YMMV / The Mighty B!

  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • Fans of the show consider Bessie a relatable protagonist whom the viewers want to see 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 has her fans for being a genuinely funny Patrick Star expy. However, some viewers find her more of a backstabber, particularly whenever she joins Portia and Gwen's gang to torture Bessie.
  • Broken Base: The show in general. 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. It even has a somewhat low score on IMDB and TV.com; the former being 5.4/10, the latter being 5.5/10.
  • 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 , even if Nickelodeon screwed over said series and had it move to Netflix. ...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.
  • 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: Bessie. Even you find her somewhat annoying, it's still easy to feel sorry for her since she constantly gets beaten down by her enemies, much to their amusement. Fortunately, she does end out on top for the most part.


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