Round the Twist

The BEST episodes of Round the Twist

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Round The Twist is a wacky TV series written by the hilarious children's author, Paul Jennings. It follows the bizarre lives of the Twist family. Tony Twist (a.k.a. Dad) and his three children – the twins Pete and Linda and youngest son, Bronson – move from "The Big Smoke" (the city) to the sea-side village of Port Niranda. They move into an old lighthouse, previously owned by their new neighbour, Nell, and their new lives begin. Strange things always happen to the Twist family, strange but hilarious things. Each episode is a self-contained story with an amazing twist in the tail.

Last Updated: 4/6/2022Network: ABC (AU)
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The Copy
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9.86
35 votes

#1 - The Copy

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/20/1989

A copying machine is a dangerous object, as the twists soon discover. But none worse than when Linda makes a copy of herself.

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Without My Pants
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8.97
36 votes

#2 - Without My Pants

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/27/1989

Ben Byron died trying to save his drowning dog, Shovel. It's when the ghost of Shovel zaps Pete that the hilarious trouble begins. Pete can't say anything without finishing his sentence with 'without my pants' which causes him quite a bit of trouble.

Directors: Steve Jodrell
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Know All
star
8.94
35 votes

#3 - Know All

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/13/1989

An old trunk of clothes creates all kinds of problems when they begin coming to life.

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Lucky Lips
star
8.92
39 votes

#4 - Lucky Lips

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/6/1989

Pete and Gribbs are dying for a kiss from Fiona, and the magic lipstick that is irresistible to all women, comes in handy. Unfortunately, it really does mean ALL women.

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Spaghetti Pig Out
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8.85
41 votes

#5 - Spaghetti Pig Out

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/2/1989

Through one of nature's miracles, a remote control that works on people lands in the Twist's hand. You can pause people if you want, but Pete's real fun is in the spaghetti-eating competition and the rewind button.

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WunderPants
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8.81
37 votes

#6 - WunderPants

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/23/1989

Pete becomes blessed with magic powers after he uses a microwave to dry his undies. Unfortunately, a frog race and a shrinkage problem leave Pete all alone and a bit undressed...

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Birdsdo
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8.71
41 votes

#7 - Birdsdo

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/11/1989

The Gribble family - Port Niranda's most notorious residents - are trying to get rid of Old Nell, so they can buy her house. The kids must prove Nell is fine but to do this, they must go up against birds who have real problems with their bowel movement.

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Lighthouse Blues
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8.66
35 votes

#8 - Lighthouse Blues

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/4/1989

The Gribbles are looking to destroy the lighthouse and the ghosts in the attic are not impressed.

Directors: Esben Storm
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A Good Tip for Ghosts
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8.52
44 votes

#9 - A Good Tip for Ghosts

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/18/1989

Pete is being made to feel uncomfortable by Gribbs, Jr. and his gang - Tiger and Rabbit. However in a 'duty' of collecting a skull, Pete gets his own back on the three.

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Yuckles
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8.50
4 votes

#10 - Yuckles

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/5/1993

While Mr.Gribble sets out to destroy a rainforest and erect a casino, Nell sets out to save the magic Yuckles from extinction.

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Truth Hits Everybody
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8.50
2 votes

#11 - Truth Hits Everybody

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/29/1998

Anthony and Linda discover a magic microphone that makes everyone tell the truth.

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The Cabbage Patch Fib
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8.44
45 votes

#12 - The Cabbage Patch Fib

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/25/1989

Bronson wants to know where babies come from, and an embarrassed Tony tells him the cabbage patch is the answer. Unfortunately, a real green baby awaits Bronson in the cabbage patch and it thinks Bronson is it's parent figure.

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Skeleton on the Dunny
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8.42
60 votes

#13 - Skeleton on the Dunny

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/4/1989

The Twist Family - Tony, his twins Pete and Linda, and Bronson have moved into the lighthouse at Port Niranda. Only the toilet is haunted by the ghost and the kids must defeat him if they ever want to use their septic system again.

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Copy Cat
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8.00
35 votes

#14 - Copy Cat

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/11/1993

Mr. Gribble's political campaign includes a competition for a flying machine. So, with a magic copy hat, Linda mimics a seagull and flies high. But others want a go of the copy hat too...

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Grandad's Gifts
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8.00
3 votes

#15 - Grandad's Gifts

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/22/1993

While the lemon tree begins sprouting instant fruit and Linda gets suspicious, Tony tries to convince Fay to stay after she has one too many fights with Bronson.

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TV or Not TV
star
8.00
1 votes

#16 - TV or Not TV

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/28/2001

Pete, Bronson and Linda are sucked into the TV and discover the truth behind their 'heroes'.

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The Gum-Leaf War
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7.95
39 votes

#17 - The Gum-Leaf War

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/9/1989

After an accident, Linda ends up with a broken nose. She dreams of her nose being big, so she escapes to the country with her Aunt Tuneless (who resembles Nell), where she discovers that anyone who plays 'The Wild Colonial Boy' on a gumleaf from a certain tree can pass illness's onto others. She discovers this after Aunt Tuneless uses it against Foxy (who resembles Mr. Gribble, and has a son that looks like Gribble junior).

Next Time Around
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7.87
38 votes

#18 - Next Time Around

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/4/1993

Linda has hyptonized Pete to act like a chicken for 10 seconds when someone says 'now'. But how does she undo it?

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Santa Claws
star
7.86
7 votes

#19 - Santa Claws

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/16/1989

Pete discovers the truth behind Jolly Old St. Nick when he meets Santa Claws No. 115,302. He offers 2 wishes to each Twist....

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Smelly Feat
star
7.50
2 votes

#20 - Smelly Feat

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/15/1993

While Bronson has been wearing his sneakers for months now, the time has come for Fay's birthday party and Bronson is dying to take off those sneakers..

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Ice Maiden
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7.50
4 votes

#21 - Ice Maiden

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/29/1993

It seems Bronson has taken an interest in art, in fact he is completely captivated by Tony's ice maiden. But one kiss and now, they've agreed to spend their life together - til death do they part.

Directors: Esben Storm
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The Viking Book of Love
star
7.50
2 votes

#22 - The Viking Book of Love

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/1/1998

When Vikings Chief Snorri and Snorrison travel to Port Niranda through time with an enchanted book of Love, Linda falls under their spell.

Directors: Esben Storm
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Little Squirt
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7.33
6 votes

#23 - Little Squirt

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/18/1993

Bronson is determined to prove he isn't a little squirt. Joining forces with a water spirit, he sets out to prove he can be as good at anything (even a peeing competition) as the rest.

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Quivering Heap
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7.33
3 votes

#24 - Quivering Heap

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/12/1993

Pete gets to suck Fiona's neck in Dracula, and Gribbs is jealous. Locked in the school toilets by the gang, Pete meets a ghost who has to scare someone or stay in the dunny forever. But he doesn't have that touch!

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Pink Bow Tie
star
7.09
35 votes

#25 - Pink Bow Tie

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/25/1993

Pete, Gribbs and the gang have a hair problem after fighting off a gang of thieves on board a ferry.

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