Invader ZIM

Season 1 Episode 10

Career Day

Aired Unknown May 04, 2001 on Nickelodeon
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Ms. Bitters is assigning students their mentors for Career Day through the use of an aptitude test and a machine. Both Dib and Zim attempt to get their desired professions on the test, in which Dib manages to get paired with a Paranormal Investigator while Zim gets stuck working at a fast food facility. However, when Zim misinterprets the 8 billion served sign and thinks that the individuals in charge of the company are the leaders of the planet, he becomes dedicated to his job in hopes of being promoted to Lord of All Humans. However, thanks to the alignment of the planets, Zim is about to go through some uncontrollable changes that could jeopardize his mission; which Dib is looking to exploit, though both Zim and Dib find their situations to go much different than they anticipated.moreless

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  • Zim and Dib are assigned to their careers on Career Day: Zim works at a fast food restaurant, and Dib gets stuck with a bad paranormal investigator.

    Like most Zim episodes after having watched them tens of times, the subtle jokes become the most hilarious. For example, when you see all the kids working with their Career Day partners, you see a masked serial killer with a urine stain teaching one of the kids how to strangle someone properly. Invader Zim excels as a show mainly because of just how much it got away with, and I'll say that plenty of times as I review more episodes. As much as Zim fans hate Nickelodeon for cancelling the show, they should love Nick on the basis that they allowed the cartoon to air in the first place. Billy & Mandy ain't got nothin' on this.

    Oh yeah, this episode. Anyway, this episode feels a little too fast-paced compared to other episodes, and besides one or two subtle hilarious jokes, it's much too Dib-focused for my liking. Dib works as a supporting role, but when thrust into the lead, he just isn't funny. See "Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom" for the only contradiction.moreless
  • Yet another complication for ZIM

    ZIM is now at the mercy of the equinox which causes him to undergo horrible molting. As usual, Dib's attempts to reveal the truth about ZIM are foiled, this time by a so-called paranormal investigator who believes in fake stuff like a cereal mascot. And ZIM seems destined to work in food service even though he escaped from Foodcourtia.
  • I love this show lol! I like the episode when all the students have carrer day dim is an investegator and zim is working at a fast food place.

    I thought this was a good episode when There is a carrer day at skool. Zim wants to rule the world and puts down human slave. Then he gets a job of fast food at mc meaties. Then dim of course wants to be an invest a gator then he is do he could prove to the world that zim is an alien. I thought it was pretty funny when dib was in the car with the spy guy and the guy dosnt like count coco fang. And the guy attacks the man dressed as count coco fang who is a cereal cartoon for a ceral which is pretty stupid yet funny.moreless
Danny Cooksey

Danny Cooksey

Melvin / Greg / Customer

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Janice Kawaye

Janice Kawaye

Sara / Child / Billy Slunchy

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Adam Paul

Adam Paul

Bill / Spoo

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