My Life as a Teenage Robot

My Life as a Teenage Robot

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My Life as a Teenage Robot is an American television series created by Rob Renzetti for Nickelodeon.


The series focuses on the adventures of a robot girl named XJ-9 or "Jenny", designed and programmed as a 16-year-old by her creator and "mother" Dr. Nora Wakeman and intended for the sole purpose of protecting Earth from various threats, though the show often focuses more on XJ-9 attempting to live like a regular teenage girl.


On December 4th, 1999, the pilot for My Neighbor Was A Teenage Robot premiered as a short in Oh Yeah! Cartoons.[1][2] With the success of the pilot, it would later become a series known as My Life as a Teenage Robot, with it's first premier in Australia on October 25th, 2002, second, in the United Kingdom on November 3rd, 2002, third, in Mexico on February 7th, 2003, and then finally making its USA debut on August 1st, 2003.[1] The show had a short run after it was cancelled on October 17th, 2005 due to low ratings.[3] On October 4th, 2008, Nicktoons featured the unaired completed season 3 until its finale which was on May 2nd, 2009. The overall series has a total of forty episodes and one TV movie.[4]


My Life as a Teenage Robot received a total of 12 major nominations, consisting of eleven Annie Awards from 2004, 2005, and 2006, and one Golden Reel Award in the following year of 2007. The show had its fair share of gains winning all 4 of its awards in the same year of 2004: one Primetime Emmy Award, one OIAF Award, and two BMI Cable Award.[5] The series earned a rating of 6.8 on IMDb.[6]


The show has a light following on social media. It has no official Facebook page, and the most popular Facebook fan page[7] has over 1,500 likes. There is no official Twitter page. The show is most popular on Tumblr[8] and DeviantArt,[9] where a large contingency of fans have drawn fan art of XJ-9, much of which is pornographic.


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Good to see this getting an entry. Yet another one of those great cartoons that I enjoyed so much during its time.

Looking back, the show did have a lot of good things going for it. From the characters to the fun concept of the show itself. But I think the thing I enjoyed the most about it was the style. Everything, from the animation itself to the backgrounds was fantastic. It gave the show a unique look compared to a lot of the other shows going on at the time.

I wish the show had gotten more popular back in the day, but it is good to see that there was still a lot of people that enjoyed it too.


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