Total DramaRama

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Total DramaRama
Total DramaRama.png
GenreAnimated
Comedy
Surreal comedy
Created byTom McGillis
Jennifer Pertsch
Directed byChad Hicks
Keith Oliver
Christos Katopodis
George Elliott
Voices of
Theme music composerVoodoo Highway Music & Post Inc.
Composer(s)Voodoo Highway Music & Post Inc.
Country of originCanada
United States
Original language(s)English
French
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes41
Production
Executive producer(s)Tom McGillis
Jennifer Pertsch
George Eliott
Brian Irving
Running time11 minutes
Production company(s)Fresh TV Inc.
Corus Entertainment
DistributorCake Entertainment
Release
Original networkTeletoon (Canada)
Cartoon Network (US)
Picture formatHDTV 1080p
Original releaseSeptember 1, 2018 (2018-09-01) –
present
Chronology
Preceded byTotal Drama
Related showsThe Ridonculous Race
6teen

Total DramaRama (originally titled Total Daycare Drama or Total Drama Daycare) is a Canadian/American animated comedy series. It is a crossover prequel spin-off set in an alternate universe of Total Drama and 6teen and is the 2nd spin-off of Total Drama, after The Ridonculous Race. Confirmed by Jennifer Pertsch, the series is created by Fresh TV Inc., in association with Corus Entertainment and Cartoon Network, and distributed by Cake Entertainment. It premiered in September 1, 2018 on Cartoon Network in the United States, Teletoon in Canada on October 7, 2018, and on POP in the United Kingdom on June 3, 2019.

On February 13, 2019, the series was green lit for a second season.[1]

Premise[edit]

The series re-introduces some of the original "Total Drama" characters who are entered into an alternate universe where they are aged down from teenagers to toddlers, being taken care by Chef Hatchet. Each episode features dream sequences, cutaways, visual jokes, confessionals, and flashbacks.[2] The rest of the characters will not be returning in the series.[citation needed]

Cast[edit]

In addition, notable characters and voice actors have cameoed in the series:

Season 1:

  • Nikki, another character from 6teen has made a non-speaking cameo in "Duck Duck Juice".
  • Megan Fahlenbock reprises her role as Gwen in "Tiger Fail".
  • Terry McGurrin also reprises his role as Don, the host of The Ridonculous Race, who is working as a scientist in "Know it All".
  • Geoff makes a very brief cameo in a slot machine in "Stay Goth, Poodle Girl, Stay Goth"
  • Katie, Trent and DJ make a cameo in the episode "Gum and Gummer".
  • Devin, Carrie, and Chet make a brief cameo in Harold's comic in "Invasion Of The Booger Snatchers".
  • Geoff and Katie make a cameo at the beach in "Duncan Disorderly".

Production[edit]

The show was under production as of December 19, 2017.[2][3] It first aired in the U.S. on Cartoon Network on September 1, 2018.[4] Jennifer Pertsch revealed in an interview with TV Kids that Fresh took "11 favorites from the original cast and aged them down to 4".[5]

It was originally titled Total Daycare Drama as confirmed by Christine Thompson as well as ads by Cartoon Network. It was later titled Total Drama Daycare before becoming known as Total DramaRama, a reference to the audition tape from generation two contestant, Anne Maria.[4]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2018–19)[edit]

No.Title [6]Written byCanadian air dateU.S. air date [6]Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Venthalla"Terry McGurrinOctober 7, 2018 (2018-10-07)September 1, 2018[nb 1]1010.72[7]
Owen has just won a new toy from a crane machine, but the toy is confiscated by Chef. Duncan leads the kids through the vents to retrieve the toy, but it is actually an escape plan for him. Meanwhile, Noah stays behind to distract Chef from noticing the kids’ absences.
2"Duck Duck Juice"Terry McGurrinOctober 28, 2018 (2018-10-28)September 1, 2018[nb 2]1020.77[7]
Izzy and Jude dare each other to have Chef’s favorite drink, the pegasus juice mix. After drinking, they both get hyper and the kids have to look after them. Meanwhile, Duncan and Courtney go to the store to buy Chef a new juice mix.
3"Cluckwork Orange"Laurie ElliotOctober 28, 2018 (2018-10-28)September 1, 20181030.80[7]
Jude meets a chicken from a petting zoo and befriends it. He doesn’t know that the chicken has a bad and destructive attitude that the kids try to warn him about. Meanwhile, Cody slowly becomes a werewolf after sucking his thumb after petting a wolverine.
4"Free Chili"Miles SmithOctober 21, 2018 (2018-10-21)September 1, 20181040.75[7]
When Owen accidentally puts his walkie talkie inside a chili dog, the kids think it is an alien chili dog, especially Harold, who thinks that there are real aliens trying to take over the world.
5"The Date"Jennifer PertschOctober 7, 2018 (2018-10-07)September 8, 20181050.72[8]
Chef is in a bad mood after a breakup with his girlfriend and will not serve the kids pizza until he is happy again. The kids create a secret admirer, which brings Chef into a happy mood, and he starts serving pizza again. Unfortunately, the plan is ruined by Izzy, who sets up a date with the secret admirer, causing Owen and Jude to go disguised as the admirer.
6"Aquarium for a Dream"Andrew HarrisonOctober 14, 2018 (2018-10-14)September 8, 20181060.74[8]
Chef buys the kids a new goldfish that they are allowed to take care of. However, the goldfish gets killed and, not wanting to hurt the kid’s feelings, Chef replaces it with a new fish. After this happens a few times, Gwen realizes something is up, and she tries to convince Chef to tell the other kids the truth.
7"Cuttin' Corners"Jocelyn GeddieOctober 21, 2018 (2018-10-21)September 15, 20181070.78[9]
Izzy brings a cake to the daycare. Wanting a piece on the corners of the cake, Beth, LeShawna, and Duncan try to become her best friends to get a corner piece, but as a result, they have to participate in Izzy’s extreme stunts and games.
8"Sharing is Caring"Terry McGurrinNovember 4, 2018 (2018-11-04)September 15, 20181080.79[9]
When Courtney brings a collector’s toy to show and tell that is worth a fortune, the kids want her to share it with them, but Courtney refuses. This results in a battle for the toy.
9"Ant We All Just Get Along?"Ryan BellevilleNovember 4, 2018 (2018-11-04)September 22, 20181090.81[10]
The kids find an anthill and each want to do something different with it. Beth and Owen want to protect the ants while Courtney and LeShawna want to dispose of them. Meanwhile, Chef plays a game in the classroom.
10"Germ Factory"Jennifer PertschOctober 14, 2018 (2018-10-14)September 29, 20181100.74[11]
LeShawna is sick and is absent from the daycare. Duncan realizes that getting sick is the best plan to escape, and he organizes a plot to get sick and escape the daycare, and the rest of the kids tag along. They end up licking the entire daycare in search of germs.
11"Cone in 60 Seconds"Craig BrownNovember 11, 2018 (2018-11-11)October 6, 20181110.72[12]
Owen is excited to get ice cream, but he loses his money and needs to get more. After getting money from the kids, he can finally get his ice cream, but the ice cream lady, MacArthur, has to go to the park. The kids chase after the truck to get the ice cream.
12"The Bad Guy Busters"Craig BrownNovember 11, 2018 (2018-11-11)October 13, 20181120.81[13]
