Drop Dead Weird: episode guide


Finger Food

Episode 1
Written by Steve Abbott, Warren Coleman
Directed by Danny Raco

The Champ kids are forced to think quickly when Grandad invites Bunni Shanahan to launch her all new range of beauty products at the B&B. With Mum as the guest of honour and Dad cooking in the kitchen what could possible go wrong… Finger food anyone!

Starring: Adele Cosentino as Frankie, Sofia Nolan as Lulu, Jack Riley as Bruce, Amanda Bishop as Mum, David Collins as Dad, Pauline McLynn as Bunni, Maelíosa Stafford as Grandad, David Rawle as Dermot, Lucy Maher as Aisling, Millie as Fluff

With: Elaine Maher as Mrs. O'Malley,

The Reinvention of Harry Styles

Episode 2
Written by Shayne Armstrong & S.P. Krause
Directed by Danny Raco

When Bunni hires the B&B for a Shanahan Clan Gathering and announces that Harry Styles will be the celebrity entertainer at the event, the Champs are excited by the prospect of the business and the PR the event will bring. But when the guest turns out to be Harold F Styles, an over-the-hill and washed up comedian, the event threatens to destroy the B&B's reputation for good. Unless the kids can teach Ireland's worst comedian to smarten up his act…

With: Jonathan Biggins as Harry Styles, Felim Rawle as Heckler 1, Jenny Day as Heckler 2, Rowan Scott as Heckler 3

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Episode 3
Written by Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin
Directed by Danny Raco

When Grandad hires the B&B to Bunni for her relaxing, peaceful, and quiet wellness retreat on the same weekend as raucous rock musician Zac, keeping the peace is not going to be easy. Bunni may finally have the cause to close down the B&B for good with Zac's "noise pollution" violating dozens of Tubbershandy's laws.

With: Sean Hall as Finbar O'Toolan, Travis Ryder as Zac

The Travel Blogger

Episode 4
Written by Shayne Armstrong & S.P. Krause
Directed by Beth Armstrong

When influential travel and lifestyle blogger Savannah Lee arrives at the B&B, the Champ kids realise that a positive review of the B&B will potentially expose their zombie parents to scrutiny and discovery by millions of inspired tourists so they set out to make Savannah's time at the B&B as horrible as possible.

With: Connor Burke as Conor, Emilie Cocquerel as Savannah Lee

Home Sick

Episode 5
Written by Richie Conroy
Directed by Danny Raco

Dermot learns that Lulu is homesick and decides to cheer her up by transforming the B&B into a little piece of Australia for the day. But when Bunni, dressed as a kangaroo, arrives things go from bad to OMG as Bunni discovers Mum and Dad bathing in a pool of tomato soup… Lulu now has to not only deal with the misplaced intentions of Dermot but also the chance that their Zombie secret is finally out…

With: Thomas Adams Walker as Cormac, Christian Ashton-Zotos as Páidín, Amelie Power as Young Bunni, Millie as Fluff, [uncredited] as Bree

Lulu's Day Off

Episode 6
Written by Steve Abbott, Warren Coleman
Directed by Danny Raco

An overworked and stressed-out Lulu takes a day off, leaving Frankie and Bruce in charge. The gleeful new management has creative ideas for zombie use, but how will they hold it together when two snooty art guests arrive?

With: Anne Tenney as Mrs. O'Shea, Shane Withington as Mr. O'Shea

Once Were Zombies

Episode 7
Written by Rachael Coopes
Directed by Beth Armstrong

When Grandad brings home a "cursed" piece of the legendary Tubbershandy pirate ship the Champ's world is turned upside down as they all have the same dream — the kids are zombies and the parents are humans again. What is going on and what does this mean for solving the Zombie Curse once and for all?

With: Thomas Folan as Male Honeymooner, Ellen Wright-Folan as Female Honeymooner

Letter in a Bottle

Episode 8
Written by Joel Slack-Smith
Directed by Beth Armstrong

When Lulu throws a love letter in a bottle out to sea. She never expects it to be found by the person she has written it to, Dermot. Let alone have to explain it to him. When the Champs find some of Mum and Dads old love letter they decide to write their own letters of admiration. However they decide to go old school and throws their letters out to sea, in bottles. They never expect them to be found by the people they have written to — especially Lulu, whose message is a love letter to Dermot — let alone have to explain it to them.

With: Judith Crosbie as Market Shopper, Andy Trieu as Funky Kenneth

Grandad's Pen Pal

Episode 9
Written by Greg O'Braonain
Directed by Danny Raco

With Frankie away at a science camp Lulu and Bruce have to think quick when Grandad's pen-pal, Aubrey, a multi-hyphenate rescue expert, comes to visit and demands Mum and Dad be trained as volunteer crew in the under-staffed Tubbershandy rescue services.

