The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Season 3 Episode 18

How to Sink a Sub / Lady Sings the News

Aired Weekdays 7:30 PM Nov 17, 2006 on Nickelodeon



  • Trivia

    • At the end of "How to Sink a Sub," Principal Willoughby gives Jimmy 900 days of detention, except Jimmy is in 5th grade, and by the time the days are completed, Jimmy will be in middle school, and possibly in 8th grade.

    • Running Gag: Carl sleeping, someone saying something important, then Carl waking up and saying, "Hah?"

    • While Libby was gossiping about Jimmy and Cindy, it shows them flirting, and Jimmy does the "Mr. Walky Man" thing, the same Hugh did to Judy in the Love Potion episode.

    • While Cindy is Co-Anchoring, she has her hair done in the same way that Jimmy invisioned her after he had enhaled the Love Potion.

    • Libby's essay which got a C says:

      "Major Report

      Back in the old time days it was hard. There were people who did not have cars and airplanes and they had to walk or ride a horse sometimes which was bad on their people feet and they didn't have sunburn. And horse do bite too, so that was something to really worry about too.

      When kids were born in old west times they sometimes got the mumps. Then the doctors did not have ice cream to give the kids so they have to stay with their mumps".

    • Ms. Fowl has been working for 74 years as a teacher.

    • The positions given to the gang:

      Jimmy - Anchor
      Cindy- Co-anchor
      Sheen- Sports
      Carl- Weatherman
      Libby- Gossip

  • Quotes

    • Oleander: Hey Sheen! How 'bout our hand puppets do lunch!

    • Principal Willoughby: (to Jimmy) You're still gonna get 900 days of detention!
      Hilgo: And no more soup for Soup Tuesdays!
      Coach Gruber: I need you to do 100 push-ups, now!
      (Jimmy begins doing his push-ups)
      Jimmy: But you're not the boss of me.

    • Carl: Hello, Retroville! I hope you had a scrumdillyicious day! Let's wish a big ol' Happy Birthday to Old Lady Nusbaum who turns 102 today! Here's a nice big weather center hug from Dr. Carl!
      Sheen: (offscreen) Just tell us the weather!
      (Carl blows raspberry in Sheen's direction and turns to smile at the audience again.)
      Carl: Tomorrow's Wheezer weather: (takes out a large sombrero and puts it on) ya better grab your sombrero, mi amigo, 'cause it's gonna be as hot as Mexico! (takes out some maracas and shakes them as he hums to the conga beat) Da da da da da da! Da da da da da da! Da da da da da... Ow, my scapula!

    • Sheen: (playing with his food) Could our parents have embarrassed us more today?
      Mrs. Wheezer: (approaches) What's wrong, Carl? Is my seven layer soy mulch too tough? Let mommy pre-chew it for you... (introduces Carl's food in her mouth and chews it)
      (Jimmy and Sheen get sicken)
      Mrs. Wheezer: (barfs Carl's food on the plate)
      Carl: (eats barfed food) (enjoys it)
      (Jimmy and Sheen get more sick than before)
      Carl: (notices Jimmy and Sheen's faces) I mean gross!

    • (Carl washes Mr. Wheezer's back while he's in a washbasin showing class how to wash themselves)
      Mr. Wheezer: C'mon, son! Show the germs who's the boss!
      Cindy: Hey, Carl! Can you come over and wash my parents?
      (Class laughs)
      Mr. Wheezer: Now show them how to lance a boil! (he raises his foot full of boils)
      (The class get sick)

    • Sheen: I'm king of the world! (smacks with an exit sign)

    • Libby: What's up, y'all? This is Libby with 'Da Word'! Well, it seems a certain big headed genius has been playing footsy in the library with a blonde colleague. (the camera shows Jimmy and Cindy playing the walking elephant) Looks like this love-hate relationship is turning into ALL love ALL the time. (the camera pans again to Jimmy and Cindy on which both back away)

    • Ike: Hey, Carl! Your foot is out of toilet paper!

    • Cindy: And then, in the library, Neutron's foot hit mine, so I tapped his foot back, and he kicked mine again. I think we were playing footsie! Promise you won't tell anyone!
      Libby: Of course. You know how I respect people's privacy... So what are the guys doing now?

    • Sheen: Um, hello. This just in: I am not wearing pants under this desk. Repeat. I am not wearing pants.

    • Cindy: Exchange student, Bolbi Stroganovski, officially entered Miss Retroville Beauty Pagent today. After explaining his actions, Mr. Stroganovski replied: (imitating Bolbi's expresions and movements) "Bolbi pretty! Bolbi win pagent good!."

    • Butch: (after hearing Libby's news, teasing Cindy) Jimmy and Cindy, sitting in a-- (Cindy makes a karate move on him - on the floor)...tree....

    • Jimmy: Good evening. I'm Jimmy Neutron. Hear now the news: Tragedy struck Retroville today as local boy Nick Dean broke his leg for the fifteenth time this year. Nick is expected to make a full recovery then break his leg soon after.

    • Cindy: (to Sheen) You think she eventually report on your addiction to candy?
      (As Cindy says that, Sheen starts to pull candy after candy out of his mouth)
      Jimmy, Carl, and Cindy: (look at Sheen, stunned)

    • Libby: Ain't no way Miss Fowl's a man!
      (someone knocks the door)
      Libby: I gotta go, Principal Willoughby.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • When Carl, Sheen, Cindy and Jimmy are trying to trick Libby, Carl makes the "Live Long and Prosper" sign from Star Trek.

    • Carl: Happy birthday to old lady Mrs. Nusbomb!

      Nusbomb is also the last name of the young doctor from Drake & Josh, "Paging Dr.Drake"

    • Corky: Everybody Loves Hand Puppet!

      Is a spoof of the TV show, Everybody Loves Raymond

    • The way Cindy reported the news was a spoof of the way Amy Poehler does on the Saturday Night Live skit "Weekend Update."

    • Sheen: I'm king of the world!

      This is what Leonardo DiCapprio shouted in the movie Titanic.

    • Lady Sings The News: Title

      Lady Sings the News seems to be based on Lady Sings the Blues, a movie.