The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Normal Boy / Birth of a Salesman

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 9/6/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Normal Boy : Jimmy is tired of being a genius because all it does is get him into trouble. He makes a new invention the Brain Drain 8000 to make himself like a ordinary kid. Something goes wrong and he is turned into a "Drool Monkey". When a big meteor heads straight for Retroville who will save the day, now? Inventions: JuiceBot 3000, Brain Drain 8000. Birth of a Salesman: Miss Fowl's class has a candy selling contest and the kid who sells the most candy will win a free trip to Retroland. Jimmy can't sell any candy so he makes the Willy Loman 3000, a robot, to sell the candy. The robot will not take no for a answer. Inventions: Willy Loman 3000, Book Gum.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Andrea Martin

    Miss Winifred Fowl (voice)

  • Frank Welker

    Goddard (voice)

  • Crystal Scales

    Liberty Danielle "Libby" Folfax (voice)

  • Mark DeCarlo

    Hugh Beaumont Neutron (voice)

  • Candi Milo

    Nick Dean (voice)

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • not so great but .

    By niviwright1, Nov 03, 2014

  • superb

    By futuramarama, Jul 20, 2011

  • Normal Boy; good...Salesman-not as good.

    By utterlyrandom, Aug 21, 2006

  • a good episode

    By Bountyhunterc28, Apr 22, 2006

  • It was not the best episode of the series!

    By Internazionale1, Dec 06, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Carl: (wields Sheen's Robo-Fiend action figure, pretending to make him talk) ...Don't make me PINCH you! Sheen: "Don't make me pinch you?!" You know what? I don't think you're ready for this. These are intergalactic warriors, you know. Carl: So? Pinching STILL hurts! Sheen: No, it DOESN'T... (Carl pinches Sheen) OW! Carl: Told ya!

    • Miss Fowl: Ok, who can tell me the square root of 144? Jimmy: (brain-drained) I know! eleventy.. six?!

    • Cindy: Tell them, Neutron! Tell them how I helped you save Retroville. Jimmy: I'm sorry, miss. Do I know you?

    • (after Cindy tells Jimmy to do one of his famous brain blasts) Jimmy: (starts his brain blast) (we see inside there's only vacuum, then a toy monkey appears, playing drums and doing several clang noises) (blain blast fades) Oooh...funny mooonkey! (claps)

    • Sheen: (pretending to grab Jimmy's nose) I've got your nose. Jimmy: (panicing) Ah! My nose! My nose! Carl: Give him his nose back Sheen!

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    Notes (2)

    • This episode can be seen on the DVD Confusion Fusion.

    • About 4.3 million people watched the show's debut, putting it ahead of several offerings on the broadcast networks that night, including CBS' "NFL Kickoff Concert" and the WB's "Reba." It was the most-watched premiere in Nickelodeon's 23-year history, surpassing "ChalkZone's" 4 million viewers the previous March.

    Trivia (8)

    • In "Birth of a Salesman", the Neutron family is eating canned cranberry sauce for dinner.

    • When the kitchen items were shot through space, you could clearly see the refridgerator floating in the middle. But when the screen goes back to the house to Judy, you can clearly see the refridgerator behind her, wide open.

    • "Loopy" means "crazy" in Slovak.

    • The four settings on the Brain Drain 8000 are Drool Monkey, Normal Boy, Ben Stein, and Einstein.

    • After Jimmy presents his plates floating in the air because of magnets, the plates are two. But when the camera pans to Cindy telling him to move to college, there was only one plate.

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    Allusions (12)

    • Taco Bell When Libby mentioned Taco Horn, this is a parody of Taco Bell.

    • As a drool monkey, Jimmy writes a 7 after ABC on a blackboard. This is a reference to the ABC7 television network in New York.

    • Max Headroom: The stuttering salesman is a reference to the short lived 80's computer genereated character Max Headroom. Max's personality was characterized by his jerky movements and, what can best be described as, electronic stuttering.

    • Cindy: That's a beautiful horse you got there. It would be unfortunate for it to have an accident - capisce When Cindy acts like a mobster to try to get Gus to buy her chocolate, she mentions that it would be terrible if something were to happen to his horse, lawn ornament. This is a reference to The Godfather, where a man's prize horse had an "accident" at the hands of the mafia.

    • Johnny Waffle: Name Johnny Waffle is a spoof of Johnny Appleseed.

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