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Recap / Kim Possible S 4 E 1 Ill Suited

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After an entire summer of dating and a run-in with Dementor just before the first day of school, Kim and Ron (and Monique) are finally seniors—Kim and Ron's romantic relationship is still going strong as well. Bonnie Rockwaller openly expresses her disapproval of Kim and Ron's relationship and tries (but fails) to convince Kim to dump Ron for a jock—Bonnie's reasoning for this is that she feels it's "practically a rule" for cheerleaders to date jocks, especially since they are seniors now.

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After Bonnie leaves, Kim tells Ron not to obsess about what she said, but of course he ends up doing just that, and later, he mistakenly thinks that Kim's going to dump him for a jock. Ron then decides to try out for the varsity football team, even going so far as to "secretly borrow" Kim's (relatively new and virtually indestructible) battlesuit, and makes the team as the new quarterback, filling the spot that Brick Flagg left due to finally graduating from high school. Unfortunately, following his introduction to it, Dementor now has his eyes on Kim's suit.

During a confrontation with Dementor at Bueno Nacho, Ron explains to Kim why he did what he did, and during their conversation, Kim finally assures and convinces Ron that she doesn't care about him not being a jock but that she cares about him for who he is. In the end, the couple defeats Dementor and Ron confesses to Mr. Barkin (the football coach) that he cheated his way onto the football team.

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However, because of what happened in a previous game (one without Kim's battlesuit), where Ron's "mad running away" skills had broken the "all time rushing record," Mr. Barkin lets him stay on the team as the new star running back (in lieu of quarterback). However, Barkin still punishes Ron for cheating his way onto the team in the first place by making him crabwalk laps around the football field.


This episode provides examples of:

  • All Just a Dream: Subverted and discussed. Ron thinks that him and Kim getting together was just a dream when he wakes up from this Catapult Nightmare, but Kim confirms that everything (except for the part about Kim being a synthodrone) really did happen and that they really are together.
  • Call-Back: During the battle in Bueno Nacho, Kim ends up slumped under the ice dispenser, having ice cubes tumbling down on her head, much like Ron did in "Triple S," in which he also tried to become a jock just to impress girls.
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  • Cassandra Truth: Professor Dementor doesn't believe Ron is Kim's boyfriend. He later doesn't believe Kim isn't wearing her battlesuit until she asks if it looks like she's wearing it and, since she's wearing nothing more than her cheerleader uniform, he realizes she really isn't.
  • Cat Up a Tree: Professor Dementor disguises himself as an old lady whose cat is stuck up a tree in order to set a trap.
  • Catapult Nightmare: Ron's dream about him and Kim at the prom turned into this when Kim melted like a synthodrone.
  • Disguised in Drag: Dementor's Paper-Thin Disguise is just him in a dress with a wig covering his eyes.
  • Easily Forgiven:
    • Kim forgives Ron for stealing her battlesuit and using it to cheat his way onto the football team.
    • Played with in Barkin's case—he lets Ron stay on the football team even after learning that he cheated on his way onto the team, but still punishes him for cheating in the first place.
  • Eureka Moment: Ron had one when Kim said "homefield advantage," leading him to come up with the idea to use Kim's battlesuit to join the team.
  • Foreshadowing: After seeing Ron's first game, Kim wondered how he did so well (not knowing he was using her battlesuit), to which Monique offered that all that running away from bad guys paid off. She was ultimately proven right.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: By wearing Kim's battlesuit, Dementor became vulnerable to the device he made to control it.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In a sense, it does seem kind of hypocritical of Bonnie when she claims that it's practically a rule for cheerleaders to date jocks, when she herself rarely ever dated jocks—in fact, Brick was the only jock Bonnie ever dated, because all the other guys Bonnie was ever said/shown to like and/or date weren't technically jocks.
  • Imagine Spot: Ron had one where he realized that using Kim's battlesuit would help him join the football team and impress Kim.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Something that becomes a bit of theme in the fourth season is that Ron finds himself feeling insecure about his relationship with Kim, fearing that he's not good enough for her and that she may end up dumping him for someone else.
  • Insistent Terminology:
    • Dementor objects to comments about wearing a "dress," shouting "It's a housecoat!" in response. Although after he acquires Kim's battlesuit, he ends up referring to it as a "housedress."
    • Ron claims that he didn't steal Kim's battlesuit, it was "secret borrowing."
  • Nothing Is the Same Anymore: A small example of this is that Kim, Bonnie and the rest of their fellow cheerleaders get new uniforms in this episode that stay that for the rest of the series.
  • Out-of-Context Eavesdropping/Poor Communication Kills: Ron misunderstanding Kim's conversation with Monique over her trading her cellphone in for a newer model is what sets off the plot for most of the episode—during their confrontation with Dementor at Bueno Nacho, Kim reveals to Ron what she and Monique were really talking about.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Dementor uses one of these to get close enough to Kim to analyze her battle suit. Surprisingly, no one picks up on it.
  • Panty Shot: In the fight between Ron, in the battlesuit controlled from Dementor, and Kim in her new senior-year cheerleading uniform.
  • Shout-Out: Dementor drops one just before the episode's climax.
  • Stop Hitting Yourself: When Rufus takes control of Dementor's controller of Kim's suit while he's wearing it, he makes him hit himself.
    Ron: Hey! Stop hitting yourself.
    Dementor: I cannot!
  • That Came Out Wrong: Ron tries to explain himself:
    Kim: "You cheated your way onto the football team!"
    Ron: "Yeah, but that was just a perk. I was really trying to cheat on you!"
    Kim: (glares)
    Ron: "Ah, for you! To win you!"
  • That Was Not a Dream: At the beginning of the episode when Ron called Kim about his dream about them being at the prom, Kim told him that part where the two of them kissed actually happened—but she also threatens that it won't happen again if he keeps calling her in the middle of the night.
    • It happens again during the Creative Closing Credits, but rather than break up with Ron for calling her in the middle of the night again, she just hangs up on him in the middle of their conversation.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Professor Dementor. After stealing Kim's battlesuit, he laments that isn't as comfy as the dress he wore when he was Disguised in Drag.
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