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Last Laugh

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Last Laugh
Last laugh
General Information
Original broadcast February 25, 2006
Series Ben 10
Season 1
Episode number 9
Overall episode number 9
Written by Man of Action
Directed by Scooter Tidwell
Episode Guide
Previous episode The Alliance
Next episode Lucky Girl

Last Laugh is the ninth episode of Ben 10.


After Ripjaws deals with some criminals at a dock, Ben, Gwen and Grandpa Max find their way to a circus run by a clown named Zombozo, much to Ben's chagrin. There, Ben's fear of clowns comes out as they explore. They find a freak show along the way, featuring a trio of circus freaks with incredible abilities; the acid spitting Acid Breath, the muscle bound Thumbskull, and the agile Frightwig with the power to control her hair like strong tentacles.


Zombozo's debut

During Zombozo's show, Ben is too afraid to laugh and ends up leaving. His departure turns out to be for the best, since Zombozo drains the happiness of others to sustain himself. Meanwhile, Ben finds the freaks robbing the town. Wildmutt is able to beat them, but can't fight Zombozo because of fear. Ben later discovers that Zombozo has kidnapped Gwen to feed his hunger and has left the entire town in a near death state including Max.

Upgrade confronts the Circus Freaks using a baseball pitching machine to snipe them into submission. After Ben travels through a nightmare of Zombozo he sees that Gwen is on the brink of death. Finally conquering his fears, Ben transforms into Ghostfreak and smacks Zombozo around, defeating Zombozo in the process (it's later revealed that Zombozo teleported to safety).

Major Events

  • Ben and the gang meet Zombozo and the Circus Freak Trio.




Aliens Used



Frightwig: (ripping an ATM from a wall) It's payday. Hahahaha!
Ben: Time to play fetch. (transforms into Wildmutt)
Thumbskull: (worried after seeing Wildmutt) Good doggy. Down, boy.
(Wildmutt knocks down the freaks and then rips the roof off of their car, causing the stolen goods to fall out)
Thumbskull: Hey, that's our stuff.
Acid Breath: No mutt's gonna steal my loot. Get him!
(Acid Breath attacks; Wildmutt knocks them down again)
Acid Breath: (to Thumbskull) Don't just stand there like a sore thumb. Get the boss!

Quotes Right


Ben: Oh, you're funny... but I'm gonna get the last laugh! (activates Omnitrix and transforms into Ghostfreak)
Zombozo: Nice try, kid, but I sell the tricks; I don't buy 'em.
Ghostfreak: I just figured out there's something I'm even more afraid of than you: (punches Zombozo and turns invisible) losing my family to some goofball emotional vampire. In other words... (punches Zombozo by the nose and turns invisible again)'re going down, clown.

Quotes Right


Upgrade: Didn't your mom ever tell you it's not polite to spit?
Acid Breath: Who do you think taught me in the first place?

Quotes Right


Officer: I don't care what anybody says. You circus freaks are okay by me.
Ripjaws: Circus freak? I'm not a circus freak. I'm a superhero. (dives in the water)
Officer: Hmm. Looked like a freak to me.

Quotes Right


  • After Zombozo crashes into the Psyclown during his fight with Ghostfreak (the second time), the tube connected to his back is gone.

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Hungarian Az utolsó kacaj The Last Laughter
Portuguese (BR) A Última Risada The Last Laugh
Spanish (HA) La Última Risa The Last Laughter
Spanish (Spain) Quien Rie Último... Who Laughs Last...


  • Ghostfreak opens his chest to reveal a mass of tentacles beneath it. This is similar to the way Raven scared Gizmo in Crash and Dr. Light in Nevermore on Teen Titans.


  • It is revealed that there are tentacles inside Ghostfreak's skin.
  • It is revealed that Max used to be afraid of heights.
  • The episode has shown certain types of phobia:
    • The fear of clowns, which plays a big part in this episode, is called "coulrophobia."
    • We learn that Grandpa Max used to be afraid of heights a long time ago, but got over it by climbing a water tower. The fear of heights is called "acrophobia", "aerophobia" or "altophobia".
    • Zombozo is shown to be afraid of ghosts and is easily defeated by Ghostfreak in this episode. Phasmophobia or spectrophobia is the term for this phobia.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Last Laugh

  • Ghostfreak

    4 messages
    • Yeah but Ghostfreak said "That kinda freaked even me out" when Zombozo exploded out of fright so do you think Zs'skayr took control for a second
    • I'm pretty sure Ben was referring to how scary he was as ghost freak, not to Zombozo exploding.

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