The Kids from Room 402

The Kids from Room 402
Genre Comedy
Created by Betty Paraskevas and Michael Paraskevas
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 52
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Original network Teletoon
Original release August 29, 2000 (2000-08-29) – December 22, 2001 (2001-12-22)

The Kids from Room 402 is a Canadian-American animated series produced by CinéGroupe[1] and Saban Entertainment that premiered in 1999 on the Fox Family Channel in the United States, and on August 29, 2000[2] on Teletoon in Canada.[3] It consists of 52 half-hour episodes, the last of which aired in 2000, with reruns airing until 2002. The series was also seen in Latin America and Europe on Fox Kids, with the latter region still airing the series after the Fox Kids channels were purchased by Disney and changed their name to Jetix; remaining on their schedule until the Jetix channels were once again rebranded as Disney XD.

The series is focused primarily on a group of elementary school students. Miss Graves, their teacher, is usually shown as an interlocutor in the problems and injustices that are inflicted upon the students, whether the dilemmas be internal or external. Each episode usually ends with a substantiated moral or lesson resulting from such aforementioned situations.

The series is based on the children's book Gracie Graves and The Kids from Room 402 by Betty Paraskevas and Michael Paraskevas, published in 1995.[4][5] It was developed for television by Cindy Begel and Lesa Kite who wrote all 52 episodes.




