Stickin' Around

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Stickin' Around
Stickinaroundlogo.png
The show's title logo
Created by Robin Steele
Brianne Leary
Starring Ashley Taylor
Ashley Brown
Daniel Goodfellow
Andrew Craig
Amos Crawley
Marianna Galati
Nicholas Rice
Philip Williams
Catherine Disher
Melleny Melody
Allegra Fulton
Benedict Campbell
Ron Rubin
Leah Cudmore
Lisa Yamanaka
Country of origin Canada
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 39 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes approx.
Broadcast
Original channel YTV
Original run August 14, 1996 – April 13, 1998
External links
Website

Stickin' Around is a Canadian animated children's television series from Nelvana, which originally aired on YTV in Canada and on ABC in Australia. In Latin America, it was broadcast by Nickelodeon under the title Los Grafitos. In United Kingdom it also aired on Toon Disney from 2000 to 2003. It was also aired in the United States on the Fox Family Channel from 1998 to 1999 as part of the series The Three Friends & Jerry, which was adapted on that channel as an anthology series.

The show, which originated as a series of 1-minute vignettes on CBS in 1994,[1] is about two children named Stacy and Bradley, their hand-drawn adventures with their friends and family, and their fantasies. Stacy and Bradley, best friends, encounter many problems they must face as they continue to grow up - if it is with school, bullies, friends, and parents. They always come up with imaginative ideas to eliminate these obstacles, such as becoming a superhero, and putting themselves in a different environment where they have no trouble in defeating their enemies.

According to Nelvana, it uses the "advanced computer graphics of "Boiler Paint," virtually convincing us that kids are creating their own animated series."[2] The show won the Gemini Award for "Best Animated Program or Series" in the spring of 1998, while being nominated once again during the fall of 1998, for the Gemini of the same award.

The show's original run was between 1996 and 1998, with reruns airing prominently on YTV until 2004. The show returned in reruns on YTV from 2006 to 2008.

Characters[edit]

  • Stacy Stickler: One of the main protagonists. A quiet, but bossy girl who loves imagining many things with Bradley. She often says "For your big-fat information" and "Real mature, Bradley". She sometimes serves as the voice of reason for Bradley's silliness and recklessness. She's a straight-A student in school, but Ms. Mobley gave her a failed report card by mistake and her clone tricked her about giving her a B in two episodes. She also constantly corrects others hence the last name "Stickler".
  • Bradley: The other main protagonist who is Stacy's best friend. He wears thick black framed glasses and a red cap backwards. He often imagines himself as a superhero, secret agent, robot or vampire, namely as Rubber Guy, Cap Crusader, 00 Bradley, Robo Bradley or Count Bradley. His favourite fantasy is that "Aliens from Uranus" are behind whatever problem they are facing, much to Stacy's annoyance. It is hinted that he has a crush on Stacy.
  • Frank: Stacy's overweight pet weiner dog who sometimes shares in their adventures.
  • Lester: Bradley's pet chameleon who blends into the background and causes a lot of trouble.
  • Lance: The main antagonist. Lance is a bully who loves to pick on everyone in school especially Bradley, most of all, whom he nicknames "Scradley".
  • Russell: The secondary antagonist. He is Lance's dimwitted sidekick and possibly only friend who has a terrible odour. He always says "What?" when everyone says "What's that funky smell?" and repeats everything that Lance says. He usually says “Yeah…… (Either what Lance said, or a synonym/variant.)".
  • Polly: Lance's intelligent little half sister who always gives words of knowledge and wisdom. She is often seen walking her lifeless pet poodle, Pepperoni, whom she refuses to believe is dead.
  • Dill: Friend of Stacy and Bradley who has a very loud voice. Often, uses the words "Holy Mackerel".
  • Stella Stickler: Stacy's caring mother. She loves fashion and hates Stacy and Bradley's imaginations.
  • Stanley Stickler: Stacy's ambitious father. His inventions go wrong and he's no good at cooking.
  • Ms. Mobley: Stacy and Bradley's cheerful but crazy teacher. She frequently says "Won't that be fun".
  • Principal Coffin: The scary school principal who looks like a zombie and a vampire. He speaks in a slow, spooky, voice.
  • Mr. Lederhosen: Stacy and Bradley's tough P.E. teacher who acts like an army sergeant major.
  • Mr. Doddler: A senior citizen who wears a fez with a crescent on it. He is a farmer who often grows the ingredients to make the kids' favourite snack, Cheez Poopers, that are similar to Wotsits.
  • William: A chubby boy who loves eating.
  • Melody: Stacy and Bradley's wheelchair bound classmate. It's hinted that she has a crush on Dill. Occasionally teams up with Stacy against Bradley and Dill.
  • Ashley: Stacy's rival and the wealthiest girl in school.
  • Mrs. Salazar: A Spanish speaking woman.
  • Pickle: Pickle is Dill's pet parrot.
  • Scooter: Scooter is William's pet hamster.
  • Freddy: Freddy is Melody's pet maggot

Episodes[edit]

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

Videocassette releases[edit]

Starting December 1996, Cinépix Film Properties started to release the series on videocassette. The volume 1 was released on December 3, 1996. The volume 2 was released on March 2, 1997 and sold more than the volume 1. The volume 3 was released on July 14, 1997 and sold less than its precessors. The last volumes, The Magical Adventure and Very Hip Presentation were both released on January 9, 1998. All videocassettes dropped from print in 1999 when Cinépix Film Properties was changed into Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

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