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You guys.

YOU GUYS!

YOU GUYS!

Disney Channel has announced that we’re getting a live action remake of Kim Possible as an original movie.

I’m kind of having a meltdown about it. I really love Kim Possible. (As these many recaps may tell you!)

Kim Ron Rufus

Baddical!

And I happen to think that she and her friends are great characters to introduce to a new generation. That said, having watched the show and analyzed it, Disney Channel, I have some notes:

I won’t speak to casting the kids. I have no idea who’s in the Disney Stable these days, although someone mentioned the girl who played Sadie on Stranger Things for Kim, and I’d be into that. Of course, it’s very likely that The Mole Rat will be CGI.

The adults, however, I have opinions on casting.

Aubrey Plaza should play Shego. There is no other choice.

While I actually think there’s no reason to not have John DiMaggio simply throw on some blue makeup and take on Drakken in live action, if there’s an objection by the powers that be to this, I suggest bringing in Will Friedle.

Shego Draken

Seriously, picture Plaza and Friedle doing this. So good.

This would provide a really fun connection to the original, while still giving Friedle the chance to do what he does best, which is go completely bonkers.

Barkin should be another reprise, simply have Patrick Warburton do it. Seriously, no reason not to.

Christy Carlson Ramano should by all means be involved, and while she’s probably still a little on the young side to play Mrs. Dr. Possible, it’s the best fit for her. (If DiMaggio is Drakken than Friedle can be Mr. Dr. P. This will be adorable.)

Overall, as a blogger, this makes me very happy. As a fan of KP? EHHHHH…I mean, my brother and I discussed it a bit yesterday at lunch.

Me: I’m going to have a busy few weeks. Disney Channel is doing a reboot of Kim Possible, as a live action movie.
Mike: What, how? Isn’t Christy Carlson-Ramano like 80? (Mean, she is probably in her late 30s…)
Me: It’ll be new people.
Mike: Well, I mean, sure but…like, how do you not have Will Friedle? Also, how bad were all the other production ideas this week at Disney Channel that “Live Action Reboot Of Kim Possible” got the green light?

I mean, he’s not wrong. In general we’re in a weird cycle of remakes and reboots, and so creatively it might be leaving folks at a loss. But since the piece of new pop culture I’ve gotten the most joy out of in the past few months has been Duck Tales, I’m optimistic.

Plus, as I said above, I really like this property and seeing more of it, in any form, is a net good to me. (Plus a kick butt teenage heroine in the mainstream…also good.)

Season 4 Outfit

Also, I’d hope that the movie STARTS with her in the crop top and cargos, has at least one scene in the battle suit, and ends with the Season 4 look.

I’ll certainly be watching casting and development closely, and even more certainly, you can be sure I’ll be seated, Kimmunicator in hand, ready to see what the sitch is when the thing finally airs.

By Kimmunicator I mean glass of wine.

But I think you knew that.

*DOO DOO DAH DO*

Here’s The Sitch: Kim Possible Season 4 Episodes 21 & 22

Hey everyone, it’s the end, for real this time. Not with 22 extra episodes, now we drift off into nothingness. I for one, have really, really enjoyed this year of exploring Kim Possible, and reminding myself of why I loved the show to begin with.

One Last Time

One Last Time

Season 4 Episodes 21 & 22 “Graduation Day”

So, Kim and Ron are getting ready to graduate from high school, but first they have to foil Drakken’s latest scheme which is something about mutating plants.

Basically Drakken wants to be Poison Ivy. Everyone, Shego included, thinks that he’s starting to scrape the bottom of the barrel. There is an accident however, and Drakken winds up half flower.

God I love this show.

Anyway, Kim considers the plan foiled and she and Ron go home to graduate. After being warned by Barkin that his life is all down hill from this point, Ron, starts to freak out, despite Kim assuring him that everything is going to be fine.

Also, the tweebs are building a satellite. Sure. Whatever.

There’s been a rash of vandalization of golf courses, which sends Kim and Ron to Duff Killigan, but that doesn’t do much, since he’s not the one doing it, they head to grad time.

Kim is abducted by aliens during the ceremony, as is Drakken. Turns out that it’s Warmonga and her boyfriend War Hawk. Hey! We know them! Anyways, they deploy an army of ships to conquer earth.

