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Toying with Jenny is episode 25a of season 2 of My Life as a Teenage Robot. It first aired on Nickelodeon in the United States on September 9, 2005.

Synopsis

After premiering on her first cover story on the Tremorton Tattler, Jenny is greeted by a self-proclaimed toy maker by the name of Mr. G. Petto, who makes a deal with Jenny to create a toy brand line of dolls based on her resemblance. These "Action Jenny Dolls" as they are called, sell like hotcakes and Jenny is taken in by the fame. However, it soon is revealed that these innocent dolls are actually one of Krackus' and Vexus' plans to conquer the world!

Plot

Quotes

Sheldon (To Brad and Tuck): Guys, guys! Jenny is there signing autographs, and they're giving away free hats with every 200 dollar purchase! Now I got an Action Jenny for every day of the year! Jenny: It’s not programmed to do that.

Trivia

  • Sheldon spent $200, which means he purchased 20 Action Jenny dolls (1 Action Jenny toy costs $10).
  • Mr. G. Petto's name is likely a pun on the character Geppetto, the woodcarver and toy maker who created Pinocchio, the puppet who came to life (like the Action Jenny dolls in the episode).
  • The scene in which the Action Jenny dolls come to life and attack their owners bears resemblance in some ways to the scene in Toy Story in which Sid's abused, disassembled mutant toys come to life. In particular, one of the Jenny dolls takes a form that strongly resembles the mutant toy known as "Baby Face", with its robotic and sinister spider-like body unfittingly attached to its cute doll head.
  • When Tuck rips off one of the Action Jenny's heads, it sprouts spider legs. This is a reference to the 1982 movie "The Thing".
  • This episode (along with its companion episode Teenage Mutant Ninja Troubles) were skipped on Nicktoons for unknown reasons.
  • Vexus' detail with the shape of her eyes and head seem to be different than usual previously in the rest of the series.
  • After Vexus and Krackus were forced to parachute out of their Jenny doll space ship, stuck on Earth, it is most likely that Vexus created her Space Vortex for them to leave the planet, as the other times she did in the previous episodes.

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