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Ben 10: Permanent Retirement

Grandpa, Gwen and Ben visit Aunt Vera at a retirement center for the weekend after capturing villains that were trying to steal an ATM, but there is something weird happening at the retirement center. Aliens called the Limax are taking over the retirement center, so Ben has to stop them.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 104
Airdate: Saturday January 21st, 2006

Dee Bradley BakerDee Bradley Baker
voiced Wildmutt / Huge Limax / Bad Guy #1
Steve BlumSteve Blum
voiced Ghostfreak / Heatblast / Bad Guy #2
Tara StrongTara Strong
voiced Upgrade
Miriam FlynnMiriam Flynn
voiced Vera Tennyson
Walker EdmistonWalker Edmiston
voiced Marty / Ice Cream Employee
Main Cast
Tara StrongTara Strong
As Ben Tennyson/Upgrade
Meagan SmithMeagan Smith
As Gwen Tennyson
Paul EidingPaul Eiding
As Max Tennyson


The episode starts out at an ice cream shop located in the middle of the desert. We first meet Grandpa Max outside the building, getting some money from an ATM. A large man then comes up behind him and pushes him to the ground, claiming that he needs to make a withdrawal. It also seems that the man has a partner with him nearby. Meanwhile, inside the ice cream shop, Ben and Gwen are looking through the flavors available. Gwen asks if they have non-fat and low sugar ice cream, but the clerk answers with an interesting no. As he turns to Ben to ask what he want, Ben notices what’s going on outside, and readies his Omnitrix...

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Episode Notes
Gwen and Aunt Vera share something in common: they are both bird enthusiasts.

Ben's voice sounds exactly like Upgrade's voice.

With this episode, Ben has morphed into every form at least one time.

Main villain is the Limax.

Alien forms accessed that are new include Upgrade and Ghostfreak.

Where Aunt Vera lives, there is a shuffleboard cart.

Aunt Vera seems to like making gelatin molds. The first one she makes contains pork chops and cauliflower and the second one contains grouper and chickpeas.

Alien Forms Used: Upgrade, Ghostfreak, Wildmutt, Heat Blast, XLR8 (not shown, although Ben mentions him).

Episode Quotes
Ben: Oh, man. This summer was supposed to be about F-U-N, not hanging out in some old lady's place.
Gwen: I like Aunt Vera.
Ben: Duh. That's because you act like you're 100 years old.

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