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Second, aside from the pop culture reference, this is just a really fun episode: plenty of action, funny dialogue, etc. Three actually laughed out loud several times, which is not normal for him (the only other shows that do this are Arrested Development and Parks & Rec), and no matter how many times I watch "Stray Dog Strut," I chuckle at the same spots, especially the scene where Ein is sitting on top of Spike's head.
Now, it does run a little slow, and we're not really told much about Ein or the lab that created him (which isn't necessary and a big part of what I enjoy about a lot of anime - they expect the audience to be able to pick up on subtle details and figure shit out themselves). And despite Hakim's reputation, he doesn't offer much of a challenge to Spike, which was a bit disappointing. But all in all, I love this episode more than any other, and if you haven't watched it, YOU SHOULD. Right now. Just go find it on the internet or something.
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