Student Bodies (TV series)

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Student Bodies
Student Bodies (TV series).jpg
Created byMichael Klinghoffer &
Judy Spencer
and Alan Silberberg
StarringJamie Elman
Miklos Perlus
Nicole Lyn
Ross Hull
Katie Emme McIninch
Jessica Goldapple
Mark Taylor
Country of originCanada
United States
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes65
Production
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time26 minutes
Production company(s)Telescene
20th Century Fox Television
Sunbow Entertainment
Alliance Atlantis (on Showcase reruns)
Release
Original networkYTV
Fox
Global
Picture format480i (4:3 SDTV)
Original release1997 – 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Though the show enjoyed much bigger success in Canada, the show was originally made for the American market under the distribution of 20th Television and aired on many Fox affiliated stations for one year.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]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 26 January 10, 1997 (1997-01-10) May 16, 1998 (1998-05-16)
2 24 September 26, 1998 (1998-09-26) May 1, 1999 (1999-05-01)
3 15 May 8, 1999 (1999-05-08) February 19, 2000 (2000-02-19)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1997–1998)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"The Pilot"Ron KantorAlan SilberbergJanuary 10, 1997 (1997-01-10)
22"Disco Cody"Gary PlaxtonJudy SpencerSeptember 27, 1997 (1997-09-27)
33"Monsieur Cody"Chuck RubinJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieOctober 4, 1997 (1997-10-04)
44"The Bully"Don BarnhartJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieOctober 11, 1997 (1997-10-11)
55"A Date with Morgan"Gary PlaxtonEric WeinthalOctober 18, 1997 (1997-10-18)
66"All Hallow's Eve"Chuck RubinLeonard DickOctober 25, 1997 (1997-10-25)
77"Scheming Victor"Don BarnhartJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieNovember 1, 1997 (1997-11-01)
88"Mags' Dark Side"Chuck RubinAlan SilberbergNovember 8, 1997 (1997-11-08)
99"Cody for Prez"Claude MaherEric WeinthalNovember 15, 1997 (1997-11-15)
1010"Tutor's Pet"Claude MaherLeonard DickNovember 22, 1997 (1997-11-22)
1111"The Christmas Concert"Claude MaherJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieDecember 20, 1997 (1997-12-20)
1212"Mags' Birthday"Chuck RubinLeonard DickJanuary 17, 1998 (1998-01-17)
1313"Cyrano De Edison"Claude MaherJudy SpencerJanuary 24, 1998 (1998-01-24)
1414"Goop"Gary PlaxtonAlan SilberberJanuary 31, 1998 (1998-01-31)
1515"Victor in Love"Claude MaherJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieFebruary 7, 1998 (1998-02-07)
1616"Valentine's Day"Claude MaherAlan SilberbergFebruary 14, 1998 (1998-02-14)
1717"Date-a-Rama"Claude MaherJudy SpencerFebruary 21, 1998 (1998-02-21)
1818"Mags' Secret Admirer"Claude MaherLeonard DickFebruary 28, 1998 (1998-02-28)
1919"Mags' Rags"Don BarnhartElana Devine & Lianne SawatskyMarch 14, 1998 (1998-03-14)
2020"Career Day"Claude MaherShane SimmonsMarch 21, 1998 (1998-03-21)
2121"Secret Weapon"Don BarnhartMichel PlaxtonApril 4, 1998 (1998-04-04)
2222"Flash"Claude MaherJudy SpencerApril 18, 1998 (1998-04-18)
2323"Cody Presley"Don BarnhartJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieApril 25, 1998 (1998-04-25)
2424"Bad Girl Emily"Chris MalazdrewiczLeonard DickMay 2, 1998 (1998-05-02)
2525"Grounded"Don BarnhartJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieMay 9, 1998 (1998-05-09)
2626"Tanya"Don BarnhartJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieMay 16, 1998 (1998-05-16)

Season 2 (1998–1999)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
271"The Trial"Don BarnhartJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieSeptember 26, 1998 (1998-09-26)
282"A New Beginning"Don BarnhartJohn BoniOctober 3, 1998 (1998-10-03)
293"The Waitress"Don BarnhartJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieOctober 10, 1998 (1998-10-10)
304"Dating Game"Michel BeriaultJohn BoniOctober 17, 1998 (1998-10-17)
315"A Perfect Mags"Chuck RubinJudy SpencerOctober 24, 1998 (1998-10-24)
326"The Road Trip"Chuck RubinLeonard DickOctober 31, 1998 (1998-10-31)
337"Cody Moves In"Gary PlaxtonAlan SilberbergNovember 7, 1998 (1998-11-07)
348"The Boys of Edison"Gary PlaxtonShane SimmonsNovember 14, 1998 (1998-11-14)
359"Permission"Gary PlaxtonJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieNovember 21, 1998 (1998-11-21)
3610"Boss Cody"Dana CalderwoodJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieDecember 12, 1998 (1998-12-12)
3711"New Year's Eve"Dana CalderwoodJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieDecember 26, 1998 (1998-12-26)
3812"The Game Show"Chuck RubinAlan SilberbergJanuary 9, 1999 (1999-01-09)
3913"The Holdup"Michel BériaultJudy SpencerJanuary 16, 1999 (1999-01-16)
4014"The Teacher"Mark SoulardLeonard DickJanuary 30, 1999 (1999-01-30)
4115"Snowed In"Regent BourqueJudy SpencerFebruary 6, 1999 (1999-02-06)
4216"Babe Magnet"Gary PlaxtonJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieFebruary 13, 1999 (1999-02-13)
4317"Victor Moves In"Gary PlaxtonJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieFebruary 20, 1999 (1999-02-20)
4418"Double Date"Mark SoulardJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieFebruary 27, 1999 (1999-02-27)
4519"Goodbye Grace"Michel BériaultJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieMarch 13, 1999 (1999-03-13)
4620"The Test"Gary PlaxtonAlan SilberbergMarch 20, 1999 (1999-03-20)
4721"Detention"Michel BériaultLeonard DickApril 3, 1999 (1999-04-03)
4822"Cheer Up, Cody"Michel BériaultJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieApril 17, 1999 (1999-04-17)
4923"The T-Shirt"Michel BériaultAlan SilberbergApril 24, 1999 (1999-04-24)
5024"Gay Friend"Dana CalderwoodJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieMay 1, 1999 (1999-05-01)

Season 3 (1999-2000)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
511"New Friends"Michel BériaultJudy SpencerMay 8, 1999 (1999-05-08)
522"Stand-Up Chris"Michel BériaultJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieMay 15, 1999 (1999-05-15)
533"The Junior Prom"Michel BériaultAlan SilberbergTBA
544"The Blow-Up"Michel BériaultAlan SilberbergTBA
555"Dead Men Don't Go To Edison"Michel BériaultJudy Spencer, Alan Silberberg, Joseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieTBA
566"Kiss and Tell"Michel BériaultAlan Silberberg, Judy Spencer, Joseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieTBA
577"After High School"Michel BériaultLeonard DickTBA
588"Romeo Hurts His Knee"Dana CalderwoodJohn BoniTBA
599"Time to Try"Regent BourqueJudy SpencerTBA
6010"Victor Gets Drunk"Dana CalderwoodJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieTBA
6111"Chris' Death"Dana CalderwoodJohn BoniTBA
6212"Romeo's Old Friend"Michel BériaultBarry JulienTBA
6313"The Break-Up"Michel BériaultJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieTBA
6414"The Reunion"Dana CalderwoodJoseph Mallozzi & Paul MullieTBA
6515"The Triangle"Michel BériaultJohn BoniFebruary 19, 2000 (2000-02-19)

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