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"Goosebumps" You Can't Scare Me! (1996)

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

The Best Episode Ever!

Author: Cardcaptor_Jim from Ohio, United States
20 April 2009

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Eddie and Hat are two boys who are sick of "Little Miss Perfect" Courtney, the teacher's pet. When she says nothing scares her, the two boys take this as a challenge. Unfortunately, Courtney isn't afraid of snakes or tarantulas. Their pranks on her backfire badly. Not giving up, the boys dare Courtney to go to the muddy creek where a mud monster apparently roams. There, all three kids find out the truth behind the legend.

Excellent in all respects, this is the quintessential episode of Goosebumps. The performances of all the kids are outstanding, with an especially funny performance by Charlotte Sullivan as Courtney. Sullivan's dialogue at the end of the episode is hilarious. It does change the book by R.L. Stine, but that's not a bad thing. Fans of this series will definitely want to re-watch this over and over.

This episode is included on the new DVD, "Return Of The Mummy".

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Is Courtney easily shaken? Afraid not.

Author: tyler-and-jack from Edinburgh.
28 October 2013

Directed by Rene Bonniere and written by Peter Mitchell, this is a light-hearted episode of Goosebumps that has one or two minor scares but keeps itself busy trying to make young viewers chuckle.

Courtney (Charlotte Sullivan) is a good two shoes, much to the chagrin of Hat (Dylan Provencher) and Eddie (Kiel Campbell). Those two lads want to give Courtney a fright, to at least see her shaken up and acting less than perfect. but giving Courtney a good fright proves more difficult than they could ever have imagined.

While this won't please fans who like their Goosebumps a little darker and more twisted, there's plenty to enjoy here. The two boys are a lot of fun as they scheme together, Courtney is easy to root against and there's even a Mud Monster that pops up once or twice.

The acting is okay and the pacing is fine, but this is all about the humour. Which is perfect for the main audience.

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silly, easygoing fun

Author: framptonhollis from United States
19 September 2017

"Goosebumps" episodes were hardly ever scary, even as a little kid, and many of them were often quite comical. "You Can't Scare Me" is perhaps one of the most lighthearted and humorous entries of the "Goosebumps" cannon. It makes me laugh both unintentionally and intentionally, which makes for an emotionally confusing, but highly entertaining ride. The characters are not realistic, the dialogue is corny, and the acting is kind of mixed (the girl who plays Courtney is very funny and quite competent overall), but mostly pretty bad or at least kind of mediocre. And yet, there's so much charm and energy here that it makes me too happy to really criticize it. It's not scary, and it's hardly ever even supposed to be. The main intent of "Goosebumps" is not horror or even humor-but FUN! Episodes like these are all about having a good time, and I cannot help but find their enthusiastic grinning to be extremely watchable and amusing.

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