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"Super Secret Weakness" is the tenth segment of the first season of The Mighty B! that aired on May 17, 2008.

Synopsis

Bessie believes her weakness as The Mighty B are zukes (zucchini), so she tries to ban the vegetable in San Francisco.

Plot

Ben points out every superhero has a weakness, but Bessie claims that the Mighty B has none, being indestructible. However, Bessie has a nightmare of the Honeybee honey being stolen by Bears in Capes. She then wakes up Ben, Happy, and Penny to help find her weakness.

After going through many gross things (objects, food and even people), she then eats zucchini, which makes her very sick, ultimately puking. After this, Bessie is convinced that zucchini was her weakness, not understanding she threw up because of overeating.

Bessie, Ben, Happy and Penny go around town trying to spread the word about zucchini, and in one attempt convinces some San Franciscans to eat hot dogs instead of zucchini at the Farmer's Market. Their efforts attract news reporter Chai Gallagher, reporting on it and their distaste for the vegetable. She is upset at not being taken seriously, however.

Then after being on television, Portia became jealous, especially when Penny points out this will give Bessie fame, something Portia lacks. Bessie soon after meets the head of city council (Anton St. Germain), who tells security to escort her off the premises.

In Bessie's next attempt to eliminate zucchini in San Francisco, she employs Mr. Wu's help in order to ship all the produce zucchini to Beijing, China, which ends up making two local farmers (both twins) very rich.

Portia begins plotting, and decides to scare Bessie with many real and strange things with zucchini in them, alongside Gwen and Penny. At first this works, as Bessie has a breakdown of sorts and falls to the floor. However, Bessie then realized that zucchini isn't her weakness after all, and is relieved to be "indestructible" again. She even eats it as she leaves to head home.

Bessie arrives home, where Portia is seen on television. She soon goes to sleep, where a feather from Bessie's pillow lands on her nose, causing her to sneeze.

Cast

Voice actor Roles
Amy Poehler Bessie
Andy Richter Ben
Grey DeLisle Portia & Chai Gallagher
Dannah Feinglass Penny & Reporter
Jessica DiCicco Gwen
Dee Bradley Baker Happy, Bear, Towel Man & Truck Driver
Matt Besser Twin Hillbillies & Anton St. Germain
Keone Young Mr. Wu & Bear Leader

Trivia

General

  • Bessie owns a teddy bear.
  • Two superheroes Ben mentions are Eraser Girl and Black T-Shirt Guy.
  • Other potential allergens written on the chalkboard include "acorn," "airline food," "air freshener" and "anchovies."
  • Penny's father wears argyle socks.
  • This episode marks the debuts of Chai Gallagher and Mr. Lefkowitz (the latter having only been mentioned prior to this episode).
  • Other things they tested Bessie for that were not shown in the montage included accordion music, alfalfa sprouts, baboons, badgers, cab drivers, carrots, cartoons, "Dad" (this would imply she met her father to make sure she's not allergic to him), dark chocolate and dimples.
  • Happy knows how to twist balloons to create balloon animals.
  • This episode shows a different mailman around San Francisco, possibly predating Donald's creation.
  • Gwen owns a cell phone.
  • Bessie's petition to ban zucchini had 5 signatures, in addition to Happy's paw print.
  • We learn Anton St. Germain (who is listed as "Council Prez" in the credits of this episode) is also a member of the city council in addition to judging recreational competitions.
  • Bessie's website, "nozukes.com," received 1,000,507 hits in the past two days alone.

Cultural references

  • The word kryptonite is mentioned; this is the weakness of Superman.

Production information

  • Along with its sister episode, "Super Secret Weakness" had 5.8 million viewers when it premiered.[1]
  • Despite airing as part of the fifth episode, it was produced much later in production, having the production code 112A.[2]

Goofs

  • Gwen's eyes are miscolored black in scenes where they corner Bessie with zucchini.
  • Sarah Thyre and Megan Cavanagh are both credited in this episode, although Mrs. Gibbons is absent while Hilary makes a silent cameo.

References

  1. Turner, Cynthia (May 23, 2008). Cynthia Turner's Cynopsis - Cyn Kids 5/23/08. Cynopsis: Kids!. Retrieved December 23, 2020. Archived via the Wayback Machine.
  2. Gase-Baker, Jenny (May 28, 2008). The Mighty B. BlogSpot.com. Retrieved May 9, 2020.

External links

ve Episodes
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!"
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