"A Fiendish Friend"
Charlotte ghost
Charlotte, pretending to be a ghost, rattles chains in Vendetta's attic.
Episode number: Season 1
Episode 2
Air date: October 4, 2008
Written by: Peter Merryman
Story by: Amy Winfrey
Supervising director: Dave Wasson
Directed by: Martin Cendreda
Storyboard by: Christo Stamboliev
So, Charlotte wants a friend? I think I will make her a friend. A fiendish friend!


Charlotte loves to pretend, so Vendetta suggests that she play dead. When Charlotte "haunts" her day and night, Vendetta creates a fiend to get rid of her.

Plot summaryEdit

Charlotte dead

Charlotte pretends to be dead.

Charlotte is sliding at the Mu Elementary School playground while saying "whee!" every time she slides. Vendetta tell her to stop, but Charlotte asks her if she would like to slide with her. Vendetta rejects, but Charlotte continues to ask other things, such as if she would like to be an administrator, sausage maker, or a postal clerk. Vendetta says no, and Charlotte suddenly starts singing about pretending to be different things, such as workers in a factory, telemarketers, CEOs, and jellyfish. After the song, Charlotte keeps asking Vendetta if she would like to play. Vendetta suggests that she could play dead. Charlotte, who loves to pretend, falls to the ground and pretends to be dead.

Later at Le Mayonnaise, Vendetta and Grudge are eating when Charlotte comes and pretends to be a ghost. Vendetta can't stand her, so she and Grudge leaves the restaurant and Charlotte eats their food. At home, Vendetta is reading a magazine when she hears noise from the attic. She walks to the attic and sees Charlotte rattling chains. Charlotte tells Vendetta that she has "returned to the world of the living" as a ghost to play with her. Vendetta tells that her she is not a ghost, resulting in Charlotte stop acting like a ghost and asks Vendetta if she would like to play lamp posts, elevator operators, or a "thousand monkeys with a thousand typewriters". Vendetta suggests pretending that they are not friends. Charlotte agrees and says, "Hello, stranger. My name's Charlotte. Would you like to be friends?". Then Vendetta kicks her out of her house and then creates a fiend.

Scissor fiend package

The scissor fiend is delivered to Charlotte.

Grudge delivers the fiend in a package and puts it in front of Charlotte's house. Charlotte opens the package and a scissor fiend comes out, which she believes is a puppy. The next day, Charlotte does not show up for school and Vendetta thinks she was cut to death by the fiend. Charlotte, however, is late and reveals that she befriended the fiend. He makes a picture of Vendetta out of paper and Charlotte says that he is a great friend, but that Vendetta is "even better".


* The Muppet Christmas Carol: Charlotte haunts Vendetta with chains, just like Waldorf/Robert Marley and Statler/Jacob Marley haunt Scrooge wth their money boxes and chains.



Memorable quotesEdit

Vendetta: Ah! What are you doing? Stop that!
Charlotte: Whee! Ooh, hi Vendetta! Would you like to slide with me?
Vendetta: How dare you ask me to slide? I do not slide!
Charlotte: Oh, okay. Let's pretend to be administrators instead!
Vendetta: No!
Charlotte: Or sausage makers?
Vendetta: No!
Charlotte: Or postal clerks?
Vendetta: No!
Charlotte: Or... [starts singing Why Don't We Pretend To Be...]

Vendetta: Why don't you pretend to be dead?
Charlotte: Okay. [falls to the ground]

Charlotte: [pretending to be a ghost] Oooooooh... Vendettaaaa... It's Charlotte calling from beyond the graaaaave!
Vendetta: You are dead! Go away!

Vendetta: Charlotte! Stop rattling chains in my attic! What are you doing up here?
Charlotte: I've returned to the world of the living as a ghost to play with you!

Charlotte: [grabs the present and reads the note] "Dear stupid girl..." That's me! "Here's a new friend for you to play with. A very good friend indeed. Heh heh heh, yours fatally, Vendetta."

Marvin: [after having his hair cut by Buttons 2] My hair!

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See AlsoEdit

Television episodes
"Charlotte's First Day" • "A Fiendish Friend" • "Super Evil" • "Vegetables" • "Toupee" • "Mama Vendetta" • "Shrinking Charlotte" • "Parents" • "No Singing" • "Puppies! Puppies! Puppies!" • "Shorts: Set 1" • "Marvin the Middle Manager" • "Parentnapped" • "Smash" • "New Best Friend" • "Tornado" • "Shorts: Set 2" • "Pony"