"If you make me laugh from the bottom of my heart, I'll forgive you..."
|Laugh and Forgive Me!?|
|Japanese Title|| 笑って許して!?
|Dub Title||A tall order|
|Air Date|| May 9, 1999 (JP)
December 10, 2005 (US)
|Episode Direction||Akinori Yabe|
|Animation Direction||Hiroyuki Kawano|
|Next Episode||Majo Rika Goes to Kindergarten|
|Previous Episode||Everyone Fails!? The Level 8 Exam|
The opening shows someone in a dark room holding a ruffled outfit. The camera shifts to a sad girl who begins to cry while holding a dress. She then says, Idiot, to no one but herself as it draws to an end.
The tallest girl in class Okuyama is very insecure over her looks. After being insulted by the SOS trio when she attempts to break out of her shell for the first time, she struggles finding forgiveness.
In P.E. the girls and boys have divided for a game of basketball. The boys are doing a lot better and the girls are having trouble keeping up until the tallest girl in class happens to steal the ball away from them, right before they can score and the girls quickly win the game. While the girls are in a better mood, the boys are annoyed- along with Tamaki, who remains unimpressed and says that only cool girls are the ones popular with boys. With that the SOS Trio head into the equipment room to clean up while Sagawa is getting an earful from the other two members for causing them to lose. He claims it to be Okuyama's fault and they begin to tease her when she shows up with the other girls. In retaliation she grabs them in a tight squeeze, refusing to let go until they beg her to quit. They run away after she releases them and gives chase while the others watch in mild amusement and remark on how frequent this is.
After school the girls make their way home while talking about how cool Okuyama is. She doesn't appear to be agree, but Doremi tries to claim her height is a good thing. She can't see that though, pointing out several problems with being so tall; like outgrowing her clothing quickly.
It's then she recalls her birthday will be coming soon and she mentions how she would like to wear something nice for it. This inspires the girls and Hazuki offers to let her borrow something of hers since she has a lot of clothing her mother buys for her that doesn't even get worn. She agrees, but finding something takes a long time, and eventually they ask her what she would like.
She begins to describe a dress she used to wear when she was younger and draws a picture of it for them, and with this the girls return to another part of Hazuki's closet after claiming to have something like it. Hazuki transforms and with her magic, she casts a spell on the drawing to make a dress exactly like it.Soon the day of the party arrives and everyone expresses surprise seeing how different Okuyama looks- however they believe she looks really nice and compliment her. She is flustered over the attention but very happy, and after the party ends she offers to walk the girls home as thanks. They insist she doesn't need to though, and before she can leave they are spotted by the SOS Trio, who quickly begin to harass and criticize the way Okuyama looks in her dress.
This upsets the ojamajo and they quickly yell at the boys until everyone sees that Okuyama has began to cry. She runs away from them and the girls resume telling off Sagawa for being so rude. He claims that he didn't do anything wrong though, causing the girls to angrily chase after the trio until they lose sight of them.
The next day at school Okuyama is running late. While it is noticed, nobody can tell anything is wrong as she starts a discussion with Doremi, Aiko, and Hazuki.
However, as the SOS attempt to put on their usual act, none of the girls are amused and Okuyama leaves. Hazuki suggests they apologize and seeing how upset Okuyama is, Sagawa agrees. But when he tries he is ignored by her. She bluntly tells them that she was very hurt by them, so she will only forgive them if they can make her truly laugh. They assume this to be easy but they soon learn it actually isn't.The ojamajo go to the Maho-do and attempt to think up a good idea with Lala as they make crafts. They get inspired and attempt to cast magic in hopes of fixing things and leave to find the SOS once again trying to put on a funny act. Despite their attempts at improving their jokes, the girls see that there is just some things magic can't fix. Suddenly, a bunch of frogs begin to appear. They circle the SOS when Sagawa takes off in fright. The frogs follw after him and he runs into the school, bumping into Okuyama and attempting to frantically explain what is going on. Unfortunately, Okuyama is afraid of frogs too and they have no choice but to keep running.
They run through janitorial equipment, a science class skeleton, and other objects until the two of them are cornered at the top of the school building. After spotting a ladder they hurriedly climb up it and the frogs begin to slowly vanish.
Unaware of this, they remain on the roof while Doremi, Hazuki, and Aiko watch from nearby as the other two SOS members show up. Okuyama and Sagawa take a moment while trying to figure out just what the heck happened, but when Okuyama sees how Sagawa looks, she can't help but laugh. He is confused at first, but he soon joins in. While the girls don't exactly understand what happened, they are happy to see that everything appears to be fine.
The next day at school the SOS trio begin to once again try to be funny; and as usual Okuyama chases after them. The ojamajo are happy everything is fixed, but seeing as everything has returned to the way it was before, they feel that nothing was actually resolved.
- Make a dress like the drawing
- To make the SOS trio's act funny
- Characters introduced: Naomi Okuyama, The SOS trio (more specifically Sagawa).
- Aiko: Thats the best you got?
- Doremi: So cold... *cringes*
- Hazuki: *sighs* instead of lame jokes, why don't you apologize to Okuyama-san?
- Doremi: I'm afraid its impossible for SOS to make Okuyama-san laugh from her heart.
- Doremi: They're all the same...
- Hazuki: Yeah.
- Aiko: I wish they would stop.
- While Doremi comments on how impossible it seems to make Okuyama laugh, one of Hazuki's pupils are larger than the other.
- As the Ojamajo stare in shock while in Witch form, Aiko's hand is missing her glove.
- When Okuyama starts to laugh after seeing how dirty she and Sagawa look, the two thin noodles hanging over her face are brown, but in the next shot they are much lighter in color.
- Before Sagawa and Okuyama reach the roof top, Sagawa's shirt is missing details. With the exeption of the shoulder designs, which are red colored when their normal color is yellow.
- Marina is seen again since her episode, Early Bird Marina and a Bouquet From the Heart.
- This is the first time someone is shown transforming twice in an episode.