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This is a list of fourth wall breaks in the Captain Underpants series. A fourth wall breakage is when characters mention them being in a book/movie/TV show. Examples of fourth wall breakages will be shown below.


The Adventures of Captain Underpants[]

While two robots are stealing a jewel, George exclaims "Up until now this story was almost believable!"

Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets[]

George says "They'll never let us get away with that in a children's book. We're skating on thin ice as it is!" when Harold suggests drawing a urinal robot in order to defeat the Turbo Toilet 2000.

Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space (and the Subsequent Assault of the Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerds)[]

The text on page 18 says that if someone had noticed the spaceship on the roof of the school, "the horrible ordeal that followed might never have happened, and you wouldn't be sitting here reading about it right now."

Jennifer says to Zorx and Klax, "If our plan is to work, we must wait until it is narratively convenient."

In chapter 6, the reader is instructed to yell "Ka-Bloosh!" as loudly as they can while shaking the book back and forth uncontrollably.

When the author mentions how a giant wave of green goop covered everything in school, one sentence reads "It traveled down the north, east, and west wings of this school, covering everything from the drinking fountains to the text on this page."

Harold points out that it's impossible for Zorx to snap his fingers because he has tentacles, to which George replies, "There's no time to argue the physical improbabilities of this story."

When Captain Underpants returns (shortly after ordering a cheeseburger at a nearby shoe store), George asks him where he was during Chapter 15 when they needed him (during the incredibly graphic violence chapter).

When Harold suggests his idea for conquering the evil zombie nerds and getting them to return to normal, George replies he was hoping for a more dramatic solution, but as they are running short of pages in the book, they could try it.

Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants[]

The text on page 49 says "Remember that Poopypants guy I was telling you about back in chapter 2?"

In the newspaper Professor Poopypants/Tippy Tinkletrousers is reading on page 51, there is an article claiming that "harmful small text can be found almost anywhere, from insurance forms to smart-alecky children's books."

The boy who sees Captain Underpants getting ready to battle Professor Poopypants is referred to as "the little boy from Chapter 13".

George tells Harold that he learned something today. The moral of the story ("I think this is the first time one of our stories ever had a moral," notes Harold) is that it's not nice to make fun of people.

Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman[]

After Ms. Ribble reads the comic book George and Harold make, George explains that all they did was use their imaginations, and Ms. Ribble snaps "You're not allowed to do that in this school! Didn't you read chapter 1?"

When the Extra Strength Super Power Juice pours into Wedgie Woman's hair, Harold grabs the juice carton and yells "NOOO! This is the juice we got from that spaceship back in our third book!"

When Wedgie Woman has George and Harold in her death trap, Harold says that maybe the axe will just slice through the ropes and they'll be unharmed. George replies that that sort of thing only happens in "really lame adventure stories" (and at that very moment, the axe slices through the ropes and the boys are completely unharmed).

After The Harold 2000 kicks the kickball into the air, it makes a hole at the top right corner of the page, which is also shown on page 102.

The police officers that are being hanged from two stop signs speak directly to the reader.

The text says "A huge cloud of mist filled the air, covering everything in sight, and making these two pages incredibly easy to draw."

Captain Underpants and the Big Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy - Part 1: The Night of the Nasty Nostril Nuggets[]

A long, detailed description of Melvin's robot states that it has the power to "plow mercilessly through poorly-written run-on sentences."

George yells at the narrator to stop describing Melvin after he turned into The Bionic Booger Boy.

After Mister Krupp transforms into Captain Underpants, he looks around for a red curtain with black dots to use as a cape. George points to the curtain he and Harold are hiding behind, which is described as "the latest in a series of convoluted plot devices".

When Captain Underpants rescues Miss Anthrope from the Bionic Booger Boy's grip, the reader is instructed to make the disgusting noise of their choice to "emphasize the intense drama of this gripping paragraph."

When George suggests switching the Combine-O-Tron's batteries around to reverse its effect, Mr. Sneedly says that "that type of thing only happens in obnoxious children's books."

Harold notes that the endings to their adventures usually involve George and Harold saying "Oh no!" and "Here we go again!".

Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy - Part 2: The Revenge of the Ridiculous Robo-Boogers[]

On page 37, the text says "At this point, you might be saying to yourself, "Dang, this book is getting confusing!" Now don't worry, this'll all get cleared up by the end of chapter 17."

Melvin says to Mr. Krupp that he "could solve this problem right away if [he] still had [his] Combine-O-Tron 2000, but it got smashed in the last book." when he is demanding him to try to switch their brains to the correct bodies.

On page 122, the text says, "Quickly, their laser-guided eyeballs zoomed in on three of the heroes who had made their lives so miserable back in chapter 1."

On page 129, the text says, "Suddenly, the Robo-Boogers heard a familiar "Tra-La-Laaaaa!" coming from somewhere over on the next page." Trixie and Frankenbooger immediately drop George and Harold and storm over to page 130.

Melvin Sneedly wails about how he's not a superhero anymore, but everyone doesn't care because he was a selfish jerk for the past two books.

George breaks the fourth wall saying Melvin's warning, "Back in chapter 12, starting with the first word in the third line of the second paragraph on page 77," and says "I'm not very good at remembering details."

Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People[]

Harold says to alternate-universe Miss Singerbrains, "Didn't you get fired in our last book?"

When George tries to explain to Harold that the Purple Potty has brought them to an alternate universe, Harold denies it, saying, "That kind of thing only happens in poorly written children's stories whose authors have clearly begun running out of ideas!"

