Paul Lynde attempts to celebrate Christmas, Easter and Valentine's Day before his housekeeper, Margaret, gives him the bad news. It's Halloween: the time of the year when a kid can carve up a pumpkin and Lynde's sports car at the same time. Lynde is no fan of ignorant youngsters, who seem to know more about Alice Cooper than Alice Faye. Margaret drives her employer to her sister's house, so he can escape the little pranksters. Unluckily, the sister turns out to be Witchipoo; and Margaret herself is the Wicked Witch of the West. The two witches believe witches in general have a bad rap. And so they want Lynde to be their spokes-human. In return, they give him three wishes. Lynde uses two of them to become a rhinestone trucker and a romantic sheik. Meanwhile, KISS performs three songs and Florence Henderson sings a disco version of "That Old Black Magic." Written by
What better place to spend Halloween than in a haunted house with Paul Lynde?
Did You Know?
After Betty White
(as Miss Halloween) departs, Paul Lynde
cracks: "She has a striking resemblance to Betty White. But then so many witches do." This special was made when White's best-known role was the bitchy Sue Ann Nivens on Mary Tyler Moore
(1970) See more
# We wish you a Merry Christmas, / We we wish you a Merry Christmas. #
During the closing credits, the announcer says, "The character of Witchipoo is from the World of Sid & Marty Krofft." See more
References H.R. Pufnstuf
King of the Night Time World
Written by Paul Stanley
, Robert Ezrin
, Kim Fowley
, Mark Anthony
Performed by KISS See more