Ricky Sprocket: Showbiz Boy

Ricky Sprocket: Showbiz Boy

The show's main character, Ricky Sprocket.
Also known as 'Ricky Sprocket'
Genre Comedy
Created by David Fine
Alison Snowden
Written by Russell Marcus
David Fine
Alison Snowden
Bill Motz
Bob Roth
Shane Simmons
Steven Sullivan
Alicia Sky Varinaitis
Directed by Josh Mepham
Alison Snowden
David Fine
Starring Jillian Michaels
Tabitha St. Germain
Ashleigh Ball
Jayne Eastwood
Jeff Lumby
Kathleen Barr
Dorla Bell
Andrea Libman
Scott McNeil
Ian James Corlett
Jamie Watson
Brian Drummond
Peter Kelamis
Richard Newman
French Tickner
Dave Ward
Cathy Weseluck
Dale Wilson
Chiara Zanni
Opening theme "Ricky Sprocket!"
Ending theme Come along with me
Composer(s) Hal Beckett
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 25 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) David Fine
Alison Snowden
Chris Bartleman
Tatiana Kober
Blair Peters
Producer(s) Ashley Ramsay
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Bejuba Entertainment
SnowdenFine Animation
Studio B Productions
Original network Teletoon
Original release August 31, 2007 (2007-08-31) – May 4, 2009 (2009-05-04)
Related shows Bob and Margaret

Ricky Sprocket: Showbiz Boy is a Canadian animated TV series that aired on Teletoon. Its first airing was as a sneak peek on August 31, 2007,[1] with regular airings in the country beginning on September 8, 2007.[2]


The series was created by Alison Snowden and David Fine, who also created the primetime animated series, Bob and Margaret as well as the Oscar-winning short Bob's Birthday. They co-directed the series along with Josh Mepham.

The series was produced at Studio B Productions in Vancouver, BC and was a production of Studio B, Snowden Fine and Bejuba Entertainment. There are 52, 11 minute episodes which air as half hours with two eps in each show. It was produced using Flash animation which was done partly at Studio B and partly in the Philippines at Top Draw Animation.

Writers on the series include Russell Marcus (who also served as an executive story editor), Louise Moon, Bill Motz and Bob Roth, Brandon Sawyer, Shane Simmons, Ian Boothby, Roger Fredericks and others.

Voices were recorded in Vancouver and Toronto.


Ricky Sprocket is the world's biggest child film star. He works for Wishworks studio (a parody of DreamWorks Studio) and for Mr. Louie Fischburger, his boss. Despite the fact that Ricky stars in some of his favorite movies, lives in a mansion, and sometimes performs brain surgeries for actor patients, otherwise he is a very normal kid who doesn't let celebrity fame go to his head. He likes to hang out with his friends and shares a rivalry with a spoiled female child star named Kitten Kaboodle. Still, Ricky has chores and homework he must do sometimes when he isn't battling animatronic props.


Season 1: 2007

# Title Original airdate Plot
1 The Screen Kiss / The Boy King September 8, 2007 Ricky is shocked when he learns he must deal with his first on screen kiss; Ricky and his family travel to a Polynesian island so he can research a new role, The Boy King.
2 Great Bowls of Ricky / Burptacular September 9, 2007 Ricky learns a cereal is launching with his face on the box; Ricky tries to learn the art of belching.
3 We Are Not Amused / Being Leonard September 15, 2007 Ricky opens an amusement park; Leonard brings Ricky to work with him.
4 Oh Hap-Pee Day / Ricky for Sale September 16, 2007 After Ricky's sister spills her drink on him at an awards show, the press believes that Ricky wet his pants on stage; Ricky's friends urge him to sell his unwanted knickknacks online.
5 Perfect Pitch / In the Drink November 3, 2007 Ricky learns that he can not sing; Ricky's inability to swim jeopardizes the movie that he is shooting.
6 Ethel's New Friend / Vicky Sprocket September 22, 2007 Ricky's parents want him to help find Ethel some friends; Ricky disguises himself as a girl in order to get a big role.
7 Double Crossed / Monkey See, Monkey Do September 23, 2007 The Studie Boss insists that Ricky has a stunt double for his upcoming movie; Ricky co-stars with Chico the talking monkey.
8 Runaway Ethel / Freezer Burn September 29, 2007 Ethel drives Ricky's motor home through the set and onto the freeway; Ricky and his friends hear a rumor about Fischburger's cryogenically frozen pet bunny.
9 Roy vs. Roy / Dueling Birthdays November 4, 2007 After being cast in a movie with Ricky, Roy is replaced when he cannot follow directions; Ricky must work with his friends to attend birthday parties thrown by his parents and Mr. Fischburger.
10 The Lie Detector / Leonard's Groove November 10, 2007 Ricky tries out a lie detector on his family and friends; Ethel and Ricky discover that Leonard was in an '80s glam band.
11 The Big Sleepover / I Want to Direct! November 11, 2007 Ricky invites his friends to the set of his new movie; Ricky tries to write and direct his own movie.
12 The Real Sprocket / A Book for Bedtime November 18, 2007 Ricky visits his cousin Leonard's farm as research for an upcoming movie; Kitten tries to sabotage Ricky by sending him a book that he is unable to stop reading.

Season 2: 2008–09

# Title Original airdate Plot
13 A Boy and his Bodyguard / Ricky Who? September 1, 2008 A Boy and his Bodyguard: Mr. Fischburger hires a bodyguard to protect Ricky.

Ricky Who?: Ricky finds a town where no one knows his name.

14 Space Family Sprocket Part 1+2 September 8, 2008 Space Family Sprocket: Ricky's family gets the opportunity to live in space.
15 The Survivors / Ricky is History September 15, 2008 The Survivors: Ricky and Kitten get lost on a remote island.

Ricky is History: Ricky has a school history project about show business.

16 The Highest Bidder / Write for the Part October 6, 2008 The Highest Bidder: Larry Knish bribes Ricky for a contract.

Write for the Part: Rick's autobiography is full of lies he must correct.

17 Where Wolf / Ricky Spook-it February 2, 2009 Where Wolf: Ricky stars in a werewolf movie and borrows the costume to go out with his friends on Halloween.

Ricky Spook-it: Ricky and Kitten are shooting a vampire movie on location. Ricky thinks that the actor who plays Dracula is a real live vampire.

18 Ethelebrity / Ricky Rolls Over February 9, 2009 Ethelebrity: Ethel becomes Hollywood's newest darling.

Ricky Rolls Over: Ricky gets hypnotized which causes him to act like a dog on cue.

19 Fan Club / Face Lift February 16, 2009 Fan Club: Ricky's fan club is overloaded so the mail is redirected straight to Ricky. He insists on answering every letter but when it starts to get in the way of studio business, Fischburger insists he hires help.

Face Lift: Kitten sees face lift as a fantastic opportunity. In disguise, she manages to get the job and sabotage Ricky's fanbase.

20 Ricky Inc. / Relative Discomfort March 2, 2009 Ricky Inc: Ricky's summer off is filled with odd jobs for his neighbors.

Relative Discomfort: Ricky and Kitten compete on a game show with their families.

21 Grounded / Bush League March 9, 2009 Grounded: Ricky must prove his innocence while grounded.

Bush League: Benny and Ricky swap roles in the school play.

22 The Perfect Family / Moby Rick March 16, 2009 The Perfect Family: Ricky's fake family is interviewed on The Family Famous Channel.

Moby Rick: Ricky tries to prove that a sea monster is real.

23 Who's Your Daddy? / Test Audience April 6, 2009 Who's Your Daddy?: Leonard emberrasses Ricky in front of an action star.

Test Audience: Ricky and Kitten sabotage each other's films.

24 Ricky the Ringleader / Mind Games April 13, 2009 Ricky the Ringleader: Ricky helps save Chico the monkey's circus.

Mind Games: Ricky stars in a new video game which Kitten sabotages.

25 Head Over Heels / When Life Gives You Lemonade May 4, 2009 Head Over Heels: Ricky falls in love with an Austrian actress.

When Life Gives You Lemonade: Ricky tries to help his friend's Lemonade stand. (Series Finale)


The series was produced in 2007 and it is seen in over 150 countries.

In Canada, it was aired on Teletoon from 2007 to 2010.

In the US, it was aired on Nicktoons Network from 2008 to 2010.

In UK and Ireland, it was aired on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons from 2007 to 2009.

In Australia and New Zealand, it was aired on Nickelodeon from 2008 to 2009.

In Latin America, it was aired on Nickelodeon from 2008 to 2009.


The first DVD was released in the US with 8 episodes. A Canadian DVD was released on March 2009.

See also


  1. Gazette, The (2007-08-25). "Boogie Beebies to Zula Patrol". Canada.com. Retrieved 2013-11-30.
  2. "Watch for these new shows". City Parent. 2007-09-07. Retrieved 2013-08-13.
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