Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Season 5 Episode 9

The Tale of the Vacant Lot

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Jan 20, 1996 on Nickelodeon
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  • An "average" girl gets overtaken by her desire to be extraordinary by trading "something of little value" for a material item. What she doesn't realize is that this thing of little value is her very own life...

    9.7
    Much like "The Tale of the Phone Police" and "The Tale of the Mystical Mirror", this episode has a grand message to mass society. Be happy with who you are and what you've got. A girl is not satisfied with the fact that she's no better than anyone else. So, she unknowingly trades her life and looks to a woman sharing her fortune for things that make her feel better about herself. After her face and arms become grossly blemished with growths, she realizes the severity of her self-dissatisfaction. She makes a trade with the stall owner, Marie, and outwits her...taking back her life and her sister's because unlike Marie, she learned her lesson.
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