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Aaahh!!! Real Monsters is an American animated television series developed by Klasky Csupo for Nickelodeon. The show focuses on three young monsters — Ickis, Oblina and Krumm — who attend a school for monsters under a city dump and learn to frighten humans. Many of the episodes revolve around them making it to the surface in order to perform "scares" as class assignments.

The series premiered Saturday, October 29, 1994 at 11am on Nickelodeon. It ran at total of 52 episodes over 4 seasons and the last episode aired December 6, 1997.


The episodes follow the adventures of Ickis, Oblina and Krumm, three young monsters attending a monster school whose headmaster is The Gromble.

The show is set in New York City, demonstrated throughout the series by the presences of the Empire State Building and an Independent Subway System. The dump the monsters inhabit is implied to be Fresh Kills Landfill, but never explicitly named in the series. The monster community includes a working economic system using toe nails as currency.

Why It Rocks

  1. The visuals are the classic 2D Nickelodeon show visuals.
  2. An innovative plot.
  3. Creative voice acting.
  4. Smooth writing.
  5. Catchy, scary music.
  6. A Ren & Stimpy version of Rugrats
  7. Good fun!
  8. Unforgettable jokes.
  9. Likable characters, such as Ickis, Oblina, and Krumm.

Bad Qualities

  1. It has some gross-out and disturbing moments.
  2. Somewhat ugly character designs.