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->''"Five O'clock get a call to go blading at the skate park down by the mall"\\
"But my mom says I got to prevent evil aliens from annihilating us all"\\
"With the strength of a million and seventy men I guess I really shouldn't complain"\\
"Still I wish I could go for a walk without rusting in the rain, It's enough to fry my brain"\\
"So welcome to my life (as a teenage robot)"\\
"The story of my life (as a teenage robot)"\\
"My teenage robot....LIFE!"''\\


''My Life as a Teenage Robot'' was an AnimatedSeries that premiered on {{Nickelodeon}} in 2003 and had aired previously-unaired episodes on Nicktoons network from 2008 until 2009. It is the 18th show in Nickelodeon's popular Franchise/{{Nicktoons}} series.

The show, which takes place TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, revolved around a RobotGirl named [=XJ9=] (or simply Jenny Wakeman) who was designed in order to protect the Earth by a female scientist, but, after meeting her next door neighbor Brad and his little brother Tucker, decides she [[IJustWantToBeNormal would rather live a normal adolescent life.]] Jenny attempts to fit in at school, but usually fails, with hilarious results.

Her antics cause friction with her "mother" Nora Wakeman. Nora's strict treatment doesn't sit well with Jenny, either. Despite this, they care about each other, and eventually accept each other as mother and daughter.

Jenny [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld must also fight various menaces]] in the series, most notably The Cluster, a race of alien robots bent on conquering Earth, led by the evil Queen Vexus.

One of Jenny's friends, a nerd called Sheldon, has a crush on her, but she doesn't like him that way. He adopts the identity of a superhero robot himself (the Silver Shell) by wearing a suit of PoweredArmor, but must keep this a secret from Jenny and the rest.

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!!''My Life As A Teenage Robot'' contains examples of:

* AcmeProducts: [[ShoutOut Apparently,]] [[http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/607/785/1600/acme.1.jpg they sell life insurance]]
* AIIsACrapshoot: Armagedroid was created to destroy and disarm all weapons. He just can't discern between friends and enemies.
* AirVentPassageway: In "Future Shock".
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: The Cluster and several other of the spacegoing creatures Jenny meets. But inverted in an episode where feline aliens only say "Meow" ...but Jenny, Brad and Tucker understand them.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Poor Jenny.
* {{Alpha|Bitch}} and BetaBitch: Brit and Tiff.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParent: Nora Wakeman on occasion, though Jenny has also been known to embarrass her in return.
* AmazonianBeauty: Though you can't tell from the character designs, XJ-9 is 6 feet tall, according to Professor Wakeman's specs.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: It's not stated what Brit's ethnic background is, though Indian makes the most sense, considering her English accent and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Raj Britain's past colonisation of India]].
* AmbiguouslyGay: Tuck has been shown to crossdress on at least one occasion, and even his Cluster Prime counterpart has some tendencies...
--> '''Tuff:''' Let's talk about somethin' ''manly''...like decoratin'!
* AnAesop: Sometimes.
* AndThenWhat: In "The Legion of Evil".
* AngelFaceDemonFace: A rather extreme example in Todd, at the end of "A Robot For All Seasons". When he learns the true meaning of Christmas, his dour, dark face cracks and falls away revealing a smiling, rosy cheeked face.
* AnimeHair: A lot of people, actually, in this rare western example.
* {{Animesque}}: The style is a ShoutOut to ''Anime/AstroBoy''. Amusingly enough, Creator/CandiMilo, voice of Dr. Wakeman, voiced Astro Boy around the same year.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Tuck.
* AnticipatoryBreathSpray
* AppliedPhlebotinum: The crystals in "Dressed To Kill".
* ArchEnemy: Vexus to Jenny, and vice-versa. Vexus isn't even happy with conquering Earth unless Jenny is there to see it.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: From "Unlicensed Flying Object":
-->'''Tuck''': You're going to blow us up, or vaporize us, or get us grounded! ''[Brad lifts off the UFO]'' Or get us ''un''-grounded.
* ArtDeco: Pretty much everything.
* ArtShift: In "Daydream Believer", Jenny gets a hold of some software that allows her to dream, which she eventually abuses to work while she's awake. Each of her dream sequences has a rather large art shift, from Greco-Roman style to [[UpToEleven even more 1920s than the show was to begin with]] to - of all things - DrSeuss.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: The spongy monster in "Speak No Evil."
* AttackPatternAlpha: In "The Legion of Evil".
* AudibleGleam: After Jenny buffs her nails with an auto-chamois. And after she uses the "vacuum thingie" to capture invading Minusians.
* BadassAdorable: Jenny, for sure. Tuck could also qualify as this at times.
* BadassFamily: The Wakemans, obviously. Nora Wakeman is a MadScientist and a former officer of the [[SpacePolice Skyway Patrol]], and can still hold her own in combat at an advanced age; Jenny is a ridiculously powerful crime-fighting robot; and Jenny's sisters ([=XJ=] 1 through 8) are single-purpose prototypes who are still pretty strong in their own right (plus, they kick ''major'' ass when they [[CombiningMecha join forces]]).
