Kim Possible

Season 3 Episode 2

Emotion Sickness

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Aired Daily 1:30 AM Oct 15, 2004 on Disney Channel
9.7
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Emotion Sickness
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While trying to stop Dr. Drakken, Kim gets into a fight with Shego in which they accidentally get a microchip attached to each of them that can control their emotions. However, when Ron accidentally picks up the control device instead of Kim’s communicator, he thinks it’s a game and he inadvertently controls Kim and Shego’s moods, in which he puts on romance mode before he and Kim go to school. Ron must now deal with Kim’s sudden advances towards him while trying to determine what he should do about the situation, all the while Drakken is dealing with a suddenly love-stricken Shego.moreless

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  • My all-time favorite episode so far.

    9.7
    I absolutely loved this episode, for many reasons, the top reason being that the dialogue during the pivotal kiss scene had me guffawing throughout the entire scene. I had checked the scene script out on this site beforehand, so when I finally got to see it, at 12:30 am on June 29, I was lip-synching the entire scene...well, almost. Plus, who can forget the little black dress? *wolf whistle* Holy jeez, watch out there, Ron. That moodulator will make people do some crazy things. Plus, when Drakken & Ron are inside the float, their little exchange was priceless, I say. All in all, thus far, this is my favorite episode in the entire series.moreless
  • Kim and Shego get controlled by machine that affects their mood.

    10
    This episodes was really important out of all the episodes in Kim Possible. Cause it shows that Kim, and Shego are being controlled by something that affects their mood, giving the foil character a chance to help them out anyway they can....But i don't know for Drakken's cast because he seemed really clueless. As for Ron, he wanted to help her, and also giving us some feelings about Kim. making this episode very specialmoreless
  • Kim and Shego have emotion-controlling chips on their necks. Now Drakken must deal with Shego's wild mood swings while Ron's best friend starts to crush on him. Will Ron accept Kim's affections, or will he wish to remain "Just Friends" forever?moreless

    8.8
    This episode was quite an odd one. For a long time, I thought Kim and Ron should get together, but after I saw this episode, those ideas vanished. Then I saw "So The Drama", and I was like "Can't Ron make up his mind?" This episode did show alot of things to look forward to in season four. Kim's mother seems to have noticed something between the two for a long time. I think Kim's father will be okay with this as well, but that doesn't mean he won't threaten to send Ron to the other side of the solar system if he doesn't have Kim home on time.moreless
  • Kim and Shego's emotions are controlled when a microchip accidentally attaches itself to their necks.

    10
    This is one of my favorite episodes of Kim Possible. My favorite scene is the ending scene where Kim and Shego are chasing Ron and Drakken at the fair. It was funny to see Drakken and Ron fight over the hiding spot in the float. I also liked the part where the scientist is telling Ron what the microchip does and Ron tells him that he thought it was a game and it was no wonder he couldn't win. Duh! I also liked the part where Shego was crying because she 'broke a nail' and the part where Drakken asked her if he forgot her birthday. To make things simpler, I loved the whole episode.moreless
  • OOC to the Extreme

    7.5
    First of all let me say that I have nothing but the greatest respect for the Kim/Ron (K/R) and Drakken/Shego (D/S) ships. They are both highly believable when done right, but unfortunately none of that is evident in this episode.



    It's almost as if the writers were screwing with us, saying that the only way these people would end up in a dating relationship is if they were incredibly Out-of-Character (OOC). That's not the right way to do it, and it shows. I understand that the writers wanted to keep us guessing until "So the Drama" (StD) aired, but did they have to make us cringe when we should have cheered? Seriously, have we EVER seen Kim cry outside of this episode and "A Very Possible Christmas?" It's just not like her. Hell, it doesn't even SOUND like her. I thought they had changed voice actors the first time I saw this. And the "crushing sheep" that Kim turns into as a result of the Moodulator is completely ridiculous and a total cop-out on the part of the writers. The up-frontness is in-character, but the flirtaciousness and batting of eyelashes is not. It's awk-weird. It's as though the writers were trying to say that Kim would have to be under the influence of some external device (or something else) to even be halfway interested in pursuing Ron. I'm not saying that they don't acknowledge that the feelings are there, but the way they go about it is so irreverent it's not even funny.



