The BEST Episodes of Mummies Alive!
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 21, 2020
In ancient Egypt, an evil sorcerer, Scarab, kills the pharaoh's son, Prince Rapses, so he can use the boy's soul to become immortal. Entombed alive for his crime (Rapses' body was also never found), Scarab revives in the modern world and begins his search for Rapses' reincarnation, a San Francisco-dwelling boy named Presley Carnavon. Rapses' bodyguards, Ja-Kal, Rath, Armon, and Nefer-Tina, rise from the dead to protect him from Scarab. Each of the mummies is aligned with the power of an Egyptian god and are able to call upon it for magical armor and powers to fight superhuman evildoers, although once their strength is exhausted they must rest in their sarcophagi to regain the ability. The mummies also have the power to make horrifying face, usually employed to scare away nosy bystanders. In addition to Scarab, the mummies often had to contend with gods and spirits from Egyptian myth summoned to the modern world, including Anubis, Set, Geb, Apep, Bast, Sekhmet and Bes, usually as part of one of Scarab's schemes that went out of his control.
#1 - The Gift of Geb
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 18, 1997
Scarab invokes the earth spirit Geb to help defeat the mummies and grab the boy in time for the eclipse. They get Ja-Kal and demand Presley give himself up or Ja-Kal will die.
#2 - Desert Chic
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 22, 1997
Nefertina, frustrated by lack of respect, falls in love with a charming biker who in truth is the snake demon Apep, who is looking to take revenge on the family of 'boy prince.'
#3 - Sleep Walk Like an Egyptian
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 16, 1997
Scarab's mysterious scorpion puts Presley into a dreamlike state.
#4 - Pack to the Future
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 17, 1997
Scarab sends a pack of animal spirits after Presley, who is out camping with his mom. Scarab discovers that an approaching eclipse is the key to using the boy to gain immortality.
#5 - Dead Man Walking
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 24, 1997
An amnesiac Rath must swallow his pride and depend on the help of homeless strangers to survive. Meanwhile, Scarab ""drains the years"" out of the homeless in order to extend his own life.
#6 - The Face in the Mirror
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 9, 1997
Scarab raises an ancient Egyptian ship containing a magic mirror to steal the Spirit of Pharoah. The mummies must fight off Set and Anubis before Scarab catches the entranced Presley.
#7 - Paws
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 30, 1997
Madness spreads among Nefertina and city cats when furious and imperious cat goddess Bastet returns. Leader Ja-Kal may have to take out Nefertina to save Raspes and the city.
#8 - The Curse of Sekhmet
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 1, 1997
When Sekhmet unleashes plagues on San Francisco, the Mummies must team with Scarab to defeat the raging goddess. Victory lies on the shoulders of Rath and his 'mortal' abilities.
#9 - Brother's Keeper (1)
Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired Nov 18, 1997
A new exhibit is featured at the museum. Two mummy cases are included, and the Mummies note that one is labeled ""Kimas"" and the other ""Scorpion"". When Ja-Kal opens a case, Set and Anubis attack him. They were stealing the mummies and the sarcophoguses for Scarab. They escape, and head back to Scarab's lair. Scarab, Set, and Anubis summon the ""Scorpion of the Desert"" from beyond the Western Gate. The spirit of Arakh, Ja-Kal's brother returns. Ja-Kal recalls back to when Amenhotep made Arakh his spear bearer. Ja-Kal had saved his life from a lion, but Arakh was bitter and made jealous when Ja-Kal was made the leader of the Royal Hunt. Ja-Kal continues recalling how Arakh helped Scarab defeat them to kill Prince Rapses. Ja-Kal and Arakh have their first big confrontation in the museum.
#10 - Ra, Ra, Ra, Ra
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 15, 1997
Scarab grabs for Presley, the Mummies appear to protect him, Nefertina is revealed to be a female, and the stage is set.
#11 - Good Bye Mr. Cheops
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 25, 1997
Rath is stalked by former love CHANTRA, a vain enchantress who appears as Presley's substitute teacher when Mr. Huxley is sent to the demon-filled world beyond the Western Gate.
#12 - Show Me the Mummy!
Season 1 - Episode 42 - Aired Nov 25, 1997
The final episode. Joe has become intent on finding out who and what these Mummies are. He hosts a KKIM radio broadcast asking to hear from those who have had run ins with the Mummies. Many clips from previous episodes are included. He hears from nine people who saw the following: * The fight with the dough monster in Kid Scarab. * The championship fight between Armon and Talos in Body Slam. * Armon saving a hotdog cart in A Dark and Shrieky Night. This is the hotdog merchant calling. * The costume dance in Missing Ja-Kal. * Fighting the huge Scarab in My Dad the Hero. * Fighting Nuhn in High Nuhn. * At Golden Gate park, fighting Apep's gang and then fighting Scarab and the Shabti in Desert Chic. * The Mummies' performance in the Chinatown club in A Dark and Shrieky Night. * Last is Bix Bingsley's story: He kissed one! Three scenes from True Believer.
