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:

  • Sadist Teacher: Principal Greedyguts and Miss Sour Pickle, both of whom look and act like they're on loan from a Roald Dahl book.
    • However their science teacher Mr. Moleculus averts this, as he is a pretty decent guy.
  • Sadistic Choice: Jacob is face with this in one episode, either expose the evidence and risk a sea monster out of its home or delete the evidence and let people think he's a liar and his grandfather's crazy. He chooses the latter.
  • Stronger Sibling: In a way. Principal Greedyguts' identical twin Y. B. Greedyguts, who, despite his goody-two-shoes introduction, turns out to be even more evil.
  • Super-Sargasso Sea: Jacob discovers an Alternate Dimension that is limited version of this; all the missing socks end up there. The inhabitants use socks as currency, and there's even a black market for them.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: Fish and Fowl, whom are introduced later in the show.
  • ˇThree Amigos!: Jacob, Buford, and Renée.
  • Ultimate Job Security: I.M. Greedyguts has been caught faking an injury to defraud the school, stealing school funds for his own personal luxury, stealing fundraiser items, ripping off a guys donut recipe, and just generally being a Sadist Teacher yet somehow keeps his job
  • Unholy Matrimony: Fish and Fowl, a pair of crooks wanting to get rich.
  • Villain Team-Up: "Wooden Nickel Knuckleheads" had Greedguts, Leo, Carl, Fish and Fowl teaming up to try to steal Jacob's wooden nickel that's valued around $100,000. The alliance doesn't last long though.
  • Vocal Evolution: By the end of the fifth season, Buford's voice actor has aged so much that his voice is pitched up to make him sound younger.
  • Welcomed to the Masquerade: Jacob is admitted into Library Ninjas after he starts doing mundane volunteer work there, partially because he's the only kid left who takes reading seriously.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair - Daniel. He's just cool that way.