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fryfanSpyOrama

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« on: 07-29-2005 00:49 »

I'm starting to watch this show on Nick and I'm gaining interest.

It is obviously parodying Astro Boy, but it has a modern twist.

XJ-9 or "Jenny" is really funny.

I saw an episode where she saves a nerd named Sheldon and he develops a crush, and I just laughed because it was funny.

ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #1 on: 07-29-2005 01:06 »

Why does a pair of oddly shaped boom boxes come out of her chest?
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #2 on: 07-29-2005 01:11 »

I don't know, but it's funny.
Dr_Dave

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« Reply #3 on: 07-29-2005 07:24 »

Hey, since Jenny's a robot, the writers can do almost anything with her.

I do enjoy the art style of this show.  Very interesting.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #4 on: 07-29-2005 10:20 »
« Last Edit on: 07-29-2005 10:20 »

No offense to people that like this show, but, I hate this show. It's just like all these new shows on Nick, CN, and Disney; they're all "pre-teen-a-fied". They have to go back to the classics, like Two Stupid Dogs, Rugrats(older), and Darkwing Duck. I'm not saying all shows on these networks are "pre-teen-a-fied". I like some of Fairly Oddparents, some of the new cartoons on CN, and most of the Disney stuff from one or two years ago, but most of the stuff today isn't as good as it used to be. Another example of that is All That. Great show, then new cast, and it stinks.
LWR

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« Reply #5 on: 07-29-2005 21:00 »
« Last Edit on: 07-29-2005 21:00 »

I happen to like the show.  I read the first Astro Boy graphic novel, by Osamu Tezuka and this show really does have Tezuka's influence.  I notice the Anime-like eyes that Jenny and the rest of the characters have.  It may not be perfect, but one of my favorites.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #6 on: 07-29-2005 23:54 »

Fryfan: Can't you just discuss this in your "Spy Girl" thread? I mean no Jenny isn't a human but I'd think that she'd qualify under the same category. I'm just saying.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #7 on: 07-30-2005 01:10 »

I didn't think Jenny qualified as you said she is a robot and not she's not exactly a spy. 
Spacedal11

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« Reply #8 on: 07-30-2005 01:19 »

No, but she acts as one. I mean she has missions, she solves them, there is crappy humor in the middle. Same thing as Kim Possible and all the others. She has gadgets and stuff, I'd consider that enough to just be discussed in your other thread.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #9 on: 07-30-2005 01:24 »
« Last Edit on: 07-30-2005 01:24 »

Leave it up to the mods to decide.

BTW, I've seen a separate Darkwing Duck thread, and made me think why didn't they just post they liked that show on Disney Animated Series Thread.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #10 on: 08-08-2005 18:31 »

This Friday, Nick will air the movie, Teenage Robot: Escape from Cluster Prime.

XJ9 is on the Cluster planet.  A planet of human hating robots and they hate human supporting robots.  Sounds familar.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #11 on: 08-08-2005 18:59 »

Fear of the Bot Planet you say? Why yes I am familiar with that.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #12 on: 08-08-2005 22:13 »

They made a movie? I used to think this show was cancelled to be honest. I remember this show way back when it was on "Oh Yeah" cartoons.
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #13 on: 08-09-2005 00:01 »

Actually, "Movie" is code word for 45 minute episode streached out to 60 minutes (which is not even feature length)and passed off as a movie. They did the same for Danny Phantom: Reign Storm, and I was pissed that it only ran for a hour, rather than the 90 minutes I hoped for. Jesus, didn't that Totally Spies movie run for 90 minutes(if not, correct me)? It boggles the mind!
NibblerJr

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« Reply #14 on: 08-09-2005 16:00 »

That's because Cartoon Network actually gives a rat's ass about it's shows. Not saying totally spies is good or anything, but you can't substitute Cartoon Network.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #15 on: 08-12-2005 01:57 »

I watched an episode a while back and I really like the character Sheldon.

He's this nerdy character who has a crush on XJ9, after she saved him from bullies. 

Sheldon: You're just like Captain Crush, only better, you're a girl.

