Amazing Stories: Season 2, Episode 6

The Greibble (3 Nov. 1986)

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Hayley Mills stars as a harried mom who is alone in the house and thrown for a loop when a giant floppy, furry creature with a huge appetite for inanimate objects appears during a storm and... See full summary »

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Hayley Mills stars as a harried mom who is alone in the house and thrown for a loop when a giant floppy, furry creature with a huge appetite for inanimate objects appears during a storm and wreaks havoc. Written by Anonymous

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Mom, please don't throw my stuff away
30 April 2007 | by (muenster, germany) – See all my reviews

His mom tells Bobby she is going to tidy up his room when he's away at school. She says he doesn't need his baby stuff any longer. Bobby, who is about seven years old, is reluctant. He wants to keep his picture-books, his toy railway, etc. But mom shows no mercy. Among all the things she puts in the garbage bin is a picture-book titled 'The Greibble'... Shortly afterwards, when mom is watching TV, a lightning causes the electricity to fail - and a large creature appears that begins to eat nearly everything in reach, including a grand piano. Will mom be able to get rid of the Greibble?

Not among my favourite episodes in this series. It's not very funny in my opinion. It seems there's basically only one (repeated) joke: the Greibble eating all sorts of things. On the plus side, the creature effects are good (done by Rob Bottin, who is famous for his special effects work for 'The Thing'). I think the message of the story is: don't throw away your child's toys if he still loves them, and I think that that is a good message. (Perhaps the Greibble is revenging Bobby: it doesn't eat food, but all sorts of things that *mom* probably would like to keep.) I remember that I sometimes had problems similar to Bobby's when I was a child. Later, my mom threw away the small 'Captain Blood' reprint movie poster that I had on the door of my room. 'It was old and torn at the edges and didn't look good any longer. You don't need it any longer.' Well...

All in all, this episode isn't really bad in my opinion, but it's not very good either, so I have given it five points.


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