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Codename: Kids Next Door

Season 6 Episode 5

Operation: S.P.I.N.A.C.H. / Operation: M.E.S.S.A.G.E.

Aired Weekdays 3:00 PM Jan 05, 2007 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Operation: S.P.I.N.A.C.H. / Operation: M.E.S.S.A.G.E.
Operation: S.P.I.N.A.C.H.: Amerigo Vespinacho tries to spread spinach throughout the school, and it's up to the KND to stop him! Operation: M.E.S.S.A.G.E.: Numbuh 2 must deliver a message for President Egglestein, while evading the Six-Gum Gang who will stop at nothing to catch him!

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  • Nobody expects the Spinach Inquisition!

    only saw S.P.I.N.A.C.H. on a rerun, and it was pretty nice. I saw the whole "Spinach Inquisition" coming and just screamed it out like the Monty Python fan I am! Another thing was that my brother, Gunnar, kept saying, "Hey, I like spinach; it's not that bad!" It was just pure irony to see Numbuh 2 actually liking the spinach...

    In school, we had just wrapped up "Age of Exploration in America" in scoial studies, and it mentioned Amerigo Vespucci (I can't believe I can spell that right) and was later on the chapter review. Watching this episode, there were several inconsistancies with the paradied version of him.

    First off, Amerigo Vespucci was a German, not a Spaniard. Second, he wasn't an explorer like Columbus, he was a mapmaker, yet he was, in a sense, important to America. Obviously, he is the person who called the New World "America." Not much is known about him, but he did not go on an expedition to the new world (I think so anyway). Maybe that should clear things up.moreless
  • Overall, a good episode. Above average. Operation M.E.S.S.A.G.E. was rather mediocre, but Operation S.P.I.N.I.C.H. was rather good!

    Now, I haven\\\'t seen this show in a loong time. My intrests have changed. But when I saw my sister watching the preview for this, I had to watch. The Spinach Inquisition? Don\\\'t tell me they\\\'d do it. Of course they would. Still, it made me smile inside. They off Monty Python. Indeed they did. Not as bad as I thought though. Anyway, to the review.

    The first half (Operation S.P.I.N.A.C.H.) was rather good despite the stereotypical villian and stereotypical plot. The use of musical numbers as tortue was a good idea. However, the ending was very good. Turns out nobody likes the spinach! Since I hate that darn vegetable myself, it made me laugh.

    Operation M.E.S.S.A.G.E. was mediocre. Another solo Two story, this time with a cowboys and indians motif. It borrowed the tricks of every John Wayne shoot-em-up movie there was. However, I liked the return of the pony express kids.

    Overall, pretty good!moreless
Benjamin Diskin

Benjamin Diskin

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

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

Jennifer Hale

Jennifer Hale

Computer Voice

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Numbuh 3

Cree Summer

Cree Summer

Chief Colors with Broken Crayons

Guest Star

Jennifer Hale

Jennifer Hale

Gets Pigtails Pulled, Mrs. Thompson, Runt

Guest Star

Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings

King of Spinachia (Uncredited)

Guest Star

Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett

Principal Sauerbraten (Uncredited)

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • The Spinach Inquisition goes like this:

      Spinichas. You eatas or elsas we singas...
      Try it, you'll like it.
      That's what we have to say.
      Just taste it. You'll love it.
      There is no other way!

      The Spinach Inquisition--
      is here and it's a hoot!
      The Spinach Inquisition...
      Amerigo Vespinachio:
      ...Some call it a leafy fruit!

      Just taste it. You'll love it.
      Why don't you give a go?
      A bitten. A spigen.
      You really can't say no!
      Numbuh 1:
      I said "no" once.
      I said "no" twice.
      You chained me here
      and that's not nice.
      I will not eat
      and not even a scrap.
      I will no try it.
      It tastes like...
      (he gets dipped in a giant bowl of spinach)
      Stop! Why no,
      you little so and so?
      If you will not try it
      then in the vat you go.

      Amerigo Vespinachio:
      Will you try it?
      Numbuh 4:
      No, no, no!
      Amerigo Vespinachio:
      Will you taste it?
      Numbuh 4:
      Uh, uh, uh!
      Amerigo Vespinachio:
      Well if he wont taste it
      maybe his girlfriend will.
      So come on, monks.
      Let's give them a drill.

      Please taste it. You'll love it.
      Don't make us be so harsh.
      A nibble. Why quibble?
      It won't make you barf!
      Numbuh 5:
      What's wrong with yo?! Are ya deaf?
      Send that junk back to the chef.
      Numbuh 3:
      It's yucky, bluppy, gross and soapy.
      I tryed that once it tastes like...
      Stop, oh please.
      Don't make us get severe.
      Well maybe you'll be better off
      trying it in here.
      (Numbuhs 5 and 3 are closed in "Iron Maidens" filled with spinach)

      Amerigo Vespinachio:
      Will you try it in a bowl?
      Numbuh 4:
      Not one lousy crumb!
      Amerigo Vespinachio:
      Will you try it on a roll?
      Numbuh 4:
      Do I look like I'm the dumb...

      Yeah, the Spinach Inquisition--
      Come on and open wide.
      The Spinach Inquisition--
      Turns your belly green inside.
      We asked you very nicely.
      We asked you if you try.
      But if you will not taste it
      I'm afraid you'll have to...
      Numbuh 2: STOP!!!

    • Mrs. Thompson: Wallabee!, how many times do I have to tell you, not to come to class in your underwear?
      (students laugh, then Numbuh 4 looks down)
      Numbuh 4: It's a bathing suit!

  • NOTES (6)