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* ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' uses either stock monsters (vampires, werewolves, mummies, etc.) or original ones, the sole exception being ''The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena''.



* ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' uses either stock monsters (vampires, werewolves, mummies, etc.) or original ones, the sole exception being ''The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena''.

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* ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' uses either stock monsters (vampires, werewolves, mummies, etc.) or original ones, the sole exception being ''The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena''.



* The ''Series/{{Bones}}'' episode focusing on the Chupacabra cryptid uses it as a way to explore the difference in worldviews between rational, scientific female lead and her more open-minded male partner.
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor has met up with Yeti in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen The Abominable Snowmen]]" and the Loch Ness Monster in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E1TerrorOfTheZygons Terror of the Zygons]]".
* In one episode of ''TheDukesOfHazzard'', TheGreys are hiding in Hazzard County.
* One episode of ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'' has Ralph wanting to use the supersuit to hunt for a legendary sea serpent, but soon getting diverted into dealing with some human villains. Similar to the X-Files example below, the serpent puts in an appearance ([[SpecialEffectsFailure of sorts]]) at the very end of the episode, seen only by the viewer.



* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' had a "cock-a-mouse," part cockroach, part mouse, capable of flight.
** Also one cut to 2029 references this in a BackgroundGag, with an older, balding Marshall standing in front of a newspaper clipping reading "NYC Lawyer Captures Nessie".



* ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'' (the Sci-Fi/USA TV series) did a Big Foot episode. Big Foot turns out to be naturally invisible. And a female.



* A [[LaterInstallmentWeirdness latter-season]] episode of ''Series/MiamiVice'' has one of the characters being kidnapped while investigating a cult and the rest of the cast rushing to find her, only to find out that they have run into an honest-to-God AlienAbduction plot with honest-to-God aliens (the leader of which [[WhatTheHellCastingAgency is played by]] ''JamesBrown''). A good example of the "BizarroEpisode" variant.
* Neal on ''Series/TheNewsroom'' would occasionally try to submit a story about Bigfoot being real. [[ThisIsReality For obvious reasons,]] he was never taken seriously.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' season 2 episode "[[Recap/SherlockS02E02TheHoundsOfBaskerville The Hounds of Baskerville]]" centers around a mysterious "hound" that apparently killed the client's father in his childhood, near the Baskerville military installation. Sherlock and John chase this strange creature for the majority of the episode until it's realized [[spoiler:they were suffering under the effects of a powerful hallucinogenic vapor that was being disseminated in a nearby wooded area. The client's father was killed because [[HeKnowsTooMuch he figured out]] what was happening in that area and a researcher working on the project, a man he thought was his friend, had to silence him]].



* In one episode of ''TheDukesOfHazzard'', TheGreys are hiding in Hazzard County.
* The ''Series/{{Bones}}'' episode focusing on the Chupacabra cryptid uses it as a way to explore the difference in worldviews between rational, scientific female lead and her more open-minded male partner.
* ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'' (the Sci-Fi/USA TV series) did a Big Foot episode. Big Foot turns out to be naturally invisible. And a female.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'' had enough cryptid episodes to stuff the Berlin Zoo full with them. And often subverted (and double subverted) them. A rampaging lake monster turns out to be a killer alligator [[spoiler: while at the end the lake monster surfaces, unseen by anyone]] and a group of greys walking down a hill at an environmental spill turn out to be misidentification of men in HazMat suits.



* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' had a "cock-a-mouse," part cockroach, part mouse, capable of flight.
** Also one cut to 2029 references this in a BackgroundGag, with an older, balding Marshall standing in front of a newspaper clipping reading "NYC Lawyer Captures Nessie".
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor has met up with Yeti in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen The Abominable Snowmen]]" and the Loch Ness Monster in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E1TerrorOfTheZygons Terror of the Zygons]]".
* A [[LaterInstallmentWeirdness latter-season]] episode of ''Series/MiamiVice'' has one of the characters being kidnapped while investigating a cult and the rest of the cast rushing to find her, only to find out that they have run into an honest-to-God AlienAbduction plot with honest-to-God aliens (the leader of which [[WhatTheHellCastingAgency is played by]] ''JamesBrown''). A good example of the "BizarroEpisode" variant.
* Neal on ''Series/TheNewsroom'' would occasionally try to submit a story about Bigfoot being real. [[ThisIsReality For obvious reasons,]] he was never taken seriously.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' season 2 episode "[[Recap/SherlockS02E02TheHoundsOfBaskerville The Hounds of Baskerville]]" centers around a mysterious "hound" that apparently killed the client's father in his childhood, near the Baskerville military installation. Sherlock and John chase this strange creature for the majority of the episode until it's realized [[spoiler:they were suffering under the effects of a powerful hallucinogenic vapor that was being disseminated in a nearby wooded area. The client's father was killed because [[HeKnowsTooMuch he figured out]] what was happening in that area and a researcher working on the project, a man he thought was his friend, had to silence him]].
* One episode of ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'' has Ralph wanting to use the supersuit to hunt for a legendary sea serpent, but soon getting diverted into dealing with some human villains. Similar to the X-Files above, the serpent puts in an appearance ([[SpecialEffectsFailure of sorts]]) at the very end of the episode, seen only by the viewer.

