Kim Possible - The Twin Factor
||December 27, 2002
|Guest Stars: John DiMaggio (as Dr. Drakken) Nicole Sullivan (as Shego) Enrico Colantoni (as Dr. Cyrus Bortel?) Dan Castellaneta (as Mr. Geminini)
| Kim is forced to take her younger twin brothers on her mission
when her parents leave for the day and she has to babysit. On the
mission, Drakken tests out his mind control device on Shego. But
when he uses it on Kim, can the "tweebs" save the day?
|Villains: Dr. Drakken & Shego
Animation Production by: Toon City Animation, Inc.
Wade aced high school and collage in eight months.
First time the tweebs help Kim on a mission.
|Kim: I'm about to become an only child! |
Kim: Give me my batteries you Tweebs!
Jim: I'm not a dweeb!
Kim: TWEEB! Twin dweeb, dweeb squared!
Tim: A secret lab!
Jim: Check it out!
Ron: (aside) Those two in a top secret lab?! This could be a bigger threat to the free world than Drakken!
Kim: Not 'could be', definitely.
Ron: Drakken has total mind control power?!
Rufus: Oh man!
Kim: Yet another 'take over the world' thing.
Ron: THAT, or he's gonna force people to listen to those stories about his twisted childhood.
Drakken: Then, in fourth grade...
Dr. Drakken: Well done, Shego.
Shego: Dr. Drakken! Stop!
Dr. Drakken: I give the orders, YOU do not tell ME to stop!
Shego: I do when I haven't shut down the ALARM SYSTEM YET!
Kim: O.K. Ron, I'll infiltrate Drakken's lair and get the chip, you keep an eye on the Tweebs.
Ron: Oh, sure, give ME the dangerous assignment.
Dad: Candy is dandy, but fruit helps you poop!
Ron: At least they don't speak their own weirdo language.
Jim: Hicca bicca boo?
Ron: Are you sure the battery's in right?! The plus goes with the plus thing and the little slash goes with the other... not-plus!
Kim: Nothing says bedtime like a little mind control.
Drakken: KIM POSSIBLE! How did she get so close? Why didn't you tell me?!
Shego (under mind control): I was looking for a Dodo bird.
Kim (under mind control): Doctor Drakken has ordered the capture of Ron Stoppable.
Ron: He remembered my name!
Kim: OK, does anyone have to take care of any "business"?
Ron: Business? Like what, banking?
(Cornered by mind-controlled Shego and Kim)
Rufus: Oh, no! Oh, no! Pain. Ooh... please, no.
Drakken: I demand obedience!
Shego: From me? Please.
Ron: You captured Kim Possible!
Tweebs: No big.
Drakken: Hand me a fork.
Shego (under mind control): Yes, Dr. Drakken!
Drakken: (laughs) Get me a Dodo bird.
Shego: Yes, Dr. Drakken!
Drakken: (laughs long and hard) Psyche! Dodo birds are extinct. (seemingly to camera) Oh, I'm being silly.
Geminini: Pressure gauges reading zero! We've got a major malfunction!
Jim/Tim: Sorry Kim!
Kim: Two major malfunctions.
Shego: DODGEBALL AND DODOS?!
Shego: DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT LISTENING TO YOU IS LIKE?!!! IT IS SO BORING! (chases Drakken)
Jim: Initiate big sister capture sequence!
Tim: And we can't even get in trouble!
Ron(examining broken Kimmunicator): We may never be able to talk to Wade again.
Dr. Drakken: You're not clones. You're just garden-variety twins.
Ron: Hold my naked mole rat, boys. I'm going in!
Geminini: I had a twin brother. We were quite a handful, let me tell you. But I turned out okay.
Kim: What about your brother?
Geminini: (Chuckles) He'll get out in five years with good behavior.
Ron: Why are the entrances never just, you know, like, a door?
Jim: I'm bored.
Ron: Bored is good. Bored is safe.
Ron: This finishing-each-other's-sentences thing is really freaking me out!
Dr. Possible: No babysitter alive could handle you...not that we could find anyone willing to try after a certain point.
Shego: You are very smart, and look good in this light!
Drakken: Fine Shego, don't wear it out.
Kim: Dr. Drakken! You are very smart, and look good in this light!
Draken: Now, see, she sells it.
Dr. Possible: You'll just have to take the boys.
Kim: Mom! Can you please tell Dad
that's a BAD idea?
Jim: Where does this hose go?
Ron: To the back of the plane.
Tim: What does it do?
Ron: Airplane stuff.
Ron: (offscreen) Hey, don't touch that!
(The plane abruptly pitches forward)
Ron: Kim, they touched!
Jim: (referring to the airplane hose) Is it pneumatic or hydraulic?
