|Created by||Damon Wayans|
|Directed by||Paul Riley|
|Theme music composer||Stanley Clarke|
|Opening theme||"The Party's Just Begun"|
|Ending theme||"The Party's Just Begun" (instrumental)|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||Damon Wayans|
Eric L. Gold
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Domestic Pay-TV, Cable & Network Features Distribution|
|Original network||Kids' WB (United States)|
|Audio format||Dolby Surround|
|Original release||October 19, 1996 –|
May 17, 1997
Waynehead is an animated television series created by actor/comedian Damon Wayans and ran from 1996 to 1997 on Kids' WB, and on YTV from 1996 to 1998. It was a co-production of Warner Bros. Animation and Nelvana, with overseas animation by TMS-Kyokuchi Corporation, Hanho Heung-Up Co., Ltd., and Philippine Animation Studio, Inc.
Waynehead lasted for 13 episodes for one season; Warner Bros. has explained the show wasn't black enough or funny enough. It is about a young boy named Damey Wayne from a poor background with a club foot and was based on Wayans' own childhood in the Chelsea neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. Actors who provided voices for the show included Gary Coleman, Orlando Brown, and Marlon Wayans.
- Orlando Brown as Damey "Waynehead" Wayne
- Tico Wells as Marvin
- Jamil Walker Smith as Mo' Money, Jr.
- T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Roz, Shavonne, Aki
- Shawn Wayans as Toof
- Marlon Wayans as Blue
- Gary Coleman as Kevin
- Kim Wayans as Mrs. Wayne
- John Witherspoon as Mr. Wayne
- Frank Welker as Tripod
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||13||October 19, 1996||May 17, 1997|
Season 1 (1996–97)
|No.||Title||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||"Demon of The Dozens"||October 19, 1996||102|
|Damey digs for dirt when his battle with the school bully turns into a "dozens" fight, a contest of insults.|
|2||"No Mo' Money"||October 26, 1996||101|
Damey tries to earn money for the Harlem Week Festival.Song featured: "Street Talk Rap", sung by Damey and Roz.
|3||"Brothers And Bros."||November 2, 1996||103|
|Damey learns the difference between friends and family when he sneaks out of the house to run with his gang.|
|4||"Botswana Aki And The Hydrant of Doom"||November 9, 1996||104|
Damey's angry when he's forced to spend the day with the nerdy new kid, but when Aki is endangered by a run-in with the Hydrant of Doom, Damey sets out to rescue his unlikely friend. Guest Star: Heavy DNote: The song "Nuttin' but Love" by Heavy D is featured.
|5||"3 Hats And You're Out"||November 16, 1996||105|
|Damey's gang catapults to coolness when his L.A. cousin, Three Hats, starts hanging with them. But the gang's loyalty is tested when their new leader demands an old member be cut.|
|6||"Dad's A Spaz"||November 23, 1996||106|
Damey asks his father to coach the gang for a game against the tough St. Mary's team, and soon realizes his father's a disaster on the court.Song featured: "We Got Chocolate on The Wall", sung by Toof.
|7||"Be Mine...Or Else"||December 31, 1996||108|
Roz accidentally falls in love with Damey when he rescues her from junkyard dogs.Note: The song "I'll Be Good to You" by Brothers Johnson is featured.
|8||"To Be Cool Or Not To Be"||February 1, 1997||107|
|Damey's desperate to keep his opera role a secret from the guys, but circumstances conspire against him.|
|9||"Special Delivery"||February 15, 1997||110|
|Damey and his friends struggle to get his mother to the hospital when she goes into labor at the library.|
|10||"Quest For Fireworks"||April 19, 1997||109|
When Toof and Damey happen to find a firecracker the night before the 4th of July, the gang thinks they've got a secret course for illegal fireworks.Song featured: "I Got The Firecracker", sung by Toof.
|11||"A Friend In Greed"||April 26, 1997||113|
|Damey's broke when Marvin gives him a Ken Griffey, Jr. autographed glove with the money he stole from the gang.|
|12||"Bummed Out"||May 3, 1997||111|
|Damey helps a homeless DJ who works on his guilt over a prank they'd pulled just before the man was fired.|
|13||"Rebel Without A Paw"||May 17, 1997||112|
Damey becomes convinced that the world is against Tripod because of his missing paw.Song featured: "It's Called the Blues", sung by The Blues Man.
The series was first announced in 1991 as The Wayneheads. It was originally going to be a claymation series and was going to air on Fox. The concept was shelved and was retooled as a traditionally-animated series that ran on Kids' WB from 1996 to 1997.
Home media releases
References in other media
- The Waynehead theme song is parodied in the Pinky and the Brain episode "Dangerous Brains".
- Perlmutter, David (4 May 2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9781538103746. Retrieved 8 September 2018 – via Google Books.
- "The Call On Saturday Is Show Me The Wayans". Retrieved 25 April 2021.
- Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. p. 898. ISBN 978-1476665993.
- Lev, Michael (22 March 1991). "ABC and Fox Announce Fall Plans". The New York Times.
- Hendershot, Heather (1 February 2004). Nickelodeon Nation: The History, Politics, and Economics of America's Only TV Channel for Kids. NYU Press. ISBN 9780814736517. Retrieved 5 September 2018 – via Google Books.
- Waynehead at iTunes.
- Waynehead at Amazon Video.
- Waynehead at Vudu.