Fanboy & Chum Chum

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Notes (4)

  • This episode set a new record as Nick's highest-rated series premiere ever with kids 6-11 and 2-11. The premiere gathered 5.8 million total viewers and 2.5 million kids 6-11.

  • This episode premiered with 5.4 million total viewers.

  • This episode premiered with 3.786 million total viewers.

  • This episode premiered with 3.903 million total viewers.

Trivia (36)

  • This episode premiered as a sneak preview on Monday, October 12 at 12:00pm (ET) instead of its normal timeslot of Saturday mornings at 10:30am (ET). This is also the first episode to premiere as a 11-minute segment and not the standard 22-minute length.

  • This episode premiered on Friday, November 6 at 9:00pm (ET) instead of its normal timeslot of Saturday mornings at 10:30am (ET).

  • This is the first episode of the series to premiere at the series' regular timeslot of Saturdays at 10:30am (ET).

  • This episode premiered as part of Nickelodeon's Bigger Badder Saturday, featuring premiere episodes of The Penguins of Madagascar at 10:00am (ET), Back at the Barnyard at 11:00am (ET) and The Mighty B! at 11:30am (ET).

  • Running gags in this episode: 1. Whenever Chum Chum has to sit on top of Fanboy's shoulders, Boog and Lenny see them and think that they're seeing a monster. 2. Whenever someone says that 'the monster' disappeared back into the mist, Chum Chum waves his hands, wiggles his fingers, and creepily says: "The mist!" 3. Fanboy keeps acting like a vampire even when he actually isn't one. 4. Fanboy and Chum Chum keep unintentionally doing things to Count Dr. Acula that cause him harm.

  • Boog was briefly seen wearing a maid outfit while serving Frosty Freezy Freezes to Fanboy and Chum Chum.

  • This episode premiered as part of Nickelodeon's Very Merry Morning, featuring premiere episodes of The Penguins of Madagascar at 10:00am (ET) and Back at the Barnyard at 11:00am (ET).

  • This episode premiered with 3.481 million viewers.

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Allusions (5)

  • Star Wars: The Janitor Strikes Back contains references to the movie series as a whole. The episode title is a reference to the 1980 movie The Empire Strikes Back. The character of Janitor Poopatine is a parody/reference to Emperor Palpatine, who is the leader of the evil Empire in the series. And many of the things Poopatine says and wants to do are parodies of the things Palpatine wanted. Whereas Palpatine wanted to crush the Rebellion resistance in the galaxy, Poopatine wants to destroy all the gum in the Galaxy Hills School District. And when Yum Yum is about to be put into a vat of boiling acid, Chum Chum says: "Yum Yum, I love you!" To which Yum Yum replies: "Me know." This is direct reference to a line said by Princess Leia to Han Solo right before Han got frozen in Carbonite metal.

  • Title - refers to the 1985 Robert Zemeckis film starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, and Crispin Glover.


  • Title - Episode title refers to the 1983 movie "Risky Business", which was directed by Paul Brickman and starred Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay.

  • Title - "The Incredible Chulk" alludes to "The Incredible Hulk", a comic book series started in 1962 for Marvel Comics that was turned into a TV series on CBS from 1978 to 1982 and a feature movie in 2008.

  • Title - The episode "Lord of the Rings" shares its title with the epic fantasy novel written by J.R.R. Tolkien between 1937 and 1949.