Monkey Fist Strikes
Production Number: 103
Season: 1
Executive Producer(s): Bob Schooley
Mark McCorkle
Chris Bailey
Writer(s): Gary Sperling
Art Director(s): Alan M. Bodner
Dialogue Director(s): Chris Bailey
Lisa Schaffer
Broadcast Information
US Broadcast Number:
Disney Channel US Premiere:
September 13, 2002
ABC Kids Premiere:
September 14, 2002
Toon Disney Premiere:
April 13, 2005
DVD Releases:
Kim Possible: The Complete First Season
iTunes Releases:

Kim helps Monty Fiske collect the final of the four Jade Monkeys that grants the user Mystical Monkey Power, not realizing his true motive.

Characters (in order of appearance)

Plot Summary


  • Villain: Monkey Fist and Bates
  • Evil plot: Acquire all the jade monkey's that were hidden away by an ancient order and use them to harness Mystical Monkey Power.

Personal Storyline

We find Kim and Ron climbing a mountain. Ron does not get very far until he is tangled up in his bungee cords. Kim reaches the top to find a baby eagle that was wounded. She rescues the eagle but on her climb down, her ropes break and she finds herself free-falling down the cliff. Using her pack as a parachute, she is able to land safely and give the baby eagle to a park ranger.

Kim's father contacts her on the Kimmunicator asking where she is as it is family game night. The park ranger tells him that he should be proud of his daughter for the good work she's done. Kim's dad lightens up but tell her that her cousin Larry will be disappointed she's not there. After hanging up, Kim expresses relief at not having to be there, telling the park ranger that Larry is really creepy. Ron, after freeing himself from the ropes, asks her what's so bad about her cousin.

She then goes on to tell him for quite a while on how Larry is essentially a major gamer geek. Ron doesn't seem to take Kim's side but instead goes on about one of the games that Larry plays called "Fortress", and how cool it was. Wade then appears via hologram. He explains to Kim that the famous archeologist Monty Fiske wants her help to find an artifact. Upon arriving at their destination, Ron is horrified to find that the temple they are searching is a monkey shrine. Kim explains to Monty that Ron had to share a cabin with a wild chimpanzee at camp and ever since has been traumatized. Monty tries to explain chimpanzee's are actually apes and not monkey's, but Ron tells him they're all freaks of nature. Monty appears to be very displeased by Ron's comments. When Ron thinks that Monty is out of ear-range, he tells her that he thinks Monty is no good. Kim thinks that Ron is being ridiculous and when Monty is reveled to have been closer then Ron thought, and he did in fact hear his comment, the tension grows. The team splits up, but Ron refuses to go inside the shrine. Kim goes alone, having to avoid numerous boobie-traps to achieve the old monkey artifact.

That night, Ron insists that he still thinks Monty is no good. Kim still doesn't take him seriously, and tries to sleep as Ron tries to inform her of a figure he sees in the distance. At first he thinks it's a monkey, but is relieved when it's only a ninja. The ninja steals the monkey artifact despite Kim putting up a fight for it. When she informs Monty of the loss, he acts upset but it seems off.

Back at home, Kim's dad tries to cheer her up by saying that Larry felt bad for not getting to see her, so his mother invited the family over for dinner that Saturday. Kim's twin brothers go on about how Larry is a dweeb, but James scolds them for it. He tells them to be more like Kim who doesn't judge a book by its cover. Kim get's a guilty look on her face. The next scene, Kim and Ron are at Bueno Nacho. Kim describes her misfortune at having to spend dinner with Larry, but Ron still doesn't see what's wrong with him. Wade then calls Kim and tells her that the monkey artifact was legend to be able to grant people Tai Shing Pek Kwar, or Monkey Kung-Fu when combined with three other artifacts just like it. Wade thinks that it would be a good idea for them to talk to Monty again, who may be able to help them get the artifact back. Kim remembers that she had plans with Larry though and insists on honoring her promise with her dad that she wouldn't bail, despite Wade offering her a holographic version of herself to fill in. She does note how tempting the Holo-Kim was.

That Saturday night, Kim and Ron go to ask Monty for help, thus having the Holo-Kim take her place at her cousins house. When shown inside, Monty reveals to them that he was in fact the ninja that stole the artifact, and that he had the other three as well. He also revealed to be crazy in the sense that he spent his family fortune on getting his hands and feet mutated to make him part man part monkey. He tells the duo that since they know his secret, he'll have to kill them. When he attacks Kim, he shoots right past her, revealing that Kim actually did go to her cousin's house and Ron was left with the Holo-Kim. Ron tries to escape from Monty as Wade calls Kim to let her know what is going on. Shocked and helpless to assist Ron, Kim allows Larry to speak to her friend. Larry encourages Ron to defeat Monty like he would with a certain boss in Fortress, by becoming like him. Ron runs to the four artifacts and "becomes what he fears most." He is imbued with the same power, and so is Rufus, who was caught in the energy too.

Now having the powers of Tai Shing Pek Kwar, Ron is able to put up a good fight against Monty. However Ron's instinctive knowledge is eventually edged out by Monty's physical master training. Just when it seems Monty has Ron defeated, Rufus starts to knock over the monkey artifacts, after Ron orders him to "Search and Destroy." Desperate, Monty tries to catch them all, barely grabbing the last one to get knocked over with his teeth. He's then helpless as Ron surprises him with a kung-fu kick to the face, knocking him out and breaking the artifacts. The police come and Ron is able to go to Larry's house, where the two get along talking about video games. Kim smiles and finding that Larry now has a friend, bails while the two watch deleted scenes from a sci-fi movie.



