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"Mish-Mash Blues" is the thirteenth session, or episode, of the original run of Cowboy Bebop. It was also called "Session XX."

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Plot[]

The characters provide their perspectives on various topics in life.

Background[]

This episode aired in Japan as the final episode in the original run. It was not aired outside of Japan, and so a group called Tsunami translated it and posted it on YouTube.[1][2][3]

Trivia[]

All the "Parts" of the episode are musical references, named after either a song or album:

  • Part 1: Food For Thought (フード・フォー・ソートFūdo Fō Sōto) is a reference to Food For Thought by the band UB40.
  • Part 2: Fools Gold (フールズ・ゴールド Fūruzu Gōrudo) is a reference to Fools Gold by the band The Stone Roses.
  • Part 3: Que Sera Sera (ケ・セラ・セラ Ke Sera Sera lit. Whatever Will Be, Will Be) is a reference to Que Sera, Sera by Doris Day (from the 1956 Alfred Hitchcock film "The Man Who Knew Too Much") .
  • Part 4: You Can't Always Get What You Want (無情の世界 Mujō No Sekai lit. "Heartless World".) is a reference to the song of the same name by the Rolling Stones.
  • Part 5: Key Of Life (キー・オブ・ライフ Kī Obu Raifu) is the japanese title of the album Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder.
  • Part 6: Doggy Dogg World (ドギードッグ・ワールド Dogī Doggu Wārudo) is a reference to the song of the same name by Snoop Dogg.
  • Part 7: Walk This Way (ウォーク・ジス・ウェイ Wōku Jisu Wei) is a reference to the song by Aerosmith from the previously referenced album in session #11 "Toys In The Attic".
  • Part 8: Natural Woman (ナチュラル・ウーマン Nachuraru Ūman) is a reference to A Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin.
  • Part 9: Instant Karma! (インスタント・カーマ! Insutanto Kāma!) is a reference to the song by John Lennon and Yoko Ono with the Plastic Ono Band.
  • Part 10: Sugar Mountain (シュガー・マウンテン Shugā Maunten) is a reference to Sugar Mountain by Neil Young.
  • Part 11: Chain Of Fools (チェイン・オブ・フールズ Chein Obu Fūruzu) is a reference to Chain Of Fools by Aretha Franklin.
  • Part 12: Do It Yourself (ドゥ・イット・ユアセルフ Du Itto Yuaserufu) is a reference to the album by The Seahorses.
  • Part 13: If 6 Was 9 (イフ・シックス・ワズ・ナイン Ifu Shikkusu Wazu Nain) is a reference to the song by Jimi Hendrix.
  • Part 14: Amazing Grace (アメイジング・グレイス Ameijingu Gureisu) is a reference to Amazing Grace, performed by various artists such as Judy Collins.
  • Part 15: My Favorite Things (マイ・フェイバリット・シングス Mai Feibaritto Shingusu) is a reference to the song My Favorite Things, which would be later famously covered by John Coltrane.
  • Part 16: Unfinished Sympathy (アンフィニッシュド・シンパシー Anfinisshudo Shinpashī) is a reference to the song by Massive Attack.
  • Part 17: Public Pressure (公的抑圧 Kōteki Yokuatsu) is a reference to the live album of the same name by Yellow Magic Orchestra, which have been previously referenced in Session #20.
  • Part 18: Whole Lotta Love (胸いっぱいの愛を Mune Ippai no Ai o lit. A Heart Full of Love) is a reference to the song by Led Zeppelin.
  • Part 19: Wild Style (ワイルド・スタイル Wairudo Sutairu) is a reference to the movie soundtrack of the same name.
  • Part 20: Daydream Believer (デイドリーム・ビリーヴァー Deidorīmu Birīvā) is a reference to the song of the same name by the Monkees.
  • Part 21: Hang On To Yourself (君の意志のままに Kimi No Ishi No Mama Ni) is a reference to the song by David Bowie.
  • Part 22: Look Back In Anger (怒りをこめて振り返れ Ikari O Komete Furi Kaere) is a reference to the song by David Bowie.
  • Part 23: Tangled Up In Blue (ブルーにこんがらがって Burū Ni Kongaragatte) is a reference to the song by Bob Dylan.
  • Part 24: It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (イッツ・オール・オーバー・ナウ、ベイビー・ブルー Ittsu Ōru Ōbā Nau, Beibī Burū) is the final part and is a reference to the song by Bob Dylan.

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