The Best Episodes of Home Movies

Last Updated: Sep 24, 2018

TV series about the life of Brendon Small, an eight-year-old visionary who, using his friends Jason and Mellisa 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".

Coffins & Cradles

#1 - Coffins & Cradles

Season 3 - Episode 13

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.

star 9.00
7 votes
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Psycho-Delicate

#2 - Psycho-Delicate

Season 4 - Episode 6

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.

star 9.00
11 votes
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Focus Grill

#3 - Focus Grill

Season 4 - Episode 13

The kids test their latest film in front of a rather hostile focus group. Meanwhile Coach McGuirk helps Paula pick out and assemble an extremely large grill for the Small family.

star 8.86
7 votes
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Definite Possible Murder

#4 - Definite Possible Murder

Season 4 - Episode 11

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.

star 8.71
7 votes
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Cho & Amy Lee

#5 - Cho & Amy Lee

Season 4 - Episode 10

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.

star 8.71
7 votes
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Time to Pay the Price

#6 - Time to Pay the Price

Season 3 - Episode 10

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.

star 8.64
11 votes
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Those Bitches Tried to Cheat Me

#7 - Those Bitches Tried to Cheat Me

Season 4 - Episode 9

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.

star 8.62
8 votes
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Guitarmageddon

#8 - Guitarmageddon

Season 3 - Episode 8

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.

star 8.57
14 votes
Brendon's Choice

#9 - Brendon's Choice

Season 1 - Episode 13

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.

star 8.57
14 votes
Writers: Bill Braudis, Brendon Small
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Bad Influences

#10 - Bad Influences

Season 3 - Episode 3

The camera does add 10 pounds, but so does bingeing on junk food. Brendon and Jason are gaining weight at an alarming rate, so in order break the 'fat-enabling'cycle, they decide never to see each other again.

star 8.56
18 votes
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Business & Pleasure

#11 - Business & Pleasure

Season 2 - Episode 4

The young filmmakers are filming a new movie about a blind date. Unfortunatly, Jason keeps budding into the scene at the wrong time, which screws everything up. Then Jason invites Brendon to come over to his house for a sleep over. Brendon agrees, but only on one condition; they can't talk about buisness. Jason then bluntly brings up the subject at the sleep over, so Brendon leaves. At 4 AM, Jason calls Brendon... When Brendon shows up late at soccer practice, Coach McGurk grows concerned and then believes that Brendon is doing drugs. He trys to make the soccer team intervine, but only ends up making a fool of himself. Oh, and Jon also makes Brendon clean up a dog's crap. Brendon changes the script for the blind date movie, so that Jason is a main charecter. Melissa doesn't like this, and Paula makes Brendon change the script again. So the finished product has Jason and Melissa being the main charecters, and Brendon being the waiter. Meanwhile, Erik attempts to help Paula get a job. Sh

star 8.53
17 votes
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Everybody's Entitled to My Opinion

#12 - Everybody's Entitled to My Opinion

Season 4 - Episode 1

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'.

star 8.45
11 votes
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Stowaway

#13 - Stowaway

Season 3 - Episode 12

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.

star 8.44
9 votes
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Honkey Magoo

#14 - Honkey Magoo

Season 4 - Episode 8

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.

star 8.44
9 votes
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Life Through a Fisheye Lens

#15 - Life Through a Fisheye Lens

Season 1 - Episode 9

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.

star 8.44
16 votes
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Shore Leave

#16 - Shore Leave

Season 3 - Episode 1

Erik is worried that Melissa doesn't have enough friends who are girls so he enrolls her in The Fairy Princesses. Meanwhile, Brendon gets invited to spend the weekend with Fenton, whom he didn't even know he was friends with. Both Brendon and Melissa have what they consider to be the worst weekends of their lives.

star 8.41
15 votes
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Get Away From My Mom

#17 - Get Away From My Mom

Season 1 - Episode 1

Brendon learns the awful truth - that his mom is dating his soccer coach.

star 8.40
52 votes
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History

#18 - History

Season 2 - Episode 10

Mr. Lynch is tutoring Brendon, who is failing History. His lack of historical perspective is evident through his movies, which star the evil George Washington, the evil Picasso and the evil Annie Oakley.

star 8.40
10 votes
Director's Cut

#19 - Director's Cut

Season 1 - Episode 6

Jealousy is the order of the day when Brendon faces a creative rival and Coach McGuirk feels threatened by a likeable assistant coach.

star 8.40
20 votes
Writers: Bill Braudis, Brendon Small, Loren Bouchard, Melissa Bradin Galsky, H. Jon Benjamin, Janine Ditullio
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Hiatus

#20 - Hiatus

Season 2 - Episode 3

Believing they are in a creative rut, the kids agree to take a hiatus. Brendon reluctantly agrees to film Duane's band rehearsal and meets Cynthia, an older choreographer. Coach McGuirk and Mr. Lynch plan a trip to Cancun, while Paula is the victim of budget cuts at her school.

star 8.38
16 votes
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Improving Your Life Through Improv

#21 - Improving Your Life Through Improv

Season 3 - Episode 4

Brendon gets caught making fun of another kid at school and as a result, Mr. Lynch sends everyone to sensitivity training on a Saturday. There they learn the value of really bad improv games and experience the song 'No Skin Off My Ass.'Also: Paula secretly enters one of Brendon's movies in a contest.

star 8.35
17 votes
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Identifying a Body

#22 - Identifying a Body

Season 2 - Episode 2

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.

star 8.35
20 votes
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The Wedding

#23 - The Wedding

Season 2 - Episode 13

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.

star 8.33
12 votes
Broken Dreams

#24 - Broken Dreams

Season 3 - Episode 11

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.

star 8.33
9 votes
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School Nurse

#25 - School Nurse

Season 1 - Episode 10

Brendon launches a series of efforts to convince the school nurse that he is ill and should be sent home.

star 8.31
16 votes
Writers: Bill Braudis, Brendon Small
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