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Whoa-oa-oa, Vampirina!
We were normal vampires in Transylvania
Like the other monsters on every block
'Til we packed our things and we flapped our wings
And we got a case of human race culture shock!
The show's Expository Theme Tune

Vampirina is a Disney Junior show loosely based on the Vampirina Ballerina children's books (the name is shortened to just Vampirina for being too similar to the title of the Angelina Ballerina series) which premiered on October 1, 2017.

Developed by Doc McStuffins creator Chris Nee, the show is about a young vampire girl named Vampirina Hauntley (nicknamed Vee) as she and her family move from Transylvania to Pennsylvania to open a bed and breakfast for visiting ghouls and goblins. Along the way, Vee navigates her way through the human world with help from her family and friends, all while keeping her monster identity a secret while trying to fit in with human culture.

The series eventually ended after its third season on June 28, 2021.

Vampirina contains examples of:

  • Actually Not a Vampire: In "The Ghoul Next Door", the Hauntleys and the Peeplesons get new neighbors, whom Edgar believes are vampires from Transylvania. Even the Hauntleys start to wonder if they might be, since evidence seem to pile up. But it turns out they're humans.
    Boris: I guess even humans can fool monsters.
  • Adaptational Dye-Job: Vee's family has pale gray skin in the books, while their skin is light blue here.
  • Adapted Out: Vee's older sister from the original books doesn't appear in the show.
  • An Aesop: Every episode has a moral.
    • The overall theme of the show is to embrace being different, and how special you are, something that really needs reinforcement in today's society.
    • In later episodes of Season 1, another strong theme that arises is that one can have a double identity, even if it is difficult and one feels like they must take one side.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Vee's full name is Vampirina Hauntley, but everyone calls her Vee.
  • All-CGI Cartoon: Like with Doc McStuffins , the show is done in CGI provided by Brown Bag Films.
  • Alliterative Name: Poppy Peepleson.
  • Alphabet News Network: Transylvania News Network.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Vampirina and her parents have light blue skin.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Edgar and Poppy's family. "Nanpire the Great" and Poppy's features imply they are half-Latino, half-black. "Double Double Halloween Trouble" further confirms this when Poppy says they speak English and Spanish.
  • Amnesia Episode: "Memor-eek" is about Gregoria using a memory spell so Edgar will temporarily forget about monsters while she gets some alone time, but it backfires, and both Edgar and Poppy forget meeting Vee.
  • Art Shift: The Ghoul Girls Rock shorts are done in a flash/hand drawn style instead of CG.
  • April Fools' Plot: The episode "April Ghoul's Day" has the Transylvanian version of this, with the Hauntley family playing fun pranks on each other. Vee invites Poppy and Bridget to take part in the holiday.
  • Artistic License – Geography: "Look Who's Scared Now!" has the characters refer to Pennsylvania as a town, instead of a state; in addition, the town's color is said to be pink and official mascot is a bear; in reality, Pennsylvania's state colors are blue and gold and the official state mascot is the Nittany Lion.
    • Though Pennsylvania could also be the name of town the series takes place in, AND it's in the state of the same name. And pink and the bear could be the town's color and mascot respectively.
  • Babysitting Episode: "Little Terror" has Vee taking care of her baby cousin Nosy.
  • Beach Episode: "Beach Night" has the Hauntleys and the Peoplesons going on a trip to the beach together. However, the Hauntleys can't go to the beach without their special sunscreen. Without it, they get the Batties. They forget the sunscreen, so they derail the trip several times so they can get to the beach at night. Later, the entire cast has a "beach night" party.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: Vampirina, Bridget, and Poppy in that order.
  • Big Little Brother: Gregoria's brother Hugo towers over her and he's older than her, as she calls him, "little brother".
  • Birthday Episode:
    • "The Birthday Broom" is about Vee's birthday, as Poppy and Bridget try to find her a gift.
