My Life as a Teenage Robot is an American animated science fantasy television series created by Rob Renzetti for Nickelodeon.
When your main objective in life is to be the Earth's protector, other wants and needs of a typical teenager just have to wait. So goes the life of Jenny Wakeman, a sensitive high-schooler who also happens to be a state-of-the-art robot called XJ-9. The series revolves around Jenny's desire to do what she wants, like be a normal girl and spend time with her friends Brad and Tuck, instead of what she was created to do: stop the planet from certain disaster.
Why It Rocks
- Very traditional animation style and background design.
- Apart from saving the world, Jenny's motives and situations are extremely relatable to teenagers, such as just wanting to hang out with friends rather than the deadly responsibilities she has to overcome that'll distract her from doing that.
- Hysterical moments, such as Jenny's temper tantrums.
- Teaches morals and principals that brought fun and learning together, such as to not let drama overcome your personal life.
- The original, exciting and inventive plot of a teenage robot girl who has to constantly save the world while also wanting a normal teenage life.
- Very sweet episodes with creative writing, such as the episode "Killgore", where a cute little robot wants to kidnap Jenny to impress an empire of robotic organisms.
- Amazing action.
- Very well-done drama and romance that is handled better than most of the Nickelodeon sitcoms.
- Awesome theme song.
- Some toilet humor.
- Although the ratings were good, the show was cancelled. This was most likely because not many people have heard of it.
- 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.
- Messmer's, the soda fountain that appears in several episodes, is named after Otto Messmer, creator of Felix the Cat. The entrance is shaped like the face of a black cat.