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Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

                                                                        Episode Guide

#000 Pilot  Never aired 1994
Ickis accidentally leaves behind his Monster Manual during a failed attempt at a scare and must get it back or face The Gromble's wrath.

Season 1 - 1994-1995
#101 The Switching Hour  First aired: 29 Oct 1994
Ickis, Krumm, and Oblina hit the human world on Halloween night with disastrous results.

#102 Monsters, Get Real / Snorched If You Do, Snorched If You Don't  First aired: 5 Nov 1994
Ickis, Oblina and Krumm pull off a good scare in Bradley's room, only to discover that Ickis has left his all-important monster manual on the surface.

Ickis, having carelessly left his monster manual in the human world, faces the dreaded consequences of being Snorched. Tim Curry guest-stars.
#103 Curse of the Krumm / Krumm Goes Hollywood  First aired: 12 Nov 1994
Odiferous Krumm, who put the stink in distinct, loses his stench and fears his monstering days are over.

A Hollywood director mistakes Krumm for an extra on his movie set, and turns him into a star.
#104 Monster Make-Over / Airplane, a Wing and a Scare  First aired: 19 Nov 1994
Wanting a face only a monster could love, Ickis contemplates plastic surgery.

Ickis, Krumm, and Oblina get folded and spindled when they get themselves trapped in a suitcase and are loaded onto a plane bound for Wisconsin.
#105 Krumm's Pimple / Monster Hunter  First aired: 26 Nov 1994
Krumm sprouts a gigantic pimple. The pimple has its own personality and is a hit with the other monsters, putting the squeeze on Krumm's popularity.

Monster Hunter Simon says there are real monsters in the world, But no one believes him. Simon says he'll prove it to the world.

#106 Monsters Don't Dance / Gone Shopping  First aired: 3 Dec 1994
TV's loveable Murray the Monster is undermining good ghouls everywhere, because kids aren't afraid of him.

This the season to be scary, and Oblina, Ickis, and Krumm are happy to oblige. They terrorise shoppers in a mall, but the tables are turned when the trio find themselves locked inside after hours.
#107 Old Monster / Mother, May I?  First aired: 10 Dec 1994
Ickis, Oblina, and Krumm are bored when Gromble's old teacher lectures at the academy. But when they escort him back to the dump, they learn that old monsters are the best monsters.

Every boy and monster's worst fear is realised for the Gromble -- his mom shows up at he academy unannounced. The Gromble leaves her in the care of Ickis, Oblina, and Krumm for the afternoon with alarming results.
#108 Don't Just Do It / Joined at the Hip  First aired: 17 Dec 1994
Ickis gets a bad case of hero worship when he is befriended by an impulsive monster drop-out Puhg, who takes Ickis to the surface without adequate preparations.

When the Gromble gets fed up with Ickis and Krumm, he merges them into a new monster called Krickis. They're two monsters in one.
#109 Smile and Say Oblina / The Great Wave  First aired: 24 Dec 1994
Even monsters get the blues, and Oblina proves it when she develops her first crush.

Life is no "day at the beach" for Ickis as his self-esteem hits a rip tide when he is chosen to be a contestant in the Annual Riding of the Great Wave Competition.

#110 Cold Hard Toenails / Attack of the Blobs  First aired: 31 Dec 1994
Ickis becomes rich when he discovers an unending supply of toenails, but soon discovers money doesn't make the monster.

Oblina becomes a baby-sitter and gets a job minding a blob only a mother could love.
#111 Chip off the Old Beast / The War's Over  First aired: 7 Jan 1995
Ickis fears nobody will ever say, "like father, like son," when his famous father visits the academy and dazzles the monster multitudes.

The Gromble sends his three monster-students on a routine scare of an old house. But it appears the house is haunted. Monsters don't believe in ghosts -- or do they?

#112 Where Have All the Monsters Gone?  First aired: 14 Jan 1995
The Scare-Meter and a visit to the Hall of Records informs the Gromble that monster scares are not as effective as they used to be in the human world. What will this mean for the future of the monster race?

