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Monsters Don't Dance

Monsters Don't Dance is the first part of the sixth episode of Aaahh!!! Real Monsters from the Season 1.

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Thinking Murray the Monster is betraying the idea of being a monster by putting on a charade to sell merchandise, Oblina, Krumm, and Ickis try to teach him to actually be scary. However, Oblina, Krumm, and Ickis are shocked when they realize that Murray is just wearing a costume and is actually a merchandise salesman pretending to be a monster for financial gain.


At a local toy store, a human employee is stacking lizards when his boss, his father, tells him that lizards are out and Murray the Monster is in. Then, Ickis, Oblina, and Krumm appear undetected and attempt to scare the humans. However, a mysterious person in a Murray the Monster costume appears and puts on a show for the kids. The Monsters watch this discreetly and look at him with contempt. Then, Ickis gets picked up by a boy who wants to buy him. When the person in the monster suit tells their children that "monsters are people too," and that they're "not scary," the Monsters devise a plan to save him.

The monsters soon ride under the limo that Murray has got inside, until the vehicle encounters a red light. They also notice pictures of Murray in newspapers at the newsstand. Soon, the limousine comes to a TV studio, where Murray goes on stage in front of a bunch of anticipating children cheering for him. Then Murray puts on an act and gives out merchandise of him to the children. The three monsters watch in contempt and think that Murray is betraying the orthodox tradition of monsters.

Later they sneak into Murray's private dressing room (since they were mistaken for humans in costumes by a guard) and confront Murray. Then, Krumm knocks him out with a powerful stench, and then the Monsters try to shove him inside the toilet. But he doesn't fit through. It isn't long before the mask comes off, and that they discover that Murray is really a human being in a monster costume. So, to teach him a lesson for tainting the monsters' tradition, Oblina taps into his brain through a lobotomy-style implementation.

Murray dreams of himself in his monster costume asking the children if they would like a Murray doll. But, the children show aversion to them and demand a refund. Murray runs inside his store and comes across a number of scary toys, who chase after him. Murray runs inside a dollhouse and encounters Ickis, Oblina, and Krumm. The Monsters rebuke him for giving monsters a bad name and demand him to quit his business. Murray runs away in terror.

Later, he's seen waking up back in consciousness after his nightmare. Later, he continues to sell his merchandise to the kids on stage. At last, the Monsters proceed in scaring him for real and then he runs away in terror. In the end, it's revealed that the Murray dolls and merchandise are now obsolete, due to the traumatizing scaring he received.


  • Murray the Monster is an obvious parody of Barney the Dinosaur. and he does share several traits with Barney including being purple, as well as performing in live shows and having plenty of merchandise themed after him. *Murray has a simple catch-phrase: "Uh-Huh! Uh-Huh!" He says this in both
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    Bart Simpson's brief Easter egg cameo

  • Murray has a simple catch-phrase: "Uh-Huh! Uh-Huh!" He says this in both a positive and joyous way when attempting to sell Murray products and with a sad undertone when admitting to something negative.
  • In the beginning of the episode, an employee places Lizard dolls in a section of the store and the manager says "No, No, No! Not the Lizards! How many times do I have to tell you, Lizard out! Murray in!" After all the events of the episode, as a connective point to the very beginning, Murray is seen working in the store and placing Murray dolls on display, to which the manager says "No, No, No! Not Murray! That guy is washed up! How many times do I have to tell you, Murray out! Frogs in!"
  • A character who resembles Bart Simpson from The Simpsons can be seen in the crowd of young fans cheering for Murray while waving his red hat. This is likely because both Gabor Csupo and Peter Gaffney collaborated with Matt Groening for The Simpsons, since Csupo worked on the animation for the first 4 seasons while Peter Gaffney is in fact a Simpsons writer.