The X's

Not to be confused with The Exes or The X Factor (disambiguation).
The X's

Clockwise from top left: Mrs. X, Mr. X, Truman X, and Tuesday X.
Created by Carlos Ramos
Directed by Dave Marshall
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 20 (38 segments) (list of episodes)
Running time 24 minutes
Production company(s) Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Original network Nickelodeon
Original release November 25, 2005 (2005-11-25) – December 13, 2006 (2006-12-13)

The X's is an American animated television series created by Carlos Ramos for Nickelodeon. It centers on a family of spies who must conceal their identity from the outside world, but often have trouble in doing so. It was short-lived, with one season and 20 episodes.


The X's work for SUPERIOR. The X's have their daughter named Tuesday, their younger son named Truman and many gadgets at their disposal. An organization called S.N.A.F.U. (Society of Nefarious and Felonious Undertakings) is continually trying to cause trouble for the X's through their plans to take over the world.




Minor Characters

Series overview

The X's series overview
Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 20 November 25, 2005 December 13, 2006


Season 1 (2005–06)

No.TitleWritten byStoryboard byOriginal air date
1"AAIIEE, Robot! / Mission: Irresponsible"Doug Langdale
Carlos Ramos
Jim Smith
Jim Smith, Roque Ballesteros, Alan Lau & Brad Rau
November 25, 2005

Mrs. X breaks her leg. To solve this problem, Truman builds a replacement. This doesn't seem to work too good.

First Appearance: The X's, SNAFU, and other characters.

Superior decides to take Mr. and Mrs. X out of their rank because of destroying Stonehenge, putting Truman and Tuesday in command.
2"License to Slumber / Three Days of the Coin Op"Doug Langdale
Ralph Soll
Vincent WallerNovember 25, 2005

Mrs. X arranges a slumber party for Tuesday. But during it, the family begins to fight Glowface. Tuesday tries to cover up the truth of her family.

Truman's unauthorized upgrade of Home Base forces the computer offline for a day.
3"Photo Ops / Boy's Best Fiend"Gene Grillo
Mike Ryan
Carlos Ramos, Carl Greenblatt, Erik C. Wiese, Carey Yost & Joe Daniello
Li Hong
November 25, 2005

The X's get a family portrait taken to try to blend in as a normal family.

After missing every Birthday celebration, because of the missions, Truman gets a puppy for his birthday and names it Rex, but it turns out it was from Sasquatch, a S.N.A.F.U agent. Agent Sasquatch had turned all of the U.N leaders into animals.
4"Mr. Fix It / Doommates"John Behnke & Rob HumphreyLi Hong
Li Hong, Chong Lee & Jim Smith
December 9, 2005

Mr. X continues trying to be a normal dad. He learns that normal dad's fix things, so that's what he begins to do.

Truman and Tuesday have to share a room.
5"Secret Agent Manual / The Spy Who Liked Me"Doug Langdale
Gene Grillo
Carlos Ramos
Vincent Waller
December 16, 2005

Mrs. X and the kids trick Mr. X into giving them stuff they want by rewriting his official spy manual to include the items they desire.

Tuesday's first date is with a guy who's too good to be true: in fact, he's a spy working undercover for Glowface.
6"To Err is Truman / No More Mrs. Nice X"Earl Kress
Doug Langdale
Roque Ballesteros, Alan Lau & Brad Rau
Louie del Carmen
January 13, 2006

Truman attempts to be good and refrain from pulling pranks for one entire day, so that he will be allowed to join his family at the "world's greatest" amusement park.

Mrs. X is filled with peace and tranquility after she returns from a retreat, but unfortunately these qualities prove useless when confronting Glowface.

Guest starring: George Takei as Tranquilizer
7"On Her Majesty's Postal Service / Pinheads"Scott Peterson
Duane Colbert & Shahrzad Warkentin
Li Hong & Andy Kelly
Jim Smith
February 3, 2006

Mr. X gets a job as a mail man.

Tuesday wants the family to learn how to bowl.
8"From Crusha with Love / Xcitement"John Behnke & Rob HumphreyAndy KellyFebruary 17, 2006

A girl at school picks on Truman. He finds out that it is because she likes him.

Mr. X has a dirty little secret that's locking him away from being a spy and hanging with his family. But what could it be?
9"You Only Sneeze Twice / X Takes a Holiday"Carlos Ramos
Doug Langdale
Li Hong
Li Hong, Andy Kelly, Carlos Ramos & Marcelo Souza
February 24, 2006

The entire family gets sick, except Tuesday. The family is under her care. But what will they do when she's called on a mission?

Mr. and Mrs. X go on a relaxing date. But while they're away, Tuesday and Truman throw a party. Then Glowface attacks Homebase.
10"Mock Tutors / Meddle Mouth"John Behnke & Rob HumphreyAndy Kelly
Jim Smith
March 3, 2006

Truman and Tuesday are failing their cooking and tennis classes (Tuesday with cooking; Truman with tennis) and are forced to go to Summer School if they fail even more. So they try to help them with those subjects. Mrs. X helps Tuesday and Mr. X helps Truman; the only problem is that Mrs. X {a good tennis player} is a terrible cook and Mr. X {a good cook} is a terrible tennis player!

