How to Sink a Sub / Lady Sings the News

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (15)

  • Oleander: Hey Sheen! How 'bout our hand puppets do lunch!

  • Principal Willoughby: (to Jimmy) You're still gonna get 900 days of detention! Hilgo: And no more soup for Soup Tuesdays! Coach Gruber: I need you to do 100 push-ups, now! (Jimmy begins doing his push-ups) Jimmy: But you're not the boss of me.

  • Carl: Hello, Retroville! I hope you had a scrumdillyicious day! Let's wish a big ol' Happy Birthday to Old Lady Nusbaum who turns 102 today! Here's a nice big weather center hug from Dr. Carl! Sheen: (offscreen) Just tell us the weather! (Carl blows raspberry in Sheen's direction and turns to smile at the audience again.) Carl: Tomorrow's Wheezer weather: (takes out a large sombrero and puts it on) ya better grab your sombrero, mi amigo, 'cause it's gonna be as hot as Mexico! (takes out some maracas and shakes them as he hums to the conga beat) Da da da da da da! Da da da da da da! Da da da da da... Ow, my scapula!

  • Sheen: (playing with his food) Could our parents have embarrassed us more today? Mrs. Wheezer: (approaches) What's wrong, Carl? Is my seven layer soy mulch too tough? Let mommy pre-chew it for you... (introduces Carl's food in her mouth and chews it) (Jimmy and Sheen get sicken) Mrs. Wheezer: (barfs Carl's food on the plate) Carl: (eats barfed food) (enjoys it) (Jimmy and Sheen get more sick than before) Carl: (notices Jimmy and Sheen's faces) I mean gross!

  • (Carl washes Mr. Wheezer's back while he's in a washbasin showing class how to wash themselves) Mr. Wheezer: C'mon, son! Show the germs who's the boss! Cindy: Hey, Carl! Can you come over and wash my parents? (Class laughs) Mr. Wheezer: Now show them how to lance a boil! (he raises his foot full of boils) (The class get sick)

  • Sheen: I'm king of the world! (smacks with an exit sign)

  • Libby: What's up, y'all? This is Libby with 'Da Word'! Well, it seems a certain big headed genius has been playing footsy in the library with a blonde colleague. (the camera shows Jimmy and Cindy playing the walking elephant) Looks like this love-hate relationship is turning into ALL love ALL the time. (the camera pans again to Jimmy and Cindy on which both back away)

  • Ike: Hey, Carl! Your foot is out of toilet paper!

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Notes (5)

  • At the end of 'Lady Sings the News', a Twonkie can be seen right next to Carl.

  • It is revealed that Sheen is addicted to candy.

  • Jimmy and Cindy finally kiss in Lady Sings the News!

  • Nickelodeon premiered this episode on November 17th, 2006 at 7.30 PM.

  • Contrary to popular belief, this is not the last episode of Season 3. League of Villains is the actual last episode of Season 3.

Trivia (7)

  • At the end of "How to Sink a Sub," Principal Willoughby gives Jimmy 900 days of detention, except Jimmy is in 5th grade, and by the time the days are completed, Jimmy will be in middle school, and possibly in 8th grade.

  • Running Gag: Carl sleeping, someone saying something important, then Carl waking up and saying, "Hah?"

  • While Libby was gossiping about Jimmy and Cindy, it shows them flirting, and Jimmy does the "Mr. Walky Man" thing, the same Hugh did to Judy in the Love Potion episode.

  • While Cindy is Co-Anchoring, she has her hair done in the same way that Jimmy invisioned her after he had enhaled the Love Potion.

  • Libby's essay which got a C says: "Major Report Back in the old time days it was hard. There were people who did not have cars and airplanes and they had to walk or ride a horse sometimes which was bad on their people feet and they didn't have sunburn. And horse do bite too, so that was something to really worry about too. When kids were born in old west times they sometimes got the mumps. Then the doctors did not have ice cream to give the kids so they have to stay with their mumps".

  • Ms. Fowl has been working for 74 years as a teacher.

  • The positions given to the gang: Jimmy - Anchor Cindy- Co-anchor Sheen- Sports Carl- Weatherman Libby- Gossip

Allusions (6)

  • When Carl, Sheen, Cindy and Jimmy are trying to trick Libby, Carl makes the "Live Long and Prosper" sign from Star Trek.

  • Carl: Happy birthday to old lady Mrs. Nusbomb! Nusbomb is also the last name of the young doctor from Drake & Josh, "Paging Dr.Drake"

  • Corky: Everybody Loves Hand Puppet! Is a spoof of the TV show, Everybody Loves Raymond

  • The way Cindy reported the news was a spoof of the way Amy Poehler does on the Saturday Night Live skit "Weekend Update."

  • Sheen: I'm king of the world! This is what Leonardo DiCapprio shouted in the movie Titanic.

  • Lady Sings The News: Title Lady Sings the News seems to be based on Lady Sings the Blues, a movie.