Bunsen Is a Beast

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Bunsen Is a Beast
Bunsen Is a Beast logo.png
Genre
Created byButch Hartman
Directed by
  • George Elliott
  • Keith Oliver
Creative director(s)George Goodchild
Voices of
Theme music composer
Opening theme"Bunsen Is A Beast" by Butch Hartman and Guy Moon
Ending theme"Bunsen Is A Beast" (instrumental)
Composer(s)Guy Moon
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes26 (whole)
47 (segments)
Production
Executive producer(s)Butch Hartman
Producer(s)
  • Wren Errington
  • Christine Thompson
  • Karen Malach
  • Supervising producers:
  • George Elliott
  • George Goodchild
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorViacom Media Networks
Release
Original network
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio format5.1 surround sound
Original releaseJanuary 16, 2017 (2017-01-16) – February 10, 2018 (2018-02-10)
External links
Website

Bunsen Is a Beast is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. It revolves around a small eccentric monster named Bunsen who begins attending a middle school that previously only admitted humans. In spite of prejudice against beasts, Bunsen befriends a human boy named Mikey Munroe and his homeschooled companion, Darcy. Together, Bunsen and his friends attempt to navigate through school life while outsmarting a student named Amanda who wants to rid society of Bunsen's kind.

The show is based on a drawing of a monster and a boy that Hartman created in 2009.[1] He originally considered writing a picture book featuring the characters, but decided against going forward with the idea until an executive from Nickelodeon saw the drawing and encouraged him to develop the concept into a television program. Prominent themes highlighted in the series include the positive aspects of social integration and the celebration of different cultures. Bunsen Is a Beast was Butch Hartman's fourth and final animated series produced for Nickelodeon, after The Fairly OddParents (2001-2017), Danny Phantom (2004-2007), and T.U.F.F. Puppy (2010-2015).

The first season, consisting of twenty-six episodes, was ordered by Nickelodeon in December 2015.[2] The series was aired on Nickelodeon from January 16 to October 14, 2017 and then on Nicktoons from December 18, 2017 to February 10, 2018.[3][4] Series creator Hartman announced the show's cancellation after a single season in a 2018 YouTube video in which he announced he had left Nickelodeon.[5][6] The show is Hartman’s shortest running series.

Voice actor Jeremy Rowley was nominated for an Annie Award for his role as Bunsen.

Premise[edit]

Bunsen Is a Beast centers around a blue monster named Bunsen, the first beast to attend Muckledunk Middle School. Mikey Munroe, his human friend, helps him navigate through school, as he feels the pressure to prove that monsters can coexist peacefully without eating and harming others. Episodes typically focus on Bunsen learning how to complete human tasks and discovering a human tradition. Mikey also learns more about the monster world, meeting new creatures whenever he visits Bunsen's home. However, a girl named Amanda Killman believes Bunsen is dangerous and wants to destroy him so that his kind will suffer from extinction. Bunsen and Mikey must outwit Amanda whenever she comes up with a new scheme, occasionally with the help of their friend, Darcy.

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Bunsen the Beast (voiced by Jeremy Rowley) – A beast who becomes friends with Mikey and is the first beast to become a student in a human school. His body is a bit cyan, light blue, and white, with magenta-colored lips, arms, and legs. He is very often seen with a smile. He is very cute and fun-loving. He has two cousins named Charlene, a llama with extra legs, and Bob, an abominable snowman.
  • Mikey Morris Munroe (voiced by Ben Giroux) – Bunsen's best human friend and guide, who helps him navigate through life in Muckledunk. He attends Flap's class along with Amanda and deals with the troubles that arise between them.
  • Amanda Killman (voiced by Kari Wahlgren) – A self-proclaimed blossoming ingénue clad in a red, white, and blue schoolgirl uniform and Bunsen's nemesis. She is constantly scheming to get rid of Bunsen by trying to prove that beasts and humans can't coexist. She speaks with a lateral lisp and wears dental braces. Mikey, who stands in the way of this, has become her enemy, although she has a secret crush on him, as hinted in several episodes where she has made comments on him such as praising his tan and shorts. She likes boys in gym shorts, men in tanks and uniform, and her toys Princess Sassafrass and Queen Elizabear. She has a rich father who controls the school board, and can afford a water tower full of acne cream and bribes for townsfolk. She has a pet kitten named Doctor Revenge, who was given to her by Mikey and Bunsen.
  • Beverly[7] (voiced by Kari Wahlgren) – Amanda Killman's #1 henchman/second in command and seems to be willing to do anything Amanda commands. She is a preschooler. She, at times, is sometimes smarter than Amanda, sensing danger ahead as Amanda mostly ignores her.