    And don't even get me started on Shego. First of all, the ponytail doesn't work on either Kim or Shego, and second of all, while I support the D/S ship, I have the same complaint about it in this episode as I do about the K/R ship. In my opinion, a relationship is something to be taken seriously, so it really ticks me off whenever I see something like this. Anger was the only emotion that felt in-character for Shego (granted, it's the one she displays the most often), and all the others were just lame attempts on the part of the writers to be funny. And while I admit that I was laughing hysterically at "I like kissy-face!" that was just to mask the pain. It's just not the way it should be done.



    Now, some of you might be saying, "But they're supposed to be OOC because it's funny," which may be true, but they could have had a very touching episode and still been funny. However, they opted for all of the latter and none of the former, and as a result, this episode is just painful to watch.



    Characters should be, well, in-character if they are going to get into a relationship. That's just the way I prefer it. I have to wonder if the writers will explore the D/S ship in Season 4. Hopefully they'll redeem themselves like they did with Kim and Ron in StD.moreless
Enrico Colantoni

Enrico Colantoni

Dr. Cyrus Bortel

Guest Star

Raven-Symone

Raven-Symone

Monique

Recurring Role

Kirsten Storms

Kirsten Storms

Bonnie

Recurring Role

Patrick Warburton

Patrick Warburton

Mr. Barkin

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • When the mind control device breaks off Kim, she puts it in her hand. Seconds later, the device isn't in her hand any more, nor was it on the ground.

    • The stripe at the bottom of Ron's shirt changes from black to red numerous times throughout the episode.

    • When Kim sits down in the class, there is a child sitting down, however in a few shots later, the child is gone.

    • Twice, the moodulator control shows a purple gloomy face instead of the blue crying face: When Dr.Bortel is testing the moodulators at the begining, and when Jim and Tim are fighting.

    • When Ron is talking to Kim, the moodulator controller is seen in his left pocket when it beeps. But when he takes it out he pulls it out of his right pocket.

    • When Shego and Drakken are sharing a root beer float, the direction of the straw changes between shots. First it is aimed at Drakken, then it is facing Shego, then the straw is pointing towards Drakken again.

    • Coloration error: The second time we see Kim switch to anger her eyes flash green instead of red; and, when she switches to confused after that, her eyes flash pink instead of green.

  • QUOTES (45)

    • Shego: (to Drakken in a happy mood) I am so glad you're not hurt. (Sad) Because if anything happened, I don't know what I'd do. (Angry) But you'd like to know, wouldn't you?

    • Shego (angry like): I like Kissy Face!
      Drakken: Ok evil date it is.
      Shego (overjoyed): Yay!

    • Wade: Were you two smacking lips?

    • Kim (Sobbing): When will the carelessness end?

    • MHS Sign: Middleton Days - This Weekend

    • Drakken (hiding from an angry Shego): Find your own hiding place.
      Ron (hiding from an angry Kim): Oh, right, like you called dibs.
      Drakken: Well, I am now; Dibs, ha!
      Ron: Well, I'm calling double dibs.
      Drakken: Grrrr, you win this round with your superior dib calling…

    • Ron (bumps into Shego): Shego! KP, help!
      Kim (angry): Grrrrr!
      Ron: KP? Help! Sidekick in trouble! (Shego slashes his belt, causing his pants to fall off) Oh, man. Not now.

    • Barkin (seeing Ron in a pickle suit): Stoppable, explanation, now!
      Ron: I'm Kosher Dilley. The Pickle Works beloved mascot (of Rufus) and this is Gherkin.
      Rufus (in pickle suit): Hi.

    • Kim (angrily to Ron): Ron, you got some 'splaining to do!

    • Mrs. Possible: We're just tickled pink about you and Kimmy.
      Ron: We are?
      Mr. Possible: But not to pink. Time for a fam to Ron talk.
      Ron: It is?
      Mrs. Possible: We want Kim to be happy.
      Ron: We do.
      Mr. Possible: If not, it's a one-way ticket on a deep space probe.
      Ron (nervously): H-how deep?
      Mr. Possible: Black hole deep, Ronald.
      Ron: Great...

