My Life as a Teenage Robot

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My Life as a Teenage Robot
My Life as a Teenage Robot Title Card.jpg
The series' intertitle.
Genre
Created by Rob Renzetti
Developed by
  • Rob Renzetti
  • Alex Kirwan
Directed by
Voices of
Theme music composer Peter Lurye
Composer(s) James L. Venable
Peter Lurye
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 40 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Rob Renzetti
Fred Seibert
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) Frederator Studios
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Distributor Paramount Television (United States)
Nelvana (Canada/International)
Release
Original network Nickelodeon (2003–05)
Nicktoons (2008–09)
Picture format 480i (4:3 SDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release August 1, 2003 (2003-08-01) – May 2, 2009 (2009-05-02)
Chronology
Preceded by Oh Yeah! Cartoons
External links
Website frederator.com/series/my-life-as-a-teenage-robot/

My Life as a Teenage Robot is an American animated science fantasy television series created by Rob Renzetti for Nickelodeon. The series follows the adventures of XJ-9, better known as Jenny Wakeman, a robot girl who attempts to juggle her duties of protecting Earth while trying to live a normal teenage life.

The show premiered on Nickelodeon on August 1, 2003, the show cancelled production on October 17, 2005 because of low ratings.[1] Unaired, completed season 3 episodes of the series were eventually aired on Nicktoons from October 4, 2008 to May 2, 2009, the series totaled 40 episodes and three seasons, including one TV movie. All three seasons are available on DVD at Amazon and on the iTunes store, although they are geo-blocked from some countries including Canada.

My Life as a Teenage Robot received positive reviews from critics, being nominated for numerous awards, most prominently one Primetime Emmy Award and eleven Annie Awards.[2]

Overview[edit]

XJ-9 ("Jenny Wakeman", as she prefers to be called; voiced by Janice Kawaye) is a state-of-the-art gynoid automaton sophisticated robot created by her mother Dr. Nora Wakeman (Candi Milo), an elderly spinster robotics scientist, five years prior to the series. Jenny is Earth's protector, armed to the teeth with a wide range of weapons and devices, but all she really wants is to live the life of a normal teenager, she was preceded in development by eight other models; in season one, the episode "Sibling Tsunami" introduced XJs 1–8.

Jenny's friends are her next-door neighbors Brad (Chad Doreck) and Tuck Carbuckle (Audrey Wasilewski). Brad is outgoing and adventurous, and is the first actual friend Jenny makes, while Tuck is Brad's rambunctious younger brother who usually tags along on adventures. Another one of her friends is Sheldon Lee (Quinton Flynn), a somewhat stereotypical nerd who is infatuated with her. Jenny often rejects his romantic advances, but still cares for him as a friend. Fans of the show often speculate on whether Jenny would have ended up with Sheldon or Brad. Renzetti and his team seem to favor Sheldon but refuse to give any definitive answers as to how he would have ended the series if he was given a fourth season.[3]

At high school, Jenny has an ongoing rivalry with the Crust Cousins, Brit (Moira Quirk) and Tiff (Cree Summer), the popular girls in school. Dr. Wakeman often tries in vain to control her creation and keep her "daughter" focused on protecting the planet Earth. Adding to her trouble is that she is constantly being dogged by the all-robotic Cluster Empire, whose queen, Vexus (Eartha Kitt), wants her to join their world of robots (by force if necessary), despite it all, Jenny struggles to maintain some semblance of a mostly-human life.

The special of the series, "Escape from Cluster Prime", shows that the alien planet is actually a peaceful paradise for every kind of robot. It's also revealed that Vexus has made Jenny out to be a villain due to her constant refusals to join, blaming her for the missing components that allow robots to transform; Vexus actually has them hidden, to help control the populace.

The series is set in the fictional futuristic town of Tremorton, its themes focus on making lighthearted fun of typical teenage problems and other conventions and drama of the teenage and superhero lives, mixed up with a combination of action, adventure, sci-fi fantasy, and comedy sequences.

Production[edit]

Rob Renzetti moved from Cartoon Network to Nickelodeon to develop his own ideas as part of Fred Seibert's and Frederator Studios' Oh Yeah! Cartoons. At Nickelodeon, he developed a pilot called "My Neighbor was a Teenage Robot" which was the basis for the series, after brief stints working on Family Guy, The Powerpuff Girls, and Samurai Jack, Renzetti returned to Nickelodeon to start the Teenage Robot series.

