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|Created by||Jamie Shannon
|Voices of||Jamie Shannon
|Country of origin||United States
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||20 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Jack Lenz|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Nickelodeon Productions
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
|Original network||CBC Television (2005–09)
|Original release||December 30, 2005– February 14, 2010|
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 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 Nickelodeon in the United States. The series ran from December 30, 2005 until February 14, 2010, with a total of two seasons, two specials, and twenty episodes.
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.
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. On March 10, 2007 reruns have aired on Nicktoons and on October 13, 2008 New Episodes have aired and would be shown on the network until April 5, 2010.
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."
One episode of the series, "Parkerina", was released on the Nick Picks 5 DVD in 2007.