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Operation: B.R.I.E.F. (2003)

Operation: R.E.P.O.R.T.

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Expanded Acronym: Ridiculous Exaggerations Possess Occasionally Real Truth
The KND each give an account of what happened to an ordinary package. It parodies The Matrix, old Superman comics, Dragon Ball Z, and Pink Panther cartoons The episode begins with a three-dimensional computer animated sequence featuring a CGI Numbuh 1 in a mostly featureless grid-based plane. In the opening narration, Numbuh 1 states that it is his task to retrieve "the goods", which appears as a floating white box. Placed throughout the space between Numbuh 1 and his objective are several obstacles and booby traps, which he quickly gets past. After he obtains the box, another trap is activated which in the process of escaping Nigel drops the box, which then floats away from him as he lies on the ground while the voice of the Delightful Children From Down The Lane "thanks" him for picking up the box for them.
The next scene features "Numbuh 2 Guy" in a stereotypical lighthearted superhero comic setting. While mild-mannerly reading comics in the park, Numbuh 2 Guy hears a cry for help from Numbuh 1, who tells him that the "Devious Villains From The Consortium of Crime" have stolen the goods. He locates them using his "Penetra-vision" and confronts them, demanding that they hand over the box. When they open the box to him, it contains his one weakness, akin to Superman's Kryptonite. Before he passes out, Numbuh 2 Guy punches the box out of the villain's hands and sends it flying away.

This is followed by a very childish and crudely-drawn sequence in which Numbuh 3 meets "Boxy", here portrayed as a living creature, and declares him her best friend. After a brief montage of them playing, Numbuh 3 encounters a five-headed monster who demands she hand over the box. The blissfully oblivious Kuki willingly gives Boxy to the monster without any resistance and seemingly having no problems with abandoning her so-called "best friend".

The next sequence is a parody of Dragon Ball Z, with Numbuh 4 as Goku and the DCFDTL as Frieza fighting over the "Rectanguloid Power Charm". Numbuh 4 uses a Kame-hame-ha-like gumball attack, which seemingly defeats the villains. They then reappear and activate their "Full Power Evolution". In response, Numbuh 4 uses his own transformation, which unfortunately does nothing other than cause his hair to grow to a ridiculous size. He is defeated and loses the Rectanguloid Power Charm, vowing to not fail again as the scene ends.

Numbuh 5's story is a surreal cartoon in a style somewhat resembling Mo Willems' The Offbeats set to Jazz-style music. Carrying "the goods", Numbuh 5 is pursued by the Delightful Children, who in this scene share one body with five heads. They furiously yell "Give us that box! It's ours!", and when Numbuh 5 remarks that it isn't, they tell her to check it for herself. When she looks inside the box, loud, blaring trumpet music plays, causing all of them to jump and Numbuh 5 to drop the box. She picks it up and looks again, to the same effect. She makes a disgusted remark that it's anchovies, revealing that the box was nothing more than a pizza, and they had the Delightful Children's order the whole time. Numbuh 5 tosses the box at them, which they catch and say "Thank you" very sarcastically before taking their leave.

After all five segments, the episode finally cuts to reality, where Numbuh 86 is yelling at the members of Sector V for failing their mission: picking up a pizza. In the final shot, the employee at the pizza restaurant is seen calling for the Kids Next Door, who forgot to take their pizza after it was made.

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Whole or part of the information contained in this card come from the Wikipedia article "List of Codename: Kids Next Door episodes", licensed under CC-BY-SA full list of contributors here.