
  • Gohan refers to himself and Goku as Z Fighters for the first time.
  • Gohan's dream about Cell killing his mother and Piccolo is very similar to his dream about Frieza disguised as Goku from "Frieza's Counterattack".



  1. "Geographical Dictionary", Daizenshuu 7, 1996

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