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# Episode title Summary Original air date (Teletoon)[6]
1 Son of Einstein Jesse gets the math book with the answers to the tests by mistake and it helps him becoming "smart". Because of this, he wins a prize at the math competition, but finds out that he has to answer the math questions in front of the whole school. Meanwhile, Nancy pretends that she has difficulty listening, so she can sit up front with Penny, but instead, she is sent to see the school nurse. August 29, 2000
2 Welcome to Safety Corner Nancy returns from her vacation in Mexico with a charm bracelet and soon she becomes popular at school, but the bracelet vanishes and Nancy believes that it has been stolen. Meanwhile, Polly and Arthur are selected to be crossing guards, and Arthur immediately sets up a toll booth. September 2, 2000
3 The Used Gum Chewer Jesse becomes an outcast after Freddie tells everyone that Jesse ate a piece of chewed gum that he found under his desk. Meanwhile, the kids try to watch a part of a documentary named "Chinook from the North". September 3, 2000
4 The One Man Committee Jesse is thrilled when he is teamed up with Freddie and Polly (the smartest students of the class) to present a committee report, because he figures they'll do all of the work and he'll get the credit. Meanwhile, in order to match with her friends' fashion, Nancy buys a fur hat, but it's too big and everyone laughs at her. September 5, 2000
5 The Half Wit Jesse wants to be the funniest kid in class, so he memorizes a joke book of insults. His popularity makes him to be invited to Mary-Ellen's birthday party, but then he runs out of insults and decides to use his own stuff - with disastrous consequences. Meanwhile, Arthur loses his ring and, in order to find it, he's hired to the Lost and Found office where Polly and Mr. Besser work. He manages to get Polly to get out of his way and keep all of the lost things to himself. September 9, 2000
6 Shy Kidney Nancy is excited when she is partnered with a new boy on a trip to a museum, only to learn that he doesn't speak any English. Arthur and Freddie try to find the vacancy toilet around the museum. Jesse tries to run away from his mother who joined the trip as a chaperone. September 10, 2000
7 Is Your Refrigerator Running Jesse and Vinnie obtain a faculty phone list and use it to make prank phone calls until Mr. Besser finds out, but catches Vinnie only and makes him his helper for a week as punishment. When Jesse listens that Miss Graves wants to talk with his mother about something, he's convinced that she wants to tell his mother about phone pranks and fakes illness to stay at home and guard the phone. Meanwhile, Nancy pretends to be Polly's friend to join her and Penny in a weekend trip to the Lithuania Dance Festival. September 12, 2000
8 The Arthur Kenneth Vanderwall Library Polly becomes a junior librarian and is determined to reclaim all of the library's overdue books, driving everyone crazy in the process. Arthur collects the books from his friends and opens his own library. September 16, 2000
9 Free Lunch Arthur pretends to leave his lunch at home when he learns that the cafeteria workers give great free meals to kids who forget their lunches. Meanwhile, in order to get revenge on Zack after he bullied her, Nancy tries to learn karate. September 17, 2000
10 The Moocher The kids get tired of Jesse's constant borrowing, so he finds a new mark in Freddie and even takes his homework. Meanwhile, Nancy tells the girls that she got a boyfriend named Jeremy, but Tillie suspects that he doesn't exist. September 19, 2000
11 The Girl in the Plastic Bubble Nancy is disappointed when she finds out that Penny is paired with Tillie at the sack race during Sports Day. However, Nancy becomes worried about illness before Sports Day. Meanwhile, Jesse is told by Miss Graves to take it easy in class after he bumps his nose and has to wear a bandage, but he takes advantage of the situation and wears it longer than he needs to. September 23, 2000
12 Over the River and Through the Swamp Arthur prepares to sing a solo at the school music festival until Polly barges in and turns his song into a duet. Meanwhile, Jesse cuts pictures from a book to put them in his report about mammals, but fears that someone will find out. September 24, 2000
13 Pretty As a Picture Freddie discovers that he and Polly are wearing the same cowboy shirt on picture day, so he tries to cover his shirt. Meanwhile, Jesse forgets about the biology test and tries to study until the test. September 26, 2000
14 The Anti-Mucous Forming, Artery Clogging, Energy Zapping Diet Penny begins to eat healthy food, so Nancy decides to eat healthy food too to match with her. Meanwhile, Freddie plans to take 10 friends to Monsterland, but Jesse and Vinnie want him to take fewer kids, so they can go on more rides. September 30, 2000
15 All Polly All The Day Polly takes over reading the announcements over the school's public address system and soon starts to broadcast everyone's misdeeds. Meanwhile, Jesse stays at home for few weeks due to his ankle injury. At first, he wants to have fun, but Miss Graves decides to make him participate in the class with the help of the camera. October 1, 2000
16 Spoons, Spiders and Space Beasts Jesse and Vinnie enter a science fair when they learn that the winners get to go to Space Camp, but they are caught cheating. Nancy and Penny do a project about bugs for the science fair. Polly chooses Freddie and they make a project about spoons, which Freddie sabotages. October 3, 2000
17 Mercury in Retrograde Nancy is convinced that her bad luck is determined by the stars, so she turns to a Web astrology chart for guidance. Meanwhile, Freddie is accidentally sprayed by the water fountain, with everyone thinking that he had wet his pants. October 7, 2000
18 Bad Seed Jesse takes credit for a prank and is sent to Mr. Karl's class, where he encounters the school's toughest kids, who seem to never do any real work. Meanwhile, the school's classes prepare for a fire test, but most of class 402 sneak to the pool party at Arthur's aunt's house. October 8, 2000
19 There Must Be A Pony The girls try to avoid Polly, only to meet her in a park where she is riding a pony, which then makes them all (except Nancy) want to become friends with her. Meanwhile, Jesse tells Miss Graves that he sent his report about Tom Sawyer to his grandparents. October 10, 2000
20 Mrs McCoy's Baby Boy Jesse loses friends when he complains about missing a turn in a volleyball game and his mother gets involved. She treats him like a baby in front of his classmates and they begin to treat him like a baby too. Meanwhile, Nancy finds out that Jordan is very rich. October 14, 2000
21 Eenie Meenie Jesse and Vinnie start using swear words at school after some tough boys curse at them for playing a babyish video game. When Polly catches them, they must stop swearing to prevent Mr. Besser and Miss Graves from contacting their parents. Meanwhile, Nancy and the girls play many games to choose the first pair to play ping-pong which all end up failing. October 15, 2000
