| Hi! Sorry I'm late; my head's itchy!|
|Invader Zim Episode|
|Episode No:||Episode 17b|
|Airdate:||April 26, 2002|
SPOILER WARNING OF DOOM: This section or article may contain spoilers!
While sneaking through the hallways, Dib and Melvin overhear the Countess talking to herself about a lice queen, the supposed source of all lice on Earth. Dib thinks this rant proves she's crazy, and becomes determined to stop her. Unfortunately, upon hearing about the lice queen, Melvin starts panicking and both he and Dib are discovered. Dib drags Melvin along with him as they flee from the Delouser, only to be cornered by her in a classroom.
The Countess is just about to recapture Dib and Melvin when the floor caves in, landing them inside the lice queen's nest. Dib realizes the Delouser was right all along, and begs her to save them. She is able to do this once one of her minions figures out that lice die on contact with Zim's skin. The Delouser puts Zim in a device that turns his skin into ammunition, and fires it at the lice queen, killing it and all other lice. The Countess then praises Zim for his "sacrifice" in the fight against lice, saying "Thanks to the bravery of this child, the world will never have to deal with the threat of lice ever again.", completely oblivious to the fact that the kid she's holding is clearly an alien. It seems like things are all over, but Ms. Bitters is still sitting in a room alone when she scratches her head for a second, and is then still again.
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Facts of DoomEdit
- When the Countess is about to grind Zim's skin, she says "Close your eyes, baby." This is a reference to the movie Aliens. When Ripley and Newt were up against the Xenomorph Queen, Ripley said the same thing to Newt. Of course in this episode they're fighting the Lice queen.
Trivia of DoomEdit
- In this episode, it is revealed that lice die upon coming in contact with Irken skin.
- One female student has dark skin and black hair for this episode and in season 2, but not in any others.
- This episode was going to be called "Lice Nazi", then "Lice of Doom", but they changed it to just "Lice" because it was after Megadoomer.
- This episode is one of the few episodes that doesn't feature GIR.
- This is the first and only episode in which Gretchen talks to Dib and he notices/listens to her.
Inconsistencies and Animation ErrorsEdit
- At one point in the episode, the students in Ms. Bitters' class ran out of the classroom, though they suddenly appear back inside the classroom when the Delouser arrives.
- As Dib and Melvin are march through the hall, we see the guy with the horn-shaped hair in one of the rooms, shaving a kid's head; but in the next scene, he is walking behind them.
- Melvin arrived late for class in this episode, though he was seen in class earlier when Dib was talking about Galileo.
- When Countess von Verminstrasser is holding Zim up his boots temporarily reappear but are gone in other shots.
- Gaz was playing the Game Slave, although she broke it and threw it away in Game Slave 2, which was earlier in the series.