Codename: Kids Next Door

Season 4 Episode 11

Operation: M.A.U.R.I.C.E.

Aired Weekdays 3:00 PM Jul 08, 2005 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Maurice, a member of the Kids Next Door is decommissioned. He is considered to be one of the greatest members because of his work to find stop chicken pox. Numbuh 5 is especially saddened by his decommissioning and suggests that they monitor him to make sure the teenagers don’t recruit him.moreless

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  • Maurice

    Maurice, often considered one of the best kids next door operatives ever, is decommisioned because he is 13. He feels unaccomplished because he had spent the past few years trying to discover the source of chicken pox. Abigail is especially saddened by this, because she liked him and considered him a great member. However, she fears that teens will try to get him to be on their side, and so she goes on a journey to make sure this does not happen.

    Good episode, not the best of the series, but still a good episode, my grade is an A+moreless
  • Coolest one yet!

    This epsiode is one of the best I every seen in the seires.

    If you are a fan of the seires or a fan of secert agents, this episode is for you!

    And we get to see memorable events, Cree as a KND Agent, a secert of KND decomissions, and why Numbah 5 always wears her red hat.

    The way the writers make everyday child problems (like 'A dog ate my homework' line and Chicken-pox)into 007 plots is done to perfection.moreless
  • It was great to see what happenes to Decommissioned operatives after they have been let go from the Kids Next Door, but Maurice (AKA Numbuh 9) makes this episode one of the more crucial to the interest of decommissioned Operatives.moreless

    I loved the episode mostly because of the fact that we finally get to see what happens when a teenager is decommissioned and it was neat to finally see Cree as Numbuh 11. Also, in a way, it was pretty cool to see that there is a life in the Kids Next Door for decommissioned operatives such as Maurice.

    The only thing I really disliked was how both Abby and Cree seemed to have a thing for Maurice, especially Cree.moreless
  • There's hope for all us teenagers out there.

    I this episode you learn many things. You learn that in the KND universe chickenpox is litteral as small chicken heads will burst through your face.

    You also learn the origin of Numbuh 5's hat. It belonged to Cree it seems, and you learn of the KND operative Maruice.

    It's Numbuh Five's birthday soon but the only thing she can think about is how the KND can really be pointless as all kids grow up some day and she starts to have second thoughts about her role.

    Her thoughts are cut short as the only thing she can think about is the decomissioned Maurice who she {and her older sister Cree} have feelings for. As far as Abbagail{Numbuh 5} knows, Maurice now is just another teenager. Even though she thinks this to be true, she can't let go of her feelings for him and proposes that they keep a watch on him so he doesn't get recruited.

    Despite all her efforts, it seem Number 9{Maurice} is a lost cause as he seems to help Cree and the other teenagers make the chickenpox beam operational as they plan to use it on a street fair filled with kids.

    As all hope seemed lost for the fate of the kids at the fair and Number 5 herself she starts to give in to the pressures of losing Maurice and not being able to stop the chickenpox cannon and nearly gives up being in the KND.

    To her amazement, Maurice secretly double crosses Cree and the other teens and helps blow up the cannon!

    Along with the message of 'never give up' MAurice explains the real good operatives who surpass the KND age limit are put as undercover agents used to infiltrate teen and adult functions.

    In addition to this, Abbagail is told that if she {and it's assumed the other kids in sector V plays her cards right, she can be recruited as a secret operative as well.moreless
  • Just the episode I was hoping for!

    I've been saying all along that there should be a teen level of the Kids Next Door, and now here it is revealed that some aren't decommissioned after all and act as undercover agents! And Maurice is voiced by the same voice actor that does Cyborg - well all right! : D

    Had to take away .1 of a point for the nasty chickens. Nothing personal.
Cree Summer

Cree Summer

Numbuh 5/Delightful Child From Down the Lane #5

Benjamin Diskin

Benjamin Diskin

Numbuh 1/Numbuh 2

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Numbuh 4

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Numbuh 3

Khary Payton

Khary Payton


Guest Star



Maurice's Mother

Guest Star

Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Teen Ninja

Guest Star

Cree Summer

Cree Summer


Recurring Role

Jennifer Hale

Jennifer Hale

Numbuh 86

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Something doesn't add up.
      When the show started, the kids were 10 years old. Operation: F.A.S.T.-F.O.O.D. shows Numbuh3 turning one year older, but she is said to be the youngest one, so she is probably 11.
      Then in Operation: J.E.W.E.L., Numbuh1 turned one year older, but he is older than Numbuh3, so he is probably 12.
      Numbuh2 and 4 are older than him, and Numbuh5 is the oldest, and turns a year older also in this episode, so shouldn't she be 13 now?Reply: Being older doesn't necessary mean in years. Numbuh 1 could be older than Numbuh 3 by one or two months.
      Response to Reply: Even so, if Numbuh 3 turned 11 Numbuh 1 had to turn 12 because he is still older. Unless Numbuh 3 turned 10 in Operation: F.A.S.T.-F.O.O.D., then Numbuh 5 would be 12 right now.

    • Apparently, chicken pox is a childhood disease that you could get at anytime. It starts with red spots all over your body. But the illness in this episode shows tiny chicken heads popping out of a person's face.

      Most disgusting, but hilarious! It was a sick joke!

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Maurice/Numbuh 9: (after his mom asks the KND if they want cookies) Mom, I'm in the middle of a life-changing speech here!

