Warning, Episode Spoilers, But Remember, Episode Guides are important cause Zim will LIVE ON!
Join the wonderful world of JCV (JTHM) and other friends like Steve Ressel and Roman Dirge (Lenore). The first animated series by JCV, Invader Zim is the world of little green men and advanced robotic technoligy.
The Invader Zim Guide
Andy Berman (Dib)
Kevin McDonald (Allmighty Tallest Purple)
Lucille Bliss (Ms. Bitters)
Melissa Fahn (Gaz)
Michael McDonald (Robodad)
Mo Collins (Robomom)
Richard Steven Horvitz (Zim)
Rosearik Rikki Simons (GIR)
Wally Wingert (Allmighty Tallest Red)
Rodger Bumpass (Professor Membrane)
Danny Cooksey (Keef, Melvin, Dirge)
John Garry (Mysterious Mysteries Narrator)
Antoinette Spolar (Popular Girl, Gretchen, Reporter)
Jhonen Vasquez (Computer, Oldkid)
The Nightmare Begins
This is the first episode of Invader Zim that aired on Nickelodeon on March 30, 2001. Welcome to Conventia, the planet of convention halls. Galactic Conquest is here! After being banished to Foodcourtia, the planet of food courts, the Allmighty Tallest attempt to proceed with the great assigning and Operation Impending Doom 2. However, Zim decides to quit his banishment, and be a part of Operation Impending Doom 2, since he was part of Operation Impending Doom 1. The crowd as well as the Allmighty Tallest gasp at the sight of Zim.
After remembering what happened in Operation Impending Doom 2 where Zim was reigning doom upon everything, yet he was still on his own planet. The Tallest did not want Zim to screw this one up, so they decided to send him to a mysterious planet where it is so mysterious, that everyone dare not speak its name.
Equipping each of their soldiers with a standard issue informational retrieval unit AKA, a SIR, as a joke, they piece together a GIR who isn't stupid, yet advanced. Six months later after listening to the Doom Song sung by GIR, the two encounter Earth. Dib knows that they are coming, and when he sees Zim in Skool, he is the only one who knows that Zim is an alien in disguise. The battle has officially begun.
Parent Teacher Night
Airing on April 6, 2001, this was the second Zim episode. With the bug in the clock squished, the bell finally rings, allowing all of the children to rush home. Zim eagerly attempts to leave, but Ms. Bitters requires Zim and all of the other children to attend parent teacher night. Disagreeing, Ms. Bitter shows her tape of Zim agreeing to attend in his apathetic state during a previous day of skool. Dib starts taunting Zim about not knowing what parents are, and he reminisces on his childhood of being born in a pod and welcomed into life by a “Cold Unfeeling Robot Arm.”
Zim is now determined to prove that he is human, so he races home to find his robotic mom brushing a makeup saleslady’s teeth. He commands GIR to make the parents watch parenting informational videos so that they can interact with the teachers at the skool. GIR however decides to change the channel and forces the parents to watch stupid commercials and bad informational shows.
Zim returns home to take the parents to the skool, and they start to cause a ruckus by poking people, dancing, losing an arm, and flying out of the window. Of course Dib is the only one who sees this, and in his anger, he throws punch, landing him in a shitload of trouble.
Walk of Doom
This aired on April 13, 2001. Zim has been trying to upgrade GIR’s guidance chip, so that GIR can always find a specified place. Zim takes GIR out into the city in his brand new disguise of an old man. GIR however, decided to leave his chip at home, and make room for the cupcake!
Frustrated, Zim attempts to take the bus, but the woman tells him he needs money first, so he has to get back off. The only way that he can earn money is to dance like a robot in the public square. A little old man who looks like Zim in disguise then comes and drops a load of money into Zim’s hat. Free to go home! Or so he thought. The freaks on the bus scare Zim so greatly that he runs off and ends up in a bank that has recently been robbed. The police think that Zim did it, cause he looks like the old man, so Zim runs to the top and jumps relying on GIR’s jet fuel, but once again, GIR has emptied it out for some tuna. Frustrated, Zim finally gets a chance to take a cab home, yet he ends up even more lost in Mexico. Fun, fun, fun!
