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After years on the road, Willy and the rest of the Zilla clan arrive in their new, adopted hometown of Silent Springs. Hoping to be accepted for who he is, rather than for being the son of a famous rock star, Willy hides his identity from his classmates…with comically complicated results.

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After years on the road, Willy and the rest of the Zilla clan arrive in their new, adopted hometown of Silent Springs. Hoping to be accepted for who he is, rather than for being the son of a famous rock star, Willy hides his identity from his classmates…with comically complicated results.

    • EPISODE 1

    Welcome to Silent Springs

    After years on the road, Willy and the rest of the Zilla clan arrive in their new, adopted home town of Silent Springs. Hoping to be accepted for who he is, rather than for being the son of a famous rock star, Willy hides his identity from his classmates…with comically complicated results. The good news is Willy makes a couple of new best friends, Quincy and Alissa. The bad news is, he also comes to the attention of the school bully, Buzz, who forces Willy to ‘prove’ himself by stealing a gold record from none other than Rock Zilla. Faking the theft of the gold record by sneaking it out of the house isn’t a problem – but getting it out of Buzz’s clutches when the bully fails to keep his end of the bargain is another story.

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    After years on the road, Willy and the rest of the Zilla clan arrive in their new, adopted home town of Silent Springs. Hoping to be accepted for who he is, rather than for being the son of a famous rock star, Willy hides his identity from his classmates…with comically complicated results. The good news is Willy makes a couple of new best friends, Quincy and Alissa. The bad news is, he also comes to the attention of the school bully, Buzz, who forces Willy to ‘prove’ himself by stealing a gold record from none other than Rock Zilla. Faking the theft of the gold record by sneaking it out of the house isn’t a problem – but getting it out of Buzz’s clutches when the bully fails to keep his end of the bargain is another story.

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Zilla House of Horrors

    Still adjusting to life in the weird and wonderful Zilla mansion, Willy awakens one night to the wails of a ghost somewhere deep in the house. Willy’s fears are cranked up a few notches the next day, when Buzz regales his classmates with a story about how the Zilla mansion is built atop an old graveyard and is haunted by the spirit of the local psychopath. Willy enlists the help of his new pals Alissa and Quincy to search out the ghost. However, instead of finding an evil apparition, they discover the infamous paparazzi, Scoop, skulking about the house taking compromising photos of the Zillas. Willy uses a few tricks of his own to scare Scoop into handing over his film. Rock stumbles past them, yowling with pain with a toothache. Rock’s moans turn out to be identical to the 'ghost’s' Inspired by Willy’s bravery, Rock decides to conquer his own demons…by working up the courage to go to the dentist.

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    Still adjusting to life in the weird and wonderful Zilla mansion, Willy awakens one night to the wails of a ghost somewhere deep in the house. Willy’s fears are cranked up a few notches the next day, when Buzz regales his classmates with a story about how the Zilla mansion is built atop an old graveyard and is haunted by the spirit of the local psychopath. Willy enlists the help of his new pals Alissa and Quincy to search out the ghost. However, instead of finding an evil apparition, they discover the infamous paparazzi, Scoop, skulking about the house taking compromising photos of the Zillas. Willy uses a few tricks of his own to scare Scoop into handing over his film. Rock stumbles past them, yowling with pain with a toothache. Rock’s moans turn out to be identical to the 'ghost’s' Inspired by Willy’s bravery, Rock decides to conquer his own demons…by working up the courage to go to the dentist.

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Mr. Zilla's Opus

    Willy is just beginning to develop his talents in the brass section of the school band, when Principal Malfactor shuts down the Music Program, to divert money to buy the Football team new equipment. When Rock finds out, he offers to fund the Music Program himself, on one condition... that he teach the music class! All the students are hyped about the cool new faculty member...except Willy, whose cover is blown by his Dad’s presence at school. Meanwhile, when the parents hear that the infamous Rock Zilla is moulding their children’s impressionable minds they demand his resignation. Before the parents protest can get too heated, Rock understands that as much as he wants to be a bigger part of Willy’s life, he has to give his Son some space. So Dad quits, slyly telling the parents, 'Who needs Music in school anyway? I didn’t, and look how well I turned out!' That’s all it takes for the parents to demand that the program be immediately reinstated!