Recurring[edit]

  • Darcy (voiced by Cristina Milizia) – A home-schooled and socially odd friend of Bunsen and Mikey, who occasionally tags along with them on their adventures.
  • Wolfie (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) – An anthropomorphic wolf who is also Bunsen's best beast friend and Mikey's second best friend.
  • Sophie Sanders (voiced by Kari Wahlgren) – A preening, flamboyant cool girl in Flap's class who speaks in a valley girl accent. Mikey has a crush on her, which might make her Amanda Killman's arch-rival for his affections.
  • Mr. Munroe (voiced by Jeremy Rowley) – Mikey's dad.
  • Mrs. Munroe (voiced by Kari Wahlgren) – Mikey's mom.
  • Bunsen's Mom (voiced by Jennifer Hale) – An unnamed beast who is Bunsen's mother.
  • Bunsen's Dad (voiced by Jeff Bennett) – An unnamed beast who is Bunsen's father.

Minor[edit]

  • Tooth Fairy (voiced by Tara Strong) – The jolly-happy fairy queen who gives money to children who have lost their teeth.
  • Big Mikey (voiced by Jeff Bennett) – A wild black bear Bunsen meets and names after Mikey.
  • Doctor Revenge – A kitten that Bunsen discovers and gives to Amanda Killman.
  • Jerk Von Handsome (voiced by Jeremy Rowley) – A Swedish foreign exchange student who used to be Amanda's crush.
  • Officer Steve Stevenson (voiced by Chris Hardwick) – A security guard at Muckledunk Museum. He first appeared in "Fright at the Museum" where Amanda tried to get him to bust Bunsen and Mikey, but failed when Steve saw that they not only didn't steal Uncle Funkle from his exhibit, but they put Aunt Rhoda back. He has braces like Amanda's.
  • Malory – A black student in Flap's class.
  • Commander Cone (voiced by Jerry Trainor) – A character who first appeared in "Bunsen Screams for Ice Cream" to help Amanda expel Bunsen from school by tempting him with his ice cream truck, but Mikey keeps Bunsen under control in the end. He reappears in "Astro-Nots", where Bunsen and Mikey see him in MASA and mistake him for a Mastronaut, so he gives them a tour, but accidentally launches them into space. In the end, Cone is no longer an ice cream vendor; he is a MASA Alien Space Defender. As noted several times, he pines for his ex-girlfriend Vanessa to return to him.
    • Liz – Commander Cone's sister who did his laundry for him in her basement.
  • Vanessa – Commander Cone's ex-girlfriend. According to Cone, she broke up with him on his birthday, Christmas Eve, after he became an ice cream vendor.
  • Bog Beast (voiced by Ben Giroux) – A green swamp creature who first appeared in "Unhappy Campers", Amanda mentioning him to Mikey in an attempt to scare him to cure her boredom. In the end, Mikey overcomes his fear of the Bog Beast, and the real deal discovers Amanda in the bog with him, terrifying her.
  • Blog Beast – A beast who only terrifies people with his boring posts about what he had for lunch, which usually annoys Bunsen.
  • Miss Flap (voiced by Cheri Oteri) – Bunsen's teacher at Muckledunk Middle School.
  • Hugging Chair – Bunsen's chair who first appeared in "Hug It Out'ch", at first it trapped Amanda and wouldn't let her go, but in the end, Bunsen makes Amanda happy, and the chair releases her.
  • Anti-Claus – A villain Amanda conspires with.
  • Amazing Eric (voiced by Jeremy Rowley) – A magician who attends Flap's class.

