Night Between Us! Usagi's Pinch
The Tsukino dining room gets crowded
|Name (Kana):||ふたりきりの夜! うさぎのピンチ|
|Name (Romaji):||Futarikiri no Yoru! Usagi no Pinchi|
|Name (Translated):||Night Between Us! Usagi's Pinch|
|Name (Dub):||A Night Alone Together: Usagi in Danger|
|Animation Director:||Minako Ito|
|Air Date:||August 17, 1996|
|Previous Episode:||The Scream of Dead Souls? Terror of a Monster at Camp|
|Next Episode:||Taiki Sings with Excellence! A Song Carries a Believing Heart's Wish|
Minako, Makoto, Ami, and Usagi talk about recent burglaries and other crimes in the area, which scares Usagi as she is going to be home alone that evening. Seiya appears and offers to be Usagi's bodyguard that night.
At the Tsukino residence, Luna tells Usagi that she is not certain how good an idea it is to have Seiya there that night, because men can be wild animals. Seiya arrives and Usagi shows him to her room; while she goes to get snacks he spots the photograph of Usagi and Mamoru and puts it face-down, chiding Mamoru for making Usagi sad.
Usagi brings in two pieces of cake and Seiya tries to take both; when Usagi tells him not to be mean because then girls will not like him, he replies that it does not matter to him because he is only singing for one girl. Seiya then tells Usagi that he has a secret to confess to her, but while he tries to work up the courage (and, in his pocket, grips his Sailor Change Star), Chibi Chibi appears and smashes a piece of cake into his face.
While Seiya is in the shower cleaning off the cake, Minako, Artemis, Makoto, Ami, and Rei appear, explaining that they did not think it was a good idea to leave Usagi alone with Seiya. Just then, Seiya emerges from the bathroom wearing only a small towel, which Chibi Chibi promptly tries to pull away from him, protesting that it is hers.
The girls go to the kitchen to make dinner while Chibi Chibi watches TV in the living room. While they are in there, though, they spot a cockroach on the wall. Seiya tries to save them by killing it, but it takes flight, sending everyone into a panic that leaves the kitchen and everyone in it a huge mess. Taiki and Yaten arrive amidst the chaos, and after everything is cleaned up again, all of them sit down for a game of cards.
Haruka and Michiru are driving nearby when the fan belt on their car breaks. Haruka calls for repairs, but since they are right by Usagi's house, they decide to stop by to kill some time. They are, however, somewhat surprised to see Usagi's guests, and Haruka and the Three Lights set to sniping at each other.
The doorbell rings again, and Usagi opens the door to find Jun Godai and his TV film crew outside wanting to interview them about what they are having for dinner (takeout pizza). The Three Lights do not want to end up on the show because of the potential for negative publicity, so Minako is delegated to stall the crew while the others hide.
Seiya, Usagi, and Chibi Chibi find a cupboard to hide in. While there, Seiya tries again to tell Usagi his secret, but of course she misunderstands. When she hears someone scream, she leaves the other two behind and goes to investigate.
Out in the dining room, Sailor Lead Crow has trapped Minako and knocked out most of the TV crew, leaving Jun Godai so Sailor Aluminum Seiren can take his Star Seed. His Star Seed turns out to be a blank, however.
Usagi tries to find a place to transform into Sailor Moon, but everywhere she looks there is someone hiding. In the meantime, Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune appear, interrupting Crow and Seiren's squabbling. Seiren, shocked, points out that they are wearing their shoes on the table, and while Uranus and Neptune look embarassed, the two Sailor Animamates take advantage of the opportunity to leave. Behind them, Jun turns into Sailor Sommelier.
Usagi finally goes to the attic and transforms, while Neptune and Uranus fight the Phage. When Neptune tries to use Deep Submerge, he just sucks the attack into his wine bottle and declares that it would go well with hors d'oeuvres, at which point he lunges at Minako with the apparent intention of eating her. Sailor Moon appears, though, and with a cry of "Moon Tiara Action", she throws a pizza at him and stops his attack. While she makes her intro speech, her wings knock over some dishes and she has to turn sideways to creep into the room. The other Sailor Senshi appear, followed soon after by the Sailor Starlights, making Sailor Uranus and Sailor Moon wonder if there is enough room for all of them.
Sailor Star Maker attempts to use Star Gentle Uterus on the Phage, but the other Senshi stop her, saying not to use that attack there. Sailor Sommelier tries to get their attention as they struggle, but Sailor Star Fighter just punches him to knock him away. At Sailor Mercury's call, Sailor Moon finally uses Starlight Honeymoon Therapy Kiss to turn the Phage back into Jun. The various Senshi start to leave, and Sailor Moon demands to know who is going to help her clean up the mess.
Makoto, Seiya, Usagi, Ami, Rei, and Minako relax in the living room after cleaning up the house, but are surprised by a strange noise out in the hallway. They creep over to the door to see what it is and spy a creepy-looking shadowy figure. They sneak up on it carefully, only to find it was just Chibi Chibi eating some snacks and making another mess for Usagi to clean up.
- Sailor Sommelier is the only Phage who does not say "beautiful" when he is cured; instead, he calls out "gochisousama deshita," which is a phrase said after finishing a meal.
- Sailor Moon used Moon Tiara Action after a fashion in this episode, though since she no longer wore a tiara she performed the move using a pizza.
- The photograph on Usagi's desk used to be a picture of her with Mamoru and Chibiusa, but in this episode Chibiusa had disappeared.
- In the Spanish dub, Moon Tiara Action was called "Tiara Lunar, Acción", the only time that an exact translation of the attack name was used, even though this was the only episode in which it was used without a real tiara.
- The scenes with Seiya in the shower and walking around with a towel were removed from the Korean dub.
- Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon - Kotono Mitsuishi
- Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury - Aya Hisakawa
- Rei Hino/Sailor Mars - Michie Tomizawa
- Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter - Emi Shinohara
- Minako Aino/Sailor Venus - Rica Fukami
- Haruka Tenou/Sailor Uranus - Megumi Ogata
- Michiru Kaiou/Sailor Neptune - Masako Katsuki
- Kou Seiya/Sailor Star Fighter - Shiho Niiyama
- Kou Taiki/Sailor Star Maker - Narumi Tsunoda
- Kou Yaten/Sailor Star Healer - Chika Sakamoto
- Chibi Chibi - Kotono Mitsuishi
- Luna - Keiko Han
- Artemis - Yasuhiro Takato
- Reiko Aya/Sailor Aluminum Seiren - Kikuko Inoue
- Akane Karasuma/Sailor Lead Crow - Chiharu Suzuka
- Jun Godai/Sailor Sommelier - Kouji Tsujitani
- Monster - Hitoshi Masuda
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