I first saw Dragon Ball Z right around my 2nd year of HS. Original with sub-titles. I was quite ecstatic when I found out they were showing it very early in the AM on some channel I cannot remember, but was utterly disappointed when I heard the English dubs. Suffice to say, I stuck to watching my old VHS copies with the sub-titles and soon pretty much grew out of it. DBZ has since made a pretty good run in the US, with the shows being brought on to Cartoon Network, video games coming out for various systems, and then DVD‘s and Blu-Rays. I was happy w/ the disc versions, since I can switch to Japanese with subs. Anyway, my cousin brought Team Four Star to my attention not too long ago, it’s an abridged version of the shows, but, they re-did the dubs, and added a ton of humor. IT IS one of THE funniest things I have watched. If you like DBZ, I highly suggest you check them out. They currently have 5 seasons in I think.
This is the first episode: