Trivia / Codename: Kids Next Door

  • Accidentally Accurate: Accurately predicted the actual ending for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood long before it aired.
  • Actor Allusion: Moosk from "Operation: K.N.O.T." is a parody of Minsc from the Baldur's Gate franchise, right down to being voiced by Jim Cummings.
  • Contest Winner Cameo: In "Operation: P.R.E.S.I.D.E.N.T.", complete with no spoken lines, and an overly detailed face!
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Averted; even though most of the boys are about 10 to 12, the voice actors are all adults who play their respective genders (Numbuhs 1, 2, and 4 are played by men and Numbuhs 3 and 5 are played by women).
  • The Danza:
  • Dawson Casting: Played straight. None of the actors voicing the kids are actual children (but most have voiced kids on other shows: Lauren Tom played Connie on King of the Hill and Cree Summer is best known as Elmyra Duff and rarely-seen character, Mary Melodynote  on Tiny Toon Adventures, Penny on Inspector Gadget, and identical twins Tessa and Vanessa on Pepper Ann)
  • Executive Meddling: A positive example: The 2x4 technology came about when Cartoon Network wanted the high-tech gadgets changed since it was already done on Dexter's Laboratory. Creator Tom Warburton later stated that it became his favorite thing about the show.
  • Fake Brit: And other nationalities...
    • Numbuh One: voiced by Ben Diskin, who also voices Numbuh Two.
    • Also, a Fake Aussie — Numbuh Four, voiced by Dee Bradley Baker.
    • Fake Scottish/Irish — Numbuh 86, voiced by Jennifer Hale.
  • Fan Nickname: Ashley, the sole unnamed girl of the Delightful Children.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: It's been released on DVD a few times, a couple of random "Best of" DVD's, but never in box-sets or a complete season. The entire series is available on iTunes and the Playstation Network though, and the first 3 seasons have been put on Netflix.
  • Loads and Loads of Roles: Once you start noticing the nuances, Cree Summer, Dee Bradley Baker, Tom Kenny, and Jennifer Hale are everywhere.
  • Name's the Same: No, this Father not the Big Bad from Fullmetal Alchemist, although their roles in their respective series are surprisingly similar.
  • Reality Subtext: The first video for the G:KND "teaser" was apparently leaked; typing in "Morbidcrab" (the Youtube account that leaked it) on the Rainbow Monkey site gives the message "why you gotta did that?". In the second video released after the countdown Numbuh Vine yells at Numbuhs Three and Four for posting the video early.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Happens more than often for Numbuh Four, as Dee Bradley Baker voices dozens of other extra roles, including villains (notably the Toilenator), operatives, and background characters.
    • Numbuh One and Numbuh Two. Both are voiced by Ben Diskin.
    • Cree Summer voices both Abigail and her sister Cree.
    • The Delightful Children from Down the Lane's voice actors are three of the Sector V voice actors.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Word of God says that they "never got around to telling Numbuh 60's story".
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Numbuh Three was originally going to speak only in Japanese (with subtitles), while Numbuh Five was originally going to be The Voiceless. The reason both those ideas were scrapped was because it would have resulted in both girls having no lines and possible protests over alleged sexism (and possible racism, since both girls aren't white [Abby is African-American and Kuki is Japanese]).
    • "Operation: S.P.A.N.K.E.N.S.T.E.I.N." was originally a thirty-minute Thanksgiving special, "Operation: S.P.A.N.K.S.G.I.V.I.N.G.".
    • Also, Lizzie's original character design was changed before her debut episode was made. Apparently her old appearance was too ugly for the execs.
    • One episode, "Operation: T.R.E.E.S.", an episode-long Shout-Out to Dr. Seuss and specifically to The Lorax, was axed early in its production, due to it running right on the heels of the movie of Horton Hears a Who!.
    • The Toiletnator was originally going to be a one-time character whose only appearance would have been in "Operation N.O.-P.O.W.U.H."
    • Grandfather was originally going to have a wife.
    • According to this one blog post by Tom Warburton, some of the villains (Mr. Wink and Mr. Fibb, Mrs. Goodwall, Professor XXXL) having animal parts was "part of a larger story arc that fell by the wayside."
    • Ben Diskin wasn't always going to voice Numbuhs 1 and 2. Numbuh 1 was going to be Tom Kenny, then an actual twelve-year-old (until he hit puberty), then Ben Diskin was chosen. Meanwhile, Numbuh 2 was going to be voiced by the same woman who did the title character of Angela Anaconda.
  • The Wiki Rule: The KND Code Module.


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