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Overview

The Junkyard Kids was the second show to air on the Paradox Network, the first being The Legend of Zelda. The show was about a group of kids who lived in a Junkyard and dealt with a Paranormal Town on the daily basis.

The show was proposed to Brooke Jordan by Ana Dixon, who had already fully written the first three episodes. Jordan decided to green light the project for a 21 episode season. The first season would get universal praise. The first season was based around exploring mysteries inside the town, and an alternate dimension inside a mirror nick-named the ‘Other’ The season began establishing the towns existence, characters, and the federal police force known as F-PID.  

The season began on March 8th, 2012 and ran until February 12th, 2014. The first season had many hiatus’s which were and still are unexplained. The show was green lit for a second season in April. Season two began on March 3rd, 2015 and ran until November 29th, 2016. The second season began to explore F-PID and their origins as well as expand the known universe of the show outside of the town. Multiple episodes of this season led the kids out of town for some of their expeditions. The season also promised to explain what brought the Paranormal to the town, and what brought F-PID into existence. 

The third season was greenlit on March 4th, 2015. Fans would then wait two years before Paradox fully announced at San Diego Comic Con 2019 alongside The Goodberry Conspiracy and SCP. The third season was confirmed at Comic Con to be about the aftermath of F-PIDs takeover and a Cult that has formed to worship the strange anomalies in the town, which has a personal vendetta against the kids for trying to fight and conceal/destroy the anomalies.

The third season ended with the intentions of a finale (I couldn't think of any new ideas), but was renewed in December 2020 for a fourth and final season. The season would consist of 25 episodes once again, and would follow the kids after forming an official Paranormal Investigation Team and that a museum of the artifacts of past villains would be constructed, much to the dismay of the kids. The seasons true arch was revealed to be of an interdimensional demon named Mathias, and his attempts to invade Dimension 947 (this one).

Ana Dixon confirmed that she would not stop working at the Paradox Network however, and would be an executive producer on SCP Season 2 and that another spin-off was in development.

In January 2020, Paradox Studios announced as a part of their 2021 film slate that a Junkyard Kids film was in development. Ana Dixon was confirmed to be writer and director, but nothing else was said. Brooke Jordan announced on her twitter that she would Executive Produce the film and that the Paradox Network was developing two or three more films based on their programs slated for the next three years. On Dixon's twitter she said that the movie would not be canon to the series because the series was created in a way where independent stories either could not exist, or had already been explored by Macy's Market and Life is Boring.

The season 4 episode Infinite Ikea was confirmed not to connect the show to the SCP universe, despite the Infinite Ikea being an SCP and Ana Dixon being an executive producer on SCP. However, Dixon has stated that she is interested in pursuing a Junkyard Kids SCP crossover.

Spin-Offs

Macy's Market (2014)

The show-runner, Ana Dixon announced a spin-off show called Macy's Market in 2014 to further develop the story of the universe. The show received two seasons of fifteen episodes which revolved around the characters at the grocery store, and the Spaghetti Yeti. The voice actress of Melissa confirmed on Instagram that the main cast of The Junkyard Kids would make an appearance in the show somehow.

The first season included the main characters in five episodes, and featured them as prominent characters if four of the five. The second season contained six episodes with the main characters, with all six of them having them as prominent characters.

Macy's Market teased the Inferno-Cream episode with it's episode Special Delivery, (SE 2 EP 9) where the stores products possessed by strange properties.

The show ran for four seasons before being cancelled in 2020. Any remaining plot threads were resolved in The Junkyard Kids, and two characters moved over to Life is Boring.

Life is Boring (2021)

Ana Dixon confirmed in December 2020 that she and her team were developing another The Junkyard Kids spin-off. This show would take place in a standard office and would follow that characters as they react the events of seasons 2 and 3 as well as how a company in the most destructive and paranormal town in the country manages to keep its investors happy. The main cast of the series confirmed that they would have little roll in the series, but would be happy to take part in it.

The show ran for one season of twenty episodes and expanded on the lore of the town and F-PID.

