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Psycomedian

Season 4, episode 05 (Production order); Episode 83 (Overall)

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"Wait a minute, you mean you weren't laughing at Harry Clown's sketch?"
"No, I don't think anyone can make me laugh more than Marinette Dupain-Cheng."
"Oh, I make you laugh? Seriously?"
"Mhm."

Marinette Dupain-Cheng & Adrien Agreste, "Psycomedian"

"Psycomedian" is a Season 4 episode of the series, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. As based on the series' production order specifically, "Psycomedian" is the 5th written and produced episode of Season 4. It is also the 83rd written and produced episode of the series, overall.

Synopsis

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A famous comedian gets akumatized into Psycomedian; able to impose any emotions on anyone, he wants to wipe the smiles off everyone's faces starting with Ladybug and Cat Noir.

Plot

The episode starts at the school's cafeteria, where Marinette reflects on her relationship evolution with Adrien with her friends. It starts with a flashback from "The Bubbler" when Marinette gives her gift to Adrien on his birthday, then from "Gigantitan" when she declines riding home with Adrien, followed by "The Puppeteer 2" where she rides the car home with Adrien and they agree to not play pranks on each other, when he reveals that the girl he is in love with does not appreciate them either.

Marinette decides that Adrien has to see her in a new light so they can get together, but Alya tells her that her quirkiness is what makes her attractive. Meanwhile, Nino and Adrien are watching on of Harry Clown's comedy sketches on a bench. Adrien looks up and sees Marinette gesticulating, which makes him laugh. Nino thinks Adrien was laughing at the comedy sketch and decides to show him more, and Marinette has an idea to make Adrien like her.

Once Adrien leaves in the car, Marinette interrogates Nino, who explains that they were watching Harry Clown's sketches. She remembers that he visits the bakery every day at that time and runs home, where she finds Harry buying a baguette. She tells him that she would like her and Adrien to attend his final performance in Paris. Harry, understanding that she is "a little bit crazy" about Adrien, agrees to talk to Gabriel, whom is revealed to have designed the French fry costume for Harry's first act.

At the Agreste's, Gabriel questions Harry, who explains that he would like to offer Adrien a role in his movie. Gabriel grows more sketical while Harry describes the emotional depth of the movie, using his gimmick from time to time and making a comedy out of Hawk Moth. Gabriel eventually agrees, with the condition that Harry erases all traces of the French fry costume. Harry leaves the mansion enthusiastically, and Gabriel comments to himself that no one will take Harry seriously. Back at Marinette's, Harry and Marinette jump around the kitchen, celebrating the fact that Gabriel accepted. Marinette plans her behavior but realizes that she doesn't know any good jokes. Harry decides to help her.

Later that day, Adrien arrives at the Grand Palais, and Marinette, dressed as a sheriff, tries to entertain Adrien, who doesn't get the jokes and responds naively to her attempts. Harry mimics instructions to Marinette but gets a call from Bob Roth, who tells him to immediately come to the dressing room. When Marinette sees that Harry is gone, she panics, struggling to continue to comedy sketch. Adrien shows concern for her as she goes on. After squirting Adrien with water, she runs away crying. Adrien tries to follow her but is held back by his bodyguard.

In the dressing room, Harry enthusiastically shows his drawings to Bob, explaining the key concepts of his movie. Bob thinks it is hilarious, and Harry tries to appeal to him, explaining that it is actually a serious superhero movie he made to let people feel emotions other than laughter. He explains that when he was a kid, he always wanted to be a superhero. Bob Roth ridicules him and mercilessly tears up the drawings, informing Harry that the performance was about to start.

Shadow Moth senses Harry's sadness and sends out an akuma. Harry leaves the dressing room and sees Marinette crying in a corner. She says that it was a total disaster, and that Adrien didn't laugh once. The audience's ovations are heard, and Harry heads to the stage apathetically. The akuma flies into his belt bag. Harry gladly takes the opportunity Shadow Moth offers him, and when the curtains open, he is already transformed into Psycomedian. Adrien escapes while the audience laughs, and Psycomedian uses his power to make the audience furious and start fighting each other. Adrien transforms into Cat Noir. Meanwhile, Bob is having a phone call. Psycomedian arrives, and Bob runs out of the building. Marinette hides behind the dressing room and transforms into Ladybug.

