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.
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."
An overzealous news photographer accidentally takes a picture of Ickis while trying to capture one of a rock star.Ickis, while trying to give Simon the Monster Hunter a nightmare, gets sucked into his brain.
Heavy rains wash Ickis, Krumm and Oblina through the sewer and into a backwards rural town. They are mistaken for aliens and must escape from the rural mob. On a dare inspired by Oblina, Ickis and Krumm steal the Snorch's prized golden nosehair.
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, a puppy saves Ickis from being run over.
Oblina, long used to being the star pupil, finds herself challenged to the limit by a gifted transfer student from another dump.Ickis steals a magicians hat, assuming that its powers will make him the most popular monster at the academy.
Ickis is chosen by mysterious forces as the monster who quests 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 causes a crisis at the Academy.
Desperate to avoid being strapped to the viewfinder, Ickis attemps to dismantle it - and the viewfinder escapes.Ickis and Oblina find themselves monster-sitting a swollen, helium-voiced and cranky Krumm when he swallow a helium tank.
The Gromble insists that Ickis come up with five scares in one day. 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.