Codename: Kids Next Door

Season 4 Episode 7

Operation: C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E. / Operation: M.A.T.A.D.O.R.

Aired Weekdays 3:00 PM May 06, 2005 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • In M.A.T.A.D.O.R. when the team was in the ship in some part of that moment we see that a scene repeat itself. Because of that the Numbuh 4 dummy's hand falls of two times.

  • Quotes

    • Numbuh 5: That was nuts.
      Heinrich: Oh, and what fun is nuts without chocolate?

    • Numbuh 5: Oh, Hiney. Listen, why don't you turn yourself in to the Kids Next Door. Maybe, our scientists can cure you.
      Heinrich: Maybe. Maybe not.

    • Numbuh 5: Heinrich! Let him go.
      Heinrich: Gladly. (puts down Numbuh 1) It is you I want.
      Numbuh 5: Heinrich, what happened to you? You've become a monster.
      Heinrich: Oh, you noticed. (angrily) Well, it's all your fault!(showing a flashback from Operation: R.A.B.B.I.T.) Because you showed up in the jungle's volcano and insisted in thwarting in making chocolate bunnies out of real bunnies, I fell into the choco-lava and fused with it.

    • Numbuh 5: (into a radio) This is Numbuh 5, requesting backup. Repeat . . . . (the radio is knocked from her hand)
      Soccer Mom: No talking during practice! If you don't want to be the net, you can be the ball like your stupid friend!
      (pan to Numbuh 1, trapped in the dirt)
      Numbuh 1: I don't know what's worse being kicked in the face, or the humiliation.

    • Numbuh 2:(when their ship gets disabled by the soccer bals)Butter up, guys, cause we're TOAST!!!

    • Mr. Beetles: Son? Where are we? And why are you wearing girl's clothes?
      Numbuh 4: It's a matador's costume, dad! We're at the bully fights... and you're the bull!

    • Numbuh 4: Whatever you say.... Ernie.
      Ernest: THAT'S ERNEST!

    • Numbuh 1: I don't know what's worse... Getting kicked in the face... Or the humiliation...

    • Numbuh 4: (Referring to Numbuh 1's head disguised as a soccer ball) Hey, somebody left a soccer ball. It's Beatles in the clear. It's Beatles for the goal. He shoots...
      Numbuh 1: OW!

    • Numbuh 3: EEEK! Numbuh 4's a dummy!
      Numbuh 5: Tell me about it...

    • Numbuh 5: As Numbuh 2 would say, you can't hurt anyone any s'more!

    • (Numbuh 5 visits Heinrich in prison)
      Heinrich: Abigail... Not content with mere victory, are we? You're just here to rub-en mein face in it!
      Numbuh 5: I just thought I'd bring you a peace offering... (Pushes a bag through the glass) Call me when you're less bitter and more sweet.

    • Numbuh 5: It's a lot of work, but MARShmalows always taste better fresh!

  • Notes

    • Operation M.A.T.A.D.O.R. marks the first appearance of Soccer Mom.

    • We learn Numbuh 4 is somewhat of a bully; we also fully see his dad for the first time.

    • Apparently in the Codename: Kids Next Door universe marshmallows come from the planet Mars and are called "marsmallows"

    • C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E. is the 10th Numbuh5 episode of the series.

    • This is the third appearance of Heinrich.
      The first one was in J.E.W.E.L.S., when he was introduced, and the second was in R.A.B.B.I.T., when he was turned into the chocolate monster at the end of the episode.

    • Numbuh 5 tries to make peace with Heinrich at the end of "Operation: C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E." by giving him a cheeseburger, but it seems to fall flat when he discovers pickles in it & complains loudly that he hates them.

    • One of the operatives who helps de-chocolatize the team appears to be Sonja, from "Operation: T.R.A.I.N.I.N.G.".

    • We learn Numbuh 4 hates chocolate.

    • Numbuh 4 apparently likes soccer, even though soccer is stereotypically a boring sport that doesn't fit his character.

    • Credits: Numbuh 4 is bouncing a soccer ball on his head and his dad suggests they play the bully fight again for old time's sake, so they fight, but then all the kids that are mad at Numbuh 4 come running through to beat them up.

    • Numbuh 5's mom is apparently French Creole.

    • The KND research and development lab is underneath the North Pole.

    • Cree was attacked by Heinrich, but at the end, according to Numbuh 5, she disappears (a hook to a future episode, perhaps?).

    • First appearance of Numbuh 5's mother. Numbuh 4's father's face is also shown for the first time.

    • C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E. stands for Candy Hunting Operative's Chocolatized Opponent Literally A Touchy Enemy.

      M.A.T.A.D.O.R. stands for Misbehaving Agent Teases Adults During Organized Recreation.

    • Cree makes a cameo. However, she is not a villain.

    • Villains: Heinrich Von Marzipan, Earnest, Soccer Mom.

    • It is apparently standard proceedure for operatives to keep 2x4 devices in their parents' houses - Numbuh 5's spaceship was not the first example.

    • "C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E." refers back six episodes, to "Operation: R.A.B.B.I.T.", which reveals the cause of Heinrich's mutation.

    • "M.A.T.A.D.O.R." shows that most members of the KND have stadards - they'll oppose evil adults, but they won't condone cruelity to innocent ones, which the bully fights clearly are.

    • At the end of "C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E.," Numbuh 5 gets in one more jab at Heinrich by bringing him a cheeseburger - but with pickles in it, which he hates.

    • At the end of "C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E.," we learn that the KND prison has been moved from the Moonbase to the Arctic Base. We also see that Toilenator is again in KND custody, we also see his parents.

    • Over the credits, you can see that Numbuh 4's pool is full of sand, a reference to "Operation P.O.O.L.".

    • Heinrich returns in the form of a chocolate monster.

    • Operation: C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E. is a Numbuh 5 episode.
      Operation: M.A.T.A.D.O.R. is a Numbuh 4 episode.

    • Matador is Spanish for killer. It's also another name for bullfighter.

  • Allusions

    • Henrich: Powers

      Henrich's abilities of turning people to chocolate and making a chocolate bridge to travel is exactly like Iceman's abilites to freeze and make Ice bridges.

    • In C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E., during the scene where the KND are reviving Henrik, one of the kids has a hair style similar to Yugioh from the Yugioh series.

    • Heinrich: Everything! Chocolate!
      The plot of Heinrich's side of "Operation: C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E." is also similar to the book The Chocolate Touch where everything that touches a boy's lips becomes chocolate after eating an enchanted (and delicious!) chocolate.

    • Plot: "Operation: C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E."

      The whole episode was basically based off the tale of King Midis. It's about a greedy king that wished that everything he would touch would turn to gold, especially food. But when he accidently touched relative, he realized the error of his ways and wished he didn't have the power anymore. The only difference is that in this episode, things that Heinrich touched turned into chocolate, respectively, and not gold.

    • Numbuh 4: (Whistling)
      On his way up the elevator to the Treehouse, Numbuh 4 whistles the tune to "Toreador" from the opera Carmen, a song (naturally) about matadors.

    • "Operation: M.A.T.A.D.O.R.": Opening Scene
      The opening scene of "M.A.T.A.D.O.R." has similarities to an old Looney Tunes short where Bugs Bunny is a bullfighter - the slapstick and cartoon violence is almost identical.