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Trivia / Detention

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  • Adored by the Network: At first, Detention received good promotion from Kids' WB, and you had no chances of avoiding commercials and promos of it. The show's ratings even rivaled the ratings of Pokémon, which seemed like an utterly impossible feat back then. Unfortunately, everything changed midway through the show's run.
  • Descended Creator: Series creator Bob Doucette voices Mr. Fletcher and Duncan's yo-yo.
    • Show writer Roger Eschbacher voices Jim Kim.
  • Dueling Shows: With Recess (which should be pretty obvious to '90s kids).
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  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: For nearly two decades, this was the show's fate. In August 2018, this was finally averted when Warner Bros. released all the episodes on the iTunes store. Then in May 2019, Warner Archive released the complete series on DVD.
  • Screwed by the Network: Detention is easily one of the shortest-lived shows to ever come out of Kids' WB, only lasting 13 episodes. According to Bob Doucette in an interview, the show wasn't what the network wanted even though it was one of the highest-rated shows on the block (it even rivaled Pokémon, which was basically the block's Cash Cow Franchise); he also had a rough time with the executives at Warner Bros. as they had unhealthy relationships with Detention's staff team. The show ended up with a death slot of 11:30am in March 2000, and during August in the same year, it ended up being pushed to Kids' WB's afternoon block, where it only aired on Fridays. Although reruns lasted until August 31, 2001, the entirety of the series wasn't seen again for several years, with only three episodes being available on YouTube until 2018, when Warner Bros. officially released the complete series, as seen above.
    • Sailor Moon was the show that took its time slot in September 2001, but ironically enough, it only lasted a week.
  • Written by Cast Member: Jim Kim's voice actor Roger Eschbacher wrote "The Man With the Golden Brain".
  • Word of God: Bob Doucette admits that Duncan Bubble was based on someone he knew and claims that Duncan doesn't speak because he's supposed to represent handicapped kids without making it an obvious choice.He also claims that Kisskillya is actually well meaning despite her antagonism with the other students.


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