Tiny Toons' Night Ghoulery is the second of two prime-time specials based on Tiny Toon Adventures produced in 1994 (the first being the Tiny Toon Spring Break). It is a one-hour special parodying various halloween movies and stories, as well as the program, Night Gallery. It was originally intended to premiere in October of 1994, but ended up airing on Fox on May 28, 1995.
Short One: "The Tell-Tale Vacuum"
Plucky expresses a hatred towards Hamton's vacuum cleaner and proceeds to destroy it, deeply regretting it afterwards.
Short Two: "Sneezer the Sneezy Ghost"
Witch Hazel demands that Furrball catch Sneezer the sneezing ghost, but Furrball liquidates himself trying.
Short Three: "The Devil Dog on the Moors"
The locals of the Moors are scared by the presence of the Devil Dog, which Babs has never heard of.
Short Four: "Fuel"
Calamity repeatedly gets run over by a fuel truck, driven by Little Beeper.
Short Five: "The Devil and Daniel Webfoot"
Plucky, as Daniel Webfoot, heads to Montana Max's mansion to confront Satan and bring judgement to Monty, but his plan backfires.
Short Six: "Hold That Duck"
Plucky and Buster head to Horsehead Manor, which Plucky inherited from his uncle Mortimer. Plucky keeps seeing nasty creatures, while Buster notices nothing.
Short Seven: "Night of the Living Dull"
Gogo Dodo and his friends from Wackyland are being pursued by dealers and advertisers.
Short Eight: "Frankenmyra and Dizzygor"
Elmyra, as Dr. Frankenmyra, has brought the materials to create her very own cuddly pet. When she activates the abomination, it makes a pet out of her in her style.
Short Nine: "A Gremlin on a Wing"
During a flight, Plucky spots a Gremlin sabotaging the plane's wing and engine, and barely manages to prevent the plane from getting destroyed.
This special provides examples of:
- Affectionate Parody: Many Halloween movies and stories are parodied, as well as the program, Night Gallery.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking:
- In the "The Devil and Daniel Webfoot" sketch, Mr. Scratch presents his Jury of the Damned to Plucky, which consists of some of the most vile scum to walk the Earth; Pirates, Thieves, Traitors, and Network Executives.
- In the "Night of the Living Dull" sketch, the Narrator describes the sketch as "Beyond Fear", "Beyond Terror", and "Beyond Our Budget".
- In the "Frankenmyra and Dizzygor" sketch, Elmyra, as Dr. Frankenmyra asks Dizzy, as Dizzygor to fetch a brain for her creature. Dizzy doesn't find a brain, but he does find a spleen, a pancreas, and some frozen waffles.
- Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: This line from Plucky in the the "A Gremlin on a Wing" sketch:Plucky: Now is the time to relax, unwind, to loosen up, to watch the Little Green Gremlin on the wing destroy the #4 engine. (beat) What?!
- Call-Back: In the "Night of the Living Dull" sketch, Gogo's friends include Pen Pal and Private Eye from "Her Wacky Highness", Sphinx from "Sawdust and Toonsil" and The Elephant from "Elephant Issues". In the same sketch, the World's Biggest Tiny Toons Fan references the short, "The Amazing Three" from the episode, "Love Disconnection".
- The Cameo:
- In the "Sneezer the Sneezy Ghost" sketch, Bumbie the Deer from the Animaniacs episode, "Bumbie's Mom" makes a cameo appearance.
- In the "The Devil and Daniel Webfoot" sketch, the people in line to get Mr. Scratch's autograph are Beaver and Hoghead from the Spring Break Special, Mr. Director from Animaniacs, and Baloney the Dinosaur from the Animaniacs episode, "Baloney and Kids".
- In the "Frankenmyra and Dizzygor" sketch, The Brain from Animaniacs and its spin-off, Pinky and the Brain makes a cameo appearance, and the gag credit for this special acknowledges his cameo.
- Cast as a Mask: In the "A Gremlin on a Wing" sketch, Uhura, the stewardess, is voiced by Cree Summer. At the end of the short, she is revealed to be a disguised Gremlin, voiced by Frank Welker.
- Credits Gag: The Brain Appears Courtesy of - ACME Labs.
- Crying Wolf: In the "Hold That Duck" sketch, Buster thinks Plucky is doing this whenever he sees a monster. The monsters disappear by the time Buster gets to Plucky.
- Deal with the Devil: In the "The Devil and Daniel Webfoot" sketch, Montana Max, as Jebez Monty, sells his soul to Mr. Scratch for $10,000,000.00.
- Deliberately Monochrome: The "Hold That Duck" sketch is done in black in white.
- Demoted to Extra: While he is usually one of the show's main protagonists, Buster plays a comparatively small part in this special, showing up only in the prologue, the epilogue, and the "Hold That Duck" sketch, where he plays the Straight Man to Plucky.
