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Meet Mr. X, leader and father.
Mrs. X, combat specialist and mother.
Tuesday X, team investigator and daughter.
Truman X, technology expert and son!
Together they form the world's first ultra-secret spy family!
They work for SUPERIOR!
Their nemesis? SNAFU, led by the evil Glowface.
My name is Home Base — I'm the house they live in.
And this is... The X's!
Opening narration from Home Base

The X's was a short-lived Nicktoon created by Carlos Ramos that aired on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2006. It is about a family of spies, who must hide their identity from the outside world, but sometimes have a little trouble in doing so.

The X's work for SUPERIOR. The X's have a young boy named Truman, a teenage girl named Tuesday, and many gadgets at their disposal. An organization called S.N.A.F.U. (Society of Nefarious and Felonious Undertakings) is continually trying to cause trouble for the X's in their plans to take over the world.

The family is often compared to the Pixar's Incredibles.

Series director David Marshall has made nearly the entire series available for viewing on his Vimeo page.


  • Accidental Hero: Truman becomes this in the episode of the same name when he accidentally saves a baby from his own paintball prank.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Glowface calls Lorenzo "Fernando" once in "Truman X: Super Villain".
    • He also calls Brandon "Manuel" in "Pinheads".
  • Acquainted with Emergency Services: Truman's experiments with radioactive materials have caused so many meltdowns that the X's are on a First-Name Basis with the decontamination squad.
  • Acting Unnatural: The eponymous family is a perfectly normal family that acts just like a normal family would do, AND THEY'RE NOT SPIES!
  • Action Mom: Mrs. X.
    • This gets deconstructed in "No More Mrs. Nice X", where Mrs. X is such an Action Mom that she never relaxes and does everything in an extreme manner, annoying her family to the point they send her on a tranquility retreat.
  • Adults Dressed as Children: Mr. X dresses like a little boy in "AAIIEE! Robot" and "From Crusha with Love", though with a different costume each time.
  • Affection-Hating Kid: Tuesday and Truman both say "ew" when they see their mom kiss their dad in "Three Days of the Coin Op".
  • Age Insecurity: Mrs. X is shown to have this in "Homebody" when she stops her husband from revealing her true age.
  • All Part of the Show: It takes Truman a while to realize that all the scary stuff happening at home isn't an act in "The Haunting of Home Base".
  • All the Other Reindeer: Some episodes reveal that everyone thinks the X's are weird.
  • All Women Love Shoes: Parodied in "Mission Irresponsible" when Mrs. X, trying to imitate Tuesday, asks for $10,000 to buy shoes.
  • Alliterative Family: Tucker X, Trudy X, Truman X, and Tuesday X.
  • Alliterative Name: Skipper Swenson, one of Tuesday's sleepover guests in "License to Slumber".
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Mr. and Mrs. X are sometimes this to their kids.
  • And the Adventure Continues: "Truman X: Super Villain" ends with the X's getting a mission to stop a heist made by the Scream Queens.
  • Angry Fist-Shake: Glowface does this a few times.
  • Animesque: The video Home Base makes of himself as a superhero has this art style.
  • Annoying Patient: Everyone who got sick in "You Only Sneeze Twice".note 
  • Answer Cut:
    • In "Wealth vs. Stealth", after Mr. X gives Glowface the X's' billion dollars, Truman worries that Glowface will do something bad with the money. Mr. X brushes Truman off, asking what Glowface could do with a billion dollars. Cue a rap video with "Glowy-F" and "L-Dog"!
    • In "Pinheads", after Glowface demands to know where the X's have been during the heists, the scene changes to the bowling alley.
    • After the X's capture Glowface's zombie army in "Secret Agent Manual", he wonders how he'll get the erasers he wants; the scene then changes to him shopping at World o' Pink.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking:
    • After the X's almost blew their cover on a picnic, Mr. X complains about his wife kicking other people, Truman blasting everything, and Tuesday's nay-saying.
    • When Truman tries to get his family interested in Halloween in "The Haunting of Home Base", Tuesday points out that they see scarier stuff every day, listing Glowface and Sasquatch as examples, before Mrs. X adds, "Your father's ingrown back hair," and shudders.
    • During the group therapy session Glowface gives the X's in "Family Issues", he diagnoses their "problems" as follows: Mr. X's laziness stems from a craving for support from his wife, Mrs. X's nagging comes from a fear of being unloved by her husband, Tuesday's rebellion is a cry for attention, and Truman's just a little weenie.
  • Artistic License ľ Physics: Glowface once used his electrical powers to bring a plethora of erasers to life as the "Rubber Colossus". In reality, this wouldn't work since rubber can't conduct electricity well.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Interruption:
    • When the Y's beat the X's to the punch at capturing Glowface in "Y's Up":
    Mr. X: Oh no, not-
    Mr. Y: The Y's at your service!
    • This bit in "Breaking Camp":
    Lorenzo: Sir, satellite reconnaissance shows that the X's are at this facility. It is believed to be a new SUPERIOR training camp called-
    Glowface: Camp Katonka?!
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The Glow-zilla scheme in "Wee House".
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Sure, Tuesday and Truman frequently drive each other crazy, but they do love each other deep down.
  • Babysitting Episode: "Live and Let Diaper" involves the X's looking after their neighbors' baby.
  • Bad "Bad Acting":
    • The dancing clown routine and puppet show Lorenzo performs for a sick Glowface in "You Only Sneeze Twice" involve this. Given his reluctance, it's justified.
      • There's also his pretending to be enthusiastic about Halloween in "The Haunting of Home Base".
    • The X's reading the scripts for their new personas in "Family Issues".
  • Badass Family: They kick butt though in a rather goofy way.
  • Bait-and-Switch:
    • When the X's are assigned to protect a foreign ambassador at an art museum, Mr. X plans to disguise himself as a small child. While stating this offscreen, it seems like he disguised himself as a baby in a carriage, only for him to show up wearing a Little Lord Fauntleroy costume and holding a giant lollipop.
    • In "To Err Is Truman", when Tuesday gives Truman a tube of superglue to play with in an attempt to get him in trouble, at first it sounds like Truman is thinking about getting into mischief, only for Home Base to appear, having changed his voice to sound like Truman's.
