Kim Possible

Season 4 Episode 7

Grande Size Me

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Aired Daily 1:30 AM Mar 03, 2007 on Disney Channel
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To prove a point, Ron decides to eat only Bueno Nacho. Meanwhile, HenchCo is holding an auction for a molecular transducer that Kim must stop.

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  • One of the funnier episodes

    9.0
    Ron decides to prove Mr. Barkin wrong by eating only Bueno Nacho for now on after Mr. Barkin declares it unhealthy. (To Ron Bueno Nacho is However it turns out toward the end that Mr. Barkin and even Kim were right. Meanwhile Jack Hench is trying to sell/advertise a device that alters the molecular density of matter. Kim is now stuck with an overweight Ron who later becomes a Hulk like giant. Even the villains were concerned for Ron's weight gain and apparent declining health. The real golden parts are the scenes with multiple villains especially when they are all pursuing Kim and her brothers to get the device she stole from HenchCo.moreless
  • The Kim Possible version of a preachy public service announcement. A cute copout, or acute copout, however you prefer to read it.

    5.0
    When Ron has to take a freshman health class he becomes convinced there's a conspiracy to corrupt impressionable young minds because Mr. Barkin tells the students that Bueno Nacho is unhealthy. When Ron finds himself constantly bombarded by talk of healthy eating he takes it upon himself to counteract the conspiracy by making a documentary about how healthy he is as a result of eating nothing but Grande Sized Bueno Nacho meals (a la "Super Size Me"). Predictably, as Ron's weight steadily increases his general health steadily declines to the point where he falls asleep in class, has trouble catching his breath and becomes mentally slower.



    When Kim and Ron infiltrate Hencho to stop an auction of the latest super weapon, the Molecular Transducer, Ron's extra weight causes him to fall through an air duct into a vat of butterscotch flavored mutation agent named Project Titan. Ron’s "dumb skill" takes a hand as the gathered villains surround Ron to henpeck him about his weight and they are sufficiently distracted for Kim to grab the Molecular Transducer and make a getaway.



    Unfortunately for Ron the poor quality of food available at Bueno Nacho is exactly what Project Titan needs to start taking effect. He starts growing larger, not just in waist size but in height as well, and his attitude worsens to the point where he becomes completely out of character by being rude to Kim and mean to children. As Kim is delivering the Molecular Transducer to Global Justice, Ron eats his final Naco. The Naco tips the balance and gives Project Titan what it needs to complete Ron's mutation into a giant scabby stupid eating machine and he goes on a rampage to find more unhealthy food.



    (Copout alert!) Ron's new giant size adds to his "dumb skill" as his rampage inadvertently interferes with the villains who are all chasing Kim to try to steal the Molecular Transducer. The episode reaches it climax as Kim and the Tweebs chase Ron through a mini golf course shooting a variety of healthy foods into his mouth. The healthy food has the desired effect and Ron is inexplicably transformed back to his former self, even shedding the extra weight he had gained prior to falling into the Project Titan mutation goo. Ron learns his lesson and everything is back to normal.



    Bleckh.



    The only redeeming qualities of this episode (entertainment wise) were some clever dialogue, and a few cute visual gags. Clever dialogue and visual gags are to be expected from any episode of KP, and in this one they were few and far between - certainly not enough to save the episode. It's a sad indication of quality that the only line that made me laugh out loud was "Ron smash!"moreless
  • The Kim Possible version of a preachy public service announcement. A cute copout, or acute copout, however you prefer to read it.

    5.0
    When Ron has to take a freshman health class he becomes convinced there's a conspiracy to corrupt impressionable young minds because Mr. Barkin tells the students that Bueno Nacho is unhealthy. When Ron finds himself constantly bombarded by talk of healthy eating he takes it upon himself to counteract the conspiracy by making a documentary about how healthy he is as a result of eating nothing but Grande Sized Bueno Nacho meals (a la "Super Size Me"). Predictably, as Ron's weight steadily increases his general health steadily declines to the point where he falls asleep in class, has trouble catching his breath and becomes mentally slower.



    When Kim and Ron infiltrate Hencho to stop an auction of the latest super weapon, the Molecular Transducer, Ron's extra weight causes him to fall through an air duct into a vat of butterscotch flavored mutation agent named Project Titan. Ron's "dumb skill" takes a hand as the gathered villains surround Ron to henpeck him about his weight and they are sufficiently distracted for Kim to grab the Molecular Transducer and make a getaway.



