YMMV / My Life as a Teenage Robot

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: The Space Bikers run a school in their home planet. They do everything to benefit their society. On weekends, they take their stress out on Earth.
    • Sheldon expresses a near-obsessive infatuation for Jenny, but he was quick to fall for Vexus when she swindled him (and even tried to share a romantic dance with a toaster when Jenny wasn't dancing with him at a party). Does Sheldon really love Jenny, or are his feelings solely based on both desperation and robot fetishism?
  • Applicability: "Victim of Fashion" has Jenny competing against Brit and Tiff to see who can be more fashionable. But when it comes to getting slim, being a robot her only option is having her armor and weapons removed leaving her body as just a robot skeleton. She's so weak that even the smallest member of the biker chicks gang kicks her butt easily. Of course this could be seen as An Aesop about function over fashion which can easily apply to technology, but the way Jenny gets slimmer can also read as a metaphor for anorexia.
  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • Sheldon. Beyond being the cause of the majority of the fandom's shipping arguments (Jenny/Brad vs Jenny/Sheldon), there are those who see him as a shallow creep and those who think he's an absolute sweetheart, especially with him being the only one who actually believes Jenny was innocent in the Christmas episode.
    • Some hate The Crust Cousins for being so darn cruel to Jenny but with that being said, there are people who love them and/or just their wardrobe.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The "Happy Noontime Funtime Song" in The Wonderful World of Wizzly.
    • The random song Brad and Jenny sing in Humiliation 101
  • Casual Interstellar Travel: Played with Depending on the Writer. There was an entire episode devoted to Sheldon's galactic adventures, with a serious case of time dilation. At least one episode shows Tuck and Brad going to other worlds via Jenny's umbilical spacesuit.... thingy and until she's stranded it's treated with all the gravity of a road trip.
  • Counterpart Comparison: Sheldon Lee, in a way, is similar to Philip J. Fry. Both characters have very similar clothing, are friends with robots (Sheldon with Jenny and Fry with Bender) and always try to win the heart of their love interests (Jenny and Leela, respectively), which mostly end up failing.
  • Crossover: Jenny is often drawn with/as Hatsune Miku, due to both characters being artificial and wearing teal pigtails and short skirts.
    • Crossovers with Robot Jones are sometimes seen (sometimes it's a Crossover Ship) as Rob Renzetti worked on the short-lived Cartoon Network series while Robot Jones creator Greg Miller worked on Rob's series. Though in all honesty, Jenny's been crossovered with pretty much every cartoon robot from Bender to WALL•E to BMO to The Iron Giant. Hell, even some non-cartoon ones like R2-D2.
  • Crossover Ship: Often with Robotboy (especially if Robotboy is in his combat mode) due to their obvious similarities. Note that this sometimes meets Fandom Rivalry or Friendly Fandoms.
  • Cult Classic: While it's nowhere near as well-known as Spongebob Squarepants and Avatar: The Last Airbender or insanely popular as Invader Zim and Danny Phantom, this show has a good-sized amount of fans.
  • Ear Worm: "Oh, Happy Noontime Funtime Song! We love to sing it all day long..."
    • "This is the song that goes on forever 'cause it doesn't ever end, and we will finish singing it never 'cause here we go again"
    • "But-but-I-AM-the ro-bot!"
    • "Ah-mikimikimikimikimomooooooooo!"
    • This is gonna be the grea-test day!
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Vega (The Special), Misty (three episodes), and Melody (two episodes) have gotten a huge amount of fan art.
    • You will ALL bow down before KILLGORE!
    • Armageddroid is rather popular as well.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Brad/Jenny, compared to the one-sided and eventually-would-have-been-canon Sheldon/Jenny.
  • Friendly Fandoms: To an extent, with Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?, The Powerpuff Girls (which makes sense) and when it's not a Fandom Rivalry, with Robotboy. Also in Japan, with Vocaloid, because the well-known resemblance between the two. It also has some Kaiju fans from the Godzilla and Ultraman franchises, since giant monsters were among some of Jenny's regular foes.
  • Genius Bonus: In one episode, Jenny finally gets a date with a boy who has a fear of technology. The movie they choose to see? Modern Times.
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: During Brit and Tiff's treatment of Jenny, they acknowledge her as female.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • "Unlicensed Flying Object" features an alien threatening to swat Jenny, Brad and Tuck with a glorified electric flyswatter. Two years later, real electric flyswatters would gain popularity.
    • The Vocaloid crossovers have now become this, now that the folks at Frederator have collaborated with a company known as 1000 Toys to design a figure of Miku.
    • The episode "Daydream Believer", which features several scenes drawn in a Dr. Seuss-esque art style, aired the same day The Cat in the Hat was released.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Japan loves XJ-9 by virtue of being a cute Fembot.
    • The show also has a large fanbases in Latin America and in Germany, especially the former.
  • Les Yay: Jenny and Vexus' daughter Vega in the finale. Also Jenny and Misty.
  • Memetic Badass: Men have worshipped lesser beings than Jenny; she can fly around the world (or to the moon) in minutes, create weapons from her "organs" and cut down entire armies in the blink of an eye. You know, when she isn't whining about not being "normal", getting punted around by the Crust Cousins or dealing with serious threats like the Cluster. As stated elsewhere, this does not endear her to Tremorton.
  • Moe:
    • Jenny, whose insecurities and innocence are very endearing.
    • Let's make room for Melody, shall we?
  • Sacred Cow: Chances are if anyone acts like a jerk to Jenny on the show, they'll get called out for it by the fans on the spot.
  • The Scrappy: ...Seriously Tremorton, Can you at the very least show some respect for Jenny instead of constantly treating her like a mistake!?
  • Self-Fanservice: Oh boy...the amount of sexualized depictions of Jenny is (kinda) astonishing.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The fallout between Jenny and Misty. Made worse that that was Misty's last appearance on the show before cancellation.
    • The Christmas Episode when Jenny was mind controlled against her own will for a year and ruined holidays to the point where she becomes the town pariah.
    • "Killgore" has a brief moment where Jenny tries to get rid of the titular character, only for the other teens to glare at her and Pteresa to call her "a heartless freak", it's so much that the poor girl ends up running away in tears and claims that Killgore is better than her. Ouch...
    • "No Harmony With Melody" ends with Melody flying away broken-hearted after she loses control and almost hurts Brad during a fight with Jenny (who spent the entire episode accusing the poor girl of being evil from a mixture of extreme suspicion and hinted jealousy). What makes it even sadder is this was her final appearance.
  • Ugly Cute: Sheldon looks like your standard geek but he's a very kind admirer.
  • Unpopular Popular Character: Jenny herself! she may be the so-called "school freak" within the show but in real life, she remains one of the most iconic Nicktoon characters to this day.
    • Ditto with Brad and Sheldon to an extent.
  • Vindicated by History: It premiered with people still bitter with Nickelodeon's cancellation of Invader Zim and before Danny Phantom and Avatar: The Last Airbender's debut won back an older demographic. Nowadays, it is considered, along with pre-Seasonal Rot Spongebob Squarepants and the three mentioned as one of the Nick's best during the 2000's, especially in light with Nickelodeon's current Dork Age. It's unique premise helps.
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