Renzetti made 11 shorts during two seasons as a director on Oh Yeah! Cartoons. Five of these starred two characters called Mina and the Count and followed the adventures of a rambunctious little girl and her vampire best friend, he hoped that these characters might get their own series, but Nickelodeon rejected the idea. Faced with an empty slot where the sixth Mina short was slated to go, Fred Seibert tasked Renzetti to come up with three new ideas. One of these was about a teenaged girl whose boyfriend was a robot, after further thought, Renzetti merged the two characters to create Jenny, a robot with the personality of a teenaged girl.

On October 17, 2005, the show's crew announced on their blog that the show had been cancelled, and the third season would be the last: "The executives love the show but the ratings aren't good enough for them to give us more episodes."[4][5] After the show ended, Renzetti left for Cartoon Network Studios, working on Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and The Cartoonstitute, before moving on to become supervising producer for Gravity Falls.

Home media[edit]

"See No Evil", "The Great Unwashed", "Future Shock", "A Robot for All Seasons", "Hostile Makeover", and "Gridiron Glory" were previously on Nick Picks DVD compilations. As of December 12, 2011, seasons 1, 2, and 3 are available on DVD exclusive to Amazon.com in region 1. The full series was released across six discs by Beyond Home Entertainment in Australia on February 5, 2012.[6]

DVD name No. of
episodes
Release date Episodes include
Nick Picks Vol. 1 1 United States May 24, 2005 1x09 Hostile Makeover
Nick Picks Vol. 2 United States October 18, 2005 Grid Iron Glory
Nick Picks Vol. 3 United States February 7, 2006 1x06 See No Evil
Nick Picks Vol. 4 United States June 6, 2006 The Great Unwashed
Nick Picks Holiday United States September 26, 2006 2x01 A Robot For All Seasons
Nick Picks Vol. 5 United States March 13, 2007 2x02a Future Shock
My Life as a Teenage Robot: Season 1 (DVD-R format)[7] 13 United States December 12, 2011 All episodes from the first season
My Life as a Teenage Robot: Season 2 (DVD-R format)[8] 14 All episodes from the second season
My Life as a Teenage Robot: Season 3 (DVD-R format)[9] 13 All episodes from the third and final season
My Life as a Teenage Robot: The Complete Series 40 Australia February 5, 2012 All episodes from the entire series

Episodes[edit]

The following is a guide to the episodes of the Nickelodeon animated television series, My Life as a Teenage Robot, the show officially began on Nickelodeon on August 1, 2003, and new episodes ended on that channel in 2005, though reruns did air for North America from 2008 to 2009 when Nicktoons picked the show up for Season 3. The series was canceled May 2, 2009, with all 40 episodes aired.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired Network
Pilot January 5, 1999 (1999-01-05) Nickelodeon
1 13 August 1, 2003 February 27, 2004
2 14 December 8, 2004 September 9, 2005
3 13 October 4, 2008 May 2, 2009 Nicktoons

Episodes[edit]

Pilot (1999)[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
"My Neighbor was a Teenage Robot" Rob Renzetti Rob Renzetti January 5, 1999
The plot of the pilot episode is the same as the first official episode of the series: "It Came From Next Door".

Season 1 (2003–04)[edit]

No. Title Directed by Storyboard by Original air date [10]
1 "It Came From Next Door
Pest Control"
Rob Renzetti
Tim Walker and Rob Renzetti
Alex Kirwan and Rob Renzetti
Chris Mitchell
August 1, 2003

1a: Jenny makes her first contact with the outside world, meeting Brad and Tuck Carbuckle for the first time. While Brad immediately accepts Jenny as a new friend, Tuck does not quite see her as anything other than a "evil robot cyborg".


1b: Having vowed revenge on her for all the injustices placed upon them, Dr. Wakeman's lab rats, led by Vladimir, plan to destroy her by taking control of Jenny's body.
2 "Raggedy Android
Class Action"
Rob Renzetti
Tim Walker and Rob Renzetti
Alex Kirwan and Rob Renzetti
Brandon Kruse
August 8, 2003

2a: Jenny wants to go to the town fair, but Dr. Wakeman fears that Jenny will spook the townspeople with her presence. When Jenny gets a hold of a prototype "exo-skin" for her to wear, she sees her chance to mingle with the fairgoers; unfortunately, its mangled appearance only scares them. Meanwhile, Tuck attempts to conquer his fear of Ferris wheels.


