Napoleon Dynamite

Network: FOX
Episodes: Six (half-hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: January 15, 2012 — March 4, 2012
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Jon Heder, Aaron Ruell, Sandy Martin, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino, Jon Gries, and Diedrich Bader.

TV show description:      
Based on the cult-classic movie, this animated TV series follows the comic adventures of America’s most awesomely awkward teenager and his offbeat family and friends as they navigate small-town life in rural Idaho.

Napoleon Dynamite Napoleon (Jon Heder) is a 16-year-old boy who’s convinced (for no apparent reason) that he’s destined for greatness and blessed with an unlimited number of “sweet abilities.” He spends his days practicing ninja moves, drawing ligers, soul dancing, and bragging about his “girlfriend in Oklahoma” (whom no one has ever seen). Whether he’s facing down bullies or discovering the meaning of friendship, Napoleon proves that true heroes follow their own path — especially when they have secret ninja skills from the government.

Napoleon’s brother Kip (Aaron Ruell) is an unemployed 32-year-old who lives at home and believes he would be an amazing catch for any girl who responds to his online come-ons. The Dynamite brothers live with their Grandma (Sandy Martin), a crusty woman who can often be found four-wheeling with her lady friends at the local sand dunes.

Pedro (Efren Ramirez) is Napoleon’s unflappable best friend who, incredibly, was recently been elected class president. Deb (Tina Majorino) is an incredibly sweet girl who sees the good in Napoleon and dreams of someday being his wife.

Napoleon’s Uncle Rico (Jon Gries) lives out of an orange custom van. He obsesses over his botched high school football career and dreams up ways to become rich and famous. Rex Kwon Do (Diedrich Bader) is a self-proclaimed martial-arts master who runs the local dojo.

Series Finale:     
Episode six — FFA
Napoleon and Pedro team up for the Future Farmers of America state competition after Napoleon’s former partner drops out. Complicating matters further, the FFA queen makes a pass at Napoleon — unaware that she is helping Napoleon’s rival, Filson, make a comeback in the competition. Meanwhile, a spider infestation causes Kip and Grandma to have to move in with Uncle Rico.
First aired: March 4, 2012.


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