* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Vince Guaraldi's score (again), highlighted by the "Great Pumpkin Waltz". Also, the reprise of "Linus and Lucy" from ''ACharlieBrownChristmas'' is even better with that little flute bit added.
* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: [[http://www.reverseshot.com/legacy/spring04/pumpkin.html You bet.]] Although the notion of the Great Pumpkin as a religious metaphor was apparently {{Jossed}} by Schulz himself.
* JustHereForGodzilla: That dang line below.
* MemeticMutation: "I got a rock."
* NarmCharm: Some of the children providing the voices were too young to understand their lines, resulting in the classic awkward delivery that later became a staple of all ''{{Peanuts}}'' specials (the lines you hear are often a composite patched together from several different takes).
* NightmareFuel: The whole "Snoopy behind enemy lines" sequence. That eerie flute music (coupled with the air-raid siren) doesn't help.
** Not to mention the opening title sequence. Completely justified, of course, since this ''is'' a HalloweenSpecial we're talking about.
*** [[OminousOwl That GD owl...]]
* TheWoobie: Charlie Brown, as always; Linus, when he is still freezing in the pumpkin patch at 4 a.m.
** Probably the most extreme example for Charlie Brown. Apparently this child is even deeply hated by adults, so much so that they would all give him a rock as opposed to candy.
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