Waynehead (partially found animated series; 1996-1997)

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Waynehead intro logo.

Status: Partially Found

Waynehead was a Canadian-American animated television show that aired on Kids WB! from 1996 - 1997 and was produced by comedian Damon Wayans.[1] The show later had subsequent reruns on Cartoon network in the early 2000's.

Plot

The plot followed a 10-year-old African American boy named Damey Wayne (voiced by Orlando Brown) growing up in a poor urban area in lower Manhattan, New York. Damey was created based on inspiration from Damon Wayans personal experiences growing up. In the show, Damey was born with a club foot and each episode illustrated what it is like living in a lower-class neighborhood and the challenges that come with it, as well as describing the challenges of having a disability. The show was aimed to add more diversity to the WB TV show lineup. Writing for the show was done by Grant Moran, Diane Dixon, Kevin Hopps, David Wyatt, and Janice Wells. Production was supervised by Grant Moran and Lenord Robinson.[2]

Reception

The show was eventually canceled after only one season of thirteen episodes. While it was primarily canceled for it's lower ratings, it's speculated that it was because Damon Wayans was currently appearing on 2 programs on network rival, "Fox". Damon claims to have also been told that his show was, "Not black enough or funny enough". [3]

Episode List

# Episode Title Status
01 Demon of the Dozens Lost
02 No Mo' Money Lost
03 Brothers and Bros. Partially Found
04 Botzwana Aki and the Hydrant of Doom Lost
05 Three Hats and You're Out Lost
06 Dad's a Spaz Lost
07 Be Mine... Or Else Lost
08 To Be Cool or Not to Be Lost
09 Special Delivery Lost
10 Quest for Fireworks Lost
11 A Friend in Greed Lost
12 Bummed Out Lost
13 Rebel Without a Paw Found

Videos

Waynehead intro.
Waynehead Kids WB! promo.

References