Written by Michelle Rifkin
Directed by Earnest Farino
November 2, 1991
Shung takes control of
After they have briefly captured Stink, Nim and Keeg refer to
him as Longhair's monkey. Obviously, Stink is not a monkey, but
there must be some in the Land if the Sleestak know the term.
At 4:11 in the episode, when Tom sniffs an old sock, Tasha makes
a "peew" sound.
With her father's permission, Annie decides to stay with Christa
in her cave for a couple days, to get away from the drudgery of
living with the guys at the tree-house. Apparently to make it a
real "girls only" time, Tasha accompanies her while Stink is
seen staying with the Porter men at the tree-house.
Christa teaches Annie to track animals and hunt with a
bow-and-arrow. Christa has a homemade bow and Annie is seen with
a kid-size homemade one. Did Christa quickly make it for her in
an off-camera moment? Or does it belong to the diminutive Stink
(though we never see Stink use one throughout the series)?
Nim and Keeg are so happy at having found Christa's medallion
that Keeg dances a jig in front of the Sleestaks' lair.
Throughout the scene of Shung exerting mental control over
Christa with the crystal dagger, there are somehow thunder rolls
and lightning flashes inside the Sleestak lair!
At 11:39 in the episode, Tasha does a double-take as she sees
Christa aiming her arrow at Annie.
While playing their little joke on the girls, Kevin and Stink
are playing the music of "I Feel Good" by James Brown on the
Porter's boom box.
I'd never noticed it before, but Shung refers to his lair as a
temple. Since it does have elements of Sleestak construction,
does his reference to it as a temple mean that was the cave's
original purpose when the Sleestak civilization was still above ground?
Earlier in the episode, it appears that Christa is just
beginning to give Annie archery lessons when she becomes
mind-controlled by Shung. Yet at 18:31, Annie is such a
proficient shot with her bow that she is able to shoot an arrow
through one of the holes in the design of Christa's peace medallion, ripping it
out of Shung's hand!
When Christa knocks the crystal dagger from Shung's hand and
sends it flying, it seems to cause a sudden minor caving-in of
parts of the temple's ceiling.
||Christa says, "Pokanaw,
"Christa, noo ku!"
"Christa ku. Christa ku."
"Sleestaks! Malu, malu!"
"Christa! Pusa! Pusa!"
on! Come on!"
I apologize for the low sound quality of some of the dialog bites this time around. My copy of this
episode has some flaws. I sure wish the Kroffts would get
around to releasing this series on DVD.
a tick under my skin.wav
driving me bananas.wav
I am your master now.wav
I own you.wav
Stink, you're a genius.wav
mess with Tom Porter.wav
what did you do today.wav
did you say Sleestaks.wav
Dad, are you all right.wav