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[[caption-width-right:275:Pick it up, turn around, here comes the Mighty B! B! B! B!]]

What happens when you combine the creative talents of Amy Poehler (of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' fame), Erik Wiese (''{{WesternAnimation/SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' storyboarder), and Cynthia True (''{{WesternAnimation/The Fairly OddParents}}'' writer)? '''''The Mighty B!''''', a {{Nickelodeon}} animated series that manages to be completely insane and down-to-earth at the exact same time. It also serves as the 26th cartoon in the Franchise/{{Nicktoons}} series.

Bessie Higgenbottom (voiced by co-creator Creator/AmyPoehler) is a Honeybee scout determined to collect every single Honeybee scout badge ever, believing that once she does this nigh-impossible task, she'll become a super hero (the titular "Mighty B"). Living with younger brother Ben, pet dog Happy, and mother Hilary in SanFrancisco, Bessie ends up going on a multitude of strange adventures. From covering the entire city in wool to getting trapped in [[TheAlcatraz Alcatraz]], Bessie does everything either to get a badge or have some fun.

The show debuted in April, 2008. After a rough air schedule, ''The Mighty B!'' was pretty much forgotten halfway through 2010. It took a station change to Nicktoons Network and another year before the final episodes ever got released, eventually ending its run in June 2011.

Please ''do not confuse'' with ''Series/TheMightyBoosh''.
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!!''The Mighty B!'' provides examples of:

* AcidTripDimension: "O Say Can Bess See" and "Irritable Bowling Syndrome".
* ActorAllusion: Bessie's entire character is this, given that her voice actress played a girl scout with a fondness for honey bees in the first episode of UprightCitizensBrigade. The two character even have the exact same voice and similar names (Bessie and Cassie).
* {{Adorkable}}: Bessie.
* AlphaBitch: Portia.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: [[MarySue Sissy Sullivan]] is this for Bessie in "Boston Beean".
* AnnoyingLaugh: In the episode "Grumpy Old Bees".
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Benjamin Higgenbottom.
* ApatheticTeacher: Mary Gibbons.
* ArtEvolution: There's a HUGE leap in quality between the first and second season.
* AscendedExtra
** Millie. The makers of the show loved her voice so much they decided to make her more than just a background character.
** The Doctor returns fairly often in the second season.
* BelatedBackstory: In the second season we learn Happy is a secret agent and that Bessie bumped her head as a baby.
* BankRobbery: Bessie successfully robs a bank in "Higgenbottom'$ 7".
* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: Portia, Gwen, and Penny.
* BigBadEnsemble: Mary Gibbons and Anton St. Germain.
* BiggerOnTheInside: The Hive.
* BlindWithoutEm: Bessie in the episode "Blindsided".
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Portia (blonde), Gwen and Penny (brunettes), and Mary Frances (redhead).
* BodyHorror: Dear. Lord. "Hen and Bappy". Watch and try to be horrified.
* BootCampEpisode: "Gorillas in the Midst".
* ButtMonkey: Bessie.
* CatchPhrase: Bessie: "Awwwwwsome!"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Bessie, of course.
* CharacterDevelopment: Oh, by the way, did you know that Happy is a highly trained secret agent?
* ContinuityNod: The series tends to be fairly comfortable with smaller continuity. Examples include returns of Judge Gibbons, The Doctor, Running With The Rainbow Unicorn, K.G. Bianca, and the switch from the suburban rec-center to the newer, urban one.
* CoolBigSis: Bessie, even though she's more eccentric than cool.
* CutawayGag: Doesn't usually happen, but in "Higgenbottom'$ 7" there's two examples of this trope: When Penny becomes president of Venezuela, and when they stop the story to send a fly back in time, who through the Chaos Theory, affects the current situation.
* TheDarkChick: Gwen.
* DayInTheLimelight: "Mr. Turtleton's Wild Ride" for Millie and her pet turtle.
* DerailedForDetails: Bessie trying to tell a joke. "A leprechaun walks into a bar. Wait, you're not supposed to know it's a leprechaun yet..."
* DerangedAnimation
* DisappearedDad: No mention of either Bessie or Portia's fathers have been made.
