Please report to Fishbowl Space for temp work. Sign below."
A cartoon from Adventure Time artist Natasha Allegri, Bee and Puppycat is a cartoon short by Cartoon Hangover, the same people who brought you Bravest Warriors.After being fired from another job, our heroine Bee finds herself taking another long walk home. This time, her walk is different. From the heavens descends a cat (or maybe a dog?), which she adopts into her home. After unsuccessfully looking for more temp work, Bee comes home with presents for the mysterious creature, only to find she has no more food money.With that, she and her houseguest are whisked away to the latter's temp job. The now teamed up Bee and Puppycat take the available work, which involves saving various citizens of the universe. Can Bee stay focused enough to be effective in combat? Will Puppycat find his true self? Will the ladybug ever be loved? Only time will tell.The pilot episode was released on Cartoon Hangover as Episode 4 of "Cartoon Hangover Shorts", but has since become popular enough to warrant a whole series. The firstand second parts are out on Cartoon Hangover. Both were combined to create a more flowing narrative in honor of YouTube's Geek Week 2013.Due to the overwhelming response and support for the short, Cartoon Hangover announced a kick-starter campaign to fund a full-length series. The kickstarter can be found here. of which Frederator asking for $80,000 to $100,000 for the per episode. On November 7, 2013, the Kickstarter reached its goal of $600,000 with six days to spare. By the end of the deadline on November 14, 2013, the Kickstarter reached $872,133 with 18,209 supporters and they're able to make a total of nine episodes. It even broke the record for the most funded web series project on Kickstarter.Season 1 has been announced to start November 6th.There's also a comic adaptation being published by KaBOOM! Comics.
Adorkable: Bee, who appears to have an awkward crush on Deckard
Animesque: Played with; while the character designs are definitely western, the overall aesthetic of the show is strongly influenced by anime. Bee's dream in the second episode feels like something out of Studio Ghibli.
Ambiguous Disorder: Bee is rather quirky and easily distracted note (For example, when the temp agency worker berates her for her lack of employability, she doesn't counter him or explain her spotty work history... she eats all of his candy when he's not looking, then rubs the fact in his face before exiting the room). It is possible that she has ADD or something similar.
Ambiguously Brown: Deckard is fairly dark skinned, yet has blond hair and green eyes.
Art Evolution: In the series, both Bee and Puppycat are shorter and chubbier than they were in the pilot- in Bee's case, to the point that she almost looks like a child.
Berserk Button: Don't call Puppycat "cute", unless you're Bee. Notice that Puppycat was acting very douche-y towards Deckard (pushing things to the floor, ruining the recipe he and Bee were working on) after he called him cute.
Big Eater: Bee is very quick to consume whatever food she gets her hands on. Probably justified since she seems to be short on money to buy more food due to being fired from various jobs.
Breath Weapon: Puppycat has one that's activated by cocking his tail. And, based on the huge gum bubble in "Farm", his breath is actually like that all the time.
Buffy Speak: After the accidental Groin Attack, Bee assures Deckard that she has "stuff" for his "stuff," which is a bag of ice for his crotch.
Camera Obscurer: Bee sends a text to Deckard with a picture of the recipe she wants to make with him. The picture only shows Bee's thumb.
Bee: Hey, dude... I got you presennnntsss! The pet store I used to work at is going out of business. [Cut to a dumpster behind the pet store] Bee: (popping out from the dumpster with Puppycat's presents) Ha ha ha!
Everything's Better with Princesses: Evidently not; the space princess from Puppycat's story betrayed her space outlaw paramour to her father's army of space warlocks and inadvertently turned him into a monster as a result. That monster seems to be Puppycat.
Ironic Echo: After Wallace transforms, Bee reacts with "Awwww sick!" (in an "ew, gross" way). When she later bites Wallace's tongue to save Puppycat, Puppycat responds with "AW SIIICK!" and asks her to use her sword.
Jabba Table Manners: In the picture above and twice in episode one, after Bee eats anything her mouth is covered in whatever she was eating. The police officer keeping her (and only her) from jaywalking is also an undignified eater, as he shoves an entire donut into his mouth (and also the hand holding it).
Jerk Ass: The Earth temp agent takes a call where, apparently, his son's school calls to tell him that his son is going into allergic shock from peanuts. He denies responsibility for not telling them about his son's allergy; and then tells them to wait 30 minutes and either his son will get better or have to go to the hospital.
Large Ham: When Bee and Puppycat are teleported the ladybug says: "I've been left behind...I'm all alone...AM I NOT GOOD ENOUGH?!"
Laser-Guided Karma: The Jelly Cube Planet's farmer in "Farmer". He "turned people into pet food" by using their souls as fertilizer in order to grow whipped cream for his livestock to eat. Oh and even though Bee give him a better alternative, he didn't have nothing to paid them. So at the end his own animals ate himalive.
Late For Work: Bee was late for her meeting with the temp agency.
Loser Protagonist: Bee. In the first episode she's already fired from work (again), she accidentally hit her friend Deckard in the crotch with her umbrella, she was late for her meeting with the temp agency, we learn she has no work skills, never finished college, has a spotty work history, and she has financial issues (she can't afford a jaywalking ticket, dumpster dives for pet supplies for Puppycat, and she's out of money to buy food). She even lampshades that she's a loser.
Nice Guy: Deckard makes Bee a casserole/lasagna for her after hearing she lost her job. He also tries to work around all the mistakes in the recipe that Puppycat seems to ruin on purpose.
Perpetual Frowner: Puppycat's mouth is always turned into a frown. Whether this is its natural shape or Puppycat is perpetually grumpy is unclear.
Police Are Useless: While Bee is waiting to cross the street, two police in a cop car drive to the intersection and stop to glare at her, to make sure she doesn't jaywalk, while ignoring two kids running across the street to chase a duck.
Stealth Pun: Wallace's words ("That's your ending? It's awful!") could mean both the ending of Puppycat's tale or Puppycat's own fate, after the reveal that he's the outlaw.
Sugar and Ice Personality: Puppycat looks perpetually grumpy, and is fairly curt with Bee. However, when babysitting Wallace, the first thing he does is hop on top of Wallace and kiss his forehead because Wallace misses his mom. This seems to be a regular occurrence.
Voice of the Legion: Zig-zagged. The monster that emerges from Wallace has two mouths, but only one is speaking; the other is whispering vague creepiness.
Was Once a Man: It is heavily implied that the Space Outlaw from Puppycat's fairytale became Puppycat himself.
Your Size May Vary: In the second episode, Bee's size is all over the place. Her proportions relative to herself don't even remain consistent. She can't even stay the same for a single scene, at one point visibly changing size when she enters the foreground.