Originally airing on April 13, 2001, Zim hears Jessica talking about how inhuman it is to not have friends. He goes through a number of painful tests like absorbency and conductivity in order to choose his best friend. Keef comes out on top, and the duo makes a good show for everyone. Zim thinks that since everyone has been convinced that he had a friend that he can now fire Keef, but Keef won’t go away so easily. So how do you get away from a psycho best friend? Make him like a squirrel instead… you’ll understand when you see it.
On April 13, 2001, NanoZim premiered. Zim accidentally allows Dib to see him without his disguise! Zim then shrinks himself and tries to get to Dib’s brain so that he can erase Dib’s memory. Dib, however, then gets his father’s mini ship in order to chase Zim down and destroy him. Gaz walks in and notices that Dib is sucking at this new “video game” so she plays for him, in the battle of Dib’s memory!
This episode aired on April 20, 2001. After GIR watches a cheap film knockoff of War of the Worlds, Zim becomes paranoid of germs. He orders a pair of germ goggles from the planet Callnowia that ships them in the form of an asteroid. He finally sterilizes everything in his house, but he runs out of disinfectant! No, now what is the green alien to do? Go to the store of course! But GIR decides to go to the MacMeaties store across the street.Zim is horrified at all of the germs in the store, but then he realizes that the hamburgers are perfectly germ-free! This special “Space Meat” gives Zim a good idea of how to stay germ-free…
Aired on April 20, 2001. Zim gets a case of the head pigeons, but Dib tells him that the nurse will notice his lack of organs. Zim then runs into the hall monitor and has a brilliant plan! He takes people’s organs and replaces them with stuff. Dib is hot on Zim’s trail and he then realizes that Zim has taken an organ out of every kid in the skool! He then asks Zim if he really thinks that he can fool a nurse, and Zim believes he can, but he is missing one thing.Lungs! And of course, Dib and Torque are the ones with their organs all intact! Run, run, run I tell you, run!
Attack of the Saucer Morons
Aired on April 27, 2001. After Zim attempts the survey Earth’s police official, he crashes the Voot Runner because of death bee! After finding a way home, Zim returns to the place of the wreck, however, he was spotted the night before and now there is a massive crowd of alien worshippers. They all grab Zim and take him inside of the tent and wait to hear his words of wisdom. Horrified, Zim calls for GIR to come a pick him up. GIR arrives in the Government Man suit, and tries to take Zim away, but his cover is blown. Desperately, the two flee and “ride the pig.” But then death bee returns, and Zim is doomed!
This episode also aired on April 27, 2001. Skool is finally out, but it has started to rain. Zim walks outside, not thinking of the consequences, but oh the horror of water! Dib notices that Zim’s skin has a bad reaction with water. Dib rushes home to create his giant water balloon machine, and Zim rushes home to find a way to avoid the horror of water. Monday finally comes and the two are at it again! What will happen? Will the world ever be safe from the battles of Dib and Zim? Oh the horror! The horror!
Aired on May 4, 2001. The children take ink blob tests in order to determine their future careers. No one but Dib receives the career which they desire. Zim ends up working at the hamburger joint McMeaties, and Dib gets to be a paranormal investigator. Zim, however, realizes that the equinox is tonight, and that it will cause his head to molt and explode for a bit since he is off of his home planet and away from his galaxy. Dib realizes that the Equinox is tonight and tries to get the investigator to take him to McMeaties. Bill, as he is named, has a slight problem, however. Everything that is obvious, Bill thinks is a lie and a conspiracy, but everything that is fake, Bill thinks is real. Dib finally lies and gets Bill to McMeaties by telling him Chocofang will be there. But they are too late for Zim’s molting, and of course, Zim gets fired for his less than pleasant performance in front of the customers.