Development[edit]

The idea for Bunsen Is a Beast originated in a drawing of a monster facing a boy that Hartman drew in 2009. According to an article published in Variety, he kept the drawing in his office at Nickelodeon until a network executive noticed it and asked him to pitch the concept as a television show.[1] The message that "no matter who you are, you can always find a place to fit in" inspired the show's underlying theme of embracing integration.[8] When asked in an interview with Heidi MacDonald's Comics Beat if the show could be interpreted as a metaphor for "accepting and befriending refugees," Hartman mentioned that the social commentary was "a little bit" intentional.[8] Animation began about a year before the show premiered.[8]

Episodes[edit]

No.Title [9]Directed byWritten byStoryboards byOriginal air date [9]Prod.
code [10]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
Nickelodeon
1a"Bunsen Is a Beast!"George Elliott and Keith OliverButch Hartman, Ray DeLaurentis, Will Schifrin and Becky WiangbergButch Hartman and
Steve Daye
February 20, 2017 (2017-02-20)1011.58[11]
Bunsen attends his first day at Muckledunk Middle School, but things get trouble when Amanda puts beets in his drink and he turns into a monster that eats people.
1b"Body and the Beast"George Elliott and Keith OliverRay DeLaurentis, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergSteve RemenFebruary 20, 2017 (2017-02-20)1011.58[11]
Mikey and Darcy help Bunsen find his body in time for picture day before it grows a new head and destroys the world.
2a"Hide and Go Freak"George Elliott and Keith OliverRay DeLaurentis, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergTed CollyerJanuary 16, 2017 (2017-01-16)1021.40[12]
Amanda disguises herself as a beast to expose Bunsen, but they play "Hide and Go Freak" together and Amanda learns that Bunsen's house doesn't take kindly to bad people.
2b"Bunsen Screams for Ice Cream"George Elliott and Keith OliverBob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergBrian CoughlanJanuary 16, 2017 (2017-01-16)1021.40[12]
Amanda tries to get Bunsen expelled by using an ice cream truck to lure him out of school.
3a"Bearly Acceptable Behavior"George Elliott and Keith OliverGrant Levy and Dominik RothbradKatie ShanahanFebruary 21, 2017 (2017-02-21)1031.38[13]
Bunsen brings a bear to class and Amanda tries to get the bear to attack her in front of people.
3b"Beast Busters"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergSteve RemenFebruary 21, 2017 (2017-02-21)1031.38[13]
Bunsen and Mikey save Amanda from sneeze beasts that come from Bunsen's nose, but they end up going to a taco truck, a lemonade stand and the beach.
4a"Spelling Beast"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergSteve DayeFebruary 22, 2017 (2017-02-22)1041.42[14]
After Bunsen gets stinged to prove that bees are experts on the spelling bee, he turns into a bee.
4b"Mikey Is a Beast"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergTed CollyerFebruary 22, 2017 (2017-02-22)1041.42[14]
Bunsen becomes a mascot for Mikey's biggest hero, Jerry the Beast. But after a while, he ends up not letting Mikey come.
5a"Fright at the Museum"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergKatie ShanahanFebruary 23, 2017 (2017-02-23)1051.27[15]
Bunsen and Mikey discover Bunsen's uncle at a museum, and they try to sneak him out for dinner and shoe shopping with Bunsen's aunt he was supposed to go a decade ago.
5b"Handsome Beast"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergBrian CoughlanFebruary 23, 2017 (2017-02-23)1051.27[15]
Bunsen transforms into a human hunk when he eats a fancy body spray, and Amanda falls for him.
6"Tooth or Consequences"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergTed Collyer and Brian CoughlanFebruary 25, 2017 (2017-02-25)1071.74[16]
Mikey explains that Bunsen will be richer than Amanda after the tooth fairy leaves him money for all the teeth he loses during teeth losing season, so Amanda vows to catch the tooth fairy.
7"Beast of Friends"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergChad Hicks and Steve RemenMarch 4, 2017 (2017-03-04)1061.73[17]

Bunsen is excited to take Mikey to Dimmsdale to meet Cosmo on Friend-iversary, but trouble arises when Amanda secretly follows them and teams up with Mr. Crocker.

