The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Season 1 Episode 17

Maximum Hugh / Sleepless in Retroville

Aired Weekdays 7:30 PM May 17, 2003 on Nickelodeon



  • Trivia

    • When Jimmy accuses Cindy of cheating, he supplies the evidence that the chances of Cindy being that different from her mom are 270 million to one. However, this is not conclusive because Jimmy would not be able to calculate the difference without her Dad's genes as well. It's very well possible that her father could have many dominant genes, therefore spreading more of his physical features onto Cindy instead of her mother.

    • The Pizza Monster is Jimmy's nightmare, which is Hugh's nightmare, which is Carl's nightmare, which is Sheen's nightmare, which is the Pizza Monster's nightmare.

    • We learn that Hugh has two left feet. Also, we see that without Hugh's headband, he couldn't run.

    • We learn that Carl's dad wears a wig after an accident at last year's picnic.

    • Coach Gruber mentioned a father and son team called "Team DeCarlo." Mark DeCarlo does the voice of Hugh. The DeCarlo's mentioned as "Team DeCarlo" are also the CGI versions of Keith Alcorn and his son, Nathan.

    • In the marshmallow toss, Coach Gruber says to Carl, "I didn't say go!", but he says "Hurl!" instead of "Go!"

    • The Ultimate Pizza has mushrooms on it, but in "Sorry, Wrong Era," we find out that Carl's allergic to mushrooms!

    • There are two references in this episode to Hugh going downstairs to tell the boys to quiet down. But the master bedroom is on the first floor. Proof: when Hugh opens the door to see the boys being chased by giant slices of flying pizza - that's on the same floor.

    • Suzie Vortex looks just like Cindy's mom, so she's probably her twin sister. But her last name wouldn't be Vortex unless Cindy's mom's maiden name coincidentally was the same as her married name.

  • Quotes

    • Hugh: I remember my first sleepover. The games, the practical jokes, the crying for my mommy.
      Judy: Hugh, that was our honeymoon.
      Hugh: Yeah, I know.

    • Carl: Hi, Mr. Neutron! We're here!
      Sheen: Are you ready for us?
      Hugh: (confused) Sleeping bags? Toothbrushes? You're moving in?! Aww, no...two more mouths to feed, braces, college. Honey!
      Judy: Calm down, Hugh. They're just here for Jimmy's sleepover.
      Hugh: Oh, well that's not nearly as bad.

    • (the Pizza Monster wakes up from a nightmare screaming)
      Pizza Monster's wife: Honey, what is it?
      Pizza Monster: Oh, I had the most horrible dream! There were 3 terrible children; a tubby one, a maniac one, and one with a giant head!!
      Pizza Monster's wife: I told you, dear. There's no such thing as children, now go back to sleep. (both go back in pizza box beds)

    • Pizza Monster: FOOLS! Haven't you ever heard of sequels?

    • Jimmy: The possibilities of you and your mom having different eye color, foot size, and earlobe length are 270,000,000 to 1.
      Cindy: You think just because your stupid data says that, it's true?!
      Jimmy: That ... and the fact that she has a zipper on the back of her neck.

    • Jimmy: Vortex, you know darn well we won a medal last year!
      Cindy: Yeah, for funniest collision!
      (the class laughs)
      Miss Fowl: Now, class, it's not polite to--(bursts out laughing) that collision was hilarious!

    • Sheen: Good morning, Retroville! It's 6 A.M., 72 degrees. We've got a beautiful sunrise up! We've also got a jack-knifed tractor-trailer on the 101, marshmallows everywhere...

    • Jimmy: My dad's all thumbs and has two left feet.
      Sheen: Cool! If your mom grows a beard, we could start a circus!

    • Dr. Dark: Good evening. I'm Dr. Dark, teller of terrible tales!
      Sheen: Hold up. Do you mean terrible like lousy, or terrible like scary?
      Dr. Dark: (in Sheen's face) SCARY!
      Sheen: (scared) Got it!

    • Hugh: Now, remember, son - there's no "I" in "team," you know what I mean?
      Jimmy: You mean we should sublimate our differences for the good of our combined effort?
      Hugh: What? No, no, I mean there's no letter "i" in the word "team." There's never a wrong time for a spelling lesson, son!

    • Mr. Wheezer: We won! And not a single injury! (drops trophy)
      Carl: Oh, my foot!
      Mr. Wheezer: Oh, my back!
      Carl, Mr. Wheezer: (crash into each other) Ow! My head!
      Mr. Wheezer: Oh, I think I got a bone spurt.
      Carl: Ooh! Leg cramp!
      Mr. Wheezer: My kidneys are on FIRE! (faints)

    • Suzie Vortex: (inhales deeply) Smell that, Cindy. That's the stench of loserdom.
      Hugh: Oh, yeah? Bring it on! When we're through with you, you'll be suckin' loser soup through a straw!

    • Sheen: Who said anything about goin' to sleep? What are we, a bunch of babies? Come on, I'm gonna stay up all night! Party! Party! Par--(falls over, asleep)

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Coach Gruber: Team Neutron is dominating these games!

      This quote, Hugh's victory dance, and the victory music playing in the background during the scene are spoofed from Madden NFL.

    • Title: Sleepless in Retroville

      The title comes from Sleepless in Seattle.

    • Pizza: Monster

      The unsuspected and very bizarre ending for "Sleepless in Retroville" is very similar to those same unexplained endings in the highly popular television show The Twilight Zone.

    • Marshmallow: Toss

      When Hugh's catching the marshmallows in his mouth during the marshmallow toss, the slow-time thing is taken from The Matrix's bullet-dodging scene.

    • Carl: Time to take out the trash!

      This is the infamous catch phrase of Duke "The Dumpster" Drose.

    • Slumbertron 9000's Screen: Microsoft Blue Screen of Death

      When the Slumbertron 9000's screen freezes up, it displays the typical Microsoft "fatal error" blue screen.