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The Transfer Student is Dandy, Baby
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Episode 17
Air date July 26, 2014 (NA)
July 27, 2014 (JP)
Written By Hayashi Mori
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The Transfer Student is Dandy, Baby is the seventeenth episode of the Space Dandy anime.


Dandy infiltrates a high school in the hopes of finding a rare alien.


  • The episode is a reference to the City of Beverly Hills, California.
  • The idea of a musical high school is an obvious parody to most TV shows and movies like High School Musical.
  • After discovering the high school Dandy's attending is actually a musical school Meow remarks, "The glee he must be feeling right now..." This is a reference the the Fox network show Glee.
  • In the first song the green alien in the captain's hat flying towards the camera greatly resembles the ghost Slimer from the film and animated series of Ghostbusters.
  • One of the alien jocks looks like a muscular buff version of E.T. from E.T. the Extraterrestrial.
  • The fly teacher is a reference to the sci-fi horror film The Fly (1958), and possibly its 1986 remake.
  • The Hulk is also referenced by the three fusing jocks.

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