Trivia / Jimmy Two-Shoes

  • Actor Allusion: Beezy has an embarrassing middle name, just like Harold does.
  • Banned Episode: The episode "The Big Drip" never aired in USA, because Disney XD found the content (which centered around Jimmy having a Potty Emergency) to be "inappropriate." Sister episode "The Masked Jackhammer" did air, but very rarely.
  • Development Gag: In Best Prank Ever, Jimmy briefly wears a bowtie, much like he did in the pilot mentioned below and this concept art.
    • Around the Heinous mansion, portraits of Lucius in his original suit from the pilot (which is brown-colored instead of black) can also be seen.
    • The Mysterious Mr. Ten has even more references to the concept art, with pictures of the pilot version of Heloise (who is essentially the same but with grayer, more dead-like skin) on Mr. Ten's wall.
  • Executive Meddling: The show was changed slightly from the original pitch before the final product was greenlit. However, a pilot was made containing many of the infamous original concepts, notably including Miseryville being explicitly stated as Hell, rather than just an implication. See What Could Have Been below.
  • Fake Brit: Christian Potenza as Peep.
  • Fan Nickname: Before Dr. Scientist's full name was revealed in Head Will Roll, fans affectionately referred to him as Dr. Hootenstein.
  • Fandom Nod - Edward Kay has admitted that Panda-Monium was a Shout-Out to Heloise's fans.
    • "I'm successful!, I'm popular! That's right, I said popular."
  • Name's the Same:
  • Older Than They Think: The Baskervilles, a show that aired in Canada and the UK during 1999 through 2000, had a remarkably similar plot (Funny enough, it was also made by Teletoon). To elaborate, both cartoons are about a happy fellow (or family in Baskervilles' case) living in a not-Hell rule by a not-Satan who wants everyone to be unhappy, and the happy fellow/family are unbreakable.
  • Screwed by the Network: Disney XD licensed this show for distribution outside Canada, than acted like they didn't want it. It was aired early in the morning, never advertised, and new episodes from season 2 were deathslotted to 2:00 and 3:00 AM. A third season was never made, even though it was announced, because Disney XD opted out of the deal to fund it.
  • Short Run in Peru: The entire second season finished airing in the US before it even started in Canada. The first season was never aired in many countries. In those where it did, it's barely shown and very hard to find outside of Youtube and the DVD release.
  • Talking to Himself: Both Lucius VI and his son are voiced by Sean Cullen. Also interaction between Samy and Molotov (both voiced by Dwayne Hill) is this.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Supposedly in the show's original concept, Jimmy was going to die in the first episode and end up in Miseryville thanks to an administrative error. His Dead to Begin With status would have allowed him to do some morbid things, like pull bones out of his body (though he actually does pull the bone out of one of his arms in the episode Monster Mutt) and unscrew the top of his head. He also wore a completely different costume, having a brown shirt and a bowtie instead of his green t-shirt. See some concept art here.
    • Heloise would have been a Serial Killer (They formed the primary population of Hell rather than Miseryville's monsters.) that was either hit by the same bus as him or was shot in the head by the police (it's unclear which, though both were proposed concepts), and would have been arranged to torment Jimmy, only to fall in love with him. She also had a more corpse-like appearance to demonstrate this.
    • Jez was first conceptualized as Lucius' wife and Beezy's mother and early versions of Cerbee were more like an actual dog or even a three-headed one. See here.
    • A somewhat apocryphal story is that Beezy's shorts were originally tiger-striped. Some have claimed to seen a still of Beezy dressed like that in the infamous pilot, but the supposed picture remains elusive. Meanwhile, Lucius originally had a tail and his suit was brown instead of black.
  • The Wiki Rule: See here.
  • Word of God - This interview contains several insights by Edward Kay. Among them:
    • Samy is a Starscream who would overthrow Lucius if he had the chance.
    • Also on Samy: "I don’t think of him as either gay or straight, just someone with a pathetically desperate need to feel needed and more important that he is. He’s a typical fascist – cowardly and obsequious to those above him, and a tyrant to those “below” him."
    • Heloise loves Jimmy because "there's something about sweet, innocent guys that appeals to the last shread of humanity in her".
    • Heloise is "a bit of a shapeshifter".
    • Lucius is a Reality Warper, which explains Miseryville's chaotc nature. He refuses to use his powers out of pride.
    • However, when asked if Jimmy and Heloise would get together, he merely shrugged.
    • Edward Kay also confirmed that the actual pilot is but a series of animation tests with a conceptualized plot.
    • When asked if Lucius I would ever be defrosted, he said that it would be potentially be the plot for a movie.


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