"Operation: F.E.R.A.L."
Season 4, Episode 52
Mission: 094
Production Code: 413
Airdate: Jul 22, 2005
Writer(s): Mo Willems
Tom Warburton
Storyboards by: Maurice Fontenot
Bob Suarez
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Friends Extract Really Ape-ified Leader



Numbuh 1 after getting hit in the face and falling into the Rainbow Monkey Island Jungle.

Summary: Numbuh 1 and Sector V are on Rainbow Monkey Island trying to take "The Code" from the Delightful Children. Numbuh 1 enter the Delightful Children's ship to get it. After managing to snatch it from their fingers, he radios his team to tell them the code, only to be hit in the face and falls in a hole in the bottom.

Sector V tries to save Numbuh 1, but is unable to find him for 46 minutes, they then find his clothes and become worried. Numbuh 5 says it's ok, and that Numbuh 1 just took his clothes off. About that time they hear something in the bushes and find that Numbuh 1 has became a Rainbow Monkey (both sloppy and aggressive), although the viewer doesn't see how Numbuh 1 transformed into a Rainbow Monkey.

They take him up to the Moonbase, were Numbuh 86 points out that the first thing they need to do is pick a new leader for their sector--the others don't care and just want Numbuh 1 back. Numbuh 86 explains that all KND-sectors must have a leader, even if it's only temporary--she asks Numbuh 5 and then Numbuh 2 to take as the leader of Sector V, but they both refuse. Numbuh 4 continuously begs Numbuh 86 to make him the leader, but she ultimately ends up choosing Numbuh 3 as the new (temporary) leader of Sector V. Numbuh 3 takes control of Sector V, and orders Numbuh 1 to become human again, because he has "The Code". Numbuh 86 then freaks out asking why they didn't tell her before and demanding the scientists change him back, immediately. The KND scientists use Element L (which is just Lizzie Devine) to try to cure back Numbuh 1, but doesn't work. Numbuh 1 keeps kissing everybody he sees, Lizzie claims, "I prefer this Nigie" and they both kiss.

Soon, Sector V asks Numbuh 3 and Numbuh 86 what's so important about this code. Numbuh 86 explains that whoever finds "The Code" gets a free Rainbow Monkey keychain in a contest. It then makes Numbuh 1 so angry that he yells "A KEYCHAIN?!!? You mean to tell me that I risked my life, endangered my team and spent valuable Kids Next Door resources, so you can win a stupid keychain?!" snapping back to normal. He then starts lecturing everyone that being a KND operative is serious, only for his sector to hug him back happily since he's back to normal; Lizzie sighs that "it was nice while it lasted".

One day, Numbuh 1 gets revenge on the DCFDTL, who have been expecting their keychain, by having his "friends" (giant real-live Rainbow Monkeys) attack them at the Delightful Mansion.

Ending Credits

Numbuh 74.239 and Numbuh 71.562 argue at each other over whose fault Numbuh 1's ape-ification was.

Time Cards Shown

45 Minutes Later/46 Minutes Later


Operation: F.E.R.A.L./Transcript


  • Numbuh 275, a KND scientist whose real name is Jacob, was based on a boy also named Jacob, whose wish (through the Make-A-Wish Foundation) was to appear in a KND-episode as an operative.
  • The episode's name is based on the term "feral," which means a human raised in the wild with no human interaction.
  • The 45 Minutes Later time card changed to the time card 46 Minutes Later.
  • This is the only time when Lizzie and Numbuh 1 actually kiss (although Numbuh 1 was feral).
  • According to Numbuh 86, it's a KND-rule that all sectors have to have a leader, even if it's only temporary.
    • This in turn leads to the reveal that Numbuh 5 was apparently the leader of Sector V, until a certain incident made her give up the job.