%%* BadJobWorseUniform
* BandageMummy: Brad in "Tuckered Out" and Tuck in "Indes-tuck-tible".
%%* BareYourMidriff
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Jenny, being a robot, is justified. Less justified is the first episode where she was able to rocket into space, blast away several meteors, get smacked around a bit, and reenter the atmosphere and return safely to Earth... with Tuck clinging onto her every step of the way. ''And he survived. '''And thought it was "Cool!"''''' [[MST3KMantra Don't even go into the facts about survival in space.]]
** Then there are the scenes where non-robotic characters seem to have no problem breathing in space (though it is {{Lampshaded}} very often).
*** Such as poor Sheldon, when he was [[ItMakesSenseInContext launched into an orbit around the sun by Jenny]] and spent 75 years in space, working in several situations including an open-top pirate ship with no space suit or anything.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Inverted in "Stage Fright".
* BerserkButton: Melody is very mild-mannered and excessively sweet. [[spoiler: But don't tell her she's evil like her "father."]]
** [[MyNaymeIs It's pronounced Teresa!]]
* BigHam: Sheldon as The Silver Shell. Though this is done intentionally.
* [[BigLittleBrother Big Little Sister]]: Played straight with [=XJ8=], Jenny's immediate prototype and her 'little sister', who's twice Jenny's size and about as powerful. They have to fight during a BrainwashedAndCrazy episode, and [[OhCrap Jenny is ''not'' looking forward to it.]]
* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: Mezmers has an interesting front deco-cat sign.
** Some of the architecture on Cluster Prime, which are apparently giant sentient robots.
** Jenny's pad in "Crash Pad Crash."
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Vega gets a version in "Escape From Cluster Prime".
* BowelBreakingBricks: Implied; As the major Cluster offensive hits Earth, Brad stands silently in horror. Then, Tuck drops down behind him, giving the impression of...[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar well, you get the idea.]]
* BraggingThemeTune
* BullyingADragon: Jenny is sweet, gentle, and kind. She wants to fit in with her peers, and is a generally good person. Her tormentors, however, don't ever seem to grasp that she's also a walking, talking, sapient weapons system capable of destroying entire space fleets on her own. As mentioned below, this requires a very special kind of stupidity.
** However, they're probably fine... given that she probably couldn't get away with using those weapons on even the meanest of bullies who was totally asking for it.
* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Big in Japan]]: There's a lot of {{Doujinshi}} for Jenny in Japan.
** It's true in-universe, too.
* BunglingInventor: Krakus, despite the fact that one of his inventions worked perfect in the episode he was introduced, it is clear from dialog that it is not a common occurrence.
* CallBack: "Minky Momo" (not to be confused with the [[MagicalPrincessMinkyMomo magical princess of the same name]]) is an EarWorm song that Brad sings at the beginning of "I was a Preschool Dropout", which he and Tuck later use to escape in ''Escape from Cluster Prime''.
* CantGetInTroubleForNuthin: Lancer, almost, in "The Legion of Evil".
* CaptainPatriotic: The Silver Shell sometimes evokes this for [[LargeHam glorious hammitude]].
* CardCarryingVillain: Killgore, in a very literal sense (well, technically, it's a pricetag)
* CatchPhrase
-->'''Killgore:''' ''Surrender!''
-->'''Jenny:''' Crikey!
* ChosenOne: Jenny is thought of to be the 'chosen one' by tiny aliens in the episode "Teen Idol."
* ClearMyName: In the ChristmasEpisode of all things.
* ComedicUnderwearExposure: Sheldon, more than once.
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: The bodybuilders in "This Time With Feeling" have the heads of Film/TheThreeStooges.
* CompetitionCouponMadness: In "Girl of Steal".
* TheComputerIsYourFriend: Armagedroid.
* ConvectionSchmonvection
* ConveyorBeltOfDoom: In "Enclosure of Doom" and "Escape From Cluster Prime".
* CookingDuel
* CoolLoser: Jenny. Brad is also a possibility, but considering that he's somehow able to get invites to Don Prima's parties on his own, it's debatable.
* CoolOldLady: Nora Wakeman.
* CrowdSong: Parodied in "A Robot For All Seasons".
* CurbStompBattle: Jenny vs. Gigawatt in "Mind Over Matter", several times over.
* CurseOfBabel: "Speak No Evil".
* CuteBruiser: Jenny, again.
* DarkReprise: The theme song's film reel disintegrates in ''Escape From Cluster Prime'', which begins an orchestral arrangement of the song that isn't so cheery.
* DeathCourse: The eponymous "Enclosure of {{Doom|yDoomsOfDoom}}". [[spoiler:Which is Armagedroid.]]
* DeathbringerTheAdorable[=/=]HarmlessVillain: Killgore. Terrifying name, the robot itself...not so much.
* DelegationRelay: In "Mama Drama".
