Description of Home Movies episodes that were first released on Adult Swim August 4, 2002 – May 25, 2003; ganre – sitcom, animation.
Home Movies overview of episodes (season 2)
1 (27) episode guide Home Movies
Melissa’s father Erik fears that his daughter is becoming too masculine, so he signs her up for the Fairy Princesses. Melissa feels alienated and awkward in the organization, which secretly exploits its members to sell products. She is forced to do this in the mall while constantly being monitored and does terribly. Fearing her punishment for bad salesmanship, she places a bottle of hair spray in the organization’s microwave and turns the microwave on; as she exits the room, the microwave combusts in a massive explosion. Meanwhile, Brendon is forced to have a sleepover at his classmate Fenton’s house. He has a terrible time due to Trudy’s overbearing rules regarding bedtime and chores, as well as Fenton’s strict adherence to hsi mother’s rules and making Brendon make a bad film. After Brendon films a Blair Witch Project-style confessional about his ordeal, he prepares to go to the bathroom the same night as Melissa’s escape, and accidentally walks in on Fenton’s mother in the shower with his camera on. Fenton attacks him and Brendon flees, meeting up with Melissa, and Jason who has been monitoring their progress through their walkie talkies. McGuirk finds all three of the kids together on the road and takes them to a diner, where McGuirk helps Brendon come to terms with seeing his first naked woman, even though it was Fenton’s mom. Erik apologizes to Melissa, Fenton is harassed by Walter and Perry, and Brendon gives the tape to McGuirk who decides to put it online, but finds that fentonsnakedmom.com is already registered.
2 (28) episode guide Home Movies
“Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”
Paula’s mother, Doris, comes to the Small house to stay for a visit. She informs the family that she and Paula’s father are getting a divorce. Brendon goes to his grandfather’s house, curious about this development, and learns that he is perfectly fine with this and comfortably sits around his house drinking sherry. Paula accidentally burns down the kitchen and McGuirk is hired to fix it. McGuirk does a mediocre job and decides to just lazily hang around the house all day, then decides to fleece Brendon’s grandfather when the man comes to the house saying he is lonely. Meanwhile, Jason, feeling left out as his parents are perfectly happy and not divorced like Brendon and Melissa’s, decides to pretend that they are arguing and divorcing while he talks to his friends on the phone. They do not believe him and convince him to confess that he is lying. Paula’s parents get back together, until he finally tells Brendon that he cannot do the job and quits.
3 (29) episode guide Home Movies
Brendon and Jason begin gaining weight and go to see Nurse Kirkman who says that they are fat enablers to one another. Though they are in denial about this claim, they eventually realize that she is right and decide to not spend time with each other anymore so that they can become healthy again. After a few weeks, in which the boys lose a considerable amount of weight, Melissa tricks the two of them into meeting at a pizzeria, as she is upset that they have not been talking despite being best friends. There, the whole group begins consuming large amounts of food, escalating their weights off the charts as they make new films based around their obesity, until they finally become morbidly obese. Meanwhile, McGuirk organizes a double date between him, Nurse Kirkman, Lynch, and Kirkman’s friend. Throughout the date, Lynch keeps catching the attention of Kirkman, which upsets McGuirk as he is her date. Finally, Lynch and McGuirk become drunk and start singing on the stage at the restaurant, and the girls leave.
4 (30) episode guide Home Movies
“Improving Your Life Through Improv”
Brendon openly makes fun of a foreign student named Junior Addleburg twice, so Lynch sentences him, along with other children, to attend a sensitivity seminar, which McGuirk accidentally crashes. The seminar is hosted by three teenagers who urge to attendees to participate in improvised sketches about respecting others. The children feel pandered to by the group, until one of the teenagers abruptly leaves, revealing that he was only part of the group because of a community service sentence. Meanwhile, Paula enters a home video of Brendon’s into a television contest, and wins, with Brendon unaware until the last minute that it is not one of his films but one of her home movies of an infant Brendon wetting himself.
