The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Season 3 Episode 11

One of Us / Vanishing Act

Aired Weekdays 7:30 PM Jan 24, 2006 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

One of Us: A new TV show turns everyone in Retroville into mindless and exceedingly cheerful zombies. Jimmy and Cindy race through town to find the source of the broadcast and turn everyone back to normal.Vanishing Act: To impress Betty Quinlan, Jimmy performs a magic show using a cheap magic kit that’s full of his own technological upgrades. But during the disappearing act, the kit malfunctions, and Jimmy, Betty, Carl, Sheen and Cindy are all sucked into an alternate dimension. Inventions: Spamdini's magic kit with some neutronic modificacions.moreless

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  • I wish My Score Could Be Higher

    I wish I could give this a higher score, One of Us is probably one of my favorites from the show as a whole, I just love the plot of zombies and I think it is funny. But, unfortunately, I think the Vanishing Act episode wasn't very funny, and it didn't interest me because magic does not interest me. So, I think overall my grade would be a B-. It pains me to not be able to give it an A+, but I think the magic episode ruined the experience. Still, a pretty good episode, overall, I think at leastmoreless
  • Jimmy debuts his singing career!

    I totally enjoyed this episode simply because Jimmy acts totally weird. Seriously -- how PRETTY does he think Betty Quinlan IS to the extent that he is pushed to watch a stupid show? I love how he sings! I couldn't stop ing up -- really. I'd like to see more episodes like this.
  • Lot's of J/C!

    In one of us, a mysterious show is hypnotizing the kids of Lindhberg elemntary and slowly they creep up on others. Whne Jimmy's brainwashed friends fail to convince him to watch, Betty quinlan does the trick, and ends up having Jimmy running away into Cindy, who has been away on a karate competetion. They both must run and defeat Grandma taters. And Cindy bugs Jimmy a lot about Betty. ("So, what were you doing at Betty Quinlan's house?" "Nothing." "Good! I mean- go, let's go.")

    In an attempt to impress Betty, Jimmy performs in a magic show, but everything goes awry. Cindy, Betty, Sheen, and Carl lose they're heads and are chased by an arm along with Jimmy into a cyber-room. Betty and Cindy then have a talk about why Cindy's so jealous and tells Cindy that "He's all yours." The Great Spamdini helps the kids escape. All this time, Libby works so hard to keep them entertained, it's funny.

    A great two episodes all around.moreless
  • Wow I really like this ep cuz cindy almost blew her cover

    Well Jimmy is the only one who doesn't get hipnotized cuz he thinks the show is idiodic, stupid, and so on and so fourth any was they start to chase him and cindy comes out of a bus and he bumps into her and she gets upset cuz she lost the karate tornament and jimmy said that was great and she kicked her suit case and jimmy said no then he expalins it to her while there flying in the air and she is kind of 'okay' and they go back and stop granny taters from ruleing the world and then cindy ask him what he was doing at Betty's house and he again say's nothing.ahh... pointless jc fluffmoreless
  • Both good episodes. One of Us: The people of Retroville are behaving in a strange manner due to a TV show. Vanishing Act: In an attempt to wow Betty Quinlan, Jimmy puts on a magic act that goes horribly wrong.moreless

    I wouldn\'t call this my favorite episode, but it was fine. But really in One of us, only Sheen creeped my out with his big pretty eyes. Also I knew that Cindy was faking because the show was almost over and she was nowhere near a television. And she was all in his about going to Betty\'s house. Was Jimmy all down her throat about Timmy?

    Vanishing Act was more funny. I didn\'t think Jimmy was such a romantic they way he welcomed Betty. But she lost her credibility when she told Cindy she could have him. Jimmy treated her so nicely and she dogged him like she doesn\'t care. I wish Cindy would\'ve taken her out just for that. Why is she jealous of Betty Craplan again? I wonder how Sheen got his head back on the right way and how much Libby got paid for playing piano, Riverstomping, throwing knives (and other things) during the magic show.

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)

Debi Derryberry

Debi Derryberry

James Isaac "Jimmy" Neutron (voice)

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Goddard (voice)

Jeffrey Garcia

Jeffrey Garcia

Sheen Juarerra Estevez (voice)

Edie McClurg

Edie McClurg

Grandma Taters

Guest Star

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Bolbi / TV Announcer

Guest Star

Kath Soucie

Kath Soucie


Recurring Role

Corey Burton

Corey Burton

The Great Spamdini

Recurring Role

Billy West

Billy West


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • The weapon Grandma Taters is carring is called a nunchak.

    • After Carl says that Sheen should look at his contract, do you notice Sheen's hair is different?

    • In One of Us, there is a brief shot toward the end where Cindy is holding Jimmy's cue cards for the Happy Show Show. The lyrics to the song that he sings are on the cards, but in the first line, "Be angry if you're feeling mad," "you're" is spelled "your."

    • Although certain types of karate have different belt colors, Cindy, with her blue belt and expert moves, is clearly very advanced.

    • We find out that Jimmy and Carl have known Sheen for ten years. Even thought that couldn't make sense, because Jimmy moved to Retroville when he was in third grade.

    • The retirement home Grandma Taters stays at is called "The Retroville Rest Home for the Old and in the Way."

