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So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies is the fourth episode of the first season of Ben 10: Omniverse, and the fourth episode overall.[note 1]

Synopsis[]

When Ben and Rook investigate a mysterious alien ghost ship, they discover that Argit and the Vreedle Brothers are fighting for possession of a doomsday device![CN 1]

Plot[]

When three devices strike the ground from the sky, 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. Crashhopper lands and transforms back into Ben. Some of the missiles send pink beams up to the ship.

Ben and Rook fly the Proto-TRUK to the ship and Rook says that the beams are anchors. Max calls on the comm. At Plumber Headquarters, Solid Plugg is causing a ruckus, but he is quickly apprehended by Max. Max tells Ben to be careful, but Ben brushes his concerns off. He promises to call him if he sees anything weird. Rook then notices a giant hole in the ship that they fly into, and they board it.

Rook finds a piece of bubble wrap. The explore the ship, finding more bubble wrap. Ben hears something, and he and Rook see the Vreedle Brothers, who Rook refers to as the most vile creatures in the universe. Ben attempts to transform into Rath, but he transforms into Grey Matter instead and climbs onto the ceiling and breaks a pipe, freezing the Vreedles. In the ship's command room, Rook is disgusted with the Vreedles, confusing Grey Matter. Rook says that the Vreedles destroyed the Plumbers' Academy, disrupting his final exam. Grey Matter thinks that they hijacked the cruiser as revenge, but they were only scavenging. They also did not make the hole.

They see the Proto-TRUK being stolen, so Grey Matter pulls it back with a tractor beam before transforming back into Ben. The four go to the Proto-TRUK to see that the thief is Argit. Argit is surprised to see Ben. He says that he has the Annihilarrgh, shocking Rook and the Vreedles and confusing Ben. Rook states that according to legend, there once was a race known as the Contumelia 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 Annihilarrgh.

While the Contumelia 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. Ben transforms into Spidermonkey and webs Argit to the wall. Spidermonkey webs Incurseans as well, only to see that Argit is gone. Rook takes out Incurseans, as do the Vreedles. Argit explores the ship. Ben finds Emperor Milleous, who is looking for the Annihilarrgh. Incurseans arrive, so Ben transforms into NRG. NRG melts the Incurseans ' weapons. Rook arrives, as does Argit. Argit angrily confronts Milleous, who promised to buy the Annihilarrgh from him. NRG grabs Argit and demands the Annihilarrgh. Argit says that he gave it to the Vreedles, who left. Everyone sees them flying to Earth.

NRG transforms back into Ben and capturing all the Incurseans, Argit, Ben, and Rook arrive on the bridge, where Argit reveals that he was hired by Milleous to find the Annihilarrgh. Argit also reveals that the Vreedle Brothers found him and forced him to hand over the Annihilarrgh 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 Annihilarrgh, the doomsday device is activated. Left with no other choice, Ben transforms 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 and to undo the destruction of the universe and they recreate it almost exactly as it was - with a few changes, such as Ben's clothing and the appearance of Mr. Smoothy. Alien X transforms back into Ben, and he discovers that he has received a new hoodie as Rhomboid declares the Annihilarrgh a dud and destroys it. Argit tries to get Milleous to pay him, but reconsiders when the Incurseans aim at him. 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.

Noteworthy Events[]

Major Events[]

Character Debuts[]

Omnitrix Alien Debuts[]

Minor Events[]

  • Ben gains a new white and green hoodie.
  • Mr. Smoothy's design drastically changes.

Characters[]

Neutrals[]

  • Argit (first reappearance)

Villains[]

Aliens Used[]

Quotes[]


Ben: That is one big, honking ship.
Rook: (Rook increases the volume on his console.) I cannot hear any honking.
Ben: Rook, it's an expression.
Rook: Ah, right... That "honking ship" has anchored itself to Earth.




Ben: The Vreedle Brothers?!
Octagon: Ben Tennyson?! And...associate.
Rhomboid: 'Sup?
Rook: The two lowest beings in the universe.
Rhomboid: Ohhh, see, now you done hurt my fra-gile feelings.
Octagon: (privately) Boid, remember our recent musins about the inadvisability of surrender, being as we is now fugitives and such?
Rhomboid: I do indeed recollect such a di-scussion, Octagon... Why?
Octagon: (sighs) Light 'em up, Boid. (They pull out large guns.)
Ben: Look out!