    Unfortunately for Ron the poor quality of food available at Bueno Nacho is exactly what Project Titan needs to start taking effect. He starts growing larger, not just in waist size but in height as well, and his attitude worsens to the point where he becomes completely out of character by being rude to Kim and mean to children. As Kim is delivering the Molecular Transducer to Global Justice, Ron eats his final Naco. The Naco tips the balance and gives Project Titan what it needs to complete Ron's mutation into a giant scabby stupid eating machine and he goes on a rampage to find more unhealthy food.



    (Copout alert!) Ron's new giant size adds to his "dumb skill" as his rampage inadvertently interferes with the villains who are all chasing Kim to try to steal the Molecular Transducer. The episode reaches it climax as Kim and the Tweebs chase Ron through a mini golf course shooting a variety of healthy foods into his mouth. The healthy food has the desired effect and Ron is inexplicably transformed back to his former self, even shedding the extra weight he had gained prior to falling into the Project Titan mutation goo. Ron learns his lesson and everything is back to normal.



    Bleckh.



    The only redeeming qualities of this episode (entertainment wise) were some clever dialogue, and a few cute visual gags. Clever dialogue and visual gags are to be expected from any episode of KP, and in this one they were few and far between - certainly not enough to save the episode. It's a sad indication of quality that the only line that made me laugh out loud was "Ron smash!"moreless
  • Ron eats nothing but Bueno Nacho from now on.

    8.0
    When Ron finds out he has to take health class, Ron has to go to class. Ron's health class teacher tells Ron that fast-food joints (Cow and Chow, Bueno Nacho, etc.) are good sometimes food but no every single day. Ron decides he will eat nothing but Bueno Nacho from now on. Kim also went to Bueno Nacho, but had a Kablamos salad instead. Kim wanted Ron to take a bite, but Ron refused. Then after eating nothing but Bueno Nacho from now on, Ron gets overweight. When Ron gets in class, he rests through class. Then Kim and Ron have to go on a misson to stop the villans at Henchco. Ron falls into a tank full of butterscotch when he falls through the air vent. Then Kim Possible has to stop Ron from eating too much junk food. I gave it a 8.0 (Great).moreless
  • Nothing new, but it is still good.

    8.7
    This episode was something I am sure you have seen on tv before. A character gets overweight and their life turns for the worse. Even though this episode plot line has been done before it was able to work well with the KP universe. Now for the pros and cons. One thing I liked about this episode was in the beginning when there was a flash back about Ron paddle balling. I loved how Rufus sounded and I still laugh every time I watch that part. And as always the interactions with Barkin and Ron were funny. The only bad thing (besides the plot line being done before) was that Kim didn't seem to really help Ron stop the bad eating habbits until the end. I suppose that writters did that to show that Kim supported Ron through thick and thin. Overall this was a good episode. I gave it and 8.7 because you have seen the plot line before.moreless
Eddie Deezen

Eddie Deezen

Ned

Guest Star

Fred Willard

Fred Willard

Jack Hench

Guest Star

Brian George

Brian George

Duff Killigan

Recurring Role

Kirsten Storms

Kirsten Storms

Bonnie

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • In the end credits of this episode, Kim is unaware that she is in a TV show, but in The Ron Factor she interrupted the opening by pushing the screen up thus breaking the fourth wall.

    • When all the villains are after Kim in HenchCo, Duff Killigan hits a bag of exploding golf balls towards Kim, yet none of them explode.

    • Ron vows to only eat Bueno Nacho, but he is seen eating the school's cafeteria food, and a box of mini corndogs

    • When Kim's car shows up inside HenchCo, we see it come through a wall, and one second later, she is pulled up beside Ron telling to get in. She would have had to run over with the transducer, get in the car, and drive over to Ron all in one second.

    • Ron bumps his head in the doorway numerous times in this episode being so big. The first time is when he goes to health class and he is taller than the door. But just as he passes Barkin, who is very tall himself, Ron is actually a bit shorter than he is. If that's the case, Barkin should bump his head everytime he walks through a door, but he doesn't.

    • When Ron is mutated, he has on some of his red and black shirt. However, when he changes back to normal, he is wearing his mission clothes.

    • When Ron is about to be mutated, the table that he is sitting at in Bueno Nacho does not have a support under it, but it usually does

  • QUOTES (48)

    • (Ron is breaking the fourth wall and talking to us)
      Ron: Hey kids! Ron Stoppable here with my buddy Rufus...
      Rufus: Hi!
      Ron: You know, we had some fun today, but now I would like to get serious about an important subject.
      Monique: (to Kim) Who is he talking to?
      Kim: I don't know!
      Ron: Short-term genetic mutation. Sure, it's funny when it happens to somebody else, but it isn't always reversable. So take it from me...
      Barkin: (to Kim) Who's he talking to?
      Ron: Stay out of large vats of mysterious chemicals. Keep your DNA intact, and stay unmutatuted. You'll be glad you did! (Notices everyone behind him) What?
      Barkin: Stoppable! Office, now!

