List of Wayside episodes
Wayside (also known as Wayside School) is a Canadian co-produced animated television series created by Louis Sachar developed and written by John Derevlany for Canadian television channel Teletoon. The series centers on Todd, a transfer student who attends Wayside, an off-beat educational institution based on Sachar's upbringing. The series' premise is based on Sachar's Sideways Stories From Wayside School book series, although several elements in the series differ greatly.
The series was conceived in 2004 by Derevlany, who later developed and wrote an hour-long pitch for Teletoon. Pleased, the company greenlighted Wayside for 28 episodes in 2007-2008. The series was later commissioned to air in the Canada on Nickelodeon during the summer of 2007 before being pulled from the network's lineup and returning late in the year. Fans have wished for a third/fourth season featuring Benjamin Nushmutt but unless Nick and Teletoon agree, it won't happen.
Wayside has also been nominated for a "Best TV Series for Children" at the 2008 Cartoons on the Bay award ceremony. Despite favorable critical reception, the series has also received negative criticism, including unfavorable comparisons for its differences from the Sideways Stories book series. Many tie-in media have been released, including a DVD release of the pilot episode under the title Wayside: The Movie, released in 2007, and a DVD of the first season, released on August 24, 2008.
|Season||DVD release date||Season premiere||Season finale|
|Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|1||13||June 25, 2007||November 2, 2007||March 30, 2007 (Wayside: The Movie)
August 29, 2008 (Season 1) 
|Late 2013 (Wayside: The Movie) and (Season 1)||Late 2013 (Wayside: The Movie) and (Season 1)|
|2||Season premiere||Season finale||13||TBA||TBA||TBA|
In 2007, the pilot episode of Wayside was released and branded as Wayside: The Movie. The first season excluding the pilot was released on August 29, 2008, under the title Wayside School: Season 1. Season 2 DVD has been announced to be released Summer 2013 in Region 1. The Pilot episode, Season 1 and 2 have also been announced to be released late 2013 in Region 2 and 4.
List of episodes
- In the # column:
- The first number refers to the order it aired during the entire series.
- The second number refers to the episode number within its season.
|#||Original title||Directed by||Written by||Original airdate||Prod. code|
|0||"Pilot (also known as Wayside: The Movie)"||Riccardo Durante||John Derevlany (concept) & Lin Oliver||August 16, 2005||100|
Todd gets transferred to Wayside School, a school that was accidentally stacked 30 stories high instead of 30 rooms sideways. He is assigned tries to Mrs. Jewls' class on the 30th floor, where he attempts to fit in with the class, usually with mixed results. However, due to his failure to cope with the school's unorthodox system of learning, Mrs. Jewls writes his name on the chalkboard and puts a check mark next to it.
The teacher threatens that he will be sent home on the kindergarten bus. The class is about to be crushed by the trash compactor that was accidentally on the 30th floor and the machine would work every time the PA comes on, Todd's outbursts start, and Mrs. Jewls writes his name under the word "discipline" and sends him home on the kindergarten bus.
Mrs. Jewls and her class play dodgeball, and Principal Kidswatter tags Todd and is finally tagged. Mrs. Jewls pronounces Dana as class president. While Todd is sent home again on the kindergarten bus after he does more outbursts to Mrs. Jewls, the trash compactor is on again. Dana cries and tells Mrs. Jewls that she herself is the worst class president. Todd, however, has snuck outside Mrs. Jewls' classroom, and tells Maurecia and Mrs. Jewls and the students that he has to get them out.
Meanwhile, Todd saves them from being crushed by the trash compactor that was accidentally on the 30th floor and the machine would work every time the PA comes on. Finally, Myron has found the emergency shutoff. Back in Mrs. Jewls' class, Dana gives Todd a new desk, and Todd throws it out.Note: Michael Cera voices Todd in this episode, but in season one, Mark Rendall voices Todd. The pilot was noticeably different from the show, with differences such as Maurecia's hair color being red; in season one, her hair is a plum purple. First Appearances: Todd, Maurecia, Dana, Myron, Mrs. Jewls, Stephen, The Three Erics, Shari, Jenny, Bebe, John, Deedee, Leslie, Mr. Kidswatter, Louis, Miss Mush, Cow and Fluffy
Season 1: 2007
|Episode||Title||Airdate (Canada)||Airdate (USA)||Synopsis|
|1||Pull My Pigtail / Class Cow||March 16, 2007||September 7, 2007||Pull My Pigtail: It's Valentine's Day at Wayside School and Dana attempts to force Todd to fall in love with Maurecia by making him pull her ponytail. Meanwhile, Principal Kidswatter thinks Myron is his guardian angel.
