Codename: Kids Next Door

Season 5 Episode 14

Operation: Z.E.R.O.

Aired Weekdays 3:00 PM Aug 11, 2006 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • When Numbuh 362 and Numbuh 2 turned into senior citi-zombies they became slowly 'infected' with a green 'slimy' coating. Everyone else that was transformed would spasm and flash brightly for an instant.

    • When Numbuh 3 follows Numbuh 4 into the closet to hide from the evil citi-zombie hamsters and Numbuh 5 her silhouette is her regular 10 year old shape and when she says "kiss me" and "pucker up" she still has a ten year old's voice.
      How did she change into a senior citi-zombie in the two seconds between her saying "pucker up" to Numbuh 4 and the door opening?

    • According to what's revealed in Operation: G.R.A.D.U.A.T.E.S. the Delightful Children From Down The Lane should have never been KND operatives as the codemodule accepts their DNA but Operation Z.E.R.O. reveals them as the long-lost Sector Z.

    • If the Delightful Children From Down The Lane were Numbuh Zero's team, shouldn't they be adults now?(Reply: They are KND operatives, but they aren't Numbuh 0's team.)

    • When Grandfather climbs out from under the wrecked moon base, the Book of K.N.D is in his right hand. But in the next scene he is in, it is in his left hand.

    • Father said he was going to get some rocky-road ice cream, but in Operation: G.R.O.W.-U.P. he was scared of it. (Reply: He was afraid of getting hit with it, but that doesn't mean he can't eat it.)

    • The moon base is destroyed, but in the end, the KND build a new much cooler moon base a month after Grandfather's defeat.

    • There was no decompression in the chamber that Sector V blasted in with their S.C.A.M.P.E.R.-S.O.O.P.R.E.M.E.

    • When the Moon Base crashed into Grandfather, wouldn't the book have been destroyed?
      Reply: With a book as powerful as the Book of KND, anyone would doubt it could be destroyed that easily, otherwise, why would Grandfather go after the book himself when he could of sent one of the Senior Citizombies?

    • Things don't add up, how can Numbuh One's dad be Father's brother? Numbuh One's last name is Uno and Father's last name is Wigglestine. Reply: Father could of changed his last name.

    • In order for the KND recommissioning to work, Father waits for Numbuh 1 to show up to activate it with Numbuh 1's KND DNA (booger). Looking back at Operation: G.R.A.D.U.A.T.E.S., Tommy registered Father's DNA into the KND Code Module. So why didn't Father just use his own DNA?

      Reply: Simple, Father wanted the reckless Numbuh 1 to be blamed for it, and to make it his fault that the whole world would be enslaved. And Operation: Z.E.R.O. might have happened after Operation I.T. when his DNA was removed.

    • Numbuhs 3 and 4 kiss twice in this movie.

    • Numbah 363 is Numbah 362's little brother.

    • Tommy is seven years old.

    • If Monty Uno and Benedict Wigglestein (Father) are brothers, why do they have different last names?

    • Numbuh 101 said that he has got Numbuh 4's report that sickened Valerie in Operation: H.O.U.N.D., but wasn't the report eaten by her?

      Reply: Some of the pages of the report had left out.

  • Quotes

    • Grandfather: Monty, Monty, Monty. Did you honestly believe that a mere thirty-nine gazillion tons of red hot metal and duct tape would crush me?
      Monty Uno: I wasn't trying to crush you, Papi. I just wanted to see what would happen if you put an adult in a decommissioning chamber.
      Grandfather: What?
      Monty Uno (to Numbuh One): Now Nigel! (Numbuh 1 turns on the lever)
      Grandfather: You're out of my will, you brat!

    • Numbuh Zero: I'm not moving from this spot!

    • Numbuh 5: Guys, I'll hold off Cree. You go back to the Moon Base! Now!
      Numbuh 3: We can't leave you!
      Numbuh 5: Yes, you can before it's too...(Cree turns her into a Senior Citi-Zombie) (growls)
      Numbuh 4: Nooooooooo!!!!!
      Cree: Shall we transform your brattiest friends?
      Numbuh 5: Age before beauty, Sis!

    • Numbuh 4: Listen, Numbuh 5. I don't want to fight you!
      Numbuh 5: Of course you don't, because you're the weakest, shortest, dumbest, most chicken, big-mouthed squirt on the team!
      Numbuh 4: Okay! Now I want to fight you! (realizes he wasted all his ammo) Crud!

