Codename: Kids Next Door

Season 4 Episode 2

Operation: F.O.O.D.F.I.T.E. / Operation: C.L.U.E.S.

Aired Weekdays 3:00 PM Nov 26, 2004 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Operation: F.O.O.D.F.I.T.E. / Operation: C.L.U.E.S.
Operation: F.O.O.D.F.I.T.E.: Grandma Stuffum returns as the cafeteria lady with some sinister recipes. Operation: C.L.U.E.S.: A dinner with Numbuh 2's family turns sour when Numbuh 3's Sigh & Care Rainbow Monkey is found with a fork in it's back, it's up to Hoagie to find this monkey murderer.moreless

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  • here is this episode i would flag on youtube:

    foodfite: this is an okay episode. it wasn't very special about eating healthy stuff. it's my stomach that growled during this episode. i was so hungry, i can eat like a munchlax could.

    clues: 2 words: VERY F***** CRAZY. this episode should get flagged for Extreme drama as a posh party rainbow monkey dies by mushi. i punched somebody in the face, i kick a window, and i slammed my head into a car's windshield as i get it stuck in my head watching this episode. i am just kidding about this review. i was a bit angry about this.moreless
  • Was nice.

    Okay. FOODFIGHT was a little weird as Grandma Stuffum seemed to be singing the whole time. Almost the whole time except for the end.

    CLUES was good. More detective work for numbuh 2. If Mushi was grounded at the end of the episode then why was she in the episode NUGGET which came after CLUES??

    Oh well.

    In CLUES numbuh 2 and numbuh 3's family have a dinner and because of numbuh 2 his mom got a promotion. Very funny episode. Numbuh 2's grandma is sooo funny. But a little ruthless. That makes it funny. And the girls weren't "BICKERING" like Kani(numbuh 3's dad) said they were normal talking.moreless
  • Two GREAT Episodes!!!

    Operation F.O.O.D.F.I.G.H.T.

    Sector V goes to the school cafeteria.(Strange, but no other kids are there)There they see that Granma Stuffum has returned.She has prepaired a feast for them with her destructo - dishes and mutant - munchies.A big fight beguins.The children hold back the "apetizers", but then the allmighty Sand-Witch appeares.He chases the kids trough the neibourhood.he catches them and eats them, but Numbuh Two has called Joakin(a hamster we see in previous episodes)

    for help.Has Granma Stuffum bit more than she can chew or will Sector V be digested?(I forgot to mention that this episode has hard core music.The original songs are from "GWAR".

    First one is called "The private pain of Techno Destructo"

    The KND version could be called "The cafeteria carnage of Granma Stuffum.

    The second is called "Gor-Gor".

    The KND version could be called "Sand-witch")

    Look for the originals.They are awesome.

    Operation C.L.U.E.S.

    It seems like an ordinairy dinner in Numbuh Two's house.Kuki's entire family is also there.She has brought a

    "Perfect Party Rainbow Monkey"(or something like that).

    But when the lights go out the Rainbow Monkey gets lost.

    It is found later forked in the back.So an investigation beguins and Numbuh Two is the investigator.Will he find out who is the murderrer?

    Watch and find out! ! !moreless
  • F.O.O.D.F.I.T.E.: The KND go to the school cafeteria and they battle Grandma Stuffum and her gross cooking in a rock musical kinda way C.L.U.E.S.: Numbuh 3's Rainbow Monkey was killed while she and her family were on a dinner at the Giligans! Who dmoreless

    i like op. foodfite 'cause of the music. it was rock and i love rock! i thought it was funny 'cause numbuh 2 was the only one that could that junk! and i liked when the slamwitch grabbed numbuh 3 and numbuh 4 tried to grab her! 3&4 rulez!

    op. clues was kewl 2. i like mistery and suspense. and everybody had a reason to kill the Posh Party Rainbow Monkey. and i thought it was funny when i realized mr. sanban's voice was the same of kaz from hi hi puffy amy yumi! lol! his voice's funny! lol! LOL!!!moreless
Cree Summer

Cree Summer

Numbuh 5/Delightful Child From Down the Lane #5

Benjamin Diskin

Benjamin Diskin

Numbuh 1/Numbuh 2

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Numbuh 3

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Numbuh 4

Keone Young

Keone Young

Kani Sanban

Guest Star



Mushi Sanban (Live Action)

Guest Star

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Grandma Stuffum

Recurring Role

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Genkei Sanban

Recurring Role

Candi Milo

Candi Milo

Betty Gilligan/Mrs. Gilligan

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Grandma Stuffum (rapping): Slamwich comes! And he must eat!/ He's made of cheese and PUPPY FEET!

