We were happy to speak with Mitchell Berg from Side Hustle on Nickelodeon where he talks to us about the upcoming Halloween episode “Scare Bear” on October 23rd. It is always great to see these special episodes and Fisher is going to bring a stuffed bear to life!
Evil genius scientist Mitchell Berg delivers a spooktacular performance as “Fisher” in the upcoming Halloween special. In this episode, the Side Hustle kids decide to open a haunted house and Mitchell uses unorthodox technology to bring a stuffed bear to life. The gang then have to work together to stop the Frankenbear created by Berg before it’s too late. This is a hilarious episode fans don’t want to miss!
BSCKids: Hi Mitchell, great to hear about the new “Scare Bear” Side Hustle Halloween episode. What do you think makes this episode different?
Mitchell Berg: We always have a lot going on at Nickelodeon’s Side Hustle, but “Scare Bear” is even more action packed than usual. It was super intense to film. There are multiple gags and mishaps in every scene, and a lot of people in each one. We also have really creative costumes, hair, and makeup. Get ready, cause it’s gonna be awesome!
Tell us do you have anything in common with Fisher?
It’s funny because sometimes my Instagram feed shows up in the story lines. I posted about surfing the weekend they were writing the season finale for Season 1. Suddenly Fisher is practicing surfing in the driveway to impress Lex (played by Jules LeBlanc)! But Fisher and his sister Presley (played by Jayden Bartels) live in Pennsylvania. So, I guess he’s surfing in Lake Erie? In another Instagram post I have a drill in my hand while fixing the freezer. There’s a whole episode where Fisher, Alan (played by Kurt Ela), and Tedward (played by Daryl Brown) try fixing the fridge and end up destroying the entire kitchen. Fisher uses the same drill I had in the photo!
Did anything funny happen while filming the “Scare Bear” episode behind the scenes?
I am dressed as Doc Brown from Back to the Future in the episode, and I had to get all the hair and makeup done right when I got on set because things were super crazy that week. I had to go to virtual school class while wearing the wig! Then, when we filmed the part where Fisher makes Lex’s stuffed animal bear into a monster. There was a lot of wind for special effects. The wind kept blowing the hair into my mouth and I had gloves on so I couldn’t easily wipe it out. That scene was complicated to film as we kept stopping to pull the hair down, but it was worth it. It turned out so great and I can’t wait for you all to see it!
If you could have any of the Fisher inventions in real life which one would it be and why?
I would like to have the machine Fisher made for the Dog Wed-DING episode that translates dog barks into English. Then I could hear what my dog Penny Lane is thinking all the time.
Tell us something people would be surprised to learn about you?
Science isn’t my favorite subject!
If you could guest star on any other Nickelodeon show which one would it be?
I’m hoping to have the opportunity to appear as Lil’ Dynomite on Danger Force again! Being on that show as a guest is always a blast. A crossover of Side Hustle and Danger Force would be insane!
Why should we all tune in to watch “Scare Bear?”
It’s a Halloween episode that doesn’t disappoint! If you love Halloween, haunted houses, or if you have ever imagined your stuffed animals coming to life, then watch Nickelodeon at 8:30/7:30 central this Saturday night, October 23. You will love every minute.
Where can we find you on social media?
Please connect with me on Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter, and Facebook. I’m @themitchellberg and I really enjoy hearing from you on social media.
Get into the spirit by watching Mitchell Berg in the Side Hustle “Scare Bear” Halloween episode on October 23. Thanks for speaking with us!