The Life and Times of Juniper Lee

Season 1 Episode 5

Not in My Backyard

Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Jun 26, 2005 on Cartoon Network
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Not in My Backyard
June and Ray Ray baby-sit a migrating Batoot.

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  • If there's something wrong with a batoot, there's something wrong with your patoot. And cartoon.

    That quote from the episode more than sums up the episode, it sums up the whole show, but I'm only supposed to talk about Not in My Backyard. June and her annoying little brother and annoying talking dog have to watch a baby monster until its mommy and daddy come back for it, and June spends the whole episode whining and complaining and only feels bad about it after the monster is gone. The thing is she's so unlikable and put so much effort into being resentful it's not nearly enough to redeem her. Not in My Backyard is the perfect reason not to watch this show, and I really don't care how many people disagree. If a quote like the one in the summary is the high water mark of your show's funny, it's time to step back and take a long, hard look at what the heck you're doing.moreless
Amy Hill

Amy Hill

Batoot / Fix-it Elf #3

Recurring Role

Kath Soucie

Kath Soucie

Fix-It Elf #2

Recurring Role

Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui

Mr. Lee / Demon #1

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Ray Ray: I wish we had a dog. (Monroe looks up after hearing this)
      Barbara: Ray Ray, aren't you forgetting something?
      Michall: Yes, you seem to have forgotten Monroe, we have a dog.
      Ray Ray: (under his breath) Yeah, I was hoping for one with a little less mouth. (June hears this and kicks him) Ow! I mean, Monroe is June's dog I want my own.

    • Ray Ray: What if I got my grades up? (Barbara stops eating)
      Barbara: What's wrong with your grades?
      June: Smooth.
      Ray Ray: (nervous) Nothing, I just wanted to go from gettin' the usual A's I'm gettin' now ta A pluses. Kickin' it out hardcore!
      Michael: Atta boy, Ray Ray!

    • Dennis: Well if he's getting a dog, I'm getting a snake.
      June: Yeah well if Dennis is getting a snake I wanna get my ears pierced again.
      Michael: Hey, now hold a minute! (to Dennis) First of all we're not getting a snake in this house, (to June one set of holes in your ears is bad enough, (to Ray Ray) and we have a dog!

    • Ray Ray: Mom, dad, can we get a dog? (Monroe looks up after hearing this)
      Barbara: Um, Ray Ray, aren't you forgetting something?
      Michael: Yes, you seem to have forgotten Monroe, we have a dog.
      Ray Ray: (under his breath) I thought we might go with one that doesn't talk. (June hears this and kicks him) Ow! I mean uh, Monroe is June's dog I want my own.

    • June: You talk?
      Batoot: Yeah, but not like you, guys. Do ya ever shut up? Yak, yak, yak.

    • June: (beating up a Batoot Hunter) Ya mess with the bull, YOU GET THE HORNS!

    • June: (fakingly) Oh c'mon Dennis, this is so unfair, when do I get a turn?
      Dennis: (whose playing video games) Do you see monkeys flying out of my butt? Well, as soon as ya do, THAT'S when it's your turn.

    • June: (nervously): Oh uh, Dennis hi! What are you doing?
      Dennis: Whadda you care, weasel butt? I'm going to the basement.
      June: (gets in his way) Oh uh, ok, I was just uh... going to go play video games in the den!
      Dennis: (looks towards the den) Ya can't, I'M playing video games in the den. (runs to the den, June gets a satisfied smirk on her face and follows)
      June: (fakingly) Oh please, Dennis stop wait, that's so unfair.

    • Batoot Hunter #1: Hey, I hear the Te Xuan Ze's got a Batoot.
      Batoot Hunter #2: Aw, dude we should totally steal that.
      Batoot Hunter #1: Right on. (they bump fists)

    • June: (to the Batoot) You, are a very bad monster!

    • Ray Ray: (making ice cream for the Batoot) This is ice cream Hector, ICE CREAM.
      Monroe: You're makin' it hotfudge sundaes? You never made ME hotfudge sundaes.
      Ray Ray: You're lactose intolerant.
      Monroe: Well yeah, but I'd still appreciate the effort.

    • (June is heard fighting outside) Dennis: (to Ray Ray) Hey, dork face, did you hear something? (Ray Ray pulled out his comic book)
      Ray Ray: (innocently) Why, no, I was too busy readin' one of your comic books-and foldin' back the cover! (folds back the cover and gasps) Oops, it went from MERE mint condition, to NEAR mint condition. (Dennis gets angry)
      Dennis: PUT THAT DOWN!! (chases him through the house, Ray Ray can be heard talking as they run)
      Ray Ray: Near mint condition to just good! Good mint condition to just fair!

    • June: ... and sometimes, I wish that --
      Ray Ray: Okay, that's plenty! We just want him happy, not bored.

    • June: Ray Ray!! He ate the basement!!!

  • NOTES (9)


    • Skip of Generations: The way how the abilities of Te Xuan Ze skipped June's parents is similar to the skip of generations showed in American Dragon: Jake Long, where Jake's mom have not the power of a dragon, but Jake, his sister and his grandfather have them.

    • Episode Title: Not in My Backyard
      The episode title is an allusion to the popular political phrase "not in my backyard" or "nimby" for short. It refers to the fact that unseemly projects, such as landfills or waste-treatment plants, have a hard time getting built because even though they're necessary, nobody actually wants to live near one.

    • Ray Ray: (gives Batoot flowers)

      The scene where Ray Ray says goodbye to the Batoot by giving it flowers (which it eats) is a parody of the ending of the movie E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, where Eliot also gives his departing friend flowers.