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So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies
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General Information
Original broadcast October 27, 2012
Series Ben 10: Omniverse
Details
Season 1
Episode number 7
Episode number in production order 4
Overall episode number 157 (U.S. Airing Order)

154 (Production Order)

Credits
Written by Len Uhley
Directed by Dan Riba
Cast
Episode Guide
Previous episode It Was Them
Next episode Hot Stretch
Gallery

So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies is the seventh episode of Ben 10: Omniverse.

Plot

When three anchors strike on ground from the sky, Ben as Crashhopper diverts them away from people and buildings, while Rook protects and evacuates the civilians. The devices cause a derelict ship to appear in Earth's orbit and anchor it to the planet via tractor beams. Rook and Ben fly onto the derelict ship via Rook's Proto-TRUK and enter the ship via a rather large hole.

Once onboard, Ben and Rook follow a trail of bubble wrap to the once again criminals,The Vreedle Brothers, whom Rook refers to as the most vile creatures in the universe. Ben as Grey Matter incapacitated the brothers by diverting a pipe onto them, causing them to be frozen solid. After the Brothers have been thawed, Rook explains his contempt for the pair of Vreedles whom were kicked out of the Plumbers' Academy after they blew it and it's ammunitions up.

As a result, Rook ended up spending his final days of Plumber training in a trailer on an asteroid. The brothers explain that they were not responsible for the damage to the ship, and were simply scavenging it for weaponry. At that point, a third party hijacks the Proto-TRUK and tries to use it to escape to Earth. Grey Matter uses his intelligence to activate the ship's tractor beam and re-park the smaller ship back on the derelict ship.

The hijacker and first of the three parties on the ship is soon revealed to be none other than Argit, who claims to possess the single most dangerous device in the universe, the Anihilaarg. According to legend, there once was a race known as the Contemelia whose favorite hobby was jumping from universe to universe, scaring the locals and if they came to dislike it, it would be destroyed by the Anihilaarg.

While the Contemelia has long since been wiped out, this ship and its secret weapon are still well in existence. While Ben isn't entirely sure the weapon exists, a Incursean war ship captained by Emperor Milleous arrives and attaches itself to the derelict ship. The gathered group splits up to deal with the Incurseans. Ben teams with Argit, the Vreedles team with each other, and Rook goes on his own.

Capturing all the Incurseans, Argit, Ben, and Rook arrive on the bridge, where Argit reveals that he was hired by Milleous to find the Anihilaarg. Argit also reveals that the Vreedle Brothers found him and forced him to hand over the Anihilaarg and now they're escaping to Earth in their ship. Ben and Rook chase after them, unwisely leaving Argit in charge of the Incurseans.

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Alien X recreates the universe

The Incurseans overpower Argit and give chase to the Vreedle Brothers, with Ben shooting them both down in front of Mr. Smoothy. In the resulting dog pile for the Anihilaarg, the doomsday device is activated. Left with no other choice, Ben turns into Alien X, just as the universe destroying energy pulse is fired off from the device. As they watch the universe being destroyed, Ben is able to convince Serena and Bellicus to let him use Alien X to recreate the universe.

Aside from a few minor differences, the trio is successful in making a identical copy of the universe. Believing the device is a dud, The Vreedle Brothers destroyed it and Rook takes Argit into custody. The two Plumbers and con-man go for smoothies as Ben tries to explain that the device in fact did go off and he used Alien X to remake the universe. Rook and Argit believe that Ben instead suffered from a panic induced hallucination.

Ben still thinks something is different and it is shown that the Mr Smoothy building and logo have been altered.

Major Events

Omnitrix Alien Debut

Characters

Neutral

  • Argit (first re-appearance)

Villains

Aliens Used

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Portuguese (Brazil) Adeus, e Obrigado Pelos Sorvetes Goodbye, and Thanks For The Sorbets
Spanish (Latin America) Adiós y Gracias por Todos los Smoothies Goodbye and Thanks for All Smoothies
Spanish (Spain) Hasta Luego, Y Gracias Por Los Smootheles So Long, And Thanks For The Smoothies
Arabic الكون لذيذ... بطعم السموذيز The universe is delicious... with the taste of smoothies
Hungarian Bye-Bye, és kösz a turmixokat Bye-Bye, and Thanks for All the Smoothies

Quotes

Quotes


NRG: NRG? Ha ha. NRG is G-O-O-D!


