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Detention (American TV series)

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Detention
Detention1999Title.jpg
GenreComedy
Animation
Created byBob Doucette
Developed byJulie McNally-Cahill
Tim Cahill
Michael Maler
Voices ofTara Strong
Pamelyn Ferdin
Steve Franken
Kathleen Freeman
Mary Gross
Tia Mowry
Tamera Mowry
Carlos Alazraqui
Billy West
Bob Doucette
ComposersSteve Rucker
Thomas Chase
James L. Venable (uncredited)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producerJean MacCurdy
Production companyWarner Bros. Animation
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkKids' WB
Audio formatDolby Surround
Original releaseSeptember 11, 1999 (1999-09-11) –
March 25, 2000 (2000-03-25)

Detention is an American animated television series created by Bob Doucette that premiered on Kids' WB on September 11, 1999 until March 25, 2000. The series ran for one season of 13 half-hour episodes.[1]

The series is about a group of eight troubled 6th grade students from Benedict Arnold Middle School in Oak Forest who continually find themselves in detention. The kids are constantly trying to stay out of detention and out of trouble.[2]


Characters

  • Shareena Wickett (voiced by Tara Strong) – A 12-year-old goth girl that prefers to be a free spirit and finds pleasure in the sublime. Shareena's beliefs are never taken seriously by her parents. Her hobbies include reading horror stories and a talent of séances.
  • Emmitt Roswell (voiced by Billy West) – A conspiracy theorist who explains that intelligent life exists in outer space and is determined to make contact with aliens. As stated in Boyz 'n The Parenthood, Emmitt has an estranged father.
  • Jim Kim (voiced by the series' writer Roger Eschbacher) – A shy kid with a love for comic book superheroes. He takes on the characters' attributes at inopportune times.
  • Ramone "Gug" Gugleamo (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) – A short Latino kid with a short temper. Constantly left out of competitive sports, Gug constantly picks fights with kids twice his own size and has even wanted to take down Miss Kisskillya. He and Emmitt have their occasional rivalries, however, they both agree on their lack of patience with Jim.
  • Duncan Bubble – A quiet boy who is always playing with a yo-yo and not speaking. He instead uses his yo-yo to spell out messages (for example, "Thanks guys", "Boring", and "Yeah"), accompanied by an electronic voice (done by the show's creator Bob Doucette) reading the message. He is based on a deaf friend Doucette had during production.
  • Lemonjella and Orangejella LaBelle (voiced by Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry) – A pair of identical black twins. They have been known to get themselves in trouble by hacking into the school computers and removing library fines. Their scientific descriptions tend to confuse Miss Kisskillya and the other kids, so they would simplify them to make sense.[citation needed] They have shown to be competitive with each other.[citation needed]
  • Shelley Kelly (voiced by Pamelyn Ferdin) – An optimistic and peppy girl who wears the same Ladybug Scout uniform and the only kid in detention who did not due to the rule breaking but because she is Ms. Kisskillya's assistant. She constantly kisses up to Miss Kisskillya and has a crush on Emmitt. As a result, she is often detested by the other kids, whom she wishes to be friends with (she seems to have succeeded with Shareena to an extent). However, on some occasions, Shelley is an ally to the other kids.
  • Eugenia P. Kisskillya (voiced by Kathleen Freeman) – The gym teacher and detention monitor of Benedict Arnold Middle School. Having been a military sergeant in the Marine Corps, Miss Kisskillya bosses the children around like such, calls other people by rankings in the army, and usually pronounces "detention" as "dee-tennnn-shun!!" The only student she likes is Shelley Kelly, who serves as her "Teacher's Pet" and whom she refers to as "Private Kelly". Despite usually being often times tyrannical towards the children, she has been shown to be a nice person. She is based on creator's grade school teacher who was a nun, as well as Freeman's character, the strict Sister Mary Stigmata, from The Blues Brothers and Blues Brothers 2000. Her personality is very similar to Bradley Buzzcut from Beavis and Butt-Head.

Broadcast and home media

In Fall 1999, the show aired on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and later moved to 11:00 a.m. EST beginning on November 6th. In Spring 2000, the show moved to 11:30 a.m. EST on Saturdays. Reruns of the show aired on the Kids' WB Friday afternoon lineup from September 8, 2000 to August 31, 2001. That year, Cartoon Network was rumored to air reruns, but it was failed for unknown reasons. Since 2018, the show has been available on iTunes and on DVD in Region 1 as a Manufacture-on-Demand (MOD) release that is only available through the Warner Archive website and other online stores.

Episodes

Episode list
No.TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboard byOriginal air date
1"Shareena Takes The Cake"Mike MiloMichael MalerBob Doucette, Scott Jeralds, Javier Secaduras,
Trevor Wall and Marcus Williams
September 11, 1999 (1999-09-11)

Shareena misses her chance to get tickets to a rock concert because Miss Kisskillya gives her detention. She decides to team up with Shelley in the Home Economics Bake-Off to get even with her by baking a volcano cake. Meanwhile, Emmitt, Gug, Jim, and Duncan try to get Duncan's yo-yo back from Miss Kisskillya.

Note: This episode was sneak-previewed on September 10, 1999 at 4:00 p.m. Friday afternoon on Kids WB before its actual premiere on September 11th during the last day of The Top 20 Pokéthon Countdown.
2"The Man With The Golden Brain"Scott JeraldsRoger EschbacherScott Jeralds, Tim Maltby and Joe SichtaSeptember 18, 1999 (1999-09-18)
The gang represents the school in a spelling bee. But when Lemonjella and Orangejella start to get competitive with each other, the gang has to intervene. Meanwhile, Emmitt suspects that the Principal McQueen is a brain-stealing cyborg and tries to gather evidence to prove it.
3"What Did You Séance?"Stephen LewisTim Cahill and Julie McNallyHyunsook Cho, Bob Doucette, Scott Jeralds,
Stephen Lewis, Tim Maltby and Rose Rosely
September 25, 1999 (1999-09-25)
As Benedict Arnold Middle School is throwing a disco-themed "Friday the 13th" prom, the kids are getting ready for the dance while Shareena stumbles upon an old photo of her great-aunt Hanna and plans to perform a séance to contact her from the dead. Meanwhile, Emmitt is planning to contact with UFOs that are set to arrive on the school roof, and Shelley joins him.
4"The Contest"Mike MiloStephen ShawJavier Secaduras, Trevor Wall and Marcus WilliamsOctober 9, 1999 (1999-10-09)
When Miss Kisskillya tells the kids that they are destined for detention, they hold a contest to see who can stay out of it, except for Shelly, who tries to get in detention instead.
5"Too Good To Be Truant"Stephen LewisMichael MalerHyunsook Cho, Tim Maltby and Rose RoselyOctober 23, 1999 (1999-10-23)
Shareena and Shelley decide to skip school and Miss Kisskillya tries to find them. Meanwhile, Emmitt and Gug try to compete for class president, throwing Jim, Lemonjella & Orangella in between.
6"Breaking Out"Scott JeraldsTim Cahill and Julie McNallyScott Jeralds, Scott Hill, Tim Maltby, Norma Rivera Klingler,
Stephen Sandoval, Joe Sichta and Trevor Wall
November 6, 1999 (1999-11-06)
Desperate to meet the TV star of their favorite show at a bookstore, the kids plot to sneak away from Saturday detention, but Miss Kisskillya is headed to the same place.
7"Comedy of Terrors"Mike Milo and Tim MaltbyMichael MalerNorma Rivera Klingler, Javier Secaduras,
Trevor Wall and Marcus Williams
November 13, 1999 (1999-11-13)
Shareena auditions for a part in a school play, but it is Gug who lands the role thanks to Miss Kisskillya, sparking both jealousy and vengefulness in Shareena.
8"Little Miss Popular"Stephen LewisWendell Morris and Tom SheppardHyunsook Cho, Tim Maltby,
David Mink and Rose Rosely
November 20, 1999 (1999-11-20)
The kids prepare for a TV quiz show; Shareena starts to hang out with a group of popular girls called The Vanities just so she can get close enough to meet a boy that she has a huge crush on, much to the dismay of the others.
9"Capitol Punishment"Scott JeraldsMichael MalerScott Hill, Tim Maltby, Norma Rivera Klingler,
Tristin Roesch, Joe Sichta and Trevor Wall
December 4, 1999 (1999-12-04)
When Shelley announces that she won an essay contest for a trip to Washington, D.C. she invites the rest of the gang along with Miss Kisskillya to come, however, Shelley is accidentally left behind when the plane leaves, and goes to great lengths to get to Washington. Meanwhile, as the gang arrives in D.C., Emmitt becomes paranoid when he sees a "Secret Service" agent following him and his friends.
10"The Blame Game"Tim MaltbyCharles M. Howell IVNorma Rivera Klingler, Trevor Wall and Marcus WilliamsJanuary 8, 2000 (2000-01-08)
When things begin to mysteriously disappear at school, Miss Kisskillya blames Lemonjella and Orangejella, who then set out to find the real culprit. Miss Kisskillya also assigns Emitt to clean up the boiler room, which is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a kid named Christopher Crandall, and Miss Kisskillya is trying to solve an issue with her toothache.
11"Boyz 'N The Parenthood"Stephen Lewis and Bob DoucetteTim Cahill and Julie McNallyHyunsook Cho, Scott Jeralds, David Mink,
Joe Sichta and Rose Rosely
February 5, 2000 (2000-02-05)
The gang gets paired with each other to take care of water balloons as an assignment for parenting. But while Shareena is stuck with the "baby", Emmitt tries to wait for his father.
12"A Friend In Greed"Scott JeraldsMichael MalerAlex Almaguer, Scott Jeralds, David Mink,
Tim Maltby, Joe Sichta and Trevor Wall
March 4, 2000 (2000-03-04)
Lemonjella and Orangejella find a map marking the location of buried treasure, but greed causes the twins and the other kids to lose the fortune to Miss Kisskillya.
13"Rule The School"Tim MaltbyMichael MalerTim Maltby, Norma Rivera Klingler,
Trevor Wall and Marcus Williams
March 25, 2000 (2000-03-25)

When Miss Kisskillya promotes Gug as Benedict Arnold's new hall monitor, he goes mad with power by issuing detentions to his friends and classmates, meanwhile, Shareena plans a house party while her parents are out of town.

"Note": The series was not picked up for a second season after this episode.

References

  1. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. p. 242. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  2. ^ "Detention Cast and Details". TV Guide.

External links

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