Ben: Come on, Omnitrix. Give me Rath, give me Rath!
(Ben transforms into Grey Matter, surprising Rook.)
Grey Matter: Grey Matter? Oh man, I have got to get a manual for this new thing.




Argit: I have the Annihilarrgh! And I ain't afraid to use it.
Rook: (shocked) The Annihilarrgh?!
Vreedle Brothers: (excited) The Annihilarrgh?!
Ben: (confused) The what-a-haaarrgh?




Argit: Why are you all standing around? Somebody has to stop this from happening! T-THE UNIVERSE IS WHERE I KEEP ALL MY STUFF!
(Argit grabs Ben's arms and tries to make him hit the Omnitrix. Ben gets annoyed and shoves Argit down.)
Ben: Dude, not helpful!
(Argit's ears lower in shame.)
Ben: 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 on with our lives!
(Ben slams down on the watch, transforming into Alien X.)
Rook: (gasps) Alien X! It is real!
Argit: So, this is Alien X, huh?
(Argit walks up to Alien X and taps his body. A deep vibrating sound is heard; Alien X remains still. The Annihilarrgh starts beeping faster.)
Argit: (burying his head in his hands) Great, we're toast.




Ben: DISAPPOINTMENT?! (pointing to the holes) THAT'S THE UNIVERSE! It's everything I know! It's everything there is!
Bellicus: -Was.
Serena: Technically.
Ben: But Alien X can fix this, right...? Right?!
Serena: Alien X can do many things. We just both have to agree to it. (singsong) Bellicuuuus...!
Bellicus: (gruffly) Serenaaa... Fine! But the next time the universe and everything in it is destroyed, don't come crying to me.



Naming and Translations[]

Language Name Origin
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
Italian Arrivederci e Grazie per Tutti i Frappè Goodbye and Thanks for All the Milkshakes
Polish Cześć i Dzięki za Koktajle Hi and Thanks for the Cocktails
Portuguese (Br) Adeus, e Obrigado Pelos Sorvetes Goodbye, and Thanks for the Sorbets
Romanian Cu Bine şi Mulţumesc pentru Toată Trataţia Good and Thanks for All the Treatment
Spanish (HA) 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

Cast[]

Voice Actor Role(s)
Yuri Lowenthal Ben Tennyson
Bumper Robinson Rook Blonko
Dee Bradley Baker Spidermonkey
NRG
Crashhopper
Paul Eiding Max Tennyson
John DiMaggio Octagon Vreedle
Eric Bauza Grey Matter
Solid Plugg
Bellicus
Rob Paulsen Rhomboid Vreedle
Alexander Polinsky Argit
Kevin Michael Richardson Milleous
Kimberly Brooks Serena


Continuity[]

Allusions[]

Errors[]

Trivia[]

  • The episode's title is listed as So Long, And Thanks For All The Smoothies within the episode itself.
  • While this episode aired in Canada on October 6, 2012, it aired in Australia eight days later on October 14.
  • The episode was unlocked in the Brazilian and Latin American game Ben 10 Hack on October 9, 2012 and become available on the Cartoon Network website. On October 15, 2012, the episode aired regularly.
  • Professor Paradox is well aware of the events of this episode.[DJW 1]
  • When he was recreating the universe, Ben was trying to save everything he could. He wasn't making conscious choices about what goes and what stays.[MW 3]
  • This episode served as inspiration for the plot of the Omniverse graphic novel, Parallel Paradox.
  • The scene where Ben and Rook talk to the Vreedle Brothers and Argit on the Contumelia ship was storyboarded by Fill Marc Sagadraca,[FMS 1] whereas the scene where Ben talks to Bellicus and Serena was storyboarded by Tony Santo.[TS 1]

Notes[]

  1. The script for the episode came together very late, but its production number has always been 004. Chronologically, the episode is set after It Was Them.[MW 2]

References[]

Crew Statements[]

Matt Wayne[]

Derrick J. Wyatt[]

Fill Marc Sagadraca[]