2b: On her first day of high school, Jenny seeks to make some new friends, and she thinks she can find some in Brit and Tiff Crust. Unfortunately, the Crust cousins do not share the same feelings and plan to humiliate her.
3 "Attack of The 5½ Ft. Geek
Doom With A View"
Tim Walker and Rob Renzetti Ashley Lenz
Brandon Kruse
August 15, 2003

3a: When Jenny saves local school geek Sheldon from a gang of bullies, he quickly becomes smitten with her and does not want to leave her alone.


3b: A simple snowball battle between Jenny, Brad, and Tuck is interrupted by a strange robot who wants to make Jenny the newest member of the "Cluster", a group of robots that plan to enslave humans for manual labor. When she refuses, they commence war against her.
4 "Ear No Evil
Unlicensed Flying Object"
Tim Walker and Rob Renzetti
Rob Renzetti
Mary Hanley
Brandon Kruse
August 22, 2003

4a: Jenny wants to get ear piercings, but her mother refuses to give her ears. Sheldon offers to step in and help, but the ears he builds end up being disproportionately large on Jenny's head.


4b: Brad is disappointed by his lack of a driver's license, and Jenny's attempts to help him. Soon, he takes up joyriding in abandoned UFOs as a new hobby.
5 "Party Machine
Speak No Evil"
Tim Walker and Rob Renzetti Carlos Ramos
Chris Mitchell and Rob Renzetti
September 5, 2003

5a: Jenny and Brad's secret party is a hit, but between keeping the party-goers under control, keeping the house in one piece, and keeping a group of tiny multiplying aliens from invading Earth, Jenny has her hands full.


5b: While on a mission in Japan, Jenny winds up losing one of her language system discs for English speech. Unable to switch off from speaking in full Japanese, she encounters problems in speaking to people.
6 "See No Evil
The Great Unwashed"
Rob Renzetti
Tim Walker and Rob Renzetti
Chuck Klein
Bernie Petterson
September 12, 2003

6a: Dr. Wakeman is proud of her newest enhancement for Jenny: multi-functional eyes that can see anything in any view. Jenny likes them until she sees how they look on her.


6b: Jenny has been invited to Don Prima's latest party, and she has gotten a tune-up and a new paint job just for the occasion. However, Brit and Tiff are ready to do anything to sabotage Jenny's chances to impress at the party.
7 "The Return of Raggedy Android
The Boy Who Cried Robot"
Bob Jaques and Rob Renzetti
Tim Walker and Rob Renzetti
Chris Mitchell and Rob Renzetti
Mary Hanley
September 19, 2003

7a: The owner of Mezmer's, a popular hangout spot for teens all over town, enforces a strict "No Robots" policy. Desperate to get in, Jenny dons the new and improved exo-skin to pass off as a perfectly normal attractive human girl. However, the exo-skin turns out to have a mind of its own and refuses to let Jenny take it off.


7b: Tuck cannot help but call Jenny for every little thing that happens. When a big problem arises, however, Tuck's call for help winds up going ignored.
8 "Sibling Tsunami
I Was A Preschool Dropout"
Tim Walker and Rob Renzetti
Randy Myers and Rob Renzetti
Mary Hanley
Brandon Kruse
October 13, 2003

8a: When Jenny finds and reactivates her "sisters"–early XJ prototypes 1 through 8–she is beyond happy. Each sister has her own personality, however, and not all of them have the same level of friendliness that Jenny has.


8b: Having been found to have only been activated for five years, the school system declares that Jenny has to be moved into a grade level that correspondes her "age". Jenny finds herself being forced to adapt to kindergarten.
9 "Hostile Makeover
Grid Iron Glory"
Chris Sauve and Rob Renzetti
Tim Walker and Rob Renzetti
Mary Hanley
Trevor Wall
October 24, 2003

9a: When Jenny starts to develop face-bolts, voice changes, and excess wires growing out of her body, Brad chalks it up to puberty. However, it soon becomes apparent that the "puberty" is actually the doing of Queen Vexus of the Cluster, who has infected her with a virus to warp Jenny into a loyal Cluster-controlled monster.