    • In "In-Law Enforcement", Glowface plans to stretch Mr. and Mrs. X like spaghetti, stating that he got the idea while eating dinner the previous night. He asks the kids to guess what he had, and Tuesday says "We-", only to get interrupted by Glowface saying he had chicken pot pie.
  • Battle Couple: Mr. and Mrs. X
  • Battle Strip:
    • After Glowface puts Mr. X and the kids in life-threatening danger to get Mrs. X back to her Action Mom self, she rips off the casual outfit she wore when she breaks her bonds, revealing her usual outfit.
    • After Truman gets his parents and Tuesday to stop trying to be like the Y's, his sister and parents tear off the silly get-ups they had on, revealing their regular clothes underneath. Well, Mr. X is shown doing it; Mrs. X and Tuesday are implied to have done so off-screen.
  • Becoming the Mask: The X's wind up taking the roles they play in "Family Issues" too seriously.
  • Bedsheet Ghost: Two characters dress like this in "The Haunting of Home Base": first, Lorenzo when he and Glowface pose as trick-or-treaters- with voice scramblers making them sound like children- to plant a virus in Home Base, and Mr. X when the X's go trick-or-treating at the end.
  • Big Fancy House: The X's get one after winning a billion dollars in "Wealth vs. Stealth".
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Lorenzo is taller than Glowface. In a variation on this trope, while Glowface is in charge, Lorenzo is more competent.
  • Big "NO!": Home Base does this in "Missing Home" when he's forced to watch Glowface have three kittens shred a couch.
  • Birthday Episode: "Boy's Best Fiend" is set on Truman's birthday.
    • "Missing Home" takes place on Home Base's birthday.
  • Black Comedy:
    • In "License to Slumber", Mrs. X hopes Tuesday's guests don't figure out the family's secret, because if they do, SUPERIOR would transfer the X's to the bottom of the ocean.
    Tuesday: SUPERIOR has a secret base there?
    Mrs. X: HA HA HAŚNo.
    Tuesday: Oh... oh.
    • Two instances involving a deliriously ill Mrs. X in "You Only Sneeze Twice":
      • First there's this bit:
      Mrs. X: (producing a will and quill pen) Sweetie, Mommy needs you to help her write her will.
      Tuesday: No, Mommy doesn't.
      • Then, at Glowface's lair, Mrs. X talks with a southern accent and acts like her grandmother's calling her from heaven.
      Tuesday: Mom, you're not southern!
  • Black Comedy Pet Death: Discussed in this exchange in "Untied":
    Truman: Dad, remember what you said when I lost my goldfish?
  • Blond, Brunette, Redhead: Tuesday's slumber party guests in "License to Slumber": Skipper Swenson (blonde), Annasthesia Montiho (ravenette), and Kimla Meeks (redhead).
  • Boastful Rap: Glowface's music video at the end of "Wealth vs. Stealth".
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: Mrs. X borrows "To the X-Jet!" from her husband in "You Only Sneeze Twice", though being sick makes it harder to say.
  • Bound and Gagged:
    • This is shown to have happened to various people at a TV studio in "The Spy Who Liked Me" and a mine in "No More Mrs. Nice X" when S.N.A.F.U. invaded said locations for Glowface's latest schemes.
    • During the X's mission in "Live and Let Diaper" Mrs. X is revealed to done this to Lorenzo after kicking him down.
  • Bowling for Ratings: "Pinheads" involves the X's going bowling, and later competing in a match against S.N.A.F.U.
  • Braces of Orthodontic Overkill: Tuesday and Glowface wear these in "Meddle Mouth".
  • Bratty Food Demand: In "Accidental Hero", Glowface, while hoping for his latest evil scheme to be reported on Action Eye News, yells for Lorenzo to hurry up in bringing him a bowl of popcorn.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Truman X, perhaps the most badass and least annoying example of the trope. He's meant to be a combination of Bart Simpson and Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory, and frankly, that combination works wonders. But even he is nothing compared to the girl who bullies him in the episode "From Crusha with Love".
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Tuesday's a more downplayed example.
  • Brick Joke: In the first few minutes of "Pinheads", Glowface leads Lorenzo, Sasquatch and Brandon in three heists. Near the end of the episode, after they beat the X's in a bowling match, Glowface is suddenly placed in a cage. After he questions this, Mr. X reminds him of the heists committed before the match.
    • In "You Only Sneeze Twice", one of Mr. X's requests for Tuesday is to put on a movie about a spy family. At the end of the episode, when she gets her family's virus, he offers to put on the same kind of movie for her.
    • In "Breaking Camp", Mrs. X tries to teach the few campers a loon call, but accidentally summons an angry group of wild animals. Later, when Truman has to save his family, he uses that call to sic the animals on the bad guys.
    • At the beginning of "X Takes a Holiday", Tuesday is telling one of her classmates on the phone about the party she and Truman are planning to throw and assures the person that her parents won't be there to do the Funky Chicken. Later, while Tuesday is lying to her mom on the phone about throwing a party when she and Truman have actually been taken captive by Glowface, Mrs. X expresses regret that she and her husband couldn't join their kids, saying "Your father and I would've done the Funky Chicken."
  • Buffy Speak: In "Three Days of the Coin Op" Mr. and Mrs. X call a laundromat a "laundry-catessen" and a "make-clothes-less-dirty machine's building", respectively.
  • Bumbling Dad: Mr. X is your typical bumbling father, who knows 50 ways to destroy a man with his bare hands alone.
  • Butt Cannon: One of Truman's weapons.
  • Calling Your Bathroom Breaks: While having a Potty Emergency in "The Haunting of Home Base", Glowface says, "I'm about to finally see the X's destroyed, and I have to pee-pee!"
  • Captain Obvious: "You know, When I Was Your Age... I was younger."
  • Caught on Tape: Subverted in "To Err Is Truman": Home Base catches Truman taking a joyride in the X-Jet, only to remember he disabled his own cameras as part of Tuesday's plan to frame Truman for another toilet-bomb prank.
  • Celebrity Is Overrated: The X's come to feel this way in "Wealth vs. Stealth" when they keep getting bothered by paparazzi after having won a billion dollars. In the end, they give Glowface a check for the money to get the paparazzi off their backs.
  • Chew-Out Fake-Out:
    Mrs. X, on catching Truman changing the text in the spy manual with his Re-Textinator: Truman, I can't believe... you've been keeping this to yourself!