Ickis wants to prove the Gromble wrong and show other monsters that TV isn't bad for young monsters.
#113 Simon Strikes Back / The Ickis Box  First aired: 21 Jan 1995
He's baaaaaaack! The relentless Simon the Monster Hunter is up to his old tricks with new traps.

The Gromble's students think he's all wet when he tells them about their legacy--The Pool of Elders.
Season 2 - 1995
#201 Spontaneously Combustible / Curse of Katana  First aired: 9 Sep 1995
Ickis is diagnosed as spontaneously combustible -- which means he could explode at any moment. His friends feel sorry for him, but at the same time are reluctant to be near him for fear that he could "go at any moment." The Gromble refers to the Academy monsters as "humans" because they are afraid of something they do not understand.

Ickis gets "flashed" (gets his picture taken) by a celebrity reporter. If this picture runs on the front page, monsters' existence will be revealed to humans. Our heroes must band together and go above ground to retrieve every newspaper copy before dawn.
#202 Monsters Are Real / This Is Your Brain on Ickis  First aired: 16 Sep 1995
Krumm, Ickis, and Oblina are sent on a scare mission in a museum. They come upon an old Egyptian mummy. Ickis thinks up a creative scare and places Krumm's eyes in the mummy's head. The museum curator thinks the mummy has come to life and puts it under heavy security. The scare was successful. The only problem is that Krumm's eyes are now stuck in the mummy. Our heroes must remove Krumm's eyes without getting caught. This episode features a romantic moment when Krumm is reunited with his eyes.

In the course of giving Simon, the Monster hunter, a routine nightmare, Ickis gets sucked into Simon's brain. Ickis can see through Simon's eyes and discovers that he can control Simon's actions. Ickis takes Simon on a rampage through the city streets. Word spreads of this crazy man and he is finally detained by doctors. Oblina and Krumm must get Ickis out of Simon's brain before the cat scan reveals his existence.
#203 Into the Woods / Krumm Gets the Deaded Nolox  First aired: 23 Sep 1995
Ickis has to perform a group scare, so he turns to a human he knows for help. Ickis uses Bradley to set up a scare to frighten his boy scout campfire group. Bradley sets it up so that when his story mentions a monster, Ickis can come out and scare the others. On his way to the campfire Ickis faces a wild bear and a group of burly Lumberjacks.

Krumm gets a bad case of the hiccups or in monster terms, "the Nolox." Every time he Noloxes, something terrible happens. It's up to Oblina and Ickis to find a cure for the dreaded Nolox.

#204 Mayberry UFO / I Dream of Snorch with the Long Golden Hair  First aired: 30 Sep 1995
Ickis, Oblina, and Krumm are mistaken for aliens in a backwater town.

Ickis and Krumm are debating over who's the "most fearless" monster. Oblina is sick of listening to Krumm and Ickis and dares them to sneak into Snorch's room while he's sleeping and pluck a golden hair out of his nose. When the Snorch awakes and notices his prized possession missing, he gets into a horrible mood. He takes it out on everyone in the Academy including his best friend, Zimbo. Zimbo takes it upon himself to find out "who done it."
#205 Garbage Ahoy / Goin' (Way) South  First aired: 7 Oct 1995
The Monsters are foraging in the dump. Suddenly, bulldozers move in and begin pushing the garbage onto a huge barge where it heads off to sea with Oblina, Krumm and Ickis on board. At first it's party time, but soon, everyone wants to go home.

Our three heroes get locked in a crate that lands in Antarctica, site of the world's greatest explorer's latest expedition -- and the monsters latest scare.
#206 Monster Who Came In From the Cold / Puppy Ciao  First aired: 14 Oct 1995
Oblina infiltrates the human race in a "human suit." When the suit malfunctions, and she thinks she's human, Ickis and Krumm have to rescue her.

While above the ground, Ickis saves a puppy from being run over. He sneaks the puppy back to the academy and enlists his friends' help to hide it from the Gromble.

#207 The Rival / Hats Off  First aired: 21 Oct 1995
Oblina, always the star pupil, finds herself challenged to the limit by a gifted transfer student from another dump.

Ickis steals a magician's hat, assuming that its powers will make him the most popular monster at the academy.

#208 Eau de Krumm / O'Lucky Monster  First aired: 28 Oct 1995
When a human designer releases a new fragrance, the monsters discover it works as a toxic gas against them.