    • "Desserter Mystery" is about Nanpire's birthday.
    • "Twin Trouble" is about Poppy and Edgar dealing with clashing styles when trying to have a good birthday party.
  • Black Comedy: A considerably downplayed example considering its target demographic, but it's not uncommon for Vee to make Accidental Puns like "I'm dying to try this out" or "Let's knock them dead" when she's really trying to say that she's excited for something.
  • Blatant Lies: Vee and her family's constant excuses whenever they're in a situation which could reveal their monster identities. Naturally they work, even Edgar is convinced.
  • Book Ends: The series began with the Hauntleys moving to Pennsylvania and trying to hide their vampire identities to fit in, and ends with them breaking the masquerade to the townsfolk and being accepted by them.
  • Bowdlerise: An in-universe example occurs in "Two Heads Are Better Than One". The loser for each event during the Transylvanian Friendship Festival usually suffer some type of minor curse, one of which involves a dragon. Bridget is understandably freaked out, and Gregoria changes it to simply using a stopwatch to measure the time.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Dr. Dolores Millweed from "Haunted House Call" follows this. When we first see her, she gives the Hauntley family lollipops even though they're not patients. When she first sees Demi trapped in the TV, she immediately says that this is his diagnosis. However, she's still a great doctor with how she's able to connect the dots on how he became sick, mainly with the family inadvertently ignoring him and how ghosts' health is tied to their emotions.
  • Cannot Tell a Lie: The Great Esmeralda is always correct about her predictions; she even says so in her song, "I'm Never Wrong".
  • Christmas Episode:
    • Season 2 has "A Gargoyle Carol", with Gregoria learning what Christmas is about.
      • "Nanpire and Grandpop the Greats" was promoted as this in Season 1, despite not occurring on such.
    • Season 3 has "The Fright Before Christmas", with Vee trying to make sure that Spooky Claus gets to their house.
  • Competition Freak: Implied with Edna. In "Beast In Show", she's slightly insensitive to Vee when thinking she was going to watch the dog show with Wolfie instead of taking part in it. In "Hauntleyween", she does genuinely congratulate the family for winning the haunted house contest, though there's a slight tone in her voice that gives off the vibe of really wanting to win.
  • Cool Teacher: The first teacher we meet, Mr. Gore, is a nice fellow who reacts with startlement and sincere gratitude that Vee brought him a snapdragon which actually snaps. He makes genuine attempts to make Vee feel welcome and included.
  • Cross-Referenced Titles: An episode is called "Nanpire the Great", it is followed by a later episode named "Nanpire and Grandpop the Greats".
  • Curse Escape Clause: In "Bat Got Your Tongue", Vee has to speak the truth in order to heal her hoarse voice.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: It's a show centering on a family of vampires, but given the demographic, they're naturally friendly.
  • Daywalking Vampire: Vee goes to school by day like her human friends and other vampires are shown walking around in broad daylight without any problems. A Beach Episode reveals that vampires need a special sun blocker if exposed for a long time but the worst that can happen without it is to be turned into bats.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Gregoria, one of the gargoyles in Vee's house.
  • Did You Get a New Haircut?: In "Vampire Weekend," after Vee and Poppy switch places in being a human and a vampire, Demi asks them this.
  • Disappeared Dad:
    • Poppy and Edgar's father is never seen nor mentioned.
    • Bridget also has a mother, but her father is yet to appear or be heard of.
  • Disney Acid Sequence: Most of the songs are these.
  • Easter Special: "The Great Egg Scramble" involves a dragon egg getting mixed up into an Easter egg hunt.
  • Epic Fail: Edgar once posted his goldfish at his web show. Even his grandma wouldn't give it a thumbs-up.
  • Epic Tracking Shot: The first episode begins with one continuous and uninterrupted shot of the camera following Vee and Demi flying through the Scare B&B playing tag.
