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'''''The Paul Lynde Halloween Special''''' is a HalloweenSpecial [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin starring Paul Lynde]].

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'''''The ''The Paul Lynde Halloween Special''''' Special'' is a HalloweenSpecial [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin starring Paul Lynde]].
starring]] Creator/PaulLynde.



The basic plot of the special has Paul Lynde going away for a rest period, so as to avoid all of those pesky trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. His housekeeper (Margaret Hamilton) takes him to the home of sister (Billie Hayes reprising her role of [[Series/HRPufnstuf Witchiepoo]]); it is here that Paul learns the two are, in fact, witches, and their real reasons for bringing him was to have a well-known and loved TV personality help soften the image of witches, and show that they're not really bad after all. In exchange for his help, the two grant Paul ThreeWishes; after they grant his first two wishes (to be a rhinestone trucker, and a romantic sheik), Paul is convinced that witches are good, and decides to use his last wish on them, granting them their wish to go to a disco rave.

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The basic plot of the special has Paul Lynde Creator/PaulLynde going away for a rest period, so as to avoid all of those pesky trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. His housekeeper (Margaret Hamilton) takes him to the home of sister (Billie Hayes reprising her role of [[Series/HRPufnstuf Witchiepoo]]); it is here that Paul learns the two are, in fact, witches, and their real reasons for bringing him was to have a well-known and loved TV personality help soften the image of witches, and show that they're not really bad after all. In exchange for his help, the two grant Paul ThreeWishes; after they grant his first two wishes (to be a rhinestone trucker, and a romantic sheik), Paul is convinced that witches are good, and decides to use his last wish on them, granting them their wish to go to a disco rave.


In additional to Margaret Hamilton and Billie Hayes, the special also included appearances by Creator/BillyBarty, Tim Conway, Roz Kelly, Florence Henderson, Creator/BettyWhite, and Donny & Marie Osmond. Because a majority of the appearances in this special were made by Krofft actors (as well as a number of Krofft crewmembers also worked on the special), there has been a common misconception that this special is a [[Creator/SidAndMartyKrofftProductions Sid & Marty Krofft production]], however, the Kroffts had absolutely nothing to do with the production of this special.

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In additional to Margaret Hamilton and Billie Hayes, the special also included includes appearances by Creator/BillyBarty, Tim Conway, Roz Kelly, Florence Henderson, Creator/BettyWhite, and Donny & Marie Osmond. Because a majority of the appearances in this special were are made by Krofft actors (as well as a (a number of Krofft crewmembers also worked on the special), it), there has been a common misconception that this special is a [[Creator/SidAndMartyKrofftProductions Sid & Marty Krofft production]], however, the Kroffts had absolutely nothing to do with the production of this special.
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* ActingForTwo: Almost everyone appearing in this special:
** Margaret Hamilton: Herself and the Wicked Witch of the West.
** Creator/BillyBarty: Gallows, Witchiepoo's butler; and a [[DontExplainTheJoke short-order cook]] in the Rhinestone Trucker segment.
** Tim Conway: Long Haul in the Rhinestone Trucker segment, and Seymour of the Foreign Legion in the Florence of Arabia segment.
** Florence Henderson: Herself and Lady Sessly Wesslinghouse - Proper English Woman and Heiress in the Florence of Arabia segment.



* GoodWitchVersusBadWitch: Witchiepoo and Margaret want Paul to use his notariety to help raise awareness that witches aren't as bad as people make them out to be.

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* GoodWitchVersusBadWitch: Witchiepoo and Margaret want Paul to use his notariety notoriety to help raise awareness that witches aren't as bad as people make them out to be.



** Also invoked by Betty White as Miss Halloween of 1976: apparently, Witchiepoo and Margaret promised her a date with a famous Paul, but she was hoping for Paul Newman, [[Music/TheBeatles Paul McCartney]], Music/PaulWilliams, Les Paul, or even Saint Paul, certainly not Paul Lynde.

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** Also invoked by Betty White as Miss Halloween of 1976: apparently, Apparently, Witchiepoo and Margaret promised her a date with a famous Paul, but she was hoping for Paul Newman, [[Music/TheBeatles Paul McCartney]], Music/PaulWilliams, Les Paul, or even Saint Paul, certainly not Paul Lynde.



* TwoGuysAndAGirl: The Rhinestone Trucker segment has Paul and Tim Conway as two truckers, both set on marrying a waitress at a diner (Roz Kelly); because both of their impending marriages are at the same time, to the same woman, a battle of strength, wits, and riches ensue. Ultimately, Long Haul (Conway) may be the smartest (and the short-order cook the strongest), but Paul is the richest, so Paul wins Pinky over.

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* TwoGuysAndAGirl: The Rhinestone Trucker segment has Paul Lynde and Tim Conway as two truckers, both set on marrying a waitress at a diner (Roz Kelly); because both of their impending marriages are at the same time, to the same woman, a battle of strength, wits, and riches ensue. Ultimately, Long Haul (Conway) may be the smartest (and the short-order cook the strongest), but Paul is the richest, so Paul wins Pinky over.


* GratuitousDiscoSequence: Paul uses his final wish to wish something for Witchiepoo and Margaret, who both wish to go to a disco; the wish is granted, and Witchiepoo's mansion is transformed into a disco rave, complete with dancers, Florence Henderson belting out a disco version of Creator/FrankSinatra's, "That Old Black Magic," and a closing number with, "Disco Baby."

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* GratuitousDiscoSequence: Paul uses his final wish to wish something for Witchiepoo and Margaret, who both wish to go to a disco; the wish is granted, and Witchiepoo's mansion is transformed into a disco rave, complete with dancers, Florence Henderson belting out a disco version of Creator/FrankSinatra's, Music/FrankSinatra's, "That Old Black Magic," and a closing number with, "Disco Baby."

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