Also airing on May 4, 2001. Dib has created a grand presentation for the swollen eyeballs, but he needs parental permission. While running out the door, he manages to piss off Gaz by taking her pizza. Dib finds out that he cannot get into the building, even if he isProfessor Membrane’s son. He is informed that he must take the test, and get into the audience in order to see his dad. While going through all of the impossible and stupid tests which Dib must perform, Gaz appears every step of the way from the back entrance in order to ruin Dib’s chances of winning. She finally succeeds, and Dib is carried off my the guards. In a last attempt to escape, Dib pulls out his extra permission slip from his presentation briefcase laptop thing, forges it, and throws it in the trash. It explodes, creating a diversion for the guards, and allowing them to drop Dib, however, one of the guards hits Gaz while she is eating, making her angry and bloodthirsty. Dib finally gets into His dad’s room, but is turned away from getting an “autograph.” Dib is then thrown out and a man comes by and tells him that the professor autographed his slip, and throws it at him. Ecstasy comes over Dib, and he runs, but as soon as he gets in front of his swollen eyeball audience, he realizes what he forgot…his presentation, NOOOO!
A Room With a Moose
Airing on August 17, 2001, Zim tries to rid himself of Dib. After getting GIR to pose as principal and send the skool on a field trip, Zim has plotted to send them all to a room with a moose so that they can behold their moosey fate! Dib seems to be the only one realized that they are traveling in circles and breaks into the driver’s area, only to find Zim. Noticing that Zim is driving the bus through a television screen and a robot, Dib questions Zim. He finds out that they are traveling through a wormhole, and that one way will lead them back to Earth, but the other will lead them all to their moosey fate! Dib is forced with two important questions, should he save himself in order to defend Earth from Zim, which would also save the other kids who hate him, or should he just let the kids go to the rooms with the moose. Oh, and there is one other question, how does he do it?
Aired on August 17, 2001. As we left off, Zim tries to take over the earth with a mutated hamster. He thinks that people will submit to the hamster’s cute wrath. The hamster however, goes out of control and Zim tries to destroy it, but the police are trying to destroy Zim…what will happen to our characters?
Invasion of the Idiot Dog Brain
Aired on August 24, 2001. After the house starts going haywire, Zim tries to replace the house’s brain. He makes GIR watch for any problems in the data, but when GIR drops his toy, he tries to pick it up. His brain is accidentally fused into the house, and he now commands everything in the house. GIR decides to rampage the town with this new advantage. Will Zim be able to ever get GIR out of the house? Or will he forever be trapped inside?
Bad Bad Rubber Piggy
Also aired on August 24, 2001. Zim creates a time warp which allows him to alter Dib’s future with rubber piggies. The freak accidents were set up by Zim so that he could kill Dib. Professor Membrane however, decides to make a megaboy 3000, so that Dib can still live, he just has ammo and is mostly a machine. Revenge will be Dib’s as he enter Zim’s house. What will happen? Will our little alien friend finally defeat the little green man!?
Zim is checking up on the other invaders who were sent out by the Irken army, when his computer dies. What is wrong here!? GIR swear he didn’t do anything, and strange earthquakes have been noticed. There seems to a group of aliens who are trying to feed Earth to their sun that feeds on planets so it doesn’t die out. Zim tells them that they are breaking an Irken treaty, but Earth doesn’t seem to be on the list, WHY!? Oh will Zim have to save the Earth, just to destroy it again?
Rise of Zitboy
GIR decides to order pizza, and he gets the greasy cheese all over Zim’s skin. Zim in return, develops a zit! While trying to scheme and rid himself of the zim, GIR draws a face on it, and gets drawn into it’s hypnotic power. This gives Zim a plan, so he puts a suit on the zit, dubs it Pustulio, and attempts to hypnotize his fellow students at school. But all zits pop someday….don’t they?
Plague of Babies
Zim spots a baby in the neighbor’s window watching him. He later learns that the babies look just like human babies, and they wereaccidentally left on Earth by their mother ship. Trying to return home, the babies attack Zim’s base in order to use his machinery to return home. After forming Mega-Baby, Zim has a hard time matching muscle with this gigantic monster made of pint-sized life forms. Who will win? Well, who? I always knew that babies were evil.