My Life as a Teenage Robot is an American television series created by Rob Renzetti. The series follows the adventures of a 16-year-old robot girl named Jenny Wakeman (a.k.a. XJ-9), who was created by her mother Dr. Nora Wakeman and designed to protect Earth, while also striving to live the life of a normal teenage girl.
The show often focuses on making lighthearted fun of typical teenage problems and other conventions of the teenage and superhero lives, mixed up with a blend of action and comedy sequences.
Nickelodeon debuted the series by airing the first episode of My Life as a Teenage Robot on August 1, 2003 at 8:30 PM. But despite critical success, the series was a ratings disappointment. After the series was cancelled, later episodes of the series started airing as "never before seen episodes" on Nicktoons Network. The series is distributed outside the United States by the Canadian animation studio, Nelvana Limited.
The entire series is available on iTunes, Amazon and on Hulu. It is also shown on Nicktoons Sunday mornings before El Tigre.
Jenny Wakeman (model name: XJ-9) voiced by Janice Kawaye, is a teenage robot girl created by Dr. Nora Wakeman (Candi Milo). Nora is very close to Jenny’s and considers herself XJ-9's mother in addition to being simply her creator. Jenny is programmed to protect the Earth and fight off anyone or anything that causes harm (such as Queen Vexus (Eartha Kitt) and the Cluster). But Jenny wants to live the life of a normal teenage girl (without her mom getting in her way and bugging her) and hang out with her close friends Brad Carbunkle (Chad Doreck), his little brother Tuck (Audrey Wasilewski), and Sheldon Lee (Quinton Flynn).
- Janice Kawaye as XJ-9 / Jenny Wakeman
- Chad Doreck as Brad Carbunkle
- Audrey Wasilewski as Tuck Carbunkle
- Candi Milo as Nora Wakeman
- Quinton Flynn as Sheldon Lee / Don Prima
- Moira Quirk as Brit Crust
- Cree Summer as Tiff Crust / Vexus (in "Around the World in Eighty Pieces")
- Eartha Kitt as Vexus
- Frank Welker as Animals' vocal effects (uncredited)[source?]
- Main article: List of My Life as a Teenage Robot episodes
The Pilot, “My Neighbor was a Teenage Robot”, premiered as a short on Oh Yeah! Cartoons on January 5th, 1999.
Later, Nickelodeon debuted the series by airing the first episode of My Life as a Teenage Robot on August 1, 2003 at 8:30 PM. My Life as a Teenage Robot was aired in repeats on The N on August 7, 2005. The show was a part of Nickelodeon's Saturday night programming block called SNICK on August 2, 2003 and briefly was a part of the TEENick lineup on August 2003 to August 2004. The first season ended on June 27, 2004 with "The Wonderful World of Wizzly" and "Call Hating."
The second season, which was originally set to air on October 1, 2004, was pushed back to December 8, 2004 with the Christmas episode "A Robot For All Seasons." A new second season episode wasn't aired until January 24, 2005. After the airing of the infamous 48-minute Escape from Cluster Prime 2-part episode (which was emmy nominated in 2006), the show was cancelled, as Carlos Ramos left the project to focus on The X's.
The third season first aired in Asia starting on October 6, 2006, with "Weapons of Mass Distraction / There's No Place Like Home School." For those in North America watching on Nicktoons, the third season started on October 4, 2008 with the last episode of the third season airing on May 2, 2009. This marked the end of the series' 7-year run.
The series first aired on August 1st, 2003.
My Life as a Teenage Robot received a generally positive reception from critics and the general public. As of June 2018, it holds a 7.0/10 rating on the Internet Movie Database and an 8.2/10 rating on TV.com.
The font used for the title card, and for the end credits is ITC Anna. However, the letters A, B, E, H, K and R were modified.
On December 12, 2011, all 3 seasons of My Life as a Teenage Robot were released on DVD at Amazon and CreateSpace. Then later eBay. Although, Escape from Cluster Prime is absent from the Season 2 DVD, however it is on the Season 3 DVD.
On February 5, 2012, Magna Home Entertainment released all 3 seasons of My Life as a Teenage Robot as a single DVD set in Australia.
DVDs and box arts
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- ↑ http://188.8.131.52/schedule/displaySeries.php?seriesID=309&networkID=19 Schedule for "My Life as a Teenage Robot" on Nicktoons
- ↑ Complete list if Prime-time Emmy nominations. Nytimes.com (1969-12-31). Retrieved on 2011-09-21.
- ↑ Band Aids and Teenage Robots. Teenageroblog.blogspot.com (2005-10-17). Retrieved on 2011-09-21.
- ↑ XJWriter is No More!. Teenageroblog.blogspot.com (2005-10-25). Retrieved on 2011-09-21.
- ↑ My Life as a Teenage Robot. Internet Movie Database
- ↑ My Life as a Teenage Robot. TV.com.
- ↑ Surprise! 'Season 1' and 'Season 2'DVDs Now Available. tvshowsondvd.com (2011-12-13). Retrieved on 2011-10-13.
- My Life as a Teenage Robot at Wikipedia