9b: Jenny becomes the star football player of the high school football team. At a championship game, she soon finds herself facing the former Tremorton High quarterback whom she replaced.
10 "Dressed To Kill
Shell Game"
Chris Sauve and Rob Renzetti
John Fountain and Rob Renzetti
Brandon Kruse
John Fountain
November 7, 2003

10a: Thanks to a screw-up from one of his Cluster troops, Commander Smytus loses a cache of super-powered Pip Crystals to the Crust Cousins. The cousins decide to flaunt both their style and newfound powers in front of Jenny, and she must use her keen fashion sense to save herself in time.


10b: Looking to prove to Jenny that boy robots are jerks compared to him, Sheldon creates a mechanical suit and dubs himself the "Silver Shell". The plan backfires, however, when Jenny starts falling for Silver Shell.
11 "Daydream Believer
This Time With Feeling"
John Fountain and Rob Renzetti
Robert Alvarez and Rob Renzetti
Stephen Sandoval and Chris Mitchell
Carlos Ramos
January 16, 2004

11a: As a robot, Jenny wants to experience what it is like to dream. When Dr. Wakeman installs a dream chip, Jenny's joy causes her to abuse its function and she finds herself stuck in dream mode and sleepwalking, causing mayhem in the process.


11b: Jenny's desire to know the feeling of physical contact leads her to steal a set of artificial nerves from Dr. Wakeman, the nerves, however, have only two settings: tickle and pain. Meanwhile, Jenny has to face off against Himcules, a villain who loves pain and hates laughter.
12 "Saved By The Shell
Tradeshow Showdown"
Ron Hogart and Rob Renzetti
Chris Sauve and Rob Renzetti
Bernie Petterson
Chris Dent
January 23, 2004

12a: Sheldon sets Jenny up for a date with Silver Shell, in hopes that he can reveal himself to her. However, she has already got a date with Don Prima, much to Sheldon's chagrin. An evil mutant fly that can eat metal attacks people in the restaurant while the date takes place, while Silver Shell tries to sabotage the date by ruining Don's beautiful shoes.


12b: Jenny is stuck going to a robot convention with Dr. Wakeman. Snubbed by all the other robots and insulted by Dr. Wakeman's rival, Dr. Phineas Mogg, Jenny finds herself going to a robot called Vee for comfort. However, "Vee" is actually Vexus in disguise, seeking to recruit new Cluster members.
13 "The Wonderful World of Wizzly
Call Hating"
Chris Sauve and Rob Renzetti
Tim Walker and Rob Renzetti
Chris Dent
Ed Baker
February 27, 2004

13a: Jenny gets a chance to visit Wizzly World with Brad and Tuck, and she cannot help but think that the robots in the park feel miserable. When Jenny breaks them out of the park, however, chaos ensues.


13b: When Jenny hangs up on Dr. Wakeman one too many times, the doctor is forced to take drastic measures. Now, Dr. Wakeman is on the communicator constantly, and Jenny cannot turn it off.

Season 2 (2004–05)[edit]

No. Title Directed by Storyboard by Original air date [10]
14 "A Robot For All Seasons" Chris Sauve and Rob Renzetti John Fountain and Brandon Kruse December 8, 2004
Jenny is unwittingly programmed for evil against her will by a spoiled child named Todd Sweeney, who uses her to ruin the holidays for all of Tremorton. When she returns to normal, she discovers that the entire town has turned against her, and nobody believes her pleas of innocence, except for the one person that worships her like a goddess - Sheldon. Todd, however, still intends to use her to ruin the year's biggest holiday—Christmas.
15 "Future Shock
Humiliation 101"
Chris Sauve and Rob Renzetti Brandon Kruse
Bernie Petterson
January 17, 2005

15a: When Tuck takes a look into Dr. Wakeman's "Future Scope" and sees a vision which leads him to believe that Jenny will kill Brad, he takes all costs to stop Brad from leaving for a drive-in movie showing.