Ron and The Possible family go into a plan to get Kim back and save the world, meeting up with Shego in the process. Kim and Drakken break out of their bonds with the use of Drakken’s newly grown flower vine and they defeat War Monga and War Hawk as a team.

Almost. When it seems as if all is lost, Ron channels mystical monkey power and beats the crap out of War Hawk.

Then there’s a dance party after everyone graduates, except Bonnie, who has to go to summer school.

Boo-Yas And Nacos

  • I wish I could start with good things, but I really, really, dislike this ending. Why in the end is this Ron’s heroic journey? We got the apex of his monkey powers a few episodes ago. It’s sort of a betrayal of the whole concept of the show. Not into it.
  • I do love Shego and Drakken ending up together, as well as the tag of all the villains hanging out and Dementor ragging on him for finally getting things right as a world saver. That’s pretty good.
  • Hey! We see Zeeta and Felix, I kind of forget they existed! And I think they get together? This makes sense to me. Nerd love forever!
  • The tweebs just incinerator stuff. They are good at it.
  • Other people that pop by? Kim’s Uncle Slim and Nana Possible! Yay!!!!
  • I really adore that they use the Grease ending of Kim and Ron flying away in the car and waving to their friends. It’s pretty cool.

Final Thoughts

I don’t really know how to explain what this experience has meant to me. Making sure I watched a show every week, considered it critically, and wrote it up, without ever skipping, and only rescheduling once or twice has helped me grow immensely as a writer and specifically as a critic.

The whole thing was also great for me to pay closer attention to animation, voice acting and storylines as broken down in twenty two minutes. Kim Possible did a lot of good stuff in those areas, but it wasn’t perfect and it was always hard to see.

But especially, it was great to fall back in love with these characters. It was awesome to be reminded of how great Kim, Ron, Wade, Rufus and the rest of this gang was.

So, thanks for reading and finding me. Maybe in a few months I’ll pick up with another rewatch of something, but for now, I’m going to relax, enjoy having an extra flex day, and finish Game of Thrones and Sailor Moon.

Here’s The Sitch: Kim Possible Season 4 Episodes 17 & 18

Hey everyone! Only two more weeks left after this. I’m going to miss my little visits to Middleton, but I am excited for more room to work with other things, especially with the new TV season coming up, but still, this has been a remarkably fun year! (Or so)

Kim Ron Rufus

Season 4: Episode 17: “Clean Slate”

Drakken had a dream of a fool proof plan that he can’t remember. In order to recover the memories he attempts to steal a machine meant to recover memories.

He also begins using to-do lists because Drakken is a tremendous dork and I love him very much in this episode.

Anyway, the machine breaks and instead of giving Drakken back his memories, Kim’s get erased. With Kim out of comission Shego goes on a crime spree and Drakken continues to try to piece his plan together, which is actually infecting soldiers food with his mind control formula, and it almost works.

Meanwhile, Ron is in a panic, because Kim is starting to remember things, but she doesn’t remember dating Ron, which is tough on him. They do eventually save the day and Kim remembers that they’re a couple and that “I think I love you.”

Awww.

Season 4: Episode 18: “Homecoming Upset”

Kim and Ron open the episode saving a tech genius/food blogger from Duff Killigan. It’s a decent battle. Ron and Wade both worship the guy and Kim has no idea who he is.

Anyway, once he’s safe, Kim and Ron head home to attend the Middleton Homecoming game. Ron scores the winning Touchdown (natch!) and then is voted Homecoming King, unfortunately Bonnie is voted queen rather than Kim.

This miffs Kim but she really gets irritated when she catches Bonnie kissing Ron and it turns out that she’s heartbroken because Brick broke up with her. Ron resolves to find her a new boyfriend, which gets in the way of a new mission, because the Snack Blogger has gone missing again.

It turns out the guy wasn’t kidnapped, it’s just that Senor Senior Jr. hired him to create the best search parameters for him finding the perfect girlfriend, who as it turns out is Bonnie!

I love the fact that the series wraps up with them as a couple.

Boo-Yas And Nacos

  • Pretty much everyone says that “they never got” Kim and Ron, but I am clinging most to Shego, because SHIPPITY SHIP SHIP SHIP!
  • Drakken’s to-do lists are my favorite, but I also like that Shego decides to keep to do lists also.
  • Bonnie’s breakdown over her breakup is great, but when Ron calls Brick about it, he calls her simply, “The Mean Girl,” which is harsh, but true.
  • Wearing her tiara cheers her up. Bonnie and I have that in common.
  • Ron takes him homecoming king duties very seriously. Which is almost as adorable as Drakken’s To Do list.

