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Brobot (episode)
Brobot (Title Card)


The title card for Brobot.

Episode 3A
Season 1
Airdate September 13, 2002
Invention Brobot (character)
Mombot and Popbot
Previous Birth of a Salesman
Next The Big Pinch

Brobot is the first segment of the third episode in The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius from the first season.

Plot

The episode opens with Jimmy attempting to find a friend to help him test his new invention. Since both Carl and Sheen are busy, he has no one to help him or to hang out with. He then sees Butch in the park with his little brother, having fun. Jimmy then begins to think that a little brother is exactly what he needs.

Later, Judy and Hugh of his thoughts using a side show presentation. He then request a little brother. His mother is shocked and flustered, as is Hugh. They then try to explain that it is more difficult to give Jimmy a little brother than he thinks. Jimmy tries to debate that them having a son is simple, but Hugh interrupts him and offers his family pie.

Jimmy is then shown in his lab, saying that he will have to “take matters into [his] own hands” First, The clock is ticking. Next, Jimmy fires an orange hat. Then, a screwdriver turns his shirt. Finally, Jimmy presses a red button, because his parents do not comply. He then proceeds to build a small robot in the darkness of his lab. He activates the robot by holding it up to the top of his lab until the thunder from the thunderstorm that went on outside at the time hit the robot. He then begins to talk about his new creation, saying he is twice as fun and energetic as any little brother before him. Then, as the robot turns on, he decides to name his new "brother" Brobot. Brobot then sits up and asks Jimmy what he wants to do, and Jimmy acts pleased with his work.

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Jimmy creating Brobot.

Next, Jimmy is shown introducing his new "brother" to his parents. Judy questions whether they can really call him Jimmy's brother, while Hugh is very taken with the new addition to the family.

The scene then changes to Jimmy and Brobot in the park. Jimmy is bouncing on a pogo stick that he altered so that it can jump higher, which is the invention that he had wanted his friends to test at the beginning of the episode. Meanwhile, Brobot is busy complimenting his new brother. Jimmy then offers the invention to Brobot, which his “brother” then uses, and he bounces up far higher than Jimmy did. Brobot returns to the ground, claiming that he jumped over the moon, and excitedly asks to go there. Jimmy responds that "anything's possible".

Jimmy and Brobot are then shown playing baseball, with Jimmy doing terribly, but Brobot being impressed none-the-less. Carl and Sheen then walk up, greeting Jimmy and questioning him about Brobot. Jimmy then explains about how Brobot is now his "brother" and Carl and Sheen are impressed. Brobot then asks to attempt to hit the baseball, and does much better than Jimmy had. Following that is a short montage of Jimmy and Brobot both attempting sports, with Brobot excelling past Jimmy in ability.

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Jimmy and Brobot playing baseball.

Sheen and Carl are then seen exclaiming how great Brobot is, making Jimmy upset. Jimmy then makes an effort to leave, with his two best friends only caring about if his brother can stay. Just then, Cindy and Libby show up, and are introduced to Brobot. The robot then approaches Cindy, whispering to her that Jimmy “likes her.” Jimmy protests while Brobot starts to tease him. Libby, Cindy, Carl, and Sheen then leave with Brobot, leaving Jimmy feeling left out.

The scene then changes to Jimmy looking on as Hugh shows Brobot a photo album, and they seemingly ignore Jimmy. This continues as Judy brings snacks in for only Brobot and her husband, once again leaving Jimmy out.

Next, Jimmy is taking a bath, which Brobot intrudes on his privacy. Brobot ends up with toothpaste all over his face, which causes Judy and Hugh to insist on taking his and Jimmy’s picture together, much to Jimmy’s annoyance.

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The Neutron "brothers."

Brobot is then show annoying Jimmy, once again, as Jimmy is trying to fall asleep. His brother agrees to wait until the morning, at which point he picks up on asking Jimmy to play with him. Jimmy then agrees to introduce him to "a new kind of game" titled "One Way". The game consists of Brobot getting on a bus and going "one way". Brobot complies to the game, but ends up back at home mere seconds later, which defeats the purpose for which Jimmy had devised said game. Jimmy screams as the screen zooms in to his mouth.

