Codename: Kids Next Door

Season 5 Episode 9

Operation: R.E.C.R.U.I.T. / Operation: D.A.D.D.Y.

Aired Weekdays 3:00 PM Jun 12, 2006 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Operation: R.E.C.R.U.I.T. / Operation: D.A.D.D.Y.
Operation R.E.C.R.U.I.T.: A kid named Bobby wants to join the KND, but has to go through various initiations in order to become a member including getting a plate from Mr. Wink and Mr. Fibb's house and getting a saliva sample from the Crazy Old Cat Lady. Operation D.A.D.D.Y.: Numbuh One, Sonya, and Lee have to save a kid named Shawnie, the brother of Numbuh 86, from getting his haircut from his father (since haircuts at home are not as expensive than going to a barber shop). Unfortunately, they end up in combat with Shawnie's dad who is none other than Mr. Boss.moreless

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  • "Terrific"

    I find that both operations were terrific and funny. But I have to say that I loved Operatio: D.A.D.D.Y. a lot! I love the fact that we (as viewers) learn so much more about Numbuh 86 and her family dynamics especially between numbuh 86 and her dad. Of course, i feel completely sorry for nigel going through a mission to see that his sector's enemy Mr. Boss, is in fact numbuh 86's dad. talk about a suprise plot twist there ;)

    In addition, it's good to once again see that evil adults can also be good, especially when Mr. Boss hugged his daughter ;)moreless
  • I only saw Operation D.A.D.D.Y. but it was shocking, revealing, & awkward all at the same time

    Operation D.A.D.D.Y. was pretty surprising. Numbuh 86 never knew her dad, Mr.Boss, was an evil villain, and he never knew she was in the KND. It\'s also surprising to find out that there are some kids that Mr.Boss actually likes let alone loves, HIS OWN. Although, it was a bit bizarre when Mr.Boss & Numbuh 86 had there father/daughter moment. This episode mentions a key thing that some people may not notice; knowing that Mr.boss is Numbuh 86\'s dad, would explain her anger issues.moreless
  • it has favorable characters AND villians

    Both episodes are hilarios. in operation R.E.C.R.U.I.T i was never exspecting thos twins to be back xD BUT i have to say operation D.A.D.D.Y is my second or third favorite episode. since numbuh 86 is my favorite oprative of the kids next door, i could only love this episode. i sever new she had two brother, and her dad is Mr.Boss! you even see her mother in...i think it was operation S.L.E.E.P.O.V.E.R but im not sure it was when numbuh 4 dressed as a girl.

    i loved the bit at the end with Mr.Boss. you knew it was going to happen, but it was sooo funny x3 so watch the episode to see what happens!moreless
  • loved both episodes really funny

    Recruit was very funny since it had alot of matrix jokes in it, the two twins from up the hill return at the end of this episode and may return again.

    Daddy was very well written and he get to find out who 86\\\'s brothers and father our. So overall both great episodes. I recomend to whoever has not seen either of those two episodes to go watch them, They both are really great and im glad i saw them both. We see a nicer side of Mr.Boss here when he is with 86\\\'s AKA his daughter. Lee and Sonia are the main charactors on this episodemoreless
Benjamin Diskin

Benjamin Diskin

Numbuh 1/Numbuh 2

Cree Summer

Cree Summer

Numbuh 5/Delightful Child From Down the Lane #5

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Numbuh 4

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Numbuh 3

Scott Menville

Scott Menville

Bobby, Numbuh 85

Guest Star

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen

Numbuh VO5, Shaunie

Guest Star

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Mr. Fibb

Recurring Role

Jennifer Hale

Jennifer Hale

Numbuh 86

Recurring Role

Janice Kawaye

Janice Kawaye

Sonya, Lee

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • If Bobby was actually the Interesting Twins in disguise, then it doesn't make sense that he was acting in-character whenever he was alone and talking to himself.
      Reply: The Interesting Twins are smarter than that. After sending in that many videos as "Bobby" said, the twins knew the KND would be watching.

    • Goof: Notice the title of "Operation D.A.D.D.Y." has the first word Dastardly misspelled as Dasterdly

    • A very brief teaser trailer ad for the upcoming Codename: Kids Next Door - Operation: Z.E.R.O. tv movie was shown when this episode premiered.

