The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Phantom of Retroland / My Son, the Hamster

Season 1, Ep 10, Aired 10/30/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Phantom Of Retroland: At school, Nick tells a scary tale about the Phantom of Retroland, a monster who lives at the local amusement park. In the interest of science, Jimmy sets out to disprove this urban myth with the help of his reluctant friends Carl and Sheen. Inventions: Hologram Projecting Vent, Oxidation Accelerator (Hyper Mega Rust).My Son, the Hamster: A teleporting accident leads to Jimmy switching bodies with Carl's hamster, Mr. Wuggles. Invention: Teleportation Pods.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Andrea Martin

    Miss Winifred Fowl (voice)

  • Rob Paulsen

    Carlton Ulysses Wheezer (voice)

  • Candi Milo

    Nick Dean (voice)

  • Megan Cavanaugh

    Judy Neutron (voice)

  • Debi Derryberry

    James Isaac "Jimmy" Neutron (voice)

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Two excellent episodes!

    By coaster41395, May 13, 2007

  • I thought this episode was pretty frigging good.

    By joncornway, Dec 29, 2006

  • Nick, the cool kid i, does a report on the Phantom of Retroland. Everyone believes the story of the salami leg phantom haunting retroland at night, everyone except Jimmy. He goes to Retroland at night with Sheen and Carl to prove it's all just a myth.

    By nirvanarox14, Aug 27, 2006

  • It was good!

    By Internazionale1, Dec 06, 2005

  • Jimmy, Sheen, and Carl sneak into a deserted theme park to be eaten by a maniac/ Jimmy switches bodies with Carl's new hampster, Mr. Wuggles.

    By PizzaKrust, Aug 12, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Jimmy: That is so ridiculous, it doesn't even deserve-- Cindy: What, a 600-page report on how ridiculous it is, in French?

    • Nick: Everyone that has seen the phantom has never been seen again.

    • Carl: Sheen, the phantom of Retroland is gonna tear us limb from limb and eat us! Say something! Sheen: You ever notice how Jimmy's hair is like one of those gum massager things? It's all swirly and--WHAT?!

    • Phantom #3: ((sniffs))What's that smell? Sheen: You mean (points to Phantom #3) your salami leg, (points to Cindy and Libby) their salami leg, (points to Nick) his salami leg, or Carl's shoes (points to Carl's shoes)?

    • Jimmy: Glad you could make it, Sheen. How did you sneak out? Sheen: Oh, I just told my grandma that I had to go to a deserted theme park to be eaten by a maniac. She told me to wear clean underwear.

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    Notes (4)

    • Running gag: "When a phantom would ask what's that smell?" Sheen would say the people who dressed up like the phantom's salmai leg or Carl's shoe burf

    • "Phantom of Retroland" can be seen on the DVD Sea of Trouble, and "My Son, The Hamster" can be seen on the DVD Jet Fusion.

    • The original name of "My Son, the Hamster" was "The Hamster."

    • Aired in Nickelodeon's Shriek Week (October 27th-November 3rd 2002). When it was supposed to air October 18th 2002, they replaced it with "Granny Baby / Time is Money." This episode was also supposed to air on October 25th 2002, but they replaced it with "Normal Boy / Birth of a Salesman." They finally aired it on October 30th, 2002.

    Trivia (11)

    • Mr. Wuggles chews the old man's cane near the tip, but the old man looks at it and it's chewed off near the handle. After the cut-scene, Mr. Wuggles is still chewing on the tip.

    • Carl's has a hamster named Mr. Wuggles.

    • Sheen says that the Phantom's autograph was going right next to his dad's and Santa Claus's, but there's no room between the two.

    • How did the first "Phantom" realistically float if he was really Nick in disguise?

    • In "My Son, the Hamster," Judy tells Hugh that she's going shopping, and it would be a good time to spend some quality time with Jimmy. However, a few minutes later, she fends off Hamster Jimmy from a pie. Apparently, she never left the house.

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    Allusions (6)

    • Plot The plot of this episode is similar to the 1958 Vincent Price movies "The Fly" and "Return of the fly"where a scientist goes through his teleportation machine with a fly and his head and arm are switched with the fly's head and arm. In "Return of the fly" the same thing happens, but in the end they successfully get the scientist with the fly's head, and the fly with the scientists head into the teleporter and run them through it, and The scientists is cured

    • My Son, the Hamster: Plot Also similar to an episode of Kim Possible. Barkin and Rufus are put into pods but instead of switching heads, they morph into one. But, when fixed, Rufus wears Barkin's clothes and Barkin is naked.

    • My Son, The Hamster: Plot This episode is a spoof of The Simpsons "Treehouse Of Horror" when Bart switches heads with a fly.

    • Carl: Ooh! Pretty Lights! Patrick said the same thing about the Fireworks in the Spongebob Squarepants episode "Mermaidman and Barnickleboy".

    • Title: "Phantom of Retroland" This title was probably taken from a popular theater show (which is now a movie) called the Phantom of The Opera. In that drama there is a phantom who wears a half mask that covers his distorted face.

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