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#Much like Breadwinners, the pacing is absolutely insufferable.
 
#Much like Breadwinners, the pacing is absolutely insufferable.
 
#The series finale ("Brain Freeze") was delayed for three years and was to air on July 12, 2014, but ended up airing a day later on the main Nickelodeon channel.
 
#The series finale ("Brain Freeze") was delayed for three years and was to air on July 12, 2014, but ended up airing a day later on the main Nickelodeon channel.
#This show and ''BrainSurge'' began the official start of Nickelodeon's decline in quality and the network hasn't recovered since, thanks to them.
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#This show began the official start of Nickelodeon's decline in quality and the network hasn't recovered since, thanks to them.
   
 
==Redeeming Qualities==
 
==Redeeming Qualities==

Revision as of 23:10, 10 June 2021

WARNING: Do not add this show to the "Average Shows" category, or change the "Why It Sucks" and "Redeeming Qualities" to "Bad Qualities" and "Good Qualities" respectively, as this show is not considered average despite it's fans, anyone who persists will be dealt with.

Fanboy and Chum Chum
Hey chum chum.jpg
"I mean, look at our underwear!" No, thanks.
Genre: Comedy
Animated Superhero
Adventure
Running Time: 22 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: October 12, 2009 – November 2, 2012

July 13, 2014 ("Brain Freeze")

Network(s): Nickelodeon
Created by: Eric Robles
Starring: David Hornsby
Nika Futterman
Jeff Bennett
Wyatt Cenac
Jamie Kennedy
Josh Duhamel
Candi Milo
Steve Tompkins
Dyana Liu
Estelle Harris
Seasons: 2
Episodes: 52


Fanboy & Chum Chum is an American CGI animated television series created by Eric Robles for Nickelodeon. It is based on Fanboy, an animated short created by Robles for Nicktoons and Frederator Studios, which was broadcast August 14, 2009 to October 17, 2012 on Random! Cartoons. The series was first broadcast October 12, 2009 on Nickelodeon as a preview, then officially premiered November 6, 2009 after SpongeBob's Truth or Square, and officially ended on July 13, 2014.

Plot

Fanboy and Chum Chum are fans of all things science fiction and fantasy, and wear wild superhero costumes with their underwear on the outside. Their lives are filled with adventure, from Fanboy's teacher turning into a zombie to an ice monster operating the Frosty Freezy Freeze machine. Their pal Kyle usually tags along on their escapades. Kyle is a real wizard, but Fanboy and Chum Chum are oblivious to his mystical powers, although they live in a world of fantasy.

