Season 4 Episode 2

How I Got My Shrunken Head (2)

Aired Unknown Sep 14, 1998 on FOX
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How I Got My Shrunken Head (2)
What has two eyes, a mouth, and wrinkly green skin? Mark's shrunken head. It's a present from his Aunt Benna. A gift from the jungle island of Baladora. Mark can't wait to show the kids at school his shrunken head. It's so ugly. So gross. So awesome. But late one night, the head starts to glow. Because it's no ordinary head, it gives Mark a strange power. A magical power. A dangerous power.moreless

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  • Here is part II of my review of this episode:

    Mark is now in the jungle of baladora...At a campsite. He wanted to see his Aunt Benna, but she's not there. Another scientist claims she's 'missing'. Mark has a dream that she's hypnotizing him and in the dream, she's wearing shades. She uses some kind of magical coin on a string. He sees some guy who sort of looks like a spider. When he wakes up from the dream, he goes out to search for Aunt Benna. The scientist's daughter goes with him. Along the way, Mark almost drowns in quicksand, but manages to save himself with a 'word he made up' called Kaleeah! Then, they fall into a pit trap upon reaching another smaller site. How will they get out? And what is a tiki-dressed native doing there?

    The theme song for this episode:

    Heavy by Collective Soul.moreless
  • The actors were great! If only it were closer to the book, I'd give it a 9.5.

    This was a pretty good episode. The actors and actresses that played the zombie workers did a great job making it look as if they were really mindless. A few special effects did seem fake, like when Mark floats into the air, and the workers and explanation from Dr. Hawlings made it entirely different from the book it is adapted from, but I do give it an 8.0 for the acting, and it being based on my favorite Goosebumps book, and not to mention the very first Goosebumps book that I ever read. If the episode were more connected to the book, I would've probably given it a rating around a 9.5.moreless

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Dr. Richard Hawlings: (To Aunt Benna about the shrunken head) Why don't you just tell me how it works.
      Aunt Benna: Hawlings, I wouldn't tell you how the phonebook works.
      Dr. Richard Hawlings: Really. Will see about that.

    • Kareen: (Curious about Mark's shrunken head) How does that thing work?
      Mark: I don't know. It's just that whenever I am in trouble, it starts glowing and something happens just in time to save me.
      Kareen: May I try it.
      Mark: Why? So you can show it to your father?
      Kareen: You don't know me very well, do you?

    • Mark: (Walks to his shrunken pets, Mr. Hawlings, Mrs. Hawlings and Kareen Hawlings.) Calm down, I didn't forget. (He drops a small piece of a sandwich in the aquarium.) Don't worry ya guys, my Aunt Benna said she was gonna find a way to bring you back to your normal size.
      The Hawlings: When?
      Mark: She's gonna bring it when she comes to visit.
      (The Hawlings cheer.)
      Mark: On my sixteenth birthday.
      (The Hawlings whine.)

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