Ghost Story (Rugrats)

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"Ghost Story"
Rugrats episode
Episode no. Season 6
Episode 11
Directed by Jeff Scott
Written by Barbara Herndon
Jill Gorey
James Peters (story)
Original air date March 27, 1999 (1999-03-27)
List of Rugrats episodes

"Ghost Story" is the 105th episode of the children's animated television series Rugrats. It originally aired on the television network Nickelodeon on March 27, 1999, during the series' sixth season. The babies have a sleepover with Angelica and they tell a scary story featuring cameos from the Aaahh!!! Real Monsters trio. This episode marks the first Nicktoon crossover.

"Ghost Story" was written by Barbara Herndon and Jill Gorey and directed by Jeff Scott. It became available for sale on the two-disc DVD Rugrats: Holiday Celebration on August 31, 2004 as a bonus Halloween episode, and is still available as of February 2011.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

During a stormy night, Angelica insists that the babies keep themselves preoccupied by telling a ghost story, so she starts a story revolving around a haunted house with the characters filling out the roles in the story, Chuckie portraying the main protagonist of Angelica's tale; a boy sent into the haunted house. Chuckie's character is terrified of the ghoulish inhabitants of the house, including a pair of bizarre residents played by Phil and Lil, but soon encounters a ghost (played by Tommy) who is willing to guide him through the haunted house. However, on their way to the house's upper floor, the group encounters a pack of hungry monsters (the main characters Ickis, Krumm and Oblina featured in the Nickelodeon cartoon series Aaahh!!! Real Monsters) but manage to deceive them into believing that there is chocolate pudding in the kitchen of the house so that the monsters choose the dessert over the infants.

Reception[edit]

"Ghost Story" first aired on Nickelodeon on March 27, 1999. It, like all other Rugrats episodes, received a parental guidance rating of TV-Y. "Ghost Story" was paired with the episode "Chuckie's Complaint." Nickelodeon had a 10th anniversary special voting in which viewers could choose their favorite Rugrats episode. "Ghost Story" was ranked 61st of all Rugrats episodes, but did not make it on the 10th anniversary DVD.[2] This episode aired about two years after Aaahh!!! Real Monsters ended on November 16, 1997. This episode has also been aired with other Rugrats reruns on Nicktoons Network.

Production[edit]

Recording sessions for the episode took place in Hollywood, California.

"Ghost Story" was written by Barbara Herndon and Jill Gorey and directed by Jeff Scott. The story for this episode was created by Barbara Herndon and Jill Gorey along with James Peters. Like all other episodes recording sessions for this episode took place in Hollywood, California. Each actor recorded their part individually, taking anywhere from fifteen minutes to four hours depending on the scene or role. Krumm's voice actor, David Eccles, is also the voice engineer for the Rugrats and Aaahh!!! Real Monsters episodes. Eccles previously provided the voice of the monster under Chuckie's bed in 1994.

This episode marked the first crossover between Nicktoons shows. The other monsters seen in this episode are also from Real Monsters, as shown by their two uvulas, a signature feature of the show's characters.

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