  • Expressive Hair: Vee’s bat wing pigtails droop whenever she’s sad or upset.
  • Fading Away: Ghosts experience this when their list of unfinished business is almost complete. When it's complete, they permanently disappear to Haunteray Bay.
  • Fantastic Racism:
    • Cosmina and Narcisa express their dislike of humans in "Scare B&B", forcing the Hauntleys to try to keep them and the Peeplesons separate so Oxana's Scare B&B would go smoothly. This disappears later on, where they don't mind interacting with Poppy and Bridget.
    • Poltergeist Pat may feel the same way since he looks down on Vee for living among humans in "Home Scream Home".
  • First Day of School Episode: "Portrait Of A Vampire" focuses on Vee's first day in human school.
  • Fish out of Water: The Hauntleys are trying to fit into human society.
  • Flying Car: The family car is a hearse with bat wings. It flew them from Transylvania to Pennsylvania.
  • Foil:
    • Poppy and Bridget both act as foils to each other as Vee's friends. While both are doggedly nice girls, the former is confident, genre savvy, and slightly insensitive when trying to help out while the latter is more introverted and scared, yet still empathic, often acting as Vee's conscience.
    • Esmeralda is this to her own crystal ball. While both tend to be rather blunt in giving fortunes that may not be what someone wants to hear, Esmeralda is all about building a sense of camaraderie and support with others. The crystal ball, while not mean, is all about giving the blunt truth and nothing else, not really considering how others feel.
  • Forgot About His Powers: Demi often forgets at times that as a ghost he can go through walls.
  • Forgotten Anniversary: It's subverted in "Vampi-versary" . Vee thinks her parents forgot their anniversary as she tries recreating their first date. In actuality, they did remember and were trying to get each other a gift.
  • For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: Season 2 episode "Trick Or Treaters" does this. Some of Chef Remy Bone's Dragon Taffy (a Taffy that makes whoever eats it burp out fire) accidentally gets used as candy for Halloween, but Vee and her family, even Gregoria, Demi and Remy, figures they can go out and try searching for it with no issues because they'll blend in with everyone else pretending to be monsters.
  • Freak Out: The Hauntleys get a case of the "battys" when nervous or frightened, causing them to change into bats and back nonstop.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: "Vampire Weekend" has Vee and Poppy switch places, with the former becoming a human while the latter becomes a vampire, all through the use of a moon pendant. It also happened to Gregoria and Demi once, which she doesn't like talking about.
  • Friendly Ghost: Demi. That is all.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Vampirina and her family, naturally.
  • Full-Name Ultimatum: Edna sternly says Edgar's full name, "Edgar Allan Peopleson", to him in the episode "Ghost Hosts".
  • Garage Band: Vee, Poppy and Bridget form one called The Ghoul Girls.
  • Genki Girl: Vee's a little ball of energy and optimism.
  • Golden Snitch: In "The Great Egg-Scramble", the kids enter an egg-hunting contest where the first prize goes to the contestant who finds more eggs unless a contestant finds the golden egg. If it's found, its finder is automatically declared the winner.
  • Good Parents: Vee has loving parents who support her endeavors.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: The cause of "Play It Again, Vee".
  • Grand Finale: The final episode has the Hauntleys finally accepted by everyone in Pennsylvania, the Scare B&B is awarded a golden keystone, and Vee is finally where she belongs.
  • Halloween Episode: The show has 3 of them:
    • "Hauntleyween" has Vee's family throw a Halloween party, and everyone thinks the monsters there are just people in costumes.
    • "Trick Or Treaters" has Chef Remy's fire candies accidentally get mixed up with regular Halloween candy, and everyone has to trick or treat to get them back.
    • "Double Double Halloween Trouble" has Vee trying to decide whether she should go trick or treating in Pennsylvania or go to Nanpire's Halloween party, The Boneyard Banquet, in Transylvania. She then switches back and forth between the two places .
