Fries with That?

Ciné Télé Action, 2004, broadcast on YTV

YTV commissioned this follow-up series to Radio Active once the earlier sitcom packed it in after three successful seasons. Although not an actual sequel, much of the crew and one notable cast member returned — this time with a bigger budget and slicker sets. Shane wrote eight of the episodes that detail the misadventures of a teenaged fast food restaurant staff who do as little work as possible to earn their minimum hourly wage. The series was nominated for a Gemini Award in 2005.

Help Unwanted (original air date: April 20, 2004)

Alex’s job is threatened by the arrival of a champion burger flipper.

The Competition (original air date: April 22, 2004)

Robyn falls in love with the cook from a rival fast-food chain.

The Cold Shoulder (original air date: April 27, 2004)

An after-hours robbery leaves Ben and Alex locked together and facing a chilly death in the restaurant freezer.

While Supplies Last (original air date: May 13, 2004)

Bulky’s is besieged by zombie nerds when they run out of collectible movie tie-in toys.

For a Limited Time Only (original air date: September 16, 2004)

The staff, forced to do a shift just before the big school dance, tries to do as little work as possible in order not to mess up their formal clothes.

Burgatron 9000 (original air date: September 21, 2004)

Ben installs an hyper-efficient computer system that takes over the restaurant.

Sleeping with the Fish Sticks (original air date: November 11, 2004)

Mobsters try to extort protection money from Bulky’s while Alex hides a mysterious, personal secret.

Shake, Cattle and Roll (original air date: November 30, 2004)

Bulky’s plays host to a live radio broadcast during their regular business hours.