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The Amanda Show is an American live-action sketch comedy and variety show that aired on Nickelodeon from November 6, 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.[2]

2 years after the end of The Amanda Show, Dan Schneider created a spin-off series, called Drake & Josh, featuring Drake Bell and Josh Peck.[3]

[edit] FormatEdit

Episodes of The Amanda Show typically start with a cold open, which includes backstage banter from the cast members, practical jokes, odd dilemmas, and most commonly the appearances of Penelope Taynt, who is Amanda's number-one fan. Penelope (played by Amanda) is often seen trespassing in the studio and attempts several ways to meet her, despite failing every time. She often battles with security guards and other cast members who do not want her anywhere in the studio. After the cold open, the show's theme plays.

Immediately after, Amanda walks out on stage and greets the audience, usually in some unique way. She often says her name and some random fact about herself. For example, "My name's Amanda and I enjoy pudding!" or "My name's Amanda and I have my dad's credit card!" After she greets the audience, she sometimes explains a brief synopsis about the show or just simple banter. As a recurring gag, an audience or cast member, or random people that invade the studio, typically interrupts Amanda, leading to humorous schemes that occur during the opening. After the introduction, there is a fake commercial played. Then the first commercial break occurs, followed by the sketches and skits.

When the show ends, Amanda comes back on stage, and concludes the show. This is followed by a loud cheer from the audience. The end of the show is similar to the introduction, where yet more bizarre schemes happen, among audience members, cast members, etc. After the schemes, Amanda closes the show by saying a peculiar task she must do after the show finishes. For instance: "Well that's our show. I have to dissect a puppet. See ya!" On some occasions, she actually does the task right in front of the audience, while the show is closing.

