The WORST Episodes of Hamtaro: Little Hamsters, Big Adventures

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 6, 2021

Network: TV Tokyo

A group of hamsters embark on some big adventures.

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Courage, Cappy! (a.k.a. Cappy's Courage)

#1 - Courage, Cappy! (a.k.a. Cappy's Courage)

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Nov 24, 2000

On a stormy day, Cappy tries to make his way to the clubhouse and is rescued from danger by Boss. Cappy has been beginning to think that his pampered life with his owners Kip and Sue is boring and when he sees the way Boss lives, he begins to think that he might enjoy the life of a field hamster. After missing the time at which he's supposed to go home, he's even more determined to become a field hamster, but the ham-hams try to talk him out of it, fearing that among other things his owners will be sad if he's gone. At Laura's school, Kana shows off a picture of Oxnard that she painted. Everyone loves it and it's so good that it almost looks like a photograph, but when Laura ends it accidentally ripping it in half in an attempt to keep it out of the hands of an overbearing classmate, she fears that Kana is mad at her and isn't talking to her. She's sure this is what happened when Kana leaves school early that day, but after spending some time with Hamtaro, she decides to go over to Kan

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Pashmina's Present

#2 - Pashmina's Present

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Dec 1, 2000

Laura is going to Travis's birthday party, but she isn't sure what to give Travis as a gift. She tells Hamtaro about it and he gets to thinking that it's some sort of competition. He takes the idea to the clubhouse, where the focus becomes giving Pashmina the perfect gift. Howdy and Dexter are both after Pashmina and want to give her a present, so they both turn to Hamtaro for advice, but he doesn't know what to tell them, other than to give her sunflower seeds. Then, when they each find out that Hamtaro gave the other one advice, they feel like he's betrayed them. After Laura suggests that showing the person you care might be more important than the present itself, Hamtaro has a new idea, but what he, Howdy and Dexter don't know is that another ham-ham has been secretly gathering the very best present the entire time.

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Maxwell's Big Scoop

#3 - Maxwell's Big Scoop

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Dec 8, 2000

The Ham-Ham friends are excited about writing their own paper when Laura is assigned to write for the school paper. For the ""Ham-Ham Times"", Maxwell is appointed Chief Editor and the Hamsters all become reporters looking for the big scoop. In their search, Hamtaro and Oxnard discover a great story about the frozen lake in the park.

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Hamtaro, Please come Home!

#4 - Hamtaro, Please come Home!

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Dec 15, 2000

Hamtaro becomes fed up of his miss-treated life at Laura's and when she forces him to wear a decoration (Witch courses stranfgulation)Hamtaro takes advantage of a distaraction and dives into a near by truck while Laura show's off the decoration. Hamtaro travels along with the truck to the deep countryside, and the Hamsters try to find Hamtaro. Eventualy a Street Ham (Sabin)Show's Hamtaro a poster made by his Freinds He decides his home life is worth putting up with when he has friends like these and runs home. Meanwhile Laura has been depressed with guilt that Hamtaro ran away - So even she is kind when he gets back.

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Diamonds of Sugar

#5 - Diamonds of Sugar

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 4, 2000

Hamtaro listens to Laura and her friend talking about a BBQ while they are eating a candy called 'Diamonds Of Sugar'. Laura's mother comes in and tells Laura to go shopping for the BBQ. Apparently, Hamtaro wants some but they are put up high on a bookshelf and he goes to the Ham-Hams for help. Bijou is the only one, other than Hamtaro who has seen these candies. Maxwell claims to have read about them, but he was lying. Hamtaro and Bijou draw one on the chalkboard and Boss then says they are in the sky at night. Apparently, he means Stars, but Boss explains that hamsters call them 'Emeralds of Sugar' So they have a party waiting to catch some. They all see the first star of the night, and they think Boss is lying because there is only one. Later they see all the stars and try to catch some. Boss gets questioned on how to catch the 'Diamonds of Sugar' and he says you need to stack on top of each other. And they do that, with Boss on the bottom, and Penelope on top. Hamtaro is below Penel

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Merry Christmas!