    • A sneak peek preview of the "choose the red pill" Matrix parody from "Operation: R.E.C.R.U.I.T." was shown back in December 2005, as part of a short upcoming 2006 preview show on Cartoon Network. Funny that it took seven months for this Codename: Kids Next Door episode to finally air.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (After Numbuh 4 smashes Bobby's videogame)
      Numbuh 2: Uhh...Numbuh 4. That was just a videogame.
      Numbuh 4: I know. I just like smashing things.

    • Bobby: Amm...Am I in the Kids Next Door now?
      Numbuh 2: Billy, Billy, Billy...
      Bobby: It's Bobby.
      Numbuh 2: Whatever. You haven't even met him yet.
      Numbuh 1: Good evening, Bobby. Please, have a seat.
      Bobby: Aaaah, okay. (Numbuhs 3 and 5 approach him each holding a red and a blue lollipop.)
      Numbuh 1: Feel free to chose a lollipop, Bobby. But this isn't just any choice. If you take the cherry one you'll enjoy a nice, sweet lolly. Upon sucking your way to the gum core, you'll forget everything that has happened here. And you can return to your life as a normal kid, but if you take the boisonberry, there is no turning back! The sour tiny taste will open your mind. You'll see what the Kids Next Door see. You will know what we know. It's your choice, Bobby. Red or blue.
      (Bobby reaches for the red, but snatches the blue.)
      Numbuh 1: Excellent choice.

  • NOTES (15)

    • Running Gag: In Operation: D.A.D.D.Y., when ever anyone sees Numbuh 85's hair, they say things like "Yippity Yipper!" or "Leaping Lizzies!" etc.

    • Villains: Interesting Twins From Beneath The Mountain & Mr. Boss

    • Operation R.E.C.R.U.I.T. marks the second and last appearance of the Interesting Twins from Beneath the Mountain. Their previous appearence was in Operation T.R.I.P.

    • We are reminded of Numbuh 86's love of Rainbow Monkeys, which is revealed in Operation S.L.U.M.B.E.R. Numbuh 1 comments that the big sister's room (prior to learning that it's Numbuh 86) has more Rainbow Monkeys than Numbuh 3.

    • KND Vehicle: G.O.G.O.-G.O.R.I.L.L.A. Giant Oversized Ground-polluarating Gizmo Obviously Resembles Impossibly Larger Lumbering Ape. (seen in "Operation: D.A.D.D.Y.")

    • R.E.C.R.U.I.T. stands for Really Excitable Child Rookie Undergoes Impossible Test.

      D.A.D.D.Y. stands for Dastardly Adult's 'Do Degrades Youngster.

    • For the second time in the series, Numbuh 1 recalls when he lost his hair.

    • Sonya and Lee, first seen in "Operation: T.R.A.I.N.I.N.G." and "Operation: G.R.A.D.U.A.T.E.S.", return in "Operation: D.A.D.D.Y." Their official designations respectively, are Numbuh 83 (Soda, snacks, and treats officer) and Numbuh 84 (Tactical yo-yo specialist). Both are of Sector W.

    • End credits scene: Numbuh V05 passes by several other KND who've gotten bad haircuts and can only offer his sympathies.

    • KND appearing for the first time:
      Numbuh 411 (obviously named for the information hotline number).
      Numbuh V05 (named after a popular brand of hair styling gel).

    • Numbuhs 2, 3, 4, and 5 don't appear in "Operation D.A.D.D.Y."

    • Second appearance of the Mr. Huggykins costume since Operation: C.A.T.S.

    • Operation R.E.C.R.U.I.T. is a team episode.

      Operation D.A.D.D.Y. is a Numbuh 1 episode.

    • Numbuh 86's father is Mr. Boss!

    • Numbuh 86 has 2 brothers. Younger one Paddy is KND Numbuh 85. The youngest is named Shaunie, but might not yet be a KND.


    • The Matrix:
      Operation: R.E.C.R.U.I.T. is a parody of the Wachowski Bros. "The Matrix", some noticeable scenes include:
      1) The talking computer scene
      2) Deciding between the Red or Blue Pill (Lollipop)