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Recap / Adventure Time S 3 E 12 The Creeps

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Finn and Jake receive an invitation to a masquerade dinner, and things go bad when one of the guests gets possessed by a murderous ghost (the first Halloween Episode).


  • Atrocious Alias: The "mystery names" given to the guests at the party are all quite silly. For example, Lumpy Space Princess is Duchess Gummy-buns, Cinnamon Bun is Guy Farting, and Jake is Randy Butternubs.
  • Bedsheet Ghost: The "ghost" turns out to be Lady Rainicorn under a sheet.
  • Bilingual Bonus: When Finn expresses surprise that Lady Rainicorn can phase people into her body, her Korean response translates as "Of course. Jake and I merge our bodies into one all the time".
  • Bowdlerisation: In the initial broadcast, Jake and BMO find a cigarette lighter in the cellar, but for some reason this was re-edited to a glowstick. Jake's dialogue later still talks about a cigarette lighter.
  • Call-Back: "The Creeps" references "Mystery Train" several times, like how Jake fooling Finn into thinking everyone on the train was dead, and using fake skeletons is mentioned, and that Jake's pranked Finn twice now.
    Jake: I GOTCHA, dude! TWO FOR TWO!
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  • Darker and Edgier: It involves murder, frightening Family Unfriendly faked deaths and a creepy ghost.
  • Gorn: Parodied with the dismembered bodies of Cinnamon Bun and BMO splattered all over the closet interior.
  • Halloween Episode: The first of a two parter involving this theme.
  • I'm Melting!: Princess Bubblegum appears to melt after the "ghost" flies through her.
  • Masquerade Ball: The initial set-up.
  • Nasty Party: The characters are invited to a party in a creepy house and apparently murdered.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: This one is a large, green ghost girl.
  • Parental Bonus: After Lady Rainicorn has temporarily absorbed LSP into her body, LSP says that she's "finally ready to be kissed" in a tone that implies that she found the experience sexually pleasurable in some way. (Also see Bilingual Bonus.)
  • Phantom Zone Picture: LSP is apparently trapped in a painting.
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  • Real After All: When Finn tells Jake about the frightening supernatural events that happened when he thought he was the only one left alive, Jake turns out not to have been responsible for them.
  • Sequel Episode: To "Mystery Train", though it has some more significant elements that come into light later on.
  • Shout-Out:
    • In the title card, each of the characters except for the dead Cinnamon Bun is holding one of the weapons from Clue. Also, the colors of the female characters' dresses have LSP as Miss Scarlet and sometimes mad-scientist PB as Professor Plum.
    • The characters being progressively murdered refers to And Then There Were None.
  • Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: The real ghost appears as one of these with tentacles.
  • Ten Little Murder Victims: The apparent situation.

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