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  —Jerry Citizen  

Jerry Citizen is a retired Spanish teacher who temporarily taught at Jerome Horwitz Elementary School.

His alter ego is Judge J.O.R.T.S, a character from a comic George and Harold made for him to cheer him up. The character became a reality when Jerry found an alien robe while looking for a way to obtain superpowers.


Jerry has a much different personality than the typical teacher in Jerome Horwitz Elementary. Instead of being a child-hating, despicable person, he's a clumsy, awkward guy you just can't help but feel bad for.

One of his most noticeable traits include his enthusiastic though sometimes dramatic reactions, hence leading to a common phrase he shouts: "WHY??"

When something doesn't go as planned for him, he tends to put himself down in a dramatic way. George and Harold almost stopped feeling bad for him because of this, and straight up told him he wasn't cut out to be a superhero. However, they immediately felt bad for him again when he burst out in tears upon hearing that statement.


The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants[]

Jerry only appears in the episode, "The Jarring Jerkiness of Judge J.O.R.T.S.."

Thinking he's like the majority of the teachers, George and Harold set up a chain-reaction prank before he enters the room.

When Jerry enters the class, he introduces himself as Señor Citizen and mentions he wears shorts because of a skin condition. He then unknowingly activates the prank by lifting his coffee mug, thus causing a fishing rod to snag his pants and suspend him from the ceiling. He begins to cry and confesses his name isn't actually Señor Citizen, but rather just plain Jerry Citizen. Jerry cries about how he's a failure and doesn't amount to anything in life, and that Mr. Krupp only hired him because he'd literally hire anyone to do the job. He also doesn't even speak Spanish.

George and Harold's excitement immediately turns to guilt, and they apologize and offer to make up for the prank as they hadn't known he was nicer than the other teachers. Jerry mentions he likes comic books. The boys are immediately enlightened by that statement and go right towards making their next comic, Captain Underpants and the Jaw-Dropping Justice of Judge J.O.R.T.S. . Upon reading it, Jerry feels inspired for once in his life and sets off to become a superhero.