|Friends of the Well-Behaved, Praise the Debt-Ridden Butler!|
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Hayate no Gotoku! Episode 39, title name as Friends of the Well-Behaved, Praise the Debt-Ridden Butler! (よいこの友達 借金執事万才! Yoi Ko no Tomodachi Shakkin Shitsuji Banzai!?) aired on December 23rd 2007, the English Animax dub aired on August 4th 2009.
Continuing from last time on this anime, at the Sanzenin mansion, Nagi heard from Maria that Hayate resigned and left the mansion. After Klaus read Hayate's resignation, he thought about replacing him, but both Nagi and Maria don't like his idea, so Nagi threw a giant four-star dragon ball at Klaus. Nagi felt that it's all because of her that Hayate quit his job, while Maria tries to comfort her and wonders where did Hayate go.
Meanwhile at Hakuou Academy, Hinagiku saw Yukiji being drunk once again, in which Yukiji made a huge mess in her room. After Yukiji talked some nonsense, she passed out, and Hinagiku put Yukiji to her bed, but before she left, she put a present right next to Yukiji. Then, while on campus in a snowy night, Hinagiku saw Hayate and asked him what was he doing there. But then, Shion appeared in front of them, and she knew that Hayate left Nagi and her mansion. Shion asked Hayate if he made his decision, and he did, and he wants to answer Superintendent Kirika face-to-face. While Hinagiku wants to know about Kirika's ultimate plan, Shion also knew that anyone who defeats Hayate will gain the Sanzenin estate. Hinagiku took something out of Hayate's coat pocket and saw a picture of his embarrassing loss. She found out that the picture is considered a blackmail. Hinagiku knew that both Kirika and Shion cheated, but when Shion was about to attack Hinagiku, Hayate stops her and decides to follow her. Before Hayate left Hinagiku behind, he tells her not to tell Nagi about what happened. Hinagiku had a bad feeling about what is going to happen to Hayate. After Hayate followed Shion all the way to the Hakuou dome, he confronts Superintendent Kirika with Jormungandr. Hayate decides that he will become Kirika's butler, and in exchange, she will promise to leave Nagi and her fortune alone, so she accepts that offer. Since Hayate's butler powers was drained to nothing, Kirika and Shion will give Hayate more power, in order to become the perfect butler, body and soul. Back in the mansion, Nagi is still worried about Hayate, and then the phone rings, which Maria picks up the phone. Hinagiku called Maria, and then to Nagi, because Hinagiku told Nagi that Hayate was getting blackmailed over the Sanzenin estate. Nagi hungs up, and she found out that Hayate left in order to protect her and her family, so as Hayate's mistress, she decides to save him. Back in the dome, Kirika ordered Shion to bring out her item, while Shion is inside a "Gurren Lagann-like" robot.
Kirika tells Hayate that the item is the treasure among butlers, from the ancient times. Kirika explained to Hayate that she found that treasure from the Amazon, and that both her and Shion went inside the cave. After their adventure, Kirika and Shion were confronted by the guardian of the treasure, Jormungandr. Then, Jor manipulated them so that they will become the treasure guardians. Hayate finds out that Jor is the mastermind behind the crisis. Kirika then released the butler robe that she kept it inside, only to be revealed as the maid uniform instead, but Kirika and Shion still thinks that it's a butler robe, regardless of Hayate's disagreement about it. Shion gave Hayate a warning, which means that once Hayate wears that maid uniform, he will never take it off, otherwise, he will turn into a white snake as part of the curse. Kirika used her white snake spell to Hayate as part of the ceremony. Meanwhile, after Nagi and the SPs arrived at the Academy, they, along with Hinagiku, came to Hayate's rescue, unfortunately, they were already too late, as Hayate has turned into a cat maid. After the awkwardness, Hinagiku began to attack Kirika, but with the help of Jor, Kirika used her spell to attack her, though Hinagiku managed to dodge that. While both Hinagiku and Kirika began to fight, Nagi was going to take Hayate back, but Shion can't let Nagi do that, as she prepared for attack, although the SPs were blasted by Shion while trying to protect Nagi. Himegami then saved Nagi from Shion's attack, and he began to battle Shion. During the battle, Nagi tries to make Hayate take out the maid uniform, even if it means by force. But, when Hinagiku and Himegami were attacked by Kirika and Shion, Jormungandr appeared behind Nagi, while Nagi tries to protect Hayate. Nagi then said that she doesn't need her mansion nor her fortune, and with her pleas, she tells Hayate that him being with her is all that matters. After Nagi cried for Hayate, her pleas finally reached him. Hayate starts glowing as he apologizes to Nagi, while both him and her shed tears. Himegami knew what was going to happen, as he striked Shion with his glowing spear, while Hinagiku fought back and striked Kirika. Hayate then tries to stop Jor from being bitten, even without his butler powers, and with Nagi's trust, he starts to transform, while Himegami, and eventually Hinagiku and Kirika, read the script about the awakening of the legendary butler uniform. Hayate finished his transformation from the maid uniform to the legendary butler uniform. The final battle between Hayate and Jormungandr has begun. Although they are both evenly matched, Hayate, with his newfound power, managed to defeat Jor once and for all. After the battle's outcome, Hayate finally came back to Nagi. When the dome starts to collapse, Hayate, Nagi, Hinagiku, and Himegami managed to get out of there, to their safety.
