“Yo-yo! Everyone got the fever? I've always got it! That's because the dance floor's hot!”
Jimmy T. (the T. standing for Thang) is a major human character in the WarioWare series. He is an obsessive disco-dancer with a big blue afro wig and a mustache that resembles musical notes. He enjoys dancing at nightclubs, particularly Club Sugar. Jimmy currently resides in Diamond City. He first appeared in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! as one of Wario's friends who helped him produce microgames.
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
First of all, Jimmy T. can be seen in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!'s intro, called by Wario to join his "company" WarioWare, Inc. and to produce microgames for his upcoming game. Like Wario's other friends in Diamond City, Jimmy agrees.
In his own story, Jimmy frequents Club Sugar. There, he dances to disco music and takes out his ringing cell phone. When the show's over, he leaves the club walking past people, using his cell phone to listen to another ringtone, this time a dog's barking.
Jimmy also makes a short appearance in the game's ending story. In the WarioWare headquarters, Wario states his employees won't get any profit from the game they made and then escapes. Jimmy is shocked, but like the other employees except for Mona, he doesn't chase after Wario.
Jimmy T. is featured in three unlockable minigames in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!. A tiny Jimmy appears in a two-player minigame called VS Chiritorie. Sometimes he wanders over the screen and holds up the vacuum cleaner that touches him and withdraws already sucked in paper wads. In the minigame taken from Mario Paint, Fly Swatter, the red Koopa Troopa appearing in the congratulations sequence has been replaced by Jimmy. The minigame Paper Plane features him as the very first character looking through a window and telling the current flight time.
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!
In WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!, it is revealed that he had a girlfriend, who dumped him because she thought that he enjoyed dancing more than spending time with her. In Club Sugar, she asks him if he liked her or dancing more. But shortly after that, Jimmy starts to dance and so the woman says goodbye. The dancer bursts into tears and claims that the rhythm made him do it.
Jimmy T. is one of the ten selectable characters in the multiplayer games in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!.
Jimmy's parents, Papa and Mama T., are introduced in WarioWare: Twisted!. They dance along with their son at Club Sugar. While the family's still on the dance floor, the club owner Sugar tells the Thangs that the dinner they ordered is ready. However, instead of eating, the dancers play around with their cell phones. For instance, Jimmy's parents photograph him with their phones while he poses with the cutlery in his hands. Annoyed by that, Sugar says that their dinner is getting cold, but the family doesn't respond. Finally, the club owner tells Jimmy and his parents to leave Club Sugar and closes the club.
In WarioWare: Touched!, a speaker announces "Jimmy's Showtime" at Club Sugar. Jimmy appears on the dance floor as usual and receives the applause of the public. First, he summons his parents, then his younger siblings Jamie and James T.. The family starts choreographed dancing, though an orange bug, Scratchy the 'Fro Bug, flies through Club Sugar aiming for Jimmy's wig. It flies right into the wig and disturbs Jimmy, his afro now "itches like mad". Although, it seems that the other Thangs think that Jimmy's hectic moves are just another dance. At this point, the player has to help him by scratching the beetle with the stylus, helping it escape. After, Jimmy continues dancing with his family then they all take their cell phones out once again.
After the show's end, the Thang family walk through the streets of Diamond City at night. Scratchy, now with a bandage on its head, reappears and flies into Jimmy's wig. Repeated, his family think that his fit of rage is a dance.
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
In WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Jimmy walks down to Club Sugar with an umbrella on a rainy day . He sees a soaked cat, and decides to give the cat the umbrella. Later, the cat, along with a lot of other cats, follow Jimmy and imitate his dance movements. Jimmy and the cats dance awhile and when they finally reach Club Sugar, they dance more on the dance floor.
Finished dancing, the cats walk out, each saying "meow." Suddenly, the pitied cat gives the umbrella back to Jimmy.
At the end of Jimmy P.'s story, which is extremely similar to Jimmy T.'s story, Jimmy T. pats on Jimmy P.'s shoulder. The two dancers face each other. It isn't known what happens next.
Game & Wario
Jimmy T. is also seen in the Bowling minigame, as a bowling pin (like most other characters in the game).
Jimmy T. comes with his own set of microgames in all games of the WarioWare series, except for WarioWare: Smooth Moves.
For WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, Jimmy created microgames of the Sports genre. As its name implies, all games involve some kind of sports. He also provides two remixes, meaning that he provides mixes of the microgames of other characters. WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! does also feature Jimmy's sports microgames, plus a multiplayer game made by him, Survival Fever. Instead of sports, it features Jimmy's favorite activity, dancing.
Jimmy's microgames in WarioWare: Twisted!, involve a particular style of gameplay rather than a specific visual theme, which was also continued for the next games in the series until WarioWare: D.I.Y.. In this game, his set of microgames is called Big Tipper and requires large spins.
In WarioWare: Touched!, the name of Jimmy's set of microgames is Dance Club Rub and involves rubbing with the Stylus.
WarioWare: Smooth Moves is the only game that doesn't feature microgames of him. Instead of that, he provides a mix of microgames of other characters again, like Jimmy P. also does. And it starts at Level 2 instead of Level 1.
Jimmy's five microgames in WarioWare: Snapped! require the player's acting skills. He puts photos taken of the player into a comic strip after the end of his stage.
In WarioWare: D.I.Y., Jimmy returns to his original role and hosts a set of new Sports microgames again.
Profile page from the WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Micro Games$! manual
Hey, hey! It's Jimmy T.! Big moves, bigger wigs, and only the biggest sports games! To boogie with me, you gotta send me cell-mail. And you? You say that you and Wario are really tight? That's cool! C'mon, let's hit my favourite disco and get funky 'till dawn! I know Wario looks offbeat, but he and I go way back. Plus, he always sends me cell-mail!
Profile Information from WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!
Website Bio from WarioWare: Touched!
"Put on your dancin' shoes and join the disco king for a rub, rub, rubdown down at Club Sugar."
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Sticker Information
Game & Wario character card
-Groovy dancer with a sweet afro