Recap: Kim Possible S 2 E 3 Two To Tutor
Kim and Ron hurry back to school after a mission, hoping to sign up for their preferred elective classes. However, Bonnie ends up getting the last spot in photography, and their only remaining option is Home Economics. At first, the class looks hopeless, with the two of them as the only students in a dusty deserted classroom (the school's Home Economics-teacher retired six years earlier and nobody had taken the class since then). However, Ron turns out to have a knack for cooking, so Barkin turns the class over to him, while Kim struggles with the class. Meanwhile, Seņor Senior Senior decides that Junior needs some lessons in proper villainy, and hires Shego to tutor him.After getting off to a slow start, Junior begins to improve, but Senior becomes jealous of the relationship the two have and misses teaching his son the finer points of villainy. Meanwhile, Ron becomes enough of a chef that he's given control of the food at Middleton High, with an embarrassed Kim as his helper. Much later, Junior hones his skills enough, Shego decides that he's ready to test his skills in the field by pulling off a heist of the most valuable, heavily guarded thing in the world: Granny Crockett's famous chocolate chip cookie recipe.Figuring out what the pair is up to, Kim and Ron attempt to warn Granny Crockett, but are dismissed (as a disguised Senior already tipped them off), and they're confident that their security can handle things. The two villains effortlessly make it through the security, only to find Team Possible waiting for them. During the fight, Kim uses the advice Ron taught her to escape a giant mixer, and Shego & Junior are sent to jail. But the police pilot turns out to be Senior, who dismisses Shego of her tutor duties.Back at school, Ron's restaurant is closed down (due to the health department seeing Rufus serving food), but Kim reveals that half the MHS-student body wants to take Home Economics and she's gotten much better at cooking through Ron's tutoring.
This episode provides examples of:
- Affectionate Gesture to the Head: The Texan at Granny Crockett's place does this to Kim (in addition to calling her "little missy").
- Boring Return Journey: Subverted. The episode begins with Kim and Ron parachuting out of a plane. The audience assumes that they're headed for a mission, but in fact they're headed back to school from a mission.
- By the Lights of Their Eyes: Seņor Senior Senior, annoyed at being shut out as Shego works with Junior, sends a video warning to the target of their upcoming heist. He records the message in a dark room with only his eyes showing...until Junior barges in and turns on the lights.
- Continuity Nod: Francois and Le Goop hair gel are again featured in an episode with the Seniors.
- Department of Redundancy Department: When picking electives, you should, as Ron notes have a backup and a backup for your backup.
- Dumbass Has a Point: When Shego can't think of a suitable field test for Junior's training, Junior suggests doing a web search for "really valuable" and "heavily guarded," which leads them to select Granny Crocket's recipe as their target.
- Strange Minds Think Alike: Later, when the heroes try to guess the villains' next move:Kim: The Seniors are all about the challenge, they only go for stuff that's really valuable and heavily-guarded.
Ron: You know, we could just run a web search on the words "really valuable" and "heavily-guarded".
Kim: Ron, we're talking a devious criminal mind here. It's not as simple as...
Wade: Got it! Great idea, Ron.
- Strange Minds Think Alike: Later, when the heroes try to guess the villains' next move:
- Evil Plan: Shego says this is the most important thing an evil villain must have.
- Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have: Lampshaded by Ron when he and Kim meet the actual Granny Crockett, and Ron points out that she looks way to young to be "Granny" Crockett. Justified in that Granny Crockett got cosmetic surgery to make herself look younger, as implied by this line:Granny Crockett: Well, Granny had a little work done.
- Headphones Equal Isolation: Shego catches Junior listening to music instead of listening to her. She solved the problem by grabbing and crushing his music player.
- I Thought It Meant: Upon hearing its name, Ron initially assumed that Home Economics was about financial planning—but Kim informs him that it's actually about cooking.
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: A double version. While investigating the rash of robberies in Paris, Kim and Ron learn from each store that the thieves took a set of two burglary items...until the last store turned out to be Fracois', the hair stylist, and they learned that all of his hair gel was stolen.
- The Magazine Rule: "Villain's Digest? Bad guys have their own magazine?"
- Not Me This Time: An indirect example. When Francois (from "The New Ron") describes the duo who robbed his salon, he mentions a large but not terribly bright boy, who Kim correctly guesses to be SSJ. However, his partner was not SSS, but "a young lady" with "glowing green hands".
- Private Tutor: Seņor Senior Senior hires Shego to teach Junior how to be a proper villain.
- Shout-Out: "That Kim, is why you fail".
- When he sets up "Chez Ron" in the school, he uses his trademark phrase "booyah" not unlike Emeril Lagasse.
- Supreme Chef: Ron's cooking is so good that the students (and even the lunch lady) desert the cafeteria in favor of "Chez Ron" and clamor to get into home economics class.
- Third Wheel: Seņor Senior Senior is made to feel like an outsider as every attempt to check in on Junior's progress or offer advice gets brushed off. He does not take this well.
- Trojan Prisoner: After Junior and Shego are defeated, a police helicopter arrives to pick them up. It turns out to be a fake piloted by Seņor Senior Senior, who dismisses Shego and takes Junior home to "polish our evil laughs together".
- Villain Team-Up: Shego and Junior work with each other rather than their usual partners in crime.