Mean Mums: episode guide


Mean Mums

September 23, 2018
Writer: Amanda Allison
Director: Mike Smith

When Jess’ only son starts school it’s a steep learning curve, for her. She enters a world of know-it-all, judgmental, and passive-aggressive women whose primary purpose is to promote their child as the most gifted, most brilliant, and most bestest child ever. And don’t even start with the teachers.

Cast: Morgana O'Reilly as Jess, Anna Jullienne as Heather, Allan Henry as Principal Coxhead, Aroha Rawson as Hine, Sonny Tupu as Mr Right, Bronwyn Bradley as Miss Love Goretti Chadwick as Margot, Maddie Smith as Cinnamon, Manu Powell as Braxton, Eddie Waspe as Ryan, Hudson Bailey as Finn W, Sadie Bailey as Hi-5 Kid, Pax Assadi as Dad #1, Jess Sayer as Hardcore Mum, Sara Stone as Normal Mum, Catriona Toop as Lifer Mum, Edith Poor as Working Mum, Jules Robertson as Nanny #1, Arona Sun as Nanny #2, Stephanie Liebert as Granny

Note: originally aired as part of Three's Comedy Pilot Week in 2018

Episode 1.01

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Tue, July 16, 2019 (8:35)
Written by Amanda Allison
Directed by Damon Fepulea'i

A primary school sausage sizzle descends into chaos and the newly-formed Junior Fundraising Committee must work together to save the day — and the sausages.

Cast: Morgana O'Reilly as Jess, Anna Jullienne as Heather, Aroha Rawson as Hine, Allan Henry as Mr Coxhead, Sonny Tupu as Phil Right, Bronwyn Bradley as Miss Love, Goretti Chadwick as Margot, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer as Freddy, Eddie Waspe as Ryan, Maddie Smith as Cinnamon, Manu Powell as Braxton, Pax Assadi as Dad, Brenda Kendall as Jo the Librarian, Michelle Kenyon as Mia G, Ekhnoor Singh as Phone Technician Boy

When Nits Hit the Fan

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Episode 1.02
Tue, July 23, 2019
Written by Amanda Allison
Directed by Damon Fepulea'i

The mums are forced to contain an outbreak of nits only to discover it may have been caused by one of their own.

Cast: Morgana O'Reilly as Jess, Anna Jullienne as Heather, Aroha Rawson as Hine, Allan Henry as Mr Coxhead, Sonny Tupu as Phil Right, Bronwyn Bradley as Miss Love, Eddie Waspe as Ryan, Maddie Smith as Cinnamon, Manu Powell as Braxton, Pax Assadi as Dad, Katlyn Wong as Ms Wong, Jess Sayer as Ivy's Mum, Catriona Toop as Jaden's Mum, Jordyn McKenzie as Ivy, Brooklyn Bayliss as Ivy's Sister Ruby Qereqeretabua as Eva, Bailey Kate Wong as Ava, Arden Meredith-Numia as Ivanna, Lola Madgwick as Sam, Emmett Van Griffin as Leo

Athletics Day

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Episode 1.03
Tue, July 30, 2019
Written by Amanda Allison
Directed by Damon Fepulea'i

A friendly bet on the mum's race at athletics day escalates and Jess must win or lose everything.

Cast: Morgana O'Reilly as Jess, Anna Jullienne as Heather, Aroha Rawson as Hine, Allan Henry as Mr Coxhead, Sonny Tupu as Phil Right, Bronwyn Bradley as Miss Love, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer as Freddy, Goretti Chadwick as Margot, Eddie Waspe as Ryan, Maddie Smith as Cinnamon, Manu Powell as Braxton, Shavaughn Ruakere as Beth, Holly Shervey as Tessa, Hweiling Ow as Jenny, Pax Assadi as Dad, Italia Hunt as Sara's Dad, Jess Sayer as Ivy's Mum, Catriona Toop as Jaden's Mum, Rashmi Pilapitiya as Niki's Mum, Luci Hare as Karma's Mum, Beau Tarrant as Karma's Baby Brother

Gifted

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Episode 1.04
Tue, August 06, 2019
Written by Amanda Allison
Directed by Damon Fepulea'i

Jess tries to get her son a pen license only to unwittingly have him classified as gifted.

