Hey guys, we’re back for the rest of season 2. I’m remembering how much I love this season as I explore these episodes, in a big way, which is why we’re just going to get started talking about it. These are kind of bare bones eps though, not a lot to talk about.
Season 2: Episode 3: “Two To Tutor”
I know I keep saying that certain episodes are my favorites, and there will definitely be some kind of ranking when we get through the series, but this one is definitely up there, because it has so many of the things that I love. More gender trope subversion, Shego, Seniors, and baked goods.
Kim and Ron are rushing home from a mission because it’s time to sign up for their electives, but they are unfortunately too late and they get stuck in Home Economics, taught, of course, by Barkin, who explains he learned to cook in an Apocalypse Now style flashback. Kim is struggling to even use the mixer for baking, meanwhile, Ron excels. Because, well, he’s been baking his whole life. He offers to tutor Kim, and not wanting this to bring her grades down, she accepts. He also starts running the cafeteria, because he’s Ron.
Meanwhile, Senor Senior Senior, has decided that Junior needs to get his evil act together. Junior, is as usual, not really terribly interested in villainy, but Senior brings in Shego to whip the kid into shape. She does so. They steal stuff and then go on a big heist looking for steal a cookie recipe from a big corporation. Ron and Kim stop them, and Kim learns how to use a mixer. Also, Senor Senior Senior realizes that Shego’s a little too ruthless for their particular brand of evil.
Season 2: Episode 4: “The Ron Factor”
Global Justice is back and they want, Ron? Even Kim is thrown, so much so that she can’t make it through the theme song without expressing her incredulity. But GJ is convinced that Ron is a huge part of Kim’s crime fighting success, so they study him.
Kim is less sure and is afraid that Ron will let this whole “Ron Factor” business will give him a big head. She is of course, right.
We are introduced to Gemini, a mysterious one eyes, robot handed villain that wants the Ron Factor for himself. So he kidnaps Ron. Kim and Doctor Director go to save him, and we learn that Gemini is Doctor Director’s twin brother, who always nursed a grudge that she didn’t treat him with the respect he, as the four minutes older twin, deserved.
Their sibling squabble buys Kim the time she needs to get Ron out and GJ discovers that The Ron Factor might not be what gives Team Possible their edge, but in fact the Rufus factor.
Nacos and Boo-Yas
- One of my dream projects is to bring Kim Possible to the mainline Marvel Universe. I would do this by having her recruited to SHIELD. (She would make a great SHIELD agent.) While this was happening, Ron would be at culinary school…this episode is basically very important to my pitch for this project. Seriously, Marvel comics, call me. (Or I could just write it as fanfiction…)
- “You need a plan. With Drakken it’s taking over the world. Always.”
- Among the things that Shego and Junior steal is a bunch of “Le Goop,” because Junior can’t do anything without his favorite hair product.
- Senor Senior Senior feeling left out after hiring Shego is one of the most adorable things ever.
- Gemini and Doctor Director’s real names are “Sheldon” and “Betty”
- Gemini has a habit of throwing his henchmen out by seating them in a chair with an ejector seat. One such henchman, “Gamma” is voiced by Deidrich Bader. Fun!
- All of the GJ agents start Grande Sizing in order to ape Ron
- Gemini: World Wide Evil Empire, or WEE, it’s an acronym!
Ron: Acronym, that’s a school word…I should know it.
- The reveal of the “Rufus Factor” is underscored by the melody of “The Naked Mole Rap,” which has not yet made it’s appearance, but it’s a fun little nod to the future.