My Life as a Teenage Robot

Season 1 Episode 7

The Return of the Raggedy Android / The Boy Who Cried Robot

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Aired Unknown Sep 19, 2003 on Nickelodeon
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The Return of the Raggedy Android
Jenny gets kicked out of a local hangout for being a robot. So she puts on her exo-skin and she ends up looking like a real teen. But the skin has a mind of its own and tells Jenny what to do.

The Boy Who Cried Robot
Jenny becomes increasingly annoyed at being called over by Tuck again and again, just to impress his buddies.moreless

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  • The exo-skeleton makes another appearance, and a better than it sounds version of the boy who cried wolf.

    7.5
    First cartoon involves Jenny once again donning the human exo-skeleton. This time it so she can hang with Brad at his new job (he's a soda jerk) at a teen hangout that is owned by a robot-hating proprietor. The exo-skeleton is new and improved, too improved. The "human" Jenny is really a cutie, and the best part of this is Brad's reaction upon learning the "new" girl's name. Also this marks the first appearance of the Space Bikers from Orion. They didn't grab me in this installment, but they would grow on me later. Nice episode The second cartoon is, as the name implies, based on the Boy who cried Wolf, the boy in this case being Tuck. It is better than it sounds, namely because Tuck isn't really crying "wolf", he just wants to show his new robot friend off to impress his pals, who include a rather creepy fellow named Lon. When Jenny objects, he plays the friendship card. So its well though out. Not bad at all.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)

Victor Brandt

Victor Brandt

Mezmer, Jock #1

Guest Star

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Raggedy Android Suit, Letta, Lenny

Guest Star

Ogie Banks

Ogie Banks

George, Carier, Man

Guest Star

Chad Doreck

Chad Doreck

Boy #2, Guy

Recurring Role

Audrey Wasilewski

Audrey Wasilewski

Girl

Recurring Role

Candi Milo

Candi Milo

Olgo, Sledge, Bookmobile Lady, Kid #1, Kid #2

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Near the end of "The Boy Who Cried Robot, when Jenny flies out the window to save Tuck, look at her leg that Brad isn't hanging on to - it's white with a blue toe instead of blue with a white toe.

    • Freeze is spelled wrong when the letters are over the freezer. It is spelled "FREZE" instead of "FREEZE."

    • When the Exo-Skin tells Jenny "We'll have the boys eating out of the palms of our beautiful, normal hands" you can see Jenny's Exo-Skin hands in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. If you look closely, you can see four fingers and a thumb on each hand. However, characters in this show - including Jenny in the Exo-Skin and regular, robotic XJ9 - only have three fingers and one thumb!

    • When all of the people left the building, what happened to the bouncers?

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Jenny: (mulling over a quiz in her favorite teen magazine) I think I'm a "Winter"...but what if I'm really a "Spring", with "Autumn" overtones?

    • Jenny: (to Tuck) You do know what the word "Help" means don't you?
      Tuck: But I do need your help.
      Jenny Really? How's that?
      Tuck: I have a splinter.
      Jenny: Tuck, thats not what I meant by...
      Tuck: (with tears in his eyes) Oh so my stupid little pain isn't important enough for you. Is that it?
      Jenny: No, thats not what I said...
      Tuck: So I'm never gonna see you unless I'm about to be run over by a train.
      Jenny: No! Of course not...
      Tuck: Or crushed by a gorilla, or swallowed by the loch ness monster!?
      Jenny: That's ridiculous...
      Tuck: I thought you wanted to have friends like a normal kid?
      Jenny: I do.
      Tuck: I thought we were friends.
      Jenny: We are!
      Tuck: Well as a friend let me give you a little advice about friendship, friends help friends out, not just with the gorilla size problems, (holds up finger) but with the splinter size problems too.

    • Tuck: (to Jenny) And since we were speaking of cool things how could I resist mentioning that I live next to a LASER BEAM SHOOTING, ROCKET POWERED, KICK BUTT SUPER HERO!!!

    • Jenny: (about The Boy Who Cried Wolf) How does this story end anyway?
      Brad: I don't know. Maybe he gets a ticket for disturbing the peace.

    • Brad: Who are you going to believe: me or some stupid book?
      Jenny: You're the one who gave me the stupid book in the first place!

    • Jenny: Help! I can't breathe!
      Mrs. Wakeman: You don't breathe, honey.

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  • ALLUSIONS (7)

    • When Jenny's Exo-skin has taken over her mind and Jenny tries to fight and remove it in several ways, this could be a reference to Spider-Man. When Peter Parker is under the influence of the symbiote Venom, he tries to fight the urge as much as he can, even to the point of forcefully removing it.

    • Title: The Boy Who Cried Robot

      Obviously, the title is a reference to the childhood story, The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

    • Exo-Skin: (attacking Jenny)
      In "Return of the Raggedy Android," the part where the exo-skin attacks Jenny when she's sleeping is a reference to a scene in The Grudge, where the ghost attacks a lady from under her bedcovers.

    • Jenny: I think I'm a winter, but what if I'm really a summer with spring undertones?
      There was a book back in the 1980s called Color Me Beautiful that told people what season they were so they could dress better.

    • Tuck's Friend's Names: Lon, George, and Carver

      Tuck's scarier friend was probably named Lon because Lon Chaney Jr. played the Wolf Man in the 1941 movie The Wolf Man. Lon, in "The Boy Who Cried Robot," acted spooky, like a wolf man, especially when he told Tuck that it was time to meet the wolf. (Meaning, as we later found out, that he was going to introduce his dog, Wolfie.)

      The other two were probably named George and Carver as a reference to George Washington Carver, the inventor of peanut butter.

    • Mountain: Mt. Milijankaro

      Mt. Milijankaro comes from Mt. Kilimanjaro.

    • The Boy Who Cried Robot: The Bookmobile

      When the Bookmobile van pulls up selling books, a man asks for a book, but the old woman refuses. The book the man was asking for was actually a book entitled "Catcher In The Rye" by J.D. Salinger.

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