Ron: It's I don't know-ic!
(Jim and Tim run off the screen fighting)
Jim or Tim(?), in the background: Don't hit me with that, that hurts!
|When the mind-controlled Kim and Shego finally stop Ron, for a moment the camera shows Shego in just her regular uniform, without her apron and oven mitts.
When Kim faces the Tweebs and Ron outside of Drakken's lair, Ron raises his hand behind the two tweebs, and he has no gloves. Again.
Just before the mind-controlled Shego and Kim collide, Shego's lower lip is filled in for a frame.
Shego's pink oven mitts are colored to match her uniform as Drakken orders her to "destroy that little bald thing". The same thing happens later, as Shego races after Ron, although, this time, they've sprouted fingers -- a common occurance over the episode's third act.
When Ron is being chased by Shego and Kim, Shego goes through the door and she doesn't have her apron on. A moment later it's back on again.
It's nothing new, but the black that tops Shego's collar is frequently missing. Fortunately, though she wears a similar outfit in this episode, Kim never has any to lose.
Animation Goof: In the opener, the hair between Shego's elbow and torso disappears.
When Kim first appears in the forest in Shego's outfit (before commercial), her, umm, "posterior" is green. After the commercial, it's black, like Shego's.
If you watch closely during Shego's rant to Drakken in the end, her pink oven mitts come off inexplicably.
^-- I considered this, myself, but decided there was plenty of time from the point Shego removes her apron, to the time she enters Drakken's frame for her to have thrown off the mitts, as well.
When Drakken is telling Shego about the device he created to control rubber products, Shego has her pink apron and gloves on, but for the rest of the scene she is without them.
Nitpick:If Wade can see Kim through the Kimmunicator, the why would he tease her about the photo?
^--Kim didn't have the Kimmunicator when she was brushing her teeth, and Wade got the photo just like Bonnie did.
Why do Kim and Shego start chasing after Ron and Rufus when Drakken directly ordered them to attack the twins?
When Jim and Tim deactivate the mind control chips on Kim and Shego, they appear to
disintegrate, but later, when Kim turns off the chips on the twins, they just pop off their foreheads. First off, why didn't they disintegrate, and second, where did Kim get control chips to put on the "tweebs" if the ones she and Sheego were wearing were destroyed? There were only two chips, the one Shego stole and the one Drakken built and put on Kim.
When Kim faces the Tweebs and Ron outside of Drakken's lair, Ron raises his hand behind the two tweebs, and he has no gloves. Again.
The mind-controlled Kim's outfit, while similar to Shego's, lacks a leg pouch -- until it spontaneously sprouts one in the middle of an attack. From that point on, it's fairly consistantly shown.
As Ron begins his attempt to stall the mind-controlled Shego and Kim, the band around Kim's upper calf vanishes, leaving her lower leg momentarily detached.
This is a more a question than a nitpick, but are we presuming that there is something in the design of the chips that prevents people other than the person (in this case, Drakken) who first commanded someone under the influence of the chip from doing so?
When Rufus comes over to Kim and Ron and is burned from when the Silicon Phase Disrupter blew up, he has cowlicks. But he's a NAKED mole rat, meaning he has no fur for cowlicks to be in!
For one shot, as Dr. Cyrus Bortel says that "ferociously unethical" is a little harsh, Kim has Ron's colour pants and Ron, Kim's.
When we first see Kim's picture, she is looking at the camera. When Wade laughs at her about the picture and turns the screen around, Kim's eyes are looking to our right.
When Rufus says "mmm-hmm, good plan, mmm-hmm, yeah" his mouth doesn't move (on the tree, remember?). --KimPossibleRocks
^-- Rufus's lips rarely move to match what he's saying; much of his "dialogue" seems to be improvisation, dubbed in post-animation (à la Popeye).
Re: Rufus with the cowlicks. Just wanted to state that being a mammal (and judging by IRL naked mole rats), Rufus has a very fine coat of fur, so he's not TOTALLY naked. Though, there's no way there'd be enough for the messiness of his fur in the screenshot, so the goof still stands.
Nitpick: How would Ron know about Drakken's twisted childhood stories unless he heard them from Drakken and to the best of our knowledge in this season Ron has had no close personal contact with Drakken. (at least long enough for Drakken to tell him a story)
When the plane is spiraling downward, Rufus's oxygen mask is semitransparent. But once Kim reattaches the hose, his mask is opaque.
Response to Ron's knowing about Drakken's twisted childhood: It's a common thing in TV for the mad scientist to have been teased as a child, eventually driving him to villainy.
Drakken says that the Tweebs aren't clones, just garden variety twins. However, technically, identical twins are an example of natural cloning.
