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Fillmore!
Fillmore!.jpg
Created by Scott M. Gimple
Voices of Orlando Brown
Tara Strong
Horatio Sanz
Lauren Tom
Danny Tamberelli
Kyle Sullivan
Wendie Malick
Jeff Probst
Narrated by Don Lafontaine
Opening theme "Das Über Tuber, or, The Mystery of Mr. P." by Ookla the Mok
Composer(s) Adam English
Rand Bellavia
Walter Murphy
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Walt Disney Television Animation
Distributor Buena Vista Television
Release
Original network ABC (2002–2004)
Disney Channel (2003)
Toon Disney (2004)
Disney XD (2009; 2018)
Picture format 480i (4:3 SDTV)
1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Surround
Original release September 14, 2002 (2002-09-14) – January 23, 2004 (2004-01-23)
External links
Website

Fillmore! is an American animated television series created by Scott M. Gimple[1] for ABC and, later, Toon Disney. A parody of popular police dramas of the 1970s, Fillmore! is centered on reformed juvenile delinquent Cornelius Fillmore and his partner Ingrid Third, members of the Safety Patrol at X Middle School. The series was aimed at preteens, but also skewed an older audience with its '70s references.

It was the final series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation for ABC, before producing shows exclusively with Disney Channel and related cable TV services, and also the final Saturday-morning cartoon. The series ran for two seasons (the standard length for a Saturday morning cartoon) and maintains a dedicated fanbase and is considered a cult hit. Reruns later aired on Disney Channel, Toon Disney, and Disney XD.

Premise[edit]

7th Grader, 12-year-old Cornelius Fillmore (voiced by Orlando Brown), a juvenile delinquent with a record, was caught raiding the school's new chalk shipment. He was "arrested" and given a choice by the safety patrol officer who caught him, either help him solve another case or spend the rest of middle school in detention. Fillmore decided to help out and he eventually decided to join up with the safety patrol.

The show is based around him and his partner Ingrid Third (voiced by Tara Strong) at X Middle School, which is located in the suburbs of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. The show's format parodies that of hard-boiled police dramas. X's safety patrol is much more actively involved in student behavior than a typical school's safety patrol, and officers often seem to spend more time patrolling than actually attending class, although they can be seen attending at times.

As part of the Safety Patrol at X Middle School, Fillmore and Ingrid solve crimes and mysteries. The series usually presents child-friendly versions of common crimes, such as stolen scooters, smuggling tartar sauce, holding illegal frog races, and counterfeiting collector cards.

Production[edit]

Every character is named after a street in San Francisco.[2]

The theme song for the show was written and performed by filk band Ookla the Mok. It appears on their album Super Secret, as the intro to the song "Das Über Tüber, or the Mystery of Mr. P."

The announcer of the series was voice-over actor Don LaFontaine, best known for his catchphrase "In a world...".

Characters[edit]