Cast: Morgana O'Reilly as Jess, Anna Jullienne as Heather, Aroha Rawson as Hine, Allan Henry as Mr Coxhead, Sonny Tupu as Phil Right, Bronwyn Bradley as Miss Love, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer as Freddy, Goretti Chadwick as Margot, Eddie Waspe as Ryan, Maddie Smith as Cinnamon, Manu Powell as Braxton, Renee Lyons as Livia, Bailey Wong as Ava, Brenda Kendall as Librarian

The Rat

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Episode 1.05
Tue, August 13, 2019
Written by Amanda Allison
Directed by Damon Fepulea'i

When Jess accidentally loses the school rat long-held grudges are exposed and embarrassing childhood secrets revealed.

Cast: Morgana O'Reilly as Jess, Anna Jullienne as Heather, Aroha Rawson as Hine, Allan Henry as Mr Coxhead, Sonny Tupu as Phil Right, Bronwyn Bradley as Miss Love, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer as Freddy, Goretti Chadwick as Margot, Eddie Waspe as Ryan, Maddie Smith as Cinnamon, Manu Powell as Braxton, Hweiling Ow as Jenny, Maya Houston as Luana, Nikki Si'ulepa as Luana's Mum, Mirabelle Holmes as Zee-Kai

The Fundraising Bake Sale

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Episode 1.06
Tue, August 20, 2019
Written by Amanda Allison
Directed by Damon Fepulea'i

The fundraising bake sale is thrown into disarray when a cool mum threatens Jess and Heather's friendship.

Cast: Morgana O'Reilly as Jess, Anna Jullienne as Heather, Aroha Rawson as Hine, Allan Henry as Mr Coxhead, Sonny Tupu as Phil Right, Bronwyn Bradley as Miss Love, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer as Freddy, Goretti Chadwick as Margot, Eddie Waspe as Ryan, Maddie Smith as Cinnamon, Manu Powell as Braxton, Shoshana McCallum as Daisy, Italia Hunt as Sara's Dad, Pax Assadi as Dad, Jarod Rawiri as Bob, Toby Sharpe as Heath, Bailey Kate Wong as Ava, Michelle Kenyon as Mia G, Brenda Kendall as Librarian

Parent's Quiz Night

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Episode 1.07
Tue, August 27, 2019
Written by Amanda Allison
Directed by Damon Fepulea'i

Parents Quiz Night heats up when the grand prize sends the mums into a competitive frenzy.

Cast: Morgana O'Reilly as Jess, Anna Jullienne as Heather, Aroha Rawson as Hine, Allan Henry as Mr Coxhead, Sonny Tupu as Phil Right, Bronwyn Bradley as Miss Love, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer as Freddy, Goretti Chadwick as Margot, Eddie Waspe as Ryan, Maddie Smith as Cinnamon, Manu Powell as Braxton, Josh Thomson as Courier Driver, Tania Anderson as Kate, Italia Hunt as Sara's Dad, Amanda Tito as Tristan's Mum, Edith Poor as Molly's Mum, Jules Robertson as Nanny #1, Katlyn Wong as Mrs Wong, Catriona Toop as Jaden's Mum, Luci Hare as Karma's Mum, Jess Sayer as Ivy's Mum, Rashmi Pilapitiya as Niki's Mum

Corporate Sponsorship

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Episode 1.08 (finale)
Tue, September 03, 2019
Written by Amanda Allison
Directed by Damon Fepulea'i

The Junior Fundraising Committee reluctantly accepts corporate sponsorship to reach their fundraising goal, but is the price too high?

Cast: Morgana O'Reilly as Jess, Anna Jullienne as Heather, Aroha Rawson as Hine, Allan Henry as Mr Coxhead, Sonny Tupu as Phil Right, Bronwyn Bradley as Miss Love, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer as Freddy, Goretti Chadwick as Margot, Eddie Waspe as Ryan, Maddie Smith as Cinnamon, Manu Powell as Braxton, Edith Poor as Molly's Mum, Shavaughn Ruakere as Beth, Holly Shervey as Tessa, Hweiling Ow as Jenny, Italia Hunt as Sara's Dad, Catriona Toop as jaden's Mum, Katlyn Wong as Ms Wong, Michelle Kenyon as Mia G, Brenda Kendall as Librarian