* {{Demonization}}: Deconstructed InUniverse: Queen Vexus of Cluster Prime demonizes [=XJ9=], presenting her like an AlwaysChaoticEvil, [[BeautyEqualsGoodness horrible monster]] robot that wants to destroy her own kind in various propaganda videos showed to the robots. When [=XJ9=] accidentally goes to Cluster Prime, all the robots see her for the cute, normal, [[TheHero heroic robot who wants to help and protect others]]. Even when someone recognizes her and the Robot police try to catch her, she is helped by her new friends. This leads to Queen Vexus’ downfall.
* DestructiveSaviour: Armagedroid. Jenny actively tries to avoid being this.
* DistractedByTheShiny: In "Stage Fright".
* DistressedDude: You can bet that Brad and Tuck will usually be in danger if they are part of the focus of an episode. Sheldon can fall victim to this often as well, especially in his first appearance.
* DoAndroidsDream: Lampshaded by Dr. Wakeman in the episode "Daydream Believer".
* DoAnythingRobot: Jenny. But as a teenager, whether or not she'll actually do anything is related to her mood at the moment.
* [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength Does Not Know Her Own Strength]]: Jenny has some initial problems fitting in due to this, but eventually gets used to her surroundings.
** At home, she seems to have either figured out how to lounge around without breaking stuff, or Dr. Wakeman has simply reinforced a lot of the house.
* {{Doppelganger}}: A non-hostile example in ''Escape from Cluster Prime''; the high school on Cluster Prime has robotic versions of Brad, Sheldon, and Tuck. "Drab" and "Shell" even share voice actors with their human counterparts, while "Tuff" is voiced by a deep-voiced man in contrast to Tuck's Audrey Wasilewski.
* DownerEnding/ BittersweetEnding: "No Harmony With Melody" and "Mist Opportunities".
* TheDragon: Smytus.
* DressedAllInRubber: Jenny tries this to fight Gigawatt, but it backfires badly.
* DrillSergeantNasty: In "Last Action Zero". Played by R. Lee Ermey. Of course.
* DriveInTheater: "Future Scope"
* DrugsAreBad: "Daydream Believer". It's not hard to imagine it being about psychoactive drugs instead of daydreaming.
* EasyAmnesia: Invoked in "A Pain In My Sidekick".
* TheEeyore: XJ-7.
* EnemyMine: Jenny and Killgore in "Enclosure of Doom".
* EnterStageWindow
* EvilLaugh: Marty in "Mama Drama" has a ''suberb'' evil laugh. Tuck also has a pretty good one... and Vexus... Oh the show is full of them.
* ExpositoryThemeTune:
-->''Five o'clock, get a call to go blading at the skate park down by the mall \\
But my mom says I gotta prevent hostile aliens from annihilating us all...''
* ExpressiveMask: Sheldon as the Silver Shell, and Tucker as his sidekick, the Tin Can.
* {{Expy}}: Rob Renzetti freely admitted the series was based on Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer, and XJ-9 is a pretty clear expy of early (circa season 1) Buffy Summers. Likewise, Brad is pretty obviously Xander, and the Krust Kousins are Cordelia Chase and Harmony Kendall before they were de-clawed.
* FacePalm: This is a trope that the characters on this show seem to really like.
* {{Fanservice}}: It's debatable, but the episode "Victim of Fashion" is rife of this...y'know, if you have a thing for catsuits, Victorian era dresses, sea life, and Music/TheNotoriousBIG
* FantasticRacism
* FantasyGunControl: In "Escape From Cluster Prime", [[spoiler:Vexus is revealed to have disarmed the Cluster by removing microchips that would allow them to transform and keeping them in a vault.]]
* FeelNoPain: Only once, when it was relevant to the plot.
* FlawedPrototype: Of a sort. [=XJs=] 1 through 8 are clearly not as complete as Jenny, although 'flawed' isn't really the right word here, as they all seem to be testbeds for various functions eventually incorporated into Jenny. (Dr. Wakeman herself describes them as "failed" and "incomplete" in successive sentences.) Armagedroid, on the other hand, is something of a GoneHorriblyRight...
* [[ForgotAboutHisPowers Forgot About Her Weapon Systems]]: Jenny seems to forget about weapons and tools of hers that she's used in previous episodes if there's a chance they'll wrap up the plot in about two seconds.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Parodied in "Good Old Sheldon."
* FruitCart: A fish cart in "Voyage To the Planet of the Bikers."
* FunnyForeigner: "Around The World In 80 Pieces" has several of them.
* GadgeteerGenius: Sheldon - nearly on par with Wakeman herself. Mog and some of the others are somewhere between GadgeteerGenius and MadScientist.
** Played with, with Krakus. He has few problems with ''building'' his gadgets, but getting them to ''stay'' together, let alone work, is another story entirely...
* GenkiGirl: Jenny, so very much.
* GiantEqualsInvincible: Armegedroid. And a few others, but Armagedroid is really the only foe Jenny can't beat in a straight fight.
* GiantSpider: Jenny pretends to be one to scare Britt and Tiff in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Troubles."