    • When the kids enter the dimensional portal to return home, Betty went in first, followed by Cindy, Sheen, Carl, and Jimmy last. But it's not the same order upon exiting as Jimmy appears first, followed by Betty, Cindy, Carl and Sheen last.

    • When Sheen interupts Jimmy, who is talking to Spamdini, his head is facing forward on his shoulders, instead of backwards, as it should be.

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Cindy: (after whacking Jimmy on with her head) Oh, sorry. I have 2 left feet. Oh, wait. NO I DON'T!

    • Jimmy: Come on! Magic is so lame.
      Betty: I think magic is awesome!
      Jimmy: Me, too! In fact, I've been doing it for years!

    • Grandma Taters: I guess I'll be going now.
      Jimmy: But I'm confused. Isn't this where you live?
      Grandma Taters: No! This is just a one-week gate.
      (Grandma Taters calls a flying saucer by the press of a button. The flying saucer arrives and Grandma Taters' twin sisters come out)
      Grandma Taters: I'm sorry, girls. I failed.
      Grandma Taters' Twin Sister 1: That's all right, Ally.
      Grandma Taters' Twin Sister 2: Come in and have some muffins--
      Grandma Taters' Twin Sister 3: --and brain juice.

    • Sheen: (as a happy zombie) Hi, Jimmy! I saw the most glorious TV show last night!
      Jimmy: Let me guess... Is there a 'UltraLord' word anywhere on the title?
      Sheen: No. It's called the Happy Show Show. You gotta watch it! It will make me... veeery happy!

    • Sheen: (to Betty) Wow, this is the first time I've ever really gotten into art. You get it? Into art? You didn't get it? 'Cause we-we're in the art-
      Betty: I get it.

    • Cindy: That's her? She's so sweet and innocent looking.
      Jimmy: Yeah, so are child stars.

    • Jimmy: Being different is what keeps us all from being a pack of mindless meat puppets.

    • Bolbi: (Butch is about to throw Bolbi to the trash) Wait! Bolbi not recyclable!

    • Jimmy: Libby did you just turn some music off?

    • (Jimmy looks through the window that Betty is watching Grandma Tatters's show)
      Jimmy: (concentrates) Argh! Betty's worth it, Betty's worth it.

    • Cindy: Jimmy! I'm so happy to see you!
      Jimmy: I'm not happy to see YOU happy!

    • Sheen: Don't worry! They can't hide from us forever.
      Carl: (puts a hand on Sheen's shoulder and smiles) What a happy thought.

    • Carl: Jimmy! Jimmy!!
      Jimmy: Whats the matter?
      Carl: It's Sheen! He's acting REALLY wierd!
      Jimmy: Yeah, Carl? Where have you been for the last ten years?

    • Jimmy: Hey, Cindy, you're not happy!
      Cindy: No, but I'm filthy. AND I lost at the karate competition to a six year old beige belt on CRUTCHES!
      Jimmy: That's great!
      Cindy: (assuming an attack stance) WHAT?!

    • Jimmy: (singing) Be angry if you're feeling mad. And if you're sad, be weepy. But don't be happy all the time, 'cause frankly, it's creepy. (stops singing) Oh dear, I'm talented.
      Cindy: (sighs irritated, rolls her eyes) Oh, boy...

    • Cindy: So ... why were you at Betty Quinlan's house?
      Jimmy: Research....

    • Betty: Look, tell me all about this you and Neutron thing.
      Cindy: "Thing"? What "thing"? There's no "thing"! We've never had a "thing"!
      Betty: Yeah, right...Just relax and keep out of my face. He's all yours.
      Cindy: (quietly, after Betty walks away) YES!

    • Sheen: Ow, ow, six syllable words hurt my brain!!

  • NOTES (2)


    • Jimmy and friends: Jumping through painting portal.
      This is a reference to the painting worlds Bowser turned the paintings of Princess Peach's castle into in Super Mario 64 and the remake, Super Mario 64 DS.

    • Sheen: (repeating) And the next day...

      This is a reference of the SpongeBob SquarePants episode, "The Algae's Always Greener" when Mr. Krabs walked out of the Krusty Krab repeating, "And the next day..."

    • One of Us: Music

      The theme music for this episode is similar to the style of music for the long-running PBS show, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

    • Libby: (dances)

      In "Vanishing Act", Libby's dance was the same one that she did with Cindy in "Battle of the Bands."

    • Portal Room: Apperence

      The room with the red curtains (towards the end of the episode) and black and white striped floor is nearly identical to red-curtained room in the "Black Lodge" from Twin Peaks.

    • The Great Spamdini: Name

      Spamdini is a reference of Harry Houdini.

    • One of Us: Plot

      The main plot in One of Us resembles a lot the episode Chosen from The Twilight Zone (2002).

    • Jimmy: (goes through portal)

      When Jimmy goes through the portal in "Vanishing Act" it is a lot like the beginning of Twilight Zone.

    • Music: "Weapon of Choice"

      In "Vanishing Act", the tune that Libby plays on her keyboard after Jimmy goes into the dimension after his friends sounds like the Fatboy Slim song "Weapon Of Choice"