Jimmy and Brobot are then seen in the lab, with Brobot continuing to insist that they play a game. Jimmy then begins to deactivate him which upsets Brobot, saying that Jimmy is his big brother and they won't be able to play games anymore. Feeling guilty about this, Jimmy then sheds a tear which accidentally "deactivates" Brobot. Jimmy then says, "Oh no! Brobot! Wh-What have I done?". But seconds later Brobot shows himself to still be functional and that he was tickled, excitedly saying that Jimmy made him indestructible.

Jimmy and Brobot then return to Jimmy’s room, where Jimmy attempts to make up a solution to his problem. He then looks out his window to see his parents and gets an idea. The scene then changes to show Brobot being introduced to Mombot and Popbot. The three then depart for the moon.

Jimmy is then seen in his lab, looking on through his computer as Brobot spends time with his new parents. Goddard then opens his screen and replays the scene from earlier in the episode where Brobot told Cindy that Jimmy liked her. Jimmy then chases Goddard around his lab, telling him to stop, and the episode ends.

Quotes

  • Sheen: (referring to Brobot) Who's the shiny kid?
  • Brobot: (to Cindy) You smell like apples.
    Jimmy: Brobot, don't!
    Cindy: That is so...cute!
    Libby: (to Brobot) I like you!
    Cindy: Yeah, he's nothing like Spewtron!
    Brobot: My brother Jimmy is the best! (to Cindy) I think he likes you! Cindy: What?
    Jimmy: No! H-he's lying-
    Brobot: I'm programmed for honesty! (in a sing-song voice) Jimmy's got a girlfriend, Jimmy's got a girlfriend. Jimmy's in love, Jimmy's in love!
  • Jimmy: (to himself) Oh, come on, think! There has to be some solution...
    Brobot: Solution, Bubution, Tutution, Slubustion, Cucution, Pupution, Rubution, Lulution, Curprution...something else with an "ution"

Trivia

  • This is the first episode that doesn't include any brain blasts.
  • There actually were plans to give Jimmy a sibling (a little sister who was an art and music genius, to be exact), but it was scrapped since it didn't do too well with the fandom. 
  • When Jimmy is creating Brobot, it is an allusion to the book and movie of Frankenstein. In addition, Goddard saying "Yes, Master" is likely in reference to Igor in Young Frankenstein.
  • When Brobot is first introduced to Jimmy's parents, Hugh plays "got your nose" and accidentally pulls off his nose. He then goes the rest of the episode without a nose. However, in Brobot's next appearance, he has his nose back. 
  • This is the second time Jimmy cries. The first time was in the movie. 
  • The Fairly OddParents episode, "Imaginary Gary", has a similar plot to this.
  • There is also a robot named Brobot on the show Samurai Jack.
  • Brobot is also used in "I, Brobot" in one of the episodes of Phineas and Ferb.
  • There is a boss named Brobot in the Wii game, Super Paper Mario.
  • This is the first of the three episodes Brobot appears in.
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Season 1 episodes
When Pants Attack | Normal Boy | Birth of a Salesman | Brobot | The Big Pinch | Granny Baby | Time is Money | Raise the Oozy Scab | I Dream of Jimmy | Jimmy on Ice | Battle of the Band | See Jimmy Run | Trading Faces | The Phantom of Retroland | My Son, the Hamster | Hall Monster | Hypno-Birthday To You | Krunch Time | Substitute Creature | Safety First | Crime Sheen Investigation | Professor Calamitous, I Presume | Journey to the Center of Carl | Aaughh!! Wilderness!! | Party at Neutron's | Ultra Sheen | Broadcast Blues | Professor Calamitous, I Presume | The Eggpire Strikes Back | Maximum Hugh | Sleepless in Retroville | Make Room for Daddy-O | Beach Party Mummy |}

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