Lilo & Stitch: The Series

Season 1 Episode 9

The Asteroid

Aired Weekdays 12:00 PM Dec 01, 2003 on Disney Channel
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The Asteroid
No new experiments are activated in this episode In a trip to the observatory, Lilo and Stitch overhear Cobra telling an astronomer about a huge asteroid heading towards Earth.

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  • it doesnt beat the time the crazy green alien named Zim piloted mars as a spaceship and tried to squish all life out of it....

    why must all episode's start with comets and blowing them up?....

    i donno what the point of this was green comet and no earth forces do anything....

    anyway stitch and previously repurposed experiments work together to destroy the asteroid but end up saving it because the bitter looking squatter lives on it and stuff

    if the experiments werent using any breathing things why would there be any need fr jumba to use a spacesuit?........moreless
  • You call this Armageddon?!!!

    As much as it seems, this episode was not what I

    was craving for. A number of mistakes were revealed in this episode. For example, out of all 625 eperiments on the island only 6 descide to escape. And another thing, why would they want to re-act 'Armageddon' if there's already a movie about it? Don't get me wrong, an asteroid is pretty a pretty cool experience in a movie but in an animated series it's jsut plain mediocre.

    On the upside, this episode did reveal a very good lesson. Teamwork. With the power of teamwork, Lilo and Stitch manage to stop the world from going KABLOOEE! A lesson in an episode makes an episode a whole lot better if the plot is mediocre. And with Lilo and Stitch being accompanied by only 6 of Stitch's cousins, they accomplish a big task while their group was little. I now see that the main moral of this episode is that no matter what size it is, a small group is always a big one. But the plot still stinked though.moreless
  • And silly too!

    Stitch overheard Cobra about an asteroid coming and they were planning to destroy it this episode is silly too because there was one human being who came to the ship which is funny and there are very cute experiments here and they were messin' up and naughty! Oh it's just so fun!
  • A very sad episode.

    This episode was one of the saddest episodes in the series. The fans saw Lilo's forceful side here and I liked the teamwork by the experiments. I also liked the scenes with them on the plane. Anyway, this episode could have done much better and I think the episode wasn't potrayed very well in my opinion. Read why in the next paragraph.

    I would have liked it if the alien's home was destroyed. He hurt poor cute stitch! I also disliked Lilo's insistence of not letting jumba and Pleakley go back to their home planet. That is very sad. She is treating them like zoo animals!moreless
  • No new experiments here...

    This time, there's no new experiment to complain about. It's a simple case of the Earth being in peril and since Jumba has a spacecraft, their family are the only people who can help.

    There aren't any grievous mistakes made concerning the asteroid, which is a plus. And the way the episode is written made it almost tear-jerking when Jumba and Pleakley have to sacrifice the hyperspace engine and perhaps never see their home planets again, but it reinforces their love for their true home, on Earth.

    While nothing of any real consequence happens, it's a character builder and quite a laugh.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When Jumba says the asteroid squatter will be in a trance for 20 minutes (hypnotized by Swirly), the computer announces impact in 4 minutes.

      Therefore, the squatter should not have woken up until after the impact. He wakes up before the impact (to yell abuse at Earth).

    • Jumba refers to Experiment 529 (Digger) as "digging experiment" (no number no name, just function) yet in the next breath, Jumba refers to experiment 513 (Richter) as "experiment 513". Why would he have called digger "digging experiment" instead of his number?

    • Stitch's plan to destroy the asteroid never would have worked, because Richter never showed up.

    • Stitch smashed the globe and the hole was in North America but later, you see the hole in South America, it also changes size.

  • QUOTES (6)

  • NOTES (4)

    • Toon Disney held a marathon to honor the Top 10 episodes of this series. This episode made the #8 slot.

    • A: Airdates for channels other than The Disney Channel (US)

      1. ABCKIDS (Canada/US)

      02/21/04, 05/01/04, 07/03/04

      2. THE FAMILY CHANNEL (Canada)

      Sun 12/21/03, Sat 12/27/23, Tue 01/13/04, Mon 03/08/04, Fri 04/30/04, Thu 06/24/04, Wed 08/18/04, Sat 08/28/04, Thu 09/02/04, Fri 10/29/04, Mon 12/27/04, Thu 01/13/05, Sat 01/15/05, Fri 02/18/05, Wed 03/09/05, Wed 06/01/05, Tue 06/21/05, Mon 09/19/05, Thu 10/27/05, Mon 12/19/05, Fri 01/27/06, Tue 03/21/06, Thu 04/13/06

      3. DISNEY CHANNEL (Australia/NewZealand)


      Mon 11/07/05, Tue 11/22/05

      5. TOON DISNEY (UK)

      Fri 10/21/05, Sat 10/22/05


      To be added

    • B: Miscellaneous Notes

      --> Jumba's species eats by absorbing nutrients through the skin.
      --> Stitch hotwires and joyrides in the moon buggy. (He only stops because he runs into Cobra)

      --> EVACUATION: Lilo is seen telling, the ice-cream guy, a surfer dude, and Mertle & gang. Stitch is seen telling Sparky, Spooky, and Digger.

      --> Jumba places his ships hyperdrive in the Asteriod
      --> The asteroid will cause a LEVEL 12 colission
      --> We learn that Jumba's home planet is KWELTEKWAN
      --> Digger is #529
      --> Lilo rides Stitch across the ceiling
      --> Looks like the ice-cream guy will never get to eat his mint chocolate-chip ice-cream cone. (This rotound nameless, dialogue-less person with a tan and shades, in a singlet and shorts, has appeared in nearly every episode since the motion picure, always pictured with a mint chocolate ship ice-cream cone, and he always has the scoop fall to the ground before he can even get started on it.)

      --> The large colored clown wig that Stitch was wearing is the same one the Jumba was wearing in Clip.

      --> The scenes when the ship takes off and lands are all CG animated, making this the first episode to do so.

      --> First aired in UK: 28th October 2003

    • C: Today's Experiment Info and Standard questions

      There are no experiments to be captured in this episode.

      Edit: However it does show Stitch and some of his re-purposed cousins banding together for a cause.

      Experiment Cameos: Swirly, Sparky, Spooky, Kixx, Hammerhead and Digger.
      Who is missing?: Gantu, 625 and Dr. Hamsterviel
      Moral: Home is where ever you are.
      Nani's Job:
      Was the Buggy destroyed?:
      Character Nicknames