15b: Dr. Wakeman is coming to Tremorton High to speak at a special science assembly about Jenny. Fearing humiliation, Jenny tries to prevent her mother from talking at the assembly.
16 "Last Action Zero
Mind Over Matter"
Chris Sauve and Rob Renzetti John Fountain
Brandon Kruse
January 18, 2005

16a: Brad gets a chance to join the Skyway Patrol in hopes that he can help Jenny in her duties. However, he soon finds himself stuck with nothing but paperwork and paper cuts at his new job.


16b: After being lectured about planned obsolescence by Brad, and later finding herself unable to defeat the energy vampire Gigawatt, Jenny fears being rendered an obsolete robot. Determined to beat Gigawatt, she soon tries to "upgrade" herself to make up for her weaknesses against Gigawatt.
17 "Love 'Em Or Leash 'Em
Teen Team Time"
Chris Sauve and Rob Renzetti Gabe Swarr
Kelly Armstrong
January 19, 2005

17a: Jenny's new boyfriend, a male robot named Kenny built by Dr. Wakeman's rival Dr. Mogg, seems to be the perfect match for her at first; however, Kenny soon starts to display odd dog-like characteristics. Meanwhile, the new couple attracts Sheldon's jealousy.


17b: The Teen Team has come to Earth, and they are quite impressed with Jenny's abilities. Jenny seems more than excited to join, but finds herself ignoring her other friends in favor of a group of heroes that are mostly prejudiced against "normal people".
18 "Pajama Party Prankapalooza
Sister Sledgehammer"
Chris Sauve and Rob Renzetti Heather Martinez
Mike Kunkel
January 20, 2005

18a: Jenny has managed to get herself invited to Brit and Tiff's slumber party, and, as usual, Jenny's naiveness leads her to cause mischief all over town to impress the Crusts. Dr. Wakeman must stop Jenny before Skyway Patrol can catch up to her daughter.


18b: Commander Smytus has actually succeeded in assimilating Jenny into the Cluster, and has turned her into a massive metal monster. Having been awakened due to Jenny being in crisis, the rest of the XJ line have come to save their captive sister.
19 "Dancing With My Shell
Around The World In Eighty Pieces"
Chris Sauve and Rob Renzetti John Fountain
Bernie Petterson
April 2, 2005

19a: Jenny takes the Silver Shell to the Sadie Hawkins school dance, and Sheldon hopes that he can impress Jenny enough to reveal his identity to her. Everything starts going wrong, however, when Letta and the Space Bikers crash the dance.


19b: Crackerjack Cluster inventor Krackus has managed to scatter Jenny's parts all over the world, and Brad, Tuck, and Sheldon must put their friend back together before Krackus can call Vexus on his success.
20 "Armagedroid
Killgore"
Chris Sauve and Rob Renzetti Dave Thomas
Bernie Petterson
March 25, 2005
June 28, 2005

20a: Armagedroid—once a powerful global protector programmed to disarm and destroy all weapons before he went rogue—returns to Tremorton, and Jenny finds herself unable to stop such a huge robot.


20b: Killgore, a small wind-up robot, hopes to kidnap Jenny in hopes of impressing the Cluster.
21 "A Pain In My Sidekick
Crash Pad Crash"
Chris Sauve and Rob Renzetti Bernie Petterson
Heather Martinez
July 16, 2005
July 23, 2005

21a: Tuck admires the Silver Shell, so he manages to convince Sheldon into making him Silver Shell's faithful sidekick, the Tin Can. Being a sidekick is not quite what he expects, though.


21b: Jenny's new "bachelor pad" is the new hot spot in town, but her new party lifestyle begins to interfere with her own personal duties.
22
23
"Escape from Cluster Prime" Rob Renzetti and Chris Savino Brandon Kruse, Heather Martinez, Chris Reccardi and Bryan Andrews August 12, 2005
Scorned by Tremorton after ruining the town's 300th anniversary celebrations during a fight with Vexus, Jenny gets fed up with being unappreciated by humans and soon finds herself in Cluster Prime, the capital of Vexus' empire. She finally gets a chance to live with other robots like her, but soon discovers there's more to Cluster Prime than meets the eye.
24 "Victim of Fashion" Chris Sauve and Rob Renzetti Alex Kirwan and Brandon Kruse October 7, 2005
Not to be outdone by each other, a fashion war erupts between Jenny and the Crust cousins.
25 "Designing Women
Robot Riot"
Chris Sauve and Rob Renzetti
John Fountain and Rob Renzetti
Brandon Kruse
John Fountain
September 6, 2005

25a: Looking to find a way into Jenny's heart, Sheldon steals a set of XJ-9 schematics from Dr. Wakeman. Vexus, however, also has eyes for the schematics, and is willing to disguise herself as "QT2" to trick Sheldon into giving them to her.


