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Lady Sings the News
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The title card for "Lady Sings the News".

Episode 19b
Season 3
Airdate November 25, 2006
Previous How to Sink a Sub
Next The League of Villains (episode)

Lady Sings the News is the second segment of the 59th episode of Jimmy Neutron

Plot

The episode begins with Cindy telling Libby that she played footsie in the library with Jimmy. He is seen sending a laser signal at a satellite in space, so that they can hack into the evening news and paste their heads on the body of the news reporter. Corky, a famous television producer sees this and hires Jimmy, Carl, Libby, Cindy, and Sheen to work for a children's news company. Jimmy is the anchor, Cindy is the co-anchor, Sheen is the sports reporter, Carl is the weatherman, and Libby as the gossip reporter. However, thanks to her inability to lie or keep secrets, Libby takes her duties too far when she starts gossiping about her friends private lives, such as telling everyone about Cindy and Jimmy's previously secret relationship, that Carl had toilet paper on his shoe for the whole day, and that Sheen likes to play with sock puppets.

Libby abuses her gossip segment even more by blackmailing people. Her friends then plot to stop her from invading the privacy of the rest of the town, by tricking Libby into reporting fake news about aliens controlling Carl. She reports this on the news, and a whole mob of people attack Carl and put him in a stockade. Libby then realizes that the aliens were fake, and Jimmy, Carl, Sheen, and Cindy were trying to teach her a lesson. Libby apologizes to her friends about the way she acted and they forgive her. The kids then get fired from their jobs because Corky wants to make a show about Sheen's sock puppets. The mob then chases Corky instead. As they walk home, Libby carries Sheen in her arms, and Jimmy kisses Cindy on the lips and they hold hands. The four walk away, having forgotten about Carl, and accidentally leave him in the stockade.

Trivia

  • The episode name is a parody of the film Lady Sings the Blues, as Libby likes to sing.
  • This is one of the rare times Jimmy and Cindy don't fight or antagonize each other at all. Other times include Safety First and My Big Fat Spy Wedding.
  • This episode is similar to the book, Zine Scene. Only, Jimmy is replaced with Libby. 
  • This is the last eleven minute episode. 
  • When Jimmy and Cindy are flirting on camera, Jimmy is playing "Mr. Walky Man" with Cindy, like Hugh does with Judy.
  • The title card resembles the Universal logo, and the spinning globe at Universal theme parks (which was the former home of Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast). It also resembles the DiC Entertainment logo. 
  • It was mentioned from Libby that Miss Fowl may have gone to prison once, and that she may also be a transgender woman.
  • Jimmy and Cindy's kiss took place in an alley, similar to when he first kissed Cindy in I Dream of Jimmy.
  • In this episode, Corky is finally punished for a mess he caused.

Gallery

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius: Season 3
Attack of the Twonkies (movie) | Lights! Camera! Danger! | Fundemonium | Stranded | Jimmy Goes to College | The N-Men | The Tomorrow Boys | My Big Fat Spy Wedding | Who's Your Mommy | Clash of the Cousins | Crouching Jimmy, Hidden Sheen | The Incredible Shrinking Town | One of Us | Vanishing Act | The Trouble with Clones | The Evil Beneath | Carl Wheezer, Boy Genius | Who Framed Jimmy? | Flippy | King of Mars | El Magnifico | Best in Show | How to Sink a Sub | Lady Sings the News | The League of Villains (movie)

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