Note: This is a crossover episode with The Fairly OddParents.
8a"Thunder and Frightening"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergKatie ShanahanMarch 11, 2017 (2017-03-11)1081.59[18]
Amanda wants to use Bunsen's fear of thunder to scare him out of Muckledunk.
8b"Eyes on the Pies"George Elliott and Keith OliverLissa Kapstrom and Will SchifrinChad HicksMarch 11, 2017 (2017-03-11)1081.59[18]
Bunsen begins to lose his memory after getting hiccups.
9a"Happy Beastgiving"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergCraig ValdeMarch 18, 2017 (2017-03-18)1091.52[19]
It is the beast holiday, Beastgiving, so Mikey helps Bunsen deliver dream gifts to the citizens of Muckledunk.
9b"Beastern Standard Time"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergTed CollyerMarch 18, 2017 (2017-03-18)1091.52[19]
Bunsen's internal clock gets thrown off during daylight saving time.
10a"Unhappy Campers"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergBrian CoughlanMarch 25, 2017 (2017-03-25)1101.37[20]
Bunsen tries to help Mikey overcome his fear of the woods during an overnight camping trip.
10b"Hall of Justice"George Elliott and Keith OliverButch HartmanKatie ShanahanMarch 25, 2017 (2017-03-25)1101.37[20]
Amanda tries to sabotage Mikey and Bunsen after they get appointed as the new hall monitors.
11"Astro-Nots"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergChad Hicks and Craig ValdeApril 14, 2017 (2017-04-14)1111.23[21]
While on a field trip to MASA, Commander Cone (from "Bunsen Screams for Ice Cream") gives Mikey and Bunsen a tour of MASA (even though he's an ice cream guy) and they accidentally get launched into space.
12a"Cookie Monster"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergKatie ShanahanJune 3, 2017 (2017-06-03)1131.23[22]
Amanda turns into a ferocious, stinky and smelly beast and causes panic at school after eating Bunsen's beast cookies even though he said not to, but of course she didn't listen anyway.
12b"Braces for Disaster"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergChad HicksJune 3, 2017 (2017-06-03)1131.23[22]
While Mikey, Bunsen and Amanda work on a project, they decide to study minks when Amanda's braces causes minks to come every time she says "beast".
13a"Hug It Out-ch!"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergBrian CoughlanJune 10, 2017 (2017-06-10)1121.09[23]
Amanda gets trapped in Bunsen's hugging chair and can only be released once she is happy.
13b"Guinea Some Lovin'"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergTed CollyerJune 10, 2017 (2017-06-10)1121.09[23]
Bunsen falls in love with a guinea pig and tries to woo her. However, Amanda tries to sabotage the love affair when Bunsen feels super happy.
14a"Mikey-plication"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergTed CollyerJune 17, 2017 (2017-06-17)1141.14[24]
To make time for their band, Bunsen clones Mikey so his clones can run all of his after school clubs.
14b"The Case of the Cold Case"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergCraig ValdeJune 17, 2017 (2017-06-17)1141.14[24]
Mikey and Bunsen go into detective mode after Commander Cone is framed for stealing Amanda's phone case even though she was the one who made it seem like he took it for revenge because of not giving her more ice cream.
15a"Bunsen's Beast Ball"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergBrian CoughlanJune 24, 2017 (2017-06-24)1151.35[25]
Bunsen's beast ball tells him and Mikey to do fun things, until Amanda swaps out the ball for one of her own.
15b"Bromeo and Juliet"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergKatie ShanahanJune 24, 2017 (2017-06-24)1151.35[25]
Mikey wants the lead role in a play so he can get a kiss from Sophie Sanders, but Amanda plans to sabotage his chances.
16"Beast Halloween Ever"George Elliott and Keith OliverEilen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergBryan Huff and Brian CoughlanOctober 14, 2017 (2017-10-14)1211.42[26]
Mikey is excited to show Bunsen how to collect candy on his first Halloween, but Amanda plans to steal everyone's candy for herself.
Nicktoons
17"Bunsen Saves Christmas"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergRiccardo Durante and Bryan HuffDecember 18, 2017 (2017-12-18)[a]1250.09
Bunsen becomes excited about celebrating his first Christmas; when Amanda finds out she's on the naughty list, she stuffs Santa in a gift box and hijacks all the toys.
18a"Beastie Besties"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergChad HicksDecember 19, 2017 (2017-12-19)118N/A
Amanda becomes Mikey and Bunsen's best friend after they perform the Best Friends Forever beast ceremony.
18b"By Hook or By Schnook"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergKatie ShanahanDecember 19, 2017 (2017-12-19)118N/A
