The BEST Episodes of Home Movies
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 13, 2021
Network: Adult Swim
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 McGuirk, or as he calls him, "that weird Irish guy".
#1 - Those Bitches Tried to Cheat Me
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 7, 2004
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.
#2 - Life Through a Fisheye Lens
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 23, 2001
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.
#3 - Get Away From My Mom
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 26, 1999
Brendon learns the awful truth - that his mom is dating his soccer coach.
#4 - Time to Pay the Price
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 10, 2002
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.
#5 - I Don't Do Well in Parent-Teacher Conferences
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 3, 1999
When Paula discovers that Brendon hasn't done any homework during the year, she is less than eager to attend a parent-teacher conference.
#6 - Psycho-Delicate
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 15, 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.
#7 - Definite Possible Murder
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 21, 2004
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.
#8 - Stowaway
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 24, 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.
#9 - The Wedding
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 31, 2002
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.
#10 - Everybody's Entitled to My Opinion
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 11, 2003
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'.
#11 - Director's Cut
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 2, 2001
Jealousy is the order of the day when Brendon faces a creative rival and Coach McGuirk feels threatened by a likeable assistant coach.
#12 - Coffins & Cradles
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired May 25, 2003
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.
#13 - Cho & Amy Lee
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 14, 2004
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.
#14 - Guitarmageddon
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 27, 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.
#15 - Identifying a Body
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 13, 2002
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.
#16 - Honkey Magoo
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 29, 2004
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.
#17 - Broken Dreams
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 17, 2002
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.
#18 - Storm Warning
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 3, 2002
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.
#19 - It Was Supposed to Be Funny
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 9, 2001
Melissa is furious with Brendon after he takes artistic liberties with a documentary about her grandfather's life.
#20 - Law and Boarder
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 7, 2001
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.
#21 - Bye, Bye, Greasy
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 18, 2004
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).
#22 - Four's Company
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 6, 2002
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.
#23 - Renaissance
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 13, 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?
#24 - My Cheatin' Heart
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 20, 2002
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.
#25 - Brendon's Choice
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 7, 2001
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.