Men In Black (M.I.B)
- Ultra secret organization on the animated
cartoon MEN IN BLACK: THE SERIES/WB/1997-2001.
The M.I.B. group was designed to monitor outer
space aliens who either lived peacefully on
Earth in an assortment of guises or those
species who threatened to conquer the planet.
Men in Black operatives (as their group's name
implied) all wore black suits and dark-tinted
sunglasses. An alphabetical coding system
identified all agents.
The focus of the series followed Agent J (voice
of Keith Diamond), a cool, strong and heroic
rookie and Agent K (voice of Ed Ross), the
seasoned senior partner whose seen it all and
Agents Jay and Kay on
Their arsenal of sophisticated weapons and
gadgets included a silver metallic hand held
tube device which selectively erased the memory
of anyone looking into its flash.
Supervised by MIB Head named Zed (voice of
Charles Napier), J & K ran the gambit of aliens
- Jeebs the pawnshop owner
- Frank the Pug
- The Worm Guys
- The Twins
- The Bugs (as seen in the movie version)
- The Buzzard, an alien bounty hunter
- Alpha, the original head of MIB who went
mad ("he twisted his mind on some bad cosmic
- Forbus, a psychotic alien cab driver.
The animated MIB series was based on the
theatrical film Men in Black (1996) and
2002 sequel starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will
Some devoted UFO buffs lambasted the series for
trivializing the potential threat posed by
alleged real-life Men in Black who appeared
mysteriously at scenes of actual UFO sightings.
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