The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Season 1 Episode 1

When Pants Attack

Aired Weekdays 7:30 PM Jul 20, 2002 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

When Pants Attack
Jimmy is a scientist, and he has more important things to do than pick up his pants. So he invent a device to do that chore for him. But when the nanochip develops advanced brainial capacity, Jimmy's pants lead all the other pants in the city on an attack on Retroville! Inventions: MircoViewer 3000, Neutronic Eye in the Sky, Pant Eliminator, Smart Pants (nanochip), Laundroton, Neutron Catastrophic Simulation Escape System (Robo-Walker).moreless

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  • Nice pilot

    Usually cartoon episodes about pants are bad but this one is awesome. The plot is interesting and the jokes really work. At the other hand Sheen and Carl are pretty annoying in this one. I give the episode an EXCELLENT 5,75.
  • okay i guess

    It was okay an original plot and we see the gang (jimmy, sheen, carl, Cindy) how they interacted in the first season but change in the 3 season and for a cartoon series that's pretty interesting and that's why make i kinda liked this episode because it intruduces a little of the characters and is a good start
  • first episode

    jimmy neutron does not want to pick up his pants so he invents something that makes them do it themselves. but this backfires when everyone's pants go off their bodies and turn evil and threaten retroville. can jimmy save everyone?

    good pilot episode that did a good job at setting the course of what would happens for the series (jimmy invents something, something bad happens, jimmy tries to save himself/friends/family). Overall a good pilot episode, albeit a strange episode but a lot of them are strange, this episode gets an A+ from me, a perfect episode and a great pilotmoreless
  • I have no clue why I didn't make this a 10.0

    I love how they are all in there underwear and, don't put on another pair of pants lol(And Sheen does'nt want to wear pants LOL(captails are not in caps lock). That's what usually happens a TV show that is made into a movie in like 60 years it's made into a movie. Chesse world, Rug world, Mime world. Probably ran out of ideas. Gum... GASP! Sheen: If a blow a bubble will it turn into an evil bubble! Just like SB's Dirty Bubble! (O O) Jimmy does need to go to bathroom like Ms. Fowl said because he never gos! ha. ha.moreless
  • First episode of Jimmy Neutron.

    This episode was aired after the movie and when I first saw it I was impressed because from a movie they released a series and when I saw this episode it made me laugh the way the pants took over the city of Retroville and Jimmy tries to recover the pants by deactivating their nanochips he added to them so they can pick them selves up. I think this episodes was well written and a series classic also even though I don't watch this episode much as the others of this series but it was good this episode and deserves it's respect in many ways like a true episode it is.moreless
Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny


Guest Star

Megan Cavanaugh

Megan Cavanaugh

Judy Neutron (voice)

Recurring Role

Debi Derryberry

Debi Derryberry

UltraLord Action Figure #3 (voice)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (15)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Cindy: (angry) Neutron, I want my pants back, now, or I'm going to sue you!

    • Carl: You know Jimmy does some pretty amazing things!
      Cindy: (ironic) Please! I could be just as amazing if my head was the size of Texas!
      Carl: My uncle's from Texas!

    • (about the House of Blue Pants)
      Carl: It used to be called the House of Blue Lederhosen but of course that appeals to a very small market.

    • Judy: Hugh, we're going downtown.
      Hugh: To get pie!?
      Judy: To get our son! And put on your pants.
      Hugh: Can do.

    • Cindy (being controlled by pants): As soon as I stop limboing I'm kicking your butt! (bends back, walks forward and limbos under a poll) Whoo! I made it!

    • Sheen: Uh-oh! I left some gum in my pocket, is it evil? If I chew it will I become evil? IF I BLOW A BUBBLE WILL IT BE AN EVIL BUBBLE?!

    • Jimmy: We could end up living in...
      Sheen: London?
      Carl: France?
      Jimmy: A world ruled by pants!

    • Hugh: So, you and your little pantsy-wantsy friends thought you could take over the world, huh? Well, you didn't know you'd have to deal with Hugh Neutron, did you?! So talk! Haha, you can't talk, can you! You know why? Because you're pants! So zip it!

    • Hugh: Howdy, neighbors! Hey, I got two words for ya: "No pants!" It's the fabulous fashion sensation that's sweepin' the nation, so gather round and pull 'em down!
      (Mr. & Mrs. Vortex run away screaming)

    • Cindy: I see London, I see France!
      Carl: You got really good eyesight.

    • Hugh: What about Luke Skywalker? I tell you, the force was with that guy's pants!

    • Jimmy: Aw, but Mo-om! It's the new science fiction, kung fu, action, buddy-comedy sequel to last summer's box office smash based off an old TV show we've never heard of! I have to see it!

    • Sheen: Hey, guys! Why is today like no other day, you ask? Hm, hm, hm? Because I've brought a new UltraLord action figurrrrrrrrrrr(breathes)rrrrrrrrre!
      Cindy: You bring one of those every day, UltraLoser.
      Sheen: Well, well, Miss Maiden of Wrongness, evidentally you are not aware that this is the new UltraLord Action Figure Number Three with Factory Gender Error! (presses the button)
      UltraLord: (in a teenybopper's voice) Um, like, should I wear this dress to the prom?

    • Cindy: Origami - the ancient art of Japanese paper folding. I will be making the most difficult of all origami sculptures....a snow monkey ----
      Jimmy: Actually, paper folding originated in China -----
      Cindy: ----- riding a flying dragon -----
      Jimmy: ----- in the second century AD -----
      Cindy: (starting to get angry, clenches her teeth) ----- while drinking tea -----
      Jimmy: ----- and was brought to Japan -----
      Cindy: ----- on a ladder ------
      Jimmy: ----in the sixth century!
      Cindy: (now yelling) ----in December!!
      Miss Fowl: Cindy, I didn't know you and Jimmy were doing your report ... together!!
      Cindy: (still yelling) WE'RE NOT!!!!

  • NOTES (5)


    • When Jimmy mentions to himself, "As Goddard as my witness, I shall never pick up my pants again!", he alludes to a quote from the movie "Gone with the Wind." The quote: "As God as my witness, I shall never go hungry again!"

    • Cindy: I see London, I see France!

      This phrase is most commonly used by boys whenever they peek at girls' underwear.

    • Music: "Go Jimmy, Jimmy" and "Cosmic Thang."

      Two songs are featured in this episode: "Go Jimmy, Jimmy" (from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius) and "Cosmic Thang"

    • Cindy: Neutron, prepare to face the wrath of Vortex!

      This could be a reference to the Crash Bandicoot video game The Wrath of Cortex.

    • Judy: Hugh Beaumont Neutron!

      Hugh Beaumont played Ward Cleaver, Beaver's father, on Leave It To Beaver.