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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' ''Series/TheXFiles'' had a "cock-a-mouse," part cockroach, part mouse, capable of flight.
** Also one cut
enough cryptid episodes to 2029 references this in a BackgroundGag, stuff the Berlin Zoo full with an older, balding Marshall standing in front of them. And often subverted (and double subverted) them. A rampaging lake monster turns out to be a newspaper clipping reading "NYC Lawyer Captures Nessie".
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor has met up with Yeti in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen The Abominable Snowmen]]" and the Loch Ness Monster in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E1TerrorOfTheZygons Terror of the Zygons]]".
* A [[LaterInstallmentWeirdness latter-season]] episode of ''Series/MiamiVice'' has one of the characters being kidnapped
killer alligator [[spoiler: while investigating a cult and the rest of the cast rushing to find her, only to find out that they have run into an honest-to-God AlienAbduction plot with honest-to-God aliens (the leader of which [[WhatTheHellCastingAgency is played by]] ''JamesBrown''). A good example of the "BizarroEpisode" variant.
* Neal on ''Series/TheNewsroom'' would occasionally try to submit a story about Bigfoot being real. [[ThisIsReality For obvious reasons,]] he was never taken seriously.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' season 2 episode "[[Recap/SherlockS02E02TheHoundsOfBaskerville The Hounds of Baskerville]]" centers around a mysterious "hound" that apparently killed the client's father in his childhood, near the Baskerville military installation. Sherlock and John chase this strange creature for the majority of the episode until it's realized [[spoiler:they were suffering under the effects of a powerful hallucinogenic vapor that was being disseminated in a nearby wooded area. The client's father was killed because [[HeKnowsTooMuch he figured out]] what was happening in that area and a researcher working on the project, a man he thought was his friend, had to silence him]].
* One episode of ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'' has Ralph wanting to use the supersuit to hunt for a legendary sea serpent, but soon getting diverted into dealing with some human villains. Similar to the X-Files above, the serpent puts in an appearance ([[SpecialEffectsFailure of sorts]])
at the very end of the episode, seen only lake monster surfaces, unseen by the viewer.
anyone]] and a group of greys walking down a hill at an environmental spill turn out to be misidentification of men in hazmat suits.




* ''VideoGame/NelsonTethersPuzzleAgent'', in the second episode Nelson encounters [[spoiler:Bigfoot]] who helps in destroying the lunacy machine.




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* ''VideoGame/NelsonTethersPuzzleAgent'', in the second episode Nelson encounters [[spoiler:Bigfoot]] who helps in destroying the lunacy machine.



* The ''Radio/HamishAndDougal'' episode "The Monster in the Loch" has the characters accidentally burn the log that gullible tourists mistake for a monster, and then learn that it's RealAfterAll.



* The ''Radio/HamishAndDougal'' episode "The Monster in the Loch" has the characters accidentally burn the log that gullible tourists mistake for a monster, and then learn that it's RealAfterAll.

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* The ''Radio/HamishAndDougal'' episode "The Monster in the Loch" has the characters accidentally burn the log that gullible tourists mistake for a monster, and then learn that it's RealAfterAll.



* The [[StockNessMonster Lake Nose Monster]] and the {{Chupacabra}} from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' featured [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Bigfoot]] while another used the {{Chupacabra}}.