#6 - Merry Christmas!

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Dec 22, 2000

Laura and Kana are out shopping for their parents. Laura, however, is talking about what she wants. The thing is, there's this nice new dollhouse in a shop window that she's admiring, but her Mom already got her this nice new coat for Christmas. It was so expensive that she figures her parents wouldn't have any money for the dollhouse. Kana tells her to ask Santa. She said last year she wrote a present that she wanted on a list to Santa. Santa never even got the list, yet somehow he knew he exactly what she wanted! She flashes back to she morning she excitedly opened that gift from Santa. She tells Laura they can go to her house and write their lists together. Laura's worried about the shopping, but Kana says they have plenty of time to finish that later. At the clubhouse, the ham-hams are just finishing decorating a tree for Christmas. They're dressed up too: Stan is decked out as a Santa with his maracas and Cappy has a Santa cap on. Hamtaro thinks it looks so magical. The ham-hams a

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The Legend of the Courageous Hamtaro!

#7 - The Legend of the Courageous Hamtaro!

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Dec 29, 2000

Laura is just arriving home and Hamtaro couldn't be more happy. He's been waiting for her to play with him all day. He has all sorts of games in mind, but Laura brings out a book. Hamtaro says that he's game for a book. Laura's book is some kind of mythical tale about knights and stuff, but she's having trouble staying awake. Hamtaro suggests that she skip to the brave hamster part. The two of them both fall asleep and go into a dream sequence. In this dream, Laura is the ruler of a Ham Ham Kingdom. She's known as Princess Laura. She addresses her subjects and says that she'll her the daily news of the Kingdom. Stan, who is some sort of pompous knight, presents her with his glorified report. He calls himself her ""most chivalrous knight,"" leading Dexter to make a snide comment. After this, Princess Laura sees a star in the sky. She makes a wish on it that the Ham Ham Kingdom will stay happy and bright. Oddly though, the star starts glowing a bright red. Elder Ham shows up and says that

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A Summer Festival Adventure

#8 - A Summer Festival Adventure

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 18, 2000

On a warm summer day, Laura and Kana dress in kimonos to go to the Summer Festival. Curious to know what a festival is, Hamtaro follows Laura, and meets up with Boss, Maxwell, and Pashmina. Maxwell explains that at such festivals, flowers bloom in the sky! What are these flowers in the sky? When Pashmina tries to find the answer, she gets lost from the group. The Ham-Hams launch a search party for Pashmina. When they finally find her, she is in tears. But soon she is laughing again, when the Ham-Hams finally see the sparkling flowers of light blooming in the sky!

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The Snowball Fight! (a.k.a. The Snow Storm)

#9 - The Snowball Fight! (a.k.a. The Snow Storm)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 5, 2001

When the snowstorm ceased, Laura and Kana decide to ice skate, while Hamtaro recruits his Ham-Ham friends to venture outside into the cold to have some fun. Boss and Stan start a showdown to determine who is the ""King Ham of the Snow"" and soon all the Ham-Hams are engaged in a snowball fight.

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The Sunflower Field

#10 - The Sunflower Field

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 25, 2000

Laura and her family are going on a trip to Grandma Willow's in the country. Grandma Willow lives in the country house that Laura's Dad used to live in. Laura's especially excited because there's a big sunflower field surrounding the area and she gets to take Hamtaro along. When Hamtaro hears about it, he tells the whole ham-ham gang. They all want to come, but they can't. It's an overnight trip and their owners would miss them. Oxnard really wishes he could go, as the idea of all those sunflowers holds great appeal for him. Finally, the day of the big trip comes. As they near Grandma's house, they can see the sunflower fields. Hamtaro is amazed by them. When they reach the house, Hamtaro can't wait to get out of his carrier. But he has to wait for Grandma Willow to get everyone settled in and stuff. Then, Boss shows up! He's a field hamster, so he doesn't have humans who would get upset. He snuck into the car and came along for the ride. Eventually, Laura gets Grandma Willow to lead h

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The Amazing Auntie Viv

#11 - The Amazing Auntie Viv

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 12, 2001

When a marathon race occurs at Laura's school, Elder Ham's friend arrives - Auntie Viv, and has come to town to participate in the race. Auntie Viv and the equally competitive Boss charge out of the starting gate when the race began. When Laura stumbles, all the Hamsters learn a lesson about good sportsmanship when Travis stopped to help Laura out.

