The Strange Chores: episode guide


Witch Watch

Episode 1
October 31, 2019 (ABC Me)
Written by Luke Tierney
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

Something wicca this way comes when Witchy is released early, trading a bottle in the archive room for a new broom with a view. Pierce is left disenchanted and sure that she plans to cook him in her cauldron (again).

Starring: Julian Dennison as Pierce, Charlotte Nicdao as Que, Michael Philippou as Charlie, Nick Tate as Helsing

Guest Cast: Rupert Degas, Michael Dockery, Charlie Dowling, Catriona Drummond, Finley Greig-Byrne, Charli Kelly, Kevin Kiernan-Molloy, Josh Lawson, John McGeachin, Heather Mitchell, Kate Murphy, Jordan Raskopoulos, Youka Snell, Josh Thomas, Bishanyia Vincent

Note: the cast credited at the end of every episode is not episode specific and I won't bother repeating it but will pull out names where I can

Stop the Homemade Monster Slime

Episode 2
Written by John McGeachin
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

The Gang's in a sticky situation when Pierce's homemade slime swallows the whole town, leaving them trapped in the local shop and up to their necks in trouble. When it comes to internet fame — you win some, you ooze some.

Stop the Monster Battles

Episode 3
Written by Tim Bain
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

DJ Que's monster rap battles in the archive room just had a mic drop — 'The Fresh Pierce' is here to spit straight fire! With hype-man Charlie at his back, he's ready to bust rhymes, take names and try real hard not to choke!

Survive Fright Swap

Episode 4
Written by Brendan Luno
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

Lights, Camera, Drac-tion! The Gang is thrust centre stage when Helsing swaps lives with Dracula for a reality show. Unafraid of the limelight, Dracula becomes the perfect TV father, but Que's binge-watching his every move.

With: John McGeachin as Dracula

Put the Barbarian Back in the Box

Episode 5
Written by John McGeachin
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

When Charlie ignores the rules of Pierce's magical boardgame, the living pieces escape, creating a dicey situation. The quest is on to put them back in the box before it's game over — for real.

With: Rupert Degas as Barbarian, Bishanyia Vincent as Elf Queen

Catch a Slimer

Episode 6
November 4, 2019
Written by Brendan Luno
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

Law and order has a new face when the gang investigate who's responsible for a series of mysterious slimings in the neighbourhood. Chasing leads, doing lab work and questioning perps, they're gonna crack this case wide open.

With: Kate Murphy as Susannah Slime

Save Li'l Helsing

Episode 7
Written by Brendan Luno
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

Having transformed himself into a teenager to help expose a nest of vamps at school, Helsing's got no class when he joins Daisy's bullies instead! Now the gang have to stick their necks out and find the head vamp themselves!

Don't Trick or Tweet

Episode 8
Written by John McGeachin
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

Defending the house on Halloween, Charlie's in for a fright when Pierce invites the neighbourhood (and at least one monster) over for a costume party. They must trick the gatecrasher to reveal itself before it gets its treat!

Undo the Genie's Wish

Episode 9
Written by Luke Tierney
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

Helsing tasks the gang with finding a magical Genie lamp, and he thinks they won't give it a polish? You wish! Now Charlie's famous, Pierce is a CEO and Que has legs! But here's the rub: some wishes are better left undone.

With: Josh Lawson as Genie

Call a Monster

Episode 10
Written by Luke Tierney
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

The gang find Helsing's monster phone-book and prank calls, when their furious victim 'Frank' is revealed to be the scariest monster in the world, they must prepare the house for his all-out assault!

Finish the Mop's Bucket List

Episode 11
Written by John McGeachin
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

When Que magically brings a sassy mop to life, it convinces new best friend Charlie to ignore a growing black hole in favour of polishing off its 'bucket list of dreams', leaving Pierce feeling like yesterday's slop-water.

With: Josh Thomas as Moppy

Escape the Strange Chores

Episode 12
Written by John McGeachin
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

Trapped inside Que's video-game diary, Pierce's day just got graphic! One level up, Charlie's held captive as his goblin dungeon master dreams of an extra life. It will take all Pierce's gamer skills to rescue his player two.

