O'Grady

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For people named O'Grady, see O'Grady (surname).
O'Grady
O Grady logo.png
O'Grady logo used through entire show's run.
Created by Tom Snyder
Carl W. Adams
Developed by Matt Harrigan
Holly Schlesinger
Starring Melissa Bardin Galsky
H. Jon Benjamin
Holly Schlesinger
Patrice O'Neal
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 19
Production
Executive producer(s) Carl W. Adams
Producer(s) Jack Ferraiolo (season 1)
Will Shepard (season 2)
Production company(s) Soup2Nuts
Broadcast
Original channel The N
Original run July 30, 2004 – April 24, 2006
The main O'Grady characters in a scene from the episode "Sugar Hill".

O'Grady is an animated television show created by Tom Snyder and Carl Adams and developed for TV by co-star Holly Schlesinger. It used to air on The N in the US, on MTV in Latin America, Nickelodeon in the United Kingdom (first season only), Family Channel in Canada and on 2x2 in Russia. It stars Melissa Bardin Galsky and H. Jon Benjamin, among other Soup2nuts Productions alumni, as high school students Abby and Kevin, and chronicles their lives along with those of other residents of O'Grady, a fictional town which is periodically plagued by "The Weirdness." The Weirdness affects its residents in strange ways such as projecting their private thoughts in bubbles over their heads, or producing clones of themselves every time they get angry. The random changes in the show's logo explains the plot.

Although The N no longer airs reruns of the series, episodes can still be viewed on the network's website. Although O'Grady has been never been released on DVD, all episodes are also available for purchase through iTunes, as well as Amazon Instant Video. On July 14, 2013, TeenNick began airing reruns of the show.

Characters[edit]

Major characters[edit]

  • Abby Wilde (voiced by Melissa Bardin Galsky) is a vain average teenager. Kevin and she have feelings between them, which have been shown in many episodes. Her main love interest is Pete Klesko, but she never manages to make him feel the same way.
  • Kevin Harnisch (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) is a slacker teenager, who never wants to do hard work, has a tendency to find a way to use the weirdness for his own gain in various ways. He is in a band with Harold and Iris, but the band never progressed past a few shows. He also has a crush on Abby, although he would never admit it.
  • Beth Briggs (voiced by Holly Schlesinger) is a blue-haired environmentalist vegetarian, the classic concerned hippie with big ideas. She has good intentions as she is the opposite of Kevin, but she is also very naive. She's Abby's best friend.
  • Harold Oscar Jenkins (voiced by Patrice O'Neal) works at Eets-A-Pizza, and is Kevin's best friend. He can be a little nerdy and often is uncomfortable with Kevin's various schemes.

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Iris (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) is a neurotic German exchange student and a devoted fan of techno music. She speaks with an accent, and is one of the show's breakout characters, her humorous (though not intended to be funny) statements make her very popular with fans. She is often quoted. She is also very obsessive with chocolate and enjoys licking spoons.
  • Pete Klesko (voiced by Larry Murphy) is the most popular guy in school. He plays on the lacrosse team, and Abby has had a crush on him for a long time, despite him not being able to remember her name. He has a very dull personality but is still nice.
  • Phillip Demorio (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) is one of their classmates, and is very smart, nerdy, and a total mama's boy. He is also wealthy, speaks very aristocratically, and is always wearing a tie.
  • Donald Alan Lipschitz (voiced by Larry Murphy) is a monotone-speaking vice-principal. He says "Oh Lord" frequently whenever something bad happens. He also seems to suffer a reverse effect to every weirdness. He has to teach classes whenever the staff become victims to The Wierdness and is often teaching every class the main characters attend.
  • Dr. Myers (voiced by Bill Braudis) is the school principal. He's shown as not very intelligent and has braces. He and Mr. Lipschitz have a somewhat friendship, with both being a little annoyed of the other.

Episode guide[edit]

Season 1: 2004-2005[edit]

