Codename: Kids Next Door

Season 2 Episode 9

Operation: R.E.P.O.R.T. / Operation: B.R.I.E.F.

Aired Weekdays 3:00 PM Dec 05, 2003 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Operation: R.E.P.O.R.T. / Operation: B.R.I.E.F.
Operation: R.E.P.O.R.T.: The team is giving a report on their mission to retrieve a mysterious box, while trying to keep the Delightful Children from getting it. Unfortunately, each operative's version of the story is exaggerated to say the least. Can Numbuh 86 find any truth in their speculative snafu? Operation: B.R.I.E.F.: The Delightful Children put out a contract on Numbuh 1's head, and send the most unlikely of assassins--the sentient pair of underpants known as Mr. White! Unfortunately, his attacks make the team think that their leader has gone loco! Can Numbuh 1 survive the assault of this unruly underwear? And is there more to this pair of beastly briefs than meets the eye?moreless

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  • Underpants are always funny.

    B.R.I.E.F is the only episode of KND that i really,really like. I especially liked this running gag: Numbuh 3 constantly looking at Numbuh 1's butt. There's a bit of disguised adult humour thrown into the mix, especially when Numbuh 4 took the underpants away from Numbuh 1 and said: "What size are you?". Numbuh 3 made it all funnier, since she likes Numbuh 1's "big tushy" so much. She seems to like Nigel for his butt, like all other girls. She also told the recovering Mr.White to make sure his elastic would stretch far to cover Nigel's big rump. This episode was indeed, super funny, and i hope there would be more episodes that would feature Numbuh 3 looking at Numbuh 1's lower part so that it becomes a recurring thing.moreless
  • Funniest episode to date!

    I felt the writing was dead-on, it revealed how the 5 main characters viewed the world, and good viewers can discern the truth from the fiction. When it turns out that all Nigel Uno had to do was

    pick up a pizza, it can be translated that Nigel Uno ran through the turnstiles, dodged falling tables, fell through a trap door, and jumped out the window. There wasn't a grain of truth to be found in Numbah 2 or 4's report, and Numbah 3 & 5 were the most truthful of all the agents who told their story version.moreless
Cree Summer

Cree Summer

Numbuh 5/Delightful Child From Down the Lane #5

Benjamin Diskin

Benjamin Diskin

Numbuh 1/Numbuh 2

James Arnold Taylor

James Arnold Taylor

Additional Voices (2003-)

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Numbuh 4

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Numbuh 3

James Arnold Taylor

James Arnold Taylor

Pizza Guy

Recurring Role

Jennifer Hale

Jennifer Hale

Numbuh 86

Recurring Role

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Numbuh 2 Guy, Numbuh 65.3

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Numbuh 1: When the mission specs were delivered from global Kids Next Door command I immediately knew that there was only one operative who could handle the job... me! It seemed simple enough--retrieve...the Goods. But, as any decent Kids Next Door operative knows, nothing is ever simple.

    • Numbuh 1: Help me, Numbuh 2 Guy. They've the goods! You're our only hope.
      Numbuh 2 Guy: Don't worry! I won't allow the "bads" have the "goods"!
      Numbuh 1: Great. Now go!
      Numbuh 2 Guy: A good guy always gets the goods!
      Numbuh 1: Yes, that's very clever. But they're getting...
      Numbuh 2 Guy: You know, the thing about a good guy is...
      Numbuh 1: JUST GO!!!
      Numbuh 2 Guy: (finally flies off) I'll tell him later.

    • Numbuh 2 Guy: This looks like a job for my Penetra-vision! (activates it) Nothing can escape my gaze! All is seen by my amazing vision! (Crashing through several buildings in the process)

    • Delightful Children: We want to play with that box you've got.
      Numbuh 3: You mean Boxie, my best friend? The box I promised to be friends with forever and ever.
      Delightful Children: Uhhhhhh...That's right.
      Numbuh 3: Okay! (Hands Boxie over to them)
      Delightful Children: Uhhh...Right. Then I guess we'll be going now.

    • Numbuh 4-Go: After Numbuh 3's failure to retain the precious Rectanguloid Power Charm, it was up to me to retrieve it.

