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The Tale of the Shiny Red Bicycle 

Mike Buckley is haunted by the ghost of Ricky Hagerty, his friend who drowned, and his old bike.


David Winning


D.J. MacHale (original creator), Cassandra Schafhausen


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Episode cast overview:
Matthew Edison ... Mike Buckley
Jamieson Boulanger ... Ben Buckley
Benjamin Shirinian Benjamin Shirinian ... Ricky Hagerty
Mark Camacho ... Leonard Buckley
Pauline Little Pauline Little ... Ruth Buckley
Joanna Noyes ... Mrs. Westwood
Amanda Strawn Amanda Strawn ... Nurse
Jason Alisharan Jason Alisharan ... Frank
Rachel Blanchard ... Kristen
Ross Hull ... Gary
Nathaniel Moreau Nathaniel Moreau ... David
Raine Pare-Coull Raine Pare-Coull ... Betty Ann
Jodie Resther ... Kiki


Mike Buckley is haunted by the ghost of Ricky Hagerty, his friend who drowned, and his old bike.

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Release Date:

28 August 1993 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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(52 episodes)


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Mark Camacho and Pauline Little, who play the parents, are married in real life. See more »


Mike Buckley: [about Ricky] Well, he was my friend... but he's dead. About five years from now.
Nurse: Ricky... oh, I'm sorry, you're talking about that Haggarty boy.
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Are You Afraid of the Dark? Theme
By Jeffrey Zahn
Arranged and produced by Ray Fabi
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Tale about a boy troubled by visions of a friend who died during his youth.
16 March 2006 | by nrgise2000See all my reviews

Brilliant episode! Easily one of the most captivating episodes from the TV show. Couple of things to watch for; Principle actor. Could this guy possibly be related to (Nicholas Brendan), Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame? Actor who plays the Father. Also stars in another 'Are You Afraid of the Dark' episode from the First season; (The Tale of the Nightly Neighbours) Unbelievably; The star of the show, clearly utters the 'F' word. whilst getting dressed to go outside, and meet his friend 'the ghost'. To this day, it is baffling that Nickelodeon, allowed this show to air unedited? In 1993 no less! It's episodes like this, that spark the question, when thinking of Nickelodeon shows today. 'What happened?'

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