After watching a superhero movie, Owen, Jude, Beth, and Izzy decide to make their own superhero team. However, they can’t find a villain to fight, so Izzy decides to create her own villain and the superheroes face off against her.
13"That's a Wrap"Miles SmithNovember 18, 2018 (2018-11-18)October 20, 20181130.63[14]
At a field trip at the museum, Duncan wants to scare Courtney. He enlists the help of Cody to make the scare happen.
14"Tiger Fail"Evany RosenNovember 18, 2018 (2018-11-18)October 27, 20181140.73[15]
The kids are playing loudly inside and Chef cannot get any work done, so he promises to buy the kids ice cream if they are quiet. All the kids want chocolate ice cream. That is, everyone except for Gwen, who wants tiger tail ice cream. Chef suggests the kids play the quiet game to determine the flavor. The kids try to get Gwen to talk so they can get chocolate ice cream.
15"A Ninjustice to Harold"Laurie ElliotNovember 25, 2018 (2018-11-25)November 3, 20181150.65[16]
Harold enjoys being the ninja of the class, but he soon becomes jealous when the kids call Beth a ninja. Harold then sets up a ninja battle between the two, which Beth only enters when Harold says her bee costume looks silly. In the ninja battle, Beth comes out on top, but then she confesses that she does not want to be the class ninja. Harold apologizes and the two make up.
16"Having the Timeout of Our Lives"Miles SmithNovember 25, 2018 (2018-11-25)November 10, 20181160.79[17]
When Owen gets his first timeout, Duncan shows him a secret arcade below the carpet. Owen and Duncan have a lot of fun there, but Owen needs to get another timeout to be there again. With Duncan’s help, Owen gets a lot of timeouts, but on the downside, he loses most of his friends. In the end, Duncan allows Owen to tell them about the arcade.
17"Hic Hic Hooray"Andrew HarrisonNovember 24, 2018 (2018-11-24)November 17, 20181170.69[18]
After Bridgette drinks a can of soda, she gets the hiccups, and she tries to stop them so she won't get sent to "Hiccup Island", which is just a tall tale made up by Noah.
18"Bananas & Cheese"Shawn KalbNovember 24, 2018 (2018-11-24)November 24, 20181180.54[19]
Famous musicians "Bananas & Cheese" are coming to visit the daycare, but Duncan does everything he can to stop them, since their music is terrible. Things only get worse for Duncan when he realizes that "Bananas & Cheese" are really his parents.
19"Inglorious Toddlers"Miles SmithDecember 9, 2018 (2018-12-09)December 1, 20181190.60[20]
After getting a high score on a video game, Noah is recruited to a toddler military school, leaving Owen sad and alone. Will Owen be able to convince Noah to come back?
20"Not Without My Fudgy Lumps"Alice ProdanouDecember 9, 2018 (2018-12-09)December 8, 20181200.73[21]
Owen's fudgy lumps are accidentally left outside, and he must get them back before they're eaten by the wildlife.
21"Paint That a Shame"Alice ProdanouDecember 16, 2018 (2018-12-16)December 15, 20181210.58[22]
LeShawna wins two tickets to "Wild Ride Kingdom", and she makes the other have a paint balloon battle to decide who gets the other ticket.
22"Snots Landing"Laurie ElliottDecember 16, 2018 (2018-12-16)December 22, 20181220.70[23]
A missing piece in Courtney’s diorama gets stuck up Beth’s nose.
23"Know it All"Craig BrownDecember 30, 2018 (2018-12-30)December 29, 20181230.50[24]
Courtney must go the whole day without telling the others what to do, but the other kids try to push her to her limit.
24"A Licking Time Bomb"Andrew HarrisonDecember 30, 2018 (2018-12-30)February 2, 20191240.65[25]
Owen and Noah become cookie salesmen, but Owen becomes stressed because he's not allowed to tell anyone the secret ingredient.
25"From Badge to Worse"Steve WestrenFebruary 3, 2019 (2019-02-03)February 9, 20191250.55[26]
In order to receive her final badge, Courtney must become Gwen's friend.
26"Toys Will Be Toys"Steve WestrenFebruary 10, 2019 (2019-02-10)February 16, 20191260.64[27]