Kim Possible: Season 4 Episodes 15 & 16

Hey everyone! It’s a Ron heavy week, which is a lot of fun, but also kind of, meh. I like Ron heavy stories, but I feel like two in a row makes Kim feel like a side character and that’s a bummer.

Kim Ron Rufus

Season 4: Episode 15 “The Mentor of Our Discontent”

Smarty Mart has installed stock robots, which Ron loves and Barkin hates. Ron’s abilities as a Smarty Mart employ insights Martin Smarty to put him in charge of his young son.

This does not go well, as the kid is very into a rebellious stage, constantly going against “the man,” as Ron has learned he is. But not in the good way.

Meanwhile, Drakken is feeling uninspired, but when Frugle Lucre shows up, asking to be mentored. Drakken is skeptical at first, and Shego is annoyed, but when Lucre’s plan to hack to stock bots seems viable everyone goes with it. Shego gets the codes to the bots by seducing Smarty, which she winds up being very cool with.

The plan is foiled by Young Smarty and some otters, and Smarty and the kid bond, and Ron is pronounced, “the man,” this time in the good way.

Season 4: Episode 16: “Oh no, Yono!”

Ron has been having trouble managing Hanna, although he doesn’t yet know she’s a mystical ninja baby, he has his suspicions that something is definitely up with his sister, who he adores, by the way.

In order to defeat the ultimate weapon, who he does not know is Hanna, Monkey Fist awakens Yono the destroyer, with a pledge to serve “the dark path.” Whatever that means.

Kim and Ron learn that Sensei arranged Hanna’s adoption and go to the Yamanuchi school to ask him about it, just in time for Monkey Fist’s attack, and while Yori and Kim manage to stall them, the final showdown comes down to Hanna and she does an awesome job.

“The Dark Path,” as it turns out means getting turned into stone and buried in the earth, which is…disturbing.

Boo-Yas And Nacos

  • The biggest stand outs of “Mentor” are Barkin’s technophobia and Shego trying on a relationship with Martin Smarty. She decides she’s not cut out to be a step mom. Probably a good call.
  • Gah! I just love all the Yamanuchi school stuff! All of it! But my favorite part of this episode is Yori and Kim working as a team. I love, love, love, that they’re not jealous of each other and just want to work.
  • Hanna uses the basic lessons that Ron teaches her, ie dancing and turning book pages, and her super magic Ninja strength to defeat Yono and Monkey Fist.
  • Ron’s parents are pretty unphased by Hanna’s ninja-ness. It’s great.
  • At one point Ron is convinced that Hanna is part of a large government super baby conspiracies called, “Juggertot.” This is the cutest thing ever.

Here’s The Sitch: Kim Possible : Season 4 Episodes 11 & 12

Charging towards the end, we get two really solid episodes and one of my all time favorites. It’s a strong week for the Kim/Ron romance, which is so strongly rendered, but there’s also another tension that reveals I’ve probably been spending too much time on Tumblr…

Kim Ron Rufus

Season 4: Episode 11 “Odds Man In”

Ron’s Dad has won actuary of the year and Ron learns all about calculating risk. This is good, except that it causes him to become overly protective of Kim, which is not so fun for Kim. She tries to convince him that she will be and is fine, but he wants to keep her safe.

The instinct is great. The execution less so. Things only get worse when he looks at his own odds of dying and winds up locking himself in a panic room, while Wade heads out on mission.

Meanwhile, Drakken is corporatizing with a cupcake bakery. That’s right, this episode aired back when cupcake bakeries were still extremely cutting edge. This subplot is all about him trying to bring on a new ice age, but for me is mostly about Shego’s job titles, which are golden.

Season 4 Episode 12 “Stop Team Go”

Shego, Hego, Mego and Wego are all summoned under false pretenses to be confronted by their electronic villain Electronique, who has just gotten out of prison. She’s using the Attitudinator to turn them evil and it does turn the guys evil, but Shego, having gone evil all on her own, goes good!

Hiding out from her vengeful brothers, Shego gets a job as a teacher at Kim’s school and then they team up to get them switched back. Also she dates Barkin.

