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The Amanda Show
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Genre
Created byDan Schneider
Presented byAmanda Bynes
Starring
Narrated byDan Schneider
Theme music composerStewart Copeland
ComposerRichard Tuttobene
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes46 (including the best of episodes) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • 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 locations
Camera setupVideotape; Multi-camera
Running time23 minutes
Production companies
DistributorMTV Networks
Release
Original networkNickelodeon
Picture formatNTSC
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseOctober 16, 1999 (1999-10-16) –
September 21, 2002 (2002-09-21)
Chronology
Related shows

The Amanda Show is an American live action sketch comedy and variety show created by Dan Schneider that aired on Nickelodeon 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.

In 2002, 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]

Format

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The Amanda Show is a sketch comedy television program set in a 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 Judge Judy; "So You Want to Win Five Dollars?", a spoof of the ABC game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?; and "Blockblister", a spoof of the now-defunct video rental store Blockbuster.

Episodes

Main article: List of The Amanda Show episodes

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

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Supporting cast members

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Broadcast

Streaming

As of March 2021, the show is available to stream on Paramount+, without the four episodes excluded on DVD (1, 5, 8, and 12).[2]

Syndication

Nickelodeon carried reruns of The Amanda Show during its TEENick block until September 5, 2007. On October 13, 2007, reruns started airing as part of the "TEENick on The N" block on The N. Reruns were pulled in March 2008 before airing again from April 4, 2009 to August 3, 2009. The series' 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 11 July 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 started 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 series later premiered on The Splat (later NickSplat and NickRewind) on June 10, 2016, and on August 27, 2017, as part of a SNICK 25th anniversary marathon, before briefly returning again in 2020.

Home media

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[3]
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[4]
September 15, 2020 (re-release)[5][6]
Includes episodes 14–30 (the entire season two). Manufactured on demand (MOD) on DVD-R.
Season Three March 13, 2012[7]
Includes episodes 31–40 (the entire season three). Manufactured on demand (MOD) on DVD-R.
The Best of The Amanda Show March 13, 2012[8]
Includes the six best-of episodes. Manufactured on demand (MOD) on DVD-R.

References

  1. ^ "FAQ: Dan Schneider's Spin-Off of The Amanda Show". 22 May 2008. Archived from the original on 2018-10-08. Retrieved 2011-07-31.
  2. ^ EST, Samuel Spencer On 3/04/21 at 7:33 AM (2021-03-04). "All the shows and movies streaming now on Paramount+". Newsweek. Retrieved 2021-04-05.
  3. ^ The Amanda Show: The Best of Season 1. "The Amanda Show: The Best of Season 1: Movies & TV". Amazon.com. Archived from the original on September 7, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2013.
  4. ^ The Amanda Show: Season 2 (3 Discs). "The Amanda Show: Season 2 (3 Discs): Movies & TV". Amazon. Archived from the original on September 7, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2013.
  5. ^ https://www.facebook.com/tvshowsondvd/posts/10158474885916063[user-generated source]
  6. ^ "The Amanda Show - Season 2".
  7. ^ The Amanda Show: Season 3 (2 Discs) (19 March 2012). "The Amanda Show: Season 3 (2 Discs): Movies & TV". Amazon. Archived from the original on September 7, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2013.
  8. ^ The Amanda Show: The Best of The Amanda Show (14 March 2012). "The Amanda Show: The Best of The Amanda Show: Movies & TV". Amazon.com. Archived from the original on September 7, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2013.

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/.