October 30, 2019
October 26, 2019
(CBS, September 12-December 26, 1970)
Larry Storch – Drac, Hagatha, Ghoulihand, Batso, Ratso (both first half), Icky, various
Howard Morris – Frankie, Wolfie, Fido, Hagatha (3 episodes), Dr. Jekyll and Hyde, Mummy, Hauntleroy, Orville, various
Jane Webb – Bella La Ghostly, Sabrina Spellman, various
Larry D. Mann – Rover, Boneapart, various
Dallas McKennon – Batso, Ratso (both second half), Goo, Salem, various
Television airings of the classic Universal Monsters movies had found the franchises with a new popularity in the 1960s. Filmation producer Lou Scheimer grew up with those films and decided to create a humorous homage to them.
|Welcome to Horrible Hall.|
Scheimer hired Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In writers Jack Mendelsohn and Jim Mulligan to develop the series. They ultimately settled on the scenario of a group of monsters living together in a castle and also performing together in a band. Initially, the castle, named Horrible Hall, was meant to be an inn that would be frequented by various guest monsters and ghouls resulting in the title Monster Inn; emphasizing both the setting and serving as a parody of the Laugh-In title, of which the show would take heavy influence from. There would also be a villain named Syndey Sneaking-Slyly trying to get to a treasure buried beneath the castle. Once that aspect was dropped, the name “The Kookie Spookies” was adopted for much of the show’s early production until they were forced to change it as it sounded too close to Hasbro’s short-lived “Kooky Spooky” toyline. Ultimately, the group and the show became “The Groovie Goolies” (the unique spelling designed to avoid any claims of copyright infringement from other companies; although the traditional “ghoul” did appear from time to time).
|Frankie, Drac and Wolfie play for Bella, Orville, Hagatha, Hauntleory, Icky, Goo, Ratso and Batso.|
The Goolies were comprised of Drac (Larry Storch), a pastiche of Dracula, the short-tempered leader who played the pipe organ; Frankie (Howard Morris, doing a loose impersonation Boris Karloff), based on Frankenstein’s monster, who was the easygoing head of the Muscleleum Gymnasium and played either bone xylophones or drums (later misinformation would call Frankie the son of Drac and Hagatha); and Wolfie (also Morris), based on the wolfman, who spoke in a mix of beatnik, surfer and hippie slang and played a lyre-like instrument. Other residents of Horrible Hall included Hagatha (Storch & Morris), a plump witch that served as the chef and had a sentient broom named Broomhilda; Bella La Ghostly (a play on Bela Lugosi, voiced by Jane Webb), the vampiric switchboard operator; Dr. Jekyll and Hyde (Morris), the resident doctor with a human and a monstrous head (a play on the dual nature of the original monster); Mummy (Morris, impersonating W.C. Fields), the resident newscaster with a penchant for first aid and often became unraveled; Boneapart (Larry D. Mann), a skittish skeleton in a Napoleon hat (a nod to his namesake) that often fell apart; Ghoulihand (Storch), a giant talking glove; Batso and Ratso (initially Storch, but later Dallas McKennon), two imps who often stole treats and played mean practical jokes (that often backfired on them); Hauntleroy (Morris), Hagatha’s nephew who was selfish and two-faced; and Icky (Storch) and Goo (McKennon), two gargoyle-like creatures that were the resident pets along with Rover (Mann), Frankie’s pet dinosaur, and Fido, Wolfie’s pet piranha. Of course, other familiar trappings from the genre made appearances such as ghosts, man-eating plants and sentient furniture.
|Sabrina being bored by Drac.|
Groovie Goolies debuted on CBS on September 12, 1970. The show was picked up by Head of Children’s Programming Fred Silverman who was looking for a compliment to their successful Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Since both shows featured witches, it was decided to package Goolies together with Filmation’s other offering, Sabrina the Teenage Witch; a spin-off of their popular The Archie Show. The hour-long Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies featured two 15-minute Sabrina segments and a 30-minute block of Goolies, with both sets of characters crossing over into each other’s shows.
|Ratso and Batso trading barbs during Weird Window Time.|
The series was written by Mendelsohn and Mulligan with Bob Ogle, Chuck Menville, Len Janson, Jim Ryan and Bill Danch. As said, the show took strong inspiration from Laugh-In and featured a similar structure of quick skits and jokes. “Weird Windows Time” was a direct spoof of Laugh-In’s Joke Wall, where the Goolies would pop out of various places and trade jokes. Each Goolie had a special segment, such as Dracula’s Schoolhouse, where Drac taught mad science; Hagatha’s Bedtime Stories, where she read a popular fairy tale to Frankie and the other residents all acted out the roles; Home Movies, which had the character’s watching videos from their pasts; The Mummy’s Wrap-Up, where Mummy would deliver news stories about other monsters; and Wolfie’s Theater, which was similar to Hagatha’s stories but with a stage performance set-up. Often, the characters would deliver educational tips about various subjects to the audience. A recurring gag saw Frankie being struck by lightning and then remarking “I needed that!”, as well as possessing the dual identity as inept superhero Super Ghoul.
