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"You Can't Scare Me" is the seventh episode of season two of the Goosebumps TV series, and the twenty-sixth episode overall. It premiered on October 5, 1996, on Fox during the Fox Kids block.


  • Charlotte Sullivan as Courtney King
  • Kiel Campbell as Eddie
  • Dylan Provencher as Hat
  • Garry Robbins as Mud Monster
  • Anais Granofsky as Ms. Prince
  • Martin Roach as Mr. Finley
  • Lucy Peacock as Biology Teacher
  • Krystine Geronimo as Courtney's friend[1]
  • Leah Cudmore as Leah[1]


Courtney, a total show-off, isn't scared of anything. Not snakes, not tarantulas, and especially not Eddie and Hat! She always manages to make them look like losers when they're trying their best to scare her. But Eddie and Hat have dreamed up the perfect scare once and for all. They're going to lure Courtney to Muddy Creek and convince her that Mud Monsters are real—and really scary. But it may be Eddie and Hat who are ghouled!

Differences from the book

  • Instead of many Mud Monsters, there is only one.
  • Two of Eddie's friends, Molly and Charlene, are missing. Charlene's dog, Buttercup, also does not appear.
  • Eddie's brother does not appear in the episode and it is Eddie who pretends to be a Mud Monster to scare Courtney.
  • Instead of the Mud Monsters emerging and chasing everyone away, Courtney sees the Mud Monster and talks to it for so long that the sun dries it out. Once it dries out, the monster becomes immobile. Courtney is then interviewed by news reporters. After they leave, the Mud Monster gets revived by the rain and chases Eddie and Hat.
  • There is no field trip in the episode.
  • Courtney gives her report on the Mud Monsters at the very start of the story, while in the book this happened much later.
  • When Eddie and Hat got trapped with the spider in the book, Eddie was able to get it off them so and were able to attemtp to drop it on Courtney. In the episode, Courtney appears to rescue them from the spider.

Other media

Goosebumps Presents

No. Cover Release date Pages
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July 1997 60

Home media

"You Can't Scare Me" was released on DVD on March 31, 2009, as the third episode on Return of the Mummy. It was included in a 3-Pack Thriller DVD on August 26, 2014.

Title Release date Media type

Return of the Mummy

Goosebumps ReturnMummy.jpg
March 31, 2009 DVD

3-Pack Thriller

August 26, 2014 DVD


  • The fake snake Mr. Finley throws doesn't bear any resemblance to the real snake seen in the previous and following shots.
  • Dylan Provencher (Hat) played Chris in season three's "The House of No Return".
  • Kiel Campbell (Eddie) played Noah in season three's "The Haunted House Game".
  • The way in which Courtney bores the Mud Monsters to death in the television episode is reminiscent of a piece of Greek mythology in which Hermes uses long and uninteresting stories to bore the giant Argus Panoptes into sleeping; Hermes then casts a spell that makes Argus's sleep eternal.