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Sam appeared in the episode "The Tale of the Crimson Clown".


Sam accompanies his elder brother, Mike, gift-shopping. They left the house giving the ruse to their mother that they were going skating. Mike wanted to get the perfect gift for their mother. Then Sam stole all of Mike's money and spends it on a Zeebo themed video game, leaving Mike with no money to buy a present.

Mike, looking for a way to scare his brother, sees a clown-doll on the store shelf. Mike tells Sam that, anytime he does something bad, Crimson Clown is watching. And it will take all of the bad kids away.

When they finally got home, their mother was furious with them about why they were home so late. He lied to their mother, he told her that Mike wanted to spend time with his friends and he didn't care about losing track of the time. Doing this, he made their mother yell, scold and lecture Mike getting him into trouble.

Then later on, as a manifestation of Mike's emotions of rage, jealously, anger and resentment for him, the Crimson Clown came into existence within the vessel of the toy store's clown doll.

Then Sam was spending the evening watching a scary movie. When suddenly, the Crimson Clown stretched his arms out of the television screen. Then he wrapped them around him in tight grip. He laughed sisterly and spoke to him in a diabolical voice. While laughing, He told him how much of a rotten kid he had been. Also that he was soon going to take him away. Sam was crying and screaming for help. But his mom and brother thought he was only scared from the horror movie he was watching. He next appeared as the creepy small antique doll stalking Sam in his room, but quickly disappeared again.

That night when Sam fell asleep, he was sent to a warehouse in another dimension. He then encountered the Crimson Clown, who was now over six feet tall, very creepy, even more terrifying.

The Crimson Clown begun closing in on him. It was preparing to send him away for being such a badly behaved child. He tied him onto his bed with ribbons. But he quickly grabbed a pair of skates, and cut them lose and tried to run off to find help. It kept on taunting him. It told him in a sinister tone that he was so rotten. Also that nobody liked him, nor wanted him around anymore.

Sam was terrified and he screamed for help repeatedly, but no one came. Then he begged it for more mercy and for another chance. Sam profusely apologized to him for his recent horrible behavior. The Crimson Clown didn't believe him at first. Then after he begun to say it with more meaning and sincerity, the Crimson Clown realized that he really did mean it.

The next morning, the Crimson Clown used his powers to alter time. Ergo, instead of making him go away and disappear, he decided to give him another chance. So with time altered, he never stole his brother's money. Ergo, they ended up buying their mom her birthday present after all and she had a wonderful birthday.


Sam begins the episode ruthless and spoiled. He willingly steals $70 from his brother so he can buy a game for himself. However, Sam has a complete change of heart by the end of the episode.


  • Michael Barry also portrayed the werewolf Will Blake, In the Goosebumps show's two part episode "The Werewolf of Fever Swamp".

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