Day Of the Juniors



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Written by:

Lane Raichert

Teleplay by:

Mary Jo Ludin

Directed by:

Berny Wolf

Broadcast Information

USA Premiere: September 17, 1988

Syndication Premiere: October 25, 1988

Paired With

Dr. Strangesnork's Bomb

"Day Of the Juniors" is the 3rd episode of Season 4. Junior wants to earn extra cash, but he has so many chores to do, so he buys a contraption that creates multiple versions of him.

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Too many Juniors

Plot Summary

Junior has to walk the neighbor's poodlefish named Lil Bootsy for two clams. However, he is offered to mow the lawn for five clams, but the offer's already given to Tooter because he's too busy at the moment. And then free ice cream is offered at a local shop, but he's not allowed in because of Lil Bootsy. While all of this is going on, Casey and Dr. Gallio are approaced by the Snailsman, who tries selling them various items that would result in much disasterous consequences later on. 

Upset by all of this, Junior wishes he was in two places at one time. The Snailsman appraoches him, and for two clams, he purchases a potion in which that if it touches a portrait of him, clones of him would come out. After having created a list of chores to do, Junior pours the potion on a portrait he was trying to sell. Three Juniors pop out, and they refuse to do his work until Junior tells them it's for money. They do everything they can to make money, but it turns out bad. Casey had bought Junior's bike while the other Juniors sold his things. They also made his bedroom really messy, and now Junior questions on whether cloning himself was such a good idea in the first place. The Snailsman refuses to reverse the potion, and so he goes to Gallio's where the Juniors are placed in his carbon copy machine. Junior also hopws to never see another clone of himself ever again.

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Junior hates doing chores

Background Info

  • First appearance of Snailsman - his final and more significant role would be Wish Or Wish Out
  • Also first time noted that Junior has a paper route (Wish Or Wish Out)
  • We learn that Junior has spent years collecting snorkball cards
  • When the Junior clone says Ditto, it sort of leads in to another Junior clone of the same name (In Junior's Image)
  • Fist time Junior gets cloned (second would be In Junior's Image)

Memorable Quotes

Casey: Oh no you don't! We don't care what you're selling, we're not buying!

Snailsman: Oh, come on! I'll sell them to you cheap!

Gallio: Oh yeah?! Well, they maybe cheap to buy, but the price you pay later isn't worth it!

Junior: You gotta help me! How do I reverse the potion?

Snailsman: Sorry kid, but there's no way to reverse it.

Junior: What?! Why didn't you tell me??!!

Snailsman: You didn't ask. Sheesh, what do you expect for two clams?!


  • At one point, Bootsy the Poodlefish was called "Poopsy"
  • When Casey gets off of Junior's bike, her skin is a darker pink


  • Title and storyline parodies the 1962 sci-fi novel and movie Day of the Triffids



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