Truman finds the perfect opportunity to irritate Tuesday when she gets braces. He interferes with her braces and makes her act crazy.
11"Family Issues / Truman's Choice"Tracy Berna
Doug Langdale
Li Hong
Roque Ballesteros, Alan Lau & Brad Rau
March 17, 2006

In their continuous effort to be like "normal families," the X's visit a family counselor to see what kind of issues "normal families" have.

Truman gets a chance to capture the most wanted villain, which is Copperhead. The family begins to suck up to him in order to get to capture Copperhead with him.
12"Wealth vs. Stealth / Wee House"Doug Langdale
John Behnke & Rob Humphrey
Li Hong, Andy Kelly & Carlos Ramos
Jim Smith
April 7, 2006

When the X's win a billion dollars, they must balance their new fame and fortune with their spy work.

Sick and tired of being short, Truman builds a small replica of Homebase for him to live in until he misses his family.
13"Truman X: Super Villain"Carlos RamosLi Hong, Andy Kelly, Carlos Ramos & Jim SmithJune 16, 2006
When the X's punish Truman for hotdogging a mission and blowing up the X jet by selling all his spy gadgets in a garage sale, Glowface convinces the boy to join S.N.A.F.U. His first mission: destroy the X's, but Truman becomes good again and apologizes to his family and rejoins the X's and Superior before they can defeat Glowface and Mr. X and Mrs. X give Truman back his spy gadgets.
14"A Truman Scorned / Y's Up"Scott Peterson
Rob Humphrey & John Behnke
Andy Kelly
Andy Kelly & Jim Smith
September 22, 2006

Truman has a crush on Tuesday’s friend Kimla. Truman realizes there’s only one way to get past this "little kid" thing – he has to tell her he’s really an international super spy. Not surprisingly, Kimla doesn’t believe him. What is surprising is that she continues to disbelieve his story even when he sneaks her along on a mission and the truth is right in front of her nose.

The archenemies of the Xs, the Ys, move in next door. The Xs suspect that they are up to no good, but can prove nothing until the Ys show their true agenda.
15"Quit Your Day Job / Missing Home"Tracy Berna
Doug Langdale
Jim Smith
Carlos Ramos
September 29, 2006

When Tuesday is suspicious of Brandon, the X's find out he is a part-time S.N.A.F.U. agent.

Homebase explodes when the X's forget his birthday. Without Hombase, the X's need to survive on their own.
16"Live and Let Diaper / In-Law Enforcement"TBATBAOctober 6, 2006

The X's have to watch a neighbor's baby, and they can't change its diaper. Will they be able to ever change a diaper?

The X's try to prevent Mrs. X's parents from realizing that they're spies when they come for a visit.
17"Train Rex / Homebody"Rob Humphrey & John BehnkeAndy Kelly
Stephen DeStefano & Andy Kelly
October 13, 2006

After the X's go on a mission, Truman has a single day to train Rex or else he will go to the pound.

Truman creates a body for Homebase so he could carry the Xs' weapons, which the X's do not like.
18"The Haunting of Homebase"Rob Humphrey & John BehnkeLi Hong, Andy Kelly, Michael Mullen, Carlos Ramos & Jim SmithOctober 27, 2006
Truman attempts to scare his family and turns Homebase into a haunted house, but Glowface takes control of the Homebase and soon, Tuesday, Mr. and Mrs. X are zombies. Can Truman stop Glowface's evil plot before his brain is eaten?
19"Accidental Hero / Untied"TBATBANovember 25, 2006

Truman saves a baby from one of his own paintball traps and is hailed as a hero; Tuesday tries to expose him.

After his tie reflects off onto Glowface's base walls, he suffers a tie loss. He now can't fight. Can the other X's save him from his loss of "tie-tie", or will the X's become nothing?
20"Theater of War / Breaking Camp"Doug Langdale
Rob Humphrey & John Behnke
Carlos Ramos
Andy Kelly & Jean Texier
December 13, 2006

Brandon will do Romeo in the school play, and Seven Y competes with Tuesday to see who will be Juliet in the play.

Mr. X takes Truman to his favourite childhood camp, hoping he'll love it too. Turns out he doesn't, much to Mr. X's dismay.

Home media releases


Despite the show's short run and mixed critical reviews, The X's received numerous accolades, including three Annie Award nominations.[1]

Year Award Category Nominee Episode Result
2006 Artios Best Animated Voice-Over Television Casting Sarah Noonan and Meredith Layne   Won
2006 Annie Award Storyboarding in an Animated Television Production Hong Li "You Only Sneeze Twice" Won
2006 Annie Award Character Design in an Animated Television Production Carlos Ramos "Homebody" Nominated
2006 Annie Award Character Design in an Animated Television Production Eric Robles "You Only Sneeze Twice" Nominated


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