In which Sun Wukong demands a promotion from God.
As usual expect fights and violence throughout the episode and the episode also has some digressions that briefly touch on phrenology between 20:15 and 22:47 and a joke about BDSM sex practises at 26:08 and 28:00.
I forgot about it while recording the episode but embroidered balls specifically as a courtship ritual will show up again in a future chapter.
“Giant Buddha, Giant Ears” on National Geographic: https://web.archive.org/web/20160521132912/https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/buddha-ears/
“Silk balls preserve love tradition from past” on China Daily: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201712/22/WS5a3c5e7ca31008cf16da2cd5.html
Episode artwork from A Modern Journey to the West by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: https://yoshitoshi.net/series/journeywest.html