Psycomedian follows Bob and is in turn followed by an angry mob of spectators. He uses his power again, making them first laugh, and then cry. Ladybug and Cat Noir face him. He tries to use his power on them, but they cover their eyes. He honks at some people, who angrily chase Ladybug and Cat Noir. The heroes seek shelter, and Ladybug uses her Lucky Charm. She gets a makeup case, which they use to draw fake eyes on her eyelids.

She comes out of hiding, and Psycomedian spots her. She pretends to cry when he honks at her, and, guided by Cat Noir, she snatches his red nose when he comes close. Breaking the nose doesn't work, and Psycomedian takes advantage of the momentum to use his power on Ladybug. He grabs another nose from his bag and puts it on. Once he honks it, Ladybug attacks him aggressively, with Cat Noir pointing out that making her angry was not a good idea. He protects civilian from incoming objects that Ladybug was violently throwing and soon gets attacked by her. Psycomedian tries to manipulate Cat Noir into being affected by his power, but he grabs Ladybug and leaps away. Shadow Moth tells Psycomedian to follow them, but the latter decides that, should they want to defeat him, they would have to come and find him anyway.

Cat Noir patiently tries to calm Ladybug down, but she yells at him and kicks an ad with Adrien's picture. Seeing that it doesn't work, he maneuvers his stick to tie Ladybug with her own yo-yo and carries her to the sewers. Meanwhile, Psycomedian finds Bob Roth at the Grand Paris hotel and taunts him, trying to get him to admit that Psycomedian is capable of making people cry, too. He uses his power on him, making him first laugh hysterically, and then cry uncontrollably.

Ladybug and Cat Noir detransform behind walls, and Marinette continues to yell at Adrien and Tikki. He hopes that she will calm down once she transforms again, which proves not to be the case as he had a furious Ladybug wrapped up in a cloth. Ignoring her mean remarks, Cat Noir strategizes their battle. He carefully unwraps Ladybug to let her use her Lucky Charm, a helmet, which she immediately smashes with her foot. Cat Noir questions her action, pointing out that for once the solution was obvious. Still yelling, Ladybug tells him to give his "ridiculous belt", which mildly upsets him. She swings away with it, grabbing a lady's helmet, and Cat Noir follows her, apologizing to the lady and promising to return the helmet soon.

Ladybug confronts Psycomedian with her eyes tied with the belt while Bob Roth crawls away, still crying. After Psycomedian taunts her, for once in a manner that Cat Noir finds funny, she faces him in a hand-to-hand combat. While Cat Noir sneaks into the hotel and uses nail polish to paint the helmet and its visor. Psycomedian tries to distract him, but Ladybug encourages him to continue albeit through mean remarks. He calmly finishes colouring the helmet and places it over Psycomedian's head. Ladybug ties him up with her yo-yo, and Cat Noir cataclysms the belt bag, releasing the akuma. Ladybug, still angry, purifies it and uses her Miraculous Ladybug, turning everyone back to normal. Cat Noir checks on her, and she replies that she is feeling better. Ladybug gives Harry a Magical Charm and gives him some encouraging words. Inspired, Harry compromises with Bob Roth, who is still skeptical, and Cat Noir suggest finding a new producer.

At night, back at the Grand Palas, Marinette sits down next to Adrien. She apologizes, and Adrien admits that earlier that day, he was laughing at Marinette, not Harry, and that no one makes him laugh as much as Marinette. She is delighted, and the curtains open. A shadow a Harry appears with a clown nose from the stage lights and the show begins.

