The Best Episodes of Home Movies

Those Bitches Tried to Cheat Me

#1 - Those Bitches Tried to Cheat Me 8.80

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.

Director's Cut

#2 - Director's Cut 8.75

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.

Directors: Loren Bouchard, Patrick Downie, Larry Murphy
Get Away From My Mom

#3 - Get Away From My Mom 8.67

Season 1 - Episode 1

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

Life Through a Fisheye Lens

#4 - Life Through a Fisheye Lens 8.64

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.

The Wizard's Baker

#5 - The Wizard's Baker 8.57

Season 4 - Episode 5

The kids run out of funds to complete their most ambitious film yet, a medieval rock opera. While Brendon is dying to get out of what he sees as the worst film he's ever made, Jason and Melissa go door-to-door for finishing funds. Brendon sneaks off to join the Skunk Scouts, hoping to recapture what's left of his childhood.

Bad Influences

#6 - Bad Influences 8.55

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.

Impressions

#7 - Impressions 8.50

Season 2 - Episode 6

Brendon and Scab are trying to make a score for a sequence in the Starboy movie, when the old choreograhpher stops by to pick up her bag. Brendon suggests that sometime they should do something. She says to call her when he thinks of something. Brendon, Melissa, and Jason are hanging out at Jason's parent's country club, and Jason tells Brendon he should take her to the country club and order food with his account number, so Brendon does that; both of them sit in the kiddie pool because Brendon didn't want her hair to get wet. Well, someone does a cannonball so it does get wet, then Brendon orders sandwhichs with Jason's account, so the club's personal find out and everything goes wrong, resulting in the choreographer hating Brendon. Meanwhile, Paula goes to a new job interview; actually, she has to take a computer typing test before she gets the job. She lyes to a man that she is excellent at typing, so after she fails the test (due to pressure), she asks to reschedule it because of ""

Business & Pleasure

#8 - Business & Pleasure 8.50

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

Guitarmageddon

#9 - Guitarmageddon 8.50

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.

Class Trip

#10 - Class Trip 8.50

Season 2 - Episode 9

A class trip to a hotel provides a great opportunity for some 'on location'footage. It sounds like a great plan until Paula is asked to chaperone the trip with Mr. Lynch. Coach McGuirk has to get a second job to pay for damages resulting from a fight with the office coffeemaker.

Brendon's Choice

#11 - Brendon's Choice 8.50

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.

Directors: Loren Bouchard, H. Jon Benjamin, Janine Ditullio
School Nurse

#12 - School Nurse 8.45

Season 1 - Episode 10

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

Directors: Loren Bouchard, H. Jon Benjamin, Janine Ditullio
Mortgages & Marbles

#13 - Mortgages & Marbles 8.43

Season 1 - Episode 11

Josie's trip to the hospital inspires the subject of Brendon's extra-credit educational film about the hazards of putting marbles in your nose.

Directors: Loren Bouchard, H. Jon Benjamin, Janine Ditullio
It Was Supposed to Be Funny

#14 - It Was Supposed to Be Funny 8.43

Season 1 - Episode 7

Melissa is furious with Brendon after he takes artistic liberties with a documentary about her grandfather's life.

Directors: Loren Bouchard, Jonathan Katz, Will Lebow
Improving Your Life Through Improv

#15 - Improving Your Life Through Improv 8.42

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.

I Don't Do Well in Parent-Teacher Conferences

#16 - I Don't Do Well in Parent-Teacher Conferences 8.39

Season 1 - Episode 2

When Paula discovers that Brendon hasn't done any homework during the year, she is less than eager to attend a parent-teacher conference.

Renaissance

#17 - Renaissance 8.34

Season 3 - Episode 6

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?

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

#18 - Breaking Up is Hard to Do 8.33

Season 3 - Episode 2

A kitchen fire at the Smalls is nothing compared to the flaring tempers triggered when both of Paula's newly separated parents move in. To make matters worse, Coach McGuirk volunteers to 'renovate'the kitchen. Meanwhile, Brendon, Jason and Melissa make a crime drama called 'Mulligan and Winooski'about two cops.

Shore Leave

#19 - Shore Leave 8.31

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.

Law and Boarder

#20 - Law and Boarder 8.30

Season 1 - Episode 12

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.

Directors: Loren Bouchard, H. Jon Benjamin, Janine Ditullio
The Heart Smashers

#21 - The Heart Smashers 8.29

Season 4 - Episode 4

Brendon is trying to finish an underwater movie about a Mighty Septopus, Fenton Mewlys gets in the way with his stuck-up fits of frustration. Meanwhile, Paula has trouble breaking up with her new boyfreind, and Coach McGurk joins a training facility, but decides to only work on the Pec Flexor.

Dad

#22 - Dad 8.29

Season 2 - Episode 7

Brendon spends the weekend with his father and his father's girlfriend, Linda, who turns out to be a very unpleasant person. Coach McGuirk, meanwhile, plays big brother to a student who is prone to sickness.

Politics

#23 - Politics 8.25

Season 2 - Episode 1

Melissa and Jason help Brendon run for office against the previously undefeated Thurman Thackery. Unsolicited help from the school bully, Shannon, raises questions about the fairness of the campaign. Also: Coach McGuirk gives stand-up comedy a try.

Temporary Blindness

#24 - Temporary Blindness 8.25

Season 4 - Episode 12

Brendon, Jason and Melissa are assigned a family tree project in school. The assignment brings up issues that none of the kids feel like dealing with, namely--their families. Meanwhile Coach McGuirk gets laser eye surgery to correct his vision, and becomes an occasionally blind possible prophet.

Four's Company

#25 - Four's Company 8.25

Season 3 - Episode 5

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.