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Cousin Skeeter
The Cousin Skeeter logo.
Format Sitcom
Created by Phil Beauman
Alonzo Brown
Brian Robbins
Starring Robert Ri'chard
Rondell Sheridan
Meagan Good
Angela Means
Bill Bellamy
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 52 Episodes, 1 TV Movie
Executive producer(s) Brian Robbins
Mike Tollin
Joe Davola
Brad Kaaya
Jerry Perzigian
Camera setup Film; Single-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel Nickelodeon
Picture format NTSC (480i)
Audio format Stereo
Original run September 1, 1998 (1998-09-01) – May 19, 2003 (2003-05-19)

Cousin Skeeter is a comedy television show which ran on Nickelodeon from 1998 to 2003. It starred Robert Ri'chard as Bobby, a young boy, whose life changed when his strange cousin Skeeter comes to live with his family. With Skeeter's help, Bobby learns life lessons and tackles the general ups and downs of growing up. The show also included Saw V's Meagan Good as Bobby's "girlfriend" Nina, Rondell Sheridan of Disney's That's So Raven as Bobby's father Andre, and Angela Means as Bobby's mother Vanessa. Skeeter is portrayed by a live-hand puppet with Bill Bellamy providing his voice. Within the show, Skeeter is treated like a regular human and no mention of him being a puppet is made.Currently, there are no plans for a DVD release of the series, or the TV movie "New Kids On The Planet". Although the series was shot in a single-camera format, the show used a laugh track.

The show's theme song is an alternate version of 702's 1997 hit "Steelo", written by Missy Elliott.


Cast and characters

Main characters

  • Bobby Walker: The second main character of Cousin Skeeter. Bobby sometimes hates Skeeter but he likes him most other times. He appears in many of the episodes along with Skeeter. Bobby's birthday is on November 5, 1984. Portrayed by Robert Ri'chard.
  • Andre Walker: Bobby's dad, who generally appears with his wife. Andre's birthday is on March 17, 1959., Vanessa. Andre seems to appear in more episodes than Vanessa. Portrayed by Rondell Sheridan.
  • Nina: Bobby's best friend. She and Bobby seem to have a crush on each other. Nina's birthday is on July 16, 1981. Portrayed by Meagan Good.
  • Vanessa Walker: Bobby's mom, who generally appears with her husband. Vanessa's birthday is on August 16, 1963, Andre. Portrayed by Angela Means.
  • Skeeter: One of two main character of the series (who is actually portrayed by a puppet and voiced by Bill Bellamy), whose life changed when he moved in with his cousin Bobby. He is a loudmouthed, impulsive and reckless womanizer who spends each episode getting Bobby into trouble. Sometimes Bobby becomes extremely annoyed by Skeeter but in the end Bobby know that he likes his cousin Skeeter a lot. Skeeter is also friends with several notable celebrities, including Michael Jordan, MC Lyte (whose life he apparently saved) and Dennis Rodman. He is usually never quick to anger unless someone remarks on his extreme shortness, which causes him to fly into a rage.

Recurring characters

  • Nicole: A female (puppet character) similar to Skeeter but with more class and manners, appeared as a new student in the second season and quickly became friends with Nina. She is voiced by Tisha Campbell-Martin
  • Duke: Appeared in the 1st and 2nd season of the series. Duke is Bobby's pal and appears in several episodes. Duke sometimes talks to Skeeter on occasion.
  • Geoff: Bobby's white friend from school, who always seems to be a bad role model for the boys.


The series started from 1998 and was canceled in 2003. Nickelodeon canceled the series for undisclosed reasons.

