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Rock Paper Scissors
Created by
  • Kyle Stegina
  • Josh Lehrman
Voices of
Opening theme"Rock Paper Scissors"
Ending theme"Rock Paper Scissors" (instrumental)
ComposerMike Reagan
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes20
Executive producers
Production companyNickelodeon Animation Studio
Original release
ReleaseFebruary 11, 2024 (2024-02-11) –

Rock Paper Scissors is an American animated comedy television series created by Kyle Stegina and Josh Lehrman for Nickelodeon. It premiered on February 11, 2024, airing after the network's alternate broadcast of Super Bowl LVIII.[1]


Aspiring fashion model Rock, inventor Paper and ladies' man Scissors go on all sorts of wild adventures together.


After graduating from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in 2008, Josh Lehrman worked on Family Guy, Brickleberry, and Robot Chicken. During these gigs, Lehrman tried to come up with his own show ideas. Thankfully, he and his writing partner Kyle Stegina would soon receive professional help with their ideas. Lehrman and Stegina's managers submitted applications to the Disney Channel's Storytellers program in 2014, and their applications were accepted.

During the Storytellers program, Lehrman and Stegina developed what would later become their three-season Disney series Bizaardvark. After the show ended in 2019, Lehrman discovered an opportunity at the competing channel Nickelodeon: the Intergalactic Shorts program. The program was "searching for new and diverse creators from across the globe, focusing on new voices and nurturing their vision for original comedy-driven content with an eye toward representation." Lehrman paired up with Stegina again to pitch Rock, Paper, Scissors as part of the program.

"We knew we were onto something special with creators Kyle Stegina and Josh Lehrman and their hilarious characters in Rock, Paper, Scissors, which we are so proud to bring to series," said Nickelodeon Animation head Ramsey Naito. "Finding and growing talent through the process of pitch to hit is what powers our Intergalactic Shorts program, and we can't wait to get started finding the next great creator in animation through our program's just-launched second phase."

The full pilot episode was released on August 19, 2023 on the Nicktoons YouTube channel[citation needed], and an exclusive preview of the pilot was introduced at the NFL Nickmas game on December 25, 2023.



  • Rock (voiced by Ron Funches) – A model rock who has a big heart but low intelligence.
  • Paper (voiced by Thomas Lennon) – A strip of paper inventor and usually the voice of reason.
  • Scissors (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) – An insecure bad boy humanoid pair of scissors who schemes and mooches.


  • Pencil (voiced by Melissa Villaseñor) – An anthropomorphic pencil and Paper's smart crush.
  • Lou Zer (voiced by Eddie Pepitone)[2] – The trio's very bad-tempered bucket full of trash landlord. His catchphrase is "I'm raising the rent!"
  • The Rat Bros (all voiced by Ray Chase) – A group of four cocky rats named Logan, Brody, Brogan, and Dirf who love to party.
  • Chad Brockchad (voiced by Diedrich Bader) – A con artist who constantly scams the three protagonists.


  • Sandpaper (voiced by Lauren Ash) – Paper's older sister and an over-the-top action movie star.
  • Potato (voiced by Betsy Sodaro) – Rock's "go with the flow" friend. Her catchphrase is "I didn't even know how I got to here!"
  • Putty (voiced by Eugene Cordero) – An upbeat ball of putty.
  • Officer Wishkowski (voiced by Carla Gugino) - The leader of the Birthday Police.


Pilot (2023)[edit]

Title [3][4]Written byStoryboarded byOriginal air date [3][4]Prod.
U.S. viewers
"TV Time"Josh Lehrman & Kyle SteginaNick Bachman & Ethan HeggeDecember 25, 2023 (2023-12-25)[a]0000.90[6]
Rock, Paper and Scissors fight over the TV until Scissors brings in an anthropomorphic shark that watches reality TV. The trio try to get their TV back, though one of plans turns into developing a stage show, in which the shark thinks the whole world should see. It was planned out for 9 months, but had forgotten their original plan of getting the TV back. They end up in a game of elimination of a reality TV show, and the shark decides to vote himself to get eliminated, and with an additional from Paper, gets eliminated, as everything goes back to normal until the house gets bulldozed.

Season 1 (2024)[edit]

No.Title [3][4][7]Written byStoryboarded byOriginal air date [3][4]Prod.
code [8]
U.S. viewers
1"The Fart Joke Debate"Josh Lehrman & Kyle SteginaRebecca Schauer (director), Davey JarrellFebruary 11, 2024 (2024-02-11)113B0.28[9]
When Paper doesn't think that fart jokes are funny, Pencil, Scissors & Rock get help from a old comedian who used to tell stand-up comedy using fart jokes.
2"The First Lou Episode"Josh Lehrman & Kyle SteginaJames Burks (director), Isaiah KimFebruary 11, 2024 (2024-02-11)104B0.28[9]
In order to make him lower the rent, Rock, Paper & Scissors help their grumpy landlord Lou on his bucket list for one thing: becoming a pop star.
3"Scissors Gets a Job"Mike TrappJames Burks & Ben Bailstreri (directors), Isaiah Kim & David ShairFebruary 12, 2024 (2024-02-12)1060.16[8]
Josh Lehrman & Kyle Stegina
Scissors, struggling to make ends meet, is repeatedly fired from various jobs until he lands a position as a janitor for a secret crime-fighting organization, embarking on his first (and only) mission to confront a supervillain alongside his fellow janitors.
4"The Arctic"Aram Spencer PorterJames Burks (director), Max JohnsonFebruary 13, 2024 (2024-02-13)107A0.14[8]
After the heater breaks, freezing their apartment, Paper tries to save his friends while Lou attends Landlord Con.
5"Paper's Big Lie"Josh Lehrman & Kyle SteginaBen Bailstreri (director), David ShairFebruary 14, 2024 (2024-02-14)[b]101B0.14[8]
Paper falls in love with his next door neighbor Pencil, and when he becomes desperate to impress her, he lies about being a proper inventor. Things spill over when he ends up being the Earth's only hope against an alien invasion led by hippos.
6"Weekend Story"Julia PrescottJames Burks (director), Isaiah KimFebruary 14, 2024 (2024-02-14)103A0.14[8]
Paper, wanting to impress Pencil, enlists the help of Scissors to come up with an interesting weekend story. They do everything from skydiving, meeting pirates and even training a pair of tortoises in martial arts, but it's all overshadowed by Rock's amazing story: buying a hat.
7"Scrubs"Mike TrappBen Bailstreri (director), Jordan KochFebruary 15, 2024 (2024-02-15)111BN/A
When Scissors points out and is annoyed by the fact that Paper is wearing scrubs and pretending to be a doctor to gain people's respect, he also pretends to be a famous basketball star, thus leading them to go at each other's throats until one of them confesses that they aren't who they say they are.
8"Key Limes"Josh Lehrman & Kyle SteginaBen Bailstreri (director), Jordan KochFebruary 20, 2024 (2024-02-20)108A0.13[8]
It's Roommate Appreciation Day, and Paper's action star sister, Sandpaper, decides to drop by. Having blown up the key limes they needed to make Paper's signature key lime pie, Sandpaper and the trio go on an unnecessarily action-packed journey to get another batch of limes.
9"Prank War"Josh Lehrman & Kyle SteginaRebecca Schauer (director), Carmen LiangFebruary 20, 2024 (2024-02-20)107B0.13[8]
Having lost 10 years in a row to the Rat Bros, Rock and Scissors bring on Paper to help them win their prank war. But to their dismay, Pencil joins the Rat Bros' team and invents a laser that can alter their genetic code, making their jobs a lot harder.
10"Pencil Comes Over"Josh Lehrman & Kyle SteginaRebecca Schauer (director), Carmen LiangFebruary 21, 2024 (2024-02-21)110AN/A
When Pencil visits to watch a horror movie, Paper is worried that he won't be able to handle it, so he decides to use Pencil's calming glasses. However, he grabs the wrong pair of glasses and instead of helping him get through the movie, they make Paper's lies come back to haunt him.
11"Hide and Seek"Josh Lehrman & Kyle SteginaRebecca Schauer (director), Carmen LiangFebruary 26, 2024 (2024-02-26)104A0.11[8]
Having lost to Scissors multiple times, Paper is determined to beat him in a game of hide and seek. But when he and Rock are not able to find him in any part of the world, they figure out Scissors is hiding somewhere in time, leading them to finally find him and finish the game.
12"Paper's Secret Weapon"Aram Spencer PorterBen Bailstreri (director), David ShairFebruary 27, 2024 (2024-02-27)114A[12]N/A
Rock and Scissors are worried that Paper will once again lose at the Inventor's Fair and become an emotional wreck, but when they notice that Paper makes actually functioning inventions whenever he's angry, they and Pencil, as his friends, try to make him incredibly angry so he can make a decent invention to win the fair.
13"Birthday Police"
"The Birthday Police"
Josh Lehrman & Kyle SteginaJames Burks (director), Max JohnsonFebruary 28, 2024 (2024-02-28)[b]101A0.09[8]
When Scissors constructs a lie that it was Rock's birthday in an opportunity to get free cake, the trio gets caught and is on the run from the Birthday Police, and hide in an underground cave with other people who have done the same thing.
14"Putty"Mike TrappRebecca Schauer (director), Davey JarrellFebruary 29, 2024 (2024-02-29)103B0.08[8]
The trio gets along with a new friend named Putty, so much that they want to invite him into their trio, but since there can't be four people in a trio, they all get scared thinking that one of them could be replaced, so they all try to cement their spots in the trio.
15"The Susan"Julia PrescottBen Bailstreri (director), David ShairMarch 4, 2024 (2024-03-04)1050.12[8]
"Eyebrows"Aram Spencer PorterBen Bailstreri (director), Jordan Koch

The trio tries to enter their car, which they affectionately call The Susan, into a car show. But when they see how talented the other cars are, they try to turn her into a more normal, acceptable car to win the show.