Characters

Major Characters

Minor Characters

Trivia

  • Internationally, this episode first premiered in Switzerland on RTS Un.
  • Cat Noir's Cataclysm cutscene appears for the first and only time in season 4.
    • It is also the first time the sequence has been edited since "Christmaster", and the fourth time his belt was removed from the sequence following "The Collector", "Glaciator", "Silencer", and "Truth"
    • This is the seventh time Cat Noir's belt is removed following "The Collector", "Glaciator", "Riposte", "Silencer", "Miraculous New York", and "Truth". His vision thinking pattern as Cat Noir is revealed for the first time, being green with black cat paws.
      • This is the third time Adrien's vision is seen, after "Oblivio" (in his civilian form), and "Lies", which didn't show his pattern.
  • This is the first episode in season 4 and one of the few episodes which introduces a new character along with a new akumatized villain at the same time, later followed by "Sole Crusher".
  • This is the second time in season 4 where Cat Noir's transformation sequence is shown, after "Lies".
  • This is the first time Ladybug's Lucky Charm sequence was reanimated to feature an angry expression.
    • It is also the first time her sequence was reanimated since "Mr. Pigeon 72".
  • This is one of the few times the countdown timer was mentioned.
  • This is one of the few times Cat Noir is able to instantly figure out the plan of the Lucky Charm on his own.
  • Psycomedian is a play on the words 'psy' and 'comedian', referencing his mind control abilities and profession.
    • Originally the episode was called 'Psychomedian', but the 'h' was removed during production. While the reason for it is unknown, it was probably made to not make viewers mistake 'psy' with 'psycho', since the latter also means psychopath, namely a mentally unstable person.
      • The French title was changed similarly from "Psychomédien" to "Psycomédien".
      • It may have also been changed to make the wordplay flow better.
  • According to Feri González, this episode was previously going to be named "Gagotor" and was going to feature Dany Boon voicing a new character based on himself in the French dub. However, that episode was scrapped, and this episode took its place. The themes for both episodes are still similar.[4]
    • The extent of this similarity is currently unknown.
  • This episode was supposed to be animated by the Indian studio DQ Entertainment, which animated some season 2 and season 3 episodes. However, the studio went bankrupt, which caused the episode to be delayed, and that left "Truth" and "Lies" as the only episodes of season 4 which were animated by DQ.
  • The episode features flashbacks from "The Bubbler", "Gigantitan", and "The Puppeteer 2".
    • Coincidentally, all three flashback sequences are from seasons 1,2 and 3 respectively, played in that order.
      • Even more so they were all animated by SAMG Animation too.
  • Alya interrupts Marinette during her "kids and a hamster" spiel, making her believe Alya said "hamster named Marinette". This may be a reference to Nightmare Adrien's line in "Sandboy".
  • This is the third time that Adrien and Marinette bump into each other when bending down following "The Bubbler" and "Animan".
  • Bob Roth ripping up Harry's script is similar to how Nathaniel ripped up Marc's notebook in "Reverser". Both end up starting the episode's akumatization.
    • Both involve where one of the main heroes don't act like themselves; in "Reverser" it was Cat Noir, but in this one, it was Ladybug.
  • When Psycomedian bursts into Bob Roth's room, he says "Here's Harry!" in a similar tone to Jack's line "Here's Johnny!" in The Shining.
  • This is the eighteenth episode in which the Lucky Charm is summoned twice, after "The Bubbler", "Antibug", "Sapotis", "The Dark Owl", "Syren", "Style Queen", "Anansi", "Malediktator", "Mayura", "Miraculous Shanghai", "Weredad", "Miraculer", "Oblivio", "Desperada", "Ikari Gozen", "Timetagger", and "Heart Hunter".
  • This is the eleventh episode in which the Cataclysm is summoned twice, after "Copycat", "Simon Says", "The Dark Owl", "Mayura", Santa Claws", "Miraculous Shanghai", "Weredad", "Oblivio", "Cat Blanc" and "Miraculous New York".
  • This is the fourth time where a Lucky Charm object breaks (excluding the broken plate in "Troublemaker") before "Robostus", "Weredad", "Miraculer" and followed by "Hack-San". Any yet, this is second time Ladybug breaks a lucky charm herself followed by Miraculer.
  • This is the second time an object is painted like a Lucky Charm, following "Silencer".
  • This episode marks the longest gap so far between the first episode of the season and the introduction of a new character.
  • This is the second time a kwami has been affected by the powers of the akumatized villains, following Tikki and Plagg in "Oblivio".
  • This is the first time Ladybug alone gets affected by a supervillain's mental manipulation power in the permanent timeline.
  • This is the third episode where the titular villain goes after Bob Roth specifically after "Silencer" and "Mr. Pigeon 72".
  • This is the first time Bob Roth is seen wearing his sunglasses.
  • This is the fourth time Ladybug guesses the akumatized object incorrectly, following "Antibug", "Chameleon" and "Cat Blanc".
  • This is the second time where Ladybug ends up being tied up in her yo-yo following "Ladybug & Cat Noir".
  • It's revealed that, despite her new power and updated suit, Marinette's transformation is still affected by a timer.
  • The scene of Ladybug and Cat Noir detransforming while on opposite side of the sewers is reused from "Mayura".
  • This is the sixth time where Cat Noir is hit in the head with Ladybug's yo-yo following "The Bubbler", "Stormy Weather", "Ladybug & Cat Noir", "Reflekdoll" and "Silencer".
  • This is the first time Cat Noir fights Ladybug while she is under the influence of a villain, instead of the other way around.
  • This is second time where someone is tied up and hanged by Ladybug's yo-yo following "Miraculous Shanghai".
  • When Adrien believed that Ladybug would calm down if she detransformed and retransformed but saw she was still angry he didn't know when transformed Miraculous holders are affected by the mental powers of akumatized villains their conditions will transfer to their kwamis when they detransform following "Oblivio".
  • This is the third time where both heroes use their powers twice in a single episode following "Mayura" and "Miraculous Shanghai".
  • This is the second time Ladybug stops Cat Noir from using Cataclysm following "Lies".
  • This is first episode in season 4 where none of the kwamis living in the Miracle Box appear.
  • According to Bob, he's been a producer for 40 years.
  • Unlike the mind alteration powers of other villains this is first time where the heroes remembered what they did while under the effects.
  • This is one of the several episodes that doesn't involve Shadow Moth's defeat monologue of a desire for revenge against Ladybug.
  • Like Mr. Damocles, Harry's childhood dream was to be a superhero.
  • This is the first time Ladybug doesn't say "Bye bye, little butterfly." when purifying an akuma. Instead, she said "Get lost, little butterfly!" due to being affected by the titular villain.
  • This is the ninth time where Ladybug's Lucky Charm is an object from a previous episode following the helmet in "Glaciator".
  • The scene where Juleka and Rose talk about friendship was censored and cut out in Russian dub.[5]

