The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Season 2 Episode 5

Nightmare in Retroville

Aired Weekdays 7:30 PM Oct 29, 2003 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Jimmy's Neutronic Monster-Maker transforms Sheen into a werewolf, Carl into a vampire, and Hugh into Frankenstein's monster. However, Jimmy's invention works too well, making those three real monsters! The little genius's Halloween is complicated when Carl and Sheen bite Cindy and Libby - now there are five monsters chasing him!
Invention: Neutronic Monster-Maker.moreless

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  • Halloween Review #9

    Jimmy's Neutronic Monster-Maker transforms Sheen into a werewolf, Carl into a vampire, and Hugh into Frankenstein's monster. However, Jimmy's invention works too well, making those three real monsters! The little genius's Halloween is complicated when Carl and Sheen bite Cindy and Libby - now there are five monsters chasing him! This is one of the best episodes of "Jimmy Neutron" that I have ever seen. This Halloween special is hilarious, original, and creative. This Halloween special might be somewhat scary to the little kids but for the most part, it shouldn't be too bad. Everyone's costume when Jimmy used the machine to give them any costume that they want were pretty cool. Hugh as a Frankenstein was hilarious. There were so many parts that made me laugh very hard in this Halloween special but I don't wanna get too focused on that. The storyline was fun and the humor was excellent. Overall, an excellent Halloween special of "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius". 10/10moreless
  • After his latest invention turns Sheen into a Werewolf and Carl into Dracula, Jimmy Neutron has to save the city once again!! Enter brilliant parodies, retardedly funny coincidences, and one of the few really great episodes of this classic kid's series!!moreless

    I REALLY like this episode.

    I watch this show ocasionally, and once I stumbled upon this one, I couldn't stop watching... From Carl's Steven Hawking reference to Sheen's hilarious Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein reference, this show is great.

    Whether you like this series or not, this episode will at least make you chuckle. . .

    Remember when this series started, it was funny. . . Then it got bad and the jokes got worse. . .

    So, just remember where this show came from--nothing--and rememeber that this is coming from show with the horrible tv show-movies, and the kids, whose ages shall still remain unknown. . .

    So. . . enjoy the show, and happy Halloween...moreless
  • An very spooky halloween

    Its halloween everyone is discussing what they are going to be for Halloween.When Jimmy suggest that they used the monster maker machine.That will make them looked liked the scarey characters from movies.After Carl became an Dracula and Sheen became an werewolf.Everything went perfect for an while.Not until Carl accidently prick his finger and ended up licking his blood.He was able to transform into an bat.Sheen than changed as well.While Jimmy was on the run.Carl bite Cindy and Sheen bit Libby.Hugh falls in Jimmy's lab.He found the monster machine and turtned into an monster as well.So Jimmy must return everyone back to normal.

    An very awsome and yet spooky halloween episode.moreless
  • Another great episode. This one Spooky style.

    With real blood on a kids show (finally!), frightening vampires and werewolves, and a crazy Frankenstein that can't speak ebglish, this episode was truly a funny one. Trsut me. It's a godo Halloween episode, and probably one of the best. The SpongeBob Halloween ep wasn't too good, and the Foster's one sucked so bad. But this is good-Think of it! It's great to watch it at night. It's really funny and has a brilliant ending with Jimmy as a giant mosnters squid, trying to get sweets with his many tentacles. That was funny.

    Great Halloweenish episode.moreless
Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin

Miss Winifred Fowl (voice)

Carolyn Lawrence

Carolyn Lawrence

Cynthia Aurora "Cindy" Vortex (voice)

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Goddard (voice)

Recurring Role

Crystal Scales

Crystal Scales

Liberty Danielle "Libby" Folfax (voice)

Recurring Role

Candi Milo

Candi Milo

Nick Dean (voice)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

  • QUOTES (13)

    • (Sam sees warewolves down the street)
      Sam: We have to stop them! (to Miss Fowl) Winifred, get me some angry villagers, some garlic, fire and a red-haired woman named Tessie.
      Miss Fowl: Sam, we don't need a red-haired woman named Tessie.
      (later all of the villagers appear outside of Sam's Candy Bar)
      Miss Fowl: (to Sam) Sorry, Sam. I couldn't find you a red-haired woman named Tessie.

    • Carl: (licking his thumb where some blood is streaming out) Mmm.... blood! It's cherry flavor! Hey guys, want a lick?

    • Hugh:!
      Judy: Hugh, please use complete sentences.
      Hugh: Ugh...
      Judy: Oh don't mumble you sound like you've a mouth full of marbles.

