Detention (TV series)
|Created by||Bob Doucette|
|Developed by||Julie McNally (later Cahill)
|Voices of||Tara Strong
Dee Bradley Baker
|Composer(s)||James L. Venable|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Jean MacCurdy|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|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 show is about a group of rebellious preteen children from Benedict Arnold Middle School who continually find themselves in detention.
A group of kids try to stay out of detention and out of trouble.
- Tara Charendoff as Shareena Wickett
- Billy West as Emmitt Roswell
- Pamelyn Ferdin as Shelley Kelley
- John Kassir as Jim Kim
- Tia Mowry as Lemonjella LaBelle
- Tamera Mowry as Orangejella LaBelle
- Carlos Alazraqui as Gug
- Tom Kenny as Mr. Wickett / Duncan Bubble (Electronic voice)
- Mary Gross as Patsy Wickett
- Kathleen Freeman as Eugenia P. Kisskillya
- Dee Bradley Baker as Mr. Fletcher / Miss Treacle
- Shareena Wickett (voiced by Tara Strong, though she was Tara Charendoff at the time) - 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.
- 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 also even 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!".
- 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 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. They have shown to be competitive with each other.
- 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.
In the fall of 1999, the show aired on Saturdays at 10:30 AM. In the spring of 2000, the show moved to 11:30 AM on Saturdays. Reruns of the series aired on the Kids' WB Friday afternoon lineup from September 8, 2000 until August 31, 2001 and has not been seen in the US since then.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Shareena Takes the Cake"||Michael Maler||September 11, 1999|
|Shareena misses her chance to get tickets to a rock concert because Miss Kisskillya gives her detention. Emmitt, Gug, Jim and Duncan tries 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|
|The gang represents the school in a spelling bee.|
|3||"What Did You Séance?"||September 25, 1999|
|The gang tries to receive messages from spirits.|
|4||"The Contest"||October 9, 1999|
|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|
|Shareena and Shelley decide to skip school and Miss Kisskillya tries to find them.|
|6||"Breaking Out"||November 6, 1999|
|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|
|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|
|Shareena prepares for a television quiz show.|
|9||"Capitol Punishment"||December 4, 1999|
|All the kids, except for Shelley, go to Washington, D.C. with Miss Kisskillya.|
|10||"The Blame Game"||January 8, 2000|
|11||"Boyz 'n the Parenthood"||February 5, 2000|
|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|
|13||"Rule the School"||March 25, 2000|
- "Detention Cast and Details". TV Guide.
- Detention at the Internet Movie Database
- Detention at TV.com
- Detention episode guide @ Big Cartoon DataBase
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