The Best Episodes of Invader ZIM

The Frycook What Came from All that Space

#1 - The Frycook What Came from All that Space 8.82

Season 2 - Episode 10

When Sizz-Lorr, the owner of a restaurant on Foodcourtia, captures Zim and takes him back to Foodcourtia to continue his banishment, Zim must find a way to escape Sizz-Lorr’s wrath. While Zim managed to escape once by going out the door, the restaurant has been upgraded with new security features that will make him explode if he attempts to leave. The Great Foodening is also about to begin, so if Zim doesn’t escape before it occurs, he’ll be locked on Foodcourtia for twenty years; will Zim manage to find a way out, despite the fact that Sizz-Lorr is quite confident in his ability to make Zim suffer?

ZIM Eats Waffles

#2 - ZIM Eats Waffles 8.79

Season 2 - Episode 4

When Dib finally manages to get a spy camera inside Zim’s house, he plans to exploit the moment to show the Swollen Eyeball Network the truth about Zim’s nature. Unfortunately for Dib, Zim is more concerned with Gir’s waffles than his next evil plan, which causes Dib some complications as there is nothing special about waffles. However, when something out of the ordinary does occur, Dib believes he may just have a chance to succeed in his plans.

Bad, Bad Rubber Piggy

#3 - Bad, Bad Rubber Piggy 8.70

Season 1 - Episode 15

Zim finally finishes one of his self proclaimed brilliant inventions, a space-time-object-transfer device, in which he plans to send a giant robot into the past in order to put an end to Dib once and for all. However, when the robot isn’t compatible with the temporal field, he throws a rubber pig into the vortex instead, which turns out to be compatible and it causes Dib to crash his tricycle in the past. Zim decides to send many more rubber pigs into Dib’s past, which ultimately affect him in the future; though when Zim overdoes himself, he discovers that history isn’t something that should be messed with.

Directors: Steve Ressel
Backseat Drivers from Beyond the Stars

#4 - Backseat Drivers from Beyond the Stars 8.64

Season 2 - Episode 2

When Zim notices that the Almighty Tallest are very close to Earth, he wants them to view his newest scheme to destroy the humans: a monster that sucks out and eats the brains of people. The Tallest don’t care because they have their own problems to deal with, such as the group of resistance fighters that are trying to attack The Massive. Zim decides to take control of The Massive and force the Almighty Tallest to come to Earth, though his plans are interrupted when Dib uses Tak’s ship in order to take control of The Massive as well, not to mention the fact that the robo-parents are malfunctioning and that the brain eating monster is about to break free. Zim will need to work three times as hard if he wants to ensure his plan will be a success, though with the odds against him, will Zim be able to get the Tallest to Earth on time to witness his brilliance?

Directors: Steve Ressel
The Voting of the Doomed

#5 - The Voting of the Doomed 8.52

Season 2 - Episode 8

It’s time for the class elections at skool, in which Zim decides to participate in because he figures that if he wins the election, he’ll be one step closer to ruling the world. Dib wants to stop him but he knows that nobody would vote for him, so when Willy is nominated to compete against Zim, Dib decides to help Willy out in hopes that he’ll manage to defeat Zim in the polls. However, will Willy be able to do what Dib tells him, and even if he does, would he be able to prevent Zim from winning the election?

The Most Horrible X-mas Ever

#6 - The Most Horrible X-mas Ever 8.48

Season 2 - Episode 1

This episode takes place in the future, in which a robotic snowman named Sludgy is telling children the story of the most horrible Christmas ever. It all started when Zim, Gir and Minimoose were on the streets trying to make money; he notices that fat men in red coats and white beards were making a lot of money. He captures one and he discovers the story of Santa Claus, in which he is amazed over how much power Santa has over the humans. Zim decides to create a giant Santa suit that he can use in order to pretend to be Santa, in order to have more power over the humans and become their ruler,so zim collects all info on santa and creates his suite, though Dib figures out Zim’s scheme and heads out to stop him in order to not only save Christmas, but to save the entire human race as well.

Gaz, Taster of Pork

#7 - Gaz, Taster of Pork 8.44

Season 2 - Episode 9

When Dib finally manages to get his book of spells somewhat fixed, he casts a spell on his sister in order to test and see if things work properly. However, when the spell makes everything Gaz eat taste like pork, Gaz threatens to destroy him if he doesn’t help her get back to normal. All their father could do was put Gaz in a cage and treat her like a freak so Dib goes off to ask the Swollen Eyeball Network if they have any advice on the situation; there is only one way Gaz can get her sense of taste restored: she must travel to an alternate dimension and get The Pork King to return her back to normal.

Walk for Your Lives

#8 - Walk for Your Lives 8.40

Season 1 - Episode 36

During Probing Day, the day where the Tallest evaluate the Invaders’ performances, Zim has Dib captured in a space-time-field prison which is keeping him in slow motion, in which Zim wants to perform experiments on him for the Tallest. However, when a malfunction causes the prison to explode, Zim finds a piece of explosion that is expanding very slowly; in which Zim believes he can end if he throws it into the city’s cesspool. However, when he discovers that getting the explosion to the cesspool is much more difficult than he expected, he finds that he may just have to use unconventional means to complete the task.

