Squirrel Boy
GenreAnimated comedy
Created byEverett Peck
Written by
  • Christopher Painter
  • Joe Purdy
  • Mark Banker
  • Howard Margulies
  • Scott Malchus
  • Adam Cohen
  • Gene Grillo
Directed by
Voices of
  • Brad Benedict
  • Mark Fontana
  • Erik Godal
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26 (52 segments) (list of episodes)
Executive producerEverett Peck
ProducerPernelle Hayes
Running time22 minutes (2 11-minute segments)
Production companyCartoon Network Studios[1]
Original release
NetworkCartoon Network
ReleaseMay 29, 2006 (2006-05-29) –
September 27, 2007 (2007-09-27) (episode run)
April 10, 2008 (2008-04-10) (shorts)

Squirrel Boy is an American animated television series created by Everett Peck for Cartoon Network.[2] Before the show, Peck was known for creating Duckman, which aired on USA Network from 1994 to 1997. The show premiered on May 29, 2006, and ended on September 27, 2007, with a total of 52 eleven-minute episode segments. A series of six shorts were released in 2008 from January 11 to April 10, and aired between commercial breaks as part of the Cartoon Network Extra mini-series.[3]

Similar to Mike, Lu & Og, the show also has a distinctive animation style that can also be found similar to shows produced by Klasky Csupo, such as Rugrats, Duckman, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, The Wild Thornberrys, Rocket Power, and As Told by Ginger, due to its crudely drawn look.

The series was Everett Peck's final animated production before he died in June 2022.


Rodney (left) and Andy (right)

Squirrel Boy centers on the lives of an anthropomorphic squirrel named Rodney (Richard Steven Horvitz), who is full of crazy ideas and get-rich-quick schemes, and his best friend and owner, a boy named Andy Johnson (Pamela Adlon). In the family are Robert (Kurtwood Smith), Andy's pessimistic and unlucky father who utterly dislikes Rodney, and Lucille (Nancy Sullivan), Andy's cheery and mild-tempered mother.

Andy and Rodney are arch-enemies with a rowdy boy named Kyle Finkster (Billy West) and his anthropomorphic parrot, Salty Mike (Carlos Alazraqui), who are neighborhood bullies and constantly pick on Andy and Rodney. Other characters in the show include Oscar (Jason Spisak), Andy's nerdy human friend with overprotective parents, Leon (Tom Kenny), a stray, blue squirrel who is Rodney's friend and lives in a tree in the Johnsons' backyard, Darlene (Monica Lee Gradischek), a yellow, stray squirrel who is Rodney's love interest, Martha (Eliza Schneider), a prodigious, nerdy human girl who lives across the street and is Andy's love interest, and Esther Flatbottom, a cranky old lady who rides a motorized cart.


Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
PilotUnaired (Unaired)
16May 29, 2006 (2006-05-29)August 11, 2006 (2006-08-11)
220August 18, 2006 (2006-08-18)September 27, 2007 (2007-09-27)
Shorts6January 11, 2008 (2008-01-11)April 10, 2008 (2008-04-10)

Unaired pilot

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
"Squirrel Boy: Kite Makes Right"[4]Peter AvanzinoChristopher PainterUnaired

Season 1 (2006)

