October is my favorite month of the year. The weather finally cools off and Autumn colors finally start to filter in for the season. Of course it helps that I have a birthday at the end of October too. With the joys of October comes my favorite holiday of the year, Halloween. I have always loved Halloween. Dressing up in costumes and acquiring a butt load of candy to have the most epic sugar crashes. The spooky decorations and color schemes. Halloween is simply just amazeballs through and through.
With Halloween comes the themed cartoon and television episodes. Growing up I watched The Craft and The Nightmare Before Christmas for my Halloween fix. I don’t recall watching any cartoons beyond The Simpsons for Halloween goodness.
As a parent my TV channel is typically set to Disney or Nick JR and each year I am hit with cute little Halloween episodes of toddler appropriate shows such as Bubble Guppies, Paw Patrol, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, and the like. There is nothing wrong with these shows, in fact I actually like Bubble Guppies, but I want something a little more ME for Halloween. Bonus points if I can watch it while there is a mini tyrannosaurus rex roaming through the living room. This set me on a quest to find something I could enjoy, which in turn has now turned into something I want to share because I bet you didn’t know there was a Halloween episode of Super Mario Brothers! If you did, then +2 cool points for you.
Before we get this list started let me just say that I have tried to find links for you to watch all the episodes with, but I was only successful with some. I have all the episodes on my external hard drive and didn’t anticipate how hard it would be to find the episodes streaming online when I decided to share my list with you.
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! – Count Koopula
“In a dark forest, Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool are running frantically through pouring rain, in a mysterious place called Turtlevania. As she runs, Princess Toadstool complains that she’s freezing and wonders whether she, Mario, Luigi and Toad will find some shelter to sleep in. Hearing Princess Toadstool’s worries, Mario reassures her, saying a hotel of some kind must be nearby.
In a nearby dark, castle, Count Koopula is glaring through a telescope at the approaching Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool. After cackling to himself Count Koopula turns to a nearby pole with a bizarre looking Tweeter Bat hanging on it; waking the Tweeter Bat, Count Koopula orders it to go outside and lure Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool to his castle. Hearing Count Koopula’s command, the Tweeter unfolds its bat-like wings and flies outside a nearby window, into the stormy night. – (source)”
Special Desiree Note: We watch Super Mario Bros. Super Show with our nearly three year old a lot. He loves it, but he loves the ending theme with a dancing Lou/Mario the best.
Beetlejuice – Bewitched, Bothered & Beetlejuiced
Season 2 Episode 26 | Watch Here (has ads)
“It’s Halloween, and Lydia is spending the night in the Neitherworld. Unfortunately, Percy tags along and gets catnapped by a witch and taken to the Witches’ Ball. Beetlejuice and Lydia must masquerade as witches to sneak in and get Percy back.
The episode was based on some movies about witches, which are “The Witches” (1990) and “Hocus Pocus” (1993) – (source)”
Invader Zim – Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom
“It is Halloween, and the entire town is getting into the Halloween spirit. Zim, unfamiliar with the holiday, panics when he becomes convinced that the Skoolchildren have transformed into candy-starved monsters, so he fortifies his base to protect his blood from them. Meanwhile, Dib has been acting crazier than normal, seeing strange hallucinations of hideous creatures. – (source)”
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – Luna Eclipsed
“The episode takes place during a Halloween-like celebration called the Nightmare Night, which revolves around the legends of Nightmare Moon. (source)”
Super Mario World– Ghosts ‘R’ Us
Season 1 Episode 4 | Watch on Youtube
“When a Magikoopa abducts Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Oogtar, Yoshi must brave a haunted forest to rescue them. – (source)”
Special Desiree Note: Super Mario World is not one of my favorite series. The voices and animation drive me bonkers, but being a Mario fan I felt I needed to include it – especially because of inclusion Yoshi.
So that is my small list of Not your Disney Halloween Cartoons. Hopefully you will like at least one of them. I would love to hear what cartoons you like to watch for the HallowIggles season.
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