Mr. Meaty

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Mr. Meaty
Mr. Meaty Logo.svg
Genre Comedy[1]
Teen sitcom
Created by Jamie Shannon
Jason Hopley
Voices of Jamie Shannon
Jason Hopley
Todd Doldersum
Marty Stelnick
Arthur Holden
Troy Baker
Country of origin United States
Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 20 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Jack Lenz
Producer(s) Jason Hopley
Jamie Shannon
Running time 3 - 11 minutes
Production company(s) Nickelodeon Productions
3J's Productions
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Release
Original network CBC Television (2005–09)
Nickelodeon (2005–07)
Nicktoons Network (2008–09)
Original release December 30, 2005 (2005-12-30) – May 23, 2009 (2009-05-23)

Mr. Meaty is a Canadian-American teen sitcom television series created by Jamie Shannon and Jason Hopley. The show centers on two lazy teenage boys named Josh Redgrove and Parker Dinkleman, who work at a fictional fast food restaurant named Mr. Meaty located inside the Scaunchboro Mall, getting into all sorts of predicaments along the way.

Mr. Meaty originally aired on CBC Television in Canada, and on Nickelodeon in the United States. The series ran from December 30, 2005 until May 23, 2009, with a total of two seasons, two specials, and twenty episodes.

Premise[edit]

Mr. Meaty centers on a pair of teenage boys working at a fast-food restaurant established in the fictional Scaunchboro Mall: the nerdy, gluttonous, awkward Parker Dinkleman (voiced by Jason Hopley) and the charming, popular, but uncaring and self-centered Josh Redgrove (Jamie Shannon). The boys are often placed in bizarre, supernatural, or grotesque situations, though they are also seen dealing with common teenage situations such as dating.

Recurring characters include Doug (Todd Doldersum), Scaunchboro Mall's beefy mall cop with a macho attitude; Edward R. Carney (Marty Stelnick), Mr. Meaty's 109-year-old founder and CEO who was previously cryogenically frozen; and Mr. Wink (Troy Baker), the cold-hearted manager of Mr. Meaty.

Characters[edit]

  • Josh Redgrove - (Jamie Shannon)
  • Parker Dinkleman - (Jason Hopley)

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 13 December 30, 2005 (2005-12-30) March 17, 2007 (2007-03-17)
2 8 October 4, 2008 (2008-10-04) May 23, 2009 (2009-05-23)

Production[edit]

Mr. Meaty began as a series of shorts featured on CBC's The Void and in-between shows on Nickelodeon throughout 2005. Many of the original shorts can still be found on iTunes and TurboNick.

An 11-minute pilot titled "In Parker's Sight" aired on December 30, 2005, which was a retrospective featuring material from the earlier shorts. On September 22, 2006, the series made its "official" debut on Nickelodeon, before being removed from the channel on February 23, 2007. Nicktoons aired the series from March 10, 2007 to April 5, 2010.

Reception[edit]

Common Sense Media gave the series a rating of 3/5, criticizing its crude humor, but noting that some viewers "will enjoy the idiosyncratic characters and their attempts to survive the uncertainties of puberty."[1]

DVD release[edit]

One episode of the series, "Parkerina," was released on the Nick Picks 5 DVD in 2007.

Another episode, "The Fries That Blind," was planned to be released on Nick Picks 6 DVD in 2007, but the DVD was never released in stores.

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