Season # Series # Title Original Airdate Production
Code
1 1 Sweats July 30, 2004 101
As the Weirdness causes people who sweat to have their insecurities physically magnified, Kevin, Beth and Abby make a documentary about O'Grady and Harold worries about an upcoming wrestling match.
2 2 Clones August 6, 2004 102
The Weirdness creates a clone every time a person loses their temper. Harold is jealous and lonely when he finds that he cannot create a clone for himself, while Abby and Kevin are horrified to discover that their clones are romantically interested in each other.
3 3 Party Gong August 13, 2004 103
The Weirdness causes short term memory loss (signified by the bang of a gong), which Kevin exploits to convince Beth that she is having a party while her family is out of town. Meanwhile, Harold tries to track down the source of a mysterious phone number he finds himself in possession of.
4 4 O'Grady Idol August 20, 2004 104
The Weirdness causes everyone to act like cats. Meanwhile, Kevin and Abby compete against each other in the O'Grady Idol singing contest, and Beth struggles to judge them impartially.
5 5 Magnets September 3, 2004 105
The Weirdness causes people to act as magnets, attracting and repelling objects from themselves. Meanwhile, Beth asks Abby for help facing the future of coffee shops, and Kevin almost gets Harold fired from his job at Eatsa Pizza.
6 6 Sign Language September 10, 2004 106
The Weirdness makes public service signs come to life as Abby learns never to agree to dance with Phillip, Kevin spies on Abby, and Beth and Harold take Driver's Ed. Beth uses the driving simulator as a way to vent out her anger, while Harold traumatizes the class by showing them horrifically bloody driving films such as "Humvee Bloodspree" and "Burn! Burn! Burn! On the Autoban".
7 7 Bubble Heads December 31, 2004 107
The Weirdness causes people's inner thoughts to appear in bubbles over their heads, preventing them from lying. Abby is excited to go to a concert with her crush Pete Klesko, while Kevin and Harold's friendship is strained by the truth.
8 8 Robo-Babies April 1, 2005 108
The Weirdness causes everyone who yawns to instantly teleport. The class is assigned robo-babies to care for, which exhausts Abby, while Beth avoids her 'husband' Harold and Kevin tries to spin the assignment into a scheme for cash.
9 9 Cop 'Stache April 8, 2005 109
The Weirdness makes it impossible to insult someone else, much to the chagrine of Abby's friends after she changes her look to impress Pete Klesko. Kevin becomes a mall cop, and Harold falls in with the popular crowd.
10 10 Sugar Hill April 15, 2005 110
O'Grady High goes without sugar. Beth and Abby find that the lack of sweets strains their friendship, while Kevin gets rich from black-market sugar sales. The Weirdness creates soundtrack music to the characters' lives.
11 11 Old Cold April 22, 2005 111
The Weirdness causes people to age 30 years when they sneeze. Kevin convinces Harold, Beth and Abby to skip to avoid their elderly classmates, but they run into a few kinks.
12 12 No Pain, No Gain May 6, 2005 112
The Weirdness makes everyone invincible to pain, which Harold uses to his advantage by joining the football team. The New Yous, a popular makeover show, comes to O'Grady, and Kevin tries out for the annual crazy stunt competition.
13 13 Remotes May 13, 2005 113
The Weirdness causes remotes to work on people. Abby joins the cheerleading squad to get Pete's attention, and Harold and Kevin decide to open a club in Kevin's garage, while Mr. Lipschitz uses his remote to screw around with Dr. Myers.

Season 2: 2006[edit]

Season # Series # Title Original Airdate Production
Code
1 14 Jerked March 3, 2006 201
The weirdness makes everyone float when they're happy and turn their feet into lead if they're mad or sad (which makes them sink). This episode guest starred Conan O'Brien and Amy Poehler. This episode may also be known as "Frenched".
2 15 Vacation March 10, 2006 202
The weirdness makes people periodically have to urinate. Whilst Beth helps build homes for the destitute, Kevin sees an opportunity. Iris becomes obsessive in a single white female way about Abby while Harold becomes obsessed with an aged arcade game.
3 16 A Stranger O'Grady March 17, 2006 203
The weirdness gives all women super strength, leading to Beth becoming a contender in the school elections, meanwhile Iris uses her strength to enforce a techno run on the radio station and Kevin's band to become a techno band. Abby becomes infatuated with a 'dead poet's society' wannabe civics teacher who turns out to be an insane conspiracy theorist, leading Beth to read out his manifesto at the election debates. Meanwhile, Iris uses her new strength to insert the joys of techno music into the lives of her fellow students, whether they like it or not.
4 17 The Fly April 10, 2006 204
The weirdness causes animals to be able to speak, so Harold uses a fly to learn and spread the gossip of the high school.
5 18 Big Jerk on Campus April 17, 2006 205
The weirdness causes people to become invisible when they hold their breath. One of Kevin's older brothers, Randy visits from college. Abby takes a liking to an emo boy who likes to hang out in strange places. He writes many songs about her and she becomes uncomfortable around him. This episode guest starred David Cross.
6 19 Cut the Cord April 24, 2006 206
The weirdness forces certain people to stay together; when they attempt to leave, a glowing cord comes out and ties them together. Abby and Harold sign up for a big brother/big sister program. Abby's sister Ruby shows no interest in being a little sister, and begins to act strangely. Abby later discovers that Ruby is actually the younger sister of famous star "Gwen". Harold's sister turns out to be a hot Catholic schoolgirl his age. Beth discovers Mr. Lipshcitz used to be a famous singer but when she confronts him, he denies it. Also, Kevin wins the chance to be his favorite Radio Host's partner. The Radio Station has a 'Dare 2 Swear' policy, which Kevin thinks is about swearing on the air, but is in fact a pledge of abstinence. This episode guest starred Will Arnett. This is the series finale.

Trivia[edit]

  • Many episodes have a penguin in them somewhere. One is on a sign during the opening, one was at the top of the food pyramid in Sugar Hill, one was on Kevin's suit in Sugar Hill, one was on the hood of the car in Old Cold, one was in the opening of "A Stronger O'Grady" and with the O'Grady opening title in "The Fly", one was on the newspaper in "Sign Language" and was expressed verbally in the episode "Frenched" when Chip said "Like a penguin's nuts."

See also[edit]

External links[edit]