Jimmy Barclay

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Jimmy has a great imagination and loves to have fun.

Family

Main article: Barclay family

Jimmy's parents are George and Mary Barclay. He has two siblings, Donna and Stewart Reed. His Grandfather is Grandpa Barclay. In his life, they have had one cat, Ferguson (who was given to Donna by her friend Karen Crosby before Karen died from cancer), and a dog, named Normal. It is also mentioned that he has a deceased Great-Grandmother Benson in Family Vacation, Part 1.

Personality

Jimmy is typically adolescent in his outlook on life. He’s had a difficult time with growing up and dealing with the new realm of teenage problems. He’s also a cynic, often directing wisecracks at his family. But he is deeply devoted to his family and a “Barclay" through and through. He loves to play "Zapazoids."

In the two-part series Living in the Gray, Connie discovers that Jimmy's really been living a double life. He tells his family and friends that he works for a big local newspaper and is making good money, but in reality, he's almost a vagrant, relying on his employer for housing, and works for a small tabloid.

Trivia

  • Jimmy tried keeping a journal, but it only appears in a few episodes.
  • Jimmy's favorite TV show was Rick Ranson, Private Eye.
  • Jimmy's basketball number was #12 since he was seven.
  • In the episode The Prodigal, Jimmy, Jimmy got a C- on a spelling test, ran away from home and spent all of his money on arcade games.
  • In the episode And When You Pray..., Jimmy prayed for a bike and got one from Grandpa Barclay (who mentioned that he found an old bike that used to belong to Jimmy's father George in the garage and thought Jimmy would like to have it).
  • Jimmy got sent to the Principal's office for getting in a shoving match.
  • Jimmy played Juliet in a Shakespeare act at the Annual Fall Festival.
  • After hearing the story of Gideon, Jimmy used his sweater as fleece to see if the Barclay family should move to Washington, D.C.
  • Jimmy cleaned the Little Theater at Whit's End to get $15 dollars.
  • In A Tongue of Fire, Jimmy had his own broadcast called The Jimmy Barclay Show on KYDS Radio. However, when he recorded an embarrassing secret about Eugene and aired it on KYDS Radio, he had to learn a lesson in controlling the tongue when he was pulled off the air and then heard Cryin' Bryan Dern making fun of him on The Cryn' Bryan Dern Show.
  • Jimmy started babysitting Lawrence Hodges in Wonderworld, and then became friends with him, even though Lawrence is quite a bit younger than him.
  • Jimmy wanted to buy a pair of $125 Jordo tennis shoes.
  • At one time as an adolescent, Jimmy received a mass of unwanted love letters and poems.
  • Jimmy's earlobes turn red when he is mad.
  • In one scene of The Vow, Jimmy played basketball with his shorts.
  • When Jimmy was seven, there was a woodpecker in his garage for about a year that pecked all night long and made him dream about typewriters.
  • When his dad lost his job, Jimmy took on a paper route in order to help his family with a little extra income.
  • Jimmy has aspired to many vocations over the series, including an actor, a paramedic and a preacher.
  • Jimmy's name was a purposeful reference to Jimmy Stewart in the film "It's a Wonderful Life." In fact, the names of the entire Barclay family were references to that film, as revealed in an interview released on CD. Numerous other It’s a Wonderful Life References appear throughout AIO.
  • Jimmy got kicked out of college for poor grades.
  • Jimmy is the only Barclay child whose middle name is unknown.
  • In Point of No Return, Jimmy had dreams of being a rock-and-roll singer, and tried smoking his best friend's father's cigar.
  • When Jimmy was a little kid, he shoved peas up his nose and had to go to the ER.

Quotes

See Barclay quotes.

Album Appearances

Jimmy has appeared in the following albums:

Jimmy has appeared on the front cover of the following albums:

Jimmy has appeared on the back cover of the following albums:

Episodes

Jimmy Barclay is voiced by David Griffin, has appeared in 69 episodes, and has received an average user rating of 89.4%.

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