|The Mummies and the Puppies.|
Each show also featured two musical numbers; one performed by the Goolies, and another by a guest band. Those bands included The Bare Bones Band, comprised of three skeletons; The Mummies and the Puppies (a play on The Mamas and the Papas), comprised of a family of mummies and dogs; The Rolling Headstones (a play on The Rolling Stones), made up of three living tombstones; and The Spirits of ’76, which had three ghosts wearing the tricorne hats common during the 18th Century. Other groups conceived of during pre-production but not used were The Japanese Beatles, The Rolling Rocks, The Door Jammers and The Snapping Turtles. The songs were written by and arranged by Richard Delvy (as Linda Martin), Ed Fournier (as Sherry Gayden) and Dick Monda. Fournier and Monda also provided vocals with Bob Markland, Chris Sciarrotta and Dave Mani. The series’ background music was composed by Ray Ellis (as Jeff Michael), with additional music and sound effects provided by Horita-Mahana Corp. and Jan Moore. The titles of the songs would go on to provide episode titles for home media releases, as the original episodes went untitled and were only classified by their production numbers.
|Some random tomfoolery.|
Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies was the highest-rated children’s program in 1970. In 1971, CBS split up the two shows. Sabrina was removed from the Goolies into and replaced with clips from “The Monster Trio”, and was omitted by changes to the theme song’s lyrics. They also moved the show to Sunday mornings and paired it with Tom and Jerry. After a single season there, CBS cancelled Goolies. However, the characters continued to appear in Sabrina and became series regulars in 1972. That same year, they also appeared on rival network ABC in Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovie Goolies, which aired as part of The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie. ABC would later broadcast reruns of Goolies in 1975. The characters would make two final new appearances in episodes of The New Archie and Sabrina Hour, and Frankie was featured in the show’s closing credits. Despite its short run, Goolies was broadcast globally and translated into many languages. The show was so popular in France that the characters were included on a float in France’s 1986 Carnaval de Cholet.
|The Groovie Goolies rocking out.|
As with The Archie Show and The Hardy Boys, Filmation heavily pushed the musical aspect of the series. An album of 10 songs was released by RCA Victor Records in 1970; 8 of them had been featured on the show with “Save Your Good Lovin’ For Me” going on to be the only single, while “We Go So Good Together” and “Spend Some Time Together” were exclusive to the album. Featured on the cover was Monda, Fournier and songwriter Jeffrey Thomas in costume as Drac, Wolfie and Frankie, respectively; roles they would later reprise for the live-action segment of Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovie Goolies, although Thomas and Fournier switched roles (home releases of the special would omit the live segments). Neither release sold particularly well, although a revised version of “Chick-a-Boom (Don’t Ya Jes’ Love It)” by Monda under the alias Daddy Dewdrop reached at #9 on the Billboard singles chart. A live version of the Goolies briefly toured in 1971 lip-synching to the series’ songs. Their make-up was provided by Wes and Robert Dawn.
|A spider provides a tennis net for the Goolies and Mummy.|
The French version received its own album in 1983 by Magical Ring Records under the translated title “Les Croque Monstres”. Only the theme song was carried over and translated; the rest of the songs were new monster-themed ones and covers of other hit songs. To promote the album, a band dressed up as the Goolies (including Mummy) performed the theme song. The album would be reissued in 2013 by Balthazar Music with a slightly different track order. In 1992, Bonton released a pair of albums titled Bubusou in Czechoslovakia featuring all 33 of the show’s songs translated by Jiří Josek.
Groovie Goolies saw numerous releases onto home media. On VHS in the United States, Embassy Home Entertainment released Haunted Hijinks in 1985 and United American Video released Double Feature in 1989 and Live from Horrible Hall in 1990. In the United Kingdom, Select Video released Groovie Ghouls in 1985 that would be re-released by Kids Kollection in 1990, and Intervision Video included three episodes in both volumes of Filmation’s Children’s Cartoon Festival: Groovie Goolies in 1988. In Germany, Select Video released Geisterstunde in Horrible Hall in 1986, Die Lustige Monster Show: Im Horrorschlob & Das Gruselkabinett in 1990. Argentina and France had one release each with Mis Adorables Monstuitos from Buena Onda Home Video in 1986 and Les Croque Monstres by Sunbird Junior in 1989. On DVD, in the United States BCI/Eclipse released The Saturday “Mourning” Collection in 2006 which contained the whole series, then split it up between the two The Frightfully Funny Collection releases in 2008. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment would release a best-of collection in 2012 called simply Groovie Goolies. In 2009, Savor Ediciones Emon released the complete series in Spain as Mis Queridos Monstruos, and Australia would get their own release in 2016 from Universal Pictures.
|Bella helping in the kitchen.|
Goolies received its fair share of merchandising as well. During the show’s run, there was a coloring book and a magic slate produced by Whitman, puzzles depicting scenes from the show made by Fairchild, a collection of figurines by Chemtoy Corporation, candy with prizes, and a series of costumes by Ben Cooper, Inc.. In 2010, Monstarz released limited edition maquettes of Drac, Frankie and Wolife. In 2017, Hot Toy Cars partnered with LB Customz to make two limited edition die-cast cars featuring graphics of the Goolies in the form of a VW Drag Bus and a Dairy Delivery truck.
|Drac taking the skelevator.|
In 1977, Filmation produced the package program The Groovie Goolies and Friends comprised of their properties that had too few episodes to syndicate individually. Goolies reruns were rotated with The New Adventures of Waldo Kitty, Lassie’s Rescue Rangers, The New Adventures of Gilligan, My Favorite Martians, M-U-S-H., Fraidy Cat and Wacky and Packy. While each show retained their original end credits, Filmation created a new intro for the package and animated new bumper segments where the Goolies would interact with the characters from the other shows.
|Drac and Bella moonlighting with Prime Evil on GhostBusters.|
Over the years, Filmation planned several revivals of the show in various forms that never saw fruition. The idea of a feature film was floated in 1978. In 1984, Filmation came up with the concept of Fright Camp, which would star the children of the original Goolies attending a summer camp. They also toyed around with The Goolies, which would have featured the characters as toddlers as part of the growing babyfication craze started by Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies. Ultimately, Goolies would live on in Filmation’s GhostBusters cartoon via recycled elements, including the Skelevator (an elevator made of bone), a skeleton character who fell apart, and the appearance of Drac and Bella’s character models and animations as new characters.
“When I Grow Up” (9/12/70) – Drac shows Frankie and Wolfie his torture chamber and gets trapped in a device; Wolfie performs his version of Little Red Riding Hood; Hagatha fights with tumbleweeds; Hauntleroy’s exercise bike ends up more intense than he planned.
Songs: “Monster Cookbook” – The Groovie Goolies, “When I Grow Up” – The Mummies and the Puppies
“Population Party” (9/19/70) – Wolfie drives his Wolf Wagon around the castle; Frankie tries to train Rover; Bella tries to help Boneapart with his dog problem; Ratso and Batso want to steal Hagatha’s pie.
Songs: “One, Two, Three” – The Groovie Goolies, “The First Annual Semi-Formal Combination Celebration Meet-The-Monster Population Party” – The Bare Bones Band
“Lights Out” (9/26/70) – The monsters try to capture Drac’s great-uncle; Drac gets a physical; Tiny tries to get people to stop throwing shoes at him; Hagatha puts a spell on her cookie jar; Frankie helps Drac work out.
Songs: “Cling Clang” – The Groovie Goolies, “Lights Out” – The Rolling Headstones
“Goolie Garden” (10/3/70) – The monsters play golf; Wolfie accidentally disfigures Mummy and Boneapart; Hagatha fights the Big Green Meanie; Wolfie gives surfing lessons.
Songs: “Goolie Garden” – The Groovie Goolies, “Monsters on Parade” – The Spirits of ‘76
“Monster Trio” (10/10/70) – The monsters clean the castle; Boneapart teaches Ratso and Batso about skeletons; Tiny asks Bella’s advice on Missy’s leering eye; Dr. Jekyll and Hyde treat Ghoulihand after an accident; Hagatha gets into a fight with the mailbox.
Songs: “Monster Trio” – The Groovie Goolies, “Super Ghoul” – The Bare Bones Band
“Feed the Ghosts Some Garlic” (10/17/70) – The monsters play baseball; Hagatha tells her version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears; Drac talks about his ancestors; Ratso and Batso try to take Wolfie’s surfboard; Frankie pesters Hagatha for food.
Songs: “Feed the Ghosts Some Garlic” – The Groovie Goolies, “Midnight” – The Rolling Headstones
“Frankie” (10/24/70) – Frankie and Wolfie try to cheer up Orville; the Lovesick Loveseat stalks Drac; Ratso and Batso are up to no good; Bella and Drac try to teach Frankie manners; Frankie shows off Rover’s training.
Songs: “Frankie” – The Groovie Goolies, “Be Kind to Monsters Week” – The Spirits of ‘76
“What’s in the Bag?” (10/31/70) – Drac’s lessons on anatomy to Batso and Ratso are a bust; Frankie plays some home movies; Ghoulihand helps Wolfie build a garage; Frankie tries to get a troublesome bush out of Hagatha’s garden.
Songs: “What’s in the Bag?” – The Groovie Goolies, “When the Moon is Full” – The Mummies and the Puppies
“Goolie Picnic” (11/7/70) – Drac shows Sabrina the castle museum; Wolfie performs The Shoemaker and the Elves; the monsters play tennis; Jekyll and Hyde attempt to reassemble Boneapart; Frankie leads a Gool Scout troop.
