Joe Murray initially created the title character for an unpublished comic book series in the late s, and later reluctantly pitched the series to Nickelodeon, who was looking for edgier cartoonists for their new Nicktoons block. The network gave the staff of the program a large amount of creative freedom, the writers targeting both children and adults.
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The show is laden with adult humor, including double entendres , innuendos , and satirical social commentary. Originally, there was a group of children who called themselves "The Kids Next Door" among the recurring characters, and would often get Kenny into trouble. Simensky told him that Nicktoons differed from other cartoons. When Shout! Using their codenames Numbuhs 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 , they are Sector V, part of a global organization called the Kids Next Door.
Brahna Siegelberg of Slate said that the aspect that was most compelling was that the show had "a really poignant critique of the materialist demands of American life. Both Nick and Cartoon Network were able to invest on people who had nothing to lose. Television film.