Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Season 5 Episode 13

The Tale of Badge

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Apr 20, 1996 on Nickelodeon

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  • Gwen has always seemed "average" compared to her scholarly younger brother. However, when she turns 16, her grandmother gives her a special gift that makes her realize she is far from ordinary.

    This episode has my favorite set and villian. Badge is quite well done, as is his rotting garden. They are some of the best props and costumes the show has ever used. The storyline is another Irish folklore-ish one, comparable to "The Tale of Jake and the Leprechaun". But, this one is far more interesting...a dark world lies just beyond Gwen's front door and she must learn her true worth before it's too late for her brother and grandmother.