After the tense battle with a god of destruction, this episode delivers a more lighthearted and humorous breather.
While Goku wants to train so that he can surpass Beerus, Chichi insists he get back to work. She claims that the fortune that Goku won has been spent, but it’s never explained how. Honestly, their home is still rather modest and even after setting aside college funds for both Goten and Videl’s upcoming child, there should still be plenty of money left. One could surmise that Chichi made it up as she seems more concerned with Goku setting a good example for the baby. It’s possible that telling Goku that the money was gone was the only way to get him to do it, but that’s speculation.
Meanwhile, Mr. Satan does what he does and gets the credit for saving the world from Beerus, even though he can’t remember the god’s name. It leads to an amusing imaginary scene where it is he, and not Goku, who ascends to godhood. The scene even comes complete with Satan turning Super Saiyan. There’s something off putting about a character named Satan declaring himself a god, but mileage may vary on that.
It turns out, though, that the people of Earth aren’t the only ones who noticed the god’s defeat as an alien ship lands just as Satan is being celebrated. It’s a tense arrival as the people are unsure of what this new development means, but it turns out that they merely want to thank Satan for his efforts, complete with a Ginyu force-like dance number.
While some of the aliens are grateful, one in particular doesn’t want to just give an award away without proof of strength. As such, he challenges Satan to a sparring match.
Of course, Satan knows that he can’t win and tries a myriad of excuses, none of which manage to sway the challenger. As such, he retreats to the bathroom to call one of the Saiyans for help. Nobody answers, but Goku happens to stop by through sheer dumb luck. It turns out he needs Satan’s help getting their tractor fixed and agrees to fight the alien in Satan’s stead.
It’s likely that the alien stood no chance against Goku, but we never find out as Chichi spots her husband, forcing the hero to flee in hilarious fashion. Having Goku pretend to be thrown back by Satan’s punch is one thing, but having him “bounce” on the tractor so that he could pick it up as he flies away really clinched the gag and made it a lot funnier.
Sadly, this puts Satan back in the hot seat and he is forced to flee for his life. The people actually start to notice this and wonder if Satan is the champion that they thought he was. It would have been an interesting angle to explore as their hero is disgraced, but the status quo is restored when the alien runs away at the sight of Satan’s dog.
This ending is foreshadowed slightly when the aliens are en route to Earth, but their reasons why aren’t fleshed out. The translator actually had to step in and add a note that the aliens are cat like and supposedly are at war with a dog-like race of aliens, but that’s the best the viewer gets as far as backstory.
As noted before, this is a rather lighthearted entry. It works well as the humor is effective and it gives the viewer a break from tense fights. There were some missed opportunities, but by and large, this was an enjoyable watch.