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My Life as a Teenage Robot 

Debuting on Nickelodeon in 2003, "My Life as a Teenage Robot" follows the escapades of Jenny, a super-powered robot with a super sensitive teenage heart. Her primary function is protecting ... See full summary »

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Rob Renzetti
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3   2   1  
2009   2008   2005   2004   2003  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Janice Kawaye ...  Jenny / ... 39 episodes, 2003-2007
Chad Doreck ...  Brad / ... 38 episodes, 2003-2007
Candi Milo ...  Mrs. Wakeman / ... 37 episodes, 2003-2007
Audrey Wasilewski ...  Tuck / ... 37 episodes, 2003-2007
Quinton Flynn ...  Sheldon / ... 30 episodes, 2003-2007
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Debuting on Nickelodeon in 2003, "My Life as a Teenage Robot" follows the escapades of Jenny, a super-powered robot with a super sensitive teenage heart. Her primary function is protecting the planet from any disaster. But, like all teenagers, she has her own ideas about how she would like to live her life. She's bored with being a superhero and wants to do something really exciting - like go to high school! Unfortunately, an endles array of global disasters and otherworldly villains keep cropping up to ruin her teenaged fun. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

In the episode where Jenny goes back to preschool, she tells Brad she was only born five years ago (from their time) and Brad then begins to list a number of events that all happened at that time. One of these was "Super Bowl 100". Given 2004 was Super Bowl 38, and in the show five years had passed since "Super Bowl 100", this would make the show take place in 2071. Add 62 to 38 to get Super Bowl 100, which makes the year 2066 (2004+62), plus five years since SB 100 makes it 2071. See more »

Goofs

In all the episodes, Tuck has a black stripe on his red shirt. In one episode, for one shot, the black stripe disappears. See more »

Quotes

Jenny: After all the bad stuff I said...
XJ8: That's what sisters are for.
XJ6: Oil is thicker than water.
XJ4: But so much harder to get out of a carpet.
XJ5: A few harsh words aren't going to break up the XJs.
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Connections

Referenced in SpongeBob and Friends: Attack of the Toybots (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

My Life as a Teenage Robot
(theme song)
Written by Peter Lurye
Performed by Jennifer Karr
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Down-to-Earth and out-of-this-world
8 December 2010 | by tlso1987See all my reviews

I'd never really heard of My Life as a Teenage Robot, but it caught my eye stumbling across channels one day. I stayed tuned as the episodes kept rolling, and it struck me - this show is really good!

The plot's pretty simple - mad scientist Dr. Wakeman programmed XJ-9 to defend the Earth, but after being discovered by her human neighbors, Brad and Tuck, "Jenny" decides she'd much rather fit in with humans - but has to get over some of the social hurdles of being a 6 foot-tall, steel-plated, heavily armed war machine.

The show does really well with its premise. Even at their extremes, the characters are all likable, and have some great voice talent to back them up. The pacing is very relaxed, without a lot of the exhausting hyperactivity you see in a lot of newer shows.

The animation has a very traditional style. The characters are a mix of '60s Hanna-Barbera, Astro Boy, and Felix the Cat. The backgrounds look hand-painted with abstract Art Deco and Populuxe designs. And despite being a scifi-themed show, there's none of the conspicuous CGI common to classics Futurama and Invader Zim.

I was just getting started with this show when I found out it had been canceled for a couple of years, which is a shame because it still seemed to have a lot of energy in it. I'd call it an underrated classic for fans of scifi and animation, and probably good enough for Nick's intended audience, too.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

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Language:

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1 August 2003 (USA) See more »

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