|Season 1, Episode 9, Segment 1|
|Air date||October 24, 2003|
|Directed by||Rob Renzetti|
I Was a Preschool Dropout
Grid Iron Glory
Hostile Makeover is the first half of the ninth episode of My Life as a Teenage Robot.
After battling off a group of Cluster Drones, Jenny faces off with Vexus. But, Vexus gets away by gassing Jenny with a cloud of green gas and escapes. As Jenny coughs on the cloud of gas, a small robot finds its way inside of her. The small robot proceeds to bite Jenny in her innards. Jenny then rockets off to school. In class, Brad reminds Jenny that Picture Day is tomorrow. He then informs her that he wishes to be zit-free for his photo, which brings Jenny to mention that she never has to worry about breaking out. Just then, a bolt appears on her forehead, acting as a zit. She then screams, and blasts through the roof.
Back at home, Jenny proceeds to remove the bolt from her head by unscrewing it, but this only makes it larger. When Brad and Tuck come to visit, Brad concludes that the bolt is a sign that Jenny is going under 'robo-puberty.' Tuck, however, says that bolt is the first sign of some sort of infection, and the infection will turn Jenny into a monster. As Brad dismisses Tuck's outrageous (but completely true) theory, more bolts emerge on Jenny's head. Brad then offers Jenny some cover-up to hide her zits.
That same night, Brad and Jenny go over to Mezmer's. But Jenny does not wish to bee seen in public for fear of her bolts being noticed. The cover-up applied to her face is a different shade compared to her white, metallic skin, so Jenny only ends up looking ridiculous and gets snickered at by the customers. After a period of mocking and humiliation, Jenny's voice chip malfunctions, making her voice deeper than usual. Completely embarrassed, Jenny runs off into an alley with a paper bag over her head.
While Brad tries to comfort Jenny, the small robot inside of her body starts messing with her emotions, making Brad believe she's having mood swings. Jenny finally decides to take off the paper bag, only to reveal her deformed face. At the same time, Jenny's body starts to unddergo drastic changes, involving underarm wires to appear (acting as hair), her stomach and chest to grow larger, and her arms becoming bulkier. Even more embarrassed, Jenny flees back home.
The next day, Jenny goes to school for Picture Day, now transformed into a neanderthal-like monster. On her turn for her picture, the flash from the camera causes Jenny to go red-eyed and berserk. The photographer is then revealed as Vexus, who orders, the now mind-controlled Jenny, to destroy the rest of the school. Brad tries to reason with Jenny, but to no avail. Tuck and Dr. Wakeman arrive and try to put Jenny into custody by short-circuiting her by attaching car jumpers to her and a power box. When Tuck tries to reach for the power box, Vexus grabs hold of him, causing him scream. Hearing Tuck's horrified cries, Jenny becomes distracted, allowing for Dr. Wakeman to attach the jumpers onto her.Once the second pair of jumpers were attatched to the power box, Jenny then short-circuits, as planned, completely immobilizing her, and releasing the small robot that was taking control of her. With the robot out of her system, Jenny then reverts back to normal. Vexus releases Tuck in trade for the small robot and escapes.
Brad: (to Jenny) Someone's having mood swings.
Brad: (after Jenny changes more) What's your hurry, Sally--I mean Jenny.
Brad: My only battle today is between my urge to gorge on chocolate and my desire to be zit-free for school photos tomorrow. (sees a huge chocolate bunny) Foul temptress!
Brad: ... and little Sally turns into- uhh ... BIG Sally.
Tuck: Freaks?! Mutants?! Where?!?
Jenny: That's one good thing about being a robot--you never have to worry about breaking out. (A bolt appears on Jenny's face and she looks up) AHHHHHH!
(After Jenny flies off, Jenny looks at the bolt, grabs the wrench and unscrews it. Then she pops it out and when the bolt gets bigger, Jenny puts his hands on her head and falls into bed. Jenny puts her head on the pillow, Jenny begins sobbing as Brad came to Jenny's house with a crying Jenny Wakeman)
Brad: Hey Jenny, what's with the tiny tears?
Jenny: I... I tried to unscrew it, and it just got bigger!
Brad: C'mon! Nothing to freak about.
Jenny: But I'm a menhenious mutant!
- Jenny's transformation is parodying teenagers going through puberty.