  • Hamster-Wheel Power: For a science fair, Edgar decides to power a light bulb using one of those with a lizard instead of a hamster.
  • Hartman Hips: Poppy's mom Edna Peepleson definitely shows these.
  • Hiccup Hijinks: Multiple, involving vampire hiccups:
    • The premise of the episode "Hiccupire" has Vee coming down with vampire hiccups, with Poppy and Bridget trying to cure her.
    • It turns out the reason Nanpire couldn't make Vee's concert in "Home Scream Home" was because she also had vampire hiccups.
    • For a human example, Bridget's Franken fortune cookie in "Bringing Down The House" says that she would get hiccups, which she does. She then loses them by scaring herself.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Bridget is so afraid of spiders she's scared by a chalk-drawn one that, as Edgar points out, she drew.
  • Hold Your Hippogriffs: Ghouls and goblins tell each other "hold your zombie horses." They also wish each other "nasty dreams."
    • In "Vampire Weekend", Gregoria said it's "raining bats and frogs".
  • Humanity Ensues: In "Vampire Weekend", the now-human Vee realizes how tiring being a human is when night approaches.
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: Vee's old friends in Transylvania resemble her human friends Poppy and Bridget. The Poppy look-alike is a werewolf and the Bridget look-alike is a Fish Person. And Vee's ghost friend resembles Edgar.
  • Informed Judaism: Bridget reveals in "Double Double Halloween Trouble" her family celebrates Christmas and Hanukkah, making her one quarter Jewish.
  • In Medias Res: The first episode starts with the Hauntleys having already moved to Pennsylvania and settled into the B&B.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Multiple:
    • Vee means well, but can sometimes do some rather careless things when helping others.
    • Poppy can also be this way. She's got a good heart and always means well, but can sometimes be unintentionally stubborn when trying to help Vee or anyone adjust to human culture.
  • Insane Troll Logic: In "Hide and Shriek", Vampirina finds Bridget, who takes advantage of having her back turned to Vampirina to pull an "if I don't see you, you don't see me" reasoning.
  • Insistent Terminology: In "Vee Goes Viral", Dragos the Dancer repeatedly corrects Vee and company when they only call him Dragos.
  • Instant Web Hit: In early installments, Edgar's paranormal-hunting web show is a bomb that only has six viewers and two of them are his grandma and her pet. But when he decides to break format and post a video of Vee and Poppy dancing a ghoulish hit, he ends up getting over a million views.
  • Intrigued by Humanity: Vee, to the point of wanting to be live a day as one in "Vampire Weekend". However, in "Fangless," she isn't so sure she wants to be human.
  • I Want My Mommy!: Edgar shouts this word-for-word when getting scared in "Vampirina's Surprise Party" and is caught on camera doing so. To his credit, he's the first to return after almost everyone freaks out and leaves.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: To paraphrase what Vee and Nanpire said about Gregoria the gargoyle: "She's tough on the outside, but sweet as pie on the inside". This is revealed through Gregoria's sharp bluntness, especially to Demi when he makes mistakes.
  • Jump Scare: Downplayed considering the show's target audience. When Vee and her family first move to Pennsylvania, they note that humans tend to get pretty jumpy and screamy around unfamiliar things. Indeed, in "Vee's Surprise Party," Vee's friends react badly at first to a scary surprise party. Bridget in particular tends to jump at the slightest bit of surprise or scare.
  • Kissed Keepsake: In "The Ghoul Guides Save the Day", Bob the Bigfoot autographs Edgar's shirt and Edgar says he'll never take it off again. Poppy calls it "gross".
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: While trying to protect her identity in "The Bird Who Knew Too Much", Vee and Poppy sing the song from before and lampshade it as "an old Transylvanian song".
