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T.G.I.S. is the first episode of the third season of Ben 10: Omniverse, and the twenty-first episode overall.

Synopsis[]

The Secret Saturdays come to Bellwood to investigate a rash of chupacabra attacks.[CN 1]

Plot[]

The episode starts in the forest. The Secret Saturdays are chasing a small Chupacabra. They accidentally run into Ben as Shocksquatch and mistake him for a cryptid. However, it turns out Zak knows Ben clearly and they shake hands. The Saturdays then explain to Ben about the Chupacabras and that there are more. They ride the Saturdays' airship, where Zak reveals to Ben about V.V. Argost's show, and it turns out Ben likes it more.

They are alerted that there is a Chupacabra attack at Mr. Baumann's store. Mr. Baumann doesn't allow Ben to transform, fearing that he might wreck his property again. Ben transforms anyway, promising that he will not wreck the store. Ben transforms into Terraspin and defeats the Chupacabras and they flee.

Later, it is shown that Dr. Animo is commanding the Chupacabras and that he revived V.V. Argost with a new body that somewhat resembles the Jersey Devil's. While Ben, Rook and the Saturdays are in Undertown, Argost attacks. Ben transforms into Kickin Hawk and they fight Argost before he flees. Argost tells Dr. Animo that his new body isn't enough to beat Zak Saturday, after which Animo reveals that he has an entire army of cryptids and that his simple mind control can't control them. So, Argost uses his Anti-Kur abilities to control them. 

Ben, Rook and Zak break into Dr. Animo's old lair but they are attacked by Munya. Ben turns into Heatblast and the group fights Munya, defeating him. They are suddenly alerted of an attack at the Saturdays' airship. They go back to the surface and find Argost and his cryptid army attacking the airship. Zak says they have to enter the airship to save his parents, but his parents suddenly arrive, telling Zak that they are okay. Argost sees this and attacks the Saturdays.

Dr. Animo enters the scene as well. Ben turns into Shocksquatch and with a giant electric attack, he defeats the army and times out. Argost continues to fight Zak while the rest of the Saturdays fight Animo and the Chupacabras. Animo decides to capture Fiskerton to do research on him and add him to his "collection" so the Chupacabras attack Fisk and wrap their tongues around his leg, pulling him to Animo's lab. Fisk fights back, but doesn't win. Meanwhile, Argost is about to destroy Zak when Ben transforms into Bloxx to send him flying. Zak says he needs an absorption alien or device. Ben tells him that he has an absorption alien. Meanwhile, Fisk escapes the Chupacbras and Komodo bites the control rods off of Dr. Animo's mind control helmet, and the Chupacabras turn on him. Ben transforms into Feedback and absorbs the power back from Argost, causing him to collapse.

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Four Arms and the Saturdays in a group picture

Afterwards, Zak asks for a picture with Ben as an alien. Rook remarks that people always like Ben's aliens while he and all the aliens in Undertown are real aliens. Ben says that Rook is still his best partner, after Kevin, and Gwen. Then, the Saturdays, and Ben as Four Arms, take a picture of themselves.

Noteworthy Events[]

Major Events[]

Character Debuts[]

Characters[]

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Aliens Used[]

Quotes[]


Zak: The control room's down the hall, and that's the game room.
Ben: Rook, we definitely need our own air ship.
Rook: We already have the space ship and an underground Headquarters.
Ben: And neither has a game room!




Dr. Animo: (To Argost) It's been a productive three years.
Argost: THREE YEARS!? You were supposed to bring me back in a month! What was the hold up, Mr. Animo?
Dr. Animo: Ben Tennyson, and it's Dr. Animo!
Argost: (Sarcastically) Yes, and I'm sure that came from an accredited university.




Zak: We can still catch them, Fiskerton can go from zero to sixty without braking swap!
Ben: Rook, we need a trike!
Rook: You have a motorcycle.




V.V. Argost: And you must be Mr. Tennyson.
Ben: You know, your show seemed cool and your new look is admittedly rad, but we're totally gonna have to kick your butt.




Dr. Animo: (to Fiskerton) Ooo, a Fiskerton Phantom, the only one in existence! If only I could cross you with an Owl Man, it will be the bees knees! Note to self: Put knees on bees.




Argost: Hmm, this tail does coming handy. What more can I ask for?
Feedback: Eyes in the back of your head!
Argost: I'll have my revenge, Zak Saturday! This... isn't... over!
Feedback: Sorry, dude, it kinda is.



Naming and Translations[]

Language Name Origin
Arabic بالتعاون مع ساترداي In Cooperation with Saturday
German Die Saturdays The Saturdays
Hungarian T.G.I.S. T.G.I.S.
Polish Na Szczęście Jest Sobota Fortunately It's Saturday
Portuguese (Br) Até que Enfim É Sábado At Last It's Saturday
Romanian Secretele Familiei Sâmbătă Saturdays' Family Secrets
Spanish (HA) Gracias a Dios son los Sábados Secretos Thank God It's The Secret Saturdays
Spanish (Spain) Gracias a los Saturday Thanks to the Saturday

Cast[]

Voice Actor Role(s)
Yuri Lowenthal Ben Tennyson
Kickin Hawk
Feedback
Bumper Robinson Rook Blonko
Terraspin
Doc Saturday
David Kaye Shocksquatch
Heatblast
Corey Burton Mr. Baumann
V.V. Argost
Fiskerton Saturday
Dwight Schultz Dr. Animo
Vanessa Marshall Drew Saturday
Ogie Banks Zak Saturday


Continuity[]

Allusions[]

Errors[]

  • When the Chupacabras attack Mr. Baumann's store, a jar containing Aldebaran Beidafangs can be seen on the counter. However, the jar suddenly disappears when a Chupacabra is on its spot. After Mr. Baumann grabs Ben to prevent him from using the Omnitrix, the jar reappears.
  • In one shot, V.V. Argost's hand is white.
  • The closed captions refer to Heatblast as "Heatwave".
  • XLR8 and Cannonbolt are listed in the end credits despite not appearing in the episode.

Trivia[]

  • The episode's title is listed as T.G.I.S on the Cartoon Network website[CN 1] and Amazon Prime Video.
  • In the U.K., this episode aired after While You Were Away.
  • Aside from V.V. Argost, all characters from The Secret Saturdays are recast in this episode.
  • It is revealed that the Saturdays once worked with Max Tennyson on a cryptid-related matter.
  • The Original Series was referenced twice during The Secret Saturdays:
  • In the Original Series, Weird World was listed as one of Ben's favorite TV shows.[pop-up 1][1] This episode retcons that, as Ben states he did not watch Weird World very often as it was on at the same time as Sumo Slammers.[2]
  • All the aliens turned to stone by the Chupacabras eventually turned back to normal after this episode.[DJW 3]
  • This episode was planned sometime before Omniverse first premiered.[AC 1]
  • This episode aired late because production on the animation was delayed. The overseas studio sent in footage that didn't work and had to have certain shots redone.[MW 3]
  • Jay Stephens, the creator of The Secret Saturdays, loved this episode.[AC 2]

References[]

Crew Statements[]

Matt Wayne[]

Derrick J. Wyatt[]

Cartoon Network[]

Pop-ups[]

Audio Commentary[]

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 5 · 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 5 · 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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