Invader ZIM (2001–2003)

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A short alien bent on conquering Earth poses as a human, and only one paranoid child knows his secret. Warning: Piggies may be involved in resulting insanity.

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Series cast summary:
Andy Berman ...
 Dib / ... (28 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Zim / ... (27 episodes, 2001-2006)
Rosearik Rikki Simons ...
 GIR / ... (26 episodes, 2001-2006)
Melissa Fahn ...
 Gaz / ... (22 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jhonen Vasquez ...
 Computer / ... (21 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Professor Membrane / ... (18 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Ms. Bitters / ... (15 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Zita / ... (13 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Almighty Tallest Red / ... (12 episodes, 2001-2006)
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Invader ZIM is an eccentric alien soldier from the planet Irk. He was banished from the Irken Empire after nearly destroying his home planet on an early mission. After begging his superiors, the Almighty Tallest Red and Purple, for another chance, they decide to get rid of him once and for all. They trick him into going on a "secret mission" to an obscure planet at the edge of the universe, a planet with the unlikely name of Earth. Their trick works, and now ZIM is intent on bringing down the human race. He disguises himself as a schoolboy, and now the only person who can stop him is one kid - Dib Membrane, a somewhat insane paranormal researcher, who sees straight through ZIM's disguise and is intent on stopping his reign of terror. But neither ZIM nor Dib is very good at their job, and what results is everything imaginable, from a giant hamster destroying the city to both ZIM and Dib being turned into bologna meat. Written by Anonymous

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Jhonen Vasquez asked the animators to stop putting cameos in the series after about episode 10. He felt that the cameos drew attention away from the show and that people would only watch for the cameos. Vasquez's creations (comic characters, Z?, references to his other works, etc.) still continue to appear, but no more Jhonen. See more »

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Gir: I'm gonna roll around on the floor for a while. KAY?
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Featured in The Nostalgia Chick: Daria (2011) See more »

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The best show on Nick
12 June 2001 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of the smartest and funniest animated shows ever. I rarely watched Nick before this show came on after seeing how badly they screwed up their line up. Now I'm tuning in every Friday to watch this show. It has excellent writing. I have honestly never laughed so hard by watching a Nick show in so long. All the characters are a riot. The show has great animation and also a spooky style to match. Invader ZIM is the best show on Nick by far. None of the other Nick shows come close. Invader ZIM is a winner and I hope it continues.


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