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Invader Zim Episode
Dibship Rising
Dibship Rising (Title Card)
Chronology
Previous: The Girl Who Cried Gnome
Next: Vindicated!
Information
Episode No: Episode 23b
Production No: 25a
Airdate: Australian airdate
December 21, 2003[1]
US airdate
July 15, 2006
Credits
Writer(s): Eric Trueheart


Plot Summary

Dib Eating Splodey Beans (Dibship Rising)

SPOILER WARNING OF DOOM: This section or article may contain spoilers!

Dib is still determined to fix Tak's Ship, but eversince Zim re-activated the ship's AI, Tak's downloaded personality program, repairing it has become difficult. Using a broken light pole, Dib fends off the ship's attacks, and temporarily shuts it down. While the modified Spittle Runner is under control, Dib erases Tak's personality from the programming and replaces it with his own. It seems like Dib finally has the spaceship he always dreamed of, but unfortunately, the new programming works a little too well: Now Tak's ship thinks it actually is Dib, and that the real Dib is a fake sent by Zim. During the night, the Dibship destroys Dib's alarm clock and goes to Skool in place of the real Dib's place. Zim immediately recognizes Dibship as Tak's, and therefore Irken technology. Zim takes control of it and uses it to trick Dib and kidnap him. Zim, stupidly riding on top of the ship the whole time, commands the ship to dump the real Dib into The City Cesspool. On their way there, Dib and Zim continually try to convince the ship to listen to them, but the alien maintains control for most of the trip. Right before Dib falls to his stinky, watery grave, the ship remembers that it has Dib's personality and gets rid of Zim. However, the ship also realizes what a loser Dib is, and erases Dib's personality from its programming.

End of Spoilers: There is no further spoilers for this section or article. You can breathe now.

Facts of Doom

Cultural References

Trivia

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  • This episode appears on the Horrible Holiday Cheer DVD and the Invader Zim Season 2 DVD set.
  • This episode never aired in the United States until July 2006. It has aired in other countries earlier though, such as Australia on December 2003.
  • The title of this episode was originally just "Dib Ship".

Things You Might Have Missed

  • When the ship was going past a large window while running on a roof, the man inside the building was hugging a stuffed pink bunny.
  • According to the park's sign, the place is named "Hurt Park."
  • When GIR is fishing in the city's cesspool, his nose is shaped like a human nose; this is probably a coloring error, since it merely needed to be colored in black. The only other time this has happened was in "Gaz, Taster of Pork."
  • This episode is the only time when Gaz becomes mad at her father.
  • In the commentary to this episode on the Invader Zim DVDs, Jhonen Vasquez mentions that the Irkens do in fact have the capability to love.

Animation Errors

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  • Dib's nose disappears twice in this episode right before he agrees to explain everything to the ship, and right before he says his next line after that.
  • There are two references from previous episodes: The first is when Dibship says to Zim that he's already tried to make a fake Dib. This is a reference to "Future Dib." The other is when Dib says to Dibship how he saved a bus full of kids from a walnut-eating moose, a reference to "A Room with a Moose."
  • When it shows Tak's face on her ship's computer, her eyes appear to be pink instead of purple.
  • When Zim is riding on the back of Tak's ship, his leggings appear pink and striped rather than their usual solid black.
  • This is one of the two episodes that Tak is involved in, though she never physically appears. The other is "Backseat Drivers From Beyond the Stars."
  • GIR acts like a squirrel in a scene of the episode when he ate an acorn while Zim is rampaging through the city on Tak's ship. Coincidentally, he did something similar in the very first episode, The Nightmare Begins.
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Dib's lack of fingers.

  • Toward the end, when the Dibship's "memories" are flashing before its eyes, it mentions Zim coming to Earth; however Dib himself can be seen saying the line as well.
  • Before Dib and Gaz eat dinner, Membrane says "Do you love me?" repeatedly and there's two buttons in front of the screen. One says "Yes" on the left, the other button says "No" on the right, but, when Dib presses "Yes", the buttons are switched.
  • As Dib falls to the cesspool, he has three fingers on each hand and remains like this through the entire episode. The only human with three fingers is Keef.

Concept artwork

See also

References

  1. http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/142708

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