  • Cornelius C. Fillmore (voiced by Orlando Brown): An African American seventh grader at X Middle School and the main protagionist of the series. He is a member of the Safety Patrol. His middle name is revealed throughout the series. Fillmore was a juvenile delinquent, his crimes included (according to his permanent record) "milk counterfeiting" and "back talkery". Fillmore's life changed when Safety Patrol member Wayne Liggit gave him a choice: spend the rest of middle school in detention or help him solve another case. Fillmore was recruited into the Safety Patrol as a result of his helping out. It is revealed he is an only child, has a pet dog, and a pet fish and is really good at mini golf. He is known for going above and beyond the standards of other Safety Patrol officers. He almost never loses a target even if it means destroying school property, which he happens to do a lot, much to the dismay of Jr. Commissioner Vallejo. Before moving to X Middle School, he lived in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Ingrid Third (voiced by Tara Strong): Fillmore's goth best friend and partner on the X Middle School Safety Patrol. Before her arrival at X Middle school, Ingrid was sent to a reform school in Nepal for an incident involving a stinkbomb and a piñata. Ingrid, another former delinquent and a certified genius (she becomes the smartest kid in X middle school) due to her photographic memory, arrives at X Middle School and partners with Fillmore after he helped her clear her name in "Ingrid Third, Public Enemy #1". Her father is a professor and she has an older sister named Ariella. Her mother is seen but never mentioned. It is revealed in "The Unseen Reflection" that she played Little League for two years.
  • Horatio Vallejo (voiced by Horatio Sanz): The Mexican American junior commissioner of the Safety Patrol and Fillmore's immediate superior. Vallejo has had some rough experiences in the Safety Patrol as an officer: Losing his friend and fellow safety patrol officer Malika to the Red Robins, a crooked girl scout troop after she went undercover and went bad leaving the force. And unintentionally betraying his partner and friend, Frank Bishop, after he refused to speak out against his expulsion from the force, believing it would jeopardize his chances of becoming Commissioner. Vallejo has problems with drinking too much cocoa, which is a kid-friendly version of problems with excessive caffeine or alcohol. Vallejo is often put at odds against Fillmore, such as when he is forced to take Fillmore off a case even though he doesn't want to, or Fillmore is close to solving it. He also often scolds Fillmore for his reckless destruction of school property, which usually allows Fillmore to catch the criminal, but makes both him and the safety patrol look bad. The only thing that gets Vallejo more mad is when he sees how much it's going to cost to repair the damages, caused by Fillmore. Vallejo's catchphrase is yelling "Fillmore!", which he does in almost every episode when he hears of something Fillmore broke, like a waxer, and ordering expensive walkie talkies by tricking him into signing his signature. Another running gag is that his first name is either unknown or covered up throughout the series.
  • Karen Tehama (voiced by Lauren Tom): The Japanese-American crime scene investigator on the Safety Patrol who has a keen interest in forensics. Although she appears in almost every episode, she is more of a background character.
  • Joseph Anza (voiced by Danny Tamberelli): Partner of Karen Tehama, known for his bodyguarding training. He is Italian-American. Although he appears in almost every episode, he (like Tehama) is more of a background character.
  • Danny O'Farrell (voiced by Kyle Sullivan): The Irish American crime scene photographer for the Safety Patrol, though it is often joked that he shouldn't be qualified to be a Safety Patroller by Vallejo (where in one episode Danny's replacement was a tripod and in another episode comments "he isn't qualified to operate a stapler"). He has a tendency to get on other people's nerves and has some deep thoughts, overreacting, and weird ideas. O'Farrell serves as the comic relief on the show. He is also able to develop film with common household items as seen in "Masterstroke of Malevolence". His name, red hair and kilt (which he occasionally wears) characterize him as Scottish.
  • Dawn S. Folsom (voiced by Wendie Malick): The principal of X Middle School, though she acts like a District Attorney or a mayor figure in crime shows or is similar to M from the James Bond series. In context of the show's police drama parody theme, she represents the over-stressed, image-conscious mayor archetype, where in every episode she threatens to turn the Safety Patrol office into something else (yoga studio, spa, etc.) if they are unable to solve the case. Tough on the outside with looks that can stop any student in its tracks, she runs her school with a strong presence – but she does it for pride and honor. She does have a kind heart on the inside and does much for her students and staff, sometimes anonymously. It is stated that she is 40, as in "Next Stop, Armageddon" it is her birthday, and Vallejo mentions that "this year, it starts with a 4".
  • Raycliff (voiced by Jeff Probst): The school's vice-principal and Folsom's right-hand man. Though he acts like a secretary in crime shows, he does not really say much, but can be counted on to spout out school facts, figures and catchy metaphors at the drop of a hat. It is possible that he attended school with Folsom, according to an old school album. It's revealed in "Two Wheels, Full Throttle, No Breaks" that he gets seasick.

