After watching a superhero show, four of the kids decides to form a superhero team of their own, but without a villain to fight, things start getting boring. Willing to do whatever it takes to play this make belief game, one of the heroes turns evil and confronts the heroes in the ultimate battle between good and evil.


Chef is busy in his office sorting through his taxes, only for Izzy to pop up and pestering him with a random question. Disgruntled, Chef asks her to leave and do something else, to which Izzy suggests flushing everything down the toilet. Chef almost agrees to this, before realizing his mistake and agrees to put on a movie for the kids by making it Movie Day. The kids watch a superhero movie which intrigues them. Inspired by the movie, Izzy suggest that they play a game where they are the superheroes: The Bad Guy Busters. The team, consisting of Owen as Marshmallow Man, Beth as Bee Girl, Jude as Dude Boy, and Izzy as Super Donkey. However they soon realize they can't be heroes without a bad guy, so Izzy suggests they find one.

The team try asking Duncan first, but to preserve his bad guy image, he cannot accept any favors including pretending to be bad. The team then asks Courtney and Harold, who both also decline. Disappointed that they are running out of people to be their bad guy, Izzy decides to ask Chef, but end up making a mess of his office. Infuriated, Chef makes the Bad Guy Busters leave his office. As the team gives up on finding a bad guy to fight with, Izzy notices Chef's weights. Coming up with an idea, Izzy snatches Chef's weights and leaves the office.

While the other three are playing at the treehouse, Izzy calls the Bad Guy Busters to duty as there's been an emergency. Someone has smashed Harold's toy Ferris wheel. Dubbing this villain "The Smasher", Izzy instructs her team to find any potential suspects. They ask Duncan, Courtney, Leshawna and Cody, but all of them deny responsibility. Jude then realizes that Chef is the only person they haven't questioned yet and the team (aside from Izzy who leaves to run some errands) enter his office only to be shooed out again. The Bad Guy Busters are running out of suspects, but their attention gets drawn when The Smasher strikes again. This time, the villain has smashed Courtney's 4x4. Izzy returns to the team and questions Courtney if she had seen the Smasher. Courtney couldn't remember as the Smasher moved so quickly, but Izzy presses on by instructing Courtney to draw the culprit with her eyes close. Courtney draws a portrait of Izzy wearing a mask with very large muscular arms. Despite Izzy's denial of not knowing who the picture was of, the rest of the Bad Guy Busters start becoming suspicious. With her cover blown, Izzy escapes by throwing a smoke bomb.

The Bad Guy Busters confront Izzy, now dressed as The Smasher and wearing Chef's weights, in the cafeteria. The Smasher immediately escapes the heroes by smashing through a wall. She then targets Cody who is playing on a see-saw by slamming on the opposite end, launching him into the sky. Owen tries to catch Cody, only for him to fail and result in a painful landing for the boy. Beth and Jude attempt to stop Izzy with their 'powers', but she fends them off easily. Izzy then goes back inside the daycare with the The Bad Guy Busters following her and are shocked to see her about to smash their favorite things. After destroying the dollhouse and computer, the heroes decide to combine her 'powers' before she can destroy the TV. Their joint effort manages to knock the Smasher to the ground and makes her lose her weights. Izzy admits defeat and collapses to the ground after giving the Bad Guy Busters her respect.

Chef enters the classroom to tell the kids that it is the end of the day and their parents have arrived, only to be shocked that the entire classroom has been destroy as a result of the kids' game. Izzy returns Chef's weights to him and thank him for lending them to her, angering Chef. The Bad Guy Busters congratulate each other and agree to play the game again the next day. Once they have left, Izzy promises them that they will be facing her again as the Lava Queen, where she dons her new costume of a model volcano on her head. The episode ends with Izzy's evil cackling being heard from outside the daycare.


Jude, Harold, and Izzy are playing "The Floor is Lava" by skipping on various furniture in order to get to the other side of the room before stopping on a table. Chef enters the classroom while holding a cup of Rainbow Juice and teases at them for running out of furniture to jump on, but as he takes a step into the room, Chef sinks into the floor.


Voice actor Role(s)
Deven Mack Chef Hatchet
Sarah Gadon Beth
Wyatt White Cody
Emilie-Claire Barlow Courtney
Drew Nelson Duncan
Darren Frost Harold
Katie Crown Izzy
Christian Potenza Jude
Bahia Watson Leshawna
Scott McCord Owen
  • Bridgette appears, but she has no lines; however, she can be heard screaming.
  • A male voice can be heard singing "The Bad Guy Busters" several times, but it's unknown who voiced him.
  • Two superheroes talk in the movie the kids were watching but it's unknown who voiced them.



  • This is the second time in the Total Drama franchise that the kids have come up with imaginary superhero identities, with this previously happening in Super Hero-ld.
  • Izzy explains how easy it is to "switch sides". This is a reference on Izzy's two team switches in Total Drama Island and Total Drama World Tour which differ than other team switches in the series as they were on the contestants' suggestions instead of Chris' and they took place in the middle of the episode instead at the end.
  • This is the second time that Cody was launched from the see-saw, the first time was Ant We All Just Get Along



  • Owen's visor is a reference to the Marvel superhero, Cyclops.
  • Beth pulls a booger out of her nose in the shape of Batman's insignia.


See also

Total DramaRama Season 1 episodes
Venthalla | Duck Duck Juice | Cluckwork Orange | Free Chili | The Date | Aquarium for a Dream | Cuttin' Corners | Sharing is Caring | Ant We All Just Get Along | Germ Factory | Cone in 60 Seconds | The Bad Guy Busters | That's a Wrap | Tiger Fail | A Ninjustice to Harold | Having the Timeout of Our Lives | Hic Hic Hooray | Bananas & Cheese | Inglorious Toddlers | Not Without My Fudgy Lumps | Paint That a Shame | Snots Landing | Know it All | A Licking Time Bomb | From Badge to Worse | Snow Way Out | All Up In Your Drill | Toys Will Be Toys | Stay Goth, Poodle Girl, Stay Goth | Gum and Gummer | Invasion of the Booger Snatchers | Wristy Business | Melter Skelter | The Never Gwending Story | There Are No Hoppy Endings | Too Much of a Goo’d Thing | The Price of Advice | Mother of All Cards | Duncan Disorderly | Soother or Later | Camping is In Tents | Mutt Ado About Owen | Simons Are Forever | Stop! Hamster Time | Driving Miss Crazy | Weiner Takes All | Apoca-lice Now | Gnome More Mister Nice Guy | Look Who's Clocking | Harold Swatter and the Goblet of Flies | Stink. Stank. Stunk
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