Look Hard: The sign that the RV knocks over states the speed limit of 65.
Look Closely: Before Ben activates the Omnitrix to turn into Ripjaws, there is a small green cloud floating above the face of it.
Pay Attention/Look Closely: In the Plumber's HQ, XLR8's Omnitrix insignia is rather large.
Look Closely: When Wildmutt transformed back into Ben, look closely at the Omnitrix. The dots on it are green and not red, indicating that it needs to recharge, and at the next scene, the dots on the dial are red.
After Grandpa Max defeats the alien in the Plumbers' HQ, both he and Ben ask, "Where's Gwen?" at the same time. But Max could not have known Ben brought Gwen with him. And plus, Ben knew he left her outside, because she didn't come in with him.
Why did Phil start asking Ripjaws who he was? He is an alien, it's illogical that he starts a conversation with an alien instead of shooting him.
Why didn't the man and the fireman freak out when they saw Ripjaws?
Once Ben and Gwen discover that Max and Phil are missing, Ben becomes XLR8, heads directly to Mt. Rushmore, and manages to get inside the base to surprise Phil. This is odd, considering that every other time a person entered the facility, they did it using a button in their vehicle.
Gwen knows what the Null Void Projector does, despite not being around for it to be explained. This is displayed as she assumes possessing it puts Phil out of business.
Ripjaws: (to Phil after trapping the alien) Not bad for a fish stick, huh?
Ben: (after seeing the flying alien) Something tells me that's not the state bird of South Dakota!
Phil: Kids, order anything off the room service.
Ben: Oh, yeah, that's what im talking about!
Gwen: There's something that Grandpa's not telling us. Let's go.
Ben: And miss out on the free service? Nope.
Gwen: Okay, but I guess there's a plumber mystery to solve. But we better not get in the way.
(Ben looks up; scene changes; Ben is dragging Gwen out the front door)
(after the alien spits water at Ripjaws)
Ripjaws: Ahhh... that's nothing but a breath of fresh air to me!!!
(Ben turns into XLR8)
XLR8: Hold on. Pedal to the metal!
(after Phil is trapped in the Null Void Projector)
Gwen: See ya.
Grey Matter: And I definitely wouldn't want to be ya.
Grey Matter: Triggering the correct sequences of synapses should allow me some rudimentary motor control. Uh, sure wish I knew what I was talking about.
Ben: We need some muscle to stop this thing. Four arms of muscle. (activates Omnitrix; transforms into Grey Matter)
Grey Matter: Grey Matter? I said muscle, not miniscule!
XLR8: (to Phil) You're no Plumber. You're nothing but a big drip.
(Phil & Ripjaws bump into each other)
Phil & Ripjaws: (in unison) Aah! Who are you? Who am I? Who are you?
Ripjaws: Okay, who's the punk giving us creatures a bad name?
(small, red alien creature appears and growls; Ripjaws laughs; small alien throws rock at Ripjaws)
Ripjaws: You picked the wrong day to be an alien, pal!
Ripjaws: (using a fire hose to spray water on himself) Sorry, just needed to moisturize.
Ben: Time to XLR8! (activates Omnitrix; transforms into Ripjaws)
Ripjaws: (looks at himself in the RV's side view mirror) Ah, Ripjaws. What a rip-off!
Grandpa Max: My hero days were over a long time ago.
Ben: Well, mine are just getting started!
(police sirens are heard)
Ben: All right! Could be a chance for The Plumbers to go back to work.
Gwen: Ugh, you should start by unclogging that hairball from your brain, Mr. Plumber.
Ben: Ah, you're just jealous 'cause you're not part of the family business. (sticks tongue out)
Ben: Whoa, you were a hero?
Grandpa Max: I was just a guy doing a job.
Gwen: Excuse me, but exactly what was that job?
Grandpa Max: We called ourselves The Plumbers. Officially, we didn't exist. We were the guys who fixed the problems no one else could. Extraterrestrial, extrasensory, extraordinary.