He's like Urkel who pines over Laura, except Sheldon doesn't dress like the typical nerd and Sheldon is actually helpful.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #16 on: 08-12-2005 03:20 »

Sheldon dresses like Fry. Red jacket, jeans, and white tee. And sneaks.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #17 on: 08-13-2005 00:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Spacedal11:
Sheldon dresses like Fry. Red jacket, jeans, and white tee. And sneaks.

Holy Crap, you are right.  I never noticed that until now.  I love this show even more.

Spacedal11

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« Reply #18 on: 08-13-2005 00:23 »

That's all I think of when I see that nerd. Fry. Only a lot dorkier. Fry's cool, the coolest idiot ever.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #19 on: 08-13-2005 00:27 »
« Last Edit on: 08-13-2005 00:27 »

Sheldon also has a good heart like Fry, but Sheldon is a lot smarter.  Which is cool because then he's not a clone of Fry.  He does however sometimes screw things up like Fry.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #20 on: 08-13-2005 14:24 »

But I don't find him screwing up funny like I do with Fry. You know Fry's gonna screw up and you know it'll be funny. And I'm glad that Sheldon is smarter, cause it just makes Fry cooler.
LWR

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« Reply #21 on: 08-13-2005 23:17 »
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Originally posted by Spacedal11:
But I don't find him screwing up funny like I do with Fry. You know Fry's gonna screw up and you know it'll be funny. And I'm glad that Sheldon is smarter, cause it just makes Fry cooler.

Hey Sheldon's funny and cool, though maybe not as cool as Fry.  I saw Cluster Prime yesterday and it was great.  I thought it was messed up that Jenny hugged everybody except Sheldon, even though he was somewhat of a big help.

The relationship between Jenny and Sheldon is like Lisa and Milhouse, except for two things.  Jenny likes Sheldon even as a friend and Sheldon is way cooler than Milhouse that he's not annoying.  I've seen episodes where he's been really helpful unlike Milhouse.
Shaucker

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« Reply #22 on: 08-15-2005 02:39 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
I'm starting to watch this show on Nick and I'm gaining interest.

What are you, like seven years old? Grow up and stop pimping this garbage.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #23 on: 08-15-2005 11:25 »

Please, mind your own business.  What you're saying is like telling Futurama fans to grow up, or Invader Zim fans to grow up or fans of Teen Titans to grow up.
Gorky

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« Reply #24 on: 08-15-2005 12:29 »

fryfan, I think Shauker is just saying that, y'know, My Life As A Teenage Robot is a show written for kids. I mean, it doesn't contain that same style in the writing that makes Futurama (or, for that matter, Invader Zim) a show better appreciated by an adult...or someone who's not 10 years old. I mean, I don't have anything against the show, it's just that I can see Shauker's point.

And it's not like she's way out of line or anything. When you start a thread about a TV show, you have to expect as much criticism as you do...fondness. It's just the way it works on a forum like this. You know...free speech and whatnot. She's entitled to her opinion.   
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #25 on: 08-15-2005 12:45 »

I understand, but the reason why I like the show is the double entendre it contains.  If it was a kids show then I wouldn't be watching it.  However, this show like others does have material that both adults and kids can like.

I know college students that watch Powerpuff Girls because it has a little adult humor.  My Life As A Teenage Robot has that as well.  It may not be as offensive as let say Ren and Stimpy, but it's still funny.
Shaucker

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« Reply #26 on: 08-15-2005 14:00 »
« Last Edit on: 08-15-2005 14:00 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
Please, mind your own business.  What you're saying is like telling Futurama fans to grow up, or Invader Zim fans to grow up or fans of Teen Titans to grow up.

Actually, I tell fans of TT to read the comics.

Oh, and what adult humor? At least PPG (the OLD PPG) had good writing.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #27 on: 08-19-2005 11:56 »
« Last Edit on: 08-19-2005 11:56 »

I like this show because of the robot humor.  Futurama has a lot of robot humor and MLAATR a lot of that humor.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #28 on: 09-07-2005 23:55 »

New episodes of Teenage Robot are airing this week at 3pm.  The past two episodes featured a lot of Sheldon.  Sheldon may dress like Fry, but i just realised that Brad has Fry's hair do and color.
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