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The Search for Dad's Glasses!

#12 - The Search for Dad's Glasses!

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 19, 2001

Laura's dad has lost his glasses, so they go to get a new pair from the optometrist. Hamtaro tags along, and finds Dexter, Boss, Oxnard, and Howdy. Laura's dad doesn't like any of the glasses designs, and decides he'll look for his glasses some more. When leaving, Hamtaro finds dad's glasses under a park bench. Hamtaro, Howdy, Dexter, Oxnard, and Boss try to take dad's glasses home, but they end up getting smashed. When the hamsters get to Laura's house, dad finds his glasses outside. The hamsters can't believe that there was another pair of glasses just like dad's, and realize they wasted their time and energy trying to get dad's glasses home safely. Afterward, Dexter makes glasses for all the Ham-Hams.

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Jingle, the Wanderer

#13 - Jingle, the Wanderer

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 8, 2000

Laura's father asks her to deliver an important floppy disk to his office. While Laura packs her bag, Hamtaro gets trapped inside. On the way to Mr. Haruna's office, Hamtaro picks up two hitchhikers, Oxnard and Penelope, who have just escaped from an angry crow. When Oxnard's sunflower seed falls to the ground, Oxnard jumps out of Laura's bag to go after it, and Hamtaro and baby Penelope follow, not knowing that the yellow disk has slipped out of Laura's bag too. The hamsters get lost in the park and run into Jingle, the wandering Ham-Poet, who plays them prophetic ballads on his guitar. Soon an upset Laura appears, retracing her steps with her father, and when the Ham-Hams overhear that she has lost the floppy disk, they feel they must help her find it (even though they are not sure what a 'flo-pee' disk is for). Soon they discover that the rambling Jingle has found the disk and plans to use it as his new, hard, square, yellow pillow. Knowing that it's more important than a pillow,

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Brandy's Big Race

#14 - Brandy's Big Race

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 26, 2001

Laura and her family go to a dog sled race, and bring Brandy along. Hamtaro, Boss, Oxnard, and Bijou also tag along. Laura's family realize that Brandy isn't in such good shape. The hamsters decide to get Brandy to participate in the race to prove that Brandy's not useless. The hamsters run into some obstacle along the way, and eventually, they get lost. Brandy saves a bunny, and the bunny leads them to the front of the race. Brandy ends up neck and neck with the winner of last year's race, and starts to fall behind. Laura encourages Brandy, and Brandy wins the race for Laura.

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The Wise, Elder-Ham

#15 - The Wise, Elder-Ham

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 15, 2000

Laura's grandma visits and tells Laura about her long-lost friend and their identical clocks. Laura decides to search for grandma's friend. Hamtaro tells the ham-hams and they decide to help out. They go to elder-ham and he leads them to the spot that Laura's grandma and her friend vowed to meet each other again someday. Hamtaro sees grandma's friend and sees Laura going the wrong way. he goes down and turns on grandma's friend's clock, and Laura hears it. She goes to get her grandma. They run toward each other and they remember the day they made their promise.

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Boss is a Mom!

#16 - Boss is a Mom!

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 2, 2001

When Maxwell and Oxnard are out walking in the park, they find Boss fishing. This is confusing. They know that Boss likes fishing, but it's the middle of winter and they didn't think he was that dedicated. When Hamtaro shows up at the clubhouse that day, they tell him about it. Hamtaro is just as surprsied as they are. They wonder if maybe he isn't changing is diet or something. Bijou says that she was out walking when she saw Boss. She asked him if he wanted to walk with her. Boss said that he couldn't, he had something important to do. Everyone agrees that Boss turning down a walk with Bijou is very odd. So the ham-hams decide to find out what Boss is up to. They eventually find him in a secluded area tending to a kitten. They're all shocked and try to pull him away, thinking that he's in danger. But Boss insists that they send him back in. He explains what happened. He was out walking one day with some swiss cheese. The kitten came up to him, begging for some and at first he was sca

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Bijou's in Danger!

