Bunsen is a Beast

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Bunsen is a Beast
GenreComedy
adventure
fantasy
Created byButch Hartman
Voices ofJeremy Rowley
Ben Giroux
Kari Wahlgren
Cheri Oteri
Opening themeBunsen Is a Beast by Butch Hartman and Guy Moon
Ending theme"Bunsen is a Beast" (instrumental)
Country of origin United States
 Canada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes47
Production
Executive producer(s)Butch Hartman
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Billionfold, Inc.
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Release
Original networkNickelodeon
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Original releaseJanuary 8, 2017 –
February 10, 2018
Chronology
Related showsDanny Phantom
T.U.F.F. Puppy
The Buglys
Bunsen is a Beast

Bunsen is a Beast is an American-Canadian-British-New Zealand-Australian-Irish comedy animated Television Series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon aired in January 16, 2017 to February 10, 2018. 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.


Cast[change | change source]

Episodes[change | change source]

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No.Title [1]Written byStoryboards byOriginal air date [1]Prod.
code [2]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1a"Hide and Go Freak"Ray DeLaurentis, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergTed CollyerJanuary 8, 2017 (2017-01-08)1021.40[3]
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.
1b"Bunsen Screams for Ice Cream"Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergBrian CoughlanJanuary 8, 2017 (2017-01-08)1021.40[3]

Amanda tries to get Bunsen expelled by using an ice cream truck to lure him out of school.

Special Guest Star: Jerry Trainor as Commander Cone
2a"Bunsen Is a Beast!"Butch Hartman, Ray DeLaurentis, Will Schifrin and Becky WiangbergButch Hartman and
Steve Daye
February 20, 2017 (2017-02-20)1011.58[4]
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.
2b"Body and the Beast"Ray DeLaurentis, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergSteve RemenFebruary 20, 2017 (2017-02-20)1011.58[4]
Mikey and Darcy help Bunsen find his body in time for picture day before it grows a new head and destroys the world.
3a"Bearly Acceptable Behavior"Grant Levy and Dominik RothbradKatie ShanahanFebruary 21, 2017 (2017-02-21)1031.38[5]
Bunsen brings a bear to class and Amanda tries to get the bear to attack her in front of people.
3b"Beast Busters"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergSteve RemenFebruary 21, 2017 (2017-02-21)1031.38[5]
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"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergSteve DayeFebruary 22, 2017 (2017-02-22)1041.42[6]
After Bunsen gets stinged to prove that bees are experts on the spelling bee, he turns into a bee.
4b"Mikey Is a Beast"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergTed CollyerFebruary 22, 2017 (2017-02-22)1041.42[6]

Bunsen becomes a mascot for Mikey's biggest hero, Jerry the Beast, a parody of Randy Savage. But after a while, he ends up not letting Mikey come.

Special Guest Star: Kevin Michael Richardson as Jerry the Beast
5a"Fright at the Museum"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergKatie ShanahanFebruary 23, 2017 (2017-02-23)1051.27[7]

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.

Special Guest Star: Chris Hardwick as Officer Steve Stevenson
5b"Handsome Beast"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergBrian CoughlanFebruary 23, 2017 (2017-02-23)1051.27[7]
Bunsen transforms into a human hunk when he eats a fancy body spray, and Amanda falls for him.
6"Tooth or Consequences"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergTed Collyer and Brian CoughlanFebruary 25, 2017 (2017-02-25)1071.74[8]
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"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergChad Hicks and Steve RemenMarch 4, 2017 (2017-03-04)1061.73[9]

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

Note: This episode is a crossover with The Fairly OddParents.
8a"Thunder and Frightening"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergKatie ShanahanMarch 11, 2017 (2017-03-11)1081.98[10]
Amanda wants to use Bunsen's fear of thunder to scare him out of Muckledunk.
8b"Eyes on the Pies"Lissa Kapstrom and Will SchifrinChad HicksMarch 11, 2017 (2017-03-11)1081.98[10]
Bunsen begins to lose his memory after getting hiccups.
9a"Happy Beastgiving"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergCraig ValdeMarch 18, 2017 (2017-03-18)1091.70[11]
It is the beast holiday, Beastgiving, so Mikey helps Bunsen deliver dream gifts to the citizens of Muckledunk.
9b"Beastern Standard Time"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergTed CollyerMarch 18, 2017 (2017-03-18)1091.70[11]
Bunsen's internal clock gets thrown off during daylight saving time.
10a"Unhappy Campers"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergBrian CoughlanMarch 25, 2017 (2017-03-25)1101.93[12]
Bunsen tries to help Mikey overcome his fear of the woods during an overnight camping trip.
10b"Hall of Justice"Butch HartmanKatie ShanahanMarch 25, 2017 (2017-03-25)1101.93[12]
Amanda tries to sabotage Mikey and Bunsen after they get appointed as the new hall monitors.
11"Astro-Nots"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergChad Hicks and Craig ValdeApril 14, 2017 (2017-04-14)1111.43[13]

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.