Amanda sends Mikey and Bunsen on a bogus treasure hunt by giving them a fake map to Captain Schnook's Booty.
19a"Boodle Loo"George Elliott and Keith OliverMax BeaudryBrian CoughlanDecember 20, 2017 (2017-12-20)120N/A
Mikey and Bunsen have to find Boodles, Bunsen's invisible dog, after Amanda lures him away from home.
19b"The Boy Who Cried Wolfie"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergKatie ShanahanDecember 20, 2017 (2017-12-20)120N/A
Bunsen's best beast friend, Wolfie, comes to visit Muckledunk and has his eyes and stomach set on Mikey.
20a"Adventures in Beastysitting"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergTed CollyerDecember 21, 2017 (2017-12-21)117N/A
Mikey and Bunsen have to deliver a beast baby after accidentally switching packages at the monstork factory.
20b"Wilda Beast"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergBrian CoughlanDecember 21, 2017 (2017-12-21)117N/A
Bunsen's cousin Wilda comes to town and develops a crush on Mikey, which terrifies him and makes Amanda jealous.
21a"Bad Chair Day"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergTed Collyer and Sarah JohnsonDecember 22, 2017 (2017-12-22)119N/A
Mikey and Bunsen are forced apart after Miss Flap changes the seating chart to mix things up.
21b"Stupor Bowl"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergBryan Huff and Rachel PetersDecember 22, 2017 (2017-12-22)119N/A
When Bunsen is hypnotized by swirling toilet water, Amanda tries to convince him to return to Beast World.
22a"Remote Outta Control"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergGerry DucheminDecember 26, 2017 (2017-12-26)122N/A
When Bunsen eats Amanda's universal remote, he and Mikey have to rescue her from her malfunctioning smart house.
22b"Network Newbs"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergLuc LatulippeDecember 26, 2017 (2017-12-26)122N/A
Mikey and Bunsen compete against Amanda for the chance to have their own segment on the local news channel.
23a"Amanda Gets Schooled"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergChad HicksDecember 27, 2017 (2017-12-27)116N/A
Mikey and Bunsen help Amanda pass the Preparatory Overview Of Pupils test so she can avoid summer school.
23b"Beast in Show"George Elliott and Keith OliverButch HartmanBryan Huff and Rachel PetersDecember 27, 2017 (2017-12-27)116N/A
Mikey enters Bunsen into the Muckledunk Mutt Show, but Amanda tries to sabotage them and win with her robot dog.
24a"Snooze Alarm"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergBrian CoughlanDecember 28, 2017 (2017-12-28)124N/A
Mikey attempts to keep Bunsen up past his appointed hibernation time.
24b"Split Decision"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergGerry DucheminDecember 28, 2017 (2017-12-28)124N/A
Mikey and Bunsen go on a shopping spree adventure at the "I've So Gotta Have It" store.
25a"Hair Today Gone Tomorrow"George Elliott and Keith OliverEllen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergRalph ZondagDecember 29, 2017 (2017-12-29)123N/A
Mikey and Bunsen use Boodles' fur to turn invisible and sneak into a scary movie they are too young to see.
25b"Ice Dream[27]"George Elliott and Keith OliverButch HartmanBryan HuffDecember 29, 2017 (2017-12-29)123N/A
Mikey and Bunsen try to help local ice cream delivery guy Commander Cone find his dream job.
26a"Friend or Phony[28]"George Elliott and Keith OliverRay DeLaurentis and Will SchifrinBrian CoughlanFebruary 10, 2018 (2018-02-10)126N/A
Mikey and Bunsen are on a game show.
26b"Beauty or the Beast[28]"George Elliott and Keith OliverRay DeLaurentis and Will SchifrinGerry DucheminFebruary 10, 2018 (2018-02-10)126N/A
Mikey must choose between Bunsen and his dream girl, Sophie Sanders. Series finale.
  1. ^ This episode first aired in the United Kingdom on December 8, 2017.

Broadcast[edit]

A sneak peek of Bunsen Is a Beast was first shown at Comic-Con in 2016.[29] The series has aired on YTV in Canada on June 3, 2017.[30] The series premiered on Israel on June 4, 2017, Nickelodeon in Australia and New Zealand on June 5, 2017. The series premiered on Greece on July 15, 2017 and Nicktoons in the United Kingdom in September 4, 2017, and premiered on January 16 on Nick US.

Reception[edit]

Critical[edit]

Robert Lloyd of the Los Angeles Times praised Bunsen Is a Beast in his review, likening it to "an early Hanna-Barbera cartoon with the engine of Tex Avery at his eye-popping extreme" and commending its message about embracing outsiders as "particularly timely."[31]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Source
2018 Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production Jeremy Rowley for Bunsen Nominated [32]

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