Tony Santo[]

Cartoon Network[]

Ben 10: Omniverse Episodes

Arc 1 The More Things Change: Part 1 · The More Things Change: Part 2 · A Jolt From the Past · So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies · It Was Them · Trouble Helix · Hot Stretch · Have I Got a Deal for You · Of Predators and Prey: Part 1 · Of Predators and Prey: Part 2
Arc 2 Many Happy Returns · Gone Fishin' · Outbreak · Blukic and Driba Go to Mr. Smoothy's · Malefactor · Bros in Space · Arrested Development · Rules of Engagement · Showdown: Part 1 · Showdown: Part 2
Arc 3 T.G.I.S. · Tummy Trouble · Store 23 · Vilgax Must Croak · Ben Again · Special Delivery · Rad · While You Were Away · The Frogs of War: Part 1 · The Frogs of War: Part 2
Arc 4 Food Around the Corner · The Ultimate Heist · O Mother, Where Art Thou? · Max's Monster · Evil's Encore · Return to Forever · Mud is Thicker Than Water · OTTO Motives · A Fistful of Brains · For a Few Brains More
Arc 5 - Galactic Monsters Something Zombozo This Way Comes · Mystery, Incorporeal · Bengeance is Mine · An American Benwolf in London · Animo Crackers · Rad Monster Party · Charmed, I'm Sure · The Vampire Strikes Back · And Then There Were None · And Then There Was Ben
Arc 6 Catfight · Collect This · The Vengers · Cough It Up · The Rooters of All Evil · Blukic and Driba Go to Area 51 · No Honor Among Bros · Universe vs. Tennyson · Weapon XI: Part 1 · Weapon XI: Part 2
Arc 7 Clyde Five · Rook Tales · Charm School · The Ballad of Mr. Baumann · Fight at the Museum · Breakpoint · The Color of Monkey · Vreedlemania · It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 1 · It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 2
Arc 8 From Hedorium to Eternity · Stuck on You · Let's Do the Time War Again · The Secret of Dos Santos · Third Time's a Charm · The Final Countdown · Malgax Attacks · The Most Dangerous Game Show · The End of an Era · A New Dawn

Season 1 The More Things Change: Part 1 · The More Things Change: Part 2 · A Jolt From the Past · Trouble Helix · Have I Got a Deal for You · It Was Them · So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies · Hot Stretch · Of Predators and Prey: Part 1 · Of Predators and Prey: Part 2
Season 2 Outbreak · Many Happy Returns · Gone Fishin' · Blukic and Driba Go to Mr. Smoothy's · Malefactor · Arrested Development · Bros in Space · Ben Again · Store 23 · Special Delivery
Season 3 Showdown: Part 1 · Showdown: Part 2 · Tummy Trouble · Vilgax Must Croak · While You Were Away · The Frogs of War: Part 1 · The Frogs of War: Part 2 · Rules of Engagement · Rad · Evil's Encore
Season 4 T.G.I.S. · Food Around the Corner · O Mother, Where Art Thou? · Return to Forever · Mud is Thicker Than Water · OTTO Motives · The Ultimate Heist · A Fistful of Brains · For a Few Brains More · Max's Monster
Season 5 Something Zombozo This Way Comes · Mystery, Incorporeal · Bengeance is Mine · An American Benwolf in London · Animo Crackers · Rad Monster Party · Charmed, I'm Sure · The Vampire Strikes Back · Catfight · Collect This
Season 6 And Then There Were None · And Then There Was Ben · The Vengers · Cough It Up · The Rooters of All Evil · Blukic and Driba Go to Area 51 · No Honor Among Bros · Universe vs. Tennyson · Weapon XI: Part 1 · Weapon XI: Part 2
Season 7 Clyde Five · Rook Tales · Charm School · The Ballad of Mr. Baumann · Fight at the Museum · Breakpoint · The Color of Monkey · Vreedlemania · It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 1 · It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 2
Season 8 From Hedorium to Eternity · Stuck on You · Let's Do the Time War Again · The Secret of Dos Santos · Third Time's a Charm · The Final Countdown · Malgax Attacks · The Most Dangerous Game Show · The End of an Era · A New Dawn

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