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.


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.


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]


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.

Episode List

Season 1

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

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 Found
12 Hoo I'm Wild WIld West Part 2 Partially Lost
13 Bowled Over Found
14 The Candidate Found
15 Where's Grandma Found
16 April Foolish Found
17 Sugar Daddy Partially Lost (Dubbed)
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 Partially Lost (Dubbed)
3 Coop Dreams Found
4 Radio Daze Partially Lost
5 Night of the Iguana Found
6 Trading Places Found
7 Letter Loose Partially Lost (Dubbed)
8 Bellboyz in the Hood Found
9 Skeeter Says Partially Lost


See Also

Anthology and Short Series

Bumpers and Promos


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