Out of Jimmy's Head

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Out of Jimmy's Head
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Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 22 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: September 14, 2007 – May 29, 2008
Network(s): Cartoon Network
Created by: Tim McKeon
Adam Pava
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Starring: Bil Dwyer
Jon Kent Ethridge II
Dominic Janes
Tinashe Kachingwe
Matt Knudsen
Rhea Lando
Seasons: 1
Episodes: 20


Out of Jimmy's Head is a show that aired on Cartoon Network from 2007-2008. It is based on Re-Animated.AMW The show is live action with animated characters just like the movie.

Plot

Jimmy got hit by a train at Gollyworld. The only way to help him is to replace his brain. His brain belongs to Milt Appleday, a cartoonist. He is now able to see his cartoon characters.

Why It Sucks

  1. Unfunny, annoying and stupid jokes and humor, that are often fart jokes and toilet humor.
  2. Cliché plots. It doesn't even follow the events of the film.
  3. The cartoon characters have no important roles in any of the episodes.
  4. Horrible voice acting, even from actors such as Bill Dwyer and Dominic Janes.
  5. Some characters are downright hateful. Here are two examples: Jimmy is a boy who you won't put in middle school in real life. Craig enjoys using his friend for cash.
  6. It is really strange that Jimmy's sister is an alien, and their mom which is an astronaut who found her.
  7. There is a overused horrible laugh track that plays often. The story gets irritating after a while because of this laugh track.
  8. Robin and Craig Wheeler are "blackwashed". They were originally Asian in the film.
  9. Downright silly premise, even more than in the original film.
  10. Sonny Appleday is a disturbing and really pathetic villain, because he wants to get Jimmy's brain.
  11. It's never explained how Jimmy is able to automatically see cartoons.
  12. This show was what kick-started what's known as Cartoon Network's first dark age in the late 2000's and started the trend of live-action shows on a network focusing on animated programs, such as for example the infamous CN Real block in 2009, that were mostly mediocre and forgettable.
  13. Some plots make no sense. One episode for example involved Jimmy having a rollercoaster in his house, and it's about as weird as you'd expect it to be.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The first 7 episodes had no laugh track.
  2. Everything else follows the film's source material.
  3. The show has a pretty catchy theme song.
  4. The animation for the cartoon characters is pretty good.

Trivia

  • There was a rumor going around that this was once lost media. Before it resurfaced on YouTube, it was called "Schizophrenic Jimmy" because of the premise.
  • It was the only Cartoon Network series to be affected by the 2007 Writer's Guild Strike.
  • After the series ended, both Dominic Janes (the actor who played Jimmy) and Rhea Lando (the actress who played Yancy (Jimmy's sister)) flopped in their careers, and to date, they have no credits after 2009 and 2010 respectively.
  • Cartoon Network did not acknowledge the series again until 2018, where Golly had a cameo role in the OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes crossover special "Crossover Nexus," alongside a small cameo with Dolly in the 20th-anniversary mural from 2012.

Reception

This show received mostly negative reviews. It has a 2.2/10 rating on TV.com and another 2.2/10 rating on IMDb. Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times wrote "Cast aside all that clutter, though, and this is really just another show about a seventh grader trying to fit in. It’s also a show with a sly sense of humor when it’s not being self-consciously frentic", but praised Bil Dwyer for his comedic role. It is considered one of the worst Cartoon Network shows ever.

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