- 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 Barclay has appeared in the following albums:
- Family Portraits
- The Lost Episodes (4 episodes)
- Album 01: The Adventure Begins
- Album 02: The Wildest Summer Ever (2 episodes)
- Album 03: Heroes (2 episodes)
- Album 04: FUN-damentals (4 episodes)
- Album 05: Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes (3 episodes)
- Album 06: Mission: Accomplished (1 episode)
- Album 07: On Thin Ice (6 episodes)
- Album 08: Beyond Expectations (5 episodes)
- Album 09: Just in Time (5 episodes)
- Album 10: Other Times, Other Places (1 episode)
- Album 11: It’s Another Fine Day...
- Album 12: At Home and Abroad
- Album 13: It All Started When... (1 episode)
- Album 14: Meanwhile, in Another Part of Town (3 episodes)
- Album 15: A Place of Wonder (2 episodes)
- Album 16: Flights of Imagination (2 episodes)
- 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 24: Risks and Rewards
- Album 25: Darkness Before Dawn
- Album 26: Back on the Air (2 episodes)
- Album 27: The Search for Whit
- Album 28: Welcome Home!
- Album 29: Signed, Sealed and Committed
- Album 30: Through Thick and Thin
- Album 31: Days to Remember (2 episodes)
- Album 32: Hidden Treasures
- Album 33: Virtual Realities
- Album 34: In Your Wildest Dreams
- Album 35: The Big Picture
- Album 36: Danger Signals
- Album 37: Countermoves
- Album 38: Battle Lines (1 episode)
- Album 39: Friends, Family, and Countrymen
- Album 40: Out of Control
- Album 41: In Hot Pursuit
- Album 42: No Way Out (2 episodes)
- Album 43: Along for the Ride
- Album 44: Eugene Returns!
- Album 45: Lost and Found
- Album 46: A Date with Dad (and Other Calamities)
- Album 47: Into the Light
- Album 48: Moment of Truth
- Album 49: The Sky’s the Limit
- Album 50: The Best Small Town (2 episodes)
- The Truth Chronicles
- Passages: Darien’s Rise
- Album 51: Take it From the Top
- Album 52: Cause and Effect
- Album 53: The Green Ring Conspiracy
- Album 54: Clanging Cymbals...and the Meaning of God's Love
- Album 55: The Deep End
- Album 56: The Grand Design
- Album 57: A Call to Something More
- Album 58: The Ties That Bind
- Album 59: Taking the Plunge
- Album 60: Head Over Heels
- Album 61: Without a Hitch
- Album 62: Let’s Put on a Show!
- Album 63: Up in the Air
- Album 64: Under the Surface
- Album 65: Expect the Unexpected
- Album 66: Trial by Fire
- Album 67: More Than Meets the Eye
- Album 68: Out of the Blue
- Album 69: Best Kept Secrets
- Album 70: Finding a Way
Jimmy Barclay has appeared in the following club seasons:
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 1
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 2
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 3
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 4
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 5
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 6
- 30th Birthday Live Show (album)
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 7
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 8
- Aventuras en Odisea: Volumen 1
- Aventuras en Odisea: Volumen 2 (1 episode)
- Aventuras en Odisea: Volumen 3 (5 episodes)
- Hope in Trying Times
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 1 Soundtrack
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 2 Soundtrack
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 3 Soundtrack
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 4 Soundtrack
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 5 Soundtrack
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 6 Soundtrack
- The Officer Harley Collection
Jimmy Barclay has appeared on the front cover of the following albums: