"A New Squad! Two People and a Dog?!" (新生三人一組 二人と一匹!, Shin'sei Surīman Seru Futari to Ippiki!) is episode 144 of the original Naruto anime.


While Naruto has trouble with the Legendary Stupid Brothers, Iruka has his share of difficulties with Mizuki. Iruka struggles to try to get the old Mizuki back, but Mizuki explains the only reason he was ever nice to Iruka was because he wanted to be the Hokage's favourite too. He truly wanted Iruka to be miserable and be an outcast. Iruka and Mizuki then prepare to fight again. Meanwhile, after many shadow clone attacks, Naruto finally has a chance to use Rasengan. The brothers accidentally destroy their lunch and make Naruto's attack hit his shadow clones. As they prepare to kill him, Shikamaru, Chōji, and Ino come to the rescue.