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Home Movies (1999–2004)

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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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Series cast summary:
Brendon Small ...
 Brendon Small / ... (52 episodes, 1999-2004)
 Jason Penopolis / ... (52 episodes, 1999-2004)
Melissa Bardin Galsky ...
 Melissa Robbins / ... (52 episodes, 1999-2004)
 Ronald Lynch (50 episodes, 1999-2004)
Janine Ditullio ...
 Paula Small / ... (47 episodes, 2001-2004)


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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Release Date:

26 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ciné-Maniac  »

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| (13 episodes) | (52 episodes)


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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the Japanese dubbed version of the series, Brendon was renamed "Brandon", and Coach McGuirk's surname was changed to "McGuire". See more »


In "Shore Leave", Coach McGuirk takes Melissa's wings while at the mall, puts them on his back, and walks away with them, but later when Melissa is back in the Fairy Princess boss's office, she has them on again. See more »


Cynthia: Did you just say "Awesome"?
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Referenced in Family Guy: Blue Harvest (2007) See more »

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Funniest Show on television.
25 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Home Movies is the funniest show on TV. No show makes me laugh out loud so consistently. Everyone I've introduced to it has loved it. I don't watch a lot of animation, but I am addicted to this. It is truly brilliant and I hope more people catch on to it. Thank God it's on DVD now. I stumbled across it while watching Adult Swim several years ago and was instantly hooked. All of the characters are incredibly clear, original, full, and unique. Brendon Small is the product of a single mother who is trying to raise both her son and infant daughter. Brendon is an awkward fourth-grader whose passion is making movies with his friends (hence the title). His adult influences range from his jaded and slightly bitter mother to his alcoholic and poorly educated soccer coach/gym teacher. The quirky rhythm sucks you in and surprises you with bursts of hysterical, bright, spontaneous humor and an offbeat style. My only complaint is that it's not on enough and there aren't enough episodes. I've watched every episode more than once and I laugh just as hard every time. A genius show with a genius cast.

"Home Movies is destined to go down as an underrated show in TV history... Home Movies was a breath of fresh air in the smog filled lands of TV." - Weekly Wire

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