** "Sibling Tsunami" starts with Jenny having just defeated one, using its severed head as a ventriliquist's dummy.
* GodGuise: In one episode, Jenny is mistaken for a prophesied comet goddess by adorable tiny aliens.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Sheldon's undies in the episode "Saved By the Shell" has what appears to be a kitty-face on it.
** In the first episode, Jenny causes a baseball to fly so fast it rips off the clothes of everyone it passes, and ''every single person'' is wearing polka-dot boxers. ''Even '''birds.'''''
* GottaCatchThemAll: "Around the World in Eighty Pieces"
* GreenEyedMonster
* GreenThumb: Jenny's cousin, Glenn has this power. Being a swamp monster-like being, he's surprsingly good at fighting with plant powers when he has to (fake-)fight with Jenny to get their moms to stop bickering.
** Wisteria herself considering she made Glenn the same way Ms. Wakeman made Jenny.
* GranolaGirl: Nora Wakeman's sister, Wisteria.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Jenny can consistently store many, many more giant weapons inside her chassis than could conceivably fit.
* HandyRemoteControl: In "Turncoats".
* HaveAGayOldTime: Invoked in "A Robot For All Seasons".
* [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He Is Not My Boyfriend]]: Sheldon.
* HeartSymbol: Sheldon
* HeldBackInSchool: Jenny is sent to kindergarten because because she is technically only 5 years old.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: In their first appearance, Brit and Tiff actually defended Jenny when the police were planning on bringing her downtown after the science lab caught on fire (which they caused), as thanks for saving their lives. They actually wanted Jenny to start hanging out with them, until Brit shook Jenny's hand too hard and dislodged the hair pin Tiff shot into it. As the two were being led away by the police they blamed Jenny for it.
* HeelFaceTurn: Subverted in "Attack of the 5 1/2 Foot Geek". The Lonely Hearts Club Gang kidnaps Sheldon in a successful attempt to lure Jenny, who gets offended when they refer to him as her "boyfriend" and promptly chews Sheldon out for being a "crazy, loser, stalker geek." This obviously breaks Sheldon's heart, which so moves the gang that they set him loose and vow to even let him join them when he graduates. However, Sheldon instantly turns on the gang and frees Jenny.
* HeroicBSOD: Jenny, when Brad tosses an old calculator for a new one and tells her about Planned Obsolescence.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Jenny in ''Escape From Cluster Prime'', especially in said place, where she was framed for destroying special defense chips, although there was so much focus on an artist's interpretation, no one knew that Jenny was the enemy [[spoiler: until a policeman recognized her]].
* HiveMind: The Cluster
* HonorBeforeReason: In "Samurai Vac".
* HoverMecha: The Lancer in his MobileSuitHuman.
* HumongousMecha: Jenny briefly becomes one in 'Mind Over Matter', using a robot built out of ''her house''.
* IBrokeANail: Played straight and mocked.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Jenny's got no chance or real desire to actually be human, but she does want to fit in - in fact, Dr. Wakeman seems to have designed her with this in mind.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Subverted in "Sister Sledgehammer".
* ImGoingToDisneyWorld: Used in "Histrionics".
* ImplacableMan: Armagedroid
* ImprovisedArmour: Brad in "Humiliation 101".
* IncrediblyLameFun: In one episode, a toy company CEO introduces a ''slide rule'' as his company's "latest toy".
--> '''Jenny:''' Uh, that's...
--> '''CEO:''' Exactly; it ''stinks''!
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Krakus, Killgore.
* InsultBackfire
--> '''Nora:''' Where did you get that idea: a gumball machine?
--> '''Sheldon:''' I'll have you know that gumball machines hold valuable information!
* InterspeciesRomance:
** Sheldon's crush on Jenny, for one. And Jenny's attraction to Don Prima in the first season.
** Brad's near-marriage by [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Tammy.]][[spoiler: He would've agreed to do it, too, it it wasn't for the clause that would turn him into a domestic slave.]]
** Brad seems quite prone to this, considering his short relationship with Melody and his implied relationship with Misty.
* InWithTheInCrowd
* JustAMachine: No better way to stab Jenny in the ego!
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: Subverted in "Bradventure". Dr. Locus ''thinks'' he told him his secrets though, and proceeds with the BondVillainStupidity.
* {{Kaiju}}: Used and parodied.
* {{Keet}}: Tuck.
* KillerRabbit: Literally.
* TheLadette: The whole Space Biker gang
* LampshadeHanging: Frequently.
* LaughWithMe: Smytus monologues about his evil plan and then lets out an EvilLaugh, while his minions just stare. He gives them an icy glare and says, "You laugh too." The minions all start laughing themselves silly, so much so that they accidentally let the episode's AppliedPhlebotinum out of their ship's airlock.
* LawfulStupid: The Skyway Patrol. So much so that they need to fill out a mountain of authorization forms (in quintuplet, mind you) to take unauthorized actions.
