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Busy Bea: Rise of the Machines
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Season: 2
Production code: 210a
Broadcast: 59
Writer: Ian Wasseluk
Story by: Nick Confalone
Neal Dusedau
Meghan McCarthy
Tim McCeon
Written by: Ian Wasseluk
Disney Channel US premiere: May 11, 2012
Paired: "Brothers' Day" (production)
Kiss that cast goodbye, because with this baby, you'll be faster, stronger, and way more awesome than ever before. You'll be just like the old Bea, but everyone will love you more.

— Randy Pincherson

Bea breaks her fin and is convinced that her life is over since she can't participate in any of her school activities. Randy Pincherson offers Bea a suitable solution, but it comes with a catch.

Episode Summary

The story begins with Bea singing her song "Busy Bea". After her song is over, she lifts up all her friends, and they all collapse on her, causing her fin to break. Milo says that she will need to go to the nurse. He sends her to go to Nurse Fishington, the school nurse. Bea explains that her fin is fine, and then she moves it. She realizes she needs that cast.

Then, Bea is out in the school hallway, and she thinks her friends won't love her anymore because her fin is broken and she can't do as many things as she normally can do. This is because of her broken fin. Randy Pincherson shows up, out of nowhere, wearing a devil suit, and Bea explains that she is too upset to tell him to go away. Randy says he was about to go to Steve Jackson's Awesome Fish Party. Randy also says he was hiding in the garbage can, listening to Bea talk to herself about not being awesome anymore. He lends her a robot suit for free, until her fin heals. Then, another fish shows up with a broken leg, and says that a robot suit would be cool to have. Randy tells him to go away, and that this is for Bea. Bea thanks Randy, and takes the robot suit home.

Later, Milo and Oscar are coming to give Bea some Feel Better presents, and they find Bea making a pizza, juggling, and riding a unicycle at the same time. Bea keeps it a secret that she got it from Randy, because then everyone would want one. Bea says that she rented it, which was not exactly lying.

That night, Bea sleeps in the robot suit, and at about midnight, she sleepwalks through Milo and Oscar's house. Milo says he saw Bea walk through their house. The two go to investigate. Randy actually is controlling the robot suit, so he made Bea get up to go out on a date with Bea. He wakes up Bea once she is inside his house, and then Randy makes a deal. He says she will have to go out on a date with her, tell everyone how handsome he is, and feed him grapes every hour. If Bea doesn't do that, she wouldn't be able to keep the robot suit. She says that she will do it.

Milo, Oscar, Jumbo, and Albert come to save Bea. Shellsea turns up, too. Randy has the remote, so he programs the robot suit to chase after the boys. Bea tells them to look out, and then the boys 'transform' into special superheroes to save Bea. Shellsea does not want to 'transform'. They form a robot: Oscar being the head, Milo being the arms, and Jumbo and Albert as the feet. Randy starts laughing and gives Bea the remote while he chases them around. Bea decides to get more awesome than ever. Just as she is about to make the robot suit bigger, Shellsea comes up to Bea and asks twice what she is doing. Bea says she is going to make herself more awesome than ever. Shellsea explains to Bea that she and her friends like her just the way she is. Bea says that Shellsea is right, and presses the button on the remote control. Randy says that that is the self destruct button. It is clear that Bea, Milo, Oscar, Jumbo, Albert, and Randy all end up in the Fish Hospital. Everyone is lying in beds, except Randy, who is in a wheelchair. He says that he can make an even better robot suit and Bea says that this is enough. All the fish learn that they should never trust Randy when he lends them a robot power suit.



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Background Information

Production Information


  • Shellsea has not been in the hospital after the robot suit exploded.



  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines: The name of this episode is a parody of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  • Power Rangers: When the boys dress up, they transform like Super Sentai and make references to the Sabre-tooth Tiger and T-Rex (Sabre-tooth Kitty and Tyranno-Claw). Also, they become parts of a robot and combine like Zords and a Megazord.
  • Futurama: In this episode, Randy (dressed in a devil costume) gives a robot suit to Bea. This is similar to the plot of Futurama's "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings", where the Robot Devil gives Fry his robot hands.
  • Voltron Panthra Force: When the boys attempt to form the large 'robot', it is also a reference to the cartoon "Voltron Force"


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Previously produced episode:
"Unfinished Doll Business"
"Busy Bea: Rise of the Machines" Next produced episode:
"Brothers' Day"
Previously aired episode:
"Bea Sneaks Out"
Next aired episode: