Monday, April 26th, 1999
s1e1: Get Away From My Mom
Brendon learns the awful truth - that his mom is dating his soccer coach.
Monday, May 3rd, 1999
s1e2: I Don't Do Well in Parent-Teacher Conferences
When Paula discovers that Brendon hasn't done any homework during the year, she is less than eager to attend a parent-teacher conference.
Monday, May 10th, 1999
s1e3: The Art of the Sucker Punch
Brendon challenges the town bully after Jason gets picked on.
Monday, May 17th, 1999
s1e4: Brendon Gets Rabies
The neighbours' cat runs away on Brendon's watch - with dire consequences for both of them.
Monday, May 24th, 1999
Brendon meets Lonnie on a camping trip, and things go well until he is stung by the whimsy of her favour.
Sunday, September 2nd, 2001
s1e6: Director's Cut
Jealousy is the order of the day when Brendon faces a creative rival and Coach McGuirk feels threatened by a likeable assistant coach.
Sunday, September 9th, 2001
s1e7: It Was Supposed to Be Funny
Melissa is furious with Brendon after he takes artistic liberties with a documentary about her grandfather's life.
Sunday, September 16th, 2001
s1e8: Method of Acting
Brendon's acting skills fail his audition for a local play, so he uses his cinematic skills to secure a part. Meanwhile, Paula begins teaching a creative writing class with an eye on at least one student body.
Sunday, September 23rd, 2001
s1e9: Life Through a Fisheye Lens
Brendon believes a fisheye lens with save his stiffly written horror film, but his efforts to get one are frustrated by family cash-flow problems.
Sunday, September 30th, 2001
s1e10: School Nurse
Brendon launches a series of efforts to convince the school nurse that he is ill and should be sent home.
Sunday, September 30th, 2001
s1e11: Mortgages & Marbles
Josie's trip to the hospital inspires the subject of Brendon's extra-credit educational film about the hazards of putting marbles in your nose.
Sunday, October 7th, 2001
s1e12: Law and Boarder
Faulted for a bike-riding accident, Brendon is ordered by the court to write an essay about breaking the law. The film he makes instead - a smear piece on the drivers who hit him - does not impress the judge.
Sunday, October 7th, 2001
s1e13: Brendon's Choice
After Brendon, Jason and Melissa win first prize in a local film festival, Channel 1 does a story on them; and an offhand remark by the reporter stirs Brendon's curiosity about his father.
Sunday, January 6th, 2002
Melissa and Jason help Brendon run for office against the previously undefeated Thurman Thackery. Unsolicited help from the school bully, Shannon, raises questions about the fairness of the campaign. Also: Coach McGuirk gives stand-up comedy a try.
Sunday, January 13th, 2002
s2e2: Identifying a Body
Brendon is doing a good job trying to raise money for the school walk-a-thon, but Coach McGuirk is doing a better job spending it. No worries! Coach's long-lost Uncle Pedro has died and left something for him in his will.
Sunday, January 20th, 2002
Believing they are in a creative rut, the kids agree to take a hiatus. Brendon reluctantly agrees to film Duane's band rehearsal and meets Cynthia, an older choreographer. Coach McGuirk and Mr. Lynch plan a trip to Cancun, while Paula is the victim of budget cuts at her school.
Sunday, January 27th, 2002
s2e4: Business & Pleasure
The young filmmakers are filming a new movie about a blind date. Unfortunatly, Jason keeps budding into the scene at the wrong time, which screws everything up. Then Jason invites Brendon to come over to his house for a sleep over. Brendon agrees, but only on one condition; they can't talk about buisness. Jason then bluntly brings up the subject at the sleep over, so Brendon leaves. At 4 AM, Jason calls Brendon... When Brendon shows up late at soccer practice, Coach McGurk grows concerned and then believes that Brendon is doing drugs. He trys to make the soccer team intervine, but only ends up making a fool of himself. Oh, and Jon also makes Brendon clean up a dog's crap. Brendon changes the script for the blind date movie, so that Jason is a main charecter. Melissa doesn't like this, and Paula makes Brendon change the script again. So the finished product has Jason and Melissa being the main charecters, and Brendon being the waiter. Meanwhile, Erik attempts to help Paula get a job. Sh
Sunday, February 3rd, 2002
s2e5: The Party
The kids are invited to Fenton Muley's birthday party. Brendon has been asked to make a special film for the occasion, but has a hard time praising Fenton since he can't stand him.
Sunday, February 10th, 2002
Brendon and Scab are trying to make a score for a sequence in the Starboy movie, when the old choreograhpher stops by to pick up her bag. Brendon suggests that sometime they should do something. She says to call her when he thinks of something. Brendon, Melissa, and Jason are hanging out at Jason's parent's country club, and Jason tells Brendon he should take her to the country club and order food with his account number, so Brendon does that; both of them sit in the kiddie pool because Brendon didn't want her hair to get wet. Well, someone does a cannonball so it does get wet, then Brendon orders sandwhichs with Jason's account, so the club's personal find out and everything goes wrong, resulting in the choreographer hating Brendon. Meanwhile, Paula goes to a new job interview; actually, she has to take a computer typing test before she gets the job. She lyes to a man that she is excellent at typing, so after she fails the test (due to pressure), she asks to reschedule it because of "
Sunday, February 17th, 2002
Brendon spends the weekend with his father and his father's girlfriend, Linda, who turns out to be a very unpleasant person. Coach McGuirk, meanwhile, plays big brother to a student who is prone to sickness.
Sunday, February 24th, 2002
Brendon goes to family therapy with Andrew and Linda to learn 'gentle talk.'Brendon doesn't like the therapy, and when the therapist begins to analyze his movies, he likes it even less.
Sunday, March 3rd, 2002
s2e9: Class Trip
A class trip to a hotel provides a great opportunity for some 'on location'footage. It sounds like a great plan until Paula is asked to chaperone the trip with Mr. Lynch. Coach McGuirk has to get a second job to pay for damages resulting from a fight with the office coffeemaker.
Sunday, March 10th, 2002
Mr. Lynch is tutoring Brendon, who is failing History. His lack of historical perspective is evident through his movies, which star the evil George Washington, the evil Picasso and the evil Annie Oakley.
Sunday, March 17th, 2002
s2e11: Writer's Block
The school writing fair is one week away and Brendon is suffering a bad case of writer's block! Melissa and Jason put pressure on him to no avail, but they end up being a hit anyway. Paula is inspired by the pep talk she gives Brendon and gets back to her writing roots.
Sunday, March 24th, 2002
s2e12: Pizza Club
Paula tries to get a role in one of Brendon's films about a little girl named Little Malooloo who has two fathers. McGuirk feels left out by the regular pizza club meetings that Brendon has with his dad.
Sunday, March 31st, 2002
s2e13: The Wedding
The big day is here: Brendon's dad is marrying his girlfriend. A rash is slowly covering Brendon's body, but otherwise he's doing okay. Paula's friend Stephanie is in town for the wedding and takes a liking to Coach McGuirk.
Sunday, August 4th, 2002
s3e1: Shore Leave
Erik is worried that Melissa doesn't have enough friends who are girls so he enrolls her in The Fairy Princesses. Meanwhile, Brendon gets invited to spend the weekend with Fenton, whom he didn't even know he was friends with. Both Brendon and Melissa have what they consider to be the worst weekends of their lives.
Sunday, August 11th, 2002
s3e2: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
A kitchen fire at the Smalls is nothing compared to the flaring tempers triggered when both of Paula's newly separated parents move in. To make matters worse, Coach McGuirk volunteers to 'renovate'the kitchen. Meanwhile, Brendon, Jason and Melissa make a crime drama called 'Mulligan and Winooski'about two cops.
Sunday, August 18th, 2002
s3e3: Bad Influences
The camera does add 10 pounds, but so does bingeing on junk food. Brendon and Jason are gaining weight at an alarming rate, so in order break the 'fat-enabling'cycle, they decide never to see each other again.