** Armagedroid too, although he's just programmed to be extremely single-minded.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In "A Robot For All Seasons":
-->'''Tuck:''' Hey, who are you guys singing to? [[CrowdSong And how'd you memorize those lyrics with no practice?]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: Several. Sheldon has one, Brit and Tiff have one, the Cluster have a war march, and Jenny has one for when she's in superhero mode.
* LilliputianWarriors: The Minutians.
** The Martians in "The Wonderful World of Wizzly", but are just Lilliputians.
* LimitedWardrobe: Lampshaded for an entire episode.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Sheldon -> Jenny -> Silver Shell = Sheldon.
* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: Noreen's sister Wisteria and her "son" Glenn]].
* MacGyvering: Double-subverted.
* MadScientist: Among them, Dr. Wakeman is the sane one.
* MagicalGirlfriend: The components of the fantasy are all there: Sheldon, the {{Nerd}} LoserProtagonist, falls in love with the SuperHero RobotGirl who saves him from bullies, and becomes her DoggedNiceGuy. Too bad she's not interested (although WordOfGod says that she ''would'' have become his girlfriend if the series had continued).
* MagicSkirt: Many times. Best example is the first episode. We see Jenny and Brad looking through a box, and her position clearly shows her in a way that she is showing what she has (if anything) to the world. Next shot of Tuck aiming at her shows differently, though the ''next'' shot goes back to the original position.
** A publicity picture shows Brad and Tuck going through Jenny's drawer and pulling out a pair of her steel panties.
* MeddlingParents: Nora Wakeman.
* TheMenInBlack: Parodied hard.
* MisaimedFandom: In-universe. Killgore's squeeing fangirls. Which he will ''destroy!''
* MistakenForMurderer: "Future Shock".
** Melody also qualifies, provided you don't hit her BerserkButton.
* MoodMotif: The violin of tense suspense.
* MotherlyScientist: Dr. Wakeman; Jenny calls her "mom".
* MyNaymeIs: Pteresa, who insists to everybody else that, "It's pronounced Teresa!" Only the Crust cousins seem to get it.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Sheldon at the end of "The Price of Love."
* NerdGlasses: A few times, but not on Sheldon (the biggest nerd of the show) or Tuck (second-biggest).
* NeverMessWithGranny: The majority of Tremorton thinks Nora's a dotty old lady at best and a demented MadScientist at worst. But she was once Skyway Patrol, and the asskicking she did then she has not forgotten by the time ''Escape From Cluster Prime'' occurs.
* NeverSayDie: Although inconsistently.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Generally, Jenny's weapon systems can do anything and everything she wants them to, unless it becomes dramatically inconvenient (see ForgotAboutHisPowers above).
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Some of what happens is usually Jenny's fault.
* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: Invoked.
* NoWaterProofingInTheFuture: Pretty much all robots in the show react negatively to water exposure. Well, at least if the plot needs them to have said negative reaction to water.
* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: Averted - Jenny has "sisters" who are prototypes (it's even played more realistically than is usual). However, this doesn't stop her from being the only one like her, ever.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: The Sky Patrol when Brad temporarily joins.
--> ''(while filling out papers)'' '''Brad:''' Mother's maiden name. Dentist's name. Dentist's mother's maiden name...
* ObviouslyEvil: Triple-subverted in "Mama Drama".
* OhCrap: Jenny on occasion. One of the drawbacks of a near-human personality.
** Vexus at the end of Escape From Cluster Prime, when [[spoiler: Vega and her friends give Cluster Prime back their golden chips.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler: Sheldon after the episode ''Good Old Sheldon'' only LOOKS 15. He's now officially 105 years old. Holy cow.]]
** Jenny herself is technically 5 years old ''physically'', but was being designed and built a good 11 years before that (so, 16, including a really long gestation period).
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Misty in "Mist Opportunities".
* OntologicalMystery[=/=]YouWakeUpInARoom: "Enclosure of Doom".
* OperationJealousy: Sheldon tries this in "The Price of Love" by paying Pteresa to pretend to be his girlfriend, hoping this will make Jenny realize she loves him. The charade ends up costing him everything he owns, even his clothes. [[spoiler: And the saddest part is that it actually kind of works! At the end of the episode, Jenny privately admits to herself that she’s missed having him around and that she might actually be interested in a RelationshipUpGrade. Of course, her hearing’s been really messed up all episode, so when she goes to talk to Sheldon about it, she thinks she hears him say that he’s too good for her now, when really he was saying exactly the opposite. Cue her storming off in a huff.]]
* OutGambitted: Killgore in "Enclosure of Doom".
* OverlyLongGag
-->'''Killgore:''' SURRENDER!
* PaperThinDisguise: In "Dressed to Kill", monstrous alien warrior Smytus convinces several characters that he's a [[AmazonianBeauty Ukrainian supermodel]] by ''putting on a wig''.
** In "Escape From Cluster Prime", Jenny's superhero costume is the Cluster Prime flag and a pickelhaube.
* ParentalObliviousness: Nora Wakeman, again.
* ParodyNames: Dear ''god,'' some of the episode titles.
