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.There's also a comic adaptation being published by KaBOOM! Comics.
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.
Badass Adorable: It's a rare Magical Girl that will immediately lunge at a monster and then start attacking it with her teeth. And win. Puppycat also qualifies, thanks to his ability to incinerate the thing that pretended to be and/or came out of Wallace, but might take issue with being called adorable.
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.
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.
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?!"
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.
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.
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.