PuffRuff School is an American animated television series created by TjsWorld2011 for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is primarily set at the fictional PuffRuff Middle School in San Francisco, California, and centers on the lives of four students: Emily "MJ" Jordan, Kirby Ableman, Pyro Rexton, and Andrew Anderson. Originally conceived as a satire of teen drama television series, it features a wide range of running gags and cultural references, and ran from October 9, 1994 to May 23, 2004, airing a total of 221 episodes over the span of ten seasons.
PuffRuff School was the first series produced by TjsWorld2011 Entertainment and Pyro R. Productions (later Imperium Entertainment). The series' character designs are influenced by that of Whoopass Stew! A Sticky Situation, a 1992 short film made by Tj's close friend Craig McCracken. Tj had previously used the style on his first film Operation Blue (1993), and the initial success of that film and PuffRuff School convinced McCracken to eventually pitch his own show, titled The Powerpuff Girls, to Cartoon Network. Having used traditional ink-and-paint animation since Season 1, PuffRuff School switched to digital ink-and-paint starting with the Season 6 episode "Field of Daydreams" in 2000.
During its run, the series spawned various spin-off media, including video games, comics, toys, and a feature film. The series has been praised for its humor, dialogue, and writing, and earned two Primetime Emmy Award nominations during its run. In 2013, PuffRuff School was placed at number 47 on TV Guide's list of the "60 Greatest Cartoons of All Time".
To read the list of episodes of the show, go here.
- Main article: PuffRuff School: The Movie
For the normal closing credits order for this show, see here.