Codename: Kids Next Door

Season 4 Episode 5

Operation: C.A.K.E.D.-F.O.U.R.

Aired Weekdays 3:00 PM Feb 21, 2005 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • The skateboarder who was in the cake mix with the other kids also has a trophy at the end of the race, but he couldn't be pronounced a winner because he had no tube and he didn't start the race like the others.

    • Numbuh4 was trapped on the small island but in P.O.O.L., he already learned to swim.

    • Numbuh 4 grows a beard while stranded on an island in the tubing race despite being far too young to grow one.

      RESPONSE: It was a joke

    • At the end, the announcer says everybody won except Numbuh 2, but Numbuh 4 and the Delightful Children lost as well.

  • Quotes

    • Numbuh 5: Looks like our race is taking a bit of a detour!
      Numbuh 1: Yeah! And I've got a feeling it's no accident!
      Tommy: I've got a feeling I'm gonna hurl!
      Numbuh 5: Do it on the chair, and you're swimming home, kid!

    • Delightful Children: On your marks, get set... Bye, bye!

    • Father: Ahh, I love baking. Why, it's more than a hobby to me.

    • Numbuh 4: Numbuh 3? Over here. Help! You gotta save me!
      Numbuh 3: I can't shave you right now, Mr. Old Man. I'm racing!
      Numbuh 4: Kuki, it's me! Numbuh 4!

      The Kid: Nice tube.
      Numbuh 3: I decorated it myself.
      The Kid: Really? Maybe you and I could get together after the race and share some decorating tips.
      Numbuh 4: Hey!
      Numbuh 3: That sounds great.
      Numbuh 4: Hey, you get away from her, you Fly-Boy!
      Commentator: Wallabee Beatles, stranded on an island called "Heartache". A loser in tubing and a loser in love.
      Numbuh 4: Love?! What are you talking about?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Coconut on Island:

      Once we first see Numbuh 4 on the island with a beard, you can see a coconut with a face on it. This is an obvious reference to the movie, Cast Away.

    • Numbuh 2's (and his father's) use of the word 'Farfigtubin' is a reference to an old Volkswagen commercial where driving the car gave you a joy of driving, which they called 'Farfignuten'.

    • Father: (To Numbuh 2) Your father was a liar!
      The entire conversation between Numbuh 2 and Father discussing Hoagie's father is extremely similar to that of The Recruit between Colin Farrell and Al Pacino about his father who was said to be in the CIA. Farrell denies any attempt to try and convince himself that his father wasn't in the CIA and trusts his father and often gets extremely angry when Pacino tells him otherwise. At the end of the film, there is a hint that his father was in the CIA and was telling the truth, exactly like when Ms. Gilligan stated a hint revealing that Hoagie's father won the races etc.

    • Commentator: Inspiration
      The race's commentator is a clear parody of legendary football commentator Howard Cosell.