Unnatural History

Season 1 Episode 3

Sleeper in a Box

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jun 27, 2010 on Cartoon Network
Sleeper in a Box
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Episode Summary

Henry and Jasper discover what seems to be a rock that generates radio waves and magnetism in the basement storage room that Henry maintains. While researching this item, they discover it is the old USSR Sputnik and has only recently dropped from orbit. Russian agents reactive a family of Soviet sleepers and go after our heroes, because Sputnik has current and deadly information.moreless

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  • Russian sleeper agents in America, talk about life imitating art!

    When a strange object that recently fell in a field is revealed to be the long thought destroyed Sputnik Henry, Jasper and Maggie try to keep it out of the hands of Russian Sleeper agents, who may have a connection to Whitney the overly perky School Blogger. But when it is revealed that Whitney is being blackmailed by Russian mobsters threatening to turn in her family for her late fathers espionage The group use their skills to blast a current intelligence filled satellite away from the school and the bad guys who want it. In the end, The bad guys are arrested and free from her fathers past Whitney and her family leave DC for a fresh start in Georgia (Atlanta, not Russia). On an even stranger note, the weekend this episode premiered, real life Russian sleeper agents were arrested by the DOJ. One wonders if Sputnik is really involved somewhere.moreless
Wesley Morgan

Wesley Morgan

Hunter O'Herlihy

Recurring Role

Ashley Leggat

Ashley Leggat

Whitney Coleman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When Henry, Maggie and Jasper scratch the dirt away from the object they discover that it is Sputnik-1 complete with "Sputnik-1" in bold letters on the surface. In reality the word wouldn't have been written in English, it would've been written in Cyrillic as "Спутник-1".

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Jasper: (panicky) You do realize that if someone is actually trying to break into the house my dad is never going to leave us alone again.
      Henry: Relax and focus; listen to what your environment is telling you.
      Jasper: Okay, my environment is telling me that my dad is going to kill us!

    • Whitney: So let's start with the easy stuff; where were you born?
      Henry: I am not exactly sure.
      Whitney: I would have been so disappointed if you had said otherwise.

    • Jasper: Oh you are just annoyed because Whitney is an open book and nobody has a card to your library.
      Maggie: Just remember that all the popular books get checked out a lot and before you know it, they are soiled.

    • Jasper: (about Henry's clothes) When was the last time you washed them?
      Henry: Who am I to poison the biosphere with detergent tainted gray water?
      Jasper: You are a well meaning idealist who will not have any friends until he runs his clothes through a rinse cycle.

    • Jasper: Someone broke into the house last night and stole Sputnik and you're doing the dishes?
      Henry: I'm working out a plan for finding it.
      Jasper: You are?
      Henry: By purifying our surroundings we clarify our minds. Only then will our intentions emerge.
      Jasper: So you're procrastinating!
      Henry: For as long as possible.

    • (Jasper finds Henry, hanging like a bat from the ceiling, asleep)
      Jasper: Who sleeps like a side of beef?

  • NOTES (1)