Season 3 Episode 26


Aired Daily 2:00 PM Apr 13, 1995 on Nickelodeon



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Tommy, as Moses, greets Phil and Lil in the story he puts his hands on his waist. If you look carefully you can see his hand is backwards.

    • Hebrew is written Right to Left.

    • Goof: At the end, the book flips forward through all the pages as the background goes black. Is it just me or would 'the end' appear at the end of the book? Not at the beginning? And if that is the end of the book, the text would be backwards, or the book is similar a Japanese manga (with a manga, the normal beginning of a book is the ending).

    • Goof: During the Passover episode Boris is locked in the attic. Each time someone else enters the attic look at the door. The door is different in almost each shot. Sometimes it has a door knob, sometimes not. Sometimes there is a plate around the knob, and in the next shot, it is gone.

  • Quotes

    • Moses: If you don't let my babies go right now, something really bad's gonna happen!
      Pharaoh: Go ahead; make my day!

    • Chuckie: This place is really scary, Tommy.
      Tommy: Don't worry, Chuckie; it's all in your mind.
      Chuckie: Well, my mind is a pretty scary place.

    • Minka: Why do we have to do things your way, Mr. Big Shot?
      Boris: Because my way is right, that's why!
      Minka: Vey!
      Boris: If you do the Seder your way, then I'll wash my hands in the whole thing!
      Minka: It'll be better to wash your father's glassware!

    • Stu: Are you sure this ceremony's really necessary? I think it's boring.
      Didi: Passover isn't boring; it's a meaningful holiday.
      Stu: If it's meaningful, why aren't there any presents?

    • Charlotte: (After being locked in the attic) I wonder if there's a fax machine here!

  • Notes

    • Peter Gaffney, Paul Germain, Jon Greenberg and Rachel Lipman were nominated for the 1995 Annie Award for "Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation" for this episode.

    • The three original Nicktoons that aired on August 11, 1991 each had their own series revival, following their respective series cancellations (Doug in 1996; Rugrats in 1997; Ren and Stimpy in 2003).

    • This episode is the last episode where Dana Hill plays a bit part in the show. One year later, in 1996, she died of a diabetic stroke that affected her growth.

    • This is the last of the original 65 episodes.

    • When Boris mentions the Ten Plagues, he says as the tenth plague "All first-born people are taken away".
      In real life, "All first-born people are DEAD".
      From 1995 to 2000, Nick was antsy about its target audience (ages 2-11) and started being squeamish about the content of shows.
      For instance, in Rocko's Modern Life, Chokey Chicken became Chewy Chicken.
      The most notorious of the rules is: never say the word "dead", "died", etc.
      Instead, Nick pulls a "dead parrot" (where they say things other than "dead).
      For instance, in Spongebob, in "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost", when Spongebob thinks they killed Squidward, he said "Oh No! Squidward's... filling up daisies!" (although Patrick said "dead" afterward). KaBlam! ignored this rule, with characters saying the word "dead" in many episodes (however it was for a slightly older audience than most of the Nicktoons, being 7+ than 2-11).
      In 2001, as they are also trying to appeal to older audiences, too, they had lighted down on their constraints.

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