|Genre|| Educational |
|Created by||Eamon Harrington|
|Directed by||Dave Thomas|
|Voices of|| Maggie Baird |
S. Scott Bullock
Arif S. Kinchen
|Country of origin|| Canada |
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||52|
|Executive producers|| Adam Shaheen |
|Camera setup||Single Camera|
|Running time||25 minutes|
|Production companies||Planet Grande Pictures|
Cuppa Coffee Animation
|Original network||HBO Family|
|Picture format||480i (4:3 SDTV)|
|Original release||February 1, 1999 –|
April 1, 2000
Crashbox is a Canadian-American educational children's television show co-created by Eamon Harrington and John Watkin for HBO Family that ran from 1999 to 2000 in the United States.
Crashbox was one of the original programs for the relaunch of the HBO Family channel in February 1999.Although it has never been released on physical media like DVD or VHS, it still reruns on HBO Family and is found in various streaming services.
Crashbox was created by Planet Grande Pictures (consisting of Eamon Harrington and John Watkin) and is animated by Cuppa Coffee Studios, headed by Adam Shaheen. Planet Grande Pictures engaged Cuppa Coffee Studios 7 months to complete 13 hours of programming.
The show takes place in the insides of a game computer where green game cartridges (which are sculpted out of clay) are created and loaded by rusty tin robots- occasionally with short sketches of them "repairing" damaged games. The format of each episode is The Electric Company-esque, with sketches not connecting to each other nor following a sequential plot. Each half-hour episode consists of seven 2-to-5-minute educational games, and occasionally an eighth bonus game.
The following are the games of the show listed in alphabetical order:
Near the end of each episode, the robots recap and review most of the games to the viewers in a "Crashbox Rewind". Segments marked with an asterisk (*) do not appear in the second season.
|(framing)||Robots||John Watkin, Peter Lurie, Mari Weiss, Nancy Cartwright|
|Captain Bones||Captain Bones||S. Scott Bullock|
|Distraction News||Dora Smarmy||Mari Weiss|
|Ear We Are||Left Ear||John Watkin|
|Right Ear||Alan Schlaifer|
|Eddie Bull||Eddie Bull||Ritchie Montgomery|
|Haunted House Party||Horrid One||Alan Schlaifer|
|Lens McCracken||Lens McCracken||S. Scott Bullock|
|Mug Shots||Detective Verity||Maggie Baird|
|Paige and Sage||Valley Girl||Dawn Maxey|
|Poop or Scoop||Announcer||Danny Wells|
|Psycho Math||Professor Rocket||Joseph Motiki, Arif S. Kinchen|
|Radio Scramble||DJ Jumping Johnny Jumble||Peter Lurie|
|Revolting Slob||Polite Female Voice||Edie McClurg|
|Revolting Slob||Michael McShane||Dub of a puppet controlled by Tom Vandenburg and Johan Vandergun|
|Riddle Snake||Riddle Snake Raj||Veena Bidasha|
|Sketch Pad||Sketch Pad||Greg Eagles|
|Ten Seconds||Announcer||Alan Schlaifer|
|Think Tank||Captain Bob||Greg Eagles|
|Word Shake||Chef Word Shake||John Watkin||Dub of unknown live-action actor|
|1||Haunted House Party||Harry Houdini||Carlos Alazraqui|
|Mug Shots||Muscles Stankowski||Alan Schlaifer|
|Knuckles Stankowski||John Watkin|
|Elbows Stankowski||S. Scott Bullock|
|Stanley "Deuces" Stankowski|
|2||Haunted House Party||Paul Revere||John Watkin|
|5||Haunted House Party||William Shakespeare||John Watkin|
|6||Mug Shots||Sleepy Eyes McGee||S. Scott Bullock|
|Mickey "The Goat" O'Grady||Alan Schlaifer|
|10||Haunted House Party||Benjamin Franklin||Carlos Alazraqui|
|11||Mug Shots||Dr. Cleanpick||Alan Schlaifer|
|"Stinky" John||John Watkin|
|15||Haunted House Party||Richard Nixon||Carlos Alazraqui|
|16||Mug Shots||Viola Hardcase||Dawn Maxey|
|Bass Henderson||Greg Eagles||Credited in episode 19|
|17||Haunted House Party||Abraham Lincoln||John Watkin|
|18||Haunted House Party||Eleanor Roosevelt||Maggie Baird|
|18||Haunted House Party||Coquettish Woman||Maggie Baird|
|19||Mug Shots||Honey Lemon|
|20||Haunted House Party||Albert Einstein||John Watkin|
|Mug Shots||"Lug Nut" Muldoon||John Watkin|
|Sammy "Sixtoes" Bixby||Greg Eagles|
|Larry "The Lump" Coolridge||Alan Schlaifer|
|21||Mug Shots||Lois Carnegie|
|Morgan "Applesauce" Pike|
|Mellon Ball Jones|
|22||Haunted House Party||Christopher Columbus||Carlos Alazraqui|
|23||Haunted House Party||Jackie Robinson||Greg Eagles|
|Mug Shots||Dean DeLuca|
|Louis Clark||Alan Schlaifer|
|Roger Hammerstein||John Watkin|
|25||Mug Shots||Baby Face MacGuire||Alan Schlaifer|
|Leo "The Lion" Lawrence|
|Danger Jones||Greg Eagles|
|Slippery Fingers Ferguson|
|26||Haunted House Party||Leonardo da Vinci||S. Scott Bullock|
|40||Haunted House Party||Thomas Jefferson||Dee Bradley Baker|
|41||Mug Shots||Mildred Postley||Edie McClurg|
|Irv Goldberg||Alan Schlaifer|
|42||Haunted House Party||Noah||Peter Lurie|
|Mug Shots||Buttons Ha-Ha||Peter Lurie|
|"Pecs" Armstrong||Greg Eagles|
|Ivana Flipova||Veena Bidasha|
|Gilberto Whiplash||Alan Schlaifer|
|43||Haunted House Party||Cleopatra||Veena Bidasha|
|46||Mug Shots||Montgomery Cleft||Peter Lurie|
|B.B. Graw||Alan Schlaifer|
|Sir Percival St. John||John Watkin|
|45||Haunted House Party||Isaac Newton||S. Scott Bullock|
|46||Haunted House Party||Julius Caesar||S. Scott Bullock|
|47||Haunted House Party||Amelia Earhart||Christy Noonan|
|Mug Shots||"Bean Ball" Ballou|
|"Lumber" Jack Lang|
|49||Mug Shots||Dusty Rhodes|
|Indy Pitts||Alan Schlaifer|
|50||Mug Shots||Gertrude Simsbury||Dawn Maxey|
|Elaine Kieserman||Veena Bidasha|
|Constance Appleby||Edie McClurg|
|51||Haunted House Party||George Washington||S. Scott Bullock|
|Southern Lady||Hope Kaplan-Biller|
|Mug Shots||Noseless Calhoun||Dee Bradley Baker|
|"Three Eyes" Oppenheimer|
|Harry "The Hairy" Huang||Alan Schlaifer|
|"Big Noggin" Simms||John Watkin|
|52||Haunted House Party||Henry Ford||Dee Bradley Baker|
|Episode||Airdate||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3||Game 4||Game 5||Game 6||Game 7||Game 8|
|1||Feb 1, 1999||Distraction News||Sketch Pad||Psycho Math||Ear We Are||Haunted House Party||Eddie Bull||Ten Seconds||Riddle Snake|
|2||Feb 2, 1999||Radio Scramble||Captain Bones||Poop or Scoop||Ten Seconds||Haunted House Party||Revolting Slob||Word Shake||—|
|3||Feb 3, 1999||Mug Shots||Distraction News||Psycho Math||Ear We Are||Paige and Sage||Eddie Bull||Ten Seconds||Riddle Snake|
|4||Feb 4, 1999||Poop or Scoop||Captain Bones||Distraction News||Paige and Sage||Think Tank||Dirty Pictures||Lens McCracken||—|
|5||Feb 5, 1999||Haunted House Party||Revolting Slob||Think Tank||Poop or Scoop||Ear We Are||Psycho Math||Ten Seconds||—|
|6||Feb 6, 1999||Radio Scramble||Eddie Bull||Captain Bones||Sketch Pad||Mug Shots||Think Tank||Ear We Are||—|
|7||Feb 7, 1999||Lens McCracken||Captain Bones||Revolting Slob||Dirty Pictures||Sketch Pad||Poop or Scoop||Ten Seconds||—|
|8||Feb 13, 1999||Lens McCracken||Distraction News||Sketch Pad||Dirty Pictures||Eddie Bull||Psycho Math||Riddle Snake||Ten Seconds|
|9||Feb 14, 1999||Radio Scramble||Distraction News||Psycho Math||Dirty Pictures||Lens McCracken||Eddie Bull||Ear We Are||—|
|10||Feb 20, 1999||Radio Scramble||Eddie Bull||Sketch Pad||Paige and Sage||Haunted House Party||Psycho Math||Lens McCracken||Riddle Snake|
|11||Feb 21, 1999||Mug Shots||Sketch Pad||Psycho Math||Dirty Pictures||Distraction News||Riddle Snake||Word Shake||—|
|12||Feb 27, 1999||Revolting Slob||Think Tank||Poop or Scoop||Riddle Snake||Psycho Math||Paige and Sage||Lens McCracken||—|
|13||Feb 28, 1999||Revolting Slob (Not on Rewinds)||Think Tank||Poop or Scoop||Ear We Are||Psycho Math||Dirty Pictures||Lens McCracken||—|
|14||Mar 6, 1999||Revolting Slob (Not on Rewinds)||Think Tank||Poop or Scoop||Riddle Snake||Psycho Math||Dirty Pictures||Paige and Sage||—|
|15||Mar 7, 1999||Captain Bones||Distraction News||Haunted House Party||Radio Scramble||Riddle Snake||Eddie Bull||Lens McCracken||Paige and Sage|
|16||Mar 13, 1999||Captain Bones||Distraction News||Mug Shots||Ear We Are||Poop or Scoop||Paige and Sage||Riddle Snake||—|
|17||Mar 14, 1999||Radio Scramble||Revolting Slob||Poop or Scoop||Ten Seconds||Captain Bones||Haunted House Party||Paige and Sage||—|
|18||Mar 20, 1999||Think Tank||Distraction News||Radio Scramble||Haunted House Party||Poop or Scoop||Captain Bones (Not on Rewinds)||Lens McCracken||—|
|19||Mar 21, 1999||Think Tank||Mug Shots||Captain Bones||Paige and Sage||Eddie Bull||Word Shake||Riddle Snake||—|
|20||Mar 27, 1999||Radio Scramble||Mug Shots||Sketch Pad||Psycho Math||Haunted House Party||Ten Seconds||Word Shake||—|
|21||Mar 28, 1999||Eddie Bull||Radio Scramble||Dirty Pictures||Mug Shots||Ear We Are||Psycho Math||Word Shake||—|
|22||Apr 3, 1999||Haunted House Party||Sketch Pad||Radio Scramble||Revolting Slob||Riddle Snake||Eddie Bull||Word Shake||—|
|23||Apr 4, 1999||Mug Shots||Word Shake||Haunted House Party||Lens McCracken||Poop or Scoop||Captain Bones||Riddle Snake||—|
|24||Apr 10, 1999||Radio Scramble||Sketch Pad||Eddie Bull||Word Shake||Captain Bones||Dirty Pictures||Lens McCracken||—|
|25||Apr 11, 1999||Haunted House Party||Think Tank||Ear We Are||Mug Shots||Poop or Scoop||Word Shake||Riddle Snake||—|
|26||Apr 17, 1999||Revolting Slob||Haunted House Party||Eddie Bull||Captain Bones||Radio Scramble||Ten Seconds||Lens McCracken||—|
|27||Aug 1, 1999||Distraction News||Captain Bones (Not on Rewinds)||Sketch Pad||Haunted House Party||Poop or Scoop||Ten Seconds||Mug Shots||Riddle Snake|
|28||Aug 7, 1999||Captain Bones (Not on Rewinds)||Revolting Slob||Mug Shots (Not on Rewinds)||Distraction News||Haunted House Party||Poop or Scoop||Lens McCracken||Riddle Snake|
|29||Aug 8, 1999||Haunted House Party||Revolting Slob||Think Tank (Not on Rewinds)||Poop or Scoop||Captain Bones (Not on Rewinds)||Ten Seconds||Mug Shots||Riddle Snake|
|30||Aug 14, 1999||Revolting Slob||Psycho Math (Not on Rewinds)||Distraction News||Haunted House Party||Radio Scramble||Ten Seconds||Poop or Scoop||Riddle Snake|
|31||Aug 15, 1999||Radio Scramble||Revolting Slob||Poop or Scoop||Dirty Pictures||Mug Shots||Psycho Math||Sketch Pad (Not on Rewinds)||Ten Seconds|
|32||Aug 21, 1999||Captain Bones (Not on Rewinds)||Revolting Slob||Poop or Scoop||Haunted House Party||Distraction News||Ten Seconds||Think Tank||Riddle Snake|