Why It Sucks

  1. The show can be seen as a rip-off of SpongeBob SquarePants as Fanboy, Chum Chum and Kyle are literal clones of SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward. (Though Kyle is likable.)
  2. The character designs, while cartoony-looking and Looney Tunes-esque, are pretty ugly. They looked better in 2D.
  3. The animation is pretty rigid and ugly.
  4. It can be inappropriate at times, like Breadwinners and Sanjay and Craig.
    • It overuses toilet humor, especially in the episodes "Pick a Nose" and "Fanboy Stinks". Examples:
      • Fanboy sneezing into his surgical mask when he is disguised as a nurse.
      • Chum Chum having a smelly foot rubbed on his face, which disgusts Fanboy.
      • Kyle attempting to pull Fanboy's finger and Fanboy farting on him when he refuses.
      • Fanboy and Chum Chum hiding in a waste container.
      • Mr. Mufflin having smelly feet.
      • Boog saying he likes to poop in his diaper.
      • Fanboy getting his head stuck in a toilet.
    • The episode "Moppy Dearest" has objectophilia jokes in a kids' show.
  5. The use of pop culture references, especially to R-rated movies (eg. A Clockwork Orange), are used the weirdest way imaginable.
  6. The names of Fanboy and Chum Chum are just silly.
  7. The titular characters, Fanboy and Chum Chum, are unlikable who always hurt Kyle and Lenny every time they encounter them, and worse still, they never get punished for their actions, they also often do not realize they are bothering Kyle and Lenny, they do improve themselves in the second season.
    • On that topic, some other characters can also be annoying with the exception of some characters.
  8. Kyle's cliché of being treated like dirt is insulting, turning him into a Butt-Monkey, a character who gets hurt by everyone in the show for little to no (if not any) apparent reason at all.
  9. Some characters are clearly use the same models, but with slightly different appearances, different names and classifications. For example, Lunch Lady Cram's twin sister, Bus Lady Cram, is basically her but as a bus driver. She has the same appearance as Lunch Lady Cram (the only difference is the hat), same personality of Lunch Lady Cram (only much more hurtful, cruel, and sadistic), and even the voice actor of Lunch Lady Cram, Candi Milo (only her voice is slightly deeper and has a much more evil laugh). In one episode, before her name was revealed, everyone in the show even called her Lunch Lady Cram because of this.
  10. The background music sounds distorted and broken.
  11. There is so much noise that never stops nor ends.
    • The voice acting mostly consists of screaming and squealing. Even from actors such as David Hornsby, Nika Futterman, Jamie Kennedy, and Jeff Bennett, it's still annoying.
    • The theme song is incredibly annoying and the second half of it consists of "bah bah bah"s. The composer of the theme song also did the Gravity Falls intro. It is an extremely ear-piercing theme song and apart from the "bah bah bah"s, the song consists of loud screaming throughout.
  12. The majority of the show is painfully nonsensical and doesn't have any logical premise.
  13. Various animation errors.
  14. Much like Breadwinners, the pacing is absolutely insufferable.
  15. The series finale ("Brain Freeze") was delayed for three years and was to air on July 12, 2014, but ended up airing a day later on the main Nickelodeon channel.
  16. This show began the official start of Nickelodeon's decline in quality and the network hasn't recovered since, thanks to them.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. This show has some moments that are funny.
  2. Kyle, Lenny, Boog, Man-Arctica, Mr. Mufflin and Agent Johnson are all likable characters.
  3. Some good/great episodes like "Fanboy" (the pilot episode), "Stan-Arctica", "Put That Cookie Down", "Gameboy", "HypnotOZed", "Night Morning", "Norse-ing Around", "Norse Code", "Little Gloop Of Horrors", "Field Trip Of Horrors", "The Frosty Bus", "Digital Pet Cemetery", "Total Recall", "Freeze Tag", "Dollar Day", "Excuse Me", "Present Not Accounted For", "Saving Private Chum Chum", "Back From The Future", "Power Out", "The Winners" "No Toy Story", "Slime Day", "Heroes Vs. Villains", "Super Chums", "There Will Be Shirieks", "A Very Brrr-y Icemas" and "Brain Freeze" (the series finale).
    • Speaking of which, the final episode "Brain Freeze" was a good way to end the show.
    • "No Toy Story" It would have been a good way to start season 2 but disappointingly the producers decided to put "I'm Man-Arctica" like the season premiere
  4. Although it was put on a one year hiatus, it was one of the few Nicktoons to end on its own terms on the main channel.
  5. The animation does get better in the second season and isn't as bad or as washed out as other bad cartoons with bad animation (such as Fleabag Monkeyface).
  6. The episode title cards look kind of cool.
  7. Fanboy & Chum Chum can be likable at times, especially in season 2.
  8. The second season is an improvement over the first season, since main protagonists are more likable and the animation receiving a more polished look. But even then that's not saying much, since it is mediocre overall.
  9. Depending on your view, it can be so bad it's good.

Reception

Fanboy & Chum Chum was critically panned by the majority of critics and audiences alike. It is considered to be one of the worst Nickelodeon shows of all time and was criticized for its unfunny humor and lazy visuals. It sits at a 3.2/10 on IMDb and a 2.6/10 on TV.com. The show is also considered the worst Nicktoon, as well as the one of the worst cartoons of all time. The series is often considered the moment that Nickelodeon's decline began and it still hasn't recovered since then.

Episodes with their own pages

Trivia

  • In recent years, the show has become a bit more positively received from animation fans as well as spawning several memes; in part due to its creator, Eric Robles making the acclaimed Glitch Techs.

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Comments


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Daswagdude555

32 months ago
Score 9
Well, at least it's not as horrible as Sanjay and Craig or Breadwinners.
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Brownie the Quincy Elf

13 months ago
Score 12
far but sanjay and craig was just as bad despite me liking it
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098765four

32 months ago
Score 4
I just found out that this was apparently picked over Adventure Time as one of two shrots that aired on Random! Cartoons to become a full series. I added that point quickly (at least Adventure Time did become a long-running series on Cartoon Network that had a great run)
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NeptunePerson2018

32 months ago
Score 2
I think that's just a rumor.
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098765four

32 months ago
Score 1
Oh.
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Matthew The Guy

31 months ago
Score 1
I'm pretty sure that's true.
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SaveCartoonNetwork!