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: Well, "like mother, unlike daughter", but it still fits. Bridget is known for being very scared and introverted. In contrast, her mother Briana, as shown in "The Hauntley Girls", is shown to be more excitable and outgoing. For instance, she enjoys sky diving.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Edgar is the only one in Vee's friendship circle who is unaware of her monster identity, though he finds out in the season 2 finale. Edna and all of Vee's class follow suit.
  • Lost Voice Plot: The episode "Bat Got Your Tongue" has Vee's voice becomes hoarse on the day of a Ghoul Girls concert when she sang too much the previous day. Gregoria uses a potion that can restore it if she admits some kind of truth. Larry Moss, the music manager, says that she can lip sync while Poppy sings backstage. Vee accepts at first, but she feels guilty, confesses, and then gets her voice back.
  • Lovable Coward: Bridget is an overall sweet girl. She just has a hard time adjusting to the whole vampire thing.
  • Malfunction Malady: As a monster trait, all vampires get "the batties" when nervous or freaked out. It means they temporarily lose control of their ability to turn into a bat, and shift back and forth at random until they can calm down.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Gregoria and Demi.
  • Meaningful Name: Though possibly unintentional, Oxana runs a B&B, and her name originates from the Greek word for Sacred Hospitality, Xenia.
  • Morphic Resonance: When Vee and her parents turn into bats, they retain their original faces on their bat bodies.
  • Musical Episode: "The Vamp Opera" is a full-on In-Universe example of this; a hybrid spell Vee casts causes herself and everyone in Pennsylvania to sing whatever they're saying.
  • Nerd Glasses: Boris and Mr. Gore. Demi also dons glasses at times to look more intelligent.
  • Nervous Wreck: Bridget has her moments. Edna as well.
  • Never Say "Die": Surprisingly averted—there are some instances where Vee says something to the effect of "I'm dying to try this out" at least a few times, and has to correct herself when she's trying to say that she's excited to do something.
    • Averted most definitely in the episode "Dia De Los Muertos", which goes into detail about the holiday, and has Vee trying to meet up with her Uncle Dieter.
  • New Year Has Come: There's a variant of this with "New Century's Eve". The titular holiday has all the makings of New Year's Eve, but just done every century. The episode has Vee trying to be a helpful monster and making sure that everyone keeps their resolutions.
  • Nice Girl: Vee naturally is a sweet person and Bridget is the nicest out of the three.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: Bridget is a sensitive girl and loves animals, Edgar can be quite foolish, Poppy can be sassy and Vee is stays between both.
  • Nobody Here but Us Statues:
    • Gregoria does this in the company of most humans to keep up the act with hiding the Hauntleys' supernatural life.
    • In "Oldie But a Ghoulie," Vampirina in her bat form pretends to be a collectible bat knick-knack in order to hide from the collector who has bought Gregoria. It works, but then a bit afterwards when she moves and talks, she gets caught.
  • Not So Above It All: In "Vee's Surprise Party", Edgar pretends that he wasn't scared of the haunted stuff in Vee's house, but his own video camera says otherwise.
  • The One Guy: Within Vee's circle of friends, she only has Edgar. Poppy and Bridget are both girls.
  • One-Word Title: First name of Protagonist Title.
  • Orbital Shot: Expect this to occur at least once every episode, mostly during a musical number.
  • Our Gargoyles Rock: Gregoria the gargoyle is tiny, but has a grown up Sassy Black Woman voice. She tends to hang on the roof because it makes her back stiff to pretend to be a statue in the house.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Vampirina and her family can't (or don't) drink blood and aren't weakened or burnt by the sunlight (though they do have to use strong sunblock since, as nocturnal creatures, they're not used to being out in the daylight all the time). They do, however, still have an aversion to garlic.
    • And they can see their reflections.
    • According to Vee's parents in "The Ghoul Next Door", there's all kinds of vampires. Some look very human. Additionally, Oxana mentions a family of vampires in Northern Transylvania who tend to keep to themselves.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: The family pet, a Pekingese named Wolfie, is a werewolf. When either the sun sets or he either eats or drinks either milk or anything milk-related, the change happens, and anything like the morning sunlight (or a sun lamp) will reverse it. Wolfie is pretty harmless even in werewolf form. Just intimidatingly huge.
