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Mrs. Worthington
Season 4, Episode 4
Air date October 18, 2014
Written by Melody Fox
Directed by James Head
Episode Guide
"My Old House
"Return of the Pumpkinheads"

"Mrs. Worthington" is the fourth episode of the fourth season of R.L. Stine's "The Haunting Hour." It is also the first episode to air on the then-new Discovery Family Channel.


Nate is a young artist whose sister bullies him and whose mother takes her side. That all changes when his drawing of an old woman named Mrs. Worthington, who dishes out punishments to bad kids, came to life and becomes their own babysitter for the evening...


  • Margot Kidder as Mrs. Worthington
  • Liam Dickinson as Nate
  • Emma Grabinsky as Molly
  • Kendall Cross as Mom


  • While this episode is not a direct adaptation of anything, it has similar plot elements to the short story The Bad Babysitter from The Haunting Hour. They both involve an evil babysitter using voodoo, although in the story it is voodoo cookies. In both stories, the villain initially targets someone who annoys the protagonist.
  • Margot Kidder won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Performer in a Children's or Pre-School Children's Series for her performance in this episode. Additionally, writer Melody Fox won a Writers' Guild of Canada Award and Liam Dickinson was nominated for a Leo Award for it.