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Guess that goes to show that sometimes, the only thing scarier than monsters and ghosts... is real life. Specifically old people having sex. Weird, kinky sex in a dungeon. Boy, that is... that is some dark shit.

Jasper

"Journey to Spooky Island" is the 5th episode of the first season of Camp Camp and is the 5th episode overall. It aired July 8th, 2016 on the RT FIRST site, July 9th, 2016 on the Rooster Teeth website, and July 15th, 2016 on YouTube.

Official Synopsis

After a suspicious Quartermaster warns them not to, Max, Neil, and Nikki venture out to the mysterious Spooky Island to hunt for ghosts, but the kids get more than they bargained for.

—Episode description

Plot

David attempts to tell the campers a scary campfire story, only to bore everyone as they roast marshmallows. Max mumbles, "What's scary is how much I want to kill myself right now". Gwen tries her hand at a spooky story and Max counters with one of his own; the job market she's going to be dealing with when the camp shuts down. Space Kid asks if Max is scared of anything, not even ghosts, but is interrupted by Eyepatch Squirrel bursting out of his space suit. Everyone screams except Max, who had put the squirrel in his suit to begin with. A few more spooky things happen, and Max stays rational through it all. He explains the sudden moaning and wailing to be the teenagers of Church Camp working on their repressions, and a spooky ship on the lake as being the Pirate Camp campers practicing night sailing. There's some rustling in the bushes and Quartermaster pops out, demanding to know what's going on. He wonders if anyone is trying to do something stupid like get over to Spooky Island, as it is dangerous during the new moon, but David and Gwen assure him all is well. Seeing the aftermath of the "squirrel-splosion", the counselors drag Space Kid off for another round of rabies shots. Once more he warns the campers to stay away from Spooky Island, and since it's obvious he's hiding something the trio eagerly jump into a boat to hunt for ghosts. Max insists there's nothing scary on the island, and he's going to prove it.

As they breach the shore, Nikki takes out her pocket theremin for ambience music, and Max smashes it to the ground. Jasper emerges from the shadows and warns them that this isn't a place they want to be at, as "terrible creatures" seek out the mansion and there's endless wailing. As he's explaining all of this, he realizes he's been ditched. The campers come upon Cameron Campbell's old summer home, and Jasper rejoins the group. Seeing Nikki's excitement he believes they're a group of mystery solvers, and as the lightning flashes once more, they catch a glimpse of something in the window. As they enter and they try to turn the light on, they see two taxidermied bears guarding the entrance, startling all but Max. Jasper accidentally activates a secret switch within a bust of Cameron Campbell. Neil is spun around to the other side and gleefully finds a lab. When the others join and Max flicks on the lights, they see a room filled with various unsettling experiments, genetically-spliced creatures, and specimens in jars. Neil says he's done and Jasper begs them not to go, as they have yet to rid the island of "evil". Max tells him not to be so naive, as this is probably the type of stuff that goes into fast food. Nikki spots a trail of blood and hair leading down the stairs, and although Max suggests it might be a wounded dog or something, Nikki taunts him by saying he's scared, which he sullenly denies.

As Nikki arrives at the bottom of the stairs and kicks down the door, she is immediately unsettled to find various bloodied weapons and torture devices, as well as more blood on the floor and walls, repeatedly declaring she doesn't want to be there. Despite the threat of very real danger in this room, Max declares this as proof that Campbell "is a rich piece of shit with terrible morals, who also potentially kills people!" since these things are in his house. Neil insists that Max can't explain the wailing, and they hear some more wails coming from another door nearby. In a final attempt to prove he isn't scared and that there are no such things as monsters, he throws open the door to finally reveal the source of the noise, and also discovers the real reason the Quartermaster was so eager to keep the kids out: this room is actually a sex dungeon, and they've just walked in on an orgy full of old people having weird kinky sex. Quartermaster points a (censored) floppy purple dildo at Max, and yells that he had warned them about coming here. Max's eye twitches, permanently scarred from this moment forth, and shrieks girlishly upon the sight.

Quartermaster, with a towel wrapped around his hips, steers the boat back toward camp, mumbling about them having ruined his night. Everyone is still in shock from what they witnessed, with Max in particular hugging his knees into his chest. Jasper muses that the only thing scarier than monsters and ghosts is old people having weird, kinky sex. In a twist, he suddenly vanishes, revealing he was a ghost the entire time.

Features

Main Characters

Supporting Characters

Minor Characters

Location

Music

Trivia

Jasper no shadow

Despite being in a well-lit room, only Jasper is without a shadow.

  • Various hints throughout the episode foreshadow Jasper's reveal at the end of the episode as a ghost:
    • According to Quartermaster, since it is the new moon, ghosts walk the island.
    • Jasper speaks in dated terminology and wears an equally outdated clothing style.
    • Jasper's reason for being happy that Max, Neil and David are on the island is that he believed they are there to stop "the evil". Since he is young and unaware of the Quartermaster's depraved sex parties, he may have mistook the patrons' moaning and wailing for those of evil specters.
    • Jasper lacking a shadow for the entirety of the episode.[1]
  • It's revealed Cameron Campbell has an old summer home on the island.
  • The credits state that the friendly pirate kids are voiced by animators Yssa Badiola, Gil Calceta, and Andrew Lhotsky.

Cultural References

  • The Squirrel-splosion caused by Max putting Eyepatch Squirrel in Space Kid's suit is a reference to an iconic scene from the film "Alien".
  • Max telling Nikki to not say "lets go hunt some spooks" may be a reference to the Spook Hunters, a racist gang of youths in California during the 1940s to 50s.
    • Max also mentions that "people in sheets got me concerned", which is most likely a reference to the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist cult that hates and targets non-Caucasian ethnicities.
  • Jasper's name is a reference to "Casper the Friendly Ghost".
  • Jasper makes a reference to the "Scooby Doo" cartoon franchise, in which the Harlem Globetrotters have made several guest appearances to assist in crime-solving.
  • When Max turns the lights on inside the lab, the full room can be seen. Among the assortments of body parts in jars, there are a few cultural easter eggs to be seen:
    • A brain labeled "Abby Normal" (a reference to the Mel Brooks film "Young Frankenstein").
    • The head of the titular character "Shrek".
    • An octopus with what appears to be the head and teeth of the xenomorph from the "Alien" film series (Max suggests that it is probably the sort of thing that goes into fast food).
    • A tank containing two rats, but one has a giant brain and the other's head has been replaced with a human pinky finger, an obvious reference to the cartoon series "Pinky and the Brain".
    • A jar labeled "Über-Aids" with the SS logo and "Nuremburg" [sic] written below it is visible on the same shelf as the xenomorph-octopus.
    • There is also a blueprint on the wall labeled "$6,000,000,000 Man", with the number crossed out and replaced with "$100", referencing the TV series "The Six Million Dollar Man".
  • Upon entering the basement dungeon, Jasper loses his nerve, suggesting that they all go home, and says they could play some Pogs.
  • Max then throws open the large door to discover the source of the wails, only to find a room of debauchery (including three old people in gimp suits with BDSM paraphernalia, and three others in fursuits).

Continuity

  • This episode marks Max's first reference to suicide, saying, "What's scary is how much I want to kill myself right now" in response to David's not-so-spooky story about the dog that got caught in his laundry.
    • His second reference is in "Attack of the Nurfs", whereupon David compliments that Max's art reminds him of the famous painter Vincent van Gogh. Max's response is, "I definitely wanna kill myself like van Gogh."
  • The way Quartermaster stated how "the revolution has begun," was a callback to "Mascot" when he killed the Squirrel King, expecting his fellow squirrels to get back at him for slaughtering their leader.
    • The Eyepatch Squirrel from that episode was also shown exploding out of Space Kid's suit.
    • He also had appearances in "Mascot", "Quest to Sleepy Peak Peak", and "Squirrel Camp" (his first major role), and is also finally given the chance to execute his revenge plan that he promised would happen in "Mascot": taking over the camp, driving all the people out and replacing them with squirrel body doubles.
  • A running gag where a character mentions Spooky Island causes thunder and lightning to strike down from the sky is first shown in this episode. It is shown later again in "NIGHT OF THE LIVING ILL"
  • Campbell's summer home, first shown here, makes a return in several future episodes; "NIGHT OF THE LIVING ILL", "Follow the Leader", and "Panicked Room".
  • The two stuffed bears mounted by the door are shown again in "Jasper Dies at the End", but back then both were still alive. It is revealed that Cameron has slaughtered them and since then kept them as knick-knacks for his summer home.
    • The bears are also used again in "Panicked Room" as part of the escape room that David had set up.
  • The rock that says "Fuck the Police" that Max catapulted in "Mascot" is seen again in the background.
  • Campbell Corp is first shown here, with some of its products including a box of "Erectile DisFUNction Pills" and "Blue Dye #40". Said company products are shown again in "Reigny Day" and "NIGHT OF THE LIVING ILL".
  • Quartermaster doing his guilty pleasure acts on Spooky Island is referenced again in "NIGHT OF THE LIVING ILL" after he is seen in one of the rooms of the mansion doing other sexual acts.
    • The lab also makes a return in that episode, wherein Space Kid finds the medicine he's been searching for.
  • The Quartermaster's BDSM party is referenced again in "Dial M For Jasper" after Max threatens the Quartermaster that he would tell everyone else about it if he still refused to open up to the trio about Jasper.
  • One of the people involved in Quartermaster's BDSM party is seen again later in "Into Town" as a customer of Lester's 'Lectronics.
  • Neil's journal is mentioned again in "Squirrel Camp", wherein the squirrels start a dramatic reading of the fanfiction he'd written.

Errors

  • The boat that the trio used to travel to Spooky Island becomes a motorboat by the time Quartermaster used it to take them back to the camp.
  • Gwen is not seen standing beside David after he becomes frightened after assuming that Pirate Camp was actually a ghost ship sailing through the night. But she is then seen standing beside him after the Quartermaster snuck up behind them. She disappears again after they all scream at the Quartermaster.

Transcript

The transcript for "Journey to Spooky Island" may be edited here.
*Insert spoopy music here*  
*wolf howling*  

David: The thing drew closer,  

David: With its inhuman breathing,  

David: and claws clicking against the floor with each step...  

David: Desperately,  

David: The young boy pulled the sheet off the creature to reveal...  

David: THE DOG THAT GOT TANGLED UP IN HIS LAUNDRY!  

David: Booooo!  

David: And THAT'S why you should always  

David: Properly fold and put away your laundry.  

David: Well, uh, it was scary when it happened to me.  

David: I was VERY innocent and impressionable back then!  

Gwen: ...So, last week?  

Max: What's scary is how much I want to kill myself right now.  

Gwen: Okay, okay, I got this.  

Gwen: So once, there was this girl, that no one really understood-  

Max: So help me if this involves vampire romance.  

Gwen: I-it could've been werewolves.  

Gwen: You dunno!  

Max: Here's a horror story,  

Max: Go look at the job market you're dealing with  

Max: After this camp shuts down.  

Space Kid: ...So nothing scares you, Max?  

*Nikki eating loudly*  

Space Kid: Not even ghosts?  

Max: People in sheets got me concerned,  

Max: But nah, not even ghosts. Just not a screamer.  

Space Kid: What about space ghosts-eh... oh-that's strange  

Space Kid: Uhh, mission control, I don't feel so good.  

*gurgling noises*  
[Squirrel-splosion]  
*Space Kid screams*  
*David, Nikki, & Neil scream*  

Revenge Squirrel: *growls and shakes its fist-like paw*  

David: Wait a minute!  

David: How is it that you weren't even fazed by THAT?  

Max: Might've help if I hadn't put it in his suit to begin with.  

David: Alright, tough guy,  

David: So you think you're so–  

*Moaning and wailing in the distance*  

David: Tough? Wh-what do you think about that moaning and wailing?  

Max: Pssh, it's just teenagers from that church camp working on those repressions again.  

Max: Not that I know anything about it,  

Max: Just being a kid and all.  

David: AHHHH, what about that ghost ship?  

*more moaning and wailing*  
*David, Nikki, & Neil scream*  

Max: Pirate camp's practicing night sailing.  

Pirate kid: Arrr... mateys!  

*Scary rustling in the underbrush*  

Neil: Uh, guuuuuuys?  

Nikki: GUYS!  

David: Please be puppy (x4)  

Quartermaster: What the blue ball blazes is happenin' here?  

*David, Nikki, & Neil scream*  
[ Opening – "Camp Camp Song Song" ]  

David: Oh! Whew! Hey, Quartermaster.  

Quartermaster: Someun' out here killin' campers?  

Gwen: We're fine, QM.  

Gwen: We're just having some good old campfire scary stories is all.  

Quartermaster: So... no dead campers then?  

David: Nope! We're good!  

Quartermaster: ...Damn  

*Campers & counselors blink*  

Quartermaster: And to be sure; no one's doin' anything stupid,  

Quartermaster: Like trying to get over to SPOOKY ISLAND  

*Dramatic sting and thunder*  

David: What? No, of course not!  

Quartermaster: Not even on the night of the new moon, right?  

Quartermaster: When ghosts walk the island, an' demons rise from the pit, an' aliens kidnap any trespassers an' probe their tender-  

Gwen: Ohohoho, okay...  

Gwen: We get it, don't we, kids?  

Quartermaster: ...Anuses.  

Quartermaster: ...I was gonna say "Anuses."  

Quartermaster: ...What's with space case?  

Max: Squirrel-splosion.  

Quartermaster: Ah.  

Quartermaster: So the revolution has begun.  

Quartermaster: Well, best be gittin' you back to the camp for a rabies shot.  

Space Kid: Aww, not again...  

Quartermaster: Heed my words:  

Quartermaster: You better stay away from Spooky Island, no reason to go there, definitely not spooky, stay awaaaayyy....  

Nikki: ...You think he's hiding something?  

Neil: Uh, YES?  

Nikki: *Gasp!* Maybe it was the ghost he was talking about!  

Nikki: Could you IMAGINE meeting one!?  

Max: Pssh, ghosts don't exist.  

Max: You die, and then you're faced with eternal nothingness.  

Max: It's gonna be great.  

Nikki: HOW DO YOU KNOW? YOU'VE NEVER DIED!  

Nikki: Ooh, could you imagine being the first person to find a ghost?!  

Nikki: *Gasp!* Or a MONSTER?!  

Nikki: You'd make the cover of Science Magazine!  

Neil: Hey! That's a magazine about Science!  

Max: SHUT UP!  

Max: There's nothing to be afraid of!  

Max: And I'll prove it.  

*Ominous Music*  

Nikki: Alright, Spook-hunters!  

Nikki: Let's hunt some Spooks!  

Max: Don't say that...  

Nikki: Do we actually have a detective team name now?  

Nikki: Ooh! We need a theme song!  

Nikki: *Plays a spooky theme on the pocket theremin*  

*WHAM*  
*clunk*  

Nikki: HEY! Do you know how hard it is to find a good pocket theremin?!  

Max: I'm counting on it.  

Max: Now focus! Unless that's your backup singer, we've already got company.  

Jasper: *Screaming*  

Nikki and Neil: *More Screaming*  

Max: Who the hell are you?  

Jasper: Me? I'm Jasper.  

Jasper: ...But who are you? What are you doing here?  

Jasper: This is the last place you want to be on a night like this...  

Jasper: ...Real spooky night.  

Jasper: Terrible creatures seek out the mansion,  

Jasper: And the wailing...  

Jasper: Oh, gosh... the wailing...  

Jasper: And then the bumping in the night starts,  

Jasper: And they bump, and they bump, and...  

Jasper: ...Hey, where'd you go?  

Platypus: *Muack.*  

*Spooky Organ music plays*  

Nikki: Whoa...  

Neil: ...What is this place?  

Max: Looks like Campbell's old summer home.  

*Moaning and wailing*  

Neil: What the hell was THAT?!  

Jasper: I told you, dude!  

Jasper: There are THINGS inside...  

Nikki: THINGS!?!  

Nikki: Like monsters?! I knew it!  

Jasper: Wait, are you guys here to help stop the monsters?  

Jasper: Are you like a gang of mystery solvers?  

Jasper: Like the Harlem Globetrotters?!  

Neil: ...Pretty much.  

Jasper: Oh wow, you guys got a theme song?  

Nikki: We're working on it.  

Jasper: Radical.  

Max: Look, man, you're kinda ruining our dynamic.  

Max: We're a comedy TRIO.  

Max: Besides, there's nothing inside.  

Nikki: THERE'S SOMETHING INSIDE!  

*Spookiness and thunder*  

Neil: A MONSTER!!!  

Max: Yawn.  

Nikki: We'll see who's yawning when we're all DEAD!  

Max: Why would we...?  

*Wham*  

Nikki: ALRIGHT, SASQUATCH!  

Nikki: LET'S TANGO!  

*Growl*  
*THUNDER!*  
*Neil and Jasper scream*  

Max: Calm down, the storm just tripped the power.  

Jasper: Aww... If only I had my L.A. gear light-up shoes...  

Jasper: "They light up the night!"  

Max: Wonderful...  

*Screaming*  

Max: It's a stuffed bear!  

Neil: Oh...  

*Screaming*  

Max: It's a SECOND stuffed bear!  