Courtney tries to become an internet famous toy reviewer with help from Bridgette, but none of her videos are gaining traction, and she's constantly overshadowed by Jude and Owen's videos.
27"All Up In Your Drill"Miles SmithFebruary 10, 2019 (2019-02-10)February 23, 20191270.64[28]
Duncan wants to be appointed to class firefighter and make Courtney give up that role, but when an actual emergency happens, he is unprepared.
28"Snow Way Out"Laurie ElliottFebruary 3, 2019 (2019-02-03)March 2, 20191280.68[29]
The kids try to get Owen to stop wearing his new snowsuit all the time.
29"Stay Goth, Poodle Girl, Stay Goth"Alice ProdanouFebruary 24, 2019 (2019-02-24)March 9, 20191290.55[30]
Gwen accidentally brings her pet poodle to school, and she tries to keep it hidden for the day before the other kids find out about it.
30"Gum and Gummer"Laurie ElliottFebruary 24, 2019 (2019-02-24)March 16, 20191300.66[31]
Beth accidentally gets her gum stuck in LeShawna's hair, and she (Beth) must get it out before she (LeShawna) notices.
31"Invasion of the Booger Snatchers"Miles SmithMarch 24, 2019 (2019-03-24)March 23, 20191310.56[32]
Aliens from another planet take over the bodies of everyone in the daycare, and Harold must figure out how to stop them with Izzy's help.
32"Wristy Business"Shawn KalbMarch 24, 2019 (2019-03-24)March 30, 20191320.69[33]
Beth and LeShawna keep faking injuries to get more attention from everyone at the daycare, but their competing gets way out of control.
33"Melter Skelter"Josh GalMarch 31, 2019 (2019-03-31)March 30, 20191330.69[33]
After seeing an ad for a new expensive toy, the kids ask Chef to get it for them, but he refuses since they have enough toys already, so Beth sets out to destroy all the toys in the daycare.
34"The Never Gwending Story"Mike KissMarch 31, 2019 (2019-03-31)April 6, 20191340.53[34]
Tired of children's stories, Gwen tells the class her own scary take on a children's story, but the monster she made up has seemingly come to life.
35"There Are No Hoppy Endings"Miles SmithTBAApril 15, 20191350.47[35]
Chef struggles to maintain his sanity when the kids continue to blame a stuffed rabbit named Hoppy for everything they do wrong.
36"Too Much of a Goo'd Thing"Laurie ElliottTBAApril 22, 20191360.46[36]
Beth refuses to believe that the adorable goo creature she created out of slime is consuming the kids until she and Gwen are the only two left in class.
37"The Price of Advice"Ashley LanniganTBAApril 29, 20191370.46[37]
After a paper origami fortune teller tells Izzy she’s the world’s best advice giver, she’s determined to prove it.
38"Mother of All Cards"Laurie ElliottTBAMay 6, 20191380.50[38]
Chef attempts to trick the kids into making his mother gifts after he forgets Mother's Day.
39"Duncan Disorderly"Josh GalTBAMay 13, 20191390.48[39]
When Duncan escapes from the class nature walk, he learns that Cody and Beth are still with him. He takes them on a day through the city and learns that child care is harder than it looks. Meanwhile, on the nature walk, Chef gets stuck working at a restaurant after the kids need to use the bathroom.
40"Soother or Later"Ashley LanniganTBAMay 20, 20191400.51[40]
Duncan finally manages to break out, only to realize that it is starting to thunderstorm, so along with Izzy, he embarks on an adventure back to the daycare.
41"Camping is In Tents"Josh GalTBAMay 27, 20191410.38[41]

A class camping trip turns into a treasure hunt while Harold is determined to catch Bigfoot and keep everyone safe.

Note: This is a double-length half-hour episode.
TBA"Mutt Ado About Owen"TBATBATBATBATBD
TBA"Simons Are Forever"TBATBATBATBATBD
TBA"Stop! Hamster Time"TBATBATBATBATBD
TBA"Driving Miss Crazy"TBATBATBATBATBD
TBA"I'm the Eestah-Roo, Mate"TBATBATBATBATBD
TBA"Apoca-lice Now"TBATBATBATBATBD

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Venthalla" was released on the Cartoon Network website on July 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "Duck Duck Juice" was released on the Cartoon Network website on August 13, 2018.

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