* PickedLast: Sheldon got picked last for everything.
* PickOnSomeoneYourOwnSize: Vexus.
* PieEyed: Most of the cast has these eyes, unusual for a modern cartoon.
* PinocchioSyndrome: Averted with Jenny - she's perfectly fine with being a robot, but wants acceptance and assimilation... which sometimes means playing the trope straight.
* PlanetOfHats: Played straight in "Good Old Sheldon" and subverted in "Voyage To the Planet of the Bikers".
* PortalSlam: In "Escape From Cluster Prime".
* PostKissCatatonia: Sheldon, every time Jenny kisses him. For that matter, it happens if she hugs him, too.
* PowerFist: Dr. Wakeman gets a pair of power gloves in "Escape From Cluster Prime".
* PressurePoint: Invoked in "Call Hating" on Jenny.
* PunchClockHero: Misty in "Mist Opportunities". Jenny herself will occasionally gripe about having to save the world on a regular basis (=less time for a social life), but is always on duty.
* PunchClockVillain: [[spoiler:The biker gang, who are only marauding dominatrices on the weekend, and work at an elementary school for the rest of the time.]]
* PunctuationShaker: "Meat's 4 You" and "Vacuum's".
* TheQuisling: Brit and Tiff in ''Escape From Cluster Prime''. They make a HeelFaceTurn in just the right minute, and [[KarmaHoudini get away pretty easily]].
** Unless you count them being riddled with filth as punishment, which was unintentionally caused by the ship Jenny and friends are riding in.
*** Also, in one time travel episode, they were shown to have horrible lives in the future.
* RaceAgainstTheClock: "Historionics" has Jenny, Brad, Tuck and Sheldon race to get off of an island [[spoiler:which can best be described Franchise/JurassicPark [[RecycledINSPACE BUT WITH ROBOTS OF HISTORICAL FIGURES]]]] before Jenny's back-up battery runs out (due to [[ItMakesSenseInContext her crash into the ocean]] ruining her main one). As if to [[LampshadedTrope acknowledge this]], Jenny's eyes act as a battery meter during the proceedings.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Jenny gives a brutal one about Sheldon when she has enough of people calling him her "boyfriend."
-->'''Jenny:''' He's ''not my boyfriend!'' I don't even ''know'' him! He's just some crazy, loser, stalker geek! He's ''not'' my boyfriend, he's ''not'' my friend, ''he's not my '''nothing!'''''
* RedHeadedHero: Sorta, when Jenny tries wearing a human suit (one that isn't terrifying to look at) she gets red pigtails... [[HelloNurse and a lot of attention]].
* ReversePolarity[=/=]TechnoBabble: Parodied in "Escape From Cluster Prime". Completely subverted later on:
-->'''Sheldon:''' We don't have ''time'' for sci-fi brinkmanship! My Jenny needs me! * proceeds to hotwire a ''starship''*
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: Actually played with throughout the series. Jenny experiments with devices that make her more ''like'' a human (she's mostly cool with being a robot), including [[ThatCameOutWrong pleasure]]/pain sensors. But they're still working out the kinks.
** Also, Melody.
* RoboFamily: Jenny has several "sisters" who are actually [=failed/incomplete=] prototypes created by her inventor who have since been shut down and locked up in the basement.
* RobotKid: Or teenager, whatever; a couple of her 'sisters' fit this better than she does.
* RoguesGallery
* {{Ronin}}: Referenced in "Samurai Vac".
* RunningGag: "Hey, look! It's snowing!"
* SafetyWorst: Tuck is almost hit by a car. As a result he shuts himself away from the outside world Jenny tries to reassure him of his safety by showing him at a ripe old age through the "Future Scope", which leads him to believe he will live to old age no matter what, and spends the rest of the episode performing a number of life threatening stunts. He forgets that even if he lives he still could get badly damaged.
* ScareChord: Spoofed by Killgore in "Enclosure of Doom".
* ScoobyStack: Jenny, Sheldon, Brad and Tuck spy on Dr. Wakeman's boyfriend this way in "Mama Drama"
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl:
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Skyway Patrol
* SelfDestructMechanism: The main warship in "Escape from Cluster Prime." Also used in Armagedroid, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment for a bomb]], and by Killgore in "Enclosure of Doom".
* ShapeShifterBaggage: Flat-out ''abused.''
** Possibly explained in "Victim of Fashion": Tuck is sifting through Jenny's arsenal and discovers an object that [[{{Hammerspace}} opens up into nowhere]].
* SheCleansUpNicely: Spoofed. When Jenny wants to get pretty for a party invite, she visits a garage and gets a full tune-up and new paint job. ...from a bunch of greasy gearheads, at that. The music and Jenny's reaction equate it to a spa day for a human girl.
* ShipTease (despite being [[JustFriends explicitly platonic]], the writers gave Jenny and Brad a few scenes that had {{shipp|ing}}ers {{squee}}-ing.)
* ShoutOut: Now has [[ShoutOut/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot its own page!]]