    • Carl: Hi Mrs. Neutron. You look so pretty, and full of blood.
      Judy: Why thank you Ca-what?
      Carl: Look into my eyes...please.
      Hugh: She mine!
      Carl: Take a number flathead!

    • Vampire Carl: Look into my eyes ... I mean, if you don't mind....

    • Miss Fowl: Happy Halloween, don't forget to floss! (disappears into fog)

    • Principal Willoughby: Oh, I used to love to dress up for Halloween. One year, I was a butterfly! Then I was an elf, a sprite, an ice skater--I was Peter Pan six times! Michelangelo's David, and I gotta tell you, that was chilly! Brrr!

    • Jimmy: This is my 27th greatest invention ever!

    • Jimmy: To the--
      Carl: Oh, oh, Jimmy, can I say it this time, please?
      Jimmy: All right, Carl, go ahead.
      Carl: To the place where Jimmy has all his neat stuff, and where he invents things, and then something goes wrong, and we have a big adventure!
      Sheen: To the lab!!

    • Jimmy: Gentlemen, I have a proposition. I'll make you guys really scary for Halloween ... in exchange for 25% of your candy.
      Sheen: You think I'm a fool?! Call it 50 and we've got a deal.

    • Sheen: This year I want to be something really scary!
      Carl: You could wear a cape!
      Sheen: I said really scary!
      Jimmy: You could be Miss Fowl....
      Jimmy, Sheen, and Carl: (pause, look at each other) AAAHHH!!!

    • Hugh as Frankenstein: Wish ... I ... could ... walk ... faster!

    • Libby: I'm a vegetarian.
      Sheen: I knew it! Carl owes me two bucks! He thought you were a Republican.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Jeffrey Garcia won the 2004 Annie Award for "Outstanding Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production" for his role of Sheen Juarerra Estevez in this episode.

  • ALLUSIONS (13)

    • Ms. Fowl: (In Romanian accent) "Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the Autumn moon is bright".

      This is a quote taken directly from the movie "The Wolfman".

    • Nightmare in Retroville: Plot

      This episode is similiar to the Fairly OddParents episode "Scary Godparents."

    • Monster Machine: Monsters

      One of the monsters on the Monster Machine is Michael Jackson if you look closely, the one on the front of the machine which appears twice while Jimmy is talking. Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie from the movie Nightmare Before Christmas were on the Neutronic Monster-Maker as well.

    • Carl: I'm a summer

      When Jimmy suggests being Frankenstein, Carl says it wouldn't work because he's a 'Summer.' This is a reference to the Color Me Beautiful theory that says a person's hair color, eye color, and skin tone make them look better in certain shades of colors - the four categories that people fit into are Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.

    • Jimmy: (to Carl) The Phantom of the Opera?
      Carl: Too operay

      The Phantom of the Opera is a popular book, broadway show, and movie.
      The Phantom is a man who was born deformed. The book is different from the movie and the broadway versions. The book Phantom's skin is tightly wrapped around his skull and the skin is yellow parchement A great black hole served as the nose that never grew (acording to Buqouet) and flaming eyes. The broadway and the movie are pretty much the same - half of his face is deformed. Sometime in the broadway; His face has been hit by acid and it deformed

    • Nightmare in Retroville: Title

      Nightmare in Retroville is a spoof of of the title of The Nightmare on Elm Street, a series of horror movies.

    • Principal Willoughby: David

      David is a famous statue by Michelangelo that resides in Italy. It is 9 ft. tall and is completely naked which explains why Princable Willoughby said it was cold going around as David for Halloween.

    • Carl: Or you can be that guy in a wheelchair that uses the keyboard to talk!

      This is a reference to Stephen Hawking, a physicist.

    • Jimmy: Looks like the Hi Ho Silver store saved our lives!
      "Hi ho, Silver!" was a phrase made famous by the Lone Ranger. Silver was his horse.

    • Golfer: Excuse us ... playing through.

      The golfer was supposed to be Bob Hope, who liked to golf.

    • Cindy: I'm Muffy the Vampire Annihilator.

      Muffy the Vampire Annihilator is a spoof of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    • Judy: But I though you were going to be the Duck Man of La Manche?

      Man of La Manche is a famous Broadway play.

    • Sheen: Frank en Shtein.

      This is clearly a reference to the classic Mel Brooks movie Young Frankenstein, where the doctor pronounces his name differently because he is ashamed of his background.