    • Numbuh 2: I know you didn't do it. The real culprit is Mushi.
      Mushi: You're kidding, right?
      Numbuh 2: I NEVER kid. Sure, sometimes I say really cool jokes and puns and stuff, but never kid.

    • Numbuh 2: Mrs. Sanban. you were jealous of your girls' dolly.
      Mrs. Sanban: I bought that doll for my daughters. It's theirs to do with as they please. But did anyone offer me a turn with it. Noooooooo. Not even a a little bitty huggy wuggy. But I didn't do it. I was powdering my nose.

    • Tommy: I eat alone. For I am...The Tommy!
      Grandma Gilligan: GET DOWN HERE NOW!

    • Grandma Gilligan: What am I craving? A man with a job. Ha ha ha! I crack myself up...

    • Mrs. Sanban: (To Numbuh 2) I don't remember your mother saying what KIND of stuffing it was.
      Numbuh 2: Well.. heh, heh...
      Grandma Gilligan: YOU ATE MY TURKEY YOU LITTLE SHIRLOCK HOLMES! TAKE THIS! (Starts hitting Hoagie with her cane)
      Numbuh 2: OW! OW! OW! OW!

    • Grandma Stuffum: (Cheerfully) See you tomorrow children! We're having scream of spinach!
      (Someone hits her with a chicken leg)
      Numbuh 4: Get a new cookbook, lady...

    • Numbuh 2: That's enough! Somebody here is guilty of Rainbow Monkey murder! And no-one is leaving...
      (He hits a switch and the exits seal)
      Numbuh 2: ... until I discover who it is!
      (Everyone looks at each other)
      Numbuh 3: Well don't look at me! I didn't do it!
      Numbuh 2: Or did you?!
      (Numbuh 3 looks at him with her "evil face")
      Numbuh 2: (Scared) Heh, heh... right... sorry...

  • NOTES (26)

    • Family Member Debuts: Betty Gilligan (Numbuh 2 and Tommy's mom. Technically, this is her second appearance, but we only saw the lower half of her body in TOMMY; here, we see her whole body, and she also sounds nothing like in TOMMY), Kani and Genki Sanban (Numbuh 3 and Mushi's mom and dad.)

    • Operation: F.O.O.D.F.I.T.E. is a team episode.
      Operation: C.L.U.E.S. is a Numbuh 2 and 3 episode.

    • This episode marks that Numbuh2 has now appeared with one other KND core member in an episode without any other member:

      Numbuh1- A.R.C.H.I.V.E.
      Numbuh3- C.L.U.E.S.
      Numbuh4- T.H.E.-S.H.O.G.U.N.
      Numbuh5- R.A.B.B.I.T.

      Numbuh Two also appears in more episodes like these, but these are the first ones to be marked.

    • The name of the giant super-hamster in F.O.O.D.F.I.T.E is Joaquin.

    • The following are the translations for the entire Sanban family:
      -The surname of "Sanban" itself is a reference to Numbuh 3 because in Japanese "san-ban" means "3rd number."
      -"Kani" in Japanese means "crab" and is maybe implying that Kuki's father is "crabby" because he was very quick to get angry and tended to be on the belligerent side.
      -"Genki" in Japanese means "Spirited, robust, healthy" which could imply that Kuki's mother is a strong, spirited women who knows who she is and what she wants.
      -"Kuki," depending on which Kanji is used, means either "stalk" or "trouble, crisis, or predicament." I'm leaning more towards it meaning "trouble" since she is usually the one to get into a "crisis or predicament" first. After all, she is the distraction of the group.
      -"Mushi" seems to be the hardest to decipher seeing as how her name could mean many things. A few being selfless; unselfish, an insect, or disregard; ignore. She has been known to display several of these traits and she may have been intended to be one or all of these things. Mushi has been selfless when thinking about her sister before her own safety, she has been ignored by the other KND agents, and she has been known to be quite the pest.

