Codename: Kids Next Door

Operation: G.R.A.D.U.A.T.E.S.

Season 3, Ep 9, Aired 8/6/04
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  • Episode Description
  • Hoagie and the gang go to the KND Academy to watch his brother Tommy graduate while Father plans an all-out attack which involves turning all KND operatives into animals.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Cree Summer

    Numbuh 5/Delightful Child From Down the Lane #5

  • Benjamin Diskin

    Numbuh 1/Numbuh 2

  • Janice Kawaye


  • Jennifer Hale

    Numbuh 86

  • Rachael MacFarlane

    Numbuh 362

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • father

    By futuramarama, Apr 24, 2010

  • Father strikes back

    By Bountyhunterc28, Nov 30, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • KND operative: (to Tommy) "T"'s not a number, loser!

    • Tommy: (To the delightful Children) I wish I could stay and chat, but I can't talk to animals! Delightful Children: What are you--(The field engulfs them) Tommy : Tommy, you are some kind of---what?! (sees Children still human) Delightful Children: Oh? You didn't know? The ray only effects Kids Next Door Operitives... (begins walking towards him with the ray still surrounding them). Tommy: But-but how could it know the difference?! Delightful children: Who cares?! Father has thought of everything! Now then.....let's talk Turkey....(evily) TURKEY!

    • Numbuh 2: What... Its not my fault he is my brother!

    • Tommy: So what are you waiting for? Turn your kids back to normal! Father: Hmm... Naahhh. Those kids of mine can be really annoying. This whole sheep thing is probably an improvement! Tommy: Man, you are evil! Father: Yes... I know.

    • (Tommy just crashed into The DCFDTL) Tommy: Well, well, well, if it isn't The Delightful Children From Down The "Block." Delightful Children From Down The Lane: It's "Down The Lane."

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    Notes (21)

    • G.R.A.D.U.A.T.E.S. stands for Gargantuan Ray's Advance Decimates Unprepared And Terrified Escaping Soldiers.

    • Numbuh 362s nose changes shape after a while.

    • From this episode onward Tommy will refer to himself as "The Tommy" and wear a cape and hat.

    • This is a Tommy episode.

    • Father mentions that Tommy is the one who humiliated him. This is probably a reference to Operation: T.R.A.I.N.I.N.G where Tommy, with the help of Sonia and Lee, keep Father from getting the Code Module.

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    Trivia (3)

    • Goof: The twin Numbuhs 44 turn into kangaroos, with one small kangaroo in the pouch of a larger kangaroo. The twins are male. But only female kangaroos have pouches to hold their children.

    • Numbuh 86 is turned into a female dog. One of the Kids Next Door says "That figures" referring to the fact that Numbuh 86 acts like a "female dog".

    • While the others were accurately colored when they changed into animals, the animators went with having Numbuh 4 with orange fur when he turned into a koala bear, matching his sweatshirt. Technically, these animals have either gray or brown fur.

    Allusions (5)

    • Numbuh 88's interrupted message: There is a Cuban shortwave radio station, called Atencion, that was filled with lots of mistakes in interruptions, one of which was a rooster crowing (like in 88's message). It was also sending messages to Cuban spies living in Florida during the 1990s.

    • KND Agent: Yu-Gi-Oh!
      One of the KND agents with 362 during and after the attempt to penetrate the transforming field has a hair style very similar to that of Yugi Mutou, the main character in "Yu-Gi-Oh!". Specifically, he has purple hair with blonde trim.

    • Father: Fantastic 4
      When Father flies after Tommy while "fired up", he resembles the Human Torch from the Fantastic 4.

    • Tommy: The Tommy!
      In the end, the way Tommy spoke and was dressed was sorta like "The Shadow". "The Shadow is the hero of an old radio broadcast. He has the ablity to cloud men´s minds so he couldn´t be seen. He uses that skill for justice.

    • DCFDTL: Sheep in the Big City
      When the DCFDTL are turned into sheep, the foremost sheep walks on its hind legs and is a spitting image of Sheep from "Sheep in the Big City". The show was created and produced by KND writing operative Mo Willems.

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