In an interview with Variety before the Life is Boring pilot, Dixon said she wished that Macy's Market received a fifth season, stating that she had hopes of doing major crossovers between the three shows. The shows characters made only one major appearance in The Junkyard Kids, in the Season 4 episode Virus.

Plot

WIP

Characters

Main Characters

Henry: Henry is the oldest, at 17. He was a football player before getting kicked off the team for underage drinking. He didn’t actually live at the junkyard until his father kicked him out in ‘Dead Stock’ He is a great fighter and contributor to the group. 

Melissa: Melissa is 16, and a soccer player. She moved into the junkyard in the very first episode after she learned of her parents death.

Lilac: Lilac is 15. She is very good with technology, and often hacks for the team. She doesn't live at the junkyard, rather with her parents. This disassociates her with the group.

Bridgette: Bridgette is 14, and the twin sister of Jake. She's lived in the junkyard since she was 7. She is a very passive person.

Jake: Jake is 14, and the twin brother of Bridgette. He's lived in the junkyard since he was 7 and is very aggressive.

Sheriff Douglas: Robert Douglas is the Sheriff of Gretdale. He is a typical family man. His many experiences fighting the anomalies in Gretdale have made him a very sarcastic person. He knows that the kids are living on their own in the Junkyard, but chose not to alert Child Services.

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 21 March 8th, 2012 February 12th, 2014
2 25 March 3rd, 2015 November 30th, 2016
3 25 October 31st, 2019 September 3rd, 2020
4 25 August 27th, 2021 December 16th, 2022

Episodes

Season 1

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Air Date Prod. Code
1 1 "Pilot" March 8th, 2012 2-1
2 2 "Mystery of Macy's Market" March 22nd, 2012 2-2
3 3 "The Coaches and the Bees" April 5th, 2012 2-3
4 4 "Echo" April 19th, 2012 2-4
5 5 "Mirror Madness" May 24th, 2012 2-5
6 6 "Flu Season" June 7th, 2012 2-6
7 7 "Seduction Tactics" June 21st, 2012 2-7
8 8 "Shattered Dreams" August 9th, 2012 2-8
9 9 "Digitized" September 6th, 2012 2-9
10 10 "Halloweenies" October 31st, 2012 2-10
11 11 "Horror-Scope" December 6th, 2012 2-11
12 12 "A Plague" April 3rd, 2013 2-12
13 13 "Investigation" April 17th, 2013 2-13
14 14 "Shutdown" May 1st, 2013 2-14
15 15 "Dead-Stock" May 29th, 2013 2-15
17 17 "Concert Crazy" July 24th, 2013 2-17
18 18 "Virtual Reality" August 21st, 2013 2-18
19 19 "Unnatural History" September 25th, 2013 2-19
20 20 "Scavengers" Ocrober 23rd, 2013 2-20
21 21 "The World Ends With Us" February 12th, 2014 2-21

Season 2

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Air Date Prod.
Code
22 1 "Reconstruction" March 3rd, 2015 2-22
23 2 "Armed and Trained" March 17th, 2015 2-23
24 3 "Meltdown" March 25th, 2015 2-24
25 4 "The Open Boat" April 8th, 2015 2-25
26 5 "Paradise" April 29th, 2015 2-26
27 6 "Doggone" May 20th, 2015 2-27
28 7 "Fedral Response" June 3rd, 2015 2-28
29 8 "Glaciers Baby" July 8th, 2015 2-29
30 9 "Socalized Media" July 22nd, 2015 2-30
31 10 "Dealership of Death" September 9th, 2015 2-31
32 11 "Interception" October 7th, 2015 2-32
33 12 "Out of This World" November 11th, 2015 2-33
34 13 "1954" December 9th, 2015 2-34
35 14 "Parasites" May 4th, 2016 2-35
36 15 "Rematch" May 25th, 2016 2-36
37 16 "Scrolls" June 8th, 2016 2-37
38 17 "Contra-Band" June 22nd, 2016 2-38
39 18 "Overnight Release" July 13th, 2016 2-39
40 19 "War and Peace" August 3rd, 2016 2-40
41 20 "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" August 24th, 2016 2-41
42 21 "Family is Forever" September 7th, 2016 2-42
43 22 "1832" September 21st, 2016 2-43
44 23 "Spring Cleaning" October 5th, 2016 2-44
45 24 "Our Town" Part 1 November 23rd, 2016 2-45
46 25 "Our Town" Part 2 November 30th, 2016 2-46