  • Chubby Mama, Skinny Papa: The X's neighbor Wally is slim and his wife is overweight.
  • Clock Tampering: Home Base moves the second hand on a clock backwards to mess with Truman in "To Err Is Truman".
  • Clothing Switch: When Mr. and Mrs. X wind up switching ranks with their kids in "Mission: Irresponsible", Mr. X trades clothes with Truman while Mrs. X trades clothes with Tuesday. Oddly enough, while Tuesday's clothes fit well on her mother and vice versa, Truman's clothes are obviously ill-fitting on his father, whereas Truman simply wears a smaller-sized version of Mr. X's suit.
  • Control Freak: Mrs. X's persona in "Family Issues".
  • Conveyor Belt o' Doom: The Crusher Mr. X and the kids are placed on in "No More Mrs. Nice X" has this.
  • Correlation/Causation Gag: In "Breaking Camp", Glowface shows up at Camp Katonka and, seeing Tuesday and her parents locked in a cage hanging from a tree, decides to take credit for their capture, not knowing Truman was the one who really locked up his family.
  • *Cough* Snark *Cough*: How Mr. X calls Glowface a talentless hack in "Photo Ops".
  • Cue Card: In "The Spy Who Liked Me", Glowface is plotting to broadcast his world conquest on TV, and at one point, he reads a cue card that says, "Now my minions!" After a pause, he asks Lorenzo to show him the next card, which says, "Destroy the X's!"
  • Cuteness Proximity: When the X's are asked to babysit their neighbors' infant son, the spy family finds the baby adorable.
    • Later, Glowface is reduced to this when he finds that the baby likes him.
  • Dartboard of Hate: The X's have a dartboard with a picture of Glowface on it.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Home Base has this in "Missing Home" and "Homebody".
  • "Day of the Week" Name: The daughter's name is Tuesday.
  • Demoted to Extra: Glowface only has a minor role in "To Err Is Truman", as Tuesday and Home Base are the episode's main antagonists. He only appears in a few brief scenes, and the only interaction he has with any of the X's is when Truman unwittingly attacks him off-screen at the end.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: "Tuesday dating makes me feel old! And... OLD!"
    Mr. X, on hearing his action figure: "Wow, that sounds exactly how I'd sound if I sounded like that."
    Also Mr. X, on taking the family to see a counselor: "No problem solving this "no problems" problem."
  • The Diaper Change: The X's do this with their neighbors' baby in the style of disposing nuclear materials.
  • Didn't Think This Through/Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Glowface has a habit of not considering that his actions can give the X's an advantage. For example:
    • In "No More Mrs. Nice X", he puts Mr. X and the kids in life-threatening danger to make Mrs. X aggressive again, and after he succeeds, he's initially pleased, but soon realizes his mistake.
    Glowface: Wait, why did I do that?
    • In "Y's Up", Glowface activates a force field to protect himself and Lorenzo from the X's and Y's, saying that nothing can get inside it. Later, when he points this out to the X's, Tuesday asks, "Oh, really? Not even... air?", making Glowface realize his mistake, and soon he turns off the force field, which of course prompts the X's to strike.
    • The group therapy session Glowface gives the X's to solve their "Family Issues" makes it easier for them to stop him.
  • Disrupting the Theater: In "Meddle Mouth", Truman decides to mess with Tuesday during her date with Brandon by using a device to make her say crazy things. When they are at a movie theater, Truman uses the device to make Tuesday say that she likes screaming at movies and then do just that, resulting in everyone else leaving out of frustration.
  • Does This Make Me Look Fat?: Glowface complains that a Hand Puppet of himself makes him look fat in "You Only Sneeze Twice".
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The spy manual is very precious to Mr. X and he doesn't question it. He considers it holy, like another certain book...
  • Doomsday Device: Glowface has plenty of these. Some are just plain silly, such as a machine that fills swimming pools with rotten meat, while a few others, including the Sonic Destructor, are actually dangerous.
    • Played with in "You Only Sneeze Twice". Glowface had already built a device he wanted to use to bring Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower to life so he could make them wrestle. After he got sick, Lorenzo modified the device so that it could reverse the earth's gravity. In the end, neither of them get to use the machine for their intended purposes, as after seeing the sick members of the X's and S.N.A.F.U. trying to fight each other, Tuesday decides to destroy it and- to her brief confusion- is soon joined by Lorenzo (who was in a "let's just get this over with" mood).
  • Dope Slap: Tuesday gives one to Truman after his unauthorized upgrade of Home Base causes him to crash.
    • She also gives him one after he accidentally destroys the X-Jet in "Truman X: Super Villain".
  • Downer Ending: "Three Days of the Coin Op" has one. Sure, the X's prevented a surprise attack from S.N.A.F.U. by accident, but they still failed SUPERIOR's cleanliness inspection when the vacuum cleaner holding all the mess explodes and dirties the house while the inspector's there, and they get transferred to a foreign country where they have to herd farting goats.
  • Dramatic Irony: Played for Laughs in "Three Days of the Coin Op": Glowface thinks the X's are out to get him when he sees they're near the secret entrance to his lair. They actually don't know of his presence until after they prevent a surprise attack from S.N.A.F.U. by accident.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Platonic example: Truman hates Brandon, Tuesday's boyfriend. But Tuesday used a truth ray on him, who admits he finds Brandon cool and wants to be his sidekick. Truman is embarrassed about it afterwards.
  • Everybody Cries: Tuesday and her parents crying over Truman leaving home and building his mini-house in the yard in "Wee House".
    • They also cry together in "Family Issues", though this time in happiness as they share a hug when all the X's reconcile in the group therapy session Glowface gives them.
  • Everyone Hates Mimes: In "To Err Is Truman", Tuesday suggests that Truman get sent to mime camp if he misbehaves, an idea that horrifies him. Later, after their parents catch Tuesday trying to recreate Truman's toilet-bomb prank and frame him for it, she gets sent to mime camp as punishment.
  • Everytown, America: The X's suburban hometown is never identified.
  • Evil-Detecting Baby: Inverted in "Live and Let Diaper" when the baby the X's are watching, who was already crying when they reached Glowface's lair, calms down and takes a liking to him on sight.
  • Evil Laugh: Glowface uses this a lot, and he hates to be interrupted while doing it.
    • Lorenzo also has a few instances of it, most notably in "You Only Sneeze Twice".
