Originally, the show Jimmy Two-Shoes was intended to be targeted at a more mature audience. It's initial conception centered around the idea of Jimmy, a well-mannered, do-gooder kid who died in an accident, and was sent to Hell.
Little is known about what the show would do with this concept other than provide mature comedy. The main sources of information for the initial premise are from concept art, rumors, and staff claims. The details herein are ones which attempt to focus on critically analyzing the concept art, and the comments of those who worked on the show.
Initial Premise EditExactly how Jimmy met his end is unknown -- but it's often believed that Jimmy was run over by a bus. Regardless how he died, the decision of his after life was accidentally chosen to be Hell. As Hell is often depicted as a place of eternal damnation for very bad people, Jimmy, being an overly optimistic and innocent young boy, would be very out of place. Specifically, Jimmy would seem to be the only good and happy person in the underworlds' population.
From early concept art, it was postulated that such denizens would likely consist of:
- Pirates & Vikings
- Sock Burglars & Bandits
- Crusaders from the holy wars
- Evil / Mad Scientists & Monsters
- Corrupt Business Men / Wealthy Capitalists
- Serial Killers
- Even perhaps the inclusion of famous ones (Ex. The clown [bottom] could depict John Wayne Gacy)
- Famous horrors from horror movies (Ex. Jason from "Halloween")
- Fascist Dictators (Ex. Hitler)
- And hellish creatures such as Demons and Imps
One of his main method's of doing so is exploiting the fact that he, like the rest of the people in hell, are 'undead'. Meaning any and all damage sustained by the cast would only inflict pain, including those which would be fatal. Should a character 'die', from their injuries, they would be brought back to life in hell. Jimmy uses this gimmick to entertain himself, and others by hurting / exploiting injuries on his body in amusing ways.
Main Characters Edit
Personality wise, Jimmy seems largely unchanged from his early concept, and his depiction in the aired show. There are a few noticeable differences, but most of which consist of the changes in Jimmy's attire, other than his 'undead' ability. Concept art and model sheets depict Jimmy wearing a light gray dress shirt, a dark gray bow-tie, brown slacks and pointy dress shoes. Additionally, no detail is present in Jimmy's ears.
Lucifer (Lucy) Edit
Jimmy would often be seen as a nuisance to Hell's ruler: Lucifer (nicknamed 'Lucy'). As to his design, Lucy makes the underworld a place of eternal suffering and misery; those who were sent to Hell, were determined to deserve punishment for their sins.
This behavior is similar to his depiction in the aired show: ruler of Miseryville, and CEO of Misery Inc - distributor of horrible and nasty products to make the population miserable.
(Aside): As Jimmy was sent to Hell, Lucy's under the impression Jimmy did something in his life that was worthy of sin, and deserves his sentence. It's probable however, that the initial conception had both Jimmy and Lucy have no knowledge that Jimmy's sentence was accidental. With this, and Jimmy's extraordinarily happy attitude, its no wonder that Jimmy seems almost impossible to displease, despite all that Hell has to offer to make one miserable.
To combat Jimmy's overwhelming positive nature, Lucy instructs Heloise, the spirit of a serial killer and Jimmy's neighbour, to torture him. Even with her horrible, endless attempts to make him miserable, Heloise wouldn't stop Jimmy from making fun of every situation he was thrown in. Eventually, Heloise would develop a crush on Jimmy, and often switch between loving and torturing him.
This behavior is also similar to her depiction in the aired show, discounting her origin as a serial killer, and adding her hyper intelligence and her position at Misery Inc.
As of this posting, no early concept art, model sheet, or comment by a creator has been found to confirm that Beezy was a planned character during this stage in the show's development.
There is no knowledge of any story that was planned to structure the series. It's existence is probable, but it's likely the current show reflects what early episodes were planned to be: Miscellaneous adventures featuring graphic humour, with possible satire and thought-provoking themes.
Through very few known images, the gradual change from the early concept themes to the final concept can be seen. Early promotional images and character shots show Jimmy wearing his finalized attire, with early designs of other characters.
Most of these pictures are very small changes to the look of other characters, and they neither fully confirm nor disconfirm the possibility that the show changed from the mature themes.
Beezy's Appearance Edit
Beezy makes an appearance in this image, which explains that he was designed as a character to be along side Jimmy and Heloise in this development stage. Yet this does not confirm that Beezy was planned during the earlier stages -- when Jimmy wore is older attire. It also doesn't exactly confirm that his personality shown in the final show would be the same, as with the rest of the cast.