Weeds, a prankster, buys his friend Marybeth a pair of super spec glasses as part of an April's Fool Day where once she places on the glasses, strange figures appear and can't be explained.

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Weeds
Graidhne Lelieveld-Amiro ...
Marybeth
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Rachelle Glait ...
Dark Lady / Phantom
Carole-Anne Gascon ...
Patty
Annette Bouzi ...
Katherine
Errol Tennenbaum ...
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Paul-Emile Frappier ...
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Tarah Anick ...
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Jason Alisharan ...
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Nathaniel Moreau ...
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Weeds, a prankster, buys his friend Marybeth a pair of super spec glasses as part of an April's Fool Day where once she places on the glasses, strange figures appear and can't be explained.

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The only episode to have a scene before the introduction (Gary and Kristen are at his dad's magic shop before the group is shown at the campfire site in the woods). See more »

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Marybeth takes the specs out of her bag and places them (unfolded) upon the kitchen counter. In the very next shot we see that the glasses are sitting on the kitchen counter folded. See more »

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Sardo: [sees the giant pair of eyes in the darkness, leaps up to cower under the table] Ahhh! Take the children...!
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Are You Afraid of the Dark? Theme
Arranged and produced by Ray Fabi
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A pair of Super Specs not being so super? It figures.
13 March 2013 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

Time to sit around the campfire once more with this very entertaining tale that revolves around a pair of novelty Super Specs. You know what Super Specs are, don't you? Those things that you buy in joke/magic shops, the ones that allow you to see . . . . . . . . . . . . everything as you would without them? Know the ones? Yeah, hmmmm, me neither. Never mind, it's not all that important.

What IS important is that Weeds (Eugene Byrd) gets a pair of Super Specs for his girlfriend Marybeth (Graidhne Lelieveld-Amiro) as part of an April Fool's Day prank and then Marybeth starts seeing things that aren't seen by everyone else. She tries to find out what's going on from the store owner who sold the Super Specs, Sardo (Richard Dumont), but Sardo may not know as much as he pretends to.

The Super Specs may not really seem all that super, but they become much more interesting as soon as the supernatural plot element is revealed and starts to develop. Fans of the show will also enjoy this episode because it features the first appearance of Sardo, a recurring character who would pop up in over half a dozen episodes throughout numerous seasons.

Directed by Ron Oliver and written by Chloe Brown, this is one of the best episodes from season one of Are You Afraid Of The Dark? and that's mainly due to the second half, when things get a bit spookier, and the very enjoyable ending. The acting is okay, as usual, and the show continues to allot just enough time to the framing material focusing on the members of The Midnight Society.


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