Codename: Kids Next Door

Season 5 Episode 5

Operation N.A.U.G.H.T.Y.

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Aired Weekdays 3:00 PM Dec 23, 2005 on Cartoon Network
9.1
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Operation N.A.U.G.H.T.Y.
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When the Delightful Children From Down The Lane frame the Kids Next Door for raiding Santa's workshop, the KND must battle Elfa Strike to clear their names and find out what's really going on this Christmas.

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  • Christmas Review #67

    10
    When the Delightful Children From Down The Lane frame the Kids Next Door for raiding Santa's workshop, the KND must battle Elfa Strike to clear their names and find out what's really going on this Christmas. I thought that this was a perfect Christmas episode of "Codename: Kids Next Door". The storyline was very creative and handled very well. I'm super impressed with a Christmas storyline like this. The action was very good and can be quite dark in some parts. Some of the parts in this episode were pretty dark and the green faces that the sleigh give the Delightful Children and Numbah Four might frighten some young children. This episode did have some very funny parts that gave me a good laugh. Only nit-pick was that the substitute teacher villain was getting on my nerves just a little. It was nice for Numbah Three to give Numbah Four a present even though all he gave her as a present was french fries. The part that did make me laugh was when Santa Claus was reaching for Numbah Four's french fries then Numbah Four hits Santa's hand and says "Santa, get your own fries" then Santa says "Oh, just one" and then Numbah Four responds "no". Overall, a very creative and excellent Christmas episode of "Codename: Kids Next Door". 10/10moreless
  • Kids next door Christmas special.

    10
    When the Kids next door are framed for stealing Santa's gift making machine, the elfa strike team confronts them, but after finding out it they didn't do it, they travel to the North Pole to catch the real culprits.



    Good Christmas episode, giving a different twist on how Santa might visit all of the children of the world in one night, I liked the scenes between numbuh and 4, when numbuh 4 gave her the fries I thought she was going to get even madder, but she liked them. A great episode, just shows it doesn't pay to be greedy.moreless
  • It's Christmas time again, but the Delightful Children from Down the Lane are panning to ruin it for everyone else! But not if the Kids Next Door and Elfa Strike have anything to say about it!moreless

    9.7
    I really liked how this episode was introduced by an announcer (Tom Kenny, I think) in the style of Stan Lee. And it was cool how they based "Elfa Strike" after specific X-Men, right down to the names! (Wintergreen - Wolverine, Coniferous - Colossus, Snow Angel - Storm [and from what I could tell maybe a bit of Angel and Iceman], Nutcracker - NightCrawler]. Plus, we got to see hints of Numbuh 3/4! This is defiently a great holiday episode!moreless
  • I always knew Kuki and Wally liked each other.

    10
    That was so hilarious when Wally gave to Kuki french fries for Christmas. It wasn't much of a gift, but at least Kuki liked it.



    This episode has been another proof of romance between Wally and Kuki. It's totally obvious.



    It was also funny when Santa wanted the french fries, and Kuki said, "Get your own!"



    I really enjoyed it. Romantic indeed.
  • Operation N.A.U.G.H.T.Y.- The Kids Next Door are attacked by the Elfa Strike (X-Men Parody) for supposedly stealing Santa's "reindeer" but did the really? Or Is it just a trap?

    9.5
    Operation N.A.U.G.H.T.Y.- This was better than I expected. Personally, I thought it would be just another run of the mill, holiday episode. Yet I watched this a few days after Christmas and it doesn't feel weird too watch it. They made an episode with holiday spirit but no so much that you can't bear to watch it after the holidays are done with. It definitely was funny with the whole "12 Days of Christmas" defense mechanism and some other scenes. Yet when Kuki gets all power obsessed it got really freaky. Overall it was one of the better holiday specials. I give it a 9.5 out of 10. .5 off for how scary power obsessed people look!moreless
Cree Summer

Cree Summer

Numbuh 5, Delightful Children from Down the Lane #5

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Numbuh 4, Delightful Children from Down the Lane #4

Benjamin Diskin

Benjamin Diskin

Numbuh 1, Numbuh 2, Delightful Children from Down the Lane #1 and #2

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Numbuh 3

Candi Milo

Candi Milo

Edna Jucation

Guest Star

Cree Summer

Cree Summer

Snow Angel

Guest Star

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Coniferous, Nutcracker, Santa Claus, Thesaurus Rex, The Unintelligable Tutor

Guest Star

Dave Wittenberg

Dave Wittenberg

Wintergreen

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Santa: There's only one way to save your friend, Wallabee. (Rips the door open) And you're the only one who can do it!
      Numbuh 4: M-M-M-M-Me?!?
      Santa: You know what to do. Now get in there!
      Numbuh 4: Are you sure there's not another way?
      Santa: Do you think I'd be sending you in there if there was another way, kid?
      Numbuh 5: Just go! (Pushes him in)

    • Wintergreen: And what's your little friend gonna do with a...(opens gift and is shocked) Secret Santa Surprise Reindeer Monkey!?
      Numbuh 4: (to Numbuh 3) You got me a cruddy Rainbow Monkey!?
      Numbuh 5: Well, it's more than you got her!
      Numbuh 4: How do you know I didn't get her anything.

    • Miss Edna Jucation: Well, did you ever think of celebrating Substitute Teachers' Day for a change?
      Numbuh 2: There's a holiday for substitute teachers?
      Miss Edna Jucation: See? That is exactly what I'm talking about!

