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"Look Vegeta, people popcorn!"
— Goku

"Evil Kid Buu!" (ぐちはどこだ!? くずれるブウからだっしゅつ Deguchi wa Doko da!? Kuzureru Bū kara Dasshutsu, lit. "Where is the Exit?! Escape From a Collapsing Boo") is the first episode of the Kid Buu Saga and the two hundred seventy-sixth overall episode in the original dubbed and the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. This episode first aired in Japan on August 23, 1995. Its original American airdate was November 19, 2002.


Inside Buu, Goku starts running toward the unconscious Vegeta. He destroys the pink blob that is absorbing him. Goku runs away from Super Buu. As Goku is firing Ki Blasts at random targets, one of them almost hits the pod that contains the fat Majin Buu. Super Buu gets scared and intercepts the blast, which piques Vegeta's interest.


Everyone after getting saved by Vegeta and Goku

Goku runs until Super Buu has him in a trap. Super Buu is about to absorb Goku when Vegeta wakes up and walks over to fat Majin Buu's pod and threatens to pull it down. Super Buu forgets about Goku and starts yelling at Vegeta, pleading with him to stop, saying "If you tear those attachments, I won't be me anymore!".

Thinking this might decrease Super Buu's power and allow them to defeat him, Vegeta starts to pull the pod down. Super Buu jumps towards Vegeta in a final attempt to stop him. Right before Super Buu tackles Vegeta, the pod falls to the ground, having been successfully torn down. Super Buu falls to the ground and turns into a puddle of pink liquid. Outside of his body, Dende and Mr. Satan watch Super Buu scream in agony.


Majin Buu's original form

Goku and Vegeta take the pods of Gohan, Goten, Piccolo, and Trunks and fly away. They successfully escape through one of the holes in the side of Super Buu's head after Goku holds back the exiting steam with a Kamehameha, leaving them just enough time to escape. The pods pop open and the bodies are free. Gohan, Goten, Piccolo, and Trunks are all still knocked out, though Goku and Vegeta do not know why (likely because of the conditions of the pods they were in).

Meanwhile, Super Buu begins to transform. He at first becomes two times as big as normal, and then continues to transform into something else. At the Sacred World of the Kai, Kibito Kai watches in horror as he realizes what is happening. The next time Super Buu is seen, he is in a new form that looks shorter and less powerful. Upon seeing this, Goku and Vegeta think they have the upper-hand and can finally match against Majin Buu.

Major Events[]

  • Vegeta rips out Good Buu's pod, which causes Super Buu to begin to change forms.
  • Goku and Vegeta successfully escape from the inside of Super Buu with their friends and family.
  • Super Buu reverts to his smaller, weaker, original form: Kid Buu.


  • Goku (Super Saiyan) vs. Super Buu






Bruce Faulconer tracks[]

  • "Vegeta Knows His Son" - When Vegeta threatens to pull down the pod with Majin Buu.
  • "Frieza Begs" - When Super Buu tries to stop Vegeta from pulling down Majin Buu's pod.
  • "Frieza Transforms" - When Vegeta is unconscious,
  • "Dead Zone" - When Goku and Vegeta proceed to escape Super Buu’s body with their friends pods.
  • "Goku & Kai Standoff" - When Goku and Vegeta look for a place to put down Gohan, Piccolo, Goten and Trunks after fleeing from inside Super Buu.

Differences from the manga[]

  • In the anime, Goku battles against Super Buu when he attempts to stop him from absorbing Vegeta. In the manga, Goku and Vegeta never confront Super Buu.
  • Super Buu's avatar dissolves away completely without incident in the manga after Vegeta tears out Good Buu. In the anime, Super Buu's head comes back screaming, startling Goku and Vegeta, only to immediately melt completely.
  • In the manga, Goku and Vegeta simply escape from Super Buu after seeing and then flying through a ventilation hole. In the anime, Goku uses the Kamehameha to hold off the steam erupting from Super Buu's body before they escape through the hole.
  • In the anime, Goku and Vegeta were still holding their friends and family whilst watching Buu undergo his change. In the manga, they had put them on the ground and out of sight before watching Buu change.


  • In the Funimation dub, Goku makes a reference to the Arabian Nights story Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, saying to a hole in Super Buu's body, "Open sesame!".
  • In the Mandarin and Funimation dubs, Super Buu and Kid Buu are voiced by two different people, whereas in almost every other dub, the voice actors remain the same.
  • When Kid Buu is panting after regressing to his original state, in the Funimation dub, he still has Super Buu's voice as provided by Justin Cook. Dragon Ball Z Kai would fix this inconsistency by having Josh Martin provide Kid Buu's breathing.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Kid Buu.
  • This episode is mainly counted as part of the Kid Buu Saga despite its original U.S. airdate being counted as part of the initial Season 6 (the majority of the Majin Buu and the entirety of the Fusion Saga) run on Toonami. The remainder of the Kid Buu Saga starting with "End of Earth", sometimes referred as Season 6.5, would not be broadcast until four months after the transmission of this installment.
  • Vegeta already had the absorption goo coiling over his body in the previous episode, but here it doesn't make it past his legs before Goku blasts it off of him.


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