The Trap Door

(ended 1984)




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The Trap Door

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Somewhere in the dark and nasty regions where nobody goes, stands an ancient castle. Deep within this dank and uninviting place lives Berk, overworked servant of the thing upstairs. But that's nothing compared to the horrors that lurk beneath The Trap Door. For there is always something down there, in the dark, waiting to come out.

The 80's claymation sensation The Trap Door was a rare 5 minute treat. It starred Berk, Boni the skull, and Drutt, the seldom-useful spiderlike pet of 'Im Upstairs. They all lived in a spooky castle in which lay the Trap Door, which led to an unknown place filled with all kinds of strange and surreal creatures. In a typical episode, something weird escapes from the Trap Door and runs around causing mischief, leaving poor old Berk to clean up the mess while Drutt gets in the way, 'Im Upstairs shouts about the noise, and Boni constantly complains. Simple, but a winning formula.

While it is known that the show originally aired in 1984, unfortunately the exact air dates of the episodes have proved difficult to track down, which is why all of the episodes are marked here as "never aired" (the only way to enter an episode without an air date is to mark it as never having aired at all), and the show's general air dates say January 1 through December 31, which is not precise but serves to show that the year was 1984. However, all 40 episodes of the show are present and accounted for in this guide.moreless