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    Willy is just beginning to develop his talents in the brass section of the school band, when Principal Malfactor shuts down the Music Program, to divert money to buy the Football team new equipment. When Rock finds out, he offers to fund the Music Program himself, on one condition... that he teach the music class! All the students are hyped about the cool new faculty member...except Willy, whose cover is blown by his Dad’s presence at school. Meanwhile, when the parents hear that the infamous Rock Zilla is moulding their children’s impressionable minds they demand his resignation. Before the parents protest can get too heated, Rock understands that as much as he wants to be a bigger part of Willy’s life, he has to give his Son some space. So Dad quits, slyly telling the parents, 'Who needs Music in school anyway? I didn’t, and look how well I turned out!' That’s all it takes for the parents to demand that the program be immediately reinstated!

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    High Infidelity

    When Crystal opens a Psychic Wellness Centre next to Willy’s school, Willy is in for some ribbing from classmates wanting to tease him over his flakey Mom. But Willy is surprised when his old nemesis – Buzz – leaps to his defence. Buzz tells Willy he’s turned over a new leaf, and wants to be pals. Quincy and Alissa aren’t convinced, and try to warn Willy. But Willy’s generous nature leads him to forgive Buzz and accept his friendship. Buzz wangles a dinner invite to the Zillas, then mysteriously heads home halfway through dinner. Willy wonders what happened until the next day, when Willy discovers that Buzz used the friendship and dinner invite as a way of getting into Rock’s home studio to download a pre-release copy of Rock’s new CD, which he has sold to music bootleggers. But with help from Alissa, Quincy and Skunk, Willy pulls the old switch-er-oo on the bootleggers – sneaking into their place, and switching the CD they’re about to copy with a CD of boring New Age sounds from Crystal’s Psychic Wellness Centre.

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    When Crystal opens a Psychic Wellness Centre next to Willy’s school, Willy is in for some ribbing from classmates wanting to tease him over his flakey Mom. But Willy is surprised when his old nemesis – Buzz – leaps to his defence. Buzz tells Willy he’s turned over a new leaf, and wants to be pals. Quincy and Alissa aren’t convinced, and try to warn Willy. But Willy’s generous nature leads him to forgive Buzz and accept his friendship. Buzz wangles a dinner invite to the Zillas, then mysteriously heads home halfway through dinner. Willy wonders what happened until the next day, when Willy discovers that Buzz used the friendship and dinner invite as a way of getting into Rock’s home studio to download a pre-release copy of Rock’s new CD, which he has sold to music bootleggers. But with help from Alissa, Quincy and Skunk, Willy pulls the old switch-er-oo on the bootleggers – sneaking into their place, and switching the CD they’re about to copy with a CD of boring New Age sounds from Crystal’s Psychic Wellness Centre.

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    • EPISODE 5

    Angela D'Angelo

    When Willy spots the angelically beautiful Angela D’Angelo, it’s love at first sight. And the feeling’s mutual, as Angela asks Willy out on a ‘pre-date’ -- an event, it transpires, that consists of an interrogation at the hands of Angela’s neurotic parents. Meanwhile, Serenity is infatuated with a certain boy (Angela’s older brother) because he’s the only guy at school who takes no interest in her whatsoever. Willy arrives at the D’Angelos’ house for a ‘pre-date’, where he’s grilled by Angela’s stern, overprotective parents. Sensing they’d have a conniption fit if they knew he was Rock Zilla’s son, Willy hides his identity…until the D’Angelos start ridiculing the ‘disgusting Rock Zilla’ and his loser wife. Then Willy leaps to his parents defence and gets himself hustled out the front door. The D’Angelos decide they can’t even live in the same town as the Zillas, so they pack up and move away. And the narcissistic Serenity tries to adjust to the knowledge that there’s actually one boy in the universe who wouldn’t do anything to go on a date with her.