    • Kim: Hello, baby! (Ron's jaw drops at seeing Kim in an attractive black dress): Oh, I felt like dressing-up. You don't mind, do you?
      (Mr. Possible sets Ron's jaw back into place)
      Ron: Um, no. Not at all.

    • Ron: Okay, we've been friends a long time. We're a great team but-
      Kim: HA HA! Team! Ah, you said, "team."
      Ron: Uh, yeah. Earth it KP: "team" is not funny. Being serious here..Dating could.. complicate things...
      Kim: (turns angry)Things should never be complicated.
      Ron: Well thats what I'm saying!

    • (Shego and Kim are chasing Drakken and Ron respectively)
      Kim: Men!
      Shego: Oh yeah!

    • Drakken: I believe the phrase is "BOOYAH".

    • Shego: Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
      Drakken: Uh. "This ice cream is going to go straight to my hips and I'll never fit into a size six."
      Shego: No, Silly.
      Drakken: Right, who am I kidding? I've *never* fit into a six.

    • Kim: Ronnie, I have a favor to ask you…
      Ron (nervous):Sorry, KP, I was just Leaving.(runs off)
      Kim (to Monique):He's shy, but so cute~ (runs after Ron)
      Monique (smiling): I'd say green n' freaked.

    • Ron: If you see Kim, you didn't see me.
      Monique: And what if Kim sees me seeing you?
      Ron: What? (Monique points behind him at Kim) Ahh! Kim!

    • Ron: Coast clear.
      Monique: Clear for what?
      Ron: Kim. She's crushing on me.
      Monique: Kim's crushing? On you?
      Ron: Yes. And it's freaking me out!
      Monique: You sure you're not majorly misinterpreting.
      Ron: Trust me on this. Kim's got it bad for Ron.
      Monique: And that's not good?

    • Ron (After Kim sees Josh with Tara): It's brave the way you mask your Mankey-pain.
      Kim: Seriously, I'm over Josh. Thought you'd be the bummed one.
      Ron: Why?
      Kim: Tara.
      Ron: What about her?
      Kim: She used to like you. You mean you didn't notice?
      Ron: No! Why didn't you tell me!?

    • Ron (seeing Josh with Tara): Uh-oh.
      Kim: What's the big?
      Ron: Nothing. Kim, there's something in my eye! OW!
      Kim: It's your finger.
      Ron: Oh, he he. How'd that get there?
      Bonnie: (she gasps) Josh Mankey has a fresh crush, and her name isn't "Kim Possible".
      Ron (ducking in cover): Ahh! Bonnie!

    • Drakken: Mommy!

    • Shego: Brrrr. Cold weather; perfect for cuddling. Latte!
      Drakken (confused): I like latte, but as to the cuddling; Pasadena.
      Shego: Why?
      Drakken: Because-uh-because you're freaking me out, that's why!

    • Shego: Gosh, I feel like I should say something sarcastic, but I just can't 'cause you're so cute.

    • Shego: Fire in the hole!

    • Wade (after catching Kim kissing Ron): Uh. B-bad time to call.
      Kim (giggles): Guess what the sitch is, Wade.
      Wade: I'm-uh-just wanted you to know I've got a lock on the kimmunicator, and-were you guys smacking lips just now?
      Kim (looking into Ron's eyes): Great, Wade.
      Ron (looking into Kim's eyes): Whatever you say, man.

    • Kim: You see, tonight's the big Middleton Day festival and I don't have a date.
      Ron: Date? You wanna go to the festival as my date?
      Kim: Oh, I thought you'd never ask!
      Ron: Wait, but I... (Kim kisses Ron on the lips, silencing him)
      Wade: Hey, guys. I (spits his drink out of his mouth) ...whoa! (falls out of his chair)

    • Shego: I was thinking it's time for some evil.
      Drakken: Evil, you say? You mean "take over the world" type evil or "Drakken goes ouch" evil?

    • Dr. Bortel (of moodulator controller): The circuits have been fried!
      Ron: That means Kim's back to normal, right. Tell me Kim's back to normal!
      Dr. Bortel: I'm afraid your friend is now locked in an irreversible frenzy of rage.
      Ron: Dude, what I just say?