With: Wendy Strehlow as Aubrey

Bunni Undercover

Episode 10
Written by Richie Conroy
Directed by Danny Raco

A disguised Bunni checks into the B&B. She's determined to get some alone time with Fergus. Coincidentally, Dermot also checks in having missed his bus. It isn't long before the disguised Bunni is demanding to speak with the owners which forces Lulu and company to go to great lengths to keep Bunni from learning the truth. Will Lulu, Bruce and Frankie succeed in keeping their parents' secret a secret…?

With: none

The Health Inspector

Episode 11
Written by Martin Threlfell
Directed by Beth Armstrong

A health inspector is sent to investigate the B&B. Grandad gets wind of the plan, and when the persnickety guest arrives, the Champs are sent into panic mode, culiminating in a chaotic breakfast where the inspector is accidentally served… Mum's ear!

With: Glenn Fraser as Mr. Staywright, John O'Hare as Dr. Keepwell

Frankie's Opportunity

Episode 12
Written by Greg O'Braonain
Directed by Danny Raco

Frankie is to be offered a place in the prestigious F.A.R.T. academy but first she, along with Mum and Dad, must impress a panel of interviewers, which includes Bunni, that she has what it takes… It's a good thing she's a genius and Lulu and Bruce (with a little help) can kind of look like Mum and Dad. We did say kind of….

With: Tina Bursill as Tweedy Lady, Roy Kinnear as Nerdy Science Teacher

The Zombie Spectacular

Episode 13
Written by Kitty Flanagan, Penny Flanagan
Directed by Danny Raco

A zombie party is a perfect excuse for Mum and Dad to appear normal and spend time with the whole family.

With: Jackie Brooke as Cheryl, Annie Byron as Maryanne, Candice Dixon as Zombie woman, Gabbi Goddard as Charmaine, Jay Laga'aia as Announcer, Kevin MacIsaac as Garda Mallard, Xavier Masson-Leach as Chad, Charles Upton as Lars, Millie as Fluff,

The Big Storm

Episode 14
Written by Steve Abbott, Warren Coleman
Directed by Beth Armstrong

Everyone in Tubbershandy must pull together to make it through a record-breaking storm.

With: Connor Burke as Conor, Helen O'Riordan as Mrs. Keneally

Mum Loses Her Head

Episode 15
Written by Kitty Flanagan, Penny Flanagan
Directed by Beth Armstrong

Mum accidentally leaves her head at Tubbershandy Secondary School.

With: none

Halloween Mayhem

Episode 16
Written by David Hoey
Directed by Danny Raco

It's Halloween - the one night of the year that your zombie parents can mingle with (as opposed to munch-on) the locals.

With: Connor Burke as Conor, Paul Livingston as Ghost Pirate

The Irish Dance Champ

Episode 17
Written by Edwina Exton, Kate Forster
Directed by Danny Raco

The jig is nearly up, when Irish dancing is on the programme.

With: none

Fluff Goes Viral

Episode 18
Written by Joel Slack-Smith
Directed by Danny Raco

When fluff gains the ability to speak, Bruce finally achieves viral success, only to see Bunni move in and steal the limelight.

With: Beth Armstrong as Sally, Lara Cox as Stella, Shane Dundas as Mr. Jenkins / Fluff VO

Lulu's Date

Episode 19
Written by Edwina Exton, Kate Forster
Directed by Beth Armstrong

Magic tricks, mummies and dates from hell.

With: Stuart Robinson as Eion

House of Cards

Episode 20
Written by Rachael Coopes
Directed by Beth Armstrong

When bunni produces a deed of title stating that the B&B belongs to the Shanahans the Champs must rush to find a letter, which proves otherwise.

With: none

Frankie Gets an F

Episode 21
Written by Greg O'Braonain
Directed by Beth Armstrong

When Frankie tries to prove scientifically, that zombies exist, she learns that being right, and doing right, are not always the same thing.

With: Connor Burke as Conor

High on a Hill

Episode 22
Written by Edwina Exton, Kate Forster
Directed by Beth Armstrong

The kids feel Von Trapped when Grandad hits his head and decides to renovate.

With: none

The TV Detective

Episode 23
Written by Steve Abbott, Warren Coleman
Directed by Danny Raco

Tubbershandy thrills at a visit from Doreen Desmond — who plays TV detective Trickrider.

With: Lise Hearns as Doreen Desmond

The Zombie Queen

Episode 24
Written by Greg O'Braonain
Directed by Danny Raco

Lulu, gets a chance to be the cool one for the first time since coming to Tubbershandy when a famous actress wants to put Mum in her zombie film. But she realises in the end that her family need her to be Lulu, and that's okay.

With: David Andri as Dickie, Ada Nicodemou as Ava

Power to the Students

Episode 25
Written by Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin
Directed by Danny Raco

Lulu's the candidate for change in the school election, but will it be enough to change Mum and Dad back to normal?

With: none

The Ghost Pirate

Episode 26
Written by Paul Livingston
Directed by Danny Raco

It's Tubbershandy Pirate Day and a Pirate Ghost is on the loose.

With: Connor Burke as Conor, Paul Livingston as Ghost Pirate