    • Grandfather: To think that my own son will turn against me. I'll give you three seconds to go to your room or else! Three... two... one... Numbuh 0: Zero! (Numbuh Zero blasts Grandfather with his raygun)

    • Benedict Uno: NO! (seizing a ray gun from his children before they blast Numbuhs 1 & 0) We HAVE to help them!
      DCFDTL: But, Father, that's our nemesis, Nigel Uno...
      Benedict Uno: Silence! It's my fault for reawakening Grandfather. Fine he's evil... which I admire... but he's also a jerk! I thought he'd at least share control of the world with me, but no-O-O-o! If he succeeds I'll be nothing! Which means you'll (referring to the DCFDTL) be nothing. Now I think you like being feared by your peers... RIGHT?
      DCFDTL:(dejectedly) Yes Father.
      Benedict Uno: Good, then we help Uncle Monty.
      DCFDTL:(dejectedly) Yes Father.

    • Father: Look, it's Numbuh 1. Right on schedule.
      Knightbrace: The schedule says we get a coffee break after your announcement.
      Cree: The only one who is taking a break here is from Nigie playing treehouse with my little sister.
      Numbuh 5: I'll show her.

    • Benedict Uno: How did you know?
      Monty Uno: Come on, Ben, five kids on that kind of genius and strategy? It had to be ex-Kids Next Door operatives that you delightfulized until something went terribly wrong.
      Benedict Uno: You mean something went terribly RIGHT! My first Delightfulization Chamber blew a fuse, increasing its power into eleventy-billionfold!

    • Monty Uno: That's enough. Alright, Ben, you know what's it like when Pappy controls the world? This is your chance, your chance to do the right thing. We gonna need some help from you and your children.

    • Numbuh 3: (picking up the Cat Lady's cats) No, this one is the most huggable! No, this one is the most huggable!
      Cat Lady: They're supposed to strike fear in your heart!
      Numbuh 3: Oh ok! (screams and runs away then runs back & picks up another cat) No this one is the most huggable!

    • Knightbrace: (After crashing through the Gift Shop window) Hey, are those souvenir hats? I'll take two.

    • Grandfather: (about Benedict Uno) Typical Benedict, running whenever there's trouble.
      Benedict Uno: I don't know, Monty. Maybe I should have been on that ship. Pappy's gonna be awfully sore.
      Monty Uno: Nonsense, Ben, we can do this together like we've should all done years ago. (Benedict Uno smiles and shakes hands with him)

    • Grandfather: (after being effected in the Decomisioning Chamber; transformed back to early form) Is this the cafeteria? It's Mushi Bean night, you know.
      Monty Uno: Pappy, I didn't know you come for a visit. I wish I get a chance to clean up first.

    • Father: (to Monty) Oh, happy day, it's you! Well, come on in, I guess.
      Numbuh 1: Are you crazy, Dad? I know you've been away and all, but that's our worst enemy.
      Monty Uno: Try listening to what's going on, my boy. You might just know something.

    • Grandfather: (continues to fight Monty Uno) How can you resist me for so long?
      Monty Uno: Simple, Dad. I have the book in my back pocket.
      Grandfather: You have the book? (grabs Monty) Give me! Give! Give me! (tosses Monty Uno asides)

    • Grandfather: (after Father uses the Recommision Module on him) Thank you, son. Thank you for reawakening the pure evil that lay dormant within me of these years.
      Father: (crying) My pleasure, Dad.
      Grandfather: And, now, get out of my sight!
      Father: Excuse me?
      Grandfather: You've only reawaken me is because you can't destroy those irksome Kids Next Door by yourself.
      Father: But...
      Grandfather: Why do I even bother? I always liked his older brother anyway even when he did destroyed my powers. Kids, what can you do? What are you still here? (shouts) Beat it! I got business with real villains.

    • Grandfather: (to Monty; as he struggles with resistance) Your resistance is impressive but pointless. You cannot withstand my Senior Citizombie-fication forever even you, my son, are zero compared to me.
      Monty: That may be... but MY son is Numbuh 1!

    • Benedict Uno: (after gets zapped by Grandfather's power) You...big...JERK! (transforms into Father, regaining the shadow suit)
      Father: Now, you've made me angry! Very... very... very... (suddenly the big fire sputters as he gives up) Ah, forget it. You may wrestle with Pappy yourself, Monty. I'm going to get some rocky road.
      Grandfather: (laughs) I'm getting tired of this resistance, son. Why don't you behave once in your self. Now, go fetch Pappy that book.

    • Grandfather: (as he sees Monty and Benedict) Well, well, well, if it isn't my two boys. So good to see you. (Benedict talks but Grandfather interrupts him) One of you anyway.
      Benedict Uno: Oh, Pappy, that's not fair!
      Grandfather: Whoever accuse me of being fair. (to Monty) Oh, Monty, if only you would been more evil, you couldn't been nasty, or mildly unplesant.

