Western Animation / Jacob Two-Two


Jacob Two-Two is the central character in an animated TV series produced by Nelvana and aired on YTV, which is loosely based on a series of children's books created by Mordecai Richler.

Jacob Two-Two is the youngest of five children and gets his nickname because he often says things twice since no one hears him the first time. The first book, Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang has been filmed twice (pun not intended), and there are references to it in the animated series.

The animated series was put on hiatus in 2005, after running for 61 episodes; the show has been seen in America on Qubo (one of the series it launched with, actually).

Jacob Two-Two provides examples of:

  • Adults Are Useless: Partly averted. Master Spy X. Barnaby Dinglebat is helpful, at least. And Jacob's parents are pretty sharp. Basically any antagonistic adult is useless.
  • Almighty Janitor: Leo Louse, Principal Greedyguts' omnipresent henchman.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Jacob's oldest brother, Daniel.
  • Alter Kocker: Jacob's grandfather.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: Between the yarmulkes, the celebration of Jewish holidays, the episodes that specifically refer to Jewish folklore and the names, Jacob's family is significantly more obviously Jewish than is average for this trope.
  • The Ahnold: One-time Terminator parody Mr. D. Fender.
  • Brother-Sister Team: The Fearless O'Toole and the Intrepid Shapiro (twins Noah and Emma) of "Kid Power".
  • Canada, Eh?: To make this series more Canadian than it already is, you'd have to dress up the entire cast in RCMP uniforms.
  • Character Development: In the first few episodes, Jacob and Renee had a mutual disliking for each other, but they became friends overtime.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Buford.
  • Cool Old Lady: Mrs. Sweetiepie.
  • Digging to China: The tunnel in the school's staff room.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Principal Greedyguts' first name is Ignatz.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: Buford's full name is Buford Orville Gaylord Pugh.
  • Fat Bastard: Principal Greedyguts. It's even in the name. Also Fish