Monster by Mistake

YTV (ended 2000)


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Summary: Monster By Mistake is a computer animated series that tells a tale of enchantment set in a contemporary world. Warren Patterson is an 8-year-old boy with allergies who has been enchanted by a magical jewel from a mysterious parallel world. Because of a spell that goes awry, Warren turns into a 7-foot-tall blue monster whenever he sneezes. He can't return to his normal form until he sneezes again, and it's anyone's guess when that may happen! Warren and his older sister Tracy also have to deal with the wicked Gorgool who wants to steal the jewel and use it for his own evil purposes; as well as the other unpredictable spells emanating from the jewel and its accompanying Book of Spells. Luckily, the kids have the help of their friend Johnny B. Dead, a ghost of a musician who secretly lives in the Patterson's attic. Warren and Tracy's parents are oblivious to all the magical happenings occurring under their roof, which makes for unending comic possibilities. Characters: Warren It's a tough life being a shy 8 year old with allergies. But life just got a whole lot cooler ever since a spell was accidentally cast on Warren Patterson. Now, every time Warren sneezes, he turns into a huge powerful MONSTER! Being a Monster can be a lot of fun. There is no more need to worry about school bullies; you can run really fast and lift huge boulders without breaking a sweat. Of course Warren also needs to control his little...(or rather, big) secret. The only problem is he can't. You see, Warren can only turn into a Monster by Mistake, whenever he sneezes. And because he has bad allergies, it can happen pretty much anytime, anywhere. Warren's very close with his older sister, Tracy. Along, with the ghostly Johnny B. Dead, Tracy helps Warren realize that he doesn't have to be a Monster to be a great person (being the Monster is just a bonus!). Tracy Do you ever wish that you could make your teacher disappear? Tracy Patterson can....well, sort of. One day, Tracy found a mystical gem called the Jewel of Fenrath, and a strange old book called the Book of Spells. Whenever she reads from the book, she casts a spell from the Jewel. The only problem is that she never knows for sure what will happen because The Book of Spells is written in ancient Fenrathian. Every spell is trial and error. Some errors are very big errors, like the time she accidentally turned her parents into ice cream sundaes. Despite the occasional spell gone wrong, Tracy thinks magic is cool. She spends a lot of time trying to master the Book of Spells. Tracy is confident, capable, smart, and tremendously loyal to her monster of a brother. She's full of optimism and curiosity about the world and can also be a little bossy at times (but hey, she's a big sister!). Tracy believes every problem has a solution, if you think about it hard enough, which is good because she casts a lot of magic spells that need reversing! She is valiant and brave and always keeps her cool in difficult situations. Johnny B. Dead Johnny B. Dead is dead....literally. In his former life, he was a trumpet playing jazz musician. Johnny lives in the Pattersons' attic , (shhhhh, it's a secret)...a secret that is hard to keep because Johnny keeps popping up where he doesn't belong. He has a hard time controlling his appetite, which keeps him in the kitchen messing around with the food. He has a hard time holding back from playing the tunes, which causes the strange sounds to resonate from the attic; and he has a hard time being alone, as Warren and Tracy are the first real friends he's had in a long time. Warren and Tracy are always on their toes trying to come up with explanations for crazy noises, floating objects and strange voices that their parents occasionally hear or see. So far, they have been very successful in keeping their ghostly secret, but who knows how long this will be able to continue. Johnny is always cracking lousy jokes and playing cool swing tunes on his horn. He's a true friend and a great guy to have around. Gorgool Gorgool's a sorcerer and the would-be ruler of Fenrath. Long ago, Gorgool was zapped by the Jewel of Fenrath and was magically shrunk and imprisoned in a glass orb, about the size of a soccer ball. A great vortex hurled him from Fenrath into the somewhat boring world of Pickford. This has made Gorgool angry! Very VERY ANGRY!!! He has never been great at anger management, even at the best of times. Now, he plans to steal back the Jewel of Fenrath and The Book of Spells so that he can escape the ball, return to his normal size and rule Fenrath. Somehow, he conned a dim-witted human to be his Servant. The Servant simply has carry Gorgool around and try and get the Jewel and The Book of Spells from Warren and Tracy. Unfortunately for Gorgool, the Servant always seems to find a way to mess things up. Needless to say, it fills Gorgool with rage to be reliant on such a nincompoop. The Servant The Servant is definitely not the sharpest knife in the drawer. This dim bulb is tall, strong, menacing and extremely clumsy. One day, when The Servant was down on his luck, he found Gorgool in a ball lying on the street. Gorgool promised wealth and power for the Servant if he would help him escape his imprisonment. The Servant believes that if he finds the Book of Spells and Jewel of Fenrath, he will receive a great reward. The Servant clings to that hope and remains pathetically loyal to the bad-tempered super-small guy in the ball. Billy Don't mess with Billy, he's a mean school bully. Billy's hobbies include picking on younger kids and taking stuff that doesn't belong to him. One of his favorite kids to pick on is Warren Patterson. Too bad for Billy, things have changed ever since Warren and Tracy found the Jewel of Fenrath and The Book of Spells. Somehow, every time Billy picks on Warren, a blue monster appears and foils Billy's plans. Billy is sure that Warren is somehow turning into this Monster, but he can't figure out how he does it. He has made it his goal to catch Warren in the act and reveal his secret to the world. Even though he seems like a mean kid, Billy is actually kind of lonely. Nobody likes Billy and the feeling is mutual, but the truth of the matter is that underneath his toughness, Billy just wants to belong. Morgool Morgool is the twin brother of Gorgool, and the ruler of Fenrath. First appeared in episode "Monster On Purpose". Red A resident of Fenrath, she fought against the forces of Morgool. First appeared in episode "Monster On Purpose". Kragon A henchmen of Morgool. First appeared in episode "Keebo for Keeps". Keebo A green ally of Warren and Tracy. First appeared in episode "Keebo for Keeps". Production: There are a total of 52 episodes, thus far, and there are approximately 8 books that have been produced, as well as videos.moreless