* TheDitz: Penny.
* DitzyGenius: Bessie has many talents, including being able to create cold fusion. Also creating a functioning spaceship when she was 5.
* TheEeyore: Penny.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: [[spoiler:Bessie Kajolica Higgenbottom. And [[TheScottishTrope it's cursed]].]]
* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: Geniva the doll looks like [[SamAndMax Boxing Betty]].
* EvilIsPetty: In "Beenadict Arnold" Portia tried to take Happy away from Bessie just because it would make Bessie feel bad.
* ExcitedShowTitle: Amy Poehler stated that this is to show how much boundless energy Bessie has.
* {{Expy}}
** Bessie seems to be a version of a character Amy Poehler did for The Upright Citizens Brigade: a hyperactive ten year-old Girl Scout. ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''[='s=] Kaitlin was a watered down version of the character, making her a spiritual cousin of Bessie. In a way, the freedom of animation makes Bessie a purer version of the character than the original! In fact, you'll notice Poehler performs Kaitlin and Bessie with the same childish, lisping voice.
** She can also pass as a female version of SpongebobSquarepants. Compare the two, and you'll see why.
** Happy seems a bit similar to [[{{Doug}} Porkchop]].
* FatBastard: Penny.
* FatIdiot: Penny.
* FiveManBand:
** Bessie is TheHero.
** Portia is TheLancer.
** Penny is TheBigGuy.
** Gwen is TheSmartGuy.
** Millie is TheHeart.
** The Honey Troops are [[SixthRanger The Sixth Rangers]].
** Mary Frances is [[MentorArchetype The Mentor]].
** Ben is TagalongKid.
** Happy is TeamPet.
** Finger is CompanionCube.
* ForTheEvulz: Often Portia's evil acts against Bessie have no real motivation.
* FreakOut: Portia in the pilot discovering her dog is actually a rat.
* GenkiGirl: Bessie, so very much.
* GemEncrusted: The dog collar Portia put on Happy.
* GirlPosse: Portia and Gwen (and Penny and Bessie on occasion).
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: A couple instances of this...
** In [[http://www.nick.com/videos/clip/tour-d-alcatraz-clip.html this scene]] from "Tour D'Alcatraz", Bessie says to Happy: "Sure, today its just joy running, but tomorrow it could be stealing dog collars, or selling catnip...
** In the episode "Sweet Sixteenth", when riding a rollercoaster for the first time she says to the attendant while handing said objects "Hey, can you hold my keys, and my compass, and my popcorn, and my lucky rabbit, and my swiss army knife, and my raisins, and my hand buzzer?" The shot switches to all the objects hitting the floor when she says "raisins" which oddly enough doesn't get handed over. The joy buzzer is. Hmmm. For those that don't get it, [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?defid=1800618&term=raisins raisins are a slang term for a prepubescent girl's breasts.]]
** Quite literally in a faux FantasticVoyagePlot, where Bessie and a friend get trapped in a giant model of the human body. To get out, they end up in a simulation of the digestive tract, which ends with them coming out a hatch in the model's butt as a massive torrent of chili pours out. Bessie ''screaming'' "Chili!" during this seemed like a desperate bid to assure the censors that it wasn't something else.
** Doggy Stylz Groomer? Sheesh, that's not even subtle.
** Happy stumbles upon a gay wedding in ''Public Enembee''. I'm pretty surprised Nick would let that fly.
** In "Boston Beean" one of the coffee flavors at the café is 'Irish'.
* {{Gonk}}: Penny and Anton St. Germain, to lesser extents.
* GrossOutShow
* GrumpyBear: Anton St. Germain.
* HalloweenEpisode: "Catatonic".
* HartmanHips: Mary Gibbons (Portia's mom), oddly.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Penny is Bessie's best friend, and yet she frequently goes behind her back to team up with Portia and Gwen (sometimes to gang up against her, even). What's even more odd is that Bessie never seems to have a problem with this.
* HookHand: Daren, the neighbor has hooks for his hands.
* HypocriticalHumor: Subverted. See the trope entry.
* InSeriesNickname: Portia and Gwen refer to Bessie as "Messy".