25b: Jenny gives in to Tuck's request to be his entry for the hit robot combat competition "Robot Wars", despite finding the event barbaric.
26 "Bradventure
Mama Drama"
Chris Sauve and Rob Renzetti John Fountain
Heather Martinez
September 7, 2005

26a: Tired of being stuck under Jenny's shadow, Brad sets out to be his own hero. However, he finds himself in hot water when he runs afoul of the scientist Dr. Locus and his daughter Melody. Locus wants the XJ-9 schematics for reasons yet unknown and when Jenny gets knocked out in battle, Brad has to prove himself.


26b: Jenny is convinced that Dr. Wakeman's new boyfriend is a psychopath.
27 "Toying with Jenny
Teenage Mutant Ninja Troubles"
Chris Sauve and Rob Renzetti Brandon Kruse
Chris Dent and John Fountain
September 9, 2005

27a: The brand-new "Action Jenny" toys are a huge success, and Jenny finds herself taken in by the fame. However, they soon turn out to be Vexus and Krackus' newest plan to conquer the world.


27b: Due to internal disputes, the Teen Team has broken up. With no place left to go, Misty heads back to Earth to be with Jenny. Teased at school by the Crust cousins for her appearance, Misty convinces Jenny to get back at them through a prank war.

Season 3 (2008–09)[edit]

No. Title Directed by Storyboard by Original air date [10]
28 "Weapons of Mass Distraction
There's No Place Like Home School"
Chris Savino, Chris Sauve & Rob Renzetti
Ray Pointer, Bob Nesler & Greg Miller
Heather Martinez
Bernie Petterson
October 4, 2008 (2008-10-04)[nb 1]

28a: Jenny has a crush on a new kid named Travis, but there's only one problem: Travis is afraid of anything mechanical.

The scene with Travis' father in the factory is based on the Charlie Chaplin motion picture, "Modern Times".


28b: Jenny winds up getting homeschooled by Dr. Wakeman due to a mishap at school involving a student and a trashcan. Jenny may not like it, but her mother enjoys the chance to teach her daughter... perhaps too much.
29 "No Harmony with Melody
Tuckered Out"
Robert Alvarez & Rob Renzetti
Greg Miller & Rob Renzetti
John Fountain
Heather Martinez
October 12, 2008 (2008-10-12)[nb 2]

29a: Melody returns to Tremorton, and Brad begins spending more time with her. Is Jenny merely getting jealous, or is Melody more of a dischord than she seems?


29b: If Tuck doesn't pass his next assignment, he's going to wind up repeating the second grade. His assignment: a project on his personal hero, his subject: Jenny. His project: create a movie centering on Jenny's life, his personality: too enthusiastic for anyone to stand. Along with a generous amount of creative license.
30 "Stage Fright
Never Say Uncle"
Robert Alvarez & Rob Renzetti
Randy Myers & Rob Renzetti
Brian Andrews
Will Finn
November 1, 2008 (2008-11-01)[nb 3]

30a: Jenny fails an audition for the school play of Romeo and Juliet, due to her being a robot. However, her and the play's director's views are questioned when two different races of aliens land for a surprise visit.


30b: After Nora's electrics address filer goes on the fritz, Jenny invites her distant aunt over to visit, but quickly learns that she and her sister Nora Wakeman don't quite see eye to eye.
31 "A Spoonful of Mayhem
Enclosure of Doom"
Chris Savino & Rob Renzetti
Daniel de la Vega, Monty Young & Rob Renzetti
Chris Reccardi
Brian Andrews
November 8, 2008 (2008-11-08)[nb 4]

31a: After a group of runaway living fruits and vegetables is stopped by Jenny, a jealous Skyway Patrol lieutenant seeks to permanently shut her down.