    • Kim: So, did we learn anything?
      Ron: By we, you mean...
      Kim: You. Did you learn anything?
      Ron: Well, some of the stuff on that wheel is kind of tasty!
      Kim: Ron!
      Ron: Eating a balanced diet will keep you from turning into a mutated maniac?
      Kim: Yeah, something like that!

    • Kim: Ron, are you alright?
      (Ron's pants fall off)
      Ron: Awww, Ron lose pants!

    • (Tim pulls out a crossbow)
      Kim: Where'd he get a crossbow?
      Jim: Eleventh hole, the knight in front of the castle.

    • Jim: It's every freshman's dream!
      Tim: Force feeding vegetables to a senior.
      Jim: A mutant senior!
      Kim: Just don't hurt him, okay!

    • Kim: Wade, we have a major Ron problem here!
      Wade: You mean the fact that he's been turned into a fifteen foot tall rampaging behemoth?

    • (Mutated Ron spots a donut sign for a donut shop)
      Mutated Ron: Oh, donut! Ron want! (He tries to take a bite out of the wood donut) Oww, donut hurt Ron! Ron smash!

    • Tim: We need a ride to the mall!
      Kim: Can't, I have to get this (the transducer) to Global Justice ASAP!
      Jim: That's what you always say!
      (Tim grabs Kim's Kimmunicator and calls Wade)
      Kim: Hey!
      Tim: Wade, where's Kim meeting up with Global Justice?
      Wade: Gas station, right near the mall.
      Kim: Oh, get in!

    • Mutated Ron: Ron hungry!
      (He picks up some nacos, and then a salad)
      Mutated Ron: Eww, Ron hate salad!
      Ned: Ron, snap out of it, this isn't like you!
      (Ron runs over to the nacho cheese machine and drinks it all)
      Ned: Okay, that's like you!

    • (Ron is pigging out on food and notices a little boy staring at him)
      Ron: What?
      Josh: You eat funny!
      Ron: I know that, you think I don't know that?
      Kim: Ron, we have to talk.
      Ron:Talk to this kid. What's your name?
      Josh: Josh
      Ron: Well then mind your own beeswax, Josh!
      Kim: Ron!
      Ron: He's getting all on my grill about how I eat!
      Josh: Hey, I'm just saying. It won't hurt to chew your food!
      Ron: (Under his breath) Thinks I don't know how to chew my food...
      Kim: I think I am with Josh on this one!

    • Jack Hench: That's the downside of dealing with criminals, they're always looking to steal your stuff! Oh, which reminds me, has anyone seen my stapler?

    • Ron: Afternoon ladies. Mini corn dog?
      Kim: Uh, Ron, aren't you supposed to heat those up or something?
      Ron: Oh KP, you can't go your life blindly following cooking directions! Besides, there crunchier frozen!
      Monique: Ron, no food in the store!
      (Ron thinks and swallows what is left in the box of mini corn dogs)
      Ron: Uh hum, problem solved! Oh hey, you know what would go great right now? Donut, oh donut! You want anything from the food court?
      (Kim and Monique shake their heads)

    • Bonnie: That's quite an appetite your bf has Kim. Maybe someone should explain to him when jocks bulk up, it means muscle.
      (Ron sees Bonnie's tray of mystery meat)
      Ron: You gonna eat that?
      (Kim tries to hide her head in shame)

    • (Ron is being a complete pig engulfing mystery meat)
      Ron: You gonna eat that?
      Monique: Eat it? I can't even identify it!
      Kim: You do know that is mystery meat, right?
      Ron: Oh, it all eats the same!
      (Ron grabs Kim's and Monique's trays and begins eating the mystery meat)
      Monique: Well, there goes my appetite!
      Kim: Well, at least cafeteria lunches offer balanced nutrition, if you don't mind gray food.

    • (Ron sits in a desk and breaks it from his extreme weight)
      Barkin: Stoppable! What has happened to you?
      Ron: Your worst nightmare!
      Barkin: The one with Abe Lincoln and the poolsharks?
      Ron: Uhh, no, no, the one where I provide conclusive proof that your Wheel of Good Eating is just a pitiful attempt to brainwash impressionable freshmen!
      Barkin: Now you mark my words, Stoppable. Before this course ends, you will be following this wheel like the latest plot line of Agony County!

