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"Portrait of a Happy" is the thirty-fifth segment of the first season of The Mighty B! that aired on June 8, 2009.[1]


Bessie wants local photographer Fritz to take a picture of her and Happy, but he refuses due to Happy's status as a "primitive life form".


Bessie, who is amazed by Portia and Mrs. Gibbons pictures begins by staring in amazement. Portia tells Bessie they were taken by a photographer named Fritz, kicking Bessie out and telling her where to go to get to Fritz's.

Bessie wants him to take a photo of her and Happy. Fritz refuses to take a picture of a dog, and he quits his business.

Bessie does everything she can to show Fritz how good and amazing Happy is, these attempts include: having Happy be near him at a swimming pool, at the park, the movies and on the docks.

Eventually, Fritz shouts "Nein" at Bessie, causing Bessie to go home and bawling her eyes out in utter defeat. She is unable to move on, crying for what seems to be days on end.

Feeling sorry for Bessie, Happy confronts Fritz who accidentally takes a bunch of pictures of a crazed Happy. Fritz soon afterward returns to Bessie, who is still crying, telling her how he was convinced about how unique the photos he took of Happy really were.

Now realizing Happy's "true inspiration", he apologizes to Bessie and wishes to have her sign a form to grant permission to sell the photos. Bessie agrees to let Fritz sell Happy's pictures on one condition: that Bessie gets the photo she always wanted of her and Happy. Fritz is happy to oblige.


Voice actor Roles
Amy Poehler Bessie, Girl & Art Dealer #2
Dee Bradley Baker Happy, Fritz & Art Dealer #3
Grey DeLisle Portia & Art Dealer #1



  • One of Fritz's favorite subjects appears to be the Hobo clown (from "Toot Toot"), having taken a picture of him and painting a portrait.
  • Fritz states it costs $90.95 for him to take a picture.
  • Fritz went to art school for 12 years, and considered being a travel agent.
  • Happy's rarely seen dog tag is shown in this episode, having a golden color.
  • Premiered as part of Mightiest Mighty B! Week Ever.

Cultural references

  • A dog Fritz photographed bears a resemblance to Hong Kong Phooey.
  • In the scene shortly after Fritz shouts "Nein!" to Bessie, the characters from Madeline are shown as background characters to the left of Bessie.
  • When Fritz is taking photos of himself in his studio, he mentions the surnames of famous artists; one was Andy Warhol.

Production information

  • Bessie's voice cracking from "Hen and Bappy" is reused when she sees Fritz for the first time.


  1. The Mighty B!. Nickandmore. Retrieved September 11, 2021.
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Season 1 "So Happy Together" / "Sweet Sixteenth" • "Bee My Baby" / "Bee Afraid" • "Artificial Unintelligence" / "We Got the Bee" • "Li'l Orphan Happy" / "Body Rockers" • "Bat Mitzvah Crashers" / "Super Secret Weakness" • "An I See Bee" / "Woodward and Beesting" • "Doppelfinger" / "Little Womyn" • "The Apprentice" / "Beenedict Arnold" • "Boston Beean" / "Penny Hearts Joey" • "Ten Little Honeybees" / "Toot Toot" • "Night Howl" / "Hat Trick" • "Apoxalypse Now" / "Hive Jacked" • "Something's Wrong With This Taffy" / "Name Shame" • "Bee Patients" / "To Bee or Not To Bee" • "Eye of the Honeybee" / "Thanksgiving Beenactment" • "Blindsided" / "Hen and Bappy" • "Ben Appetit" / "Dang It Feels Good to Be a Gamester" • "Portrait of a Happy" / "O Say Can Bess See?" • "Macro Mayhem" / "Ben Screams for Ice Cream" • "Dragonflies"
Season 2 "Catatonic" • "What's the Frequency Bessie?" / "Bee Nice" • "Dirty Happy" / "Tour D’Alcatraz" • "Hairy Situation" / "Bee Plus One" • "Bad to the Bee" / "Hive of Darkness" • "Mr. Turtleton's Wild Ride" / "A Pirate's Life for B" • "Awww-esome!" / "Dogcatcher in the Rye" • "Rinx!" / "Sleepless in San Francisco" • "Finger Pickin' Bad" / "Higgenbottom's 7" • "It's B's Party" / "B-Chip" • "Old Bee and the Sea" / "One Million Years Bee.C." • "The Bone Identity" / "Grumpy Old Bees" • "Children of the Unicorn" / "My Way or the Bee Way" • "O Brother, What Art Thou" • "Stuffed Happens" • "Gorillas in the Midst" • "Space Evaders" / "YiPs" • "Public Enembee" / "Bang the Drum Timely" • "The League of Ordinary Gentlemen" / "Irritable Bowling Syndrome" • "Bess-E" / "C'mon Get Happy!"