Operation: H.O.T.S.T.U.F.F. / Operation: M.I.S.S.I.O.N.

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (3)

  • Numbuh 5: Oh, man! Numbuh 5 is too young to be using antiperspirant. But she's thinkin' about startin' any minute now. Numbuh 2: I hear that! My underwear is so stuck to my butt, I'll need a spatula to get it off. Numbuh 5: Why do you insist on sayin' things Numbuh Five can't never unhear?!

  • Mr. Sanban: You got any coffee in this place? Numbuh 4: For the forty-twelth time, NO!

  • Numbuh 1: Hey, who's cooking hamburgers? Numbuh 5: I don't know about hamburgers, but your buns are burnin'! (Seeing his pants on fire)

Notes (12)

  • Villains: Numbuh 3 (in a "hot" personality), Count Spankulot, Mr. Boss, Soccer Mom, Stickybeard, Toilenator

  • Operation: H.O.T.S.T.U.F.F. is a team episode. Operation: M.I.S.S.I.O.N. is a Numbuh 4 episode.

  • KND Vehicle: H.O.T.S.H.O.T. Hyper-cooled Operative Transport Survives Highly Oven-like Temperatures (used in Operation H.O.T.S.T.U.F.F.).

  • H.O.T.S.T.U.F.F. stands for Hands Off Thermostat Says The Upset Father Furiously. M.I.S.S.I.O.N. stands for Many Incarcerated Scoundrels Secretly Implement Operative's Needs.

  • "Operation H.O.T.S.T.U.F.F." marks the third appearance of Kani Sanban.

  • The secret mission Numbuh 4 assigns the adult villains in "Operaion M.I.S.S.I.O.N." is to form a bowling team against his father's in hopes he doesn't have to polish yet another trophy, which Mr. Beatles usually wins.

  • Nicky, the Howard Cosell-type kid reporter from Operation C.A.K.E.D-F.O.U.R. and Operation B.R.E.A.K.U.P. returns in Operation M.I.S.S.I.O.N.

  • Numbuh 4's pool is still filled with sand, as seen at the end of Operation: P.O.O.L.

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Allusions (2)

  • Sector P: The city of Pompeii Numbuh 362 says that Sector P from Pompeii are used to working in hot places. Pompeii is a ruined Roman city in the Italian region of Campania. It was destroyed, and completely buried, during a catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning 2 days on 24 August 79 AD.

  • Numbuh 4's Bowling Team: The idea Numbuh 4 gets the villains into helping him is similar to DC Comics' Suicide Squad where supervillains go on missions in exchange for suspended sentences and have them wear shackles that will explode if they abandon the mission. Here, Numbuh 4 lies to the villains that the sodas are poisoned and will swell up their tonsils in 48 hours.