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"Rufus" is the fifty-eighth episode of Lilo & Stitch: The Series. It aired on August 26, 2005, and is most notably a crossover with Kim Possible.

Summary

Stitch is running through trees while trying to hide as Lilo had finished counting. While looking around to find Stitch, she eventually finds him in the palm tree. Lilo is not pleased by this, as Stitch was supposed to hide instead of telling her where he is, thus defeating the purpose of hide-and-seek. Suddenly, an aircraft has abducted Stitch from the tree, and Lilo goes after it but soon loses it.

Back at her house, Jumba finds Pleakley in the living room looking at some magazines, which he refers to them as his "treasure of Earth knowledge." Lilo soon returns back home and tells them of Stitch's disappearance. She then suggests using Jumba's ship to find him. Jumba tells her that his ship is not working, so Lilo decides to rescue Stitch on her own. Jumba warns her that she cannot go on dangerous missions without 626.

Lilo wonders who could do the job better than her until Pleakley finds a magazine cover of Kim Possible. He then tells Lilo that they can go to Kim's website, tell her that they are in trouble, and take advantage of her highly efficient secret agent skills. Jumba then looks at the magazine which soon intrigues him, regarding Kim's impressive resume. Lilo is pessimistic about having to hire Kim and claims she does not need her, as they can do the job themselves. However, Pleakley assures Lilo that the "saving business" should be left to the professionals, as he soon writes an e-mail to Kim reading: "ATTENTION! URGENT MATTER, SAFETY OF THE WORLD AT STAKE, NEED HELP A.S.A.P." and sends the letter. Pleakley then says that they will have to wait for Kim to arrive, though Lilo is worried if Stitch needs them right now.

When Kim, Ron Stoppable, and Rufus arrive to help Lilo save Stitch, Jumba notices Ron's pet naked mole rat. He mistakes Rufus for Experiment 607 (Launch) and chases him for most of the adventure, much to Ron's horror.

Meanwhile, Dr. Drakken and Shego have Stitch confined inside an underwater base, where they both prepare to clone him. When Kim goes out to find the base and rescue Stitch, she gets sucked into a current ("People Eater") and is also taken hostage. Eventually, Stitch and Kim are rescued from their prison by Lilo and Rufus. Everyone then manages to escape the underwater base.

Back on the beach, Jumba is still convinced that Rufus is Experiment 607. However, Stitch takes Ron's pet naked mole rat, sniffs him a few times, and reveals to Jumba that Rufus is not one of his "cousins" but a mole rat, much to Jumba's surprise. Later, Lilo teaches Kim how to dance the hula, and everyone has a good time together. 

Experiment mentioned

  • Launch

Trivia

  • Moral: Never doubt others based on what they look like or who they are. 
  • Xfinity/Comcast listings state that this episode premiered on May 16, 2005.
    • Also on Xfinity/Comcast listings, if viewers press "Captions", there are no subtitles.
  • When Drakken reveals his plans to clone Stitch, Shego cuts him off with a reminder of his poor luck with cloning schemes, which refers back to Drakken's failed attempts at cloning Kim Possible.
  • Jumba's concerns about Rufus being Experiment 607 were ironic. As seen in A Sitch in Time, Rufus had 3000 hyper-evolved descendants in that timeline. Their apparent leader, Rufus 3000, was armed with multiple chronal manipulators and considered Rufus his superior. So Rufus actually was in a position to drastically impact the time stream, he just never took advantage of it. He easily could have done just as much damage as Experiment 607, even if he himself did not have natural time-manipulating powers.
    • Rufus, of course, could not be Experiment 607, as Ron was about 12 years old when he bought Rufus, while the experiments had only arrived to Earth about a year prior to the episode's events.
    • It is shown that Rufus will respond to both names: Rufus and Experiment 607.
  • This episode appears to take place sometime after Kim Possible's Season 2 episode "Blush" and before the third season, as Kim mentioned the challenge she had talking to Josh Mankey.
  • Kim's Pre-K voice actress, Dakota Fanning, was the voice of Lilo in the sequel movie Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, which was released four days after this episode aired. 
  • Nani, Gantu and Reuben do not appear in this episode. Also, this is the only episode where Hämsterviel appeared but Gantu did not.

