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  • Accidentally Correct Writing: Accurately predicted the actual ending for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood long before it aired.
  • Contest Winner Cameo: Numbuh 24 from the episode "Operation: P.R.E.S.I.D.E.N.T." was modeled after Jhouwel, who won the contest "Operation: C.A.R.T.O.O.N.", the prize being a cameo appearance on the show.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices:
    • Surprisingly for a show with a cast comprised mostly of children, there are only some instances of this trope: Numbuh 84 voiced by Janice Kawaye, Numbuh 363 voiced by Jennifer Hale, the Numbuh 44 twins both voiced by Lauren Tom, Numbuh 88 voiced by Cree Summer, Willard and Baby Jackson both voiced by Tara Strong, and Numbuh 888 voiced by Kim Mai Guest.
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    • In the Japanese dub, Numbuh 5 is voiced by a man.
  • The Danza:
  • Dawson Casting: None of the actors voicing the kids are actual children. Even Ben Diskin counts; when first did the voices for Numbuhs 1 and 2 in "No P in the Ool," he was 18 at the time.
  • 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 Nationality:
    • All the characters on the show that come from European backgrounds are voiced by Americans. Ben Diskin as the British Numbuh One, Dee Bradley Baker as the Australian Numbuh Four, Jennifer Hale as the Scottish/Irish Numbuh 86, etc.
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    • Japanese-American Numbuh 3 is voiced by Lauren Tom, who is of Chinese descent.
  • Fan Nickname: Ashley, the sole unnamed girl of the Delightful Children.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Billy from "Operation: C.L.O.S.E.T.", one of the one-time-characters Tom Kenny voiced, looks like him as a child.
  • 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 is not the Big Bad from Fullmetal Alchemist, although their roles in their respective series are surprisingly similar.
  • The Other Darrin:
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    • Numbuh Two's mother was voiced by Cree Summer in "Operation: T.O.M.M.Y.", but is instead voiced by Candi Milo for the remainder of her appearances.
    • When Mr. Mogul and Big Brother appeared in "Operation: M.O.V.I.E.", they were respectively voiced by Dee Bradley Baker and Daran Norris rather than Rob Paulsen and John DiMaggio.
  • Real-Life Relative: The boy who gets abducted by the Abominable Snowsuit in "Operation: C.L.O.S.E.T." and his mother are voiced by Tom Kenny and his wife, Jill Talley.
  • Reality Subtext: The first video for the G:KND "teaser" was apparently leaked. For a time, typing in "Morbidcrab" (the Youtube account that leaked it) on the Rainbow Monkey site gave 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 and, being on the same sector, interact quite frequently.
    • 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 (Cree Summer, Ben Diskin, and Dee Bradley Baker).
  • 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-American]).
    • "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.".
    • 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. On the old KND LiveJournal page, they also said that it was too close to The Lorax and had to be scrapped because the estate of Dr Seuss wouldn't approve of it.
    • 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." A Cartoon Network Free Comic Book Day book that predated the show's premiere explained that the KND were responsible for Mr. Wink and Mr. Fibb's transformations, at least.
    • 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 Sue Rose (the creator of Angela Anaconda and Pepper Ann).
    • Originally, Numbuh 4 was The Chosen One destined to defeat Dodgeball Wizard, until one of the writers suggested that it should instead be his little brother, Joey.
    • The teasers for GKND did lead to discussions about making a Sequel Series, but Cartoon Network rejected it in favour of The Powerpuff Girls (2016) and Ben 10 (2016). Though the fact that Samurai Jack got a revival certainly means hope isn't lost.
    • Black John Licorice from "Operation: L.I.C.O.R.I.C.E." was originally intended to be voiced by Geoffrey Rush, the actor who played Captain Barbossa in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series (which was fitting, given that Black John Licorice was a parody of Barbossa to begin with). Instead, Marc Graue did the voice because Geoffrey Rush's rates were too expensive.
  • The Wiki Rule: The KND Code Module.


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