31b: Jenny wakes to find herself trapped in a mysterious place, where laser guns and other mechanisms meet her every move and the only company she has is... Killgore?
32 "Girl of Steal
Mist Opportunities"
Robert Alvarez & Rob Renzetti
Randy Myers & Rob Renzetti
Brandon Kruse
Bernie Petterson
October 26, 2008 (2008-10-26)[nb 5]

32a: Jenny really wants a popular music player called the "Musique," but it's very expensive. So Jenny tries another method: shoplifting!


32b: With Misty hanging in Tremorton and doing her part in keeping the town safe (though not for free), Jenny decides to leave the superheroics to her and starts to slack off. But when Misty's mercenary habits clash with Jenny's views on protecting the innocent, fisticuffs break out between the two. What's going to become of their friendship?
33 "The Legion of Evil
The Price of Love"
Chris Savino & Rob Renzetti
Randy Myers & Rob Renzetti
John Fountain
Heather Martinez
October 25, 2008 (2008-10-25)[nb 6]

33a: Vladimir (Mr. Scruffles), Lancer, Mudslinger and the Mad Hammer Bros. form the 'Legion of Evil' to seek their shared vengeance on Jenny.


33b: Sheldon tries to make Jenny jealous by paying Pteresa to be his girlfriend.
34 "Teen Idol
Good Old Sheldon"
Chris Sauve & Rob Renzetti
Bob Jaques & Rob Renzetti
Bernie Petterson
Brandon Kruse & Steve Sandoval
November 9, 2008 (2008-11-09)[nb 7]

34a: A group of aliens worship Jenny after she is mistaken for a "comet goddess". It's fun at first but they soon drive Jenny crazy. However, when confronted, the aliens promise to leave her alone after one last ceremony. Jenny unwittingly pulls the Sun towards the Earth, and uses the same ceremony the opposite direction, she then hurls the alien's spaceship into an elliptical orbit around the sun, turning them into a comet. The Earth is saved, but someone's missing...


34b: Turns out, poor Sheldon was stuck on the aliens' ship when Jenny got rid of it (in the previous episode), and he's been spending decades trying to get back to Earth (even though it's only been a short time on Earth since he left). Hopefully, Jenny can get him back to his proper age.
35 "Infectious Personality
Trash Talk"
Randy Myers & Rob Renzetti Bernie Petterson
Brandon Kruse
February 22, 2009 (2009-02-22)[nb 8]

35a: After destroying a series of asteroids that threaten to destroy the Earth, Jenny returns to earth, bringing with her a dust that severely alters the characteristics of her close friends.


35b: Jenny, Brad, and Tuck can't seem to agree over the rules of a board game. But when the boys tag along on Jenny's mission to a garbage dump asteroid, they run into Vexus, Smytus, and Krackus who are stuck in the asteroid, the ex-Cluster Queen is looking to drain Jenny of her energy, but she and her henchbots can't agree on what to use the power for.
36 "Agent 00' Sheldon
Indes-Tuck-tible"
Randy Myers & Rob Renzetti
Chris Savino & Rob Renzetti
Heather Martinez
John Fountain
March 7, 2009 (2009-03-07)[nb 9]

36a: Sheldon is recruited to become a sort of secret agent, and stumbles onto a supposed plot to destroy every last robot in Tremorton.


36b: After almost getting hit by a truck, Tuck becomes hyper-paranoid about everything, until Jenny shows himself in the future, perfectly healthy. Tuck realizes that he's not going to die until he lives a full life, and decides to become a daredevil, seeking fame and glory. Unfortunately for Jenny, this means a lot of stopping what she's doing and saving him from his crazy stunts.
37 "Puppet Bride
Historionics"
Randy Myers & Rob Renzetti Chuck Grieb & Wendy Grieb
Scott Bern
March 8, 2009 (2009-03-08)[nb 10]

37a: One of Mrs. Wakeman's old creations, a robot puppet named "Li'l Acorn", tries to make Jenny his bride.


37b: Jenny, Brad, Tuck and Sheldon end up stranded on a deserted island inhabited by hostile robotic clones of historical figures. To make matters worse, Jenny's auxiliary power is about to run out! Featuring Uncle Wizzly, based on the famous creator of the Wizzly theme parks.
38 "Ball and Chain
Labor Day"
Randy Myers & Rob Renzetti Brandon Kruse
Will Finn
April 25, 2009 (2009-04-25)[nb 11]

38a: Brad is getting married, but not by choice. The Space Bikers want poor Brad to get hitched to Tammy, but does Brad really want to be rescued?


