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YMMV: The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
  • Adaptation Displacement: While The Movie was very popular, and still pops up on Nick every now and again, people often forget about it or think that it came after the show.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Jimmy's dad; is he really a bumbling idiot, or does he just like causing destruction by abusing Jimmy's technology
  • Critical Research Failure: Happens all the time, surprisingly. Jimmy has:
    • Stated that Australia isn't a continent (it is)
    • Called the Cretaceous period the Cretaceous era (the terms aren't interchangeable [even though people do use those words interchangeable], and it was the wrong period to begin with)
    • Said that Thomas Edison invented electricity (electricity existed beforehand; Edison was one of many to do experiments with it)
    • Stated that Chinese ginseng is a muscle relaxant (it isn't)
    • And explained that a person can never change because their personality is imprinted on their brain at birth (safe to say, it's not)
      • Though, that Jimmy was wrong on that last one was kind of the point of that episode.
  • Designated Hero: Jimmy isn't an abrasive character, but he does cause many of the problems he has to fix.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Hugh Neutron, mainly for his strange behavior and obsession with pie.
    • Bolbi is also this, due to his memetic "Slap Slap Slap, Clap Clap Clap" dance
  • Evil Is Sexy: Invoked and parodied with Beautiful Gorgeous.
  • Fountain of Memes: Hugh Neutron has an internet following based on this.
  • Growing the Beard: More of like Braiding the Hair; episodes after "Beach Party Mummy" tend to stand out more, shedding the spin-off-of-the-movie feel. In that particular episode Libby has decided to keep her hair braided, making her stand out more as well.
  • Heartwarming Moments: When Cindy admits she loves Jimmy just before she fades to a near-death point in The N-Men. A tear-jearking moment...
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment/Hilarious in Hindsight: In Retroville 9 Jimmy creates high-tech baseball gloves and automatic homerun hitting bats neutronized with the skills of three baseball players for his struggling baseball team. They effectively cheat their way to the little-league finals in Japan. The players Jimmy used were Barry Bonds (an alleged cheater), Mark McGwire (a confessed cheater) and Babe Ruth (dead).
  • Memetic Mutation: Why helo it is i jimbles notronbo.
  • The Scrappy: Despite the fanbase he gets, Hugh. Hugh's mostly considered a Scrappy due to being basically brain dead in the show, and at times, being the cause of all the chaos that happens in Retroville.
    • Carl Weezer. Primarily because he came off really, really annoying with his Squicky interests in Judy Neutron and his constant complaints about his scapula. It didn't help his character Took A Level In Jerk Ass later on.
      • Miss Fowl for some, due to her hatred towards Sheen for no good reason. At times her hatred towards Sheen is sort of funny, such as her constant yells of his name when she mentions him, but in the episode of 'The Great Science Fair Affair', she flat out gives Sheen the Loser sign because his science fair project sucked. How did she still keep her teaching degree is beyond anybody's guess.
      • Sam. While he was already a Jerk Ass when the show started, The N Men showed his asshole status when he sends the kids (minus Jimmy) to Area 52 due to their carelessness. While Jerk Ass Has A Point stands here, his behavior isn't necessary. It comes even more to an annoyance when Sheen came to him for help in order to get a main component to make Carl burp against Hulk-Jimmy (It Makes Sense in Context), but Sam rudely says no, all while calling Sheen a 'freak', prompting Sheen to just take it and have Sam complain that he owes him a $1.80 for it. And even after thanking him at the end of Jimmy's speech, he's STILL COMPLAINING ABOUT THE $1.80.
  • Shipping: Yes, even in a show where most main characters are age 10 to 13.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: The title card for "Hypno-Birthday to You" has a copyright-friendly variation of The Beatles' "Birthday" playing over it.
  • They Copied It, Now It Sucks: Was accused of doing this to Dexter's Laboratory in its early days, though luckily it developed its own identity by evolving into an adventure show with a slightly larger central cast and a better attempt at Character Development.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: For Jimmy/Timmy Power Hour 3, which was originally was supposed to be a Grand Finale for both shows. Who didn't want to see a 3D Dimmsdale and a 2D Retroville, Crocker spazzing out in 3D or the alien Mark Chang in 3D? And better yet, send the Gigglepies to Retroville and the Twonkies to Dimmsdale (we wonder if Timmy has learned from the Gigglepie experience?).
  • Uncanny Valley: The CGI has not aged well.

alternative title(s): The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron
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