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My Life as a Teenage Robot

Season 1 Episode 4

Ear No Evil / Unlicensed Flying Object

Aired Unknown Aug 22, 2003 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Ear No Evil
When she sees Tiff Crust has had her ears pierced, Jenny decides that she wants pierced ears of her own, but there is one problem with that: she doesn't have any ears to pierce. She then gets Sheldon to make her some, but her new ears are big enough to scare Dumbo. Unlicensed Flying Object
Brad, who isn't even old enough to get behind the wheel of a car, encounters an abandoned UFO and goes off on a joy ride, which causes the Planetary Defensive Action Force to attack him.moreless

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  • One great episode, one not-so-good one

    First up is Ear No Evil. Jenny is still naive and innocent and wanting to be friends with the nasty Crust cousins. All the girl in the clique are getting their ears pierced- this creates a problem for Jenny as she has no ears. I do notice that she learns to play on Sheldon's feelings for her- so maybe she's not so innocent. Best parts of this are Jenny with her Mom, Sheldon acting as a plastic surgeon, and the fight with Lancer. The ending gag is a bit lame though, but I admit I don't have a better ending. Unlicensed Flying Object is the first MLaaTR I didn't care for. The reason is simple: I didn't care for Brad's actions in this cartoon. To put it bluntly he steals a UFO, goes on a joyride and almost gets everybody killed. I know that he fesses up in the end and takes responsibility but I still think Jenny should've kicked his butt.moreless
  • The true reason to love Brad first revealed.

    In this episode Brad's character is developed in major ways. He goes from being just Mr. Cool to being the adventurous boy who really has higher expectations set for himself than he cares to admit. Although his actions in this episode are somewhat childish, it shows his struggle to of changing from boy to man with the right of passage we tend to call DRIVING! And although he messes things up, in the end he makes ammends and shows the inner sweetie he is.

    I also love this episode because it's Brad and Jenny's first real fight.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)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Brad's original line was "Lions, tigers, and grizzlies," but it was changed to be a reference to The Wizard of Oz.

    • We learn in this episode that Brad must be at least 15 because he mentions getting his learner's permit.

    • Close to the end of "Unlicensed Flying Object," Mrs. Wakeman tells Jenny to bring the other jet pack with her. When it happens, for a brief moment Jenny's belly-bolt disappears.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Mrs. Wakeman: Earrings? I designed a state-of-the-art, crime-fighting robot, not some simple mannequin to hang with googols and gimcrackery!

    • Lancer: I've seen a peanut stand; I've heard a rubber band; I even seen a needle wink it's eye, but I've seen just about everything when I see an elephant-earred robot girl.

    • Mrs. Wakeman: were so precious when you were a prototype...

    • Tuck: So Jenny, I hear you got ears the size of Mount Rushmore!

    • Alien Karl: Yeah, well personally, I can't wait to get off this hick planet. Bunch of rip-off artists, these earthlings. Five bucks for a cup of coffee. No extraterrestrial discount at the hotel. And I know that bellboy stole my tricorder!

    • Brad: I have a learners permit! And how am I supposed to LEARN if I am not PERMITTED to drive!?

    • Jenny: Brad...slow down!
      Brad: What?
      Jenny: (with microphones) SLOW IT DOWN, BRAD!
      (Brad holds his ear)
      Jenny: I said (gets more microphones) SLOW DOWN!
      Tuck: In case you didn't catch that...
      Brad: Yeah yeah...I heard, I heard.

    • Jenny: Fine, if you won't help me ... I'll make my own ears!
      (Jenny storms out and slams door)
      Mrs. Wakeman: Uh ... closet.
      (Jenny stomps out of the closet and storms out the other door, slamming it multiple times)

    • Brad: (about Jenny's new ears) What in the--?
      Jenny: Impressive, huh?

    • Sheldon: (pulls out a one-ear design) The Van Gough! This one's half price! (laughs nervously) 'Cause there's only one....

  • NOTES (0)


    • Title: Unlicensed Flying Object

      This is obviously a reference to the common acronym, "UFO" which stands for: Unidentified Flying Object.

    • Tuck: Lions, and tigers, and bears...oh my...

      This line is from The Wizard of Oz.

    • Lancer: I've seen a peanut stand, I've heard a rubber band, I've even seen a needle wink it's eye. But I've never seen an elephant-eared robot girl!

      The crows in Dumbo say something along these lines when they see Dumbo trying to fly.

    • Alien Karl: I know that bellboy stole my tricorder!

      The tricorder is a device used on Star Trek. It's used to send videos, audio messages, and record scientific data. So the aliens are futuristic, as Star Trek takes place about 90 to 100 years from now.