Student Bodies (TV series)

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Student Bodies
Student Bodies (TV series).jpg
Created by Michael Klinghoffer &
Judy Spencer
and Alan Silberberg
Starring Jamie Elman
Miklos Perlus
Nicole Lyn
Ross Hull
Katie Emme McIninch
Jessica Goldapple
Mark Taylor
Country of origin Canada
United States
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 65
Production
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 26 minutes
Production company(s) Telescene
20th Century Fox Television
Sunbow Entertainment
Alliance Atlantis (on Showcase reruns)
Release
Original network YTV
Fox
Global
Picture format 480i (4:3 SDTV)
Original release 1997 – 2000

Student Bodies was an American-Canadian sitcom that was produced in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1997 to the end of 1999. While a live-action series, animations are used throughout as thoughts and imaginations. The segments are comical, bizarre and sometimes dark.

Though the show enjoyed much bigger success in Canada, the show was originally made for the American market under the distribution of 20th Television and aired on many Fox affiliated stations for one year. The show aired in Canada on Global and YTV. It has been called "an imitation of Saved by the Bell" by critics,[citation needed] and featured an ensemble cast of high school students at Thomas A. Edison High School. As of 2018, the show is airing in Canada on ABC Spark.

Characters[edit]

Cody Anthony Miller (Jamie Elman), the protagonist of the show, was the cartoonist for the high school newspaper publication of the same name as the show, which rivaled the official school paper led by Victor Kane (Miklos Perlus). In the first season, Cody had an ongoing rivalry with Victor, the weaselly editor of the Student Voice, but they became friends after the staff of the "Student Voice" joined "Student Bodies".

The audience regularly saw his thoughts on the show's current situation in the form of his cartoons, a technique that has been used on other shows such as Lizzie McGuire. His cartoons were also often used as scene and location transitions, as a continuation of the current live scene, and in the opening and closing sequences. Another main source of Cody's cartoon drawings were his relationships with his girlfriends throughout the series, who included "Student Bodies" editor Emily Roberts (Nicole Lyn) and fellow member Grace Vasquez (Victoria Sanchez), and other characters including "transition" girlfriend Holly Benson (Katheryn Winnick) and Kim McCloud (Jennifer Finnigan), who became a main character in the third season.

Others in the cast included Erin Simms, who played Morgan McKnight in the first season and was the object of Chris Sheppard's (Ross Hull) infatuation, before he and Margaret "Mags" Abernathy (Katie Emme McIninch) became a couple on the show. Jessica Goldapple played Francesca "Flash" Albright, the photographer loyal to Victor Kane (Miklos Perlus) and Mark Taylor played Romeo Carter, who became Emily's boyfriend after Cody and Emily broke up. Romeo and Emily break up near the end of the show's final season. Staff at Edison High included vice-principal Mrs. Morton, played by Michelle Sweeney.

Trivia[edit]

  • The show was produced in Montreal and was broadcast in English; there was a French translation (in Quebec) called Vice-Versa, and appeared on Canal Famille.
  • The show's opening theme song (as well as the opening credits sequence) changed after the first season's, to a pop rock-style theme song. This new theme song remained until the end of the series.
  • The show was shot in an abandoned high school in Montreal, which was used as a studio.
  • Co-creator Alan Silberberg designed the animated segments.

Cast[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1997–1998)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "The Pilot" Ron Kantor Alan Silberberg January 10, 1997 (1997-01-10)
2 2 "Disco Cody" Gary Plaxton Judy Spencer September 27, 1997 (1997-09-27)
3 3 "Monsieur Cody" Chuck Rubin Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie October 4, 1997 (1997-10-04)
4 4 "The Bully" Don Barnhart Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie October 11, 1997 (1997-10-11)
5 5 "A Date with Morgan" Gary Plaxton Eric Weinthal October 18, 1997 (1997-10-18)
6 6 "All Hallow's Eve" Chuck Rubin Leonard Dick October 25, 1997 (1997-10-25)
7 7 "Scheming Victor" Don Barnhart Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie November 1, 1997 (1997-11-01)
8 8 "Mags' Dark Side" Chuck Rubin Alan Silberberg November 8, 1997 (1997-11-08)
9 9 "Cody for Prez" Claude Maher Eric Weinthal November 15, 1997 (1997-11-15)
10 10 "Tutor's Pet" Claude Maher Leonard Dick November 22, 1997 (1997-11-22)
11 11 "The Christmas Concert" Claude Maher Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie December 20, 1997 (1997-12-20)
12 12 "Mags' Birthday" Chuck Rubin Leonard Dick January 17, 1998 (1998-01-17)
13 13 "Cyrano De Edison" Claude Maher Judy Spencer January 24, 1998 (1998-01-24)
14 14 "Goop" Gary Plaxton Alan Silberber January 31, 1998 (1998-01-31)
15 15 "Victor in Love" Claude Maher Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie February 7, 1998 (1998-02-07)
16 16 "Valentine's Day" Claude Maher Alan Silberberg February 14, 1998 (1998-02-14)
17 17 "Date-a-Rama" Claude Maher Judy Spencer February 21, 1998 (1998-02-21)
18 18 "Mags' Secret Admirer" Claude Maher Leonard Dick February 28, 1998 (1998-02-28)
19 19 "Mags' Rags" Don Barnhart Elana Devine & Lianne Sawatsky March 14, 1998 (1998-03-14)
20 20 "Career Day" Claude Maher Shane Simmons March 21, 1998 (1998-03-21)
21 21 "Secret Weapon" Don Barnhart Michel Plaxton April 4, 1998 (1998-04-04)
22 22 "Flash" Claude Maher Judy Spencer April 18, 1998 (1998-04-18)
23 23 "Cody Presley" Don Barnhart Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie April 25, 1998 (1998-04-25)
24 24 "Bad Girl Emily" Chris Malazdrewicz Leonard Dick May 2, 1998 (1998-05-02)
25 25 "Grounded" Don Barnhart Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie May 9, 1998 (1998-05-09)
26 26 "Tanya" Don Barnhart Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie May 16, 1998 (1998-05-16)

