Season 2 Episode 3

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Aired Unknown Sep 17, 1999 on Nickelodeon



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Cassie: There's this cosmetics company called January Rose and they do testing on animals.
      Marco: So what's wrong with that? A little lipstick never hurt anybody.
      Cassie: Unless they stick it in your eye.
      Marco: Ouch.
      Ax: They... stick it in your eye?

    • Jake: (in monkey morph) Man, I am dying for a banana right about now.

    • Cassie: Well, I don't have anything to wear.
      Rachel: Already covered. You still have that extra money from cleaning the barn for your parents last month?
      Cassie: That's only for emergencies.
      Rachel: This is an emergency. A fashion emergency! Let's go.

    • Marco: Dude, let me ask you something. How come you always get to be the cool things, like dogs and tigers and stuff, and I always have to be like, a duck?
      Jake: What do you have against ducks?
      Marco: Nothing. I like ducks. But why can't you be the duck?
      Jake: Sorry, man, but I can't afford the bill.
      Marco: Oh, heh heh, why don't you just let me handle the jokes, okay?

    • Marco: You know, I never thought I'd be saving the world from aliens before I was old enough to get my driver's license.

    • Visser Three: Well, don't just stand there looking at me! We have a planet to invade.

    • Jake: Rachel, we're in the middle of an alien invasion. Excuse me for not thinking about something as normal as a school dance.
      Marco: Yeah, Rach.
      Rachel: Maybe it wouldn't hurt you to do that once in a while.
      Marco: You're so inconsiderate, Jake.
      Ax: This is interesting. I have no idea what you guys are talking about.

    • (Jake is looking at pictures of the "space garbage" from the museum.)
      Jake: See, I still think this is a weapon. There's the trigger, there's the targeter.
      Marco: No man. It's a transporter.
      Jake: A transporter?
      Marco: Look, there's the signal button. And there's where you get sucked in and sent to some other planet.
      Jake: Sucked in?
      Marco: Sucked in! I know these things, Jake.
      (Ax walks in.)
      Marco: Ax, what's going on? Check this out.
      Ax: What are you doing with this? How did you get pictures of an intercellular rehydration and cleansing system coil?
      Jake: Whoa, you know what this thing is?
      Ax: Yes of course, this is -- all Andalites use these.
      Marco: So what does it do?
      Ax: What... does it do? It... it's quite private...
      Jake: Ax, come on man.
      Ax: It's... we... we use one of these when we... when we have to... go, when we go.
      Marco: There it is. See? I told you. It's a transporter. Right?
      Jake: No, I don't think that's what he's getting at. Ax, do you mean to tell me that we risked getting caught to take pictures of an Andalite...
      Ax: A receptacle, like a receptacle.
      Marco: A recept... Oh, it's a toilet?! And I touched it?
      Ax: Did you?
      Marco: Yes!
      Ax: I'm sorry.

  • Notes

    • This episode incorporates plots from four Animorphs books. In 14: The Unknown, the Animorphs tried to investigate alien wreakage supposedly held in Zone 91 (like Area 51), which turned out to be an Andalite toilet. In 28: The Experiment, the Animorphs investigate an animal testing facility being used by the Yeerks and Cassie comments about the inhumane ways similar facilities test cosmetics. The plot of 29: The Sickness, begins with Rachel making Jake ask Cassie to a school dance. And in 42: The Journey, someone manages to take a photo of the Animorphs demorphing, only to later have their camera stolen by Marco.

  • Allusions

    • Cassie: Yeah. For a minute there I thought I was going to have to go to the dance with Curious George.

      Curious George is the chimpanzee protagonist of a series of popular children's books by the same name, written by Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey.