The Five Faces of Ickis is an episode of Aaahh!!! Real Monsters from season 2.
|The Five Faces of Ickis|
|Episode||49 (Season 2, Episode 13a)|
|Airdate||December 2, 1995|
|Directed by|| Jim Duffy
|Written by|| Michael Karnow|
Mary Elizabeth Williams
|Aaahh!!! Real Monsters|
"Krumm Rises to the Top"
"Bigfoot, Don't Fail Me Now"
- The Snorch
The Gromble insists that Ickis come up with five scares in one day, since he hasn't been concentrating on school, because he had been practicing for the big Sewer Ball game. In desperation, Ickis lets a huckster clone him five times so he can get the job done, which will supposedly make it easier. But all five seem to have different personalities.
The monsters are practicing Sewer Ball in the sewer and Ickis is next to bat. He whacks a tomato used as a baseball and Oblina calls off the practice, saying that it is time for class. But Ickis cajoles her to let him have one more hit, but to no avail. The Monsters go to class, where The Gromble orders Ickis to the viewfinder to show his latest scare, which shows nothing. Because he has procrastinated and didn't get a single scare today due to him practicing for the big Sewer Ball game, Gromble demands that he get five scares by tomorrow or he is forbidden to attend the big game.
Later, Ickis comes across a monster huckster, who tells him that he can make five of him using his head hairs, ear wax, and toe jam. Ickis drinks the huckster's mixture and coughs up five eggs, which reveals five clones of Ickis: the caustic Trickis, the nervous Tickis, the indefatigable Thickis, the glib Chickis, and Gummo, the happiest of the fivesome who constantly laughs. Ickis says that there is no way to reciprocate him, but the monster tells him that he will pay.
At the Monster Academy the next day, Ickis goes to the viewfinder to show all of his five scares, which shows the clones scaring figure skaters, basketball players, football players, divers, and racecar drivers. The other monsters congratulate Ickis and Gromble allows him to play in the big game.
At The Monsters' dorm, Ickis feeds the five clones, who are hiding underneath the floor under his bed, sludge and follows Oblina and Krumm to attend the Sewer Ball game. Little does he know, the clones emerge from the floor and leave the dorm to get some real sludge. At the Sewer Ball diamond, Oblina is up to bat and whacks the ball out of the diamond. Meanwhile, the clones sneak into the sewage and wreak havoc. Trickis then runs into The Snorch and Zimbo and calls the two "stereo freaks." While Trickis continues to insult Snorch and Zimbo, Ickis hits a home run and wins the game for his team, much to Slickis' pride. Ickis says that he doesn't want to go, but to stay to relive this moment. Slickis tells him that there is a time where he has to move on and think about other things. Later, Tickis constantly asks Krumm if he really likes him. Gromble also notices the chaos that has been cause around the monster building. At The Monsters' dorm, Chickis enters and begins to flirt with Oblina. As Ickis enters the dorm, he encounters Oblina, Krumm, Gromble, Snorch, and Zimbo, who are not very pleased with him.
Later, Ickis searches for the five clones and runs into the huckster, who tells him that "Now that's not nice. Sure I did the splice, but you rolled the dice, so you pay the price, Home Slice." The huckster is then revealed to be Gromble in disguise, who tells him that he was trying to teach Ickis a lesson. He sends the clones into the eggs (but not before demanding Tickis to hand him back his high heels he took from him). Gromble forces Ickis to eat them and as punishment, he has to clean off the graffiti on the walls (written by Gummo).
The fifth clone Gummo is named after Gummo Marx, the fifth and least famous of the Marx Brothers. His name is often used as joke reference to the fifth or lesser known member of a group.
- Gummo writes "THE GRoMBLE EATZ FRESH PRODUCE" on a wall. Later, when Ickis is cleaning the graffiti, it instead reads "THE GRoMBLE EATZ FRESH FRUIT."