Songs: “Goolie Picnic” – The Groovie Goolies, “Little Texas Goolie” – The Spirits of ‘76
“Where You Going, Little Ghoul?” (11/14/70) – Hagatha reads Frankie Handel and Gretel; Drac is having an unlucky day; Hauntleroy gets blamed for Batso and Ratso stealing Hagatha’s soup; Mummy reports on King Kong’s engagement; Wolfie and Boneapart dive for treasure.
Songs: “Noises” – The Groovie Goolies, “Where You Going, Little Ghoul?” – The Mummies and the Puppies
“Gool School” (11/21/70) – Drac and Frankie watch over Wolfie when he starts sleepwalking from an illness; Frankie shows home movies of his birthday party; a ghost comes to Bella for advice; Ghoulihand is tasked with guarding Hagatha’s pie; Hagatha replaces Broomhilda with a vacuum.
Songs: “Gool School” – The Groovie Goolies, “Bumble Goolie” – The Bare Bones Band
“Save Your Good Lovin’ For Me” (11/28/70) – The monsters play football; Ratso and Batso play with a strange gas; Wolfie receives an ad for a tropical vacation; Ghoulihand tries to cheer up a homesick Mummy; Frankie visits Jekyll and Hyde.
Songs: “Save Your Good Lovin’ For Me” – The Groovie Goolies, “Chick-A-Boom (Don’t Ya Jes’ Love It)” – The Rolling Headstones
“Darlin’ Darlin’” (12/5/70) – When Frankie makes Drac unable to fly, Wolfie takes them both out cruising; Frankie shows Wolfie how to exercise; Ratso and Batso invent a mist to help them sneak into the kitchen; Frankie and Mummy encounter a dragon.
Songs: “Darlin’ Darlin’” – The Groovie Goolies, “Kings and Queens” – The Bare Bones Band
“Shadows” (12/12/70) – Frankie ties to keep things quiet for Drac’s nap; Hagatha tells Frankie the story of The Gingerbread Boy; Bella is tasked with finding the Headless Horseman’s head; Broomhilda gets drunk on fermented spider cider.
Songs: “Shadows” – The Groovie Goolies, “Isn’t It a Lovely Night for Scaring?” – The Mummies and the Puppies
“Witches Brew” (12/19/70) – Bella redecorates the castle; Wolfie shows Sabrina his improvements to the Wolf Wagon; Drac plays a home movie of a concert; Mummy and Boneapart rescue the Lovesick Loveseat when Drac throws it out; Ratso and Batso enchant Broomhilda; Super Ghoul saves Hagatha’s mushrooms from the Monstrous Mole.
Songs: “Witches Brew” – The Groovie Goolies, “Creeper Crawler” – The Rolling Headstones
“Goolie Swing” (12/26/70) – The monsters compete in track and field; Drac shows Boneapart his art collection; Frankie goes bird watching; Bella helps a ghost overcome his fear of scaring; Hagatha prepares broomstick stew; Super Ghoul attempts to tame the Wolf Wagon.
Songs: “Goolie Swing” – The Groovie Goolies, “Listen for the Bells (Goolie Get-Together)” – The Spirits of ‘76
October 19, 2019
(Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boomerang SVOD, February 6, 2016-December 30, 2018)
Warner Bros. Animation
Bunnicula is a children’s book series created by Deborah and James Howe. The titular character was a rabbit found by the Monroe family—father Robert, mother Ann, and brothers Peter and Toby--in a theater during a screening of Dracula; leading to Ann coming up with his cute name. Bunnicula was an odd rabbit: possessing fangs instead of the normal buck teeth, able to get out of his cage without using the door and could also open the refrigerator on his own, and instead of eating vegetables he would use his fangs to suck their juices out of them leaving a white husk behind.
|The first Bunnicula showing Bunnicula and Harold.|
Although Bunnicula is the title character, the series is actually told from the perspective of the Monroe’s dog, Harold, and follows his adventures as he unravels the mystery of the family’s strange new pet and eventually befriends him. In fact, the story attributed the writing of the actual books to him. He also had to put up with the paranoid antics of Chester, the family’s cat, who held onto the unwavering belief that Bunnicula was truly a vampire and would turn carnivorous one day and must be destroyed. However, Chester eventually decided to befriend Bunnicula and protect him from his own nature. Although often implied and hinted at, it was never explicitly stated if Bunnicula was actually a vampire or supernatural in nature.
|The 40th anniversary edition.|
The first book in the series, Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery, was published by Atheneum Books in 1979; several months after the passing of Deborah. James continued writing the series for six more entries, during which time he introduced two spin-off titles: Tales from the House of Bunnicula, which were told from the perspective of the Monroe’s second dog, Howie, introduced in the main series, and Bunnicula and Friends: Ready to Read, a series of picture books targeted for younger readers. The last Bunnicula book was published in 2007.
