Welcome back to Disney Cartoon Halloween. Today we would discussing Teamo Superemo ...but I can't find it. This hsow is obscure enough as it is, but Disney has pretty much buried it, even more so than their other shows.
Seriously, I will suck the dick of anyone who can find any episodes, much less the Halloween episode.
So until I can somehow find it, we'll skip it. Instead we have Lilo and Stich: The Series. I did a whole post where I went into this franchise and discussed this show, so you know how I feel about it.
I thought it was a pretty good show that did the film justice, and while it had it's flaws, it was still solid. You can see my Lilo and Sitch Tribute thing for more details. Given the nature of the show, it was pretty easy to come up with an experment that could give us a Halloween episode.
So let's dig into Spooky
Episode: 5 (2 in production order. I point that out because for once Wikipedia, lists it I n production order and doesn't mention the airdate orer)
Writer: Madellaine Paxson
Airdate: October 12, 2003
On Halloween night, Experiment 300 is discovered, which can morph into a person's worst fear.
This episode is more or less what you would expect it to be like given what the show was like...but that's not bad, because it's pretty good. The upside of the shows fomrula, is that they could apply to anything they wanted to do so, so they make a good Holiday episode easily.
(Although they switched it sometimes, but more on that in December)
This episode does the usual stuff, but on Halloween. And it shows that just by doing that, you can have a memorable episode. The plot is a bit predictable (Lilo says the only thing that scares her is this abandoned house. Gee, I wonder if they will go there later on) but the plot isn't really important.
It's more about the mood and characters. This has episode a very solid Halloween mood throughout with the jokes and the experiment morphing into things. It's fun to see what everyone is afraid of, even if they make the “lol they hate their relative/ex” joke like twice in a row.
It doesn't exactly go deeper aside from a “conquer your fears” moral, but it's done well. It's a bit preachy but in the context of the episode, it works. This episode works pretty well on both levels.
It's good for Halloween due to the concept, and it's a solid episode with fun moments. The mood is pretty solid and they some creative things with the concept. The only thing that could hold this episode back for people is....well the stuff I brought up, like how it's a bit predictable and the moral is obvious.
But I think most people can overlook that. It's not my favorite, but it's solid. ...Oh, snd Gantu isn't in it but I can forgive that. It's fun and it's backed up by a solid premise. Oh, and Spooky's one true place makes a lot of sense. It is put at a year round haunted house where he fits.
A bit obvious but ah well.
So, yeah that's all I got. A pretty easy recommendation
Tomorrow,. We have two sort of buried shows, one fondly remembered and one...not so much .See you then.