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"Don't Wake Mummy" is the twenty-second episode of season two of the Goosebumps TV series, and the forty-first episode overall. It premiered on July 12, 1997 on Fox during the Fox Kids block.


When Jeff Carter's dad sends a creepy 4,000-year-old mummy home from one of his archeological digs, Jeff is horrified. But when Jeff sees the mummy - with its hideous shrunken face covered with rotting bandages - rise from its sarcophagus in the basement, no one will believe him, especially not his obnoxious sister, Kim, who thinks he's the biggest wimp that ever lived!


  • Evan Morgan as Jeff Carter
  • Andrea Joy Cook as Kim Carter
  • Lea-Helen Weir as Shawna
  • Fiona Reid as Mrs. Carter
  • Michael Hanrahan as Mr. Carter
  • Peter Jarvis as Amen Lucax
  • Richard Denison as Sir Howard
  • Farzad Sadrian as Hakim
  • Jonathan Tanner as TV Mummy
  • Ron Obadia as Delivery Man

Differences from the story

  • Kim had a friend named Shawna staying over during the episode, who was not in the short story.
  • The television episode takes place at Jeff's home, so he never visits the library or buys the Mummy Dust.
  • In the story, Jeff's dad was a museum curator. In the episode, he is an archeologist who is off in Egypt, while in the story, he was at home with the family.
  • In the story, the mummy is delivered to the house by accident. In the episode, Jeff's dad tells them it was done on purpose so that they could help start deciphering the hieroglyphics.
  • In the story, the mummy escapes because Kim took off the chains that were wrapped around the sarcophagus. In the episode, he is brought to life because they broke off a sacred seal that was on the sarcophagus.
  • In the episode, it is said that the mummy killed his brother so that he could rule. He wants his heart, which was being kept in a jar, as legend states it will turn him back into a living human. In the story, the mummy is not given any backstory. He is also given a name in the episode: Amen Lucax.
  • In the story, it is revealed that Kim was dressed as a mummy the whole time to scare Jeff, but she gets trapped in the basement by accident with the real mummy. In the episode, she still pulls this trick but Jeff discovers it. The mummy then appears for real and has a larger role.
  • The episode has a more elaborate climax, where Jeff must destroy the mummy's heart to defeat him. In the story, the mummy, who is actually Kim, retreats to the basement when Jeff's mom comes in, leaving her locked in.
  • In the story, Jeff finds out about the Mummy Dust through a magic shop owner. In the episode, he hears about it from an old mummy movie. Additionally, Jeff gets some powder that is said to be Mummy Dust in the story, but in the episode, he never gets any. However, the jar that he assumes has it contains the mummy's heart.
  • The scene where Kim traps Jeff in the basement with the mummy is extended to that the mummy actually comes to life in front of him. In the story, he merely hears some thumps coming from the sarcophagus and runs out.
  • The episode adds in a cat that was in the sarcophagus too, and the twist ending is that the mummy cat appears the next morning.

Home media

Title Release date Media type

Return of the Mummy

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March 31, 2009 DVD

3-Pack Thriller


August 26, 2014 DVD


  • This episode was made during the season three production run, but it was aired during season two. It is listed as Season 3 on Netflix.
  • This is the first episode to be based on a Tales to Give You Goosebumps story.
  • Peter Jarvis, who played the mummy, also played Prince Khor-Ru, the mummy in "Return of the Mummy".
  • Jeff and Kim's house is actually Freddy and Cara's house from "Vampire Breath" with the inside redressed.
  • Kim has a spider named Karloff, a reference to Boris Karloff.
    • At one point she calls the mummy "the mummy formerly known as Prince", a reference to the musician Prince, who was sometimes referred to as "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince".
  • The story is a little historically inaccurate. It is true that ancient Egyptian embalmers removed some organs, preserved and sealed them into canopic jars. However, the heart was believed to be too important to remove. Therefore, it was always left inside the preserved and mummified body.