Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Season 5 Episode 1

The Tale of the Dead Man's Float

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Oct 07, 1995 on Nickelodeon



  • Trivia

    • Nitpick: How was Greta able to sneak up on Zeke and Clorice? They would have heard her splash into the water, unless she was already in when they got there in which case she would have had to have held her breath for over 5 minutes.

    • Nitpick: How could an entire school not know about the pool? The room was huge and would have been visible from the outside.

    • The outside shot of the high school is the same school featured in another Are You Afraid Of The Dark? episode, "The Midnight Ride".

    • Jay Baruchel has appeared in numerous other Are You Afraid of the Dark episodes, including "The Tale of the Zombie Dice," "The Tale of the Walking Shadow," and "The Tale of the Time Trap".

  • Quotes

    • Clorice: (talking about Zeke) What a geek.
      Greta: I think he's cute. Like a puppy you want to take care of.
      Clorice: More like a puppy you need to clean up after.

    • Clorice: Yo, Red! Catch! (She throws the powder on him)

    • Stig: (Story Intro) I figure I have to impress you guys, so... I'm giving it my best shot. A lot of people don't like the way I am. They're always telling me I gotta clean up my act. But sometimes, things are the way they are for a reason, and if you go making changes, that shouldn't be made... You could end up with a whole mess of trouble. Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society, I call this story... The Tale Of The Dead Man's Float.

    • Betty Ann: Tucker's nominating someone?!?
      Tucker: Why not? He's a friend of mine.
      Kiki: You say that like it's a good thing.

    • Charlie: It's back.

  • Notes

    • This story was told by Stig as his first initiation story. But the vote for his entrance into the Midnight Society wasn't unanimous, so he had to try telling another story later.

  • Allusions