Halloween Hall o' Fame

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"Halloween Hall o' Fame"
The Wonderful World of Disney episode
Episode no. Season 24
Episode 5
Directed by Arthur J. Vitarelli
Written by George Petlowany
Cinematography by Frank Phillips
Original air date October 30, 1977 (1977-10-30)
Running time 60 minutes
Guest appearance(s)

Jonathan Winters as The Watchman and Jack-o'-lantern

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"Halloween Hall o' Fame" is a 1977 Halloween-themed episode of The Wonderful World of Disney which originally aired on NBC on October 30, 1977.


Jonathan Winters stars as a night watchman working late at Walt Disney Studios on Halloween night. He is accompanied by his dog, Peanuts. The night watchman, bitter about working on Halloween night, stumbles upon the prop room at the studio and begins acting out scenes with various props. Eventually, he finds a crystal ball containing a talking Jack-o'-lantern (also played by Winters). Jack-o'-lantern is hiding out from Halloween because it's no longer scary like it was back in "the olden days".

The dialogue between the night watchman and the jack-o'-lantern is interspersed with three Halloween-related Disney cartoons that jack-o'-lantern shows the night watchman in his crystal ball and which the audience gets to enjoy. After the cartoons, the night watchman provokes the jack-o'-lantern to come out of hiding and go celebrate Halloween. Then, jack-o'-lantern uses his magic powers to switch places with the night watchman. He laughs and heads out into the night to mix with the trick or treaters.

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