What are those bugs?

"The Ghastly Ghost Beetles" is part 1 of episode 7. It first aired on Jan 28th, 2010.


The class camping trip soon turns into a ghost story, when they come across a bunch of weird bugs.


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Alfred and friends are helping Mr. Russard put up everything for camp. He then goes on to start the campfire as Milo tries to get out of listening to ghost stories, until he is promised some roasted marshmallows. Camille begins to tell her scary story about a headless monster who woke up campers by making very loud and scary noises, which effectively ends up scaring everybody with her story until they all begin to panic and run to hide.

After everybody returns back to the campfire, Mr. Russard sends them to bed and tells them to get as much sleep as they can, since they need to be up very early. Milo asks to share the tents as Camille begins to tease him about being scared. It's then, when Cynthia suddenly cries out and the group come to investigate. Cynthia is very alarmed by the millions of beetles all over the tents and eventually demands to be taken home as Alfred comments on how they are headless beetles, and he collects one for testing. Mr. Russard informs everyone that this strange mystery can wait until morning.

As Alfred says goodnight to Camille, he opens his tent to see everybody from class gathered inside. Cynthia goes on to say that the beetles are ghost beetles and Alfred threatens to tell Mr. Russard about this... only to find out that Mr. Russard is also in the tent.

Milo suddenly goes on to scare the others until yanked away by Camille, stating that their insides were sucked out and their heads missing! Alfred deems the sudden noise to be their next clue and Mr. Russard states they need to hurry up since it is getting late and he does not think the class will be willing to stay there for much longer. As they investigate, Milo shrieks as Winston Moose suddenly appears!

He reveals that all of the noise is keeping him up and walks away when Milo suddenly falls into a bush as small little bugs fly around him! Alfred begins to question if they ate the beetles, when Camille tells them the bugs are Cicadas. Alfred deems this their third clue and they go nearby the camp site to clue review. It's then suddenly Alfred solves the mystery and they summon everybody to the campfire.

Alfred reveals that they won't be leaving tonight and notices that everybody is very tired. Camille reveals that the weird bugs weren't beetles, but creatures that turn into Cicadas upon surfacing the earth. So basically what had been all over the tents were their shells. Unfortunately since sunrise is approaching nobody was able to get any sleep and they tiredly sit while waiting for the sun to fully come up...

But then, everybody falls asleep...

However, Winston Moose comes by and takes the picture for them as the episode ends...


  • Camille: "Relax, Milo. It's just a bush."
  • Milo: "Really? And who put him here?"


  • Camille: "I told you, there's no monster. I made it up!"
    • Je te l'ai dit, il n'y a pas de monstre. Je l'ai fait!
  • Milo: "Then what's making that noise...?"


  • Milo (not counting himself out of fear): "Three...? I only see two of you."



  • This is one of the times Camille uses her smarts, when identifying the cicadas.
  • Ironically instead of hurting herself, Cynthia simply runs around the tree after Camille scares everybody.
  • It seems weird that Cynthia changed into her pajama's that quickly considering it was only two seconds after the students split up to go to their tents.
  • Usually when students go on field trips, a few adults accompany them, not just a single teacher.


  • Mr Russard's eyelids move weirdly in some scenes.
  • Alfred's tent appears to be much bigger on the inside then it should be when compared to how big it is outside.
  • As Alfred holds his Detectaberry he puts a hand to his chin in thought, a second later after the camera pans away his hands are suddenly down. But then a second later his hands pose like they did seconds earlier without even showing him move his hands.
  • When everybody is in Alfred's tent, Gabby's beak is miscoloured bright red.
  • Milo was shown eating a marshmallow, then seconds later an uneaten one is shown. It's possible he put a new one on his stick, but he was not shown doing this. Also note their inconsistent shapes.
  • Edgar was there, but never showed up in any over-head shots of the campfire.
  • Cynthia was sitting next to Louise during the campfire but when Louise is shown clinging to Gabby from an angle, Cynthia is missing.
  • Gabby's tongue/inside mouth is miscoloured when Mr. Russard tells everybody to just go back to bed.
  • Oddly, Mole Girl shows up in the tent, but she wasn't seen at any point before then.
  • Obviously Mr. Russard is not shown in the tent when Alfred threatens to go and talk to him once he sees everybody in his tent. But he suddenly appears in it when he is mentioned.



The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog (Wide Screen) - The Ghastly Ghost Beetles

The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog (Wide Screen) - The Ghastly Ghost Beetles

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