Wednesday, August 28th, 2002
s3e4: Improving Your Life Through Improv
Brendon gets caught making fun of another kid at school and as a result, Mr. Lynch sends everyone to sensitivity training on a Saturday. There they learn the value of really bad improv games and experience the song 'No Skin Off My Ass.'Also: Paula secretly enters one of Brendon's movies in a contest.
Sunday, October 6th, 2002
s3e5: Four's Company
Melissa gets a new French-accented boyfriend, and Brendon and Jason get jealous when her love life starts to interfere with their busy production schedule--and the casting of their Susan B. Anthony biopic. Meanwhile, Coach McGuirk transforms into to a social planner.
Sunday, October 13th, 2002
Brendon, Jason and Melissa are performing the musical 'King Arthur Meets Robin Hood'at a medieval fair organized by Mr. Lynch. Tensions soon arise between the fair and the sci-fi convention next door. Can Brendon bring peace to the warring factions? Also, can Coach McGuirk stay in character as a medieval blacksmith?
Sunday, October 20th, 2002
s3e7: My Cheatin' Heart
Brendon has trouble convincing Jason and Melissa to make their latest film backwards, a la 'Memento.' Meanwhile, Brendon is forced to work on his golf game after his dad pressures him into playing a round with an important client. Coach McGuirk gives Brendon some valuable golf advice: cheat.
Sunday, October 27th, 2002
The kids ignore the fact that they have no musical experience or talent and decide to start a band, recording their first single, 'Freaky Outie.'At the same time, Duane enters a guitar contest where he will face his archrival, Jimmy Monet.
Sunday, November 3rd, 2002
s3e9: Storm Warning
Coach McGuirk tries to convince Paula to pose as his fiance while his sister visits. Meanwhile, Paula needs to get her novel to her agent before he goes on vacation. On the filmmaking front, the kids try to decide whether they want to make a mockumentary about making a movie or a mock, making-of-a-mockumentary movie or just a movie.
Sunday, November 10th, 2002
s3e10: Time to Pay the Price
Brendon, Jason and Melissa get in BIG trouble at school and have to go to a 'scared straight'program at the local prison. Meanwhile, Paula stumbles across a huge pile of the kids' old movies and incredibly, she watches them. What's more, she discovers an odd motif that runs through every film.
Sunday, November 17th, 2002
s3e11: Broken Dreams
In a suspicious coincidence, Melissa and Jason each break their arms. This may affect the current film in production, but Brendon is also worried that he is dumb, or at the very least, that Melissa is smarter than he is. Meanwhile, McGuirk wants desperately to become a lifeguard.
Sunday, November 24th, 2002
The kids decide to run away to Europe and become ex-patriot artists, but find their plan is a little lost at sea. Back home, McGuirk's car breaks down and he has no money to fix it. He asks Tom Wilsonberg, author of 'Starting Early: The New World of Corporate Kids,'for financial advice. Tom's answer? Gambling.
Sunday, May 25th, 2003
s3e13: Coffins & Cradles
The kids are preparing for Halloween, Linda (Brendon's new stepmother) is preparing to have a baby, and Coach McGuirk is preparing to have the romantic night of his life. Despite all this, no one is prepared when things start to go wrong.
Tuesday, November 11th, 2003
s4e1: Everybody's Entitled To My Opinion
Brendon begins writing reviews for a movie website called movie-winner-or-weiner.com. Jason and Melissa are excited because Brendon gets passes for all of them to see the premiere of 'All That Violence'. Meanwhile, Coach McGuirk wreaks havoc because he's finally got a friend 'on the inside'.
Sunday, January 11th, 2004
Brendon, Jason, and Melissa attend a performing arts camp where they learn that they actually know very little about the performing arts. Meanwhile Coach McGuirk is forced to flee from a crazed group of crying men who want to hug him.
Sunday, January 18th, 2004
s4e3: Bye, Bye, Greasy
Brendon is chosen to direct the school musical 'Bye Bye Greasy'. Everyone gets involved, including Fenton (lights), Paula (sets), Coach McGuirk (with a special incentive), and Shannon (the school bully who appreciates singing and dancing).