Recurring characters[edit]

  • Mr. Collingwood (voiced by Kyle Gass): One of the teachers at X Middle School.
  • COMAGY (voiced by Frankie Muniz in "Test of the Tested", Kiel Holmes in "This Savior, a Snitch"): His real name is Augie Sansome. In the former, he was suspected by Fillmore and Ingrid of stealing the answer sheets to the S.A.T.T.Y. 9 test, but what he really stole turned out to be packets of tartar sauce.
  • Librarian Lendrum (voiced by Brian George): X Middle School's librarian.
  • Cheri Shotwell (voiced by Debi Derryberry): The chipper, bubbly, blonde cheerleader who also serves as a reporter or interviewer.
  • Philsky (voiced by Michael Welch): The school's reporter, who co-anchors with Cheri.
  • Vern Natoma (voiced by Marcus Toji): Editor-in-chief of the school's newspaper. Like Karen, he is also of Japanese descent.
  • Professor Third (voiced by Anthony Head): College professor and the father of Ingrid and Ariella.
  • Jamie Townsend (voiced by Chris Marquette): A caucasian student, who wears a brown flattop and glasses.
  • Proper Kid (voiced by Shaun Fleming): A blond boy dressed like a sea captain. Which is appropriate, considering that he's a member of the Paddle Boat Club. He's so called due to his always pointing out what's fit.
  • Lab Coat Kid #1 (voiced by Chris Marquette): As his pseudonym suggests, is one of the kids who wear lab coats and often involved in the lab or science class.
  • Wade (voiced by Michael Welch): Another blond X Middle School reporter.
  • Wayne Ligget (voiced by Lukas Behnken): Fillmore's original Safety Patrol partner before he eventually moved away and was replaced by Ingrid when she came to X. He is best friends with Fillmore, and before Ingrid became Filmore's partner, Filmore refused to have any partners because he was still greatly affected by Wayne's departure. He's caucasian and has light brown hair. As such, little is known about him and his background, but he's referenced a few times. However, he and Fillmore would meet up again in "South of Friendship, North of Honor", when the latter went to Tennessee where the former is based and resides currently to take on a case there. Fillmore helps Wayne take down the schools crooked patrol sheriff and Wayne is subsequently named as his school's new safety patrol sheriff
  • Frankie Polk (voiced by Lukas Behnken): A blond boy who has an affinity for sketching and painting, and as such, is president of the Art Club.

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 September 14, 2002 (2002-09-14) May 17, 2003 (2003-05-17)
2 13 September 20, 2003 (2003-09-20) January 23, 2004 (2004-01-23)

Season 1 (2002–03)[edit]

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date[3]
1"To Mar a Stall"Christian RomanEddie GuzelianSeptember 14, 2002 (2002-09-14)

X Middle School's bathroom renovation project teeters on the brink of disaster as the new tagger "STAINLESS" strikes at will. Out of leads, Fillmore and Ingrid turn to Randall Julian, another tagger called "FLAVA SAVA," currently in solitary detention. His help puts them back on the trail, but Randall escapes, forcing Fillmore and Ingrid to catch both "STAINLESS" and "FLAVA SAVA" before they strike again.

Randall Julian is a parody of Dr. Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs, which the episode shares many similarities with.

Parodied crimes: Vandalism/Serial killer
2"Test of the Tested"Christian RomanScott M. GimpleSeptember 21, 2002 (2002-09-21)

The student body is in an uproar when the controversial S.A.T.T.Y. 9 tests are stolen by an assailant dressed as X's beloved mascot, Lobstee the Lobster. Who is the thief – a student who panicked during the test? Or was it Enid Quintara, outspoken anti-S.A.T.T.Y 9 activist? Fillmore and Ingrid are under the gun – they have only 48 hours to find the tests or Principal Folsom will have the entire school retake the tests.

Parodied crimes: Theft
3"A Wurm in Our Midst"Christian RomanScott M. GimpleSeptember 28, 2002 (2002-09-28)

The Library's books have disappeared, and Tony Clementina, X Middle School's local heavy, is all too eager to take credit for it. Meanwhile, an empty bottle rocket made from a can of Carbee Cola leads Ingrid back to the biggest custard spill in X Middle School history, an incident that disturbingly points to Fillmore from back during his days as a delinquent.