Class Cow: While Mrs. Jewls is on a faculty retreat a cow wonders into the class. The students believe it to be their substitute teacher and end up learning more from the cow.
|2||Meet the Pets / Oh, Great Leader||March 24, 2007||June 25, 2007||Meet the Pets: After Todd tells how he has once lost a goldfish named King Arthur, everyone brings their pets into school and Todd must watch them so that he'd learn to be more "responsible". However, when the pets escape and run all over the school, Todd will need some help from his friends. Todd finally brings a new live fish named King Arthur the Second.
Oh, Great Leader: The students try to throw principal Kidswatter a surprise birthday party, but he thinks they are trying to get rid of him, so he sends Todd to spy on the students.
|3||Honors Class / Cabbage, My Boy||March 31, 2007||July 6, 2007||Honors Class: Maurecia is promoted to the Honors Class instead of Dana. Now she must "escape" it at all costs, while Dana tries to enter. In the end, we find out Mrs. Jewls' class is actually double Honors Class.
Cabbage, My Boy: Myron adopts a head of lettuce as his younger brother. Mrs. Jewls assigns an assignment dealing with families. Todd doesn't have any siblings, so he has to find a way to complete the project.
|4||Mascot Madness / He is It||April 7, 2007||June 26, 2007||Mascot Madness: The tetherball team kids want Todd to be the new mascot so that they can finally win some games, but Todd does not want to, so Dana creates a giant version of his head for Myron to wear, and he becomes "Big-Head Todd".
He Is It: During a game of tag, Todd tags Myron, who starts demanding special treatment, and because everyone has to follow the rules, no one can disobey him. (This is the first appearance of Timmy Tricky who does not officially appear until "Mad Hot".)
|5||Best Friendzzz / Kindergarten King||April 14, 2007||July 3, 2007||Best Friendzzz: Myron and Dana have been best friends for a long time but one day after they get into a big fight, they decide not to be best friends anymore. So Myron becomes Shari's new best friend (although she is asleep) and Dana becomes Todd's new best friend.
Kindergarten King: After being sent home early on the kindergarten bus by Mrs. Jewls, Todd saves a kindergartener's toy, and they make him their king.
Note: "Best Friendzzz" is the only episode where Maurecia does not make an appearance.
|6||Myron vs. Normy / Age of Aquarium||April 21, 2007||June 28, 2007||Myron vs. Normy: In order to avoid getting in trouble, Myron pretends to be Normy, his made up twin brother. When he returns to the class, everyone thinks he is cool (and in Dana's case, sweet and cute) and they want him to class President. However, Todd(and Shari) can see right through "Normy", and Todd tries to get Myron to tell everybody it is really him.
Age of Aquarium: On a Wayside field trip, instead of the kids going to the aquarium, the fish come to them. The classroom is filled with water and fish, but Todd has to sit it out in a life raft since he forgot his permission slip. Seeing this as a perfect chance to be alone with Todd, Maurecia eats her permission slip and has to sit with Todd. She spends her time trying to hold his hand, while underwater Dana tries to find something that will be interesting for Myron.
Note: In "Myron vs. Normy", Shari talks for the first time ever. She said Myron's name because she knew it was Myron too.
|7||Channel Kidswatter / The Elevator||May 4, 2007||July 2, 2007||Channel Kidswatter: Principal Kidswatter wants to run a home-shopping channel out of his office, and gets the students to supply his cheesy inventory of trinkets under the guise of a new "arts" curriculum. Todd tries to prevent it from happening, but then works for it. So it's up to Maurecia and Jenny to stop the home shopping channel.
The Elevator: The stairs are out of order and Todd puts his hand on the 1st floor sign, which is actually an elevator button. (The elevators in Wayside School only work when the stairs are out of order). Todd and Principal Kidswatter (Principal Kidswatter thinks it is the bathroom) go in the elevator, then the elevator becomes stuck between the 15th and 16th floors. Todd is stuck with a crying Principal Kidswatter in the elevator. To save them, Dana, Myron, and Louis become the Rescue Dudes, calling themselves all Louis.
|8||Mad Hot / Mamaland Blues||May 5, 2007||July 3, 2007||Mad Hot: Principal Kidswatter challenges another school for the annual Wayside dance competition. He then picks a random team, consisting of Todd, Maurecia, Dana and Myron.
Mamaland Blues: Dana finds a marriage certificate that she thinks might make Miss Mush related to her.
|9||Principles of Principals / Teacher's Parent Conference||May 12, 2007||June 29, 2007||Principles of Principals: Todd enters the Principal for a day contest and wins. No one else has entered it because it is a trap, as the winner has to do everything on Kidswatter's super-long list. Todd decides to complete the list, and improve the school all in one day.
