Season 2 Episode 8

Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes

Aired Unknown Oct 12, 1996 on FOX
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Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes
Two pink flamingos. A whole family of plaster skunks. Joe Burton's dad loves those tacky lawn ornaments. But then he brings home two ugly lawn gnomes. And that's when the trouble starts. Late at night, when everyone's asleep, someone's creeping in the garden. Whispering nasty things, smashing melons, squashing tomatoes. No way two dumb old lawn ornaments could be causing all the trouble. Is there?moreless

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  • Not bad. Just about lawn gnomes coming to life and making trouble and blaming innocent people like...Joe.

    I read the book and realized some things were different. There was no Moose, the lawn gnomes didn't have names, and the whole plot was a little rearranged. But to review the episode, the acting: perfect. I liked Joe's potential that he had. Against his sister, the lawn gnomes, Major McCall. The dad wasn't that bad, actually. The part with him in the bed was understandable. The mom wasn't shown for barely four minutes so I can't really say anything about her. Minnie was ehh...ok. She was kind of whiny and annoying. The lawn gnomes smashing melons and drawing on them was entertaining and amusing. Major McCall was a real jerk. I hated him. When he smashed that melon on Joe's porch, I was thinking in my head, "Man, if my dad was standing there like Joe's, he would so beat the crap outta McCall."moreless
  • Lawn gnomes take revenge on a rude neighbor by ruining his garden. But, of course, the Major doesn't believe Joe when he says that he didn't do it- no one does.moreless

    This one was very interesting. Two neighbors are competing to win a backyard garden contest. When Joe's dad brings home two creepy looking gnomes, that's when the trouble starts. The Major already thinks that Joe is going to destroy his yard, so when he finds his melons beat up and thrown all over the next day, that is exactly who he blames. But, Joe didn't do it, the gnomes did. Finally Joe convinces his sister Mindy to go outside and see for herself just what those gnomes are up to one night and they almost get attacked by a whole bunch of the creepy little things.moreless
Lance Paton

Lance Paton

Joseph "Joe" Burton

Guest Star

Kerry Segal

Kerry Segal

Mindy Burton

Guest Star

Peter Keleghan

Peter Keleghan

Jeffery Burton

Guest Star

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Mindy: (Referring to the lawn gnomes) I think they're cute.
      Mr. Burton: Yeah, I think so too. And with these guys in the back yard, we may have a chance of winning a summer garden contest. Am I right?
      Mindy: Yeah, and at Christmas we can dress them up as elves.
      Mr. Burton: Santa's elves?
      Joe: Dracula's elves, maybe.

    • (Joe and Mindy are playing catch.)
      Joe: Come on, Mindy, stop throwing it like a wimp!
      (Mindy catches the ball roughly and throws it back to Joe softly.)
      (Joe throws the ball back hard to Mindy.)
      Mindy: Cut it out, Joe. Quit throwing it so hard. (She throws the ball back.)
      Joe: Come on, throw right. (He throws the ball back hard.)
      Mindy: Here, how's this? (She throws the ball over their fence and into Major McCall's yard.)
      Joe: Way to go! Now you can go and get it!

  • NOTES (3)