An alien from the planet Irk is sent to Earth, not realising that his leaders were fooling him and didn't think a planet was there. He manages to fit in with school children but one boy sees through his disguise.

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Andy Berman ...
 Dib / ... (28 episodes, 2001-2004)
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 Zim / ... (27 episodes, 2001-2003)
Rosearik Rikki Simons ...
 GIR / ... (26 episodes, 2001-2004)
Melissa Fahn ...
 Gaz / ... (22 episodes, 2001-2004)
Jhonen Vasquez ...
 Computer / ... (21 episodes, 2001-2004)
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 Professor Membrane / ... (18 episodes, 2001-2003)
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 Ms. Bitters / ... (15 episodes, 2001-2004)
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 Zita / ... (13 episodes, 2001-2003)
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 Almighty Tallest Red / ... (12 episodes, 2001-2003)
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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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In the episode "The Nightmare Begins", when Zim is picking a disguise to use on Earth he claims one is "too ugly" and another "too stinky". Those disguises are pictures of Jhonen Vasquez and Steve Ressel respectively; two of the creators of the show. See more »

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[Zim has sent GIR to attack Dib. GIR is poking at his controls making him spin in circles. An alarm that sounds like a car alarm]
Zim: [to self] Hmm, maybe he's not such a bad evil minion after all.
Dib: [to gir] Hey! Go away!
GIR: Okey dokey!
[flies away]
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Best show ever to be on Nick and now look.........
26 October 2002 | by (Dubuque Iowa) – See all my reviews

Nickelodeon what were you dudes on? Canceling this show? DUH! Nothing you have ever had can compete with this twisted, hilarius and witty masterpiece. Okay a small idiot alien (who I love) tries to take over the Earth with his even more idiolice robot sidekick (who I also love) and a paranormal phenomon (which I am very interested in) freak (who I think is okay) clashing in their quests for dominance. SO original so rich in quality, AND NOW LOOK! I have nothing agaisnt the Wild Throneberries or the Fairly Oddparents but Im too old for them and everyone hates your network now. The Chalk Zone, Rocket Power, Rugrats and that Butt-Ugy martians show along with the sumo wrestler show are not popular but Zimmy is so if I were you guys I'd put this show back on. It's the only nicktoon teens watch.


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