- Faux Horrific:Babs: Behind this curtain lies the scariest picture known to man. It has caused thousands to have horrifying nightmares. It's my third grade school photo! AHHH!
- Grand Finale: This special was the last hurrah for the Acme Acres crew.
- Griping About Gremlins: In the "A Gremlin on a Wing" sketch, a Gremlin attempts to destroy the plane Plucky and Hamton are on, with Plucky unsuccessfully trying to stop him.
- Halloween Special
- Here We Go Again!: Throughout the "Frankenmyra and Dizzygor" sketch, Elmyra, as Dr. Frankenmyra gives her monster (Gossamer) a piece of her brain, which causes him to treat her the same way she treats other animals. At the end of the sketch, Gossamer gives Dizzy Devil, as Dizzygor, a piece of his brain, causing him to act like both Elmyra and Gossamer.
- I Resemble That Remark!: At the end of "The Devil and Daniel Webfoot".Max: You'll pay for this, you cheap shyster!
Plucky: Cheap? Wait 'till you get my bill.
- Jury of the Damned: In the "The Devil and Daniel Webfoot" sketch, Mr. Scratch presents one to Plucky, as Daniel Webfoot when Plucky agrees to a trial over the ownership of Montana Max's soul.
- Latex Perfection:
Babs: Ain't I a devil?
- At the end of the "The Devil and Daniel Webfoot" sketch, Mr. Scratch unzips his Full-Body Disguise to reveal himself as Babs.
- At the end of the "A Gremlin on a Wing" sketch, Uhura the stewardess reveals herself to be the Gremlin who was torturing Plucky throughout the sketch.
- At the end of the epilogue, just seconds before the closing credits, Buster and Babs are revealed to be costumed monsters.
- Lopsided Dichotomy: When Plucky as Daniel Webfoot arrives at Max's house and sees it surrounded by demons, he says "Either Monty's sold his soul to the Devil, or Shannen Doherty's spending the night."
- My God, What Have I Done?: In the "A Gremlin on a Wing" sketch, the Gremlin has a huge pile of explosives set to destroy the plane's wing, but his lighter won't light. He asks Plucky for a lighter, and Plucky hands him one... almost immediately regretting it afterwards.
- Pumpkin Person: The Pumpkin Guy, a parody of Jack Skellington from the 1993 Tim Burton film, The Nightmare Before Christmas, who appears in the prologue, has a pumpkin for a head.
- The Real Spoofbusters: In the "Sneezer the Sneezy Ghost" sketch, Furrball dresses up in full Ghostbusters gear to take on the ghost of Sneezer.
- In the prologue, Plucky is dessed like Freddy Kreugger, Monty is dressed like J. Paul Getty, Gogo is dressed like Soupy Sales, Hamton is dressed like Barney Rubble, Shirley is dressed like Jeannie, and Fifi is dressed like Dot Warner.
- In the "Sneezer the Sneezy Ghost" sketch, Furrball dresses up as a Ghostbuster to catch Sneezer, and a sound-alike of the Ghostbusters theme song plays.
- Sneeze of Doom: Sneezer does this throughout the "Sneezer the Sneezy Ghost" sketch.
- Swallowed Whole:
- In the "Sneezer the Sneezy Ghost" sketch, Furrball does this to Sneezer after Sneezer turns him into a ghost. Sneezer then sneezes from inside Furrball, making him explode.
- Happens to Babs when she gets eaten by the Devil Dog, who is revealed to be Byron Basset.
- Take That!: In the "Night of the Living Dull" sketch, the "World's Biggest Tiny Toons Fan" is based on Dennis Falk, an overly-obsessed fan the production team encountered while working on Tiny Toon Adventures. He was a stalker who sent Tress MacNeille disturbing letters which caused her to fear for her life and cancel any convention appearances she was planning to make around where he lives.
- Talking with Signs: In the "Fuel" sketch, Calamity does this as he tries to call the Police Emergency line to tell them about the fuel truck running him over, but because the operator can't hear him, he think it's a prank call.
- A Taste Of His Own Medicine: In the "Frankenmyra and Dizzygor" sketch, Elmyra gives her monster (Gossamer) a piece of her brain, which causes him to act like her and treat her the same way she treats other animals.
- Temporary Bulk Change: In the epilogue, Dizzy becomes fat from eating the large pile of halloween candy he got from trick-or-treating. He's back to his normal weight just seconds before the closing credits.
- Translator Buddy: Shamus serves as this to Paddy.
- The Unintelligible: In the "The Devil Dog on the Moors" sketch, Paddy speaks in gibberish, with Shamus acting as his translator.
- Variations on a Theme Song: In this special, the characters sing a special version of the theme song about what they have planned, at at the end, the results.
- Visual Pun: In the "Frankenmyra and Dizzygor" sketch, Elmyra, as Dr. Frankenmyra, asks Dizzy Devil, as Dizzygor, to give her a brain for her monster. Dizzy gives her The Brain, who says, "The obvious nature of this pun belittles us all.".