Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Season 6 Episode 6

The Tale of Jake the Snake

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Mar 20, 1999 on Nickelodeon

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  • Jake the Snake, "the greatest hockey player to live", had an incredible ability, and a magical stick. After he disappeared, many other boys experienced the glory and power of using his stick, only to, themselves, vanish...

    This story has very little plot. It would have actually been a good episode had there been a reason for Jake the Snake to change the boys into snakes. But there is not one presented. He merely lurks about, giving people opportunities they could never have had on their own, only to transform the poor souls into reptiles that he keeps hidden in the school basement. Really pointless. Had he had some sinister plot or purpose for this, I'd have given this episode a much higher rating. But since it definitely lacks the special touch that most Are You Afraid of the Dark episodes have, it falls short.