Parodied crimes: Theft, frameup, counterfeiting, extortion
4"Cry, The Beloved Mascot"Christian RomanMatthew NegreteOctober 5, 2002 (2002-10-05)

Someone has stolen X Middle School's beloved mascot Lobstee the Lobster. Time is running out for both Lobstee and the Bocce Team, and the key to finding him before time runs out might be X's resident psychic, Alistair Greystone. Will Alistair and the Safety Patrol find Lobstee before it's too late?

Parodied crimes: Attempted assassination of a political leader and kidnapping. As well as the use of psychics in law enforcement.
5"Red Robins Don't Fly"Christian RomanMadellaine PaxsonOctober 12, 2002 (2002-10-12)

During an undercover sting operation, boxes of Band candy were accidentally discovered in the lake. The candy is traced back to the Red Robins – seemingly a school club in the same manner as Girl Scouts who make record sales of their award-winning taffy. In reality, the Robins strong arm their competition (stealing candy and cookie dough, cheating in selling taffy, messing up signs of competitors), and the Safety Patrol have been trying to catch them in the act for a long time. Ingrid goes undercover as a Red Robin, but she fits the role all too well and becomes the shoo-in for becoming the leader of the Robins when Malika, the current leader, graduates. Fillmore discovers that Malika used to be Vallejo's partner who also infiltrated the Robins, but was seduced and overcome by darker purposes. Will Ingrid locate the secret Vault of stolen goods and shut down the Robins for good, or will Ingrid also turn to darker purposes as Malika did?

Parodied crimes: The Mafia
6"Next Stop, Armageddon"Christian RomanLaura McCreary & Mark MyersNovember 2, 2002 (2002-11-02)

After accidentally destroying Folsom's birthday party Fillmore and Ingrid are asked to do convention duty. But the train convention experienced sabotage, leaving the entire convention ruined. Fillmore and Ingrid first suspect the RC Car club to be behind it; however Oscar, the best model railroad engineer at X, seems to be coping extremely well to the tragedy. Is he the saboteur?

Parodied crimes: Sabotage
7"Nappers Never Sleep"Christian RomanScott M. GimpleNovember 9, 2002 (2002-11-09)

Duappy, a virtual pet – the virtual pet kept alive the longest – has been stolen, and it is up to Fillmore and Ingrid to find X's pride and joy before a reporter comes to X to do a story on Duappy and before Duappy dies. But what if Duappy was stolen not to harm, but to help?

Parodied crimes: Kidnapping
8"Ingrid Third, Public Enemy #1"Christian RomanScott M. GimpleNovember 16, 2002 (2002-11-16)

Fillmore's partner moves away to Tennessee, and he is partnered up with Brad Parnassus, the smartest kid at X Middle School. Rebellious and super-smart new student Ingrid Third doesn't take her introduction to X student body well at all, and a giant stink bomb explodes in the hallways. The case looks like a slam dunk – or is it? Note: largely told in flashback and thus mostly takes place before the series start.

Parodied crimes: Detonating an explosive device in a public area, chemical terrorism, and frameup
9"A Cold Day at X"Christian RomanEddie GuzelianNovember 23, 2002 (2002-11-23)

Mrs. Cornwall's Pre-Algebra final exam looks like it's going to be a tough one; however, four of her students have decided to take more extreme measures beyond studying. Fillmore sleeps over in the school to safeguard the exam, but an unexpected blizzard and Professor Third's headcold leaves him standing alone to face a desperate gang of determined exam thieves.