23 months ago
Score -5
How did the show get screwed over besides the episode "Brain Freeze" not airing until 2014 as the series finale (yet being released straight-to-video three years prior) and no third season being announced?
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Daswagdude555

31 months ago
Score 0
WIS #12: Seriously?! Out of all the shows that they used for the Nicktoons Summer 2014 block, THIS is the one they decided to bring back to the main channel?!
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S012891

31 months ago
Score 0
So what if they did?
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S012891

31 months ago
Score 0
May I ask why WIS#12 is a bad thing despite the episode well received?
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Daswagdude555

31 months ago
Score 0
The problem isn't the episode, it's just that Nickelodeon out it on a hiatus for a year (yes, a year), and most Nickelodeon shows would get demoted to Nicktoons when they do that. Maybe I should put it as a good quality instead.
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Daswagdude555

31 months ago
Score 0
Also, did you know that that episode was the series finale?
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S012891

31 months ago
Score -1
Yes, Best TV shows wiki implied it was. So?
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Mickey Mouse

30 months ago
Score 5
I used to watch this show when I was a kid on Costa Rica's Canal 7, I find it a little decent, mainly because of the memories I had watching it
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LoudHouseFan777

27 months ago
Score 3
F*ck the characters (Except Kyle), F*ck the animation, F*CK EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS SHOW.
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Se

26 months ago
Score 2
No need to yell.
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KalloFox34

23 months ago
Score 2
Hate the show, but Breadwinners and Planet Sheen are worse.
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Hookuai

20 months ago
Score 1
Well Fanboy and Chum Chum are better than Sanjay and Craig and SwaySway and Buhdeuce
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DJ2006

19 months ago
Score -2

Wait, Nika Futterman?

Luna Loud was part of the cast!?
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LeroyManTheFirst

11 months ago
Score 0
Even Khan Matyr and Sticks the Badger.
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Xavior 0.10

one month ago
Score 0
Im sorry, but....You cannot resist the will of the Chum Makyr
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HammerBro101

18 months ago
Score 0
Why did Nickelodeon accept this show instead of Adventure Time? This was one of Nickelodeon's biggest mistakes.
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HammerBro101

18 months ago
Score 3
I know that it's not the worst CGI cartoon ever, and that it has gotten better during the second season, but it's still far from being a good one.
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LeroyManTheFirst

11 months ago
Score 1
It’s not true, This show wasn’t a replacement for Adventure Time, it was cancelled due to its weirdness.
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Knep

15 months ago
Score 2
It's now a meme!
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Nihirichan

14 months ago
Score 4

THIS WIKI

BUT AWESOME
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DoubleD345

13 months ago
Score -4
This show deserve's to be forgotten imo
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Brownie the Quincy Elf

13 months ago
Score 12
Thanks to the memes it's probably never be forgotten
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DoubleD346

7 months ago
Score 0
Ya probably sadly...
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MaIware

13 months ago
Score -4
i used to like this show as a lil kid, and since it isn't on anymore, i can't rewatch it to see how bad it was.
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Snesboy12

12 months ago
Score 7
Do you need to be so hateful to these shows? First it was RBUK, then it was Sanjay & Craig, and now this. Do you like anything?
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Jclem05

7 months ago
Score 1
These kids are disgusting.
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ThePCGamer

7 months ago
Score 1
I watched this show as a kid
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DoubleD346

4 months ago
Score 0
I will admit i don't hate this show as much as I did back then I will give it that, and I think the show is still slightly better than Teen Titans Go!
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Nacho

3 months ago
Score 1
my opinion: season 1 (first episodes) is mediocre, season 1 (rest) is decent, season 2 is amazing
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TallAutism2006

3 months ago
Score 0
Should this have BQ/TQ or WIS/RQ?
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LifeWasGoodOnHotdogStand

3 months ago
Score 2
BQ GQ
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Lester4567

3 months ago
Score 0
Someone just changed it to WIS/RQ
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KoopaLive64

2 months ago
Score 0
"PREPARE FOR DEATH BY BOP!"
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KaioGabriel20

2 months ago
Score 0
Why it´s a SpongeBob rip-off since both shows are made by the same network? I whould like to know.
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Trevor807

2 months ago
Score 1
Not by the same creator, though.
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ThePCGamer

2 months ago
Score 1
This extremely confused me, since they both aired on the same network. This seriously smushed my mind.
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Code yellow

one month ago
Score 1
HMMMMMMMMMM idk :(
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HyperAnimator

one month ago
Score 0
Both Fanboy and Chum seem remind me of Wario and Waluigi at the same time, I seen this show as a little kid

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