|The VHS cover to the Ruby-Spears version.|
There have been two animated adaptations of the franchise. The first came in 1982, courtesy of Ruby-Spears Productions, as an installment of the ABC Weekend Special. The second was a full-fledged television series by Warner Bros. Animation. Although both were different in their presentations, the one thing they had in common was that they decided to fully embrace Bunnicula’s vampiric nature and make it front and center. However, the show strayed even farther from the original books than the special.
|Promo image featuring Mina, Bunnicula, Harold and Chester.|
Bunnicula followed all-new characters Mina Monroe (named for Mina Harker, voiced by Kari Wahlgren) and her father, Arthur (named for Arthur Holmwood, voiced by Chris Kattan), as they moved into a New Orleans apartment complex left to them by Mina’s Aunt Marie, called the Orlock Apartments. With them were their two pets (whose physical appearances differed from their descriptions in the books): the dim-witted but loyal dog Harold (Brian Kimmet), and the intelligent and easily frightened cat Chester (Sean Astin). A third pet entered the mix when Mina used the key Marie left her to open a door in the cellar, freeing Bunnicula (mostly unintelligibly voiced by Kattan).
|Bunnicula feasting on some carrots.|
Unlike in the books, Bunnicula was once the pet of Count Dracula. Like a typical vampire, he tended to avoid sunlight, slept in a coffin, and his ears could turn into bat wings that allowed him to fly. He also used his fangs to gain sustenance; however instead of blood, he drank the juice from vegetables. Not only that, but different vegetables interacted with his supernatural physiology and granted him different abilities; such as carrots giving him enhanced vision, garlic turning him into a skeleton, eggplants turning him into a huge and hideous monster, rotten yams making him invisible, rutabagas giving him telekinesis, and more.
|Mina with best friends Marsha and Becky.|
Other characters included Marsha (Monie Mon), Mina’s shy and unlucky best friend who contrasted Mina’s outgoing nature and often witnessed the supernatural happenings around Mina’s home; Becky (Kate Higgins), Mina’s other best friend who had a sarcastic personality; Scott Dingleman (Scott Menville), Mina’s crush who shared many of her interests; Madame Polidori (Grey Griffin), the owner of a shop that contained many supernatural objects and who doesn’t like children or pets; Lugosi (named for Dracula actor Bela Lugosi, voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz), a deformed and insane guinea pig obsessed with serving Bunnicula to the point he becomes an antagonist; Patches the Weredude (Eric Bauza), a stray cat cursed by another weredude that allowed him to assume human form in the moonlight; and Fluffy (Sumalee Montano), a Doberman Pinscher that hunted vampires (a parody of Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
|Bunnicula falls for a veg monster.|
After airing a preview in January, Bunnicula officially debuted on February 6, 2016 airing simultaneously on Cartoon Network and Boomerang. It was developed by Jessica Borutski, who also served as a writer, character designer and producer. The 11-minute episodes typically involved Chester and Harold getting into weird adventures with Bunnicula as they encountered various supernatural problems that Bunnicula ultimately ended up solving. Mina was oblivious to the goings on around the Orlock apartment complex and the escapades her pets got into (a running gag had her wishing she could experience something supernatural). The series was written by Maxwell Atoms, Robert F. Hughes, Matthew Whitlock, Karl Hadrika, Josie Campbell, Ian Wasseluk, Darrick Bachman, Erin Kavanagh (who also storyboarded), Lane Raichert, Edward Rivera, Ben Joseph, Matt Sullivan, H. Caldwell Tanner, Brandon Kruse, Steve Clemmons, Kyle Stafford, Jordan Gershowitz, John Bailey Owen, Jesse Porter, Bryan Condon, Merrill Hagan, Dick Grunert, Carlos Ramos, Dave Polsky, Ethan Nicolle, Nick Reczynski (who also served as an editor) and Brady Klosterman. Drew Neumann composed the music for five episodes, but it was Paul E. Francis who composed the remainder as well as the series’ theme. Snipple Animation Studios and Toon City Animation handled the series’ animation duties, while Jamie Gallant animated the intro which would conclude with Bunnicula scaring off the offending entities in different ways. James Howe served as a consulting producer.
|Bunnicula the skeleton.|
Bunnicula ran for three seasons on an erratic schedule. After the first eight episodes, the series went on a hiatus that lasted a year. Five new episodes aired on Boomerang in a graveyard timeslot before moving to the Boomerang streaming service. It would close out 2017 back on the Boomerang network. The second season would air between the two networks, but mostly on the streaming service, while the third would air just on Boomerang before becoming available on the streaming service the following year. There was some question as to whether or not the show would get a 4th season, but an Instagram post from Borutski commemorating the final voice-recording session confirmed that it would end after the third season.
Warner Home Video released the first 20 episodes of season 1 onto DVD in the 2-disc set Night of the Vegetable in 2017. A second set containing the remaining episodes was planned, but ended up being cancelled for unknown reasons. Instead, Warner opted to release the complete first season in 2018. The entire series is available on the streaming service, as well as for purchase on Amazon Prime Video through a partnership with Boomerang.
EPISODE GUIDE (CN=Cartoon Network, B=Boomerang, S=Boomerang SVOD):
“Mumkey Business” (1/18/16 preview, 2/6/16) – Tired of Bunnicula’s antics, Chester decides to lock him back up in the basement when a beast attacks the apartment.
“Walking Fish” (1/18/16 preview, 2/6/16) – Playing a harmonica has Bunnicula and Harold resurrect all dead fish.
“Spider Lamb” (2/13/16) – Bunnicula and Chester take care of Harold after his surgery, but a monster emerges from the book they read him.
“Alligator Tears” (2/13/16) – A ghostly alligator looking for her missing earring spreads a crying curse through the apartment building.
“Muddy Harry” (2/20/16) – Harold befriends the mud monster that emerges from the mirror that Mina and her friends fail to summon Bloody Mary through.
“Garlicked” (2/27/16) – Chester feeds Bunnicula garlic to cure him of his vampirism, but instead it turns him into a cute dancing skeleton that the pets must hide from Mina.
“Whooo is…the Knight Owl” (3/5/16) – Chester thinks Bunnicula isn’t enough to protect the apartments, so Bunnicula brings in his friend: the Knight Owl.
“Squeaky Doom” (3/12/16) – The spirit of an evil Viking warrior possesses Harold’s squeaky toy and wants revenge against the being who trapped him: Bunnicula.
“Son of Bunnicula” (4/11/17 B) – Chester is convinced an eggplant will cause Bunnicula to lay an egg, so Bunnicula plays a prank on him by pretending to be his own kid.
“Evil Cat Videos” (4/11/17 B) – Bunnicula believes Chester’s change of personality came from his watching a possessed videotape.
“Chester’s Shop of Horrors” (4/11/17 B) – Chester comes to like a Venus flytrap that scares Bunnicula, unaware of its own sinister plans.
“Curse of the Weredude” (4/11/17 B, 10/1/18 CN) – Chester wants to become human to impress Mina, so Bunnicula introduces him to Patches the Weredude.
“Bride of Bunnicula” (4/11/17 B) – Mina’s vegetable monster is brought to life by static electricity, and Bunnicula becomes smitten.
“Nevermoar” (6/15/17 S, 10/1/18 B) – Bunnicula and Chester venture into the internet to stop an evil raven that feeds on everyone’s negativity towards each other.
“Vampire Rabbit Season” (6/15/17 S, 10/1/18 B) – Fluffy the Vampire Pointer seeks to free Mina and her pets from the control of Bunnicula.
“Hole of the Unworthy” (6/15/17 S, 10/2/18 B) – Lugosi seeks to serve Bunnicula, but first he must get rid of Chester.
“Adopt a Vampire” (6/15/17 S, 10/2/18 B) – Chester decides to get rid of Bunnicula by putting him up for adoption, but Harold ends up being taken by a kooky old lady instead.
“Haunted Dog House” (6/15/17 S, 10/3/18 B) – Mina leaves the pets out overnight in a dog house that is apparently haunted by the ghost of a playful puppy.
“Lucky Vampire’s Foot” (6/15/17 S, 10/3/18 B) – Chester steals Bunnicula’s foot to give himself good luck.
“Ghost Chef” (6/15/17 S, 10/1/18 B) – Bunnicula summons the ghosts of Mina’s cooking idol to help her.
“Catula” (6/15/17 S, 10/1/18 B) – Bunnicula bites Chester, leaving him to believe he’ll soon transform into a monster.
“Dreamcatcher” (6/15/17 S, 10/2/18 B) – Bunnicula takes the other pets into Mina’s dreams in order to cure her of her nightmares.
“Ghost Pepper” (6/15/17 S, 10/2/18 B) – Bunnicula begins burning everything after feeding on a ghost pepper.
“Dating for Dummies” (6/15/17 S, 10/6/18 B) – Bunnicula and the pets realize something’s amiss when Mina’s dad goes out with a ventriloquist.
“Sunday Bunnday” (6/15/17 S, 10/1/18 CN) – Bunnicula ends up very far from home as the sun begins to rise.
“Scaraoke” (6/15/17 S, 10/7/18 B) – Bunnicula tries to stop a ghost from getting revenge on Mina for ruining his song with her bad singing.
“Bearshee” (9/28/17 B) – Bunnicula discovers the screaming ghost bear that visits the apartments is scared of living beings.
“Beware Apartment 13!” (9/28/17 B) – The pets trace the disappearance of various items around the building to Apartment 13.