[edit] Recurring sketchesEdit

  • Commercials – At the beginning of each show (after Bynes greets the audience), an advertisement for an unusual product plays. Products include Trash Cones, Popper Pants, Sumo Soda, Pass The Skunk, Lunchbay.com, Meatloaf Crunch, Super Spitballer 5000, Sugar Veggies, Sick Popples, My Beautiful Toe, Call Zap, and The Allowance Doubler.
  • Judge Trudy – This sketch is a parody of the real life courtroom show, Judge Judy with Amanda Bynes playing Judge Trudy and Gary Anthony Williams playing the bailiff. The sketch features a child plaintiff "suing" an adult defendant for petty incidents like giving a kid a shot, playing the stereo too loud, giving a kid an apple on Halloween, making a kid take a bath after playing in the mud, or sending a kid up to their room for refusing to kiss their aunt or even deserved punishments such as a grounding or an after-school detention given, where as the child will have done something deserving of far worse punishment such as pushing the Principal's car into a swimming pool, playing baseball in the house, throwing eggs at a house, filling the house with water, selling a house for a large amount of money to go to an expensive theme park, releasing zoo animals from their cages, painting the White House pink, stealing a space shuttle, or shutting down the Internet. The defendant typically complains that Trudy is too young to be a judge, which angers Trudy even more. After the child complains that he/she got grounded, given detention, etc., by the defendant, the audience would boo and throw garbage at the defendant. Arguing would ensue between Trudy and the adult (often involving more painful stuff to happen to the defendant). But no matter how obvious it is that the child is guilty, Trudy always finds in favor of them (even defending them by making up reasons as to why the child did the incident) and delivers ridiculous sentences to the adults such as trapping a defendant in a rocket and sending him to Venus, having the defendant being chased by an unpredictable man in a gorilla suit, having the defendant be thrown into a leopard cage, having the defendants participate in a cage match with two professional wrestlers, cruising the defendant with a boulder, unleashing two hungry leprechauns to chew on the defendants, etc. The sketch almost always involves two cases and at the end of each sketch, the Judge calls "Bring out the Dancing Lobsters!". The Dancing Lobsters then proceed to dance in the courtroom joined by the bailiff, the plaintiff, and the audience.
  • Blockblister – A parody of video rental store chain Blockbuster. Blockblister is owned and operated by a family of foreigners Gnocchi Blokey (played by Johnny Kassir in Season 1),and 9Andrew Hill Newman in Seasons 2 &3) and his children (Blini portrayed by Amanda Bynes) and Biscotti (played by Drake Bell) who often find themselves facing dissatisfied customers due to the poor quality of the videos rented - which are in fact homemade spoofs of the actual movie requested. The customer who tries to rent Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, George of the Jungle, The Nutty Professor, The Wizard of Oz, Austin Powers, Scream, Star Trek, The Brady Bunch, Titanic, Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace, X-Men, Stuart Little, South Park, Snow Day, Jurassic Park, Tom Sawyer, or an exercise video only to find out that he or she actually rented Face Ventura: Pet Detective, George from the Jungle, The Nubby Professor, The Wizard of Voz, Austin Powders, Screaming, Star Drek, The Brady Brunch, Tidanic, Star Wars: The Vantom Menace, F-Men, Stuart Lipple, South Pork, Snowy Day, Jurassic Pack, Tom Zawyer, or the Blokey family's version of an exercise video. Each spoof features the family in poorly made costumes, attempting to act out the movie over a few seconds, usually producing a poor imitation of the original. After arguing over the quality of the movie, the family either offers the customer an egg or inquires about payment, generating an adverse reaction from the customer. After the customer leaves - still dissatisfied - (two customers per sketch; three customers in one sketch) the family dances to polka music while holding eggs, concluding the sketch. In one sketch, the family demonstrates the use of a DVP, their country's version of a DVD which is an LP-sized round block of wood played in a loud wooden machine powered by a gasoline engine which is started by pulling a cord; the machine plays their spoof of the movie Mission: Impossible with visual interference and a rattling noise so loud no one can hear the movie. Episode 25 introduced Blini and Biscotti's tough-looking cousin Kreblock.
