OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroesis the next big series from Cartoon Network and if you’re a fan of animation, action, and humor you need it in your life.
The show’s summary, courtesy of Deadline, is as follows.
The series follows K.O., an endlessly optimistic kid attempting to level up to be the best he can be in a dynamic universe of friends and challenging foes, including the evil Lord Boxman who is on a quest to destroy Lakewood Plaza, a mall for heroes.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episodes
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 1 “Let’s Be Heroes”
When KO tags along with his mom to work, he discovers the convenience store next door is his key to becoming a great hero. (August 1, 2017)
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 2 “Let’s Be Friends”
KO wants to become friends with Enid and Rad and get hired at Lakewood Plaza Turbo. (August 1, 2017)
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 3 “You’re Everybody’s Sidekick”
KO sets out to prove to Enid that being helpful is rewarding by helping people all around the Lakewood Plaza Turbo. (August 1, 2017)
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 4 “We Messed Up”
KO, Rad and Enid accidentally break one of Mr. Gar’s prized possessions! (August 1, 2017)
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 5 “Jethro’s All Yours”
K.O. gets his first solo mission! (August 2, 2017)
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 6 “You’re Level 100”
When K.O. finally gets a Pow Card, he finds out he’s level 100, instantly making him a celebrity and the idol of everyone. (August 2, 2017)
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 7 “Sibling Rivalry”
When a new robot, Raymond, defeats the three heroes to steal the sign to Gar’s, KO teams up with Darrell and Shannon to get it back. (August 3, 2017)
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 8 “I Am Dendy”
K.O. helps a strange girl from school, Dendy, get the parts she needs to repair her high tech backpack. (August 3, 2017)
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 9 “Do You Have Any More in the Back?”
Rad is put to the test when a customer needs something from the mysterious back room. (August 4, 2017)
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 10 “My Dad Can Beat Up Your Dad”
When a bully says his dad can beat up KO’s mom, KO gladly accepts the challenge on Carol’s behalf. (August 4, 2017)
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 11 “You Get Me”
Enid gets turned to stone by a Wizard because he believes she displayed rude behavior towards him. K.O. tries his best to turn her back to normal, as he thinks he is the only one who can because he “gets her”.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 12 “You are Rad”
When K.O. forgets his name tag, Rad lets him use his, resulting in everyone thinking KO is Rad. Along the way, K.O. discovers some personal things about Rad causing him to think that there’s more to him than he puts off.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 13 “Just Be a Pebble”
K.O. is tired of being small, so Rad gives him a candy bar that can increase his size. However, K.O. soon realizes that being big isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. He later accidentally hurls Mr. Gar’s car keys in the sewer while trying to help him (due to his increased size), and must shrink to be able to retrieve them.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 14 “Presenting Joe Cuppa”
Joe Cuppa, Lakewood Plaza Turbo’s local comedian, is all washed up and jobless. K.O., Rad and an unenthusiastic Enid try to help by hiring him to work at Gar’s, which is just in time for Shannon’s attack on the Bodega.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 15 “We’ve Got Pests”
K.O. and Rad must run the Bodega and take care of themselves while Enid hangs out with 3 tiny pest-like self proclaimed cool kids that break in through the pipes.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 16 “Legends of Mr. Gar”
Rad and Enid reminisce about when they started working at the bodega, and discovered how amazing Mr. Gar really is while Crinkly Wrinkly reveals the origin of the Plaza.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 17 “Know Your Mom”
After some misdirection from Brandon, K.O. decides to reunite Carol with one of her archenemies for Mother’s Day.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 18 “We’re Captured”
Boxman captures K.O., Enid and Rad, but is distracted by his latest client, Professor Venomous who has come for dinner and to examine Boxman’s latest line of robots.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 19 “Face Your Fears”
Mr. Gar gets challenged to try the latest arcade game “Face Your Fears”. When he gets stuck in the game, along with Rad and Enid, Dendy aids K.O. in entering the game to save his friends.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 20 “Everybody Likes Rad?”
Rad posts a video of himself falling through the roof of the Bodega after a failed rocket launch. The video becomes a hit, but everyone just wants to hear him say “Blorp”.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 21 “You Have to Care”
Point Academy superstar, Elodie arrives at the Bodega to adoring crowds. Enid holds a grudge against her due to a traumatic event that happened in their youth and must set the record straight.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 22 “Plaza Prom”
When Rad throws his own prom at the Plaza, K.O. tries to make sure it goes off without a hitch. However, this turns out to be easier said than done as the “Party Scroll” seems to make things terrible.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 23 “Second First Date”
Love is in the air and Cupid arrives to resolve romantic tension around the plaza.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 24 “One Last Score”
KO decides to help Ginger recapture her glory days.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 25/26 “T.K.O.”
