Brendon Small, an ambitious eight-year-old filmmaker, shoots movies in his basement with his two best friends, while coming to terms with adolescence, life, and relationships.
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Brendon Small ...
 Brendon Small / ... (52 episodes, 1999-2004)
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 Jason Penopolis / ... (52 episodes, 1999-2004)
Melissa Bardin Galsky ...
 Melissa Robbins / ... (52 episodes, 1999-2004)
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 Ronald Lynch (50 episodes, 1999-2004)
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 Paula Small / ... (47 episodes, 2001-2004)
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TV series about the life of Brendon Small, an eight-year-old visionary who, using his friends Jason and Melissa as actors, have managed to direct over a thousand homemade films. His parents are divorced, but it doesn't feel strange since so many other kids' parents are divorced. His friend Jason actually feels upset because his parents are still together. At school, he is taught soccer by his coach John McGirk, or as he calls him, "that weird Irish guy". Written by radioactive

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Characters Walter and Perry's frequently exchange voices. See more »

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In the third season episode titled "Broken Dreams", the lifeguard calls Mr. Lynch "Donald Lynch". In the same episode, the name "Ronald Lynch" appears printed on Mr. Lynch's personal check (stolen by McGuirk). See more »

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Coach McGuirk: Brendon, Melissa... Jason?
Melissa Robbins: Yeah?
Brendon: Yeah?
Coach McGuirk: Is that his name?
Melissa Robbins: Mmhmm.
Coach McGuirk: A tornado is coming.
Brendon: Coach, are you crying?
Coach McGuirk: No I'm not crying.
Melissa Robbins: Wait, Coach, a tornado is really coming?
Coach McGuirk: Yes, that's what the radio said, "There's a tornado coming." So I'm going to stay down here with the baby; you guys go up stairs and play.
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I can't get enough
24 October 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Although, like many of the posters here, my girlfriend thinks this is the worst show on TV, I can't get enough of it. We get it every night here on teletoon. It does take a bit of getting used to as the show is dialogue based, but it is easily as clever as anything you will see on any episode of Sienfeld. The producer/writer must be a big movie buff as well, because the movies Brendan makes are often parodies of famous movies. There's a lot to enjoy about this show. Why people are so down on it, I'll never know. I say, give it a chance. The early episodes, shot in "squiggle vision" are actually funnier than the newer ones. The animation does take a bit of getting used to, but I don't feel it detracts from the basic genius of the writing.


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