Errors

  • In the flashbacks to Gigantitan, Marinette's earphones are clipping through her hair.
    • This issue is present in the original episode as the clip was simply reused.
      • This occurs again with Rose's hair clipping through her forehead.
  • When Harry prepares Marinette for her performance, he honks without pinching his nose.
  • Right before Harry is akumatized, he retrieves his clown nose from his fanny pack, even though he gave it to Marinette, who dropped it.
    • However, this may be because he has an extra.
  • In the scene where Marinette looks at Harry for the last time to impress Adrien with her comedy sketches, she looks the wrong way and is still able to notice that he isn't there.
  • Ladybug's transformation turns into happiness, that is supposed to be sad.
  • Ladybug and Cat Noir were able to paint things with very little makeup.
  • Cat Noir's belt is already on him before the Miraculous Ladybugs return it.
  • Ladybug constantly shifts positions while watching Psycomedian exit the theater.
  • Harry still refers to Paris's main villain As Hawk Moth despite the name change.
    • He may be somehow unaware of the name change.
  • The sketches harry throw in the air disappear in later shots.
    • The same thing happens with the papers that are already on the floor when Bob Roth rips his script and throws them into the air.
  • The theater goes dark despite having an abundance of sunlight as natural lighting illuminating the building through the glass ceiling.
  • Ladybug's angry Lucky Charm sequence only has her angry face edited over the regular animation, which causes obvious discoloration.
  • The drawn eyelashes on Ladybug's mask disappear whenever her eyes fully open.
  • When Cat Noir Cataclysms Psycomedian's clown nose, he uses his left hand instead of his right.
  • In one scene when Ladybug destroys the cataclysmed nose, her left ribbons have reversed positions.
  • The countdown timer does not properly apply on Ladybug's earrings during the second confrontation.
  • When Miraculous Ladybug is activated, the helmet disappears on-screen.
  • When Marinette transforms one of the spots on her earrings is incorrect.
  • In Disney+ and Disney EMEA releases, the normal de-evilization sequence with Ladybug's upgraded suit is used instead of the angry version exclusive to this episode. Because of this, the lipsync with her dialogue isn't matched very well.
    • In Gloob, RTS, and Disney Channel USA releases though, the version with an angry expression is used.