Sunday, January 25th, 2004
s4e4: The Heart Smashers
Brendon is trying to finish an underwater movie about a Mighty Septopus, Fenton Mewlys gets in the way with his stuck-up fits of frustration. Meanwhile, Paula has trouble breaking up with her new boyfreind, and Coach McGurk joins a training facility, but decides to only work on the Pec Flexor.
Sunday, February 8th, 2004
s4e5: The Wizard's Baker
The kids run out of funds to complete their most ambitious film yet, a medieval rock opera. While Brendon is dying to get out of what he sees as the worst film he's ever made, Jason and Melissa go door-to-door for finishing funds. Brendon sneaks off to join the Skunk Scouts, hoping to recapture what's left of his childhood.
Sunday, February 15th, 2004
Brendon, Jason and Melissa try their hand at a Hitchcock-style thriller. They want to get into a film festival run by a local video store clerk. Coach McGuirk spends all his time at a diner, trying to woo a roller-skating waitress/actress named Fred. Meanwhile, Paula tries to get a refund from her hairdresser.
Sunday, February 22nd, 2004
Brendon gets in trouble for making a movie about a foul-mouthed robot. The neighborhood kids love it; the parents hate it, and Paula orders Brendon to re-shoot and make a G-rated version. Meanwhile, Melissa gets jealous when her dad, Erik, wants to date a woman from his journal writing class.
Sunday, February 29th, 2004
s4e8: Honkey Magoo
Life turns upside-down for Brendon, Jason and Melissa when they find a lost puppy, which Brendon names Honkey Magoo. The hyper puppy quickly runs out of friends after wrecking Paula's house, ruining the kids' movie, chasing off Mr. Lynch's cats and turning Jason's new parakeet against him.
Sunday, March 7th, 2004
s4e9: Those Bitches Tried to Cheat Me
Jason falls for a fifth grader, but he can't get beyond that awkward, initial 'stalking'phase. He asks Brendon for help, but Brendon has bigger problems: after cheating on a test, he's being blackmailed by Jr. Adelberg, Walter and Perry. Melissa, feeling left out, helps Coach McGuirk cheat in traffic school.
Sunday, March 14th, 2004
s4e10: Cho & Amy Lee
When Brendon scores a lucky goal in a soccer game, he runs a foul of Cho, the best goalie in the league. Jason thinks Cho's a bully, Melissa thinks he's hot, but Brendon is caught up in the middle of doing nice things for people and changing their lives.
Sunday, March 21st, 2004
s4e11: Definite Possible Murder
Brendon, laid-up in his room with a broken leg, thinks that the man who just moved in next door may be a murderer. McGuirk trains to become a bartender.
Sunday, March 28th, 2004
s4e12: Temporary Blindness
Brendon, Jason and Melissa are assigned a family tree project in school. The assignment brings up issues that none of the kids feel like dealing with, namely--their families. Meanwhile Coach McGuirk gets laser eye surgery to correct his vision, and becomes an occasionally blind possible prophet.
Sunday, April 4th, 2004
s4e13: Focus Grill
The kids test their latest film in front of a rather hostile focus group. Meanwhile Coach McGuirk helps Paula pick out and assemble an extremely large grill for the Small family.
s0e1: Brendon Plays Guitar & Louren Bouchard
s0e2: Animatics, Baby Pranks, Brendon Small
s0e3: H. Jon Benjamin
Interview with H. Jon Benjamin. Jon does the voices of Jason and Coach McGuirk.
s0e4: Loren Bouchard, H. Jon Benjamin & Brendon Small
s0e6: Season 2 Disc 1
s0e7: Season 2 Disc 2
s0e8: Season 2 Disc 3
s0e9: Animatics #1 - Season 3
s0e10: Animatics #2 - Season 3
s0e11: Animatics #3 - Season 3
s0e12: Animatics #4 - Season 3
s0e13: Animatics #5 - Season 3