The Tell-Tale Poem
Season 1, Episode 1
Air date 9/9/2006
Written by Carin Greenberg
Directed by Guy Vasilovich
Episode guide
Creepie Meets Tarantula Boy

The Tell-Tale Poem is the first episode of Growing Up Creepie. It premiered on September 9, 2006 along with the other episode in the half-hour broadcast, "Creepie Meets Tarantula Boy."

Quotes Edit

Mother, proud, strong, beautiful Mother
See what you want-grab it
Bite its head off-snap in your powerful jaws
Crunching limbs, torso
Victim, helpless as its life drains

Crunching, crunching, crunching
Eyes glowing the hunger never satisfied


Chris-Alice: (when she sees a stuffed bunny) Oh. My. Gosh! Isn't that rabbit the cutest?
Creepie: For a large, fake stuffed rodent? Absolutely.

Chris-Alice: And after we ride the Ferris Wheel, let's get all shook up on the salt and pepper shakers.
Creepie: That's a good thing right?

Mrs. Monseratte: I here there is a stomach bug going around.
Creepie: Oh. You mean Uncle Bert.

Creepie: (while Mrs. Monseratte is hugging her) I can't breathe.

Caroleena: You've reached the Creecher residents. For maggots, press 1, for larvae, press 2, all other callers press 3. Have a delicious day.

Budge: (reading poem) Oh to be five again. When Mama said good night. Snuggled in her cozy arms, everything felt right.
Gnat: Yuck!
Budge: Into her loving eyes that glowed so warm and bright. And after she closed the door, her smile was my night light.
Dr. Pappas: Very touching indeed Mr. Bentley.
(Gnat falls over and pretends to gag)
Creepie: (to Gnat) Gnat, you're such a pest.
Dr. Pappas: (sobbing) I REALLY must call my own mother one of these years. (yelling) NEXT!

Bugs: Creepie's home!
Pauly: (on Creepie's shoulder) How'd it go today Creepie? (eats a caterpillar)
Caroleena: Pauly, don't talk with caterpillar in your mouth.
Pauly: Sorry, mom.
Vinnie: So, did everybody dig your Mother's Day poem?
Creepie Huh. Yeah. It was a real scream.
Vinnie: (to Caroleena) Aw. She takes after you. Love bug.
Caroleena: (to Creepie) I am so proud of you.
Pauly: We have a real poet in the family. Group hug.
(all the bug crawl on Creepie)

Mrs. Monseratte: Creepie Creecher. Student ID number 24601. Dr. Pappas asked me to read this...poem of yours and I have to say that I agree with his assessment that it is more than a little alarming.
Creepie: Thank you.
Mrs. Monseratte: A responsible educator can never be too careful with the delicate psyche of the emerging adolescents. (shreds paper) So, I would like to administer a little test to get to know you better.
Creepie: Test? I didn't study for any test.
Mrs. Monseratte: No no no no no no no child. This is not a test you study for. It is what we call "Creative Visualization".
(Creepie automatically appears in the chair)
Mrs Monseratte: Just sit back and relax. Now, tell me the first thing that comes to your mind.
Creepie: (to each different card) A muring fly, a mosquito sucking blood, head lice, spider web, deer tick, stink bug, host, fire ant, two cockroaches fighting over a hunk of rotting meat.
Mrs. Monseratte: Very interesting. Thank you Creepie. You may go now.

Trivia Edit

  • In this episode, Vinnie's voice is similar to Dracula. His voice was changed to a impression of actor Vincent Price for the rest of the series.

Notes Edit

  • Mrs. Monsteratte believes Creepie is going to commit suicide when she see her near the gym ceiling freeing gnat from a fly trap.

(When Creepie reads her poem, the lights start to flicker and thunder and lightning suddenly appear.

  • Caroleena, Vinnie, Pauly, Gnat, and all the other bugs in Dweezwold dress up and pretend to be Creepie's mom while Mrs. Monsteratte visits the home to talk to her about Creepie's Mother's day poem. They make up the excuse that they have German cockroach measles so they wouldn't have to touch Mrs. Monsteratte.
    • After The Tell-Tale Poem, Creepie gives out some facts about the Praying Mantis. After "Creepie Meets Tarantula Boy", she gives some facts about the Tarantula.

Allusions Edit

  • The Tell-Tale Poem: name
    Spin off of the short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe.
  • Creepie's student ID number is 24601, which is a reference to Les Miserables. 24601 is Jean Valjean's prison number.