Episode list

Season 1 (1998-1999)

  1. A Family Thing (Pilot) - ( September 1, 1998)
  2. Skeeter's Toy Story - (September 3, 1998)
  3. Air Skeeter - (Originally Aired 9/8/1998)
  4. My Dinner Without Andre - (Originally Aired 9/10/1998)
  5. Tyrannosaurus Wrecked - (Originally Aired 9/15/1998)
  6. Cirque Du Skeeter - (Originally Aired 9/17/1998)
  7. Mo' Skeeter Blues - (Originally Aired 9/24/1998)
  8. Skeeter's House Of Style - (Originally Aired 9/29/1998)
  9. Doctor Skeeter - (Originally Aired 10/8/1998)
  10. Blast From The Past - (Originally Aired 10/10/1998)
  11. Skeeter's Help-A-Thon - (Originally Aired 10/15/1998)
  12. Haunted House Of Blues - (Originally Aired 10/27/1998)
  13. The Bother Of The Bride - (Originally Aired 11/12/1998)
  14. Apocalypse Skeeter - (Originally Aired 12/1/1998)
  15. Miracle On 32nd Skeet - (Originally Aired 12/17/1998)
  16. Skeeter Stays - (Originally Aired 3/16/1999)
  17. Skeeter's SUPLEX - (Originally Aired 3/18/1999)
  18. Choir Boyz - (Originally Aired 3/25/1999)
  19. Side Show Skeeter - (Originally Aired 3/30/1999)
  20. The Good Stuff - (Originally Aired 4/1/1999)

Season 2 (1999-2000)

  1. Be Like Skeeter - (Originally Aired 8/17/1999)
  2. Dirty Laundry - (Originally Aired 8/19/1999)
  3. The Bicycle Thief - (August 24, 1999)
  4. Take Me Out To The Ballgame - (Originally Aired 8/26/1999)
  5. Jezebel - (Originally Aired 8/31/1999)
  6. Out Of Control - (Originally Aired 9/2/1999)
  7. Not So Great Outdoors - (Originally Aired 9/7/1999)
  8. The Volcano - (Originally Aired 9/9/1999)
  9. Two Men And A Baby Pig - (Originally Aired 9/14/1999)
  10. Unchained - (Originally Aired 9/16/1999)
  11. Hoo, I'm Wild Wild West, Part 1 - (Originally Aired 9/18/1999)
  12. Hoo, I'm Wild Wild West, Part 2 - (Originally Aired 9/18/1999)
  13. Bowled Over - (Originally Aired 10/7/1999)
  14. The Candidate - (Originally Aired 10/19/1999)
  15. Where's Grandma? - (Originally Aired 2/1/2000)
  16. April Foolish - (Originally Aired 4/1/2000)
  17. Sugar Daddy - (Originally Aired 5/4/2000)
  18. Car Wash - (Originally Aired 5/13/2000)
  19. The Feminine Ms. Skeet - (Originally Aired 5/13/2000)
  20. Gym Dandy - (Originally Aired 6/1/2000)
  21. New Kids On The Planet, Part 1 - (Originally Aired 7/8/2000)
  22. New Kids On The Planet, Part 2 - (Originally Aired 7/8/2000)
  23. New Kids On The Planet, Part 3 - (Originally Aired 7/8/2000)

Season 3 (2002-2003)

  1. Trading Places - (Originally Aired 9/21/2002)
  2. Letter Loose - (Originally Aired 9/28/2002)
  3. Little Mr. Big Man On Campus - (Originally Aired 10/5/2002)
  4. Radio Daze - (Originally Aired 10/12/2002)
  5. Bellboyz In The Hood - (Originally Aired 10/19/2002)
  6. Night Of The Iguana - (Originally Aired 11/16/2002)
  7. The Prince And The Putter - (Originally Aired 1/21/2003)
  8. Coop Dreams - (Originally Aired 1/28/2003)
  9. Skeeter Says (Series Finale) - (Originally Aired 5/19/2003)

Award Nominations

  • 1999

Young Artist Award nominated for best performance in a TV Drama or Comedy series - Leading Young Actor: Robert Ri'chard

  • 1999

Outstanding Performance in a Youth or Children's Series/Special: Bill Bellamy

  • 2000

Outstanding Youth or Children's Series/Special

  • 2000

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs: Johnathan Winfrey

  • 2000

Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Guest Starring Young Performer: Rachel Glenn

  • 2000

Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Leading Young Actor: Robert Ri'chard

  • 2001

Outstanding Youth or Children's Series/Special

  • 2001

African American Achievement award for supporting actresses - Rissa JB Milhouse (episode 14)

  • 2001

Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Leading Young Actor: Robert Ri'chard


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