Mon, 28 December 2020
September 25, 1976
Monster Squad was a one season NBC Saturday morning live action show for kids in 1976. In it, Walt, who worked in his uncle's wax museum, discovered that he could bring the figures of Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, and the Wolfman to life. Wanting to atone for the sins of their past, the trio, with Walt's crime computer set out on a mission to stop evil wherever they found it.
For our look at the third episode of the series, we deal with the depressing villain with the misleading name - The Tickler. He's the first "returning" villain in terms of the Squad has faced him before, but he's new to the viewer. He wants revenge on Walter and the Squad for sending him away for a long stretch.
John and Joe Crowe of RevolutionSF and the Dragoncon American SciFi Classics Track discuss the darkness of The Tickler and his henchmen, the great humor that still works in the episode, and the potential for a Monster Squad/Batman 66 team-up facing The Tickler and The Joker.
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