After getting a lecture about healthy eating from Barkin, Ron defiantly tries to prove him wrong by making his diet 'all-Bueno Nacho.' Unfortunately, it takes a nasty turn after he's exposed to a HenchCo chemical.
At the same time, Kim (concerned for her boyfriend's health and well-being) tries encouraging Ron to make healthier choices when it comes to his eating habits while also trying to keep a superweapon out of the clutches of a number of her and Ron's enemies.
This episode provides examples of:
- A Weighty Aesop: Executive Meddling enforced this, which is why this episode exists (complete with subtle Lampshade Hanging).
- And Knowing Is Half the Battle: Spoofed in The Tag.
- Continuity Nod: When Ron notices that Bueno Nacho now has a breakfast menu, he says that he could practically live here. Kim points out that he ''does'' practically live here.
- Even Evil Has Standards:
- When the villains see Ron's new appearance, they seem genuinely concerned for him and advise him to start taking better care of himself.
- When Jack Hench sees a photo of what the mutagenic serum would do to someone, he's not only horrified, he exclaims he wouldn't unleash that on his worst enemy.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: And then inverting it, as Ron delivers a faux public service message to their viewers, while everyone else stares and wonders, who in the heck is he talking to?
- Painting the Medium: Ron at the end.
- Reality Ensues: Going on an all-Bueno Nacho diet goes as well for Ron as you'd expect. Ron's constant gorging on extremely fattening and extremely large Bueno Nacho food causes him to gain a noticeable amount of weight in a short period of time. As Barkin points out, he gets extremely out of shape, has slower reaction time, and outgrows his clothes. If it hadn't been for the chemical, Ron would've been on a straight path to obesity at best.
- Spoof Aesop:
- Ron: Eating a well-balanced diet will keep you from turning into a mutated maniac?Kim: Something like that.
- Don't enter vats of genetically-altering chemicals!
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Ron becomes progressively nastier the bigger he gets before finally turning into a monster.
- Weight Woe: Two-fold.
- Before being exposed to the serum, Ron's weight gain was portrayed realistically in that he didn't balloon out of shape, but was noticeably chubbier, had less energy, and trouble fitting into his clothes.
- After getting exposed to the serum, Ron's health problems seemed to have vanished as he became not only fatter but taller as well. On the flip side, his attitude took a turn for the worse and he started getting very irritable.