Thursday, February 11, 2010

THE HOME STRETCH!



Yeah, we're finishing up season five of Codename: Kids Next Door on Cartoon Network this week (4:00-5:00pm, Tues through Fri!), and then dipping our toes into the water of season six! So what does that mean? It means we're gonna see:

MAFIA CLOWNS!
SOOPER VILLAIN BOWLING!
A HOUSE FULL OF LAVA!
THE SOOPER HUGEST GAME OF TAG EVER!
A RETIREMENT HOME FOR RAINBOW MONKEYS!
THE BILL OF NO RIGHTS FOR KIDS!

And these episodes had plenty of new characters showing their faces:


HENRIETTA VON MARZIPAN!
BLACK JOHN LICORICE!
SECTOR E (LONDON)
THE ROWDY HOOLIGANS FROM ACROSS THE SQUARE!
THE SINISTER FELINES FROM ATOP THE LITTERBOX!
PRINCIPAL SAUERBRATEN!
and...
OMG...
The first appearance of...
THOSE SHADOWY FIGURES WATCHING NUMBUH ONE!

Now let's see... what can I tells ya about this batch of shows...
How about this:


Operation: LICORICE -- This episode won the 'Best Television Show For Children' at the 2006 Ottawa Animation Festival (and Operation: ARCHIVE won the year before!). We actually tried to get Geoffrey Rush to play Black John Licorice but he wanted around eleventy hundred thousand dollars. Still, Marc Graue kicked crazy pirate butt instead! And check out those gorgeous journal pages that Guy Moore drew and Alison Wilgus colored!


Operation: HAMSTER -- This was our love note to the old Tom and Jerry cartoons. I made a point of trying not to have 'black out gags' in KND but this episode HAD to have them.


Operation: RECESS -- Did you know that a lot of schools are cutting back on recess? I didn't either. But that's what the folks at Cartoon Network told me. And since they were planning a big network initiative to save recess, they specifically asked us to come up with an episode that revolved around it. I don't think they planned on having someone yell, "THIS SALAD DRESSING TASTES LIKE BOOGIES!" in the show... but what did they expect from weirdos like us?


Operation: SPANKENSTINE -- This was originally a Thanksgiving special with Detective Hoagie being hooked on 'the sauce' (cranberry sauce) and Spankenstine's power being transferred to every oven in town to create an army of undead, spanking turkeys. IT WAS SO THANKSGIVINGLY AWESOME! It was also the first story CN killed AFTER it was already written. They thought it felt more like a Halloween episode than a Thanksgiving show. I was TOTALLY bummed because I reeeeeally loved the show and had been slaving away on it for weeks! So I left work early and went to see the movie SIDEWAYS. Which didn't help much since it was a movie about a writer being rejected. BUT BUT BUT... did you know that the KND are in that movie? Kind of. When the stars are sneaking out of mom's house, you can hear Numbuh Three on the TV and SEE a portion of her hand in the corner. I think it was Operation: NO POWUH.
Later, I went back into the story, shortened it up, changed the cranberry sauce to chocolate sauce and got it approved.


OPERATION: IT -- After 5 non-stop seasons of running the KND I was feeling burnt, fried, battered and grilled. So I wrote an episode about it with Numbuh 362 playing the part of my brain. Aside from the therapy it provided, we got a great episode out of my exhaustion. Definitely in my top ten!

Operation: HOT-STUFF -- My father brought me up thinking that if I ever touched the thermostat there'd be a nuclear holocaust. Hence this episode.

Operation: ENGLAND -- Any similarities between Tennis Boy and the skit below is purely coincidental.



So there ya go! Grab some snacks-n-soda and curl up with these awesome episodes! For the full schedule head right on over HERE!

And yeesh... it was tough finding good pics from these episodes on the interwebs!
Someone put some good screenshots up somewhere, wouldja?!


17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see this week's episodes! They were all really good, especially Operation: IT! I just went on the CN schedule, I think they're showing Op. ZERO next week! YAY!

numbuh0051 said...

AAAACK!!!
Seeing all these episodes air so fast is getting me depressed because it's like I'm watching the last few years of my life in fast forward! Still, I love all those episodes. :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome~!!!

