Thursday, October 1, 2020

1990 It's Halloween

It's Halloween is a 1990 special with characters created by Grey Seal Puppets, a national touring company that writes and performs puppetry productions in theatres, schools, libraries and on camera since 1976. The opening credits say the special is sponsored by McDonald's and presented by WSOC-TV channel 9, a dual ABC/Telemundo-affiliated TV station licensed to Charlotte, North Carolina.

Other than that I can't find any other info about this online. I tried to write this synopsis because I couldn't find one: Timmy, a lonely trick or treater, is laughed at by the big kids because his Halloween costume is not scary. While looking for a scarier costume, Timmy finds a book of spells and incantations that belongs to an old witch, who must stop Timmy before he casts too many spells.

The fun family story is very much like other specials of the time and the puppets are very well made and remind me of 1981's The Crown of Bogg, The Wickedest Witch, & Whoopties Hallowe'en both from 1989 and Eureeka's Castle: Halloween Special from the 1990's. And I like opening sequence complete with vintage Apple computers.


  1. Added this to the watch later pile man the back log is filling up.

  2. Can't wait for another month of spooks! Can't thank you enough for doing this every year!!

    1. You're welcome. I'll be posting all month, except weekends.