I love this episode so much. It’s perfect in every possible capacity and best in it’s final moments, when even after being switched back, you see that Shego actually does have a real affection and respect for Kim.

Boo-Yas And Nacos

  • My favorite thing about Kim and Ron’s relationship in this season is how gentle the shift is from their friendship. They’re still the same people, and the slight alterations at their interaction are more about self awareness than anything else.
  • Wade is a really bad side kick. But at least he knows it.
  • Kim/Shego, I ship it. Their hang outs in “Stop Team Go,” are delightful and Ron’s jealousy is palpable.
  • While Shego is off being a good guy, Dr. Drakken is stuck, he is unable to open a jar of pickles, and thus requires her help.
  • Electronique is basically Livewire. Which is great. Because Livewire is the best!

Here’s The Sitch: Kim Possible Season 4 Episodes 5 & 6

Wow, what a fun week! Some good episodes, and hey! Even some news about the cast! How fun!

Kim Ron Rufus

Season 4: Episode 5 “Car Alarm”

I forgot about the running gag in season 4 of people breaking Shego out of prison while leaving Drakken in their, to be jabbered at by Frugal Lucre. This time it’s Motor Ed who busts her out, and pulls a “nice guy ™” move by pointing out that she now owes him. She accepts this, just barely, and in a fun gag, he’s basically just trying to make her his girlfriend.

She is not happy about it.

Kim, meanwhile, wants a car, and her father gives her an old “Sloth” which is the worst car ever. The Tweebs offer to fix it up in exchange for chauffeur services.

She is also not happy about it.

Ed and Shego steal a top secret engine from Mr. Dr. P, and there’s a really fun care chase tracking them down. Also there’s some cool character design where Ed transforms Shego into his perfect woman.

Seriously, this is a pure fun episode.

Season 4: Episode 5 “Mad Dogs and Aliens”

This is as close to an episode of Futurama as Kim Possible was ever going to get. Seriously.

Drakken finally gets out of prison, everyone figures Shego did it because it was a green woman who did the breaking out. It wasn’t Shego, who’s on vacation at the moment, it was a large alien woman by the name of Warmonga who comes from a race who worships “The Big Blue” who will lead them to destructive glory.

Drakken just kind of goes with it, put he does want Shego to watch, because he wants her to see him win without her.

Both this conceit and the pettiness would fit very well with a certain cantankerous robot. Who bends things.

Bender. Bender would take part in this scheme.

Meanwhile, Ron has realized that he can’t be on the football team and the mascot, so Jim and Tim take over as “The Pep Puppies,” this is Bonnie’s idea, presumably, because she knows it will drive Ron nuts. It does. In the end, Kim stops Warmonga, with Shego’s help because if anyone is going to beat Kim, it’s going to be Shego.

I love this episode.

Boo-Ya’s and Nacos

  • Let’s talk about Guardians of The Galaxy. It looks good. I’m excited to watch it. Friedle was a good pick for Star Lord.
  • In the end Motor Ed winds up with Lucre, and he’s annoyed by Ed! Fun!
  • While Kim is driving the tweebs around, Ron mostly wants to join in on their antics. Hah, oh Ron.
  • Motor Ed continues to delight me. He’s so much fun. Seriously.
  • I do love the way this season frames Shego as the most important element of Kim’s crime fighting. It’s very true and it also makes for some great work from Nicole Sullivan.
  • I like that this was a Tweeb showcase week. I’ve always found them to be a great deal of fun.

Here’s The Sitch: Kim Possible Season 3 Episodes 7 & 8

There are a lot of things about this week’s episodes that I love a lot, and as we get into these wind down episodes that are a lot of fun to check in with. (And even when it seems like we’re done, there’s 22 episodes left! Hooray!)

Kim Ron Rufus

Season 3: Episode 7a “Overdue”

Kim is being held prisoner by the evil Middleton High librarian, because she didn’t return a book. Ron realizes that this is because he’s lost the book and goes off with the Wade Bot to retrieve it. He faces off with Duff Killigan and Monkey Fist, and as it turns out it was in his backpack the whole time.

He accidentally switches it with a magical monkey text though which probably consumes the library.

Probably for the best.