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* The [[StockNessMonster Lake Nose Monster]] A MonsterOfTheWeek in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' was TheJerseyDevil.
* In one episode, ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda''
and the {{Chupacabra}} from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.
her friends go looking for a yet- erm, [[InsistentTerminology sasquatch]].
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' featured [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Bigfoot]] while another used the {{Chupacabra}}.In ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', Dagget meets "Big Byoo-tocks".



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' involved Bigfoot. A subplot involves Eustace capturing said Bigfoot for a reward.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' "Canada", Dan and Chris run afoul of a yeti [[spoiler:who is descended from Chris' great-grandfather, meaning him and Chris are related.]]
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' featured [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Bigfoot]] while another used the {{Chupacabra}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' had an episode, "Trout!" where Jim drags Peter on a road trip after seeing a (obviously faked) postcard of a 'Giant Fur-bearin' Trout'. At the same time, Queen Slug-For-A-Butt is on earth searching for said fish, as, for some bizarre reason, Professor Monkey-For-A-Head's newest weapon is powered by fish-hair. Jim almost gives up after going to the maker of said postcard who admitted it was a fake, but is drawn by a vision which actually does lead him to the Giant Fur-bearin' Trout, which he must protect from the queen.
* In the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode "Spanish Fry", Fry goes to look for Bigfoot, who appears at the end to act as a DeusExMachina.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' featured a visit to Loch Ness during the Avalon World Tour. Of course within the series, the Gargoyles themselves are technically cryptids too.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', the creature he is fighting turns out not to be an EVO but is instead a (perfectly natural) chupacabra.



* In one episode, ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda'' and her friends go looking for a yet- erm, [[InsistentTerminology sasquatch]].
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', the creature he is fighting turns out not to be an EVO but is instead a (perfectly natural) chupacabra.

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* In one episode, ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda'' The [[StockNessMonster Lake Nose Monster]] and her friends go looking for a yet- erm, [[InsistentTerminology sasquatch]].
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'',
the creature he is fighting turns out not to be an EVO but is instead a (perfectly natural) chupacabra.{{Chupacabra}} from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.



* Interestingly, the ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' franchise usually makes up its own monsters from scratch. When [[YouMeddlingKids Those Meddling Kids]] ''do'' encounter a famous cryptid such as Nessie or the Chupacabra, it tends to happen in a feature-length story rather than a routine episode.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', the discovery of the legendary Hodag turns out to be a hoax as usual, [[spoiler: but it's perpetrated BY the meddling kids and they get away with it]].
* Cryptids are the entire point of ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays''.



* A MonsterOfTheWeek in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' was TheJerseyDevil.
* In the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode "Spanish Fry", Fry goes to look for Bigfoot, who appears at the end to act as a DeusExMachina.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', Dagget meets "Big Byoo-tocks".
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' featured a visit to Loch Ness during the Avalon World Tour. Of course within the series, the Gargoyles themselves are technically cryptids too.
* Cryptids are the entire point of ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays''.



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' involved Bigfoot. A subplot involves Eustace capturing said Bigfoot for a reward.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' "Canada", Dan and Chris run afoul of a yeti [[spoiler:who is descended from Chris' great-grandfather, meaning him and Chris are related.]]
* Interestingly, the ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' franchise usually makes up its own monsters from scratch. When [[YouMeddlingKids Those Meddling Kids]] ''do'' encounter a famous cryptid such as Nessie or the Chupacabra, it tends to happen in a feature-length story rather than a routine episode.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', the discovery of the legendary Hodag turns out to be a hoax as usual, [[spoiler: but it's perpetrated BY the meddling kids and they get away with it]].
* ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' had an episode, "Trout!" where Jim drags Peter on a road trip after seeing a (obviously faked) postcard of a 'Giant Fur-bearin' Trout'. At the same time, Queen Slug-For-A-Butt is on earth searching for said fish, as, for some bizarre reason, Professor Monkey-For-A-Head's newest weapon is powered by fish-hair. Jim almost gives up after going to the maker of said postcard who admitted it was a fake, but is drawn by a vision which actually does lead him to the Giant Fur-bearin' Trout, which he must protect from the queen.
16th May '16 1:51:07 PM HelloLamppost
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* According to a short from ''WesternAnimation/TheTomAndJerryShow,'' Bigfoot tracks are actually left by a diminutive hillbilly hermit who lives all alone because he's tired of people making fun of his giant feet.
9th Apr '16 7:26:56 PM Geoduck
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* One episode of ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'' has Ralph wanting to use the supersuit to hunt for a legendary sea serpent, but soon getting diverted into dealing with some human villains. Similar to the X-Files above, the serpent puts in an appearance ([[SpecialEffectsFailure of sorts]]) at the very end of the episode, seen only by the viewer.
23rd Mar '16 5:26:19 AM SolidSonicTH
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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' season 2 episode "[[Recap/SherlockS02E02TheHoundsOfBaskerville The Hounds of Baskerville]]" centers around a mysterious "hound" that apparently killed the client's father in his childhood, near the Baskerville military installation. Sherlock and John chase this strange creature for the majority of the episode until it's realized [[spoiler:they were suffering under the effects of a powerful hallucinogenic vapor that was being disseminated in a nearby wooded area. The client's father was killed because [[HeKnowsTooMuch he figured out]] what was happening in that area and a researcher working on the project, a man he thought was his friend, had to silence him]].
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* The infamous ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'' episode where Steve Austin fights with Bigfoot.

