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Having a Ball
Season 2, Episode 9
S2E9 Title Card
Air date December 1, 1990
Written by Dennis O'Flaherty
Episode guide
The Feud of Faxanadu
The Trojan Dragon

"Having a Ball" is a Season 2 episode of Captain N: The Game Master. It is the ninth episode of the season and the twenty-second episode of the series.

The episode was written by Dennis O'Flaherty.

Plot summary[]

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The Triforce of Power


The Triforce of Wisdom


The Triforce of Courage

Mother Brain fires King Hippo and Eggplant Wizard when they fail to steal the Triforce. But when Zelda disables the palace alarm, mistaking the intrusions for a malfunction, the dimwitted twosome jumps at the chance to steal the Triforces for themselves. The N Team sets out to recover the Triforces, as Princess Zelda's life force is threatened by the separation of the pieces.

Character appearances[]

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

N Team Forces of Chaos Others


  • The music Eggplant Wizard and King Hippo play during their party is the same music the Ungrateful Undead played on TV in "The Big Game."
  • Guests at Lana's ball (apart from the obvious Link and Zelda) include Prince Plenty, Bayou Billy, and Dr. Wright. Mega Girl (from "Happy Birthday, Megaman") also has a brief cameo; she can be seen dancing with Mega Man in the background while Kevin and Lana dance to "The Blue Danube."
  • The "Get a Little Bit Crazy" song played during the montage of the heroes moving toward Eggplant Wizard and King Hippo's fortress was also played briefly in "The Trouble with Tetris," at the beginning of the Cubies scene.
  • Gameboy, Mega Man, and Kid Icarus only have brief appearances in this episode and no dialogue.
  • The band playing at the ball is the Blockheads, from "The Trouble with Tetris."
  • The fortress in which King Hippo and Eggplant Wizard take shelter after stealing the Triforces of Power and Courage looks very similar to the Island Palace from "Quest for the Potion of Power." However, since the area surrounding it looks different and the Geldarm would probably not have been able to take them there on its own, it is probably not the same location. Zelda's remarks about the Tunnel to Island Palace being in the wrong place due to Hyrule falling apart due to the Triforce separation further imply that it is not the same place.
  • This episode marks the second time King Hippo and Eggplant Wizard have betrayed Mother Brain when they obtained great power. The first time it happened was in the Season 1 episode "Wishful Thinking," when they turned against her after gaining control of the Power Genie's magic lamp. As such, it is the second episode where Eggplant Wizard and King Hippo are the main antagonists.



  • At the ball, a variety of fanciful classical music is played. But the Blockheads (the band on stage) don't appear to be playing instruments that would be suited for this. Furthermore, why would a band playing a formal gathering like this have an electric guitar (which Kevin proceeds to play)?
  • Speaking of electric guitars, Kevin’s isn’t even plugged into an amp. But who cares, watch as we rip off Back to the Future.
  • There are some scenes where the identification letters on each Triforce are inaccurate.


  • There is an ongoing debate as to whether or not the Link and Zelda of the Captain N universe are the same ones from the Zelda cartoon segments that aired on Fridays with the Super Mario Bros. Super Show. When the Triforce is separated in this episode, it nearly kills Zelda - yet the Triforce is separated throughout the Zelda cartoon, and Zelda never feels an ounce of pain from it. Additionally, the Triforces here look nothing like they did in the Zelda segments.
  • The Triforces that were shown are the same colors as they are in the Zelda segments. It should also be noted Ganon had possession of the Triforce of Power, and it's likely Zelda wasn't bonded to them until the Triforce was completely reformed.
    • Furthermore, to cause even more confusion between the Captain N continuity and the Super Show continuity, neither Spryte nor Zelda's father, King Harkinian, appear in any of the Captain N episodes. What happened to them after the final Zelda segment and why they're absent from the Captain N episodes is never explained.
  • Lana hired King Hippo and Eggplant Wizard (disguised as minstrels) to play at the ball, yet they're there disguised as guests. She doesn't notice their absence.
  • Link and Zelda went to the ball in fancy attire, but are in their "normal" outfits when they return to North Castle, after the Triforce has been stolen. They wouldn't have taken their normal clothes to the ball with them.


  • The title presumably refers to the ball Lana decides to throw at the beginning, which ends up only being setup for the main plot of King Hippo and Eggplant Wizard stealing the Triforce.
  • Why didn't the whole N Team go on the mission?
  • The scene on Hyrule transitions from night (when King Hippo and Eggplant Wizard steal the Triforce) to dawn (when the heroes arrive). What took them so long to get there? Did they keep the party going? Did they have to see the guests off (which Simon, Kid Icarus, and Mega Man could have done)? This was an emergency. Then again, this huge lapse in time does explain why Kevin and Lana are back in their normal clothes.
    • Furthermore, Simon, Kid Icarus, and Mega Man are absent from the rest of the episode with no explanation. Did they go back to watch over the Palace of Power?
  • At the end of the episode, when Zelda unleashed the power of the Triforces, did they transport King Hippo and Eggplant Wizard back to Metroid? And what did Mother Brain use to trap them inside pool balls?

Variants and alterations[]

None known.


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