    • Father: Excuse the mess, like I don't do it anymore.
      Monty Uno: Why don't you take off that ridiculous outfit.
      Father: What? This? It matches my eyes.
      Monty Uno: Not that, this! (rips off Father's shadow suit) Say uncle, son.
      Numbuh 1: But we haven't lost yet.
      Benedict Uno: And you're supposed to be the smart one. I'm your dad's brother, Benedict, your uncle.
      Numbuh 1: Mmmm... my, my, my uncle?
      Benedict Uno: Yeah, the one who wouldn't join after he found the Book of KND. Blah, blah, blah. Yadda, yadda.
      Numbuh 1: But if you're my uncle, that makes Grandfather my Grandfather!
      Benedict Uno: What are you? The president of the most obvious club or something?

    • Number 1 (Weak from fighting Senoir Citizombies): It's-It's no good I can't fight all of you alone, I've always that the team to back me up.
      Bruce: Well it's a good thing we're on your team now (Pulling out weapons and preparing for battle).
      Ashley: This is gonna be delightful.

    • Grandfather: Monty, Monty, Monty. Did honestly believe a mere thirty-five gazillon tons of red hot metal and duct tape would crush me?
      Numbuh Zero: Wasn't trying to crush you Pappy. I just wanted to find out what happens when you put an adult into a decomissioning chamber (Grandfather gasps).
      Numbuh Zero: Now, Nigel (Numbuh 1 turns on the machine)!
      Grandfather: You're out of my will, you brat.

    • Grandfather: No longer will kids ruin my tranquility with all their running around, and playing loud music, and 'Can I have a nickel? I wanna nickel!'

    • Numbuh 5:Man, Numbuh 1.I'm glad I would never have to fight you.You are crazy.

    • Numbuh 4: It's awful quiet in here.
      Numbuh 3: Yeah, three quiet.
      Numbuh 4: Three quiet?! What, the crud, is that suppose to mean?
      Numbuh 3: It's one more than "two" quiet.
      Numbuh 4: Uh, I had to ask...

    • Numbuh 362: Two thirds of our treehouse bases have been transformed into tapioca factories in the last hour alone! At this rate...
      Numbuh 4: We'll lose another forty-two thirds within eleventeen minutes! Leaving only one dollar and seven operatives left in sixty-eight quarters of the world!

    • Numbuh 1: (after launching the DCFDTL) Goodbye, Sector Z. I'll miss you (scoffs) a lot more than your delightful side.

    • Count Spankulot: Is that a kangaroo?

    • Numbuh Zero: Hello, son.
      Numbuh One: Dad?
      Numbuh Zero: If you're watching this, then we've won. Congratulations. You're probably wondering why the recommissioning module is broken. Well, I broke it. I had a hunch you might want to use it to get Numbuh Zero back. Well... Look, I would love to have tons more adventures with the super cool Numbuh One and his team, but I'm just not a kid anymore. I'm an adult. And I need to complete the most important mission of my life: being a good father to my son. So, you're the keeper of the book now, Nigel. That's right. Keep a stiff upper lip and make sure that everyone gets a chance to write their own crackerjack story.

    • Numbuh One: (surrounded by his senior citi-zombified teammates) I wanted to try my new move to take out four enemies at once, but not on you guys!
      Numbuh Five: Tough!
      Numbuh One: Abby! Think about what you're doing? You were the one who got me into the KND! Wally! Who saved you from those bullies on your first day of school?
      Numbuh Four: That's old news, mate. As old as me!
      Numbuh One: And Kuki! Hoagie! You've been my best friend since kindergarten!
      Numbuh Two: Get over it!
      Numbuh One: How about I get under it? It's-it's no good. I-I can't fight all of you alone. I've always had a team to back me up.

    • (Numbuhs Three and Four are in a dark closet)
      Numbuh Four: Kuki, I'm scared. I don't know what to do next.
      Numbuh Three: Kiss me!
      Numbuh Four: Kiss you?! No way! Oh no no no no no! Nuh uh! Nope! No way! Uh uh! Nuh uh! Ain't gonna hap--okay.
      Numbuh Three: Pucker up...
      (Three turns the light on, revealing that she has been age-ified)
      Numbuh Four: AAH!

    • Numbuh 2: Hold on to your underwear!

    • Numbuh 1: We Are Kids Next Door!

    • (After his house is destroyed)
      Father: Oh, I hate everybody!

    • Numbuh 362: We don't need dreamers who only care about made up heroes like Number Zero!

    • Numbuh 4: Impact in 3, W, 9...
      Numbuh 1: Numbuh 3! Blow your nose!

    • Numbuh 5: Target lock aquired.
      Numbuh 4: Auto-destruct engaged.
      Numbuh 3: Ready to blow my nose.

    • Numbuh 1: This will take perfect aim and timing, old friend. Sure you can do it?
      Numbuh 2: Nope.

    • Numbuh 101: Here we are. Behold, my greatest invention.
      Numbuh 363:Aaa, that just looks like a calculator.
      Numbuh 101:FOOOOOLS!!!This is a KNDNA tracer. With just a tiny trace element of DNA - an old chew of gumwad, sweaty sock or booger it can track anything! Even the true identity of Numbuh ZERO!...And, yes, it's also a calculator.

