Ben 10: Ultimate Alien

Season 2 Episode 9

It's Not Easy Being Gwen

Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Apr 08, 2011 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Gwen has always been a multi-tasker, trying to juggle school, hobbies, friends and her work as a hero, waking up early and going to sleep late. But Gwen's already packed day is about to get worse when Dr. Animo attacks with an army of giant frogs and Gwen is forced to make a hard choice.moreless

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  • A Day in the Life of an Overachieving, Mana-wielding, Quater-Alien, Hero/High School Student

    This episode shows us exactly what the title promises. Namely --- why "It's Not Easy Being Gwen". It was fun seeing how Gwen balanced (or attempted to balance) life as a hardworking overachiever and her duties as a defender of Earth. Personally, I always enjoy the chance to explore characters more thoroughly.

    But let's face it, a battle against giant mutant frogs set to Chopin is what really made this episode superb.

    One last thing ---

    Grandpa Max ate Gizmo?! Noooo! (*o*)moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Dr. Animo: While the Plumbers held me, I had time to plan my revenge. So I've scaled up my transmodulator ray and overclocked it. The entire Earth will be-
      Cannonbolt: My cousin's on a schedule. Can we just skip this part and move directly to the terrific beating I'm about to give you?

    • Gwen: Is this about you and Ben?
      Emily: It's not that I hate your cousin...
      Ben: Come on, it was one date! How bad could it have been?
      Emily: You left me at the top of a radio tower!
      Ben: For your own safety!
      Emily: Two hundred feet above the ground!
      Ben: You couldn't have fallen. I webbed you to it!
      Emily: (to Gwen) You're right. I do hate your cousin.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Kevin attempts to put an electrolysis unit in his car, hoping to enable it to work underwater. In the Ben 10: Alien Force episode "In Charm's Way", he mentioned that he was working on making the car submersible.


    • Episode Title: "It's Not Easy Being Gwen"

      This is an allusion to Kermit the Frog saying "It's not easy being green."

    • Gwen's mom mentions that Grandpa Max had cooked a strange dish at the last Tennyson family reunion called Mogwai. Mogwais are creatures from the 1984 movie Gremlins and its 1990 sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch. Mogwais are depicted as furry creatures who when fed after midnight, transform into the reptilian title creatures and cause havoc.