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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 McGuirk, or as he calls him, "that weird Irish guy".

Last Updated: 6/12/2022Network: Adult Swim
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Temporary Blindness
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6.42
38 votes

#1 - Temporary Blindness

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/28/2004

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.

Directors: Loren Bouchard
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Curses
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6.50
42 votes

#2 - Curses

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/22/2004

Brendon gets in trouble for making a movie about a foul-mouthed robot. The neighborhood kids love it; the parents hate it, and Paula orders Brendon to re-shoot and make a G-rated version. Meanwhile, Melissa gets jealous when her dad, Erik, wants to date a woman from his journal writing class.

Directors: Loren Bouchard
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Focus Grill
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6.50
40 votes

#3 - Focus Grill

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/4/2004

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.

Directors: Loren Bouchard
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Dad
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6.57
42 votes

#4 - Dad

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/17/2002

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.

Directors: Loren Bouchard
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The Heart Smashers
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6.61
41 votes

#5 - The Heart Smashers

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/25/2004

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.

Directors: Loren Bouchard
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The Party
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6.68
47 votes

#6 - The Party

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/3/2002

The kids are invited to Fenton Muley's birthday party. Brendon has been asked to make a special film for the occasion, but has a hard time praising Fenton since he can't stand him.

Directors: Loren Bouchard
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Camp
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6.68
44 votes

#7 - Camp

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/11/2004

Brendon, Jason, and Melissa attend a performing arts camp where they learn that they actually know very little about the performing arts. Meanwhile Coach McGuirk is forced to flee from a crazed group of crying men who want to hug him.

Directors: Loren Bouchard
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Breaking Up is Hard to Do
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6.72
47 votes

#8 - Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/11/2002

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.

Directors: Loren Bouchard
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Impressions
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6.74
46 votes

#9 - Impressions

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/10/2002

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 ""

Directors: Loren Bouchard
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History
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6.77
43 votes

#10 - History

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/10/2002

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.

Directors: Loren Bouchard
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Writer's Block
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6.78
45 votes

#11 - Writer's Block

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/17/2002

The school writing fair is one week away and Brendon is suffering a bad case of writer's block! Melissa and Jason put pressure on him to no avail, but they end up being a hit anyway. Paula is inspired by the pep talk she gives Brendon and gets back to her writing roots.

Directors: Loren Bouchard
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Therapy
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6.80
46 votes

#12 - Therapy

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/24/2002

Brendon goes to family therapy with Andrew and Linda to learn 'gentle talk.'Brendon doesn't like the therapy, and when the therapist begins to analyze his movies, he likes it even less.

Directors: Loren Bouchard
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Politics
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6.81
57 votes

#13 - Politics

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/6/2002

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.

Directors: Loren Bouchard
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The Wizard's Baker
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6.81
47 votes

#14 - The Wizard's Baker

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/8/2004

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.

Directors: Loren Bouchard
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Method of Acting
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6.81
74 votes

#15 - Method of Acting

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/16/2001

Brendon's acting skills fail his audition for a local play, so he uses his cinematic skills to secure a part. Meanwhile, Paula begins teaching a creative writing class with an eye on at least one student body.

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The Art of the Sucker Punch
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6.86
88 votes

#16 - The Art of the Sucker Punch

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/10/1999

Brendon challenges the town bully after Jason gets picked on.

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Improving Your Life Through Improv
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6.97
77 votes

#17 - Improving Your Life Through Improv

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/28/2002

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.

Directors: Loren Bouchard
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Shore Leave
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7.02
106 votes

#18 - Shore Leave

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/4/2002

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.

Directors: Loren Bouchard
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Business & Pleasure
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7.05
77 votes

#19 - Business & Pleasure

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/27/2002

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

Directors: Loren Bouchard
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Brendon Gets Rabies
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7.06
90 votes

#20 - Brendon Gets Rabies

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/17/1999

The neighbours' cat runs away on Brendon's watch - with dire consequences for both of them.

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Mortgages & Marbles
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7.25
44 votes

#21 - Mortgages & Marbles

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/30/2001

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.

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School Nurse
star
7.29
75 votes

#22 - School Nurse

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/30/2001

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

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Yoko
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7.32
87 votes

#23 - Yoko

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/24/1999

Brendon meets Lonnie on a camping trip, and things go well until he is stung by the whimsy of her favour.

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Class Trip
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7.42
45 votes

#24 - Class Trip

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/3/2002

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.

Directors: Loren Bouchard
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Coffins & Cradles
star
7.62
13 votes

#25 - Coffins & Cradles

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/25/2003

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.

Directors: Loren Bouchard
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