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Freddy's Nightmares: No More Mr. Nice Guy

Freddy Krueger murdered several Springwood children, but got away with it because of a technicality. The town parents decide to take justice into their own hands, and thus set forth events leading to Freddy's immortality in the dreamworld. Sweet dreams, Springwood!

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Sunday October 09th, 1988

Guest Stars
Anne E. CurryAnne E. Curry
As Sara Blocker
Bob GoenBob Goen
As Reporter
Gry ParkGry Park
As Merit Blocker
Gwen E. DavisGwen E. Davis
As Judge
Hili ParkHili Park
As Lisa Blocker
Ian Patrick WilliamsIan Patrick Williams
As Lt. Blocker
Mark HerrierMark Herrier
As Gene Stratton
Steven D. ReischSteven D. Reisch
As Defense Attorney
Tamara SouzaTamara Souza
As Mary Anne
Main Cast
Robert EnglundRobert Englund
As Freddy Krueger
Episode Notes
According to this episode, the technicality that freed Krueger was that Lt. Blocker failed to read him his Miranda rights. This strays from the films in which it was established that Freddy got off because of an invalid search warrant.

Excluding the intro, the entire first half features a pre-burned Freddy. However, Englund's face is never clearly seen onscreen during this time.

Freddy's body being in the trunk of a car in a junk yard is a reference to A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors.

At the beginning of the second half of the episode, Blocker steps outside of a distinct house. This is the house featured prominently in the first two Nightmare on Elm Street films and made appearance in most of the remainder of the film series, mainly in the nightmare world.

Episode Quotes
Freddy: No! No! No! Don't be afraid. This time, it isn't one of your nightmares. This one was mine.

Freddy: I... am... forever.

Freddy: I'd rather burn up than fade away!

Freddy: (as he's being burned alive) I'll be back! I'm free! Free! (laughs)

Freddy: That was then. This is now. Springwood's nightmares are just beginning.

Cultural References
The title for this episode derives from a song by Alice Cooper of the same name. Incidentally, Cooper would go on to play Freddy's abusive stepfather in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerRobert Shaye  |  Jeff Freilich
Supervising ProducerJonathan Betuel
ProducerGilbert Adler
Creative ConsultantJill Sherman
Executive ConsultantMichael De Luca
Based On Characters Created ByWes Craven
Series ConsultantRobert Englund
Main TitleCalico
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