May I ask you a question, Mr. W? If you do make a new season for KND, will Numbuh 362 and Numbuh 1 will ever get together? Also, did you reply to my message from last time?

Anonymous said...

wow!
series 6 was one of the best although it was the last but still
i think its great seeing the episodes in order again
i have loved them all
anyway hope to see more coming soon

laura

sparkyou said...

Numbah 1 and Numbah 362 would never get together because Numbah 1 is already dating Lizzie. Unless you think 2-timing is okay for a kids show... also, the show is over, which means no more seasons. Probably. But if there was, then that would be AWESOME!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sprakyou, you need to catch up with your KND. In Op. GIRLFRIEND, Lizzie dumped Nigel.

Anonymous said...

It's been sooo cool getting all this info about the episodes. Makes me feel like it's ending all over again!

Any chance of getting some operation ZERO facts?

MR. WARBURTON said...

oh, there are a lot of folks who'd love to see numbuh one and 362 hang out more!

and there will DEFINITELY be some fun tidbits about operation: ZERO. i think it aired a couple weekends ago, but maybe they'll show it again when they finish season 6!

Moonea said...

Well, I've been watching KND from the beginning for the past week or so, and last night, I finally reached the end of INTERVIEWS.

Needless to say, I was sobbing. The ending was so bittersweet and beautiful, I could barely contain myself. And I'm a sucker for goodbye sequences.

All in all, it was a great series. I still want to see really-old Numbuh 1, but all wishes can't be granted. (Besides, we kind of saw him in GROW-UP.)

Only one question for you: Who played old Numbuhs 2-5?

And thank you for making such a great show. :D

-- Numbuh 232

sparkyou said...

Ah, yes. Operation GIRLFRIEND was on when I was at the dentist. crap. off to youtube I go!

brianna3 said...

omg! i watch your show every time i get back from school! i watch KND while eating eating fruit roll ups :D operation IT is one of my favorite episodes! operation foodfite, love, and nugget are really kool too!! you know what else is reely kool...the way numbuh 4's baby brother dances! his baby booty is cute. me and my dog jake love to watch your show! kids next door rule! hahaha. i remember when i used to watch your show when i was in the 5th grade. it's still awesome. oh, check out my blog!! :) its kinda cool, but yours is waay cool.

p.s.
when i first saw operation interviews, i cried. it was a little embarressing because my cousins were over and my big sister told me to stop being a baby. good times, goood times.

sparkyou said...

I saw Operation INTERVIEWS somewhere online and I almost cried too! My favorite Episodes are the ones where the Global KND work together to solve a problem like in Operations IT, GRADUATES, and ZERO. Some of my other favorites are Operation SUPPORT, KISS, FUTURE, WHITEHOUSE, and maybe CAKED-FIVE. boy, I like a lot of episodes. Probably the only one I dont like is Operation CANNON or Operation REPORT.
And I working on my KNDefense set and my SPLANKER!

tyler13 said...

mr.w we are all wondering are you going to make a continuing episode to operation interveiw when number 5 got a call from number 1 or are uyou done making code name kids next door episodes for good

Bex said...

Screenshots? Say no more! I'm sure there'll be a ton when I'm done updating the episode guides on the show's wiki.

Anonymous said...

mr. warburton. knd is my fav show. honestly, i have a few questions i BEG you to answer. i will check it like everyday to see if u answer. first, in operation interviews, was that the voices of the charecters? also, im dying to know. WHY WAS THE MOST AWESOME TV SHOW (knd CANCELLED?! plus, r u making more episodes?

JoshBisawesome said...

One of the best shows ever! season 6 was awesome...I'm so sad its gone along with the golden age of Cartoon Network. But KND did outlast the other good shows like fosters home for imaginary friends, and camp lazlo. Can't wait to see what's next Mr.W!!

Anonymous said...

So , are numbuh 362 and numbuh 1 suppose to like LIKE each other , or just friends ????????? I like the couple . I think they are just like each other . Smart , clever , respectful , and are very loal to the KND . Please answer because I really want to know .

___ Numbuh 563