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Marsha Wood is a minor character created by Betty Ann. She appeared in the episode "The Tale of the Ghastly Grinner".


She and her husband John love their son Ethan dearly. For the longest time she and her husband thought that their son was wasting too much time reading comic books and trying to become a comic book artist. However both she and her husband are slobs. She and her husband also have a bad habit of eating junk food and watching too much television.

During the events of the story, she and her husband were not too happy that they got another phone call from their son's school. It informed them that their son was causing trouble in class again by wasting his time on comic books. She and her husband both agreed, that if they got another phone call with the same complaint, their son would have no more comic books until he finished college.

She was also unaware that her son had received a unique one-of-a-kind comic book called: The Ghastly Grinner. The comic was about an insanely evil jester like clown, who feeds off of its victims emotions. Until the victims are nothing more than laughing and drooling idiots.

Also when her son got home, he used the microwave to dry the comic book after it got wet. While it was drying she told her son that he had a telephone call from a girl. So while her son was busy talking on the phone, she plugged in the waffle iron to make pizza waffles. With one too many devices plugged in, the microwave exploded. This enabled the Ghastly Grinner to enter the real world.

She was the Grinner's first new victim as her son watched her become a helpless slime drooling laughing idiot. Her husband got victimized next. Then her soon ran off to seek help.

Then she and her husband traced the girl who called their son. It was Hooper Picalarro. So they invited her parents over to meet a so called uncle. When they actually lured them to be new victims of the Grinner.

Soon her son realized it was his destiny to complete the last issue of the Ghastly Grinner. In the issue her son was the super hero Ethan. Then he defeated the Grinner with more exposure to microwave rays. At first her son appeared to be trapped inside the comic. Until Hooper's erased the Grinner's face. This defeated the Grinner. So she, her husband and all the new victims were changed back to normal.

Soon her son's new comic about the super hero Ethan became a real hit comic book. She and her husband were now both really proud that their son really did become a comic artist.


  • Penny Mancuso, also portrayed an unnamed woman in the episode "The Tale of the Time Trap".

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