The Talented Mr. Bixby
Mr Bixby Title Card
Genre Animation
Format Animation
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 5 (List of The Talented Mr. Bixby episodes)
Executive producer(s) Evan Adler
Steve Patrick
Running time 2 mins.
Production company(s) Cartoon Network Studios
Original channel Cartoon Network
First shown June 1, 2008
Original run June 1, 2008 – June 1, 2008
Status Ended
The Talented Mr. Bixby is a series of shorts apart of Cartoon Network Wedgies. It originally aired in-between programs on Cartoon Network in 2008, and later aired on Boomerang in the same year.

Like The Bremen Avenue Experience and Calling Cat-22, this series only had 5 shorts, though years later, the series has gained controversy due to the topic of racial stereotypes, but it has also gotten a significant amount of praise, with some considering it as an underrated classic.


The Talented Mr. Bixby centers on the title character, Mr. Bixby, a good-natured but somewhat dim-witted man who always gets himself into sticky situations by subbing for different jobs, such as being a career counselor, a bus driver, a shop teacher, an exterminator and a referee, usually for benefiting "Shoehorn High School," and generally the community named "Shoehorn County."

One of the most recurring characters in the series is Mr. Wexley, the often disgruntled principal of Shoehorn High School who is the one that usually tasks Bixby as a substitute, while also getting his personal property harmed in one way or another.



The Talented Mr. Bixby originally aired on Boomerang on June 1, 2008 and continuously did so until it eventually stopped airing well before Boomerang's rebrand in 2014.


  • The name of the series is a reference to The Talented Mr. Ripley.
  • This was the most commonly aired Wedgies series to air on Boomerang, with "The Substitute Career Counselor" short being aired the most.
  • In the same short mentioned above, Nacho Bear makes a cameo appearance in it by sitting by the shelf Mr. Bixby uses to choose a job for a student. Nacho Bear also appears with Cat-22 in "The Substitute Bug Man," while Bixby is substituting for a Spanish teacher, with the former characters in the background depicted on a classroom bulletin board. Their names are seen in Spanish as "Oso Nacho" and "Gato 22," respectively on the board as well.
  • This was the only Wedgies series to have each name of its shorts to be shown on screen.