Parodied crimes: Burglary and taking of hostages, along with Die Hard's "lone cop vs. gang of villains" plot
10"Masterstroke of Malevolence"Christian RomanMadellaine PaxsonFebruary 15, 2003 (2003-02-15)

Mrs. Lawson's field trip to the Modern Contemporary Natural History, Art, Science and Miniature Museum takes a horrifying turn as someone draws a mustache on the priceless painting "The Lobster Man at Port". Fillmore, Ingrid, and O'Farrell work to find the culprit and save the painting, but the clock is ticking and everyone's a suspect...

Parodied crimes: Vandalism and substance abuse
11"Two Wheels, Full Throttle, No Breaks"Christian RomanLaura McCreary & Mark MyersFebruary 22, 2003 (2003-02-22)

Scooter thefts are up, and the Safety Patrol faces a challenge from student activist Derek Minna, who establishes B.A.G.A.S.T. (Boys And Girls Against Scooter Theft), a scooter and rollerblade equipped task force that he intends to ultimately replace the safety patrol. Fillmore and Ingrid trace the thefts to the Metal Shop and infiltrate the gang. Who is the mysterious "Stingray," and what are his plans for the stolen scooters?

Parodied crimes: Motor vehicle theft, with many of the scenes of the episode parodying the film Gone in 60 Seconds
12"Of Slain Kings on Checkered Fields"Christian RomanEddie GuzelianMay 10, 2003 (2003-05-10)

X Middle School's best hope to break a losing streak in the chess tournament is Checkmatey, a flamboyant rapper who is X's finest chess player. Unfortunately, somebody is out to get him – is it Tyson Pelarez, leader of the Society of the Preservation of Ethics in Chess? Or is it Nelson Kelloch, Checkmatey's biggest rival? Fillmore and Ingrid are on the case – but the clock is ticking down to the championship match and Checkmatey is nowhere to be found...

Parodied crimes: Attempted murder, kidnapping, gambling, and drinking
13"A Forgotten Yesterday"Christian RomanEddie GuzelianMay 17, 2003 (2003-05-17)

The heat is on from Student Council Representative Peabody to find a stolen case of computer disks holding information on term papers off the street, but the perps always seem one step ahead of the Safety Patrol. After a botched raid and the sabotage of his bike, Fillmore turns to Sonny Lombard, his old partner from his bad-boy days. They track the disks back to Rudy Teravall, the Kingpin of Home Economics, Fillmore gets the info on where the disks are. But just as Fillmore and Ingrid get ready to move in on Rudy's gang, Peabody gets tipped off about bootleg hall passes in Fillmore's desk. Fillmore gets suspended from the force – but has he really gone bad again? And just what is Sonny's real agenda?

Parodied crimes: Theft and Burglary

Season 2 (2003–04)[edit]

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date[3]
14"The Currency of Doubt"Christian RomanMadellaine PaxsonSeptember 20, 2003 (2003-09-20)

Tina and Toby are the stars of the school at both dancing and smoit-collecting. Smoits are tokens found on dairy bars and packets of chips used to buy basically anything a kid could want once enough of them are saved up. The smoit stash goes missing, and Fillmore and Ingrid go undercover in X's steamy underground casino scene. They discover Toby's gambling debts, and he becomes the prime suspect, which destroys his dance partnership with Tina. Case closed – or is it? Meanwhile, Fillmore is having a little too much trouble obsessing over his damaged sash (that is, until it dissolves in a vat of chili).

Parodied crimes: Theft and illegal gambling
15"The Shreds Fell like Snowflakes"Christian RomanMatthew NegreteSeptember 27, 2003 (2003-09-27)

Vallejo's nearing his second term test for Junior Commissioner, and in the meantime, a crime crops up involving 'The Shredder'- an anonymous criminal who shreds people's pet projects. Here's the catch – not a single one of the victims saw the Shredder's face. This seems like a job for Vallejo's old profiler partner, Frank Bishop, who was driven from the Safety Patrol in disgrace (due to a threatening lawsuit against the school by parents who son was caught doing a game scam by being stopped by Frank with gazpacho, which the boy was allergic to). He deduces that the Shredder is hitting students from the Drama Club in alphabetical order – and his own sister, Francine, is next on the list. However, maybe these shredding incidents aren't all they appear to be...