Season 3: Episode 7b “Roachie”

A bug scientist invented a giant bug thing and Ron becomes friends with one of them. And…that’s pretty much the whole episode. Just an excuse for Ron to be friends with a giant bug, who he names “Roachie.” Kim is squicked by it. I do not blame her. It’s pretty damn squicky.

Season 3: Episode 8 “Rappin Drakken”

Oh God, this episode. This joy of joyous episodes, that is just the perfect influx of what both John Dimaggio and Will Friedle do well on the mic.

Drakken has finally perfected his mind control shampoo and is selling it as “Lather Rinse and Obey,” which is a hilariously on the nose name. Of course it isn’t selling, which Kim is quite happy about because it means that she doesn’t have to do much work to foil the plan.

But when Drakken decides to market the product by competing on “America’s Next Singing Star” with a rap about it, everything just goes coocoo in the best possible way.

Also Ron has to write a creative writing assignment about something in his life and he’s decided to write about his relationship with Rufus. This leads to the most enduring of all the Kim Possible original songs, “The Naked Mole Rap,” which I still get stuck in my head occasionally.

Boo-Yas And Nacos

  • I’m skipping right to “Rappin’ Drakken,” because it really is an example of everything the show does right. The American Idol parody is perfect especially, as well as a host/judge who’s what would happen if Ryan Seacrest and Simon Cowell procreated.
  • Drakken’s rap is awkward, and terrible and John Dimaggio delivers it flawlessly, I am constantly in awe of that man’s ability, everytime I watch something he’s done work for, but this is a tour de force comedy performance.
  • Oh right, and this whole rap scheme? Drakken came up with it at karaoke. Which he and Shego go to weekly. And he sings The Oh Boyz “Hello, hello, hello.” So, yeah, that’s a thing.
  • This is a showcase week for Friedle. The stuff in “Roachie” doesn’t really work except that he sells it’s escalating silliness, and “Overdue” shows Ron’s big heart at it’s best, and seriously, listen to “Naked Mole Rap,” it’s exceptionally good. “What’s that I can’t hear the girly’s sing.”

Here’s The Sitch: Kim Possible Season 2: Episodes 24 & 25

It’s taken a bit of work, but I really am getting close to being back on schedule. (My latest obsession is not helping, but it’s OK.) Every week when I go to watch Kim Possible, I start wondering why I’m doing this, and then I watch the episodes and I remember it’s because, I really do love this show. I love it so much, and this week’s episodes are not exceptions, at all. They are unbelievably stellar.

Kim Ron Rufus

Season 2: Episode 24: “Oh Boyz”

Senor Senior Senior wants to give Junior a doomsday device for his birthday. Junior is uninterested and only wants to be an international pop sensation. Senior decides that he can totally make this happen, there are easy ways, but he’s going to prefer the evil way.

Kim, Monique and all the other girls at school are wildly obsessed with The Oh Boyz, who are a fantastic boy band, and after a week when the mania fades, Ron has jumped on the bandwagon. Kim and Ron head to an Oh Boyz show, which is completely abandoned.

The guys themselves have been displaying ridiculous Diva behavior, driving their manager crazy and Ron sneaks backstage, determined to show the group his rockin dance moves. They do not care and are mostly annoyed by him. During the show (for just Kim? The empty stadium gag is sort of fun but doesn’t quite have legs), they’re kidnapped by the seniors, who accidentally nab Ron.

Kim tracks them down, but the guys have basically already saved themselves with the power of music and friendship, and Ron is now hugely popular due to his involvement with the Oh Boyz…so there’s that.

Season 2: Episode 25A: “Sick Day”

Half sized episodes are almost always a delight. In this little adventure, Kim must protect a top secret super powerful Ray X from Shego and Drakken, while the whole group (Tweebs, Kim, Shego & Ron) pass a cold around.

Drakken’s plan to steal the ray as Kim sneezes is ingenious, and the Tweebs mitigating their guilt for giving Kim a cold in the first place by going out on mission on their own is really cute. (And that they get captured by Drakken’s temp is also a great deal of fun.)

Season 2: Episode 25B: “The Truth Hurts”

Another Drakken super ray! This time it’s zapped victims are required to tell the truth. This winds up being a huge problem for Kim, who blurts out a lot of problematic things, and a boon for Ron, who’s new found honesty makes him a school hero.

I’d say there’s some kind of comment about gender politics, and women’s honesty being a “problem” and men’s being, “brave,” and I’m sure the show is making that point, but mostly it’s just good old fashioned slapsticky fun.

