It's Halloween, and Adam, Sally and Watch are out trick-or-treating in Spooksville. They see a young kid get abducted at the door of a house that looks abandoned. Adam decides to investigate. Inside the house is a carnival with lots of costumed adults that seem to be trapped there, in another dimension, by one Marvin the Magnificent, who happens to be the kid they saw get taken into the house. Marvin takes note of our threesome, whose voices seem to be strangely altered in this other dimension. Marvin ushers them into another room, where he tells them his story. He's trapped there and wants to get back to his parents. He also has his eye on Sally's magic wand (she's dressed up as a fairy princess, while Watch is a cowboy and Adam is a Ghost of Christmas Past or something-or-other with chains on). The trio are able to help Marvin get back home, and all is well in Spooksville once again. Maybe.
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Did You Know?
First (and only) appearance of Marvin the Magnificent. See more
This story would have viewers believe that a town with children disappearing every Halloween over a seventy-year-period would not have grieving citizens enraged with enough gumption to have the observance of Trick-or-Treating banished. At the very least, remaining kids would be severely chaperoned or sent trick-or-treating out of town rather than be allowed to go about on their own (especially unusual when you consider that this is a town where every kid scoots for home as soon as the automatic lights come on heralding the coming of night). Indeed, the emotional coldness of the Springville community seems represented in Sally and Watch, who are quite willing to immediately write off Marvin (just past the instance of his abduction) as just another unavoidable loss to the community, to be dismissed and forgotten about like a glass of spilled milk. See more
Shh! You two, check it before I force-feed you candy corn!
(a.k.a. The Magic Song) (uncredited)
Written by Al Hoffman
, Mack David
, and Jerry Livingston
Performed (lyric spoken) by Sally (Katie Douglas) See more