Season 1 Episode 3

The Boy Who Cried Werewolf

Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Jul 25, 1987 on FOX
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The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
A young boy, fascinated with monsters and whose mother is having problems with her boyfriend. nurses Eric back to health after he is shot by Alamo Joe.

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  • My fave episode

    I love this episode. I think it's great that Davey tells the truth about the monster in his treehouse but his mom and doctore don't believe him. The quick acceptance and lack of fear that Davey presents to Eric, even though he refers to him as a monster, show how Davey perceives Bobby to be the only really dangerous thing to fear. And when Eric changes, for him to target Bobby is so cool and great for Leah and Davey to have Bobby gone from their lives. They are better off without him. I even liked Alamo Joe for arriving in time to save Leah from Bobby.moreless

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Davey: Is there any special way to remove a silver bullet?
      Doctor Miller: A silver...? One of your "vampires" get shot, did he?
      Davey: You shoot werewolves with silver bullets, Doctor Miller...

    • Davey: I brought you some monster magazines to read. This one's about a werewolf. You might know him...

    • Doctor Miller: Sorry I can't help you. The only bullet wounds I've heard of in the last week is Davey Hayes' vampire... or wolfman or somesuch.
      Alamo Joe: Davey Hayes has a hurt "wolfman"?
      Doctor Miller: Last week he had a hurt dinosaur. He's a cute kid with a wild imagination. Get this... he even asked me if there was any special way to remove a silver bullet.

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    • The title is an allusion to "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" (also known as "The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf"), which was one of Aesop's fables. In that tale, a boy amuses himself by yelling that there is a wolf among the sheep and watching the men run out to defend the flock. Eventually, when a real wolf arrives, no one believes his screams.

      The moral, as stated in the fable, is usually rendered as, "Even when liars tell the truth, they are not believed."