I was like "what the?" when Ash was awarded his Plain Badge, despite the 'rematch' not being held at the Goldenrod Gym, and it being three on one.
BTW, I taped both of Whitney's episodes from their original KidsWB broadcasts (August 18, 2001, via WDWB channel 20 in Detroit (now WMYD, a MyNetTV affiliate), which I got through an outdoor antenna), but then at least a few days later (definitely before 9-11), I got over-excited (about Whitney), and accidentally taped over Whitney's "I'm ready for a real rumble, are you?" line with a few seconds of a Maury episode (of all things LOL! :/ ). I caught the mistake and stopped the recording, but it was too late. Several seconds of "A Goldenrod Opportunity" that I taped, from the aforementioned point through when Nidorina was using her Poison Sting were wiped out.
I can't believe it's been almost 11 years since "A Goldenrod Opportunity" and "A Dairy Tale Ending" aired on KidsWB! (almost 12 years since their first airing in Japan)! I even wrote myself a little "article" about how futile it was for Ash to rematch Whitney (in which I mentioned that the episode in question was from "The Johto Journeys", which was the opening used on those episodes on their original KidsWB airings.)