Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (partially found TV promos for Nickelodeon animated film and TV series; 2001–2002)
When the Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius movie was released in 2001, Nickelodeon interrupted some of their shows with humorous shorts to promote the movie and later, the TV series.
One such gag (supposedly) had the audio track on a Rugrats episode changed, another one giving the SpongeBob SquarePants cast hair in the style of Jimmy's, and another one that is confirmed to exist had a SpongeBob episode being made with puppets.
Update Log[edit | edit source]
March 7th, 2016 – Wiki member CDCB2 has an interruption during the SpongeBob episode "Employee of the Month" that displays Jimmy and Goddard playing fetch with the Nick "network bug." CDCB2 says he'll upload it once he finds the disc.
Next, a lot of sightings have been claimed. An anonymous person claims that during the Rugrats episode "Music," he gave the Rugrats cast his hairstyle much like the SpongeBob one above. Another anonymous person claims that during the Hey Arnold! episode "Helga Sleepwalks," Jimmy replayed a scene of Helga eating pork rinds a few times. Another anonymous person claims "Squeaky Boots" getting the "puppet show" treatment, and yet another anonymous person claims that SpongeBob episode "Culture Shock" received not one, but two interruptions. The first one was where Squidward talks to the group behind the curtains. The anonymous user says that supposedly, he was given Jimmy's hairstyle. The second one was that the colors supposedly inverted for a few seconds. The same anonymous user claims that during another episode, a part of the episode repeated a few times, much like the "Helga Sleepwalks" situation above.
April 27th, 2016 – One interruption (taken from the Kids Choice Awards after Jimmy Neutron won) has been found on an old VHS, though it is not in the format as the ones before the movies release it is still an interruption. Though it is mostly a clip show of the movie.
April 29th, 2016 – A Vimeo video was found which included one of the shorts.
July 4th, 2016 – Someone found a screen bug of Goddard pulling out a sign that says "Coming In 30 Minutes" in one of their old SpongeBob recordings, though in low quality.
July 22nd, 2016 - Wiki user Nodog found a Screen bug for the episode "When Pants Attack" In a SpongeBob VHS.
July 25th, 2016 - The YouTube channel Another Archive Channel uploaded the "When Pants Attack" promo from the SpongeBob episode "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV" onto their channel (cropped).
September 16th, 2016 - An anonymous user has claimed to have seen an interruption during an episode of Rocket Power where he replaced a brief portion of the episode with an old cooking show.
September 20th, 2016 - Lost Media Wiki contributor Penti claims to have seen an interruption during a Rugrats episode where he briefly replaced about a minute of the episode with an episode of The Wild Thornberries much like the Rocket Power interruption above.
November 2nd, 2016 - Another anonymous user claims to have seen an interruption during the Doug episode "Doug Can't Dance" where he repeated a scene where Doug hurts his foot similar to the "Helga Sleepwalks" interruption. He also claims that there was also an interruption in an episode of Pelswick where he replaced a portion of the episode with a game show similar to the Rugrats interruption Penti claims to have seen and the Rocket Power interruption above.
November 11th, 2016 - Yet another anonymous user claims to have seen an episode of Pinky and the Brain receiving the "puppet show" treatment as well, and he also claims to have seen an interruption during an episode of The Wild Thornberries where he replaced at least part of the episode's audio track with sounds of cows mooing.
January 11th, 2017 - More interruptions have been claimed to exist. First, there was one on the Rugrats episode "Reptar 2010" where he, like similar interruptions mentioned above, replaced about a minute of the episode with Rocket Power (coincidentally, Rugrats and the two shows that he briefly replaced portions of certain episodes with, Rocket Power and The Wild Thornberries, were all Klasky-Cuspo productions). Another that now has been claimed to exist was in the SpongeBob episode "SB-129" where he gave Squidward Carl's hairstyle and glasses and even went as to far as to give Squidward Carl's voice. Yet another claimed to exist was one during an episode of As Told By Ginger where the colors were briefly inverted much like the "Culture Shock" interruption above. Finally, a video of yet another SpongeBob interruption was posted by the YouTube account Final Atomic Buster and has been added to the video gallery below.
March 20th, 2017 - Another interruption was discovered, courtesy of YouTube user The Tide and Seeker (Tide on the Wiki), on the SpongeBob episode "Ripped Pants." In it, Jimmy and Goddard fly in on a rocket during the surfing competition. The first rewind was in the episode to the point where SpongeBob and Sandy Cheeks are buying ice cream, but it is in slow motion. The episode is then fast-forwarded to the point where SpongeBob rips his pants through a box. Finally, the episode is fast-forwarded to the lifeguard picking up SpongeBob's (thought to be) dead body, which would have occurred right after where the interruption began, skipping the part of the lifeguard running to SpongeBob.
