The most magical day of the year has finally arrived- and you know what thaaaaat means: time to put on your “The one percent” costume and act all clever and relevant. Don’t worry, I won’t make fun of you (To your face). It also means that it’s time for me to present, for your viewing pleasure, some of my favourite Halloween clips of all time. Enjoy, all my little slutty angels, Muammar Gaddafis and GOP Presedential Candidates- and happppy Halloween!
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror V
“No tv and no beer make Homer go… something something”
I could devote a whole post to the best Simpsons Halloween specials- but I gave the 5th installment of Treehouse of Horror (which originally aired in 1994) the win here for its parody of The Shining (clip), and also Time and Punishment– where Homer gets his hand stuck in a toaster and gets transported back in time. Ned Flanders as dictator of the world? God help us all.
It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
Poor Linus. Kid has big time delusions of meeting “the great pumpkin” – but I love him for it. And for the fact that he drags Lucy to the pumpkin patch on Halloween night to stand guard for this fabled creature. When they wait all night and the Great Pumpkin doesn’t show up, Lucy freaks her freak and has a stage 5 meltdown, being all “I gave up my Halloween candy for this shit??”
As Linus can attest – “There’s nothing compared to the fury of a woman who’s been cheated out of tricks and treats”.
Homestar Runner- Pumpkin Carve-Nival
When I was in high school, I had a serious obsession with the cartoon “Homestar Runner“. It makes no sense- I realize this. It’s borderline obscure to the point of not being cool, and the characters have ridiculous names like “Marzipan” and “Strong Sad”.. but for some reason I just can’t get enough. Especially of the Halloween 2002 special: “Pumpkin Carve-Nival” where the characters compete in a pumpkin carving contest, and everyone’s pumpkin looks like “the witch’s brew” and gets last place.
I also couldn’t get enough of this 1993 film starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy (yes- the ho from “Sister Act“) and Sarah Jessica Parker as “The Sanderson Sisters“, a trio of bad-ass witches who are resurrected after 300 years to terrorize Salem, Mass. It’s up to two teenagers, “Max” (Omri Katz) and “Dani” (Thora Birch) to save Halloween, and at the same time hopefully put an end to SJP’s attempts at trying to sing:
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
So normally I HATE MUSICALS (it’s a lack of continuity thing) – but I make an exception for “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. It’s a Halloween tradition (which, if you live in Canada you will see every Halloween night on MuchMusic)- plus, vintage Susan Sarandon? Say no more
Question of the Day: What are you being for Halloween??
Timely? Slutty? Relevant? Let’s hear it