Some Assembly Required

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  • TV-Y7
  • 2014
  • 3 Seasons
  • 4.5  (1,122)

Some Assembly Required is a Canadian television show that aired on YTV from 2014 to 2016. The show follows a group of teenagers who work at a toy company called Knickknack Toys, which they have partially inherited from the company's founder, P. Everett Knickknack.

The main character of the show is Jared Anderson (played by Kolton Stewart), a 14-year-old who becomes the CEO of Knickknack Toys after he sues the company for stealing his idea for a toy. The other main characters include Bowie Sherman (played by Harrison Houde), a 14-year-old inventor who creates the toys for the company; Candace Wheeler (played by Sydney Scotia), a 14-year-old who handles the company's social media and PR; Geneva Hayes (played by Charlie Storwick), a 15-year-old who is the company's lead designer; and Piper Gray (played by Travis Turner), a 13-year-old who works in the company's mail room.

The show's premise is centered around the teenagers' efforts to run the company and create new toys. Throughout the series, the characters face various challenges, such as competition from other toy companies, disagreements among themselves, and difficulties with their customers.

As the CEO, Jared is often in charge of making executive decisions for the company. However, he frequently turns to Bowie and Candace for advice, as they are both extremely intelligent and have unique skills that are valuable to the company. Bowie, for example, has a talent for inventing new toys and gadgets, while Candace is an expert in social media and marketing.

Geneva's role in the company as the lead designer is also crucial. She is responsible for creating the prototypes for the toys and ensuring that they are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Piper, on the other hand, is often tasked with running errands and assisting the other characters in various ways.

The show also features several recurring characters, including P. Everett Knickknack (played by Colin Murdock), who occasionally appears to offer guidance to the teenagers; and Jarvis Raines (played by Dylan Playfair), a rival toy company CEO who is constantly trying to compete with Knickknack Toys.

One of the unique aspects of Some Assembly Required is its focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education. The show frequently showcases the characters using their knowledge of these fields to solve problems and create new inventions. Additionally, Knickknack Toys often releases toys that are inspired by real-life STEM concepts, such as a remote-controlled drone or a chemistry set.

The show's humor is typically geared towards a younger audience, with many jokes and pop culture references that kids will enjoy. However, the show also includes some more mature themes, such as the characters balancing their work lives with their personal lives and dealing with the stress of running a business.

Overall, Some Assembly Required is a fun and engaging show that encourages its young viewers to pursue their interests in STEM fields while also teaching important lessons about teamwork, problem-solving, and entrepreneurship.

Some Assembly Required is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (57 episodes). The series first aired on January 6, 2014.

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13. Mmmmboing
June 6, 2016
Just as Jarvis and Piper finally begin their relationship, Piper is discovered by a record producer who wants to immediately whisk her away from Jarvis on a two-year tour. Piper is left to choose between the guy she's always loved, and the career she's always dreamed of. Unable to make this decision on her own, Piper saddles Jarvis with the biggest decision of their lives.
Captain Indestructible
12. Captain Indestructible
May 30, 2016
Jarvis rehearses for a walk-on role in the new Captain Indestructible movie, while Piper protests the closing of the historic Punk club, the Viper Pit.
Claude's Kitchen
11. Claude's Kitchen
May 23, 2016
Jarvis duels against a snooty, French, celebrity kid chef in a cooking competition for Piper's affection.
10. Ollie-matic
May 16, 2016
Jarvis holds a skateboarding competition where Knox's hero, Eric Thunder, goes head-to-head with Knickknack's new, self-driving skateboard: the Ollie-Matic.
My Last Dolly
9. My Last Dolly
May 9, 2016
When Jarvis hires Candace to be in a focus group about toys for seniors, she and her daughter, Adelaide, hatch a plan to sabotage this new toy.
8. Microphony
May 2, 2016
Bowie uses a special microphone that mimics people's voices to secretly get Jarvis and Piper to confess their love for each other, but inadvertently causes a fight between the two.
7. Unicorpse
April 25, 2016
When Jarvis writes and performs a cheesy love song for Piper, she assumes the song is meant for Geneva, and he is forced to cover by claiming Bowie wrote it.
Joy Buzzer
6. Joy Buzzer
April 18, 2016
When Jarvis can't bring himself to tell Piper the cartoon she made is bad, he invents a fake film festival for her to enter it into. To keep up the charade, Jarvis enlists the rest of the gang to make short films.
Betty the Builder
5. Betty the Builder
April 11, 2016
When Jarvis creates a construction worker doll for girls, based on a tough, real-life female construction worker without her permission, she shows up at Knickknack, looking for answers.
Wreck and Roll
4. Wreck and Roll
April 4, 2016
Piper attempts to get into a concert to show a famous punk rocker her new toy guitar. Meanwhile, Jarvis gets in over his head when he gets a tattoo to impress Piper.
3. Tinosaur
March 28, 2016
When Knox pretends he's the president of Knickknack to impress his successful businessman father, Jarvis is willing to play along. Piper takes advantage of her "new boss" and uses the opportunity to clone a tiny dinosaur, which runs amok at Knickknack.
Dig-It Dragon
2. Dig-It Dragon
March 21, 2016
Jarvis is depressed after seeing Piper with her new boyfriend, and Bowie tries to cheer Jarvis up by getting him to update Dig It Dragon - a lighthearted Knickknack toy from the 1960s. Jarvis's alterations take the toy from fun and happy to dark and depressing. Meanwhile, Candace jumps through hoops to adopt Adelaide.
Raindrop Rabbit
1. Raindrop Rabbit
March 14, 2016
When Bowie is captured while investigating a knock-off Knickknack company, the gang must fly to Meeskatania to save Bowie and put an end to the knockoffs.
Where to Watch Some Assembly Required
Some Assembly Required is available for streaming on the YTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Some Assembly Required on demand at Amazon Prime, Netflix, Amazon, The Roku Channel Free and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 6, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    4.5  (1,122)