Directors: Steve Ressel
Vindicated!

#9 - Vindicated! 8.38

Season 2 - Episode 7

When Dib messes up during gym class, he is forced to go see the skool’s counselor, Mr. Dwicky, in which Dib mentions what happened with Zim. However, when it turns out that Mr. Dwicky believes in Dib and proposes to work with him to prove Zim’s nature to the world, they forge a plan to lure Zim into a trap through the use of an alien translation device; however, Dib doesn’t realize the true nature of Mr. Dwicky’s intentions.

Mortos der Soulstealer

#10 - Mortos der Soulstealer 8.37

Season 2 - Episode 3

Dib summons Mortos der Soulstealer, a mystical being who emerges once every thousand years, in order to wish for him to steal ZIM’s soul. However, when it turns out that Mortos needs to recharge his power before he can complete the task that Dib requested, Dib must help him do many absurd things in hopes of putting an end to ZIM once and for all. Meanwhile, ZIM heads around town undergoing his latest evil scheme, which is the reason Dib was so eager to enlist Mortos’ help in the first place.

Bloaty's Pizza Hog

#11 - Bloaty's Pizza Hog 8.35

Season 1 - Episode 19

Dib believes he has figured out a way to successfully tunnel into Zim’s underground base, but when his father comes in and announces that it’s the Membrane family’s night out and that Gaz gets to pick the place to eat, Dib runs off saying that he will be back in time for them to leave. However, when Dib fails to arrive on time, Professor Membrane decides to wait until Dib gets back, which causes Gaz to become quite frustrated as she really wanted to get some of her favorite food; she decides to go find Dib at Zim’s place and despite the fact that Zim’s already taken Dib into an in-space laboratory, she refuses to miss her opportunity to eat out so she plans to let nothing get in her way.

Directors: Steve Ressel
Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom

#12 - Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom 8.35

Season 1 - Episode 34

While at school one day, Zim throws another fit about the lunch food so Dib throws a muffin at him, which causes Zim to run away in anger. The next day, a pair of Meekrob come to Dib in his sleep and grant him marvelous super powers, in which Dib decides to use to put an end to Zim once and for all. When Dib manages to suppress Zim quite easily, he decides to use his power for the greater good and he lives out the wonderful life he always wanted to have; though perhaps it’s too wonderful.

Directors: Steve Ressel
Tak: The Hideous New Girl

#13 - Tak: The Hideous New Girl 8.34

Season 1 - Episode 32

It’s Valentines Day and everyone is celebrating by giving out meat valentines, but when a new girl named Tak arrives and starts giving out sausages, Zim believes she has a crush on him so he exploits the opportunity to examine human love rituals. However, when such doesn’t turn out so well, he decides to head home, only to discover later that Tak followed him home and that she is actually a member of the Irken race. Tak plans to take over Zim’s mission so she can show the Tallest that she is worthy of being an Invader, but that’s not something Zim is going to permit so easily so he vows to prevent her from doing this, as the Earth is his planet to destroy.

Directors: Steve Ressel
Mysterious Mysteries

#14 - Mysterious Mysteries 8.33

Season 1 - Episode 23

When Mysterious Mysteries is having trouble in ratings due to their lack of stories, they decide to take drastic measures and they finally let Dib onto the show. Dib believes this is his best chance to reveal Zim for what he is and he plays a short clip of Zim and Dib in the woods, which actually makes the anchor of the series quite pleased. However, when Zim gets on the show the next day to attempt to prove Dib wrong, they soon get into a battle of words over the real events that occurred on that day as they both attempt to persuade the host of Mysterious Mysteries to believe what they have said.

Directors: Steve Ressel
Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom

#15 - Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom 8.32

Season 1 - Episode 22

It’s Halloween and the entire town is getting into the Halloween spirit; much to Zim’s dismay because he considers the entire concept to be insane and he doesn’t want filthy Earth children coming to his house. Meanwhile, Ms. Bitters sends Dib to an insane asylum because he has been acting crazier than normal, in which in truth he has been getting sucked into a nightmare world that was created due to his meddling with one of his father’s inventions. After finally getting out of the nightmare world and out of the insane asylum, Dib sees Zim’s house and decides to force Zim to come with him into the Nightmare world because he believes Zim will have the capability to put an end to all the madness, but will they manage to work together despite the fact that they’re enemies and that Zim didn’t want to help him in the first place?

Directors: Steve Ressel
Door to Door

#16 - Door to Door 8.27

Season 1 - Episode 25

The skool is holding a candy drive in order to get some finances, in which the individual who sells the most chocolate bars will get a secret mystery prize. Zim becomes interested and he attempts to find a way to sell the most chocolate bars, which causes Dib to get into the contest in order to gain a defeat over Zim. Zim soon realizes, however, that he may have to take drastic measures in order to sell more candy bars than Dib.