Oblina is not superstitious, but when she steps on a slug, she starts experiencing circumstantial "bad luck." Ickis and Krumm give her a lucky charm to turn her luck around.

#209 The Tree of Ickis / Rosh-O-Monster  First aired: 4 Nov 1995
Ickis eats a seed from a tree, and soon finds that he's turning into a tree himself.

When the viewfinder stops working, Ickis, Oblina and Krumm tell very different versions of the same scare.
#210 History of the Monster World Part One / Fear, Thy Name Is Ickis  First aired: 11 Nov 1995
The Gromble teaches students about their proud heritage.

A famous artist creates a huge statue entitled "Fear", which is actually a clay sculpture of a looming Ickis.

#211 Quest for the Holy Pail / Garbage In, Garbage Out  First aired: 18 Nov 1995
Ickis is chosen by mysterious forces as the monster to search for the holy pail -- the most sacred of monster objects.

When the city mayor declares a "Dump the Dump" recycling effort, the lack of garbage cans causes a crisis at the Academy, as the monsters run out of food.
#212 A Room With No Viewfinder / Krumm Rises to the Top  First aired: 25 Nov 1995
Desperate to avoid being strapped to the viewfinder, Ickis attempts to dismantle it -- and the viewfinder escapes.

Ickis and Oblina find themselves monster-sitting a swollen, helium-voiced and cranky Krumm when he swallows a helium tank.
#213 The Five Faces of Ickis / Bigfoot, Don't Fail Me Now  First aired: 2 Dec 1995
The Gromble insists that Ickis come up with five scares in one day. In desperation, Ickis lets a huckster clone him five times so he can get the job done.

Simon the Monster Hunter is hot on the trail of Bigfoot, who turns out to be one of the Gromble's ex-students.
Season 3 - 1996
#301 Festival of the Festering Moon / Simon's Big Score  First aired: 7 Sep 1996
The festival celebrates the shedding of skins that each monster must undergo as he or she moves from childhood to adolescence. As the festival approaches, Krumm is chosen to form a band and Oblina is chosen to perform the festival's ceremonial dance. Ickis, who shows no signs of shedding, feels left out.

Ickis, Krumm, and Oblina sneak into Simon's house to scare him. After the scare, Simon seems to know the monsters' whereabouts. He shows up when they least expect it. How is he doing it?
#302 Who'll Stop the Brain? / Cement Heads  First aired: 14 Sep 1996
Oblina, overstudying for an upcoming exam, sneezes her brain out of her head. While the brain has the time of its life in the city, Ickis and Krumm must take Oblina's body and find the brain.

Ickis, Krumm, and Oblina go on a scare in an abandoned building. They spot four gargoyles, monsters condemned to live out their days in cement for a crime they claim they did not commit. Ickis frees them from their prison, but soon has to run for his life when he discovers they are guilty of the crime.

#303 Ickis and the Red Zimbo / Oblina and the Three Humans First aired: 21 Sep 1996
Ickis discovers a remote control helicopter in the dump and uses it to scare humans from long distance. Zimbo hates the helicopter because he feels there's only room for one flying monster in the Academy. Soon he and the "Ickis Copter" get into a dogfight!

When the Gromble dumps his obnoxious nephew on Ickis, Krumm, and Oblina, the only way they can find to keep him quiet is to tell him a story. Oblina treats the tyke to her own version of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" where the Troll is the hero.
#304 Baby It's You / Monsters Are Fun  First aired: 28 Sep 1996
Ickis, Krumm, and Oblina are saddled with babysitting the Gromble's nephew, Bomble. They take him along on a garbage hunting trip to a local hospital where the baby monster is accidentally switched with a new-born human baby. The trio must track down the Bomble at the home of his new human "parents" and replace him with the human.

