Yin Yang Yo!

A Bad Case of the Buglies / Control Issues

Season 2, Ep 5, Aired 2/11/08
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  • Episode Description
  • A Bad Case of the Buglies: Yin has finally thought of a good insult for Carl: he's bugly because he's a bug and he's ugly! But Carl isn't going to take this insult laying down, he shell's out $29.99 for a repulsifier potion from Saranoia and tricks Yin and Yang into drinking it! Now Yin and Yang both look bugly because they're bunnies and they're ugly! While Yang doesn't care about how he looks fighting evil, Yin does and she's taking it really hard. Can some help from Lena help Yin see what is really important in fighting evil? Control Issues: Master Yo wants Yang to learn self-control, but since Yang won't learn it from him, Master Yo takes Yang to learn from Ultimoose who claims to have turned over a new leaf. Yet while Yang is being forced to fight a giant monster until he learns self-control, Yin has to figure out why her friends are acting so weird and stealing stuff. It turns out Ultimoose isn't trying to teach self-control, he's trying to use mind-control on Yang and his friends with the use of a hat! Can Yin and Yang exercise self-control and not hurt their friends in order to defeat Ultimoose?moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Stephanie Morgenstern


  • Scott McCord


  • Martin Roach

    Master Yo

  • Dwayne Hill

    Coop, Dave

  • Damon Papadopoulos

    Roger Jr.

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Yin and Yang get Really bugly, and Yang learns self-control (not!) :lol:

    By 4EverGreen, Feb 12, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Yang: Come on, sis. Who cares about how we look? Yin: I do, don't you?! Yang: Ah, I'm a boy. I won't care about how I look until I'm sixteen!

    • (Carl's Bugly Yinny Song Carl: Bugly Yinny! She's so ugly, she'll make you scream like a creepy monster in a scary dream! She's Bugly Yinny!

    • Yang: Yin, these kids are our friends! We can't just whale on them! (Hits Roger Jr.) Except for that kid, I'm kind of on-again off-again on him. We have to exerc...we have to exer...we have to ex...(Yin pats him on the back, Yang coughs)...We have to exercise self-control! Man, that's hard to get out!

    • Yang referring to Roger Jr.: Man, that Skelewog kid hits like a girl! (Sees Smoke) Did I just say that uncool stereotype out loud?!

    • Ultimoose: Get ready for some serene violence! Yin: That's an oxymoron. Yang and Ultimoose: What'd you just call me?

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    Trivia (6)

    • Although Yin and Yang destroy the Giant Ice Demon Monster seen in A Bad Case of the Buglies, he still manages to appear whole again in Yin Yang Carl.

    • New Move Debuts, Master Yo: Depulsification is a magic technique which can remove the effects of a repulsification potion, but Master Yo only uses it once Yin learns that how she looks when she's fighting evil is not important.

    • It's learned in this episode that Lena doesn't like tea parties.

    • A running gag in this episode is that Dave keeps getting hit for having no self-control.

    • Although Coop appears at the beginning of Control Issues as one of the characters learning self-control, he soon disappears from the rest of the episode. Response: Ultimoose showed that he only had five hats so he probably just used Coop's hat to use on Yang.

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    Allusions (4)

    • When Yin and Yang drink the Repulsifier Potion offered by Carl, their change into ugly creatures is shown in an alternate Ren and Stimpy drawing style.

    • Yang: Ugly face powers activate! This is a parody of the phrase said by the D.C. comic book superhero sidekicks Zan and Jana the Wonder Twins, in various Superfriends cartoons. The original phrase was: "Wonder Twin Powers Activate!"

    • The Powerpuff Girls: The plot for Control Issues is similar to the episode segment of Tough Love in which a villain tries to use mind control in order to force the hero's to fight against their friends. Although in Yin and Yang's case, they only had to destroy the mind-controlling hats in order to free their friends.

    • The Grim Adventure's of Billy and Mandy: At various points during the episode segment A Bad Case of the Buglies, the look of the animation changes to show how bugly Yin and Yang look. This is a reference to a technique used many times on the formerly long-running popular show on Cartoon Network.

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