|"PJ Robot Takes Control"
|Season 3, episode 22B|
(Overall episode #143)
| United States of America January 10, 2020 Canada January 18, 2020
||Christian De Vita
|Viewer count (millions)
"PJ Sky Pirates"
"PJ Robot Takes Control" (also known as "Pyja-Robot contre Roméo" in French) is the second segment of the 22nd Season 3 episode of PJ Masks.
PJ Robot tries to turn Romeo's flying factory into a flying party.
Pyja-Robot has found a way to take control of a Mini-robot and is trying to turn Roméo's Mecanolab into a flying robot party while staying inside QG, but the Mini-robot defends and the Pyjamasques must intervene.
The following characters appeared in the episode "PJ Robot Takes Control":
The episode starts off with the PJ Masks at the Sky Factory. As Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko split up, a couple of Fly Bots come out and attempt to capture PJ Robot, though one hits the Owl-Glider and short-circuits after a brief chase. Before the PJ Masks come back and they all leave, PJ Robot takes this opportunity to reprogram the Fly Bot. The next day, Connor, Amaya, and Greg discuss how bad they felt about leaving PJ Robot alone with the Fly Bots when he is scared of them, though he did mention of a plan for the next time Romeo causes trouble. Soon enough, the kids encounter Fly Bot zap marks.
Once the PJ Masks arrive at HQ that night, PJ Robot pulls up a map of the Sky Factory on the PJ Picture Player. He shows the Fly Bot he reprogrammed last night and has it reprogram another Fly Bot. He then makes them continue the process with the remaining bots. The PJ Masks understand what PJ Robot is doing: he is taking control of the Fly Bots. They praise him for his plan and become excited that with PJ Robot in control, they could take over the whole factory and stop Romeo for good.
Romeo and Robot arrive at the control room, ready to enact Romeo’s plan on taking over the world. Romeo calls the Fly Bots for attention, but they do not comply; instead, they dance around and tease him. Romeo scolds them for their behavior, though he is unaware that PJ Robot is in control, much to the PJ Masks’ amusement. PJ Robot then obtains a robot party video game and scans it into the system so he can make the Fly Bots play party games and turn the Flying Factory into a Fun Factory, keeping Romeo out of trouble.
The robots are reprogrammed, and they play and dance around. However, the blue dots representing the Fly Bots on the map start blinking red, though PJ Robot pays no attention, not knowing a couple of them have started short-circuiting after a collision with each other. He is busy concentrating on the bots and their fun and partying behavior. Robot joins in on the fun, playing a game of Pin the Tail on the Robot. Romeo orders everyone to stop partying, but no one listens, so he decides to play along.
With the Fly Bots partying and having fun, the PJ Masks use this chance to fly up to the Sky Factory and make Romeo give up his villainous ways. PJ Robot decides to stay in HQ, though, since even though he is now in control of the Fly Bots, he is still scared of them. He takes a look at the PJ Picture Player, and is now aware of the red dots appearing on the map. He assures the group contacting him for the offer to join them that everything is okay and tries fixing it, but the damage worsens.
The PJ Masks arrive at the factory when they see three of the Fly Bots come out, behaving erratically. Avoiding them, they run into the control room to see the rest of the Fly Bots malfunctioning as well. The robots grab Romeo and the team and play roughly with them. Monitoring this, PJ Robot tries to regain control, but to no avail. Worse, Robette goes into defense mode in response to the chaos ensuing and starts zapping around the factory. The team contacts PJ Robot for help, saying that they cannot stop the Fly Bots and someone needs to take control. Since PJ Robot is the only one who can do so, he flies up to the factory to stop the party from getting out of control.
PJ Robot arrives just in time as the PJ Masks eventually escape the control room and encounter more malfunctioning Fly Bots. Despite his fear of the robots and the decision to stay safely in HQ, he determinedly flies past them to the computer and flies around Robette to stop her from zapping. He presses a couple of buttons to form a spotlight, then goes to the front to perform some magic tricks and other talents. The entertainment captures the Fly Bots’ attention, and while not being controlled, they soon calm down.
Romeo, who is in a Fly Bot bubble, eventually arrives downstairs to confront the PJ Masks. He falls down the factory’s trap door, but Owlette blows him back up, while Catboy and Gekko lasso him and pull him down, destroying the bubble. Romeo demands what is going on, though the team simply explains that PJ Robot just made the Sky Factory into a Fun Factory. PJ Robot reunites with the team, and they commend him on showing the Fly Bots a great robot party, as well as comment on how fun it is to join at parties and on missions rather than to stay back, giving him a hug as they are proud of how brave he was.
Just then, party noises are heard inside, and PJ Robot explains that the Fly Bots are having a Robot and Robette Sing-Along. Romeo does not approve of it, and is annoyed at the rhymes being created. He states that he is going to stop the party session. Nevertheless, the PJ Masks enjoy and dance along, then head back home, proclaiming their signature victory phrase.
- It is not nice to control others.
- Face your fears.
- This episode, along with "Romeo's Melody," is the first episode to air in 2020.
- This episode shares the same two words with "Catboy Takes Control."
- This is the second time PJ Robot says "Time to be a hero!".
- In this episode, Gekko and PJ Robot dance Fortnite's "The Floss" dance.