  • When... Attack – "When... Attack", hosted by Amanda Bynes, parodies dramas such as When Animals Attack!. Bynes introduces herself as some ridiculous but possibly famous character, then explains how a group of entities (such as cheerleaders, elderly women, the kids from The Brady Bunch, school mascots, and female Hula dancers) have been attacking people. She then shows the viewers two incidents of attacks, first played at normal speed, then in slow motion. The victims then appear in interviews, injured, distraught and sometimes repeating exactly what the host says. At the end, the host tells the viewers to call a number, usually something like, for example: "1-500-I-Just-Saw-_________-Attack-Some-Person-And-Now-I'm-Calling-This-Number-To-Report-What-I-Saw". The attackers then arrive in the studio causing her to run away screaming. The attackers will then either proceed to attack the camera or dance concluding the sketch. Amanda also shows little sympathy for the victims of the attack.
  • The Girls' Room – A TV show that takes place in the girls' bathroom of Kawayga Junior High, but for one episode, took place in the boys' bathroom of the same school due to a water pipe burst. The hosts are Amber (played by Amanda Bynes), an egotistical girl who always makes sure to remind the audience that she is popular (although this just may be in her own mind, as in one skit, a girl was asked what made Amber so popular, the girl responded that she did not know who Amber was; in another skit, Amber was not invited to the prom nor voted prom queen), Sheila (played by Raquel Lee in Season One, Reagan Gomez-Preston in Season Two and Three), an aggressive girl who disposes of unwelcome guests by giving them swirlies (usually executing them in the middle stall), Tammy (played by Jamie Snow), an "exchange student" from Tennessee with an extremely thick Southern accent, and Debbie (played by Jenna Morrison), an unintelligent girl who constantly states that she likes eggs in a dopey voice, and constantly annoys the others, especially Sheila. Amber has a rivalry with another much more popular girl named Danielle Spencer who always seems to one up Amber, but usually ends up getting a swirly from Sheila.
  • Moody's Point – An over-the-top parody of teen dramas/soap operas, mainly, Dawson's Creek and Caitlin's Way. The sketch focuses on Moody Fallon (played by Amanda Bynes), an emotionally exaggerated teen whose mother (played by Maureen McCormick) is lost in a hot air balloon and whose father is missing a toe near the end of the series. It featured her friends such as her best friend Brie (played by Lauren Petty), the easily offended Misty Rains (played by Molly Orr), Spalding (played by Taran Killam), a boy who has a huge crush on Moody but criticizes her in a ridiculous way and constantly has objects flung at him from beyond the screen; and Sternum (played by Matthew Botuchis), a brooding "bad boy" who responds to every question by asking the opposite question. Each episode had its own plot, and ends with a cliffhanger. An episode ends with Moody finding out that her real parents are circus trapeze artists named "The Flying Worthsbergs." At the end of the episode, the screen shows the words "To Be Continued," but The Amanda Show was cancelled shortly thereafter ending sketch in a cliffhanger. Schneider had pitched an actual series called "Moody's Point" to Nickelodeon, but the show was never green-lit.
  • Cynthia Worthington – Cynthia (played by Amanda Bynes) is an aristocrat who was brought up by a very wealthy and civilized family. She appears to look nice, but engages in revolting behavior such as burping loudly without excusing herself, eating without using her hands, displaying that she has tremendously long underarm hairs, going to the bathroom in her clothes, and publicly shaving her legs. At the end of the sketch when she does something even more disgusting, the people watching her get away from her and she responds with "How rude!" (even though she's the one being rude), and she continues doing the disgusting thing.

[1][2]Penelope Taynt stealing the "A" from the "Amanda Show" marquee.*Penelope Taynt – Penelope Taynt (also played by Amanda Bynes) is Amanda's intelligent and mischievous self-proclaimed number one fan. She normally wears a vest, a plaid shirt and gray shorts, as well as large framed black glasses. She has a tattoo of Amanda's face on her belly, which is never seen again on the show. On the show she runs a fansite, AmandaPlease.com, which is actually an official site created for the series, but was removed sometime in 2011. Though some features of the website still remain intact as homepage was the only part of it removed.[4] Penelope also has the odd habit of interjecting the word "please" into almost all of her sentences (though in her website she puts this down to the fact that she has always been told to say "please" when she wants something, and she wants to meet Amanda). Between segments in every show, she uses some harebrained scheme to try to meet Amanda, often with the help of Drake, Josh, or her brother Preston (played by Taylor Emerson), but never succeeds, though she is at times exceedingly close to doing so. Penelope would often be thwarted in her plots to me Amanda like security guard that included Barney (played by E.E. Bell) or even the stage hand Kathy (played by Lara Jill Miller). Schemes include cloning Amanda from her toenail (but it turns out to be Drake's), having a bloodhound lead her to Amanda by following her scent, and often breaking into Amanda's dressing room. She frequently interviews people who know Amanda in an attempt to be pointed in the right direction. On rare occasions, Penelope invades skits already in progress (most notably 'Cooking with Me' where she is chased by Security, and steals the cooking pot to try to carry Amanda with her, but Amanda comes up from the hole in the cooker). Her brother Preston has met Amanda and sometimes asks if she could meet Penelope; Amanda always says she cannot. She once shared some romance with Trevor, Barney's son, for a while. However, just as she was about to meet Amanda, she willingly gave up the opportunity and kissed Trevor just as Amanda walks by, unseen by the two. Taynt makes an appearance in the All That episode that guest starred Amanda Bynes, once again chasing after her idol.

