Tuesday, October 2, 2012

1987 Tom & Jerry Halloween Special

Tom & Jerry Halloween Special was a primetime special that originally aired on TBS in October 1987. The live action segments were hosted by Josh Jarboe and Audra Lee who appear in various costumes and are filmed in a haunted house as they tell spooky jokes, share safety tips, and detail the history of Halloween, all in between introducing the following six classic animated shorts:

1. "The Flying Sorceress" (1955) starring Tom & Jerry.
2. "Ghost Wanted" (1940) starring a spirit resembling Casper the Friendly Ghost.
3. "Haunted Mouse" (1965) starring Tom & Jerry.
4. "Hair-Raising Hare" (1946) starring Bugs Bunny and Gossamer.
5. "Ghosks is the Bunk" (1939) starring Popeye, Olive Oyl and Bluto.
6. "Fraidy Cat" (1942) starring Tom & Jerry.

UPDATE #2: Watch the full special with original commercials as it aired:

UPDATE #1: Here are the wraparound segments only featuring Josh and Audra (as well as the accompanying commercials):

The whole special was on Youtube but due to a copyright claim, parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 have been removed. Part 5 is still up, it contains "Ghosks is the Bunk" and you can watch below:

Here are videos of just the animated shorts that were shown during the special:

The Flying Sorceress (1955):

Ghost Wanted (1940) (Incomplete)

Haunted Mouse (1965):

Hair-Raising Hare (1946):

Ghosks is the Bunk (1939)

Fraidy Cat (1942)

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