Ben: So all this time I've been going hero, I've really been following in your footsteps. I'm a Plumber in training!
Gwen: (referring to Ripjaws) Anybody happen to see a giant talking fish come by here?
Grandpa Max: (searches for a weapon to stop the alien) Where is it, where is it?
(XLR8 continues fighting)
XLR8: Grandpa, could you pick up the pace?
(Omnitrix powers down; XLR8 gets hit by a piece of large rubble; reverts back to Ben)
Ben: 'Cause I sure can't.
This is the last time Ben only has ten selectable aliens.
XLR8 - Ripjaws
Four Arms - Grey Matter
It is revealed that Grandpa Max destroyed Vilgax's ship in the past.
This episode takes place at Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota.
Cartoon Network (UK) airdate: Saturday, June 3rd, 2006.
This is the second time Ben meets an alien of the same type as the one on the Omnitrix. He meets Wildmutt's species, Vulpamancers.
The RV has a rocket on top of the roof.
Ben refers the Omnitrix by its name for the first time.
It is interesting to note that Ben turned into Ripjaws when he wanted to become XLR8. The same thing happened in "The Krakken," except vice-versa.
Main Villain Bio: Phil - Grandpa Max's old partner when he was a Plumber. After Vilgax was orginally defeated, and The Plumbers went out of business, Phil stole the Null Void projector to release more aliens to have someone pay him to get rid of them. In the end, he himself was trapped in the Null Void projector.
Main Transformation(s): Wildmutt.
Grandpa Max reveals that at the time when he used to be with The Plumbers, the Omnitrix was known only by rumors and suspicions, until the day it ended up on Ben's wrist.
This episode takes place the same day/night as the previous episode, "Secrets."
Phil mentions that Grandpa Max used to drive an RV during his evil fighting days.
Outside of a flashback, Vilgax is not seen, leading us to believe that he has been destroyed. Though Grandpa Max thought he was destroyed in their last encounter, possibly to make us believe he is still alive.
Grandpa Max's secret base at Mt. Rushmore is seen again.
Compared to the Vulpamancers, Wildmutt's body structure is the same, yet their facial features seem to differ. The wild Vulpamancer seems to have its teeth to protrude out of its mouth more.
It seems that Phil also knows about the Omnitrix's existence.
Grandpa Max worked alongside with Phil to stop Vilgax's plans.
Grandpa Max's appearance in the older days had orange-brownish hair and a well-built body.
Overall throughout the series, Ripjaws debuts with longer lines and catch phrases, to make up for his absence previously.
Grandpa Max's organization is referred to as "The Plumbers," a group who track down extraterrestrial life and capture them. This explains why his grandkids thought he was a plumber.
Wildmutt's alien race is referred to as the Vulpamancers.
Alien Form(s) Used:
4) Grey Matter.
Main Villain(s): Phil.
This episode premiered on a special day and time: Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th, 2006 at 7:00 PM EST/PST. Right before a special live-action presentation of the 2002 movie, Spider-Man.
Null Void Projector: Appearance
The Null Void Projector looks much like the Swingshot from the Ratchet and Clank video game series.
The Plumbers also seem to be much like the Ghostbusters: learned individuals handling non-human crises others aren't equipped to deal with. The similarities continue when Phil explains he gets payed for his services. Also, the Ghostbusters was a very small group of four. The Plumbers seem to have been limited to just Phil and Grandpa Max.
Furthering the similarities the Plumbers had to the Men in Black, Grandpa Max's normal-looking RV has added features to enhance its perfomance, like the LTD experienced Agent K always drove.
Plumbers: Men in Black
Grandpa Max explains that the Plumbers fought off aliens, and did so using advanced technology. This is very much like the Men in Black.
Null Void Projector: Phantom Zone Projector
The Null Void Projector has many similarities to the Phantom Zone Projector seen in the various DC animated shows with Superman. Both are designed to store things too dangerous to hold in regular prisons and both use an alternate dimension to accomplish it.
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