Kim Possible

Season 2 Episode 28

The Truth Hurts

Aired Daily 1:30 AM Apr 23, 2004 on Disney Channel

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  • Kim and Ron both get hit by a truth ray while trying to save a scientist...

    And it has different effects on them with Kim being forced to tell the truth even if it is ugly and embarrassing and it makes Kim look silly and without discipline (because she has no inhibitions) while Ron is able to be sincere about the truth and it makes him more popular. For Kim this truth ray shot came at a terrible time because not only did she botch an interview but her dad's superiors are coming over for a visit and she blurts out clear facts that are best left unsaid and not only seemingly ruining the visit but putting her dad's job position in jeopardy. Fortunately the scientist Kim and Ron rescued earlier is the over the other superiors and saves the day by declaring Kim a hero and confirmed the truth ray story as true and saves Mr. Dr. Possible's career in the process. Eventually the truth ray's effects wear off.

    An overall funny and enjoyable episode (half episode actually) that spills the truth on why it is best to withhold the truth or even lie at times. This isn't one of Kim's best moments but one of the highlights of Ron's.

  • Silly, yes, but quite fun....

    Kim loses her ability to lie after being hit with Drakken's truth ray...and is faced with the consequence of blurting out what's on her mind, totally uninhibited. We would have to wait a while for her to admit her true feelings for Ron, of course, but we do learn Kim is a closet nose-picker. Oddly Ron, under the ray's effects, seems to enjoy an almost Howard Sternesque celebrity status around school for speaking his mind without fear. (This being Disney, of course, he couldn't tell Mr. Barkin to shove his boring book up his butt sideways.) Drakken and Shego drop out of the script--literally--a bit too soon; I'd rather have liked to see them suffer the effects of their dunking in frigid water (perhaps a bad cold, as a throwback in this short's companion "Sick Day"?) The highlight of the piece is Kim's desperate struggle to stifle her Judas mouth with a pillow and her loud assertion that aliens could see her father's coworker's cheap rug from space.