When Shego says, "Yes, Dr. Drakken. It is lovely," one of her, um...'features' is angular. In the next shot, it is curved, like it usaully is. Or it could just be from the angle she's standing.
RE: How does Ron know about Drakken's twisted childhood?: Remember, in "Attack of the Killer Bebes", Drakken tried to take revenge on the "friends" that teased him. Given we don't know for sure if Ron got the whole story, but I think Ron would have tried to get the story out of Kim's dad. Also, in "Tick-Tick-Tick" Ron and Kim overhear Drakken plotting revenge on the kids that used to tease him in gym class.
When you first see the part where they have returned to Kim's House and the parents come in, the first time you see the tweebs, they have no mind chip on there heads. Then the chips randomly appear just as Ms.Dr.P is asking about them. Also, maybe the chips just fell on the floor.
Shego's upper lip is missing for a few frames in this episode's opening scene.
on the back of the Kimmunicator are missing after Rufus fixes it.
This is the second time Kim has been affected by mind control, along with "Coach Possible".
Analysis of Analysis
"Coach Possible" didn't deal with mind control, that was hypnosis. She was hypnotized and then told what to do, mind control is completely different.
What I meant was...
This was the second time that some villain messed with her brain. There, sorry :)
Wade lives in Middleton
Jim and Tim said they emailed the picture of Kim to everyone in Middleton. Wade had the picture sent to him, hence Wade lives in Middleton. How come Kim and Ron never visit him or anything if he's close by?
Analysis of Wade lives in Middleton
1. They might not know where he lives. 2. They don't have time. (i.e. Kim with cheerleading, missions, babysitting, tutoring, and many other activities mentioned in "Mind Games").
Another Analysis of Wade lives in Middleton
You may also be taking the Tweebs' statement too literally. And even if everyone in Middleton *was* affected, that same statement doesn't exclude the possibility of those *outside* Middleton receiving the screensaver, as well. Particularly if the Tweebs utilized something similar to an address book in the execution of their prank. They may even have specifically included Wade, or Wade, being the always-alert computer genious that he is, might simply have noticed the activity, and intercepted a copy for himself.
The tweezers that Kim uses to pick up the fern leaf are indentical to the ones the clones use in "Kimmitation Nation" to get Ron, Kim and Rufus's hair samples.
Kim and Rom switched brains so that the hypnosis and the mind control is the 3rd time her brain has been messed with.
Isn't it strange that the people subjected to mind control became automatically perky? I mean, shouldn't they have just been more like automatons? Or Did Drakken request of them that they should be perky?
Well who wants a mind-controlled slave with no zest? I mean, really....
Caring & happiness
This is the first time we see the tweebs actually care about Kim by acutually saving her life and the first time Kim was actually happy that her brothers made something that was out of something that was her's even if she told them not to do it :)
Dressed like Shego
Why did Dr. Drakken have Kim dress like Shego when she was under mind-control? It would help with stealth, to a point; but full black would have been much better. Since Kim didn't receive any superpowers from the suit, we can assume that Shego's powers are in her DNA not her gloves. And still, why would Drakken want people to dress like Shego?
When Ron was forced to fight Kim, he was very careful not to hurt her.
DYN?#3 The Ron Factor
Ron was able to handle himself very well while having to face both Shego and Kim. He had his hands tied behind his back and then he jumps up to flip his bound hands under his feet so they're in front of him. He was clever to have Shego break the ropes to free his hands and outrun the both of them. Of course you could say it was just dumb luck or dumb skills.
Ron(of Jim and Tim): This "finishing each other's sentences" ting is freaking me out!
Ironically, in "Bonding" Kim and Ron do the same thing for each other.
|Computer Chip: The chips control minds
This reminds me of an old episode of the Sonic cartoon, in which Dr. Robotnik had Tails wear a chip on his brain and it controlled his mind. See the similarity?
Ron: Wrong door!
In Star Wars: A New Hope Special Edition, when Han Solo runs down a corridor of the Death Star, he finds himself at the doorway of a hanger that is full of stormtroopers. He promptly turns around and starts heading in the other direction. The main difference between his experience and Ron's is the stormtroopers succeed in chasing Han, while Ron blocks the henchmen's attempts to pursue him by shutting the door before they can get out.
Mr. Dr. Possible: Candy is dandy, but fruit helps you poop.
This is a parody of a line in a poem by Ogden Nash, titled "Reflection on Ice Breaking." The actual line is "Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker."
Kim: "Dr. Drakken will see you now."
This is a take-off of a once very commonly used phrase, "The doctor will see you now." Many years ago, whenever the nurse of a hospital or medical clinic came into the waiting room he/she would announce the patient's name followed by this phrase. Nowadays, however, it's usually just the patient's name that is announced.