|Season Three, Episode 318a|
|Written by||Steve Schnier|
|Directed by||Kent Reimer|
DeGill and Son
The Manchurian Guardian
"Vaudevillains" is a Season 3 episode of Atomic Betty
While on a field trip to a local television station, a school bus carrying Betty and Sparky, as well as their classmates, is hijacked and teleported to an intergalactic 3-V station. As Betty and Sparky realize what happened, they discover the cause: the troll Mulock had kidnapped the bus so that Sparky could teach him a new comedy act, which would allow him to pass the audition phase of a Pop Idol-like competition. As Regeena takes the last open audition slot for the show (intending to give it to Betty so her band could audition), Penelope is roped in by a recruiter, who wants her to be part of a game show called Gorblack or No Gorblack (a parody of Deal or No Deal) as a suitcase model.
At the same time, Sparky's efforts to teach Mulock are a failure, and are only exasperated when X-5 (having arrived from Earth at Betty's request) criticizes Mulock of having poor comedic timing and poor delivery skills. An angry Mulock chases Betty and her crew through the 3-V station, which ends up with Betty taking the audition ticket that Regeena saved for her. Appearing on stage with Mulock, they manage to belt out a musical number (Mulock singing the odd phrase in Betty's place), which allows Mulock to pass the audition phase. The class is returned to Earth, but not before Penelope discovers that Gorblack or No Gorblack is really about whether the suitcase she was holding contained an alien; when it did, the alien proceeded to attempt to eat her; Penelope manages to escape, but is scarred by the ordeal.
- The song Betty sings before Molock takes it over with his odd lyrics is the song, "Supersonic Tronic Kinda Girl".