Boo-Yas & Nacos

  • The Oh Boyz are a perfect boy band send up. One member is named “Nicky-Nick,” which, I mean, come on. He also happens to be voiced by Joey Fatone, and “Robby” is voiced by Lance Bass. Who, if you are unaware were members of NSYNC, who, if you don’t know, spawned Justin Timberlake. Also, the snippets of Oh Boyz videos for “Hello, Hello, Hello” and “My Way” are only marginally more ridiculous than actual boy band videos.
  • The Oh Boyz are such a difficulty and maintaining them costs so much money, that their manager decides life is better with them as the Seniors prisoner. This is a very dark and very funny joke. Also, the manager is voiced by David Cassidy, which is both great, and hilarious. (If you’ve never watched The Partridge Family I recommend it. Ridiculous fun.)
  • In the end Junior gets his dream, performing Oh Boyz songs for villains in prison. Shego, Drakken, Monkey Fist and Killigan are appalled, his father is very proud and DNAmy seems sorta into it.
  • I really, really love the Ray X stealing scene, it’s brilliantly done and so much fun to watch.
  • Ray X actually cures the common cold. The Irony is lost on no one, but Ron really hates it.
  • Kim’s honesty becomes a real problem when she spills the unfiltered truth to her father’s bosses at the lab. But when it’s revealed that she rescued the head of the lab, it winds up being a boon.
  • I’m serious about the boy/girl honesty divide, I think there’s something there.
  • Hey, Will Friedle is on Girl Meets World this week. I’m going to be at Atlantic City Boardwalk Con, but I’ll do my best to watch the DVR’d episode and report on Eric’s return.

Here’s The Sitch: Kim Possible Season 2 Episodes 22 & 24

So I’m back on track this week. Seriously, it’s been an amazing few days, and I know the next two weeks are going to be even more great.

But all of that stuff has next to nothing to do with Kim Possible, so I won’t get into all of that here.

Kim Ron Rufus

Season 2 Episode 22 “Blush”

Ah, Josh Mankey. The bizarre, fading out love interest that no one cares about.

I actually like Josh for Kim a lot and I’ve always felt like he deserved a bit more fanfare, but “Blush” is a fun episode that shows our girl finally getting to go on a date with the guy she’s been crushing on, well, forever.

There are of course complications, Drakken has decided he’s finished with Kim foiling him at every turn, so he decides to dose her with a rare pollen that will cause her to actually disappear each time she gets embarassed. He then deploys some embarrassment ninjas on her date to embarrass her to death.

Meanwhile, Ron and Wade go to find an antidote.

It’s a fun little bit of fluff, and as I’ve said, I have affection for Mankey, even if, in the end, there isn’t a whole lot to him.

Season 2 Episode 23 “Partners”

It’s time for the gang to do a science project and Kim and Monique are determined to be partners and not have to work with Ron, who never carries his weight. But in the end Barkin assigns the partners randomly and Monique gets stuck with Ron and they wind up in a giant game of chicken, not getting the project done.

Kim is paired with a super science nerd named Justine who won’t let her do any work. To over achieving Kim, this is a disaster.

Meanwhile, Drakken and DNAmy team up to build a monster to, take over the world I guess? They wind up synthesizing a dinosaur, Drakken falls for Amy, and both science project teams get it together to use their projects to help beat the dino.

In the end, Kim and Justine make up, and Ron and Monique build a volcano. Also, Amy spurns Drakken for Monkey Fist, who it turns out, she gave his monkey feet and hands. Who knew.

Boo Ya’s And Nacos

  • This might be the last time we see Mankey. A worthy send off for a character that never really matter.
  • Ron is jealous of Josh for the first time here, and it’s kind of cute. “Did you ever notice that Mankey is but one vowel away from Monkey?”
  • Justine is voiced by Mayim Bialik! That’s fun.
  • Ok, seriously, though? How fun is it that Amy is so in demand in the super villain community. Good for her.
  • Shego teases Drakken about Amy and that is also really super cute.

Here’s The Sitch: Kim Possible Season 2 Episodes 13-15

Hey guys! Here’s this week’s episodes. Because it’s special circumstances, I lumped 3 together…I mean I had to.

