Mr. Meaty

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Mr. Meaty
Genre Horror[1]
Created by Jamie Shannon
Jason Hopley
Voices of Jamie Shannon
Jason Hopley
Todd Doldersum
Marty Stelnick
Country of origin United States
Canada
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 21 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Jack Lenz
Producer(s) Jason Hopley
Jamie Shannon
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Nickelodeon Productions
3J's Productions
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Release
Original network CBC Television (2005–09)
Nickelodeon (2005–07)
Nicktoons (2008–09)
Original release December 30, 2005 (2005-12-30) – May 23, 2009 (2009-05-23)

Mr. Meaty is a Canadian-American 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 fast food restaurant called 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 Nickelodeon in the United States. The series ran from 2005 to 2009, with a total of two seasons and twenty-one 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.

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.

In Canada, CBC Television aired Mr. Meaty from 2007 to 2009, while Teletoon aired the series from 2007 to 2010. YTV reran the series from 2011 to 2013.

The N aired Mr. Meaty from 2006 to 2009. The show also aired on Nicktoons from March 10, 2007 to November 28, 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 releases[edit]

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

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