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Petshop of Horrors

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Unknown Mar 01, 1999 on Tokyo Broadcasting System
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Episode Summary

After the recent loss of their child, a grieving couple visits Count D's shop in search of a pet that will cheer them up. The Count has the ideal pet for the Haywards: a rabbit that looks just like their dead daughter Alice. Overjoyed with the creature, the Haywards take it home - but problems arise when they break their contract. All the while, a hunky, presumptuous, police detective named Leon is determined to gather evidence of the pet shop's connection to several suspicious deaths around town.moreless

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    Matt McKenzie

    Matt McKenzie

    Mr. Hayward

    Guest Star

    Julia Fletcher

    Julia Fletcher

    Mrs. Hayward

    Guest Star

    Wendee Lee

    Wendee Lee

    Alice Hayward

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Leon: You knew that would happen, didn't you?
        Count D: Let's get back to the shop and talk. It's about time for afternoon tea. I can serve you a delicious pie with lots of chocolate and custard cream.

      • Count D: Such loving creatures human parents are. That's exactly how you killed your daughter, the real Alice, spoiling her to no end since she was little, giving her anything and everything she wanted, never scolding her when she did wrong. And how did she turn out? Withdrawn from family and society, repeating crime after crime and hurting others. In the end, she herself was destroyed by drug addiction.
        Mrs. Hayward: I didn't want her to hate me! I loved her!

      • Count D: Welcome to my pet shop. I am Count D. This is Chinatown, a mysterious place with many rare and valuable commodities. Tonight, you shall find something you desire.

      • Count D: As you breached the term of the contract, I'm afraid we cannot assume any responsibilities for the consequences.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Alice and rabbits--Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the assumed name Lewis Carroll. It is about a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit-hole into a bizarre land where she is confronted by abnormal beings, both human and animal alike. The original tale is extremely dark in comparison to the commonly-known Disney movie.

      • What you need is the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

        The Piper is a legend, documented by the Brothers Grimm, which tells of an unusual disaster that occurred in the town of Hamelin, Germany, on 26 June 1284. The town of Hamelin was suffering from a rat infestation. One day, a man claiming to be a rat-catcher played a musical pipe to lure the rats with a song into the Weser river, where all of them drowned.