Ben 10

Season 3 Episode 9

The Unnaturals

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Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Mar 17, 2007 on Cartoon Network
9.0
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While attending the Little League World Series to see his home team play, Ben discovers that the opponents are actually robots posing as kids. They also have plans to replace the President with one, as well. Ben has enough trouble arguing with the school bullies. Can he handle the power and numbers of the robots, too?moreless

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  • ben is an good people in this episode.

    9.6
    Ben goes to see his favorite Little League team, and discovers their opponents, the Squires, are robots. He cheats for his own team, but it works against them when the robots try to kidnap people on the team who appeared to be experts due to Ben's help. While attempting a rescue, Ben discovers that the robots plans are to replace the President of the United States, who had also been watching the game. The Tennysons foil the Squires' plan and personally save the president. After they have left, Enoch appears, revealing the plan to be his own. He vows that the Tennysons will pay with their lives.moreless
  • The Forever knights return or is JT and Cash in the Cannons team??!!

    9.8
    I'm not gonna support JT and Cash since they're what I call 'Loser wimpoes'!Now the Forever Knights are the 3rd most dangerous villain after Vilgax and Dr.Animo.The Squires are just lame robots.One of my favorite part in this episode was when XLR8 hung JT and Cash on top of the Little League Museum heading...on top of a building!!!!Gwen is just teaching Ben about playing fair but Ben wouldn't listen at all.Ben Franklin was mentioned like Bne Tennyson!!!!He he!When Max says the motto thing "You win some..You lose some" he's right.Totally right.Fun that the bullies were robots.Oh well,that's how Ben's world is gonna be.moreless
  • This episode was just weird.

    10
    This was one of the most disjointed episodes so far. But still, that's what made it a fun and enjoyable ride. I found the Royal Knights' plot ludicrous and ridiculous. I would've loved to have been at that meeting when they thought of that plot:



    Royal Knight: Sir, we just found out that the President is gonna be in Pennsylvania this weekend.

    Enoch: Excellent, because I have an idea. We shall build an army of baseball playing robots so when the President comes and watches the Little League game, we will replace him with a robot replica of him. Bwahahaha!!!

    Royal Knight 2: But sir, what makes you think that the President Of The Freakin' United States is gonna go to a children's baseball game where the only people who care about the outcome are the children's parents?

    Enoch: Just trust me on this. We build the robots and they will elimanate the first team...

    Royal Knight 3: Wait, we're gonna use the robots to beat a bunch of children at baseball first and then kidnap the president. Why? Why not just skip that part and just kidnap the president?

    Enoch: So that I can hear the cries of children. Anyways, once those children are eliminated, we shall kidnap the president.

    Royal Knight 4: So, let me get this straight: we're gonna use robots to first, make a children's team lose and make it possible for someone to get wind of our plan when our robots play like robots and not like children, and then use the robots to replace the President in a public place where there are gonna be many, many witnesses instead of just kidnapping him in a private place, like say, his hotel room or Air Force One.

    Enoch: Exactly. And to make sure our robots are authentic, we will give them names. And to make sure the names don't sound made up, we shall use the names of old timey baseball players.

    Anyways, to enjoy this episode, just shut your brain off for about thirty minutes and just see this as just mindless fun. I loved the action sequences and how Ben disposed of those robots easily. Its nice to get these mindless episodes every once in a while.moreless
  • Ben must fight robots disguised as baseball players before they take control of the White House.

    8.5
    This episode wasn't as good as I thought it would be. I don't care for those two bullies, but I thought it was interesting to see them again. I also liked how Ben used XLR8 again to get payback like he did in the first episode. I also liked the fighting scene between Diamond Head and the robots and the scene where Ben was screaming about wanting a pitcher and not a hairy something (lol). Too bad he wasn't able to finish that sentence. I didn't care for the beginning portion of the episode. What does the carnival and the Liberty Bell have to do with the rest of the episode?moreless
Jim Ward

Jim Ward

Diamond Head/XLR8/Wildvine

Meagan Smith

Meagan Smith

Gwen Tennyson

Paul Eiding

Paul Eiding

Max Tennyson

Richard McGonagle

Richard McGonagle

Four Arms

Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Ben Tennyson/Upgrade

Richard Horvitz

Richard Horvitz

Grey Matter

Jim Ward

Jim Ward

Announcer

Guest Star

Richard McGonagle

Richard McGonagle

President

Guest Star

Richard Horvitz

Richard Horvitz

Teen

Guest Star

Richard Doyle

Richard Doyle

Enoch/Umpire

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Outside Knowledge: Had the game not been interrupted by the robots, JT would not have played, as he was in the Rustbucket. Little League rules require every member of the team to play in every game.

    • Pay Attention/Listen Carefully: As Ben (posing as Cash) gets his first hit, Gwen screams rather loudly, "Go Ben!" despite Ben posing as Cash.

    • Outside Knowledge: At one point, the Squires coach says, "Nine innings and our plan shall be complete." However, Little League plays six innings.

    • Pay Attention: The President didn't notice that the face of Cash (the bully) was completely different than the face of his real savior (Ben), despite them having a totally different facial appearance.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Four Arms: Welcome to the seventh inning stretch.