5 (31) episode guide Home Movies
Melissa begins dating a French student named Octavio, which upsets Brendon as she is slacking off on her responsibilities in their movies because of it. After he continuously bothers her about this, she angrily quits. At school the next day, Brendon overhears Octavio telling a girl that he is simply using Melissa to get a role in Brendon’s movies. After school, he goes to Brendon’s house, asking him for a part in his movies, and Brendon questions him if what he heard was true. Octavio admits to it and reveals that he has also been faking being French. Melissa learns of this and breaks up with Octavio, returning to the boys. Meanwhile, after bumping into each other at the grocery store, McGuirk tries to set up a dinner meeting with Paula, Lynch, and Erik. Everyone continuously lies to him about having other things to do, so he finally calls them all at ridiculous hours at night while spying on them from his car. Only Erik ends up going to dinner with him.
6 (32) episode guide Home Movies
Jason, Brendon, and Melissa are hired by Lynch to perform in a rock play entitled “Robin Hood Meets King Arthur” at the renaissance fair. The fair goes normally until a bitter rivalry between the attendees of the fair and those of the sci-fi convention next door begins to escalate. Fenton, dressed as an alien, comes over to the fair to try to convince Brendon to join the sci-fi convention and accidentally informs him that someone at the fair is a double agent for the convention. Melissa is revealed to be the traitor and leads the convention attendees into a battle with the renaissance fair, with the former coming out victorious. Meanwhile, McGuirk is hired to play a blacksmith at the fair but is hungover from the previous night. Though he tries to fall asleep, he repeatedly has to fend off fair goers who keep bothering him.
7 (33) episode guide Home Movies
“My Cheatin’ Heart”
Andrew signs Brendon up for golf lessons so he can play with him in a game against a possible client and his son. Brendon soon learns that he is a horrendous golf player. He asks McGuirk for assistance and is urged to cheat at the game. With McGuirk as his caddy, Brendon cheats throughout the game with the client, until Andrew angrily reveals that he has been cheating the entire game. Brendon tells him that he was as well, though he does not believe him until McGuirk vouches for the boy. The client and his son leave, disgusted and feeling disrespected. Meanwhile, Brendon tries to convince Jason and Melissa to produce their latest film backwards, as he believes it is a new method being used by several directors (in Memento and Sunset Boulevard). They end up making the film in such a manner but Melissa and Jason hate it. Paula finally finishes the “I Spy” game in the children’s magazine she picked up at the pediatrician, shown as the first and final scene of the episode.
8 (34) episode guide Home Movies
Dwayne enters into a guitar contest called “Guitarmageddon”, where he learns that he will be competing against arch rival Jimmy Monet. Meanwhile, the kids form a band with one another; their only song is “Freaky, Outie,” which is despised by everyone that they play it for its annoyingly repetitive lyrical structure. Dwayne gets grounded by his father after poor grades and cannot attend the contest, as his guitar gets confiscated. Bitter hostility starts to form between Brendon, Jason, and Melissa over a band name, and they break the band up. After much preparing, the contest takes place and, despite Dwayne’s heavily acclaimed performance, using Brendon’s battered guitar, Jimmy wins. Dwayne is comforted by Clarice, Jimmy’s dimwitted girlfriend, who tells him that she believed his performance to be the better one. Brendon then learns that Paula has sold his Gibson ES-175 guitar, which upsets him as it was a rental.
9 (35) episode guide Home Movies
An upcoming strong storm interrupts everyone’s plans. McGuirk wants to impress his to-be-visiting sister by pretending to be Paula’s husband, but the storm stops him from even leaving the Small house, where he tries to take care of the kids. Brendon wants to make a mockumentary called Movie History about the “making of” a science fiction film called Movie History (previously titled Planet Battles), but Jason and Melissa would rather make the sci-fi film. Paula rushes to deliver the final print version of her romance novel to her agent, but the storm blows in, flooding the street and leaving her car stranded in the middle of the road. Perry and Walter crash into her car while trying to get a petition signed to save an old tree that will be demolished and she protects them, while the storm destroys the tree anyway. When she finally gets out of the storm, she takes them home to get warm.
