"The Slippery Slope: Part One"
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Adapted from: The Slippery Slope
Main character(s): Violet, Klaus, Sunny
Baudelaire guardians: Brucie, Quigley Quagmire
Main enemy: Count Olaf
Olaf's disguise: None
Main setting: Mortmain Mountains
Library: V.F.D. Headquarters Library
Key crew
Writer: Daniel Handler
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Producer: Neil Patrick Harris
Release details
Story number: 1a
Season/series: Season 3
Premiere network: Netflix
Release date: January 1, 2019
Format: 44 minutes
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A Series of Unfortunate Events
"The Carnivorous Carnival: Part Two" "The Slippery Slope: Part Two"
"The Slippery Slope: Part One" is the nineteenth episode of Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events. It covered the first half of The Slippery Slope.


For Beatrice –
     When we met, you were pretty, and I was lonely.
     Now, I am pretty lonely.


Klaus and Violet Baudelaire were in the Freaks' Caravan rolling down the Mortmain Mountains. Violet creates a makeshift drag chute while Klaus jams the wheels with a paddle to stop the caravan from rolling. They nearly die but escape.

Meanwhile, Kit Snicket escapes two V.F.D. villains, the Man with a Beard but No Hair and the Woman with Hair but No Beard by using the wings of a dragonfly costume.



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All the snow scouts


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  • Carmelita says, "A pony party for me?" while she is asleep, possibly referring to The Pony Party!

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Deviations from the novel

  • All of the henchmen are there instead of just Hooky and the white-faced women.
  • The caravan adventure goes down differently:
    • In the book, the drag chute stops Violet and Klaus from actually going over the cliff. In the series, they do go over but the chute holds on to a branch in time.
    • In the same scene, Klaus uses an oar for a brake instead of pouring a sticky mixture on the wheels and Violet using a table for one.
    • Klaus and Violet don't grab anything from the caravan as they had to climb out.
  • Hugo, Colette and Kevin are in the trunk instead of the back of the car, with the second of them being curled on the floor. (from the previous episode)
  • The scenes with Kit Snicket meeting the Man With A Beard But No Hair and the Woman With Hair But No Beard and getting chased by the eagles is not in the book.
  • Violet and Klaus's adventure when Sunny and the villains reach the mountain top is a bit different:
    • Violet and Klaus don't encounter a fork when trying to look for Sunny that goes to V.F.D. and Mount Fraught. 
    • Klaus remembers immediately that snow gnats sting instead of thinking a bit on it.
    • Because they dont't have coats, they have to swat at the gnats instead of hiding.
    • Carmelita recognizes them because she and they are not wearing masks, however Violet and Klaus try to lie about being mountain climbers.
    • Quigley is the only one wearing a mask.
    • A lady named Brucie leads the scouts instead of a man named Bruce. She also seems to have heard about the Baudelaires in The Daily Punctilio.
    • Violet actually indirectly says their pledge is ridiculous.
    • The V.F.D. phrases they say to Quigley are different and Quigley mentions a book that Beatrice read to them.
    • They ask the parent survivor question in the cave instead of outside avoiding the gnats.
  • The Mount Fraught experience is also different:
    • Count Olaf is teaching them about villany on the mountain.
    • Esmé finds the Verdant Flammable Devices instead of getting them from the Man and the Woman.
    • Sunny is imprisoned on an igloo of sorts. She also tried to run away right away.
    • The henchmen are setting up the tents for Olaf, Esmé, and themselves instead of Sunny. She sets up her own instead of sleeping in a casserole dish.
    • Fernald made an outfit for Sunny. He's also being secretly nice to her by helping out.
    • Hugo, Collette, and Kevin are sleeping separate from everyone else and actually questioning what they did. Kit also ends up finding them, as do the Man and the Woman.
  • The scenes with Mr. Poe and Mrs. Bass does not appear in this book, but may be alluded to in book 12.
  • It's explicitly stated the Man and the Woman mentored Olaf. It may have been implied that the latter killed the freaks as when Olaf mentions they are running around, the Woman says, "Not anymore."
  • Violet knew the answer to the last phrase instead of only Klaus knowing it.
  • Mr. Poe is somehow lost on Mount Fraught and has run into Kit.


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