Teacher's Parent Conference: It's Teacher-Grading-Day, and everyone in the 30th class must submit a report card on what they think of Mrs. Jewls. Todd, on hearing about this, gave Mrs. Jewls a bad mark so that she won't send him home on the Kindergarten bus. Now she must stay after school along with her father, Papa Jewls. He threatens to send Mrs. Jewls to teach at a private school, so Dana and the other students decide to help Todd to "be a better student" so Mrs. Jewls can stay at Wayside.
Note: "Teacher's Parent Conference" is the only episode where Mrs. Jewls' father, Papa Jewls is seen.
|10||Rat in Shining Armor / Mrs. Gorf||May 19, 2007||July 12, 2007||Rat in Shining Armor: It's the spring Halloween dance and everyone must dress up as something. Maurecia wants Todd to dance with her until Todd finally says no. Feeling bad for Maurecia, Miss Mush puts her dead rat in an old knight suit so Maurecia has someone to dance with making Todd jealous. Todd finds out that it's Miss Mush's dead rat in the suit so he exchanges costumes with him.
Mrs. Gorf: The 30th floor class is on a camping trip on the 6th floor. Maurecia promises Todd she won't punch him in the arm if he sits with her. Todd doesn't believe her and says she will always try to punch him. Dana explains to Todd that she was never rough do to her kind nature back when Mrs. Gorf was their teacher. From there Dana explains who Mrs. Gorf was and how different their class was before Todd came when Mrs. Jewls was sick.
Note: The episode "Mrs. Gorf" was based off the first chapter of Sideways Stories from Wayside School.
|11||Todd Falls in Love / French Fried||October 26, 2007||October 13, 2007||Todd Falls in Love: Todd arrives at school and finds out Maurecia has posted pictures of love posters about Todd all over the school. Todd decides he would do anything to prove that he will not be her boyfriend, so he eats Mush's mushroom surprise, that makes him fall in love with Mrs. Jewls. Maurecia finds out and tries to get Todd to like her again.
French Fried: A new chef, named Le Chef starts cooking for the teachers lounge (and later the students) which makes Miss Mush jealous. To prove which cook is better Miss Mush and Le Chef enter Maurecia's cooking challenge.
Note: "Todd Falls in Love" is the only episode where Maurecia is seen without her helmet and ribbon.
|12||Music Lessons / A Todd & Bull Story||November 17, 2007||November 9, 2007||Music Lessons: Myron discovers a strange nose flute called the Schrumplefoozle, and uses it to control his friends. However, it also makes cows tear down the school.
Todd & Bull Story: After losing a match to La Boca Loca the bull, Principal Kidswatter starts crying on the PA. Todd tries to give "Make Me Happy" flowers to Kidswatter, but is told to put them in the basement with the other roses. When the kids mistake a pile of stage props for a Wishing Well, Todd makes their wishes come true. Kidswatter then makes them re-create a bull fight from his past!
|13||My Partner Gets All the Credit / Daring Love||September 9, 2007||August 2, 2007||My Partner Gets All the Credit: Maurecia is Paired with Myron in the Wayside Games, and since Myron is not a good athlete, she must do all of the work. However, every time win an event, Myron gets the credit, and Maurecia is starting to get angry with Myron.
Daring Love: After over hearing them on the playground, Todd is convinced that both Maurecia and Jenny are in love with him.
|14||Louis Gets Some Class / My Fluffy Hair||September 23, 2007||September 23, 2007||Louis Gets Some Class: Kidswatter finds out that Louis never graduated, and sends him back to class. Myron gets upset that Louis is more popular than he is. Later he finds out that Kidswatter didn't graduate, and Louis is also Kidswatter's first name.
My Fluffy Hair: Fluffy feels rejected because he thinks Maurecia is paying more attention to Todd than to him, so he runs away. Mr. K. finds Fluffy and mistakes him for a wig. Fluffy decides to use this "power" to get revenge on his mortal enemy, Todd.
Note: "My Fluffy Hair" is the only episode where Myron does not have a major role, although he does make a cameo in Mrs. Jewls' classroom.
Season 2: 2007-2008
|Episode||Title||Airdate (Canada)||Airdate (USA)||Synopsis|
|15||Dana Checks Out / My Biggest Fan||October 9, 2007||Dana Checks Out: Dana is sick of rules and goes on a "road trip" to every floor of the school. The kids must get her back before she winds up on the 19th floor. Myron takes over the class and it gets ruined.
