Saqqara is a village in Egypt mainly known for its' proximity to several pyramids and other Ancient Egyptian monuments.
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Noted archaeologist Professor Murayoshi took his daughter to explore the inside of one of the neighbouring pyramids, but she accidentally activated an ancient trap by grabbing a large jewel. She was cut off behind a wall, and the Professor returned to the surface, requesting help from Machine Robo Rescue. Unfortunately Yellow Gears were sent along. Daichi, Shō and Ken were sent into the pyramid and immediately triggered multiple other security devices, getting separated. When the site came under Gura Gorro attack he and the other members of his team were ordered back by Sayuri while Drill Robo tried to stop the pyramid collapsing until those inside escaped. They were able to get Saki to safety and Drill Robo drove off the Gura Gorro in the process. While the Professor was delighted to be reunited with Saki he was less happy about the damage done to the pyramid, though he was placated when Yellow Gears stayed to help put things back together.
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- Saqqara is a real place in Egypt, and the pyramid in "Laughter Can Save the World!" is clearly modelled on the famous stepped Pyramid of Doser.
- The portrayal of the Sphinx is less accurate; while Sphinxes appear in numerous sculptures from ancient cultures, the one shown in the establishing shot is clearly meant to be the Great Sphinx of Giza; while it is only about an hour by car away the episode shows it being much closer - largely because the Sphinx has long been cartoon shorthand for "this episode is set in Egypt".