Invader ZIM

TAK: The Hideous New Girl

Season 1, Ep 32, Aired 5/10/02
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  • Episode Description
  • It’s Valentines Day and everyone is celebrating by giving out meat valentines, but when a new girl named Tak arrives and starts giving out sausages, Zim believes she has a crush on him so he exploits the opportunity to examine human love rituals. However, when such doesn’t turn out so well, he decides to head home, only to discover later that Tak followed him home and that she is actually a member of the Irken race. Tak plans to take over Zim’s mission so she can show the Tallest that she is worthy of being an Invader, but that’s not something Zim is going to permit so easily so he vows to prevent her from doing this, as the Earth is his planet to destroy.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Wally Wingert

    Almighty Tallest Red

  • Kevin McDonald

    Almighty Tallest Purple

  • Andy Berman


  • Richard Horvitz

    Invader ZIM

  • Rosearik Rikki Simons


  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • Quite a satisfying episode!

    By ZimFan64, Feb 20, 2013

  • Awesome

    By Iamoldgregg2, Apr 23, 2007

  • Man Did I love this episode

    By Bladez636, Jun 29, 2007

  • A new girl in class. Does Zim have a girlfriend??

    By drazilly, Feb 03, 2007

  • Best episode ever.

    By tvdinners, Nov 04, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (35)

    • Zim: It's over, Tak! The Earth is mine to devastate... and I already promised the moon to Gir.

    • Zim: And when the earth is a smoking ruin you'll wish it was me who did it! (Gaz throws soda on Zim, and he begins to burn and scream) Zim: Ah! It burns! It burns! (jumps out the window in pain) Dib: Thanks, Gaz. He was really... (Gaz throws soda on Dib)

    • Dib: Ms. Bitters, are there really underground classrooms? Ms. Bitters: Sure, whatever.

    • Zim: Now prepare your brain, filthy beast of meat and hair. Your magical love adventure begins NOW!

    • (After seeing Tak's plan on Zim's base's computer screen) Zim: She stole that plan from me! Gir: No she didn't. Zim: Silence!

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    Trivia (5)

    • According to Tak's monologue, both she and Zim are at least 50 years old.

    • When Tak dumps her food tray on Zim, the black stripes on her arm are missing.

    • Goof: Although Irkens are allergic, Tak does not burn while holding meat.

    • Goof: Before Tak explains why she is after Zim, Gir is wearing his dog suit. However, when Tak finishes her story, Gir is seen without his suit on and the suit doesn't appear anywhere in the scene.

    • Tak's human disguise only has three fingers while most human characters on the series have four.

    Allusions (2)

    • Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Tak's human disguise looks a lot like the apparrel of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, one of Jhonen Vasquez's, the creator of Invader ZIM, more famous creations.

    • Ghost in the Shell When Tak makes her exit from Zim's house, she turns herself invisible from the neck down by merely waving her hand in front of her face. This is in reference to the anime film Ghost in the Shell, where Major Motoko Kusanagi did such in the scenes right before the opening title.

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