Kim Ron RufusSeason 2: Episodes 13, 14 & 15 “A Sitch In Time: Past, Present & Future”

A Sitch In Time is Kim Possible at the height of it’s powers, and is vastly superior to So The Drama, which is the show’s “official” Disney Channel Original Movie. At least as I remember it. I may reevaluate when I get to So The Drama.

Anyway, the first part begins on the first day of Kim and Ron’s junior year. They’re in every class together, and the cheerleading squad is in fine form. The routine the girls do is a lot of fun to watch, particularly from a character design perspective. No two of the girls look exactly alike, in body shape of face, and that’s pretty cool, considering they all still fit perfectly into the show’s animation style. Ron is back as the Mad Dog, and Bonnie is still non plussed about it.

Kim and Ron (mostly Ron) talks excitedly about the upcoming year, but once they arrive at his house, he learns that his mother has been transferred to Norway, and he’s moving. The two friends are heartbroken, but promise that Team Possible is going to continue to work.

Not long after Ron’s relocation, Monkey Fist, Drakken & Duff Killigan attack the Tri County Natural History Museum and steal something called the Tempus Simian, and without Ron’s help, Kim fails to stop them. Next, she tracks them to Australia and brings Monique along, to cover for Ron.

Monique, paired against Shego does not do well.

Anyway, there’s one more mission that Ron does make it to, and her enemies succeed however, in assembling the entire, well, Time Monkey, which allows them to travel through time.

Drakken’s plan is to go back to Kim’s first day of pre school and crush her spirit by mercilessly bullying her. It’s kind of a terrible plan but allows us to see tiny versions of the villains that are ridiculously amusing, as well as the birth of Kim and Ron’s friendship, as he defends her.

“You’re weird, but I like you,” 4 year old Kim says to 4 year old Ron. Meanwhile, Kim has come back in time to foil the plot.

Oh right, while Kim licks her wounds about losing the Time Monkey, a totally jacked and talking Naked Mole Rate, identifying himself as “Rufus 3000” comes to see her and gives her a “Chrono Manipulator” (which looks a lot like the thing Captain Jack Harkness wears, I’m just saying…) to stop the villains. Kim and Shego fight, but the villains get away, and try again, this time to crush Kim herself, the day of her first mission, saving the cuddle buddy collection of an eccentric billionaire.

Again, she’s only able to get by because of Ron’s help and it’s a really sweet moment when they give advice to their 12 year old selves. Rufus 3000 then brings the team to the future to defeat The Supreme One, who is Shego, obviously.

The future stuff is among my favorite. The naked mole rat army, is very excited to meet Rufus prime, the Tweebs & Wade are now super buff and hard working revolutionaries. Also, Bonnie works to reeducate people to loving Shego. Kim’s parents live on the moon, and also Shego is the supreme overlord. Shego reveals that she was the one who got Ron’s mom transferred, because the only way to beat Kim is to separate her from her bestie. Ron then smashes the Time Monkey resetting all of these events.

Boo-Yas And Nacos

  • Ron’s fury at Shego is two fold in the finale, the first is the transfer, forcing him to eat horrible Norweigan food. The second is because in her dystopic future, she destroyed Bueno Nacho.
  • Ron is excited to take Latin, and doesn’t realize that it means, Latin the language and not Latino culture. He is disappointed that he doesn’t get to write a paper on J.Lo.
  • When Kim asks the Future Tweebs about their parents, we learn that Mr. Dr. P is glad, “Kimmy’s just lost in the time stream, not out late with some boy.”
  • Kim is surprised that Shego took over the world because it seemed, “more like a guy thing.”
  • “At the reeducation center you will be stripped of all your individuality and spirit.” “Yup, high school.”
  • Pre School Ron has a lot of philosophical opinions, and considers Day Care a place of “jungle law”
  • 12 year old Kim & Ron are masterfully performed by Ramano and Friedle, the younging of their voices are almost as good as John DiMaggio’s Pre School aged Drakken. But comparing anyone’s voice work to DiMaggio’s is just a losing proposition. He’s the best there is.
  • Michael Clarke Duncan voices Future Wade, which is just another reason to really miss Michael Clarke Duncan, that man was amazing. And preschool Kim is Dakota Fanning! Neato!
  • The Rufus descendants ask “Rufus Prime” for the meaning of life, and his answer is “Cheese!” I feel ya there, buddy.

23 days until Ultron!