|Ami's Secret / Taffy Trouble / Dance A-Go-Go|
A picture from the third episode
November 26, 2004
It's Puffy's bandiversary and Ami wants to throw a surprise party for Kaz and Yumi. She gets a job as a clown and works hard to raise the money. Yumi and Kaz see Ami dressed up as a clown and performing for the audience. Yumi and Kaz think that she's leaving the band and drown their sorrows in junk food. When they arrive at the tour bus, they see three figures standing up in the bus. Kaz thinks that Ami is trying to hijack the tour bus so that she and her circus friends are taking the tour bus and are going to use for themselves. They enter the bus to confront Ami and her friends. Ami hears the commotion and turns the light on. Yumi sees that she was actually beating up Ami. She feels upset until she realizes that it's just a cake. Ami comes in and reveals that she was only making some money to throw them a "Bandiversary" and that she was still part of Puffy AmiYumi.
Kaz refuses to let the girls on the bus unless they pay rent. So, the girls go to find jobs. They get jobs at Wacky Wally's Sweet Factory. The girls think that all they have to do is lounge around on a bed of lollies all day but, Wacky Wally tells them that their real job is to make toffee. Ami & Yumi get the toffee machine to work, but because they don't know how to work it, it goes out of control and creates a giant toffee ball that destroys anything in it's path. The girls see that it's heading for their tour bus and they must stop it. Kaz begs the girls to save him, but they refuse because Kaz is making them pay rent. Kaz agrees to not let them pay rent and Yumi stops the toffee ball. They think they're in the clear without having to pay Kaz any money, but Kaz won't let them back on the bus until Ami and Yumi pay for the damage that they did to the bus.
Ami dreams of one day to be on Dance Party Hysteria & win a prize, but she can't enter unless she has a partner. Yumi refuses, but changes her mind when she sees a scooter that she wants to have. Ami and Yumi are doing well, but one of the other contestants trips Ami & she stubs her toe. Not being able to dance anymore, Ami tells Yumi that she must use her rock star know-how to win. Yumi pulls off some rock star moves & she wins the competition. Ami and Yumi receive bobble head doll as a prize, but Yumi wants a scooter. So, she chases Clyde Easyguy for giving her a prize she doesn't want.
- In "Taffy Trouble," Yumi's emotions change but the skull on her shirt didn't match them for the whole episode.
- In "Taffy Trouble," when Ami and Yumi start the toffee maker, Yumi pours something in it and then Ami pushes the button. But in the next few shots, the button that Ami pushed is gone.
- In "Taffy Trouble," when the giant ball of toffee is about to smash Kaz, the girls tell him to get out of the tour bus. He says he can't get out because the doors wielded shut, but he's looking out a window that would be big enough to let him escape, and the window is open, too.
- In "Taffy Trouble," Kaz tells them that they have to pay for all the damage they did to the bus before he can let them back in. The problem? Before he slammed the door, the bus wasn't damaged at all! It was in perfect condition.
- When Yumi opens Ami's door, the sleeve of her pajamas is long. It becomes short several scenes later.
- In "Ami's Secret," we see the face of Ami as a cake smiling. When Ami turns the lights on and Yumi and Kaz look down, we see the cake frowning.
- In "Taffy Trouble," Kaz said he welded the door shut so he can't get out and they can't get in. But after Yumi destroy's the giant ball of taffy, we see him outside of the bus, and at the end he opens the door and slams it shut.
- In "Dance a Go-Go", when the girls are Hula dancing after the coconut hits Yumi on the head you can see Ami's bellybutton.
- This episode can be found on the Volume 1 DVD "Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: Let's Go!" and the season 1 DVD Japan & Thailand import.
- The scooters used in this episode are very popular in Italy.
- The hats Ami & Yumi wear when performing the Cossack are called "ushankas".
- We learn that Yumi can play the Bagpipes which come from Scotland.
- This is the first time we see Ami & Yumi wearing grass skirts & coconut bras.
- The name of the host for Dance Party Hysteria is Clyde Easyglide.
- Kaz is absent in "Dance A-Go-Go".
- First time we see Yumi wearing pyjamas.
- "Dance A-Go-Go" marks the only time that Puffy AmiYumi is referred to as Puffy.
- In "Dance A-Go-Go," the name of the company that animates this show (Renegade) can be seen as graffiti.
- Yumi's guitar in "Taffy Trouble" went all the way up to 11.5! Usually, some guitars would go to 11, or even The Who's volume going up to "Whuh-Oh!" But Yumi's guitar power extends beyond 10 by 1.5.
- One of the scenes in "Taffy Trouble" is similar to (and possibly a reference to) Dr. Seuss' novel, Oh Say, Can You Say?. In one "scene" of the book, two friends named Fred and Fritz were feeding each other snacks that resembled the jellybeans Ami fed to Yumi.
- In "Dance A-Go-Go," Yumi dosn't have a coconut bra until she is seated playing the guitar.
- Phil LaMarr guest voiced Wacky Wally in Taffy Trouble but was incorrectly credited as Phil Lollar.