Freddy's Nightmares

Season 1 Episode 1

No More Mr. Nice Guy

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Aired Unknown Oct 08, 1988 on
8.2
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No More Mr. Nice Guy
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In this prequel to A Nightmare On Elm Street, Freddy Krueger is released following a mistrial, and he's hunted down and murdered by the irate parents of Springwood. Following his death, Krueger returns in dreams to terrorize the family of the cop who burned him alive. This episode is followed by Sister's Keeper.moreless

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  • I was really excited to see this show, finally for the 1st time. I never got to watch it because it was on some channel I didn't have as a child.moreless

    8.9
    This episode explains a lot of how Freddy's behavior was before he was murdered. Although it was very different than the Movie - it's up to the audience to believe wish theory they want, because it is actually told by two different sides. I believe this episode is told in Freddy's perspective so things but vary from one episode to the next and after all this was directed by someone other than Wes Craven, so instead of them stealing his story they just used it to make a series more about Freddy Krueger. I really can't believe that cop forgot to read him his miranda rights, dumb guy. And who cares if everyone killed Freddy or the cop did, he was evil and the law would of probably shrugged their shoulders. I only have 5 of the episodes and can't wait to watch the others. I really wanna see the one that explains what happens to the twins but maybe someday I'll be able to see them all.moreless
  • The tv pilot for the series.

    7.5
    It's like a prequel for the first movie without the sex and blood of the movie. For a tv pilot it's not bad. I remember this being aired in syndication when it aired.



    You get to see how Freddy became Freddy and how the townspeople of Springwood basically took the law into their hands into making him an evil figure to be resurrected by their own hatred.



    It was directed by Tobe Hooper who did "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre". THere is a courtroom scene that explains how the justice system backfired to let Freddy go on his killing spree. The effects were ok too. After this Freddy became the host of the series instead of the main character like in this episode although he would appear in various episodes causing. It's worth watching.moreless
  • Wait, I Thought i Already did this, LOL.

    7.5
    I Liked It. It Was very well written. But i have to say that freddy's death sequence was overly-exaggerated. The Storyline was a bit off-beat and the effects are just way beyond the series. However, the untold story was very creative and somewhat clever. f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k kmoreless
  • This might not have been the best show out there, but to me, it was the most memorable of them all.

    5.0
    This was unusual concept and it seemed like a



    risk for the studio to produce this show. I was



    curious at first to see what it was. What I liked



    about this show most of all was the music. It



    like the most memorable theme I had ever heard



    in a show. Too bad there is not a soundtrack



    available to listen over and over again. Anyway,



    I check out this episode and it was quite funny.



    It certainly was one of the darkest Freddy shows



    out there. It was like a Twilight version of



    the infamous boogeyman. For anyone who likes



    heros, this would not be it. The whole concept



    to see if Freddy had actually won his fights



    against the people he seeks to destroy. However



    this alternate univserse where he is more younger



    and is reinvented. After a few years of only



    three seasons, this show was cancelled due to



    poor ratings at a time that I wasn't aware of.



    A another problem was that only one DVD episode



    came out which is hard to find. Maybe someday,



    I'll be able to view the whole series on VHS. Some



    fans of Freddy might like it, others proubably



    would not.moreless

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    • There's more than a few inconsistencies between this episode and the established story from the films. SPOILERS follow...

      In A Nightmare on Elm Street, it was stated that Freddy was released because "somebody forgot to sign the search warrant in the right place." Here he was released because the arresting officer didn't read him his Miranda rights.

      Lt. Blocker is never mentioned in the films, and the Thompsons from the first movie, who were part of the mob, aren't mentioned here.

      Marge Thompson said of Krueger's death that the parents left a trail of gasoline through the boiler room and out the door, lit a match and watched it burn. Here, however, Lt. Blocker douses Krueger himself with gas and lights the match.

      In Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, the mob is seen throwing a malatov cocktail into Krueger's lair, which is also inconsistent with his death here. In that film, he's merely surrounded by flames when the dream demons arrive to offer him immortality, he's not actually on fire.

      In the first film, Marge Thompson revealed that she took Freddy's glove as a souvenir after they murdered him. No reference is made to anyone doing this here.

      In this episode, it's officer Gene Stratton who hides Krueger's remains, but in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Donald Thompson was revealed to be the only one who knew where Krueger's corpse was hidden. There's been some speculation as to whether or not Stratton was supposed to be Thompson, but Stratton wasn't present when Krueger was murdered, as Thompson was alluded to have been.

      Additionally, the time period No More Mr. Nice Guy takes place in throws the rest of the Elm Street timeline completely askew. In A Nightmare on Elm Street, Nancy watched Evil Dead on her TV and has a poster of the band The Police on her wall, which establishes the film taking place in 1983/1984. Since Nancy and her friends were unaware of Freddy (and a deleted scene reveals the kids who were being terrorized in the first ANOES each had siblings who were murdered by Krueger), Freddy's death would have been in the late '60s or early '70s. No More Mr. Nice Guy is supposed to be a prequel to the first film, however, the look is very late '80s and (in addition to the vehicles) Lt. Blocker winds up wearing a Walkman style of headphones that weren't around in the '60s and '70s. The timeline is thrown into further disarray by the sequel to this episode, Sister's Keeper, where a poster for Madonna's "True Blue" adorns the wall of the Blocker girls' bedroom. "True Blue" was released in 1986, three years after Evil Dead. That sets the events of these episodes after the first film.

    • Throughout the episode people confusingly refer to the chief of police, as Chief, Lieutenant, and Sheriff.

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