* ShownTheirWork Combined with GeniusBonus: While the episode “Puppet Bride” is a fairly faithful parody of the original Frankenstein book by Mary Shelley and it’s tropes (ParentalAbandonment, UncannyValley, CallingTheOldManOut, ThenLetMeBeEvil, YouNeedToGetLaid), the episode “Tuckered Out” is a parody of all the LostInImitation tropes about Frankenstein in the subsequent movies (TheIgor, MadScientist, LightningCanDoAnything:, etc).
* SiblingTeam: XJ-9 and her prototypical "sisters", XJ Mark 1 through 8.
* SiblingYinYang: Nora and Wisteria, science VS nature.
* SlaveRace: Robots; sometimes PlayedForLaughs. In Cluster, humans.
* SlowDoors: In "A Robot For All Seasons".
* SmugSuper: The Teen Team. They don't like normal people because they've shunned them.
* SpaceIsCold
* SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace: Subverted somewhat in "Ball and Chain" - Jenny bangs on the window and calls Brad's name. Brad tells Jenny he doesn't want to be rescued and marries Tammy anyway. He justifiably begins to regret it because Tammy's species treats spouses as somewhere between slave and house pet and calls the marriage off at the reception, resulting in him needing to be rescued.
* SpontaneousChoreography: In "Humiliation 101". Comes out of nowhere.
* SpoofAesop: A parody of ComesGreatResponsibility in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Troubles". Anvilicious AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle segments themselves are mocked in "Weapons of Mass Distraction" as well.
* SquashedFlat: Usually very briefly and possibly outside the domain of CartoonPhysics as she's just a robot.
* StalkerWithACrush: Sheldon. Viewer reaction with him tends to swing between, "Aw, that's kind of cute." and "What the hell is ''wrong'' with that boy?"
* StatusQuoIsGod: While this trope is normally averted in the show due to just how much continuity it has, there is one pair of episodes in particular that specifically double subverts it. In the end of "Teen Idol", Jenny launches a spaceship full of aliens into orbit...with Sheldon stuck aboard the ship and promptly forgotten by the characters. The very next short, "Good Old Sheldon", brings Sheldon back to Earth as an old man, [[ItMakesSenseInContext this having been caused by Jenny launching him into space]], and [[InvokedTrope the entire episode is spent trying to reverse this and bring everything back to status quo.]]
* StopWorshippingMe: In one episode, Jenny is mistaken for the Comet Goddess by a group of {{Adorkable}} aliens, and while the worship is nice at first, she eventually gets sick of it.
* SuicideAttack: The Horde in "Humiliation 101" uses this.
* SuperPrototype: Zig Zagged, XJ8 is bigger and stronger than Jenny, despite being an earlier model, on the other hand, she's also [[UnskilledButStrong more reliant on smashing than thinking]] and doesn't have [[TelescopingRobot fifty guns attached to 50 other guns stuffed in her]].
* SuperStrength: "The strength of a million-and-seventy men," if the theme song is to be taken literally.
* [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish Surprisingly Good Japanese]]: Jenny is voiced by Janice Kawaye, who is Japanese-American.
** One episode has Jenny lost her Language OS Disc, forcing her to speak Japanese for almost the whole episode.
* TelescopingRobot: Jenny does this for comedy mostly, with a stretchy neck and even pigtail-antenna (plus "stretchy arms and extendo-fingers", to which an entire episode was devoted), but can use her body as a combination GreenLanternRing and ShapeShifter.
** Quickly deconstructed as well, as she is unable to make her self smaller or thinner when the [[AlphaBitch Krust cousins]] come up with a social situation requiring it. (She settles for completely removing all her external armor, and decides to never do it again.)
%%* TemptingFate: So many, many times.
* ThatPoorPlant: "Girl of Steal"
--> '''Brad:''' It even reminds you to take a shower! I have mine set for once a week whether I need it or not!
--> [the plant Brad has just walked past keels over dead]
* ThemeTuneCameo: Jenny sings it in "Pajama Party Prankapalooza".
* ThereWasADoor "Daydream Believer" - Jenny rushes through a wall to rescue Tuck from a monster; he advises her she could've used the door.
* (Oil is) ThickerThanWater: Said word-for-word by Jenny's sisters in their first appearance when they help her after she is incapacitated.
** "But so much harder to clean out of the carpet!"
* ThickLineAnimation
* ThirdPersonPerson: Killgore talks like this.
* [[ThroughAFaceFullOfFur Through a Face Full of Metal]]: Jenny often blushes.
* TitleThemeTune
* TotallyRadical: "Phat", "Crib", "Badonkadonk"....yeah, this show was definitely made in the early 2000s. And since the show is set in the future, in-universe it's ''way'' past its expiration date.
** The trope is lampshaded to hell and back in the episode "Queen Bee". First Brit and Tiff make fun of Jenny's outdated slag, prompting her to learn some from a slang phrasebook from 1984. Then Queen Vexus shows up talking like she's from the 1950'ies and is immediately discovered and beaten by Jenny as a result. Moments later Brit and Tiff are trying to teach her to fit in and manage to rattle off every bit of slang they've ever said in about three lines of dialogue. It's quite cringeworthy and hilarious.