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Soundtracks: Original soundtrackLilo & Stitch: Island FavoritesLilo & Stitch Hawaiian Album
Video Games: Lilo & Stitch (GBA)Lilo & Stitch PinballLilo & Stitch: Hawaiian AdventureLilo & Stitch: Trouble in ParadiseDisney's Stitch: Experiment 626Lilo & Stitch's Island of AdventuresLilo & Stitch 2: Hämsterviel HavocKingdom Hearts IIStitch JamKingdom Hearts: Birth by SleepStitch Jam 2Stitch!Now (Stitch Cosplay) • Disney Magical WorldDisney INFINITYDisney INFINITY: 2.0 EditionDisney Magical World 2Disney Magic KingdomsDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Crossy RoadDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Books: Disney's Wonderful World of Reading

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingDisney Friends of the MonthIt's a Small WorldKaribuni MarketplaceStitch's Great Escape!Stitch and Friends Summer SurpriseStitch EncounterThe Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai!

Entertainment: Disney's Showtime SpectacularDisney's WishesFantasmic!Lilo's Luau & FunMax LIVE: Gettin’ Goofy With ItMickey and the Magical MapFashionable EasterMickey presents: "Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris"Stitch's Supersonic CelebrationSummer BlastThe Golden Mickeys
Parade: Disney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnFlights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressMickey's WaterWorksStitch's Summer Dance Bash
Firework: Celebrate the MagicCelebrate! Tokyo Disneyland
Halloween: Halloween Pop'n LIVE
Christmas: A Totally Tomorrowland ChristmasDisney Christmas StoriesWorld of Color: Season of Light

Characters
Immediate Pelekai ʻohana: Lilo PelekaiStitchNani PelekaiJumba JookibaPleakley

Franchise-wide Recurring Characters: David KawenaCaptain GantuJacques von HämstervielGrand CouncilwomanGalactic ArmadaUGF TroopersMertle EdmondsElena, Teresa, and YukiSusan HegartyCobra BubblesMoses PulokiMrs. HasagawaMr. and Mrs. PelekaiLukiIce Cream Man
Lilo & Stitch: The Series Characters: Mr. WongMrs. EdmondsAunt StacyOfficer KahikoKeoni JamesonMr. JamesonVictoriaMrs. PleakleyPixley PleakleyBertley PleakleyCharles and Mary
Series One-shots: Mitzi Suzuki and Kato StewartMerwin Finklestein and DeanEllen and LonaKinsey McKellyRingmasterMayor AnoloNicoléDr. Gladys OkraSaraMr. CooperChaps, Manny and SperkMortlegax
Stitch! Characters: Yuna KamiharaObaa KamiharaPennySashaTaroHiromanJessicaTigerlilyKennyAni PelekaiBooGooKijimunaaDelia
Stitch & Ai Characters: Wang Ai LingWang JiejieMeiyingDahu
Video Game Characters: Dr. Habbitrale
Experiments: ReubenSparkyJamDiggerMaryHuggoSlimyRichterPhantasmoClipMr. StenchySpookyHolioCannonballGigiYinYangKixxSplodyheadAmnesioSwirlyFibberTankSproutElasticoYaarp627DeforestatorZapTopperMeltyHoudiniFudgySinkerNosyFinderSlushyDupeHammerfaceHeatThresherPlasmoidShortstuffAngelFelixPoxyHunkahunkaSampleBabyfierBonnieClydeSluggerDrowsySpikeSqueakFrenchfrySwapperShoeBackhoePokiSlickSkipClinkCheckersPJPlootSnootyRetroBelleMorpholomewSpatsHecklerWishy-WashyPhoonBugbyShushLaxRemmyDoubledipGotchuForeheadHockerZawpMulchShredderPixBoomerMannersWoodyWrapperBlowhardDerrickAceGlitchWoopsSnafuNosoxStamenTickle-TummyLinkLeroyCloudyStopgoSplatSproingKernelCarmenChopsueyCyberShrinkFluteMrs. SicklyStankPopDorkifierWormholeToonsHertz DonutWelcoLoriderWitchSproutlingDark End
Other: Elvis PresleyPudgeJimmy the CockroachVarious AliensLeroy ClonesSergeant C4703BK2704-90210Skippy

