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Cleo mesmerizes Operetta with charm school lessons, but the ghouls soon learn that being yourself is more important than trying to impress others.


Operetta joins Cleo, Frankie, and Draculaura at a table in the creepateria in a decidedly giddy mood. Upon inquiry, she shares that she won a contest to meet her favorite opera singer, Crescenda von Hammerstone. Cleo, slightly intrigued, asks how Operetta plans to present herself to the famous opera singer. A little confused, Operetta suggests she'll just be herself, but Cleo assures her that will only make her embarrass herself. She offers Operetta to come over to her house after school and receive private lessons in the art of etiquette, which Operetta takes her up on.

Operetta learns her first lesson when a plate of biscuits and gravy is set before her. When asked the proper way to eat them, Operetta goes at it. However, Cleo explains that it was a trick question; true ladies never eat biscuits and gravy. The next lesson involves Operetta maintaining perfect balance by carrying a vase over her head, which results in many shattered vases. Though it takes all night, Operetta works hard and has gained perfect manners by morning.

The girls enjoy Crescenda von Hammerstone's performance, then make their way to her room. When the door opens, Operetta shows off her newfound sense of decorum, but both she and Cleo are pulled into the room before she can finish. The two find out that last night's lessons are not meant for socializing with the opera singer, who shows a preference for southern terms and informalities just like Operetta. Cleo is stunned, but Operetta is only too happy.


  1. Operetta
  2. Cleo de Nile
  3. Frankie Stein
  4. Draculaura
  5. Buzz Wingman
  6. De Nile servants
  7. Iris Clops
  8. Ms. Bloodgood
  9. Crescenda von Hammerstone



  • The title is a reference to the 1912 play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, in which a Victorian dialect expert bets that he can teach a lower-class girl to speak proper English and thus be taken for a lady. This play was made into the 1956 musical My Fair Lady, which too is referenced with the background music when Operetta trains to become a lady, which is "I Could Have Danced All Night".
  • The title can be read as "Hick may learn". The "hick" in the title refers to Operetta's Southern origins; the term is a slightly derogatory way to refer to someone with a rural or low-income upbringing.
  • The locations "New Goreleans" and "Gnarleston" mentioned by Crescenda and Operetta are the Monster High versions of New Orleans and Charleston, Lousiana.


  • Crescenda uses her right arm to pull Operetta inside her room. That arm sports a bracelet, but all other shots show Crescenda's bracelet on her left arm.