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The Ham-Ham Clubhouse (episode) Season 1 Come Out, Bijou!

Calling all Ham-Hams!

Calling All Ham-Hams

Episode Number: 3

First Airdates

July 21, 2000
North America
June 5, 2002


Animation studio
Ajia-do Animation Works
Yoshiyuki Suga
Masaki Oozora
Assistant director
Atsushi Yano
Animation directors
Masaya Fujimori
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Calling All Ham-Hams! (とっとこ集まれ!ハムちゃんず) is the 3rd episode of the anime series, Hamtaro; and the 3rd episode of Season One.

Pashmina and Penelope introduce their friends to the others. Boss gets fed up with all the noise and kicks them out of the Clubhouse. Meanwhile, Laura gets an A and tries to tell her parents but they're too busy.

Plot Summary[]

Since the opening of the Ham-Ham Clubhouse, Hamtaro is meeting new hamsters every day. Pashmina and Penelope introduce their friends Maxwell, Panda and Sandy. Cappy also sneaks up on them under a saucepan, and they become friends. But with all the new Hamsters come Ham-personalities that clash. One day when this happens, a fed-up Boss kicks everyone out the clubhouse. In the meantime, Laura gets a perfect score on her math test, but her parents are too busy to hear about it, which hurts Laura. Laura’s friend Kana suggests that she tell Hamtaro who will surely be happy for her, and he is. Laura feels much better and Hamtaro feels better too, and he decides to go to the clubhouse to talk to Boss and apologize for the earlier misunderstanding. Once there, he and the other hamsters discover Boss stuck in a tree. Working together they get him down and in no time everyone makes up. That night Laura’s parents congratulate her on her perfect test score. Hamtaro is also happy, having learned that when friends support each other, everything works out.





Differences in the English dub[]

For more information on this subject, see Scenes cut/edited in the English dub.

The following notable differences are present in the English-dubbed version of the episode compared to the Japanese original:

  • Many lines are altered to sound better in English, and/or have subtle aspects of humor added.
  • When introduced to Sandy in the English dub, Hamtaro refers to her as "one of those gymynynynasts" instead of a "gymnast"; continuing a dub-only running joke from the second episode in which Hamtaro mispronounces words.
  • In the Japanese version, when Laura thought she got a 10% score on her test - only to find it was actually a perfect score - Travis comments that she "jumped to conclusions too quickly"; with the rest of the class laughing at her. In the English dub, Travis' comment is more snarky; claiming that "it was an open-book exam" and that "half of the class got an A".
    • In a later scene in the Japanese version, Kana tells Laura that the entire class got a perfect score; but encourages Laura to tell her parents about the grade. The English version changes this scene to an unrelated joke, presumably from the concept now being established earlier. The dub rewrites Laura's dialogue to be boastful, despite that she is still noticeably let down visually.
  • Hamtaro was originally shown knocking on the Clubhouse door and calling Boss's name, before leaving sadly; following Boss kicking all of the Ham-Hams out. This scene is removed in the English version, though it does not necessarily effect the plot.
  • Similarly to a joke in the first dubbed episode, Marian refers to Laura as "Hamtaro" in one scene. This is not present in the Japanese version; the dub-exclusive concept of Marian calling Laura the wrong name was largely phased out after this point.
  • When Hamtaro is shown Laura's perfect score, the dub attempts to make it more clear that Laura gave Hamtaro courage to return to the Clubhouse (which is still the case in the Japanese version, just somewhat less apparent).
    • The Japanese dialogue jokes that Hamtaro has "seen this paper before", but it was not covered in "X" marks as usual. The English dub changes this to show Hamtaro ecstatic at the thought of tearing the paper into shreds.
  • Laura's reward for her perfect score differs between versions. In the Japanese version, Laura's parents say they have to order ramen and a cake, with Marian already making curry for dinner; Laura says she will eat all three, with Marian telling Laura not to complain if she gets a stomachache. In the English dub, this is changed to Laura staying up 30 minutes past her bedtime.


Main article: Calling all Ham-Hams!/Gallery



Names in other languages[]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese とっとこ集まれ!ハムちゃんず
Tottoko Atsumare! Hamuchanzu
Calling all Ham-Hams!
Chinese 第3集 TOTTOKO 哈姆好友集合!
Dì 3 jí TOTTOKO hā mǔ hǎoyǒu jíhé!
Episode 3: TOTTOKO Hamm Friends Gather!


