Trivia / My Life as a Teenage Robot

  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: Among people unfamiliar with which show was made by which channel, there seems to be a recurring belief that Cartoon Network created My Life as a Teenage Robot rather than Nickelodeon. This may be derived from confusion with that channel's Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones? or Robotboy, because creator Rob Renzetti was involved in a number of Cartoon Network shows, or the artstyle being reminiscent of those CN shows he worked on (Dexter's Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls).
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: In some episodes of the Russian dub of season 3, Sheldon is voiced by a woman, while XJ-4 through XJ-8 are voiced by a man.
    • In the pilot, Brad is voiced by a woman, but was Marty'd by Chad Doreck in the series proper
    • Audrey Wasilewski voices Brad's little brother Tucker.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: The ice cream man in the first episode is heavily modeled on creator Rob Renzetti.
  • The Other Darrin: In the episode "Around the World in 50 Pieces", Vexus is voiced by Cree Summer (who also voices Tiff). Eartha Kitt voices her in every episode before and after, so this was probably because they didn't want to contact her for such a brief speaking role.
    • There's also a few episodes where Cree Summer voices Vexus, but only in teenage forms.
    • In the Russian dub, some of the episodes of season 3 have almost everyone's voice replaced, with Tuck and Nora Wakeman sounding closer to their English voices, while Jenny's voice was made high-pitched and squeaky.
  • Rule 34 Creator Reactions: When there was a debate on Facebook over some fan-art of Jenny, Rob stepped in and offered his views, saying that while he doesn't find outright porn of his characters as tolerable, simple "sexy" pinups were A-OK.
    Rob Renzetti: "Let me say that this particular piece of art is okay with me. It is 'sexy', which is okay with me. What I object to is 'Sex' images where things range from very suggestive to completely explicit. I hope that is clear enough for everyone but, if you aren't sure whether an image might be appropriate or not, then don't post it."
  • Screwed by the Network: Nickelodeon once ran a poll between this show and Invader Zim to determine what would be shown next. Despite My Life as a Teenage Robot having a clear lead, Nickelodeon declared Invader Zim the winner, even though both shows got screwed over by Nickelodeon, making the entire poll a farce.note 
    • The second season was delayed for many months. And after lack of adverts, the third season didn't air for years after the show was canceled.
    • The show was treated worse in Canada. On YTV, the show often air in rather shoddy timeslots, complete with the third season not even finishing. (It was replaced without notice and never re-aired). In January 2014, the show would resurface on the Canadian feed on Nickelodeon, albeit after midnight on weekends, but the show was gone again by September, once again screwing over Canadian fans. It currently airs on a daily basis on Nickelodeon, albeit still in an after-midnight time slot.
  • Talking to Himself: In the Russian dub, Jenny and Tuck have the same voice actress, even after the voices were replaced in some season 3 episodes.
  • What Could Have Been: Word of God states that if the series wasn't cancelled, Sheldon and Jenny would have been an Official Couple.
  • Word of God: It's probably a great comfort to Jenny/Sheldon shippers that Rob Renzetti said in an interview that he and his team would've loved to see Sheldon and Jenny as a couple.