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    When Willy spots the angelically beautiful Angela D’Angelo, it’s love at first sight. And the feeling’s mutual, as Angela asks Willy out on a ‘pre-date’ -- an event, it transpires, that consists of an interrogation at the hands of Angela’s neurotic parents. Meanwhile, Serenity is infatuated with a certain boy (Angela’s older brother) because he’s the only guy at school who takes no interest in her whatsoever. Willy arrives at the D’Angelos’ house for a ‘pre-date’, where he’s grilled by Angela’s stern, overprotective parents. Sensing they’d have a conniption fit if they knew he was Rock Zilla’s son, Willy hides his identity…until the D’Angelos start ridiculing the ‘disgusting Rock Zilla’ and his loser wife. Then Willy leaps to his parents defence and gets himself hustled out the front door. The D’Angelos decide they can’t even live in the same town as the Zillas, so they pack up and move away. And the narcissistic Serenity tries to adjust to the knowledge that there’s actually one boy in the universe who wouldn’t do anything to go on a date with her.

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    • EPISODE 6

    The Candidate

    Willy decides to experience more of normal life by running for student council. But his rival, Buzz, tries to trip him up by accusing Willy of being incapable of representing the ‘common man’ because of his privileged background. Determined to prove Buzz wrong Willy offers to hold a candidates party at his house. Meanwhile, events at the Zilla mansion are even weirder than usual: Mosh is inexplicably depressed, leading Crystal to hire a flakey ‘pet psychic’ to go to bizarre lengths to find a ‘cure’ for his emotional malaise. Naturally, the psychic shows up just in time for Willy’s candidate’s party, causing pandemonium to erupt...Things get so out of hand that Willy is forced to rescue some of his classmates, and he figures he’s lost the election. Willy’s classmates are so impressed with his grace under pressure, that they elect him to council.

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    Willy decides to experience more of normal life by running for student council. But his rival, Buzz, tries to trip him up by accusing Willy of being incapable of representing the ‘common man’ because of his privileged background. Determined to prove Buzz wrong Willy offers to hold a candidates party at his house. Meanwhile, events at the Zilla mansion are even weirder than usual: Mosh is inexplicably depressed, leading Crystal to hire a flakey ‘pet psychic’ to go to bizarre lengths to find a ‘cure’ for his emotional malaise. Naturally, the psychic shows up just in time for Willy’s candidate’s party, causing pandemonium to erupt...Things get so out of hand that Willy is forced to rescue some of his classmates, and he figures he’s lost the election. Willy’s classmates are so impressed with his grace under pressure, that they elect him to council.

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    • EPISODE 7

    Willy Unplugged

    Willy’s excited about playing a cool acid jazz number on his trumpet at his school’s talent night. But when Rock finds out, he tries to ‘help’ by adding over-the-top theatrics to Willy’s show. Then Q and Alissa try to get in on Willy’s act – with less-than-musical results. Fearing that his father will turn his show into an overblown spectacle, but not having the heart to say it, Willy tells his parents that the performance is the evening before the actual date of the show. When they arrive at Willy’s school accompanied by an entourage that Rock has flown in from all over the country, they discover a ‘Talent Show Cancelled’ sign (provided by Willy, of course). Unfortunately, the school janitor passes by and sets the record straight. Willy confesses the truth to Rock…and discovers to his amazement that his father understands. Inspired by that, Willy gently tell his two best friends that it’s just not working out having them in his act – and discovers that being true friends, they’ve reached that same conclusion, and bow out. Willy’s show is a hit on talent night.