“Puzzle Madness” (9/28/17 B) – Chester and Harold must solve various puzzles in order to escape Bunnicula’s puzzle box.
“Return of the Curse of the Weredude” (9/28/17 B) – Patches wants Chester’s help to woo his girlfriend, but Chester ends up falling for her.
“Collar Me Crazy” (9/28/17 B) – A silver collar turns Bunnicula into a normal bunny.
“Calendar Boys” (9/28/17 B) – The pets try to stop a photoshoot from exposing Bunnicula’s secret.
“Brussel Boy” (9/28/17 S, 10/1/18 CN) – Mina’s new friend as a dark secret: he can turn into Brussel sprouts.
“Vampire Tick” (9/28/17 B) – Bunnicula has to save Harold from a vampire tick.
“Chestroldcula” (9/28/17 B) – An amulet combines the pets into a singular being.
“Never Been Scared” (9/28/17 B) – The pets hire a ghost to scare Mina, who desperately wants to see one.
“Family Portrait” (9/28/17 B) – The pets have to find a way to free Mina and her dad from an evil painting.
“My Imaginary Fiend” (9/28/17 B) – Mina’s imaginary friend returns while Bunnicula faces a new threat.
“The Juicy Problem” (9/28/17 S, 10/1/18 CN) – Chester gives Bunnicula mixed vegetable juice to get him to clean the house.
“Uninvited” (12/21/17 B) – Bunnicula must save Mina and Becky from Red Cap.
“Three Heads are Better Than One” (3/8/18 B, 11/2/18 S) – Harold wants to prove his responsibility by taking Cerebus’ place in the underworld.
“The Invisible Yarn” (12/21/17 B) – Bunnicula ends up invisible after eating a rotten yam.
“Indistinguishable from Magic” (12/21/17 B) – Chester comes to believe Bunnicula is an alien robot.
“Pranks for the Memories” (12/21/17 S, 10/3/18 CN) – Chester and Bunnicula enter into a prank war.
“Revenge of the Return of the Curse of the Weredude” (12/21/17 B) – Patches moves in with the pets and Chester tries to keep his curse secret from Mina’s dad.
“On Mina’s Secret Service” (12/21/17 B) – Harold trains Chester to be a “secret service” animal in order to rescue Bunnicula from some chipmunks’ tree.
“Cellarmander” (12/21/17 B) – A flooded basement leads the pets to be eaten by a Cellarmander.
“The Eyes Have It” (12/21/17 B) – Sewer mermaids keep the pets from retrieving Bunnicula’s eye.
“Chips and Salsa” (12/21/17 B) – Bunnicula goes off to have a party, and the pets have to find him before Mina and Marsha do.
“Mark of the Mandrake” (12/21/17 B) – A mystical mandrake makes Bunnicula human-sized.
“Down the Rabbit Hole” (12/21/17 S, 10/3/18 CN) – Bunnicula helps a family of rabbits whose food supply keeps being eaten by a horse.
“Cat Burgled” (12/21/17 B) – Bunnicula and Harold have to rescue Chester and other cats from a mysterious dimension.
“Goat Story” (12/21/17 B) – Chester and Harold have to prove that Bunnicula didn’t eat all the food in the fridge.
“Bunnicumoji” (11/29/18 S) – Bunnicula tries to stop the delivery of an embarrassing text message Mina sent to Scott.
“Scott Free” (3/8/18 B, 11/29/18 S) – Bunnicula erases Scott’s memory when he discovers his secret, and the pets take advantage of that and make Scott their servant.
“Legend of the Lucky Locket” (9/26/18 S) – When a future-seeing locket reveals an adult Mina in danger, the pets decide to make sure she’s trained for anything.
“Area 50 Bunn” (3/10/18 B, 11/29/18 S) – A government agent comes to the apartments to find supernatural activity and save his job.
“Bunn on a Plane” (3/11/18 B, 11/29/18 S) – A plane ride brings Bunnicula into contact with an ancient threat.
“Cat-aclysm” (3/11/18 B, 11/29/18 S) – Catnip turns Bunnicula into an evil cat bent on destroying everything.
“Jurassicnicula” (3/12/18 B, 11/29/18 S) – When Bunnicula drains an ancient plant at the museum his lizard brain takes over.
“Bunzilla” (3/12/18 B, 11/29/18 S) – Seaweed turns Bunnicula into a monster that terrorizes a village of squirrels.
“The Chocolate Vampire Bunny” (3/14/18 B, 11/29/18 S) – A cocoa bean turns Bunnicula into chocolate, and there are some hungry kids nearby.
“Lord of the Lucky Locket” (9/26/18 S) – Two Grunges use the self-repaired locket to capture Mina.
“Bunderworld” (11/29/18 S) – Patches explains how he became cursed and met Bunnicula.