    • While not a villain, Truman sometimes uses one, too.
    • Parodied in "Truman X: Super Villain", in that S.N.A.F.U.'s "Supervillains of Tomorrow" class teaches this.
    • At the end of "Live in Let Diaper", the baby the X's sat for does one, as he bonded with Glowface on the family's mission earlier.
  • Exposed to the Elements: When the family goes on a mission to the arctic and they get sick after they dress improperly, with the exception of Tuesday, who was the only one who bothered to wear her snowsuit.
  • Eye Scream:
    • Downplayed in "Wealth vs. Stealth" when Lorenzo gets punched in the eye (and the nose, plus a few kicks in the chin) a few times by a Mrs. X action figure.
    • One of Tuesday's lines for her rebellious teen persona in "Family Issues" mentions getting her eyelids pierced, which she finds disgusting.
  • Face Palm:
    • Truman does this when his dad's shoe phone's message plays in the photo studio in "Photo Ops".
    • Tuesday does it in "Pinheads" when her family's bowling game gets interrupted by the bad guys.
  • Faceless Goons: S.N.A.F.U. henchmen (they wear fishbowl helmets).
  • Fainting: In "Y's Up", Lorenzo does this after taking a whiff from a dollar bill on which Glowface used his Money Bestinkifier.
  • Fartillery: Truman has a raygun that makes its targets fart.
  • Faux Horrific: In "Live and Let Diaper", Mr. X freaks out over the stuff at a playground, thinking it's all too dangerous for the baby he and his family are watching.
  • Forgotten Birthday: The X's forget Home Base's birthday in "Missing Home".
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Everyone has these. It's lampshaded in "X Takes a Holiday" when Mr. and Mrs. X are surprised to notice he only has eight fingers total instead of ten.
  • Funny Background Event: Robo-Mom beating Mr. X senseless while Truman assures Mrs. X that everything will be fine in "AAIIEE! Robot".
    • Truman getting chased by an angry dog while Tuesday talks to Brandon in "Meddle Mouth".
  • Gagging on Your Words: Happens to Truman at first when he tries to apologize to his family in "Truman X: Super Villain", but he soon gets the words out.
  • Giant Wall of Watery Doom: A variation Played for Laughs in "Three Days of the Coin Op": After Mr. X puts too much detergent in a washing machine at the laundromat, the machine overflows, and just as Glowface opens the door at the entrance of the secret hallway leading to his lair to send his army of henchmen to ambush the X's, the sudsy flood pours in, leaving Glowface, Lorenzo and the minions washed up as it sends them back to the lair.
  • Glad I Thought of It: Twice in "Accidental Hero" Glowface claims Lorenzo's inventions as his own.
  • Glowing Eyelights of Undeath: In "The Haunting of Home Base", anyone zombified gets these.
  • Go to Your Room!: Mr. X sends Truman to his room after Tuesday lies about him hitting her in "Wee House".
    • Mrs. X also sends Truman to his room at one point in "Truman X: Super Villain".
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Tuesday invokes this in "Pinheads" when she makes her family bowl against S.N.A.F.U. At the end, after Glowface gets arrested shortly after S.N.A.F.U. wins the match, the X's decide to challenge the rest of the team to a "best-2-out-of-3" rematch.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Mrs. X becomes too relaxed after her time at a tranquility retreat in "No More Mrs. Nice X" to the point she won't fight anymore.
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: Truman saves himself from a very dangerous fall with one in "X Takes a Holiday".
  • Gretzky Has the Ball: Both Mr. X and Glowface confuse bowling with other sports in "Pinheads":
    • Mr. X yells "Touchdown!" when Tuesday gets a strike, and when she corrects him, he claims that a strike is "when you miss three times".
    • Before the match between the X's and S.N.A.F.U., Glowface brandishes a hockey stick and tells his team to man their pucks, before Tuesday corrects him with "Balls!" Then later, when Glowface sees that the X's are ahead, he asks if the lower score wins like in golf, and is displeased when Lorenzo tells him the higher score wins.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: In "No More Mrs. Nice X", after Mrs. X reverts to her Action Mom self, she uses Glowface to hit several henchmen, then throws him right at Lorenzo.
    • In "The Spy Who Liked Me" she also uses one of Glowface's minions to attack a few others.
    • Mr. X throws a few of Glowface's henchmen at him in "Mission Irresponsible".
  • Gross Gum Gag: "Untied" has quite a few, including Glowface shooting gum at the X's from a gun that chews the ammo, and his plot to fill Lake Ontario with a giant wad of gum.
  • Halloween Episode: "The Haunting of Home Base".
  • Hand Puppet:
    • During the X's group therapy session in "Family Issues", Truman pretends that hand puppets of his parents are arguing.
    • In "You Only Sneeze Twice", a sick Glowface has Lorenzo entertain him with a puppet show about the former, which involves the Glowface puppet bringing the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben to life for a wrestling match between them.
  • Happy Dance: Glowface does the Robot after getting a gutter ball in "Pinheads". Granted, he didn't know gutter balls were bad until Lorenzo told him so.
  • Height Insult: Tuesday subjects Truman to these in "Wee House".
  • Heel Realization: Tuesday has this when seeing "Glow-zilla" pretend that the X-Jet (while she and her parents are inside it) is a baby makes her compare it to the jokes she made mocking Truman's short stature in "Wee House".
    • All the X's have this in "Missing Home" when they realize they forgot Home Base's birthday and regret how they treated him earlier.
  • Here We Go Again!: At the end of "Wee House", Truman decides to use Glowface's inflatable suit idea and become "Truman-zilla".
    • Tuesday catches her family's virus at the end of "You Only Sneeze Twice".
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Truman, a redhead himself, had two crushes who are also redheads (as well as having green eyes, freckles, and buckteeth). First is Andrea from "From Crusha with Love", who bullies Truman to go on a date with her; after their date was ruined by the X's, Truman was starting to like her. Second is Kimla from "Truman Scorned", a sci-fi geek and Tuesday's science partner, who thinks Truman is "a little kid"; in this case, it was Love at First Sight for Truman.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: A few times, Truman uses his technology skills to turn Glowface's inventions against him and S.N.A.F.U. (e.g. re-aiming the Sonic Destructor so that Glowface blows up his own lair with it by accident).
    • In "Y's Up", Mr. X sets the Money Bestinkifier to "Glowface" and fires it at him.
