Season 3, Episode 9
Air date October 7, 2004
Written by Ronnie Krauss

George Arthur Bloom Kristin Laskas Martin

Directed by Larry Jacobs
Episode Guide
"Be Reasonable"
"The Snelfu Snafu: Part 2"
The Snelfu Snafu: Part 1 is the ninth episode of the third season of Cyberchase. It originally aired on October 7, 2004.


Main Characters

Recurring/Minor Characters



The long lost encryptor chip, the only computer component that can restore Motherboard to full power, unexpectedly appears on the popular cyberauction U-WANT, U-BID!  To make matters worse, Hacker is the top bidder – and if he gets it, Motherboard is doomed! The CyberSquad and their friend Slider get jobs in Cyberspace, and figure out how much they need to save per day to outbid Hacker.  They succeed in winning the auction, but are totally unprepared for what happens when they install the chip in Motherboard…Hacker takes over Cyberspace!!! To be continued...


  • This is the last episode of the series to air on PBS Kids.
  • This is the second episode to focus on Jackie and Inez's relationship with Slider. And the second episode Matt gets jealous because of Slider.
  • This is the last appearance of Warren and his mom.
  • This is the first appearance of The Syncalator.
  • This episode marks the return of The Encryptor Chip. But, it's in a different color it used to be blue and purple. Now it's orange and yellow.
  • This is the second of three of Dr. Marbles' appearances in season three.
  • This is the last appearance of Dr. Marbles to air on PBS Kids.
  • This is the second and last episode to feature Motherboard's screen, blue and light blue, orange and pink and green and pink.
  • This episode ends on a cliffhanger.
  • This is the third darkest episode of the series. The first was A Poodleville Case and Fortress of Attitude. 


External Links

PBS KIDS - Cyberchase Videos - The Snelfu Snafu: Part 1

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