Codename: Kids Next Door

Season 4 Episode 3

Operation: N.U.G.G.E.T. / Operation: M.A.C.A.R.R.O.N.I.

Aired Weekdays 3:00 PM Dec 03, 2004 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Operation: N.U.G.G.E.T.: When Numbuh 4 finds a chicken nugget in a stream, there is suddenly a hunt for nuggets with other kids and KND operatives. Nugget Saloons and Bars all around. But when the Delightful children find out about this, they claim the land belongs to them and so the Nuggets belong to them too. Can the KND stop them from stealing the nuggets? Operation: M.A.C.A.R.R.O.N.I.: The KND trade the Toilenator to Mr. Boss in return of a KND operative that had been captured. Except the KND didn't know they were trading for Numbuh 13, a really unlucky operative, but with his help they discover the villains' plans to steal from Macaroni Arts for the Adults' Macaroni Dinner.moreless

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    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

    Billy West

    Billy West

    Numbuh 13

    Guest Star

    Rob Paulsen

    Rob Paulsen

    Chicken Man, Chicken Pete

    Guest Star

    Tara Strong

    Tara Strong


    Recurring Role

    Grey DeLisle

    Grey DeLisle

    Lizzie/Numbuh 14

    Recurring Role

    Jeff Bennett

    Jeff Bennett

    Mr. Boss

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (5)

      • In N.U.G.G.E.T. when Numbuh 4 dippes the DCFDTL we see Numbuhs 3 and 5 closing their eyes from behind the window.In the same scene Numbuh 3's dress isn't green but purple.

      • The Macarroni art special has a clone on "Tripping the Rift" for clownza, Wich has CatDog, House of Mouse, & Yoshi Story spoofs.

      • When the group is standing in front of Numbuh 3 and Numbuh 2 is saying "It's a disaster!", Numbuh 2's goggles rim was grey.

      • Numbuh 3 goes into the museum unarmed. Even though that is soon rectified, even she should have known better.

      • While Numbuh 1 is speaking to Numbuh 15, Closed Caption refers to Numbuh 1's Sector as 'Sector E.'

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Numbuh3: (After the rainbow monkey Lisa brakes) AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
        Mr.Boss: (runs into the fight) Run away like little girls!!!

      • (The S.C.A.M.P.E.R. crashes)
        Numbuh 2: I told you not to touch that!!
        Numbuh 13: Well SOR-RY!! Geez, you guys are pushier than Sector N!

      • (Numbuh 2 accidentally wrecks a piece of art)
        Numbuh 5: Numbuh 2, we're supposed to be saving the art!
        (Numbuh 5 also accidentally destorys a piece of art)
        Numbuh 2: You're one to talk!

      • Toilenator: Goody! You recaptured Numbuh 13. Hooray for us!
        Mr. Boss: Oh, shut up, Toilenator!!

      • Count Spankulot: (Upset) What is the idea that is so big? Where is the macarroni?! I came for macarroni!
        Knightbrace: (Just as upset) Yeah! How can I brush after a meal if I haven't eaten anything?!

      • Numbuh 4: 1... 14... 17... Q!

    • NOTES (19)

      • Among the villains seen at Mr. Boss' Macaroni Dinner are Mega Mom and Destructo Dad, Stickybeard, Gramma Stuffum, Miss Goodwall, Crazy Old Cat Lady, a Cheese Ninja, Terrible Tutor, Count Spankulot, Knightbrace, Mr. Wink and Mr. Fibb, Common Cold, Mr. Fizz, Toilenator, Great Lenny Puttinski, Chester, Cuppa Joe, the Coffee Cup Guy from Operation: F.L.U.S.H., an unknown fishbowl-helmeted villain, and an unknown villain in a chameleon suit.

      • N.U.G.G.E.T. is a Numbuh4 episode, while M.A.C.A.R.R.O.N.I. is a team a episode, eventhough is kinda revolves around Numbuh3 towards the end

      • Villains: The Delightful Children from Down the Lane, the Chicken Men, Toilenator, Mr. Boss, and the Ice-Cream Men

      • In N.U.G.G.E.T. the delightful children are sharing the same belt.