  • Our Witches Are Different: Desmond, Alice and Phoebe Ravenson are all referred to as "witches". The three have green skin and the ability to turn into cats.
  • "Pan Up to the Sky" Ending: How the final episode ends.
  • Pajama-Clad Hero: The girls in their pajamas in "The Sleepover", with Poppy and Bridget walking around barefoot.
  • Pep-Talk Song: "A Great Ballerina" from "Vampirina Ballerina".
  • Perky Goth: Vee is a young vampire who has a love for all things spooky and creepy. At the same time, she's happy, upbeat, and loves playing with dolls.
    • Drake from "The Ghoul Next Door" might be one, since he likes "dark and spooky things", and wears a black shirt with bats on it and has a bat belt buckle. And he was mistaken for a vampire.
  • Poor Communication Kills: In "Bora the Banshee", the Ghoul Girls are to be interviewed by a banshee reporter for a magazine; for each part of the interview, Bora screams with delight before moving on. The girls misunderstand this and think she hated it, and try to change their personas until they learn the truth.
  • Posthumous Character: Uncle Dieter passed away before the events of the series, but he temporarily returns in "Dia De Los Muertos".
  • Protagonist Title: First Name as One-Word Title.
  • Punny Name: The show has a few:
    • Oxana runs a Scare B & B for monsters.
    • One of Vee's dollies has her very own scream house.
    • One of Vee's favorite singers is a vampire named Justin Teether.
    • Hide and Shriek is obviously based on hide and seek.
    • Vee got her dollies from FAO Shrieks, a reference to FAO Schwarz.
    • "Spooktacular" is used frequently.
  • Quirky Doctor: Dr. Dolores Millweed from "Haunted House Call" follows this. When we first see her, she gives the Hauntley family lollipops even though they're not patients. When she first sees Demi trapped in the TV, she immediately says that this is his diagnosis. However, she's still a great doctor with how she's able to connect the dots on how he became sick, mainly with the family inadvertently ignoring him and how ghosts' health is tied to their emotions.
  • Race Against the Clock: In "Vampire Weekend", after Vee and Poppy switch lives and Wolfie steals the other half of the full moon pendants, they have to find the half and reconnect the pendants before the full moon rises in the sky and they’ll be forced to stay switched forever.
  • Read the Fine Print: In "Aw Shucks", Oxana buys a scarecrow through Delivereek and is in such a hurry she doesn't realize there's some assembly required until three boxes are delivered.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Boris and Oxana, apparently.
    Boris: [Oxana] doesn't look a day over 500.
    • Vee also notes she is almost 200 in "Countess Vee," implying this is very young for a vampire.
    • Vee's favorite board game from Transylvania is not for anyone under 300.
    • Grandpop says he's 689.
    • Nanpire becomes 995 years old in "Desserter Mystery".
    • Gregoria is 473 years old.
  • Red Herring: In "The Great Esmeralda", the visiting fortune teller predicts Vee will "lose a friend", and Vee thinks she'll lose her friendship with Poppy. In reality, it was Wolfie whom she loses, having escaped into the Peeplesons' backyard.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Buttons, which was initially a problem for her because she wanted to be scary.
  • Running Gag: Whenever there was a situation where Vee's Secret Identity is about to be exposed, she would make up a tall tale to cover it, with help from Poppy, Bridget and her parents.
  • Scout-Out: The episode "Woodchuck Woodsies" has Vee joining Poppy and Bridget in the titular group. Said episode also said that she was in the "Ghoulie Guides" back in Transylvania.
  • Second Episode Introduction: While Bridget already appeared in the first episode "Going Batty", she learns Vee is a vampire in the first half of the second episode "The Sleepover".
