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Dag fears a giant cricket that ends up in the dam.

Episode Summary[]

Norb and Dag have spent the night drinking Yahoo and are ready for bed. Dag asks about the meaning of a warning label warning to keep out of reach of insects, but Norb disregards his brother, telling him to turn off the lights and let him sleep. Downstairs, a cricket sneaks into the dam through a crack in the door and drinks some of the leftover Yahoo. Dag, woken by the cricket's chirps, is terrified. Norb assures his brother that he has nothing to fear as a tiny cricket wouldn't hurt him. The cricket downstairs continues to drink Yahoo until it suddenly grows to an enormous size.

The gigantic cricket runs upstairs into the beavers' room, scaring Dag. He wakes Norb and tries to tell him what he saw, but Norb refuses to believe him. Norb drags his reluctant brother downstairs to prove to him that crickets are harmless. Dag sees the giant cricket land behind Norb and warns his brother; as Norb turns around, the cricket shrinks to normal size. Norb tries to catch the cricket, but it hops under the couch and resumes drinking Yahoo. As the cricket once again becomes giant and runs into the closet, Dag resumes freaking out. Norb enters the closet, find the once-again shrunken cricket, and traps it inside a Yahoo bottle. The cricket drinks the Yahoo left at the bottom of the bottle and, once again, grows to a huge size, breaking the bottle and scaring both Norb and Dag.

Both beavers and the giant cricket run around the dam, away from each other. Norb then decides that they need to get rid of the cricket, entering the closet and returning with a makeshift flyswatter. He begins to chase the clearly frightened cricket around the dam and eventually corners it in the kitchen. Before Norb can finish the cricket off, Dag stops his brother, sensing the cricket's fear. The cricket shrinks down to normal size, and the two beavers let it outside into the night.

Back in bed, Norb asks Dag if he took care of the Yahoo bottles. Dag replies that be put them outside in the recycling bin. After turning out the light, Norb asks Dag if he remembered to close the lid of the recycling bin, to which Dag gulps in fear. Outside, a line of insects is seen entering the open recycling bin. As Norb and Dag begin to argue, giant insects are seen moving outside the dam.

Production Information[]

  • This episode was originally entitled "Cricket In The House".[1]


  • Innuendo: It is implied in the beginning of the episode that Norbert and Daggett have hangovers from drinking so much Yahoos.


  • Although Norbert says that crickets "wouldn't hurt a fly," crickets have been known to eat insects such as ladybugs and flies.[2]
    • Norbert most likely didn't know this and only said this in an attempt to relieve Daggett.


  • The episode title is based on the word bug-a-boo, which in this case means "any imagined fear or threat, or a fear presumed larger than it really is".


The image gallery for Bug-a-Boo may be viewed here.



Season 1
"Born to be Beavers" - "Up All Night" - "A Dam Too Far" - "Long in the Teeth" - "Gift Hoarse" - "Go Beavers!" - "Box Top Beavers" - "Salmon Sez" - "Beach Beavers a Go-Go" - "Deranged Ranger" - "Muscular Beaver" - "Fish and Dips" - "Enter the Daggett" - "Bug-a-Boo" - "Mission to the Big, Hot, Thingy" - "I Dare You" - "Stinky Toe" - "House Broken" - "Tree's Company" - "Guess Who's Stumping to Dinner?" - "Fancy Prance" - "H2Whoa!" - "The Bing That Wouldn't Leave" - "You Promised!" - "Bummer of Love" - "Food of the Clods"
Season 2
"Beaver Fever" - "Same Time Last Week" - "Kandid Kreatures" - "Fakin' It!" - "Muscular Beaver 2" - "Stump Looks for His Roots" - "Tree of Hearts" - "Dag for Night" - "Un-Barry-ble" - "Another One Bites the Musk" - "The Mighty Knot-Head" - "Pond Scum" - "Utter Nonsense" - "Endangered Species" - "Lumberjacks' Delight" - "Zooing Time" - "Friends, Romans, Beavers!" - "Big Round Sticky Fish Thingy" - "The Day the World Got Really Screwed Up!" - "If You In-Sisters" - "Alley Oops" - "Open Wide for Zombies" - "Dumbwaiters" - "Sans-a-Pelt" - "Gonna Getcha"
Season 3
"My Bunnyguard" - "What's Eating You?" - "Omega Beaver" - "Bite This!" - "Spooky Spoots" - "Up All Night II: Up All Day. The Reckoning" - "Muscular Beaver 3" - "Sang 'Em High" - "In Search of Big Byoo-Tox" - "Moronathon Man" - "The Legend of Kid Friendly" - "Silent But Deadly" - "Tough Love" - "A Little Dad'll Do You" - "Pass It On!" - "Stump's Family Reunion" - "Muscular Beaver 4" - "Act Your Age" - "Too Loose Latrine" - "Pack Your Dags" - "Daggy Dearest" - "Dag's List" - "Mistaken Identity" - "Easy Peasy Rider" - "Stare and Stare Alike!" - "I am Not an Animal I'm Scientist #1" - "Norberto y Daggetto en El Grapadura y el Castor Malo" - "The Loogie Hawk" - "Kreature Komforts" - "Oh, Brother?" - "Das Spoot" - "Sqotters" - "Long Tall Daggy" - "Practical Jerks" - "Nice & Lonely" - "Soccer? I Hardly Knew Him!" - "Brothers... to the End?" - "Euro Beavers" - "Slap Happy" - "Home Loners" - "Ugly Roomers" - "Finger Lickin' Goofs" - "Strange Allure" - "Partying is Such Sweet Sorrow"
Season 4
"Chocolate Up to Experience" - "Three Dag Nite!" - "Fat Chance" - "Dag in the Mirror" - "Canucks Amuck" - "Yak in the Sack" - "Driving Misses Daggett" - "Big Fun" - "Moby Dopes" - "Present Tense" - "It's a Spootiful Life" - "The Mom from U.N.C.L.E." - "House Sisters" - "Muscular Beaver 5" - "Vantastic Voyage" - "Blacktop Beavers" - "Specs Appeal" - "Things That Go Hook in the Night" - "Damnesia" - "The Posei-Dam Adventure" - "The Big Frog" - "Dag Con Carny" - "All in the Colony" - "Line Duncing" - "Beavemaster" - "Deck Poops" - "Dagski and Norb" - "Shell or High Water"