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References


ve Episodes
Season 1
101 Stormy Weather102 The Evillustrator103 Lady Wifi104 Princess Fragrance105 Dark Cupid106 Mr. Pigeon107 Pixelator108 Copycat109 The Bubbler110 Simon Says111 Rogercop112 Gamer113 Animan114 Darkblade115 Pharaoh116 Timebreaker117 Horrificator118 The Puppeteer119 The Mime120 Guitar Villain121 Reflekta122 Ladybug & Cat Noir (Origins - Part 1)123 Stoneheart (Origins - Part 2)124 Antibug125 Kung Food126 Volpina
Season 2
201 The Collector202 Prime Queen203 Glaciator204 Despair Bear205 Troublemaker206 Gigantitan207 Riposte208 Befana209 Frightningale210 Gorizilla211 Robostus212 Sapotis213 The Dark Owl214 Syren215 Zombizou216 Captain Hardrock217 Frozer218 Style Queen (Queen's Battle - Part 1)219 Queen Wasp (Queen's Battle - Part 2)220 Reverser221 Anansi222 Malediktator223 Sandboy224 Catalyst (Heroes' Day - Part 1)225 Mayura (Heroes' Day - Part 2)226 Santa Claws
Season 3
301 Chameleon302 Animaestro303 Bakerix304 Backwarder305 Reflekdoll306 Weredad307 Silencer308 Oni-Chan309 Miraculer310 Oblivio311 Desperada312 Christmaster313 Startrain314 Kwamibuster315 Feast316 Gamer 2.0317 Stormy Weather 2318 Ikari Gozen319 Timetagger320 Party Crasher321 The Puppeteer 2322 Cat Blanc323 Félix324 Ladybug325 Heart Hunter (The Battle of the Miraculous - Part 1)326 Miracle Queen (The Battle of the Miraculous - Part 2)
Season 4
401 Truth402 Lies403 Gang of Secrets404 Mr. Pigeon 72405 Psycomedian406 Furious Fu407 Sole Crusher408 Queen Banana409 Gabriel Agreste410 Mega Leech411 Guiltrip412 Crocoduel413 Optigami414 Sentibubbler415 Glaciator 2416 Hack-San417 Rocketear418 Wishmaker419 Simpleman420 Qilin421 Dearest Family422 Ephemeral423 Kuro Neko424 Penalteam425 Risk (Shadow Moth's Final Attack - Part 1)426 Strikeback (Shadow Moth's Final Attack - Part 2)
Season 5
Future episodes
501 Evolution502 Multiplication503 Destruction504 Jubilation505 Illusion506 Determination507 Passion508 Reunion509 Exaltation510 Transmission (The Kwami's Choice - Part 1)511 Deflagration (The Kwami's Choice - Part 2)512 Perfection513 Migration514 Derision515 Intuition516 Protection517 Adoration518 Emotion519 Pretention520 Revelation521 Confrontation522 Collusion523 Revolution524 Representation525 Conformation (The Last Day - Part 1)526 Re-creation (The Last Day - Part 2)527 Action
Season 6
TBA
Season 7
TBA
Specials
2 Part Episodes
The Origins StoryQueen's BattleHeroes' DayThe Battle of the MiraculousShadow Moth's Final Attack
Christmas specials
Santa ClawsChristmaster
Football special
Penalteam
Future episodes
The Kwamis' ChoiceThe Last DayMiraculous: One Night MissionMiraculous & Ghostforce crossover
Miraculous World
Miraculous ShanghaiMiraculous New YorkMiraculous LondonMiraculous DakarMiraculous RioMiraculous Tokyo
Unknown/Cancelled specials
Ladybug in Halloween
Movies
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Ladybug & Cat Noir: The MovieUntitled second theatrical film
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Miraculous (live-action film)Miraculous Lady Bug
Miraculous Secrets
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Tales from Paris
The NotebookInspirationRepetitionBusy DayHomework Essay
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NeckRace
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