  • Secret Chaser: Edgar.
    • In the first segment of the first episode, Going Batty, he claims that he has his own webshow called "Weekly Weirdness", and almost finds out about Vee being a vampire, but fails thanks to Poppy.
    • In "As You Wish", Edgar's last wish was to be with a monster. The magic causes Vee, who is a monster, to be pulled right up to him, but he dismisses it due to being Locked Out of the Loop.
    • Once he finds out the truth, he drops this.
  • Secret Identity: Outside of Poppy and Bridget and eventually Edgar, Vee and her parents try to keep their vampire identities a secret from other humans because Boris states humans can be "jumpy" around things they don't find natural in their culture and she doesn't want to scare them. According to the S3 premiere, Vee states if the whole world found out they're monsters, then things could get "pretty batty".
  • Secret-Keeper: Poppy keeps her own twin brother out of the loop because he wants to become famous finding supernatural creatures. Bridget also keeps her secret. Edgar eventually finds out as well in the season 2 finale "Ghoul Guides Save The Day" .
  • Send in the Clones: The plot of the episode "Mirror Mirror" has Vee create a clone of herself using a magic mirror so that she can be in two places at one. In an interesting take on this plot, none of the clones can talk. Not only that, more clones are accidentally created after Vee got through her day, not during it.
  • Shapeshifter Mode Lock: Vampires get stuck in their bat forms as a symptom of batty fever.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The episode "Vampirina Ballerina" was named after what the books were originally titled.
    • In "The Sleepover", Poppy draws a bunny wearing a tutu that looks quite a bit like Lambie.
      • Speaking of which, in "Trick or Treaters", Poppy goes as Doc McStuffins for Halloween.
    • In "TNN", Vampirina is hosting a movie night and allows her friends to choose one of the following options: Vampablanca, Dial "V" for Vampire and Citizen Vamp.
    • In "Gregoria Takes Flight", Demi alludes to Superman.
    Demi: It's a bird. It's a plane. It's...
    Gregoria: ... a ridiculous-looking costume.
  • Sick Episode:
    • "Batty Fever" has Vee getting the titular disease, where she has common cold symptoms, turns into a bat, and can't change back until she's given a special potion that will cure her. The trouble lies in how Boris and Oxana also get it since the disease is contagious, leaving Demi and Gregoria to whip up the cure for all three of them.
    • In "Ghost Hosts", Edgar gets sick, so he can't make any more episodes for Weekly Weirdness until he gets better. Wanting to get him more followers, Vee, Poppy, and Bridget take over the show and make videos involving music, unboxing, cats, dancing, etc, causing Edgar's follower count to skyrocket to 399. Edgar is disappointed, however, as the show has far strayed from its original purpose.
  • Silly Spook: Demi is "silly and sincere", as one line sung by Gregoria says.
  • Slumber Party:
    • "The Sleepover" has Vee host one, and it's the episode where Bridget finds out her identity.
    • Season 3 has "The Creepover", which is essentially a haunted sleepover. Vee holds one and invites Poppy, Bridget, and Frankie.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike:
    • In the first episode, Boris gives his family orange sweaters to help them fit their new environment. Later, when they and the audience first see Edna, she's wearing an identical sweater.
    • The episode "Bat Hair Day" starts with an earthquake that Demi deduces it's either Gregoria jumping rope in the attic again or a delivery from Ogre Express. After the latter guess is revealed to be the real cause, it's also revealed that Boris also suspected it was Gregoria jumping rope in the attic again.
  • Stranger in a Familiar Land: Vampirina feels this way when she and her family visit Transylvania in "Home Scream Home", since she finds a lot of things changed and is behind on current trends. Poltergeist Pat rubs that fact in her face, which makes her feel worse about.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Boris and Vampirina tend to do this, either because they are bad liars or because they're simply unaware that some things are not normal for humans.
  • Super-Speed: The Hauntleys can run super fast.
