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For the first time in his life, Billy gets a "B" on a test in school! He's devastated as a result, which once again provides inspiration for Rita. She has Finster create a Grumble Bee monster to attack, exploiting his "B" grade dismay. With the rest of the team tied up on the basketball court, can Trini help Billy overcome his self-doubts?

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  • Absentee Actor: Subverted, Tommy shows up at the end. Justified, since he has to conserve as much of his temporary powers as possible.
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  • The B Grade
  • Bee Afraid: Grumble Bee, though he's admittedly more comedic than most examples.
  • Demoted to Extra: Tommy only shows up in the ending scene due to his limited powers. He's only slightly bummed.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: "See ya, wouldn't wanna 'B' ya!"
  • Irony: Billy got a "B" due to getting a bee question wrong.
  • Kick the Dog: Bulk and Skull rub the grade into Billy's face.
    Bulk: "B" stands for bad. You know that, right?
    Skull: Yeah, and "B" stands for Bulk also. Doesn't it?
    • And of course, Rita decides to make it even worse.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Rita's sole reason for using a bee-themed monster is to rub Billy's nose in it. As such, it crosses into Evil Is Petty.
  • Oh, Crap!: Bulk says if he doesn't pass, six tops students will have tutor him the whole summer. Zack does a headcount and...
  • Ripped from the Phone Book: Skull is doing this with his science book, much to Billy and Trini's horror.
  • Verbal Tic: Grumble Bee makes a buzzing sound whenever in motion.
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