The Amanda Show


The Amanda Show Information

The Amanda Show is an American live action sketch comedy and variety show that aired on Nickelodeon from October 16, 1999 to September 21, 2002. It starred Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell, and Nancy Sullivan, along with several performing artists who came and left at different points, such as John Kassir, Raquel Lee, and Josh Peck. The show was a spin-off from All That, in which Bynes had co-starred for several years. The show was unexpectedly cancelled at the end of 2002, according to creator Dan Schneider's blog. Writers for the show included John Hoberg, Steven Molaro, Andrew Hill Newman, and Dan Schneider.

Two years after the end of The Amanda Show, Dan Schneider created a new series, called Drake & Josh, featuring Drake Bell, Josh Peck and Nancy Sullivan.

Format

In spite of being designed as a sketch comedy television program, the series is set in a fictional universe in which it also is broadcast as a popular television comedy as evidenced through staged mishaps with members of the viewing audience and performers featured the program and comedic sub-plots involving Amanda's unhealthily obsessed, nerdy, feckless self-proclaimed "Number One Fan" Penelope Taynt, who has prioritized devising schemes that will assist her in achieving her lifelong goal of meeting Amanda before all else and her multiple failed attempts at landing a meeting with the hostess of the series (as a gag, Amanda Bynes actually portrays Penelope in reality and the pair are never shown onscreen together). Such failed schemes may include Penelope's attempts at outsmarting the fictional security guard of the studio in which episodes of the Amanda Show are filmed and at manipulating Amanda's cast-mates into helping her carry out her plans.

Aside from this, the series is formatted as a typical sketch comedy performed by actors who play themselves in sub-plots for the program, a routine involving sketches featured in many other episodes as well as a few sketches only seen in one episode. Sketches included may be parodies (such as "Judge Trudy," an obvious spoof of Judge Judy, "So You Want to Win Five Dollars?", as a parody of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?, and "Blockblister," a parody of the video rental shop Blockbuster that is known for its constant use of parodies of well-known movies) or shorts featuring humorously eccentric or dimwitted characters.

Episodes

Main article: List of The Amanda Show episodes


Cast members

  • Amanda Bynes - Herself, Penelope Taynt, Judge Trudy, Blini Blokey, Amber, Doreen, Cynthia Worthington, Moody, Crazy Courtney, Candy Tulips, Katie Klutz, Lulu Mae, Cindy Extreme, Sharon, Melody, Mother Caboose, Babs Wrestleberg, People Place Owner
  • Drake Bell - Himself, Carter Klutz, Kyle Rostensan, Biscotti Blokey, Jeremy Pivers, Eenis, Tony Pajamas, Toby, Thad
  • Nancy Sullivan - Herself, Mrs. Klutz, Marcy Stimple, Mrs. DeBoat, Mrs. Rostensan, Mrs. Extreme, Various
  • Raquel Lee (1999"2000) - Herself, Sheila ("The Girl's Room" segment, Season One), Various
  • Johnny Kassir (1999"2000) - Himself, Carl Klutz, Mr. Rostensan, Gnocchi Blokey, Doreen's Dad, Mr. Gullible, Various (Season One)
  • Josh Peck (2000"2002) - Himself, Paulie (Seasons 2-3), various