Rock gets a modeling gig and is super excited about it, but when his barber accidentally shaves off his eyebrows, Paper makes him a set of animatronic eyebrows to help him out, only for the eyebrows to get the gig rather than Rock. Scissors hires two actors to play Rock and Paper since they can't join him on his jungle adventure.
16"The Wind"Mike TrappRebecca Schauer (director), Carmen LiangMarch 5, 2024 (2024-03-05)110B0.10[8]
The news reports that there'll be a light breeze around town, but Rock and Scissors are worried as Paper is out on the street. The wind traps Paper and he now has to find a way to safely escape, with Rock and Scissors attempting to help.
17"Six Pieces of Turkey"Julia PrescottRebecca Schauer (director), Davey JarrellMarch 5, 2024 (2024-03-05)108B0.10[8]
Rock finds out that the amount of turkey in his microwave dinner is only 4 instead of the 6 pieces advertised on the box, so he stages a protest next to the headquarters of the company that produces the meals to make them change it to have 6 pieces as advertised.
18"The Sled Hill"Josh Lehrman & Kyle SteginaRebecca Schauer (director), Carmen LiangMarch 6, 2024 (2024-03-06)114B0.08[8]
Scissors sleds down a dangerous, snowy hill that Paper deliberately warned him not to, breaking his arm in the process. Paper, who doesn't realize that Scissors did exactly what he expected him to, takes him to an extreme adventure park as a reward for resisting his intuition. Rock tries to get Scissors to tell Paper the truth, but Scissors doesn't want Paper to brag about being right and going into a whole musical production.
TBA"Pogo Sticks"Josh Lehrman & Kyle SteginaBen Bailstreri (director), Jordan KochTBA (TBA)102TBD
"Car Wash"Rebecca Schauer (director), Davey Jarrell
TBA"The Other Rock Paper Scissors"Aram Spencer PorterJames Burks (director), Max JohnsonTBA (TBA)109ATBD
TBA"The Astonishing Catalina"Josh Lehrman & Kyle SteginaJames Burks (director), Isaiah KimTBA (TBA)109BTBD
TBA"The Holiday Picture"[13]TBATBATBA111ATBD


Title [3][4]Original air date [3][4]Prod.
code [15]
U.S. viewers
"Lights, Camera, Rock, Paper, Scissors!"February 5, 2024 (2024-02-05)0010.08[16]


  1. ^ This short aired as a "sneak peek" of the series at 2:30pm during the 2023 NFL Nickmas game. It was also released on the Nicktoons YouTube channel on August 19, 2023.[5]
  2. ^ a b This episode was first released on video on demand on August 22, 2023. "Birthday Police" was released on YouTube on September 2, 2023.[10] "Paper's Big Lie" was released on YouTube on October 7, 2023.[11] The episode was originally going to debut on November 6, 2023, although it would eventually be pulled.[7]


  1. ^ "Nickelodeon Sets 'Rock Paper Scissors' Series Launch". Animation World Network. Retrieved December 30, 2023.
  2. ^ "NICKELODEON INTRODUCES ROCK PAPER SCISSORS, DEBUTING FEBRUARY 12, 2024" (Press release). Nickelodeon. Retrieved December 30, 2023 – via PR Newswire.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Rock Paper Scissors Episode Listings". The Futon Critic.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Rock Paper Scissors Episode Guide". Zap2it.
  5. ^ FULL EPISODE: Rock Paper Scissors 🪨📄✂️ Brand New Nicktoon! | Nicktoons. Nicktoons. August 19, 2023 – via YouTube.
  6. ^ "Nick NFL Singles Ratings on Nickelodeon". USTVDB. December 25, 2023. Retrieved January 25, 2024.
  7. ^ a b "Rock Paper Scissors Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 25, 2024.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Rock Paper Scissors Ratings on Nickelodeon". USTVDB. February 14, 2024. Retrieved March 8, 2024.
  9. ^ a b Rebecca Bunch (February 14, 2024). "Sunday Cable Ratings 2/11/24: Puppy Bowl Steady with 2023, Curb Your Enthusiasm and True Detective Slide to New Lows Against Super Bowl". The TV Ratings Guide.
  10. ^ FULL EPISODE: Rock Paper Scissors 'The Birthday Police' 🎂🥳 BRAND NEW – Nicktoons. September 2, 2023. Retrieved January 25, 2024 – via YouTube.
  11. ^ FULL EPISODE: Rock Paper Scissors! – Paper Defeats an Alien Invasion – Nicktoons. October 7, 2023. Retrieved January 25, 2024 – via YouTube.
  12. ^ This episode is listed in the credits of The Sled Hill, making them sister episodes and confirming its production code.
  13. ^ Credits of Scrubs
  14. ^ Credits of The Fart Joke Debate
  15. ^ "Rock Paper Scissors Ratings on Nicktoons". USTVDB. February 14, 2024. Retrieved February 14, 2024.
  16. ^ "Lights, Camera, RPS! Ratings on Nickelodeon". USTVDB. February 5, 2024. Retrieved February 11, 2024.

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