In the original film, Jay is given the Noisy Cricket as his beginning weapon. He reluctantly carries it, believing he is going to break it. It is not until Edgar the Bug drives away that it is first fired. Here, Jay flies back from the powerful recoil, and a large green ball of energy is released (it also makes a sound similar to a cricket, given its name). Despite its power, he does not use it in the final battle. In the animated series, Jay still uses the Noisy Cricket with the same result. In the second film, Jay gives the neuralyzed Kay the Noisy Cricket just as the opposite had happened in the previous movie. Jay also tells Kay that he always loved the Cricket, which Kay knows is false. After Kay is deneuralyzed he shoots off Jeeb's head, but admits he didn't know it would grow back. After regaining his memory, he shoots a couple of the aliens with the weapon, killing them and saving Jay.
- In Men in Black II, after Kay gets his memory of MiB back, he shoots Jeebs' head off with the Noisy Cricket, but it didn't launch a large orb of energy. However it is possible the weapon has settings to control its discharge.