The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Make Room for Daddy-O (a.k.a. Ring-A-Ding Dad a.k.a. Father's Day Special)

Season 1, Ep 20, Aired 6/6/03
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  • Episode Description
  • The Father's Day talent show is only a few days away, and Jimmy has to perform with his Dad. Hugh can't wait for the big night. Jimmy, on the other hand, is afraid of being disgraced in front of the entire school. Sure he loves his dad, but why must Hugh be so dorky and un-cool? So Jimmy invents a device that will alter Hugh's personality, making him the coolest dad in Retroville. The invention's a success. Hugh is so cool he becomes a huge celebrity. But now this new-and-improved Hugh is too cool to spend time with his son. Jimmy must now come up with a last minute solution that will turn Hugh back into the dad he loves. Inventions: Neutronic De-dorkenator, mirco-fiber-optic tether net.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Andrea Martin

    Miss Winifred Fowl (voice)

  • Carolyn Lawrence

    Cynthia Aurora "Cindy" Vortex (voice)

  • Ben Gilberg

  • Keith Alcorn

  • Joe E. Elwood

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • It was a decent episode.

    By onceinabluemoon, Jun 19, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Carl: Hey! Why'd Nick just leave the Candy Bar? Cindy: (dreamily) Who's Nick?

    • Hugh: (encouraging Jimmy)You're gonna be a star! (in an attempt to close the door, his huge nose gets squashed)

    • "Cool" Hugh: (singing - points at Nick) This kid's cool, and (points at Carl) this kid's not. But I'm cool, cool, cool, cool as can be.... Carl: He sang to me! (faints)

    • Jimmy: Of all the dads in the world, I had to get mine.

    • Jimmy: I've got to change my dad back, and soon! Sheen: I smell a brain blast! Carl: Oh, is that what that is? I thought it was the cheese ball in my pocket I've been keeping since I was three. (takes moldy old cheeseball out of his pocket and strokes it affectionatly) I call him Cheesy.

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    Notes (2)

    • This episode doesn't only appear on Father's Day.

    • The first appearance of Corky Shimatzu

    Trivia (4)

    • When Jimmy is going through options with Goddard, he breaks the fourth wall. On the GET ADOPTED BY A PROFESSIONAL ACTOR option, Jimmy says "It's too sitcomy", then looks at the camera and raises his eyebrows!

    • Libby's last name is Folfax, and she has a little brother.

    • Sheen's full name is Sheen Juarerra Estevez - he's Hispanic.

    • We learn that Miss Fowl is over 82 years old.

    Allusions (5)

    • Cool Hugh: Personality Cool Hugh's personality is sort of a combination of Billy Joel, John Travolta, Elvis Presley, and Elton John. Interestingly, Cool Hugh's song "Cool As Can Be" has the same beat as Elton John's hit song, the "Crocodile Rock".

    • Music: Hugh's Songs The two songs Hugh sings are called "Cool As Can Be" (when Hugh is "cool") and "The Ducky Daddles Dance Song" (at the Father's Day Follies).

    • Cool Hugh: Switchblade Comb When Cool Hugh first walks into the Candy Bar, he pulls out a switchblade comb. That, and his jacket, parody an episode of Happy Days where the Fonz got into some trouble for having a switchblade handle that flipped out into a comb. (Carl may be referring to this when he says he's "seen this movie.")

    • Title: "Make Room For Daddy-O" The title is from the late '50s/early '60s TV show Make Room for Daddy, starring Danny Thomas.

    • Sheen: I won't mess up, or my name isn't Sheen Juarerra Estevez!
      Martin Sheen's real last name is Estevez - this could be why it's Sheen's last name.

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