Deep Trouble is a two-part episode of the Goosebumps TV series. Despite the title of the episode (and the DVD) being titled "Deep Trouble", the episode itself is actually based on Deep Trouble II. The episodes aired on Fox Network on September 16, 1998 as the seventh and eighth episodes of Season 4. They were directed by William Fruet.


Differences from the Book

  • In the books, Billy is twelve and Sheena is ten. However, in this episode and its predecessor, Sheena appears to be the same age as Billy, possibly even older.
  • In the TV version, Ritter ends up becoming a part man, part fish sideshow attraction, which is presumably the work of the fish mutants. The book ends with Sheena inadvertently drinks the formula that causes sea life to become hideous mutants and the story ends before anything else happens.


  • Despite the fact that the TV version is adapted from the plot of Deep Trouble II, the episode is simply titled Deep Trouble, which can lead to confusion for people who were expecting the episode to be adapted from the original book instead of its sequel.
    • Similarly, the DVD for this episode uses the art from Deep Trouble, not Deep Trouble II.
  • Jason McSkimming, who played a fish mutant, would later star in an episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? called The Tale of the Last Dance about a mutant, in the role of the mutant's rival.
  • The costume for the green fish mutant is recycled from the Piranha Person from the TV adaption of A Shocker on Shock Street.
  • The giant ant appears to be the same one used in Awesome Ants.
  • When Billy calls Sheena "Sheena of the Jungle", he is referring to the comic book series Sheena, Queen of the Jungle -- about a girl named Sheena whose parents were killed in the Safari. Sheena was raised by a mystical witch woman of an African tribe.
  • Laura Vandervoort (Sheena) played Nadine in Season 3's The Haunted House Game.
  • Paul Miller (Dr. Harold Deep) played Mr. Holmes in Season 3's The Barking Ghost.
  • Maria Vacratsis (Janet) played the bus driver in Season 3's Werewolf Skin.
  • Tod Fennell (Billy) bares a resemblance to that of Kaj-Erik Eriksen, who also played a different character named Billy in Season 1's Welcome to Camp Nightmare.
  • This is the final episode of the series.


Part 1

Part 2


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