YMMV / The Mighty B!

  • Base-Breaking Character: You'll either find Portia a Love to Hate character or just an outright bully who sadistically tortures Bessie all the time for no reason whatsoever.
    • Fans of the show consider Bessie a relatable protagonist whom the viewers want to succeed and a well-done voice acting performance by Amy Poehler. However, general detractors of the show consider her more of a nuisance, mainly due to her hyperactivity.
    • Penny is either a funny Patrick Star expy or someone who joins Portia and Gwen on several occasions whom Bessie should just quit being friends with. Though she is a good friend towards Bessie when it doesn't involve them.
  • Bizarro Episode: The episode "Catatonic" is easily the weirdest episode of the series......and considering what the rest of the show is like, that's saying a lot!
  • Ear Worm: The theme song (despite its hard-to-hear lyrics), "Pretty Pretty Princess", and "Catatonic".
    • "Cause I'm Running with the Rainbow Unicorns... don't you wish you were ME!?"
    • Used by Bessie to prevent people from saying her embarrassing middle name (see below).
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: Portia. Socks with sandals? Really?
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: This wouldn't have been the last time Nickelodeon had a cartoon that involved a pig-tailed, bug-themed superhero girl. ...ironically Bessie's fantasy vision of being the titular superhero was bee-themed, considering the fact that apparently Marinette's rival Chloé somehow gains a bee kwami in Season 2.
  • Love It or Hate It: While this show did have a cult following, some people consider it to be one of the more cringeworthy and awkward cartoons during Nickelodeon's Dork Age.
  • Love to Hate: Several fans consider Portia as such for being a good antagonist during Bessie's conflicts. It also helps that she gets punished most of the time for her general meanness. People even praised Grey DeLisle for her performance.
  • Moment of Awesome: In "Gorillas in the Midst", when Bessie dresses up as Ben to complete The Gorillas training course. She has to jump hurdles, run through loop-de-loops, jump hurdles on a loop, fight a lion to the death on a platform raised above a pit of hungry crocodiles using super kung-fu, tame a rolling boulder, and land in two bear traps before the finish. What a badass.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Honeybees don't (slow motion) FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAART!"
  • Moe: Bessie, Oh Adorkable, goofy, cheerful Bessie....
  • Moral Event Horizon: Portia crosses this in "Beenedict Arnold". Bessie, concerned for his health, puts Happy on a diet. Happy doesn't like this, so Portia shows up and promises that if he lives with her, she'll give him whatever food he wants. However, after he accepts, she starts treating him like absolute crap. She then reveals (just after insulting him no less) that the ONLY reason she's doing this is to mess with Bessie's mind.
    • There was also that one time when Portia tricked a blind Bessie into nearly falling into a piranha tank. Was she really trying to get Bessie killed?
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: "Bad to the Bee" strongly resembles Link Wray's "Rumble".
  • The Woobie: Even if you consider Bessie a bit of a nuisance, you still can't help but feel sorry for her whenever Portia, Gwen and, on some occasions, Penny put her through a ton of hell. Though fortunately, she mostly ends out on top despite the abuse she's put through.