When Crackers rescues George and Harold, George says, "How come all of our pronouns are getting italicized?"

On page 122, Evil George's voice is stated to be coming from "somewhere on the lower right-hand corner of the next page."

Harold says to Evil George and Evil Harold, "We read your comic book back in chapter 8!"

When George and Harold's grandparents kiss, the scene is described as "the drooliest five-minute kiss in the history of children's books".

George yells at Harold saying, "Now I bet when you turn the page, something even worse is going to happen! You've gotta learn to keep your mouth shut at the end of these books!"

Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Re-Turn of Tippy Tinkletrousers[]

The Narrator says "But the police hadn't bothered to read the last book." and "As we already saw in chapter 1, George and Harold were being taken to jail when Tippy Tinkletrousers traveled backwards through time and interfered."

Tippy chases George, Harold, Crackers, and Sulu "into the cavernous depths of the lower right-hand corner of page 17."

The newspaper article in the illustration on page 30 states that George, Harold and Mr. Krupp's trial "interrupted the narrative flow of this book with a poorly drawn newspaper that contained a bunch of really tiny words."

Everything Except Fabric Softener is holding its "Semiannual Lazy Storytelling Sale".

The text on page 274 says "Remember back in chapter 8 when Tippy Tinkletrousers was fighting Captain Underpants and he accidentally froze his giant Robo-Legs to the school's football field?".

Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers[]

The text on page 16 says "You may even have commented on the surprising inappropriateness of such a murderous and bloody scene appearing in a children's book." On page 18, where it is revealed that Zombie Nerd Harold had a ketchup packet stuck to his foot, the text says that the reader will be a genius by the time they reach page 210.

Chapter 2 warns the reader not to smile or laugh while reading this book, in case a grown-up confiscates the book.

On page 26, it is stated that "since there was no Captain Underpants, there was nobody to save the world from the terrible devastation caused by the villains from our first three epic novels."

Tiny Tippy and Slightly Younger Tiny Tippy both say "To go forward in time to chapter eight of our last epic novel?"

The Narrator says "Remember at the beginning of this book when I told you you’d be smarter by page 198 than the world’s most brilliant scientists?"

Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000[]

The text on page 18 says "Before you could say "convoluted plotline," [Tippy's Robo-Pants] disappeared into the noontime haze."

The kickball that the Harold 2000 kicked into outer space is stated to have been "on its present course for the past five and a half books".

The text on page 29 says "Remember back in chapter 1 where we found out that Melvin had a whole year's worth of reasons why he needed to bring George and Harold and Captain Underpants back to the present?"

In chapter 6, it is stated that "the epic fight that followed was WAY too violent and disturbing to appear in a children's book." Gertrude Swanson then takes over to describe the scene, and is shocked by her grandson Timmy's crude illustrations of Melvin beating up the Turbo Toilet 2000. In the next chapter, she speaks directly to the reader and is even more revolted by Timmy's Flip-O-Ramas.

After the Narrator says "How was he going to manage a day’s worth of tests?" George says “Let’s get this over with.”

The Narrator says that when George and Harold met their doubles, they "quickly caught them both up on the events of the past three and a half chapters."

When Harold asks, "Wasn't something BAD supposed to happen in two weeks?", George, Harold, and their doubles suddenly remember "Melvin Sneedly's cryptic warning back in chapter 11".

George, Harold, Yesterday George, and Yesterday Harold state "I guess there are a lot of loose ends in this story," and realize that this means there will be another sequel.

Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot[]

In chapter 2, it is stated that due to criticism from grouchy old people, words like "heck", "tinkle", "fart", and "pee-pee" will never be used again (except on pages 44 and 48).

The Narrator says that George and Harold learned that lesson in our last book.

When Harold says to order everyone to stop following orders, George says "We've already used that joke in this book."

When Old George asks the two boys how come he and Old Harold have no memory of doing anything like this when they were kids, Harold says "I don't know," and George says "Probably bad writing."

George breaks the fourth wall again by saying “Don't worry, kids,’' “We’ll all be back by chapter 38!”

The All-New Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book o' Fun 2[]

In "The Night of the Terror of the Revenge of the Curse of the Bride of Hairy Potty", after Hairy Potty and his bride zap Captain Underpants, he holds up a can of spinach as a reference to Popeye. Hairy Potty then says, "You're in the wrong cartoon, bub!"

The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby[]

Deputy Dangerous says to the reader, "Remember that now," after the narrator introduces him and Danger Dog.

Danger Dog looks directly at the reader when he says, "I'm not really evil, I'm just in it for the kibbles."

Deputy Dangerous later breaks the fourth wall again in response to the narrator calling him Deputy Doo Doo.

The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen From the Future[]

Gluk says to the reader, "Remember that now," after the narrator introduces him and Ook.

Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers[]

Dilbert Dinkle says to the reader, "Remember that now," after the narrator introduces him and Petey The Cat.

Rip Van Tinkle breaks the fourth wall by saying they're not supposed to talk about poo.

Petey breaks the fourth wall by saying "We're not doing the rhyming thing anymore."

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie[]

George and Harold would talk to the audience in certain scenes.

The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants[]

The Frenzied Farts of Flabby Flabulous[]

In George and Harold's comic, Captain Underpants crashes through the panels of the comic and onto the next page.

Harold says "we're almost out of show.”

The Costly Conundrum of the Calamitous Claylossus[]

During the fight against Claylossus, he turns the entire city into clay, but as it goes on, the style of the claymation becomes cheaper and cheaper because of “budget cuts”.