    • Ron: Just go with me on this, Monique. Kim has it bad for Ron.
      Monique: And that's not good?
      Ron: I don't know. It's not that I haven't thought about this. I mean, who hasn't?

    • Drakken: Shego! I'm sorry! I'll make you dinner.

    • Shego (crying): But... I broke a nail!
      Drakken: I break mine all the time; you don't see me crying. Not on the outside.

    • Wade (after Kim and Ron kiss): This isn't normal!

    • Ron: So that whole crush thing was all the Moodulator?
      Kim: Not everything, there's still fireworks.
      Ron: You think so?
      (Kim points to fireworks above them)

    • Drakken: Do you mind? I'm trying to get away!
      Ron: Kim! He's trying to get away...and he's kicking me!
      Kim: And you're surprised?

    • Kim Ron Heartbreaker!
      Ron No, Stoppable! It's pronounced, "Stoppable!"

    • Ron: Thanks man, you've been a big help.
      Barkin: Stoppable, how did you get in my house?

    • Ron: Okay, so Kim and I have been best buds forever. Maybe dating is the next step. I mean, hey, what's not to like about Kim? She's smart, cute and dating could be good.

    • Drakken: (in a fetal position) Did I forget your birthday? Is that what this is about? Because right now, I'm scared. (sucking his thumb)

    • Drakken (trying to comfort Shego): All I said was, "let's get this party started." Look, I'm going to supercharge that laser, so we can do evil. We-uh-like evil. Don't we?
      Shego (crying): You're leaving in my time of need.
      Drakken: No. No, no. I'll be right back.
      Shego: I'm not going to forgive you for this, ever!

    • (Kim wins a prize at the festival)
      Kim: (sweet and giggly) Uh, this is where you say "Boo-yah".
      Ron: Yeah, okay, boo-yah. Look, we need to talk.

    • Kim: (to Ron) I'll see you after class (giggles and blows him a kiss)
      Bonnie: (looking at Kim, then Ron) Some things are to weird to even think about.

    • Ron: Kim, it's me: Ron. Remember the good times. (Kim throws Ron) Oooh, Okay, maybe they weren't all good…

    • Kim: (sobbing) I can't believe we lost the kimmunicator.
      Ron: Hey, it's not the end of the world. (worried) Is it?

    • Kim: (furious) Nobody dumps Kim Possible!
      Ron: Braking up is so not easy!

    • Kim: (sad) You're braking up with me?
      Ron: Yes. No! Well, yah; but, ya know, don't get upset.
      Kim: Oh, I knew it. I knew it! I knew it! (runs off crying)
      Ron: Wait. Come back. Your dad's going to put me in a black hole!

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (7)

    • Title: Emotion Sickness:

      The title of the episode, Emotion Sickness, is a play on the phrase "Motion Sickness".

    • Veggietales:

      Ron's pickle costume in this episode looks similar to the way Larry the Cucumber looks in Veggietales.

    • The Incredible Hulk:

      Kim and Shego have just gotten stuck on extreme anger. Then a split-screen is shown, with half of Shego's face and the other half of Kim's face put together. This recalls a technique used in The Incredible Hulk TV show whenever David Banner would change into the Hulk.

    • Romeo and Juliet:

      The music being played when Kim kisses Ron in front of the locker is from "Romeo and Juliet" ballet score composed by Sergei Prokofiev. It is commonly used in pop culture to express romance, in every thing from Hershey's ads to the Sims computer games.

    • Shego: You Talkin' to Me?

      The most famous line of Robert DeNiro in Martin Scosese's Taxi Driver

    • I Love Lucy:

      Kim: You've got some 'splainin to do!

      This is what Ricky says to Lucy on the show I Love Lucy everytime she does something crazy that annoys him. Kim even said this line with a spanish accent just like Ricky did.

    • Drakken: Find your own hiding spot!

      This is a reference to Steven Spielberg's Oscar-Winning Film, Schindler's List, in which a Jewish boy looking to hide from the Nazis, jumped in an outhouse, but soon heard a response that "he should find his own hiding place."

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