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Goofball Academy
Genre Reality competition
Format
Created by
Judges
Creative director
Starring
Voices of
Composer(s)
Opening theme
Country of origin Cambodia
Original language(s) Cambodian
English
Number of seasons 5
Number of episodes 50
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
Running time roughly an hour
Production company(s)
Broadcast
Original channel TVK (1-5)
Channel 3 (6-)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
5.1 Surround Sound
Original run Original:
5 August 2002 – 21 August 2006
Reboot:
Late 2020

Goofball Academy, also known as Salarien sochivothmr (Cambodian: សាលារៀនសុជីវធម៌), was a Cambodian reality competition based on the highly successful titular franchise.

FormatEdit

Casting calls were accepted online. Participation was only available for contestants over the age of 16.

Season summaryEdit

 
Season Premiere Finale Winner Runner-up Third place
1 5 August 2002 7 October 2002
2 18 August 2003 20 October 2003
3 17 May 2004 19 July 2004
4 4 July 2005 5 September 2005
5 19 June 2006 21 August 2006

Season 1 (2002)Edit

Main article: Goofball Academy (Cambodia, season 1)

The inaugural season premiered in August 2002 and proved to be a hit on TVK.

Season 2 (2003)Edit

Main article: Goofball Academy (Cambodia, season 2)

This season had record viewing figures, with nearly 12 million people watching most episodes. This is around 75% of the country's population.

Season 3 (2004)Edit

Main article: Goofball Academy (Cambodia, season 3)

This was the most controversial season in the show's history. Despite the controversy, most episodes continued to receive high ratings.

Season 4 (2005)Edit

Main article: Goofball Academy (Cambodia, season 4)

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Season 5 (2006, the farewell)Edit

Main article: Goofball Academy (Cambodia, season 5)

In May 2005, TVK announced that the fifth season would be the last. The reasons for making that decision were due to budget cuts and the TV channel getting tired of the Goofball Academy franchise.

Season 6 (2020-21, the comeback)Edit

Main article: Goofball Academy (Cambodia, season 6)

Despite the publicity that the series would be ending, Channel 3 won the rights to a reboot in December 2019. The reboot will start in late 2020. In addition, Channel 3 confirmed a kids version, set to premiere in spring 2021.

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