Lifestyles of the Rich and Scary is an episode of Aaahh!!! Real Monsters from season three.
|Lifestyles of the Rich and Scary|
|Episode||62 (Season 3, Episode 6b)|
|Airdate||October 12, 1996|
|Directed by|| Jim Duffy
|Written by|| Sib Ventress
|Aaahh!!! Real Monsters|
"Eye Full of Wander"
"Krumm Gets Ahead"
Oblina takes Ickis and Krumm to meet her rich parents, Skeech and Sublima, who feel that she's too much of a monster to learn something as "common" as scaring.
Oblina has scared away everyone out of the video store and tells her friends that she is a hard worker of scaring. It is also something that she loves doing. Back at the Monsters' dorm room, Oblina gets a letter from her parents, telling her to come home during the weekend, upsetting her because she has to study. But ickis and Krumm try to persuade her to live life in luxury and take them along with her. Oblina reluctantly agrees to take the two along with her to visit her parents.
The next day, they make it to Oblina's parents' house and Oblina introduces Ickis and Krumm to Luko, her parents' butler. Luko leads Oblina to the location of her parents, with Ickis and Krumm tagging along. As they make it inside the house, Oblina's parents Skeech and Sublima walk in and are introduced by Oblina to Ickis and Krumm. Ickis and Krumm tell Oblina's parents how great of a scare-er she is, and Skeech and Sublima compels Oblina to play the "apraxichord" (a piano) for her friends. Oblina plays the instrument and Sublima talks about her talent at it, saying that why she would squander her talent at scaring is an enigma to her. Ickis and Krumm are lead out of the living room by Luko.
Later, Oblina is seen inside her room and notices that they are all gone. Luko appears and tells her that he gave them all away in deference to Sublima, offering her a book titled The Big Book of Scares. She finds her friends, who are noticeably fat due to all the garbage they scarfed down, being carried in chairs by the other monsters during a tour and they come across a closet full of toenails, much to Ickis' impression.
Later, Luko reluctantly brings Ickis and Krumm along with them to the Pedicuria to obtain more toenails. They run into Old Max, an aging dog who is asleep, and Luko walks past the sleeping dog to grab more toenails off the floor right before he and the other two young monsters leave the shop.
Back at the home, Sublima tells Oblina that her home is in the life of luxury and that she belongs in it. When Oblina comes across her friends, Ickis suggests that the trio should go back to the academy, but Oblina tells them that her parents told her to stay with them instead. So Luko helps Ickis and Krumm get their friend back by reminding her how much she likes to scare.
They go back to the Pedicuria and pretend to call for help, which Oblina overhears while playing her apraxichord. Oblina walks inside the shop and is not the least bit convinced. She leads the three back iside the house. Oblina tells her friends that their attempt at getting her to scare won't work. It isn't long before two human robbers breaks into the Pedicuria to find some scent to steal so they could make a pedicure business of their own to make money. As they search through the shop, Oblina scares the two robbers away and receives acclaim from her friends for the scare. Luko tells her that she was born to scare.
Sublima refuses to have Oblina return to the Monster Academy, but Oblina persuades her parents to accept her for who she is and not make her into something she is not. Skeech accepts and tells Sublima that their daughter has a gift of her own. Sublima finally accepts as well and Oblina leaves with her friends to go back to the academy. When Sublima asks what to do with all the toenails, Skeech gives Luko a job for him to do, much to the butler's delight.