|Season 1, Episode 1|
|Air date||June 19, 2005|
|Written by||Matt Maiellaro|
|Directed by||Matt Maiellaro|
Hired is the first episode of 12 oz Mouse and the first overall. It first aired on June 19, 2005.
Mouse Fitzgerald crashes his yellow jet into a building with a Help Wanted sign. He enters the building, and is hired by a Shark, regarding a Rectangular Businessman who needs to be driven to Cheese Industries for a important meeting. Later on, Mouse shoots his gun at a plane while he's at an airport waiting for the businessman. The square being arrives and asks Fitz to drive him to Cheese Industries but instead, Mouse and Skillet take the pink square businessman to a motel and force him star in a porno. He gets thrown on a mattress by Fitz and has a sex doll placed on his head. Eventually, Mouse leaves and blows up the building with a bomb. Fitz decides to rob a bank, as Skillet races inside to steal the money. After they've obtained bags full of money, Mouse drives his jet to Rhoda's bar. At the tavern, Mouse buys 12 beers, attempts to make out with a woman which turns into a man and flies away, he then hears his favorite song playing, and sings it but he runs into a peanut shaped cop who's stoned out of his mind, who both laugh at Skillet's screeching, and Fitz tells him that the bartender called him a "homo", which he heads to him, and fires his gun at him. Upon spending $64,000 dollars from the bar, Mouse realizes he and Skillet will need to get jobs to cover up the fact that they rob banks. Mouse stops at Liquor's Store and spends another $300 dollars. While leaving Liquor's Store, Mouse is run over by a few cars and is struck by a flaming meteor. After his head is crushed, Fitz encounters a disfigured man that wants to hired him as a actor. Upon returning to the office, Shark mysteriously seems to know everything Mouse has done, and gives him another job, even after Mouse tries shoot at him and beat him. After this, Mouse meets up with a gigantic eyeball, who likes to work "eye" into his sentences.
- Mouse Fitzgerald (Matt Maiellaro)
- Shark (Adam Reed)
- Rectangular Businessman (Kurt Soccolich)
- Human Citizens
- Rhoda (Dave Willis)
- Man-Woman (Bonnie Rosmarin)
- Peanut Cop (Nick Weidenfeld)
- Liquor (Matt Harrigan)
- Producer Man (Matt Thompson)
- Eye (Nick Ingkatanuwat)
- Black Beast (cameo)
- This episode is rated TV-14-DLV.
- The shark is the same rotoscoped image used in the Space Ghost Coast to Coast episode "Kentucky Nightmare" and the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "Escape From Leprechaupolis".
- Fitz's prono is referenced in the lyrics of the show's Intro.
- When Fitz and Skillet crash to Liquor's store, a human citizen can be seen on fire and flying in the air.
- After Shark claims he take the Rectangular Businessman to a porno, and robbing his bank, he states that he threw up on a woman, which was the Man-Woman, and sing to the police, which was Peanut Cop.
- This is the only episode where Fitz visits the motel and Rectangular Businessman's bank.
- Although, the motel does make a cameo on a monitor in "Spharktasm", and the bank of the Rectangular Businessman does a make cameos in the show's intro, which also reappears in "Auraphull", and "Invictus", but the bank doesn't physical appear again until "Farewell", though it has a different appearance than the one seen in this episode.
- Technically, this is also marks the only time that Cheese Industries is mentioned by characters by name. In fact, the building appears next to Liquor's store in the background of the show, and is never mentioned again.
- This episode is the pilot which aired as a special presentation in the Summer of 2005.
- When this episode first aired, only the letters "oz.MO" appeared in the opening title sequence. But it was discovered that "Ozmo" is the name of an educational cartoon character produced by the BBC. To avoid a potential lawsuit, all subsequent episodes have the full title in the opening credits.
- After the credits, an image of a monster with a snake body appears and there is a sentence that reads "Mouse plays good guitars thanks to some noisy amplifiers in its basement".
- When Skillet gets a bag of money by robbing the bank, there is only one of bag of money can be seen but when Fitz and Skillet land in the bar to speak to Rhoda or any other subsequent scene after that there are no bags of money seen in the jet car at the front part of the bar, however, later in the episode as Fitz and Peanut Cop are talking, over four bags of money are seen in the jet car, but they do disappear later on.
- At the end of Peanut Cop's second line of dialogue, faint laughter can be heard in the background, presumably coming from one of the other crew members on the show.
- When Fitz is hit by a car he says "oh my god", but when he says that line he is speaking in the Man-Woman's Voice.