Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Season 1 Episode 6

The Tale of the Super Specs

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Sep 19, 1992 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Weeds loves April Fool's Day and has planned numerous pranks for everyone that he knows- some on accident. After buying some Super Specs from Sardo's store, they give his girlfriend Marybeth the power to see things from another dimension. Soon everywhere she looks, she sees strange figures covered in black.moreless

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  • Holy cow, I knew it all along

    There was such thing as a parallel universe and trust me it was freaky. The finger trick on Gary looked real but no blood. It was all a trick. Weeds is sort of cool, wanting to be a magician. The specs caught my eye when MB wore them and saw the woman in black. This freaked me out. At school Weeds played such a cool prank. the chipmunk voice was hilarious but the locker issue was not. The specs really got me on but how can two worlds live together as one? the specs follow MB around and finally Sardo drove the other universe away. In the end, the other universe won and the prank Gary pulled was so scary and it looked so real. Turned out to be Dave. It was great.moreless
  • A very good episode.

    This is one of those episode from this series that has a dark end to it. I loved it. From the beginning where she sees those people in black,to the first introductions to Mr. Sardo and of course, the ending. Everything kept the viewer in suspense and kept us guessign what will happen to her. So many questions still remain unanswered like why the other dimension wants to take over us or where the dimension lies. The ending really surprised me and I have to say I expected a good ending. Any fan of infinite dimensions or just plain being surprised, should watch this.moreless
  • A pair of glasses, help a young woman see into another dimension.

    Great Episode. The story was perfect, The acting was pretty good. A great twist ending and the Midnight Society's reaction to the story, classic.

    I felt like they did a good job of explaining the story and developing it, in such a small amount of time. The running gag with Sardo's name was a nice keeper. Nice to see his first appearance, which accounts for many future appearances.

    Started off in another area, exploring outside of the usually setting for the opening was classic. Very different and helped with foreshadowing Gary's story.

    All in All, this has got to be one of my favorite episodes from the first season.moreless
  • Glasses that allow you to see into an alternate dmenson.

    This had to be one of the best episodes in the season. I would absolutely LOVE to have some specs like that. I mean to think that there may actually be some other dimension like that living all around us. I love the thought and i love this episode. Now if they can make glasses that can see into the future.
  • I wish I had some Super Specs.

    This episode was different from all the rest because I actually laughed more than I was scared. It's April Fool's Day and Weeds is a big prankster. It was cool that whenever he would perform a spell and it would work but he wasn't patient enough to see it. When Mary Beth put on those specs and saw that lady dressed in black, man that was scary. It couldn't have been me because that was really creepy. This episode introduces us to the infamous Sardo. When they were all sitting at the table trying to close the window of the dimensions, he didn't have a clue of what he was doing and that was funny. I wonder why the black people looked like that, were they aliens or something. At the end when MB, Weeds and Sardo were trapped in the crystal ball, that was a big twist because I thought they succeeded in closing the other dimension out. Overall this was a great episode that was funny and fun to watch and it had its scary moments.moreless
Eugene Byrd

Eugene Byrd


Guest Star

Graidhne Lelieveld-Amiro

Graidhne Lelieveld-Amiro

Marybeth "M.B."

Guest Star

Tarah Anick

Tarah Anick

Marybeth Alter Ego

Guest Star

Richard Dumont

Richard Dumont


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