Clean the Toilet

Episode 13
Written by Daley Pearson & Luke Tierney
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

It's major treble when a flushed singing monster gets stuck in the toilet. Charlie's starting to fret, trying to keep it low-key before it can harm anyone, but Helsing's starting to notice that his house is out of sync...

Host a Monster Hunter Tournament

Episode 14
Written by Luke Tierney
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

Charlie wrestles with being just a chore boy when Que hosts a Monster Hunter Tournament. Entering in disguise, he's ready to lay the smackdown after a pretentious pre-teen participant mocks Pierce, but will his luck run out?

Swap Back the Body Swap

Episode 15
Written by Daley Pearson
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

Helsing should never have trusted the gang with his mind-swap ray. Now Charlie's a kettle, Pierce is a phone, and Snorp has stolen his body! Que better fix this fast before Helsing's boss arrives for her annual inspection!

With: Heather Mitchell as Inspector

Tame the Wild Wild Pest

Episode 16
Written by John McGeachin
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

The gang's bugging out when Snorp grows gigantic — with them on his back! Discovering a wild west town of Flea-ple, and a rogue monster itching to destroy them, Charlie must choose if he's gonna flee or cowboy-up and fight.

Clean the Car

Episode 17
Written by Luke Tierney
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

After denting Helsing's car, Que and Pierce rocket away from the consequences — all the way into space. Meanwhile, Charlie is left behind to run distraction and must face the final frontier: Helsing's big book on 'Growing Up'.

Shut the Freezer

Episode 18
Written by Brendan Luno
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

Things are getting very un-chill when Helsing's magic fridge gets stuck open and a gigantic snowstorm fills the house. The gang better not freeze up when there's a hungry snow beast roaming the living rooms icy tundra.

Outsmart a Smart House

Episode 19
Written by Daley Pearson
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

SPHER-E, Helsing's new floating security orb, goes from BFF to Frenemy when it ejects everyone onto the lawn and takes over Helsing's house. Now the gang's gotta find a way in to give this thing the hard reboot it deserves.

With: Youka Snell as SPHER-E

Train Snorp

Episode 20
Written by John McGeachin
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

Trying to train Snorp is a complete catastrophe for the gang, leaving Charlie and Que feline frustrated. As word spreads that he may be handed over to Mrs. Wilson's training, Snorp's enemies are coming for him — and the fur's gonna fly.

Stop the Dummy's Dummy

Episode 21
Written by Luke Tierney
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

An evil living Dummy goes against the grain, branching out to try being good for once. But when unusual things start to occur and Pierce can't see the wood for the trees, Charlie suspects Dummy's at the root of the problem.

Survive the Strange Loop

Episode 22
Written by Luke Tierney
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

Stuck in a time loop, Charlie and Que don't need to stop and pause when a monster attacks, they can play all day long. But when reality starts skipping and they need an exit, Pierce will show them how to take back control.

Babysit the Mummy

Episode 23
Written by John McGeachin
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

The gang thought they had mummy babysitting all wrapped up. But when the brat-king steals their senses and deserts them, that's crossing a line in the sand. Now they must all peer amid their foggy senses to track him down.

Get Back the Monster Hand

Episode 24
Written by Daley Pearson
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

Things get out of hand when Charlie sneaks a monster into school to look cool for his bullies. But after it palms him off to possess one of their teachers, the gang's gotta knuckle down and bottle it before the lunch bell.

Clean the Archive Room

Episode 25
Written by Brendan Luno
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

When the archive room floods, the gang are up a creek without a paddle. Adrift on a floating bookshelf with a crew of monsters, paranoia brings their worst fears to light as they try to sell each other down the river.

Scare Helsing

Episode 26
Written by John McGeachin
Directed by Scott Vanden Bosch

Charlie's efforts to scare Helsing backfire when the gang summon extraordinarily powerful inter-dimensional fear monsters that threaten to destroy the world. With no hope in sight, could this be the end of the strange chores?