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For the DVD, see We Got the Bee.

"We Got the Bee" is the sixth segment of the first season of The Mighty B! that aired on May 3, 2008.


Bessie listens to Running with the Rainbow Unicorn, by Portia's band, trying to practice for a concert. She then becomes the drummer for Rocky's band, The Integritones.


Bessie overhears Running with the Rainbow Unicorn while walking by the Rec Center, and finds The Pretty Pretty Princesses (consisting of singer Portia, guitarist Gwen and triangle player Penny).

The girls tell Bessie they're practicing for the San Francisco Summer Concert Series. Having loved the band's song, she auditions several times to join the band, to no avail.

Bessie seeks advice from Rocky, the latter telling her his band, The Integritones, needs a drummer, and that practically anyone can play the drums.

Although Bessie has difficulty with the instrument at first, she becomes quite talented by the time Rocky shows his bandmates, Integritone 1 and Integritone 2. The first one feels Bessie is too young to be part of the band, but Rocky convinces him to change his mind.

However, Bessie begins to get on the guys' nerves, such as waking them up early in the morning, constantly suggesting to incorporate unicorns in their song lyrics and even paints their van with a pink unicorn motif. With Rocky's bandmates fed up, Rocky promises in a sad voice that Bessie will be out of the band later tonight when they play at the Concert Series.

The Pretty Pretty Princesses and The Integritones meet each other, as the latter performs after the Princesses. However, Penny is nervous due to the large audience, and faints from stage fright. Bessie tells the guys she needs to help Portia and quits the band. Integritone 1 laments she was the longest lasting drummer they had.

With Bessie playing the drums alongside Portia singing and Gwen playing the guitar, Running with the Rainbow Unicorn is a hit, with even Rocky and his friends jamming out to the song. Bessie tells San Francisco thank you and good night as the episode ends.


Voice actor Roles
Amy Poehler Bessie
Kenan Thompson Rocky
Dee Bradley Baker Happy & Integritone 1
John Ross Bowie Integritone 2
Grey DeLisle Portia & Stage Manager
Jessica DiCicco Gwen
Dannah Feinglass Penny
Andy Richter Ben



  • Episode takes place during the summer, hence the San Francisco Summer Concert Series.
  • Ben's formal first name, Benjamin, is revealed in this episode.
  • First appearance of Ben's bedroom. Ben has Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants stickers in his bedroom.
  • Bessie wakes up at 6 AM every morning to do hand calisthenics with Finger.
  • This episode had a DVD release called We Got The Bee!, featuring other season 1 episodes as well.[1]

Cultural references

  • The title is a reference to the rock song "We Got the Beat!" by The Go-Go's; like the Pretty Pretty Princesses, the Go-Go's are a girl group.
  • When Bessie is drumming vigorously, she mentions famous drummer and singer Phil Collins.
  • While Bessie and Rocky are at the music store, several albums are listed behind them. While most are fictitious, one is named "Ant Music;" this is a real song by rock band Adam and the Ants, released as "Antmusic."
    • Additionally, Rocky gives Bessie an album called "Velour Underground" to listen to. This references rock band The Velvet Underground.
  • The song "Running with the Rainbow Unicorn" has similar musical composition to The Cure song "Just Like Heaven," released in 1987.

Production information

  • Along with its sister episode, "We Got the Bee" was viewed by 4.7 million people upon its premiere.[2]
  • First episode storyboarded by Fred Gonzales.


  • Sarah Thyre is credited for voicing Mrs. Gibbons, in spite of the fact she had no lines in this episode. Whether this is indicative of a deleted scene or a mistake is not clear.


  1. Rizzo, Francis (February 24, 2009). Mighty B!: We Got the Bee, The. DVD Talk. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  2. Turner, Cynthia (May 9, 2008). Cynthia Turner's Cynopsis - Cyn Kids 5/9/08. Cynopsis: Kids!. Retrieved December 23, 2020. Archived via the Wayback Machine.

External links

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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!"