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Lady Sings the News

The title card for "Lady Sings the News".

Episode 19b
Season 3
Airdate November 17, 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.


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, due 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. Disgusted, 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.


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  • The episode name is a parody of the film Lady Sings the Blues, as Libby likes to sing.
    • This marks the second allusion to said film in the series, the first being in Hall Monster, when Jimmy says "Lady, we don't sing the blues!"
  • This is one of the times Jimmy and Cindy don't fight or antagonize each other at all. Other times include Hypno-Birthday To You, Safety First, Professor Calamitous, I Presume, Nightmare in Retroville, 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 was mentioned from Libby that Miss Fowl may have gone to prison once, and that she may also be transgender.
  • 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.
  • Goddard doesn't appear in this episode.
  • This episode reveals that Nick had broken his leg 15 times the same year and after makes a full recovery, he will break it again.
  • When Corky comes into the classroom, the kids have blank expressions on their faces. When Corky points at Jimmy, Brittany is smiling, but when Corky points at Sheen, she has a blank expression like everyone else. When Corky points at Carl, she is smiling again.
  • Libby's essay which got a C says: "Major Report, Back in the old time days it was hard. There were people who did not have cars and airplanes and they had to walk or ride a horse sometimes which was bad on their people feet and they didn't have sunburn. And horse do bite too, so that was something to really worry about too. When kids were born in old west times they sometimes got the mumps. Then the doctors did not have ice cream to give the kids so they have to stay with their mumps."
  • The townspeople should have already known about Sheen and his hand-puppets based on the events in Broadcast Blues. Also this episode had a similar ending that Broadcast Blues had, in which Sheen gets his own television show that is purely based on puppetry.
  • Although this episode was released in 2006, you can actually see "Copyright 2003 Viacom International, Inc." at the end of the credits. This means that the episode was produced in 2003.

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 Neutron? | Flippy | King of Mars | El Magnifico | Best in Show | How to Sink a Sub | Lady Sings the News | The League of Villains (movie)