“The Gingerdread Man” (2/3/18 B, 11/29/18 S) – Harold becomes the king of a candy world, but the former king wants his crown back.
“Beach Blanket Bunn” (11/29/18 S) – Bunnicula’s day at the beach turns into an adventure.
“The Curiosity Shop Killed the Cat” (11/29/18 S) – Madame Plodouri thinks Chester is a vampire and kidnaps him to exploit with other strange animals.
“Bunn Vs.” (11/29/18 S) – Bunnicula engages in a bunch of challenges set by Harold.
“Bunn in Space” (11/29/18 S) – Cabbage sends Bunnicula into space, and he must find his way back home.
“Orlockdown” (11/29/18 S) – Count Orlock returns to the apartments to reclaim Bunnicula and take over the world.
“Prism Prison” (11/29/18 S) – The pets’ vampire dance party is crashed by a group that takes them to a vampire prison.
“Lafitte’s Lucky Locket” (9/26/18 S) – Bunnicula helps Jean Lafitte defeat the British with the help of the locket.
“A Dark and Stormy Night” (11/19/18 B, 11/29/18 S) – Patches uses a magic pen to bring his stories to life, which then proceed to threaten the town.
“How the West Was Bunn” (11/19/18 B, 11/29/18 S) – Bunnicula helps the rabbit family win a game of mini-golf against a ghost rat.
“Yellow Bellied Sound Sucker” (11/29/18 S) – Playing in the basement causes the pets to accidentally release a bird that can steal sound.
“The Fruit Fly” (11/29/18 S) – Bunnicula attempts to try fruit, but accidentally eating a fly turns him into a fly hybrid.
“Queen Wicked, the Wicked Queen” (11/29/18 S) – The pets escape from an old book, accidentally bringing the villainess of the story with them.
“Harold the Vampire Pointer” (10/28/17 B, 11/29/18 S) – Harold and Bunnicula have to fill in for a sick Fluffy when a Vampire Dog challenges her.
“Blueberry Blues” (11/29/18 S) – A blueberry makes Bunnicula depressed.
“Iron Bunn” (11/29/18 S) – A vegetable burned by an iron pot causes Bunnicula to become metallic when he eats it.
“Mastering the Genie” (12/1/18 B, 3/28/19 S) – A genie twists the wishes he grants into nightmares.
“Hare Club” (12/1/18 B, 3/28/19 S) – The pets come to learn their new hairstyles come with a lofty price.
“The Maltese Bunny” (12/4/18 B, 3/28/19 S) – The pets head to the underworld to find Mina’s lost pony.
“Termites!” (12/4/18 B, 3/28/19 S) – Chester’s perfect day is anything but.
“Clone-icula” (12/7/18 B, 3/28/19 S) – Chester and Harold have to find a way to get rid of the clones Bunnicula created of himself.
“Hiccup in Smoke” (12/7/18 B, 3/28/19 S) – Chester and Harold try to help Bunnicula get rid of his hiccups.
“Purr-gatory” (12/10/18 B, 3/28/19 S) – Bunnicula tries to fight his desire to scare Chester.
“Take the Bunny and Run” (12/10/18 B, 3/28/19 S) – Harold accidentally wins a dog race and the loser keeps pestering him for a rematch.
“Any Witch Way” (12/13/18 B, 3/28/19 S) – A witch keeps Bunnicula from hugging Mina.
“Up to Our Ears” (12/13/18 B, 3/28/19 S) – Street gangs steal Bunnicula’s ears.
“Flunicula” (12/16/18 B, 3/28/19 S) – The pets team-up with Lugosi to find a cure for Bunnicula’s flu.
“So Campy” (12/16/18 B, 3/28/19 S) – Harold tries to sell Chester on the fun of camping.
“Wag the Dog” (12/18/18 B) – Harold’s tail lands him in trouble.
“Back in Thyme” (12/18/18 B) – Bunnicula goes back in time to save Mina’s project.
“Hat-Cat” (12/22/18 B) – Bunnicula gives Chester a magical hat that will make him brave.
“Poppet Master” (12/22/18 B) – Harold’s puppets of the pets lead to trouble.
“The Party Animal” (12/24/18 B) – Bunnicula plans a party to help get Chester to loosen up.
“Good Luck Cricket” (12/24/18 B) – A cricket provides the pets with good luck, but for a price.
“Monster-Con” (12/26/18 B) – The pets go to a monster convention and discover Bunnicula is a celebrity.
“Skin Deep” (12/26/18 B) – A monster scares the pets out of their skins.
“The Thingy” (12/28/18 B) – A doppelganger is on the loose in the apartments.
“A Vampire at the Vet” (12/28/18 B) – The pets try to get Bunnicula out of his vet appointment.
“Road Tripped” (12/30/18 B) – The pets head into the underworld for a music festival.
“Oh Brother!” (12/30/18 B) – A mysterious visitor has all of the supernatural entities in the apartments on edge.