Neil: Oh...  

Nikki: That seems redundant.  

Max: Yeah, and I think endangered...  

Neil: Let's just get the power back on...  

Nikki: Right! We shall not waver on our quest for the undead!  

Max: Nikki, there is NOTHING HERE.  

Jasper: Hmm....  

*Neil screaming again*  

Nikki: NEIL!  

Max: The hell'd you do?!  

Jasper: Don't have a cow, man!  

Jasper: I'm just trying to be part of the gang...  

Neil: >Oh my god, you have to get in here quick!<  

Nikki: Neil! What is it?!  

Neil: It's... beautiful....  

Neil: A lab!  

Neil: Do you know how long it's been since I was in a real lab?  

Neil: This is where I wanted to be this summer!  

Neil: Oh, my sweet science!  

Max: Weird science, more like.  

Max: Check it.  

Neil: Oh, that's much-  

*Nikki and Neil screaming*  
*B-movie horror music*  

Neil: ALRIGHT! THAT'S IT! I'M DONE!  

Jasper: You can't go yet! You still have to rid the Island of the EVIL!  

Nikki: Yeah, come on Neil, shake it off!  

Nikki: Don't lose your sense of ADVENTURE!  

Neil: I AM NOT ABOUT THIS SHIT, NIKKI!  

Neil: SCIENCE HAS ITS LIMITS!  

Max: Don't be so naive. This is mild experimentation at best.  

Max: You have any idea what goes into fast food?  

*splash splash*  

Max: Probably that.  

*Ominous moaning and wailing*  

Nikki: *gasp!*  

Nikki: The tormented souls of the dearly departed!  

Nikki: And look! A trail of hair and blood!  

*DUN DUN!*  

Max: WHO CARES?!  

Max: It's just going to be a wounded dog, or some other coincidental, colossal waste of time!  

Nikki: You're just sca~ared!  

Max: I am not scared.  

Max: I feel like we've established this by now.  

Nikki: Max is sca-ared! Max is sca-ared! Max is...  

*DUN DUN DUUUUUNNNN!!!!!!!*  

Neil: Oh jesus fucking lord...  

Max: Whelp! We made it, Nikki!  

Max: Are you happy now?!  

Nikki: IDon'tWannaBeHere.  

Jasper: You know what? On second thought, maybe the evil's unstoppable.  

Jasper: We should all go home. We could...  

Jasper: ...play some Pogs!  

Jasper: Forget this ever happened!  

Max: Oh, no!  

Max: We have to find "Ghosts and Monsters," remember?  

Nikki: Idon'twannabehere...  

Neil: Max, come on! This is way too spooky...  

Max: No, it isn't.  

Max: You know what this is?  

Max: Proof that the founder of Camp Campbell is a rich piece of shit with terrible morals.  

Max: And who also potentially kills people!  

Max: ...ALL THINGS I WAS ALREADY PRETTY SURE OF!  

Nikki: Idon'wannabehere.  

Neil: BUT THE MONSTER! THE WAILS!  

Neil: YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN THAT!  

Jasper: A-actually....  

*Moans and wails, spookier this time*  
*Jasper and Neil screaming again.*  

Max: THE HELL I CAN'T!  

>WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!<  
>WAIT!<  

Max: There is no such thing as monsters!  

Max: There's no such thing as ghosts!  

Max: And there. IS NOTHING. TO BE. AFRAID OF!!!  

Jasper: Don't!  

Quartermaster: I WARNED YEEEEEOOOOUUUUU, CHIIIILLLDD!!!!!!  

Max: *Eye-twitch from being permanently scarred from this moment forth*  

Max: *in a girly tone* ... AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!  

Quartermaster: *grumble* Ruined my night. Probably next one too.  

Jasper: Guess that goes to show that sometimes, the only thing scarier than monsters and ghosts...  

Jasper: ... Is real life.  

Jasper: ...Specifically old people having sex.  

Jasper: Weird, kinky sex.  

Jasper: In a dungeon.  

Jasper: Boy, that is...  

Jasper: That is some dark shit.  

Jasper: Anyway...  

Platypus: *Muack.*  

Gallery

Main article: Journey to Spooky Island/Gallery

References

  1. "We've done a couple of things animation-wise nobody has picked up on. In the Spooky Island episode, we didn't give Jasper a shadow." Jordan Cwierz [via /u/RoosterTeeth] Reddit. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
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