My Life as a Teenage Robot

Nickelodeon (ended 2009)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 13

    Samurai Vac or Honor Among Robots/Turncoats

    Aired 8/1/03

  • S 3 : Ep 12

    Trash Talk/Who's The Fan

    Aired 12/31/06

  • S 3 : Ep 11

    The Price Of Love/Mr. Indes-Tuck-Tible

    Aired 2/17/07

  • S 3 : Ep 10

    Enclosure Of Doom/Ball and Chain

    Aired 1/18/07

  • S 3 : Ep 9

    Weapons of Mass Distraction / There's No Place Like Homeschool

    Aired 10/4/08

  • Cast & Crew
  • Cree Summer

    Tiffany "Tiff" Crust (voice)

  • Candi Milo

    Mrs. Norene "Nora" Wakeman / Jantrice / Pteresa (voice)

  • Audrey Wasilewski

    Tucker "Tuck" Carbunkle (voice)

  • Quinton Flynn

    Sheldon Lee / Don Prima (voice)

  • Janice Kawaye

    XJ9 (Jenny) Wakeman (voice)

  • show Description
  • While most kids think their own problems are the end of the world, there's one girl whose problems really are the end of the world. My Life as a Teenage Robot is the story of Jenny, a super-powered robot with a super-sensitive teenage heart. Her primary function is to protect the planet from certain disaster, but, like all teenagers, she has her own ideas about how she would like to live. Defending the Earth has become a mundane chore, and she would rather do more exciting things like go to high school and be allowed to drive the family car. My Life as a Teenage Robot, a spin-off from Nickelodeon's hit Oh Yeah! Cartoons (under the name My Neighbor Has A Teenage Robot), was created by Rob Renzetti and is executive produced by Renzetti and Fred Seibert. This show is the third of three spinoffs of Oh Yeah! Cartoons, the others being ChalkZone and Fairly OddParents. Characters: Global Robotic Response Unit XJ9, aka Jenny Wakeman - XJ9 is just like any other robot designed to defend the planet. She's powerful, confident, clever, brave...oh yeah, and she's gotta be home by 9! Jenny, as XJ9 likes to be called, is spunky, dramatic and prone to major mood swings (sound familiar?). She's also obsessed with pop stars, teen magazines and fitting in with the cool kids. Just like a regular teenager, right? Well, yeah...if regular teenagers were 6 feet tall and made of metal! XJ9's creator (a.k.a. mom) is constantly reminding her of her planetary responsibilities, but Jenny's tired of saving the world and just wants to hang out with her friends. What's a teenage robot to do? Bradley "Brad" Carbunkle - Brad is the boy next door. He's Jenny's closest neighbor and her best friend. Brad's not really interested in the stuff his friends at school are into, and wishes he were more like Jenny. He loves a good adventure and he's dying for a chance to explore the world outside high school. To Jenny, Brad's the reference point to all things "teenaged." He's the gatekeeper of "cool." Only Brad gets bored talking about all that lame teenager stuff and jumps at every chance to get in on Jenny's universe-saving superhero action. Guess the grass really IS greener on the other side of the fence... Tucker "Tuck" Carbunkle - Unlike his older brother Brad, Tuck is suspicious of the unknown and likes to be surrounded by familiar things and faces. He has a whole assortment of hidden fears and anxieties (let's just say he's not a fan of ferris wheels!) At first, Tuck was terrified of Jenny too, but after an unplanned tag-along on a meteor-blasting mission he's become her biggest fan. Well, next to Brad. Despite his fears, Tuck insists on going along on Jenny and Brad's adventures. Though being the typical trouble-making little brother he is, he usually ends up doing more damage than good. Mrs. Norene "Nora" Wakeman - Mrs. Wakeman had been struggling for years to rid the world of evil through the use of her inventions. And then, in a moment of brilliance, she created: XJ9 (a.k.a. Jenny). More mad scientist than understanding mom, Mrs. Wakeman can teach Jenny to battle almost anything that comes her way, but she's not so hot at talking about teenage stuff like clothes and boys. Mrs. Wakeman just doesn't get why Jenny would rather go to the fair than defend the Earth. But isn't having a mom who doesn't understand you, like, Rule #1 for being a teenager? Brittany and Tiffany Crust - Brit and Tiff sit securely on the top of the social hierarchy at school. Brit is the master of the putdown, and Tiff can intimidate anyone in school. All the world domination-plotting super-villians on the planet don't even come close to wielding the power these two cliqueish cousins hold in their hands, and no one is more aware of that than Jenny. But Jenny's arrival on the scene throws this tyranical twosome for a loop. Her physical power makes Tiff's intimidation impossible, and the curiosity she generates threatens Brit's center-of-attention status. Suddenly, Jenny is Brit and Tiff's public enemy number one! Unfortunately, the one thing Jenny's superpowers can't stop is her own desire to be popular! Sheldon Lee - Even though he knows he's pretty low down on the totem-poll of popularity, Sheldon is satisfied as a budding engineer and a comic book fan. And if that makes him a geek, so be it! He's quite content to spend his time perfecting mechanical projects and pouring over comics. Until he meets Jenny, that is. Jenny's the perfect combination of superhero and suped-up machine, and Sheldon falls for her-fast! He's constantly giving her gizmos and gadgets as gifts, but they never seem to do the trick. Alas, unfortunately for Sheldon, Jenny's fine with being his friend, but the thought of dating him hurts her brainwaves.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (162)

    • Wakeman: (scolding Jenny over the "baseball incident") XJ9!! It seems that some young robot has forgotten the rules of this household! You were built for ONE purpose- to protect the planet Earth! Unless you're out saving the world, you should stay in your room! You must avold unnecessary contact with the human population...especially teenagers!!! Do I make myself clear, XJ9? Jenny: (muttering) Jenny. Wakeman: Uh, what? Jenny: (angrily): Jenny! Call me JENNY!! I changed my name to Jenny, remember? (Wakeman groans)

    • Jenny: Oh what's the crisis anyway?! So I left my room for 5 seconds! Do you hear any alarms going off? Everything's totally mellow.

