Spyder Games

MTV - Music Television (ended 2001)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 65

    Episode 65

    Aired 9/20/01

  • S 1 : Ep 64

    Episode 64

    Aired 9/19/01

  • S 1 : Ep 63

    Episode 63

    Aired 9/18/01

  • S 1 : Ep 62

    Episode 62

    Aired 9/17/01

  • S 1 : Ep 61

    Episode 61

    Aired 9/10/01

  • Cast & Crew
  • Megalyn Echikunwoke

    Cherish Pardee

  • Enrique Murciano

    Francisco Torres

  • Christina Chambers

    Taylor Jones

  • Shawn Batten

    Natalia Carlisle

  • Nectar Rose

    Daphne Wallace

  • show Description
  • Spyder Games is a short lived half hour soap opera comedy that aired on MTV in 2001. The show is set in the town of Fort Kent and revolves around the wealthy Carlisle family's life, affairs, secrets, and business titled Spyder Games. Spyder Games was the family's video game company created by Boris Carlisle. Natalia, Boris' only daughter worked at the company and wanted to run it. Her brother, Ivan, also worked there. Dmitri, Boris' golden child, moved to L.A. and came back to the show for his brother wedding to Julie and stayed to solve his father's murder. The youngest Carlisle, Sasha, wanted nothing to do with the company. He wanted to become a rock star and the only one who supported him in that was Natalia. Spyder Games only lasted 65 episodes. It was a great little soap opera style show with a hip edge for teens to enjoy. It made fun of soap operas without disrespecting them. The show didn't last long but it gathered a cult fallowing. Part of the reason the show didn't last had to do with MTV delaying it and putting it off then not promoting it well and moving it around a bit.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (33)

    • Rocio: Cherish you're ditching? You can't miss health. Our crack babies projects are due today!

    • Natalia (looking at her father's corpse): Oh, Dad... I hope it hurt.

    • Natalia: Daddy is burning in HELL!

    • Sasha: Well some old lady took a sneak at my boxers when I came down the fire escape.

    • Ben: I'm counting on a very rewarding evening. Natalia: Well, You won't be disappointed.

    • Gretal: Hey punk, those muffins are not free!

    • Sasha: Uforia, it's a club where the kids hang out!

    • Sasha: (sarcasticly) I thought I'd go to the crack house and pimp a few hoes.

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    Notes (126)

    • MTV thought Pharris was too old to play Cherish. Pharris bounced back on her contract as Simone Russell on NBC's soap Passions.

    • The original premise of Spyder Web was a family who owns a record company. But MTV didn't like it, so they came up with a more edger thing, a family who owns a video game empire.

    • This episode was 1 hour in length (composed of episodes 1 and 2, appr. 5 minutes of the original pilot appears in the remade one.)

    • MTV didn't like the actors who played Ivan, and Julie. Nectar Rose originally read for the part of Julie.

    • Robert Hutchinson (who plays Sasha) was the first actor cast on the show.

    • In the original pilot for Spyder Games, Chrystee Pharris was originally cast as Cherish Pardee, but MTV thought she was too old for the role. The part later went to Megalyn Echikunwoke.

    • Alternate Scenes: (cut from the final product) - more strip club action, and more scenes with Taylor and Sasha - the first scene was suppose to be Ivan and Julie making love on satin sheets, and this was the erotic dream that Julie awoke from in the first aired scene of this episode

    • The original premise of Spyder Web/Spyder Games was a family who owns a record company. But MTV didn't like it, so they came up with a more edger thing, a family who owns a video game empire.

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    Trivia (14)

    • Appr. 5 minutes of the original pilot survives in this episode.

    • Christina Chambers and Shawn Batten were playing together on NBC's daytime drama Sunset Beach. Batten played the sister of the heroine Meg, who was in a relationship with Ben Evans, the husband of Maria, played by Chambers.

    • Daphne mentions in her opening scene that it is October.

    • A cut scene included Ivan and Julie are in bed together, when Dmitri bursts in and says "Boris is dead!"

    • The brand of soda Cherish is drinking is Safeway Select Cream Soda.

    • Daphne's store new open/closed sign. reads as follows:
      Open: Lucky you, We're Open.
      Closed: Dammit!! We're Closed!

    • The actors that played Julie's parents, Jennifer Edwards and Mark Schneider, are married in real life.

    • The first time that Lyle calls Taylor "Trailer".

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    Allusions (43)

    • Daphne (to Cherish, about missing the end of an episode of The Young and the Restless): What, you missed the end? That's always the best part. The end of a soap opera episode usually has a cliffhanger, to get people to watch again the next day.

    • Daphne: It's like this one guy is pissing off everyone in town. He's worse than Victor Newman on Young & Restless. Victor Newman (played by Eric Braeden) is the lead actor on CBS's daytime drama The Young and the Restless. He is rich and powerful and almost everyone in town hates him, much like Boris on this show.

    • Cherish: It's gonna be just like Rick and Amber's wedding on Bold & Beautiful. The Bold and The Beautiful is a daytime soap opera, of which Rick and Amber once were the big couple, and had a huge fancy wedding.

    • Daphne: Days of our Lives is your bible, ask yourself what would Sami will do. A soap referencing another soap is a soap cliché. Sami Brady is a vixen on Days of our Lives (just like Taylor is here).

    • Daphne: The Aaron Spelling scene is not my style. Aaron Spelling dramas always have a "die bitch" fighting scenes when crashing a party.

    • Rocio: You two are so Dawson's Creek. Dawson's Creek romance plotline was about two best friends, and the girl (Joey) liked the guy (Dawson), but didn't like her until a season or two later on.

    • Cherish: Fort Kent could use a supercouple.

      On soaps, super couples are the main couple on the show. Usually it's two people who can't be together for some reason.

    • Natalia: Who am I Patch Adams?

      Patch Adams is movie about a doctor who used humor to cure his patient, starring Robin Williams.

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  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Being it back

    By chrissymalmin, Dec 19, 2013

  • This show was great, but I would hardly consider it a COMEDY. More of a soap opera/murder mystery.

    By bobbyghanouj, Jul 08, 2007

  • This show was so bad...it was great!!! Mtv sucks for canceling it

    By Aerboi98, Apr 22, 2006

  • Please!!

    By LJK514, Jan 25, 2006

  • mtv has a tendency to cancel its shows. spyder games was no exception,but it should have been.what may be one of the best soaps of all time spyder games was edgy,fun,and had a lot to offer.im glad it had an ending but it should be released on dvd now

    By jubidoo, Oct 05, 2005