  • Hurricane of Puns: The gum puns Glowface makes after shooting gum at the X's.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: At a French restaurant, Mr. and Mrs. X are disgusted to find out they've been eating fried pig eyeballs.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight:
    • Truman gives one to Rex in "Boy's Best Fiend" to snap him out of Sasquatch's mind control.
    • The family gives one to Truman in "Truman X: Super Villain".
  • I Lied: When Brandon is taken aback at Glowface breaking his promise not to hurt Tuesday, the villain says this.
    Glowface: What do you think "evil villain" means, anyway?
  • I Take Offense to That Last One: In "Missing Home", an unappreciated Home Base tells the X's that they're "a bunch of incompetent nitwits" (who'd be nothing without him) and have "an appalling taste in footwear".
    Mr. X: No one insults our shoes! Get out of my house!
  • I Want My Mommy!: Truman wails this verbatim in "No More Mrs. Nice X" after finding that Mrs. X's personality changed completely after her tranquility retreat.
  • I Warned You: After the X's get ambushed by S.N.A.F.U. and taken into space in Glowface's flying fortress in "Photo Ops", an annoyed Truman tells his family he tried to warn them.
    • On the opposite end, in "You Only Sneeze Twice", Lorenzo tells Glowface the same thing about the X's having arrived at S.N.A.F.U.'s headquarters.
  • If I Had a Nickel...:
    Mr. X: "If I had a nickel for every time my cooking saved my life, I'd have $5.00."
    Mrs. X, in her control freak persona: "If I had a dollar for every dollar [Mr. X] never gave me, I'd have all his money."
  • Immediate Self-Contradiction: Glowface's reaction to Home Base calling him a blithering idiot:
    Glowface: I am not an idiot! (whispers to Lorenzo) Look up "blithering" in the dictiomanary.
  • Inconsistent Coloring: There's often a lack of consistency in coloring, whether it's characters' clothes or the background color. Notable examples include the background of the Glowy-F Rap video changing color every shot in "Wealth vs. Stealth", and in "X Takes a Holiday", the color scheme of Lorenzo's clothes changes several times all in one night.
  • Injured Limb Episode: "AAIIEE! Robot" involves Mrs. X breaking her leg against a coffee table while on a mission with her family.
  • The Inspector Is Coming: In "Three Days of the Coin Op" the X's need to keep their house in order for a cleanliness inspection.
  • Iris Out: Episodes end with one shaped like an X.
  • Is This Thing On?: Glowface asks this while testing the microphone for his Sonic Destructor, unaware that Truman rigged the machine to destroy the former's lair.
  • Is This Thing Still On?: In "The Haunting of Home Base", Glowface leaves his microphone on when talking about planting a virus in Home Base and Truman hears it through one of Tuesday's stuffed animals, which were controlled by said virus.
  • Kaleidoscope Hair: Tuesday's hair constantly changes color, sometimes in-between scenes.
    • Actually, pretty much everything changes color in-between scenes.
  • Kids Shouldn't Watch Horror Films: The beginning of "Secret Agent Manual" has Truman begging to see a zombie movie and being refused by his dad.
  • Kissed Keepsake: Or rather, handshook keepsake. After the X's become billionaires and assume the identity of the "Egg-Salads", Glowface wants to hang out with them. After shaking "Mr. Egg-Salad"'s hand, Glowface is elated and vows never to bathe again.
  • Lancer vs. Dragon: Tuesday's one-on-one fight with Lorenzo in "You Only Sneeze Twice".
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Two instances in "Three Days of the Coin Op":
    • First, when Glowface shows off his secret headquarters:
    Glowface: It's got a pit of doom! A shark tank! An atomic disintegrator! Spinning blades of evil!!! (laughs maniacally)
    Lorenzo: Those are ceiling fans, sir.
    Glowface: (stops laughing) Well, I'm sure we'll figure out some way to do evil with them.
    • Then, when he spies on the X's and thinks they brought secret weapons:
    Glowface: Hand grenades disguised as lint brushes! Explosives disguised as detergent! Armed personnel carriers disguised as laundry carts! Killer robots disguised as that bush!
  • Laxative Prank: A variant in "To Err Is Truman": Truman makes bran pancakes for his sister and parents as part of a prank to make bombs in the toilets go off on them.
  • Lazy Bum: The persona Mr. X picks in "Family Issues".
  • Left the Background Music On: As Glowface talks on how he wants to recruit Truman in "Truman X: Super Villain", dramatic music plays in the background, only to stop at one point. Noticing this, he asks Lorenzo to replay the music on a stereo.
  • Lethal Chef: Mrs. X, as shown in the show's intro. Mr. X was this at first, but he got better.
  • Limited Social Circle: Tuesday and Truman don't appear to have any friends in their respective schools.
  • Loving Bully: Andrea in "From Crusha with Love".
  • Made of Iron: Mr. X doesn't feel any pain from his shoe catching on fire in "Photo Ops".
  • Makes Just as Much Sense in Context:
    • In "Truman X: Super Villain", when Glowface compares Truman to himself as a child, he says, "Only his mom didn't make him take accordion lessons".
    Glowface: True story- right there.
    Lorenzo: (baffled) Accordion lessons?
  • Malaproper: Glowface mispronounces "obliterate" as "obidlerate" and "olibderate" in "Family Issues".
    • He also mispronounces "dictionary" as "dictiomanary" in "Missing Home".
  • Malicious Misnaming: Truman sometimes calls Tuesday "Big Butt".
  • Mama Bear: In "Truman X: Super Villain", when it appears that Truman has been captured by Glowface, Mrs. X becomes EXTREMELY pissed and drives the jet at fast speed to Glowface's lair, terrifying Mr. X.
  • Meaningless Villain Victory: S.N.A.F.U. may have beaten the X's in a bowling match, but Glowface still gets locked up for the thefts committed before the match.
  • Mind-Control Eyes:
    • In "Boy's Best Fiend", the animals get red concentric circles for eyes when Sasquatch mind-controls them.
    • Parodied in the episode "Live and Let Diaper". Tuesday, as part of a series of pop psychology parenting experiments, attempts to hypnotize the baby the family's watching. Using the familiar "You are getting sleepy" intonation, she chants "Your eyes are becoming spinning spirals". She accidentally ends up hypnotizing herself, though this trope is still averted: her eyes simply roll around before she falls asleep.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: Glowface freaking out over a paper cut in "The Haunting of Home Base".