* ImaginaryFriend: Bessie's "Finger" which she draws a face on, which often appears to be sentient. In fact, at one point of the series she comments on how she can actually ''hear him breathing!''
* KonamiCode: Bessie recites it for Ronnie during a game of Raspberry Shortcake Space Attack 6.
* LeftHanging
** We never found out if [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight Bessie was right]] about the whole super hero thing. Given that it's a Nicktoon, this should be expected. Except for the episodes in which she seemingly turned into The Mighty B without collecting all the badges. (That would be Bessie's overactive imagination at work.)
** There is one honeybee who, if the dialogue proved true, got every badge though she never turned into a superhero. Bessie helped her get her last badge, the Sock Hop Badge, in ''Grumpy Old Bees''.
* LevitatingLotusPosition: Bessie into the Zone in "Dang it Feels Good to be a Gamester" and levitates briefly in the LotusPosition.
* LiteralMinded: Never drive through Bessie's neighbourhood with a bumper sticker that says "How's my driving?" and a phone number unless you really want her to call that number and comment on your driving.
* LittleMissBadass: The crew may have gotten bored with the direction of season 1, so most season 2 episodes have some sort of unnecessary action sequences from nowhere, which seem highly out of context compared to season 1. (Water) Gun fights, (multiple) giant monster fights, sword fights, a high speed downhill chase, and piledriving a bear, just a to name a few.
* {{Meganekko}}: Bessie. The episode "Blindsided" shows that she does in fact look better with glasses.
* MeritBadgesForEverything: And how: there are even merit badges for [[spoiler: farting and time travel]].
* NewAgeRetroHippie: The Nameless Hippie, as well as Rainbow, the female hippie.
** Also, Hilary.
* NonHumanSidekick: Happy.
* NoNameGiven: Past Bessie, Portia, Gwen, Millie, and Penny, the rest of the Honeybee Scouts don't speak, nor are their names ever referenced (though some concept drawings prove they DO have names). In "Irritable Bowling Syndrome", Portia picks a player for her team by referring to her as "Not Millie, and not Messy".
* OffModel: Though there's only a few instances of this in the first season, you'll see Bessie off model more often than not in the second. You might notice Bessie drawn somewhat different DependingOnTheArtist. This is more noticeable in episodes Katie Rice storyboarded.
* {{Omniglot}}: Happy is fluent in 12 different languages, including French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Swahili, Pomeranian, and even Pandaren.
* ParentalAbandonment
** [[DisappearedDad Bessie]], [[MissingMom Penny]], [[DisappearedDad Portia]] and Gwen are all in single parent families.
** Unresolved in Gwen's case. Since she has five younger siblings, including one who's still an infant, one suspects that her mom can't be that far away. And we don't know for certain that Mr. Wu, who runs the local Chinese restuarant, is Gwen's dad.
** Oddly enough, MF Gibbons is referred to as "Mrs. Gibbons", and not "Ms. Gibbons".
* ParodyEpisode: "The Dragonflies", a parody of ''Film/TheWarriors''.
* PetTheDog: Gwen, who's actually willing to hang out with Bessie and Penny when Portia isn't around.
* PinballGag: "Bee Patients" and "Gorillas in the Midst".
* PokeThePoodle: In "Bad to the Bee" Bessie decides to become a bad girl and goes around doing very minor things. Subverted in that everyone else treats these things just as [[SeriousBusiness seriously]] as she does. When Portia and Gwen try to get her to do something actually criminal, if somewhat minor (stealing and eating taffy they're supposed to be selling), she can't bring herself to do it.
* PopularIsDumb: In the pilot episode, "So Happy Together", Portia spent the whole episode carrying around a rat thinking it was a dog, even kissing it. To be fair, everyone else thought so too.
* PoundsAreAnimalPrisons: Literally, there is even a state pound!
* RewindReplayRepeat: Miriam Breedlove watches a number of videos from Honeybee scouts all over the country trying to win a contest whose prize is lunch with her. Bessie Higgenbottom's retro-style video indicates Bessie knows the legend of "The Mighty B", which implies the Honeybee who earns every single badge will be endowed with superheroic powers. As Breedlove comes upon this part of the video, she pauses, rewinds, and replays several times so as to rewatch Bessie enthusiastically shouting, "The Mighty B!" over and over.
