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The New Ron
Production Number: 105
Season: 1
Executive Producer(s): Bob Schooley
Mark McCorkle
Chris Bailey
Writer(s): Mark Palmer
Art Director(s): Alan M. Bodner
Dialogue Director(s): Chris Bailey
Lisa Schaffer
Broadcast Information
US Broadcast Number:
3
Disney Channel US Premiere:
June 7, 2002
Merchandise
DVD Releases:
Kim Possible: The Complete First Season
iTunes Releases:
Unknown

Ron's new haircut changes more than his appearance, and a mission to investigate a blackout inspires two new villains.

Mission Briefing

Episode Description

Kim calls in a favor to get Ron a stylish new haircut, which Ron vehemently dislikes until girls begin to notice him because of it. While in Paris (where Ron is buying hair gel), the two find that massive power outages have been popping up across western Europe, eventually tracing the source of the blackouts to an island inhabited by an elderly billionaire and his spoiled son. While Kim instructs Senior on the finer points of energy conservation, Ron discusses hair care with Junior, and eventually comments that Senior's island would make a great villainous lair. Although initially put off by Ron's suggestions, Senior ultimately decides that villainy would be an interesting hobby.

Back in Middleton, Ron, in typical Ron fashion, has gotten a completely swelled head thanks to his new, cool haircut, getting new clothes to complete the look. He turns into a babe magnet with many girls blatantly staring at him dreamily. He stops answering his phone or pager, and even hands Rufus over to Kim because his new pants have no pockets. Wade sends Kim a video of the Seniors threatening to suck up all of Europe's power unless the continent relinquishes its "nice little islands" to them.

Kim and Ron head back to the Seniors' island, only to find that it's been turned into a lair based on Ron's earlier suggestions. While Kim contends with the traps Senior has installed, Ron goes after Junior, who's about to fire a missile at Middleton. They get into a fight in which they muss up each other's hair, pause to fix it, and then go right back at it. Eventually, Rufus styled Ron's hair back to normal, and then kicked Junior's comb into the ocean.

Junior was about to jump for the comb, until, Ron told him to "use the stairs." While Junior ran down the stairs for his comb, Ron deactivates the missiles and decides to keep his old haircut.

Ron then was able to rescue Kim from all of the Spinning Tops Of Doom, which he suggested, until they all broke, and destroyed quite a lot of this lair/house.

The Seniors elude capture thanks to a secret grotto with a speedboat (another suggestion of Ron's), and when our heroes return to Middleton, Ron has gone back to his old self, which completely wrecks his ability to interest girls.

Transcript

Main article: The New Ron/Transcript

Running Gags

Middleton High School readerboard

Memorable Quotes

Notes

  • One of five first season episodes altered post-release to include songs from the then-upcoming Kim Possible soundtrack. In this case: Aaron Carter's "Get Up On Ya Feet".
  • Kim has both Ron's home phone and his pager on her speed dial. From the location of her finger when dialing his pager it is likely that they are #1 and #2 respectively.
  • This is the first episode in which Mrs. Dr. Possible makes her brainloaf (meatloaf in the shape of a brain).

Production Information

Errors

  • While Kim talks to the Seniors about making their house more energy efficient, her gloves disappear for a brief moment.
  • When we saw Kim's locker after she told Rufus that he could live in her locker, there was a picture of Ron hanging between the pictures of Shego and Drakken. When Kim opened the locker at the end of the episode, and Rufus jumps out of Kim's locker, his picture is gone.
  • When Kim and Ron are sneaking into the Seniors' lair, Ron is wearing mission clothes. When they confront the Seniors however, he has somehow changed back into his new outfit.
  • When Ron and Kim watched a spinning top of doom destroy the Seniors' home, Ron had his new haircut and his new clothes, then in another scene, his new haircut with his mission clothes.
  • At the end of the episode, Ron messed his hair around and it appeared exactly as it did before he got the haircut, which should be impossible considering the fact it was short.

Continuity

  • This episode was referenced in A Sitch in Time. When Kim and Ron meet their pre-teen selves, Ron warns little Ron that "In the future, you will change your hair and become a babe magnet. Keep that look!"
  • This is one of four episodes where Ron changes his image to get more popular, with the other three being All the News, Ron the Man, and Ron Millionaire.

Allusions

  • Die Hard 2: Kim lights a signal fire in a snowstorm to guide the plane in, similar to how John McClane attempted to help an airliner see the runway was closer than their instruments led them to believe.
  • The doors sound just like the doors in Star Trek when they open and close. Ricardo Montalban, who is the voice of Señor Senior, Sr., played Khan in the original Star Trek series and in the movie, The Wrath of Khan.

Gallery

Cast

Full Credits

Main article: The New Ron/Full Credits


Merchandise

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#104: "Attack of the Killer Bebes"
Mission Next:
#106: "Mind Games"

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