Aaahh!!! Real Monsters ran for 4 seasons (52 total episodes) worth of pure awesomeness. Watching Ickis, Krumm and Oblina attend monster academy over the years was a pleasure and this concept was unique for a cartoon. Each monster had their own preferred method for scaring humans, some more intense than others. Ickis had big shoes to fill trying to build on the legacy of his father Slickis who was the school’s top student in the past which is why he was probably so nervous all the time. Anyway, with all the pressure on him, Ickis used his ability to grow larger to scare humans. Krumm, on the other hand was carrying his eyeballs in his hands which, is pretty frightening in itself to just about anyone. In addition, he used a disgusting armpit odor to scare folks off. Oblina’s favorite technique was to reach into her own body, removing her internal organs and shapeshifting into rather disturbing looking forms. She was also capable of giving a human a nightmare by sticking her finger in their ear and tickling their brain while they slept. Now as kids in real life, if we would’ve came across anything that even looked like one of these monster characters, we would’ve been running in the other direction before they even had an opportunity to perform one of their scare tactics. Luckily it was all just a Nicktoon – and a fairly underrated one at that.
FUN FACT: Christine Cavanaugh who voiced Oblina also provided the vocals for Chuckie on Rugrats.
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