  • Notes

    • Since Father is the brother of Nigel's father his name would be Benedict Uno.

    • So far, this is the final appearances of the Toiletnator, & many others.

    • When Grandfather is recommissioned, he is tall and has a shadow suit. When he is decommissioned, he is short and doesn't have his shadow suit.

    • This marks the first time an adult has said the word eleventy. This confirms that, in the KND universe, eleventy is a real number.

    • Chad Dickson and the Delightful Children From Down The Lane And Father are the only know villains that didn't get turned into Senior Citizombies.

    • Numbuh 0, Numbuh 1, Numbuh 101, and Sector Z are the only know KND operatives that didn't get turned into Senior Citizombies.

    • This episode is the second time Father is shown outside of his "shadow suit"

    • Tommy Gilligan is revealed to be 7 years old.

    • A wax statue of Professor XXXL is seen in the KND Museum. His wax statue is seen with a beaver's teeth and tail.

    • The Delightful Children from Down the Lane are Numbuh One's cousins since Father is his uncle.

      Edit: They're not biologicaly related though, since before Father delightfulized them, they used to be the operatives of the sector Z.

    • According to the movie, Numbuh Two is Numbuh One's best friend since kindergarten, Numbuh One saved Numbuh Four from bullies on their first day of school, and Numbuh Five was the one that got Numbuh One into the Kids Next Door while it is unclear what other relationship Numbuh Three, if any, has with Numbuh One.

    • Stickybeard's pirate ship is named the Sweet Victory.

    • Numbuh 363 is the younger brother of Numbuh 362.

    • When Numbuh Four was turned into a Senior Citizombie, his voice is the exact same as his old future self in operation F.U.T.U.R.E.

    • First and maybe last appearance of Grandfather.

    • This episode uses more 3D graphics this time, especially for the Moon Base and vehicles.

    • This episode is similar to operation GRADUATES, but three times bigger (because it's a 90-minute movie). Notes to point out: Everyone turns into something, the birthday suits are used, the fate of the world rests in one person's hands.

    • KND Device: V.A.C.D.O.O.M. Very Airy Cannon Delivers Oscillating Oomph Massively.

    • KND Vehicle: S.C.A.M.P.E.R.-S.O.O.P.R.E.M.E. Shabby Camper Actually Makes Perfect Emergency Rescue Shuttle Obviously Overwhelmingly Providing Really Excellently Massive Extras (The S.C.A.M.P.E.R. converted to supreme mode).

    • Numbuh One dad's first name is Monty.

      By now we pretty much know Nigel's Family tree.
      Monty Uno AKA: Numbuh 0 (father)
      Father/Benedict (uncle; brother to Monty)
      Mrs. Uno (mother)
      Grandfather (grandfather; father to Monty and Benedict)

    • Numbuh 86 becomes head of K.N.D. Global Command, i.e., the second in command of the entire organization.

    • We learn a second "Delightful Child"'s name in this movie. The taller brunette boy is named David, thus narrowing down the two girls and the shorter blonde boy.

    • Originally, the movie was planned to be two hours, however the movie was really 90 minutes instead.

    • We learn that Numbuh One's dad is Numbuh Zero, Father's real name is Benedict and is Numbuh One's uncle, Grandfather is actually Numbuh One's grandfather, and the Delightful Children from Down the Lane are really the missing KND operatives from Sector Z.

    • Among the villains assembled by Father are Cree, Chad, Stickybeard and the Candy Pirates, Dumb John Silver, Mr. Boss, Toilenator, both versions of the Ice Cream Men, Common Cold, Knightbrace, Mr. Wink and Mr. Fibb, The Proper Patrol, Gramma Stuffum, Crazy Old Cat Lady, Mr. Fizz, Count Spankulot, Mega Mom and Destructo Dad, Chester, The Great Lenny Puttinski, The Parent Teacher Organization of Erradicating Youngsters, Mr. Mogul and Simon, Dodgeball Wizard, Miss Goodwall, Professor Bob, Big Brother, Robin Food and his Hungry Men, the bag-headed cashier from Operation: M.U.N.C.H.I.E.S., an unnamed villain in a chameleon suit, an unnamed lightbulb-themed villain, an unnamed villain in a purple and yellow outfit, and an unnamed villain in a costume that resembles Sheep from "Sheep in the Big City." Most of them were age-ified into Senior Citi-Zombies by Grandfather.

    • Z.E.R.O. stands for - Zero Explanation Reveals Origins.

    • Numbuh One believes that Numbuh Zero exists, despites everyone telling him no.

    • KND Member Debutes: Numbuh Zero (0), Numbuh 101.

    • First Kids Next Door movie.

  • Allusions