The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Season 3 Episode 2

The Tomorrow Boys

Aired Weekdays 7:30 PM May 23, 2005 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Jimmy, Sheen, and Carl use Jimmy's Chronoarch to look 15 years into the future. Anxious to see more of their successful future selves, they travel to the future, only to find that something has gone terribly wrong. Now, with the help of their future selves, they must escape the future evil dictator and return to the present. Invention: Chronoarch.moreless

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  • Good

    Jimmy, Sheen, and Carl use Jimmy's Chronoarch to look 15 years into the future. Anxious to see more of their successful future selves, they travel to the future, only to find that something has gone terribly wrong. Now, with the help of their future selves, they must escape the future evil dictator and return to the present. Invention: Chronoarch. I thought this was a good episode of jimmy neutron boy genius and it was also funny to. T sum it up I thought this was a good episode and I thought it was a classic episode.

    Overall for this episode 9.5/10 Amoreless
  • Jimmy brings Carl and Sheen to show them his latest invention: the ChronoArch on the same day as Libby's birthday. They decide to give Libby her gifts before visiting the future. Jimmy as Carl to get his gift for Libby but accidently risking the future.moreless

    I really loved this episode!! I thought it was very amazing how one small action changed their entire outcome. Libby looks a whole lot better with her hair shorter and in all black in the future. Carl's future is one I like too. He looked a lot better with shades and his hair not like how it is now, not forgetting he actually followed through on his dreams. As for Sheen and Jimmy, enough said and Jimmy looks horrible with 5 o'clock shadow. It struck me that Sheen would become a Yoga instructor or something associated with monkeys.

    I especially loved that even after 15 years, Jimmy, Carl, Sheen are still close friends. I didn't think Goddard would last so long either. But nothing compares to both Sheens coming together. He's still the same goofy, simpleton, we all love. Of course it was hilarious that Carl was so quick to surrender to the Cop-Bot.

    Some things I don't understand though. Like after the past the boys went back to their own time, why didn't they turn off the chronoarch? Every time Jimmy asked the future boys about something, they couldn't remember. I thought that people's memories deteriorate at like 70 not 25, 26.

    Why was there cabbage in the chronoarch? Was the fuse box cool like a refridgerator? And How can they eat that cabbage that was a month old without getting sick?

    Another thing: How did Future Retroville have hovering cars after only 15 years? Technology does not improve that fast. And I doubt that after 15 years a band could become an oldies band.

    Other than all of that, this episode was funnier than funny.moreless
  • Fun but a bit dark for such a light-hearted cartoon.

    The “Tomorrow Boys” was defiantly a slightly darker twist on a very light-hearted cartoon. At the start, Jimmy is experimenting with his “Megalomania” spray on some flower test subjects. The results are shocking as the dowsed flower becomes aggressive and beats up on the other flower. Enter Carl and Sheen who are getting ready for Libby’s birthday party with Carl’s newly acquired wrapping skills. Jimmy reveals his new Chronoarch and gives Carl and Sheen a quick “view mode” glance 15 years to the future where Sheen is a top male model, Carl breeds extremely gifted llamas, and Jimmy smugly stands amongst a pile of Nobel prize trophies addressing his admirers.

    After a brief melee with the power hungry flower, Carl accidentally grabs the Megalomania spray to wrap for Jimmy rather than the Lavender perfume that was intended. The crew rushes to drop off the presents, then rushes back to travel forward to meet their future selves and thus where the problems are now apparent; Libby is now dictator of Retroville and forces required attire and TV programming on her subjects.

    They gave the dark future of Retroville a very post-apocalyptic look with smashed cars littering the deserted streets; buildings that are in desperate need of repair, and a dimmed somber sky. Naturally there is a humorous twist as the dialog with the maniacal and heavily armed Copbot is hilarious.

    The future Jimmy however, is a little depressing. He appears to be a dumbed-down version of his formal self. His zeal for scientific discovery has long since been emotionally beaten out of him under Libby’s dark regime. Sheen shows little promise as he simply just dumpster dives for odoriferous cabbage, and Carl exist permanently on the lamb since he can’t wear the approved metallic jump suite attire due to allergies.

    The horrific future can be remedied with Jimmy getting back to the present and destroying his gift to Libby. Ultimately the gift is destroyed and with it, the dark future and all is well.

    For you J/C romance fans out there, this episode provides little for you. Yes, the future Jimmy and Cindy are married! Cindy’s brief 10-second appearance in the future is basically a larger Cindy with makeup and the same hairstyle. She is nagging Jimmy because he’s slacking off with her mother’s intense foot care needs. Not a pretty picture for the J/C future but this is, after all, a very dark future and thus a willingness to prevent it. The present day Cindy is simply amusing herself by playing a rather harmless joke on Jimmy i.e. filing his gift under Z for zero. She doesn’t seem hostile or antagonistic towards Jimmy, like in the early episodes, but rather seeks his attention through a few pointed verbal jabs.

    Again, the subject was perhaps a bit dark for a cartoon but certainly well written. The idea of medaling with time and the possible consequences is kind of deep for most of this show’s viewers. Naturally, some of it’s content is aimed at adults who watch the show with their children, which is why I like Jimmy Neutron.

  • Jimmy Neutron and his friends (Carl and Sheen) enters the future.

    Its very good episode. This episode shows everyone what they looks like in the future. Libby takes over the world, how cool is that? Jimmy had to go back and destroy his accdient gift to libby (well that was carl`s fault). Jimmy always made a mistake then he gonna save the day.
  • What can I say?

