My Life as a Teenage Robot

Season 1 Episode 11

Daydream Believer / This Time With Feeling

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Aired Unknown Nov 21, 2003 on Nickelodeon
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Daydream Believer: When Brad and Tuck teach Jenny about dreams, she's dying to see what all the fuss is about, so she begs Mrs. Wakeman to invent her a dream-chip. Jenny loves her new dream-mode. A little too much, in fact. She starts activating the chip in school and around town, unaware of anything else while she's daydreaming. What will happen to Tremorton when the crime-fighting robot gets stuck in dream-mode? This Time With Feeling: Again, Brad and Tuck teach Jenny about feelings, so she begs Mrs. Wakeman to let her use old artificial nerve endings. Since the only settings are Pain and Tickle, Mrs. Wakeman doesn't think they'd be very useful for Jenny. The teenage robot puts them on anyway and pays the price when she can't control her almost maniacal laughter or screams of pain when a super-strong villain named Himcules is on a rampage.moreless

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  • Another Boring And Piss-Poor Episode Of This Horrid Show

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    Daydream Believer may be one of the better episodes of the series, but really, that's only because it has some interesting Dr. Seuss style character designs (Note that I said DESIGNS, not ANIMATION). This Time With Feeling is yet another reason why I don't like this show. The plot revolves around Jenny deliberately taking nerve endings from her inventor after she tells her not to. Not only that, but if you thought Jenny crying in Raggedy Android was the most annoying, here is where she breaks the fourth wall: whenever they activate her nerve endings, Jenny will either laugh in the most annoying possibly way, or shriek "OW" like a disabled 8-year old paraplegic. So much so that when she gets knocked out by the villain in the episode, I felt like the "The End" title card should've appeared. That would've made that the best episode in the series, because it would've been the finale. But, no, we have to hear contrived, assinide, sickening drivel in this episode. This episode is a failure.moreless
Chad Doreck

Chad Doreck

Bradley "Brad" Carbunkle (voice)

Cree Summer

Cree Summer

Tiffany "Tiff" Crust (voice)

Audrey Wasilewski

Audrey Wasilewski

Tucker "Tuck" Carbunkle (voice)

Candi Milo

Candi Milo

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

Janice Kawaye

Janice Kawaye

XJ9 (Jenny) Wakeman (voice)

Quinton Flynn

Quinton Flynn

Sheldon Lee / Don Prima (voice)

Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell

Himcules

Guest Star

Chad Doreck

Chad Doreck

Perseus, Kid #2

Recurring Role

Audrey Wasilewski

Audrey Wasilewski

Jarvis, Girl #27

Recurring Role

Candi Milo

Candi Milo

Ani, Teacher, Girl #17

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Goof: When we see Jenny waking up from her point of view, she can see her feet. But when we see her sitting in the bed, the sheet is covering her feet.

    • In "This Time With Feeling", when Jenny writes down the answers to the test, she skips the first question. Then later on when we see the test again, the first question has been filled in.

    • In this episode, when Jenny gets hit by cars and trains in tickle mode, although she doesn't get hurt, she would still get damaged. In "Dressed To Kill" Britt and Tiff were throwing her around and she was damaged.

    • When Jenny got the electric shock that got her stuck in Dream Mode, the Dream Chip's arrow was pointing to Off instead of On. (It pointed to Off, then On, then blew up.)

    • Brad has two pairs of eyebrows in a part of "This Time With Feeling," right before he says, "This is getting weird, I'm outta here."

    • One of the background characters in "Daydream Believer" is actually an illustration of Carlos Ramos.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Jenny: (in Texas accent, to Brad, during dreammode) Howdy, partner! Nice ten-gallon hat you got there!

    • Tuck: (wailing) M-Monster!
      (Jenny rushes in through the wall and lifts up Tuck's bed)
      Tuck: (awake) Uh, Jenn? You might want to try the door next time.

    • (In dream mode)
      Jenny: (speaking with a distorted voice) That banana is larger than soup.

    • Jenny: Oh my gosh, and then I enjoyed a glass of juice for the first time - orange juice! It tasted like apple! Then Don and I sat in a hot tub, and I didn't electrocute him!
      Brad: You know, Jenn, dreams are more fun to have than to hear about.

    • Jenny: I can turn my dream off anytime I want to. I'm in total control.
      Brad: Is that why you've been jumping on desks and riding drinking fountains?

    • (Tuck frantically shouting gibberish, crying, and hopping on all fours for five seconds)
      Brad: So, Jenny thinks you're a goat boy because she's stuck in dream mode due to an electrical accident that neither of us should know about because we weren't there?
      Tuck: (smiling and pointing to his nose) Uh-huh.

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  • ALLUSIONS (7)

    • This episode, which had many similarities to Dr. Seuss, coincidentally aired the day Cat in the Hat premiered.

    • Enemy: Himcules

      "Himcules" is a reference to the story of the character, "Hercules".

    • Jenny, Don Prima: Gibberish during Jenny's first dream.

      The gibberish that Jenny and Don Prima speak during Jenny's first dream is similar to the "backwards-talking" that was a staple of the dream sequences in David Lynch's 1990s TV series Twin Peaks.

    • Mrs. Wakeman: What do androids dream of? Electric sheep?
      Philip K. Dick wrote some very classic SciFi novels in the 60s, including "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" which is better known these days by the title given to it when it was adapted for the movies years later, titled Blade Runner.

    • When Jenny daydreams while walking home, the town looks like old Mickey Mouse cartoons.

    • Jenny's daydreams where everything takes over the world looks a lot like Dr. Suess' work.

    • Episode Title: Daydream Believer

      "Daydream Believer" was the third #1 hit of The Monkees, from 1967.

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