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"An Old Story" is the sixth episode of season three of the Goosebumps TV series, and the fiftieth episode overall. It premiered on October 4, 1997 on Fox during the Fox Kids block.


  • Kyle Downes as Tom
  • Jordan Allison as Jon
  • Patricia Gage as Aunt Dahlia
  • Kay Tremblay as Mimi
  • Judy Sinclair as Lillian
  • Aviva Armour-Ostroff as Store Worker
  • Julie Holdsworth as Shopper #1
  • Ian Heath as Shopper #2

Differences from the story

  • The boys were only given prune cookies once instead of being fed prunes for days.
  • In the book, Aunt Dahlia was a witch pretending to be related to children, but in the episode, she is actually Tom and Jon's aunt they have met before.
  • In the story, Tom and Jon become young again after finding Anti-Wrinkle Cream. In the episode, it is baby food that makes them younger again.
  • After Tom and Jon are turned back to normal, Jon goes overboard with eating the baby food and turns into a baby. Tom tries to feed him a prune cookie to make him the right age again. But the episode ends before anything happens. In the original story, the book's end twist is Tom discovering his friend Becca has been given prune cookies from her aunt Susan.

Home media

"An Old Story" was released on VHS on September 15, 1998, as the second episode on Bride of the Living Dummy. It was released on DVD on September 5, 2006, as the second episode on My Best Friend Is Invisible.

Title Release date Media type

Bride of the Living Dummy

September 15, 1998 VHS

My Best Friend Is Invisible

September 5, 2006 DVD


  • The video game that Tom and Jon were playing is the exact game that Casey was playing in "Stay Out of the Basement". The game is actually an edited clip from "Welcome to Camp Nightmare".
  • The opening scene of the house was recycled from "Let's Get Invisible".
  • A poster of The Doors' Jim Morrison can be seen hanging over Tom's bed.
  • A poster advertising The X-Files can be seen behind the mirror in the convenient store.
  • Both Kyle Downes and Jordan Allison donned full old man prosthetic makeups to age from 13 to 80.
  • YouTube reviewer PushingUpRoses reviewed this episode on her channel.