No. in
TitleWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal air date
1a1a"A Line in the Sandwich"Christopher PainterRaymie MuzquizMay 29, 2006 (2006-05-29)
Andy and Rodney make sandwiches to raise money and buy a special ball known as a "Fobject" (a portmanteau of "fun" and "object"), but argue over whether Rodney's hat is increasing profits, or Andy's secret sauce.
1b1b"Tree for Two"Joe PurdyStig BergqvistMay 29, 2006 (2006-05-29)
After Andy's toy rocket ends up on top of the tallest tree in the park, Rodney must climb up the tree and retrieve it.
2a2a"Scout's Dishonor"Christopher PainterToni VianJuly 14, 2006 (2006-07-14)
While Andy is scouting with the Badger Scouts, he and Rodney meet their rivals, Kyle Finkster and his parrot, Salty Mike.
2b2b"Andy Had a Little Squirrel"Howard MarguliesTed StearnJuly 14, 2006 (2006-07-14)
Andy attempts to teach Rodney tricks, followed with Rodney making unsuccessful attempts at doing so.
3a3a"The Big Haggle Hassle"Christopher PainterTuck TuckerJuly 21, 2006 (2006-07-21)
Rodney spends Andy's money and must get a job to get back a ceramic angry clown figure for Mr. Johnson's collection.
3b3b"Rolling Blunder"Mark BankerStephen SandovalJuly 21, 2006 (2006-07-21)
Rodney and Mr. Johnson teach Andy melon-cart racing, but the two soon forget about practicing, and become obsessed with winning a race.
4a4a"Born to Be Mild"Christopher PainterStig BergqvistJuly 28, 2006 (2006-07-28)
Rodney must survive in the wild with the help of his fellow squirrel buddy, Leon, after the house explodes.
4b4b"Yer Out!"Joe PurdyStephen SandovalJuly 28, 2006 (2006-07-28)
When Rodney replaces Mr. Johnson's position as coach of a baseball team, Mr. J becomes the coach of a rival team, and Rodney puts Andy out of the team.
5a5a"Best of Best Friends"Mark BankerToni VianAugust 4, 2006 (2006-08-04)
After a fight, Andy and Rodney set up applications for new best friends.
5b5b"The Hairy Truth"Mark BankerChristo StambolievAugust 4, 2006 (2006-08-04)
Andy and Rodney participate in a pet-shampoo contest after Rodney creates a new hair tonic, ensuing in chaos afterwards.
6a6a"Up All Night"Joe PurdyStig BergqvistAugust 11, 2006 (2006-08-11)
Andy and Rodney want to stay up all night to watch a celestial event called the Yellow Flash.
6b6b"Pool for Love"Christopher PainterTed StearnAugust 11, 2006 (2006-08-11)
Andy tries to prevent Mr. Johnson from chopping down Leon's tree in order to build a swimming pool. Rodney helps alongside Andy, until a female squirrel named Darlene persuades Rodney to go swimming with him.

Season 2 (2006-2007)