* TooDumbToLive: Tucker in "Indes-Tuck-tible," and Jenny's tormentors Brit and Tiff pretty much all the time. See the above entry for BullyingADragon, and note that more than once, their schemes have backfired with extremely severe consequences.
* TookALevelInBadass: Sheldon in "Agent 00Sheldon".
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Semi-Averted for ''Escape from Cluster Prime'', [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer Vega]], or basically any footage Jenny having fun in Cluster Prime, wasn't featured, but we did get to see [[spoiler:a policeman taking off Jenny's superhero disguise, and all of Cluster Prime being alerted that Jenny was in their presence]]. To be honest though, we were expecting that to happen, so not a huge problem.
* TrulySingleParent: Dr. Wakeman, at least, tries to avoid this.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The set year is never explicitly stated, but one episode mentions that Jenny, being built only 5 years prior, missed Super Bowl C (100), which would be 2067 or later.
* UnexplainedRecovery: Travis' dad in "Weapons of Mass Distraction".
* UnlimitedWardrobe: The Krust Cousins
* UnusualEuphemism: "Thank [Steve] Jobs!" was used once.
** "By the Great Cluster Hives! It's [=XJ9=]!"
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The show is about a robot packed with a huge arsenal of incredibly destructive gadgets/weapons attending a local high school. Other people in the show very rarely find this concept, or even Jenny herself, odd, even though she appears to be the only one around.
* UrineTrouble: In "Trade Show Showdown", a robotic dog lifts its leg after it gets annoyed with Jenny deriding it for being a one trick [[strike:pony]] puppy.
* VerySpecialEpisode: "Victim of Fashion" has Jenny competing against Brit and Tiff to see who can be more fashionable. But when it comes to getting slim, being a robot her only option is having her armor and weapons removed leaving her body as just a robot skeleton, of course an obvious metaphor for anorexia. She's so weak that [[{{Anvilicious}} even the smallest member of the biker chicks gang kicks her butt easily]].
* VillainTeamUp: "The Legion of Evil"
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Killgo--'''the cutest thing ever!'''
** Vexus in ''Queen Bee'', even AFTER the school finds out that she's a villain. [[spoiler:until Jenny mentions she's over 2000 years old.]]
* VisualPun: While on Cluster Prime, Jenny feeds a robotic squirrel by unscrewing a bolt from her palm: literally, "feeding from the palm of her hand."
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: Played straight and lampshaded.
* WasntThatFun: Frequently uttered by Tuck.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Krakus's inventions are prone to this. What do you do when a bunch of them drill beneath the road and boil the asphalt to glue you in place? Take off your shoes! [[FridgeLogic Apparently, bubbling hot asphalt has no affect on socks or bare feet.]]
* WeirdnessMagnet: Lampshaded hard in "Humiliation 101".
* WeWillMeetAgain
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Armegedroid is on a mission to destroy all "weaponry" (and then presumably himself when he's done - ''maybe''). Jenny doesn't have much of a problem with this, just that he's hurting people in the process.
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened to the Exo-Skin?]]
** What Happened to Melody?
* WhatTheHellHero: Brad's response when Jenny [[spoiler: wrongly]] tries to prove Melody is secretly evil. Also when she attacks one of two groups of alien visitors not realizing BeautyIsBad.
** And in "Escape From Cluster Prime" when everybody in Tremerton, ''including Dr. Wakeman'', calls her out for accidentally ruining a parade while stopping a bad guy. [[spoiler:It sets off her leaving for Cluster Prime in the first place.]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Generally played straight, although it's usually only Jenny who has the power to invoke this trope at all in the show.
* WheelOfPain: When first informed about the Cluster, we see humans chained to this, apparently to power some kind of Ice Cream Parlor for robots.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Tuck.
--> '''Tuck:''' What? Can't a guy wear pearls and taffeta around here?
--> '''Nora:''' Strictly speaking, only after 6.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: One of Jenny's love interests had Phobia to Technology.
* WildTeenParty
* WingdingEyes: Wisteria's glasses turn into mod and psychadelic symbols sometimes.
* WireDilemma: Subverted in "Escape From Cluster Prime".
* WrittenSoundEffect
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Himcules' speech pattern, which may or may not have been a calculated insult.
* YouAndWhatArmy
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Jenny. But she is a robot, so is [[JustifiedTrope justified]].
* YouJustHadToSayIt
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Jenny looks and thinks like a teenager, but it's been pointed out she was born/made five years ago.
** Of course, one episode required her to return to kindergarten because she's technically five years old.
*** ...which she escapes on a technicality because she was ''designed'' sixteen years previously.
* YourBrainWontBeMuchOfAMeal: TropeNamer
* YouWakeUpInARoom: "Enclosure of Doom" begin like this.
* {{Zeerust}}: This show is deliberately drawn in a very old fashioned sixtes futuristic way.

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