Parodied crimes: Serial killer and Conspiracy
16"Foes Don't Forgive"Christian RomanMatthew NegreteOctober 4, 2003 (2003-10-04)

Reformed thug Linus Santiago wows the crowd at the X Middle School Talent Show with his magic act. Unfortunately, his disappearing trick with Dewey Hubble's robotic dog Barcode goes horribly wrong – it won't reappear! Santiago refuses to tell the Safety Patrol how he did the trick due to the Magician's Code, but by doing so, he makes himself the prime suspect. Dewey is anxious to get it back as it's a stepping stone to getting a real dog; however, when Barcode's collar is found in the lake, all hope could be lost – for both Dewey and Santiago.

Parodied crimes: Kidnapping
17"South of Friendship, North of Honor"Christian RomanMadellaine PaxsonOctober 11, 2003 (2003-10-11)

Spring Break has arrived, so Fillmore's taking the time to visit his former partner, Wayne Liggett. In Wayne's new school, something about the Safety Patrol stinks – so much that Wayne's partner Emily had to quit. The prize pralines of the school have been stolen, and the prime suspect is Patrol Sheriff Thrift – who just so happens to be the son of their principal.

Parodied crimes: Police corruption
18"Immune to All but Justice"Christian RomanEddie GuzelianOctober 18, 2003 (2003-10-18)

X Middle School has gone Canada Crazy – and the ambassador's son is staying over, along with his assistant Penny Madrid, who happens to be an old partner in crime with Fillmore. Winston Kotter, the Canadian ambassador, turned Penny around just as the Safety Patrol turned Fillmore around – but Fillmore can't help but suspect something is up, especially as a huge supply of counterfeit baseball cards appear. Unfortunately for Fillmore, Winston has full diplomatic immunity and plans to pin the crime on Penny. Without the power to officially bust him, what can Fillmore and the Safety Patrol do?

Parodied crimes: Counterfeiting and abuse of diplomatic immunity.
19"The Nineteenth Hole is a Shallow Grave"Christian RomanScott M. GimpleNovember 1, 2003 (2003-11-01)

Something's down at the X Middle School Open – professional golfers are failing at games, and foul play is suspected. Normally, Fillmore would be eager for an undercover job like this, but something in his past – something involving mini-golf – is making him hesitate.

Parodied crimes: Point shaving
20"Links in a Chain of Honor"Christian RomanJohn Cervenka & Sean WhalenNovember 8, 2003 (2003-11-08)

Rookie Officer Peter Chestnut is the latest of four brothers to join the Safety Patrol. He has a lot to live up to – his older brother Robert was a highly decorated Safety Patroller and is now the Student Council President. When a shipment of stolen X Middle School foam spirit lobster claws is tracked back to also-ran Oscar Mabini, it looks like Peter has closed his first case. But all is not what it seems, and family honor has everything to do with it...

Parodied crimes: Theft and bribery
21"The Unseen Reflection"Christian RomanMadellaine PaxsonNovember 15, 2003 (2003-11-15)

Vampirita, a series of novels about an astronaut vampire, has attracted a huge following at X – and none more so that Torrey and Terri. The next installment of the series will be released in a fortnight, and until then, fans can audition to star in the next book! Terri and Torrey start to build projects to win the auditions, but every time one is finished, it gets sabotaged. Naturally, the main suspects are two members of a rival novel's fanclub – TQ, a mysterious and riddle-talking guy with an affinity for multicultural cuisine, and Trace, a girl who never seems to be happy with the color of her hair. But evidence points to neither... so just who could have enough knowledge about the projects to find the perfect way to sabotage them?

Parodied crimes: Sabotage
22"Codename: Electric Haircut"Christian RomanMatthew NegreteJanuary 2, 2004 (2004-01-02)

Fillmore and Ingrid have to investigate the mysterious vanishing of a student named Alexis, only to find that all reports of her have vanished from the school, and she's even been taken out of pictures. At the same time someone is working on a computer virus called Electric Haircut which could cause some major reputation damage to the popular students. Meanwhile, Vallejo deals with his hot cocoa intake, a spoof of police officers' caffeine addiction.