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* The infamous ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'' ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' episode where Steve Austin fights with Bigfoot.
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[[quoteright:350:[[Anime/{{Kagewani}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kagewani_photos.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Guess Takeru had to find out the hard way.]]
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* ''Anime/{{Kagewani}}'' showcases cryptids being investigated by Profesor Banba in a monster of the week format.

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* ''Anime/{{Kagewani}}'' showcases cryptids being investigated by Profesor Banba in a monster of the week format. It also shows their aggression towards civilians caught up in their attack.
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* ''Anime/{{Kagewani}}'' showcases cryptids being investigated by Profesor Banba in a monster of the week format.
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* One episode of ''{{Chowder}}'' has Chowder searching for [[PunnyName Bigfood]].
* One episode of ''GarfieldAndFriends'' has Jon looking for Bigfeets.

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* One episode of ''{{Chowder}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' has Chowder searching for [[PunnyName Bigfood]].
* One episode of ''GarfieldAndFriends'' ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' has Jon looking for Bigfeets.



* In one episode, AngelaAnaconda and her friends go looking for a yet- erm, [[InsistentTerminology sasquatch]].
* In one episode of ''GeneratorRex'', the creature he is fighting turns out not to be an EVO but is instead a (perfectly natural) chupacabra.

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* In one episode, AngelaAnaconda ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda'' and her friends go looking for a yet- erm, [[InsistentTerminology sasquatch]].
* In one episode of ''GeneratorRex'', ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', the creature he is fighting turns out not to be an EVO but is instead a (perfectly natural) chupacabra.



* A MonsterOfTheWeek in ''AmericanDragonJakeLong'' was TheJerseyDevil.

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* A MonsterOfTheWeek in ''AmericanDragonJakeLong'' ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' was TheJerseyDevil.



* In ''TheAngryBeavers'', Dagget meets "Big Byoo-tocks".

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* In ''TheAngryBeavers'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', Dagget meets "Big Byoo-tocks".



* In one episode of ''[[{{Casper}} The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper]]'', Dr. Harvey and the Ghostly Trio went on a camping trip and Bigfoot scared them away. It turns out [[spoiler:Bigfoot was actually BabyHuey]].

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* In one episode of ''[[{{Casper}} The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper]]'', Dr. Harvey and the Ghostly Trio went on a camping trip and Bigfoot scared them away. It turns out [[spoiler:Bigfoot was actually BabyHuey]].WesternAnimation/BabyHuey]].



** In ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', the discovery of the legendary Hodag turns out to be a hoax as usual, [[spoiler: but it's perpetrated BY the meddling kids and they get away with it]].

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** * In ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', the discovery of the legendary Hodag turns out to be a hoax as usual, [[spoiler: but it's perpetrated BY the meddling kids and they get away with it]].



* ''TinyToonAdventures'' inflicted the Big Butt upon its viewing audience. It was the one furry creature Elmyra wanted nothing to do with.

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* ''TinyToonAdventures'' ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' inflicted the Big Butt upon its viewing audience. It was the one furry creature Elmyra wanted nothing to do with.
4th Jul '15 9:02:39 PM Adept
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* One episode of ''TheNavyLark'' has the Troutbridge crew reassigned to find the Loch Ness Monster.

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* One episode of ''TheNavyLark'' ''Radio/TheNavyLark'' has the Troutbridge crew reassigned to find the Loch Ness Monster.
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