    • Kim: So, we need to get this thing (the transducer) to Global Justice before Hench's goons come looking for it.
      Wade: I'll set it up. You want me to find Ron a personal trainer while I'm at it?
      Kim: Um, not yet. He'll come around, eventually. I hope!

    • Ron: (Gasping for breath) K... P! Okay... who wants ... a piece of me?
      Drakken: Oh, something is different about him.
      Killigan: Gah! What have you done to yourself laddie? You look gastly man!
      Monkey Fist: You really should take better care of yourself!

    • Jack Hench: Life time discount to who ever nabs Kim Possible.
      (All the villains rush her, but fail to grab her)
      Jack Hench: Come on guys, you can't take down one cheerleader? Okay, life time discount plus free coffee and bagels every, um, Monday!

    • (All the villians see Kim, and start running towards her)
      Kim: Well, the gang's all here!

    • Ron: When did air vents get so snug?
      Kim: Maybe when you started grande sizing every meal at Bueno Nacho.
      Ron: Man, this is not the time for your proper eating-ganda, KP.
      (The vent collapses and Ron falls into Project Titan)

    • (We hear applause for Jack Hench, but no one is clapping in the crowd)
      Jack Hench: Thank you! We're here tonight to introduce a new exciting advance in villian tech, the HenchCo molecular transducer!
      A model: Wow, Jack. And I hear it features a new, hip, clunky design.
      (The fake applause start again)
      Drakken: What? Who's applauding?

    • (Kim and Ron are crawling inside a vent)
      Kim: Ron, are you eating again?
      Ron: I found a burrito stuck in my...
      Kim: I don't want to know!

    • Kim: Come on, Ron. Mission!
      Ron: Coming, coming. Hold On. Oh, bonus taco! Can we hit the drive thru real quick?

    • Ron: Don't you ever get tired of eating like a rabbit?
      Kim: Asked the one eating like a pig?
      Ron: Look, I know we all like our playful teasing, but I think you crossed the line, Kim.
      Rufus: Yeah!
      Kim: Right, totally unfair to pigs.

    • Barkin: Are you short of breath, yes or no?
      Ron: (Short of breath) No!
      Barkin: How's your reaction time?
      (Silence)
      Barkin: Your sleeping more than usual, aren't you. Don't bother to answer, I have witnesses!
      Ron: There's nothing wrong with my reaction time!
      Barkin: And your clothes, getting a bit snug, huh?
      (Rufus pops out of his pocket for a gasp of air)
      Ron: Yeah, I think Rufus has let himself go!

    • (A chubbier Ron is brought in front of the health class)
      Barkin: Here's what an unbalanced diet looks like people.
      The class: Eww!
      Barkin: Don't advert your eyes, look at it!

    • Barkin: Moving on from diet to exercise... (The class and Barkin see Ron asleep) Stoppable! What's your problem?
      Ron: Huh? What?
      (Barkin sees a Diablo Sauce packet on the ground)
      Barkin: Aw haw! Pay attention, class. Every year there is one joker who mocks the curriculum by downing nothing but junk food.

    • Ron: I'll have a number twelve combination, please.
      Ned: The combinations only go up to number eight, there is no number twelve.
      Ron: Uh, there is if you put together a three, a two, and a seven!

    • (Kim tells Ron they are going to be late for school)
      Ron: Better make that to go!
      Ned: Grande size it?
      Ron: Ned, Ned, Ned. Do you even have to ask?

    • (Ron is looking at a Bueno Naco menu)
      Ron: Kim! Did you know that Bueno Nacho has breakfast? The juevadilla, I could practically live here!
      Kim: Ron, you do practically live here!

    • (Ron and Barkin are watching hamsters eat vegetables while on the clock at Smarty Mart)
      Barkin: Do you see what I see?
      Ron: Uh, fresh wood shavings in all the cages?
      Barkin: No, those hamsters are eating their vegetables. Crunchy, nutricious vegetables!
      Ron: Oh yeah, they are. They got...wait a second, your trying to teach me on Smarty Mart time!
      Barkin: No I wasn't, I was on break!
      Ron: I'm callin' the manager!

    • Kim: (talking into Ron's camera) Eat more vegetables and fruit and feel terrif'.
      Ron: Cut, okay cut! Kim, this is my video, not the man's!

    • Kim: (Sees Rufus with a camera) Is that a camera?
      Ron: Cracking a major conspiracy. Gotta keep a record!

    • Ron: Check it out KP, the Ron Stoppable diet. Got your daily allowences of nacos, chimachuros, and casachangas.

