Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Season 5 Episode 2

The Tale of Station 109.1

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Nov 04, 1995 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Chris is obsessed with death. His brother tries to get him to snap out of it by locking him in a hearse and turning up the radio full blast. The radio goes right to 109.1. When Chris goes to the station, DJ Roy mistakes him for a dead man, and sends him to the afterlife.moreless

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  • A death-obsessed young boy gets more than he bargained for when he investigates a strange radio station at the end of the dial.

    This is a pretty good one. Gilbert Gottfrey is great as Roy, the manager of station 109.1. The plot line is fair...a kid learns that there is more to life then, well, death after he gets mistaken for a dead man and is tossed into the afterlife. He gets spit back out since he is not dead, and the proper man moves on. The theory that a radio station beyond the grave could exist is an interesting one, and makes for a great story. Well done.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: After Chris gets thrown out of the after life, just a split second before the doors close, you can see a crew member's shoe running on the other side.

    • David Francis, who played Daniel Carpenter in this episode also guest starred in the Are You Afraid of the Dark episodes "The Tale of Old Man Corcoran" as Old Man Corcoran and "The Tale of the Hungry Hounds" as Giles.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Chris: Mister, you've got to listen to me!
      Roy: Roy. The name's Roy.
      Chris: Roy! You've got the wrong guy!
      Roy: Boy, if I had a dime for every time somebody tried to weasel out of would actually do me no good at all because I'm dead. What do I need money for? What am I gonna do, I'm dead! What am I gonna do, buy gum?
      Chris: But you're making a mistake!
      Roy: I don't make mistakes, buddy boy! WHEN I WAS ALIVE, I WORKED FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES!!

    • Roy: Can't you read?!? 'Don't knock on the door!' On this side, 'Don't on the' over here 'Knock' and 'Door!' Let's try it together now! 'Don't knock on the door!'

    • Daniel Carpenter: Can you help me? Can you help me find the way home?

  • NOTES (2)