  • Mistaken for Flatulence: In "Live and Let Diaper", when the X's bring the baby they're watching on their mission, Glowface gets a whiff of the tyke's full diaper, and mistakenly assumes that Lorenzo farted.
  • Mocking Sing-Song:
    • Happens twice in "The Spy Who Liked Me":
    Truman: Tuesday likes a boy! Tuesday likes a boy!
    Glowface: Brandon likes a girl! Brandon likes a girl!
    • When Tuesday catches her family's virus at the end of "You Only Sneeze Twice", Truman mockingly sings, "Someone's getting sick!"
  • Mourning an Object: Mr. X is grief-stricken when his laser-tie gets disintegrated and even holds a funeral for it in the X's backyard in "Untied".
  • Mr. Fixit: Mr. X tries to be this in the episode of the same name, so he can be more like a normal dad.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Mr. and Mrs. X try to blend in their superspy skills into the most mundane activities.
  • Nature Tinkling: In "Pinheads", Truman mentions that he tinkled in the potted plants while he and his family were at the bowling alley, even though he knew there was a men's bathroom there.
  • Nerd Glasses: Sci-fi geek Kimla Meeks has these.
  • New Job Episode: "On Her Majesty's Postal Service" is about Mr. X working as a mailman.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: The plot of "Truman X: Super Villain" is set in motion when Truman's reckless behavior on a mission destroys the X-Jet and endangers his family, landing him in big trouble with them.
  • Night-Vision Goggles: The X's put these on after Brandon cuts the power at the TV studio in "The Spy Who Liked Me".
    • Truman also wears them after turning off the lights in Glowface's lair in "Truman X: Super Villain".
  • No, You: In "The Spy Who Liked Me", after Truman calls Glowface a poo-head, the latter retorts, "You're the poo-head, poo-head!"
  • Noodle Incident:
    • What happened to The Z's. The Y's imply that they were responsible, much to a horrified Mrs. X stating "they said it was an accident."
    • When Truman catches Tuesday wearing camouflage clothing outside of a mission in "License to Slumber", she threatens, "One more word, and Dad finds out what happened to Mrs. Quimby's cat."
    • It's never explained how Truman attacked "Captain Pepe" in a past trip to Pepe's Lagoon, just that he can never "Arrgh" again.
  • Not Helping Your Case:
    • In "Photo Ops", after they criticize his photography skills, Glowface suspects the X's are trying to make him do something stupid instead of killing them, and almost launches them into space with the time bombs they're on, but then decides to take their pictures first.
      • Earlier in that same episode, when the X's arrive at the photo place, Tuesday reminds her family to act normal, but when a cuckoo clock goes off, they all fire their blasters as it.
    • In "Pinheads", Mrs. X complains that Tuesday accused her of bowling too hard, before proceeding to do just that.
  • Not Now, Kiddo: In "Photo Ops", Truman notices S.N.A.F.U. technology and tries to tell his family, but they ignore him until Glowface reveals himself to them.
  • One-Word Title: "Doommates", "Pinheads", "Homebody" and "Untied".
  • One-Word Vocabulary: For Robo-Mom: "DESTROY! DESTROY! DESTROY!"
  • Only Sane Woman: Tuesday.
  • Ow, My Body Part!: Two examples in "AAIIEE! Robot":
    Mrs X: (after bonking her shin on a coffee table) Great. Look at this. My leg's broken. (tries to move her leg and it cracks) Ahh! Yep, broken.
    • After Mrs. X attacks several henchmen with her wheelchair, one of them says, "I think you broke my leg."
  • Papa Wolf: See "Mr. Fix It".
    Nobody eats my son!
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: The whole show centers around this: a team of spies is placed undercover as a typical suburban family... but they aren't all that great at pretending that they are one.
  • Parental Bonus:
    • When Tuesday is about to go on a date with Brandon:
    Mrs. X: Remember, sweetie, never divulge any spy secrets on the first date. Oh sure, he may seem nice, but he's only after one thing.
    • Also... S.N.A.F.U. usually means something different than Society of Nefarious and Felonious Undertakings...note 
  • Pass the Popcorn: In "The Haunting of Home Base", Glowface and Lorenzo eat bacon pizza while watching Truman being terrorized by his zombified family on the surveillance monitors.
  • Photo Montage: Glowface taking pictures of the X's in "Photo Ops".
  • Playing House: Scout Y invites Truman to do this with her in "Y's Up".
  • Potty Dance: Glowface is doing a very squirmy one during his brief Potty Emergency in "The Haunting of Home Base".
  • Potty Emergency: Glowface has one in "The Haunting of Home Base", complete with a Potty Dance.
  • Prank Call: Mr. X is revealed to have made a few to Glowface in "Mission: Irresponsible", and found out too late that the latter has caller ID.
  • The Prankster: Tuesday is actually better at being this than Truman.
  • Precocious Crush: Truman's crush on Kimla in "A Truman Scorned".
  • Produce Pelting: A young Glowface gets pelted with tomatoes at the Camp Katonka pageant in a flashback in "Breaking Camp".
  • Properly Paranoid: Mr. X seems to be this about Brandon being a S.N.A.F.U. agent in "The Spy Who Liked Me", but it gets subverted after Glowface accidentally hits himself, Mr. and Mrs. X with Truman's Truth Ray, in which Mr. X reveals that he never actually thought Brandon was a spy, but was terrified at the thought of Tuesday having a boyfriend.
  • Pun-Based Title: Most episodes have these, several of which are shout-outs.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Brandon only interns at S.N.A.F.U. as a summer job to earn school credits and money for guitar lessons.
  • Punched Across the Room: Just one of the ways the X's attack their enemies.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!:
    Glowface after the X's defeat S.N.A.F.U. in "Photo Ops": I... hate... that... FAMILY!!!
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Glowface and Lorenzo, in that order (the former having red skin, no less).
  • Rhyming Title: "Wealth vs. Stealth".
  • The Rival: The Y's are this with the X's in "Y's Up".
  • Robot Me: There have been two robot replicas of Truman on the show:
    • The first, in "You Only Sneeze Twice", was built by Truman himself to play a prank on Tuesday.
