The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
scene in court where nice old lady proves hero is crazy
the title was inspired by this movie
This show is mentioned in dialogue.
Besides Don Knotts, there are a number of actors from the Andy Griffith Show in this movie, some playing characters very similar to the characters they did in the Andy Griffith Show. For example, Hal Smith plays the town drunk in both productions, and Dorthy Neumann plays Smith's wife in both productions. Also, "Griffith" show veterans, such as Burt Mustin and Hope Summers are featured in this movie. This was Knott's first film after leaving the Andy Griffith Show. Not only are characters from the Griffith show in this film, but the writers were from the Griffith show as well, including Andy himself, who is uncredited.
Mentioned by name
Joel: Sounds like the music from The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.
Joel: "We're in 'The Ghost and Mr. Chicken'!"
The character name "Luther Heggs".
Rochelle says the movie will be on television
The spooky organ music used in the Masks scene is the theme song for The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.
Carl watches it on TV.