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  • TV-Y7
  • 2007
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.1  (635)

Wayside is a Canadian animated children's television series created by Louis Sachar based on his Sideways Stories From Wayside School book series. Produced by Nelvana, it aired for three seasons from 2005 to 2008. The show follows the wacky and absurd adventures of the students of Wayside School, a thirty-story school where each floor has its own eccentric classroom and teacher.

The main character of the series is Todd (Katie Leigh), a new student at Wayside School who finds himself in the unenviable position of being the only student in Miss Mush's (Alicyn Packard) 30th-floor class. Miss Mush is the cook of the school and often serves up questionable concoctions that have unusual side effects on the students. However, Todd quickly makes friends with the other students in the school, each with their own unique eccentricities.

Todd's best friend is Maurecia (Alicyn Packard), a tough and sarcastic girl who has a crush on him. Maurecia is a standout character of the show, and her no-nonsense attitude and take-no-prisoners approach to life make her a fan favorite. Together with their classmates, including Calvin (Paul Greenberg), best known for his wild hairstyle, and Dana (Linda Ballantyne), a girl who can grow her own pigtails at will, they get into all sorts of crazy situations that usually involve solving problems in unconventional and unexpected ways.

One of the show's strengths is the way it plays up its absurdity. Each episode features a new and ridiculous scenario, such as when the entire school is shrunken down to the size of a peanut, or when the students are turned into chickens by a substitute teacher. The teachers in Wayside School are just as bizarre as the students, with weird and wonderful abilities like Mrs. Jewls (Denise Oliver), who can fire laser beams from her eyes, or Mr. Kidswatter (Terry McGurrin), who is convinced that he is a superhero.

The animation style of Wayside is unique and charming. The show has a distinct pencil-drawn look that sets it apart from other animated shows of the time. The characters are all brightly colored and exaggerated in their features, which makes them stand out even more against the muted backgrounds. The show also makes good use of visual humor, with sight gags scattered throughout the episode that range from subtle to outrageous.

Wayside also has a catchy theme song that will stick in your head long after you finish watching an episode. The theme song is infectiously upbeat and sets the tone for the lighthearted and wacky tone of the show. The show's soundtrack is also notable for incorporating different musical styles, from jazz to hip hop, which help to give the show its playful energy.

Overall, Wayside is a fantastically fun and offbeat animated series for kids of all ages. With its colorful characters, absurd scenarios, and whimsical animation style, it's a show that will keep you laughing from start to finish. Although it aired more than a decade ago, it still holds up well and is well worth watching. It's a testament to the power of childhood imagination and the joy that comes from a truly unique and original show.

Wayside is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (39 episodes). The series first aired on September 7, 2007.