No. in
TitleWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal air date
7a1a"Islands in the Street"Christopher PainterChristo StambolievAugust 18, 2006 (2006-08-18)
An accident leaves Rodney on a deserted island in the middle of the highway alongside Salty Mike.
7b1b"Speechless"Joe PurdyTed StearnAugust 18, 2006 (2006-08-18)
Mr. Johnson is going to present his speech with Scoutmaster Witherbones, a scoutmaster who inspired him when he was a Badger Scout. When he watches a comedy film the same night with Andy and Rodney, he laughs so hard that he loses his voice.
8a2a"What's Sung Is Sung"Mark BankerToni VianSeptember 8, 2006 (2006-09-08)
Andy tries to bring Rodney and Mr. Johnson closer together through the art of karaoke.
8b2b"Wall of the Wild"Howard MarguliesStephen SandovalSeptember 8, 2006 (2006-09-08)
Rodney gets trapped within the walls of the house, and he has to find a way out. At the same time, Andy thinks Rodney has run away from home because he thought he had insulted Rodney.
9a3a"The Greatest Schmo on Earth"Christopher PainterAldin Baroza and Stig BergqvistSeptember 15, 2006 (2006-09-15)
Rodney's flying squirrel cousin, Eddie, ruins his special time with Rodney's crush, Darlene.
9b3b"Outta Sight"Joe PurdyChristo StambolievSeptember 15, 2006 (2006-09-15)
Andy goes blind after losing his glasses, but his other senses improve as a result. Rodney takes advantage of this, while Kyle adjusts to his new glasses.
10a4a"Harried Treasure"Mark BankerTed StearnSeptember 22, 2006 (2006-09-22)
Rodney and Andy find a map to buried treasure, but together, they must team up with Kyle and Salty Mike to dig it up from Mr. Johnson's new lawn.
10b4b"The Rod Squad"Joe PurdyStephen SandovalSeptember 22, 2006 (2006-09-22)
Leon and Darlene join Rodney's "Rod Squad" to suit up and prevent Andy from getting in trouble with Mrs. Johnson, at the same time trying to retrieve some stolen cinnamon buns, but they figure out that Rodney was the one who stole them.
11a5a"The Trojan Rabbit"Gene GrilloRaymie MuzquizNovember 3, 2006 (2006-11-03)
Rodney runs away from home when Archie, the "perfect pet" rabbit, arrives for Andy, but Archie may not be the ideal pet Andy had in mind.
11b5b"The Endangered Species Twist"Christopher PainterToni VianNovember 3, 2006 (2006-11-03)
Rodney discovers that he is an endangered species, and forces the Johnsons to cater to his "every whim".
12a6a"Birthday Boy"Christopher PainterStig BergqvistNovember 10, 2006 (2006-11-10)
Rodney forgets Andy's birthday, so he rushes to make it right, when he should have planned ahead.
12b6b"Freaky Fur Day"Howard MarguliesChristo StambolievNovember 10, 2006 (2006-11-10)
To prove whose life is easier, Andy and Rodney switch roles for a day.
13a7a"Hole in the Story"Mark BankerStephen Sandoval and Michael MullenNovember 17, 2006 (2006-11-17)
Grandpa Squirrel tells an ancestral, erratic space adventure story to help Andy and Rodney escape a dangerous dare.
13b7b"Screw-Up in Aisle Six"Christopher PainterTed StearnNovember 17, 2006 (2006-11-17)
Andy bloats up after Rodney persuades him into eating free samples of chicken nuggets at the grocery store after finding out they contain one of his allergies, cashews. Rodney has to roll him around to find the cure without Mr. Johnson finding out.
14a8a"Flatbottom's Up"Howard MarguliesTed StearnFebruary 2, 2007 (2007-02-02)
After getting blamed for destruction done by Kyle and Salty Mike to Mrs. Flatbottom's house, Andy and Rodney have to do chores around her home. When Andy and Rodney realize that Mrs. Flatbottom has lemonade as a reward, they work harder and harder, but Kyle and Salty Mike want the lemonade too.
14b8b"Family Crude"Mark BankerChristo StambolievFebruary 2, 2007 (2007-02-02)
Andy and Rodney must get along with Kyle and Salty Mike for the weekend while Andy's parents are out of town.
15a9a"Eddie or Not..."Christopher PainterAldin BarozaFebruary 9, 2007 (2007-02-09)
Cousin Eddie returns, and tries to make amends with Rodney.
15b9b"Trouble Date"Joe PurdyMichael MullenFebruary 9, 2007 (2007-02-09)
Darlene is invited to a date with Rodney. Meanwhile, Andy and Martha spend time taking historical pictures of each other.
16a10a"Winner Fake All"Christopher PainterStig BergqvistFebruary 16, 2007 (2007-02-16)
Andy gets tired of losing at a complicated game, until Rodney actually lets him win.
16b10b"Rodney Darling"Joe PurdyToni VianFebruary 16, 2007 (2007-02-16)
When Rodney gets excluded from Mr. Johnson's 'Men's Club', he decides to join Mrs. Johnson's 'Ladies' Club'.
17a11a"Frag the Dog"Christopher PainterStig BergqvistFebruary 23, 2007 (2007-02-23)
Rodney and Andy struggle to retrieve Mr. Johnson's bowling trophy from the neighbor's dog.
17b11b"The Grim Cheaper"Mark BankerToni VianFebruary 23, 2007 (2007-02-23)