#17 - Bijou's in Danger!

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 22, 2000

When Laura and Kana go shopping, the Ham-Hams go along, but soon find danger in the shopping district. A large, mean cat lives in an alley in the district, and after Bijou goes down the alley, she doesn't return! The Ham-Hams go looking for her and find that Bijou has fainted among the alley-cat's kittens after being frightened by the protective mother cat. The Ham-Hams attempt a dramatic rescue, but Hamtaro and Boss are chased, and the others get trapped under a bucket. Unexpectedly, Laura and Kana show up and begin fawning over the baby kittens. The proud mother cat turns her attention away from the hamsters, and at last the Ham-Hams are able to make their escape.

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Valentine's Day!

#18 - Valentine's Day!

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 9, 2001

It's the morning of Valentine's Day and Laura has two boxes of chocolate. She tells her Mom that she's giving one to her Dad, but her Mom wonders who the other one is for. The answer is, of course, Travis, but Laura just tells her Mom that it's ""nobody special."" Nobody that she would know. Meanwhile, the female ham-hams are out and about in the park, talking about what kind of gifts they should make for Valentine's Day. Sandy thinks that Maxwell would like her gift no matter what she made. This leads to a little friendly ""Sandy and Maxwell sitting in a tree"" teasing. Then, Auntie Viv shows up. The female ham-hams hope she can help them make gifts, but she says she actually needs some help herself. She emphasizes the need for secrecy: she doesn't want the boy ham-hams to know about this and she's not telling the girls just who this gift is for either. In the clubhouse, the boys are also discussing Valentine's Day. Howdy says that he would waste his ""hard-earned money"" to give a present

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Let's Dance, Sandy!

#19 - Let's Dance, Sandy!

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 29, 2000

Hamtaro and the Ham-Hams are rehearsing for their performances in Elder-Ham's annual Sunflower Seed Harvest Festival. Boss is studying for the lead role in a play and the Ham-Ham girls are practicing their gymnastics routine. Sandy, the agile athlete of the group, has a big crush on Maxwell, because he reminds her so much of her twin brother, who she hasn't seen since she was young. Sandy asks Hamtaro to see if Maxwell feels the same about her, and the other girls pester Hamtaro about it too. When the day of the performance arrives, the girls impress both Elder-Ham and Maxwell; Hamtaro sees this as a chance to ask Maxwell about Sandy, but he can't find the words. Soon he's distracted when baby Penelope almost falls off the stage, but she is rescued by Sandy. Elder-Ham is so impressed with Sandy's heroism that he awards her and the girls the Grand Prize, a pyramid of sunflowers! Elder-Ham notices how much Sandy looks like a boy hamster he once knew. Could it be that Sandy's brother is

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Let's Cross the Rainbow!

#20 - Let's Cross the Rainbow!

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 16, 2001

When the sky cleared after the storm, a beautiful rainbow appears in the sky. Too bad Kana is in the hospital and cannot join her friend, Laura to witness the magnificent sight. At the Ham-Ham Clubhouse, Everyone is able to view the rainbow except Bijou, who comes in late after the rainbow disappeared. To treat Bijou for another incredible rainbow, they search for one, but they are unable to find one. They refer to Elder Ham and he reveals that they should go on a roof of a green house.

