The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Season 1 Episode 2

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Aired Weekdays 7:30 PM Dec 21, 2001 on Nickelodeon



  • Trivia

    • The radar says that there is no sign of adult life from, but when the kids are partying, you see Jimmy's teacher (who's tiny due to Jimmy's shrink ray) fighting a caterpillar. But isn't she an adult?

    • This is the only time Carl has shoulder straps.

    • When Goddard gives options in this movie, he reads them out loud. Later in the series, he is silent.

    • Goddard's license plate is registered for "Texas," expired in October 2003, and says "BAD DOG"

    • We don't see the Yolkians again until "The Egg-Pire Strikes Back" episode.

    • In the movie, Cindy has pigtails, wears a pink shirt, and wears black jeans. In the TV show, she has a ponytail, wears a green tanktop and wears corduroys. Keith Alcorn said this change was to make her look older.

    • In the theatrical trailer, there's a part where Cindy says, "You know, for a nerd, he sure comes in handy." But this line is not featured in the movie. Also, the trailer shows Cindy saying something about kicking Jimmy's butt, and then it was changed to Jimmy's can, and finally, it didn't appear in the movie at all. (The line was originally, "If we blow up, whatever's left of me is kicking your butt.") Her dialoge was also changed when Jimmy was showing his shrink ray in class. It changed from "Will it work on your big head?" to "What's the matter, Neutron? Aren't you short enough already?"

    • At Area 51, the General's nametag reads "POWERS." When that same person returns in "Substitute Creature," his nametag reads "ABERCROMBIE," and Miss Fowl calls him "Ernest Abercrombie."

    • When the camera flips to Hugh and Judy having breakfast while Jimmy crash-lands on the roof, bricks fall outside the window. The bricks must've come from the chimney, but the chimney's on the other side of the house. Unless the bricks bounced, there's no way they could've reached the kitchen windows.

    • When the Yolkian Prison Guard tells Goddard to halt, his eyes are brown. When he's out of his shell, ordering the kids back, his eyes are red.

    • The magnet that the Yolkian put on Jimmy's fridge to hold up the fake note moved. It was on one side of the top when he put it on and another when Jimmy took it off. Also, the magnet was on top of the message. How is that possible when the Yolkian put the magnet up while the stamp was still pressed to the paper?

    • When the kids are on Yolkus and the parents are all in rows with helmets on, there's a top shot where Jimmy's mom is on one side, with his dad on the other. Then the shot is on the ground, and the parents switched sides!

  • Quotes

    • Jimmy: Gotta blast!!

    • Carl: Hey, this astronaut food isn't too bad!
      Jimmy: That's toothpaste, Carl!!
      Carl: Oh.... minty!

    • Sheen: (points to Hugh) Jimmy, your dad is acting like a mind-controlled duck-man.

    • Sheen: I'm peeing... in the shower!
      Sheen: I'm still doing it. Go! Go! Go!

    • (Jimmy appears in front of the school bus on his bubble gum mobile)
      Libby: (to Cindy) Hey, look! Neutron's got another one.
      (the other kids look at Jimmy)
      Cindy: Nice invention, Nerdtron. Too bad somebody already invented the bus.
      Jimmy: Hey, guys! I got it down this time. Internal combustion's such old science! Bubble travel is the way of the future!!
      (the bubble gum mobile hits a tree and Jimmy falls into the trash can)
      Cindy: And I guess trees are like, the brakes! (the other kids laugh as they make it to school)

    • Hugh: Look, I was a kid once. I remember being grounded a whole week and not being allowed to go to my best friend's bachelor party.
      Judy: What did you do?
      Hugh: Actually I snuck out.

    • (seeing the aliens for the first time)
      Jimmy: They've evolved beyond the need for conventional bodies! They must be an advanced species, millions of years ahead of us!!
      Sheen: Wow... (to Carl) When I blow my nose, it looks like an advanced species too.
      Cindy and Libby: (look at each other) Ewww!!!

    • Nick: Are you sure about this, Neutron?
      Jimmy: (shows a piece of paper with information) Well the data seems to support his hypothesis.
      Sheen: (grabs Jimmy's piece of paper) Never argue with the data! (leaves off trying desperately to read it)

    • Cindy: And my fossil-to-chromosome ratios clearly demonstrate that female dinosaurs, like this plesiosaurus, were the stronger and smarter of their species. But, so what else is new?
      (the class giggles)
      Cindy: After class I'll be happy to demonstrate how boy dinosaurs got their butts kicked by girl dinosaurs on a regular basis!!

    • Jimmy: What girl wants to dance with a guy who looks like he should still be in Gymboree?
      Carl: (quietly) I didn't think we liked girls yet, Jim.
      Jimmy: Oh, we don't, we don't, no, not yet. However, one day, Carl, an influx of hormones that we can't control will overpower our better judgment and drive us to pursue the female species against our will.

    • Hugh: You see, Jimmy... Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, Jim, James, son! Let me tell you a little bit about rockets. They're big people things, son, and you can't just go with these big hirey, firy things. Because that's what rockets are. Rockets are flying things!! Well, I hope this talk has helped. (he leaves the room) Oh, and by the way. Mom says you're grounded. Sorry! (he closes the door)

    • Sheen: Ultra Dad!!!
      Sheen's Dad: Ultra Son!!

    • Jimmy: All right, this is it! These crummy aliens stole our parents, it's time to show them what we're made of! We're tough, we're mean! Darn it, we're carbon based life forms! So, who's going to kick buttocks?!
      All: The carbonated life forms!!!

    • Ooblar: Can I-can I space another?
      King Goobot: No...
      Ooblar: Oh, please, brother!
      King Goobot: I said "no", Ooblar...
      Ooblar: (sing-song) Oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh pleeease!
      King Goobot: I would love for that to stop!

    • (about the aliens)
      Judy: I don't care how advanced they say they are, Jimmy. If your father and I haven't met them, they're strangers. Right, Hugh?
      Hugh: Yeah, well, except for policemen. They're there to help you.

    • Ooblar: Hello!! (a piece of toast bread is on the floor; nobody answers) What galaxy are you from?!
      King Goobot: Ooblar!
      Ooblar: Where is your leader?!
      King Goobot: Ooblar! Stop it! It's... toast.
      Ooblar: Oh! Hello, Toast! I greatly admire your ship.

    • (the Aliens are making the parents do a Chicken Dance)
      Nick: They're making our parents dance so lame!!
      Carl: No, my dad really dances like that.
      (the camera shows Carl's father dancing weird)

    • (accidentally drinks Jimmy's burping soda
      Hugh: (burps) Well, at least that came from the attic and not from the basement!

    • (after being reject about going to Retroland)
      Jimmy: Did you just say no?
      Judy: Yes.
      Jimmy: Yes!
      Judy: No.
      Jimmy: No?
      Judy: Yes.
      Jimmy: Yes!
      Judy: Jimmy.
      Jimmy: But all my friends are going and anybody who's matters is gonna be there, Mom.
      Judy: Well, I matter, you matter, and your father matters. But, you're not going.

    • Nick: So then, these three film-makers find all these sticks in the trees - shaped like stick people. And the girl film-maker starts cryin'. And her nose starts dripping. And they don't have any tissues at all!
      Carl: None?
      Nick: None. And then, they hear these noises in the woods, so they leave the tent.
      Nick: Oh, yeah Carl. They leave the tent, when out of nowhere comes the...
      Arnie: (comes out of nowhere) Bl-bl-bl-bl-bl!
      (Everyone screams)
      Nick: That was so choice! You should have seen your faces!
      Sheen: Did they really leave the tent?

    • Sheen: I do so relish these times of peril.

    • Jimmy: Carl, show and tell!
      (Carl whips out his inhaler and squirts a Yokian in the face. The alien goes flying into a wall, where he cracks. The other two Yokians look at Carl.)
      Carl: You want a piece of me?! YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME?!
      (The Yokians scream and fly off.)
      Carl: (twirls his inhaler) I didn't think so.

    • Hugh: Because that's what rockets are ... rockets are flying things!

    • Carl: Aw, don't feel bad, Jimmy. I mean, some of the greatest inventors of all time started out as complete, hopeless failures, too.
      Sheen: Yeah.
      Jimmy: Well, thank you, Carl, I feel better ... I think.

    • Hugh: But if all your friends were named Cliff, would you jump off them? I don't think you would.

    • Kid: (singing and dancing in mis-matched clothing) My clothes don't match, my clothes don't match, I'm out in public, and my clothes don't match!

    • Judy: James Isaac Neutron! I see you up there. How many times have we told you not to launch yourself off the roof?
      Jimmy: Probably nine. (Goddard nods) Exactly nine. They say repetition is good for a developing brain.

    • Sheen: But ... I don't have my driver's license. I have no hand-eye coordination!

    • Jimmy: Fusion mix stable ... engine cycling at one million gigajoules ... cool! We didn't blow up.

    • Miss Fowl: Sheen, this is the seventh week in a row you've shown UltraLord in class!
      Sheen: Miss Fowl, this one is different!

    • Jimmy: Cindy? Cindy, w-why are you being so nice to me?
      Cindy: Because there's a bunch of kids out here that need you... (pauses) and I do, too....

    • Sheen: (singing loudly) UltraLord is not afraid of chickens! He is not afraid! (BOOM) (singing quietly) Okay, he may be a little bit afraid of chickens....

    • Jimmy: Go on, Nick! Show 'em what you're made of!
      (Nick approaches Poultra, who chooses that moment to hatch out of her shell)
      Nick: AAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! (runs away)
      Cindy: My hero?
      Sheen: Okay, we need a new plan ... probably a Nick-less one....

    • Sheen: Orbiting around Jimmy's big head. Estimated time to ear ... seven minutes.

    • Jimmy: Hang on! We're passing through the stratosphere! ... Now the mesosphere! ... Entering ionosphere!
      Carl: Now I know why they all end in fear!

    • Jimmy: According to the Newville Journal of Medicine , monkeys are easily influenced by positive reinforcement, e.g. the giving of a banana. And, since human and monkey DNA only differ by two percent, the same principle should work on our parents.
      Carl: My dad's allergic to bananas.

    • Sheen: (holds up a plutonium fuel rod) Hey, Jimmy! Do these fusion reactors need fuel rods?
      Jimmy: C'mon, Sheen, it's not rocket science! You just have to--actually, I guess it is rocket science! No fuel rods, Sheen.
      Sheen: Oh, okay. (tosses the fuel rod away and freezes up as it explodes)

    • Hugh: Well, what do you know. The chimney fell off again.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Name: Jimmy Neutron

      Jimmy Neutron is a nickname that was given to James Chadwick for discovering the neutron.

    • Jimmy: Fasten your seatbelt, Goddard. It's gonna be a bumpy ride.

      This quote is based on rides at theme parks.

    • N/A: TV Land
      When Hugh is flipping through the channels, you see the TV Land symbol. Tv Land is an actual channel that shows mainly old shows.

    • N/A: Girl-Eating Plant

      The Girl-Eating Plant looks strikingly similar to that of Audrey II from the musical stage show and movie, Little Shop of Horrors.

    • Sheen: This is Ultralord!

      Ultralord is a reference to the 1966 Japanese television series Ultraman.

    • Ultralord: Apperance

      Ultralord, Sheen's action figure, seems to be a combonation of "Superman" and "Batman."

    • Spaceship Race: Concept

      The "sun scene," where Jimmy's spaceship is flying faster and being followed by the Yokian spaceships (all of which explode, save for Goobot's) is a spoof of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, when Anakin Skywalker competes in a race against Sebulba.

    • Nick: So then, these three film-makers find all these sticks in the trees - shaped like stick people. And the girl film-maker starts cryin'. And her nose starts dripping. And they don't have any tissues at all!

      Nick's scary story is a spoof of The Blair Witch Project.

    • Retroland Ride: Show Me the Mummy

      This particular ride name is a parody of the quote "Show me the money" from the movie Jerry Maguire.

    • Retroland Ride: Eye in the Sky

      This is a reference to a song by the Alan Parsons Project, "Eye In The Sky." It also resembles Jimmy's head.

    • Poultra: Apperence

      The giant chicken monster, Poultra, is a spoof on Mothra from Godzilla and the Mosura (aka Mothra) movies.

    • Libby: Incoming message!
      Jimmy: On-screen!

      That scene is a spoof of a Star Trek scene: someone would inform the captain of the "incoming message," which would appear on the starship's "windshield," like Goobot appeared.

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