Flying Rhino Junior High

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 13

    Seeing Double

    Aired 1/22/00

  • S 2 : Ep 12

    All Green Thumbs

    Aired 1/15/00

  • S 2 : Ep 11

    Phantomatic Voyage

    Aired 12/18/99

  • S 2 : Ep 10

    Better Safe Than Silly

    Aired 12/11/99

  • S 2 : Ep 9

    Raging Rubbish

    Aired 12/4/99

  • Cast & Crew
  • Len Carlson

    Principal Mulligan

  • Tracey Moore

    Ruby Snarkis

  • Terri Hawkes

    Billy O'Toole

  • Richard Binsley

    The Phantom (Earl P. Sidebottom)

  • Ron Rubin

    Raticus / Rod

  • show Description
  • This series follows four friends at Rhino Junior High using their brains and brawn to deal with problems created by their nemesis Earl P. Sidebottom A.K.A The Phantom, who can transpose the school to faraway places and drop students into strange situations. Focusing episodically on the different members of the group, this series addresses a range of personal and social concerns by early adolescents, while intergrating school curricular material relating to the language and creative arts, science, and history, as well as principles of critical thinking and problem solving. The show is specifically designed to further the informational and educational needs of kids, it has educating and informing kids as a significant purpose.The animated series also exploids of flying rhinos who is Billy, Lydia, Ruby, and Marcus as they try to thwart the evil plans of Earl Sidebottom A.K.A The Phantom, who seeks to transform the school into a fantasy world. Earl P. Sidebottom a.k.a the phantom, a former straight "A" student who, after getting his first "D", retreated with his computer to the school basement where he began to plot against other Flying Rhino Junior High students. Sidebottom transforms the school into faraway places and past eras. As a result, each week focuses on the comic misadventures of students Billy O'Toole, Tammy Tupperman, Ruby Snarkis and her brother Marcus, who must use critical thinking to beat Sidebottom at his game and return the school to normal.The series started to air back in 1998 on Cartoon Network, then the producers did a second season. After it was cancelled. It now currently re-runs on YTV.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (21)

    • Marcus: Can we have 60,000 packs of instant oatmeal?

    • Lydia: Don't worry. Mrs. Snodgrass won't be fooled by a mail-order project!

    • Billy: But it's not the last minute...yet.

    • Lydia: Billy O'Toole, you are a procrastinator!

    • Billy: (Stuck on steel bed with laser coming to him) Do you expect me to talk? Phantom: No Mr.O'toole I expect you to cry...

    • Lydia: They're low down dirty sneaks, and they're no better than Earl!

    • Billy: What are you going to do- put us in jail? That was supposed to be a joke. Marcus: Lydia, don't you see what you're doing?! Lydia: Ah, tell it to the judge!

    • Raticus: I'm never gonna here the end of this!

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    Notes (3)

    • Marcus tried to figure out where he was and his friends by using a sextant - it knows all complicated mathematics and find where they are on a chart-- it's a map - and he tells them where they are. He didn't have his electronic object.

    • This episode played The Calvary Charge, an American Brass Horn which means "Charge!". It's also used during World War 1 and 2, when the Americans are ready to fight.

    • Final Episode of the series

    Trivia (10)

    • We learn that Billy is allergic to sand.

    • The words on the side of the milk carton say, "have you seen this genius?" with a picture of Earl.

    • Coincidentally, in the closed captioning for the title sequence, it says "the phantom face is funny"

    • When Mr. Needlenose says he will put his foot down to the Ruby clones' order to put more lines in the play, Fred Smertz says Mr. Needlenose is fired. How can a student in junior high fire a staff member? He doesn't even work for them!

    • Earl's eyes keep changing colours.

    • When Ruby got stuck, she was yelling Lydia that she's there, but on closed captioning, the first letter of her name was capitals, and the rest of her name was at low caps before the rest of the sentence was capitals.

    • Flying Rhino Junior High is in Arkansas.

    • Earl says that he couldn't particapate in atheletic events because of "an inner ear problem" namely that he kept hearing voices, we then see that the voices are telling him about how innept he is at sports. This suggests that his real problem was scitsofrenia.

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    Allusions (5)

    • Raticus: But Phantom, can't I switch to The Young and the Wrinkled for just a minute? I wanna see what's going on. This is a spoof reference to the classic Soap Opera The Young and the Restless

    • Billy: (Stuck on steel bed with laser coming to him) Do you expect me to talk? Phantom: No Mr. O'toole I expect you to cry... This is a famous quote from 007. But instead of cry the villain says die.

    • Buford: This brings back to the days of Coldfinger, Dr. Maybe & The Man With The Golden Buns!
      References to several James Bond Movies.

    • Title Pun: Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum

    • Title Pun: Better Safe than Sorry

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • One of Nelvana's most underrated gems, now avaliable on YouTube and...IT'S BY THE OFFICAL OWNERS so no takedowns!

    By AnimeLuver1994, Oct 30, 2010

  • I am one of the few people in the world who have seen this show.

    By armandoxhead, Jul 22, 2005

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