Searching for power, KO accepts the help of a mysterious figure; the heroes band together to save the plaza from a new menace.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 27 “Stop Attacking the Plaza”
Lord Boxman’s main investor, Cosma, threatens to pull her funding if he continues to attack the Plaza instead of building robots as he is supposed to. While Boxman thinks he can manage, he has trouble admitting to his problem and ends up going cold turkey.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 28 “We’ve Got Fleas“
Mikayla, a new animalistic robot, arrives to attack the plaza. K.O., Enid and Rad have Crinkly Wrinkly bite them so that they can become were-animals and take on their new opponent. Unfortunately, they can’t seem to change back.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 29 “No More Pow Cards”
When K.O. realizes Pow Cards exclude Dendy due to her Kappa heritage, he’s devastated by the discrimination and the two become determimed to change it.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 30 “A Hero’s Fate”
K.O. wishes to train better in order to level up, so he travels with Hero, a warrior looking to finish his quest. While excited at first to be fighting along with Hero’s unflinching enthusiasm, K.O. quickly grows tired due to the sheer amount of grinding it takes.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 31 “Let’s Have a Stakeout”
Mr. Gar initiates a stake out to capture the Shadowy Figure who is sneaking around the plaza. K.O. forces himself along much to Mr. Gar’s irritation, but ends up discovering something.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 32 “Rad Likes Robots”
After being struck by lightning, Shannon’s programming malfunctions, causing her to fall in love with Rad. At the same time, Rad falls for Shannon, much to the dismay of their respective sides in a Romeo and Juliet-style story.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 33 “KO’s Video Channel”
When Rad and Enid discover that K.O. has been posting embarrassing videos of them online, they tell him to delete them. However, the two begin watching his uploads and discover that they are entertaining and heartwarming and attempt to stop him from wiping his channel.
When Lord Boxman and the Eco Villainess Dr. Blight are trashing the Plaza with pollutants, Planeteer Kwame swings in and recruits K.O., Rad, Enid and the quarreling team of Brandon and A Real Magic Skeleton to wield the elemental rings and take back the ecosystem!
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 35 “Glory Days“
K.O. does a school report on Carol.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 36 “Plazalympics“
K.O. takes part in Lakewood Plaza Turbo’s annual Plazalympics competition.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 37 “We Got Hacked”
While trying to fix a malfunctioned mop, K.O. clicks a pop-up on Dendy’s “hackpack”, causing a glitch virus to invade the Bodega and infect shoppers into glitched CGI zombies.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 38 “Parents’ Day”
K.O. and Rad follow Enid to her house after her parents are the only ones that didn’t show up to Parents’ Day at the Bodega. When they get there, they find that not all is as it seems. (October 27, 2017)
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 39 “Back in Red Action“
Red Action invites Enid to come along with her to the Danger Zone. The day gets crazier with the arrival of Red’s former team from the future, the Hue Troop, with whom she has unfinished business.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 40 “Let’s Take a Moment“
An old foe from Mr. Gar and Carols’ P.O.I.N.T. past shows up at the Bodega, causing him to have an open flashback of the guilt-inducing “sandwich incident”.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 41 “Villains’ Night Out (Part 1)“
When Professor Venomous arrives at Boxmore to check on Boxman’s “secret project”, he reveals that he is headed to a villain party, resulting in Boxman forcing his way in and making a mockery of himself.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 42 “Villains’ Night Out (Part 2)“
During the events of “Villains’ Night Out”, Fink is left in the care of Darrell and Shannon who must restrain her from attacking the Lakewood Plaza heroes as it would mean disobeying Boxman.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Episode 43 “Let’s Watch the Pilot“
In this fourth wall-breaking episode, Dynamite Watkins shows K.O., Rad, and Enid the Lakewood Plaza Turbo pilot on a talk show. However, the “actors” are embarrassed by their first outing, causing tensions to rise. (2018)
The first six episodes form a loosely connected mini-arc, which was created to represent a cross-section of the series. The series was created by Ian Jones-Quartey, well known for his work on Adventure Time and Steven Universe. Speaking to Deadline, Jones-Quartey said that video games and animation have much in common and, “having fun is the main goal. OK K.O.! is a video game-inspired world expressed through the language of animation, but mostly an adventurous playground with heart-warming heroes who battle against robots.”
A console game for the series, developed with indie video game studio Capybara Games, is set be released later in the fall.
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