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"The Accordion Lesson" is an episode of Nightmare Ned.

Synopsis

To appease his mom, Ned takes accordion lessons from a strange woman named Madame Olga. Ned falls asleep and dreams that his overly-enthusiastic teacher forces him to perform as her organ-grinder monkey, and it's up to Ned's accordion-playing mom to save the day.

Plot

The episode begins with Ned Needlemeyer sitting on a stool staring at a metronome, then looking at a accordion, then picking it up. He struggles to carry it, then falls onto the ground. His mother asks him how is the progress with the accordion playing lesson. He stares at the metronome. After falling asleep due to staring at the metronome for far too long, he then dreams of his music teacher Madame Olga over-joyed at Ned's arrival. She then kidnaps Ned by putting him in her nurse and takes him to her own home. Ned finds himself there, then pulls a curtain hiding something under it, revealing the thing to be a stand with a statue of Madame Olga's pet organ-grinding monkey Boots. She then tells him the story of her first accordion performance with Boots in her home-country of Russia, then her pet's demise and her decline through newspapers. She then places the statue in front of Ned and hypnotizes Ned into acting as her pet monkey. After the hypnotizing, the episode shows a stage with a off-screen announcer introducing Madame Olga to the crowd. With Ned now under her control, Madame Olga performs her accordion skills to the audience, with Ed Needlemeyer making a remark on her music. However, once Ned is free from Madame Olga's control, one audience member insults Madame Olga's show, following a audience booing her with them throwing produce at her. Madame Olga tries to control Ned, only for Mrs. Needlemeyer to save Ned with her own accordion. Madame Olga laughs at her, then she and Ned's mother proceed to duel with their own accordions, with Mrs. Needlemeyer proceeding to out-perform Madame Olga and Ned stands up to her, to the point where she starts to shock and explode, only to reveal that Madame Olga was a robot and the entire thing staged by none other than her pet monkey Boots, who has seemingly faked his death, much to Ned's confusion and proceeds to escape, vowing to get even with Ned. Mrs. Needlemeyer congratulates Ned (when it was her who saved him). Ned wakes up from the dream and he and his mom proceed to play accordions together, much to Ed's chagrin.

Characters

Ned Needlemeyer

Mrs. Needlemeyer

Madame Olga

Boots

Cast

Courtland Mead as Ned Needlemeyer

Victoria Jackson as Mrs. Needlemeyer

Brad Garrett as Ed Needlemeyer, Audience Member

Andrea Martin as Madame Olga

Jeff Bennett as Boots, Announcer


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Media
Nightmare Ned (video game)Nightmare Ned (TV series)
Characters
Ned Needlemeyer • Ed Needlemeyer • Mrs. Needlemeyer • Amy Needlemeyer • Ted Needlemeyer • Conrad and Vernon • Ms. Bundt • Joanie • Sally • Dr. Klutzchnik • Billy Blatfield • Shadow Creatures
Episodes
"Ned's Life as a Dog" • "A Doll's House" • "Robot Ned" • "Dapper Dan" • "Monster Ned" • "Ants" • "Magic Bus" • "Until Undeath Do Us Part" • "Headless Lester" • "My, How You've Grown" • "Tooth or Consequences" • "Show Me the Infidel" • "Willie Trout" • "House of Games" • "Girl Trouble" • "Canadian Bacon" • "Abduction" • "Bad Report Card" • "Testing... Testing..." • "The Accordion Lesson" • "Along for the Ride" • "Steamed Vegetables" • "Lucky Abe" • "The Dentist" • "The Ballad of Conrad and Vernon"
Locations
The Quilt
Songs
The Math LessonThe Rat TangoAdolescent Song(I Ain't Your Baby) I'm Your Uvula
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