A new carnival opens near town and The Gromble is insulted and outraged by one of its attractions - the "Monsters Are Fun" ride. He assigns his two top students, Oblina and Krumm, the task of scaring its riders and shutting down the attraction.
#305 Out of the Past / Ship of Fools  First aired: 5 Oct 1996
Ickis is in the middle of projecting a botched scare on the viewfinder when The Gromble sees something on the screen that makes him turn white as a sheet-- the red delivery van of Dick Jolly of "Jolly Rooter Sewer Service." Years earlier The Gromble tried to scare Jolly but was thwarted by Jolly's horrible "sewer eater" (the Roto-Rooter machine). The Gromble takes Ickis, Krumm and Oblina on a misguided search for Jolly.

Oblina is left in charge when the Gromble goes off to the Annual Academy Teachers Convention, and power goes to her head.
#306 Eye Full of Wander / Lifestyles of the Rich and Scary  First aired: 12 Oct 1996
Ickis, Krumm and Oblina go for a romp in the sewer, tossing one of Krumm's eyes around in a game of catch. The eye accidentally falls into the water and is swallowed by a boa constrictor. The snake leads the trio on a a wild chase. It eventually ends up at a rock concert, where they finally capture it, along with Krumm's eyes.

When Oblina is invited home for the weekend, Ickis and Krumm come along and discover that being rich is no walk in the dump. Krumm and Ickis have to convince Oblina to stand up to her domineering mother after she insists that Oblina must leave the academy and return to the estate for good.
#307 Krumm Gets Ahead / It's Only a Movie  First aired: 19 Oct 1996
Krumm misplaces an eyeball for the seventh time in a week, and decides what he really needs is a head. Oblina refers him to a monster plastic surgeon, who gives Krumm the head of his dreams. It's big and square - and Krumm tops it off with an orange rug.

Ickis' boasting gets the better of him after he sits through a cutesy movie, just to prove that he can. The movie doesn't give him bad dreams, but Zimbo does, when he dresses as the main character and begins to torment Ickis.

#308 You Only Scare Twice / Less Talk, More Monsters  First aired: 26 Oct 1996
Ickis, Krumm, and Oblina pick a seemingly mild-mannered Englishman to scare, thinking it will be a piece of cake. The trio soon discover the scare is not as easy as it looks. The Englishman is a secret agent, dodging danger at every corner.

A wacky radio DJ announces that $50,000 has been hidden in the dump. Soon humans are swarming there and the monsters can't get rid of them. Ickis, Krumm, and Oblina find the DJ and scare him, getting the humans out of the dump by announcing the money is at the radio station.
#309 Fistful of Toenails / Blind Love, Monster Love  First aired: 2 Nov 1996
Ickis, Krumm, and Oblina discover an old movie in the dump, which they watch constantly despite the Gromble's protests. They begin to ape the characters in the movie and even try some dangerous cowboy movie stunts in their scaring.

Ickis falls head over heels in love when he spots the screeching hook-nosed Judy from a street corner Punch and Judy show. Not knowing she's a puppet, Ickis finally shares his feelings with his friends, who help him to present himself to the object of his desire.
#310 Amulet of Enfarg / Bad Hair Day  First aired: 9 Nov 1996
Ickis is given the job of polishing The Gromble's sacred "Amulet of Enfarg", a medal given to the most honoured of monsters. Ickis gets so caught up in his daydream of one day being awarded the Amulet that he wears it to a group scare at a department store, and loses it.

When Krumm loses his pit hairs as the result of a "Monster Mischief Day" prank, Ickis vows to do anything to get him his hair back. Ickis finds a stash of discarded "Super Grow" hair tonic in the dump and rubs it in Krumm's pits--to disastrous results.

#311 Monster Blues / I Heard the Snorch Call My Name  First aired: 16 Nov 1996
When Ickis runs away from the Academy he falls in with an old bluesman who cannot be scared because he's blind. The two become friends as the bluesman teaches Ickis a thing or two about being your own man -- or monster. Ickis returns the favour when he scares the demolition crew that arrives to destroy the old man's building.

The Snorch, tired of not being able to communicate, gets a new voicebox installed by Dr. Buzz Kutt which gives him a beautiful speaking voice. Oblina, impressed by his intelligence and eloquence, shows him how to scare and they become fast friends - leaving Zimbo, Ickis, and Krumm out in the cold.
#312 Wake Me When It's Over / Things That Go Bump in the Night  First aired: 23 Nov 1996
Ickis accidentally eats a chocolate Easter bunny. The human food gives him a bad case of sleepscaring - the monster equivalent of sleepwalking. Terrified of his middle of the night scares, he turns to his friends for help.

