The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Season 2 Episode 2

The Retroville 9 / Grumpy Young Men

Aired Weekdays 7:30 PM Oct 03, 2003 on Nickelodeon
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Retroville 9: Jimmy's determination to captain a winning baseball team leads him to rev up the equipment with Neutronic technology. When the team unexpectedly reaches the World Championship, Jimmy has a crisis of conscience. Inventions: Hydraulic-force amplifying bat, Sphere-seeking gloves. Grumpy Young Men: Jimmy, Carl, and Sheen use Jimmy's Metabolic Accelerator so they can be old enough to buy a violent video game. The machine works a little too well, and the boys end up as senior citizens. Inventions: Metabolic Accelerator, Experimental Truth Syrummoreless

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  • One of the best!

    “Grumpy young men” is still in the top 10 of my favorite JN episodes because it’s just plain funny! Some of the funnier moments include:

    Cindy and Libby dragging the old Jimmy across the street in an effort to earn their Buttercup Girl helpfulness badge and hearing the older Jimmy say, “Leave me alone you harpies!”

    Hearing the elders at Sam’s senior citizen buffet chant, “Dance off! Dance off” roping the older Carl into a dance contest.

    Sheen wheeling Carl along in an ambulance gurney after winning the Dance off.

    With only seconds to spare before they turn to dust, Carl announces that he wants to take a nap to “get his strength back” before stepping into the Metabolic Accelerator.

    Cindy and Libby witnessing Hugh trying to drag the Older Jimmy home for a courtesy lunch while older Jimmy is desperately hanging on to a fire hydrant. “He’s much more aggressive than we were!”

    This one is worth getting if available on DVD.

  • Jimmy Coaches a baseball team in Retroville 9, and Jimmy Carl, and Sheen become old men in Grumpy Young Men.

    Retroville 9- Jimmy is tired of his baseball team losing so he sups up their bats and gloves, so the bats will hit any ball and the gloves will catch anything hit. They get so good that they go to Japan and play for the championship... and they lose.

    Funny episode, just shows that Jimmy will go to extreme depts to win sometimes.

    Grumpy Young Men- Jimmy, Carl, and Sheen want to purchase a new video game but can't becuase they aren't 18, so Jimmy invents a mechine that will speed up thier age, the result it works a little to well and they end up as old men.

    This episode was funny, one of my favorite, Jimmy, Carl and Sheen as old people where funny, This episode also have a lot of funny quotes and antics.moreless
  • Two funny eps. One interesting, one very weird but still halirious.

    'The Retroville 9' is an exciting episode where Jimmy and the gang become champions at baseball because of Jimmy's baseball bats and balls that magically make them win. Of course, he doesn't tell his friends about his new invention, and when they try and play with normal bats and balls Jimmy tries to force them not to. Eventually they find out and try and use new bats, but fo course lose! LOL! Its a good ep because it's fun to see them win all the time and the bats magically attracting the balls so they can hit them easier.

    'Grumpy Young Men' was an extroadinary episode that is very rare. They don't usually have these kidn fo weird episodes on cartoons. Jimmy's new invnetion that is supposed to make people older malfunctions and turns them into really old men! Seeing Jimmy, Carl and Sheen as old people was funny. It's not everyday you see cartoon characters gone old!moreless
Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin

Miss Winifred Fowl (voice)

Carolyn Lawrence

Carolyn Lawrence

Cynthia Aurora "Cindy" Vortex (voice)

Carolyn Lawrence

Carolyn Lawrence

Tina Sue

Guest Star

Ralph Grairl

Ralph Grairl

Japanese Announcer

Guest Star

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Goddard (voice)

Recurring Role

Candi Milo

Candi Milo

Nick Dean (voice)

Recurring Role

Megan Cavanaugh

Megan Cavanaugh

Judy Neutron (voice)/Gretchen

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (10)

    • Running Gag: Every time Jimmy's team hits the ball out the park, it hits Hugh on the head.

    • When Principal Whilloughby announces that Jimmy's team is going to Japan, everyone in the classroom cheers and gets all exited, including Butch and his teamates. Why would Butch's team be happy that Jimmy's team is going to Japan and not theirs. Not to mention Butch pretty much hates Jimmy.

    • When they will be old men, Sheen, Jimmy, and Carl (or at least Jimmy) will have Alzheimer's disease, because when they were made old, they couldn't remember anything.

    • Carl's mom is 42 years old.

    • When Old Jimmy first woke up, it was around 7:00 AM. About a minute later, Old Carl and Old Sheen arrived. After about a couple of minutes, they drove off to the Candy Bar. The sign for the Seniors' Buffet said 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. How can they go to the Seniors' Buffet when it is about 7:05 AM?

    • The uniforms have their first names on the back, instead of their last names. In little league, minor league, and major league baseball the players have their last names on the back; batboys have their first names on the back.

    • The Retroville 9 has no manager or coach. Jimmy is the captain but can't make the decisions.

    • Terry is on Butch's Butchers, even though he moved to another school in "Safety First." Chuck Lestor is also on this team, even though he moved to Greece in "Hall Monster."