Himegami gets a hold of the legendary butler uniform, and he said that it was all thanks to Hayate, even if Nagi asked Himegami about Hayate being used the whole time. Himegami then realizes that he needs three more to get to the legendary "God Butler Dragon", and then, he disappeared. Hayate, Nagi, and Hinagiku saw Kirika and Shion, whom they somehow survived from the destroyed dome. Even if Jormungandr's curse on them had been lifted, Kirika and Shion still flirt each other. Other than that, everything in Hakuou Academy is back to normal. When Hayate, Nagi, and Hinagiku forgot about the picture, Shion realized that the memory card within the picture was destroyed, so they won. Nagi calls Maria and she tells her that she and Hayate are heading back. After Nagi and Hayate left, Himegami took off his mask and reveals his real face. After Hinagiku wished Nagi and Hayate a Merry Christmas, Yukiji appeared beside her and saw the destroyed dome. Hinagiku decides to go with Yukiji for a drink, though Hinagiku only drinks juice. While on a helicopter, Hayate thanked Nagi, because he couldn't have done it without her, and she thanked him back. Realizing that it's still Christmas, Nagi made a stop and both her and Hayate are on the park once again, where they first met each other one year ago. Elsewhere, Ayumu was still selling the Christmas cakes, and she wonders if she can keep the cakes while they are not sold. Nagi bought a warm coffee can and gives it to Hayate. After Nagi and Hayate wished themselves a Merry Christmas, she tries to kiss him, but when he mistakenly thinks she is getting sleepy, she punched him really hard and angrily walked away.
Back in the mansion, everyone was waiting for Hayate and Nagi to arrive. After Hayate and Nagi came back home, they, along with Maria, Sakuya, Isumi, Wataru, Saki, Tama, and Klaus with a "Santa Claus" uniform, all celebrated their Christmas of a lifetime. Although this episode was claimed to be the final episode, this anime is far from over, because this "end" is only "the beginning".
- The legendary butler uniform in its dormant state bares a strong resemblance to Ichigo Momomiya's maid uniform from Tokyo Mew Mew.
- When Kirika activates the ritual to put the legendary butler uniform on Hayate. A transmutation circle resembling the ones seen in the anime series FullMetal Alchemist is seen underneath them.
- Additionally, the Gonzo animation studio logo can be seen within the circle.
- The signs around the arena are parodies of the following anime titles: Baccano!, Yaiba, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Ouran High School Host Club, Ranma ½ , Full Metal Panic!, Nana and Yu-Gi-Oh!.
- During the first eye catch, Hinagiku and Nagi are dressed as Yoko Littner and Simon from the anime series Gurren Lagann
- During the second eye catch Hayate is also seen wearing Kamina's sunglasses, while Nagi is wearing Nia Teppelin's flower bow in her hair.
- The mecha Shion is piloting heavily resembles Gurren Lagann
- While defending himself, Himegami summons Ramiel to block Shion's attack, which ironically is destroyed in a similar manner as it was in the series Neon Genesis Evangelion.
- After activating the legendary butler uniform, Hayate's transformation sequence is a parody of the transformation sequence seen in the anime series Sailor Moon.
- The legendary butler uniform in it's awakened form strongly resembles the Virgo Cloth worn by Virgo Shaka from the anime series Saint Seiya.
- After the battle, as Shion as calling out to Kuzuha. the head of SYSTEM ∀-99 ∀ Gundam from Turn A Gundam can be seen behind her.
- As Nagi brings Hayate to where they first met at Loser Park, Nagi hands him a can of coffee labeled "Gomzo". This is a parody of Gonzo animation studio.
- Additionally, the Gonzo animation studio logo is seen on the can.