The Haunted Village

by Paul Dini, originally aired on 9/14/85
review by Michael Streeter

 
Wicket and Kneesaa are attacked, and go to Logray's hut for advise
 
The Duloks find the invisibility soap, and use it on themselves

Wicket and Kneesaa slide down a chute/slide in the village. When they get down, Kneesaa and Wicket, along with two sunberry trees, are grabbed up in the claws of a giant velociraptor. Kneesaa and Wicket escape, but the two trees are lost. Later, they hear the growl of the evil bird again.


Wicket and Kneesaa are arguing



The velociraptor leaves

They go to Logray’s hut, to find out what that was all about. They find out that Morag is behind it, as she is trying to capture all the sunberry trees (which the Ewoks pretty much live off of).
The next day, Logray demonstrates to the village a new formula he developed (in the shape of a bar of soap), that can make everything invisible. By pouring water over the invisible object, in turn, will make it visible again. They will apply the soap to the trees, so Morag won’t see them. After the demonstration, several young Ewoks go swimming in a nearby pond. Little do they know, that at the other side of the pond, two Duloks are on the lookout. The Dulok shaman captures a bar of soap, but lets it slip away through his hands. A giant hippo scares the Duloks away, so they don’t try to recapture the bar.
However, the next day, King Gorneesh and two other Duloks (one of which Shaman), invade one of the Ewoks’ huts, and steal a bar of the soap. King Gorneesh uses the soap to wash himself invisible, and causes the entire Dulok gang to burst into laughs. Wicket and Kneesaa, who happened to be in the neighborhood ‘invisiblizing’ trees, overhear the laughter, and go see what was the matter. All the Duloks have already washed themselves, so the Ewoks can’t see them.
Shaman and the other Duloks go to the Ewok village, and terrorize everything. However, one of the Ewoks threw a bucket of water at the invisible creature, uncovering one of the Duloks, and realizing that they are under attack.
The Duloks leave, and the Ewoks have a meeting and make a plan. Later that evening, Chirpa sends Wicket to steal the Duloks’ bar of soap. Wicket steals the bar according to plan, but the Duloks find out about it. They capture Wicket, and the bar of soap falls into a pool of water and dissolves.
Wicket and the Ewoks escape. But when they get to the village, the giant velociraptor is there, too, and ready to capture some more sunberry trees. Wicket manages to cover all the remaining trees with some remaining soap very quickly, leading the velociraptor away, and saving the day!

Logray and Chief Chirpa head back to the village