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Top 5 wesen from 'Grimm' season 4

From octopus-headed memory snatchers to goblin children with a hankering for fruitcake, NBC’s Grimm‘s fourth season served up some pretty unique creatures. With the show being on the dreaded hiatus (hurry up, season five!), we thought we’d take a look down memory lane and revisit some of the most memorable wesen from last season.

In no particular order, here are the five wesen from season four that stuck with us the most.

1. Gedächtnis Esser

Grimm Gedächtnis Esser

As seen in: “Thanks for the Memories” and “Octopus Head”

You know a wesen is badass when it gets a coveted two-episode arc. The Octoman will go down as one of our favorite monsters from any season. This wesen is a memory thief who uses four of his tentacles to bore holes in the back of his victim’s skulls to access and wipe their memories, leaving them as empty shells of themselves. Trubel herself even fell victim to the Octoman before being rescued. A+ for originality, writers.


2. Huntha Lami Muuaji

Grimm Huntha Lami Muuaji

As seen in: “Double Date”

This wesen is absolutely hideous, but the concept is so brilliant, it definitely deserves a spot in the top five. The Huntha Lami Muuaji are slimy creatures who excrete a nasty substance full of enzymes that feed on human skin. Yum! Nick & Co. first think that there is one male and one female, with the female luring in victims. Through history, Grimms have gotten really confused when they’ve killed the male and been unable to find the female. Come to find out in the episode (thanks to a killer plot twist), there is only one Huntha Lami Muuaji—and it switches between the male and female version of itself. Wesen trickery at its finest.


3. Luison

Grimm Luison

As seen in: “Cry Luison”

Why we love this wesen so much, we really don’t know. Probably because it’s fluffy and rocks finely pressed power suits. What other wesen can say that? Much like the Huntha Lami Muuaji, this wesen provided an unexpected twist. The whole episode, we thought we were dealing with one manipulating, greedy wolfman, when in fact, there were three of them!


4. Varme Tyv

Grimm Varme Tyv

As seen in: “Hibernaculum”

These wesen are … questionable-looking, but the idea behind them is wonderful. These snake-like creatures are unable to produce their own body heat, so during hibernation time, they all spoon in a giant pile so they don’t freeze to death. Even though the Varme Tyv are harmless, there was a bad egg among them in the episode. The episode had a beautiful ending, though. Nick saved all the freezing Varme Tyv except for the troublemaker, whom he let die, then propped up in a taxi downtown, giving some random woman the scare of her life. Pure gold.


5. Chupacabra

Grimm Chupacabra

As seen in: “Chupacabra”

We’re suckers for depressing TV, and this episode certainly ended in depressing, dramatic fashion. The episode follows poor Diego, who’s in the Dominican Republic saving lives when he picks up the deadly Chupacabra “virus.” He returns home, but ends up turning people on the street into minced meat. How does it all end? With Diego saving his wife and forcing Hank to kill him. Yes, the episode itself was incredible, but so was the show’s portrayal of this popular mythological creature. Hats off!


Honorable mentions: The Excandesco featured in “Trial by Fire”, and the Matança Zumbido featured in “Death Do Us Part.”

You can learn more about the wesen from Grimm with NBC’s handy-dandy Creature Profile videos.


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TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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