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    Willy’s excited about playing a cool acid jazz number on his trumpet at his school’s talent night. But when Rock finds out, he tries to ‘help’ by adding over-the-top theatrics to Willy’s show. Then Q and Alissa try to get in on Willy’s act – with less-than-musical results. Fearing that his father will turn his show into an overblown spectacle, but not having the heart to say it, Willy tells his parents that the performance is the evening before the actual date of the show. When they arrive at Willy’s school accompanied by an entourage that Rock has flown in from all over the country, they discover a ‘Talent Show Cancelled’ sign (provided by Willy, of course). Unfortunately, the school janitor passes by and sets the record straight. Willy confesses the truth to Rock…and discovers to his amazement that his father understands. Inspired by that, Willy gently tell his two best friends that it’s just not working out having them in his act – and discovers that being true friends, they’ve reached that same conclusion, and bow out. Willy’s show is a hit on talent night.

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 8

    Dance Party

    Willy is thrilled when he’s put in charge of organizing the school dance – that is, until he discovers that Miss Equus intends on running the dance the way its always been run – with boring music and no atmosphere. But Willy thinks he has the answer when he discovers that the hippest video station around is running a contest offering to give a free dance party to the school that sends in a video showing it has the most school spirit. Willy figures he’s got it in the bag, after getting great footage of his school’s spirit week. Meanwhile, Serenity, whose skin has broken out from wearing ‘school spirit’ greasepaint, discovers some rather unflattering images of herself in Willy’s video footage. Being too self-centred to realize that she’s looking at footage that has been edited out, she erases Willy’s videotape. Willy doesn’t discover what’s happened till the tape is at the station, forcing him, Alissa and Q to don Ninja gear and try to replace the erased tape with a backup copy. They get found out, but in the end, thanks to Willy’s persistence, his school is chosen as the one with most spirit, and wins the prize.

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    Willy is thrilled when he’s put in charge of organizing the school dance – that is, until he discovers that Miss Equus intends on running the dance the way its always been run – with boring music and no atmosphere. But Willy thinks he has the answer when he discovers that the hippest video station around is running a contest offering to give a free dance party to the school that sends in a video showing it has the most school spirit. Willy figures he’s got it in the bag, after getting great footage of his school’s spirit week. Meanwhile, Serenity, whose skin has broken out from wearing ‘school spirit’ greasepaint, discovers some rather unflattering images of herself in Willy’s video footage. Being too self-centred to realize that she’s looking at footage that has been edited out, she erases Willy’s videotape. Willy doesn’t discover what’s happened till the tape is at the station, forcing him, Alissa and Q to don Ninja gear and try to replace the erased tape with a backup copy. They get found out, but in the end, thanks to Willy’s persistence, his school is chosen as the one with most spirit, and wins the prize.

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    • EPISODE 9

    Psychic Convention

    Willy is faced with having to pass a crucial math test that will determine whether he has to go to a ‘summer school’ self-guided class that has just one other student, his nemesis, Buzz. Just as Willy tries to settle down and study, events conspire against him when Crystal insists on taking the family to psychic fair. There, a psychic predicts that Willy will lose something important, and fail at something important. Although freaked out by the weirdness of the psychic, Willy dismisses her predictions…until he arrives home and discovers that Mosh has apparently run away, allegedly after eating Mr. Kant’s cat and dog. Kant is up in arms, and has called in the Animal Control department, who have vowed to use deadly force on poor old Mosh. Finding it hard to concentrate under the circumstances, Willy does poorly with his homework. He grows ever more certain that the psychic is right, and seems resigned to failing his exam – until Q and Alissa step in, determined to help Willy find Mosh before the animal catchers do. Through sheer determination, Willy succeeds in finding his beloved reptile pal in the nick of time Realizing at last that his fate is in his own hands, Willy studies hard to the math exam – and aces it, leaving Buzz to his own devices in the remedial summer math program!

