Growing Up Creepie

Season 1 Episode 1

The Tell-Tale Poem / Creepie Meets Tarantula Boy

Aired Saturday 12:00 AM Sep 09, 2006 on Discovery Channel Kids
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The Tell-Tale Poem / Creepie Meets Tarantula Boy
The Tell-Tale Poem: Creepie's mother's day poem causes concern at school.

Creepie Meets Tarantula Boy: Creepie falls for Tarantula Boy, who is half human and half spider, when she visits a carnival.

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  • a really great way to begin the series.

    creepie meets tarantua boys begins with the main character creepie and her best friend chris-alice at a carnival. creepie doesn't care much for what chris alice likes and eventualy sees the freak show being advertised. they go and creepie falls for tarantula boy. they hit it off until she finds out he's just wearing a costume. had she meet his mother, she would ahve seen a secret they bothe share.

    the tell tale poem shows creepie's unique writing style. she scares nearly her whole class with a simple poem. it causes the principal to be concerned about her and visit her parents. creepie doesn't know what to do since her family are bugs. luckily they don a disguise and fool ms. monserate. creepie feel lucky to have such a cool mother and family.moreless
  • this show is about creepie a girl who's adopted by insects and she has adventures and she's weird.

    This starts with the 1st school day episode , creepie is weird and the others don't look much up to her because of her strange stuff she does.

    And the episode Creepie meets tarantulaboy was a good season1 episode.

    Creepie was in the carnaval with her friend and whent to a freak show.

    there they met tarantulaboy.

    Her friend diddn't like him at first and creepy felt in love with him.

    But at the end it turns out tarantulaboy isn't a real tarantula but a normal kid.

    creepie was a bid sad but her friend was exited for creepie and hopes they meet again the end.moreless
  • This is a great way to start of the series.

    The pilot to Growing Up Creepie. The Tell-Tale Poem goes like this. Dr. Pappas is having the class read their mother's day poems. Budge reads his to the class. He askes for another volunteer but no one is offering. Gnat swarms around Creepie and she tries to swat him away. Dr. Pappas thinks that she raised her hand and calls on her. Creepie gets in front of the class and reads her poem. When she does, weird things happen, such as the lights flickering on and off. After class, Dr. Pappas sends Creepie to the principals office and Mrs. Monseratte decides to get to know Creepie better. She administers a Creative Visualization test. After the test, Mrs. Monseratte decides to do a little bit more studying on Creepie. Afer school is over with, Mrs. Monseratte drives Creepie home and wants to meet her parents. Creepie tries to keep her family of bugs a secret. But when it seems she might hae to tell the truth, her family dresses up as a human and interacts with Mrs. Monseratte that way. Creepie Meets Tarantula Boy goes like this. Creepie and Chris-Alice are at the cranival when Creepie spots a Freak Show. They enter inside and their they meet Tarantula Boy. Chris-Alice is afraid, but Creepie introduces herself. She starts talking to him like they have known each other for years. They agree to meet each other again. Later on, they go around the carnival having fun. When Tarantula Boy gos to get Creepie and candy apple he comes out dressed as a human. Creepie is unhappy and she leaves the carnival with Chris-Alice. But she does not know that Tarantula Boy's mother is an real tarantula.moreless
Athena Karkanis

Athena Karkanis


Guest Star

Dwayne Hill

Dwayne Hill

Barker II / Vendor I

Guest Star

Leah Cudmore

Leah Cudmore


Recurring Role

Louise Vallance

Louise Vallance

Boy / Girl

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Creepie:

      Mother, proud, strong, beautiful Mother
      See what you want-grab it
      Bite its beat off-snap in your powerful jaws
      Crunching limbs, torso
      Victim, helpless as its life drains

      Crunching, crunching, crunching
      Eyes glowing the hunger never satisfied


    • Chris-Alice: (when she sees a stuffed bunny) Oh. My. Gosh! Isn't that rabbit the cutest?
      Creepie: For a large, fake stuffed rodent? Absolutely.

    • Chris-Alice: And after we ride the Farris Wheel, let's get all shook up on the salt and pepper shakers.
      Creepie: That's a good thing right?

