Ben 10: Alien Force

Season 3 Episode 18

Above and Beyond

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Mar 12, 2010 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Ben: Next stop, Plumbers' Academy!

    • (After the Plumbers Helpers sent him into space as Humungosaur)
      Ben: (Trying to warm himself up) I can't believe you guys ejected me into space! That's just wrong!

    • Helen: Ben did this to you?
      Manny: Lucky punch. Followed by a lucky hammer lock, lucky kick, another lucky punch...
      Helen: I see.
      Manny: Then it all starts to get a little fuzzy. But there were several more pieces of luck involved.

    • Rath: (pummeling Manny) Polaris piledriver! Anterian arm bar! Offucus face-plant! Sirius butt-kicking!
      Manny: So, is that "Sirius" like the star, or "serious" like important?
      Rath: Like the star!
      Manny: Just checking. (passes out)

    • Manny: I always wanted a piece of you, anyway.
      Rath: Let me tell you something, Manny Armstrong! You want a piece of Rath? You got a piece! But you just bit off an eye that's bigger than your stomach can chew!
      Manny: That made no sense.
      Rath: I know!

    • Manny: I know you're in here. Come out and show yourself! The others might be afraid, but I'm not scared of you!
      Ben: That's because the others are smarter than you.

    • Manny: You know why I like you? Because you're not totally useless.
      Helen: You're gonna spoil me with all the sweet talk.

    • Manny: I'm sick and tired of waiting around. Let's go out and find some action!
      Pierce: No way, Manny. The Wrench told us to wait here.
      Manny: So what?
      Pierce: So when he's not here, I'm in charge. You wanna go on a field trip? First, you have to get by me.
      Manny: Sounds like almost ten seconds of pure entertainment!

  • Notes

    • Dwayne McDuffie confirmed on his blog that the production team purposely left Cooper out of this episode. This is because with his ability to utilize machines, Cooper would have caught onto the ruse instantly.

    • This is the first time Ben plays evil.

    • Alien Form(s) Used:

      1) Humongousaur (2x)
      2) Echo Echo
      3) Goop
      4) Rath
      5) Big Chill.

    • Pierce is capable of extending his quills even when they are not attached to his body.

    • Manny suggests Ben's turning evil is due to him having to "lay eggs again". Apparently, the Plumbers' Helpers are aware of the events of "Save The Last Dance".

    • Manny's last name is revealed to be "Armstrong".

    • It is revealed that, as Rath, Ben has extensive knowledge of intergalactic wrestling manoeuvres.

    • Gwen and Kevin do not appear in this episode (their absence is attributed by Pierce to them being on a mission on the other side of the galaxy).

    • First time that Gwen and Kevin do not appear in this episode.

  • Allusions

    • Episode Title
      The title of the episode, "Above and Beyond", may be a reference to Buzz Lightyear's famous quote "To Infinity and Beyond". However, it is more likely a reference to military medals being awarded for actions "above and beyond the call of duty".

    • Manny's full name, Manny Armstrong, is a reference to Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon.