Detention (TV series)

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Detention
Genre Comedy
Animation
Created by Bob Doucette
Developed by Julie McNally-Cahill
Tim Cahill
Michael Maler
Voices of Tara Strong
Dee Bradley Baker
John Kassir
Pamelyn Ferdin
Steve Franken
Tom Kenny
Kathleen Freeman
Mary Gross
Tamera Mowry
Tia Mowry
Carlos Alazraqui
Billy West
Composer(s) James L. Venable
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Jean MacCurdy
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Kids' WB
Audio format Dolby Surround
Original run September 11, 1999 – March 25, 2000

Detention is an American television series that premiered on Kids' WB on September 11, 1999 and was created by Bob Doucette. The TV series is about a group of rebellious preteens from Benedict Arnold Middle School who continually find themselves in detention.

Premise[edit]

A group of kids try to stay out of detention and out of trouble.[1]

Voice Cast[edit]

Characters[edit]

  • Shareena Wickett (voiced by Tara Charendoff) - A twelve-year-old Goth girl that prefers to be a free spirit and finds pleasure in the sublime. Shareena's beliefs are not taken seriously by her parents. Her hobbies include reading horror stories and performing séances. She is the main protagonist of the series.
  • Eugenia P. Kisskillya (voiced by Kathleen Freeman) - The Physical education teacher and detention monitor of Benedict Arnold Middle School, Miss Kisskillya serves as the antagonist to the children. Having been a military sergeant in the Marine Corps, Miss Kisskillya bosses the children around like such 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".
  • Emmitt Roswell (voiced by Billy West) - A conspiracy theorist who believes that intelligent life exists in outer space and is determined to make contact with aliens.
  • Jim Kim (voiced by John Kassir) - A shy kid with a love for comic book superheroes. He takes on the characters' attributes at inopportune times, such as trying to escape detention disguised as Batman, only to be caught by the real Batman, prompting him to remark "I like Superman better anyway!".[citation needed]
  • Ramone "Gug" Gugleamo (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) - A short Hispanic 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 never speaks. He instead uses his yo-yo to spell out messages (for example, "Thanx Guys", "Boring", and "Yeah"), accompanied by an electronic voice (done by Tom Kenny) reading the message.
  • Lemonjella and Orangejella LaBelle (voiced by Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry) - A pair of black identical twins. They have been known to get themselves in trouble by hacking into the school computers and deleting library fines. Their scientific descriptions sometimes confuse Miss Kisskillya.[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 a Ladybug Scout uniform every day. She constantly kisses up to Miss Kisskillya and has a crush on Emmitt. As a result, she is detested by the other kids, whom she wishes to be friends with.

Episodes[edit]

In the fall of 1999, the show aired on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. EST. In the spring of 2000, the show moved to 11:30 a.m. EST on Saturdays. Reruns of the TV series aired on the Kids' WB Friday afternoon lineup from September 8, 2000 until August 31, 2001.

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Shareena Takes the Cake" Michael Maler September 11, 1999 (1999-09-11)
Shareena misses her chance to get tickets to a rock concert because Miss Kisskillya gives her detention. Emmitt, Gug, Jim, and Duncan try to get Duncan's yo-yo back from Miss Kisskillya. 
2 "The Man with the Golden Brain" Wendell Morris, Michael Maler and Roger Eschbacher September 18, 1999 (1999-09-18)
The gang represents the school in a spelling bee
3 "What Did You Séance?" September 25, 1999 (1999-09-25)
The gang tries to receive messages from spirits. 
4 "The Contest" October 9, 1999 (1999-10-09)
The gang has a contest to see who can stay out of detention, except for Shelly, who tries to get in detention instead. 
5 "Too Good to Be Truant" October 23, 1999 (1999-10-23)
Shareena and Shelley decide to skip school and Miss Kisskillya tries to find them. 
6 "Breaking Out" November 6, 1999 (1999-11-06)
Shareena hears that the star of the hit WT show "Lawson's Lake" is going to be at the library, so they break out of school to see him. 
7 "Comedy of Terrors" November 13, 1999 (1999-11-13)
Shareena auditions for a part in a school play, but it is Gug who lands the role, sparking jealousy in Shareena. 
8 "Little Miss Popular" November 20, 1999 (1999-11-20)
Shareena prepares for a television quiz show. 
9 "Capitol Punishment" December 4, 1999 (1999-12-04)
All of the kids, except for Shelley, go to Washington, D.C. with Miss Kisskillya. 
10 "The Blame Game" January 8, 2000 (2000-01-08)
11 "Boyz 'n the Parenthood" February 5, 2000 (2000-02-05)
The gang gets paired with each other to take care of water balloons as an assignment for parenting. 
12 "A Friend in Greed" March 4, 2000 (2000-03-04)
13 "Rule the School" March 25, 2000 (2000-03-25)

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