    • Mrs. Monseratte: I here there is a stomach bug going around.
      Creepie: Oh. You mean Uncle Bert.

    • Creepie: (while Mrs. Monseratte is hugging her) I can't breathe.

    • Caroleena: You've reached the Creecher residents. For maggots, press 1, for larvae, press 2, all other callers press 3. Have a delicious day.

    • Budge: (reading poem) Oh to be five again. When momma said good night. Snuggled in her cozy arms, everything felt right.
      Gnat: Yuck!
      Budge: Into her loving eyes that glowed so warm and bright. And after she closed the door, her smile was my night light.
      Dr. Pappas: Very touching indeed Mr. Bentley.
      (Gnat falls over and pretends to gag)
      Creepie: (to Gnat) Gnat, you're such a pest.
      Dr. Pappas: (sobbing) I REALLY must call my own mother one of these years. (yelling) NEXT!

    • Mrs. Monseratte: Creepie Creecher. Student ID number 24601. Dr. Pappas asked me to read this...poem of yours and I have to say that I agree with his assessment that it is more than a little alarming.
      Creepie: Thank you.
      Mrs. Monseratte: A responsible educator can never be too careful with the delicate psyche of the emerging adolescents. (shreds paper) So, I would like to administer a little test to get to know you better.
      Creepie: Test? I didn't study for any test.
      Mrs. Monseratte: No no no no no no no child. This is not a test you study for. It is what we call "Creative Visualization".
      (Creepie automatically appears in the chair)
      Mrs Monseratte: Just sit back and relax. Now, tell me the first thing that comes to your mind.
      Creepie: (to each different card) A muring fly, a mosquito sucking blood, head lice, spider web, deer tick, stink bug, host, fire ant, two cockroaches fighting over a hunk of rotting meat.
      Mrs. Monseratte: Very interesting. Thank you Creepie. You may go now.

    • Tarantula Boy: I didn't mean to scare her. What about you? You don't seem scared.
      Creepie: Why should i be? Your venom is relativly nontoxic to humans.

    • Creepie: I'm Creepie and this is my friend Chris-Alice.
      Tarantula Boy: Nice to meet you.
      Chris-Alice: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

    • Ring Master: (to the audience) Please refrain from screaming and fainting as it only enrages the exotic, dangerous, dynamic mistake of mother nature.

    • Ring Master: Tarantula Boy! We have another show in five minutes. Tell your friends to buy a ticket or take a hike.

    • Bugs: Creepie's home!
      Pauly: (on Creepie's shoulder) How'd it go today Creepie? (eats a caterpillar)
      Caroleena: Pauly, don't talk with caterpillar in your mouth.
      Pauly: Sorry, mom.
      Vinnie: So, did everybody dig your Mother's Day poem?
      Creepie Huh. Yeah. It was a real scream.
      Vinnie: (to Caroleena) Aw. She takes after you. Love bug.
      Caroleena: (to Creepie) I am so proud of you.
      Pauly: We have a real poet in the family. Group hug.
      (all the bug crawl on Creepie)

    • Pauly: (after he and Gnat swallow all the cotton candy) That was disgusting. Let's do it again.

    • Creepie: (to Tarantula boy) Do you really regurgitate stomach acids on your prey before you suck them up?

  • NOTES (6)

    • Mrs. Monsteratte believes Creepie is going to commit suicide when she see her near the gym ceiling freeing gnat from a fly trap.

    • First appearance of Tarantula Boy.

    • When Creepie reads her poem, the lights start to flicker and thunder and lightning suddenly appear.

    • Samantha Lombardi's song "Smile - You Can't Erase" is used during the montage of Creepie and Tarantula Boy hanging out.

    • Caroleena, Vinnie, Pauly, Gnat, and all the other bugs in Dweezwold dress up and pretend to be Creepie's mom while Mrs. Monsteratte visits the home to talk to her about Creepie's Mother's day poem. They make up the excuse that they ahve german cockroach measles so they woudn't have to touch Mrs. Monsteratte.

    • After The Tell-Tale Poem, Creepie gives out some facts about the Praying Mantis. After Creepie Meets Tarantula Boy, she gives some facts about the Tarantula.