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In a special double-length Halloween episode, Charlie wakes up from a nice nap (in an abandoned graveyard) and regales the viewers with four spooky stories. First, the Bears have an encounter with a horde of zombie animals. Next, the Baby Bears spend the night in a haunted house full of spooky monsters. Third, Chloe's attempt to watch free movies on the Internet summons a literal Internet troll who torments her and the Bears. And finally, Charlie's encounter with an abandoned arcade machine leads to a series of ill thought-out wishes.


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  • All Trolls Are Different: The "Internet Troll" is a goblin-like creature with reality-warping powers who loves to torment people and tell them that their favorite things are terrible.
  • Baleful Polymorph: In the third segment, the Internet Troll turns Grizzly into a crude CGI model of a bear with a text-to-speech voice and Ice Bear into an ice cube.
  • Bannister Slide: In the second story, the Baby Bears slide down a railing to try and get away from the monsters.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: The fourth segment has Charlie making a series of wishes so he can go to the city with his friends the Bears.
    • The first wish turns Charlie into a human, but the Bears don't recognize him in this form, and in fact don't seem to remember who he is.
    • After his second wish, Charlie is the only human in a world of cryptids, including bigfoot versions of the Bears.
    • After his third wish, everyone else is an anthropomorphic or talking animal, except the Bears are realistic-looking normal bears.
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    • After his fourth wish, Charlie is in a world where he's a wanted criminal.
    • After that, Charlie ends up travelling through a string of increasingly bizarre alternate universes, including ones where humans and fruit swap places, an underwater world populated by merfolk, and a world where anthropomorphic cell phones take pictures with humans.
  • Buried Alive: The episode opens with Charlie climbing out of a grave with a tombstone reading "TALL DUDE WHO LOVED TO TALK". Apparently he was taking a nap, and sleeping so soundly the villagers who buried him thought he was dead.
  • Comically Missing the Point: In the fourth segment, Charlie finds a human skeleton entangled in vines standing next to the old Zohar machine, and remarks "Someone must've wished for a skeleton."
  • Cthulhumanoid: A Cthulhu look-alike is one of the monsters that chases the bears in the second story.
  • Dance Party Ending: The second segment ends with the Bears and their new monster family dancing to a parody of "The Monster Mash".
  • Digital Piracy Is Evil: Chloe contracts the internet troll by trying to watch a movie on a torrent site. When it's vanquished she and the bears decide to just pay for the movie on demand
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: In the end of the second segment, the Baby Bears finally get adopted by a loving family... of monsters.
  • The End... Or Is It?: At the end of the third segment, Panda leaves a negative review of Chloe's favorite movie and imitates the Internet Troll's evil grin.
  • Expy: With his obnoxious personality, ability to warp reality, and the voice of Alex Hirsch, the Internet Troll is obviously based on Bill Cipher from Gravity Falls.
  • Hope Spot: Just when it looks like the antivirus has defeated the Internet troll, it turns out to have possessed Panda.
  • Humanity Ensues: In the fourth segment, Charlie's first wish has him turn into a human. He doesn't turn back until he hits the Reset Button at the end.
  • The Immune: The end of the first story reveals that Panda is immune to the zombie virus, making him the only one of the Bears capable of taking care of them, plus Zombie!Tabbes. Panda laments the irony in this, considering how he's allergic to a lot of things.
  • Just Ignore It: Chloe figures out the best way to defeat the Internet Troll is to ignore its antics. At the very least, it distracts him long enough for the anti-virus to delete him for real.
  • Medium Blending: The third segment features a CGI "Internet troll" interacting with the 2D-animated Chloe and the Bears.
  • Monster Mash: The second story features Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, a Wolf Man, a Mummy, and a Cthulhumanoid. It even ends with a parody of the Trope Namer.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In the first story, Tabes runs over the alien who has the antidote to the zombie plague, causing him to spill it.
  • Not Quite Back to Normal: In the ending of the fourth segment, Charlie undoes all his wishes and things are seemingly back to normal... except Charlie and the Bears have pouches on their stomachs containing younger versions of themselves.
  • Reality Warper: The Internet Troll from the third segment messes with reality inside the Bears' house.
  • Reset Button: A literal example; the Zohar machine in the fourth segment has an "Edit Undo" button that undoes all the wishes a customer has made on the machine.
  • Scenery Censor: After getting turned into a human, Charlie's lack of clothes is covered up by a conveniently-placed bush in the foreground.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The alien from the first story looks and sounds a bit like Kermit the Frog, of The Muppets fame.
    • The second story is an homage to Scooby-Doo stories, complete with music and sound effects cribbed from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and a Scooby-Dooby Doors gag.
    • The Internet Troll in the third segment turns a vase of flowers into Missingno, and references Internet memes such as "360 NO SCOPE!"
    • "Zohar the Wish-Granter" from the fourth segment is based on the Zoltar machine from Big.
    • One of the alternate universes seen in the fourth segment has Panda, Grizzly, and Ice Bear as palette-swapped versions of Finn, Jake, and the Ice King from Adventure Time, complete with the voice of Tom Kenny as Ice King.
      Ice King: Ice King in wrong show.
    • The episode ends with a skeletal version of the Bears doing an homage to The Skeleton Dance.
  • Wrap Around Background: Parodied in the second segment. The Baby Bears are being chased by a werewolf down a hallway, but when the werewolf notices the wrap-around background he stops and waits for the bears to run into him again.
  • You Are What You Hate: The final segment has the human-fearing Charlie becoming a human himself, though by choice.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: In the first story, goo from a mysterious meteorite starts turning the forest animals into zombies.
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