In the UNEC lounge, a perky, quirky Japanese girl with ponytails and a low-cut shirt leans over the pool table, racking the balls. Shaggy sees her, and it racks his balls. She smiles winsomely, wields a large stick, and smacks the cue ball for a clean break. Shaggy's impressed with her stick work, inwardly hoping it bodes well for any nude encounters they have. "Mind if I play?" he asks. "It's more fun with two!" The girl hands him a wrapped cookie and says, "Kikuki!" Shaggy introduces himself, and Kikuki rattles off something in speedy Japanese. "Yeah, I don't know what that means," Shaggy giggles. Kikuki's ponytails twitch, and she grins.
Ron's alarm clock screams loudly and jolts him awake. As he sits up and exposes two very pale Ron legs, he gapes in amazement at Shaggy's bed -- untouched, neatly made, and empty. He is so confused that he actually bends down to see if perhaps his roommate is under the bed, or passed out on the floor in a pool of his own vomit. Nope. So Ron goes into the common room and gleefully points out that Shaggy never came home. "Maybe he hooked up," Heath says, way too nonchalantly. This is Shaggy we're talking about. It's momentous when he has a conversation with a girl that lasts more than two minutes. To actually have Shaggy hook up with a girl is sort of like Satan investing in earmuffs.
Just then, Shaggy enters with Kikuki in tow, dispensing baked goods to Heath and Ron. That crazy Japanese girl hands out cookies like an Asian Mrs. Fields. "Here we go again with the cookies!" Shaggy says, clearly mystified but speaking in perky tones the way you do to a baby when you know they can't understand your words but will respond to your tone of voice. So you can say things like, "Daddy needs to get off his fat ass and change the diapers," but you say it nicely, and the baby gurgles and smiles. And then spits up on your shirt. Kikuki is that gurgling, puking baby. "Isn't she cute?" coos Shaggy, kissing Kikuki's cheek. "Cutie Kikuki!" She giggles foreignly. ["Is it significant that MS Word's spell-check suggested 'Kabuki' for 'Kikuki'?" -- Sars]
Rachel bounds across the hall looking for Shaggy, and stops short when she sees him with a breasted appendage. Rachel, it should be noted, is either wearing a more heavily padded bra than usual, or Monica Keena had some things retooled under there. Because she looks bigger, and in the previous episodes, she looked perky but heavily, heavily pushed up. Who knows. Rachel stares confusedly at the new couple, while Ron waxes poetic about the glories of Shaggy finding a girl who speaks no English. "It's like you found the perfect girl!" he crows, waving his hands in front of her face as if the language barrier also blocks hand gestures. Shaggy whips out the electronic translator Kikuki gave him -- they have his and hers models, a male and female voice -- and uses it to tell Kikuki that she's cute. She is happy. "It's like we're on the cutting edge of dating!" Shaggy exclaims. "It's like we're on a chat page but we're standing right here." Rachel flinches. Shaggy brings Kikuki into his room while Ron grins merrily at his action-starved roommate, who is clearly getting some foreign tail.