Codename: Kids Next Door

Season 3 Episode 3

Operation: U.T.O.P.I.A. / Operation: R.O.B.B.E.R.S.

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Aired Weekdays 3:00 PM Jun 25, 2004 on Cartoon Network

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  • Trivia

    • In "R.O.B.B.E.R.S." the Six-Gum Gang steals everybody's homework on the bus. When the scene switches to the classroom, the Delightful Children from Down the Lane lie to Mrs. Thompson that they loved doing spelling homework so much, they did it sixty times. When Mrs. Thompson shows the pile of "Homework the DCFDTL did", it shows Wallabee's blue paper. That same paper was stolen from the Six-Gum Gang, so this could give you a pretty good idea that the Six-Gum Gang work for the Delightful Children from Down the Lane. This is a strong conclusion later proven to be true in the episode "E.L.E.C.T.I.O.N."

    • Numbuh 5's watch conviently appears when she needs it, then disappears a second later.

  • Quotes

    • Numbuh 1: Wait a minute! Numbuh 4 can't swim!

    • Numbuh Four: Not now. I am working on a way to spell Mississippi with no S's.

    • Girl: AHH!!!! BANDITS!!!!!

    • Numbuh Four: Give me my homework before I kick you B-A-Q-Z!
      Robber: Kick my what?
      Numbuh Four: Your big, lousy, stinking, pint-sized butt!

    • Lunk: Hows about Lunk lets ya keep yer homework if'n ya give me a kiss instead. Huh, beautiful?
      Numbuh 5: (Annoyed) Hows about Numbuh 5 gives you her homework and forget you just said that?!
      Lunk: Yer loss, gorgeous!
      Numbuh 5: (Aiming S.P.L.A.N.K.E.R.) Pucker up, cowpoke!

    • Numbuh 4: X... L... question mark...
      Robber: That ain't the way you spell hat!

    • Fourth Grade President: As fourth grade president, I insist that this can be resolved in a nonviolent, PEACEFUL (Gets blasted) Abigail, you're on your own.

    • Katie: Numbuh 1, come with me! I will help you to your... (Babbling) Chester's Face And Voice: DOOM!

    • Numbuh 5: Copy your homework? You can't even spell your number. The only reason you did your homework is because YOU THINK THE NEW TEACHER IS CUTE!
      Numbuh 4: (Blushing) I do not! I did this homework strictly for educational purposes only! And besides, the number "four" is spelled with a "q" in Austrailia. Mrs. Thompson would know that!

    • Chester: You don't have any jets in my world!
      Numbuh 1: No, but I do in the real world!

    • Bus Driver: You shouldn't stand up when the bus is moving.
      Robber: Put a sock in it!

    • Numbuh 4: You already used up 8 of your 6 bullets! You're out of ammo!
      Robber: I'm glad I didn't steal your math homework!

    • Delightful Children from Down the Lane: We love doing homework so much we did it 60 times.

    • Numbuh 1: Chester, Chester, Chester... how could you construct a fantasy world for me that didn't include kicking your butt?!

    • Numbuh 5: (As Numbuh 4 does his homework on the bus) The word "chicken" does not have a "2" in it!
      Numbuh 4: It does now!

  • Notes

    • First appearance of the Six-Gum Gang.

    • Operation: U.T.O.P.I.A. is a Numbuh 1 episode.
      Operation: R.O.B.B.E.R.S is a Numbuh 4 and 5 episode.

    • U.T.O.P.I.A. stands for Uncovering The Only Peaceful Island Accidentally.

      R.O.B.B.E.R.S. stands for Rather Ornery Bandits Burglarize Educationally Required Schoolwork.

    • In Chester's reality where he defeats Numbuh One in the National Villains Bank and Mr. Boss congratulates Chester by giving him a check with bumillion dollars on it, among the villain seen there are Crazy Old Cat Lady, Principal, Professor XXXL (in his turtle shell), Gramma Stuffum, Professor Bob, Count Spankulot, Stickybeard and his Candy Pirates, a Cheese Ninja, Mr. Wink and Mr. Fibb, Common Cold, Knightbrace, Miss Goodwall, Toilenator, Great Lenny Puttinski, Mega Mom, Mr. Mogul and Simon, Big Brother, Major Mrs. Manners, the Ice Cream Man, an unknown lightbulb-themed villain, and an unknown purple and yellow-costumed villain.

    • Numbuhs 1, 2, and 3 don't appear in Operation R.O.B.B.E.R.S.

    • The Homework Bandits are also known as the Six-Gum Gang.

    • KND Vehicle: G.A.R.G.O.C.Y.C.L.E. - Granite Augmented Rocket Glider Outstandingly Creates Your Cool-Looking Escape (seen in Operation: U.T.O.P.I.A.)

      KND Weapon: S.P.L.A.N.K.E.R. - Solid Pine Loaded Artillery Nicely Kicks Enemy Rear (seen in Operation R.O.B.B.E.R.S. It was used in previous episodes, but this one gives the weapon's designation).

    • Season 3 debut of the Delightful Children From Down The Lane.

    • The city where Chester's lab is located is obviously a different city than the team's hometown - it is much larger (there are no skyscrapers in the town where the Treehouse is located). Possibly, the reason Numbuh 1 was assigned to handle Chester is because his team has encountered him before.

    • Response to the first post: Chester is probably one of those "wild card" villians, who can and will become anything to stop children. He was also featured in Operation: C.A.M.P. as a camp counselor (though unnamed at the time), and as the aforementioned fast-food vendor. This would lead one to believe that he has no official occupation; he just wants to get rid of kids and make money for doing so.

    • Villians: Chester; the Homework Bandits; Delightful Children From Down The Lane.

    • Good series continuity occurs in "Operation U.T.O.P.I.A." when Numbuh 1 realizes Numbuah 4 can't swim, making him realize his mind is being manipulated.

    • In addition to not being able to swim, it appears that Numbuh 4 can't spell either.

    • Lizzie can be seen on the bus (though you only see her back).

    • Numbuhs 5 and 4 are in the 4th grade. Apparently they haven't gotten out for summer vacation yet and go to 5th grade in the fall, that or they go to year-round school.

    • Chester isn't really just a burger guy like we all thought in his first appearance (Operation F.A.S.T.F.O.O.D.), he's really a mad scientist. He created a headband that brings you into a dream illusion of your perfect place or perfect moment in Operation U.T.O.P.I.A.

  • Allusions

    • Katy: This is where I live! (moves plants out of view)

      When Katy says this and uncovers her home, she shows a whole bunch of beautiful scenery, this can probably be a reference to The Lion King when Timon shows Simba his and Pumbaa's home as he moves plants out of the way and says the same thing.

    • U.T.O.P.I.A.: Virtual Reality
      This might be a long shot, but it is possible that the plot of U.T.O.P.I.A. was inspired by "The Matrix" trilogy it maybe basde on the Superman comic For the Man Who Has Everything which Superman was pulled into a fantasy but later turned the tables on Mongul.

    • Utopia: Response
      The novel "Utopia" was written in 1516 by Sir Thomas More. Many believe that the island he named Utopia was based on Australia, which was used as a prison colony at the time, but which many believed could be a perfect spot for proper colonization.

    • Episode Title: Operation: U.T.O.P.I.A.
      Utopia is the name of a book about a perfect island. The island's name is the same as the book title

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