    • Numbuh 3: Wow! This thing can deliver presents to every kid in the world. Imagine, I could give even more presents to my friends. Yeah! Lots and lots of presents! (takes control of the Reindeer System) Even presents for ME!! (Muttering) Everyone was like "Oh, I forgot to get Numbuh 3 a present." Or "I was off fighting adult tyranny". Well, I deserve something for being the only one to think of others. I deserve EVERYTHING!!!

    • Numbuh 2: Well, that's one bunch of kids that won't be getting presents this year.
      Numbuh 4 (elbows him in the gut and whispers) Would you knock it of about not getting presents around Numbuh 3.
      Numbuh 2: Hey, where is Numbuh 3?

    • Delightful Children: Oh, hello, Kids Next Door. Is it time for your lesson already?
      Numbuh 1: We don't need a lesson to kick your butts under the mistletoe, Delightful Deviants!

    • (After he and Numbuh 3 are grabbed by Coniferous)
      Numbuh 4: Let go, you frostbitten freak!

    • Numbuh 1: Oh, why? Why does everyone always take my treehouse every single time?! Who's jumping on to take Nigel's pride and joy fan wagon now?!
      Wintergreen: Your worst nightmare before Christmas, that's who, bub. Now I don't want any trouble, kid. So I'm gonna tell it like it is. I want that gift little Miss Greensleves has got.

    • Numbuh 3: Well, it's really more fun to give than to receive anyway. Hey, you guys decorated for Christmas!
      Numbuh 5: Numbuh 5 didn't do it. But whoever did went for the minimalest look. (The camera pans out to show that the treehouse is gone)

    • Numbuh 2: Hey, this tree is 560 years old!

    • Substitute Teacher:(after seeing her super-powered forces beaten) Don't make me call the Arbor Day Avengers for backup!

    • Numbuh 3(To Numbuh 4): Don't tell me you didn't get me a present again? Don't you like me?
      Numbuh 5: Yeah, Numbuh 4, don't you like Numbuh 3?
      (Numbuh 4 spittes on his french fries)

    • Numbuh 3 (When Numbuh 4 gives her his french fries): THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE (lets go of the Reindeer controls and becomes herself again) SWEETEST gift you ever got me! (Lands on him giggling) It's also the only present you've ever got me, but who's counting? AHHH!!! (Hugs him tightly)
      Santa: All right you two, take it under the mistletoe. I've got five minutes to deliver presents to all the good children of the world before Christmas is over.

  • NOTES (5)

    • N.A.U.G.H.T.Y. stands for Ninnies Almost Undo Greatest Holiday This Year.

    • Villains: DCFDTL, Miss Edna Jucation, and the Faculty Four.

    • Credits: Numbuh 3 is taking all of her Rainbow Monkeys off of her dresser so she can put Numbuh 4's gift (the French fries) on it. When Numbuh 3 leaves her room, Numbuh 4 sneaks in, looks around, grabs a fry, then takes the whole container and runs out.

    • This is the only full length episode that centers primarily on Numbuh 3.

    • For this special episode, the show's title uses a Christmas theme. First, the usual white background is replaced by the color green, snow is falling, and the logo is slightly changed with the KND bearing Christmas-themed items like Santa hats, candy canes, a stocking, and bells on leaves at the bottom with the show title in a more Christmas-like form of writing.

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • The Nightmare Before Christmas
      Wintergreen uses this line in reference to the 1993 Tim Burton film.

    • Elfa Strike: X-Men meets Alpha Flight.
      The name Elfa Strike alludes to the Canadian-based superhero team in Marvel Comics called Alpha Flight. The 4 members of Elfa Strike, on the other hand, correspond more closely to four members of The Uncanny X-Men:

      Wintergreen (Wolverine)--short, burly, bad-tempered, likes to scrap, distinctive cowl style, 3 candy cane claws in each hand, bones laced with peppermintium (adamantium), calls people "bub".

      Nutcracker (Nightcrawler)-- German accent, born misshapen, acrobatic, teleporter, uses words like "fraulein" and "liebchen".

      Snow Angel (Storm)-- African-descent, white hair, serene, can control snow. (weather)

      Coniferous (Colossus)-- Russian accent, tall and well-built, transforms his body into pine needles (metallic material).

      Santa's Reindeer (Cerebro)-- No real reindeer are seen. Santa merely sits in a sophisticated computerized room similarly designed liked the Cerebro room at the Xavier Institute where he determines which kids have been naughty or nice. The latter get good gifts, the former, coal.

    • The Partridge Family
      At the climax of the Elfa Strike's Twelve Days of Christmas attack, a pear tree falls onto Numbuh 3 Three. The man seen emerging from that tree bears a strong resemblance to Keith Partridge, the oldest son of the family portrayed by David Cassidy from the 1970-74 TV music/comedy series.

    • The Fantastic Four
      The Faculty Four bear similarities to the superheroes who made their Marvel Comics debut in 1961.

      Thesaurus Rex (The Thing) having a monstrous exterior body and super strength.

      The Unintelligible Tutor (The Invisible Woman) whose rapidly speaking bad voice while giving lessons can't be understood. Also the only female of her respective group.

      The Human Text (The Human Torch) is lightweight, can fly, and use a nearly limitless amount of paper as projectiles.

      Mr. Physically Fitastic (Mr. Fantastic) can stretch his limbs, is very strong, and uses dumbbells as weapons.

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