- Jimmy redirects here. For other uses, see Jimmy (disambiguation)
Jimmy has a great imagination and loves to have fun.
- 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.
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.
Following his adventure with Connie in D.C., he returned to Pokenberry Falls with his father. This was likely temporary, however, as Jimmy was living in Parkersburg, New Hampshire by the events of #638: “The Triangled Web, Part 1” and appeared to be back in the Washington scene as of #???: “B-TV: Live!”.
- In Jimmy's first episode, Family Vacation, Part 1, he mentioned that his teacher's name was Mrs. Adams, and he got an ice cream sundae before Whit gave him Whit's Boredom Buster at Whit's End.
- Jimmy tried keeping a journal, but it only appears in a few episodes.
- Jimmy's favorite TV show was Rick Rancid, Private Eye.
- Jimmy's favorite basketball player was Melvin (Lightning) Livingston.
- Jimmy was the captain of the Odyssey Owls basketball team.
- 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.
- In the episode A Good and Faithful Servant, Jimmy tried to get his dad to give him money for buying Zapazoids.
- Jimmy played Juliet in a Shakespeare act at the Annual Fall Festival.
- In the episode Modesty is the Best Policy, Jimmy wanted to get his ears pierced.
- In Two Sides to Every Story, when the Barclay family's television was on fire, Jimmy threw a bucket of water on it.
- 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 Kids' Radio. However, when he recorded an embarrassing secret about Eugene and aired it on Kids' 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.
- Jimmy had an autographed Reggie Jackson baseball glove.
- At one time as an adolescent, Jimmy received a mass of unwanted love letters and poems.
- Jimmy once fell out of the Wonderworld treehouse and ended up in a coma in the episode Someone to Watch Over Me.
- 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.
- At one point, Jimmy revealed that he had a crush on Connie. However, in the episode The Triangled Web, Jimmy also revealed that he had a secret crush on Lucy Cunningham-Schultz since they were children.
- Jimmy works at a TV station as of the time of The Triangled Web.
- Jimmy playing the electric guitar is mentioned in It's a Pokenberry Christmas, Part 1.
- Jimmy once grew a goatee in Living in the Gray, Part 1; however, he was told by a girl he liked that he looked like a purse snatcher, so he shaved it into a soul patch in The Triangled Web, Part 1.
- Jimmy got kicked out of college for poor grades.
- Jimmy once directed a live Christmas Eve show in Unto Us a Child Is Born.
- 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.
- In Pokenberry Falls, R.F.D., Part 2, it is revealed that Jimmy might have a crush on Amy Birch.
- When Jimmy was a little kid, he shoved peas up his nose and had to go to the ER.
- See Barclay quotes.
Jimmy has appeared in the following albums:
- Album 02: The Wildest Summer Ever (2 episodes)
- Album 03: Heroes (2 episodes)
- Album 04: The FUN-damentals (4 episodes)
- Album 05: Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes (3 episodes)
- Album 06: Mission: Accomplished (1 episode)
- Album 07: On Thin Ice (4 episodes)
- Album 08: Beyond Expectations (4 episodes)
- Album 09: Just in Time (3 episodes)
- Album 10: Other Times, Other Places (1 episode)
- Album 11: It's Another Fine Day... (4 episodes)
- Album 13: It All Started When... (1 episode)
- Album 14: Meanwhile, in Another Part of Town (3 episodes)
- Album 15: A Place of Wonder (1 episode)
- Album 16: Flights of Imagination (1 episode)
- Album 17: On Earth as It Is in Heaven (4 episodes)
- Album 18: A Time of Discovery (1 episode)
- Album 19: Passport to Adventure (4 episodes)
- Album 20: A Journey of Choices (2 episodes)
- Album 21: Wish You Were Here! (1 episode)
- Album 22: The Changing Times (3 episodes)
- Album 23: Twists and Turns (1 episode)
- Album 26: Back on the Air (2 episodes)
- Album 31: Days to Remember (2 episodes)
- Album 42: No Way Out (2 episodes)
- Album 50: The Best Small Town (2 episodes)
Jimmy has appeared on the front cover of the following albums:
- Album 10: Other Times, Other Places
- Album 15: A Place of Wonder
- Album 17: On Earth as It Is in Heaven
- Album 18: A Time of Discovery
Jimmy has appeared on the back cover of the following albums: