Nightmare Fuel / The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Hi, I'm Paul!
  • The episode when Evil Jimmy tricks Jimmy into thinking he's good, and creates a new world that's sapping reality from earth. Jimmy proceeds to reverse the process, killing every one of the billions of evil humans. He killed a species. That's genocide. And what's worse: If he didn't his entire planet would die. Pretty dark for a kids show.
  • "One of Us" can get surprisingly scary at times, especially when Jimmy finds himself alone among his friends-turned-mindless zombies. The ending's rather intimidating as well: as the grandmother boards the mothership, it seems like the episode will only end on a peculiar "WTF" note. Instead, she turns around, lifts her glasses to reveal completely black eyes, and says "WE'LL BE BACK." in a terrifyingly deep voice. And to matters worse she returned in a later episode.
    • And that episode reveals that she can shoot lasers from her eyes, which she uses to disable Goddard. And then there's the following comment she makes after Baby Eddie insults her.
    Grandma Taters: I could just eat you up! ANd mAyBE I WilL!
    Eddie understandably poops himself
  • In "Stranded!":
  • The Nanobots proceeding to delete everyone from existence due to them being "flawed". If Jimmy hadn't intervened before they hit the "empty recycle bin" option...
  • "Sheen's Brain" where Sheen's head eventually gets so big it takes over his body. And then his voice turns demonic when he starts speaking. Worse, his IQ would keep on growing infinitely until his head explodes.
  • Win, Lose, or Kaboom has the race between Jimmy's team and the team of brainy aliens. When it seems like they have made it to the finish line, they return to Retroville and are greeted by their parents with a celebration of their supposed victory. When they find some things off (like the ice cream tasting like sheet rock), the "parents" urged them to "Eat and Forget" repeatedly in an increasingly unsettling manner like zombies. It was all a dream implemented by the brainy aliens to distract them; the only way they could wake up is to fall into the void outside where they find out they are in the middle of nowhere. It could be worse to think about what would happen if the "parents" have captured the kids.
  • When one of the Needleheads is forced to eat a banana cream pie, his head explodes. His headless, burnt stalk is left wandering around comedically for the rest of the movie, but still very unsettling. It's presumed a Needlehead's head can grow back.
  • The Twonkies.
  • The animation in this show. Growing up in the early 2000s back when most cartoons used 2d animation, the style seemed creepy and off-putting to some children. Especially the Jimmy-Timmy Power Hours, where characters who had always lived in a 2d world suddenly became computer-generated big-headed kids.
    • Don't forget forget to mention Johnny Quasar, the first ever Jimmy Newtron short. It's much more deranged and creepy.
  • Jimmy being reduced to a gelatinous slab after running around too fast. His body will eventually re-stabilize into solid matter.
  • A candy that electrocutes your mouth if you eat it.
    • Even more disturbingly, this doesn't deter Sheen from continuing to eat the candy. In the final scene, he mentions smelling smoke, his face being numb and seeing blue from all the shocks he's getting from eating the candy.
  • The episode where the gang goes to Retroland to try to disprove a ghost myth, with different people showing up dressed as the ghost to try to scare them. At the end, the real ghost appears to Jimmy's parents.
  • The episode where Jimmy, Sheen and Carl have a sleepover with a machine that cranks out scary stories, pillows, and pizzas. The climax is when Carl accidentally creates a flesh-eating pizza that chases them around the house, and a pack of flesh eating pillow go after the parents. At the end after disaster seems to be averted, the pizza monster strikes back - "Haven't you ever heard of sequels?" Then it spirals into a series of nightmares from each of the characters. While most of them are funny, one ends when Carl tries to hide under the parents' bed, but gets stuck and is eaten by the pizzas. Yikes.
  • "Nightmare in Retroville", appropriately enough for a Hollywood special, has plenty of this:
    • Carl cuts his finger, starts sucking on his blood and actually enjoying this (because he's just starting to become a real Dracula), much to Jimmy and Sheen's disgust and confusion.
    • Sheen the werewolf stalks Libby for some time before approaching her, which we can see from his creepy first person perspective.
    • While it's not shown on screen and we never see any bite marks, both boys actually end up biting Cindy and Libby. Before that happens, we can see Carl's mouth slowly approaching Cindy's neck, and Libby screams for her life (definitely not in a G-rated manner) once Sheen jumps onto her. You could imagine a Real Life sexual assault playing out similar to these two encounters.
  • The DNA Productions logo screen at the end of every episode doesn't help much. A theme music similar to an Ominous Music Box Tune plays, and then a 3-eyed monkey jumps out, looks at the screen, and says (in a weird, squeaky voice) "HI! I'M PAUL!" Never failed to be disturbing.
    • Becomes Nightmare Retardant when you see the different versions of the Paul logo. There's one where he says " what do you want me to say now?", one where he calls for line, one where he says his name in Spanish (with a mustache!), and one where he doesn't appear at all (with a single "huh?" heard in the background).