Tofu Town Showdown is an Oriental style episode where Schnitzel and Chowder go to make a delivery to a building, that really turns out to be a place called Tofu Town. It is apparently where Schnitzel used to live and work, were he fought crime with his 'Balogna sword' . He was given the job to protect leader of the town 'Shabu Shabu' but one day the Teriyaki Triads and their master Peking Duck came and captured him, and froze him in fortune cookie batter and were he decorates the walls of their hide out. Schnitzel could not fight back as Peking Duck bit his sword in half. He was so ashamed he left Tofu Town. The followers of Shabu Shabu let Schnitzel help them get their master by giving him back his balony sword. Chowder and Schnitzel (in 'cool' disguises) go there, but Chowder gets distracted and starts singing karaoke about the rock in his shoe. Schnitzel fights Peking Duck, getting past all the deathly foods prepared for him. He knocks Peking Duck into the fortune cookie batter, before the Teriyaki Thriads give Schnitzel back Chowder (because his singing is so bad) and they go home. The story ends with Chowder narrating the story to Mung, after which Mung asks him if he ate the delivery again and Chowder apologizes, which makes Shitnzel facepalm himself.


  • The outfit Schnizel wears is similar to the brides outfit in the movie Kill Bill, which was inspired by an iconic outfit worn by martial artist Bruce Lee.
  • This episode was suppose to air on October 1st, but due to a Star Wars special, it was pushed a week later, October 8th, 2009.
  • When Shnitzel gets awakened, he retrieved his sword using the Force, which is used in Star Wars to retrive the fighters' Lightsabers. Also, his hair shines golden and strikes a blue aura which is similar when Saiyans go to Super Saiyan in Dragon Ball Z.
  • The song Chowder sings during the battle is a parody of the song Eye of the Tiger by Survivor, theme song of Rocky III.
    • Additionally, the song about the pebbles in his shoe seems to parody the English theme song for Sailor Moon.
  • Gazpacho is seen on a billboard as the magic fruitman, although in some sort of anime style.
  • In a scene of the terriaki bowl, there is a triad singing "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, LADA FOR THE BUETH!" and all the Triads clap.
  • The Triads sing the Chowder theme song.
  • Shnitzel says "RA-DOUKEN!" a reference to Street Fighter's Hadouken.
  • Peeking Duck's mouth is out of sync with his dialogue. It is unknown if it is intentional or an animation error. It probably was intentional, as old Asian films used to be out of sync with their English dubbing.
  • Tofu Town is a spoof of China Town, a district found in many major cities and countries.
  • The episode name is a parody of classic martial arts film, Sudden Showdown in Chinatown.
  • Another Star Wars parody is the fact that the Shogun was frozen in fortune cookie batter, a reference to Han Solo's carbonite freezing and later resurrection.
  • This is the first Chowder episode to premiere in HD.
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Season 1 The Froggy Apple Crumple ThumpkinChowder's GirlfriendBurple NurplesShnitzel Makes a DepositGrubble GumThe Cinnamini MonsterCertifrycation ClassThe Sing BeansThe Wrong AddressThe Wrong CustomerMahjongg NightStinky LoveThe Thrice Cream ManThe Flibber Flabber DietGazpacho Stands UpA Taste of MarzipanThe Puckerberry OverlordsThe ElemelonsAt Your ServiceChowder and Mr. FuguThe VacationThe Sleep EaterSniffleballMung on the RocksThe Heavy SleeperThe Moldy TouchThe Bruised BluenanaShnitzel and the Lead FarfelThe Thousand Pound CakeThe Rat SandwichChowder Loses His HatBrain GrubShnitzel QuitsThe Broken PartThe Meach HarvestBanned from the StandCréme Puff HandsThe Apprentice Games
Season 2 The ArboriansThe Garage SalePanini for PresidentChowder's BabysitterThe Fire BreatherThe Flying Flinger LingonsHey, Hey It's Knishmas!Chowder's Catering CompanyThe Catch PhraseThe Hot DateShopping SpreeThe Party CruiseWon Ton BombsThe Big Hat BiddiesThe Deadly MazeKid ShnitzelGazpacho Fights BackThe BLT'sThe Trouble with TrufflesThe Dinner TheaterBig BallThe Brain FreezeThe Snail CarThe LollistopsEndive's Dirty SecretBig FoodPaint the TownThe BlackoutThe Dice CycleThe Chain RecipeThe GardenSheboodlesGazpacho Moves InMy Big Fat Stinky WeddingApprentice Appreciation DayThe Grape WormA Faire to RememberTofu Town Showdown
Season 3 Hands On a Big MixerThe Blast RazThe Spookiest House in MarzipanThe Poultry GeistThe Apprentice ScoutsThe Belgian Waffle Slobber-BarkerA Little Bit of PizzazzThe Birthday SuitsThe HeistThe PrankOld Man ThymeChowder's MagazineWeekend at Shnitzel'sTaste BudsGazpacho!The TootsChowder Grows Up