A new transfer student arrives at the dump. The Skrink is a small, shy fellow with odd noise-making appendages. Ickis is paired with The Skrink for "pair-scaring", but isn't happy.
#313 The Master Monster / Slumber Scare  First aired: 30 Nov 1996
The Gromble is up of his job review at the hands of Balook The Granfaloon, a puny, "by the book" Bureaucrat, who fires The Gromble for breaking a trivial rule against students celebrating after a scare.

Oblina has the bright idea to organise a slumber party. Girl monsters only. Ickis, Krumm and their friends, with nothing better to do, decide to sabotage the girls' night.

Season 4 - 1997
#401 Battle of the Century / A Perfect World  First aired: 13 Sep 1997
Simon the Monster Hunter builds the ultimate monster hunting machine; The Simon-Mobile, in an attempt to capture a real monster. When the monsters get wind of this, they build a machine entirely out of garbage and go head to head battle with Simon. With The Gromble at the helm, the monsters emerge victorious.

Feeling like Ickis and Oblina are not paying him enough attention, Krumm moves out of their dorm room and into the room of two other monsters - Snav and Blib. These two monsters spoil Krumm with attention, which he needs - at first. But soon Krumm realises that being the centre of attention is not all it's cracked up to be.

#402 The Lips Have It / Escape Claws  First aired: 20 Sep 1997
Oblina loses her lips when they get caught on a construction barricade and ripped off. The lips are found by would-be model Lucy Schmeeler, who glues them on and is proclaimed a sensation by Modelling Agency Owner Dietrich DuChamp.

A case of mistaken identity leaves Ickis thinking six lobsters are actually six monsters. He saves them from being served as dinners and promises to see them safely home.
#403 Walk Like a Man / A Friend in Need  First aired: 27 Sep 1997
When Ickis gets stuck in a toilet in Rock Star Suede's house, the monsters' only hope is to disguise Ickis in Suede's coat and hat and try to walk home. The trip home turns into a disaster as the monsters get tossed out of a taxi, cause a massive pileup and are chased back to the dump by TV Reporter, Exposia Vertov, and a horde of screaming teeny boppers, who think the disguised Ickis is Suede.

When Ickis meets a monster with a human face, he not only gains a private tutor, he makes a friend. As a youngster this human-faced monster was the object of such ridicule that he ran away from the dump and has hidden in the human world ever since. Now it is up to Ickis to convince him that the monster world has matured enough to accept this handsome monster as he is.
#404 Watch the Watch / She Likes Me?  First aired: 4 Oct 1997
While getting ready to do a scare at a hypnotist's show, Ickis stares at the hypnotist's watch and inadvertently gets hypnotised along with the hypnotist's intended subject - a loud-mouthed Car Salesman. Oblina and Krumm are mystified that whenever the word "human" is uttered, Ickis begins to act like the Car Salesman.

Through a series of misinterpretations, Krumm is convinced that Oblina has a crush on him. Krumm gets paranoid about what this will do to their friendship and tries desperately to avoid her.
#405 Oblina Without a Cause / Slick Ick  First aired: 11 Oct 1997
When a group of "cool" girl-monsters shuns the obsessively rule-bound Oblina, she transforms herself into Oblina. The Rebel--breaking every rule she can.

When a cocky Ickis takes a break from scaring to eat the grime of a dirty car, he inadvertently ends up in a car wash. Now covered with three coats of wax, the frictionless Ickis must slip and slide his way through an important scare. Luckily for him it's at an Ice skating rink! Ickis out "slips and slides" everyone.

#406 Nuclear and Present Danger / Loch Ness Mess  First aired: 18 Oct 1997
Ickis, Krumm and Oblina get trapped inside a nuclear power plant when they accidentally set off a warning device closing down the entire facility. Seeing the three monsters on a monitor, one of the plant workers mistakes them for three plant employees. A team of highly trained doctors don protective clothing and go inside the facility to bring the "employees" out to safety.