    • Enoch: Our entire operation is ruined! (steps on a robot part) By the crest of the Forever Knights, the Tennysons shall pay for this with their very lives!

    • Gwen: Nice music pocket. Where'd you get it?
      Ben: Let's just say a little friend helped me.
      Gwen: You used Grey Matter?! That's cheating!

    • JT: (about Ben) Yeah, this pee-wee's in his own world.

    • Cash: Look who's hanging around, JT... "Wedgie Tennyson."

    • Cash: Oh, I know some things about courage.
      (XLR8 speeds up to JT and Cash and hangs them up on the Little League Museum board in a flash)
      Cash: Not again.
      XLR8: That doesn't mean I'm not a sore loser.

    • Ben: How did you two j... guys make the team anyway?
      Cash: Talent. 100% pure talent!
      JT: And four other guys got chicken pox.

    • Grey Matter: (lands in a tub of jelly beans) Talk about a sweet landing!

    • (when Four Arms smashes through the wall and lands on the fake President)
      Four Arms: Please tell me that that was the fake President.

    • Grandpa Max: Hey, Ben, check it out. Your hometown baseball team, The Cannons, are in the finals of the Little League World Series.
      Ben: No way! I was supposed to be on that team.
      Gwen: Yeah, if only you could hit or throw or run...
      Ben: Think we could go, Grandpa?
      Gwen: ...Or catch or slide. Stop me if I'm leaving anything out.

    • Grandpa Max: They're getting away with the Liberty Bell!
      Ben: Not if XLR8 has anything to say about it. (transforms into Grey Matter)
      Gwen: Evidently, he doesn't.
      Grey Matter: Oh, man!

    • Ben: If I just went hero, I'd win every one of those stupid games.
      Gwen: Sure, use the most powerful device in the universe to cheat at Whack-a-Mole. Real nice.

  • NOTES (20)

    • When Gwen is looking up the Squires for the first time in the episode, the title at the top of the screen, which should say "Little League Baseball," is misspelled. Instead, it says, "Little Legague Baseball."

    • This is the only time in the series that we have seen Ben in a baseball uniform.

    • The president depicted in this episode is fictional. It is not George W. Bush.

    • With the help of Grey Matter, Ben won a pocket music player.

    • This is the sixth time that Ben has become the same alien twice in the same episode, and the second time he has become XLR8 twice in the same episode, the first being "Under Wraps."

    • Enoch and The Forever Knights were really the ones behind the robot attack. They appear at the end of this episode.

    • Cartoon Network (UK) airdate: April 4th, 2007.

    • This is the second time XLR8 hangs the two bullies, Cash and J.T., up by their briefs, the first time being "And Then There Were 10."

    • Enoch is now the third villain (after Vilgax and Dr. Animo) to have appeared in all three seasons.

    • Main Villain Bio: The Squires - Posing as a Little League Baseball team and its coach, the Squires were revealed to in fact be dangerous, super-powered robots. They were manufactured by Enoch as part of a plot to capture the President and replace him with a robotic double under their control. They knew that he would attend the finals for the Little League Baseball Season and would have the team win at any cost to ensure they'd be there to get him. The Squire robots are incredibly strong, able to bend metal bats with their bare hands and throw baseballs with enough force to punch a hole clear through solid steel, and the coach robot has laser cannons built into its shoulders. In addition, the Squires are able to change their shape and appearance to match that of anyone whose appearance they've been allowed to scan.

    • Main Villain(s): Enoch/Forever Knights & The Squires.

    • During the first game, XLR8 was moving so fast he was invisible and that everything else appeared to be frozen, which means he would be moving around light speed. So, apparently, XLR8 can enter the mythical "speed zone," an entirely different temporal dimension where the rest of the world stops and reality takes on different rules.

    • As with every episode to feature Enoch thus far, Grey Matter appears as the first transformation of the episode.

    • Enoch of the Forever Knights returns in this episode. It appears he has survived the cave-in that occurred in the episode, "Ultimate Weapon."

    • A squire is a knight in training, which makes sense since the team was made by the Forever Knights.

    • Because Ben took Cash's place in the game, Cash got to speak for the President, when it was Ben who actually saved his life.

    • The bullies from "And Then There Were 10" return and we learn that the one with glasses is named JT and the one with the cash register shirt is named Cash.

    • The opening credits and episode name were shown before the theme song.

    • Main Transformation(s): Diamond Head.

    • Alien Form(s) Used:
      1) Grey Matter.
      2) XLR8 (2 times).
      3) Diamond Head.
      4) Four Arms.

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Ben: (in robotic tone) Destroy all humans.
      When the Squires headquarters explodes and Ben comes out, he says in a robotic tone "Destroy all humans," like in the video game of the same name. Richard Steven Horvitz, who voices Grey Matter, also voices Orthopox 13 from the game.

    • XLR8: Baseball Prank
      XLR8's repositioning of a baseball to hit a player he didn't like is similar to Adam Sandler did in the movie Click.

    • President: Appearance
      The president in this episode looks like Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the United States.

    • Episode Title: The Unnaturals
      The episode title is a play on the 1952 baseball novel (and later, 1984 film) The Natural.

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