Today the MHGG staff had the chance to catch up with Frankie Stein on her charged up spring break festivities. In this insider scoop you’ll only find on the Gory Gazette, right in time for FreakyFab 13, Frankie recounts how her parents reacted to the ghouls’ plans to visit the Great Barrier Reef.
MHGG: The Great Barrier Reef! That is quite far, how did you ask your parents for this totally voltage trip?
Frankie: I was so nervous I was sparking! I asked Mom and Dad if I could go on a trip with Lagoona, Gil and rest of the ghouls about a month before the Spring Break. I mean we were supposed to go by boat and… well, water and me don’t really mix. So, I was completely shocked when my parents came down to my room with a letter and a ginormous scrapbook. Dad said the letter was from Lagoona’s parents and it gave all the details about the trip to the Great Barrier Reef, including complete safety specifications on the boat that was supposed to take us there.
MHGG: You definitely have to take precautions in the water!
Frankie: Oh yes, dad even created insulated bolt covers for me so that I could stand out on deck and feel the ocean spray without having to worry about shorting out.
MHGG: Right on! How was their scrapbook? Was it filled with clawsome pictures from around the world?
Frankie: It was magnetic! Mom opened the scrapbook and started showing me all the places she and dad had traveled to before I was created. I asked, “Does this mean I can go!?” They both said yes and I got so excited my arm stitches burst! Dad and Mom ran to get some thread and when Mom bent over to help me, an old travel brochure fell from the scrapbook.
MHGG: An old travel brochure? Of the Great Barrier Reef?
Frankie: No, it was a Skull Shores brochure. I was intrigued and started to read it while mom was stitching me up. I didn’t get to finish reading it before mom unexpectedly snatched it away from me. It was really strange too because she got this embarrassed look on her face and every time she tried to say something she would stop and start over. I think we were still staring at each other with our mouths open when dad walked back into the room.
MHGG: What did it say?
Frankie: They had all their accommodations, amenities, food and activities listed but I didn’t get to finish reading it before mom unexpectedly snatched it away from me. It was really strange too because she got this embarrassed look on her face and every time she tried to say something she would stop and start over. I think we were still staring at each other with our mouths open when dad walked back into the room.
MHGG: Strange! What did you father say?
Frankie: Mom didn’t say anything, she just handed him the brochure and my arm as she left the room. Dad put the brochure in his pocket without saying anything and started sewing my arm back into place. When he was finished he patted my shoulder and said, “There, good as new.” I must have given him a look because he kind of sighed and said:
A long time ago your mother and I took a vacation to Skull Shores. It was my idea as I thought it would be a nice change of scenery from the rather cold and snowy regions we were accustomed to visiting. She was less enthusiastic since Skull Shores was so far away from… everything, but I convinced her that we would have a wonderful time and we did, at first. The locals treated your mother like a queen and there was even a film crew shooting a travel documentary, or so we thought, about the island. They wanted to feature your mother in many of their shots and we even talked about extending the holiday. Unfortunately everything was not as it seemed and instead of extending we left early. I thought I had gotten rid of all the reminders of that trip but apparently not. I shall remedy that situation right away and it would be best if we didn’t mention this to your mother again.
MHGG: Oh My Ra! Did that really happen?
Frankie: I believe so, but Dad gave me a hug and went to find Mom and for a minute I totally forgot they said I could go to the Great Barrier Reef with Lagoona and the ghouls. Voltage!
MHGG: Fangtastic! Well, thank you Frankie for taking the time to sit with us. Ghouls, you can follow her voltageous journey with the rest of the student bodies, when “Escape from Skull Shores” airs on Nickelodeon at 6 PM EST/PST tonight!