#13 - Married to the Geb
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Oct 23, 1997
A strange series of earthquakes take place, emanating from the Twin Peaks Park. The Mummies and Presley go there and find it is Geb, the Spirit of the Earth, who is saddened because he and his wife Net, the Spirit of the Sky, are in the midst of bad husband-wife fight. The Mummies try to help get them together again. Ja-Kal suggests he gives Net a bird as a present. Nefer-Tina tells him to give her a flower. Rath suggests words of poetry. And Armon sculpts Geb's body to try to make him irresistable. Those don't work, so the Mummies try to appeal to Net and she brushes them off. Finally, they vacuum up Net and give her back to Geb where they make up ... for a while anyway.
#14 - High Nuhn
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 23, 1997
While Scarab yearns to be younger (invoking water spirit NUHN to find the fountain of youth), Presley yearns to be older, to win an eighth-grade girl's heart.
#15 - Body Slam
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 29, 1997
A weakening Armon seeks to prove himself by entering a 'toughest' man competition. He must face TALOS, the bronze giant, in the finale.
#16 - Dog Bites Mummy
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 2, 1997
When snoopy classmate Elaine tries to discover Presley's secret, Presley and the Mummies must fight off Scarab, save Elaine, and still keep their secret under wraps.
#17 - Reunion
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 6, 1997
In a clever plot by Scarab, Pharoah Amenhotep I comes back in spirit form. When Presley and the other Mummies are fooled by the spirit, it is up to Jakal to pull the wrapping off their eyes.
#18 - The Prince and the Presley
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 7, 1997
When Scarab tries to obtain the Spirit of Pharaoh, Presley and ancient Prince Rapses do the time warp and trade places. The Mummies must set things straight before Scarab catches on.
#19 - The Egyp-Tsu Kid
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 8, 1997
To fight off a bothering bully, Armon teaches Presely self-defense. In a bit of role reversal, Presley ends up ultimately saving the bully from a Spook House trap intended for Presley.
#20 - Miscast
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Oct 13, 1997
Scarab has his Shabti trying to recast Talos at the City Junk Yard, but the Mummies destroy that operation. Rath takes some of the magical material, and back at the Sphinx creates his own 12 inch tall Talos. It obeys their every command. Presley sneaks away with the miniature Talos, and uses it to clean his room for him. Talos gets hit on the head and remembers who he is. He breaks out of Presley's house and starts absorbing metal from everywhere and growing. The Mummies catch up with the now huge Talos at a construction site. Talos gets defeated again ... for the time being.
#21 - Sleight of Hand
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Oct 14, 1997
Scarab dares the Mummies to face him in the Challenge of the Maze. This is an ancient challenge where the winner gets the right to be the Pharaoh's protector. The Mummies faced a lot of these challenges in the past and had never lost. No magic is allowed, but Scarab uses the ""magic of technology"" to aid him. First he defeats Rath with a powerful magnet. Then he defeats Armon by tricking him into the path of a subway train. He defeats Nefer-Tina by temporarily blinding her. He tries to use projectors to decoy Ja-Kal, but Presley clues Ja-Kal in and Ja-Kal defeats Scarab.
#22 - Missing Ja-Kal
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 15, 1997
Scarab decides to try to get rid of Ja-Kal. By doing so, he figures the Mummies without their leader will fall into disarray. Scarab uses a ceramic falcon idol to attack Ja-Kal's animal sign. Scarab's plan starts to work when Ja-Kal takes off and ""the three stooges"" fight for leadership. Meanwhile, a public costume ball called ""the Night of the Living Dance"" is taking place at the Youth Center. Presley is dressed as Frankenstein. Elaine is a superb hunchback. Walter is a werewolf. Cynthia is dressed as Frankenstein's bride (but Presley still makes no progress with her), Presley's mom is a witch, and Mr. Huxley is the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Mr. Huxley gets to dance with Nefer-Tina. Armon spends most of the night eating all the food at the dance.
#23 - Ghouls' Gold
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Oct 16, 1997
The ghosts of gold-rush miners are accidentally invoked by Scarab.
#24 - Tempting Offer
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Oct 20, 1997
Chontra returns. She makes a deal with Scarab to bring Presley to him in exchange for some of the eternal life in the Prince's spirit. Chontra transforms into a young girl, calling herself Cheryl, and makes sure that Presley becomes interested in her. This is not to Elaine's liking. Meanwhile, the Mummies spend most of the show acting as service people so they can watch over Presley's mother.
#25 - Loss of Face
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Oct 21, 1997
Scarab makes a potion to make him look young and handsome. The potion accidentally ends up on Nefer-Tina, and turns her beautiful. ""Wow, she looks 3000 years younger"", Armon says. Nefer-Tina goes to a nightclub. Everyone is amazed by her beauty. A girl from the Fad modelling agency is there, and almost overnight Nefer-Tina becomes a fashion marvel. She appears in fashion shows, on magazine covers, and is interviewed on ""Lifestyles of the Inexplicably Famous"". Scarab disguises himself as a photographer to go after her, and calls himself Ray Sphinx with ""Vague Magazine"".