“Thumb War”
Season 5, Episode 3-4
Air Date

November 17, 2018

Prod. Code



Dan Schneider & Joe Sullivan (Part 1)
Dan Schneider & Dave Malkoff (Part 2)


Mike Caron (Part 1)
Adam Weissman (Part 2)

Episode Chronology

Whistlin' Susie


The Great Cactus Con

Thumb War is the third and fourth episode of the fifth season of Henry Danger. It premiered on November 17, 2018 to an audience of 1.13 million viewers.


Captain Man and Kid Danger are upset when a new crime-fighting team emerges in town. However, they discover that the new-duo are their biggest fans. After an unfortunate incident, the Thumb Buddies seek revenge on our heroes.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Minor Cast


OK, OK, I think you guys may be overreacting.
— Charlotte to Captain Man and Kid Danger
I'm not sorry.
— Captain Man
Oh, got me, love you so much!
— Mark
Should we uh... eat their barbecue?
— Kid Danger to Captain Man


  • This episode was originally split in two and titled The Thumb Buddies and Thumb Buddies Back. Instead, it aired as a one hour special.
  • This is the final episode written by Dan Schneider to air.
  • This is the fourth one hour special of the series, the first being The Danger Begins, the second being Danger & Thunder , and the third being Hour of Power.
    • That makes Season 4 the only one without a one-hour episode.
  • This is similar to what happened to iCarly's "iDate a Bad Boy" where it had two different titles, production codes and produced at two different times.
  • The name "Thumb Buddies" might be a portmanteau of "Dumb Buddies" (referring to Lloyd & Harry of Dumb & Dumber) and thumbs.
  • This is the final episode to feature the Season 4 intro.
  • This is the first episode since Danger & Thunder to have more than one or two villains.
  • Ray and Henry are seen as Captain Man and Kid Danger for the entirety of the first part of this episode.
  • This episode reveals Space Invaders, Part 1 and 2 took place over 1 year ago. 
  • This is the second time Captain Man and Kid Danger are knocked out by a criminal, with the first being The Toddler in Toddler Invasion
  • Schwoz doesn't appear at all in this episode.
    • This is the last episode not including Schwoz, since he became a main character in Season 5.
  • Stainless Steve was never caught or taken to jail meaning that he could be in a future episode.
  • This is the first episode to start immediately with a news report.
  • Jerry Trainor portrays Joey in the first part, Jim Mahomey does it in the second part.
  • Clips from previous episodes from Season 4 are seen in the second part of the episode, however some clips were changed if it had a green-screen.
  • Captain Man mentioning fake laughter they put on TV breaks the fourth wall since the show itself uses fake laughter.
  • Joey is can almost be recognized as Chewbacca from Star Wars.
  • The setting where Captain Man and Kid Danger fight Stainless Steve in the beginning was filmed outside Burbank Studios, where the show is filmed.
  • The car that the Thumb Buddies drive is the same car Jeff breaks into in the episode Jasper Danger.

International Premieres

  • December 28, 2018 (Latin America)


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Video Gallery

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Season One
The Danger BeginsMo' Danger, Mo' ProblemsThe Secret Gets OutTears of the Jolly BeetleSubstitute TeacherJasper DangerThe Space RockBirthday Girl DownToo Much GameHenry the Man-BeastInvisible BradSpoiler AlertLet's Make a StealSuper VolcanoMy Phony ValentineCaved InElevator KissMan of the HouseDream BustersKid GroundedCaptain JerkThe Bucket TrapHenry and the Bad Girl, Part 1Henry and the Bad Girl, Part 2Jasper's Real Girlfriend
Season Two
The Beat Goes OnOne Henry, Three Girls: Part 1One Henry, Three Girls: Part 2Henry and the WoodpeckersCaptain Man: On VacationThe Time JerkerSecret BeefHenry's Jelly Christmas DangerIndestructible Henry, Part 1Indestructible Henry, Part 2Text, Lies & VideoOpposite UniverseGrave DangerOx PoxTwin HenrysDanger & ThunderI Know Your Secret
Season Three
A Fiñata Full Of Death BugsLove MuffinScream MachineMouth CandyThe Trouble With FrittlesHour of PowerDodging DangerDouble Date DangerSpace Invaders, Part 1Space Invaders, Part 2Gas Or FailJAM SessionLicense to FlyGreen FingersStuck in Two HolesLive and Dangerous, Part 1Live and Dangerous, Part 2Balloons of DoomSwellview's Got Talent
Season Four
Sick & WiredBrawl in the HallThe Rock Box DumpDanger GamesToon in For DangerMeet Cute CrushBack to the Danger: Part 1Back to the Danger: Part 2Budget CutsDiamonds Are For HeatherCar TrekToddler InvasionCaptain Man-kiniSaturday Night LiesHenry's Frittle ProblemSpelling Bee HardUp The Stairs!Danger ThingsRubber DuckFlabber Gassed
Season Five
Henry's BirthdayWhistlin' SusieThumb WarThe Great Cactus ConPart 1: A New EvilPart 2: A New DarknessPart 3: A New HeroBroken Armed and DangerousKnight & DangerGrand Theft OttoThe Whole Bilsky FamilySecret RoomMy Dinner With BigfootCharlotte Gets GhostedI Dream of DangerHoley MoleyLove BytesDouble-O DangerMassage ChairHenry Danger: The Musical
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