    • Numbuh 3: (angrily) You gotta be crazy running around with the chicken pox! What are you nuts?! You'll catch the Rooster Pox and turn purple silly!!
      (Numbuh 5 turns around, shedding tears, and smiling)
      Numbuh 3: (still angrily) Numbuh 5, why are you smiling?!
      Numbuh 5: It's a secret Kuki.

    • Numbuh 5: Oh, this is not good!
      Numbuh 4: Oh, what are you talking about? He's just talking to some super cute girl. Why would that be a problem...hey, wait a minute. You're not jealous, are you?
      Numbuh 5: Are you crazy!?

      Maurice: Dont' do that.
      Numbuh 5: Maurice!?
      Cree: He's one of us now, girl.

      Numbuh 5: I give up.
      Cree: Say again?
      Numbuh 5: I give up. What's the point? My sister's a teen, the greatest Kid Next Door I ever knew is a teen, and I'll be a teen soon enough. I mean, just look at me. I'm practically a teen now! I can't keep fighting it. I just...I give up.

      Stacy: Where'd you get that plan, Cree? The Ninty-Nine and A-Half and Three-Quarters Cents store?
      Cree: Oh, shut up, Stacy.

      Maurice: There. A few years late, but I kept my promise.
      Numbuh 5: But, how can you remember that? Your memory was erased when you were decommissioned!

  • NOTES (20)

    • Operative Debuts: Numbuh 8 twins, Numbuh 9, Numbuh 100.

    • Operation: M.A.U.R.I.C.E. is a Numbuh 5 episode.

    • It is revealed in this episode, that Kids Next door operatives receive a proper sign off, when they willingly allow themselves to be decommissioned.

    • Many backstories are revealed, the Teenagers seem to have already had the Bras prior to S.U.P.P.O.R.T. Also, it is revealed that Cree was leader of Sector V.

    • M.A.U.R.I.C.E. stands for Mature Agent Undergoes Reprogramming Into Childhood's Enemy.

    • KND Vehicle used in this episode: U.N.D.E.R.P.O.U.N.D. Useful Neighborhood Device's Excellent Reconfiguration Produces Outrageously Unstoppable Noisy Destructiveness.

    • KND Tech used in this episode: M.A.R.B.L.E.
      Mustardy Armament Releases Big Loud Explosion.

    • Villains: Teenagers, Cree

    • This is the third time one of the KND members had a birthday in an episode.
      The first was Numbuh3 in "Operation F.A.S.T.-F.O.O.D.", and the second was Numbuh1 in "Operation J.E.W.E.L."

    • Cree was never decommissioned.

    • About Numbuh 5 not remembering anything before Operation E.N.D., the KND might have discovered a way to restore operatives 2-5's memories. Nothing after Operation E.N.D. excludes this possibility.

    • A Numbuh Five episode.

    • NumbuhFive is appearantly turning 12. Numbuh Three said that it was her birthday next week.

    • The girl that said Sophmore squad attack looked a lot like Chad. May even be his sister.

    • Numbuh Five can't remember anything about the Kids Next Door before Operation: E.N.D. so she wouldn't be able to remember Maurice and his accomplishments.

      Reply: Numbuh 86 used the recomissioning module on Numbuh 5 and the rest of sector V that got decomissioned.

    • Closing scene shown during end credits: Numbuh 5 walks down a street with several teenagers looking at her with disdain. A zoom in on a teenage girl shows her winking her eye and smiling to Abby, giving her the indication she's a post-KND double agent as well. She continues walking as she disappears from view as the scene fades out and the credits end.

      Edit:But then Numbuh 86 asked her and the other's if they want to be recommissioned. And that means that they could have all their memories back.

    • Ever since the new season arrived, things have change for the Kids Next Door. Instead of kicking out operatives who become 13, some are selected to remain as special secret agents to inflitrate the evil conspiracy of the adults. Maurice is lucky for still being an operative. Chad and Cree weren't. Too bad they became evil.

    • After Maurice is decomissioned, Numbuhs 1-5 go back to the treehouse. While there, Kuki asks Abby if she wants anything for her birthday next week. The next scene is the fight where Abby gets the Chicken pox. Then, the words: One Week Later pop up on the screen and she's on Chicken Pox Island trying to find her sister and Maurice. That means that Numbuh 5 has had her birthday and currently, she is 11 years old; everyone else is still 10 years old. Numbuh 4's birthday shouldn't be too far behind Numbuh 5's since he's the second oldest member of the team.

      Reply: There is no way Numbuh 5 turned 11. If Numbuh 3 is the youngest of the group, and she had her birthday first, she had to turn 10, being the only 9 year old when the show started. Numbuhs 2, 4 & 5 were 11 and over when Numbuh 1 had his birthday, turning 11, so Numbuh 5 is obviously 12 years old.

    • Cree has got to be either 14 or 15 years old on the show.

      Cree has been a teenager since the beginning of the Kids Next Door series and Maurice has just turned 13 in this episode. When the flashback is done 3 years ago, Cree obviously must be either 11 or 12. She can't be 10 because she is older than Maurice and she can't be 13 because she would have already been decomissioned. If 3 years is added to 11, and 3 years is added to 12, that means that Cree is either 14 or 15 years old during Codename Kids Next Door.

    • In this episode, we finally learn where Numbah Five (Abby) got her precious red hat. It used to belong to Numbah Eleven (Cree) who have it do her during Numbah Five's second mission as a KND agent.