Special Guest Star: Jerry Trainor as Commander Cone
12a"Cookie Monster"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergKatie ShanahanJune 3, 2017 (2017-06-03)1131.46[14]
Amanda turns into a ferocious, stinky and smelly monster 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"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergChad HicksJune 3, 2017 (2017-06-03)1131.46[14]
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!"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergBrian CoughlanJune 10, 2017 (2017-06-10)1121.39[15]
Amanda gets trapped in Bunsen's hugging chair and can only be released once she is happy.
13b"Guinea Some Lovin'"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergTed CollyerJune 10, 2017 (2017-06-10)1121.39[15]
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"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergTed CollyerJune 17, 2017 (2017-06-17)1141.52[16]
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"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergCraig ValdeJune 17, 2017 (2017-06-17)1141.52[16]

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.

Special Guest Star: Jerry Trainor as Commander Cone
15a"Bunsen's Beast Ball"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergBrian CoughlanJune 24, 2017 (2017-06-24)1151.57[17]
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"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergKatie ShanahanJune 24, 2017 (2017-06-24)1151.57[17]
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"Eilen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergBryan Huff and Brian CoughlanOctober 14, 2017 (2017-10-14)1211.42[18]

Mikey is excited to show Bunsen how to collect candy on his first Halloween, but Amanda plans to steal everyone's candy for herself.

Note: That was the final episode to premiere on Nickelodeon. Future episodes would instead start airing on Nicktoons.

Special Guest Stars: Kevin Michael Richardson as Wolfie and Carly Kaplin as Little Girl
17"Bunsen Saves Christmas"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergRiccardo Durante and Bryan HuffDecember 18, 2017 (2017-12-18)[a]1250.10[19]

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.

Note: This episode was initially scheduled for December 2, 2017. However, following the show's move from Nickelodeon to Nicktoons, it got pushed back to December 18.
18a"Beastie Besties"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergChad HicksDecember 19, 2017 (2017-12-19)1180.12[20]
Amanda becomes Mikey and Bunsen's best friend after they perform the Best Friends Forever beast ceremony.
18b"By Hook or By Schnook"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergKatie ShanahanDecember 19, 2017 (2017-12-19)1180.12[20]
Amanda sends Mikey and Bunsen on a bogus treasure hunt by giving them a fake map to Captain Schnook's Booty.
19a"Boodle Loo"Max BeaudryBrian CoughlanDecember 20, 2017 (2017-12-20)1200.12[21]
Mikey and Bunsen have to find Boodles, Bunsen's invisible dog, after Amanda lures him away from home.
19b"The Boy Who Cried Wolfie"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergKatie ShanahanDecember 20, 2017 (2017-12-20)1200.12[21]

Bunsen's best beast friend, Wolfie, comes to visit Muckledunk and has his eyes and stomach set on Mikey.

Special Guest Star: Kevin Michael Richardson as Wolfie
20a"Adventures in Beastysitting"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergTed CollyerDecember 21, 2017 (2017-12-21)1170.08[22]
Mikey and Bunsen have to deliver a beast baby after accidentally switching packages at the monstork factory.
20b"Wilda Beast"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergBrian CoughlanDecember 21, 2017 (2017-12-21)1170.08[22]
Bunsen's cousin Wilda (Rachel Dratch) comes to town and develops a crush on Mikey, which terrifies him and makes Amanda jealous.
21a"Bad Chair Day"Ellen 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"Ellen 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"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergGerry DucheminDecember 26, 2017 (2017-12-26)1220.19[23]
When Bunsen eats Amanda's universal remote, he and Mikey have to rescue her from her malfunctioning smart house.
22b"Network Newbs"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergLuc LatulippeDecember 26, 2017 (2017-12-26)1220.19[23]
Mikey and Bunsen compete against Amanda for the chance to have their own segment on the local news channel.
23a"Amanda Gets Schooled"Ellen 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"Butch 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"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergBrian CoughlanDecember 28, 2017 (2017-12-28)1240.24[24]
Mikey attempts to keep Bunsen up past his appointed hibernation time.
24b"Split Decision"Ellen Byron, Bob Colleary, Ray DeLaurentis, Lissa Kapstrom, Will Schifrin and Becky WangbergGerry DucheminDecember 28, 2017 (2017-12-28)1240.24[24]
Mikey and Bunsen go on a shopping spree adventure at the "I've So Gotta Have It" store.
25a"Hair Today Gone Tomorrow"Ellen 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[25]"Butch 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.

Special Guest Stars: Jerry Trainor as Commander Cone and Memory Commander Cone and Carly Kaplin as Helen and Boy
26a"Friend or Phony"Ray 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"Ray DeLaurentis and Will SchifrinGerry DucheminFebruary 10, 2018 (2018-02-10)126N/A
Mikey must choose between Bunsen and his dream girl.
  1. This episode first aired in the United Kingdom on December 8, 2017.

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