The episode begins with Bessie and Happy playing a game that involved them rolling down an incredibly tall and steep hill, when they accidentally lose control and wind up getting their knees bruised and scraped severely.
Bessie then says that they should get to the doctor (and the vet for Happy). However, Happy is terrified of the vet, and tries his best to flee, but Bessie has his leash, and she manages to pull him all the way to the Doctor/Vet.
There, medicine is put on Happy's leg, and a cone is put around his neck to prevent him from licking off the medicine. On their way to the doctor's office for Bessie's check up, Bessie comments on how cute Happy looks in his cone, but Happy is very annoyed with it and with her for taking him to the vets.
At the doctor's Bessie is calm and collected about her check up, until she realizes that she has to get a booster shot, and her doctor just so happens to be the same veterinarian they had met earlier, even having the same nurse.
This terrifies Bessie, but amuses Happy. When the nurse leads Bessie and Happy to a check up room, Bessie lets her fear get the better of her and visions the doctor's office as a cavernous room filled with dangerous tools and horrible creatures.
When the doctor comes in with equipment meant for shots, both Bessie and Happy, terrified, flee and try to find their way out of the doctor's office, where she envisions the other doctors actually hurting the patients (although it never shows the patients actually getting hurt, but Bessie sees it.)
She tries to escape by going down the sink's drain, but gets stuck, where she does get the shot in her rear. Bessie is given a lollipop, and Bessie hobbles out, her rear aching, while everyone else laughs.
|Dee Bradley Baker||Happy & Man|
|Kevin Michael Richardson||Donald|
- Jackée Harry (of 227 and Sister, Sister fame) guest stars in this episode as the nurse.
- It seems Happy has been to the vet before.
- The cat at the veterinarian's waiting room is named Snowball; the children Bessie is sitting across in the waiting room are Abigail (the girl in the cast) and Chuckie (the boy).
- Happy ate Bessie's basket-weaving badge, which Bessie had previously been looking for.
- Doctor/Vet's first appearance.
- The episode title is a pun on the phrase "Be patient."
- A sign depicting a dog's body parts reads "carnivorous vulearis[sic]." Carnivorous vulgaris is the fictional taxonomic name for Wile E. Coyote from Looney Tunes.
- When Bessie and Happy hurt themselves, a music track played that was used in SpongeBob SquarePants. The track is entitled "Lonely Hearts Club A."
- This episode was showcased at the 2009 Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
- First episode storyboarded by Sunil Hall.
- Erik Wiese and Bill Wray each identified this episode as being among their favorites in the series.
- Production designer Seonna Hong received an Annie Award nomination for her work on this episode. The episode itself received a Golden Reel Award nomination for best sound editing in a televised animated production.
- An animatic for this episode is available for viewing on the BEEing Bessie Higgenbottom DVD.
- The music in the title card, One Zero Zero, would later be used for the SpongeBob SquarePants Season 11 episode, Karen's Virus.
- How did Bessie see Happy's insides behind the X-ray?
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