Supporting cast members

  • Brian Ahearn - Various
  • E.E. Bell - Barney the Security Guard, Kreblock (episode 25)
  • Matthew Botuchis - Sternum ("Moody's Point" segment)
  • Ashley Edner - Rebecca Fyoomay, Various
  • Carey Eidel - Moody's Dad ("Moody's Point" segment)
  • Taylor Emerson - Preston Taynt
  • Taran Killam - Spaulding ("Moody's Point" segment)
  • Maureen McCormick - Moody's Mom ("Moody's Point" segment)
  • Lara Jill Miller - Kathy
  • Jenna Morrison - Debbie ("The Girl's Room" segment, guest spots on "Stranded" and "So you Wanna Win 5 Dollars"), LunchBay.com spokesgirl, Julie ("Sugar Veggies" commercial)
  • Andrew Hill Newman - Mr. Gullible (Season 2), Various
  • Molly Orr - Misty Rains ("Moody's Point" segment)
  • Lauren Petty - Brie ("Moody's Point" segment)
  • Reagan Gomez-Preston - Sheila ("The Girl's Room" segment, Season Two and Three)
  • Dan Sachoff - Doreen's Dad (Season 2), Mr. Extreme
  • Dan Schneider - Mr. Oldman, Customer ("Souper Dooper" segment)
  • Jamie Snow - Tammy ("The Girl's Room" segment), Customer ("Scooper Dooper" segment)
  • Radley Watkins - Various
  • Gary Anthony Williams - Bailiff

Syndication

Reruns of The Amanda Show originally started airing on The N (now TeenNick) on October 31, 2007 and was dropped from the channel in March 2008, but then returned on April 4, 2009. All of the show's episodes aired, except for episode 17 of season two. The Best of The Amanda Show also didn't air. The original TV rating was TV-Y7, but now the rating is TV-G, like all of the other shows that aired on the former TEENick block on Nickelodeon. On August 3, 2009, The Amanda Show was dropped from The N once again, but returned in the new TeenNick block The '90s Are All That on October 17, 2011.

Starting July 11, 2011 on Nicktoons in the UK, it shows Weekdays at 9:00pm. Some episodes, (possibly for legal reasons), have been missed from being broadcast on Nicktoons, as of the 18th of August 2011, the following episodes have been missed: Season 1, episodes 3, 8, 11 and 12, Season 2, episodes 3, 7 and 14, Season 3, episodes 1, 2, 6 and 10. Reasons for these episodes not being shown are yet to be confirmed, although, The Amanda Show is to be repeated and so possibly, the missing episodes will be shown then.

Nickelodeon Canada began airing the series on September 5, 2011 with the exception of Season 1 episodes 8 and 12 (which featured musical guests), and Season 3 episode 11.

Reruns of The Amanda Show began airing on TeenNick on October 11, 2011. Although it was originally announced as part of TeenNick's 1990s block The '90s Are All That, the series instead aired as a standalone series during the daytime. The series was pulled from the air April 6, 2012, following Bynes's arrest for driving under the influence.

The show then returned to TeenNick on September 17, 2012 and is airing in 2 hr blocks Monday- Friday from 10 am (MT Time) to 12 pm (MT time) and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am (MT time) until 11 am (MT Time).

Home releases

Title Released
Amanda, Please! October 5, 2004
Includes Episode 214 and Episode 217. DVD exclusives are Episode 222 and Episode 226.
The Girls' Room October 5, 2004
Includes Episode 216 and Episode 219. DVD exclusives are Episode 224 and Episode 228.
Totally Amanda February 22, 2005
Includes Episode 216 and Episode 219. DVD exclusives are Episode 224 and Episode 228.
The Best of Volume 1 July 29, 2008
iTunes only; Includes Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 10, Episode 11 and Episode 13.
The Best of Volume 2 June 22, 2009
iTunes only; Includes Episode 210, Episode 216, Episode 217, Episode 219 and Episode 220.
The Best of Volume 3 May 16, 2011
iTunes only; Includes Episode 222, Episode 223, Episode 224, Episode 225 and Episode 226.
The Best of Volume 4 January 8, 2013
iTunes only; Includes Episode 227, Episode 228, Episode 229, Episode 230 and Episode 231.
The Best of Season One March 13, 2012
Includes episodes 2-4, 6-7, 9-11 and 13 - episodes 1, 5, 8 and 12 aren't included.
Season Two March 13, 2012
Includes episodes 14-30 (the entire season two).
Season Three March 13, 2012
Includes episodes 31-41 (the entire season three).
The Best of The Amanda Show March 13, 2012
Includes the six best-of episodes.



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