      • Look Hard: In the musical number, one of the ad signs says "Mr. Warburton's Elxter." Mr. Warburton is the creator of the show.

      • Proving a rumor wrong: Numbuh 4 isn't from Liverpool, he's from Australia. Operation: N.U.G.G.E.T. marks the 4th piece of proof.
        Operation: R.O.B.B.E.R.S. quote:
        Numbuh 5: The word four is not spelled with a q.
        Numbuh 4: It is in AUSTRALIA!
        Operation: S.P.R.O.U.T. quote:
        Numbuh 4: Mom, may I be excused?
        Numbuh 4's Mom: Why of course my little MARSUPIAL! (marsupial is a type of animal, many of which are found in Australia)
        Operation: N.U.G.G.E.T. quote:
        Numbuh 4: You don't have to swim it MATE.
        Again, Operation: N.U.G.G.E.T. quote:
        Numbuh 4: I'll give you till the count of Q (linked to Operation: R.O.B.B.E.R.S.)

      • This is (I believe) the first time that any member of the core team has ever been able to physically injure the Delightful Children (as opposed to them goofing up and doing themselves in).

      • Operative Debut: Numbuh 13, Numbuh 11 (Replaced Cree), Numbuh 15, and Numbuh 14. Since there are usually 5 operatives in each sector, it is possible ex-operative Numbuh 12 (Operation S.L.U.M.B.E.R.) was apart of Sector N. It appears that these operatives are from Texas.

      • In M.A.C.A.R.R.O.N.I., the KND trade Toilenator back to the adults in exchange for Numbuh 13. Numbuh 1 mentions that they captured Toilenator after he tried to invade the Treehouse. Numbuh 1 might've been referring to episode F.L.U.S.H.

      • Credits: Numbuhs 2 & 4 playing video games while Numbuh 3 talks about Operation: M.A.C.C.A.R.O.N.I.

      • Lizzie's cameo in Operation: N.U.G.G.E.T. marks her first season 4 appearance.

      • When the Rainbow Monkey Lisa is destroyed, Numbuh 5 comforts Numbuh 3 by saying that she'll make another one. Was she the artist who "painted" the original? If so, Numbuh 5 must be fond of Rainbow Monkeys...

      • In N.U.G.G.E.T., one of the patrons of the saloon (the one who tried - and failed - to steal Numbuh 4's nugget) is one of the bandits from R.O.B.B.E.R.S.

      • Fourth appearance of Mushi.

      • It is fitting that in M.A.C.A.R.R.O.N.I. the operative's Numbuh is 13; he's a jinx, and 13 is an unlucky number.

      • In this episode, we discover that the KND use the mall as a "neutral zone" when they must deal with adults.

      • N.U.G.G.E.T. stands for Numbuh Uncovers Golden Glistening Edible Treat; M.A.C.A.R.R.O.N.I. stands for Museum's Artwork Cruelly And Recklessly Ripped Off Nearly Impossibly.

      • In N.U.G.G.E.T., not only does Lenny of the DCFDTL wear a cowboy hat on top of his helmet, but the helmet itself has white stars on either side.

      • I've noticed that we've seen Numbuh 11, ex-operative Cree, in lots of episodes. And we've also seen Numbuh 12 in Operation: S.L.U.M.B.E.R., just as she too betrays the KND. Now, we see Numbuh 13, and if the pattern continues, he/she won't be in the Kids Next Door for long.

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Bad Shows:Number 13's voice is a parody to 2 pannial Crap fest:CatDog & House of Mouse

      • Operation: N.U.G.G.E.T.: Nugget Rush
        This is excatcly like the old west, and the California Gold Rush in 1849.

      • Macarroni Art: Real-Life References
        Much of the Macarroni Art resembles real works of art, such as The Thinker, Whistler's Mother, Henry del'Giudice's mobiles, and of course, the Mona Lisa.