    This episode was pretty good. As you'd expect, we do get to see their future selves. Probably the best ones are Future Sheen, Future Cindy, and Future Libby. And the best thing is, Jimmy and Cindy will indeed get married in the future! Hooray!! Well, at least Cindy should stop calling Jimmy "nerdtron" in the good future. They'd live a happy life together! Future Sheen is still hilarious! And Future Libby is HOT! And hopefully Betty Quinlin will not be around in the future. That'd be a relief!moreless
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)

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen

Carlton Ulysses "Carl" Wheezer (voice)




Guest Star

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Copbot, Distinguished Interviewer

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Goof: Bad Future Jimmy said "You're right in time for Dance Gezebo", but the television wasn't even on!

    • Future Jimmy and Cindy are married in this episode.

    • In the normal future, Sheen is a highly sought-after male model, Carl is a very successful llama breeder/herder, and Jimmy is the winner of every Nobel Prize ever. In the bad future ruled by Libby, Sheen is a professional dumpster diver, Carl is a wanted man for not wearing a silver jumpsuit, and Jimmy takes perpetual care of his mother-in-law's feet.

    • Cindy and Libby only make small cameos, but Libby is the center of this episode.

    • This is the second time that Graystar plays in the series.

    • In this episode, it's Libby's birthday, which Keith Alcorn confirmed to be December 11th. However, there was no snow seen even though it snowed in Holly Jolly Jimmy, which took place about the same time.

    • When the present versions of the guys escaped the Copbot through the arch, Goddard came out first on the other side. However, we never saw him go through to begin with.

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Libby: Sheen, you risked your life to make sure I stay who I am. That's the nicest gift anyone's ever given me.

    • Jimmy: Future me, what happened to you? Has living in a dictatorship, and being married to Cindy made you forget your love for science?

    • Sheen: What could be worse than 100 years of hard labor?
      Copbot: 100 years of hard labor in old pudding!
      Carl: Eww..

    • Cindy: Some boys just can't hold their punch.

    • Future Cindy: (off screen, yelling as she comes up the stairs) Nerdtron!
      Future Jimmy: Cindy, do you think you could stop calling me "Nerdtron"? I mean, now, that we're married? (word 'married' repeats from Future Jimmy's mouth, just more and more slow everytime)
      Jimmy: (look of surprise on face, freaks out) Nooooooooooooooo.....
      Jimmy: (continues were it previously left off ...ooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (falls on the floor, panting)
      Carl: Wow, you just screamed for four minutes, Jim.
      Sheen: I'm both impressed and disturbed.

    • Jimmy: It's front page news every time you change your socks!
      Sheen: Wow! I can't believe it! (pulls up both of his legs to eye level) I change my socks! (falls)

    • (back in the current time, the guys are crushing all of Libby's birthday presents)
      Sheen: Just for the record, I don't approve of ANY of this. (throws a gift up in the air) WHOO HOOO!!! (swings a bat at the gift)

    • Future Jimmy: It's been a long time since I did this. Think, think! (short pause) Brain Bomb!
      Past Jimmy: I think you mean Brain Blast.

    • Future Jimmy: Oh, yeah. I gave the chronoarch to Carl to sleep on; he has problems with his back ... and front ... and sides.

    • Future Sheen: In the meantime, I'll wake up Carl (punches the wall, which flips around to reveal Carl hanging by his ankles from the Chrono-Arch) and whip those cabbages into a slaw you'll never forget! NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY!

    • (after Past Carl comes outside whimpering and looking traumatized)
      Future Carl: Yeah. I remember the first time I saw Mrs. V.'s feet.

    • Future Jimmy: Thanks, young me! You made me realize that my life is ... truly ... awful.

    • Copbot: (to the past versions of the boys) I must report your crime to her Most Terrible Dictatorship so that she may pass an incredibly fair, yet monstrously brutal judgement.

    • Past Carl: Wow, you just screamed for four minutes, Jim.
      Past Sheen: I'm both impressed and disturbed.

    • Copbot: Graystar! My favorite classic oldies band!

    • Future Sheen: (bursting through a door) Boy, it's amazing what grocery stores will just throw out! Look at all this month-old cabbage!
      Past Sheen: I'm more incredible than I dared to dream! Uh, future me? I am you from 15 years in the past, (Future Sheen gives him a weird look) and I would like to say it's an honor to-- (stops and sniffs) Whoa, dude. You stink.

    • Copbot: (with sirens blaring) What are you doing on the streets? Don't you know Dance Gazebo is on?
      Past Jimmy: Dance Gazebo?
      Copbot: Dance Gazebo. (points to an airship in the sky with a large monitor on it, showing a group of people dancing) It's required viewing of all subjects of Retroville, along with Dance Airport, Dance Grocery Store, and Dance Dance Hall.
      Past Sheen: Ohh, yeah! Uh, Dance ... Dance ... Hall. It's, um, my... favorite.
      Copbot: That was a test! There is no Dance Dance Hall! That's ridiculous!

    • Copbot: I'll deal with you three later.
      Older Jimmy: Mind if we move into the wall with you, Carl?
      Older Carl: I'll set up the guest beds.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Future World: Cheese World

      When Jimmy first shows Carl and Sheen the street in the good future in the Chrono-arch you can see Cheese World from "When Pants Attack".

    • Future Carl: Appearance

      The suit future Carl is wearing in the bad future looks very similar to the pilot suit Luke often wears in the original Star Wars triligoy.

    • Future Libby: Appearance

      Looks similar to Aku from the Samurai Jack cartoon.

    • Dictator Libby: Headdress

      The thing Future Libby wears on her head is similar to the headdress the Hindu god Shiva, Destroyer of Worlds, wears. Either that or it's a bunch of L's that stand for Libby.

    • Future Sheen: (modeling)

      Supermodel Sheen acts like Derek Zoolander in Zoolander.