Recap / Kim Possible S 2 E 7 Job Unfair

Middleton High is holding a career week, where they students get partnered with a mentor who will train them in their field. Kim decides to try her hand at International Diplomacy, but she accidentally collides with Joe the janitor, and is forced to work with him, much to her displeasure. To make matters worse, her mom is a mentor and is working with Bonnie. As for Ron, he is unable to find a mentor and decides to give up on the whole thing, until he receives a mysterious message from a spy, and quickly embraces his new calling. Meanwhile, Drakken & Shego steal a weather machine from Wacky Wally as part of Drakken's plan to conquer Canada.

When Wade learns about the weather machine theft, the two head for Wacky Wally's, just as Shego returns there to steal the manual for the machine, since they are having trouble operating it. Ron's attempts to help with his spy gadgets only allow the villainess to slip away, and Drakken eventually begins draining the Great Lakes. Back at school Joe tries to teach a disinterested Kim how to disable a "Vacromiter", when she is called away to "BN Headquarters" note  by Wade. There, she learns of the trouble in Canada, and she and Ron head off to stop Drakken, but are captured (after Ron accidentally turns his immobilization ray back on himself) and tied to a lightning rod.

Suddenly, Joe shows up and frees them, revealing himself as a Canadian spy and Ron's mentor, and explains that his training for Kim was actually to help her learn to shut down the weather machine. While attempting to do so, Kim battles Shego, until Ron crashes into her; drawing upon what Joe taught her, Kim disables the machine and floods the cockpit, saving the day. Back at Middleton High, Kim says her goodbyes to Joe and things are well again... until the new janitor, Ludwig, reveals he is a Bavarian spy and needs Kim's help.

This episode contains examples of:

  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Both Drakken & Ron fall prey to this when they are impressed by the chrome of the weather machines.
  • Brief Accent Imitation: Several times, Ron imitates Sean Connery while serving as a spy.
  • Canada, Eh?: Kim actually says the trope verbatim, and Joe is from there, though he downplays the "eh" part.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Learning how to deal with the Vacromiter helps Kim to disable the weather machine.
  • Egopolis: When he conquers Canada, Drakken planned to rename it "Drakkanda." He even waves a little flag with his face replacing the Canadian maple leaf.
  • Exact Words/Literal Metaphor: When Drakken finds a suitable weather machine, he declares "We'll take it!" When the salesman tries to lead him to the office to fill out purchase paperwork, he repeats that they're going to take (i.e. steal) it, and proceed to do so.
  • Here We Go Again!: Kim says the trope, minus the last word, at the end, when a Bavarian spy posing as a janitor, says he needs her help.
  • Honest John's Dealership: Wacky Wally's weather machines; he sells devices that can cause massive damage, and doesn't have a problem selling to villains, even saying he doesn't care what they do with it once it's off the lot.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Drakken warns Shego not to let the salesman fool her with shiny chrome and free donuts, only to be taken in by those exact things.
  • Like a Weasel: Ron was quick to decry needing a mentor, until he got one that was a spy, then he loved the idea.
  • Noodle Incident: Kim once helped someone named Mr. Peevy who got stuck in the branches of a giant sequoia tree.
  • Pet the Dog: Shego seems concerned about what happens to the fish from the lakes they drain.
    Drakken: They...they go somewhere!
  • Shout-Out:
  • Tuxedo and Martini: Ron acts as a parody of this, although presumably without the martini part (since he is technically underage to drink)..
  • Wax On, Wax Off: Joe's seemingly mundane training was actually to give Kim the skills she needed to disable the weather machine. Too bad she didn't know that at first.