22 Bing, Bing, Bing and a Shot Polly updates the school's medical records and discovers that Jesse didn't have all of his required shots, thus making him get six of them. Meanwhile, the girl Squirrel Team delivers cookies from door to door and the two best delivery girls will go to the Squirrel camp. Nancy tries to be the best delivery girl, so she can go to the camp with Penny. October 17, 2000
23 The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Nancy and Arthur try babysitting to make extra money. October 21, 2000
24 The Low Sodium, Adult Swim Only, Early Bird Special Vacation Nancy is surprised to meet Polly when she visits her relatives in Miami. October 22, 2000
25 Jesse Magoo Jesse cheats on an eye exam, which results in him having to get glasses. Meanwhile, Nancy and Charlie compete for the best sportsmen at school. January 17, 2001
26 Your Body is Changing The kids watch a movie about the facts of life and have different reactions to it. Jesse misses most of the movie because of his mother, making him still not knowing where babies come from. Meanwhile, Polly opens a spoon hospital. October 28, 2000
27 I Got a Boyfriend Nancy becomes Vinnie's girlfriend. Meanwhile, because of his aunt having a pool party, Arthur learns how to swim, but the teacher is Polly. January 4, 2001
28 The Peep and the Sheep The kids compete in a Halloween costume contest. Jesse and Vinnie make a deal that they don't wear the Space Beast costume, but they end up breaking the deal. Nancy goes as Little Bo Peep and sees someone as a sheep, thinking that is Penny and not realizing that is actually Polly. January 9, 2001
29 The School Fair The kids compete at the school's fair to create the best booth. January 11, 2001
30 A Visit to Nana and Pop-Pop's Jesse visits his grandparents and he misses the spelling test. Meanwhile, back at school, Vinnie is sent to detention with Mr. Besser. January 18, 2001
31 Chi Whiz Nancy tries to convert her class to Feng Shui. January 25, 2001
32 Simon of London Nancy wants a haircut made by Simon from London, but she realizes that he makes the haircuts for celebrities only. Nancy gets a haircut made by Nigel the cleaner and now she looks like a poodle. Meanwhile, Polly refuses to accept anything less than a perfect grade on a school paper. February 1, 2001
33 The Dumb Bunny Jesse skips his remedial math class. Meanwhile, Polly sells commemorative spoons. February 8, 2001
34 A Very Nancy Christmas Everyone wants to get even with Nancy when she takes over as writer, director and star of the school's play about Christmas. And they plan to do so on the night of the performance. December 22, 2001
35 Mr Beeser the Liver Butcher Mr. Besser is compelled to substitute for Miss Graves when she calls in sick. When she finds out that there was a mix-up, she decides to have a day off. Meanwhile, back at school, Vinnie does a report about Mr. Besser, the Liver Butcher. Vinnie fears that Mr. Besser will punish him when he finds out. Luckily, Vinnie wrote Mr. Besser's name wrong. February 15, 2001
36 The Election Show Polly runs for school president. When she wins the election, she decides to change all at school. Her plan backfires. February 22, 2001
37 The Clique Nancy is thrilled when she breaks into a cool clique at school. Meanwhile, Jesse receives some nifty gifts for his good behavior. March 1, 2001
38 The Gazotski Polly teaches Sanjay a dance called the Gazotski. Meanwhile, Miss Graves shares her lesson plans with Miss Bellanchof, who is at risk of being fired from the school. March 8, 2001
39 The Sidewalk Boys Nancy manages to obtain a hard-to-get press pass to see the hit group, The Sidewalk Boys. March 15, 2001
40 Uncle Bonehead Mr. Besser marries Vinnie's aunt. Meanwhile, Polly teaches a class on fire safety at school. March 22, 2001
41 Squirrel Girls and Boys Arthur is nervous when he goes camping with the Squirrel Scouts because he's afraid to change his clothes in front of the others. Meanwhile, Nancy tries to spend time with Penny, but she gets stuck with Polly instead. September 6, 2001
42 Don't Know, Don't Care, Smells Miss Graves has trouble reaching a new student who's Miss Bellanchof's daughter, Melanie Bellanchof. Meanwhile, Nancy chooses to study India for an assignment and comes to believe that she had a previous life as a Hindu princess. Polly and Jordan argue about their assignments about Lithuania and China. September 13, 2001
43 Don't Put Your Fingers in the Light Socket Polly becomes Jesse's new babysitter, and he tries to keep that as a secret from the kids at school, but they eventually find out. September 20, 2001
44 Squeezed Out Nancy becomes the center of attention soon after she joins the garden club because of her knowledge about growing vegetables, but when she returns from a trip to Miami, she discovers that she's been forgotten. September 27, 2001
45 By Invitation Only Melanie is grounded, but her mom lifts it when Melanie starts to receive numerous party invitations. Meanwhile, Vinnie draws a picture called "Two Peaks" which annoys Miss Graves, but he insists that it is only a drawing of two mountains. October 4, 2001
46 It Takes Your Breath Away Nancy suffers from asthma and she tries to keep that a secret from the kids at school. October 11, 2001
47 No Refunds, No Exchanges Jesse sings to the exchange program to copy from the exchange student. An exchange student, Lars Svenholm, from Outer Maledonia comes to Jesse. However, Lars turns out to be the same as Jesse. Jesse realizes that as a part of the exchange program, he'll have to leave to Outer Maledonia. Meanwhile, Polly opens the spoon school. October 18, 2001
48 The Slam Book Fed up with that nobody from the class likes her, Melanie decides to create a slam book and write something about someone. The girls begin to fight when they write bad things about themselves on the slam book. November 1, 2001
49 Schnitzy R.I.P. Polly's goat, Schnitzy, has died, and Polly becomes very depressed. Nancy is forced to help Polly. November 8, 2001
50 For Whom the Bell Tolls After watching Amber Amberset's new music video, Nancy and the girls begin to wear rebellious clothes and the bells. The only one who isn't happy with all this is Mr. Besser. Meanwhile, to be more cool than Zack, Jesse and Vinnie decide to wear earrings. Jesse fears that he will get hurt while putting on the earrings. November 15, 2001
51 Believe It or Not Miss Graves struggles with driving Nurse Pitts to school. In order to make sure that she doesn't find out that he didn't write his report about the planets, Jesse convinces Miss Graves to become forgetful because of Nurse Pitts. Meanwhile, Nancy is frightened by the tales about Billy Woofchuck who died when he answered the phone during a rainstorm. November 22, 2001
52 HIQ Mr. Besser mistakes Jesse and Polly's scores of their IQ tests. Because of this, Jesse goes to the class for geniuses and Polly is forced to hang out with the dumb kids. The truth comes out when Jesse and Polly reveal their true school intelligences. November 29, 2001


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