When the Rust Bucket must tune-up in the same town as Zombozo's latest campaign trail stop, Ben soon discovers the clown is using his speeches to hypnotize then rob the town.
The episode opens up with the Tennysons at Sleeytown. Ben, is complaining about how bored he is here. Max walks out frustrated that the auto mechanic ran out of spark plugs. He then breaks the news that it will be a while before they get the Rustbucket back on the road again. This news upsets both Ben and Gwen. Eventually Zombozo shows up in a party RV, and request that he gets everyone's vote for mayor. The Circus Freak Trio arrives with T-shirt canyons. Gwen is confused on how the town is actually falling for Zombozo's act. Zombozo then starts his hypnotizer. Gwen, being the only one not hypnotized, isn't surprised. She's confused on how she isn't hypnotized, she lifts her sunglasses up and realizes those protected her. She then makes Ben and Max look away from the screen. Ben notices the Circus Freak Trio entering a bank, and he sneaks off while Max tries to come up with a plan to sabotage Zombozo's hypno-machines. Gwen then runs off to distract Zombozo by running against him.
In the bank, Acid Breath jumps in the pile of cash. Frightwig tells him to get out of there, as Zombozo can only distract the town for so long. Acid Breath states that Frightwig is no fun, and she's probably going to spend her portion of the money on "science stuff". Frightwig admits that she does have eyes on a new soldering iron, and then she questions what Acid Breath will buy. Acid Breath replies saying that he'll get mouth wash, which is something he's never heard of. Acid Breath then questions what Thumbskull will get, and he imagines going to the spa and getting his nails polished. In the background, Ben states that he almost feels bad for stopping them since Acid Breath can't afford mouthwash. However he changes his mind and hits his watch.
Back outside, Zombozo questions what Gwen is doing, and they both begin to argue. Meanwhilde, Max looks at Zombozo's machines, and is confused by the many buttons and cables. In the bank, Ben as Four Arms interrupts the Circus Freaks stealing. Frightwig throws Thumbskull at Four Arms, knocking him over, and all three begin attacking Ben at once. Back outside again, Max struggles to shut down the machines, and Gwen is having a hard time getting the audience to resist Zombozo's control. In the bank, Four Arms tries to tell Frightwig that soldering irons are like $8, and she doesn't have to steal a whole town's money to buy one. However, Thumbskull states that the money isn't for them, and it's for Zombozo. Meanwhile, Max manages to shut down the machine. Gwen then takes the stage, and tells the town that Zombozo has been hypnotizing them, and he's a bad guy. Zombozo then gives them hats, and makes them admire him even more. In the bank again, Four Arms tries to talk the Circus Freaks out of robbing the bank, claiming that it's unfair that they do all of the work and Zombozo gets all money. Frightwig admits that Zombozo might not give them any money, and Acid Breath has flashbacks on how he never got any attention from Zombozo all his time as a henchman. He then tells Thumbskull that Frightwig is right, they'll never get paid. Thumbskull then breaks through a wall running away in anger. Frightwig states that Zombozo can get his own money, and that they quit. She then follows the two. Ben times out, surprised that he talked them out of it.
Ben runs outside, looking for an update. Gwen tells him the only thing people cared about is merchandise. Ben then states that he talked the Circus Freaks out of a bank robbery. This gives Gwen the confidence she needs. She then asks Zombozo what's his plans for the economy. Zombozo, however, states "who needs economy when [they] have buttons". The town on the other hand, are not amused by the buttons. They are also curious what his plans are. Gwen exposes Zombozo littering and setting their only tree on fire. She then states that his henchmen are robbing the bank as they speak, causing one of the cops to run off in shock. The town then turns against Zombozo. He then gets a text from the Circus Freaks, saying they quit. Since he has no other choice, he attacks to town using his weapons. Ben transforms into Omni-Enhanced Cannonbolt, and fights Zombozo. HE finally manages to take Zombozo down. Zombozo then tries to escape in his RV, but it doesn't take off. Gwen asks Max why he isn't moving, and Max states that he "borrowed" his spark plugs. The towns Cop then shows up, and arrest Zombozo.
Right before the Tennysons leave, the town states that Gwen can't leave, as they need a leader. Ben steps in, and states that if they believe in themselves, they can do anything. Everyone in the town can come together and make something great. They can become a "super mega Sleepytown Sumo". The town then walks off disappointed. Gwen asks Ben if he needs to go after the Circus Freaks, but Ben states that he'll get them next time. He then wonders where they ran off too. Later on, they're seen at a beach relaxing.
Max: Alright, sparkplugs are in. We can get out of here. Female Civilian: What? You can't leave! Male Civilian: We need you here in Sleepy Town, we can't lead ourselves! Ben: I got this, Gwen. I'm a good talker now. If you guys just believe in yourselves, you can do anything! I mean, not anything, but like, a lot of things! Anyway, I know that everyone in Sleepy Town can join together and create something bigger. Like how in that one episode of Sumo Slammers where they did that thing where they fused into that Super Mega Sumo with lasers and stuff; you guys can totally do that! Become a Super Mega Sleepy Town Sumo! Female Civilian: You know on second thought, we will be fine on our own.
Naming and Translations
Vote por Zombozo
Vote for Zombozo
The cop that arrests Zombozo at the end of the episode references the original series episode Last Laugh; Zombozo's debut episode.
This episode aired as the 28th episode of Season 2 and the 68th episode overall in the U.S.