  • Take a Third Option: In "Face the Music", Vee is torn between performing the intense Spookylele solo she cannot even attempt, or telling Poppy she can't do it and risk hurting her feelings. To her surprise, after letting Poppy know, both she and Bridget come up with a surprising third option and split the solo evenly, with each Ghoul Girl performing one part.
  • Taken for Granite: Medusa can turn anyone to stone by looking at anyone without her sunglasses. To fit with the show's target audience, the victims remain fully sentient, but their movements are slightly hindered (i.e., slower walking, cannot fly, etc.).
  • Tempting Fate:
    • In "Vampire Weekend", the now-vampire Poppy got the Batties, making it difficult for her to fly. Demi said it couldn't get any worse. Just then, Poppy fell on Wolfie's cage, setting him free to drink some milk Poppy accidentally spilled while flying, turning him into a werewolf.
    Demi: Why can't I keep my adorable mouth shut? At least Wolfie can't open the— [the door opens] And there he goes.
    • In "The Ghoul Guides Save the Day", Bridget hopes the Ghoul Guide badges won't be hard to earn. The first badge requires taking a dragon to a corral.
  • Temporarily a Villain: The episode "April Ghoul's Day" has the Hauntley family, particularly Vee, take on a slightly antagonistic role when they keep pranking Poppy and Bridget with a barrage of tricks. Fortunately, it's portrayed in an Innocently Insensitive way where they're just really into their game. They accept being pranked by Poppy and Bridget as well as apologize for going too far, realizing that it's all about everyone having fun.
  • Those Two Guys: Demi and Gregoria qualify as these.
    • Poppy and Bridget may also apply, with Poppy as the "brave one," and Bridget as the "scared one."
  • Title, Please!: Starting in Season 2, title cards do not appear onscreen, yet Vee still announces them.
  • Title Theme Tune: "Whoa-oa-oa, Vampirina!"
  • Town Girls: Poppy is femme, Vee is butch, and Bridget is neither.
  • The Unmasking: Vee does this to Bridget in "The Sleepover".
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: None of the residents of Pennsylvania seem to think it's strange that the Hauntleys all have blue skin, pointy ears and fangs. This is possibly due to them trying to hide their monster identities and behaving more like humans because, as Boris puts, humans get "jumpy" and "screamy", around things they've never seen before.
  • Vampire Vords: Nanpire, Oxana, and Boris talk like this. Averted for Vampirina herself, despite being born in Transylvania.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Demi and Gregoria may get on each other's nerves at times, but they still care for each other.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Fear"?: The Hauntley experience non-pleasant, human-like fear for the first time in "Look Who's Scared Now!" after witnessing pink sparkly fireworks that reminded them of a wicked troll attack.
  • The Voiceless: The episode "Mirror, Mirror" features a mirror that creates duplicates of Vampirina. The duplicates are voiceless.
  • When the Clock Strikes Twelve: In "Mirror, Mirror", if Vee's clone is not put back in the mirror by midnight, it will clone itself.
  • Winds of Destiny, Change!: "Vampire's Luck" has Nanpire give Vee a cat named Trixie so that she can have some luck to give her the needed confidence she needs to do a ballet performance well. Unfortunately, while it gives monsters good luck, it gives humans bad luck.
  • Wingdinglish: Any place that would have text is written as jumbled and unreadable symbols.
  • X Meets Y: Hotel Transylvania meets Ready Jet Go!.
  • You Can't Go Home Again:
    • In "Countess Vee", if Vee is crowned countess of Spookleton Castle, she and her family cannot go back to Pennsylvania with her friends, so it's best she refuses the position.
    • In "Taking Scare Of Business", if a ghost finishes their list of unfinished business, they leave for Haunteray Bay and stay there forever.

Alternative Title(s): Vampirina Ballerina



When Vee tries to show her new neighbors her new home, Bridget's response is to flee in fright.

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