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Hamtaro, Please Come Home!

Missing Ham

Episode Number: 24

First Airdates

Japan
December 15, 2000
North America
June 6, 2002

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Hamtaro, Please Come Home! (とっとこ走れ!ハム太郎) is the 24th episode of the Hamtaro anime series.

While on a walk with Laura, Hamtaro falls into a box on a transport truck in an attempt to save one of Laura's ribbons and is taken away. Laura becomes very distraught. The Ham-Hams become determined to start searching for Hamtaro.

Plot Summary[]

Laura is about to take Hamtaro for a walk, and wears her new favorite red ribbon. Suddenly, the red ribbon blows off Laura's head and lands in a box on a transport truck. Hamtaro jumps into the box to rescue it, but Hamtaro and the ribbon get whisked away; unable to find Hamtaro, Laura becomes devastated. The truck takes Hamtaro into the deep countryside; when the truck hits a bump, he and the ribbon fly out the back. Hamtaro then sets off through a blizzard and after collapsing from exhaustion, a kind man and his dog find him and begin nursing him back to health.

In the meantime, the hamster network is busy distributing "Missing Hamster" posters, trying to find Hamtaro. Soon Hamtaro is well enough to travel again, so he bids the kind man and his dog farewell. While trying to find his way, he runs into the Ham-poet, Jingle and they hitch a ride on Herbert, the pink pig. They encounter the rambling hamster, Sabu, who recognizes Hamtaro from the "Missing Hamster" posters. Sabu asks his friend, Françoise the white pigeon, to help carry Hamtaro on the last leg of his journey home. When Hamtaro is reunited with the Ham-Hams and an overjoyed Laura, he has a lot of stories to tell.

Characters[]

Ham-Hams[]

Other Hamsters[]

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Trivia[]

  • The old man who rescues Hamtaro looks almost identical to Ji-chan, later shown in the anime as Mindy O'Hara's grandfather. It is possible this was just a coincidentally similar design; however, it is noted how he finds Hamtaro in a tundra, as Mindy's grandpa is said many, many episodes later to have gone on an around-the-world trip. It is also said in an episode that Lapis and Lazuli were found in a desert and saved by him too.

Gallery[]

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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!
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