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Time Tricks and Body Binds

Time Tricks and Body Binds
English titleTime Tricks and Body Binds
Z Ball
SagaNamek Saga
Edited episode number (position in saga)50 (24)
English airdateFebruary 14, 1998
Previous episodeElite Fighters of the Universe...The Ginyu Force
Next episodeNo Refuge from Recoome

Time Tricks and Body Binds is the twenty-fourth episode of the Namek Saga and the fiftieth episode of the original Saban dub dub for the Dragon Ball Z series. If The Tree of Might three-parter is counted then this episode is fifty-third overall in the Saban dub.



Vegeta kills Guldo. Note that Guldo's decapitation was censored with digital paint by FUNimation and Saban.

The Ginyu Force had reached planet Namek and Captain Ginyu had already taken the Namekian Dragon Balls to Frieza. The rest of the members were thinking on what to do with Vegeta, Krillin and Gohan. After a few games it was decided that Guldo will take on the two earthlings and Recoome will take on Vegeta. At first Krillin and Gohan have the upper hand but soon Guldo uses some of his own tricks to immobilize Gohan and Krillin. Now he rips of a tree and throws it towards Gohan but a blow from Vegeta finishes Guldo, and Krillin and Gohan are saved. Now its Recoome's turn. Where is Goku in the time of need?

Major events

  • Vegeta kills Guldo.


"I guess you weren't so tough after all. Now it's time to send you to the next dimension!"
— Vegeta (to Guldo)


  • In the uncut and remastered version, Jeice says "The crazy bastard actually killed Guldo." In the edited dub the line was changed.
  • When the episode aired on television, Guldo's death was altered; instead of Vegeta decapitating him, when his blast hits Guldo, his whole body falls over. The uncut depicts his head rolling off, and the head is then destroyed by Vegeta, explaining why a corpse is shown in future episodes.
  • A white, fog-like substance is used to cover shots of Guldo punching Gohan and Krillin.


  • When Recoome and Burter make a bet on the fight with Guldo, Recoome initially bets a chocolate bar that Guldo will win. However, later on, it shows that Burter claims that he betted on Guldo winning and takes the chocolate.
  • This is the only episode to feature Peter Kelamis as Master Roshi.
Namek Saga (Uncut Episodes)
Picking Up the Pieces · Plans for Departure · Nursing Wounds · Friends or Foes? · Held Captive · Look Out Below · The Search Continues · A Friendly Surprise · Brood of Evil · Frieza Strikes! · Defying Orders · Namek's Defense · The Hunted · The Prince Fights Back · Unexpected Problem · Vegeta Has a Ball · The Past and Future · Zarbon's Surprise · Guru's Gift · Piccolo vs. Everyone · Zarbon's Mission · Gohan, the Hunted · Unknown Enemies · Destination: Guru · Bulma's Big Day · Hidden Power · New Ally, New Problem · Guldo's Mind Binds · Recoome Unleashed · Let the Battle Begin · Goku's New Power · A Legend Revealed
Namek Saga (Edited Episodes)
A New Goal... Namek · Journey to Namek · Friends or Foes? · Hunt for a Dragon Ball · Who's Who?! · Touchdown on Namek · Face-off on Namek · The Ruthless Frieza · The Nameks Versus Frieza · Escape from Dodoria · Secrets Revealed · A Collision Course · Stay Away from Frieza · Zarbon Transformed · The Eldest Namek · Get Vegeta! · Vegeta Revived · A Heavy Burden · Immortality Denied · Big Trouble for Bulma · Scramble for the Dragon Balls! · Arrival of the Ginyu Force · Elite Fighters of the Universe... The Ginyu Force · Time Tricks and Body Binds · No Refuge from Recoome · Enter Goku · Goku... Super Saiyan?

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