The Amanda Show

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The Amanda Show
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Created byDan Schneider
Theme music composerStewart Copeland
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes46 (including the best of episodes) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Keiren Fisher
  • Andrew Hill Newman (co-producer) (season 1); producer (seasons 2–3)
  • Robin Weiner (co-producer) (season 1); supervising producer (seasons 2–3)
  • Virgil L. Fabian
  • Steven Molaro (seasons 2–3)
Production location(s)
Camera setupVideotape; Multi-camera
Running time23 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorMTV Networks
Original networkNickelodeon
Picture formatSD: 480i/576i
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseOctober 16, 1999 (1999-10-16) –
September 21, 2002 (2002-09-21)
Related showsAll That
Drake & Josh
Action League Now!
Zoey 101

The Amanda Show is an American live action sketch comedy and variety show created by Dan Schneider that aired on Nickelodeon on April 4, 1999, as a pilot[citation needed], then as a regular series from October 16, 1999, to September 21, 2002. It starred Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell, and Nancy Sullivan, and featured John Kassir, Raquel Lee, and Josh Peck. The show was a spin-off from All That, in which Bynes had co-starred for several years. The show ended on September 21, 2002. Writers for the show included Schneider, John Hoberg, Steven Molaro, and Andrew Hill Newman.

One year after the end of The Amanda Show, Dan Schneider created a new series, called Drake & Josh, featuring Drake Bell, Josh Peck, and Nancy Sullivan.[1]


The Amanda Show is a sketch comedy television program set in a fictional universe in which it is broadcast as a popular television comedy (a show-within-a-show). Recurring sketches include "Judge Trudy", a spoof of Judge Judy; "So You Want to Win Five Dollars?", a spoof of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?; and "Blockblister", a spoof of the now-defunct video rental shop Blockbuster.


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113October 16, 1999 (1999-10-16)February 19, 2000 (2000-02-19)
217July 15, 2000 (2000-07-15)April 7, 2001 (2001-04-07)
310January 19, 2002 (2002-01-19)September 21, 2002 (2002-09-21)
The Best of...6March 23, 2002 (2002-03-23)May 18, 2002 (2002-05-18)

Cast members[edit]

  • Amanda Bynes – Herself, Penelope Taynt, Judge Trudy, Blini Blokey, Amber, Doreen, Cynthia Worthington, Moody, Crazy Courtney, Candy Tulips, Katie Klutz, Lula Mae, Cindy Extreme, Sharon, Melody, Mother Caboose, Babs Wrestleberg, People Place Owner
  • Nancy Sullivan – Herself, Mrs. Klutz, Marcy Stimple, Mrs. DeBoat, Mrs. Rostensan, Mrs. Extreme, Ms. Berkle, Various
  • Drake Bell – Himself, Carter Klutz, Kyle Rostensan, Biscotti Blokey, Jeremy Pivers, Eenis, Tony Pajamas, Toby, Thad, Various
  • Raquel Lee (1999–2000) – Herself, Sheila ("The Girl's Room" segment, Season One), Various
  • Johnny Kassir (1999–2000) – Himself, Carl Klutz, Mr. Rostensan, Gnocchi Blokey, Doreen's Dad, Mr. Gullible, Principal Thorn, Various (Season One)
  • Josh Peck (2000–2002) – Himself, The Dancing Lobster 2, Paulie, Gerald Phillip, Gordy Moller, Various

Supporting cast members[edit]

  • Brian Ahearn – Various
  • E. E. Bell – Barney the Security Guard, Kreblock (episode 25)
  • Steffani Brass – Various
  • Gregg Berger – Announcer
  • Danny Bonaduce – Customer ("Blockblister" segment), Mr. McOliver ("Judge Trudy" segment)
  • Matthew Botuchis – Sternum ("Moody's Point" segment)
  • Ashley Edner – Rebecca Fyoomay, Various
  • Carey Eidel – Moody's Dad ("Moody's Point" segment)
  • Taylor Emerson – Preston Taynt
  • Taran Killam – Spaulding ("Moody's Point" segment)
  • Steven Anthony Lawrence – Various
  • Maureen McCormick – Moody's Mom ("Moody's Point" segment)
  • Lara Jill Miller – Kathy
  • Jenna Morrison – Debbie ("The Girl's Room" segment, guest spots on "Stranded" and "So You Wanna Win 5 Dollars"), spokesgirl, Julie ("Sugar Veggies" commercial)
  • Andrew Hill Newman – Mr. Gullible (Season 2), Various
  • Molly Orr – Misty Rains ("Moody's Point" segment), Girl ("Little Crazy Hat Man" commercial), Girl ("Grown Up Remote" commercial)
  • Lauren Petty – Brie ("Moody's Point" segment), Babysitter ("Blockblister" segment)
  • Reagan Gomez-Preston – Sheila ("The Girl's Room" segment, Season 2 & 3)
  • Dan Sachoff – Doreen's Dad (Seasons 2 & 3), Mr. Extreme
  • Dan Schneider – Mr. Oldman, Announcer, Various Voices ("Stop Motion Amanda" segments)
  • Jamie Snow – Tammy ("The Girl's Room" segment), Customer ("Scooper Dooper" segment), Amy Drummel/Margie Finkus ("Judge Trudy" segment)
  • Radley Watkins – Various
  • Gary Anthony Williams – Bailiff


Reruns of The Amanda Show originally started airing on The N (now TeenNick) on October 31, 2007 and were dropped from the channel in March 2008, but later returned on April 4, 2009 The original TV rating was TV-Y7, but was changed to TV-G, like all of the other shows that aired on the former TEENick block on Nickelodeon. On August 3, 2009, The Amanda Show was dropped.

On July 11, 2011 the British Nicktoons channel began airing the series; it showed weekdays at 9:00 p.m. Some episodes missing from broadcast included three episodes (episodes 3, 8, 11 and 12) from Season 1, three Season 2 episodes (episodes 3, 7 and 14), and four episodes from Season 3 (episodes 1, 2, 6 and 10). Reasons for these episodes not being shown are unknown.

Nickelodeon Canada began airing the series on September 5, 2011 with the exception of Season 1 episodes 8 and 12 (which featured musical guests), and Season 3 episode 11. The series was removed from the schedule in 2012.

Reruns of The Amanda Show began airing on TeenNick on October 11, 2011. Although it was originally announced as part of TeenNick's 1990s block The '90s Are All That[citation needed], the series instead aired as a standalone series during the daytime. The show was pulled in April 2012 following Bynes' arrest for a DUI.[citation needed] The show would later return on September 17, 2012 and aired in two hour blocks, until being removed again on March 17, 2013. The show later premiered on The Splat (later NickSplat, now known as Nick Rewind) on June 10, 2016 and on August 27, 2017 as part of a SNICK 25th anniversary marathon, before returning again on March 23, 2020.

Home media[edit]

Title Released
Amanda, Please! October 5, 2004
Includes Episode 214 and Episode 217. DVD exclusives are Episode 222 and Episode 226.
The Girls' Room October 5, 2004
Includes Episode 216 and Episode 219. DVD exclusives are Episode 224 and Episode 228.
Totally Amanda February 22, 2005
Includes Episode 215 and Episode 220. DVD exclusives are Episode 223 and Episode 225.
The Best of Volume 1 July 29, 2008
iTunes only; Includes Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 10, Episode 11 and Episode 13.
The Best of Volume 2 June 22, 2009
iTunes only; Includes Episode 210, Episode 216, Episode 217, Episode 219 and Episode 220.
The Best of Volume 3 May 16, 2011
iTunes only; Includes Episode 222, Episode 223, Episode 224, Episode 225 and Episode 226.
The Best of Volume 4 January 8, 2013
iTunes only; Includes Episode 227, Episode 228, Episode 229, Episode 230 and Episode 231.
The Best of Season One March 13, 2012[2]
Includes episodes 2–4, 6, 7, 9–11 and 13 – episodes 1, 5, 8 and 12 aren't included. Manufactured on demand (MOD) on DVD-R.
Season Two March 13, 2012[3]
Includes episodes 14–30 (the entire season two). Manufactured on demand (MOD) on DVD-R.
Season Three March 13, 2012[4]
Includes episodes 31–40 (the entire season three). Manufactured on demand (MOD) on DVD-R.
The Best of The Amanda Show March 13, 2012[5]
Includes the six best-of episodes. Manufactured on demand (MOD) on DVD-R.


  1. ^ "FAQ: Dan Schneider's Spin-Off of The Amanda Show". Archived from the original on 2018-10-08. Retrieved 2011-07-31.
  2. ^ The Amanda Show: The Best of Season 1. "The Amanda Show: The Best of Season 1: Movies & TV". Archived from the original on 2019-09-07. Retrieved 2013-01-18.
  3. ^ The Amanda Show: Season 2 (3 Discs). "The Amanda Show: Season 2 (3 Discs): Movies & TV". Archived from the original on 2019-09-07. Retrieved 2013-01-18.
  4. ^ The Amanda Show: Season 3 (2 Discs). "The Amanda Show: Season 3 (2 Discs): Movies & TV". Archived from the original on 2019-09-07. Retrieved 2013-01-18.
  5. ^ The Amanda Show: The Best of The Amanda Show. "The Amanda Show: The Best of The Amanda Show: Movies & TV". Archived from the original on 2019-09-07. Retrieved 2013-01-18.

6. Weingarten, Christopher R., et al. "40 Greatest Sketch-Comedy TV Shows of All Time." Rolling Stone, 26 Feb. 2020,

7. McNally, Victoria. "9 Ways Amanda Bynes Changed Pop Culture For The Better." MTV News, 3 Apr. 2015,

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