My Biggest Fan: When Kidswatter rejects him, Myron looks for a new hero.
|16||Kidswatter: The Movie / Safety Monitor||October 16, 2007||Kidswatter: The Movie: The kids decide to make a movie about Principal Kidswatter, and Todd is cast in the lead role. However, he soon becomes even worse than the real Kidswatter. Todd, through tears in his eyes, says that his success has become a failure, but Myron interrupts. The class watches the Kidswatter movie, and after the ending, tears are in Kidswatter's eyes.
Safety Monitor: When Myron fails at being Safety Monitor, Maurecia takes over, and her idea of safety goes a little too far. Myron tries to reclaim his position, by ripping all of Maurecia's safety violation slips. Kidswatter is taming a lion.
|17||Sideways Protest / Be True To Your Elf||December 17, 2007||Be True to Your Elf: When someone makes fun of his elf costume, Stephen tries to be "Mr. Normal" so he can lead the school parade.
Note: Starting from this episode the series is now in flash animation, and most of the characters have different looks.
Sideways Protest: Kidswatter decides to move the school, so all the students protest. All of their protests end up making the school better, so Kidswatter disguises himself as a student to stop them.
|18||Oh, Brother / Snow Day||October 19, 2007||Oh, Brother: Goon, Dana's older brother, visits and Myron wants to be a rebel just like him, but he's not a rebel. Mrs. Jewls and Kidswatter try to capture him. Mrs. Jewls tells Todd, Maurecia, and Dana that Goon is a fugitive. Meanwhile, Todd and friends save Goon from being captured.
Snow Day: Mr. Kidswatter turns up the coldness for Mrs. Jewls' skating lesson. Myron, being the leader, traps the class with it and Maurecia's group. Todd's group learns how to survive. Later, Todd's group and Maurecia's group go to war.
|19||The Rat Truth / Free Stewy||November 18, 2007||The Rat Truth: Sammy is terribly sick (but dead) so Miss Mush randomly asks Dana to watch him while she goes on a hunt for the golden pot of Mamaland that makes food to cure the sick. Sammy becomes a truth stick in Mrs. Jewls's class and is feeding words into his mouth. Later, Sammy is kidnapped by Mr. Kidswatter.
Free Stewy: Todd and Maurecia free an octopus that he thinks Miss Mush is going to cook. Kidswatter is now hunting for the creature since he thinks it ate his fish sticks.
Note: In "Free Stewy", Dana breaks the fourth wall by telling the kids not to try to squeeze books together at home, and she was a trained professional, also Stewy is different from Poobinskie, Poobinskie is a small pink and purple squid, while Stewy is a large, grey octopus.
|20||Extra Curricular Riddicular / Christmas||December 24, 2007||Extra Curricular Riddicular: All the kids are forming bizarre after-school clubs, except for Todd, who creates a “Science Club.” Myron laughs at him, believing his club will be better, until he sees Todd’s club has managed to build a functioning rocket. Jealous Myron tries to form a science club and build a rocket of his own. Myron accidentally launches the rocket Kidswatter is in and makes Todd cry. Todd wants to confront Myron, until Dana stops both of them from ruining more of their friendship.
Wayside Christmas: When Myron does not give Bebe a Secret Santa gift, a series of haphazard events confuse Myron into thinking he’s actually stuck in his own version of “A Christmas Carol”. The other kids, including Todd, Dana and Maurecia, are baffled as he mistakes them for Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present(mistaken for Christmas Everyday by Myron) , and Future(mistaken for Christmas Summer by Myron), and in the end, Myron learns his lesson. Final Appearances: Bebe
|21||Le Race / Imperfect Attendance||March 3, 2008||August 25, 2008||
Le Race: Ever since Kidswatter fired Le Chef in French Fried, he has been trying to get revenge on Kidswatter. One day, Myron receives a note saying Kidswatter is to be challenged to a game of Parkour with the chef. Can Kidswatter beat this match before Le Chef takes over the school? Final Appearances: Le Chef Imperfect Attendance: Shari, Maurecia, Myron, Todd and Louis are all in need of help and they need Dana to help them. The only problem is, Dana is beating a record today of perfect attendance (1,448 days in a row). Can she beat the record and save the students before the bell rings? Final Appearances: Shari
|22||Kidswatter's Opus / The Three Erics||March 17, 2007||December 3, 2007/ March 3, 2008||
Kidswatter's Opus: Mrs. Jewls is sick. So the kids need a substitute. Unfortunately, all substitutes aren't available so Kidswatter has to step in as a substitute and teach everyone stuff the Kidswatter way.