  • After Boss is saved from his fall, Maxwell asks what a perfect mark paper is (along with everyone else), yet then continues on to tell them precisely what it is.
v - e - d Hamtaro Episodes
Season 1
Hamtaro | The Ham-Ham Clubhouse | Calling All Ham-Hams! | Come Out, Bijou! | Diamonds of Sugar! | First Time at the Beach | A Summer Festival Adventure | The Sunflower Field | Much Ado About School! | Jingle, the Wanderer | The Wise, Elder Ham | Bijou's in Danger! | Let's Dance, Sandy! | The Search for Sandy's Brother | Bijou's Favorite Ribbon | Get Well, Laura | Hamtaro, the Super Sleuth! | The Slipper Chase | Panda's Ham-Ham Fun Park! | The Snoozer Mystery! | Courage, Cappy! | Pashmina's Present | Maxwell's Big Scoop! | Hamtaro, Please Come Home! | Merry Christmas! | The Legend of the Courageous Hamtaro!
Season 2
The Snowball Fight! | The Amazing Auntie Viv | The Search for Dad's Glasses! | Brandy's Big Race | Boss is a Mom! | Valentine's Day! | Let's Cross the Rainbow! | Watching Over Cute Penelope | Midnight Celebration | Farewell, Bijou! | Oxnard's Big Crush | The Precious Letter! | The Flying Ham-Hams! | The Blossom of Friendship! | The Scary Museum! | Welcome Pepper! | The Great Chicken Chase | I Love My Grandpa! | Ham-Ham Gang at the Aquarium! | The Sports Festival! | Romancing the Roosters | Ham-Ham Clubhouse in Danger! | In Search of the Pendant | Even the Ham-Hams Get Seasick! | Stan and Sandy Make Up | It's Robin-Ham!
Season 3
Pepper's Visit! | Pop Star | Laura is Really Gone! | Boss, the Cool Ham of the Sea! | Ghost Mountain! | The Fresh Summer Breeze! | In A Pinch A Rival Appears! | The Chicken Contest | Treasure Hunting | Penelope Makes a Friend | The Scary Principal! | The Reconciliation! | Mimi's Dream Park! | The Sunflower Ferris Wheel | The Zoo Date | The Haunting | A Fortune Comes True! | The Baby Goat | The Animal Hospital | The Knitting Craze | A Breath of Autumn! | Welcome Home Penelope! | The Abominable Snow Woman | Laura and the Seven Hamsters | A Wonderful Santa Claus! | The Little Bandits!
Season 4
The New Year's Kite Adventure | Sunset Proposal | Stucky's Tunnel | Ham-Romance | Laura's Valentine | Roberto's Ally | Super Hamster Robo-Joe | Maria's Birthday Party | Nin-Ham the Ninja! | The Search for Spring! | Hamtaro and the Space Ship! | Boss Runs Away | Auntie Viv and Elder Ham | Hannah is in Love! | Doctor Lion | Dance, Chef Ham! | The Flying Carp | The Ham-Ham Express | Who Stole My Shoe? | Keeping Promises | The Very Best Present | How to Rescue a Wedding! | Office Adventures | Clubhouse Intruders | The Tale of Princess Bijou | The Milky Way
Season 5
Lovestruck Stucky | Rolling, Big Egg! | The House at the Sea! | Do Your Best, Robo-Joe! | Let's Dance, Ham-Hams! | S-S-Scary! Bravery Test! | Tightrope Walking Together! | Sparkle's Vacances | Knight Hamtaro | Groovy Robo-Joe | Return of the Rooster Trio | Penelope's Dream | Our Ham-Ham Castle | Oxnard Shows True Love | Where Are You, Cappy? | It's a Duel, Boss! | There's Really a Wolf! | What Will Become of the Clubhouse? | Autumn, Mom's Style | Troublesome Nin-Ham | Kind Flora | Brandy and the Rescue Team | Sparkle's Crush | Mimi's Christmas | Rin Rin! Harmony!
Season 6
Happy New Year, Ham-Hams! | Bijou's Memorable Picture Book | Knitting Barrette | Laugh, Hillary! | Hamtaro of the Wind | Come On, Stan! | Hamtaro is Gone! | Pepper, Empress of Spring! | Yume, Tell Us a Story! | Cheerful Ook-Ook! | Someone Likes Hamtaro | Cherry Blossoms, Please Fall! | The Three Hambini | Duel at the Flower Ranch | Boss's New Room | Our Biggest Memories! | Leave it to Us, the Ham-Ham Nurse Team! | Mother Viv | Sparkle's Scandal | A Big Change for Robo-Joe! | Snoozer and Turtly | Finding the Flower in the Rain | Taking Care of Our Greeny | A Trip of Hunger | Young Girl Thieves of Justice!
