System Crash (TV series)

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System Crash
Created byJosh Morris
StarringSee Below
Country of originCanada
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes45
Production
Running time30 minutes
Release
Original networkYTV
Picture format480i (4:3 SDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 2, 1999 –
December 9, 2001

System Crash is a television show on YTV about a group of students in a media club telling the events of their fictional school, Lambton Junior High, in the past week.

The show was of the sketch comedy genre, with many short segments. Each episode usually had a theme, i.e. parents. Many of the recurring sketches had familiar titles such as Fly on the Wall, Sports Update, Burnbaum Helps, and Lambton Home Shopping.

Recurring segments[edit]

  • Fly on the Wall - Uses hidden cameras to show what happens when no one is looking (i.e. why girls go to the bathroom in pairs and what do they do once they're in there?)
  • Burnbaum Helps - Burnbaum helping people. However, it always ends badly for the person that asks for help. It was replaced with Battleford Helps when Burnbaum left the show.
  • Canadian Council for Concerned Kids - Zoe's informative 'public service announcement' styled segment, providing important messages to adults on the way they should treat and interact with their children.
  • Garage Band - During the first season (1999), several of the episodes ended with a Garage Band segment. It featured members of the Canadian band Serial Joe playing humorous songs with the principal cast.
  • Lambton News - Talks about current events. Hosted by Carla Waller in the first season and Emily Pereira afterwards.
  • Sports Update - An update on sports at the school. Hosted by Wedgie Goldstein in the first season and Noogie Monoham (Zach Pettiford) afterwards.
  • Lambton Legends - Looking back at various legendary athletes and other famous Lambton alumni.
  • Lambton Home Shopping - Beau Peterson sells useless products and inventions to the students of Lambton via a Home Shopping Network styled-show.
  • Movie Spoofs - Movies of all kinds were constantly spoofed - Examples include Gladiator, Cast Away, Star Wars, The Maltese Falcon, The Incredible Hulk, The Matrix, E.T., Jaws, etc.
  • Kyle's Notes - Kyle Cooper giving unreliable lectures and his notes. This was used during the first season and ended when Ryan Field left the show.

System Crash cast (Leads only)[edit]

Season 1[edit]

  • Nathaniel Siegler (as Nathan Burnbaum)
  • Haleigh Sheehan (as Zoe McLaughlan-Fernandez)
  • Kendra FitzRandolph (as Bridget Hendrickson)
  • Tony Del Rio (as William 'Tek' Gibson)
  • Ryan Field (as Kyle Copper)
  • Alithea Watters (as Carla Waller)
  • Shamba Amani (as Mr. Cooper)

Season 2[edit]

  • Nathaniel Siegler (as Nathan Burnbaum)
  • Haleigh Sheehan (as Zoe McLaughlan-Fernandez)
  • Kendra FitzRandolph (as Bridget Hendrickson)
  • Tony Del Rio (as William 'Tek' Gibson)
  • Owen Rotharmel (as Beau Peterson)

Season 3[edit]

  • Nathaniel Siegler (as Nathan Burnbaum)
  • Haleigh Sheehan (as Zoe McLaughlan-Fernandez)
  • Kendra FitzRandolph (as Bridget Hendrickson)
  • Owen Rotharmel (as Beau Peterson)
  • Rajiv Surendra (as Chuck Singh)

Season 4[edit]

  • Haleigh Sheehan (as Zoe McLaughlan-Fernandez)
  • Owen Rotharmel (as Beau Peterson)
  • Connor Lynch (as Bobby Battleford)
  • Esmeralda Smith-Romero (as Samantha Briggs)
  • Nathan Stephenson (as James Alexander)

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