The Three Erics: In Mrs. Jewls' class, Eric Bacon and Eric Fry are the ones getting picked and getting gold stars and Eric Ovens is never picked. Because he is the smallest Eric, he isn't picked a lot. When Myron convinces Eric Ovens to become Myron Ovens, the Erics need another Eric who'll do the same as them. Maurecia is picked just so she can be in the same column as Todd. But things get worse when Myron Ovens wants to become Eric again.
There were two instances of superpowers in this episode: Myron strangely manages to grow thirty sizes and shadow the whole school while Dana performs a weird form of psychokinesis in this episode.
|23||Miss Fortune / The Note||2008||August 27, 2008||
Miss Fortune: It's a regular day at Wayside. Miss Mush suddenly asks Myron, Dana, Maurecia and Todd about their future careers. She makes bowls of Mushroom Surprise that tell the future at the bottom. Meanwhile, Kidswatter sees his future from the last time he ate Mushroom Surprise and wants to change it. Final Appearances: Fluffy
The Note: One day, Mrs. Jewls gives the class a pop quiz and the kids need to finish it by the time Mrs. Jewls gets a high score in pinball. During the exam, Maurecia tries to pass a note to Todd but accidentally gets it passed to Eric Fry who starts a chain of the whole class answering Maurecia's note. Todd now needs to get the note back from everyone including Kidswatter who gets lies saying the note says how much Mr. Kidswatter is liked.
Note: "The Note" is the last episode where the kindergarten bus is mentioned.
|24||Myth Of Nick / Dr. Dana||April 1, 2008||August 28, 2008||
Myth of Nick: After hearing too many myths of a kid named Nick, Todd wants to take rid of them. He learns all of "Nick's" old tricks. Telling Maurecia, Dana, and Myron about the fake myths, Todd, with a snorkel over his mouth, dives in a can of beans, and comes out, speaking in a muffled voice. Meanwhile, Todd knows and tells the class that "Nick", who is Louis, exists.
Dr. Dana: Dana hosts a radio advice show that gives people advice. When Dana loses her voice and Myron takes over, the Erics take her to the nurse (Miss Mush) and things in Wayside go out of control (including Fluffy coming after Stephen, Maurecia trying to punch Todd, and upside down John's two feet punching each other). Dana's voice is restored, and she confronts Myron. She doesn't want the radio show renewed. After yelling at Dana, Myron loses his voice, while Todd and Maurecia and the class are listening to Dana saying that Myron will do. Final Appearances: Miss Mush
|25||Slow Mo Mo / Joe 'N' Fro||April 19, 2008||August 29, 2008||
Slow Mo Mo: Maurecia loves being fast and first because of her wheels on her roller skates. But one day when Maurecia and Principal Kidswatter bump into each other (because of Maurecia's wheels), Kidswatter bans all round things from Wayside School including Maurecia's wheels and everything round becomes squared. She hates it because she is last, slow and late for everything. Kidswatter tries again and makes everything squared become round again. Meanwhile, Todd, Dana, and Myron join Maurecia. Final Appearances: Jenny
Joe 'N' Fro: Kidswatter is planning his new lawn "gazebo" project. Joe manages to hide rabbits and a chipmunk in his large orange afro. But when a peanut is thrown at Todd's head, Todd, Dana, Myron, and Maurecia start to confront Joe until he also hides a squirrel in his hair and manages to get Mr. Kidswatter to put all of the trees back in the yard. Meanwhile, Myron is sneezing when standing near Joe and has everyone thinking he's allergic to Joe when he's actually allergic to the chipmunk. Then Todd, Maurecia, and Dana learn the specialness of Joe and his special afro. Final Appearances: Joe
|26||Upside Down John / The Final Stretch||July 9, 2008||August 29, 2008||
Upside Down John: It's the 30th floor science fair today and John is showing his science volcano. Unfortunately, it fails! John then starts to think that his project failed because he and his project is upside down. So, Todd, Myron, Dana and Maurecia try to help crying John get right-side up, just like the kids who are parallel and are upside down. Meanwhile, Kidswatter is doing an I.Q. test to see if he is smart. Mrs. Jewls tells John, without the help from Todd, Maurecia, Dana, and Myron, that being upside down is not a bad thing. Final Appearances: Mrs. Jewls, John, Louis, The Three Erics, Leslie and Deedee
The Final Stretch: Principal Kidswatter's rubber band ball has gone missing and he asks Stephen, Maurecia, Todd, Dana, Myron and a cow who took it. A crying Stephen blames Myron, Myron blames Dana, Dana blames Maurecia, Maurecia blames Todd, Todd blames no one, and the cow blames Kidswatter.(Series Finale) Final Appearances: Todd, Maurecia, Dana, Myron, Stephen, Cow and Principal Kidswatter
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