Cousin Skeeter (partially lost Nickelodeon live-action/puppet series; 1998-2001)

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Status: Partially Lost

Cousin Skeeter was a live-action television series that aired on Nickelodeon between 1998 and 2001. The show had a unique hook of using a puppet as its main protagonist while the rest of the cast was played by traditional actors. The fact that Cousin Skeeter is played by a puppet is never addressed in the series. However, a second puppet-based character was added to the show at the start of season two.

Plot

The show begins after Bobby, the new kid at school, receives word that his cousin will be living with his family to tutor him through summer school. Once Skeeter arrives, he begins to assist Bobby in his daily life and the problems that arise. However, Skeeter's attitude and carelessness tend only to make the situation worse. Skeeter is portrayed as a popular guy with connections to big-name celebrities such as Shaquille O'Neal, resulting in cameos and shout-outs.[1] Bordering on the fact that Skeeter is played by a puppet, the show uses his height as a running gag.

History

Cousin Skeeter premiered on September 1st, 1998, at 8:30 PM (EST) on Nickelodeon's SNICK programming block, where further new episodes of the series would premiere. Re-runs of the series would air on Nickelodeon's Nickel-O-Zone programming block on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 PM (EST).[2] The series received a lukewarm reception, with many dismissing the use of the puppet. Variety magazine found the titular character to be a stereotype.[3]

Availability

Since Cousin Skeeter's cancellation in 2001, the series has not been re-aired on television. Episodes can be found on YouTube and Dailymotion, but these are few in number. The show has never had any home media releases, and Nickelodeon has shown no interest in doing so in the foreseeable future.

Episodes

Season 1

# Episode Title Status
1 A Family Thing Found
2 Skeeter's Toy Story Found
3 Air Skeeter Lost
4 My Dinner Without Andre Lost
5 Tyrannosaurus Wrecked Lost
6 Cirque Du Skeeter Found
7 Mo' Skeeter Blues Lost
8 Skeeter's House of Style Lost
9 Doctor Skeeter Partially Lost (Dubbed)
10 Blast From the Past Found
11 Skeeter's Help-a-Thon Lost
12 Haunted House of Blues Found
13 The Bother of the Bride Lost
14 Apocalypse Skeeter Lost
15 Miracle on 32nd Skeet Found
16 Skeeter Stays Lost
17 Skeeter's Suplex Partially Found
18 Choir Boyz Lost
19 Side Show Skeeter Found

Season 2

# Episode Title Status
1 Be Like Skeeter Partially Found
2 Dirty Laundry Found
3 The Bicycle Thief Found
4 Take Me Out to the Ballgame Found
5 Jezebel Partially Lost (Dubbed)
6 Out of Control Found
7 Not So Great Outdoors Found
8 The Volcano Found
9 Two Men and a Baby Pig Found
10 Unchained Found
11 Hoo I'm Wild Wild West Part 1 Partially Lost
12 Hoo I'm Wild WIld West Part 2 Partially Lost
13 Bowled Over Lost
14 The Candidate Found
15 Where's Grandma Lost
16 April Foolish Lost
17 Sugar Daddy Lost
18 Car Wash Found
19 The Feminine Ms. Skeet Found
20 Gym Dandy Found
21 New Kids on the Planet Part 1 Found
22 New Kids on the Planet Part 2 Found
23 New Kids on the Planet Part 3 Found

Season 3

# Episode Title Status
1 Little Mr. Big Man on Campus Found
2 The Prince and the Putter Lost
3 Coop Dreams Found
4 Radio Daze Partially Lost
5 Night of the Iguana Lost
6 Trading Places Lost
7 Letter Loose Lost
8 Bellboyz in the Hood Found
9 Skeeter Says Lost

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