38b: Skyway Patrol wants Jenny to pay for repairs to the city due to her fooling around, and now Jenny is on a desperate job hunt.
39 "Voyage to The Planet of The Bikers
Queen Bee"
Randy Myers & Rob Renzetti Cindy Morrow
Brandon Kruse
April 26, 2009 (2009-04-26)[nb 12]

39a: Vexus is back, and with a new look. Having paired up with Brit and Tiff, the ex-Cluster Queen is becoming quite popular in school, to the point where even the Crust Cousins can't compete.


39b: Jenny unwittingly dishonors a Japanese vacuum robot while on a mission to Tokyo, and she must restore the robot's honor.
40 "Samurai Vac
Turncoats"
Randy Myers & Rob Renzetti Brandon Kruse
Bernie Petterson
May 2, 2009 (2009-05-02)[nb 13]

40a: Jenny unwittingly dishonors a Japanese vacuum robot while on a mission to Tokyo, and she must restore the robot's honor.

Title reference: Samurai Jack


40b: At the Invention Convention, Professor Wakeman's latest robot goes haywire. Soon after, all the previous XJ models begin to attack as well. It's up to Jenny and Professor Wakeman to find out why.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This episode first aired on January 13, 2006 in Asia.
  2. ^ This episode first aired on August 11, 2006 in Asia.
  3. ^ This episode first aired on September 29, 2006 in Asia.
  4. ^ This episode first aired on October 6, 2006 in Asia.
  5. ^ This episode first aired on October 20, 2006 in Asia.
  6. ^ This episode first aired on November 10, 2006 in Asia.
  7. ^ This episode first aired on November 17, 2006 in Asia.
  8. ^ This episode first aired on December 5, 2006 in Asia.
  9. ^ This episode first aired on January 16, 2007 in Asia.
  10. ^ This episode first aired on January 18, 2007 in Asia.
  11. ^ This episode first aired on February 2, 2007 in Asia.
  12. ^ This episode first aired on February 16, 2007 in Asia.
  13. ^ This episode first aired on March 30, 2007 in Asia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Band Aids and Teenage Robots". The Teenage Roblog. Retrieved April 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ "My Life as a Teenage Robot Awards and Nominations". 
  3. ^ AWN. "Dr. Toon: Nuts and Bolts With Rob Renzetti | AWN | Animation World Network". AWN. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Band Aids and Teenage Robots". Teenageroblog.blogspot.com. October 17, 2005. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  5. ^ "XJWriter is No More!". Teenageroblog.blogspot.com. October 25, 2005. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  6. ^ "My Life As A Teenage Robot Season 1 – 3". Beyond Home Entertainment. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ "My Life as a Teenage Robot: Season 1". Amazon.com. Archived from the original on March 16, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ "My Life as a Teenage Robot: Season 2". Amazon.com. Archived from the original on March 16, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ "My Life as a Teenage Robot: Season 3". Amazon.com. Archived from the original on March 16, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c "My Life as a Teenage Robot". TV Guide. Archived from the original on March 16, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 

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Broadcast[edit]

Nickelodeon debuted My Life as a Teenage Robot on August 1, 2003 at 8:30 PM.[1][better source needed] The show was a part of Nickelodeon's Saturday night programming block called SNICK on August 2, 2003 and briefly was a part of the TEENick lineup on August 2003 to June 2004, the first season ended on February 27, 2004 with "The Wonderful World of Wizzly / Call Hating".

The second season (which was originally set to air on October 1, 2004) was pushed back to December 8, 2004 with the Christmas episode "A Robot for All Seasons". A new second season episode was not aired until January 24, 2005;[2] in the second season, a 48-minute, two-part TV movie entitled "Escape from Cluster Prime" (which was nominated for an Emmy in 2006)[3] aired. Reruns of the series aired on Nicktoons from August 1, 2003 to May 15, 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived November 27, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ http://65.98.113.4/schedule/displaySeries.php?seriesID=309&networkID=19 Schedule for "My Life as a Teenage Robot" on Nicktoons
  3. ^ "Complete list of prime-time Emmy nominations". Nytimes.com. December 31, 1969. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 

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