Main article: Monkey Fist Strikes/Transcript

Memorable Quotes

Ron: Bad Road

Monkey Fist: Crazy you say? Like it was crazy to spend a family fortune on radical genetic mutation and dangerous experimental surgery? Like it was crazy to become a man monkey who violates every law of nature of science?! It’s a touch unconventional.






Supplementary Information

Middleton High School Reader Board

Home of the Mad Dogs

Team Possible's Transportation

  • An unnamed colonel, who took them to Columbia in a military plane filled with soldiers.


  • Kim tells Cousin Larry that she is watching a 'Knowing Channel' documentary on her Kimmunicator featuring Monty Fiske. This may be an allusion to The Discovery Channel.


  • Third episode in chronological order.
  • This is the episode in which the following three characters obtain Mystical Monkey Power:
    • Monkey Fist
    • Ron Stoppable
    • Rufus.
  • Rufus and Ron also destroy all four monkey statues while defeating Monkey Fist and Bates, ensuring that no one can ever again develop mystic monkey power (which Ron considers "sick and wrong.")
  • This is the first episode, which brings up Ron's pathological fear of monkeys.
  • This is the first episode in chronological order that Ron's pants fall down and reveal his underwear.
  • This is also the first episode in which we see Wade's entire body - even though it is only in hologram form.
  • It is also potentially the only episode in the entire series to make any mention of a specific date which contextualize the era of the show. When Ron joins Kim at her Cousin's home, Cousin Larry asks Ron if he wants to see deleted footage from The Moon Beyond Ios which he got at "the convention of '99", which must be referring to the year 1999. Apart from this one mention it is largely the allusions to pop-culture and trends of the late 90s and early 2000s which define the era of the show.


  • When "the hooded ninja" is caught stealing the monkey statue, and Kim engages him in battle, the statue disappears and reappears in the ninja's left arm just before Kim kicks it to Ron.
  • When Ron says "Completely mental in this case!" and rushes past Bates, his entire outline is black, rather than grey on his shirt, pants and gloves.
  • When Ron receives mystical monkey power from the idols, the floor beneath him is yellow with no monkey image on it. However, later, as Monkey Fist is trying to catch the falling idols to keep them from breaking, the giant monkey picture on the floor is visible.
  • As Kim scales the cliff to save the eagle, she has the Kimmunicator strapped to her wrist. As she parachutes down, it was missing. Then, when she lands, she brandishes it from nowhere.
  • Near the conclusion of Ron's hand-to-hand battle with Monkey Fist, Fiske slams Ron to the ground. For that moment, and that moment alone, Ron's hands are bare.
  • In the scene where Kim shows Ron which one of the two Kims were a hologram, the Kimmunicator was red instead of blue.
  • When Kim and Ron first meet Holo-Wade Kim is holding two books. After she dumps Ron on the ground, she does not have any books in her hands. Then the books reappear in her right hand.
  • In the opening scene when Kim looks for the baby eagle she is not attached to a rope. After she saves the eagle she is attached to a rope.
    • Dubious as an error. She free-climbed up while searching for the eaglet, then during Ron's antics quickly set a piton and rope for a fast decent; set it too quickly and did not double check the anchoring.

Behind the Scenes

Cast & Crew

  • Executive Producers
    • Bob Schooley
    • Mark McCorkle
    • Chris Bailey
  • Story Editor

  • Writers
    • Gary Sperling
  • Art Director
    • Alan M. Bodner
  • Line Producer

  • Storyboard Supervisor

  • Voice Talent
    • See Character List Above
  • Dialogue Directors
    • Chris Bailey
    • Lisa Schaffer
  • Voice Casting

  • Storyboard

  • Timing Directors

  • Lead Character Design

  • Character Design

  • Character Clean-Up

  • Location Design

  • Prop Design

  • Background Paint

  • Color Stylists

  • Main Title Design By

  • Production Manager

  • Overseas Animation Supervisor

  • Technical Director

  • Storyboard Revisions

  • Continuity Coordinator

  • BG Key Color Correction

  • Animation Production by

  • Film Editor

  • Assistant Film Editor

  • Pre-Production Track Editor

  • Animatic Editor

  • Scanners

  • Track Reading

  • Supervising Sound Editor

  • Sound Editor

  • Foley Mixer

  • Foley Artist

  • Re-Recording Mixers

  • On-line Editor

  • Original Dialogue Recording

  • Assistant Dialogue Engineer

  • Manager of Music Production

  • Post Production Manager

  • Post Production Supervisor

  • Audio Supervisor

  • Post Production Coordinator

  • Production Coordinators

  • Production Associate

  • Production Secretary

  • Production Control

  • Casting Manager

  • Script Coordinator

  • Produced by
    • Walt Disney Television Animation


  • Score by
    • Adam Berry
  • "Call Me, Beep Me! The Kim Possible Song"
    • Written and Produced by
      • Cory Lerios
      • George Gabriel
    • Performed by
      • Christina Milian


External Links


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