Halloween doesn't go as expected for Sam, Lindsey, or their parents.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Rosso (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
Stephen Lea Sheppard ...
Harriett S. Miller ...
Mrs. Whitman (as Hariet S. Miller)


Halloween is coming: Lindsay wants to hang out with her new friends, her mom wants her to help pass out treats to kids. Sam at first thinks he's too old to go trick or treating, then convinces Neal and Bill to dress up and go with him. Halloween itself is a nightmare: Lindsay's going out dampens Jean's spirit, kids and their parents reject her homemade cookies, the geeks draw stares for being too old and then are humiliated by bullies and worse, and Lindsay gets in the spirit of destructive tricks only to find herself guilty of going way too far. Is there any redemption? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama






Release Date:

30 October 1999 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lindsay mentions that there's a new "Friday the 13th" movie showing. The original "Friday the 13th" came out in May 1980; the sequel "Friday the 13th Part 2" didn't come out until May 1981. See more »


In the opening scene of "Tricks and Treats" when Sam and Neal are making a gross smoothie for Bill, an open jar of peanut butter is sitting on the table as a possible ingredient. It is revealed in "Chokin' and Tokin' that Bill is highly allergic to peanuts. See more »


Sam Weir: Nobody thinks you're cool, you know.
Lindsay Weir: Trust me, I know.
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References The Nude Bomb (1980) See more »


Bad Reputation
(Main Title Song)
Written by Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna, Ritchie Cordell, and Marty Kupersmith
Performed by Joan Jett
Courtesy of Blackheart Records
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Utterly cute and touching
21 January 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

A utterly cute and touching fine little Halloween episode.

Bill once again steals the show by wearing the Bionic Woman outfit. He had so many perfect lines that I don't know where to begin. The entire sequence of him mimicking the Bionic Woman in front of the mirror was hysterical.

For most people however, it was one sucky Halloween. Sam got some nice character development in here, he grew up a little, gave up his Star Wars addiction and started to read a grown-up book. It was very sad to see him so broken up after realizing that it was his sister who threw the eggs.

Lindsay also learned a lesson, I love Mrs. Weir because she's so innocent without being ignorant. I'm glad that Lindsay dressed up as a prince to hand out candy.

All in all, a touching, funny and another great episode from this short-lived little show.

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