Directors: Steve Ressel
FBI Warning of Doom

#17 - FBI Warning of Doom 8.25

Season 1 - Episode 26

Gir has recently been watching a movie he rented from the local mall, in which Zim just happens to be in the room when the FBI Warning is displayed on screen. Just as Zim realizes this, he gets a phone call from the mall saying they need the video back, in which Zim begins to panic because he believes that there is foul play at hand. When his computer tells him that the FBI must be an alien hunting group, he grabs the movie and makes his way to the mall, despite the fact that he doesn’t know what to expect when he arrives.

Directors: Steve Ressel
The Wettening

#18 - The Wettening 8.24

Season 1 - Episode 9

When it begins to rain one day, Zim becomes worried because he’s never experienced rain before. Dib takes notice of his fear and he coaxes Zim into stepping into the rain, only to discover that the Irken race has an innate weakness to water, which causes a burning sensation upon impact. Dib decides to exploit this new fact to create the ultimate weapon to stop Zim once and for all, but Zim himself attempts to find a way to protect himself from this new found weakness, which all leads up to a confrontation that neither of them would have expected.

Directors: Steve Ressel
Attack of the Saucer Morons

#19 - Attack of the Saucer Morons 8.20

Season 1 - Episode 8

Zim attempts to test some of the defenses that Earth has by taking his Voot out for a drive to monitor local police units. However, when a bumble bee crashes into his vehicle, Zim comes crashing down in the park, in which he heads home because he will be unable to recover it the next day. However, when a space cult known as the Saucer Morons discover the Voot first, Zim must find a way to get his vehicle back without causing him to lose his cover.

Directors: Steve Ressel
Parent Teacher Night

#20 - Parent Teacher Night 8.18

Season 1 - Episode 2

After another day at the Earth skool, Ms. Bitters reminds the children that it’s Parent Teacher Night and that all the parents must come to the skool at the end of the day. Zim becomes worried because his robotic parents aren’t programmed for such a task yet and he cannot permit them to blow his cover, so he attempts to help them become the parents they should be, but Gir’s carefree nature soon puts his plans in jeopardy.

Directors: Steve Ressel
NanoZIM

#21 - NanoZIM 8.17

Season 1 - Episode 5

When Dib finally manages to get a picture of Zim without him in his disguise, Zim formulates a plan to shrink himself down into a microscopic size to get into Dib’s body and perform a brain wipe to prevent him from remembering where he located the picture. Fortunately for Dib, his father has been working on some technology that may just help Dib stop Zim before it’s too late, though he’ll been to be careful because he’s extremely vulnerable due to the fact that Zim is inside of him.

Directors: Steve Ressel
Megadoomer

#22 - Megadoomer 8.16

Season 1 - Episode 30

The Almighty tallest are examining a storage planet in order to send valuable goods to the Invaders to help them on their missions. They decide to send a Megadoomer Combat Stealth Mech to Invader Tenn to help her conquest of the planet Meekrob and they decide to send a box of malfunctioning SIR units to Invader ZIM, but when the two packages addresses are switched by an angry slave, ZIM gets the Megadoomer and plans to use his new gift from the Tallest to put an end to Dib once and for all.

Directors: Steve Ressel
The Nightmare Begins

#23 - The Nightmare Begins 8.13

Season 1 - Episode 1

The Irken race consists of beings that have desires of gaining universal domination. Their leaders, the Almighty Tallest Red and Purple, have just begun assigning Invaders, the elite soldiers who will capture the universe’s most dangerous planets. However, when Zim, an Irken soldier who was banished from the Irken Empire, returns and demands to be assigned a task as an Invader, the Tallest decide to send Zim to a “planet that nobody has ever heard of”: Earth. Zim gets assigned a cheap robot that is malfunctioning and he begins the trek towards Earth, but little does he know that a human child on Earth named Dib is already aware that he is coming, and plans to prevent Zim from completing his goal.

Directors: Steve Ressel
Dark Harvest

#24 - Dark Harvest 8.11

Season 1 - Episode 7

When Dib finds out that Zim has no human organs, he attempts to exploit Zim’s ailment of head pigeons to get the skool’s nurse to examine Zim in hopes she will see the truth. However, when Dib blurts his plan out to Zim, Zim develops a device that will permit him to switch objects for organs, in which he begins to steal the organs of his fellow classmates in order to appear more human in time for his appointment at the nurse’s office.

Directors: Steve Ressel
Rise of the Zitboy

#25 - Rise of the Zitboy 8.11

Season 1 - Episode 17

When Zim comes home from a lousy day at skool because he found out that Dib knows a flaw in his security system, Gir attempts to cheer him up by rubbing bacon oil all over his face. However, when Zim develops a pimple due to the grease, he fears that he will be considered abnormal and that it will jeopardize his mission. Zim believe he can use some acne medicine to get rid of the pimple, but when it only gets worse and when Gir draws a little face on the pimple, Zim believes all hope is lost; though Zim soon discovers the pimple has hypnotic powers and he hopes to exploit this new power in order to get Dib to reveal his secret.

Directors: Steve Ressel