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"Click" is the fifth episode of season three of the Goosebumps TV series, and the forty-ninth episode overall. It premiered on September 27, 1997 on Fox Kids Network.

Cast

  • Dan Warry-Smith as Seth Gold
  • Trevor Ralph as Kevin Kertz
  • Tabitha Lupien as Jamie Gold
  • Gary Pearson as Mr. Gold
  • Catherine Bruce as Mrs. Gold
  • David Huband as Tony
  • Gabe Cohen as Mr. Graves
  • Matthew Lemche as Richard

Plot

A teenage boy named Seth Gold mail orders a new remote control, the Verona XG-20 Universal Remote, which works on both his stereo and television. Then, when his younger sister starts to annoy him by practicing her dancing class in the room Seth is in, he jokingly points the remote at her and hits the PAUSE button. Much to his amazement, she really pauses! He is then warned by Tony Hutchins, the spokesman of Armchair Electronics, that the remote "is not a toy!".

Undeterred, Seth begins to test out the remote in other ways, such as changing the color contrast of his fish, rewinding and fast forwarding people, and retaliating against the school bully by changing the channel on him, all the while ignoring Tony's repeated warnings. Seth shows his best friend Kevin the remote, who thinks that it is cool, until Seth uses it to cheat on a test. Kevin objects to Seth misusing its powers, but Seth doesn't listen.

Later on, Seth pauses his whole family, so that they can stop nagging at him. But then remote begins to malfunction (due to Seth dropping the remote during a struggle with his sister) and he cannot un-pause his family. Seth and Kevin initially try to going to Armchair Electronics for help, but they can't contact nor locate the company. As a last resort, Seth fixes the remote himself and manages to un-pause his family. Kevin suggests that they should throw the remote away, as it is too dangerous. That night, Seth and Kevin throw the remote in a trashcan. However, as soon as Kevin leaves, Seth goes back to retrieve the remote.

The next day, after noticing that Seth still has the remote, Kevin decides to forcibly take it away from him, but Seth literally stops him. The remote starts to malfunction again, and Seth presses random buttons, hoping that one would work against his friend. Finally, he pushes a button (POWER) and the world around Seth suddenly disappears, leaving him in an empty black void. Seth notices that remote ran out of batteries. He then sees Tony in the void with him and pleads for help from him. But the spokesman merely repeats that he warned him that the remote wasn't a toy and leaves the boy to his fate.

Differences from the story

  • In the story, the remote's battery was dead and the spokesman was not there. In the television episode, the remote is extremely low on battery (too low to be able to do anything).

Home releases

"Click" was first released on DVD on September 5, 2006, as the second episode on Shocker on Shock Street. It was included in a 3-Pack Thriller DVD on August 26, 2014.

Title Release date Media type

Shocker on Shock Street


Ashockeronshockstreet-dvd
September 5, 2006 DVD

3-Pack Thriller


3 Pack; One Day - Return of the Mummy - Shocker on Shock Street
August 26, 2014 DVD

Trivia

  • Tabitha Lupien (Jamie Gold) played Ginny Swanson in season two's "Bad Hare Day".
  • Dan Warry Smith (Seth Gold) played Skipper in season two's "Attack of the Mutant".
  • Matthew Lemche (Richard Holman) played David in season two's "Calling All Creeps".
  • Clips of the Canadian game show, Uh Oh!, are shown on the television.
  • The television program that Seth was trying to watch when his sister was practicing dancing was an episode of YTV's Uh Oh! game show.
  • Seth's bratty sister, Jamie, is quite similar to Tara Webster from "The Cuckoo Clock of Doom".

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