Arnold and Gerald team up to carry out the ultimate Halloween prank, by deliberately faking a news radio broadcast of an alien invasion, causing widespread panic throughout town not seen since Orson Welles inadvertently did so in 1938!

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Arnold (voice)
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Gerald Johanssen (voice) (as Jamil W. Smith)
Francesca Marie Smith ...
Helga Pataki (voice)
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Christopher Walberg ...
Stinky Petersen (voice) (as Christopher P. Walberg)
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Harold Berman (voice)
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Steve Viksten ...
Oskar Kokoshka / Smitty (voice)
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Miriam Pataki (voice) (as Kath E. Soucie)
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Ernie Potts (voice)
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Principal Wartz (voice)
Baoan Coleman ...
Mr. Hyunh (voice)
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Marty Green / EBN Announcer (voice)
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Big Bob Pataki / Douglas Cain (voice)
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Arnold and Gerald team up to carry out the ultimate Halloween prank, by deliberately faking a news radio broadcast of an alien invasion, causing widespread panic throughout town not seen since Orson Welles inadvertently did so in 1938!

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The entire episode is based on the classic "The War of the Worlds" radio broadcast from 1938 by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre, which caused many listeners to believe that Martians had really invaded Earth. The character of Douglas Cain in this episode is based on Welles and has a name similar to that of the protagonist of Welles' most famous film, Citizen Kane (1941). Ironically, the Orson Welles stand-in in this episode is one of the many convinced of the alien invasion. See more »

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