AAAHH!!! Real Monsters

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  • TV-Y
  • 1994
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.2  (12,490)

AAAHH!!! Real Monsters was a popular animated television show that aired on Nickelodeon from 1994 to 1997. The show revolved around the lives of three young monsters, Ickis, Oblina, and Krumm, who attended a school for monsters that taught them how to scare humans. The show was created by Gabor Csupo and Peter Gaffney, and it quickly became a fan favorite due to its unique and entertaining premise.

The show had a star-studded voice cast, including Gregg Berger as The Gromble, the monster school's leader, Charlie Adler as Ickis, Christine Cavanaugh as Oblina, Jim Belushi as Simon, the owner of a sewage treatment plant who serves as the monsters' main target, Kath Soucie as Krumm, Lacey Chabert as Zimbo, Michael Dorn as Chief Gromble, Bronson Pinchot as Trespasser, David Eccles as Zimbo, Tim Curry as Zimbo, Shelley Duvall as Snorch, Beverly Archer as Ickis' mom, Edward Winter as Ickis' dad, Billy Vera as Tony, a friend of Krumm's, Marcia Strassman as Nurse Leslie, and Bill Fagerbakke as Earl.

The show's animation was done in a unique style, using exaggerated shapes and colors to give the show a distinctive look. The monsters themselves were designed to be both scary and funny, with exaggerated features such as Ickis' long ears, Oblina's big red lips, and Krumm's missing eyes. The show's setting was also unique, taking place in the monsters' underground world, where they lived in a junkyard and attended a school built into a garbage dump.

The show's episodes followed a similar format, with the monsters setting out to scare a human in order to earn points towards their school grade. However, the monsters often struggled to scare humans, leading to various mishaps and comedic situations. The monsters also had to deal with other monsters, as well as humans who were trying to capture or harm them, such as Simon and Nurse Leslie.

One of the main themes of the show was the idea that appearances can be deceiving. The monsters may have looked scary, but they were actually kind and friendly. Conversely, humans who seemed harmless could also be dangerous, such as Simon and Nurse Leslie. The show also dealt with issues such as friendship, teamwork, and accepting others who are different.

Despite being aimed at a young audience, AAAHH!!! Real Monsters had a mature sense of humor that made it appealing to all ages. The show's writers were able to balance the show's comedic and dramatic elements, creating a show that was both entertaining and meaningful. The show also had a memorable opening theme song, which added to the show's popularity.

In conclusion, AAAHH!!! Real Monsters was a unique and entertaining show that stood out from other animated shows of its time. With its distinctive animation style, talented voice cast, and entertaining stories, the show quickly became a fan favorite. Its themes of acceptance and friendship continue to resonate with audiences today, making it a timeless classic.

AAAHH!!! Real Monsters is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (52 episodes). The series first aired on October 22, 1994.

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Laugh, Krumm, Laugh / Rookie Monsters
13. Laugh, Krumm, Laugh / Rookie Monsters
December 6, 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./Ickis, Krumm and Oblina get trapped in a garbage compactor and the only thing they can do is bicker.
Showdown / Internal Affairs
12. Showdown / Internal Affairs
November 29, 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./A hungry parasite named Sal invades Oblina's stomach, causing her to eat everything in sight.
Clockwise / Gromble Soup
11. Clockwise / Gromble Soup
November 22, 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.
Spy vs. Monster / Misery Date
10. Spy vs. Monster / Misery Date
November 15, 1997
The Academy instantly shuts down, transforming itself into a camouflaged cave, when a human spy is discovered inside. /The Gromble is in love with the Library Monster, and he's not as strict as he used to be.
Side by Side / Hooked on Phobics
9. Side by Side / Hooked on Phobics
November 8, 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 bickering./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
The Great Escape / Beast With Four Eyes
8. The Great Escape / Beast With Four Eyes
November 1, 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.
Super Ickis / The Substitute
7. Super Ickis / The Substitute
October 25, 1997
Alone in the dump, Ickis dons a cape and pretends to be his favorite comic book hero, "Ultra-Monster". Suddenly, he is accidentally thrown through the air by a bulldozer and inadvertently saves a group of students./A substitute teacher arrives, announcing that The Gromble has "gone away" and that he will be taking over.
Nuclear and Present Danger / Loch Ness Mess
6. Nuclear and Present Danger / Loch Ness Mess
October 18, 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./The monsters are overjoyed when the famous Loch Ness Monster pays a visit to The Academy to give a guest lecture.
Oblina Without a Cause / Slick Ick
5. Oblina Without a Cause / Slick Ick
October 11, 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. She discovers that being obsessive about breaking rules is as alienating as being obsessive about maintaining them./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.
Watch the Watch / She Likes Me?
4. Watch the Watch / She Likes Me?
October 4, 1997
While getting ready to do a scare at a hypnotist's show, Ickis stares at the hynotist's watch and inadvertently gets hypnotized along with the hypnotist's intended subject -- a loud-mouth 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.
Walk Like a Man / A Friend in Need
3. Walk Like a Man / A Friend in Need
September 27, 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./When Ickis meets a monster with a human face, he not only gains a private tutor, he makes a friend.
The Lips Have It / Escape Claws
2. The Lips Have It / Escape Claws
September 20, 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 Modeling Agency Owner Dietrich DuChamp./A case of mistaken identity leaves Ickis thinking six lobsters are actually monsters. He saves them from being served as dinners and promises to see them safely home.
Battle of the Century / A Perfect World
1. Battle of the Century / A Perfect World
September 13, 1997
Simon the Monster Hunter builds the ultimate monster hunting machine; The Simon-Mobile, in an attempt to capture a real monster./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.
Where to Watch AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters is available for streaming on the Nickelodeon website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch AAAHH!!! Real Monsters on demand at Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 22, 1994
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (12,490)