Merriwether Williams

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Merriwether St. John Williams (born March 28, 1968) is an American television writer, former Nickelodeon executive and actress, who has worked on television shows such as 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[1][2][3] 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.[4][5]

She has also co-written the films Good Time Max, The Ape, and Fool's Gold with actor James Franco.



Year Title Role Notes
1996-1997 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Story Editor Seasons 3-4
Rugrats Story Consultant Season 4
1997-2000 The Angry Beavers Story Editor & Writer
1998-2000 The Wild Thornberrys Story Editor & Story Consultant
1999 Fashionably L.A. Actress Receptionist
KaBlam! Additional Writing Segment: Stewy the Dogboy
1999-2004 SpongeBob SquarePants Story Editor, Writer, & Executive Story Editor, Actress, Story Actress of Subliminal Message Girl
2003 Free For All Developer, Writer, & Executive Producer
2005-2008 Camp Lazlo Story & Story Editor
2010-2011 Adventure Time Story & Story Editor[6] Seasons 1-2
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, Story
2017 Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer Co-producer, Writer and Story Editor TBA


Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Ape Writer: Screenplay
2005 Fool's Gold Writer: Screenplay
2007 Diggs Tailwagger Writer Pilot
2007 Where's Lazlo? Story TV movie
2007 Good Time Max Writer
2016 Toasty Tales Writer & Story Editor


  1. ^ "Writer Appreciation Day 2: Merriwether Williams". The Round Stable. August 15, 2012. Archived from the original on June 22, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2013.
  2. ^ Banks 2004, p. 10
  3. ^ Drymon, Derek (2010). "The Oral History of SpongeBob SquarePants". Hogan's Alley #17. Bull Moose Publishing Corporation. Archived from the original on August 31, 2015. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
  4. ^ ""Billy Dilley's Super Duper Subterranean Summer" News & Discussion Thread".
  5. ^ "Aaron Springer and Merriwether Williams are working on something new for Disney!". 29 October 2015.
  6. ^ 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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