Ruby Gloom

Season 2 Episode 18

Last Train To Gloomsvile

Aired Monday 6:30 PM Jun 01, 2008 on YTV



  • Trivia

    • We learn that Poe is scared of trains because of a pop-up book about trains that he read when he was a child.

      Ironically it was "The Little Engine That Could" a.k.a. "The Pony Engine"

  • Quotes

    • Skull Boy: I love detective work! In fact, I think I may have been related...
      The Rest of the Rang: - TO A LONG LINE OF DETECTIVES!
      Skull Boy: How'd you guess?

    • Len: Good thing you're here Skull Boy, and not up front driving the train. (Everyone but Len gasps in fear) What'd I say?

  • Notes

    • One of Misery's cousins can be seen in this episode, when the gang runs across the train

    • This episode revolves around the gang.

    • Opening Sketch: Scaredy Bat's hammock takes him on a magical ride.

      Closing Sketch: We are shown what sheep are like when no one is looking at them.

    • This episode was supposed to air as a one-hour special on YTV, but they only showed the second half.

    • This episode contains cameo appearances by Malady & Malaise, Uta & Gunther (from "UberGloom"), Mr. White & Mr. White and Mr. Mumbles. None of them actually have any speaking parts.

    • Running Gags:
      1) Frank and Len want to take a picture of the "waka-waka bird", but every time it passes by, they miss it completely.
      2) Dramatic background music turns out to be performed live by the Skele-Tunes.
      3) Ruby tries to speak "detective lingo", and then had to explain to everyone what she meant by what she just said.

    • Skull Boy's Personas: Train Conductor, Trian Engineer and French Inspector

    • We learn that Ruby thinks Skull Boy has a nice voice.

  • Allusions

    • The closing sketch in this episode is quite similar to a well-known Far Side cartoon by Gary Larson where cows only walk on four and act like normal farm animals when a car passes by.

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