    • DCFDTL: Ha-ha-ha-ha.. HUH?
      Numbuh 4: Hand it over Delightfulons, or face the wrath of... Numbuh 4-Go!
      DCFDTL: Your powers don't scare us! Just try to take the Rectanguloid Power Charm.
      Numbuh 4: Hmm. I was hoping you'd say that.

    • Numbuh 4-Go (while being electrically shocked by the Delightfulon Monster):! I really gonna have to get some bigger charts. (Loses the box as it goes into the sky) The Rectanguloid Power Charm! NOOOOOOOO!!! (drops to the ground defeated) I-I have failed. But mark my words, Delightfulons! I WILL NOT FAIL AGAIN!!!

    • Delightful Children From Down The Lane: (yelling) GIVE...US...THAT...BOX!!! IT'S OURS!!!
      Numbuh 5: No it isn't!
      Delightful Children: Check it yourself.
      Numbuh 5 (Opens the box and off-key jazz riffs blast out, causing her to drop to the ground. She opens it again with the same result): UGH! ANCHOVIES! (Hands the box over to them)
      Delightful Children (as they leave): Thank you!

    • Delightful Children From Down The Lane: Hmmm... you seem a little... small for a job this big...
      Mr. White: Don' worry! Jus' tell me who yer number one problem is.
      Delightful Children From Down The Lane: Well that's easy... Numbuh One! (laugh)

    • Numbuh 1: This is the worst gift I've ever gotten since my grandmother gave me a hairdryer!

    • Numbuh 1 (Noticing Numbuh 3 looking at his rear end): What are you looking at?
      Numbuh 3: Nothing, Mr. Fattypants. (giggles)
      Numbuh 1 (growling): Numbuh 4, give me those shorts, now!
      Numbuh 4: I see London, (Numbuh 2 joins in and they skip around) I see France! I see Nigel's giant underpants! (They laugh)

    • Numbuh 4: (as the others hear Numbuh 1 struggling with Mr. White in the bathroom) Eww...sounds like Numbuh 2.
      Numbuh 2: But I'm right here, guys.

    • Numbuh 5 (outside the bathroom as Numbuh 1's still struggling with the underwear): Uh, you're gonna be fine, Numbuh 1. Um, ah, I know you got it in you.
      Numbuh 3: Maybe he needs a magazine.

      Numbuh 2: Oh, I know what you mean. Mine bunches up all the time, even the ones with the little rockets on them.

    • Mr. White (as The team has him in their sights): Wait! You don't understand!
      Numbuh 4: You're a dirty pair of living underwear after my best friend. What's not to understand?!

  • NOTES (5)

    • R.E.P.O.R.T. stands for Ridiculous Exaggerations Possess Occasional Real Truth.
      B.R.I.E.F. stands for Big Reward If Enemy Finished.

    • Operation: R.E.P.O.R.T. is a team episode.
      Operation: B.R.I.E.F. is a Numbuh 1 episode.

    • Villains: Delightful Children From Down The Lane (both shorts), Mr. White (B.R.I.E.F. only).

    • For the second time in this series, an episode (Operation: R.E.P.O.R.T.) explores the individual point of view (P.O.V.) of each operative. The first was Operation: T.H.E.-F.L.Y.

    • Operation: R.E.P.O.R.T. pays homage to various styles of animation:

      Numbuh 1's version of events is represented by C.G.I.
      Numbuh 2's is seen in the form of a superhero comic book.
      Numbuh 3's version is represented in an elementary school form of animation.
      Numbuh 4's is seen in the form of Japanese anime.
      Numbuh 5's version is shown in a retro-jazzy, psychadelic form.


    • The Matrix

      Numbuh 1's story is loosely based on The Matrix film.

    • Stickin' Around

      The animation of Number 3's story is based on the Canadian cartoon, Stickin Around which uses a special graphic that emulates school kids' drawings.

    • The Off-Beats

      Number 5's story's soundtrack and art style is a parody of The Off-Beats from Kablam. In fact, writer Mo Willems created and directed the shorts for Kablam.

    • Dragonball Z
      In Operation: R.E.P.O.R.T., Numbuh 4 bears a resemblance to Goku from the popular Japanese anime series from the 1990's.