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"Doggone! We got ourselves a good ol' fashioned honey heist!"
Policeman Bee, Death Screen

The Policeman Bee is a minor boss who is summoned upon Rumor Honeybottoms's call, fought in the Honeycomb Herald boss level of Inkwell Isle Three.

Description

Appearance

The Policeman Bee is a much smaller bee of stocky build, with a shaggy mustache and a distinctive auburn nose, wearing an Edwardian policeman uniform and a British Constable's helmet, with white gloves, black trousers, and blue sneakers.

Personality

The Policeman Bee's personality, on the other hand, is akin to that of a stereotypical civil servant, striving to protect and serve his race, as is his duty. Much like Rumor, he also believes that Cuphead and Mugman are here for the honey rather than Rumor's soul contract.

Attack Projectiles

Name Phase Parried
08839824-5C49-4A8B-A027-88220CEB150D
Bee Bomb
N/A Yes

Battle

Rumor will send a Policeman Bee after the player(s) during the first phase of the battle. The Policeman Bee will drop bee bombs that explode after a 5-second delay and release 6 spikes, 3 of which can be parried. In Simple and Expert mode, the bomb release 8 spikes, 4 of which can be parried.

Throughout the whole fight, the honey at the bottom of the screen is continuously rising upwards, and players have to jump up hurriedly to avoid the honey by using the platforms. The honey appears in the first phase and the second phase only, as in the final phase, it is replaced with Rumor in her airplane mode. In Simple mode, the scrolling section is slower. In Expert mode, it is faster.

After taking enough damage, Policeman Bee will suffer an injury to his shoulder and a plaster will appear in that region. He then departs, rubbing his shoulder and moaning "Owww..." in pain, flying off the screen to the left as Rumor intervenes to continue the battle. This commences phase 2 for Rumor Honeybottom's battle.

It is recommended to use Lobber in this fight, as the player can hit him at almost all times.

Inspirations

  • The Policeman Bee seems to be inspired by a policeman ant from the 1940 cartoon Ants in the Plants.
  • The Policeman Bee is a reference of "bobbee", which is a pun on "bee" and "bobby" - a British policeman, the term being a derogatory reference to the founder of British Law enforcement, Sir Robert Peel.

Trivia

  • The Policeman Bee is one of the only bosses that does not have an official name.
  • The Policeman Bee acts like a British police officer as evident by the shouting of "Oi Oi Oi" and the outfit he wears, although oddly enough, he uses old-fashioned Andy Griffith-esque American slang in his death screen (see above).

Sounds

Description Audio
The Policeman Bee enters.
Sfx level bee guard spawn 01

Gallery

Bosses
Inkwell Isle One
The Root Pack (Sal SpudderOllie BulbRadishChauncey Chantenay) • Goopy Le GrandeHilda BergCagney CarnationRibby and Croaks
Inkwell Isle Two
Baroness Von Bon Bon (Lord Gob PackerKernel Von PopMuffsky ChernikovSargent Gumbo GumbullSir Waffington III) • Beppi The ClownDjimmi The GreatGrim MatchstickWally Warbles (Wally's Son)
Inkwell Isle Three
Rumor Honeybottoms (Policeman Bee) • Captain BrineybeardSally Stageplay (Sally's Husband) • Werner WermanDr. Kahl's RobotCala MariaPhantom Express (Blind SpecterT-BoneBlaze BrothersHead of the Train)
Inkwell Hell
King Dice (Tipsy TroopChips BettiganMr. WheezyPip and DotHopus PocusPhear LapPiroulettaMangosteenMr. Chimes) • The Devil
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