    • Barkin: Yes, Stoppable?
      Ron: You know what has grain, cheese, vegetables, meat, and beans? Nature's perfect food, the naco!
      Barkin: Nature wouldn't have put in more fat than a stick of butter.

    • Barkin: Okay freshmen, and Stoppable, this is the Wheel of Good Eating...

    • (Jack Hench is trying to find a way to make money)
      Jack: The computer virus?
      HenchCo Executive: Was wiped out, by a computer virus.

    • Jack Hench: We need something for the third quarter rollout. Hmm, how 'bout Project Titan?
      HenchCo Executive: It's a work in progress.
      Jack Hench: How's progress?
      HenchCo Executive: Not working!

    • (Drakken is chasing Kim in her car trying to get the molecular transducer)
      Drakken: Attention Kim Possible, you have something that doesn't belong to you. Okay, technically, it doesn't belong to me either, but I'm the villain, so I don't particularly care! Ha ha ha, now hand it over!
      Kim: Evasive action! Hang on!
      Jim: Why? You've got a molecular transducer, don't you?
      Kim: Well, yeah, but...
      (Tim aims the tranducer at Drakken)
      Drakken: Oh, snap! (Tim fires, turning Drakken's hovercraft into feathers) Whoa! Ugh!(He crashes)
      Kim: How did you know?
      Tim: It is just like ours, but not as good.
      Jim: Ours makes smoothies!

    • Ned: Hey Ron, wanna try one of our new muy bueno ensaladas?
      Ron: Not a chance Ned! I want a classic naco combo, and this time, grande size me!
      Ned: Are you sure? That's a lot of extra beans and cheese!
      Ron: Never been more sure, Ned. Never been more sure!

    • Ron: Bueno Nacho has salads? But where's the seasoned ground beef, the hand pumped cheese?
      Kim: Hello, its a salad. Lettuce, Tomato, Dressing!
      Ron: Hello, its a salad. Lettuce, Tomato, Disappointment!

    • (About Bueno Nacho)
      Ron: I eat here all the time and look at me...(He groans and grabs his stomach as it cramps up) Picture of health!

    • Barkin: Now I know a lot of you teenagers like to hang out at fast food joints like Cow and Chow or Bueno Nacho...
      Ron: Oh no he didn't!
      Barkin:...and places like that are fine "sometimes" food, but not every...single...day.
      Ron: (Extremely loudly) LIES!

    • Barkin: All right people, listen up. Mrs. Korvotney, while enjoying some healthy and delicious fruit, neglected to notice where she had dropped the banana peel, so I will be covering this class.
      Ron: (moaning) It just gets better.

    • (About Ron's health class)
      Kim: Why didn't you take it freshmen year?
      Ron: I...I had other priorities
      (A flashback shows Ron and Rufus in freshmen year hitting their heads with a pabble ball)

    • Ron: Health class, sick and wrong!
      Rufus: Ha, sick and wrong!
      Kim: Wouldn't it be healthy and wrong?

    • (Ron falls to the ground next to her)
      Kim: Ron, hey, what is it?
      Ron: Just...found...out, have to take...health class!

    • Ron: I'll eat nothing but Bueno Nacho from now on!

  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode was first offered as a video on the Disney Channel website on February 24th, 2007, a full week before it premiered.

  • ALLUSIONS (6)

    • Sonic Commercials:

      When Ron is filming his documentary, after each recording, the sound of a clapperboard is heard. It is the same sound effect used in the Sonic Drive-In commercials.

    • Captain Planet:

      When Ron is "breaking the fourth wall" (talking directly to the audience), this is a parody of the "moral messages" at the end of eco-driven cartoon series Captain Planet. Although that show was primarily about saving the environment, there were a few episodes that focused on healthy eating.

    • The Wheel of Good Eating:

      The Wheel of Good Eating is a refrence to the real life Food Pyramid.

    • King Kong:

      In a bit of a role reversal from King Kong, Monkey Fist tries to escape by climbing a structure similar to the Empire State Building in the mini-golf course while a giant mutated Ron chases him up.

    • The Incredible Hulk:

      When Ron is mutated, he resembles The Incredible Hulk. He speaks in incomplete sentences, says, "Ron Smash!" and basically throws a gigantic temper tantrum. The only difference is that the way he mutates is different, and Ron is yellow instead of green.

    • Super Size Me:

      The episode's title is a play on the title of the 2004 documentary Super Size Me, in which director Morgan Spurlock finds out what would happen if a person ate nothing but McDonald's fast food for a month, using himself as a test subject.

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