    • The second, in "Truman X: Super Villain" was built by Glowface, who had the real Truman kidnapped, to replace him.
  • Rogues Gallery: S.N.A.F.U.
  • Roommate Drama: When Truman has to share Tuesday's room after his own bedroom gets destroyed.
  • Rule of Three:
    • In "Boy's Best Fiend", when Truman has Home Base show the family footage of the former's birthdays being spoiled by missions, three clips are shown, the first from his 6th birthday, the second from his 3rd, and the last from his 1st.
    • The first three scenes of "Pinheads" all involve S.N.A.F.U. heists.
    • Three clips of Tuesday giving Truman atomic wedgies are shown in "Truman X: Super Villain".
    • Glowface confesses three secrets while under the influence of Truman's Truth Ray in "The Spy Who Liked Me".
  • Running Away From Home: A variation in "Wee House": Truman doesn't leave home, per se, but builds himself a miniature replica of the house in the backyard to live in.
  • Running Gag: Mr. X is frequently being attacked by animals, both wild and domesticated. If he is especially unfortunate, it's more than one in the same attack.
  • School Play: "Theater of War" involves Tuesday competing against Seven Y for the role of Juliet in a high school production of Romeo and Juliet.
  • Security Cling: Glowface's subordinates cling to him and each other while he parachutes back to Earth after the X's defeat them in "Photo Ops".
  • Severely Specialized Store: World o' Pink sells nothing but erasers.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Several episode titles, such as "License to Slumber", "You Only Sneeze Twice" and "Live and Let Diaper", are references to James Bond titles.
      • Another James Bond reference is when Mrs. X tells Tuesday, "Your license to kill does not include your brother."
    • Upon hearing of Glowface's plan to get rid of all non-dairy creamer in "No More Mrs. Nice X", Mr. X says, "Great Fleming's ghost!", a nod to Ian Fleming, the author of the James Bond novels.
    • Mr. X has a shoe phone like Maxwell Smart.
    • "AAIIEE! Robot" is a pun on I, Robot.
    • "Three Days of the Coin Op" is a reference to Three Days of the Condor.
    • "Mission Irresponsible" is a pun on Mission: Impossible.
    • "X Takes a Holiday" is a nod to Death Takes a Holiday.
    • At one point in "Pinheads", Mr. X does Fred Flinstone's "Twinkle Toes" move.
    • Take a wild guess for "Glow-zilla" and "Truman-zilla".
    • "Secret Agent Manual" alludes to the Johnny Rivers song "Secret Agent Man".
      • In that same episode, Truman watches a parody of Yu-Gi-Oh!.
    • "The Haunting of Home Base" is a reference to The Haunting of Hill House.
    • At one point in "To Err Is Truman", Truman says, "I hope Dad didn't drink all the purple stuff", a reference to a Sunny Delight commercial from 1991.
    • In "On Her Majesty's Postal Service", one of the names mentioned in Tuesday's diary when Mr. X reads it is Susie Carmichael.
    • Truman says "Aaayyy" like Fonzie while wearing sunglasses in "From Crusha with Love".
      • Also in that episode there's an Expy of Whack-a-Mole at Pork E. Bacon's called "Wacky Rat".
    • When the X's go trick-or-treating at the end of "The Haunting of Home Base", Tuesday is dressed as the Bride of Frankenstein.
    • In "Breaking Camp", the song Glowface performs in his musical "High Seas Hijinks" resembles "I Am the Captain of the Pinafore" from H.M.S. Pinafore.
    • Kimla's hairstyle resembles that of Princess Leia in A New Hope.
  • Sick Episode: "You Only Sneeze Twice".
  • Slapstick: Both the X's and their enemies take humorous lumps frequently.
  • Slippery Swimsuit: Invoked when Tuesday steals Truman's trunks while swimming in the backyard pool in "Wee House".
  • Soap Within a Show: After Mrs. X breaks her leg in "AAIIEE! Robot", she spends her time watching a telenovela. After she beats the bad guys in spite of her injury, her husband and kids watch the show with her.
  • So Long, Suckers!: In "AAIIEE! Robot", Glowface says this word-for-word before his failed attempt to escape the X's in his Escape Pod, then repeats the phrase before leaving in a taxi Lorenzo hailed.
  • Spanner in the Works:
    • Just trying to figure out how to wash clothes in a laundromat leads the X's to prevent a surprise attack from S.N.A.F.U. without even knowing they were nearby in "Three Days of the Coin Op".
    • At the end of "To Err is Truman", Truman gives in to a temptation to attack what appears to be the Pepe's Lagoon mascot again, without knowing it's actually Glowface in disguise.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: In "Family Issues", when Glowface has trouble pronouncing "obliterate" as he rehearses his spiel for when the X's show up, Lorenzo suggests that Glowface say "destroy" instead. Glowface refuses, saying it'd throw off the rhythm.
  • Sticky Situation: The X's getting shot by Glowface's Gum Gun in "Untied".
  • Suck E. Cheese's: Pork E. Bacon's.
  • Summer Campy: "Breaking Camp" is about Mr. X sending Truman to Camp Katonka obliviously against his will, and, after Truman puts the counselors in a cage hanging from a tree and tries to get a ride home, his parents and Tuesday replacing the counselors.
  • Summer School Sucks: Tuesday and Truman's motivation to improve in cooking and tennis, respectively, in "Mock Tutors".
  • Surrounded by Idiots: In "Three Days of the Coin Op", as Glowface has to push his henchmen back to stop them from trampling him and Lorenzo, he berates them for their stupidity.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Whenever casual bystanders are confused by the antics of the X's, they state they are not spies.
    Mr. X: "I'm not a spy!"
    • In "Breaking Camp", when Truman calls his dad and tells him the counselors went missing, he denies having anything to do with it. At this time, the counselors are in a cage hanging in the air, and they're all angry at him.
    • A note telling the X's where Glowface's new headquarters is says "This is not a trap. Honest, it really isn't."
  • Swapped Roles: Mr. and Mrs. X are forced to switch ranks with their kids for two days in "Mission Irresponsible".
  • Take Over the World: S.N.A.F.U.'s goal.
  • Temporarily a Villain: Tuesday and Home Base were antagonists in "To Err is Truman".
  • Tempting Fate: In "Pinheads", when Tuesday insists on bowling with her family, she jokingly says, "Unless Glowface suddenly busts in or something." Guess what happens next?
