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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 ...  Brendon Small / ... 52 episodes, 1999-2004
H. Jon Benjamin ...  Jason Penopolis / ... 52 episodes, 1999-2004
Melissa Bardin Galsky Melissa Bardin Galsky ...  Melissa Robbins / ... 52 episodes, 1999-2004
Ron Lynch ...  Ronald Lynch 50 episodes, 1999-2004
Janine Ditullio Janine Ditullio ...  Paula Small / ... 47 episodes, 2001-2004
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Storyline

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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USA

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English

Release Date:

26 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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| (13 episodes) | (52 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During the third season finale "Coffins and Cradles", Brendon's little sister Josie has her hair styled in the form of "666" to match her devil costume. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Brendon: [narrating video] Fenton is... thoughtful.
Girl in Duck Sweater: Do you like my new sweater?
Fenton Mulley: Is it supposed to be UGLY?
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Referenced in Family Guy: Blue Harvest (2007) See more »

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the names McGuirk
16 March 2004 | by trildog99See all my reviews

When I had first watched the show, I thought it was retarded. However, I decided to give it another try since I had nothing better to do before The Aqua Teen Hunger Force (another great cartoon) came on. Upon this viewing, I was introduced to coach John McGuirk. His character is a foul-mouthed alcoholic that is some how allowed to coach third grade soccer. During most episodes, he either insults the kids or completely ignores them. The main character, Brendon Small, often looks to McGuirk for advice, and if he is sober enough, McGuirk shares his wisdom. Exhibit A Brendon: "Coach, do you think I'm Stupid?" Coach McGuirk: "Of course your stupid Brendon, all kids are stupid." This is only one of the many great McGuirk quotes, most of which are hilarious. The show easily gets 9 out of 10 stars for McGuirk alone.........Truly one of the greatest cartoon characters ever.


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