Quotes Right

Quotes


Ben: That is one big honking ship.
Rook: (turning up the volume knob) I cannot hear any honking.
Ben: Rook, it's an expression.
Rook: Ah, right. That honking ship has anchored itself to Earth!


Quotes Right

Quotes


Ben: The Vreedle Brothers
Octagon: Ben Tennyson and... associate.
Rhomboid: 'Sup?
Rook: The two lowest beings in the universe.
Rhomboid: Oh see, now you've done hurt my fragile feelings.
Octagon: Boid, remember our recent musings about the inadvisability of surrender being as we is now fugitives and such?
Rhomboid: I do indeed recollect such a discussion Octagon. Why?
Octagon: (Sighs) Light'em up, Boid. (Vreedles pull out lasers)
Ben: Look out!


Quotes Right

Quotes


Argit: Why are you all standing around? Somebody has to stop this from happening! TH-THE UNIVERSE IS WHERE I KEEP ALL MY STUFF!!! (grabs Ben's hand and starts slapping the Omnitrix with it)
Ben: (Slapping Argit) Dude! Not helpful. Alright listen Omnitrix, I don't want Goop, I don't want Stinkfly. Just give me something I can use to defuse this thing so we can all get out all with our lives! (transforms into Alien X) Rook: (Gasps), Alien X! It is real! Argit: (walks up to Alien X) So, this is Alien X, huh? (taps Alien X twice) Great, we're toast! (The Anihilaarg is activated, destroying the Universe)


Quotes Right

Quotes


Ben: Disappointed? That's the Universe, it's everything I know, it's everything there is!
Bellicus: Was.
Serena: Definitely.
Ben: But Alien X can fix this, right? Right?
Serena: Alien X can do many things, we just both have to agree to it. Bellicus?
Bellicus: Serena? Fine! But the next time the universe is destroyed, don't come crying to me!


Quotes Right

Quotes


Argit: I've got the Anihilaarg! And I ain't afraid to use it!
Rook: The Anihilaarg!
Vreedle Brothers: The Anihilarg!
Ben: The what-ahaarg?


Quotes Right

Quotes


Milleous: I haven't got all day, well actually I do.


Quotes Right

Errors

Error Argit

Incomplete Design

  • When Ben is about to turn into NRG, he dials the bottom of the Omnitrix screen instead of dialing on the Omnitrix screen.
  • After Alien X transformed back to Ben, Argit's design was incomplete.
  • In a scene, Ben's t-shirt from behind the jacket is completely green.
  • When Grey Matter touches the Tractor Ray, a detail of his hand is grey instead of green.

Allusions

Trivia

  • This episode aired in Canada on October 6th, 2012.
  • This episode aired in Australia on October 14th, 2012.
  • The episode was unlocked in the Brazilian and Latin American game Ben 10 Hack on October 9th, 2012 and become available in Cartoon Network Website. In October 15th, 2012 the episode aired regularly.
  • Cartoon Network Asia accidentally labeled this episode as Trouble Helix on their website.
  • This episode was aired as the fourth episode of Ben 10: Omniverse in South East Asia and Latin America.
  • Grey Matter makes a reference to Star Trek by saying,"Warp drive, communications, ahh tractor beam!"
  • Octagon Vreedle makes a reference to Dirty Harry with the classic line "Do I feel lucky?"
  • According to Derrick J. Wyatt, Professor Paradox is well aware of the events of this episode.[1]
  • According to Derrick J. Wyatt, Primus was erased by the Anihilaarg.[2]
    • According to Matt Wayne, this is not definite until it's addressed in the series.[3][4][5]
  • While crashing, Rhomboid's shout is similar to Disney's Goofy's signature yell.
  • This episode leads to the events of Universe Vs. Tennyson.
  • According to Matt Wayne, the events of the episode and beyond in production order of omniverse only follow the timeline of the previous series to some extent. [6]
  • This episode is very similar to the Doctor Who episode The Big Bang, as it involved the heroes attempting to prevent the universe from being destroyed, failing to do so, then instead recreating a copy of the universe to replace the destroyed one.

References


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