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''The Amanda Show'' is an American
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sketch comedy Sketch comedy comprises a series of short scenes or vignettes, called "sketches", commonly between one and ten minutes long. Such sketches are performed by a group of comic actors or comedians, either on stage or through an audio or visual medium su ...
and
variety show Variety show, also known as variety arts or variety entertainment, is entertainment made up of a variety of acts including musical performances, sketch comedy, magic, acrobatics, juggling, and ventriloquism. It is normally introduced by a compère ...
created by Dan Schneider that aired on
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from October 16, 1999, to September 21, 2002. It starred
Amanda Bynes Amanda Laura Bynes (born April 3, 1986) is an American actress. She is best known for her work in television and film throughout the 1990s and 2000s. She has received several accolades, including winning seven Kids' Choice Awards and a Critics' ...
,
Drake Bell Jared Drake Bell (born June 27, 1986), also known as Drake Campana, is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and musician. Born in Newport Beach, California, he began his career as an actor in the early 1990s at the age of five with his first t ...
, and Nancy Sullivan, and featured
John Kassir John Kassir (born October 24, 1957) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is known for his work as the voice of the Crypt Keeper in HBO's ''Tales from the Crypt'' franchise. Kassir is also known for his role as Ralph in the Off-Broadway s ...

John Kassir
,
Raquel Lee Raquel Yvette Lee (born October 13, 1986) is an American actress, writer, producer, director, comedian, and voice actress who appeared on ''The Amanda Show'' during the show's first season. After Season 1 of ''The Amanda Show'' ended, Lee left the s ...
, and
Josh Peck Joshua Michael Peck (born November 10, 1986) is an American actor, comedian, and YouTuber. Peck began his career as a child actor in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and had an early role on ''The Amanda Show'' from 2000 to 2002. Peck rose to prom ...

Josh Peck
. The show was a spin-off from ''
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'', 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 Steven "Steve" Molaro (born ) is an American television producer and writer. He has worked on such productions as ''Freddie'', ''The Class'', ''Complete Savages'' and the Dan Schneider-produced series ''All That'', ''The Amanda Show'', ''What I Li ...
, and Andrew Hill Newman. In 2004, after the end of ''The Amanda Show'', Dan Schneider created a new series, called ''
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'', featuring
Drake Bell Jared Drake Bell (born June 27, 1986), also known as Drake Campana, is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and musician. Born in Newport Beach, California, he began his career as an actor in the early 1990s at the age of five with his first t ...
,
Josh Peck Joshua Michael Peck (born November 10, 1986) is an American actor, comedian, and YouTuber. Peck began his career as a child actor in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and had an early role on ''The Amanda Show'' from 2000 to 2002. Peck rose to prom ...

Josh Peck
, and Nancy Sullivan.


Format

''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 the courtroom reality ''
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''; "So You Want to Win Five Dollars?", a spoof of the ABC game show ''
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''; and "Blockblister", a spoof of the now-defunct video rental store Blockbuster.


Episodes


Cast members

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Amanda Bynes Amanda Laura Bynes (born April 3, 1986) is an American actress. She is best known for her work in television and film throughout the 1990s and 2000s. She has received several accolades, including winning seven Kids' Choice Awards and a Critics' ...
– 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 Jared Drake Bell (born June 27, 1986), also known as Drake Campana, is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and musician. Born in Newport Beach, California, he began his career as an actor in the early 1990s at the age of five with his first t ...
– Himself, Carter Klutz, Totally Kyle, Biscotti Blokey, Jeremy Pivers, Eenis, Tony Pajamas, Toby, Thad, Jason Fima, Calvin Stubbs, Various *
Raquel Lee Raquel Yvette Lee (born October 13, 1986) is an American actress, writer, producer, director, comedian, and voice actress who appeared on ''The Amanda Show'' during the show's first season. After Season 1 of ''The Amanda Show'' ended, Lee left the s ...
(season 1) – Herself, Sheila ("The Girl's Room" segment, season 1), Various *
John Kassir John Kassir (born October 24, 1957) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is known for his work as the voice of the Crypt Keeper in HBO's ''Tales from the Crypt'' franchise. Kassir is also known for his role as Ralph in the Off-Broadway s ...

John Kassir
(season 1) – Himself, Carl Klutz, Mr. Rostensan, Gnocchi Blokey, Doreen's Dad, Mr. Gullible, Principal Thorn, Various (season 1) *
Josh Peck Joshua Michael Peck (born November 10, 1986) is an American actor, comedian, and YouTuber. Peck began his career as a child actor in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and had an early role on ''The Amanda Show'' from 2000 to 2002. Peck rose to prom ...

Josh Peck
(seasons 2–3) – Himself, The Dancing Lobster 2, Paulie, Gerald Phillip, Gordy Moller, Various


Supporting cast members

* 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"), LunchBay.com 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, seasons 2–3) * Dan Sachoff – Doreen's Dad (seasons 2–3), Mr. Extreme * Dan Schneider – Mr. Oldman, Announcer, Additional 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 ("Judge Trudy" segment)


Broadcast


Streaming

As of March 2021, the show is available to stream on Paramount+.


Syndication

Nickelodeon had carried reruns of ''The Amanda Show'' until October 2007, when they were carried to The N (now TeenNick) but were later removed in March 2008, reruns returned to the channel 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 taken off. On 11 July 2011, the British Nicktoons (UK and Ireland), 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), 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'' returned to TeenNick on October 11, 2011. Although it was originally announced as part of TeenNick's 1990s block ''The '90s Are All That'', the series instead aired as a standalone series during the daytime. The show was pulled in April 2012 following Bynes' arrest for a Driving under the influence, DUI. The show would later return on September 17, 2012 and aired in two-hour blocks, until being removed again on March 17, 2013. The series later premiered on The Splat (later NickSplat, now known as NickRewind) 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


References

8. Weingarten, Christopher R., et al. "40 Greatest Sketch-Comedy TV Shows of All Time." ''Rolling Stone'', February 26, 2020, https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-lists/40-greatest-sketch-comedy-tv-shows-of-all-time-142581/the-amanda-show-1999-2002-186898/. 9. McNally, Victoria. "9 Ways Amanda Bynes Changed Pop Culture For The Better." ''MTV News'', 3 Apr. 2015, https://www.mtv.com/news/2122746/amanda-bynes-birthday-pop-culture-contributions/.


External links


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