Mr. Johnson gets Andy hooked on saving while Rodney tries to persuade Andy into spending his last dollar.
18a12a"Treehouse Broken"Joe PurdyMichael MullenApril 6, 2007 (2007-04-06)
Things get a little out of hand when Andy and Rodney compete with Kyle and Salty Mike in a treehouse building competition.
18b12b"My Brand New Salty Mike"Scott MalchusChristo Stamboliev and Patrick KochakjiApril 6, 2007 (2007-04-06)
Salty Mike is accidentally sold to Mrs. Naselpickel, making Kyle adopt Rodney as his new pet.
19a13a"Stranger Than Friction"Howard MarguliesAldin BarozaApril 13, 2007 (2007-04-13)
Rodney gets jealous when Andy befriends Salty Mike and shares a hobby with him.
19b13b"Don't Cross Here"Mark BankerDave ChlystekApril 13, 2007 (2007-04-13)
Andy wants to be the town's new crossing guard, but faces major competition when Jacke Royal volunteers as well.
20a14a"More Flower to You"Christopher PainterTed StearnAugust 16, 2007 (2007-08-16)
When Rodney accidentally kills Mr. Johnson's flowers, he and Andy must find a way to revive the plants before the big flower show before Mr. Johnson finds out.
20b14b"News It or Lose It"Joe PurdyStig Bergqvist and Michael MullenAugust 16, 2007 (2007-08-16)
After they write several rumors about each other and put them in the newspaper, Andy, Rodney, and Mr. Johnson become embroidered in a newspaper crossfire.
21a15a"Get a Lifeboat"Joe PurdyMichael MullenAugust 23, 2007 (2007-08-23)
Rodney and Mr. Johnson are stranded in a lifeboat together.
21b15b"Bully, for You"Scott MalchusChristo StambolievAugust 23, 2007 (2007-08-23)
A bully squirrel named Butch takes over Leon's tree and the Johnsons' house.
22a16a"Ice Cream Anti-Social"Christopher PainterToni Vian and Patrick KochakjiAugust 30, 2007 (2007-08-30)
While Martha is cutting wood but does not tell what she is making, Andy and Rodney decide to stow away on an ice cream truck to find out.
22b16b"Dog & Phony Show"Howard MarguliesAldin BarozaAugust 30, 2007 (2007-08-30)
After getting annoyed with the barking dog, Andy and Rodney must find the solution and make it stop. Problems go by when Kyle and Salty Mike enter the house and attempt to pull off a prank, leading to major trouble.
23a17a"He Got Blame"Adam CohenMax MartinezSeptember 24, 2007 (2007-09-24)
Rodney goes into the blame-for-hire business, but encounters trouble while working with Kyle and Salty Mike.
23b17b"I Only Have Eye for You"Christopher PainterTed StearnSeptember 24, 2007 (2007-09-24)
Puggo goes to the mall with Andy and Rodney after sneaking away from the set.
24a18a"Diss and Make Up"Joe PurdyChristo StambolievSeptember 25, 2007 (2007-09-25)
Darlene inadvertently causes a rift between Andy and Rodney's friendship.
24b18b"Be Careful What You Fish For"Christopher PainterStig Bergqvist and Ted StearnSeptember 25, 2007 (2007-09-25)
Andy tricks Rodney into being less selfish, but soon regrets it when Rodney has less time for him.
25a19a"Don't Pet on It"Joe PurdyToni Vian and Tuck TuckerSeptember 26, 2007 (2007-09-26)
Leon decides to become a pet and chooses Oscar as his owner and Rodney as his pet-mentor.
25b19b"Bunny and the Beak"Christopher PainterMax Martinez and Toni VianSeptember 26, 2007 (2007-09-26)
Archie returns to plan a prank on Rodney with a little help from Salty Mike.
26a20a"Gumfight at the S'Okay Corral"Christopher PainterMichael MullenSeptember 27, 2007 (2007-09-27)
Grandpa Squirrel tells Rodney a story about a mysterious 'gumfighter' who saves a Wild West town from a no-good sheriff.
26b20b"I, Stan, Corrected"Howard MarguliesMichael Mullen, Christo Stamboliev, and Ted StearnSeptember 27, 2007 (2007-09-27)
Mistaken identities leave Leon hunted by an exterminator named Stan, and Stan hunted by the gang.

Shorts (2008)

No.TitleOriginal air date
S01"Breaking the Bank"January 11, 2008 (2008-01-11)
Andy and Rodney try their best to break open an impenetrable piggy bank.
S02"In Arm's Way"February 19, 2008 (2008-02-19)
Rodney causes trouble for Mr. Johnson during his lunch with Badger Scoutmaster Dan.
S03"See Food Breakfast"March 3, 2008 (2008-03-03)
In order to decide who gets the last doughnut, Andy and Rodney compete in a contest to see who will gross out Mr. J first.
S04"Take Me to Your Feeder"March 17, 2008 (2008-03-17)
Rodney decides Mr. J needs his help getting him into an exclusive birdwatching club.
S05"Hanging Tough"March 31, 2008 (2008-03-31)
Things take a turn for the worst when Rodney comes home with a new poster to hang up in Andy's bedroom.
S06"Bedside Matters"April 10, 2008 (2008-04-10)
Mr. Johnson is hung up in bed, and must get all the rest he can, but his nurse, who turns out to be Rodney, will not leave him alone.


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