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|Air Date (NA)||December 7, 2002|
|Air Date (JP)||April 20, 2002|
|Demon Beast||Ice Dragon Robot|
Labor Daze is the 26th (28th in Japan) episode of the anime.
King Dedede decides to open a factory to manufacture goods, while giving the workers free Dedede-branded merchandise in a rare gesture of generosity. People become obsessed about the whole scheme and the
merchandise and start working a lot more, heavily polluting Cappy Town and not knowing that they are actually creating parts for something more sinister than the merchandise they're obsessed about.
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Tiff comes to work with Tuff, Kirby and Lololo and Lalala, and convinces them that it's weird that everyone's working for Dedede, and they jump onto the assembly line! They see that King Dedede has tricked them into building a monster, and the Robot Ice Dragon attacks. Luckily, Kirby sucks up some icy wind and becomes Ice Kirby!
After the factory explodes, Tiff, Tuff, Kirby and Professor Curio are outside checking some trees. Kirby picks a flower, and a bee stings him.
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- There are very many references to the Charlie Chaplin classic film Modern Times, such as the machines that feed while you work, even having almost the same exact dishes as the movie, and Kirby getting stuck in the gears, as does Charlie Chaplin in the film.
- In the original, upon seeing the environmental destruction caused by the factory, Tiff says it will be a 'silent spring'. This is a reference to the book Silent Spring which documented the detrimental effects of pollution on the environment.