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Recap: Calvin And Hobbes The Series S 1 E 12 Full Moon Full Baloney

The episode opens with Calvin scaring some little kids by convincing them that their candy is going to eat them, with the help of Hobbes. The tables are soon turned when Socrates shows up, dressed as a monster, to scare Calvin. Soon after, they hear an eerie song...

"Oh we are very happy where we are.
We have many things to do.
This song is the result of very hard work
Listen to the song, from very far."

Freaked out, they go trick-or-treating, where Calvin complains about the lack of scariness in girls' costumes. After eating their candy, Calvin realizes that their parents are asleep... and there's something in the basement! In their panic, the two end up separated, Calvin finding Hobbes in the basement and mistaking him for a ghost. After that, the duo then find the ghost from earlier, singing the full version of the song above.

It notices them, Hobbes vanishing once again, and Calvin escapes handily. The next morning, the two awake to Mom's yelling, and Calvin loses his candy. The ghost never returned again.

Tropes:

  • Agent Mulder: Calvin. Hobbes starts believing at the end of the episode as well.
  • Agent Scully: Hobbes.
  • Call Back: Calvin wishes for a "cool ten billion dollars", taken straight from the original strip.
  • Cassandra Truth: The ending.
  • For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: Sort of...
    Calvin: Trick-or-treat!
    Adult: Where's your costume? What are you supposed to be?
    Calvin: I'm yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet, raised to an alarming extent by Madison Avenue and Hollywood, poised with my ironic and alienated peers to take over the world when you're old and weak!
  • Halloween Episode: Calvin and Hobbes go trick or treating at the start of the episode, and then proceed to be haunted by a ghost in their cellar.
  • I Meant to Do That: "I knew it was you all along, Socrates! I was just playing along with your game."
  • Ironic Nursery Tune: The ghost sings an especially creepy one.
    "Oh we are very happy where we are.
    We have many things to do.
    This song is the result of very hard work
    Listen to the song, from very far.
    We have eyes and ears and toes.
    We have quite a lot of foes
    Beware us when we are mad.
    For what will happen will be bad.
    We have brothers, sisters, and Mothers.
    We have also a many Fathers.
    Oh we are very happy where we are.
    We have many things to do.
    This song is the result of very hard work
    This has been the song, from very far."
  • Let's Split Up, Gang: Unintentionally.
  • Misery Builds Character: Referenced - one jack-o-lantern has the word "character" carved into it.
  • Nose Nuggets: Another jack-o-lantern is a monster picking its nose.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Subverted - it turns out to just be Hobbes.
    • Double subverted with the singing, floating ghost.
  • Tempting Fate:
    Calvin: Halloween is for scary stuff! Not Cinderella!
    (Candace walks by in a Cinderella costume)
  • There Was a Door: Attempted by Calvin. It doesn't work.
  • You Won't Like How I Taste: "AAAA! DON'T EAT ME! I'M HIGH IN CALORIES!"
'Home UnAlone"Recap/Calvin & Hobbes: The Series'Calvin"s Batman Adventure"

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