10 (36) episode guide Home Movies
“Time To Pay The Price”
“A Life In The Day”
The kids get detention from disciplinarian teacher Mr. Pendlehurst. While in detention, Pendlehurst leaves to go get some coffee and the other detention kids convince the three to help them pour sugar into the teacher’s car engine. Though the other kids flee from the scene, Pendlehurst catches Brendon, Melissa, and Jason in the act and sentences them to participate in a Scared Straight! program at the local prison. The kids enjoy their prison cell, mocking prisoners and playing charades. Pendlehurst is furious about their behavior, but before he can punish them further, the warden arrives, explaining that the teacher used to work at the prison before he was fired for leaving a cell open and the other prisoners escaped and told on him. He then proceeds to let the kids leave. Meanwhile, Paula watches several of the kids’ films and notices that they all end with the phrase “It’s time to pay the price”. When she tells this to Brendon, believing it is his mark as an auteur, he denies it, but then accepts after watching a few of the endings. While filming the end to his latest film, the kids realize that they are about to repeat this clich?, upsetting them to where they cannot finish the scene.
11 (37) episode guide Home Movies
While filming a new movie, Jason asks Melissa about the cast that she is wearing. Brendon opts that she is faking having to wear it so she will not have to take the upcoming science test at school. The next day, Jason breaks his arm and shows up at school also wearing a cast, but both Melissa and Brendon claim that he is faking it as well. Brendon begins to have an extremely hard time studying for the test, so he goes to the library. He falls asleep and gets no studying done, and while walking out of the library, he falls and breaks his arm. Melissa and Jason think he is faking his broken arm and reveal that they have the whole time. Brendon vehemently denies their claim and shows them his X-ray to prove it, while both Melissa and Jason reveal they were indeed faking their injuries. Meanwhile, McGuirk, hoping to receive money by saving a rich child, practices to become a lifeguard. His drill sergeant of a teacher puts him through vigorous tests until McGuirk realizes the job is not for him and quits.
12 (38) episode guide Home Movies
Brendon convinces Melissa and Jason that they should all run away to Europe, where he believes their work will truly be appreciated. They pack their bags and stowaway onto what they believe to be a cargo ship. In reality, it is a casino boat, where Jason becomes addicted to the slot machines. All three of them decide to go back home and they leave. Meanwhile, McGuirk seeks financial advice from motivational speaker and financial expert Tom Wilsonberg after he learns that his car repair costs $1000. Contrary to what McGuirk initially thinks about him, Tom suggests that McGuirk earns money quickly through gambling at the casino boat. He gives him $100 in chips and McGuirk sets off on a winning streak. Tom wants McGuirk to quit while he is still ahead, but he refuses. Their subsequent argument leads to all the chips falling into the water; despite this, Tom reassures McGuirk that he can still win money by suing the casino for unsafe railings.
13 (39) episode guide Home Movies
“Coffins and Cradles”
Right before Halloween, while Andrew is away on business, his pregnant wife Linda comes to stay over at the Small residence. When the kids, Lynch, Paula, and Josie are about to go out a school Halloween party, Linda goes into labor, so they all rush to get her to the hospital. Linda begins to have the baby. Brendon is taken aback by Linda’s yelling at him and calling him a “little movie making piece of shit”. He leaves the room outraged and Linda finally has the baby. Meanwhile, McGuirk runs into Stephanie—who once tried to have sex with him—again and is swept into her new spiritualism movement. Before attending the Halloween dance the next night, the two of them begin to have sex on his murphey bed, but McGuirk has a heart attack and must go to the hospital. Though he is deemed in good condition, he cannot check out yet and is told by Stephanie that a similar thing once happened while she was having sex with her college professor, who was killed in the process; McGuirk angrily tells her to leave. Brendon sees McGuirk in his room and videotapes his pledge to better himself. Jason consumes candy and becomes violent and hyper, running around the hospital. Melissa finds him and calms him down by repeatedly slapping him. Lynch tries to find him but ends up injuring himself falling down a flight of stairs.
Home Movies overview of episodes (season 4)