The Janitor Strikes Back is an episode of Fanboy & Chum Chum from season one.

The Janitor Strikes Back


Season 1, Episode 4
November 7, 2009
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Fanboy and Chum Chum create a friend named Yum Yum, who is made of gum. But when the school janitor tries to exterminate Yum Yum because of the "no gum" rule, the boys must save their friend!

Full RecapEdit

At school, Fanboy and Chum Chum are chewing gum until the school janitor, Russ Poopatine, comes in, causing them to hide their gum inside of their desks. They name their gum "Yum Yum" and sleep with it in the Fanlair at night. When the lights are turned off, an eye emerges from the large gum wad. Fanboy and Chum Chum realize they have made a friend made of gum, who they have lots of fun with, until Yum Yum follows Fanboy and Chum Chum to school and sets off Poopatine's gum alarm, so he and his chair, Brenda, try to find Yum Yum, while Fanboy and Chum Chum have to get Yum Yum out of Poopatine's sight (not knowing that Kyle is stuck to Yum Yum's back). After Poopatine hoovers past the trophy case that Fanboy, Chum Chum, Yum Yum, and Kyle are hiding in, they try to get to the door. Kyle feels pain from getting poked by the Javelin Team award and the shotput team award. Kyle drops the shotput award to the ground, making a sound, causing the four to get caught. Just as Poopatine is about to destroy Yum Yum (by dipping him in acid), Mr. Mufflin is litterally blown away by the hand dryer in the teachers' restroom, and he accidentally knocks Brenda over, spilling the acid on the floor. The acid creates a large hole in the floor. Fanboy and Chum Chum pull Poopatine out of the hole after making a deal. Gum is now allowed in school, but no taffy is allowed because saltwater taffy damages Brenda's pipes.


  • Yum Yum is seen in the Fanboy & Chum Chum theme song.