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Merriwether St. John Williams (born March 28, 1968) is an American television writer and former Nickelodeon executive. She is best known for her work on SpongeBob SquarePants, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Camp Lazlo, and Adventure Time.
After leaving the executive ranks at Nickelodeon, she wrote outlines for SpongeBob SquarePants and a couple episodes of The Angry Beavers. In 2003, she developed and became the show-runner and head writer of the short-lived Showtime animated sitcom Free For All. In 2005, she became the head of story for Camp Lazlo at Cartoon Network.
More recently, Williams has written several episodes for Adventure Time, Littlest Pet Shop, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and Pig Goat Banana Cricket. She has also written an episode for Johnny Test and Pound Puppies. She is currently co-producer and writer on Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer.
|1996-1997||Aaahh!!! Real Monsters||Story Editor||Seasons 3-4|
|1996-1997||Rugrats||Story Consultant||Season 4|
|1997-2000||The Angry Beavers||Story Editor & Writer|
|1998-2000||The Wild Thornberrys||Story Editor & Story Consultant|
|1999||KaBlam!||Additional Writing||Segment: Stewy the Dogboy|
|1999-2004||SpongeBob SquarePants||Story Editor, Writer, & Executive Story Editor, Actress||Actress of Subliminal Message Girl|
|2003||Free For All||Developer, Writer, & Executive Producer|
|2005-2008||Camp Lazlo||Story & Story Editor|
|2010-2011; 2013||Adventure Time||Story & Story Editor||Seasons 1-2; Season 5|
|2011||Johnny Test||Writer||Episode: "Johnny's World Record"|
|2011-2013||My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic||Writer & Songwriter||Seasons 2-4|
|2012||Pound Puppies||Writer & Songwriter||Episode: "Salty"|
|2012-2014||Littlest Pet Shop||Writer: Story & Teleplay||Seasons 1-3|
|2013||SheZow||Writer||Episode: "SheZon's Greetings"|
|2015–2017||Pig Goat Banana Cricket||Writer|
|2017||Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer||Co-Producer, Writer and Story Editor||TBA|
|2005||The Ape||Writer: Screenplay|
|2005||Fool's Gold||Writer: Screenplay|
|2007||Where's Lazlo?||Story||TV Movie|
|2007||Good Time Max||Writer|
|2016||Toasty Tales||Writer & Story Editor|
- "Writer Appreciation Day 2: Merriwether Williams". The Round Stable. August 15, 2012. Archived from the original on June 22, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2013.
- Banks 2004, p. 10
- Drymon, Derek (2010). "The Oral History of SpongeBob SquarePants". Hogan's Alley #17. Bull Moose Publishing Corporation. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
- McDonnell, Chris (2014). Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo. Harry N. Abrams. p. 35. ISBN 978-1-4197-0450-5.
Cartoon Network management decided to hire some experienced help in several key position to nudge the production toward smoother operation. Derek Drymon was brought on as an executive producer. Merriwether Williams was hired as story editor. Nick Jennings was hired as art director. All three were veterans of SpongeBob SquarePants
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