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    Willy is faced with having to pass a crucial math test that will determine whether he has to go to a ‘summer school’ self-guided class that has just one other student, his nemesis, Buzz. Just as Willy tries to settle down and study, events conspire against him when Crystal insists on taking the family to psychic fair. There, a psychic predicts that Willy will lose something important, and fail at something important. Although freaked out by the weirdness of the psychic, Willy dismisses her predictions…until he arrives home and discovers that Mosh has apparently run away, allegedly after eating Mr. Kant’s cat and dog. Kant is up in arms, and has called in the Animal Control department, who have vowed to use deadly force on poor old Mosh. Finding it hard to concentrate under the circumstances, Willy does poorly with his homework. He grows ever more certain that the psychic is right, and seems resigned to failing his exam – until Q and Alissa step in, determined to help Willy find Mosh before the animal catchers do. Through sheer determination, Willy succeeds in finding his beloved reptile pal in the nick of time Realizing at last that his fate is in his own hands, Willy studies hard to the math exam – and aces it, leaving Buzz to his own devices in the remedial summer math program!

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    • EPISODE 10

    Call of the Wild

    When Willy asks to sign up for a camping trip with Quincy and Alissa, Rock and Crystal decide it would be a great opportunity to spend quality time with their son if they organized a trip for Willy and his pals instead. Willy is less than thrilled, but for Serenity, who opts to stay home, her parents weekend trip with Willy provides just the chance she’s been looking for to spend some time alone. However, Rock’s reliance on hi-tech gizmos, and Crystal’s reliance on flakey New Age gets them into trouble out in the great outdoors. It’s up to the Willy, Q and Alissa to use their smarts to save the day. This they do, and end up having a great wilderness adventure while they’re at it. Ironically, the person having the worst survival problems is Serenity, who is learning the hard way that her pampered lifestyle has left her ill-equipped to handle weekend alone without anyone around to wait on her or show her how to operate the house.

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    When Willy asks to sign up for a camping trip with Quincy and Alissa, Rock and Crystal decide it would be a great opportunity to spend quality time with their son if they organized a trip for Willy and his pals instead. Willy is less than thrilled, but for Serenity, who opts to stay home, her parents weekend trip with Willy provides just the chance she’s been looking for to spend some time alone. However, Rock’s reliance on hi-tech gizmos, and Crystal’s reliance on flakey New Age gets them into trouble out in the great outdoors. It’s up to the Willy, Q and Alissa to use their smarts to save the day. This they do, and end up having a great wilderness adventure while they’re at it. Ironically, the person having the worst survival problems is Serenity, who is learning the hard way that her pampered lifestyle has left her ill-equipped to handle weekend alone without anyone around to wait on her or show her how to operate the house.

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    • EPISODE 11

    Mr Big

    When Sally Raptor offers Willy a coveted spot in the ‘in crowd’, Willy gets a taste of what it’s like to be extremely popular – and it rocks! But complications arise when Sally tries to get Willy to abandon his old friends Alissa and Quincy. Meanwhile, Serenity is terrorizing the neighbourhood practising to get her driver’s license. Willy finds out that Sally was only using him to get close to his Dad to raise her social status, and he’s secretly thrilled… Being ‘unpopular’ is actually much more fun than hanging out with Sally’s shallow clique. Willy and his friends give Sally a little payback – by unleashing the outrageous Rock Zilla and his entourage on Sally’s Mom and her country club cronies.

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    When Sally Raptor offers Willy a coveted spot in the ‘in crowd’, Willy gets a taste of what it’s like to be extremely popular – and it rocks! But complications arise when Sally tries to get Willy to abandon his old friends Alissa and Quincy. Meanwhile, Serenity is terrorizing the neighbourhood practising to get her driver’s license. Willy finds out that Sally was only using him to get close to his Dad to raise her social status, and he’s secretly thrilled… Being ‘unpopular’ is actually much more fun than hanging out with Sally’s shallow clique. Willy and his friends give Sally a little payback – by unleashing the outrageous Rock Zilla and his entourage on Sally’s Mom and her country club cronies.