    • Brad: Whoa! A real life robot! Jenny: A real life teenager! Brad and Jenny: Whoa! Look at that! And those! And that hair! (laughs)

    • Tuck: Oh Jenny! You were the best freaky, creepy robot friend a boy could ever have! Jenny: Hey, who are you calling creepy? Tuck: The Head! It lives!

    • Mr. Scruffles: Yes! This is power bomb! (Bubbles come out of Jenny's hand and pops on Mr. Scruffles's face) You fools! I said: "Power BOMB!"

    • Jenny: If you don't let me go...I'll...I'll... Mrs. Wakeman: Don't you raise your lasers to me, young lady. Jenny: (crying) Mrs. Wakeman: XJ9, calm down. You're scaring me! Jenny: Great! Even you're scared of a freaky robot!

    • Brad: And this year, Tuck's gonna face his fears and ride the Ferris Wheel! Jenny: Tuck's afraid of heights? Brad: No, giant wheels. Anything bigger than a car tire gives him the heebie-jeebies. Tuck: But this year, I'm gonna beat Mr. Ferris and his Giant Hoop of Horror!

    • Brad: Come on Doc, I'm sure no one will notice her. Dr. Wakeman: A six and a half foot mechanical girl, and no one will notice?

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    Notes (28)

    • This episode is a remake of the original My Life as a Teenage Robot on Oh Yeah! Cartoons, 'My Neighbor Was a Teenage Robot', with slightly different designs and dialogue.

    • "Party Machine" was originally called "Lost in Space."

    • "I Was a Preschool Dropout" was originally titled "Back to Preschool." "Sibling Tsunami" was originally titled "Wait 'til Your Mother Gets Home."

    • "Saved by the Shell" is also known as "Don Prima vs. the Silver Shell."

    • This episode premiered specially in U-Pick Live, at the 5:30 PM time slot.

    • The Wonderful World of Wizzley won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual in Animation -background stylist.

    • Jason Marsden is credited as "Jaxon Marsden."

    • This episode is aired mostly as a part of Nick's "Ha Ha Holidays" lineup.

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    Trivia (79)

    • The leader of the mutant rats calls himself Vadimir, but his lab name is Mr. Scruffles.

    • Wakeman has Minnie Mouse shoes.

    • When Tuck is looking around Jenny's house when it was dark, there is a replica of Larry 3000's head from the Cartoon Network TV show Time Squad. This is because one of the character and prop designers during season one was Dave Wasson, the creator/producer of Time Squad.

    • When Tuck was knocking on Wakeman's door in It Came From Next Door, his shirt was completely red, but when the door opened, a black stripe appeared on his shirt.

    • Goof: After the boiler explosion, the arm on the ground is Jenny's right arm. But the arm Brad picks up is her left arm.

    • We learn some of Jenny's powers: Razor Limb, Diamond Drill, Blazing Blades, Mighty Mallets, Fists of Fury, Shiva Swords, Rocket Paw, Poppin' Shield, Thor's Hammer, Swiss Mix, Crossbow, Lobster Claw, Monkey's Paw, and Stretchy Arm and Extendo Finger.

    • When Brad and Tuck get on the Ferris Wheel, they are in a dark blue car. However, when the Ferris Wheel is switched to Death Spiral, their car is pale green.

    • In the wide shot of Jenny powering the wheel, the stand where Brad and Tuck were at disappeared!

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    Allusions (112)

    • Jenny's Poster: Lil' Rover Lil' Rover" is taken from "Lil' Bow Wow."

    • Jenny's Poster: Spitney "Spitney" is a humorous take-off of "Britney Spears."

    • Jenny's Poster: Sync 'N The poster on Jenny's wall of Sync 'N is a reference to N' Sync.

    • Disney: Mickey Mouse The mice in 'Pest Control' resemble Mickey Mouse and the shorts at the end are Mickey's shorts!

    • Raggedy Android is a reference to a doll named Raggedy Ann.

    • Jenny's two attacks, Shiva Swords and Thor's Hammer are in the video game, Final Fantasy X, where there's an aeon named Shiva and an aeon, Ixion, has an attack called Thor's Hammer.

    • Jenny: Mom, thank Jobs! When Jenny says that, she's referring to Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Inc. and pioneer in the field of computer and comunication technology.

    • Characters: The Lonely Hearts Club Gang The name of the Lonely Hearts Club Gang is taken from the name of the Beatles album (and song) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. In addition, the first girl mentioned by one of the gang members was Lucy, which may refer to the song 'Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds', and song from the album.

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  • Fan Reviews (100)
  • This show is amazing and totally sweet

    By bautistakenrick856, Jan 24, 2015

  • Stupid

    By AwesomeDude12, Jul 24, 2014

  • Bring this show back, please

    By Erikvd441, Jul 06, 2014


    By 03bgood, Feb 07, 2009

  • i actually liked this show as a kid.

    By yotomareviewsstuff, Jan 13, 2014

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