* RichBitch
** Portia, though she isn't much rich. Even so, she plays the part, and she plays it well.
** But she still pales [[EvilerThanThou compared to her cousin Chelsea]].
* RuleOfThree: Used in a more literal sense, Bessie only gets three chances at the Standup Comedian Badge. The Comedy Rule of Threes, as Mrs. Gibbons says.
* RunningGag: The game of Pineapple, which can only be assumed works under ''{{Calvinball}}'' rules.
* SadistShow
* SanFrancisco: For an animated series, ''The Mighty B!'' has a very specific setting. And yes, they did do a chase down a hillside.
* SassyBlackWoman: The nurse in "Bee Patients".
* ScoutOut: The Honeybees are obviously The Girl Scouts.
* TheScottishTrope: Bessie's middle name causes bad things to happen to whoever says it.
* ShaggyDogStory: Several episodes follow this formula.
** "Hat Trick" subverts it by having the shaggy dog turning point in the middle of the episode, when it turns out Bessie suddenly can do the trick.
* ShoutOut: In "C'mon, Get Happy" they introduce a secret agent dog, Agent Lovecraft. Oddly enough, series co-creator Erik Wiese also goes by the name Erik Eldritch. Technically, you could consider any monster in this show to be an EldritchAbomination. HAH! Get it?
* SpeechImpediment: Bessie; she's missing her front teeth, so she slurs a little. It's cute. Even when she has her teeth back, she still slurs.
* SimpletonVoice: Penny, debatable.
* SpecialGuest: Suze Orman.
* SpotTheImposter: When Happy's faced with the decision of shooting either Bessie or her evil robot counterpart with a fire hose, he'd rather just blast them both.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Bessie regains and loses her front teeth in "Irritable Bowling Syndrome".
* SweetOnPollyOliver: A rare LesYay example when Portia got a crush on Bessie disguised as Ben.
* SuckECheeses: Jump 'n Joey's.
* SummonMagic: Bessie and Happy summon giant monsters made from their stench to do a Godzilla-esque brawl in "Dirty Happy".
* SuperVillain: The Mighty B's first antagonist: Evil Mr. Pants, who controls others to do his bidding. This even spawned another villain, The Ghastly Giraffe (that's pronounced grr-affe, not jir-affe) who is actually [[spoiler: Millie under Evil Mr. Pants' control]].
* TastyGold: Portia's reaction to her gold locket is to bite it to be sure it's real.
* TheUnintelligible
** Happy.
** Dogs in general, for that matter, are the "only understood by other characters" version.
** Millie seems to have a talkative relationship with her turtle, Chester. He's written haikus and they've had verbal arguments, though its all happened offscreen, so Millie's strangeness could play a factor here.
* [[MirrorMonologue Toilet Water Reflection Monologue]]: With the subversion into Toilet Water Reflection Arguement.
* TongueOnTheFlagpole: Penny once tried to do this on purpose. [[SpringtimeForHitler She failed]].
* TooDumbToLive: Penny, The Honey Bees, Geniva, & Anton in "Ten Little Honey Bees".
* TradeSnark: Pinch! Poke! You owe me a trademark cola!
* UngratefulBastard: Anton St. Germain.
* UnstoppableRage: Happy hulks out in "B-Chip" after his suppressed bad behavior breaks loose.
* ValleyGirl: Portia, in a low, scratchy Californian valley girl voice.
* WeddingDay: In the series finale ("C'mon, Get Happy") Bessie and Happy celebrate being BFFs for 104 weeks (or 2 years, which is about how long the series lasted) by holding a "BFF Ceremony" which is apparently a wedding. Uh... Better yet, at the end of the episode, they decide to do a "quick BFF ceremony" in Vegas. Just so we're clear, Bessie marries her pet dog Happy then the series ends. [[FlatWhat What]].
* WhyDontYaJustShootHim: Anton St. Germain the loud [[CourageTheCowardlyDog Eustace Bagg]].
* YouMustBeThisTallToRide: Bessie is too short to go on the ride, but her dog threatens the operator and he bends the rules so the dog won't rat him out.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Portia, of all people.
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