Season 7
A Little Love Story! | Danger! Chicken Trio! | Sparkle is a Star! | Tater's Warm Love | Lost at the Amusement Park | Let's Swim, Seamore! | The Ghost Stories of Summer! | Summer Color, Solara! | Nin-Ham and his Home of Iga-Iga | Tomy-T and Eggy-P! | Pi-hyoro, Ham-Hams! | The Baby's Big Adventure | I Want To See You, Bijou! | You're Arrested, Robo-Joe! | Mimi's Fun Sports Day | Seamore and the Dolphin | Marron's Autumn Festival | Ham-Ham Halloween! | The Ham-Ham Explorers and the Romance Story! | Where Did You Go, Brandy? | The Ham-Ham Nurse Team Returns! | Shiny, Shooting Star! | Dad's Great Chase! | Run, Pepper! | The Mysterious Gift | Bo and the Mammoth
Season 8
Happy Ook-Ook | Marron's Winter Festival | I'm Dad, Hambini! | Scatter the Ogres, Yamato! | The Knitting Girl and Seamore | Mystery of the Valentine Chocolate! | Pashmina's Transformation! | I'm Worried About My Sister! | Bonjour, Oshare! | Marron's Little Secret | Sparkle in Hollywood | I'm Parting, Clubhouse! | Lapis and Lazuli | Sweet Paradise | A Mysterious Seed Experiment! | Bijou's Love Rival! | Zuzuzu, Inside the Dream! | It's Your Turn, Hero-Ham! | Bear in Trouble! | Flower Power! | It's Art, Otome's Crew! | A Mischievous Unicorn! | Appearance of the Muha-Muha Alien! | Sweet Worm Surprise | Here I Am, Clubhouse!
Season 9
The Sweet Milky Way! | Cupid Sparkle! | We're Upset! Lapis and Lazuli | Our Trip to the Sunflowers | Here Come the Djungarians! | Searching for the Treasure! | Become King of the Jungle! | Let's Do It, Otome! | The Changing Mirror | I Want to See You, Wan! | Sparkling Fashion! | Dashing, Robin-Ham! | Big Penelope | The Little Cheering Team! | I'm Going, Ham-Hams! | Eternal Hero | Djungarian's Halloween | Troublesome Magical Seeds | Flora's Wedding | The Talking Dog Cookies | Being a Dad Can Be Painful | Sparkle's Art | The Fortunetelling Lessons | Arriving to Your Smile! | It's Santa, Merry Christmas!
Season 10
Auspicious Angels! | See You Again, Snowman! | Non Non, Oshare! | The Ogre Hamster | Thick Rainbow Girls | Love Love, Valentine! | The Sweet Paradise Disappears | You're Late, Prince! | Hyper Robo-Joe! | Nice To See You, Pepper! | Let's Travel, Ham-Ham Train! | Devi! Big Panic! | Snoozer Disappears! | Laura's Exciting Date | Elder-Ham and the Cherry Blossoms | My Best Friend | The First Love Letter | Zack and Goldie | Oh No, Hamtaro! | Fluffy Gelato | A Piping Hot Battle! | Can You Trade It? | Smell Strongly, Marron! | A Lost Thing of Smiles | Space Hams
Season 11
Go Go, Ham-Hams! | Start, Ham-Hams! | Crossing the Sky, Skyham! | Okini the Seedgatherer | Fortunetelling, Atarinchu! | Pitter-Patter, Hamha Tree! | Let's Dance, Ham-Ham Ondo! | Let's Enjoy the Sunflower Field! | Holiday with Broski! | Don't Give Up, Laura! | Ice and Lolly | Satisfied Bijou | Dig, Dig, Mole! | Hamha-Man the Justice Hero | Fired Up! Sports Day | It's Art, Sandy! | Why Nande | Showtime, Okini! | Boss is so Popular! | Lady Lapis! | Nande Returns! | A Miracle, Magical! | Peron! Chestnut Alien | Tux and Salia | There's a Monster in School! | A Christmas Ride!
Season 12
Happy Dream, Ham-Ham Train! | Oxnard and Pepper | Skyham in Love | A Crow Problem! | Mom! Okini! | A Valentine Battle! | Skyham is a Hero! | Super Digger Robo-Joe | Be Cautious, Nin-Ham! | Setting Off, Spring's Wind! | A Picnic Date! | The Lovable Brandy | Happy Ham-Ham Wedding!