    • Numbuhs 1, 4, and 5 were not featured in "Operation C.L.U.E.S."

    • Mushi is starting to show signs of King Sandy's personality, the result of their relationship.

    • Villians: Grandma Stuffum, Mushi.

    • F.O.O.D.F.I.T.E. is the first musical episode. While T.H.E.-F.L.Y. was just music, musicals have singing and little talking and this episode was filled with singing and just a little talking.

    • It seems as though Numbuh 2's family all have their eyes covered. Numbuh 2 and [The] Tommy are wearing goggles while their mom and grandma have glasses.

    • F.O.O.D.F.I.T.E. stands for Fiendish Old Ogre's Disgusting Food Is Thrown Everywhere; C.L.U.E.S. stands for Cutlery's Location Uncovers Elementary Solution.

    • Now Numbuh's 1, 2,& 3's parent's faces have been shown. Soon perhaps Numbuhs 4 & 5's will too.

    • They showed a live-action clip in this episode.

    • Mushi is evil and selfish in this episode.

    • Genkei is the Japanese word for "fine" or "good".

    • Judging by the day that they aired and the fact that both episodes revolve around food and dinners, it's possible that these are KND Thanksgiving episodes.

    • Operation F.O.O.D.F.I.T.E. was more of a music episode (notice Grandma Stuffum sings all but one of her lines).

    • Numbuh 3's mom is named Genkei. Numbuh 3's dad's name is Kani. Numbuh 2's mom is named Betty. (What happened to his father?)

    • After the first round with Stuffum, Numbuh 4 comments that she "usually makes [them] eat much more than that." Obviously, the team has encountered her several times between "Operation: N.O.-P.O.W.U.H." and this episode.

    • This is the first time Grandma Stuffum has appeared in a non-cameo role since Season 1.

    • It seems Numbuh 2 finally perfected the hamster project he was working on in "Operation K.I.S.S."

    • Numbuh 3's mom is Numbuh 2's mom's boss. When you factor the fact that 3's mom and 4's dad work in the same company, that's three members of the core team who have a parental connection, career-wise.

    • First appearance of Kuki's parents; first full appearance of Hoagie and Tommy's mother.

    • Credits: Grandma [Gilligan] grumbling and looking for something else to eat.

    • So far with this episode, we now have an updated version of the KND operatives' families:

      Numbuh 1 - Dad (Mr. Uno), Mom, only child
      Numbuh 2 - Mom (Betty), little brother (Tommy), Grandma, and no dad?
      Numbuh 3 - Dad (Mr. Kani Sanban), Mom (Mrs. Genkei Sanban), little sister (Mushi), and a future granddaughter (Sally Sanban)
      Numbuh 4 - Dad (Mr. Beatles), Mom (Mrs. Beatles), and a baby brother (Joey)
      Numbuh 5 - Dad (Dr. Lincoln), a big sister (Cree), and no mom?

    • Before Stuffum attacks, Numbuh 3 seems to be the only member of the team who isn't scared (although this changes once the action starts).


    • Tommy: I am the Tommy
      When he said that upstairs
      lighting and he covered himself with his cape is just like batman in the animated seires, "The Batman"

    • Tommy: I was hungry and I was thirsty!
      The scene where Hoagie is interrogating Tommy, and Tommy keeps saying "I was hungry." and after a slap, "I was thirsty." Until finally he said, "I was hungry AND I was thirsty!" is a reference to a famous (and disturbing) scene from the Jack Nicholson film Chinatown. I will not post the actual scene here, but I will provide the url for MovieTome.

    • Numbuh 3: Well don't look at me! I didn't do it!
      That was said by Mr. Green over and over again in the movie Clue. Clue was based on a board game, and it is where 6 dinner guests and a butler try to find out who killed Mr. Boddy.

    • Grandma Stuffum: Songs
      All of the songs sang by Grandma Stuffum were rewrites of songs sung by the band GWAR, a very adult band, from their album America Must be Destroyed. Specifically the song Gor-Gor Also, the first song she sings is The Private Pain of techno Destructo from their album Carnival of Chaos

    • Numbuh 2's Grandma: Sherlock Holmes
      Numbuh 2's Grandmother mentions how Numbuh 2 acted like Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes is a famous literature detective.