|33||Aug 22, 1999||Revolting Slob||Sketch Pad (Not on Rewinds)||Distraction News||Dirty Pictures (Not on Rewinds)||Poop or Scoop||Psycho Math (Not on Rewinds)||Think Tank||Riddle Snake|
|34||Aug 28, 1999||Mug Shots||Distraction News||Captain Bones (Not on Rewinds)||Dirty Pictures||Sketch Pad||Eddie Bull||Lens McCracken||Riddle Snake|
|35||Aug 29, 1999||Radio Scramble||Distraction News||Sketch Pad (Not on Rewinds)||Haunted House Party||Captain Bones||Revolting Slob||Eddie Bull (Not on Rewinds)||Riddle Snake|
|36||Sep 4, 1999||Revolting Slob (Not on Rewinds)||Mug Shots||Sketch Pad||Psycho Math||Haunted House Party||Radio Scramble||Poop or Scoop||Ten Seconds|
|37||Sep 5, 1999||Think Tank||Mug Shots||Captain Bones (Not on Rewinds)||Sketch Pad (Not on Rewinds)||Haunted House Party||Eddie Bull||Lens McCracken||Ten Seconds|
|38||Sep 11, 1999||Mug Shots||Sketch Pad (Not on Rewinds)||Distraction News||Dirty Pictures (Not on Rewinds)||Psycho Math||Think Tank||Eddie Bull||Lens McCracken|
|39||Sep 12, 1999||Revolting Slob (Not on Rewinds)||Distraction News||Psycho Math||Dirty Pictures||Poop or Scoop||Radio Scramble||Ten Seconds||Riddle Snake|
|Episode||Airdate||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3||Game 4||Game 5||Game 6||Game 7||Game 8|
|40||Feb 19, 2000||Revolting Slob||Distraction News||Psycho Math||Ten Seconds||Sketch Pad (Not on Rewinds)||Poop or Scoop (Not on Rewinds)||Haunted House Party||Riddle Snake|
|41||Feb 20, 2000||Distraction News||Psycho Math||Mug Shots||Think Tank||Captain Bones (Not on Rewinds)||Dirty Pictures||Radio Scramble||—|
|42||Feb 26, 2000||Mug Shots (Not on Rewinds)||Revolting Slob||Sketch Pad (Not on Rewinds)||Psycho Math||Haunted House Party||Poop or Scoop||Riddle Snake||—|
|43||Feb 27, 2000||Revolting Slob||Captain Bones (Not on Rewinds)||Sketch Pad||Poop or Scoop||Haunted House Party||Radio Scramble||Ten Seconds||—|
|44||Mar 4, 2000||Distraction News||Revolting Slob (Not on Rewinds)||Psycho Math||Eddie Bull||Think Tank||Dirty Pictures (Not on Rewinds)||Mug Shots (Not on Rewinds)||Ten Seconds|
|45||Mar 5, 2000||Distraction News||Captain Bones||Revolting Slob (Not on Rewinds)||Poop or Scoop||Sketch Pad (Not on Rewinds)||Haunted House Party||Ten Seconds||—|
|46||Mar 11, 2000||Haunted House Party||Mug Shots (Not on Rewinds)||Eddie Bull||Think Tank||Psycho Math||Radio Scramble||Riddle Snake||—|
|47||Mar 12, 2000||Haunted House Party||Captain Bones (Not on Rewinds)||Mug Shots (Not on Rewinds)||Distraction News||Eddie Bull||Psycho Math||Ten Seconds||—|
|48||Mar 18, 2000||Revolting Slob||Poop or Scoop||Distraction News||Captain Bones||Dirty Pictures||Radio Scramble||Riddle Snake||—|
|49||Mar 19, 2000||Mug Shots (Not on Rewinds)||Sketch Pad||Radio Scramble||Dirty Pictures||Psycho Math||Poop or Scoop||Riddle Snake||—|
|50||Mar 25, 2000||Mug Shots||Revolting Slob||Captain Bones (Not on Rewinds)||Distraction News||Eddie Bull||Think Tank (Not on Rewinds)||Dirty Pictures||Riddle Snake|
|51||Mar 26, 2000||Mug Shots||Psycho Math||Sketch Pad (Not on Rewinds)||Radio Scramble||Haunted House Party||Eddie Bull||Ten Seconds||—|
|52||Apr 1, 2000||Revolting Slob||Haunted House Party||Poop or Scoop||Distraction News||Captain Bones (Not on Rewinds)||Sketch Pad||Think Tank (Not on Rewinds)||—|
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