Their mission: to "Rip," or destroy anything that stands in the way of freedom and justice. The group spends their days
in hardcore physical training to fight evil. In fact, they intend to become the most powerful crime fighters in the known
universe. They've honed their natural gifts of strength, agility, and craftiness to an amazing degree, but some criminals
still choose to challenge them!
The show originally aired on Fox Kids (Previously 'Fox Box' and now '4KidsTv')
on Saturday Mornings, but it was later moved to Cartoon Network to be featured on Adult Swim on Sunday nights
The Team's leader. Older and wiser, Crag is the one who gets the assignments and chooses the best men for the job. The best
men, of course, are always the Ripping Friends.
Rip: Rip is a bulging flesh bag of adrenaline, always
ready to jump into action at the drop of a hat. His five o'clock shadow is the toughest in the world.
Misunderstood by the world around him, Slab is often mistaken to be slow-witted and dull. But he is merely at war with his
Chunk: Everybody loves Chunk, but they are concerned about his youthful, young ways. If
only he'd stop thinking about girls and music, he could devote himself to more serious things. Like ripping.
The Idiot Boy: A ward of the Ripping Friends, Jimmy sews their super suits, fixes their meals and generously cleans up
after them. He constantly daydreams about becoming a Ripping Friend.
He-Mom: The only person alive who
can stand up to the fury of the Ripping Friends is their own mother. He-Mom adopted the Ripping Friends when they were infants.
The Indigestible Wad
Originally aired: September 15, 2001
has been chewing the same piece of gum her entire life and even refuses to spit it out while sitting in a dentist chair. This
proves to be a deadly mistake when X-ray radiation transmutes her gum into a super human wad with a life all its own. Bent
on destroying the human race, the wad pillages through humans' mouths and sucks out their saliva, generating more power for
himself but leaving its victims zombies. It is up to The Ripping Friends to save the day, but are they clever enough to defeat
The Indigestible Wad?
Originally aired: September 22,
Story: Flathead, a worm-like creatrue vows revenge on the human race for being ridiculed by the Ripping Friends.
Flathead steals Jimmy's spine and then breeds more flathead creatures who in turn steal other people's spines. It is up to
the Ripping Friends to get back Jimmy's spine and restore the townspeople's spines as well.
aired: September 29, 2001
Story: In an attempt to donate their excess friction to speed up friction development
on Jimmy's hands, they end up creating the friction monster named Frictor, self-proclaimed Master of Friction. The Ripping
Friends have to find a way to deal with this monstrosity.
Trivia: In the opening of the space sequence, there is
a box that says, "Made in Korea" under that it says "Like this cartoon." The show is animated in Korea.
Originally aired: October 6, 2001
Story: Jimmy comes to get
the superhero's dirty laundry, but Rip forgets to give him his shorts. He ends up trying to throw his shorts to Jimmy but
he doesn't know his own strength. He throws the shorts so far, they go into a far and distant land where they become evil.
The shorts, like most villians, try to destroy The Ripping Friends.
Originally aired: October 13, 2001
Story: Ovulator attempts
to rule the world by selling the eggs and forcing the cows to hold their meat like "the wretched herbivore" they are. Slab,
the only ripping friend to hold protein longer than the others, has to put a stop to the Ovulator's evil ways.
Man Man and Boy Boy
Originally aired: October 27, 2001
Story: The Ripping Friends are
enraged by a news story about a crime-fighter and his young sidekick: Man Man and Boy Boy. Not only does Man Man not have
a license to fight crime, but he causes Boy Boy untold anguish by forcing his motif on him. Crag and Jimmy dress up as "Man
Friend" and "Boy Pal" to save the day.
Trivia: This is the first episode where Mark Dailey voices Crag
Originally aired: November 10, 2001
Story: After defeating Citracett
for the 37th time, the Ripping Friends banish him to the bowels of the Earth. The methane gases below the Earth's surface
transform Citracett into the all-powerful Stinky Butt! It takes all of the Ripping Friends' strength an intelligence to prevent
Stinky Butt from blowing up the Earth.
The Muscle Magician
Originally aired: November
Story: Chunk meets the Muscle Magician, a performer who can control the muscles of other people. The Muscle
Magician decides to put Chunk's great muscles to work for his own nefarious purposes. Against his will, Chunk finds himself
robbing banks left and right.
Trivia: Last episode shown on FOX
Originally aired: December 15, 2001
Story: After being teased
by Rip, Jimmy runs off to be alone in his favorite tree. Citracett happens by and kidnaps Jimmy. Rip painfully realizes Jimmy
would never have been kidnapped if his horrible teasing hadn't driven Jimmy to run away, so he vows to rescue to rescue Jimmy
at any cost.
Trivia: Debuted on [adult swim]
The Ripping Friends Meet Dr. Jean Poole
aired: January 12, 2002
Story: He Mom wants the heroes to fiind love.
from Next Thursday, Part 1 and 2
Originally aired: January 19 and 26, 2002
Story: A new villain
'Thursday Man' was a big fan of The Ripping Friends, but there was one thing they did that got him to want to destroy the
Ripping Friends! Heres what happened: In the land of next Tuesday everyone in the world has an apposable thumb sticking out
of there chest, but Thursday Man had a thumb with the nail on upside down. He then heard that one of his favorite superheros,
Slab, is a professional doctor. Maybe he could put the nail on right? After hours of hard work, Slab was finished. Thursday
Man looked at his new apposable thumb. He saw, that his nail was still on the same way! Maybe Slab didn't know what way it
was supposed to go on, or maybe he didn't care. Thursday Man then tries to get his revenge.
Trivia: This was the
last new episode shown on Adult Swim
The Infernal Wedding
Citracet the Merciless attempts to marry He-Mom.
Trivia: This wasn`t aired on Fox Kids or Adult Swim due to the
eviction of the President at the White House, missiles being launched atop the Pentagon, a scene with two kids holding guns
with ammo and a bunch of missiles on their way to blowing up a lot of the Earth.