  • The Extremes – This sketch is about the Extreme family, a family of three who always take every little thing to an extreme. Whatever they feel, they seem to always overreact to it. For example, when eating pizza, the daughter begins crying hysterically, claiming she is sad that when they finish eating it, it will be gone. This exasperates everyone around the family.
  • Hillbilly Moment – Amanda and Drake dress as stereotypical hillbillies named Lula Mae and Eenis (respectively), and tell knock-knock jokes which always end with Lula Mae hitting Eenis over the head with the subject of the knock-knock joke.
    • The conversation between the two would always go as follows (with [object] representing the item Lula Mae is holding behind her back with her right hand):
      • Announcer: "It's time for a Hillbilly Moment!" (goofy laugh)
      • Lula Mae: "Hey, hey, knock, knock."
      • Eenis: "Who's there?"
      • Lula Mae: "Uh...[object]."
      • Eenis: "[object] who?"
      • Lula Mae: "I'm gonna hit you in the head with a/an [object]."
      • Eenis: (laughs) "Huh?"
      • Lula Mae hits him in the head with the [object]. Eenis stumbles and sometimes falls over.
      • Eenis: (laughs) "That's a good' un!"
      • Lula Mae: "Yup."
  • Mr. Gullible – A substitute teacher (played by Andrew Hill Newman), with bucked teeth, who often did what the students claimed their regular teacher did: "Our regular teacher usually... (insert wacky task here)." The wacky tasks included eating chalk, drinking out of a fish tank, giving $100 to each student at the end of class, banging his head into a locker during a fire drill, and dancing like a buffoon during history class. He usually questions these ridiculous tasks by asking "..Really?" and the children confirm, leading to Mr. Gullible saying, "Well if that's what your regular teacher does, then I guess I should too." His personality is derived from Jerry Lewis' character Julius Kelp from The Nutty Professor.
  • Game show parodies with contestants that are characters from other sketches:
    • So You Wanna Win Five Dollars? – A game show parody of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire hosted by Tina (played by Amanda Bynes). The contestant, who wasn't very bright, was asked three questions, with the final question being worth five U.S. dollars. The questions were fairly easy, with four choices as answers. Half of the answers usually did not have anything to do with the question. For example, when shown the answers for the question, "How many inches are in a foot?", two possible answers were "Pink" and "Meat". Most contestants are so lazy and dumb, they do not win, much to Tina's annoyance. There was one episode where two of Amanda Bynes' characters appeared in the same scene with the episode having Judge Trudy as a contestant.
    • Stranded – A parody of the hit reality TV series Survivor, this time contestants were stranded in a strange location in a certain state (such as a bathtub in North Dakota or a parked car in a parking lot in Oklahoma). The contestants, usually characters from other recurring skits in the show, were forced to stay in the place. Whoever stayed the longest would win USD 1,000,000. Whoever left the wacky location would summon two guards to take them out of the location, and ultimately out of the game. When it came down to three or four contestants, the final three or four must vote one player out of the game. Many characters often annoy each other into leaving the game. Mr. Gullible appears in both versions and is tricked into being the first one out.
  • The Klutzes – A family whose members constantly trip and fall down shouting "HUPDEEDOO!", sometimes destroying things. After each incident, members would say "Not a problem!," even if it was, indeed, a problem. At the end of the sketch, the family normally ends up doing something to destroy the building or fall out of a window. Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell, Nancy Sullivan, and John Kassir portrayed the Klutzes.
  • Crazy Courtney – Courtney (played by Amanda Bynes) is a girl with large teeth, glasses and a hat who spoke in incomplete sentences. When mad, she would shout "MAH-HA!". She drove people insane by putting on ridiculous schemes such as spraying shaving cream into people's faces or cutting people's hair, in order to get the person to leave for her own reasons.
  • Tony Pajamas – Tony Pajamas (played by Drake Bell) is an Italian mobster. He was known for situations involving his girlfriend Candy Tulips (played by Amanda Bynes) and always hitting his lackey Paulie (played by Josh Peck). When Paulie asks, "What was that for?", Tony would reply, "For being an idiot!", to which the lackey responded, "Okay!", as if it were fair. When anyone mispronounced Tony's last name as /pəˈdʒæməz/ pə-JAM-əz, he corrects the character by saying /pəˈdʒɑːməz/ pə-JAH-məz. Later on in the scene, Paulie would look out the window and see their enemies, the "Al Dente Brothers," who would dangerously throw food like eggs, jelly-filled donuts, and meatballs at Tony and his lackey; this scene would always been taken as a dramatic attack. At one point, Josh imagined his and Drake's roles being reversed in the sketch. The sketch was based on the then-popular television series The Sopranos.
  • Crime Fighting Cheerleaders – The Crime Fighting Cheerleaders were a band of three high school cheerleaders named Katie (portrayed by Amanda Bynes), Stephanie, and Megan who arrested various criminals (e.g. bullies, thugs). Often, before assaulting and arresting the criminal, this peppy squad would recite a "Give me a [letter]" cheer, ultimately spelling something completely irrelevant to the situation (such as milk, in one episode), apparently to distract and confuse the criminal into vulnerability. After the criminal's arrest, one of the victims would gratefully ask, "How can we ever thank you?" to which the head cheerleader would energetically respond, "By keeping up your school spirit!" Usually, a boy (played by Josh Peck) would ask Katie out on a date. She would say no and knock him to the ground. At the end of the sketch, the crew would announce their exit with a last "Gimme a [letter]" cheer, spelling something like "bye" or "see-ya."
  • Dooper – A restaurant that served different items every sketch which is run by a man and his daughter Doreen (played by Amanda Bynes). Whatever was offered (i.e. ice cream, soup, sushi, cookie, jerkey, hot dog), was usually gross. Examples included spider crunch ice cream (with actual spiders), and underwear chowder soup. On occasion, a customer would ask "Hey, didn't this used to be a (sushi, cookie, soup, etc) restaurant?" The employees would respond that it "wasn't their thing" and say that they're now (weenie, cookie, sushi, etc.) people. In later episodes, they would say things like "I'll thank you never to mention that again." At the end of the skit, the customer tries a special sample that actually tastes good — but had a surprise. After hearing the name of the sample, they will ask why it was named that, upon which the customer would have some calamity related to the name of the dish happen to him, such as being attacked by a samurai upon trying a "Samurai Roll", being punched by Abraham Lincoln upon trying "Lincoln Punch", being abducted by aliens upon trying "Alien Abduction Jerky," being blown away upon trying a "Hurricane Dog," or being crushed by a refrigerator upon trying "Refrigerator Crunch". A recurring gag is that the family's grandfather comes in from the back to comment something and the father responds "NOT NOW, GRANDPA". Grandpa usually responds to that comment with "FAILURE", which goes with their usually unsuccessful business.
  • Mr. Oldman – An elderly widower (played by Dan Schneider) who was a victim of constant prank phone calls from a red curly-haired character named Sallace Poofender Mrs. Thrice Lemon (played by Amanda Bynes). The character often told Mr. Oldman to do unusual tasks, like spraying whipped cream in his mouth or confirming his order of zebras or putting a shoe down his pants or to press his nose and say "Beep!". Mr. Oldman would then say "But I don't wanna (thing that the pranker says)!" then does it anyways. He would then scream "YOU HAVE THE WRONG NUMBER!!!" and talk nonsense while the girl made silly faces mocking him. Mr. Oldman always appeared saying, using some strange phrase, that he hates children with one of them mentioning how some children have been playing on his lawn.
  • The Dare Show – A show hosted by a sister Sharon (played by Amanda Bynes) and her younger brother, Toby (played by Drake Bell). They claimed they would accept any dare, but whenever a caller suggested a dare (especially a rude dare), they would refuse. The caller would call them "Chicken", "Loser", "Wimpy", or something of that sort, and the hosts would give in. Dares included Sharon brushing her teeth with her brother's foot and Toby beating himself up. After they would do it, they would say, "Oh, man, I cannot believe I just did that!" At the end of the show, the hosts' mother (played by Nancy Sullivan) would find them doing The Dare Show after she told them not to. Then the caller would dare the mother to do something, such as eating an entire jar of mayonnaise, and the mother would refuse until being called a name. She then would perform the act. The callers are said to come from a city in the wrong location such as Los Angeles, North Dakota and Barcelona, Alabama.
  • Melody & Thad – A duo parody (played by Amanda Bynes and Drake Bell) of Chad & Jeremy and Sonny & Cher who usually performed songs that were offensive and inappropriate to the occasion. For example in a restaurant, they sang a song about an unpleasant experience in a restaurant that included vomiting and snot. In another occasion which involved a wedding, they sang a song which insulted the groom's appearance. Every time, the hostess (played by Nancy Sullivan) interrupts their song and tells them that it isn't the right one, but they do not understand what she meant. Melody is known to be a talkative and harsh person, and Thad is known to be a puzzled and crestfallen person playing guitar.
  • Totally Kyle – A stereotypical laid back hippie surfer named Kyle Rostensan (played by Drake Bell) who told nonsense stories, such as describing the time he lost a cordless phone, or about how finding a dead bird made him change his normal route to school. He is depicted with long, messy, shaggy brown hair, a baggy, tie-dye shirt, and a pale yellow electric guitar. He used the word "like" a lot, and always had an electric guitar hanging from his neck. His stories usually started with the line 'One time...'. This was the only recurring sketch without Bynes' appearance (she introduces Kyle off-screen), and the only character from any skit to appear on All That. Totally Kyle had a crossover with The Girls Room and falls in love with Debbie. Kyle even appeared in So You Want to Win Five Dollars, he was a contestant there and got all the answers wrong. A segment that featured him at school revealed that even his parents and grandparents talk like him much to the disappointment of the teacher.
  • Amanda's Jacuzzi – A talk-show where Amanda Bynes is in a jacuzzi with a guest who is either fictional (such as Santa Claus and Frankenstein's Monster), famous deceased historical characters (such as Elvis Presley, King Henry VIII, and Babe Ruth), or a random character such as the "Swiss Guy". She asked them two normal questions about themselves, and then a ridiculous one. The puzzled guest would reply, "No", and then Amanda asks, "How about a plate of spaghetti?" Dwarf waiters then served Amanda and the guest spaghetti, and the guests usually say something silly but appropriate, such as King Henry VIII saying "Long live the me."
  • Stop Motion Amanda – A stop motion Amanda does wacky things, often with a pet dog named Scooper or Dumples. These sketches were discontinued beginning with the second season.
  • The Lucklesses – A family that always experiences horrible luck, including being struck by lightning or getting money stolen. Usually when something bad happens to them, someone in the family will say 'What are the odds of that', and the father will say 'I don't know'.
  • Marcy Stimple – An absent minded girl (played by Nancy Sullivan) who always gets crazy. She appears in "So You Wanna Win Five Dollars" as a contestant, "Cookie" Dooper as a customer, and "Stranded" where she and other characters were stranded in a bathtub.
  • Miss DeBoat – Janice DeBoat (played by Nancy Sullivan) is a teacher with short black hair and horn-rimmed glasses who becomes the target of other characters such as Judge Trudy (who enrolled in her class), Tony Pajamas (who had to deal with her and the Principal when Candy Tulips was in trouble), and even was the teacher for students who have gifted powers for which she does not approve of.

[edit] One-time sketchesEdit

  • Mother Caboose – A grandmother (played by Amanda Bynes) that tells a poem. The poem suddenly became inappropriate in the middle talking about underarm fungus and going to a junior high dance nude. Then suddenly, she developed a heavy cough and fell off the chair. Featured in Episode 1.
  • Jack and Jake – Two school bullies (played by Amanda Bynes and Raquel Lee) that cannot cause any kind of trouble no matter how hard they try. For example, they try to spray the wall with graffiti, but the paint cans they use are exactly the same color as the wall, called "School Hallway White". Featured in Episode 2.
  • Nurse Zelda – A German nurse that invades a school classroom to cure students' injuries that are not even serious, like a paper cut. Featured in Episode 2.
  • The Simians – A girl named Carilla (played by Amanda Bynes) brings home a boy named Josh, and her mother insists on Josh meeting her brother and dad, both of whom are apes. Featured in Episode 2.
  • The Wrestlebergs – A family of professional wrestlers, whose home represent a ring. They have a referee, and even an audience, as booing and cheering can be heard in the background (The father and son are representations of WWE wrestlers The Blue Blazer and Goldust). Featured in Episode 3.
  • Smelling Bee – A parody of the Spelling Bee, the Smelling Bee has blindfolded school students smell wacky items, like a hobo with a sandwich, a chocolate cake with coconut icing on top of a large fish, and a skunk in a sneaker. Featured in Episode 3.
  • Meet the Literals – A family that takes expressions literally. For example, when they visit another family, the girl asks for punch and Leslie (played by Amanda Bynes) punches her. When the dad asks Mrs. Literal to hold a glass for a second, after one second, she drops it. When the father says "You Literals kill me!", they grab something to kill him, but the camera fades it out. Featured in Episode 4.
  • Becky Swanson "Professional Babysitter" – Becky Swanson (played by Amanda Bynes) is a babysitter that came to babysit two kids named Justin and Kelly. She is professional, but actually acted like a baby. The kids have to "take care" of her, but at the end of the sketch, they lock her in the closet and leave to catch a movie while she had a fit. Featured in Episode 6.
  • The Procrastinator – A superhero spoof where Amanda played a heroine called The Procrastinator, who would respond to people's cries for help by saying, very triumphantly, that she would get to solving the problems "Eventually"!, and do nothing, despite the helpless citizens' pleas. (Episode 8)
  • The Castaways – Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell, Nancy Sullivan, and Johnny Kassir play a family that is stranded on an island. It turns out they are playing their characters very seriously, as they think a hot dog man is a mirage, the island set is real, and the audience are island natives. Featured in Episode 9.
  • The Snipatorium – A hairdresser store that causes more harm to the guests than good. For example, a female hairdresser (played by Amanda Bynes) accidentally cuts a boy's ear off, and she turns a woman's hair green. Featured in Episode 10.
  • Rock-a-Bye Ralph – A bedtime doll that does not stop activating (even without batteries), annoying anyone who owns it. Featured in Episode 12.
  • Wanda the Witch – A witch (played by Amanda Bynes) that comes to school and cast spells on the students, always insisting that she is simply Canadian, not a witch. Whenever she casts a spell, a boy named Stanley attempts to rat her out on the teacher, Mrs. Carter, but she refuses to believe him. Wanda often gives weak explanations for what happened to each student, such as when she casts a spell and turns one boy into a bowl of jello, she asks Stanley how he knows that the boy wasn't a already bowl of jello when he got to school. Featured in Episode 13.
  • The People Place – A store run by an unnamed woman (played by Amanda Bynes) where different kinds of people are sold. Featured in Episode 31.
  • Kelly, the Bath Lifeguard – A bath lifeguard (played by Amanda Bynes) that takes her job very seriously, annoying a boy (played by Drake Bell) who is trying to have a bath. Featured in Episode 33.
  • Cooking with Me – A skit in which Amanda hosts, cooking herself and adding ingredients to the bowl she's in. The recipe was called "Cream of Me". Penelope Taynt interrupts this skit and ends up chased by Barney and Kathy, but whenever she got into the kitchen, Amanda would have already put the pot lid on. Featured in Episode 34.
  • The Gifted Class – A class that has special powers. Lisa (played by Amanda Bynes) predicts the future, an unnamed boy (played by Drake Bell) has the power to shoot lasers from his eyes (like Cyclops from X-Men), Richie (unknown) can super-burp, and Billy (played by Josh Peck) has the power of super rhyming, usually rhyming things that have nothing to do with the things he rhymed them with, such as when Lisa predicts a pop quiz, Billy proceeds to say "When you spill a soda, you have to mop fizz," much to the annoyance of the students. They all use their powers to torture their teacher Miss DeBoat. Featured in Episode 35.
  • The Imposters – A girl and a boy (played by Amanda Bynes and Drake Bell) invade a family's house, disguised as firefighters, astronauts, etc., claiming that they are here to solve a crisis, but they are secretly planning to raid the fridge. Every time the family discovers they are not firefighters, etc., they leave. At the end of the skit, police officers come in, but the family mistakes them for the Imposters and yell at them to go away, causing the officers to arrest them. When they leave, the Imposters return in another disguise (umpires) and seeing that the family is gone, go back to raiding the fridge. Featured in Episode 39.

[edit] EpisodesEdit

Main article: List of The Amanda Show episodes

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD Release
Season premiere Season finale
1 13 November 6, 1999 February 19, 2000 March 13, 2012 (The Best of)
2 17 July 15, 2000 April 7, 2001 March 13, 2012
3 10 January 19, 2002 September 21, 2002
The Best of ... 6 March 23, 2002 May 18, 2002

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[edit] Guest starsEdit

[edit] SyndicationEdit

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 and again is now airing daily on the weekdays as of November 2011. 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 90's Are All That on October 17, 2011.[5][6][7]

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 without being on The 90s Are All That block, because TeenNick plans on also airing episodes from 2000 to 2002.

[edit] Home releasesEdit

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 Season One March 13, 2012[8]
Includes Episodes 1-2,4-7,9-10,13 - Not included Episodes 3,8,11,12
Season Two March 13, 2012[9]
Includes Episodes 14-30
Season Three March 13, 2012[10]
Includes Episodes 31-40
The Best of The Amanda Show March 13, 2012[11]
Includes Episodes 41-46

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