Parodied crimes: Missing persons and computer viruses (parody of The Net)
23"Play On, Maestro, Play On[citation needed]"Christian RomanLaura McCreary & Mark MyersJanuary 1, 2004 (2004-01-01)[citation needed]

The Ultrabox, the hottest new game system on the market, makes its debut at X, and everyone wants one – including "The Maestro," a gaming mastermind who will stop at nothing to get it. Fillmore and Ingrid track him down, but the Ultrabox is stolen while he's in custody. It looks like a copycat is on the loose, but there's more to this case than meets the eye...

Parodied crimes: Theft, vandalism, and copycat crime
24"This Saviour, a Snitch"Christian RomanChristian RomanJanuary 9, 2004 (2004-01-09)

Facing expulsion under Principal Folsom's new 'Three Strikes, You're Expelled' rule, Fillmore must protect the only person that can clear his name to a crime he has been framed for: the destruction of a giant Folsom statue made out of 12,000 pieces of macaroni.

Parodied crimes: The controversial three-strikes law
25"A Dark Score Evened"Christian RomanJulie DuFine & Amanda Rudolph and Matthew NegreteJanuary 16, 2004 (2004-01-16)

Four victims and four bullies: Rochelle and Bryan who physically bully Wilbur and Grover, and Fiona and Horace who verbally bully Becca and Stella. Someone can no longer stand people being made to feel helpless and scared and is targeting each victim's bully respectively. Despite not wanting to help bullies, Fillmore sets up a bodyguard system for some of the bullies and starts to work on who would want to have scared the bullies so much. The main suspects are obviously the four victims, but the victim of each bully has an alibi for crime.

Parodied crimes: Vigilante
26"Field Trip of the Just"Christian RomanKeith Blocker and Matthew NegreteJanuary 23, 2004 (2004-01-23)

Guildenstern, the Science Department's tarantula mascot, has been poisoned, and the prime suspect, Eric Orben, has escaped into the city. Fillmore is given authority to go out into town and catch Eric, but he has to contend with a relentless opponent from his bad-boy past and a case that isn't as obvious as it seems...

Parodied crimes: Attempted murder and cover-up

Broadcast[edit]

Fillmore! premiered on ABC's ABC Kids programming block on September 14, 2002.[1] The show continued to air on the block through the next two seasons. In February 2003, Disney Channel added the series to their lineup, beginning with a two-hour marathon in primetime. Reruns continued until September 2, 2003, when the series (along with The Legend of Tarzan and Buzz Lightyear of Star Command) was pre-empted in favor of a 90-minute showing of Recess.[4]

On September 1, 2003, reruns began airing on Toon Disney,[5][6] and the final five episodes aired on the channel in January 2004.[7] It was also aired on Disney XD until June 15, 2009. It was briefly shown again on April 19, 2018.

Release[edit]

While the series has not been released on home video or DVD, all 26 episodes are available for digital download in German from iTunes Germany.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Disney's Fillmore!". www.bcdb.com, May 13, 2012
  2. ^ Hartlaub, Peter (February 25, 2003). "Creator of 'Fillmore!' inspired by San Francisco / Characters in series are (city) street-wise". San Francisco Chronicle. p. D – 1. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Fillmore". msn.com. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ Toonzone.net
  5. ^ "Toon Disney – Schedule – This Week's Schedule". Toon Disney. Archived from the original on August 1, 2003. Retrieved August 1, 2003. 
  6. ^ Hao, Rita (August 13, 2004). "22 Fillmore". SFist. Gothamist. Archived from the original on May 23, 2016. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Toon Disney's January Specials/Marathons". Talkdisney.com. November 26, 2003. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ Fillmore! at German iTunes Store

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