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Jackie Khones
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Nickname: Señor Khones, Senor Jackie
Gender: Male
Age: N/A
Species: Imaginary Friend
Eye color:      
Creator: Unnamed creator seen in Good Wilt Hunting.
First appearance: "House of Bloo's"
Voiced by: Phil LaMarr

Jackie Khones is a green, one foot tall, one-eyed stick figure in the Cartoon Network animated series Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends voiced by Phil LaMarr.

Character

His name is a spoonerism and inside joke on the name of Khaki Jones, an former Cartoon Network executive who was in charge of the production of Foster's. Jackie first appeared in the pilot movie House of Bloo's, offering some comments of some of the residents of the home. We did not know the character's name until the Season Four episodes "Setting A President" in which his first name was given, and "Cuckoo For Coco Cards," where his full name was revealed.

Jackie had been a background player until Season Five's debut episode Cheese A Go-Go, where he successfully won a lawsuit against Madame Foster over a tuna sandwich, albeit due to Frankie Foster failing to testify on behalf of the latter. This has become his trademark as it were, the love of a sandwich, so much that stealing one of his sandwiches is considered a death wish (episode Bad Dare Day). In Better Off Ed he lets Eduardo make a sandwich as payment for helping him in a scheme, and was the featured friend in the Season Six premiere story, Jackie Khones and the Case of the Overdue Library Crook, where he parodied Mike Hammer and other hard-boiled gumshoes, trying to help Mac discover who stole his library card and used it to borrow a long-overdue book. His daily detective pay is two sandwiches. It turns out it was Jackie himself that did the deed, and decided from then on to ask for payment of sandwiches in advance in the future. In the later episodes his gastronomic love for food is expanded to hot dogs - in the second Bloo Superdude episode he tricks Bloo into stealing Duchess' stack of hot dogs, calling them "sweet Ambrosia", and in Bad Dare Day he refuses the dare to eat a hot dog without mustard.

His creator, although never really referenced or even named in the series, is shown (in Good Wilt hunting) as being a slightly overweight, glasses wearing, serious and shy looking female, which could explain in a somewhat funny way most of the physical behavioral exhibited by Jackie like a really thin body, a strong affirmative voice, somewhat stubborn selfish manners and the ability to see with only one eye. In fact, it is a clever reference to social pressure and strereotype that young teenage girls usually experiment going throughout childhood and young adult life. Jackie and his creator is another fine example of Foster's strong and subtly imaginative colorful satyrical painting of a more down to earth reality, showing a girl who creates a friend aimed at balancing her perceived shortcomings. She's even shown in a dress with the same color than Jackie, a dual green pattern.

Love Life

He also has a love interest, which was seen first in The Little Peas, namely the pink squirrel friend Fluffer Nutter, who was his secretary in Overdue Library Crook.

Trivia

  • He is based upon Jackie Chiles: a popular Seinfeld Character.
  • According to his Coco Card, Jackie is 12 inches, or 1 foot, and weighs 8 ounces. Also, it says that he likes/dislikes "stuff" and "other stuff"; also, he is described as a Blunt, Succinct One-Eyed Visionary.
  • Jackie's name is a pun on "Khaki Jones," the executive in charge of production for Cartoon Network on the series.
  • As the series continued and Jackie was featured more often, he "became this deep complicated character" and a backstory was created for him:
    • "It was 1982 and Billy Dee Williams just found out that he was going to get to pilot the Falcon in Jedi and realized he was in need of a co-pilot. So he thought long and hard about who his ‘Chewy’ might be and in a flash of inspiration he created his own hairy friend, Jackie Khones. The two were a powerful duo and they were set to take on the galaxy but unfortunately it wasn't to be. George Lucas was tight with this guy called Nien Numb and the rest is history. The let down caused Jackie to fall into the dark side of Hollywood where he lived a fast, wild and dangerous life before stumbling into Foster's one day. Jackie claims that there's test footage of he and Billy blasting through hyper space but I've yet to see it."
  • He also looks very similar to Plankton from SpongeBob SquarePants[1]
  • Jackie seems to have a thing for blaxploitation films. In Nightmare on Wilson Way he wears a Halloween costume inspired by the outrageous fashion of pimps in blaxploitation films like The Mack (1974) or Willie Dynamite (1974). Jackie Khones and the Case of the Overdue Library Crook features a scene refferencing the iconic theme song from Shaft (1971). His room, seen in the second Bloo Superdude episode, also refferences the funky lifestyle of blaxploitation films.
  • In the episode "Bad Dare Day" Before Wilt does the dare of eating Jackie's sandwich, he explains that it's not a dare and is in fact, a death wish.
  • His golden trading card statistics in the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Leapter game are:
    • Height: 12 inches or 1 foot tall.
    • Is a one-eyed visionary.
    • Has been known to say, "Booyah!"
    • Speaks the truth.

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