The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Season 1 Episode 20

Make Room for Daddy-O (a.k.a. Ring-A-Ding Dad a.k.a. Father's Day Special)

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Aired Weekdays 7:30 PM Jun 06, 2003 on Nickelodeon
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The Father's Day talent show is only a few days away, and Jimmy has to perform with his Dad. Hugh can't wait for the big night. Jimmy, on the other hand, is afraid of being disgraced in front of the entire school. Sure he loves his dad, but why must Hugh be so dorky and un-cool? So Jimmy invents a device that will alter Hugh's personality, making him the coolest dad in Retroville. The invention's a success. Hugh is so cool he becomes a huge celebrity. But now this new-and-improved Hugh is too cool to spend time with his son. Jimmy must now come up with a last minute solution that will turn Hugh back into the dad he loves. Inventions: Neutronic De-dorkenator, mirco-fiber-optic tether net.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • It was a decent episode.

    8.5
    Jimmy is embarrassed of his dad and the skit he was prepared for the Father's Day Follies. He doesn't want to hurt his dad's feelings, so he takes matters into his own hands. He invents a gadget that will turn his dad cool. Jimmy's plan seems to be going well at first, but as usual, everything goes wrong. Hugh is too cool to spend time with Jimmy and is only worried about fame, fortune, and being cool. Jimmy misses his old dad, and since Hugh broke the only invention Jimmy had that would turn his dad back to normal, Jimmy decides to act like he's falling to his death to try to bring Hugh to his senses. But of course, something goes wrong. As Jimmy's dangling feet above the ground Hugh struggles with his cool side for control over Hugh's body, but eventually takes control and saves Jimmy. Then Jimmy realizes he should have excepted Hugh and loved him for who he is. The episode ends with Hugh and Jimmy doing the Duck Dance at the Father's Day Follies and they receive a standing ovation. Hugh's cool side was a little annoying, but for the most part I enjoyed Make Room for Daddy-O.moreless
Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin

Miss Winifred Fowl (voice)

Carolyn Lawrence

Carolyn Lawrence

Cynthia Aurora "Cindy" Vortex (voice)

Crystal Scales

Crystal Scales

Liberty Danielle "Libby" Folfax (voice)

Mark DeCarlo

Mark DeCarlo

Hugh Beaumont Neutron (voice)

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen

Carlton Ulysses "Carl" Wheezer (voice)

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Goddard (voice)

Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton

"Cool" Hugh

Guest Star

Billy West

Billy West

Sam, Corky Shimazu

Recurring Role

Crystal Scales

Crystal Scales

Libby's Little Brother

Recurring Role

Mark DeCarlo

Mark DeCarlo

Mr. Vortex

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Carl: Hey! Why'd Nick just leave the Candy Bar?
      Cindy: (dreamily) Who's Nick?

    • Hugh: (encouraging Jimmy)You're gonna be a star! (in an attempt to close the door, his huge nose gets squashed)

    • "Cool" Hugh: (singing - points at Nick) This kid's cool, and (points at Carl) this kid's not. But I'm cool, cool, cool, cool as can be....
      Carl: He sang to me! (faints)

    • Jimmy: Of all the dads in the world, I had to get mine.

    • Jimmy: I've got to change my dad back, and soon!
      Sheen: I smell a brain blast!
      Carl: Oh, is that what that is? I thought it was the cheese ball in my pocket I've been keeping since I was three. (takes moldy old cheeseball out of his pocket and strokes it affectionatly) I call him Cheesy.

    • (after Hugh embarrasses Jimmy singing)
      Cindy: If that was my father, I'd change my name, dye my hair, get plastic surgery, and move to another town!
      Libby: Or country!
      Cindy: Or continent!
      Libby: Or planet!
      Cindy: Or solar system!
      Libby: Or ... uh, let's just laugh at him now.

    • Sheen: Maybe it's a code! Or a trap! Or Jimmy could be an evil robot! Or it could be all a dream!!

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Cool Hugh: Personality

      Cool Hugh's personality is sort of a combination of Billy Joel, John Travolta, Elvis Presley, and Elton John. Interestingly, Cool Hugh's song "Cool As Can Be" has the same beat as Elton John's hit song, the "Crocodile Rock".

    • Music: Hugh's Songs

      The two songs Hugh sings are called "Cool As Can Be" (when Hugh is "cool") and "The Ducky Daddles Dance Song" (at the Father's Day Follies).

    • Cool Hugh: Switchblade Comb

      When Cool Hugh first walks into the Candy Bar, he pulls out a switchblade comb. That, and his jacket, parody an episode of Happy Days where the Fonz got into some trouble for having a switchblade handle that flipped out into a comb. (Carl may be referring to this when he says he's "seen this movie.")

    • Title: "Make Room For Daddy-O"

      The title is from the late '50s/early '60s TV show Make Room for Daddy, starring Danny Thomas.

    • Sheen: I won't mess up, or my name isn't Sheen Juarerra Estevez!

      Martin Sheen's real last name is Estevez - this could be why it's Sheen's last name.

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