Old Monster is the first part of the seventh episode of Aaahh!!! Real Monsters from the 1st season.

Old Monster
Episode 12 (Season 1, Episode 7a)
Airdate December 10, 1994
Directed by Andrei Svislotski
Written by Marcy Gray Rubin
David Adam Silverman
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
"Gone Shopp'n"
"Mother, May I?"

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Ickis, Oblina, and Krumm are bored when Shroink, the Gromble's old teacher, lectures at the academy. But when they escort him back to the dump, they learn that old monsters are the best monsters.



At the Monster Academy, The Gromble introduces the class to The Shroink. It takes a while for the monster to arrive, but when he finally shows up, he tries to tell an anecdote of his best scare to the class. However, he falls asleep and the class burst in laughter. Ickis, Oblina and Krumm mock The Shroink, only to get busted by The Gromble, who coerces The Monsters to escort him back to the dump.

The Monsters walked the Shroink through the alley way and manage to catch the back of a moving bus, only to let go when The Shroink is unable to catch up. Shroink tells them that there is a shortcut. They barely cross the street, and Shroink finds a dollar bill. He tells The Monsters an anecdote of George Washington and how he scared him successfully.

Later, he leads The Monsters through a hole in the brick wall and through the yard, where the monster encounters a vicious bulldog, who charges after Shroink. Ickis rescues him and the two are chased by the dog. Krumm and Oblina distract the dog and make it out of the yard. The Monsters continue to orient through the streets. When Shroink spots a human with a punk rock dress style, he tells The Monsters another anecdote of Albert Einstein, who he also scared back then. When the monsters continue their walk, one of Krumm's eyes rolls off in the middle of the hockey court and the hockey players use it as a puck. The Monsters scare the kids away and they continue to follow Shroink to walk to the shortcut. But Ickis finally tells him that The Monsters go their way instead.

The Monsters try to go through the subway, which Shroink is reluctant to follow suit. Inside, they encounter a prolific number of other gooey monsters, who surround them and pick on the three young monsters. They tied them together and set them in the middle of the tracks, where they are about to get ran over by the train. Having just about enough, Shroink successfully saves himself and the three young monsters and defeat the bully monsters. Ickis, Oblina, and Krumm are impressed by Shroink's triumph and take him home to his dump.

Shroink 1

At Shroink's home, Shroink tells The Monsters another anecdote of Gromble when he was a young monster, in which he is at the shoe store and had red high heels stuck to his feet. Later, Gromble is revealed to have been eavesdropping and finally emerges into the room to take The Monsters to the exit. He tells them that The Shroink's stories are true, but denies the anecdote of his incident at the shoe store. He orders The Monsters to head through the exit, but stays and looks at the picture. He mutters "Maybe I should've grabbed the black ones" and follows his three students back to the Monster Academy.


  • This episode reveals why The Gromble wears high heels and why he is so cranky very often.
  • At the very end of the episode, The Gromble mumbles to himself "Maybe I should've grabbed the black ones" in reference to his high heels. This may have been a nod to the fact that in the pilot episode, his heels were black instead of the usual red.


See: Old Monster/Transcript

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