Season 2 (1998–1999)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
27 1 "The Trial" Don Barnhart Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie September 26, 1998 (1998-09-26)
28 2 "A New Beginning" Don Barnhart John Boni October 3, 1998 (1998-10-03)
29 3 "The Waitress" Don Barnhart Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie October 10, 1998 (1998-10-10)
30 4 "Dating Game" Michel Beriault John Boni October 17, 1998 (1998-10-17)
31 5 "A Perfect Mags" Chuck Rubin Judy Spencer October 24, 1998 (1998-10-24)
32 6 "The Road Trip" Chuck Rubin Leonard Dick October 31, 1998 (1998-10-31)
33 7 "Cody Moves In" Gary Plaxton Alan Silberberg November 7, 1998 (1998-11-07)
34 8 "The Boys of Edison" Gary Plaxton Shane Simmons November 14, 1998 (1998-11-14)
35 9 "Permission" Gary Plaxton Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie November 21, 1998 (1998-11-21)
36 10 "Boss Cody" Dana Calderwood Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie December 12, 1998 (1998-12-12)
37 11 "New Year's Eve" Dana Calderwood Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie December 26, 1998 (1998-12-26)
38 12 "The Game Show" Chuck Rubin Alan Silberberg January 9, 1999 (1999-01-09)
39 13 "The Holdup" Michel Bériault Judy Spencer January 16, 1999 (1999-01-16)
40 14 "The Teacher" Mark Soulard Leonard Dick January 30, 1999 (1999-01-30)
41 15 "Snowed In" Regent Bourque Judy Spencer February 6, 1999 (1999-02-06)
42 16 "Babe Magnet" Gary Plaxton Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie February 13, 1999 (1999-02-13)
43 17 "Victor Moves In" Gary Plaxton Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie February 20, 1999 (1999-02-20)
44 18 "Double Date" Mark Soulard Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie February 27, 1999 (1999-02-27)
45 19 "Goodbye Grace" Michel Bériault Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie March 13, 1999 (1999-03-13)
46 20 "The Test" Gary Plaxton Alan Silberberg March 20, 1999 (1999-03-20)
47 21 "Detention" Michel Bériault Leonard Dick April 3, 1999 (1999-04-03)
48 22 "Cheer Up, Cody" Michel Bériault Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie April 17, 1999 (1999-04-17)
49 23 "The T-Shirt" Michel Bériault Alan Silberberg April 24, 1999 (1999-04-24)
50 24 "Gay Friend" Dana Calderwood Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie May 1, 1999 (1999-05-01)

Season 3 (1999-2000)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
51 1 "New Friends" Michel Bériault Judy Spencer May 8, 1999 (1999-05-08)
52 2 "Stand-Up Chris" Michel Bériault Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie May 15, 1999 (1999-05-15)
53 3 "The Junior Prom" Michel Bériault Alan Silberberg TBA
54 4 "The Blow-Up" Michel Bériault Alan Silberberg TBA
55 5 "Dead Men Don't Go To Edison" Michel Bériault Judy Spencer, Alan Silberberg, Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie TBA
56 6 "Kiss and Tell" Michel Bériault Alan Silberberg, Judy Spencer, Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie TBA
57 7 "After High School" Michel Bériault Leonard Dick TBA
58 8 "Romeo Hurts His Knee" Dana Calderwood John Boni TBA
59 9 "Time to Try" Regent Bourque Judy Spencer TBA
60 10 "Victor Gets Drunk" Dana Calderwood Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie TBA
61 11 "Chris' Death" Dana Calderwood John Boni TBA
62 12 "Romeo's Old Friend" Michel Bériault Barry Julien TBA
63 13 "The Break-Up" Michel Bériault Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie TBA
64 14 "The Reunion" Dana Calderwood Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie TBA
65 15 "The Triangle" Michel Bériault John Boni TBA

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