Bug Juice

Disney Channel (ended 1998)
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  • show Description
  • Bug Juice was Disney Channel's original reality series about real kids at summer camp. It premiered in 1998 and lasted until 2002, with a total of three seasons. The show featured a different U.S. summer camp every season. Every episode features the struggles real kids go through with each other and themselves, and chronicled their friendships, fights, loves, breakups, makeups, and self-discoveries. After the show ended, it remained on as reruns, next to Disney's series, So Weird. Eventually, it left the airwaves and didn't return until the summer of 2004 as part of Disney Channel's new summer lineup. THEME SONG Bug Juice, it doesn't come in a jar. Bug Juice comes from who you are. It has the flavor of what you can become, freedom, reachin' out on your own, Yeah, freedom lightin' up the unknown. Workin' together we all have grown. Bug Juice, the true-life adventures. Bug Juice, real kids, makin' friends, havin' fun, On Bug Juice! IMPORTANT NOTE: Bug Juice ended a long time ago. It is NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION.moreless

  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 20

    End of Brush Ranch


  • S 3 : Ep 19

    Gettin' Dirty


  • S 3 : Ep 18



  • S 3 : Ep 17



  • S 3 : Ep 16



  • Cast & Crew
  • Sam

    Himself (Highlander)

  • Kelly

    Herself (Brush Ranch)

  • Amanda

    Herself (Highlander Counselor)

  • Lauren

    Herself (Waziyatah)

  • Nicole

    Herself (Highlander)

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (34)

    • Kisha: Wherever I go, I make friends. It's not about where you come from, it's about people actually caring and showing respect and not being rude or whatever.

    • Jenny: Oh no, you don't like Hassan. Keisha: Oh, yes I do.

    • Jon: Camp allows you to to meet new people, make new friends, and meet women.

    • Luna: Okay girls, any more rules for me to write down? Sarai: Yeah, don't be cliquey!

    • Hassan: I am not really looking for romance this summer.

    • Alison: I, for one, have no rhythm. This could be a problem.

    • Lauren: OMG, I was just relieved that the camp hadn't burnt down and everyone was still alive.

    • Jason: Imagine what's going on in the girls' cabin. They're probably like pigging out on fat-free cookies.

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    Notes (34)

    • Hill 4: Counselor- Luna Counselor- Annie Grove 4: Counselor- Rhett Counselor- Morgan

    • GIRLS: Hill 4 Caitlin, 15, Cohasset, MA Alison, 14, Newton, MA Sarai, 14, Philadelphia, PA Kisha, 14, Washington, DC Stephanie, 14, Birmingham, MI Martha, 14, Riverside, CT Lauren, 13, Newton, MA Megan, 13, New York, NY Jenny, 13, Burlington, VT

    • BOYS: Grove 4 Jason, 15, New York, NY Andrew, 14 1/2, Kennebunk, ME Hassan, 14, Chapel Hill, NC Connor, 14, Westport, CT Everett, 13, Westport, CT Jon, 13, Takoma Park, MD Andy, 13, Chevy Chase, MD Malik, 13, Brooklyn, NY Asa, 12, Steep Falls, ME

    • Jenny asks Hassan out! He declines.

    • Grove 4 and Hill 4 sing "I'll Be There" by Jackson 5, at the campfire.

    • The "Candyman" is the 'Godfather' of the camp. He stocks up on candy, soda, and junk food to give to other campers. His identity remains a mystery to the viewers, until a later episode this season...

    • Stephanie mentions in this episode that boys are not her life; even though she makes it seem that way.

    • The Green Team were the Challenge Day winners.

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    Trivia (10)

    • Andy and Jon are friends from home coming to camp together, as well as Connor and Everett.

    • At the opening campfire you also see Justin from session 2 as well, it is has been said that this first episode did that on purpose as a way to cover both campfires.

    • At the opening campfire they made a close up of Cammie, but Cammie didn't come to camp until session two.

    • The camera crew showed close-ups of Max, Patrick and Justin, but they didn't come to camp until session two.

    • Campers Cammie, Sarah, and Molly are friends from and came to Waziyatah together.

    • Campers Sarah and Jenny are friends from home and both live only about 30 minutes away from the camp.

    • A whole summers gap was created in between shooting the first two series because Disney probably didn't know if they were going to pick up Bug Juice for a second (and later third) season

    • Ricky's last name was announced.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Jon: "Never go against the family."
      This line is from Francis Ford Coppola's award-winning film The Godfather (1972) starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino.

    • Si: Si is part of the Ho-Pi tribe

    • Camp: Song the girls sang to the wall (which they were so lucky to get)
      "My name is (Nikki) and I know what I got. What do you got? I got a cabin that is hotter than hot. How hot is hot? Can't hike the trails Can't hike the trails like Cabin 6 can!"

    • : Obviously, there's some strict rules for Brush Ranch for Eve and Jen to be kicked out.

  • Fan Reviews (28)
  • Bug Juice was a documentary series made for Disney Channel. Camera crews followed two cabins full of middle school aged boys and girls during their time at an overnight summer camp.

    By SillySophie, Apr 06, 2009

  • Back when reality shows actually consisted of filming "reality" Bug Juice showed the day-to-day lives of kids at camp.

    By Cali_girl_213, Jul 21, 2008

  • Kids at Camp.

    By sethsummer4evx3, Feb 13, 2008

  • Bug Juice is the best camping show keeps me young

    By AGIRLWITHP16, Aug 30, 2007

  • what?

    By suitelife96, Jul 13, 2007