<table style="border-collapse:collapse;">
                <th colspan="2" style="color: red"><em>Famous Monsters</em> by  <em>Birth Year</em></th>
            <tr style="border-bottom:1px solid black;">
                <th style="padding:5px;">Famous Monster</th>
                <th style="padding:5px;border-left:1px solid black;">Birth Year</th>
                <td style="padding:5px;">King Kong</td>
                <td style="padding:5px;border-left:1px solid black;">1933</td>     

                <td style="padding:5px;">Dracula</td>
                <td style="padding:5px;border-left:1px solid black;">1897</td>

                <td style="padding:5px;">Bride of Frankenstein</td>
                <td style="padding:5px;border-left:1px solid black;">1944</td>


i need to do that
Make the "Famous Monster" and "Birth Year" labels emphasized (i.e. make them italicized).
Make the "Famous Monsters by Birth Year" title red.
this type Oops, try again. Surround 'Famous Monster' with tags!


now, you have 3 th tags:

1:<th colspan="2" style="color: red"><em>Famous Monsters</em> by  <em>Birth Year</em></th>
2: <th style="padding:5px;">Famous Monster</th>
3: <th style="padding:5px;border-left:1px solid black;">Birth Year</th>

you are suppose to make 2 and 3 (which is a few lines below 1) bold using em tags


what? i dont understand


You added the em tags to the wrong table heading (th)