|Original broadcast||July 19, 2008|
|Series||Ben 10: Alien Force|
|Written by||Len Uhley|
|Directed by||Dan Riba|
|Next episode||X = Ben + 2|
Plumbers' Helpers is the twelfth episode of Ben 10: Alien Force.
A pair of rogue Plumbers, alien/human hybrids, a female Kineceleran named Helen and a male Tetramand named Manny are trying to kill (actually just imprison in the Null Void,but they didn't know that at that time) every alien they can find, thinking that all of them are evil. When they encounter Ben, Gwen and Kevin they attack them, and while Ben as Big Chill saves Gwen, Kevin gets kidnapped for questioning, as Helen isn't sure the group is dangerous.
Thanks to her powers, Gwen locates Kevin and she and Ben set out to rescue him. Meanwhile, Helen and Manny use a database created by Pierce (Helen's brother) to try and find out what species Kevin belongs to, as they think he's an alien. During the rescue, Ben gets thrown into the Null Void, but manages to escape after transforming into Swampfire.
After it the two sides work things out and after looking at a database of the aliens they captured and put into the Null Void, Ben realizes that some of them may have been Plumber kids. To make things right, Helen and Manny set out into the Null Void to rescue those they wrongfully imprisoned, and Kevin takes some of their equipment when they leave.
- Ben Tennyson
- Gwen Tennyson
- Kevin Levin
- Helen Wheels (first appearance)
- Manny Armstrong (first appearance)
- Fleeing DNAlien
- On recording:
- Ben states that neither him or Gwen know how to drive, although in Paradox, he states that Max taught him how to.
- On the first image Gwen is shown too tall and far from Ben and Kevin. In the same scene, Ben and Kevin were looking at Gwen.
- In the next image Gwen is closer to Ben and Kevin, but the cuffs on her sleeves are blue instead of white. Also, in the same scene, Ben was drawn at a different angle, Gwen's pose was slightly changed, and all three of them were looking at Manny and Helen as if facing them.
- In one scene, Manny's back is drawn incorrectly.
Naming and Translations
|French||SOS Plombiers||SOS Plumbers|
|Portuguese (Br)||Ajudantes dos Encanadores||Plumbers' Helpers|
|Spanish (HA)||Unos Nuevos Plomeros||Some New Plumbers|
|Spanish (Spain)||Ayudantes De Fontanero||Plumber' Helpers|
- After the DNAlien is sent into the Null Void, Manny says: "Another one bites the dust", which is a reference to Queen's song Another One Bites the Dust.
- This episode reunites Khary Payton with Greg Cipes and Ashley Johnson who played Cyborg, Beast Boy, and Terra in Teen Titans as well as reuniting Adam Wylie with Yuri Lowenthal who have previously Superman and Brainiac 5 from Legion of Superheroes.
- It is revealed that Kevin can temporarily extend his absorbing powers to whomever he is in contact with.
|Ben 10: Alien Force Episodes|
|Ben 10 Returns: Part 1 • Ben 10 Returns: Part 2 • Everybody Talks About the Weather • Kevin's Big Score • All That Glitters • Max Out • Pier Pressure • What Are Little Girls Made Of? • The Gauntlet • Paradox • Be-Knighted • Plumbers' Helpers • X = Ben + 2|
|Darkstar Rising • Alone Together • Good Copy, Bad Copy • Save the Last Dance • Undercover • Pet Project • Grounded • Voided • Inside Man • Birds of a Feather • Unearthed • War of the Worlds: Part 1 • War of the Worlds: Part 2|
|Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 1 • Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 2 • Inferno • Fool's Gold • Simple • Vreedle, Vreedle • Singlehanded • If All Else Fails • In Charm's Way • Ghost Town • Trade-Off • Busy Box • Con of Rath • Primus • Time Heals • The Secret of Chromastone • Above and Beyond • Vendetta • The Final Battle: Part 1 • The Final Battle: Part 2|
|Ben 10: Alien Swarm|