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"The Icky Factor"
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July 25, 2005
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Larry Jacobs
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Adam Rudman
George Arthur Bloom
Kristin Laskas Martin
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"The Icky Factor" is the second episode of the fourth season of Cyberchase. It originally aired on July 25, 2005. It is the start of the Hacker's Transformatron mini-series.




Hacker launches his most dastardly and secretive scheme ever! He’s building a device so dastardly, victory over Cyberspace is in his sights. His cunning contraption calls for an unusual power source – the Electric Eel of Aquari-Yum. To get the eel, Hacker traps its guardian, cyberslug Icky, far from home and invades its secret hideout. The kids and Digit must use the concept of factoring to save the day. But can they rescue Icky and stop Hacker from stealing the Electric Eel?


  • Based on dialogue in the show, this episode takes place after the events of the Snelfu Snafu
  • This episode reveals that Matt teases Jackie because he has a crush on her[citation needed].
  • This is the last appearances of Icky, The Crab Prince and the rest of the animals in Aquari-Yum.
  • This is the last time wee see the inside of Aquari-Yum.
  • This is the first appearance of The Electric Eel of Aquari-Yum and The Manatee's only appearance on the show.




External links

PBS KIDS - Cyberchase Videos - The Icky Factor