July 28th, 2017 - At long last, the alleged "puppet show" interruption of "Hooky" has been found by YouTube user Win90'sNickelodeon96!
January 11th, 2019 - The "hairstyle change" interruption from Rugrats has been found by YouTuber Vic's Movies Reviews!
May 29th, 2019 - YouTuber Originalsboys uploaded a Hey Arnold! interruption of the episode "School Play".
November 22nd, 2019 - YouTube user Smoke found another airing of the "Hooky" interruption aired sometime between June and July of 2002.
July 12th, 2021 - YouTuber user 46&Tool finally found an October 2001 airing of the "Squeaky Boots" interruption.
September 24th, 2021 - YouTube user Noughties Nostalgia (2000snostalgia on the Wiki) found two Hey Arnold! interruptions during the episodes "Helga Sleepwalks" and "Fighting Families," originally broadcast on November 26th, 2001.
Promo Shorts[edit | edit source]
|#||Show Title||Episode Title||Status||Comments|
|1||CatDog||Unknown||Existence Unconfirmed||Jimmy gives Cat and Dog his hair.|
|2||Doug||Unknown||Existence Unconfirmed||Jimmy glitches the episode.|
|3||Hey Arnold!||Fighting Families||Found||Jimmy plays fetch with Goddard, then Goddard bites off a piece of the Nick leaf logo.|
|4||Hey Arnold!||Helga Sleepwalks||Found||Jimmy replayed a scene of Helga eating pork rinds a few times.|
|5||Hey Arnold!||School Play||Found||Jimmy messes with the visuals and reverses the audio.|
|6||Hey Arnold!||Unknown||Lost||Jimmy replaces the Leaf screenbug with a screenbug shaped like his head.|
|7||Invader Zim||Unknown||Existence Unconfirmed||Jimmy gives Dib and Gaz his hair and accidentally turns into Carl.|
|8||Kid's Choice Awards||2002||Found||Jimmy gives an inside look on the film and the upcoming TV series.|
|9||Pelswick||Unknown||Existence Unconfirmed||Jimmy replaces the episode's audio with the sounds of cows mooing.|
|10||Rocket Power||New Squid on the Block||Lost||Jimmy appears inside the Turkey screenbug.|
|11||Rocket Power||Radical New Equipment||Found||Jimmy alters the episode.|
|12||Rugrats||Hand Me Downs||Found||Jimmy uses one of his inventions to blow up the Nick logo.|
|13||Rugrats||Music||Found||Jimmy changes the babie's hair into his and accidentally turns into Carl when he tries to change Angelica's hair into his with a gun zapper.|
|14||Rugrats||Pee Wee Scouts||Found||Jimmy plays fetch with Goddard, then Goddard bites off a piece of the Nick leaf logo.|
|15||Rugrats||Unknown||Lost||Jimmy changes the audio to Spanish.|
|16||Rugrats||Unknown||Existence Unconfirmed||Jimmy switched out the audio with dogs barking.|
|17||SpongeBob SquarePants||Culture Shocked||Lost||Jimmy gives SpongeBob and Squidward his hair and then accidentally turns into Carl.|
|18||Spongebob Squarepants||Employee of The Month||Found||Jimmy plays fetch with Goddard, then Goddard bites off a piece of the Nick leaf logo.|
|19||Spongebob Squarepants||Hooky||Found||Jimmy turned SpongeBob, Patrick and Mr. Krabs into live-action puppets.|
|20||SpongeBob SquarePants||Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV||Found||A flock of pants dance in a straight line, promoting the premiere of the episode "When Pants Attack."|
|21||SpongeBob SquarePants||No Free Rides||Existence Unconfirmed||Jimmy rewinds and fast forwards the episode.|
|22||Spongebob Squarepants||Ripped Pants||Found||Jimmy rewinds and fast forwards the episode.|
|23||SpongeBob SquarePants||Squeaky Boots||Found||Jimmy turned SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs into live-action puppets.|
|24||Taina||Unknown||Lost||Jimmy flipped the frame upside-down.|
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Nickelodeon Movies Wiki page on the film.
- Nickstory Archives Wiki page on the film's promotional shorts.
- SpongeBob Mania forum page discussions of the segments.
- r/tipofmytoungue subreddit page on the segments.
References[edit | edit source]
- Archived Los Angeles Times article on the promotional shorts. Retrieved 15 Jul '21