The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Season 2 Episode 18

The Mighty Wheezers / Billion Dollar Boy

Aired Weekdays 7:30 PM Jun 07, 2004 on Nickelodeon

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  • Interesting pairing of Episodes.

    A strange pairing of episodes in my opinion since they have little in common. The Mighty Wheezers is a somewhat clever and fun episode where Billion Dollar Boy has more in character development area.

    In Mighty Wheezers, Jimmy’s parents are getting ready to attend their annual pilgrimage, participating in the Burning Duck celebration. Since the event is clearly inappropriate for kids i.e. Hugh’s getting back to nature and wicker, Hugh and Judy leave Jimmy in the care of their neighbors and good friends the Wheezers for the weekend. The calamities begin immediately as Jimmy is forced to endure radical disinfection, minimized outside exposure, and bizarre hypoallergenic foods. Bedtime brings little relief for Jimmy, as the Wheezers are a congress of competing snores. Jimmy steals away into his lab to develop and health boost pill to ease the misery of his stay, but the pills work a bit too well. All the Wheezers not only have superior health, but superior strength and endurance as well. Carl’s wall climbing, building leaping test of his new abilities is right out of the Spiderman movie, and very hilarious. The Wheezers take their new selves out to “drink from the cup of life.” Jimmy’s concern for the Wheezer’s welfare is apparent as he grapples with the question “who knows what they’ll be doing when the effects of the pills wear off?” The effects finally do wear off whilst on top of Mt. Incredibly Unstable, and after they do their family Toyota “What a feeling” leap. The Wheezers revert to their old hypochondriac selves and begin a torrent of sneezes, which collapses (as one might guess) Mt. Incredibly Unstable. Jimmy is able to once again save the day and they all end up celebrating at the Burning Duck festival. For the most part, this episode was just plain light-hearted fun.

    Billion Dollar Boy brought out some interesting character traits from the crew, which made for an interesting episode. In the beginning we see the Battlekite competition and Cindy and Libby’s Battlekite flying in a clear blue sky. Despite its apparent deadly armament, Jimmy’s kite is faster, more maneuverable, and more practically armed to compete in this kind of competition and quickly dispatches Cindy and Libby’s kite. This, of course, boggles the viewer’s minds a bit. Why would Cindy and Libby even try to compete with Jimmy in an arena where he clearly has the upper hand? Who knows!? A new character arrives on the scene; Eustace Strych who has the finest Battlekite technology money can buy. We know little about Eustace at this point other than he’s very rich and privileged. The dynamic between Jimmy and Eustace is interesting. Eustace sees Jimmy simply as a barrier to his expected glory, and clearly possessing something not even his money can buy, Goddard. Jimmy sees Eustace as someone who simply buys all of his technology rather than develops it himself. For this reason, Jimmy doesn’t consider Eustace a worthy competitor or rival, which amplifies his already apparent lack of humility during this contest. Plus, Jimmy has pretty much pre-judged Eustace’s character as being less than genuine and is, as we see later in the episode, an accurate conclusion.

    Eustace’s attempts to get Jimmy to wager Goddard only further annoy Jimmy. Goddard is not simply a robotic dog after all. Jimmy refuses the wager and proceeds to wax Eustace’s battlekite in short order. Humiliated and angry at the loss, Eustace courts Jimmy and the crew to a banquet of ice cream and flurp. Jimmy initially refuses his offer knowing full well it will end badly for him, but Eustace raises the stakes bye flirting with Libby and (making it worst for him) Cindy too. Due to Jimmy’s lack of humility and sportsmanship at winning the contest, Cindy welcomes Eustace’s overtures and Jimmy (through jealousy) is compelled to join them. The banquet is basically what Jimmy expects, a bash on Jimmy fest. Seeing that Jimmy could be knocked down a few pegs, the crew joins Eustace in the roast. The party eventually degenerates into another contest with Goddard as the prize. The whole crew finally sees Eustace’s true colors, basically a spoiled rich boy who cares little for anyone but himself and his aspirations. Both Libby and Cindy actually start to feel remorse for consorting with the likes of Eustace, and actually are relieved when Goddard is able to defeat his imitating robotic foe by “Playing Dead!”

    Cindy realizes that Jimmy’s initial judge of Eustace’s character was right on and though Jimmy was not the most gracious winner at first, she is relieved that Jimmy is getting the last laugh at Eustace’s expense. Surprisingly, Jimmy’s bumbling father Hugh has provided that final humiliation to Eustace with his practical fatherly advice. Eustice is now at the mercy of his father’s new parental power, which basically rubs salt in the wound.

    This is perhaps a lesion for Jimmy to be a better sport in the future and not to make his friends feel completely inadequate. We also see Jimmy’s willingness to do things he would not normally do if had not been for jealousy at Cindy’s flirtatious behavior with Eustace. He is twice pushed over the edge of normal common sense because of his affection for Cindy. Eustace sees this internal like, yet must dislike, relationship in the two and he uses it to bend Jimmy to his whims. Jimmy must have learned something about himself seeing that his jealousy at Cindy and Eustace’s antics drove him to risk his greatest creation and his best friend, Goddard. Cindy obviously took the opportunity to give Jimmy as taste of how she feels about his crush on Betty Quinlin.

    To very different episodes, and while I enjoyed both, I wonder why these were put together for a half hour show.
  • The Mighty Wheezers - Jimmy Stays with the weezers for the weekend. Billion Dollar Boy - Jimmy gets a new enemy.

    The Mighty Weezers - Jimmy stays with the weezers while his parents go away for the weekend, tired of all of the weezers "healh" problems Jimmy invents health Tablets to make the Weezers more healthy...

    The health tablets work a little to well and result in hilious conquences. The weezers act like superheroes untill they reach mt incredably unstable when the tablets wear off. great episode

    Billion Dollar Boy - Eustace Strytch loses to Jimmy in a kite fight and determined to get his revenge he invits Jimmy, Carl, Sheen, Libby, Cindy over for a banquet. Eustace's plan is to challenge Jimmy and take Goddard, What Eustace doesn't realize it that when Goddard plays dead he blows up and then reasembles himself. This episode was very funny, I liked Eustace he's that typical I'm rich so I'm better then you person, There where a few moments where he made Jimmy Jealous by flirting with Cindy, and Cindy was even hesitant in moking Jimmy with Eustace. Some great J/C moments.
  • The Mighty Wheezers- Jimmy sleeps over Carls house for the weekend Billion Dollar Boy- Eustace Strytch wants goddard and will if his RA multi unit beats Goddard

    I think Billion Dollar Boy was better because to me it was more funnier how Eustace talks. And how he kicks his butler Blix. For a moment I did not think it was possible for goddard to win. But it turned out goddard did win. And the RA unit could not ressemble himself.So it could not go on.
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