Episodes
Season One: "Richter" • "Phantasmo" • "Clip" • "Mr. Stenchy" • "Spooky" • "Holio" • "Cannonball" • "Yapper" • "Yin-Yang" • "Kixx" • "Splodyhead" • "Amnesio" • "Swirly" • "Fibber" • "Tank" • "Sprout" • "Elastico" • "Yaarp" • "627" • "The Asteroid" • "Topper" • "Melty" • "Houdini" • "Sinker" • "Nosy" • "Finder" • "Slushy" • "Dupe" • "Shortstuff" • "Angel" • "Felix" • "Poxy" • "Hunkahunka" • "Sample" • "Babyfier" • "Bonnie & Clyde" • "Slugger" • "Bad Stitch" • "Drowsy"

Season Two: "Spike" • "Frenchfry" • "Swapper" • "Shoe" • "Slick" • "Skip" • "Checkers" • "PJ" • "Ploot" • "Snooty" • "Retro" • "Belle" • "Morpholomew" • "Spats" • "Heckler" • "Wishy-Washy" • "Phoon" • "Bugby" • "Rufus" • "Shush" • "Lax" • "Remmy" • "Mrs. Hasagawa's Cats/Ace" • "Glitch/Woops" • "Snafu" • "Link"

Songs
He Mele No LiloHeartbreak HotelStuck on YouSuspicious Minds(You're the) Devil in DisguiseHawaiian Roller Coaster RideAloha ʻOeHound DogBurning LoveCan't Help Falling in LoveRubberneckin'I Need Your Love TonightA Little Less ConversationAlwaysAloha, E komo MaiI'm So Lonesome I Could CryJailhouse Rock
Locations
HawaiiHonoluluKokaua TownLahui BeachLilo's HouseAnimal ShelterHula SchoolMertle's HouseMrs. Hasagawa's HouseBirds of Paradise HotelKilauea LighthouseKauai AirportRental HutBeach GymPineapple Water TowerFarmBugopolisHaunted HouseKiki's Coffee HutJapanese RestaurantBeauty ParlorJunior Dog ShowPet ShopCostumesHip Hop Fusion StudioOrchard Falls MallMartMacki Macaw'sFrench Fry'sShave IceWorld's Largest SandwichJumba & Pleakley's Bed & Not BreakfastBaseball FieldGolf CourseObservatoryUnderwater BaseWaialeale PeakAli'i TrailKimo's ArcadeOnaona Skunk FarmKokaua Wildlife PreserveMuseum of Natural History KauaiKokaua Town PrisonKokaua Town LanesLaundry StoreBakeryGas StationCinemaTuroPlorgonarPrison Asteroid K-37Jumba's LabG.A.C.C.Aloha StadiumLihue AirportOkinawa New Town
Objects
Experiment PodsExperiment Pod ContainerJumba's ComputerPlasma BlasterNet CannonGalactic Cell PhonePrison CapsuleSample ExtractorFusion ChamberProjectorTime MachineProtoplasmic Growth RayPlasmatic EnglobulatronLuggageScrumpLilo's Experiment BookStitch's SpacesuitStitch's NecklaceSpiritual Stone
Vehicles/Spaceships
Jumba's ShipGantu's ShipPolice CruisersThe Red OneYellow Plantation TrucksAHI Tanker TruckDr. Hämsterviel's ShipManta ShuttleHovercraftX-BuggyFederation ShipB.R.B. 9000G.A.C.C. Ship
See Also
Tantalog languageLilo & Stitch: Pre-9/11 Ending