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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
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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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Josie Small is voiced by series co-creator Loren Bouchard. According to crew commentary the majority of her "lines" were taken from an extended recording of Bouchard making random gibberish noises. 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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Direction: Brendon is eating dinner, consisting of a white mush, at Fenton's house.
Fenton Mulley: Do you like it Brendon?
Brendon: Uh, yeah.
Fenton Mulley: You don't look like you like it. I don't think he likes it, Mom.
Brendon: Um, what is it that we're eating?
Fenton Mulley: Rice!
Brendon: Yeah, but what's the flavor?
Fenton Mulley: Rice flavored!
Brendon: That's... that's what I thought I was tasting...
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Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Nightmares on Elm Street #1-2 (2015) See more »

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Staring Brendon Small as Brendon Small
17 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Home Movies was a Soup to Nuts production, released through Shout Factory and was originally intended to be shown on UPN after Dilbert & ended with on 5 or 6. Eventually, like most other IFC like cartoons, after a few years they found their way back to TV. Although only 4 seasons were made, this was a fun cartoon and when put with other Adult Swim cartoons which had a similar look, most notabley Futurama and Family Guy, made for a good 30 minute weeknight after Cartoon network show that the whole family could enjoy.

Overall, these were good, clever cartoons that remain pretty fresh and watchable today. It's a shame there weren't more made.


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