    • The scoreboard at the World Championship Game in Japan shows the Retroville 9 (the away team) on the bottom of the scoreboard. Usually, most sports have the away team on the top of the scoreboard.

    • The credits airing with this episode are for "Operation: Rescue Jet Fusion."

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Carl: What do we do now?
      Sheen: There's only one thing we can do.
      (scene cuts to a small lizard on a cage)
      Sheen: Bonzilla?!? He's only 10 inches high. What a rip-off! He probably couldn't hurt...
      (Bonzilla blows fire on Sheen)
      Sheen: (moans) Jimmy, what's the Japanese word for "Ambulance"? (faints)

    • Store Clerk: Doom Bringer II is for mature players only due to Violence, Exaggerated Mayhem, and Old Lady Kicking.

    • Tremendous Jackson: Somewhere in the Rytridian Galaxy, Ultralord weeps.

    • Tremendous Jackson: As I gaze upon these players' young faces, I am filled with pride. They're here because of their hard work and patience, long hours of practice.
      (Jimmy gulps)
      Tremendous Jackson: Not because of any high-tech gloves--
      (Jimmy looks surprised)
      Tremendous Jackson: --or automatic home-run hitting bats.
      (Jimmy smiles sheepishly, embarrassed)

    • Carl: (singing) Oh, I wish I was a llama in a great big llama world....

    • Carl: I stole Jimmy's toast the other day. Sometimes I dream about girls.
      Jimmy: Maybe we'd better leave....
      Carl: I don't think Ultralord exists--
      Sheen: Lalalalalalalala! I don't wanna hear it!
      Carl: My mom's really 42. I ripped a--
      Sheen: Make him stop!!!

    • Old Carl: Jimmy, is that you way over there?
      Old Jimmy: Guys! Something went horribly wrong!
      Old Sheen: Oh, gee you think? And another thing: kids today wear their pants too low! They're down under their stomachs, for cryin' out loud!

    • Ms. Fowl: Ball three!!
      Sheen: Ball!?! That was right down the middle! I've seen better calls at a square dance!!
      Ms. Fowl: Jimmy's throwing lollipops! The day he throws down Broadway is the day I dance on the moon!!

    • Sheen: How dare he throw your father out of the store?!

    • (snap, snap, snap)
      Old Carl: Sheen, quit snapping your fingers! I can't hear the music.
      Old Sheen: That's not my fingers! It's my spine!

    • Old Sheen: You know, when I was a kid, the sky was bluer! And a quarter would buy you groceries for a week!
      Old Jimmy: Gas planet. Does anyone remember what we drove down here to get?

    • Sam: Hey, Oldilocks, what's the big idea, you and your bingo buddy takin' all the rice pudding from the buffet?!
      Old Sheen: It says "Seniors Eat Dessert Free"!
      Sam: You're supposed to buy an entre first!
      Old Carl: We did. I had a hamburger here yesterday!

    • Old Sheen: Hey! I know what you're doing! You're trying to take me to the nursing home! (pounds on the car's window) Let me out! Let me out!
      Old Carl: Sheen, careful! This car's going an excess of 7 miles.
      (Old Sheen pants, checks his pulse, and faints)

    • Sheen: I demand my constipational rights!

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (12)

    • Baseball Legend: Tremendous Jackson

      Tremendous Jackson might be a spoof of famous baseball/football legend Bo Jackson.

    • Name: The Retroville 9

      This is an obvious spoof of the lesser known anime show Princess 9. In this show a group of 9 young baseball players try to make it to the championships.

    • Music: "Party at Neutrons"

      The music Libby was listening to in the first ballgame was the song from "Party At Neutron's" by The Men Pretending To Be Boys.

    • Grumpy Young Men: Plot

      This plot of this episode is similar to the Dexter's Laboratory episode "Old Man Dexter" and the Fairly Odd Parents "Foul Balled."

    • Old Sheen: Behavior

      Old Sheen is acting like Bob Widmer.

    • Jimmy's Baseball Team: Being horrible baseball players

      This could be a take-off of Charlie Brown's Baseball team in the Comic strip Peanuts and in the TV show Charlie Brown when his baseball team always loses. Jimmy's basball team and Charlie Brown's Baseball team always get shut out. When Carl Plays outfield and always dosn't catch the ball,he is like the peanuts character Lucy, who plays outfield and cannot catch fly-balls. For More info, go to .

    • Barry Bonds: Character

      Berry Bonds is a spoof of the real Barry Bonds.

    • Video Game: Doom Bringer II

      The name of this game is probably a reference to the ultra-violent Doom game series.

    • Cindy: Do you want to get your Buttercup Girls helpfulness badge or not?

      The Buttercup Girls are another spoof on Girl Scouts.

    • Sheen: I knew it! I'm really Mike Piazza, aren't I?

      Sheen is the catcher for the Retroville 9, and Mike Piazza is the catcher for the New York Mets.

    • Title: Grumpy Young Men

      The title of this episode is a reference to the film Grumpy Old Men. There is also an episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" called "Grumpy Young Men".

    • Carl: Today, I consider myself the luckiest kid on the face of the earth.

      This is a take-off of the famous closing speech of Lou Gehrig, a former baseball player.