The Cuckoo Clock of Doom

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 11/3/95
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  • Episode Description
  • Michael Webster always seems to be getting into trouble, and he knows why: his bratty, little sister, Tara, who seems to have no problem getting his parents to believe whatever she says. Michael's Dad order's a grandfather clock, and tells the family that he was told by the shopkeeper that there is an error on the clock. He firmly tells Michael and Tara that they are both not to touch the clock, but Tara does, and gets caught, prompting Michael to further get her in trouble, so he goes and changes the direction of the cuckoo bird from forwards to backwards. However, Michael wakes up three days in the past, and goes further back in time the next, and this process shows no signs of stopping until he really is lost in time...moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • John White

    Michael At 12

  • Kristen Bone


  • Larry Mannell

    Mr. Webster

  • Kyle Fairlie

    Michael At 6

  • Christopher Chung

    Henry At 12

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • In The Cuckoo Clock of Doom,Michael's father just bought a clock thats magical,you turn the birds head backward,time rewinds.If you turn forward time moves forward.Michael turns time back.If he doesnt fix it, he'll disappear.

    By CharmedXenaGirl, Oct 02, 2008

  • Love this episode sort of like my life

    By SurvivorFan64, Jul 15, 2008

  • Love this episode!!!!

    By Gander119, Mar 11, 2008

  • This whole series sucks.

    By Daddytrucker, Nov 23, 2007

  • God, this is such a sweet episode.

    By Touche13109, Nov 03, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • (Michael is now six years old but doesn't realize it yet.) Mrs. Webster: What is it, sweetie? Are you having bad dreams? Oh, I know what it is, your just excited because it's your birthday tomorrow! (She looks at the clock which says 12:01 AM.) Oh, actually it is tomorrow already! Happy birthday, Mikey! My big boy is six years old! Michael at Six: Six?! (He runs to the mirror and sees that he is six.) Ahhh!!! Mr. Webster: (walks in with a full head of hair, unlike when Michael was twelve.) What's wrong, little buddy? Michael at Six: Hair!

    • Tara: Gotcha! (She throws a fake dinosaur head at Michael.) Ha ha ha, what a krej! (pronounced "credge") (Tara turns to her friends.) Tara: I told ya he was a krej. (Tara turns back to Michael.) Tara: That's "jerk" spelled backwards, you krej! Michael: What's your problem, Tara? What have I ever done to you? Tara: (Squirts ketchup from a bottle at Michael)Ha ha!

    • (As Michael opens his present, which is a CD.) Josh: (Sarcastically Gosh, Henry, I wonder if it's a CD. Henry: (Sarcastically) No, Josh, it's a football! (Both Josh and Henry chuckle, and Michael sees it's a CD.) Michael:Awesome. Thanks, Mona. I don't have this one. Tara: 'Course not! You said it was lame and you threw it out, but now he'll probably like that he's in love! (Everyone laughs except Michael,and Mona blushes.)

    Notes (3)

    • Based on Book #28.

    • This episode was adapted into Goosebumps Presents Book #2.

    • This episode, along with "The Girl Who Cried Monster", on their original premieres had a special opening theme in which there was a ten-second remix when R.L. Stine is walking through the grass with the briefcase. When the G passes the dog, that part of the music is played with a different instrument. There were also different scenes from the show when the door opened.

    Trivia (4)

    • The second time Michael goes through his birthday, his mom asks him to help her with his cake. When he goes to her, you see they're outside, but the first time of Michael's birthday, they were inside.

    • In the scene where Michael is dreaming, he opens the door to the room the Cuckoo clock is in and begins to scream. But we hear the scream a split second before his mouth opens.

    • The first time when Michael's dad tells Tara not to touch the clock, you see she has bangs on her forehead, but when she turns around to stick her tongue out at Michael, her bangs are gone.

    • When it shows the episode name, you see that they put it in white. However, the rest of the episodes' names are in green.

    Allusions (1)

    • When Michael looks in the mirror at age 6, his scream and facial expression is exactly the same as Macauly Culkin's scream in the Home Alone movies.

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