The monsters are overjoyed when the famous Loch Ness Monster pays a visit to The Academy to give a guest lecture. Unfortunately, the rowdy, boisterous Scotsmonster gets on everyone's nerves by relentlessly singing Scottish songs, dancing and re-enacting his famous scares.

#407 Super Ickis / The Substitute  First aired: 25 Oct 1997
Alone in the dump, Ickis dons a cape and pretends to be his favourite comic book hero, "Ultra-Monster." Suddenly, he is accidentally thrown through the air by a bulldozer and inadvertently saves a group of students. It's a bird, it's a's Ultra Monster! Word gets around the academy that "Ultra-Monster" is real and very cool. When Krumm volunteers to play sidekick, "Stink Boy", a new dynamic duo is born.

A substitute teacher arrives, announcing that The Gromble has "gone away" and that he will be taking over. The substitute lets the students do whatever they want - even garbage fights are allowed!
#408 The Great Escape / Beast With Four Eyes  First aired: 1 Nov 1997
Shortly McGinty, arch-criminal and master of disguise, escapes from prison and leads the police on a chase that takes him to the dump, where the cops mistake Ickis for McGinty and haul him off to prison.

When Krumm is forced to wear glasses to correct his inexplicably blurry vision, he finds himself the object of mocking on the part of the other students. Krumm tries to go without his glasses, but he and all the students learn their value when a bespectacled Krumm saves a group of monsters after a scare goes wrong.
#409 Side by Side / Hooked on Phobics  First aired: 8 Nov 1997
The Gromble assigns Ickis to be "pair-scare" partners with the dreaded, unpopular Zimbo. Ickis and Zimbo are miserable with the match and instantly start fighting.

Ickis discovers as easy way out of getting his homework done. By tapping into humans' phobias, he is able to bring scare after scare to class with little or no effort. That is, until The Gromble sends him to a phobic-free human to scare.

#410 Spy vs. Monster / Misery Date  First aired: 15 Nov 1997
The Academy shuts down when a human spy is discovered inside. From Ickis' hiding place, he realises he has dropped a drawing of The Gromble in the hallway. The spy picks it up and accidentally drops his own secret document. Ickis, Krumm and Oblina use the paper to track down spy headquarters and arrange for a transfer of the documents.

The Gromble is in love with the Library Monster, and he's not as strict as he used to be. Ickis is thrilled and wants to make sure that The Gromble stays in love, but The Gromble is unsure how to behave with a lady -it's been so long- so he asks Oblina for helpful hints.
#411 Clockwise / Gromble Soup  First aired: 22 Nov 1997
Ickis is perpetually late for class, so The Gromble hangs a big clock around his neck to remind him to be on time. When Ickis rewinds the hands on the clock, he discovers that he can turn back time.

The Gromble is sick and Simpah, the horrible Cafeteria Monster, has been put in charge of the students. When she threatens to make them eat human food, Ickis, Krumm and Oblina beg The Gromble to come back. The Gromble says the only thing that will cure him is Gromble Soup, but you need special ingredients....the crown of a king, the head of a dragon and the tail of an ogre. Ickis, Krumm and Oblina each set out to obtain one of the ingredients.
#412 Showdown / Internal Affairs  First aired: 29 Nov 1997
Simon the Monster Hunter hires three of the greatest hunters in the world to
help him capture Ickis and prove to the world that monsters do exist. When Ickis proves to be more difficult to catch than the hunters had anticipated, the hunters' pride gets the best of them. They turn away Simon's money and set their sights on doing more than just "capturing" Ickis.

A hungry parasite named Sal invades Oblina's stomach, causing her to eat everything in sight. Ickis and Krumm shrink down to Sal's size, enter Oblina's body and battle it out with him inside Oblina's expanding stomach.

#413 Laugh, Krumm, Laugh / Rookie Monsters  First aired: 6 Dec 1997
The Academy is gearing up for the Scaring Olympics. The Gromble wants desperately to win the competition and is pushing his students to do their best. Unfortunately, Krumm has swallowed an Indian feather that is tickling him on the inside.

Ickis, Krumm and Oblina get trapped in a garbage compactor and the only thing they can do is bicker. As their impending doom approaches, they remember their first days at The Academy.

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