  • That's Gotta Hurt: After seeing Mrs. X break her leg by hitting it against a coffee table in "AAIIEE! Robot", Lorenzo tells Glowface that it "smarts like the dickens".
  • There Will Be Toilet Paper: Truman gets a lot of cuts on his face trying to shave while in his dad's rank in "Mission: Irresponsible".
  • Tie-In Cereal: In-Universe example: "Y's Up" reveals that Glowface has his own cereal, called "Glowy-O's".
  • Time Bomb: In "Photo Ops", the X's are tied up on a pile of these, which Glowface plans to launch into space.
  • Title Drop: "Family Issues" has one: when Glowface fails to get the X's attention due to their conflicts with each other, Lorenzo tells him, "Sir, I believe they're having family issues."
  • Toilet Humour:
    • Truman pranks his family with bran pancakes and bombs in the toilets in "To Err is Truman".
    • "Boy's Best Fiend" has Rex peeing on Tuesday at the end.
    • Many jokes are made around the baby the X's are babysitting in "Live And Let Diaper" soiling himself.
    • Truman using his fart gun on Tuesday and her guests in "License to Slumber".
    • Glowface tries to anger Mrs. X into turning back to her old self in "No More Mrs. Nice X" by rubbing the spy manual on his butt. It doesn't work, though she notes it's unsanitary.
    • Glowface having a Potty Emergency in "The Haunting of Home Base".
    • One of the remodels Glowface adds to the house to torment Home Base in "Missing Home" is a toilet installed in the living room, that he's implied to use off-screen.
    • "Three Days of the Coin Op" ends with the X's having been transferred to a foreign country where they have to herd farting goats.
    • In "Meddle Mouth", when Brandon shows up with flowers for Tuesday, Truman uses his remote to make her say, "These hideous weeds smell like poo!", to her embarrassment and Brandon's amusement.
    • The paparazzi emerging from inside a toilet to interview Truman in "Wealth vs. Stealth".
  • Totally Radical:
    • Mr. X's impersonation of Truman in "Mission Irresponsible".
    • The homebase system in Truman's mini-house talks like this.
  • Two-Part Episode: "Truman X: Super Villain" and "The Haunting of Home Base".
  • Unmanly Secret: Mr. X tried to hide the fact he played with model trains from his family for fear they would think less of him. His wife and Tuesday don't have any issue with his hobby. Truman however reacts as he expected.
  • Unusual Euphemism: "Fart monkeys!"
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: On seeing Glowface throwing a tantrum in his secret lair behind the laundromat in "Three Days of the Coin Op", Mr. X just says, "Hey, it's Glowface," and he and his family look on in confusion.
  • Urine Trouble: At the end of "Boy's Best Fiend", Rex pees on Tuesday's clothes.
  • Valley Girl: Mrs. X talks like this when pretending to be Tuesday in "Mission Irresponsible" (though that's not how the latter talks).
  • [Verb] This!: In "Mission Irresponsible", after the X's arrive at Glowface's hideout back in their normal outfits and he asks what happened to their "hilarious attire", Mrs. X replies, "Hilarious this!" before the family beats him and his henchmen.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Played for Laughs when Glowface throws a tantrum after the X's unwittingly prevent S.N.A.F.U. from making a surprise attack on them in "Three Days of the Coin Op".
  • Villains Out Shopping: There's is one episode Glowface was shopping for... of all things... ERASERS.
    • At the beginning of "Y's Up", when the X's arrive at Glowface's lair, he's not doing anything evil, but just eating cereal instead.
    Glowface: Can't a supervillain eat his Glowy-O's in peace?!
  • "Wash Me" Graffiti: In "No More Mrs. Nice X", one of the things Glowface does to try to anger an overly-relaxed Mrs. X is write "Wash Me" on the X-Jet. It doesn't work.
    Mrs. X: Good suggestion! Now I can use that new mega-scrubber I ordered from TV!
  • We Are Not Going Through That Again: Near the end of "Live and Let Diaper", the X's have had enough of babysitting, and when their neighbors offer to let them look after the baby more often, the X's simultaneously make up different excuses to get out of it.
  • Weaponized Stench: The Money Bestinkifier gives its targets a terrible smell.
  • Wedgie: Tuesday sometimes gives Truman these, as shown in "Doommates" and "Truman X: Super Villain".
    • Truman gives his whole family wedgies all at once, then gives one to Glowface in "Truman X: Super Villain", and he mentions having given one to Lorenzo in "X Takes a Holiday".
    • One of the ways Mr. X bullied Glowface when they were kids, according to the latter in "Breaking Camp", was giving him turbo-wedgies.
  • Went to the Great X in the Sky: As the X's hold a funeral in the backyard for Mr. X's disintegrated laser tie in "Untied", the tie is said at one point to have gone to "that big tie rack in the sky".
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: In "No More Mrs. Nice X", the X's are tied up and placed on a Conveyor Belt o' Doom leading to the Crusher, and after Glowface complains about how Mrs. X isn't as aggressive as before, Lorenzo suggests that Glowface just put the X's through the Crusher already, but Glowface says that it's not the same if she won't fight back.
  • Wild Teen Party: Tuesday tries to throw one while her parents are gone in "X Takes a Holiday", but it gets crashed by the bad guys. Later, when Tuesday and Truman are in a death trap, she gets a call from her parents checking on them, and she lies about throwing such a party so the parents think the kids are okay.
  • Word, Schmord!: Tuesday saying, "Manual, schmanual!" in "Pinheads". It hurts her dad's feelings.
  • Working Through the Cold: Truman and his parents decide to join Tuesday on a mission, despite being sick. Later, Glowface, Sasquatch and the Scream Queens try to fight them while sick, with predictable results.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The villains have no qualms about trying to murder Tuesday and Truman.
  • X-Ray Sparks: Glowface does this to Mr. X in "Photo Ops".
  • You and What Army?: Glowface asks Truman this when the latter plans to stop the former's performance of "High Seas Hijinks" in "Breaking Camp". Truman answers, "This army!" and summons a group of wild animals to attack Glowface, Lorenzo and the S.N.A.F.U. soldiers with them.
  • Your Head Asplode: Subverted in "You Only Sneeze Twice": Truman's head seems to explode from his fever, horrifying Tuesday, only for it to actually be an android built by Truman as a prank.