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The Search for Sandy's Brother

#21 - The Search for Sandy's Brother

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 6, 2000

The ham-hams have gathered in the clubhouse because Boss has called them together for an important meeting. They need to come up with a plan to try and find Sandy's brother, since they recently learned from Elder Ham that he is somewhere in town. Boss has been having everyone learn Sandy's ""Twirling Whirling"" song and he has Hamtaro recite it to prove that he knows it. The ham-hams are rather dubious as to their chances. They really don't have much to go on and they live in a large town. Plus, Howdy isn't really sure whether to trust Elder Ham's advice. They think that Sandy's owner, who is Kana's friend, may hold information that could help them, but they don't know what to do since they can't talk to humans. As for Sandy, she's not at the clubhouse, but she is at home and is full of hope that she'll find her brother. Her owner, Hillary, goes to a gymnastics class, where she meets up with Laura and Kana, who attend the same class. Also there is Noel, a friend of Hillary's who secretly

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Watching Over Cute Penelope

#22 - Watching Over Cute Penelope

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 23, 2001

Dexter and Howdy volunteer to baby-sit Penelope to impress Pashmina, who was going to Panda's Fun Park by herself. The two competes against each other to become the best babysitter, which causes them to get into a brawl. The neglected Penelope wanders away, and Dexter and Howdy soon realizes that she is missing. They receive help from the other Ham-Ham's to search for her. After discovering Penelope in a hole, they rescue her.

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Bijou's Favorite Ribbon

#23 - Bijou's Favorite Ribbon

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 13, 2000

Bijou is in her cage admiring her ribbons and making herself look nice. She's thinking about Hamtaro, she likes how he really notices her when she's wearing her beautiful ribbons. At Laura's, Laura is experimenting with a variety of different hairstyles. She finally decides that she'll wear her pink ribbons today. She goes to get one, only to fink that Hamtaro has gobbled it and stuffed it in his cheek pouches! She tries to pull at a bit that's sticking out of Hamtaro's mouth. Hamtaro tries to clamp on, saying that he's not letting go, but Laura eventually frees the ribbon. Laura tells Hamtaro to be good. Her class is going on a field trip today. Hamtaro hears this and thinks that the ham-hams should have a field trip too. He heads to the clubhouse, where he finds something of a commotion. The ham-hams are upset at Stan, who says that he knows a really great place with acorns. However, he doesn't want to tell them where it is. They'll just take all of the acorns. Howdy calls him stingy

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Midnight Celebration (a.k.a. Yahoo! It's Girl's Day)

#24 - Midnight Celebration (a.k.a. Yahoo! It's Girl's Day)

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 2, 2001

Laura has a china doll collection, which she's getting out of storage to display in the living room. She hopes her Mom doesn't mind. Hamtaro sees all the dolls and thinks that even though they don't talk to Laura, maybe they'll talk to him. When he tries talking to them and they say nothing in response, he thinks that they're being rude. Laura, seeing him hopping around, wonders what's gotten into him. Hamtaro heads off to meet the ham-hams. He meets them in the park and tells them about how the dolls wouldn't talk to him. Oxnard says that Kana has dolls like them too and he's never been able to talk to them either. Dexter suggests that maybe he could get them to talk, saying that he's very persuasive. As they have this conversation, the girls are over in a group laughing. The boys may not understand dolls, but they do. They explain that the mouths aren't real - they're painted on! That's why the dolls can't talk. However, you can still have fun with them. Bijou explains how Maria like

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Get Well, Laura

#25 - Get Well, Laura

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 20, 2000

It's morning and Laura's alarm clock is going off. Laura seems very tired. As the alarm continues going off, her Mom yells from downstairs about it. She sleepily punches the alarm clock off and goes back to sleep. The next thing she knows, her Mom is upstairs waking her up and showing her the alarm clock. More than thirty minutes have passed since she punched it off! She's going to be late for school. She gets ready and leaves the house in a hurry. Her Mom tries to get her to have some breakfast, but she says that there's no time. She quickly heads off to meet up with Kana to go to school. Laura's Mom complains that she'll be starved by lunchtime. At the clubhouse, Boss is complaining of a stomachache from eating too many sunflower seeds. Howdy, however, doesn't want to hear it. Boss has been doing this a lot lately and the ham-hams are starting to think it's a case of ""the boy who cried wolf."" Boss complains that nobody takes him seriously any more. Hamtaro arrives at the clubhouse an

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