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Beetlejuice is an animated series loosely based on the feature film of the same name. It aired on ABC between September 9, 1989 and October 26, 1991 for three seasons, and then for a fourth and final season on Fox from September 9, 1991 to December 6, 1991. The show became so popular that it won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program, though it tied with The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

Plot

Episodes generally centered on the ghostly con-man Beetlejuice, his best friend Lydia, and their supernatural adventures together in both the Neitherworld and the "real world", a fictional New England town called Peaceful Pines ("Winter River" in the film). As in the film, Lydia could summon Beetlejuice out of the Neitherworld (or go there herself) by calling his name three times. The series's humor relied heavily on sight gags, wordplay, and allusiveness. Many episodes, especially towards the end of the run, were parodies of famous films, books, and TV shows. The episode "Brides of Funkenstein" was based on an idea submitted by a then-teenage girl, who was a fan of the show.

Throughout the entire series, Beetlejuice would often try to scam residents of the Neitherworld — and, sometimes, the "real world" as well (Lydia's parents were occasionally unwitting victims of his pranks) — by various means, from "baby-sitting" (in which he literally sits on the grotesque Neitherworld babies) to trying to beat them in an auto race.

Episodes

ABC Seasons

Season 1

  • Critter Sitters
  • The Big Face Off/Skeletons in the Closet
  • A Dandy Handy Man/Out of My Mind
  • Stage Fright/Spooky Tree
  • Laugh of the Party
  • Worm Welcome
  • Bad Neighbor Beetlejuice/Campfire Ghouls
  • Pest O' the West
  • Bizarre Bazaar/Pat on the Back
  • Poopsie/It's the Pits
  • Prince of the Netherworld
  • Quit While You're a Head
  • Cousin B.J./Beetlejuice's Parents

Season 2

  • Dragster of Doom
  • Scare and Scare Alike/Spooky Boo-tique
  • Driven Crazy
  • Scummer Vacation
  • Bewitched, Bothered & Beetlejuiced
  • Dr. Beetle & Mr. Juice/Running Scared
  • The Really Odd Couple/A-Ha!
  • Uncle B.J.'s Roadhouse/Scarecrow/The Son Dad Never Had

Season 3

  • Mom's Best Friend
  • Back to School Ghoul
  • Doomie's Romance
  • Ghost to Ghost
  • Splitting Image/Awards to the Wise
  • The Prince of Rock and Roll
  • A Ghoul and His Money/Brides of Funkenstein
  • Beetledude/The Farmer in the Smell

Fox Season

Season 4

  • You're History
  • Raging Skull
  • Sore Feet
  • Fast Food
  • Queasy Rider
  • How Green is My Gallery
  • Keeping Up with the Boneses
  • Pranks for the Memories
  • Caddy Shock
  • Two Heads Are Better Than None
  • Beauty and the Beetle
  • Creepy Cookies
  • Poe Pourri
  • Ear's Looking at You
  • Beetlebones
  • Smell-a-thon
  • The Miss Beauty-Juice Pageant
  • Sappiest Place on Earth
  • Brinkadoom
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Family Scarelooms
  • Them Bones, Them Bones, Them Funny Bones
  • Hotel Hello
  • Goody Two Shoes
  • Vidiots
  • Ship of Ghouls
  • Poultrygeist
  • It's a Wonderful Afterlife
  • Ghost Writer in the Sky
  • Cabin Fever
  • Highs-Ghoul Confidential
  • Rotten Sports
  • Mr. Beetlejuice Goes to Town
  • Time Flies
  • To Beetle or Not to Beetle
  • A Star is Bored
  • Oh, Brother!
  • Snugglejuice
  • In the Schticks
  • Recipe for Disaster
  • Substitute Creature
  • Ghoul of My Dreams
  • Prairie Strife
  • Moby Richard
  • The Unnatural
  • Forget Me Nuts
  • The Birdbrain of Alcatraz
  • Generally Hysterical Hospital
  • Super Zeroes
  • Beetle Geezer
  • A Very Grimm Fairy Tale
  • Wizard of Ooze
  • What Makes B.J. Run
  • The Chromozone
  • It's a Big, Big, Big, Big, Ape
  • The Netherworld's Least Wanted
  • Don't Beetlejuice and Drive
  • Robbin Juice and of Sherweird Forest
  • Midnight Scum
  • Gold Rush Fever
  • Relatively Pesty
  • King B.J.
  • Catmandu Got Your Tongue
  • Journey to the Centre of the Neitherworld
  • Not So Peaceful Pines

Voice cast

  • Stephen Ouimette – Beetlejuice, Snugglejuice, Posijuice, Negajuice
  • Alyson Court – Lydia Deetz
  • Elizabeth Hanna – Delia Deetz, Miss Shannon
  • Roger Dunn – Charles Deetz
  • Harvey Atkin – Lipscum, Exorcist
  • Tara Strong (credited as Tara Charendoff) – Bertha, Claire Brewster, Little Miss Warden
  • Len Carlson – The Monster Across the Street, Judge Mental, Barf Birfman, Mayor Maynot, Mr. Juice, Uncle Clyde, Messy Jesse, Foreman, Hopalong Casualty, Poopsie
  • Tabitha St. Germain (as Paulina Gillis[5]) as Prudence, Ginger[6]
  • Keith Knight – Barry MeNot, Flubbo, Armhold Musclehugger, Chester Slime, Dr. Zigmund Void
  • Ron Rubin – Germs Pondscum, Doombuggy
  • Colin Fox – Dragster of Doom
  • Keith Hampshire – Doomie
  • Joseph Sherman – Scuzzo the Clown
  • David Goldberg – Fuzzo the Clown
  • Stuart Stone – Ramon
  • Dan Hennessey – Jesse Germs, Captain Kidder, Bully the Crud
  • Peggy Mahon – Mrs. Bugsley, Aunt May
  • Susan Roman – Miss Shapen, Percy, Poopette, The Monstress Across the Street, Mrs. Juice
  • Richard Binsley – Donnyjuice, Wyatt Burp
  • Don Francks – Count Mein, Mr. Big
  • Michael Stark – Fleagor
  • Charles Kerr – Jacques
  • Allan Stewart Coates – Ed
  • John Stocker – Mr. Monitor, Bartholomew Batt
  • Hadley Kay – Prince Vince
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