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    • EPISODE 12

    Rebel Without a Nose Ring

    Willy finds himself on the verge of being expelled from school after a series of unfortunate events pin him as a disrespectful student who is banning the students together to take over the school. Rock tries to help by speaking to Principal Malfactor but has a terrible case of indigestion from his Carnage Chili and proceeds to belch fire balls; further exacerbating the situation. When Willy has to sit in front of the School Board to plead his case, Rock shows up in a suit and ‘extremely tight’ tie. When he falls to the ground choking Willy pulls the tie off allowing another ‘fire-powered’ belch to nearly burn the board. The board president is a huge Rock Zilla fan thus making amends. Low and behold the true culprit of the rumours is the board president’s son, Buzz Sawchuck, and he gets his due detention.

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    Willy finds himself on the verge of being expelled from school after a series of unfortunate events pin him as a disrespectful student who is banning the students together to take over the school. Rock tries to help by speaking to Principal Malfactor but has a terrible case of indigestion from his Carnage Chili and proceeds to belch fire balls; further exacerbating the situation. When Willy has to sit in front of the School Board to plead his case, Rock shows up in a suit and ‘extremely tight’ tie. When he falls to the ground choking Willy pulls the tie off allowing another ‘fire-powered’ belch to nearly burn the board. The board president is a huge Rock Zilla fan thus making amends. Low and behold the true culprit of the rumours is the board president’s son, Buzz Sawchuck, and he gets his due detention.

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    • EPISODE 13

    Meet the Zilla's

    When Rock notices that another heavy metal star has his own reality television show he calls his manager and demands a show about himself and his family. However, the cameras create anything but ‘reality’ at the Zilla household. Everyone except Willy is constantly ‘on’, performing extravagantly for the cameras. But though the rest of his family is thrilled by the publicity, Willy wishes the show and the attention would all go away. It’s a total invasion of his privacy, and people follow him around like shadows, hoping to get their 15 minutes of fame. Things get worse when the broadcaster’s focus groups show that the audience likes Willy the best, identifying with his attempts at normality amid the insanity of the Zilla household – making the cameras follow Willy even more closely, and making the rest of the family a little jealous of Willy’s fame. Desperate to get his life back to ‘normal’, Willy, Quincy and Alissa, come up with a plan; together they create an over-the-top character ‘Lil-A-Zilla. Willy lays on the faux urban attitude thick for the cameras. The audience is turned off, and smelling a contrived set-up, the TV people shut down the production. Willy is thrilled, and, no longer tailed by hangers-on, celebrates the end of his fame with his two best friends, Alissa and Quincy.

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    When Rock notices that another heavy metal star has his own reality television show he calls his manager and demands a show about himself and his family. However, the cameras create anything but ‘reality’ at the Zilla household. Everyone except Willy is constantly ‘on’, performing extravagantly for the cameras. But though the rest of his family is thrilled by the publicity, Willy wishes the show and the attention would all go away. It’s a total invasion of his privacy, and people follow him around like shadows, hoping to get their 15 minutes of fame. Things get worse when the broadcaster’s focus groups show that the audience likes Willy the best, identifying with his attempts at normality amid the insanity of the Zilla household – making the cameras follow Willy even more closely, and making the rest of the family a little jealous of Willy’s fame. Desperate to get his life back to ‘normal’, Willy, Quincy and Alissa, come up with a plan; together they create an over-the-top character ‘Lil-A-Zilla. Willy lays on the faux urban attitude thick for the cameras. The audience is turned off, and smelling a contrived set-up, the TV people shut down the production. Willy is thrilled, and, no longer tailed by hangers-on, celebrates the end of his fame with his two best friends, Alissa and Quincy.

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Series © 2004 Nelvana Limited/Carrere Group, S.A. A Canada-France co-production.

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