Season 3

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Air Date Prod.
Code
47 1 "Mysterious Disappearances" October 31st, 2019 2-47
48 2 "Incorporated" November 7th, 2019 2-48
49 3 "Line 3" November 14th, 2019 2-49
50 4 "Generous Donations" November 21st, 2019 2-50
51 5 "Bricktown" November 28th, 2019 2-51
52 6 "Stray" December 5th, 2019 2-52
53 7 "Royal Jerk" December 12th, 2019 2-53
54 8 "Road Trip" December 19th, 2019 2-54
55 9 "Graveyard Blues" December 26th, 2019 2-55
56 10 "Mall" February 13th, 2020 2-56
57 11 "Breakdown" February 20th, 2020 2-57
58 12 "Independence" February 27th, 2020 2-58
59 13 “Unorganized Crime” March 5th, 2020 2-59
60 14 “Girls Day Out" May 14th, 2020 2-60
61 15 "We're On to You" May 21st, 2020 2-61
62 16 "Reservoir" May 28th, 2020 2-62
63 17 "Fortune Told" June 4th, 2020 2-63
64 18 "Second Chances" June 11th, 2020 2-64
65 19 "Mystery of the Inferno Cream" June 18th, 2020 2-65
66 20 "Yeti Town" June 25th, 2020 2-66
67 21 "The Monsters Are Due on Main Street" July 2nd, 2020 2-67
68 22 "Preservation" July 9th, 2020 2-68
69 23 "Experiments" July 16th, 2020 2-69
70 24 "Dead or Alive" Part 1 August 28th, 2020 2-70
71 25 "Dead or Alive" Part 2 September 3rd, 2020 2-71

Season 4

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Air Date Prod.
Code
72 1 "Find, Capture, Repeat" August 27th, 2021 2-72
73 2 "If the Cryptid Fits" September 3rd, 2021 2-73
74 3 "The Museum" September 10th, 2021 2-74
75 4 "The Chicken Breaths Fire" September 17th, 2021 2-75
76 5 "Power to the People" September 24th, 2021 2-76
77 6 "The Dangers of Reality TV" October 1st, 2021 2-77
78 7 "What's Fact is Fiction" December 3rd, 2023 2-78
79 8 "CGI" December 17th, 2021 2-79
80 9 "2003" February 25th, 2022 2-80
81 10 "Infinite Ikea" March 4th, 2022 2-81
82 11 "Power of Attorney" March 11th, 2022 2-82
83 12 "Whispers in the Nighttime" March 18th, 2022 2-83
84 13 "Cyberpunk?" June 3rd, 2022 2-84
85 14 "The Vault" June 10th, 2022 2-85
86 15 "What's Past is Now" June 17th, 2022 2-86
87 16 "All the Small Things" June 24th, 2022 2-87
88 17 "Virus" July 1st, 2022 2-88
89 18 "Mind Control" August 12th, 2022 2-89
90 19 "Mathias" August 19th, 2022 2-90
91 20 "King of the Shadows" August 26th, 2022 2-91
92 21 "Master of Illusions" September 9th, 2022 2-92
93 22 "The Void Walker" September 23rd, 2022 2-93
94 23 "Shattered Reality" Part 1 October 7th, 2022 2-94
95 24 "Shattered Reality" Part 2 October 21st, 2022 2-95
96 25 "Shattered Reality" Part 3 December 16th, 2022 2-96

DVD Release

As a part of the Paradox Network system, the show's seasons received a DVD release.

Season 1 received a DVD release in November 2016 and a blu-ray release in July 2018. 

Season 2 received a DVD release in August 2017 and a blu-ray release in March 2019.

Season 3 received a DVD release in August 2021 and a blu-ray release in January 2022.

Season 4 received a DVD release in May 2023 and a blu-ray release in August 2023.

A complete box set of the series including extras and never before seen deleted scenes was released in October 2023.

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