My Life as a Teenage Robot

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My Life as a Teenage Robot

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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
Chad Doreck

Chad Doreck

Bradley "Brad" Carbunkle (voice)

Moira Quirk

Moira Quirk

Brittany "Brit" Crust (voice)

Janice Kawaye

Janice Kawaye

XJ9 (Jenny) Wakeman (voice)

Candi Milo

Candi Milo

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

Cree Summer

Cree Summer

Tiffany "Tiff" Crust (voice)

Quinton Flynn

Quinton Flynn

Sheldon Lee / Don Prima (voice)

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Stupid

    1.0
    This show iz dum. Da charactirz r ugly and dar r no farts. Companies shud watch Sanjay and Craig or Breadwinners to get it rite.
  • Bring this show back, please

    10
    I remember this show from long times ago and today, they air it on Nicktoons. But it was cancelled, because the writers said the audience was too small?
  • HATERS GONNA FUCKING HATE?

    8.5
    ARLIGHT WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THE STUPID TROLLS GIVING THIS SHOW 1.0S AND 1.5S? ARE YOU ON FUCKING CRACK OR SOMETHING YOU DUMBASS TROLLS? ALSO IF YOU DON'T FIND JANICE KAWAYE'S VOICE CUTE, THEN YOU CAN FRY IN HELL FOR ALL I CARE!



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    My Life as a Teenage Robot is like 21st century take on Astroboy. It's funny and the old fashioned 1930s style is pretty cool. XJ9 or Jenny Wakeman is a powerful crime fighting robot built by Dr. Noreen Wakeman. She also has three human friends; Brad, Tuck, and Sheldon. The town Jenny lives in is Tremorton, Ohio in the year 2071 or 2072 not sure. Jenny often battles villains like the Cluster and many mutants. She also has an ongoing rivalry feud with the Krust cousins; two popular girls at her high school. Anyways, check out this show, chances are you'll probably like it.moreless
  • i actually liked this show as a kid.

    10
    I loved this show as a kid. it was very fun to watch

    nuff' said.
  • I'm Sorry, But This Show Is A Complete Waste Of Time

    1.0
    I tried very hard to like this show. Seeing how I loved this show when it premiered in 2003, and that the show has a huge fanbase, I was hoping this show would be just as good. Unfortunately, this is a show I find to be terrible, no offense to any of the show's fans. The only thing I like about this show is that most of the artwork are great, taking influence from a lot of 30's classic cartoons, and Tuck is also a decent character. I found the main character of this show (Jenny Wakeman) to be way too dramatic. Seriously- this is one of the most annoying cartoon characters ever! Her voice over is WAY too high-pitched, she talks WAY too fast, and is just a self-indulgent, self-worshipping, greedy, disobedient, f---ing b--ch. For example, in Raggedy Android, she wants so bad to go to the fair with her friends Brad and Tuck, but when her mother doesn't want her to do so, she just cries like it's the end of the world. And yet she never has time to feel any sympathy for anyone in the show because they all enjoy it. You know, characters like this really piss me off. Overall, My Life As A Teenage Robot could've been much better if the main character wasn't so much of a slut and had a much better voiceover than Janice Kawaye. For this reason alone, along with the poor animation and predictable episode plots (I knew what was going to happen in Grid Iron Gang), this show deserved to be cancelled much earlier than it did.

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Saturday Morning, robot uprising, pressures of high school, futuristic technology, Pre-Teens