Invader Zim is considered by many people the "Jesus Christ" of Cartoons. Created by comic book writer Jhonen Vasques, author of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Squee, and Filler Bunner, Invader Zim became the prophet of his dark concepts. Revolutionary in many ways, it challenged the way its viewers looked at the world around them. The show was cancelled for its unpopularity amoung younger audiences and high production costs. The show grew a major cult following after its "crucifixion".
Throughout 2006 the show had an apparent "resurrection" where episodes never before seen on tv were aired, though they were available on DVD releases before-hand.
Even though Invader Zim is gone, he lives on in our hearts.
Dib: It is done...
It's about a green alien from a planet called Irk, sent on a fraud mission to take over the planet Earth. Problem's that he's arrogant and foolish plus such little controversy stops him, so he never exactly reaches his goal.
invader ZIM: what happened?! we cant have run out of fuel already!
Gir: i emptied it!
ZIM: emptied it? WHY?
Gir: to make room for the tuna! ( he begins to eat tuna from where the fuel is supposed to be)
ZIM( after almost being rejected to be elected take over earth): but i have invaders blood! it runs through my veins like giant radioactive rubber pants!
Sadly, this amazing show only got about 40 episodes, due to nickeloden having budget cuts. It has a VERY large fanbase (as a member of it, I must say it isnt as bad as people say), and they are currently working VERY hard to get the show back on the air (and theres actually a pretty good chance it could happen). If your into cute, dark, crazy stuffs, I would definitely recomend checking it out. All of my friends love it (me and them are all guys, btw), and they are all kinds of people. I discovered this show about a year ago, and Im still laughing at ZIM and GIR's stupidity and insanity.
GIR: I dont know!
ZIM looks confused and gir then starts laughing and rolling on the floor
ZIM: Um... is it supposed to be stupid?
Tallest: Its not stupid, Its advanced! (snickers)
-A normal moment in Invader ZIM.
sane person- have you ever even watched it?
dumbass- no! im too busy displaying my unwanted opinions online and sucking dick!
sane person- ...the fuck...
They blame Sponge Bob for it's demise, not realizing that Sponge Bob was a success even 2 years before Invader Zim aired, and the fact that many other Nicktoons survived the reign of Sponge Bob such as Chalk Zone, Jenny Teenage Robot, Fairly Odd Parents(which is actually the reason Invader Zim failed) and Jimmy Neutron, all shows that had good long runs.
Sponge Bob was actually Nick's last savior since they could probably run Sponge Bob all day and still bring in higher ratings than their whole current lineup.