Trivia / The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

  • Accidentally Correct Writing: Despite coasting along on Rule of Cool, the show sometimes got something right even when the writers obviously weren't even aiming for accuracy. One such highlight occured in Sorry, Wrong Era when Jimmy shattered the big diamond in an attempt to break off a chunk small enough for his jury-rigged Bamboo Technology time-warping device. Diamond, while certainly the hardest natural substance on earth, is also brittle enough to shatter using little more than a hammer, chisel, and a little bit of precision.
  • Actor Allusion:
    • Jimmy once refers to Carl as Rob.
    • Sam's Verbal Tic ("Yeah!") is a reference to The Weird Al Show, where in the first Adventures of Fatman segment, Billy West played Al's Evil Uncle Frank, who plotted to flood the city and loot it using melted ice cream; the voice and tic was carried over from Frank. DNA Productions, before getting into 3D animation, animated the Fatman segments.
    • When Bobi (voiced by PhilLaMarr) decides to recite an excerpt from Macbeth, using a voice incredibly similar to his Samurai Jack voice.
  • Bowdlerization: In the episode When Pants Attack, Cindy's exposed underwear is treated no differently than that of Jimmy, Carl, and Sheen. In the book version, however, she is the only one of the four to undergo Scenery Censor; first with a bush, then a sign. Whether intentional or not, the illustrations give the impression that she isn't wearing any underwear at all.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices:
    • Debbie Derryberry as Jimmy.
    • Also, Candi Milo as resident bad boy Nick.
  • Early Draft Tie In: The game for Attack Of The Twonkies uses Cindy's design from the movie instead of her older looking, pigtail-less design from the actual series.
  • He Also Did: Mark DeCarlo, voice of Hugh Neutron, was a lot winner on the 1980s NBC run of Sale of the Century, hosted the relationship game show Studs in the early 90s, and currently appears on ABC's The Chew.
  • Non-Singing Voice: Meldar from "Win, Lose, and Kaboom" had his speaking voice done by Tim Allen, but his singing voice was provided by Jess Harnell.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • King Goobot and Ooblar were voiced by S. Scott Bullock and Paul Greenberg in the original pilot. Patrick Stewart and Martin Short replaced them for the movie, but Bullock and Greenberg reprised their roles for the series.
    • The mayor of Retroville was voiced by Mark DeCarlo in the episode "Normal Boy" and by Jim Cummings in all subsequent appearances.
    • Tee of the alien bandit trio was originally voiced by Maurice LaMarche, who also voiced Zix, but Kevin Michael Richardson started voicing the character in "The Incredible Shrinking Town" and onward.
    • Sheen's dad went from being voiced by Carlos Alazraqui in the movie to being voiced by Joe Lala in the series.
  • Recursive Adaptation: Attack of the Twonkies- originally a spinoff game- got its own special that majorly diluted the game's plot. The twonkies became a Canon Immigrant after this, appearing every now and then as an Easter Egg.
  • Troubled Production: "We just didn't have the time or money to care."
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Originally, the show was going to be called Johnny Quasar. A video intro was found of this early form, but not much else came from it.
      • Early designs were very different from the final draft such as Jimmy's parents and friends, but not Goddard,much.
      • Libby was a last minute inclusion but she looked vary different at one point.
      • The neutron logo was a Q instead of an atom.
    • The main theme was slightly longer with a couple more lyrics.
    • There was going to be an Ultra Lord spinoff, but it never came to be,but the idea for a spin-off became Planet Sheen.
    • According to the show's page on The Other Wiki, there was going to be a fourth season, which would've been Darker and Edgier. First, the season premiere episode "Deep Impacts" would've shown Jimmy's Final Battle with Evil Jimmy. Another episode would feature Cindy and Betty interacting with each other, Cindy and Jimmy would've finally become a couple, and Nick, who was basically Demoted to Extra in the show, would've gotten a larger role. Finally, there were going to be more appearances from the League Of Villains.

Alternative Title(s): The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron

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