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Eine Sch
13. Eine Sch
January 1, 2006
Ms Mush sagt die Zukunft aus den Essensresten ihrer Pilz
Upside Down John / The Final Stretch
12. Upside Down John / The Final Stretch
Upside Down John: It's the 30th floor science fair today and John is showing his science volcano. Unfortunately, it fails! John then starts to think that his project failed because he's upside down. So, Todd, Myron, Dana and Maurecia try to help crying John get right-side up, just like the kids who are parallel and are upside down. Meanwhile, Kidswatter is doing an I.Q. test to see if he is smart. Mrs. Jewls tells John, without the help from Todd, Maurecia, Dana, and Myron, that being upside down is not a bad thing. The Final Stretch: Principal Kidswatter's rubber band ball has gone missing and he asks Stephen, Maurecia, Todd, Dana, Myron and a cow who took it. A crying Stephen blames Myron, Myron blames Dana, Dana blames Maurecia, Maurecia blames Todd, Todd blames no one, and the cow blames Kidswatter. This is the Series finale.
Slow Mo Mo / Joe 'N' Fro
11. Slow Mo Mo / Joe 'N' Fro
Slow Mo Mo: Maurecia loves being fast and first because of her wheels on her roller skates. But one day when Maurecia and Principal Kidswatter bump into each other (because of Maurecia's wheels), Kidswatter bans all round things from Wayside School including Maurecia's wheels and everything round becomes squared. She hates it because she is last, slow and late for everything. Kidswatter tries again and makes everything squared become round again. Meanwhile, Todd, Dana, and Myron join Maurecia. Joe 'N' Fro: Kidswatter is planning his new lawn "gazebo" project. Joe manages to hide rabbits and a chipmunk in his large orange afro. But when a peanut is thrown at Todd's head, Todd, Dana, Myron, and Maurecia start to confront Joe until he also hides a squirrel in his hair and manages to get Mr. Kidswatter to put all of the trees back in the yard. Meanwhile, Myron is sneezing when standing near Joe and has everyone thinking he's allergic to Joe when he's actually allergic to the chipmunk. Then Todd, Maurecia, and Dana learn the specialness of Joe and his special afro.
Myth Of Nick / Dr. Dana
10. Myth Of Nick / Dr. Dana
Myth of Nick: After hearing too many myths of a kid named Nick, Todd wants to take rid of them. He learns all of "Nick's" old tricks. Telling Maurecia, Dana, and Myron about the fake myths, Todd, with a snorkel over his mouth, dives in a can of beans, and comes out, speaking in a muffled voice. Meanwhile, Todd knows and tells the class that "Nick", who is Louis, exists. Dr. Dana: Dana hosts a radio advice show that gives people advice. When Dana loses her voice and Myron takes over, the Erics take her to the nurse (Miss Mush) and things in Wayside go out of control (including Fluffy coming after Stephen, Maurecia trying to punch Todd, and upside down John's two feet punching each other). Dana's voice is restored, and she confronts Myron. She doesn't want the radio show renewed. After yelling at Dana, Myron loses his voice, while Todd and Maurecia and the class are listening to Dana saying that Myron will do.
Miss Fortune / The Note
9. Miss Fortune / The Note
Miss Fortune: It's a regular day at Wayside. Miss Mush suddenly asks Myron, Dana, Maurecia and Todd about their future careers. She makes bowls of Mushroom Surprise that tell the future at the bottom. Meanwhile, Kidswatter sees his future from the last time he ate Mushroom Surprise and wants to change it. The Note: One day, Mrs. Jewls gives the class a pop quiz and the kids need to finish it by the time Mrs. Jewls gets a high score in pinball. During the exam, Maurecia tries to pass a note to Todd but accidentally gets it passed to Eric Ovens who starts a chain of the whole class answering Maurecia's note. Todd now needs to get the note back from everyone including Kidswatter who gets lies saying the note says how much Mr. Kidswatter is liked.
Kidswatter's Opus / The Three Erics
8. Kidswatter's Opus / The Three Erics
Kidswatter's Opus: Mrs. Jewls is sick. So the kids need a substitute. Unfortunately, all substitutes aren't available so Kidswatter has to step in as a substitute and teach everyone stuff the Kidswatter way. The Three Erics: In Mrs. Jewls' class, Eric Fry and Eric Ovens are the ones getting picked and getting gold stars and Eric Bacon is never picked. Because he is the smallest Eric, he isn't picked a lot. When Myron convinces Eric Bacon to become Myron Bacon, the Erics need another Eric who'll do the same as them. Maurecia is picked just so she can be in the same column as Todd. But things get worse when Myron Bacon wants to become Eric again.
Le Race / Imperfect Attendance
7. Le Race / Imperfect Attendance
Le Race: Ever since Kidswatter fired Le Chef in French Fried, he has been trying to get revenge on Kidswatter. One day, Myron receives a note saying Kidswatter is to be challenged to a game of Parkour with the chef. Can Kidswatter beat this match before Le Chef takes over the school? Imperfect Attendance: Shari, Maurecia, Myron, Todd and Louis are all in need of help and they need Dana to help them. The only problem is, Dana is beating a record today of perfect attendance (1,448 days in a row). Can she beat the record and save the students before the bell rings?
Extra Curricular Riddicular / Christmas
6. Extra Curricular Riddicular / Christmas
Extra Curricular Riddicular: All the kids are forming bizarre after-school clubs, except for Todd, who creates a "Science Club." Myron laughs at him, believing his club will be better, until he sees Todd's club has managed to build a functioning rocket. Jealous Myron tries to form a science club and build a rocket of his own. Myron accidentally launches the rocket Kidswatter is in and makes Todd cry. Todd wants to confront Myron. Wayside Christmas: When Myron does not give Bebe a Secret Santa gift, a series of haphazard events confuse Myron into thinking he's actually stuck in his own version of "A Christmas Carol". The other kids, including Todd, Dana and Maurecia, are baffled as he mistakes them for Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and in the end, Myron learns his lesson.
The Rat Truth / Free Stewy
5. The Rat Truth / Free Stewy
The Rat Truth: Sammy is terribly sick (but dead) so Miss Mush randomly asks Dana to watch him while she goes on a hunt for the golden pot of Mamaland that makes food to cure the sick. Sammy becomes a truth stick in Mrs. Jewls's class and is feeding words out of his mouth. Later, Sammy is kidnapped by Mr. Kidswatter. Free Stewy: Todd and Maurecia free an octopus that he thinks Miss Mush is going to cook. Kidswatter is now hunting for the creature since he thinks it ate his fish sticks.
Oh, Brother / Snow Day
4. Oh, Brother / Snow Day
Oh, Brother: Goon, Dana's brother, visits and Myron wants to be a rebel just like him, but he's not a rebel. Mrs. Jewls and Kidswatter try to capture him. Mrs. Jewls tells Todd, Maurecia, and Dana that Goon is a fugitive. Meanwhile, Todd and friends save Goon from being captured. Snow Day: Mr. Kidswatter turns up the coldness for Mrs. Jewls' skating lesson. Myron, being the leader, traps the class with it and Maurecia's group. Todd's group learns how to survive.
Sideways Protest / Be True To Your Elf
3. Sideways Protest / Be True To Your Elf
Be True to Your Elf: When someone makes fun of his elf costume, Stephen tries to be "Mr. Normal" so he can lead the school parade. Note: Starting from this episode the series is now in flash animation, and most of the characters have different looks. Sideways Protest: Kidswatter decides to move the school, so all the students protest. All of their protests end up making the school better, so Kidswatter disguises himself as a student to stop them.
Kidswatter: The Movie / Safety Monitor
2. Kidswatter: The Movie / Safety Monitor
Kidswatter: The Movie: The kids decide to make a movie about Principal Kidswatter, and Todd is cast in the lead role. However, he soon becomes even worse than the real Kidswatter. Todd, through tears in his eyes, says that his success has become a failure, but Myron interrupts. The class watches the Kidswatter movie, and after the ending, tears are in Kidswatter's eyes. Safety Monitor: When Myron fails at being Safety Monitor, Maurecia takes over, and her habit of hitting people goes a little too far. Myron tries to reclaim his position. Kidswatter is taming a lion.
Dana Checks Out / My Biggest Fan
1. Dana Checks Out / My Biggest Fan
Dana Checks Out: Dana is sick of rules and goes on a "road trip" to every floor of the school. The kids must get her back before she winds up on the 19th floor. Myron takes over the class and it gets ruined, and in the end, Mrs. Jewls sends him home early on the kindergarten bus (with Todd). My Biggest Fan: When Kidswatter rejects him, Myron looks for a new hero.
Where to Watch Wayside
Wayside is available for streaming on the Nelvana website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Wayside on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, The Roku Channel Free, Google Play, Apple TV and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 7, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (635)