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"One of a Kind" is the third of episode of the TV-series Danny Phantom. Danny is both at risk of failing biology and the new target of the hunter ghost Skulker - can he find a way to handle both problems at once?

Episode Recap

S01e03 Box Ghost phases through wall

Danny, Sam, and Tucker are in the harbor where Danny fights the Box Ghost. Tucker captures him with the Fenton Thermos, and Sam quizzes Danny on biology. Danny complains about how hard it is to follow both Tucker's ghost-hunting schedule and Sam's study schedule at the same time. Tucker accidentally drops the Fenton Thermos, releasing all the ghosts they caught that night. All of this is being observed by the ghost Skulker, hunter of all things rare and unique. Skulker sees that Danny has the unique status of half-ghost, and sets his sights on his newest target.

S01e03 ghost gabber

The next day, Jazz is ecstatic over Maddie's upcoming interview with Genius Magazine, as she thinks that with it, she can prove that her parents can be normal outside of the realm of ghosts. Jack brings out another Fenton invention, the Ghost Gabber, which translates the incoherent sounds made by ghosts into ordinary human speech. It suspects Danny, as usual. Danny quickly leaves for school.

S01e03 Mikey and Skulker

In school, Danny finds out he got a D on his biology test. To raise his grade, Sam suggests doing an extra credit assignment on the rare purple-back gorilla, of which only two, both male, remain in the world. One of them, Sampson, is at the Amity Park Zoo, so she suggests they study him there (with her own agenda of wanting to set Sampson free). Tucker volunteers to manage Danny's schedule. Skulker continues to stalk them...

S01e03 boys hugging

At the Amity Park Zoo, Danny, Sam, and Tucker spend hours observing Sampson. Only Sam displaying any interest, as Danny and Tucker both fall asleep. Skulker, too is there, and catches Sampson's attention. Sampson tries to warn Sam, who takes this as a sign to release him which she happily does. Sampson attacks Skulker and flings him to where Danny and Tucker are, waking them up. Skulker quickly escapes, leaving Danny to put the gorilla back in his cage. Danny and Tucker want to blame it on Sam, but Sam blackmails them with a photo she took of them cuddling (accidentally) while asleep, so they all forget about it.

S01e03 Jack thinks he heard something

The trio returns to Danny's house where Maddie is being interviewed by Connie from Genius Magazine. Jazz hovers nearby, trying her hardest to get her mother to be normal and steering the conversation away from ghosts. Danny enters his room, where Skulker is waiting for him and catches Danny in a net. Danny quickly goes intangible and escapes the net. The two then fight, disturbing the rest of the Fenton family. Sam and Tucker try to cover up for Danny, but Connie expresses interest in Danny, suspecting him of possessing a hidden level of genius.

S01e03 Danny gym clothes full

Skulker manages to take Danny down to the basement lab, planning to cage him. Sam and Tucker interrupt, and Danny takes advantage of the distraction to attack. During the fight, Tucker loses his PDA. Skulker picks it up and attaches it to his gauntlet, greatly increasing his suit's computing power, but also forcing him to follow Tucker's schedule that he set for Danny, sending him places such as school and the library just as he is about to get the jump on Danny. Danny catches on and decides to get the jump on Skulker by going to the zoo just before scheduled.

Skulker enters Sampson's cage wondering where Danny is, only to be tricked by Sam and Tucker (who was in a gorilla costume). Tucker, armed with a new PDA, hacks into the PDA attached to Skulker and re-programs it, giving Danny the edge in the ensuing fight. Skulker soon destroys Tucker's PDA, so as a last resort, Danny calls for Sampson. Sampson soundly beats up Skulker and destroys his armor, revealing the once-arrogant Skulker to be nothing but a small green blob-like like creature. Danny captures Skulker in the Fenton Thermos.

S01e03 Danny on the cover

Danny is satisfied he captured Skulker, but is still worried about his biology grade, as he has nothing to show for his extra credit report... until he accidentally discovers that Sampson is a female. This discovery gets Danny featured on the cover of Genius Magazine, but Mr. Lancer only raises Danny's grade to a C! Danny, upset, transforms and takes his anger out on the Box Ghost.

Credits

  • Written by
    • Butch Hartman
    • Mark Banker
    • Steve Marmel
  • Storyboard by
    • Erik Wiese
    • Ray Angrum
    • Butch Hartman
  • Art Direction
  • Music by
    • Guy Moon
  • Directed by
    • Wincat Alcala
    • Butch Hartman
  • Voice cast
    • David Kaufman as Danny Fenton/Phantom
    • Ricky Collins as Tucker Foley
    • Grey DeLeslie as Sam Manson; Ghost Gabber
    • Rob Paulson as Jack Fenton; Box Ghost
    • Kath Soucie as Maddie Fenton; Connie
    • Scott Bullock as Dash; Dale
    • Colleen O'Shaughnessey as Jazz Fenton; Mikey
    • Ron Perlman as Mr. Lancer
    • Mathew St. Patrick as Skulker
    • Michael Gough as Sampson

Series continuity

  • First appearances of the Box Ghost and Skulker.

Trivia

Gallery

S02e01 Sam's photo album
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V - E - H - DDanny Phantom episodes
Season 1
1. Mystery Meat | 2. Parental Bonding | 3. One of a Kind | 4. Attack of the Killer Garage Sale | 5. Splitting Images | 6. What You Want | 7. Bitter Reunions | 8. Prisoners of Love | 9. My Brother's Keeper | 10. Shades of Gray | 11. Fanning the Flames | 12. Teacher of the Year | 13. Fright Night | 14. 13 | 15. Public Enemies | 16. Lucky in Love | 17. Maternal Instinct | 18. Life Lessons | 19. The Million Dollar Ghost | 20. Control Freaks
Season 2
1. Memory Blank | 2. Doctor's Disorders | 3. Pirate Radio | 4-5. Reign Storm | 6. Identity Crisis | 7. The Fenton Menace | 8-9. The Ultimate Enemy | 10. The Fright Before Christmas | 11. Secret Weapons | 12. Flirting With Disaster | 13. Micro Management | 14. Beauty Marked | 15. King Tuck | 16. Masters of All Time | 17. Kindred Spirits | 18. Double Cross My Heart | 19-20. Reality Trip
Season 3
1. Eye for an Eye | 2. Infinite Realms | 3. Girls' Night Out | 4. Torrent of Terror | 5. Forever Phantom | 6. Urban Jungle | 7. Livin' Large | 8. Boxed Up Fury | 9. Frightmare | 10. Claw of the Wild | 11. D-Stabilized | 12-13. Phantom Planet
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